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Friday, February 10, 2006

Olympic Tip of the Day



Above: Torino 2006 Olympic Mascots. Yes, I know. Weirdest thing ever. If you happen to find yourself in charge of the Olympics, or in charge of graphic design for the Olympics, or on ANY committee that has to approve things like mascots for the Olympics, please use a little bit more sense and don't make weird things like this. I mean, what ARE these things? And why are they saying "UAUUUA!" I actually think that's the noise Peter makes when he's excited. I am thoroughly confused. Maybe this is something meaningful in a different culture, but I don't know how it could be.

8 Comments:

Blogger Pete said...

Is that Cingular logo on the left?

10 February, 2006 09:13

 
Blogger JCo said...

I was thinking the same thing Peter. Maybe those little guys are screaming in Italian?

10 February, 2006 09:50

 
Anonymous Andy said...

The 2008 Olympic mascots are already designed, too:

http://en.beijing2008.com/37/03/column211990337.shtml

10 February, 2006 12:27

 
Blogger Kris said...

OK, not too much better, but at least they have distinct hands and feet!

10 February, 2006 16:14

 
Blogger Rnutt said...

Hey I kind of like the Beijing mascots. They are kind of cute...and definitely recognizable whereas these are just a weird adaption of the cingular logo!

11 February, 2006 13:24

 
Blogger Jay said...

I have info on the mascots, now that I am here! From the Torino handbook: "Neve, a delightful and charming ball of snow, and Gliz, a happy and lively cube of ice. They represent the Italian spirit for these Olympic Games. (Joy and enthusiasm). So, there we have it. That is what they are!

11 February, 2006 15:22

 
Blogger Pete said...

Wow, I believe this is the first instance of actual in-depth reporting done by Tip O Da Day. Now that is true dedication, flying all the way to Italy to get to the bottom of this one. Thanks for the update Jay!

13 February, 2006 11:48

 
Blogger hogie said...

While we can't do too much about the current olympic mascots, or the ones for beijing for that matter, I am beginning to wonder about Vancouver. What will our oh so kind neighbors to the north come up with?
I personally thinking of a moose... but i don't know. The possibilities are endless.

23 February, 2006 11:49

 

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