It's going to be a really fun 2008 Beijing Olympics. But if you're not a sucker for cute little cartoons characters meant to spread good cheer and world harmony, don't click here. It's the Olympics official mascots, Fuwa, and once you see them and read about how goddamn cute they are, you just might want to stuff them in your face and gobble them up right on the spot:
Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name -- a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.
When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games.