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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 43
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2012-08-08 04:52:31 PM
9 votes:
These mascots have nothing on Zyklon, the Jew-hating cloud from the 1936 games.
2012-08-08 05:18:10 PM
4 votes:
Sorry...

www.lowbird.com
2012-08-08 05:01:24 PM
4 votes:
www.carmajunkies.com

San Francisco 2024
2012-08-08 08:31:29 PM
3 votes:
www.openfile.ca
www.cynical-c.com

Just sayin'
2012-08-08 07:07:00 PM
3 votes:

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 04:55:02 PM
3 votes:

zedster: Bonkthat_Again: They forgot Pedobear

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


i.telegraph.co.uk

Good lord- a Polish newspaper published that in an article, after lifting it from Google Images without getting the joke.
2012-08-09 02:38:49 AM
2 votes:
assets.sbnation.com

"Hand over your oil and nobody dies"
2012-08-08 06:01:23 PM
2 votes:
The blue one looks like a penis that wet his pants.

assets.sbnation.com
2012-08-08 05:58:48 PM
2 votes:
My mother says that Mandeville and 'whassisface' look like "two mens doodahs looking for a poke in the eye"

I rest my case. My mother wins.

/Brit
2012-08-08 05:52:14 PM
2 votes:

EngineerAU: I think the creator of Izzy is who wrote copy for that site.


Hahahaahahha. Izzy was shuffled off-stage during the Opening Ceremonies because he was just TOO awesome.

This person has been crying in their beer about this for 18 years, you can tell.
2012-08-08 05:24:19 PM
2 votes:
Vancouver had decent mascots, at least I thought so.

Seeing how playful parts of the Opening Ceremony was and how relaxed these games feel I can sort of appreciate how cheeky and ridiculous the mascots for London are.

Rio needs to make the mascot just a big Latin ass in a thong.
2012-08-08 05:23:17 PM
2 votes:
images.wikia.com

/surprised I'm the first with this
2012-08-08 05:07:30 PM
2 votes:

mesmer242: I'm glad they left Vancouver off the list. I thought they were kinda cute, especially in person.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x427]

Yeah, they were doing the YMCA.


Vancouver will forever be known as the Olympics with a huge doobie as a torch.
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

RE: Izzy. More info about it than anyone would ever really want to know: http://www.izzypins.com/history.php
2012-08-09 01:56:21 AM
1 votes:
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 12:18:23 AM
1 votes:
I knew I'd seen Misha before!

1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
2012-08-08 08:12:15 PM
1 votes:
Hm. How have I not seen the London Olympic mascots until now?

assets.sbnation.com

They're... Spathi!

starcontroller.com
2012-08-08 07:04:37 PM
1 votes:

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 06:46:27 PM
1 votes:

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 06:19:29 PM
1 votes:
What about Patty and Selma's proposed mascot, Ciggy?
2012-08-08 06:00:21 PM
1 votes:

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


Oh man, the only positive outcome of Romney winning the election would be if the front page of the NYT the next morning was "MITT HAPPENS", thatd be almost worth it.
2012-08-08 05:47:49 PM
1 votes:
But wait! There's moar!

i1190.photobucket.com
2012-08-08 05:45:03 PM
1 votes:

indylaw: Even a drunk hillbilly lawyer would be a better mascot than Izzy.


chud.com
2012-08-08 05:44:09 PM
1 votes:
Philadelphia Olympics:

www.80stees.com

hotlinked
2012-08-08 05:32:31 PM
1 votes:

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?

www.mnasr.org
2012-08-08 05:27:39 PM
1 votes:
I've always wondered why we didn't go with the *muppets* Sam the Eagle.
"You're all a bunch of WEIRDOS!"
2012-08-08 05:20:32 PM
1 votes:

FunkOut: mesmer242: I'm glad they left Vancouver off the list. I thought they were kinda cute, especially in person.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x427]

Yeah, they were doing the YMCA.

They all had the cute Asian cartoon creature thing going on. And who doesn't love sasquatches?


Photographers?

/Naturally blurry and all.
2012-08-08 05:18:38 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-08-08 05:18:22 PM
1 votes:
Montreal '76 is the modern GOP nightmare.

Gay? CHECK
Green? CHECK
Socialism? CHECK
French? DOUBLE CHECK

/ really want that on a shirt...
2012-08-08 05:17:40 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: [blink blink]

[slaps cheeks]

[shakes head]

[wanders outside to ponder the weirdness of the Internets]


Best part:

Perhaps the greatest testimonial to the success of Izzy as the Atlanta Olympic Games mascot was a bitter disappointment for Izzy, his creator, and the legion of Izzy lovers throughout the world. ACOG excluded Izzy from the Opening Ceremony and barred him from appearing at venues while games were in progress. The reason: Izzy's presence created such a frenzy of excitement, it would detract from the solemn traditional ceremony or create a side show that would draw the attention of spectators away from the Games

I think the creator of Izzy is who wrote copy for that site.
2012-08-08 05:17:20 PM
1 votes:

Ambitwistor: Nina9: And if you're from Atlanta, you may remember that "Izzy" was orginally an abomination called "Whatizzit." Which is what people said when they first saw it. Such was the public outcry that it was changed to the much-better "Izzy."

I have never felt so much shame for my country as when they announced Whatizit at the Barcelona closing ceremony.


I went to the 1996 atlanta games, and they did an amazing job hiding Izzy. You really had to work hard to find a place that he/she/it was at.

I think we eventually found Izzy at the lonely, nearly empty, Olympics Stamps exhibition, which we only checked out because it was INDOORS and AIR CONDITIONED.

Clearly, no one liked Izzy.
2012-08-08 05:15:42 PM
1 votes:
EngineerAU: Vancouver will forever be known as the Olympics with a huge doobie as a torch.

It looks sort of like an at-home pregnancy test to me.
2012-08-08 05:04:32 PM
1 votes:
2012-08-08 05:00:34 PM
1 votes:
As a proud native of Atlanta, I wish everyone could forget about Izzy.

This city has produced many awesome things, and Izzy almost negates all of them by itself.
2012-08-08 04:57:25 PM
1 votes:
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?
2012-08-08 04:56:30 PM
1 votes:
Bad article. The author seems to ad-lib off the first things he sees. Doesn't build a cogent case against the mascots. One wonders what mascots he approves of, and why I can't just point to a feature and say "That's a feature a serial killer would have."
2012-08-08 04:52:42 PM
1 votes:
What, no love for Springy The Springfield Spring?
2012-08-08 04:48:08 PM
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: This one is awesome:


I know right? It just screams "lesbo pride". Way to go, Canada.
2012-08-08 04:45:32 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-08-08 04:44:28 PM
1 votes:
2012-08-08 02:46:02 PM
1 votes:
Everything about the Olympics mascots and logos just scream "art by committee."
2012-08-08 02:39:56 PM
1 votes:

Bonkthat_Again: They forgot Pedobear


nope
cdn.themis-media.com
2012-08-08 02:34:38 PM
1 votes:
They forgot Pedobear
2012-08-08 02:27:04 PM
1 votes:
Ah yes, Izzy. The un-aborted love child of a Noids/Smurf orgy. Good times.
 
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