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.
You can become their friend if you like. Oh dear - the competition is hotting up for the worst mascots ever - and competition is hot.