The official 2012 Olympic mascots have finally been let out of their cages. Yesterday a bunch of London students became the first children to be 'touched' by these oversized perverted teletubbies with scary names: Wenlock, and Mandeville.
Olympic mascots by their nature invite criticism, detractors often use the silly characters to make serious statements about the host country. China went through hell with it's 2008 mascots, the characters were appropriated by many foreign and domestic protest groups. The Chinese government got so red in the face over the trouble, they even changed the name from friendlies to fuwa.
Thus it is impossible not to look at these monstrosities and wonder about possible connections to the new coalition government. Was there a last minute mascot intervention at 10 Downing Street? Was one semi non-retarded creature split in two? Is the giant blue crotch more Cameron or Clegg? And just as the Chinese forced Fuwa designer Han Meilin to incorporate the aims of the state into his creatures, are the giant eyeballs supposed to be friendly CCTV cameras?
The official origin story is of course much more Disney but I am not fooled!
***UPDATE*** This YouTube Vid suggests evidence of Free Masonry: