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London 2012 mascot(s) unveiled

ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
Will it be!?
  • anthropomorphic pigeons
  • an animated tea-pot
  • a lion
  • Big Ben with arms and legs


No! It is..







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Two globlets of steel, named Wenlock and Mandeville. Their animated origin story is quite sweet. And they only cost a few thousand pounds, instead of the £400,000 the logo cost.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I already hated the London 2012 logo, it looks like a refugee from the early 90s. This is even worse. Who votes on these things, anyway?

    I mean, when you look at those guys, do you think, "Athletic Competition"?

    EDIT: The video is admittedly cute and everything, but really, what does it have to do with the Olympics?

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think penis monster.

    But I might be out of the ordinary.

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    ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The CGI versions look much cooler, to be fair:


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    KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Actually I think the CGI version looks worse. The live-version ones have the felt-style going for it.

    But yes, it looks incredibly like a dick.

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    CowardlyCowardly Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Everything about London 2012 is terrible.

    Seriously.





    Well apart from the whole renevating the area and Olympic Village thing becuase I've looked into that and it is balls-awesome.

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    GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

    Well, if you were the company that did a logo that resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head you might want to not mention it that much.

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Burtletoy wrote: »
    I think penis monster.

    But I might be out of the ordinary.

    I think Athens had the Penis Monster market cornered.

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    Armored GorillaArmored Gorilla Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Logo looks like Lisa giving Bart a handy-j. Mascots look dumb too.

    Edit: ARGH GRIMREAPER!

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    KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

    Well, if you were the company that did a logo that resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head you might want to not mention it that much.

    Agreed

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    EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

    Well, if you were the company that did a logo that resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head you might want to not mention it that much.

    Now I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot.

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    KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

    Well, if you were the company that did a logo that resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head you might want to not mention it that much.

    Now I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot.

    Did you see the 2012 Goatse logo?

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    corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So they chose a one-eyed monster as a mascot? Brilliant.

    I think Britain is trying to have the most inane and poorly-executed Olympics possible just to prove we don't care how well the Chinese pulled it off.

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    PantsBPantsB Fake Thomas Jefferson Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Penises.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I mean, really, how hard is this? Why didn't they just make it like, a bulldog in a sweatshirt and be done with it?

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    ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    They already did World Cup Willie though:


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    It turns out Willie ate all the pies.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Well, new meaning to the term 'one-eyed monster'.

    EDIT: Dear Lord, I wan't even the first with that phrase.

    To paraphrase Top Gear, it's like the organizers were given a list of all the designs they weren't allowed to do, and then they just... did that list.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    Well, new meaning to the term 'one-eyed monster'.

    Not....not really. I mean, look at them. It's pretty much the same meaning.

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    CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    Awesome! My friend's company produced the logo, although I think they don't talk about it that much

    Well, if you were the company that did a logo that resembles Lisa Simpson giving her brother head you might want to not mention it that much.

    Now I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot.

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    They're two giant eyes.

    They're watching you.

    Someone is trying to make a statement here.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    Well, new meaning to the term 'one-eyed monster'.

    EDIT: Dear Lord, I wan't even the first with that phrase.

    To paraphrase Top Gear, it's like the organizers were given a list of all the designs they weren't allowed to do, and then they just... did that list.
    Not only are they one-eyed monsters, but they're made of steel and yet somehow flexible.

    We're beyond subtext here.

    Although personally I think they look more like bottle openers.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Duffel wrote: »
    Gosling wrote: »
    Well, new meaning to the term 'one-eyed monster'.

    EDIT: Dear Lord, I wan't even the first with that phrase.

    To paraphrase Top Gear, it's like the organizers were given a list of all the designs they weren't allowed to do, and then they just... did that list.
    Not only are they one-eyed monsters, but they're made of steel and yet somehow flexible.

    We're beyond subtext here.

    Although personally I think they look more like bottle openers.

    You know, they kind of do look like bottle-openers if they lacked eyes.

    Granted, now this means the London mascots are encouraging reckless alcohol consumption.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh, great, so now we have drunk steel penis monsters running around London for the next few years. That's just wonderful.

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    Oh, great, so now we have drunk steel penis monsters running around London for the next few years. That's just wonderful.

    On a scale of 1 to Modern Man, how punchable?

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    QuetzatcoatlQuetzatcoatl Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The eye... it sees EVERYTHING.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Somebody there had Simpsons on the brain; I mean the logo's bad enough but stealing Kang and Kodos for the mascots?
    kang-kodos.jpg

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    Oh, great, so now we have drunk steel penis monsters running around London for the next few years. That's just wonderful.

    On a scale of 1 to Modern Man, how punchable?

    High. Really high. Pretty much only Izzy to beat.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yes Duffel, yes.

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    NovidNovid Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    shittttt

    total bollocks...

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    Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    These are going to be the best worst Olympics. I honestly didn't expect we'd get a reasonable mascot though, it's slightly disappointing that they don't look more like cocks.

    I'm sure we'll still find many ways of showing the world how we can't run any kind of international event.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited May 2010
    I think that maybe some people in this thread have never seen a penis.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Personally, I don't care if the publicity stuff is shit as long as the games themselves are decently organised.

    The UK is crushingly bad at self-publicity.

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    DHSDHS Chase lizards.. ...bark at donkeys..Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Well, I know one thing. I look forward to the skewering this will get on The Bugle.

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    AegisAegis Fear My Dance Overshot Toronto, Landed in OttawaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I will be disappointed if the eyes of these mascots don't have CCTV cameras embedded into them.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    bongi wrote: »
    I think that maybe some people in this thread have never seen a penis.

    Look at them, man. Look at them and their shriveled-scrotum legs!

    I mean... these are dickerdoodles!

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This....is this what happens when teletubbies have crackbabies?

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    These are going to be the best worst Olympics. I honestly didn't expect we'd get a reasonable mascot though, it's slightly disappointing that they don't look more like cocks.

    I'm sure we'll still find many ways of showing the world how we can't run any kind of international event.

    Because you'll inevitably cock it up?

    And what scares me the most is the inevitable Britain - Japan penis monster arms race.

    (shiver)

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    bongibongi regular
    edited May 2010
    Gosling wrote: »
    bongi wrote: »
    I think that maybe some people in this thread have never seen a penis.

    Look at them, man. Look at them and their shriveled-scrotum legs!

    I mean... these are dickerdoodles!

    So that's a confirmation then.

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    DuffelDuffel jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Realistically speaking, the Olympics are a huge tourist event that brings in lots of money. They need some distinctive symbols to make merchandise off of and in the long run it probably doesn't matter if they actually make sense. That's basically what we're looking at here.

    I'm actually more amazed that they were willing to pay 400k for that terrible logo than anything. Seriously, it looks like something I would have drawn on my desk sophomore year of high school.

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