Thursday, November 09, 2006

He owns more than one shirt.

Say hello to Carlton the Bear. He's 6'4," and 270 pounds, which is a bit on the low side for an average male polar bear. He does have a rather large midsection, probably due in part to enjoying giant pretzels, arena nachos and cotton candy.
He and I have this in common: we both like the Barenaked Ladies. However, only one of us can spell the band name correctly.
He lists the Toronto Raptor mascot is his best friend, although I looked around Raptor mascot sites and the feeling doesn't seem to be mutual.

I love mascots, so Carlton is no exception. I tend to think of them as animals at a petting zoo.
My major complaint is that he's sort of bland. I mean, a bear? That's as conventional as it gets. I would have personally preferred something like a human sized foam leaf with a cutout in the middle for the head (and holes for appendages), but I'm the type of person that laughs at things that aren't, I'd probably be the only one who'd enjoy that.

Oh yeah, he doesn't just represent the Leafs. How does the rest of Canada feel about this?


Heather B. said...

He may be a little bland, but he is actually pretty cute compared to most mascots. I don't know if cute is what you're going for in a mascot, but if it is, mission accomplished.

Jordi said...

He is so cute and huggable. And may be a sexual predator.

Sherry said...

Most mascots are :P

I, too, sort of think he's cute. You can never go wrong with a bear.