April 25th, 2012

Are London’s 2012 Mascots the Worst in Olympic History?

Supposedly modeled on droplets of steel fallen from the stadium, Wenlock and Mandeville’s huge cyclops eyes make them sinister rather than cute. These widely parodied robots are essentially cuddly surveillance cameras. They’ve also been compared to sex toys and even linked to a cult conspiracy theoryRead more at The Atlantic Cities.[Image: Reuters]

journo-geekery, an admitted Olympics fan, says: “I’ve come to like these two…staring back at me on yet another long evening or late night, always watching. So, basically, Orwell.”

Orwellian Olympic mascots - how ironically fitting for this day and age!

Reblogged from JournoGeekery
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