Friday Nite Lite: Olympics, Mitt and MorePosted: July 27, 2012
It’s Friday Nite!
And you know what that means…
Well, tonight was the Opening Ceremonies…as I write this, we still have not gotten a chance to see the show…it airs at 7:30. But from the pictures I have seen the Opening Ceremonies must be sponsored by the folks who are bringing the Hobbit to the big screen. Those “things” are the Olympic Mascots…you can click the link to find out more about them. (No, that is not a joke either!)
What we know for sure: they’re metallic, have one eye each and no visible feet.
They also have an official website, and are on twitter — although with hands shaped like mittens, it could be difficult to tweet.
Organisers for the London Games say the mascots will be hit a with kids — and why not? Doesn’t every child crave a toy moulded from steel left over from the last girder on the Olympic stadium?
The question is, what do you think of Wenlock and Mandeville? How do they represent London, the UK or the Olympics in general?
I don’t know…they look like giant prophylactics to me. One eyed ones at that!
Let’s get to the cartoons. Some are not very “funny” and they are going first.
This one is important to me, because here in Banjoland, a young K-9 police officer…and former Army Bomb Dog trainer and handler, killed himself last week. He was a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Cagle Post » Military Suicides Epidemic
Another tribute to Sally Ride:
One more tribute, to Sherman Helmsley: AAEC – Political Cartoon by John R. Rose, Byrd Newspapers of Virginia – 07/27/2012
Now for some fun…
More on the Olympics: AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 07/27/2012
Now for some cartoons about the Tea Party, ABC, North Korea and Bachmann…
Have a wonderful evening…this is an open thread.