London's 2012 Olympic mascots

Does anyone else see these as the offspring of when Tinky-Winky had to much Pimm’s and hooked up with Cyclops? Here’s the supposed meaning of these guys, from Telegraph: 1) The markings on Wenlock’s head represent the three levels of the Olympic podium, where athletes are awarded their medals. He is named after the Shropshire village of Much Wenlock, whose annual games inspired the founder of the modern Olympic moevement, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, to create the Olympics. 2) Mandeville’s aerodynamic helmet features the three Paralympic colours – red, blue and green. He takes his name from Stoke Mandeville in … Continue reading London's 2012 Olympic mascots

Figure skater received threats over fur outfits

The Winter Olympics are having a rough go this year up in Canada. First there was the tragic luger death, and now US figure skater Johnny Weir has received threats for his fur-trimmed costumes. “All these crazy fur people. Security-wise, to stay in a hotel would be very difficult. There have been threats against me. I didn’t want to get hurt,” said Weir, who has been on the receiving end of criticism and outrage from animal rights activists. Weir faced anti-fur anger during a qualifying tournament wherein he was wearing white fox fur. After that event, he said he would … Continue reading Figure skater received threats over fur outfits