Olympic Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Olympics!
Caity Weaver writes about wtf these critters are:
Wenlock and Mandeville are loosely organized clumps of symbolism, representing a great many things but existing as nothing in particular.
Wenlock is named for the English town of Much Wenlock, whose local sports competitions provided the inspiration for the modern Olympics in 1890. The points on his head represent, not the horns of Satan, but the three medals won in each Olympic event. He also wears bracelets the Olympics committee refers to as "friendship bands," in the colors of the Olympic rings. The rings themselves represent the Olympic ideals of Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger, and Posh. Every friendship band represents a specific sexual favor Wenlock is willing to provide to boyz.
Wenlock is the mascot of the Olympics everyone will watch on TV.
Mandeville is named for Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the birthplace of the Paralympics. Mandeville wears a stopwatch referred to as his "personal best trainer," which, he explains, "reminds me I'm on a mission to be the best I can be."
Mandeville is the mascot of the Olympics where it's enough to just to be the best you can be.
Both of the widgets have taxi lights on top of their heads because.