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:
"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."
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.