Thursday, May 20, 2010

Speechless Thursday


Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Words fail me.

14 comments:

Shionge said...

So cool and yes I'm speechless too LOL :) Fun & vibrant I must say Tinsie :D

Tinsie said...

I think they're freaky. Like teeth with Cyclop eyes. Eek.

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm afraid I'll share your freaky sentiment. This looks like something out of a computer animated nightmare. Toy Story on Elm Street, sort of.

Sandi said...

OMG!!! seriously awful, please please can someone fire the designers!? freaky and disgusting.

Marg, the Sal. said...

Ow. Someone in their creative team has watched way too much Futurama..

Loops said...

Oh dear. I'm speechless. WHY???

Tinsie said...

@ Per Stromsjo: I laughed at your comparison, but sad thing is, you're not far off!

@ Sandi: Word on the street is that the designers got paid a six-figure sum (£400,000?) for their efforts. I don't think they'll mind getting fired.

We are in the wrong business. Seriously.

@ Marg: Or consumed too many illegal substances...

@ Loops: I wish I had an answer other than "too much money and not enough taste".

Puss-in-Boots said...

Um...right. What do they represent, or is that a rude question...?

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! interesting!

Karen said...

I've been here three times and I STILL cannot think of a comment for those two.

I did notice that you've cut your hair, though. :-)

Tinsie said...

@ Puss-in-Boots: Well. The official line is that the pair begin life as two drops of steel from a factory in Bolton, taken home by a retiring worker who fashions characters out of the metal for his grandchildren. The questions that remain to be answered are: what kind of "characters" did the retiring worker have in mind - and what kind of illegal substances had he consumed?

@ Karen: I don't blame you either.

The hair had to go :-)

Cherry said...

One eyed and freaky....really nice..

Deepak Acharya said...

aah! they are so sweet :)

Tinsie said...

You're joking, right?! :-)