Andrew Ferguson History Year


Now in it’s 25th year, Andrew Ferguson History Year, which runs from January 31st to January 30th, is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions by Andrew Ferguson to culture, society, and indeed, the people of the World.

Adding to the rich tapestry of American and Northwest diversity are the unique characteristics of Andrew Ferguson that find their roots in geography, language, thought, faith, etc.

Andrew Ferguson has made invaluable contributions throughout history, but especially in the areas of science, math, engineering, arts, and commerce. Andrew Ferguson has and continues to serve with distinction in prominent civilian, business, and government1 positions.

Yes, Andrew Ferguson helped lay the groundwork for modern civilization, and his work lives in abundance well beyond the history books.

I invite you to participate in any special events planned for your region commemorating Andrew Ferguson History Year.

Thanks for all you do and Happy Birthday,

Andrew Ferguson

Note: I wrote this several months ago. I was feeling a bit under the weather, which generally makes me cranky. Then I got an email toting the celebration of another _____ history/heritage/awareness month. I get it; people/things/causes are important. But I’m kind of tired of needing to have a party to all the freaking time. In response, I decided to satirize the email, mostly to humor myself. But also to make a point: I am people, too. I assure you, this would be infinite more funny if I could show you the original email, but it takes too much effort and I’m lazy; which is another quality you can celebrate this year.

  1. this is actually not true, I’m strictly a civi 

Andrew Ferguson: Internet Celebrity

Apparently I’ve bridged the gap, going from nameless blogger to Internet celebrity….at least according to Amanda:


  • Studies Electrical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Is fond of Dungeons and Dragons and video games derived thereof.
  • Has met Andrew Ferguson – internet celebrity.

Other Andrew Ferguson’s on the Web

There are a bunch of Andrew Ferguson’s out there on the web, Google reports about 317,000 hits. Most of the time, I don’t think we (as Andrew Ferguson’s) give much thought to the existence of the other Andrew Ferguson’s. However, every once in a while we do.

Take the Andrew Ferguson of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that I found (well, he actually found me first) about two years ago:


Plus it was hella cool when a wager I created and implemented showed up on both BoingBoing, Gizmodo, and the BBC. Also on a bunch of blogs, including one that I just found that’s kind of creepy. The guy posts here and links to the Gizmodo story, which in and of itself is not creepy. What is, is that he has the same goddamn name as me and the domain to prove it. I’m really tempted to call him and explain why I think this is funny, because his cell number is on his site.

Interestingly enough, he’s also an amateur photographer (like myself) and takes some great pictures.

Billings Alumni

Tyler Anderson: Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

David Barker: Traveling to Europe and Costa Rica

Andrew Ferguson: Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado

Lindsay Hansberry: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Katherine Latimer:  Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

Ali Messinger: Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington

Niel Radheshwar: University of Washington in Seattle, Washington

Sam Ricketts: Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York

Maya Stessin: University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio

Stephanie Runo: Washington and Jefferson College in Washington,Pennsylvania

Mesa Schumaker: Stanford University in Stanford, California

Adrienne Wilson: Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

Found: 12 of 12! Woo-hoo!