AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

Post by Dominic Kinse » Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:00:00


AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

The Australian Olympic Cynics Committee (AOCC) offers an alternative
human characteristics attribution of the Sydney 2000 Olymoic mascots
below.

The mascots for the Sydney 2000 Olympics have been unashamedly
launched in a marketing context to generate AUS$100 million.  

The mascots are cartoonised pictures of three smiling, happy, waving
Australian species animals, a kookaburra (which is a bird), a platypus
(a water animal) and an ehnida (a spiky ant eating land animal).  They
have respectively been given the names Olly, Syd and Millie.  In all
seriousness and as if this has some relevance, we are told the animals
represent air, water and earth.

The mascots look suspiciously like, or akin in style to, Sam the eagle
(1984, Los Angeles mascot), Amik the beaver (1976, Montreal mascot),
Hodori the tiger (1988, Seoul mascot) and possibly Misha the bear
(1980, Moscow mascot).  When it comes to marketing, cartoonised
versions of animals are rarely losers.  Although a koala bear or
kangooro would be recognised internationally as Australian symbols,
who in Austrlia wants to buy even more representaions of these over
sold symbols.

Olly, Millie and Syd have been officially given 'wholesome' human
characteristics.  Some quotaions follow

Olly the cartoon kookabura
**************************

"Olly is gregarious, honest, enthusiastic and open hearted and
embodies the Olympic spirit of genorisity and universal friendship."

AOCC's alternative

Olly is a hopeless ***ic incapable of relating to anyone unless he
can harass them into joining him for a drink and are laughing at his
oft repeated racist and sexist jokes.  He is known as Mr Fixit.  That
is he will fix up randy journalists and officials with girls at cheap
rates.

Millie the cartoon platypus
***************************

"Millie is the brains of the trio. A born optimist and information
guru, her eye is firmly foccused on the future - except when it's
peering into ant holes in search of a tasty snack."

AOCCs alternative

Millie is an ambitious, social climbing, backstabbing *** who enjoys
humuiliating her juniors, especially men.  In exchange for sex with
Olly, Olly feeds Millie confidential information from journalists and
officials, which Millie then proceeds to steal and use as her own
ideas.

Syd the cartoon echnida
***********************

"Syd is a team player and natural leader by example. Focused, dynamic
and enthusiastic he captures the vigour and energy of Australia and
its people."

AOCCs alternative

Syd is incapable of forming an independent opinion. Syd learnt early
in life that the way to get ahead in life is to never disagree with
anyone, to enthusiastically endorse the view of whoever he speaks to
and appear foccused by repeating phrases, even if it is completely
opposite to whomever he spoke to last.  By delaying all decisions and
finally making decisions according to which faction will make his life
least hellish and will pay him back with most support he gets a
reputation for being a great leader.

Dominic Kinsela
President
Australian Olympic Cynics Committee
--

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AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

Post by Scott Coatswort » Wed, 29 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> ...
> an ehnida (a spiky ant eating land animal)
> ...
> Syd the cartoon echnida

I've heard it mispronounced on the radio and I've seen it misspelled
several places.  I wonder if anyone will get it right before the
Sydney Games.  ( Hint: echidna )
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AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

Post by Campbell Maffett » Wed, 29 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Looks like we've found one of John Heenan's mates, and they
seem to be just as much of a ***er as John.
Put a sock in it you guys from AOCC
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Quote:
> AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

> The Australian Olympic Cynics Committee (AOCC) offers an alternative
> human characteristics attribution of the Sydney 2000 Olymoic mascots
> below.

> The mascots for the Sydney 2000 Olympics have been unashamedly
> launched in a marketing context to generate AUS$100 million.  

> The mascots are cartoonised pictures of three smiling, happy, waving
> Australian species animals, a kookaburra (which is a bird), a platypus
> (a water animal) and an ehnida (a spiky ant eating land animal).  They
> have respectively been given the names Olly, Syd and Millie.  In all
> seriousness and as if this has some relevance, we are told the animals
> represent air, water and earth.

> The mascots look suspiciously like, or akin in style to, Sam the eagle
> (1984, Los Angeles mascot), Amik the beaver (1976, Montreal mascot),
> Hodori the tiger (1988, Seoul mascot) and possibly Misha the bear
> (1980, Moscow mascot).  When it comes to marketing, cartoonised
> versions of animals are rarely losers.  Although a koala bear or
> kangooro would be recognised internationally as Australian symbols,
> who in Austrlia wants to buy even more representaions of these over
> sold symbols.

> Olly, Millie and Syd have been officially given 'wholesome' human
> characteristics.  Some quotaions follow

> Olly the cartoon kookabura
> **************************

> "Olly is gregarious, honest, enthusiastic and open hearted and
> embodies the Olympic spirit of genorisity and universal friendship."

> AOCC's alternative

> Olly is a hopeless ***ic incapable of relating to anyone unless he
> can harass them into joining him for a drink and are laughing at his
> oft repeated racist and sexist jokes.  He is known as Mr Fixit.  That
> is he will fix up randy journalists and officials with girls at cheap
> rates.

> Millie the cartoon platypus
> ***************************

> "Millie is the brains of the trio. A born optimist and information
> guru, her eye is firmly foccused on the future - except when it's
> peering into ant holes in search of a tasty snack."

> AOCCs alternative

> Millie is an ambitious, social climbing, backstabbing *** who enjoys
> humuiliating her juniors, especially men.  In exchange for sex with
> Olly, Olly feeds Millie confidential information from journalists and
> officials, which Millie then proceeds to steal and use as her own
> ideas.

> Syd the cartoon echnida
> ***********************

> "Syd is a team player and natural leader by example. Focused, dynamic
> and enthusiastic he captures the vigour and energy of Australia and
> its people."

> AOCCs alternative

> Syd is incapable of forming an independent opinion. Syd learnt early
> in life that the way to get ahead in life is to never disagree with
> anyone, to enthusiastically endorse the view of whoever he speaks to
> and appear foccused by repeating phrases, even if it is completely
> opposite to whomever he spoke to last.  By delaying all decisions and
> finally making decisions according to which faction will make his life
> least hellish and will pay him back with most support he gets a
> reputation for being a great leader.

> Dominic Kinsela
> President
> Australian Olympic Cynics Committee
> --

> President,    Australian Olympic Cynics Committee          


 
 
 

AOCC's alternative interpretaion of Sydney 2000 Olympic mascots

Post by Peter Mack » Thu, 30 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> > ...
> > an ehnida (a spiky ant eating land animal)
> > ...
> > Syd the cartoon echnida

> I've heard it mispronounced on the radio and I've seen it misspelled
> several places.  I wonder if anyone will get it right before the
> Sydney Games.  ( Hint: echidna )

I think that this is a follow-on to the "angry chook" of the logo. All four
animals lay eggs. Only one more (a frilly lizard, perhaps?) and we'll have
the five Olympic eggs.

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