The New York City Olympic Mascot Dilemma

| December 27, 2002

With New York City recently selected as the U.S. nominee for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Bully Magazine thinks it’s never too early to begin considering the mascot possibilities. Bully’s writers presented a number of ideas for creatures to properly represent the games in the city that never sleeps, including: “Urinating Phil,” the archetypal man peeing in alleyways and subway stations across the city; “Sunshine the Williamsburg Hipster,” who hails from Connecticut, but uses her trust fund to slum it in Brooklyn and buy CDs and Chinese food; and “Randy the Cockroach,” a star-spangled monster insect: “a symbol that says we may be dirty, but we’re proud.” 

--Erica Sagrans

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