Current Name Game
Wenlock and Mandeville: The Olympian masc-whats?
It’s true. Nobody takes mascots seriously, even those for the venerated Olympics. It doesn’t help that the mascots are often laughable (anyone remember Izzy from the 1996 Atlanta games?), although some were memorable (the unofficial mascot for the 2000 Sydney games, Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat).
This year’s Olympian duo, Wenlock and Mandeville, is just as dumbfounding. Even with the back story, you can’t figure out what they are. Stuffed cyber centaurs? Rejected Teletubbies? Repurposed Pixar characters? (Oh right, they’re two droplets from the last girder of the Olympic stadium. Duh.) What would you rename these misguided mascots?