Sochi kicked off the 2014 Winter Olympics today with an opening ceremony featuring a little girl and her kite, a volcano, floating villages, four snowflakes that opened into Olympic rings (and one that didn't), a bunch of Russians and the games' official mascots: A polar bear, a leopard and a hare.
Though it was the polar bear (which looked browner than any polar bear we've ever seen, so from here on out we will just refer to it as a brown bear, because that's what it was) that left a lasting memory.
Oh and by the way, it moves.
And the brown bear had plenty of people tweeting:
Behold! The Russian bear of oppression! pic.twitter.com/WuEI7T5J6F? Zumoro (@ZumoroH) February 7, 2014
A lot of people think he looks drunk and/or super-stoned:
olympic bear looks so high right now. #SochiProblems? marco cellucci (@marco_cellucci) February 7, 2014
Olympic bear drank too much Vodka. pic.twitter.com/Q4RA8GAavW? Mike ? Kasprzak (@mikekasprzak) February 7, 2014
Others think he's just terrifying:
Giant russian bear mascot is terrifying? Greg Bland (@Greg_Bland) February 7, 2014
Oh dear god that 'polar' bear olympic mascot is going to eat our souls! Freaky thing, especially when the mouth moves.? The Kisuke Saga (@kisuke_kjr) February 7, 2014
Those are 100% the creepiest Olympic mascots I have ever seen. That bear will kill us all... #Sochi2014? Mandy Kovacs (@MandyVKovacs) February 7, 2014
AHHH the Olympics Russian bear mascot will haunt my dreams forever!? Shaunna Murphy (@ShaunnaLMurphy) February 7, 2014
Just flicked on the Olympic opening ceremony. First thing I see is some giant, uncanny valley anthropomorphic teddy bear thing. Creepy.? Adam Harvey (@LGnome) February 7, 2014
And here are nine things that the Olympic bear mascot looks like:
1. The bear from Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance:
At least Miley Cyrus isn't popping out of that Russian bear's belly to twerk.? figlet (@figletynewton) February 7, 2014
2. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford:
Is the Olympic bear actually Rob Ford? SN investigates: pic.twitter.com/IVqncUW6EM? Sean Gentille (@seangentille) February 7, 2014
Pedo bear has arrived at the olympic games.? Aimée (@aimeefrommars) February 7, 2014
4. Pedobear's Pedobaby:
5. Yogi Bear:
6. Ted (from the movie Ted):
What the fuck? The bear from Ted is the Olympic mascot?? Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) February 7, 2014
7. That bear that didn't get a callback for the Country Bear Jamboree:
9. Snuggles, if he just got out of rehab:
The Olympic bear is like the Snuggles bear if he just got out of rehab.? Bill (@bflip33) February 7, 2014
Oh, and then there's this:
Happy opening ceremony! Hope you enjoyed Russia' giant mechanical penis!