Adult Content Warning

This community may contain adult content that is not suitable for minors. By closing this dialog box or continuing to navigate this site, you certify that you are 18 years of age and consent to view adult content.

What. The. Fuck.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nettdata, May 20, 2010.

  1. Nettdata

    Nettdata
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,608
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    16,488
    So yeah, we just had the Winter Olympics here in Vancouver, and the only thing we saw come out of the British press was their bitching and whining about how it was the worst Olympics ever.

    Sure, being the polite Canadians that we are, we mostly just shrugged it off, ignored it, and rolled our eyes at the wankers.

    But now they've gone and done this:



    This has GOT to be a joke. Right?

    I'm calling it now... the 2012 Olympics are going to be a fucking disaster.


    FOCUS: Mock and ridicule the choice of mascots.

    ALT-FOCUS: What other WTF!? moments have you seen? Let's not do the typical WTF shit that's everywhere on the web... let's try and keep it to the shit that was supposed to be taken seriously, but was just... wrong.
     
    #1 Nettdata, May 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  2. JPrue

    JPrue
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    Boston
    ALT FOCUS:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. PeaMan

    PeaMan
    Expand Collapse
    Average Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    First of all Bolton is a shit whole, not like that happy cartoon, and I can't have been the only one who was hoping that the little things were going to become animated by absorbing the souls of those children.

    Focus: The mascots are shit, the logo is shit - everyone in England knew the Olympics were going to be dodgy at best, right from the get go. I am still convinced the only reason we went for it was to beat the French bid. All in all, a pile of shit when you consider the money it is costing. Combine all of this with the fact that the London transport infrastructure is going to fall apart during it - you've got yourself a recipe for disaster.
     
  4. MoreCowbell

    MoreCowbell
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,185
    You're surprised? Did you not see the logo they unveiled a few months ago? Even the Brits knew this thing was bullshit after it was revealed:


    [​IMG]



    Pretty sure it's Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob.

    Sometimes I really wonder about this place.
     
  5. Rush-O-Matic

    Rush-O-Matic
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    847
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,500
    That's for the paralympics, right?

    1996 in Atlanta, we had Izzy, short for Whatizit. That was pretty stupid.
     
  6. BL1Y

    BL1Y
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,012
    Here's a look at a few other crappy international sporting competition mascots:

     
    #6 BL1Y, May 20, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    652
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    16,946
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    I do admire the Brits for idiotically badmouthing the Winter Olympics after they were probably (with flaws) the best I've seen winter or summer excitement-wise. They're probably just pissing and moaning over the fact that they practically got shut out from the medals entirely.

    So, they come up with what looks to be the gayest shit I've seen since Erasure was a popular band. Way to toot your own horn, Guv'na!! Hopefully during the 2012 Summer Games the Sun may actually come out (for a few seconds).
     
  8. NeonWraith

    NeonWraith
    Expand Collapse
    Village Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    I lived in London up until last November, and, honestly, EVERYONE that lives there knows it's going to be a disaster. The big problem is that the Piccadilly Line on the Underground, which is the main line through central London (and has stops at Heathrow airport) is absoloutely knackered, as are a lot of other chunks of the Underground...and they expect it to handle MORE traffic in 2012. The only way this will happen is if they're allowed to seriously upgrade the whole line by shutting it down for six months or so, which is never gonna happen. (at the moment, the maintenance teams can *just* keep everything in one piece by working 5 hours a night doing repairwork)
     
  9. WickedBitch

    WickedBitch
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    556
    Alt. focus: Perfect timing! Took this last night at Walmart.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rob4Broncos

    Rob4Broncos
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    7
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,845
    Location:
    Brooklyn
  11. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    652
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    16,946
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    If England's Olympics are going to be this goofy, can you even imagine what Japan's is going to be like when they have them?


    ...no, you can't. I think the mascot will be probably be Suki The Raped School Girl Porn Star.
     
  12. Rob4Broncos

    Rob4Broncos
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    7
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,845
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.studiothink.com/blog/index.php/2010/02/12/wtfriday-top-3-worst-olympic-mascots" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.studiothink.com/blog/index.p ... ic-mascots</a>

     
  13. Nettdata

    Nettdata
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1,608
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    16,488
    And it will be that much better for it... and it'd be one of the few Olympics that I'd travel to and attend.
     
  14. katokoch

    katokoch
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    461
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,617
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    I distinctly remember laughing my ass off when I saw this awhile ago:

     
    #14 katokoch, May 21, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2015
  15. carpenter

    carpenter
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    306
    Location:
    Fairbanks
    I must say "what the fuck?" at least four times a day.

    Anyone remember when New Coke debuted? Clusterfuck, to say the very least.
    [​IMG]
    I remember that people lost their fucking minds. If I remember correctly, there were death threats made.
    Over soda!
    Or, pop. Well, you know.

    As far as olympic mascots go...
    Do all the respective countries just like to waste money? There had to be some serious money spent on Nettdata's video.
    To what end? Do the mascots generate some kind of income that we don't know about?
    Does America have one? If we don't, I'd like to see the bald eagle be used.

    Not some gay-ass cartoon shit either. We get Martin Scorsese to direct a video of a bald eagle tearing up what ever other country we beat in the games.
    Lets say the US gets gold, Russia gets silver and China gets the bronze.
    The video shows this huge bear just knock this cute little panda the fuck out. Then, a bald eagle swoops down and rips the bears head clean off. Good, clean, olympic competition.
    Do it all CGI, save a shit-ton of money.
     
  16. Creelmania

    Creelmania
    Expand Collapse
    Experienced Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    The mascots aren't for the country, but for the games themselves. The Vancouver 2010 games had these guys as their mascots:

    [​IMG]

    And they made a boatload of cash off em. Stuffed animals, shirts, hats, all that crap to do with those mascots sold by the truckload. Probably the only thing that sold more were the red mittens that The Bay was selling.
     
  17. toddus

    toddus
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    621
    The mascots were chosen on the basis of 40 international focus groups and are projected to bring in about $20million in revenue. I think they look fucking ridiculous, but I would also never buy a plush toy mascot and I doubt many posting in this thread would. If there exists enough people out there to make the snuggie a success then I guess this will sell too. Apprently your cities dignity does have a price.

    I don't get the pessimism around the 2012 games, I have lived in London part-time for nearly 5 years and believe it will be a resounding success. I think the fears around transport infrastructure are not warranted. I was in Sydney for the 2000 games, this is a city with probably the worst public transport on the planet for a major city but it still pulled it off. The key is shutting down roads and running buses from hubs to events.
     
  18. Solaris

    Solaris
    Expand Collapse
    Disturbed

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    409
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Well here's the thing, the whole operation is just a scam for corrupt public servants to give their buddies in business high budget contracts courtesy of the taxpayer.

    The company that made these fucking awful mascots and the smug fuck who designed them.
    [​IMG]


    And guess what the companies called....? IRIS MARKETING, as someone on another forum pointed out to me, it's a fucking scam to advertise their own company with giant Iris faces.

    Fuck off, 2012, I hope the world ends before the Olympics starts.
     
  19. BL1Y

    BL1Y
    Expand Collapse
    Emotionally Jaded

    Reputation:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,012
    ORLY?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. seelivemusic

    seelivemusic
    Expand Collapse
    Experienced Idiot

    Reputation:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    114
    Location:
    the people's republic of Cambridge
    I just checked out Iris Marketing's website and there is a correlation with their logo, name etc. and the new 2012 Olympics mascots. Smart move on their part, I wonder how they managed to get it selected with the 40 focus groups.