Friday, April 10, 2009

Canucks: Escapee from Moreau's island

Through a friend getting some tickets unexpectedly, I managed to make it to last night's Vancouver Canucks - L.A. Kings game. The game was quite good, and I'll have a few thoughts on it to post later. However, what stood out the most from the experience was the Canucks' bizarre mascot logic. Typically, they're no less ridiculous than the vast majority of professional sports teams. Their star mascot is "Fin", an orca, which fits in nicely with the area's heritage and natural surroundings and also with the team's logo. I'm not a fan of mascots in general, but this one isn't too offensive.

However, some brilliant mind thought it would be a good idea to give "Fin" some bunny ears for Easter. The results? Horrific, and potential "Nightmare Fuel". It looks like a mad rabbit/killer whale escaped from the Island of Dr. Moreau. This monster will crush its enemies, see them driven before it, and hear the lamentation of their women (that's what the extra ears are for!). Check it out for yourself below.

[Photos 1-3 from Project 365. Photo 4 from Sabs in Paris. It's from April 2006, so this apparently isn't the first time the Canucks have done this.]


  1. I reckon the Canucks could go on a bit of a playoff run this year. They have played very well since February.

  2. Yeah, they've been in great form lately. They've got a pretty deep team as well, so it will be interesting to see how they do in the playoffs. It's not going to be easy, though; plenty of tough teams in the West that they'll have to get by.