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London 2012 mascot(s) unveiled

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Cowardly wrote: »
    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.

    Insert Free Condom Vending Machine Jokes Here :winky:

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    If they wanted to just waste millions of pounds achieving nothing they could have done it in regenerating multiple areas instead of one.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Didn't they blow a buttload of money on an ugly structure getting ready for the new Millenium celebration?

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Millenium Dome, wiki it.

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Didn't they blow a buttload of money on an ugly structure getting ready for the new Millenium celebration?

    They wasted millions on the Dome, the Eye, this fiasco when there are people on the streets begging for change. Fucks me off.

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Eh, the Eye is good. Leave that alone.

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Eh, the Eye is good. Leave that alone.

    Make me!

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    You don't want that...

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh I do, I realllllly do.

    And when you're done and lying in the dust, Im going to inflict the greatest shame imaginable on you.

    A tatoo of the 2012 logo.

    EDIT: COme to think of it, the apocalypse is in 2012, so the options are either that we will be remembered as the last throwers of the Olympics, doing it badly OR its the Olympics that sparks it off.

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    IsidoreIsidore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Was there ever a thread about the ArcelorMittal Orbit (that massive red psuedo-constructivist structure they're building for the games, financed by steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal)?

    Because if the West ever needed it's own 'Monument to the Third International', it's bloody well getting one now.

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    Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    I miss Purple.

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    IsidoreIsidore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Someone somewhere made the mistake two years back of hiring H.R. Giger as Chief Branding Officer.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I don't see the Geiger reference for this one I'm afraid. Maybe if they looked like plush facehuggers.

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Id prefer a Queen Alien as our mascot. Imagine that shit roaming about.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ha ha, awesome, finally an olympic mascot worse than Atlanta's.

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    815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Considering the logo for these games is basically child pornography and has made criminals of us all for looking at it things could have probably gone worse with the mascot.

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    815165 wrote: »
    Considering the logo for these games is basically child pornography and has made criminals of us all for looking at it things could have probably gone worse with the mascot.

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    Kiddy porn? I don't see it...

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    CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Æthelred wrote: »
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    Picture that isn't retarded.

    I actually see where they're coming from in this picture. The other CG stuff and the real-life costumes are terrible though.

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    Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Robot Girl Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Should I feel bad for laughing as soon as that video mentioned "Bolton"?

    Also, someone ought to post examples of the past mascots so we can do a proper "do these ones suck?" comparison.

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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
    Ah, I've just realised something.

    The 2012 Olympics are the Games of the XXX Olympiad. The logo now makes sense.

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    corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    They should have used Wallace and Gromit.

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    How exactly does one get to be a mascot? That's what I want to do with my life; I can't think of a more worthwhile contribution to society.

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    IsidoreIsidore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think you just hand in your dignity to Seb Coe and he gives you an outfit.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I saw the names before the mascots themselves, and I was expecting a bowler hat and a deerstalker.

    They're not that terrible, and if they appeal to the kids who will be pestering parents to buy the merchandise, then at least they'll pay for themselves.

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    LetarianLetarian Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I want to know why the designers insisted in putting a W and M on the foreheads.

    Is it to make sure that we know the pink one is female and the blue on male?

    Is it so when they look in the mirror they see they first letter of their name and don't get confused?

    Maybe they could do the same with Nick Clegg and David Cameron.

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    DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Am I the only one that thinks the orange one looks pissed to high hell and the blue one looks like its screaming in terror?

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    MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So I take it their tagline should be:

    "Got Wang?"

    I actually feel kind of bad for Britain now, seeing those...

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    See, I know they were designed by committee, but now I realize that the committee has got a bunch of trolls on it and now they are all very confused as to why no one is laughing at their joke.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Why does the blue one appear to have lobster claws?

    That's the final bit of evidence I need to conclude that these Olympics are sponsered by Slaanesh.

    If you don't know what that means, please, please don't find out.

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    IsidoreIsidore Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Blood for the blood god!

    Weird mascots for the weird mascot throne!

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Why does the blue one appear to have lobster claws?

    That's the final bit of evidence I need to conclude that these Olympics are sponsered by Slaanesh.

    If you don't know what that means, please, please don't find out.

    The opening ceremony's going to be awesome.

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    Doctor LivingstoneDoctor Livingstone Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Should I feel bad for laughing as soon as that video mentioned "Bolton"?

    Also, someone ought to post examples of the past mascots so we can do a proper "do these ones suck?" comparison.

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    Rather a bit of rum business, the lot of them. D:

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    FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I like the Beijing and Vancouver mascots. The rest can die in a fire.

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    chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I definitely think that Vancouver wins from the simple fact that their Sasquatch looks like it could kick the ass of any of the other mascots.

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    815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Fireflash wrote: »
    I like the Beijing and Vancouver mascots. The rest can die in a fire.
    Those Beijing ones are great.

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I always liked Misha:
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    And of course the US couldn't let anyone get confused as to the country they are in and made this apperantly:
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    FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The 1976 Montreal Olympics mascot looks like a gift-wrapped turd.
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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    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.

    ...

    *Google search*

    God damnit. Now I can't un-see it.

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    DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I never thought Izzy would be topped for horrible Olympic mascots. I lived in Atlanta back then, and I remember when the official mascot was unveiled for the '96 Olympics. I don't think anyone hated that stupid thing more than the locals. I remember an actual feeling of embarrassment that was city wide over that thing.

    As stupid as these new mascots are, at least they mean something. Izzy basically looks to me like everyone involved in creating him just gave up half way through the job. It was like;

    "Ok. Mascot time, what do we want? Atlanta is great city with a lot of history and heritage."
    "Fuck it, just computer animate some bullshit. Everyone loves computer animation, right?"
    "Hokey dokey, boss. I'll get right on that."

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