Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Torino '06

It's forgivable if you didn't know the olympics are next month in Italy, because the winter games usually fly under the rader, especially when they happen in a place that isn't America (or even Canada).

But what is not forgivable is those mascots, Neve and Gliz, as they're apparently known. They look like marshmallows to me. They couldn't have come up with something, I don't know, a little less stupid. Or cuter? Maybe a panda eating pasta? Or the pope on skis?

Though I suppose I can't complain too much, because the last time the U.S. was lucky enough to host the Summer Olympics we totally punted when it came to creating a mascot, with Whatizit.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pope on skis - brilliant. While he's raising the roof, like he did on the balcony.

Or perhaps a toboggan made of slippery oiled pasta, or hockey pads made from supple Gucci leather.

January 04, 2006  

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