Fresh off the fun of the 2012 Olympic Mascot unveiling, our friends at Fast Company have put together a compendium of some of the most ridiculous World Cup Mascots. What's the word for when a subset propagates its own stereotypes?

Those two bucktoothed pals are known as Tip and Tap and are evidently "roommates." This is why Germany can't have nice things. Head over to Fast Company for the rest of the gallery; I'm not saying there's another Photoshop Contest, but if you all did fun stuff with the pictures, no one will object.

World Cup Mascots: Borderline Offensive, Oddly Menacing [Fast Company]

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