Topic: Mascots

Could Kool-Aid Man Really Bust Through a Brick Wall? Science Finally Has an Answer Will he survive, and what will be left of him?

The Kool-Aid man's explosive antics have been unquestionably cool since he busted through his first wall in the 1970s. But could he possibly survive such a dramatic entrance? Wouldn't he shatter…

January 20, 2015, 9:55 AM EST

If the Rio Olympic Mascot Isn't a Cat, Then What Is It? Public is asked to name mashup creatures

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games mascot was unveiled Monday, and while we don't know what the name of the creature is, one thing's for sure. Following in the line of cat-like…

November 24, 2014, 4:19 PM EST

McDonald's Mascot 'Happy' Becomes Even More Terrifying in Horror Poster Contest Fear the teeth

Turns out we weren't the only ones that found McDonald's newest Happy Meal mascot, "Happy," just a tad on the frightening side. Online marketplace DesignCrowd challenged its graphic design community to…

June 3, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

McDonald's New Happy Meal 'Ambassador' Just Might Eat Your Children Meet 'Happy,' this week's most maligned mascot

On the heels of a refresh that brought Ronnie McDonald some sweet new threads, McDonald's has just introduced a new crazy-eyed mascot—er, "ambassador"—named "Happy." (Presumably because "Nightmare Fuel" was already…

May 20, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT

The Complete Taxonomy of College Sports Mascots 1,100 schools on one incredible poster

We've been in love with taxonomies ever since the agency-name infographic a few months ago. Here's one that's truly stunning to behold—Pop Chart Lab's new Chart of Collegiate Sports Teams.…

April 10, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

A Treasure Trove of Great, Weird Advertising Characters Flickr pool celebrates odd brand mascots

The Flickr group Weird Advertising Characters is misleadingly named. It should be called Awesome Advertising Characters, because every single picture in here is a winner. Whoever came up with Cheesus…

April 5, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

Burger King Leads 'Time' List of Creepiest Mascots But are any of the other picks actually eerie?

Time magazine is mourning the recent retirement of Burger King's “King” mascot by including him in a list of the Top 10 Creepiest Product Mascots. Whoever wrote this up must…

August 25, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

11-Year-Old Slams Ronald McDonald for Being an Ass-Clown

Amid all the uncertainty over the impending apocalypse, rest assured that some things will always stay the same. Yesterday, doctors (again) blasted Ronald McDonald for making America's children fat, but…

May 20, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

Meet the New Voice of the Aflac Duck Dan McKeague quacks his way to a new gig

It doesn't look like a duck, but it quacks like a duck, and that's all that matters to Aflac. After a monthlong search, the insurance company has chosen 36-year-old Dan…

April 26, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT