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(SB Nation)   All Olympic mascots are weird and creepy. All of them. Here are some of the all-time most nonsensical mascots from the Olympics   (sbnation.com) divider line 151
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2012-08-08 06:21:22 PM  

Jackson Herring: This one is awesome:

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Is that a hat for a gay fur trader, umm bear hunter? NTTIAWWT
 
2012-08-08 06:22:14 PM  

Stratohead: its a cartoon Raccoon...a simple design...no hybrid anything...and wasp? what the fark are you talking about?



Probably because the bushy tail kind of looks like part of a wasp. Meh...he's still cool.
 
2012-08-08 06:24:54 PM  

KellyX: [assets.sbnation.com image 162x196]

I dunno, if you ask me that mascot was pretty farking badass


It's too "Murican" for the tender sensibilities of some Farkers
 
2012-08-08 06:40:17 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: The current mascots do look like they're from the first reel of an alien invasion movie. You know, just before they start blasting everyone with laser beams from their eyes.


They look pretty damn Orwellian to me. Which is fitting for a city in which the average tourist is captured on CCTV over 300 times a day.


/Love London, hate the Big Brother aspect.
 
2012-08-08 06:46:27 PM  

Stratohead: [img0.etsystatic.com image 170x135]

they forgot "Rocky" from Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics... and there's nothing creepy about the design...suck it subby .


Technically, he was "Roni," the Iroquois name for racoon. "Rocky" was a real live racoon they thought about using, but he died prematurely.

www.la84foundation.org

Not great, but pretty good for having just barely emerged from the 1970s.

And he was usually pretty dignified:

olympic.webteka.com

... but not always:

www.toptenz.net

Also, the list is missing Schuss, 1968 Grenoble's legendary skiing sperm, and the progenitor of all cutesy, horrible Olympic mascots:

www.mentalfloss.com
 
2012-08-08 06:53:52 PM  

SandMann: The blue one looks like a penis that wet his pants.


Exactly what I thought.
 
2012-08-08 06:57:25 PM  

mbillips: Ambitwistor: EngineerAU: Whatizzit looked like someone left the top off of a tube of Aquafresh. The Izzy redesign helped quite a bit.

And this is the one they turned down, which wound up being the Atlanta Paralympics mascot. Blaze, the phoenix (Atlanta's symbol is the phoenix, because obviously). Best part is that he was the first openly gay mascot. What? Oh, come on, girl, please, don't tell me he's not. Purple flames, mmmmm?

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I still see people rocking the Blaze plates
 
2012-08-08 06:58:28 PM  

codergirl42: Jackson Herring: This one is awesome:

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I thought it was a seal untill they explained it was a beaver.


I saw a manatee.
 
2012-08-08 06:58:49 PM  

KellyX: [assets.sbnation.com image 162x196]

I dunno, if you ask me that mascot was pretty farking badass


Yup - I drew that all over my school books when I was a young'ne, and I'm not even from 'merica. Great mascot.
 
2012-08-08 07:03:01 PM  

Bermuda59: What, no love for Springy The Springfield Spring?


Sad that it took so long. Expected it to be Boobies
 
2012-08-08 07:04:37 PM  

SonOfSpam: SandMann: The blue one looks like a penis that wet his pants.

Exactly what I thought.


Penises don't wear pants. You guys are stupid.
 
2012-08-08 07:05:32 PM  

Onkel Buck: KellyX: [assets.sbnation.com image 162x196]

I dunno, if you ask me that mascot was pretty farking badass

It's too "Murican" for the tender sensibilities of some Farkers


Your flag is very loud. This is an excellent thing when flying from an aircraft carrier, but horrible on clothing.
 
2012-08-08 07:07:00 PM  

TV's Vinnie: So creepy. So very, very creepy!

[www.topnewstoday.org image 300x238][s3.amazonaws.com image 550x412][thepoliticalcarnival.net image 369x459]

/I never knew Romney was a Starfleet Science Officer


cosmicorigins.com

He's nothing but a low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worm! Hanging's too good for him. Burning's too good for him! He should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive!
 
2012-08-08 07:21:13 PM  

Osomatic: WhyteRaven74: Sam, the mascot from the 84 summer games was all over the place, everywhere, you could by t-shirts, mugs etc with him on it. A bit of marketing that seems to have been forgotten since then

Some generous but slightly misguided soul bought me a Sam plush doll in 84. It was a nice gesture, but I was 12 at the time, so.


I was 11 and mine is still up in my parents' attic. I should bring it to Les from Hardcore Pawn.
 
2012-08-08 07:27:33 PM  

Sybarite: Everything about the Olympics mascots and logos just scream "art by committee."


And not a very artistically minded committee at that.
 
2012-08-08 07:28:26 PM  
came for pedobear, leaving satisfied
 
2012-08-08 07:35:58 PM  
art deco beaver is the best. literally lol'd for about 5 minutes at that paragraph.
 
2012-08-08 07:46:09 PM  
Leave Qautchi alone ! I actually bought a Quatchi plush when visiting in Vancouver just before the Olympics, I thought the whole lineup was well done.
 
2012-08-08 08:12:15 PM  
Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

assets.sbnation.com

They're... Spathi!

starcontroller.com
 
2012-08-08 08:20:43 PM  
cdn100.iofferphoto.com

www.innsbruck2012.com

Separated at birth?
 
2012-08-08 08:27:39 PM  

TV's Vinnie: But wait! There's moar!

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He really doesn't like animals riding inside, does he?
 
2012-08-08 08:28:41 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

[assets.sbnation.com image 455x341]

They're... Spathi!

[starcontroller.com image 485x213]



holy crap, starcon2. It's been a while. Wonder if there is an emulator
 
2012-08-08 08:31:29 PM  
www.openfile.ca
www.cynical-c.com

Just sayin'
 
2012-08-08 08:37:51 PM  

cretinbob: came for pedobear, leaving satisfied


Really? You didn't strike me as his type at all!

;-)
 
2012-08-08 08:43:47 PM  

ZzeusS: Parthenogenetic: Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

[assets.sbnation.com image 455x341]

They're... Spathi!

[starcontroller.com image 485x213]


holy crap, starcon2. It's been a while. Wonder if there is an emulator


Why, yes there is! Sort of...

The UrQuan Masters
 
2012-08-08 08:52:20 PM  

Osomatic: UseUrHeadFred: FTFA: "Sam isn't really "terrifying" in a traditional sense, but boy did the United States go all-in on a mascot for their first go-round of hosting the Summer Games."

1904? 1932?

Exactly what I came here to say. Heck, not only was 1984 not the first time the Summer Games were in the United States, it wasn't even the first time the Summer Games were in Los Angeles.


I am going to assume maybe they meant in the "modern era" where games had Mascots (I am assuming the "mascot" thing came about around the 70s).

Or, they are just idiots.
 
2012-08-08 08:55:51 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

[assets.sbnation.com image 455x341]

They're... Spathi!

[starcontroller.com image 485x213]


I JUST FIGURED OUT WHAT THOSE REMIND ME OF!

www.shikadi.net
 
2012-08-08 09:30:49 PM  
I don't get what's so weird and creepy about the eagle from 1984. Most of the ones that came after that looked like either a vague, abstract blob from a 3dsmax tutorial (1996, 2006, 2012), or something that almost certainly had to be an inside joke among the overpriced designers that cooked it up just trying to see if they could get away with something that godawful hideous (1992, 2004).
 
2012-08-08 09:49:57 PM  

the cake is a pie: I don't get what's so weird and creepy about the eagle from 1984. Most of the ones that came after that looked like either a vague, abstract blob from a 3dsmax tutorial (1996, 2006, 2012), or something that almost certainly had to be an inside joke among the overpriced designers that cooked it up just trying to see if they could get away with something that godawful hideous (1992, 2004).


I wonder if the 1996 mascot was the aforementioned designers just seeing what they could get away with.

I mean, dude, it's a f*cking rainbow-tailed sperm.
 
2012-08-08 09:52:28 PM  

Cyno01: Parthenogenetic: Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

[assets.sbnation.com image 455x341]

They're... Spathi!

[starcontroller.com image 485x213]

I JUST FIGURED OUT WHAT THOSE REMIND ME OF!

[www.shikadi.net image 90x94]


*Gasp!* That's exactly what I was thinking of but couldn't remember. Leaving quite satisfied. :)
 
2012-08-08 09:55:22 PM  

L33t Squirrel: Cyno01: Parthenogenetic: Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

[assets.sbnation.com image 455x341]

They're... Spathi!

[starcontroller.com image 485x213]

I JUST FIGURED OUT WHAT THOSE REMIND ME OF!

[www.shikadi.net image 90x94]

*Gasp!* That's exactly what I was thinking of but couldn't remember. Leaving quite satisfied. :)


I know, obviously ive been seeing them for months, and they looked vaguely familiar for some reason but it just never clicked until now.
 
2012-08-08 10:06:59 PM  
It could of been worse. They could have had Hop-On Pop.
 
2012-08-08 10:16:30 PM  

Elegy: Jackson Herring: This one is awesome:

I know right? It just screams "lesbo pride". Way to go, Canada.


Lesbo?

I just figured the walrus was canadian for bear
 
2012-08-08 10:20:44 PM  

Elegy: Jackson Herring: This one is awesome:

I know right? It just screams "lesbo pride". Way to go, Canada.


Lesbo?

I just figured the walrus was canadian for bear

It certianly looks like its waiting for any random mounting
 
2012-08-08 10:22:01 PM  

Uzzah: Stratohead: [img0.etsystatic.com image 170x135]

they forgot "Rocky" from Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics... and there's nothing creepy about the design...suck it subby .

Technically, he was "Roni," the Iroquois name for racoon. "Rocky" was a real live racoon they thought about using, but he died prematurely.

[www.la84foundation.org image 240x240]

Not great, but pretty good for having just barely emerged from the 1970s.

And he was usually pretty dignified:

[olympic.webteka.com image 244x200]

... but not always:

[www.toptenz.net image 300x300]

Also, the list is missing Schuss, 1968 Grenoble's legendary skiing sperm, and the progenitor of all cutesy, horrible Olympic mascots:

[www.mentalfloss.com image 300x320]


That lake placid raccoon has rabies.
 
2012-08-08 11:28:33 PM  
Hidy and Howdy were creepy. I was at the Calgary Games and I swear one of them followed me halfway across the village and into a venue.

(shudder)
 
2012-08-08 11:34:50 PM  
Saw a little racism with the cyclops giving a Nazi salute towards the black athlete. Did you guys notice that?
 
2012-08-09 12:18:23 AM  
I knew I'd seen Misha before!

1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2012-08-09 01:28:14 AM  

BEER STEAK: Best mascot ever was Berlino from the 2009 Track and Field World Championships in Berlin. All the athletes loved him. Here is a clip, it's much too long, but has a few bright moments. Actually skip ahead to the photo montage starting at 5:40 and you'll get the gist: Best of Berlino


That was so awesome. The performer(s?) under the costume had so much personality and managed to be incredibly engaging while stuck inside a dumb teddy bear costume. They must have been in great shape too.
 
2012-08-09 01:42:19 AM  
I thought the Vancouver mascots were so well-designed. I bought some plushes for my niece and nephew, and a Quatchi plush for my Mom.

and an extra large Quatchi plush for myself. I call him Mister Fluffysnugglebuns.
 
2012-08-09 01:56:21 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

That's what I think of when I see the London mascots...

Max Awesome: I thought the Vancouver mascots were so well-designed. I bought some plushes for my niece and nephew, and a Quatchi plush for my Mom.

and an extra large Quatchi plush for myself. I call him Mister Fluffysnugglebuns.


eeewwwwww
 
2012-08-09 02:38:49 AM  
assets.sbnation.com

"Hand over your oil and nobody dies"
 
2012-08-09 06:57:19 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: I knew I'd seen Misha before!

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That the Museum of Communism is in a room over a McDonald's says it all.
 
2012-08-09 08:24:09 AM  
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Fatov
 
2012-08-09 08:45:12 AM  

Hot Carl To Go: Stratohead: [img0.etsystatic.com image 170x135]

they forgot "Rocky" from Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics... and there's nothing creepy about the design...suck it subby .

An anthropomorphic hybrid racoon-wasp? You're out of your damn mind. Creepy for sure.


That's his tail, numbnuts. Raccoons have tails.
 
2012-08-09 01:49:33 PM  

Makh: Oh and if it wasn't for China, Pedobear wouldn't keep trying to be a mascot.


I see what you did there!
 
2012-08-09 01:56:15 PM  

indylaw: These mascots have nothing on Zyklon, the Jew-hating cloud from the 1936 games.


So wrong, but so funny! I lol'd.

favorited
 
2012-08-09 01:58:01 PM  

Oznog: zedster: Bonkthat_Again: They forgot Pedobear

nope
[cdn.themis-media.com image 323x350]

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

Good lord- a Polish newspaper published that in an article, after lifting it from Google Images without getting the joke.


Priceless!

ROFL
 
2012-08-09 04:14:14 PM  
assets.sbnation.com

I used to have a bag with Sam on it that I would take to my grandma's when I spent the night. I hadn't thought about it in YEARS!

/Didn't expect the mascot article to be so dusty
//Miss you, Grandma
 
2012-08-09 07:50:12 PM  

paygun: indylaw: These mascots have nothing on Zyklon, the Jew-hating cloud from the 1936 games.

farking lol


Jesus, I'm going straight to hell for laughing at that one

/but laugh I did
//window seat please
 
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