As you know if you have slept in my bed and noticed Mr. Piggily-Wiggily, I am no foe to stuffed night-time friends, and as you know if you have any memory for the volumes of the stuff BME put out under my reign, I am no foe to merchandising and an emotional attachment to corporate icons, so it should come as no surprise that when we were in Vancouver we got some discounted-now-that-the-event-is-over Olympic toys. Quatchi is described as “is a young shy sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada and loves to explore new places”, and I think I relate to him a bit on account of sharing the friendly bearded appearance among other wide-bodied traits. I have been a big Quatchi fan since I first heard his voice — it’s just too hilarious. Could I have resisted hugging a full-size one? The other little guy is Caitlin’s Mukmuk (a marmot, and their sidekick), and then of course Piggily-Wiggily. Quite a few people have complained that these mascots were too Asian and not Canadian enough — excuse me, have you not seen the Asian-heavy demographics of Vancouver? — and Imma let you finish, but these are some of the best Olympic mascots of all time. Of all time!



  1. have you seen this?

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  2. Shannon wrote:

    Outside of the immediate humor, I always like things like this that show the sloppy cheating of the mainstream media!

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  3. peteD3 wrote:

    hot damn! K8 would love one of those Quatchi!!

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 11:16 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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