Olympic Committee selects mascots for 2012 games. The London Organizing Committee chose a pair of naked mole rats from the London Zoo to promote the nation’s excitement over the upcoming games. Londoners wasted no time in capitalizing on the unusual mascot decision, hawking t-shirts at tube stations throughout the city. When asked about the choice, an unnamed Olympic official gave no particular reason for the selection, other than to state that the hairless rodents “look really kick-ass.”
Pakistani government sponsors Mohammed sketch contest on Facebook. Pakistan’s tourism minister decided to set up the “Everybody Draw Mohammed” page on the popular social networking site in an effort to “foster a cultural understanding of Islam and the people of Pakistan.” Several winners will be selected from the thousands of entries, with the top artists receiving an all-expense-paid trip to the south Asian nation.
This week’s edition of NFTS was compiled by Gordy, who tried in vain to make a suitable drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch, only to have it ruined due to his hands being shaky from too much heavy drinking the past week.