London 2012 Olympic Mascots:  Threat or Menace?



Creepy or cute? Your opinion solicited.

Naturally, their creator is for them.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 27, 2012
     Category: Anthropomorphism | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Sports | Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust





Comments
EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!

I think they are leftovers from a very bad Doctor Who episode. Or badly designed sex toys. I wonder how much was paid for the contract to develop these mascots? Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong line of work.
Posted by KDP on 07/27/12 at 12:33 PM
Doh!

Anything (art or not) that needs this much explanation isn't "user friendly".

Click here then scroll down.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/27/12 at 01:29 PM
If they were 'cute', then *everybody* would think they were cute. Since not everybody agrees that they are cute, they obviously are not cute.
Posted by tadchem on 07/27/12 at 02:44 PM
It is like a joke - if you have to explain it, it's not funny.
Posted by tadchem on 07/27/12 at 02:45 PM
Someone is screwing up their Greek mythology. I don't remember the Cyclopes as being terribly friendly. Plus they sounded ... /bigger/.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/28/12 at 10:39 AM
Between that and the bizarre opening ceremony, we should all decide right now never again to give the Olympics to London.
Posted by Robert on 07/28/12 at 03:14 PM
I thought mascots were animal representations not silver teletubbies.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/28/12 at 11:57 PM
The summer Olympics venue should be built on some island and held there each Olympiad. Only the participants and support people should be allowed on the island during the event. Then, if countries want to be sponsors, so be it but, at least, get the @#[email protected]#[email protected]@ mania out of cities and away from the millions of people they disrupt.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/29/12 at 12:29 AM
There's a thought Expat. Watched by TV only, like the Hunger Games.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/29/12 at 12:34 AM
Yea, like that but, hopefully, more exciting. Just about slept through that one too.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/29/12 at 01:19 AM
My daughter would be appalled to hear that Expat, just appalled! :lol:
She is impatiently awaiting its release on DVD, which daddy and I will promptly get for her (she is a good kid).
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/29/12 at 01:24 AM
Hunger Games may play well with the younger set but as far as a good S/F movies goes it was, really, rather dull.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/29/12 at 01:28 AM
We took her to see it at the theater and I thought it was ok. Not spectacular, but watchable. Made her happy, and that was the thing anyway.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/29/12 at 01:32 AM
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