Sorry, barring some extraordinary event, this blog is an official boycott blog of the Olympics. Sports idolatry.
I like the idea of countries coming together is peace to play sports. However...
And what is with the two tacky, walking cell-phones which look like nasties because Cyclops and a Vodafone mystically evolved in someone's weird, weird mind...?
Sorry, I just don't get Olympic Mascots.
Cobi, Barcelona, 1992, looked unfinished and a bit rude.
And a really boring, not-so-original bear-plastic-toy from Vancouver, 2010.
I mean, really, can't humans across the globe do better than these? At least the 2008 Beijing mascots made some sense. They were the colors of the rings, and the most popular animals in China, plus the flame. And, they were cute, not scary or really, really weird.
Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.
When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games.
Too bad China is not warm and fuzzy about all of their children. Lots of posts today again.
UPDATE: My friend Anita already did a post on this, which I did not know until a few moments ago, and her commentary is great! She is philosophical and politically incorrect, whereas I am just CREEPED OUT. I live here in fear of meeting one of the Cyclops offspring on my street. Eeiiuu...
UPDATE TWO: I have been corrected by a Canadian--Mukmuk is a marmot. I never knew that. Now, here is a real Marmot, and I have seen Marmots, but I still think Mukmuk looks like a teddy bear. OK compromise-a Marmot-Bear.