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Awesome. Another creepy kids show to relax me into sleep. Tele-Tubbies are my favorite.
Is it not a wee bit telling that the two English children who are quoted in the article have the names Ali and Zanyeb??
And I thought the Izzy/Whatsit from the '96 Olympics was ridiculous.These characters belong in a tokusatsu Power Rangers episode.
Hmmm. Unclassifiable one-eyed creatures as Olympic mascots. They’re really trying just about any damned thing now, aren’t they?At least I think I’ve found the right band to play the opening ceremony.
They are not human or animal. Are they computer signs meant to show that computers will take over the Olympics as soon as we give up using human skills in the competition? How wonderful for the kids to see what we now think of their mere human skill levels.
Are Ann and Meade moonlighting for the Olympics?
Looks like two grotesquely huge bottle openers.Wenlock and Mandeville sounds like a 1970s variety show starring a pair of marginally talented pop stars who do mime and topical skits and sing almost-folk songs. Their one hit reached number 12 in 1976, 'Disco Sinatra', when they had dropped the folky pretense and put a Sinatra medley to a depressing Disco beat. The show was subsequently cancelled, and Mandeville was later convicted of embezzlement from the unitarian church he worked as an office manager.
Mandeville looks like he is wearing chaps. Or wet himself. I am going to predict epic fail here. I am wondering how much they paid some agency to come up with this crap. Frankly they might as well got the sock monkey and his pals from the Kia commerical, by kids love them.
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Wenlock became famous again as 'Wacky Wenlock' the children's songwriter, whose performances before maniacal throngs of the newly-continent set were accompanied by giant whales, rainbows, and fluffy bears.However, the hit song Give The Dog A Bone soon came under attack for its double-entendre title, fueled by a photograph of Wenlock coming out of a peep show in 1983. At that point, his second career was over.His current whereabouts are unknown, but Minneapolis residents swear they hear strains of his trademark tune Itchy Palms in the downtown skyways each November.
I get the feeling Wenlock and Mandeville went to bording school with Christopher Hitchens. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Teletubbies on acid.
These guys might be available too.
Mutant Ninja Toilet Seats?
A chav and his piss-drunk chavette girlfriend.
Like Halloween costumes, it's not a very good Olympic mascot if you have to explain what it is.
I like how the article describes them as having "TV camera eyes".Uh...yeah. Big Brother is watching you in a kid-friendly non-threatening cartoon fun way!
Reductio ad absurdum...When nearly everything you COULD do would offend someone do something that's so SURREAL that it offends nobody.
Seems really wrong that it's the Paralympic mascot that looks like he has bladdre control issues.
Two one-eyed monsters dancing in front of a rainbow? Really? I mean I'm not judging or anything...
From now on, I think all mascots should be designed by the Japanese.
Pogo! Mwah!!: )
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I really cant picture who creates things like these? And were are their kilts?WV ParyondA dyslexic who can't understand why everyone is trying to do him in.
Everyone I've shown this picture to has literally pulled back in something like horror. No one understands it, but it is literally repellent.
The real names of Milli Vanilli?I think I saw Kenneth Tobey or Hugh Marlowe zap both those guys in some invasion from outer space picture at the Bryn Mawr movies back in the 50s.Either that, or it's representational - Andy Sullivan and the real mother of Trig Palin.
Are u deleting comments or is that jus happening automatically?
Mandeville is a town in Lousiana on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain...perhaps that's what the blue is meant to be...
WOW ! look at the first lady !!!
The Iceland catshark was not available?ps.. there is something mightily annoying going on with the login and word verification.. one of the two always fails the first time.. no matter how careful I do it.
Is anyone channeling Dr. Who?The hands leave no doubt. These are re-worked Dr. Who costumes.I think it was season 9 episode 6?
Seriously.Is this a joke?
mesquito said... Teletubbies on acid.That show is called Boobah.
Excellent mascots, I enjoy a good laugh, and these are definitely something worth laughing at.Can anyone remember mascots from any other Olympics? I can't. And I think these creatures capture the spirit of what the Olympics have become.In my day people worked very hard to satirize things like Presidents and international institutions. Nowadays they do all the work for us; all we have to do is forward their press releases or repeat direct quotes.
Makes me want to learn Japanese and refuse to admit English is my first (and at this point only) language.
hmmm....i'm guessing medicinal pot is involved in all this.
Alert Dr. Who, the Daleks have created a cyborg version of themselves!
I thought that it was Mummenschanz with a new look. Then I wondered what had happened to the TV screen on their bellies. Now I realize that the London Olympics will be aimed at two-year-olds, but I'm pretty sure my grandson, a couple of years beyond the demographic, would call them "monsters."
I've long had a theory that explains events like this:"Other people have access to better drugs than I do."
Danielle, I love the first lady's dress, but the bodice is poorly fitted to her. She looks uncomfortable with the right boob smashed like that.Also, she does not really look happy, anymore.
According to the report, they are based on two molten drops of steel. It takes a far reach of abstraction to make a cuddly mascot out of such an entity. This is one up on the South Park mascots of Douchebag and Turd Sandwich. I certainly hope that impressionable children do not start playing with welding tools and molten metals.
Wenlock and Mandeville are proof that Joni Mitchell has Morgellons disease.'I've looked at fibers from both sides now;I really don't know disease at all.
I dunno about the Olympic committee, but I am not sure that combining abstract art with mascot design is a good idea.
@ Miss Kelly - I thought exactly the same thing. The fact that they are apparently the most typical kids at the primary school is more disturbing than the creepy mascots. But history belongs to those who show up. The meek don't inherit the earth, the f**kers do, and their progeny. In a few generations, the Brits will be a minority in their own homeland.Back to the mascots: Kind of an H.P. Lovecraft vibe to them? Or just Matt Groening?
I like them.Which is usually not a good sign ...
It's two renditions of Mohammad.
@PatCAThe bodice certainly didn't look comfortable, but the color was fabulous.Perhaps the Chief of Protocol should wear kitten heels next time out.What was with the Cinco de Mayo happy hour turquoise and orange color scheme? At least someone had the good sense to call Rick Bayless.
Patm said... Danielle, I love the first lady's dress, but the bodice is poorly fitted to her. She looks uncomfortable with the right boob smashed like that. Also, she does not really look happy, anymore.I actually thought she looked kind of hot... For a drag queen...
Bottle openers? Want proof?look here:http://wp.me/p2n6eV-l6
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