A couple of days ago, the cutesy-wutesy mascots for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games were unveiled.
The mascots -- Quatchi, Miga and Sumi --- say Olympic officers are "distinct and special – both in personality and in appearance. One is big, gentle and shy . . . one is small, mischievous and outgoing . . . and one is a natural-born leader with a passion for protecting the environment. All three are mythical creatures with roots in local legend."
Me, I would have preferred mascots with a little more edge to them.
For instance, wouldn't these cute little critters make cool mascots?:
-- Gunny - A natural born leader, this pistol packing chimp with a life long membership in the NRA, has a passion for small arms and cheap booze.
Suvy -- A greenhouse gas spewing, gas guzzling mystical spirit that inhabits Sports Utility Vehicles.
And of course, Muhammad-- The Sudanese Bear with a penchant for whips.
Maybe these will be used in the 2014 Olympics.