This year's Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, are taking a lot of flak for being too "weird" or "creepy" or "inexplicably one-eyed-monstery" for some people, but did you know they're not the only absurd mascots in Olympic history? Here's a list of 11 Olympic Mascots That Were Obviously Conceived During Acid Trips:

1. Wenlock and Mandeville — London, 2012

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"Dude, what if, like, the mascots this year were these ominous, parking meter-esque robots with no mouths and a huge Cyclops eye? I feel like if one of them could have crotchless pants and we put them all over London so that everyone feels like they're under surveillance — people would be like, totally."


2. Syd, Millie and Ollie — Sydney, 2000

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The menacing kookaburra and his surreal friends the platypus and the echidna may have looked a little out of place running around Sydney to promote the Olympics, but it all made a lot more sense when they were crawling up the walls and speaking in tongues in the middle of that Pink Floyd song that one night.