Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mascot Mania

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.


Anonymous said...

lol...Watch out or your gonna get forty lashes, and your computer privileges taken away for 6 months!

Plus, you could hurt someone's feelings... like Celine Dion's, for example.

PS. Did you know that the word, "love" appears in Celine's new album 54 times, Gerry?

PSS. I also wonder if Celine and Stephane are related?

PSSS. If you want to see some real pot stirring, post anything in the least controversial about Celine Dion like David Rodenhiser did and then just sit back and revel in the stupidity of some people on this planet.

NB taxpayer said...

ROTFLMAO...that post made my day!

Canada Goose said...

I don't know what it is about the Olympics, but the symbol for the English 2012 Olympics was universally panned. It cost the government 400,000 pounds I believe (check it out).

The Montreal Expos mascot is still looking for work I believe, so how about it?

I still think the Olympics should stay in Athens and perhaps for the Winter Olympics somewhere where there will be for sure snow (British Columbia might get unlucky). Keep the same mascots all the time. Though I did like that Mohammed bear...

Anonymous said...

what no carrots or puffins??

Anonymous said...

you forgot the ever-popular Canadian lemming Gerry.

Get with the program.