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Our Least Favorite World Cup Jersey


This is the latest installment of The World Cup According to Kempt™, our series on the stuff that really matters at this summer’s tournament in South Africa (kicks off June 11).

On Tuesday, we shared with you our five favorite 2010 World Cup jerseys. Today, we bring you our least favorite: Slovenia’s.

Slovenia defeated a talented and well-coached Russian team to qualify for the World Cup, so they must be doing something right. These jerseys, however, are not it. White with a thick green zigzag across the front, this looks like the shirt Charlie Brown would wear if he ever gave up placekicking and converted to soccer.

You can see these shirts in action, if you dare, when the U.S. plays Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg. And if you’re wondering, our runners-up for the dubious distinction of Ugliest World Cup Jersey include the shirts from Australia, North Korea, Honduras and Chile.

On the Waterfront


Art’s been moving out of the gallery in the past few years, but taking it to the water is a new one on us.

Swoon launched a series of art rafts off the Slovenian Coast a few days ago, and with the wind on their side, they managed to float to Venice in time for the biennial art festival. The raft-sculptures—humbly titled The Swimming Cities of Serenissima—are a pretty spectacular example of junkyard set design, but we’re mostly impressed that they turned out to be seaworthy. It’s one thing to tether a few planks to a sculpture and hope it floats, but it’s quite another to take to the sea and stake your artistic reputation on your sailing skills.

Tally ho?