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(Mother Jones)   Leave it to the Japanese and their weirdness to up the level of Olympic mascots being the stuff of nightmares   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 11:29:07 AM  
Yes, but here is the stupid, creepy Atlanta 1996 Olympics mascot with something even worse:

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2021-07-21 11:51:35 AM  

Unobtanium: Yes, but here is the stupid, creepy Atlanta 1996 Olympics mascot with something even worse:

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Whatisit?
A farkin' cry for help, that's what it was.

/native Atlantan. Don't get me started on the flaming french fries or country fair midway.
 
2021-07-21 12:23:03 PM  
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"I will give you $750 American dollars for one liter of your urine."
 
2021-07-21 12:23:44 PM  
Looks like every other mascot/figure that's come out of Japan in the last 30 years
 
2021-07-21 12:24:32 PM  
Do they have tentacles? No? Then it's not quite nightmare material, is it?
 
2021-07-21 12:25:22 PM  
This is pleasantly benign compared to my actual nightmares.
 
2021-07-21 12:25:35 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Do they have tentacles? No? Then it's not quite nightmare material, is it?


One mans nightmare is another mans wet dream.
 
2021-07-21 12:28:26 PM  
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2021-07-21 12:28:34 PM  
So many people find just about any little thing to be "horrifying" or "nightmare fuel".  It must be really tough to be that fragile.
 
2021-07-21 12:28:45 PM  
Sounds like the article author is a pussy.
 
2021-07-21 12:30:49 PM  
Anyone else thinking of watching just for the trainwreck factor? Last story I read said the triathlon beach smelled like a sewer.
 
2021-07-21 12:31:04 PM  

Unobtanium: Yes, but here is the stupid, creepy Atlanta 1996 Olympics mascot with something even worse:

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I don't think that's an expression of excitement.  I think it's being abducted by the b-movie psycho on the left and pleading for help.
 
2021-07-21 12:31:21 PM  
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2021-07-21 12:31:27 PM  
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2021-07-21 12:32:35 PM  
Idk, looks like a pretty normal pokeman to me.
 
2021-07-21 12:33:35 PM  

FunkJunkie: Idk, looks like a pretty normal pokeman to me.


What I was gonna say.
 
2021-07-21 12:35:45 PM  
What sort of nightmares are people having? They're just a normal run-of-the-mill characters.
 
2021-07-21 12:38:13 PM  
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2021-07-21 12:39:07 PM  
Nightmares? They're cute. Look at some of the horrific past Olympic mascots and these are completely mundane.
 
2021-07-21 12:40:45 PM  
Could be worse.

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2021-07-21 12:41:49 PM  
I have to say, with the long list of horrible mascots in the past and Japan's colorful history I was primed to be horrified.  Then I saw the mascots and thought...  Meh?
 
2021-07-21 12:43:03 PM  
That tried way too hard..

and still failed.
 
2021-07-21 12:45:27 PM  

Unobtanium: Yes, but here is the stupid, creepy Atlanta 1996 Olympics mascot with something even worse:

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2021-07-21 12:45:31 PM  
Not all Olympic mascots have been bad. Seoul's was alright.

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Barcelona then tried to do... something, and produced this pantsless guy.

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2021-07-21 12:45:40 PM  

HighZoolander: That tried way too hard..

and still failed.


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2021-07-21 12:46:31 PM  
*shrug* I kinda like them.

But yeah, the "stuff of nightmares" hyperbole is stupid.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:06 PM  
aremmes:
Barcelona then tried to do... something, and produced this pantsless guy.

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2021-07-21 12:52:34 PM  
They are pretty normal Japanese anime animals, nothing like that rainbow monkey with a penis they got in London.
 
2021-07-21 12:55:32 PM  
Just be grateful that the Japanese didn't give us another mascot that awakens a new and confusing feelings.
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2021-07-21 12:55:59 PM  
I feel dumber for having clicked on that.
 
2021-07-21 12:56:17 PM  
Maybe I've seen too much anime, but those don't creep me out at all. Olympic mascots are always weird, but I do hope one day we get something genuinely unsettling.
 
2021-07-21 12:58:17 PM  
That ain't nuthin, wait for Rule 34.
 
2021-07-21 12:59:44 PM  
That's shockingly normal, and the Japanese have mascots all over the place. The city I lived in had one.
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2021-07-21 1:01:26 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: aremmes:
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Olympic ring pubes. That's a new one.
 
2021-07-21 1:01:58 PM  

American-Irish eyes: They are pretty normal Japanese anime animals, nothing like that rainbow monkey with a penis they got in London.


But enough about Boris.
 
2021-07-21 1:02:05 PM  
The cute little anime kitty will be a forgotten has been in less than a year.
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2021-07-21 1:04:19 PM  

JRoo: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: aremmes:
Barcelona then tried to do... something, and produced this pantsless guy.

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Olympic ring pubes. That's a new one.


Honestly, I'm somewhat surprised it took this long. I mean, this is Fark.
 
2021-07-21 1:06:36 PM  
As far as mascots go, and especially from Japan, that's not at all nightmarish or weird or creepy.
 
2021-07-21 1:08:28 PM  
Those are the least horrifying things to come out of the pandemic or Japan since December 2019. MJ needs to dial it back a bit.
 
2021-07-21 1:14:22 PM  
I want to see an Olympic mascot that is really out there and cannot even be described as alive. Like a glowing dodecahedron that bounces around and spouts heckling profanities at the athletes in an inhuman voice
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2021-07-21 1:16:22 PM  

Theeng: That's shockingly normal, and the Japanese have mascots all over the place. The city I lived in had one.[gaijinpot.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com image 850x634]


now I'm craving Kare Risu
 
2021-07-21 1:17:02 PM  
Also, that is horrifying and the stuff of nightmares? Even kid me would roll my eyes at that.  The worst thing I can say about them is I keep forgetting what they look like.

/I essentially grew up online in the 90s and I'm a furry.
//Wouldn't a nightmare mascot just be gorgor?
 
2021-07-21 1:24:16 PM  
We Americans lost the right to call other countries' mascots nightmarish when we birthed Gritty.
 
2021-07-21 1:38:17 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: We Americans lost the right to call other countries' mascots nightmarish when we birthed Gritty.


Hey the salt lake city mascots were kinda cute.
 
2021-07-21 1:46:07 PM  

berylman: I want to see an Olympic mascot that is really out there and cannot even be described as alive. Like a glowing dodecahedron that bounces around and spouts heckling profanities at the athletes in an inhuman voice
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2021-07-21 2:00:07 PM  

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We're gonna need bigger tentacles
 
2021-07-21 2:28:45 PM  
They looked OK until they got to this point.

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2021-07-21 2:36:40 PM  
Subby has quite mild nightmares. I'd say their nightmares are downright pleasant.
 
2021-07-21 2:37:43 PM  
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2021-07-21 2:57:00 PM  
My nightmares look more like a Christmas nightmare.

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