Undertoad Tuesday Sep 28 12:58 PM
9/28/2004: 2006 olympic mascots
garnet Tuesday Sep 28 01:10 PM
What the hell are those supposed to be? And why does the blue one have a block head?
Cyber Wolf Tuesday Sep 28 01:29 PM
Oh ye gods...I don't know if those are better or worse than Greece's 2004 mascots.
acinerba Tuesday Sep 28 01:30 PM
According to the official website, Neve's a snowball and Gliz is an ice cube (as if these objects had some natural tendency of sex orientations).
Elspode Tuesday Sep 28 01:32 PM
Obviously celebrating the ancient Italian anthropomorphic marshmallow cult.
Elspode Tuesday Sep 28 01:32 PM
Just guessing, but their names..."Snow" and "Ice"? That *would* explain the square (ice cube) head on the one on the right, and in blue. Anyone? Bueller?
xant Tuesday Sep 28 02:28 PM
The only mascot they need
There's only one. A giant green stuffed dollar bill. Or whatever currency they use in Turin. No wait, it's mostly American TV that makes the money. Might as well be a dollar bill.
capnhowdy Tuesday Sep 28 02:56 PM
I wonder who comes up with these things. They don't appear to be very "atheletic" to me. Tell me......... do they only have one tooth, or did they outgrow their dentures? I've heard your vision is very limited when wearing one of these huge costumes. Disaster: One of these guys backing into a swimming pool..............
floki Tuesday Sep 28 02:59 PM
Place your bets for when they will be competing here.
Kitsune Tuesday Sep 28 03:54 PM
The last decent mascots were for Salt Lake City. With this new ice cube thing, I suppose I no longer feel too ashamed at Atlanta's. No, wait, I still weep over that blue... thing. Ugh.
perth Tuesday Sep 28 04:11 PM
I think they're kind of cute. terrifyingly cute, but cute nonetheless. I like them better than the blobs Athens came up with, and they certainly couldn't get any worse than Izzy, the demonspawn mascot of Atlanta's games.
perth Tuesday Sep 28 04:15 PM
Mildly interesting article found while googling for pics of mascots from Olympiads past. I was looking for a reasonably complete webpage with decent sized pics of each mascot.
Guess Tuesday Sep 28 04:28 PM
I think the Athens mascots were better than these. Those actually had historical backround. Yes, those things had a meaning. --
perth Tuesday Sep 28 04:39 PM
Old and ugly is still ugly.
garnet Tuesday Sep 28 04:40 PM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 28 05:03 PM
Neither the modern games, a media circus and the ancient games, a real circus. Entertainment, not culture.
Leah Tuesday Sep 28 07:29 PM
They look absolutely stupid, at least Australia came up with some great mascots. Although I can't remember their names right now, I think they were our kookaburra, kangaroo, echidna, and platypus. But don't quote me on that, just going by memory. Oops and I think our koala was in there also. One was names Syd.
perth Tuesday Sep 28 07:33 PM
glatt Wednesday Sep 29 08:39 AM
I like Neve and Gliz too, but that's probably only because the bar has been lowered so much in recent years.
Undertoad Wednesday Sep 29 09:43 AM
Apparently they won in a contest of over 200 other entrants!
Kitsune Wednesday Sep 29 09:54 AM
Elspode Wednesday Sep 29 10:31 AM
melidasaur Wednesday Sep 29 12:31 PM
We need some graham crackers and chocolate bars - these mascots would make perfect s'mores!
mmmBoy Wednesday Sep 29 06:10 PM
That blue one looks like Gumby's retarded nephew.
chrisinhouston Thursday Sep 30 09:18 AM
For the most part they are cuddly toy animals but some border on the absurd! Get a oad of the first one from Grenoble in 1968 know as "Schuss". Can't imagine any kid cuddling up to that one!
footfootfoot Thursday Sep 30 10:19 PM
I don't care what any of you say, I think Neve is sexy as hell. I wouldn't kick um, her, out of bed for eating s'mores.
capnhowdy Friday Oct 1 09:01 AM
What's the old adage- "cold hands, warm heart"? Getting "her" undressed could be a problem. Tell me- in the heat of passion would she melt in your arms? heehee.....
footfootfoot Sunday Oct 3 10:04 PM