Monday, March 12, 2012

Please Tell Me This Is A Purim Joke

Ha'aretz (amongst others) is reporting that Israel has finally chosen its new mascot for the London Olympic games - The Bamba Baby:

Bamba is one of Israel's most popular snack foods - and this charming baby pictured above is the famous logo of the snack food made by Osem. In other words - Israel has chosen a commercial brand as its Olympic Mascot.
Even worse - this is Israel's second try, after the first mascot they chose - a cactus character, strangely familiar to Israeli viewers as a 50's tv show character, was retracted by the order of the court:

I'm hoping at the very least, that Osem is going to sponsor the Israeli team.

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