Pan Am Games mascot unveiled

A Japanese comic book is the inspiration for the mascot for the 2015 Pan American games.“Pachi the Porcupine” was unveiled Wednesday after a nationwide contest was held among school children to design the character. Originally designed by four, grade 8 students at Buttonville Public School in Markham, Pachi has 41 quills — one for each country participating in the games. In Japanese “Pachi” loosely translates to “clapping with joy.”00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

7 of the most annoying things Bono has ever said or done

first_imgIT’S BONO’S BIRTHDAY today.He’s 53, which he’s going to HATE because he loves being down with the kids what with his sunglasses and his lepping around the stage.He’s a “love him or hate him” kind of guy, so we’re taking a look at some of the things he’s done to annoy us over the years…1. He’s inspired some very poor graffitiLike this:Image: Informatique/Flickr/CreativeCommonsAnd this:via Technically Human/Tumblr Prompting this response from Dublin City Council:Image: rickophis via Reddit, who says “This appeared next to graffiti on my friend’s apartment block” The band maintain that all of their tax affairs are in order, by the way.2. Where’s the consistency?He had a go at Chris Martin from Coldplay, and then backtracked:I think he’s that good a melodist, but he’s a wanker… He’s obviously a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin.Then he changed his mind:I think they [Coldplay] are a great band and actually, it turns out he’s a great soul as well. Sorry about that. I was just joking entirely.Annoying. Pick a side and stick with it Bono.3. The ever-present peace signAung San Suu Kyi is *this* close to throwing her eyes up to heaven (Julien Behal/PA Wire)Right in our faces (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/Press Association Images)“Why can’t you just wave like everyone else?” (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)4. No Bono, if you invited us around for dinner, THEN we’d be close to each otherNonsense ( So many feelsI can’t live, with or without you.Oh Bono, you annoy us with your perfect description of that relationship we’ve all had. And you make us cry after a few ales.via Imgur6. He can’t count in SpanishThis means:One, two, three, fourteen!7. Would he ever get a jacket that fits him?Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/Press Association ImagesDarren Calabrese/The Canadian Press/Press Association ImagesYui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesHang on though, seeing as it is his birthday, lets have a look at some of the good stuff he’s done too. He goes busking on Grafton Street at ChristmasImage: @HarryHudTay/Harry Hudson TaylorYou can check out the videos here and here.He does a fair whack of charity workBono and The Edge performing on stage at the tiny Union Chapel in Islington, north London,as part of the Little Noise Sessions week of gigs in aid of the charity Mencap (Yui Mok/PA Wire)Alicia Keys, right, stands with Bono, Bono’s wife Ali Hewson, Padma Lakshmi, Leigh Blake unidentified children at the Fourth Annual Black Ball Concert for “Keep A Child Alive” (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)He puts on a good showVideo: YouTube/CalculatoredHappy Birthday Bono, you’re not so bad.11 Nickelodeon theme songs you’ll immediately sing along to>Twitter campaign to get Vincent Browne Song to #1 for charity>last_img read more