And now for something completely different--here are the two mascots for London's 2012 Olympic games!
From the AP article --"London Unveils One-Eyed Mascots" --"We've talked to lots of children and they don't want cuddly toys," London 2012 organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe said. "They want something they can interact with and something with a good story behind it." The two mascots are based on a story by Michael Morpurgo, "in which they are formed by a welder from the last drops of steel from the girders of the Olympic Stadium in east London" (from the AP article).
Um. I can't really think of any children of my acquaintance who would want to interact with either of these. Yet, the more I stare at them, the more they grow on me....and in their computer generated form they are less disturbing....(unless I have now been starting at them for Too Long, and have lost my mind).
More pictures can be found here, or you can watch the official video at the London 2012 site.