Stephen, how dare you let Chris the Collecting tin be stollen! Even the RCS motor club with bolt cutters couldn't manage that during my tiem as chair, and that was when Chris the tin was new and even more tempting!
Guilds shouldn't be allowed to count that as a proper mascot theft. They were too pussy to bring out their own mascot, and have broken the Mascotry agreement as set out last year by Sid. The mascots should attend every bar night, otherwise the Union's mascot is considered inviolate.
The Mascotry regulations, quite literally cost me an arm at last year's RAG Auction. The lack of presence of the mascots this year is a concern, but I guess as long as we do all the other important things like represent students, I guess its ok.
I remember Mr Collins telling me he would run from a certain well known store to the Union naked if we got the money because we wouldn't. And those there that night know what happened next. And if anyone is unsure the pictures are available for a hefty fee, especially to any media editor willing to publish them (Or might be released for free if he doesn't do this X Factor challenge).
In the main body at the article, towards the very end, you should see a grey box marked "Watch John Collins lose an arm wrestle". If you have Flash installed you'll see a YouTube-like video player which you can click on to play the video.