New Orleans Pelicans unveil new mascot; scare children and adults

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New Orleans Pelicans unveil new mascot; scare children and adults

CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Anyone who knows me understands that I have a bizarre infatuation with mascots. I'm not sure why, I just do. When the NBA's New Orleans Hornets changed their name to "Pelicans" I eagerly anticipated the birth of a new mascot. Well, the Pelicans unveiled Pierre the Pelican Wednesday night - and it scared the heck out of me. 

Part bird, part clown, all creepy, Pierre the Pelican is utterly terrifying. Aren't mascots supposed to greet kids at play up to fans at events? Can you see your child eagerly anticipating a chance to meet Pierre?

I don't have an issue with birds, but I don't like clowns. I once stayed at a ski resort in Vermont where, on the wall in my bedroom, was a picture of a clown painting another clown. I had to take it down. Had I seen this bird/clown concoction, I would have checked out of the hotel. 

I don't like this thing.