VIDEO: Talking Elbee, Cal State Long Beach’s vexing, admittedly buff new mascot

So, as we write this, it’s been a little more than 24 hours since Elbee came into our life and we are having a hard time focusing.

So. Many. Questions.

The new Cal State Long Beach mascot, one of three (that we know of), was introduced to the world via a video on Monday. You’ll see that video, pretty much on a loop, and hear some people who’ve written about Elbee and are now wondering about life choices.’s Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler and Hi-lo editor Steve Lowery talk about what’s going on in the video, has Long Beach State’s mascot saga become so tortured as to qualify as a ring of hell and what’s going on at a school that seems to get so much right but, when it comes to mascots, well…

All that and Jabber Jaw in this encore presentation of a Tuesday Live Chat. (If you’d rather avoid the ads, come in at the 1:38 mark.)

Have a look and listen.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.