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    2012 Olympic Mascot

    The mascot for the London Olympics is going to be revealed tonight on The One Show on BBC1 from 7pm.

    Sebastian Coe talks about it here. I'm none the wiser.

    Still whatever it is it can't be any worse than the 2012 logo. Or Izzy. Can it?
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Still whatever it is it can't be any worse than the 2012 logo. Or Izzy. Can it?
    No and no. The London 2012 logo was migraine inducing when inveiled (is it still as nauseating?), and Iggy was certainly a preamble to a relatively bad Games.

    Izzy melted into a blue puddle of obscurity and was not invited to Atlanta’s 10th anniversary celebration.

    Izzy: The E Hollywood True Story?

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    What are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_T_T_ View Post
    What are they?
    I. Have. No. Idea.

    The naming is good - Wenlock (after Much Wenlock which inspired de Coubertin to revive Games) and Mandeville (after Stoke Mandeville where the Paralympic movement began).
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Monsters, Inc.?

    "a child-friendly creation formed from a drop of steel from the Olympic Stadium" ... erm, okay then, Mr. Coe.

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    oh my, these are terrible!! Why can't they do simple and cute? Mascottes need to be cute and fluffy and cuddly.
    Like Berlino... or the 1980's Moscow mascot Chepuchka...

    ETA: cheburaschka, not chepuchka.
    Last edited by millyskate; 05-20-2010 at 09:42 AM.

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    You've GOT to be kidding me.

    Milly... don't forget the raccoon mascot from Lake Placid '80.

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    Last edited by Rob; 05-19-2010 at 09:35 PM.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Creepiest. Mascots. Ever!!

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    They're aliens! WTF!?
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    Wenlock, meet Spanx.

    Among the designs rejected at the start of an open pitch process were anthropomorphic pigeons, an animated tea pot and a Big Ben with arms and legs.

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    You know it's bad when you're thinking, "hey, the anthropomorphic pigeons" thing wasn't a bad idea.

    Weird as these eels look, I've got to that they are minus creepy/cutesy smiles, ala Izzy

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    They're almost like a totally uncute, abstract version of the Beijing mascots - but they certainly are voidy and that's something. I think they'll grown on me (hopefully not is some weird, futuristic devouring sort of way).
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Still whatever it is it can't be any worse than the 2012 logo. Or Izzy. Can it?
    OMG they are worse than Izzy!

    I like the logo design actually, but it would be better if it were more than one color.

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    All I can think of is 30 Rock and what Wesley said last week "I can't suffer through the London Olympics. We're not prepared, Liz! Did you see the Beijing opening ceremonies? We don't have control over our people like that."

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    OK, everyone vote for the best and the worst mascot in history!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic...lympic_mascots

    Hmm, not complete. Maybe we can work on that?

    I've never been much of a wikipedia editor, but I have corrected some placements and nationalities in Olympics gymnastics results!

    Ah, this is better. This one too.
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    Oh crap, Leo and Merly from THIS YEAR'S Youth Olympics look like stoned, drunk State Fair mascots from the early '70s. Creeeepy!

    Lizzie - 2000 Paralympics - now THAT's scary!
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    I must be the only person who lurves these mascots. As soon as I saw them, I just wanted to hug them. C'mon, you have to admit they're damn voidy! Those mascots are really creative and definitely stray from the (safe) norm.

    I also like Lizzie.
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    Oh dear.

    Couldn't they just pull some of the "Spitting Image" puppets out of storage?

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    They remind me a bit of Kang and Kodos sans tentacles.

    ETA: I can sort of make out their genitals through the costume! http://www.universalsports.com/photo...lympic+mascots

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