These are the mascots of the Beijing Olympics:

They've been linked to all manner of disasters and parodied for protests (see Wikipedia and Slate for details), but they are awfully cute (look! one's a panda!).

The Olympics are one of the few sports things I look forward to but I don't think Beijing was the best choice for a venue–yes, sure, China's the Emerging World Colossus, but I can't shake the feeling that a triathlete is going to die of pollution poisoning or something like that.

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4 Responses to DOLLS of DOOM!

  1. jaypo says:

    They say, "Ha ha ha, hairy Western barbarian, you come breathe, then die. Do not blow nose in public."

  2. "Please use official cheers. Also, do not spit."

  3. Aubrey says:

    Is the middle one a Devil Doll? It looks like its head is consumed by flames.

  4. It is a small child with flames coming out of his head, to symbolize the Olympic goal of Higher Brighter Faster.

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