Olympics 2012: Start Cringing Now
Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots, elicited baffled reactions at their unveiling today, when they were photographed standing next to a drainpipe. They are due to become a range of cuddly toys, including versions based on celebrities and sports stars, as well as adorning badges, T-shirts, mugs and more. Among the designs rejected at the start of the pitch process were anthropomorphic pigeons, an animated tea pot and a Big Ben with arms and legs. The finished designs look like the bastard lovechildren of the Teletubbies and Kang from The Simpsons, and perfectly match the Olympics logo in terms of tendentious artery-hardening crapness.
Apparently there’ll be some sporting events too.
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