Sunday, 23 May 2010

Let's all blow raspberries at Wenlock and Mandeville


Permit me to introduce overseas readers and the terminally inattentive to Wenlock and Mandeville. They are the mascots for the 2012 London Olympics and they are excruciatingly awful. They are probably destined to become like Ant and Dec i9n that no-one knows which is which. Okay, Mandeville is the one who has wet himself and the pee is blue. Wenlock apparently Tweets, which is an imporessive trick as he is an inanimate object (there is apparently some half-witted 'story' in the background that they were created from drops of steel from the Olympic stadium). None of his Tweets, however, appear to be anything other than a barrage of predictable, bland inanities. They each have taxi lights on the top of their heads (London black cabs, geddit?) and their cyclops like 'eyes' (reminiscent of Mike from Monsters Inc) are in fact supposed to be cameras. Don't ask me why.
The mascots have been created for children, the London Olympics people point out painedly in the face of a barrage of derision. It is hoped that they will inspire children to take up sport.
Um, righty...
You can become their friend if you like. Oh dear - the competition is hotting up for the worst mascots ever - and competition is hot.

14 comments:

Android said...

Someone's been on psychedelic drugs!

Catch Her in the Wry said...

Is the one on the right wearing some type of panty liner or adult diaper?

I prefer the one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater than these two one-eyed monsters.

JoJo said...

They are completely ghastly. I can't believe they are going to represent London. They remind me of The Residents & also Mummenschanz, two things that creep me out to my very core.

Mrs. Hall said...

the one that peed himself . . .haa haaaa!!

Law Minx said...

** Rant Mode*:
Honestly, who exactly is it that actually sits and THINKS of these things?!Worse yet, who is the complete ningus on the olympic committee who thought that the inevitable pitch for this wretched idea was a GOOD thing??
2012 seems to be determined to earn its title of the Chav Olympics in more ways than one!
(PS has no one thought that these wretched things might actually be SCARY?!?!)
** End of Rant Mode**

Law Minx said...

(PS:' their cyclops like eyes are supposedly reminiscent of cameras' - is this a reflection on the fact that we are one of the most over CCTV'd nations in the world?! I weep!!)

The Dental Maven said...

Now where the hell have I been? Do the Olympics typically have mascots? And it may just be me, but, I'm really not feeling a connection with either Mandeville or Wenlock....

Petit fleur said...

I don't even know how to respond to this.

jailhouselawyer said...

I did see a Tweet by OH who thought one is Gordon Brown and the other Nick Griffin, both one-eyed monsters!

white rabbit said...

After I posted this, I wondered if it was just me....

Android - it probably is the drugs. *nodnod*

Catchy/Mrs Hall - I'm not sure I want to think about that sort of thing thank youuuuuu.

JoJO - They are indeed horrid.

Dental Person - 'I'm really not feeling a connection with either Mandeville or Wenlock....' Oh you should, you know. I've signed up to be their friend - just to post rude comments on their website - You can do this too (follow link)

Minx - Wonderful to have you back and hitting yours straps! :D

Little Flower - I feel your pain. It's not nice is it?

JHL - OH has a fevered imagination...

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The mascots are awful. In fact, they look like something the damned Chinese would come up with.

Steph(anie) said...

I beg to differ with SB. The Chinese Olympic mascots were WAY BETTER than these guys. The cuteness!

Wenlock and Mandeville are like Teletubbies on crack.

white rabbit said...

SB/Stephanie (to whom welcome to my humble blog) - I coulkdn't choose between the London and Beijing mascots. They are equally dreaddful - just in different ways...

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I actually like them, esp. the one on wheels.