There were two aberrations from this neat serial run that deserve mention. The first was The Daily Zero, published as a satire of Olympia's newspaper In April 1977. Today's Olympian was called The Daily Olympian from 1938-1982, and "The Daily Zero" was a longtime common nickname for the paper. The Daily Zero was the brainchild of CPJ staff Matt Groening, Karrie Jacobs, Brad Pokorny, Steve Rabow, Jill Stewart, and Charles Burns and the product poked fun at the right-wing slant of The Daily Olympian. Since the satire had mock ads making fun of Olympia business establishments, there was considerable furor over the publication of this one-shot. It did have the look and feel of the real thing. One bit of humor that might have been missed by some locals: Under "Today's Chortle" The Daily Zero had, "It's getting so you can't tell the boys from the girls these days." In Olympia in 1977, there were still people saying that and thinking they were being clever.
The second effort was entitled The Crapper Point Journal and was not a spinoff from the CPJ. It was underwritten in 1979 by a fed-up faculty member who shall remain anonymous. She gathered up students to produce a spoof of the CPJ and, instead of making fun of Olympia as The Daily Zero did a couple years before, this project turned inward. The premise of this paper was that it was published in 1985, foreshadowing what the school would become in six years. Two features worth mentioning, the full page promo for TESC: "Evergreen, it's not just a college, it's a countryclub," and an interview with the head of the "Juvenile Socialist Alliance." This paper was produced at the conclusion of the Year from Hell (which, I promise, I'll describe later) and seemed almost like a jaded farewell to an Evergreen that once was.
I would argue that both of these satires need to be essential reading for anyone engaged in serious research concerning Evergroove's history. But good luck trying to find copies.