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2012 Olympic mascots unveiled

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Wenlock and Mandeville

Stretching the bounds of anthropomorphism today were Wenlock and Mandeville, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

The characters are purportedly forged from the "last drops of steel" from the Olympic stadium support girders. Each is equipped with a giant camera lens for an eye – a fitting match for the UK's surveillance-friendly streets. [tip: bunnywarez]

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Wow those are just... weird. And knowing about the cyclops camera eyeball thing take it to the realm of creepy. I guess this is what you get when you need to create a mascot that is non-threatening nor insulting to all the countries attending the Olympics.

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More like equally creepy and equally insulting, lol.

Though except for Japan, they've seen everything.

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They look like something straight out of a childrens cartoon.

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Heh. "One-eyed monsters".

The mascots seem vaguely phallic, in keeping with the logo which everyone thinks looks a bit naughty.

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Good Lord! Those have to be the 2 freakiest-looking mascots I've seen yet! It would've been better using Globie! (The mascot of the Harlem Globetrotters)

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Can they possibly condition people anymore to a police state?

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