I’ll admit that these new mascots for the 2012 London Olympics are a bit buggered, but I’m not taking it nearly as badly as BBC blogger Robbo Robson, who’s doing everything he can in this post to maintain his English sensibilities and avoid swearing. Emphasis mine:
OK. First of all, why do we need to spend a shedload of cash on mascots for 2012?
What are they going to do exactly? Flounce about being really flipping annoying. Couldn’t we have just used Timmy Mallet?
Incidentally, if there are some poor saps getting paid for dressing up as Wenlock and Mandeville, then can’t we make some lunched-up, fizz-sorted, pin-striped city bankers do it while we toss IOUs at them or, even better, rotting fruit.
Whoops, I thought he meant “gays” on that last one. Anyway, these things look like they fell out of a Pixar movie. But I like how Mandeville’s crotch is completely blue. That takes me back…