CARTOON: A Perfect Olympic Mascot for Russia

Meet Zoich, the drunken blue frog who gets our vote for the perfect Olympics mascot for Russia in 2014.  The only improvement we’d suggest is that there should be a ticking time bomb labled “Chechnya” right behind him.

4 responses to “CARTOON: A Perfect Olympic Mascot for Russia

  1. I cannot help but notice that this “drunken blue frog”, has no fore arms?? Is this omission on purposes, if so it is strange and why? Can someone kindly enlighten me as to this defect.

    The only amendment that I would suggest or make, is to change the word ‘frog’ to “death toad”, or simply “toad”.

  2. Currently it’s rather Dagestanis and Ingushes and Kabardin-Balkars who exporting their jihad to the other republics (the conflict in Dagestan is now spilling even to Azerbaijan), in Chechnya there’s quite literally a civil war and it’s right now more contained and localized than ever in this century.

  3. Explanation of this cartoon for the clueless authors here:

    In a fairy tale, you never know when a frog, shot with a ski pole, can turn into a princess…

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:

    Is that what the do in Russia? Over here they turn into princes.

    Did the ski pole shoot off his other two legs?

    And what was it that gave him the fur? They say vodka puts hair on your chest but . . .

  4. Is that what the do in Russia?

    Definitely. And not only in Russia but all over Europe:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frog_Princess

    The Frog Princess is a fairy tale that exists in many versions from several countries.
    Russian variants include the Frog Princess[1]. One Italian variant is titled The Frog. Italo Calvino included another Italian variant, The Prince Who Married a Frog, in Italian Folktales.[3] He noted that the tale was common throughout Europe.[4] Georgios A. Megas included a Greek variant, The Enchanted Lake, in Folktales of Greece.[5] These tales are closely related to Puddocky and its variants, in which a transformed frog helps the youngest prince after the king set three tasks to his sons to determine which one is best to rule.

    In the Russian versions of the story, Prince Ivan and his two older brothers shot arrows in different directions to find brides for themselves. The other brothers’ arrows landed in the houses of the daughters of an aristocratic and a wealthy merchant. Ivan’s arrow landed in the mouth of a frog in a swamp, who turns into a princess.

    Over here they turn into princes.

    You are probably confusing this with another tale: “The Frog Prince”. Have you considered getting somebody who knows some Russian culture?

    Did the ski pole shoot off his other two legs?

    No. Maybe it is supposed to be the symbol of the Sochi Paralympic Games that will be held right after the regular Olympics? Or maybe it is a reference to some recent news of dumping of anti-environmental junk into the Black Sea?

    And what was it that gave him the fur? They say vodka puts hair on your chest but . . .

    Animal furs are associated with cold temperatures. So are winter skiing events.

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