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I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012 at 5:16 PM

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... berets? REALLY? I am sorry but these US Olympic uniforms are HIDEOUS!

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Not like I can remember uniforms from past games. Still.





 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 5:17 PM 

OMG! LOL! These are the mascots!

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July 11 2012, 5:20 PM 

I don't know what you call those things, but I really want to kick that blue one in the balls. 

Those uniforms look like 20 year old flight attendant uniforms.


 
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July 11 2012, 5:22 PM 

Here's Canada's:

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She looks pissed, doesn't she?

ETA: Fixy the pic. LOL on the flight attendant uniforms. No kidding!





 
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July 11 2012, 5:26 PM 

She does look pissed but they got WAY better uniforms.

 
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July 11 2012, 5:28 PM 

Yeah, agreed.

There was actual thought that went into making those creepy mascots. A LOT of thought. I was laughing reading this:

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July 11 2012, 5:32 PM 

UK, WTF!!

What the hell are those mascots suppose to be?!

 
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July 11 2012, 5:31 PM 

Every Olympics it gets worse. Uniforms that look like they're from a thrift store and mascots from Mars.

I'm still excited as hell, though.




 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 5:35 PM 

Me too, Deej! I love the Olympics!

Here's Ecuador so as not to leave out Xica:

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July 11 2012, 5:36 PM 

The Mascot Story for Loc Nar:

"In October 2008 we advertised the opportunity to design the mascots on CompeteFor , the London 2012 procurement website. After more than 100 designers, artists and agencies applied, we spent the next few months selecting the best ideas and developing them based on this feedback.

When the final three ideas were tested with people all round the UK, we learnt that the British public didn't just want a character, they also want a story. We also tested the ideas with toy industry experts who agreed that Wenlock and Mandeville were the best choices.

Based on all the feedback we received, we selected Wenlock as the official Olympic mascot and Mandeville as the official Paralympic mascot for London 2012 in December 2009. The mascots were designed by London creative agency Iris."

Here's more (yawn):

http://www.london2012.com/about-us/our-brand/making-of-the-mascot/





 
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July 11 2012, 5:38 PM 

And Australia, for Ronnie and JenBunny.

Wow... these are pretty bad too.

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ETA: Totally remind me of the coveted green jacket for the PGA.





 
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July 11 2012, 5:38 PM 

At least Warwick Davis will have a job this summer.

 
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July 11 2012, 5:40 PM 

happy.gif Ginny.

And Finally, for ED.

WTF with this picture?

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ETA: Oh man! Check out the dude second from the left. XXXX





 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 5:42 PM 

Those are atheletes from the Paralympics,  I'm guessing.




 
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July 11 2012, 5:44 PM 

I just double checked and the picture is the unveiling for the "British Olympic Team". Here is the site for that image:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fash-track/stella-mccartney-olympic-uniforms-responds-critics-facebook-303393

Stella Mccartney!

ETA: Maybe they are being modeled by representatives from all parts of the Olympic games, but it doesn't say.





 
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July 11 2012, 5:46 PM 

The article I read says the uni is for both the Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/22032012/5/photo/22032012124630.html


 
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July 11 2012, 5:48 PM 

They are still butt ugly! I think I like Ecuador's the best.

ETA: I like Canada's but it just makes me cringe thinking how it would show all the cat hair happy.gif




 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 6:22 PM 

I don't get how the head shape represents the three medals??

 
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July 11 2012, 6:23 PM 

Bad word choice for "shape". Look at the head outline. See? Gold, Silver, Bronze.





 
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July 11 2012, 6:27 PM 

Hmmm
Around the...dip area ?? of the head where the W is, I see like an orange colour - OK maybe gold. The actual head and costume is grey - OK maybe silver...Is that what you mean? Where is the bronze?

 
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July 11 2012, 6:29 PM 

Where the chin would be and its left cheek is silver. Gold is the forehead and the right cheek going down. And bronze on the sides of the head.





 
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July 11 2012, 6:38 PM 

What are you talking about??? I see a grey head.

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July 11 2012, 8:32 PM 

Look at the diagram pic I posted in this thread, Arwen, and you'll see what I mean. It is clear there.





 
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July 11 2012, 8:50 PM 

The diagram and the actual do not match.

Will the actual be holding a diagram so that the head will be clear? I doubt it!

 
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July 11 2012, 6:42 PM 

Mascot = peen

I like our uniforms. Comfy and sporty. The athletes are literally herded for hours prior to Opening Ceremonies, comfort is key so ditch the ties and heels.

In '76 my brother wore something similar to the US pic above only in bright red polyester from Sears.

Sears. ca ca

 
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July 11 2012, 6:43 PM 

Seriously - the mascot gets more anime crappy every year. Fuck the mascot.

 
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July 11 2012, 7:49 PM 

The Mascots look like Telly Tubbies designed on acid.

The guy from the left on that one picture has a huge package. Is there an Olympic event for penis size? There should be, if there isn't.

Man I am bored.


 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 8:33 PM 

I already pointed that out, AC. Keep up wink.gif





 
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Re: I Pledge Allegiance to the Frog...

July 11 2012, 9:38 PM 

Lest we not forget Norway...

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July 11 2012, 9:54 PM 

Is he seriously luging with a cell phone strapped to him???

 
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July 11 2012, 9:58 PM 

He seriously is not, he's curling happy.gif

And it's probalby not a cell phone, but a 2 way radio so that he can communicate with his team when they are on opposite ends of the sheet, since it was pretty loud in there.

 
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July 11 2012, 10:35 PM 

D'oh!

 
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July 11 2012, 10:07 PM 

I'm pretty sure there's an entire fetish community of people who fuck mascots.

So, your wish may be granted. In the wierdest and most literal way.


 
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July 12 2012, 7:49 AM 

Furries, right? I'm pretty sure the world is ending.

We had an exchange student from Norway when I was in high school. First day of school he dons red pants, yellow socks, wildly patterned sleeveless shirt and pointy-toed blue suede shoes. Oh, and a trucker hat with matches sticking out of it. It became my crusade to help this guy out. By the end of the year, he had a prom date. Score.

The only way I could explain that first day is that they spend half the year dressing in the dark. Might explain those harlequin pants, too.

The US uniforms are kinda Mad Men-ish. Very retro.

 
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July 12 2012, 9:28 AM 

I can't believe my eye. Those mascots are awful.
Looking forward to the Olympics though . . . I'm also looking forward to the end of the Tour de France. That's all the husband wants to watch.

 
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July 12 2012, 10:35 AM 


 
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July 12 2012, 2:14 PM 

And according to the NY Daily News, the uniforms are made in China. Here's the full article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/olympics-2012/u-s-olympic-team-unveils-uniform-opening-ceremony-london-olympics-article-1.1111193

 
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July 12 2012, 3:18 PM 

HA!

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While Verdi said he likes the fitted white pants and the mens shoes, the overall look was a failure.

It was a combination of things to me: rich, British private school kids . . . and Mr. Howell from Gilligans Island. I wasnt sure if they were really chic crossing guards or Olympians. It was unclear to me.
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July 12 2012, 3:23 PM 

I didn't notice the Polo logo. Seriously? Ugh.

 
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July 12 2012, 3:26 PM 

And the mens jackets are too short. They all look like some smarmy cruise director.


 
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July 12 2012, 3:28 PM 

My friend says it looks like a poster to join the army in the 50s.

I said "yeah the beatnik army."

 
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