「これはひどい」を英語で言おう (1) ロンドン五輪マスコット

2012年ロンドン五輪のマスコットが発表されました。名前はWenlock & Mandeville です(なお、devilleはdevilとは違います。パラリンピック発祥の地であるバッキンガムシャーのStoke Mandevilleにちなんだ名前とのこと)。 http://www.london2012.com/mascots http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/19/london-olympics-2012-mascot ロンドン五輪は、ロゴが決まったときも「このデザインは、単に美的観点からいって、ない」とか「あんだけすごいカネかけてこれですか」とかいった「これはひどい」系の意見の大合唱で、このデザインの撤回を求める署名活動が盛り上がったほどでした。さて、今回は…… 続きを読む
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Flavorwire @flavorwire

The London Olympic mascots are revealed, and they are scary as hell http://su.pr/83A4ai

2010-05-20 04:22:37
Olympic News @NewsOlympics

London 2012 Launches Olympic Mascot: Following in the tradition of great Olympic mascots such as Quatchi and Miga (Vancouver 2010), Co...

2010-05-20 16:08:59
Tim Ryan @timoryan

This just can't be the new mascot for the 2012 London Olympics: http://bit.ly/9k0AX8

2010-05-20 09:09:19
Dug @duguk

RT @markwing: Why spend money on an Olympic mascot when we have Boris Johnson? http://tinyurl.com/3ywaafy

2010-05-20 09:49:47
espionage norwich @espionagenorwch

Surely Boris Johnson was the obvious choice for London Olympic Mascot?

2010-05-20 09:52:15
Emily @junebug0602

Hmmm...this is the official mascot for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. I can't say I'm impressed. http://bit.ly/9f7y1p

2010-05-20 15:14:50
@NinkyBink

These Olympic (London 2012) mascots are rather odd to say the least http://is.gd/cgPqL The result of a most unusual brainstorming session?

2010-05-20 10:20:56
@Vemused

The London Olympic mascot released is a wow. Where did all the money go? Into the drain, maybe? English breakfast would have looked better.

2010-05-20 14:32:54
Jeffrey Simpson @FadAstra

First their mascot was Lisa Simpson giving head and now the 2012 London Olympics have these as the mascots?!? http://bit.ly/bbcbwI

2010-05-20 09:10:55
Kelly B-B @KellyBrouse

Olympic mascot update: they're droplets of molten steel. With 1 big creepy eye each. http://bit.ly/d169ua

2010-05-20 09:26:27
Nelson Shen @nelshen

london olympic mascots are pretty cool. they remind me of kodos and kang from simpsons. http://bit.ly/b9jadX

2010-05-20 14:27:02
Brandon Greife @Brandon_Greife

Really London? That's the best you could do for an Olympic mascot? Looks like the child of Kodos and a Teletubby! http://ow.ly/1No5F

2010-05-20 09:18:07
𝙢𝙖𝙟𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 💙 @majestic_whine

Shock as the Olympic (design by) Committee unveils the London 2012 mascot.... http://bit.ly/9pUuf

2010-05-20 14:44:47
@IdeasUnfold

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? London reveals the new 2012 Olympic mascot: http://ow.ly/1NraI

2010-05-20 12:49:37
greenojo @greenojo

Umm I agree..RT @IdeasUnfold WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? London reveals the new 2012 Olympic mascot: http://ow.ly/1NraI

2010-05-20 13:32:42
Alex Eagleton @celo4life

Its a perfect setup for a RPG! RT @IdeasUnfold WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? London reveals the new 2012 Olympic mascot: http://ow.ly/1NraI

2010-05-20 15:38:25
les108 @les108

2012 Olympic Mascot(London)What the hell is this http://nyti.ms/c0rNK3

2010-05-20 13:21:22
@friendbee

London's new Olympic mascots not cute or cuddly: The Olympic mascot Wenlock, left, and the Paralympic mascot Mande... http://bit.ly/9GlWya

2010-05-20 12:17:18
fake nick ramsey @🏡 @nick_ramsey

... why are olympic mascots always terrifying? srsly, kids are gonna cry when they see these two. http://ping.fm/06voE ht @guardiannews

2010-05-20 15:50:18
Dawn @dln

Is it just me or does the blue London Olympic mascot look like he's wet himself?

2010-05-21 01:06:26
Jaganath Achari @jaganath_sr

London Olympic mascot is the most hideous thing I have ever seen in a sporting event.

2010-05-20 15:24:01
Emerson Taymor @etaymor

Oh my. London 2012 Olympic mascots are MORE ridiculous than the logo. WOW. Atrocious http://mascot.notlong.com

2010-05-20 12:11:37
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n o f r i l l s /共訳書『アメリカ侵略全史』作品社 @nofrills 2010年5月20日
解説の役割を果たしうる画像など脚注・資料的なものを自分のtweetとして追加。
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n o f r i l l s /共訳書『アメリカ侵略全史』作品社 @nofrills 2010年5月21日
発表翌日分を少し追加。ところで歴代マスコットの一覧 http://bit.ly/bLaVnz を見ると、1976年モントリオールの平面→立体のガッカリ感は異常。
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n o f r i l l s /共訳書『アメリカ侵略全史』作品社 @nofrills 2010年5月27日
数日前にふと見かけて気になっていた記事紹介のtweetを探して追記、ついでにいくつか追記しました。
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