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Thursday, May 24, 2007

As Long As We Have Opposable Thumbs, We Will Fight You



How many doofy-looking bear mascots does one hockey team need?

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl has apparently decided that six is way too many, and so for one week only they're holding a vote on their web site to decide which one of the furry critters will stay, and which ones will get the boot.

The six choices, each with their own varying degree of vacuity, are as follows. Note that one of the bears doesn't seem to need the job, since he's already got his own apartment, which has a nice futon. Not as if that should influence your vote or anything-- I'm just saying:

1. 2.

3. 4.

5. 6.

Just go to the home page of the Lokomotiv web site, and in the left-hand margin you'll see a ballot that looks like this:


Each of the six choices is also a link that will open up to a separate image of each bear.

I think the best part is the last option on the ballot, нет вариантов (no variants), which you can basically take to mean "none of the above". Do the Russians know how to hold an election, or what?