According to Tim Antoniuk, an Associate Professor of Design Studies at the University of Alberta, we can all intuitively sense what good design is and isn't.

"Quite often, this relates to ergonomics and the usability or functionality of the products and services and systems," he told Bored Panda in one interview.

For Antoniuk, good design is "intuitive, [...] deeply sympathetic and empathetic to the user at all levels, and at some level, it is emotional."

So as much as we at Bored Panda like to make fun of crappy design, this time we decided to compile a different kind of list. Whether it's a space-saving Tetris cat tower or a skatepark shaped like bacon and eggs, continue scrolling and check out these prime examples of human ingenuity.

#1

Carpet Patterned Street

Carpet Patterned Street

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Manta
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3 months ago

Does anyone know where this is at?

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#2

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Appears On The Dish When Sauce Is Poured On It

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine Appears On The Dish When Sauce Is Poured On It

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Blue of the yams
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3 months ago

Oh that's incredible.

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Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer, was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him. He called it "an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors, and noises."

Realizing that he was a significant contributor to that world, Rams asked himself an important question: is my design good design?

His answer is expressed in his ten principles for good design.

#3

This College Made A Water Bottle With A Map Of The Campus On It. It Also Shows Places Where You Can Fill It Up

This College Made A Water Bottle With A Map Of The Campus On It. It Also Shows Places Where You Can Fill It Up

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

That's a really neat idea! That way we wouldn't get too lost in the college

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#4

This Benjamin Franklin Mug I Just Got With A Slot To Make The End Of Your Tea Bag The Kite

This Benjamin Franklin Mug I Just Got With A Slot To Make The End Of Your Tea Bag The Kite

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80 Van
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3 months ago

Aside from the picture, this is an amazing idea for a tea mug. It’s so frustrating when the tag goes into the cup.

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1. Good design is innovative. Technological development is constantly offering new opportunities for innovative design; innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

2. Good design makes a product useful. People buy products to use them. It has to satisfy certain criteria, it has to emphasize the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding things that could lessen it.

3. Good design is aesthetic. The beauty of a product is integral to its usefulness because the products we use every day affect us and our well-being. A product can't be well-executed if it is not beautiful.

#5

The Bollards Outside This School In Dublin Look Like Pencils

The Bollards Outside This School In Dublin Look Like Pencils

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Priscilla Reshell
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3 months ago

That's pretty cool

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#6

A Skate Shop & A Butcher Shop Are Located Next To Each Other. They Share One Sign

A Skate Shop & A Butcher Shop Are Located Next To Each Other. They Share One Sign

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Clever

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4. Good design makes a product understandable; it clarifies the product's structure. Better still, it can make the product "talk." If a product is designed flawlessly, it is pretty much self-explanatory.

5. Good design is unobtrusive. Products fulfill a purpose. They're like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, leaving room for the user's self-expression.

6. Good design is honest. It does not try to manipulate the consumer; it doesn't promise what it can't deliver.

7. Good design is long-lasting. It avoids fashion trends so therefore it never appears like an antique from the middle ages. Unlike fashionable design, good design lasts many years – even in today's fast-paced world.

#7

The Logo On My Umbrella Only Shows Up When Wet

The Logo On My Umbrella Only Shows Up When Wet

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

Now that's some neat branding that I can get behind

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#8

This Is Beautiful

This Is Beautiful

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

Plot twist: this is a message to all humans that cats rule us.

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8. Good design is thorough down to the last detail. Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance: care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

9. Good design is environmentally friendly. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

10. Good design is as little design as possible. You've heard it a thousand times, less is better. As cliché as it sounds, Dieter Rams believes it to be true. Good design concentrates on the essentials and does not place unnecessary burdens on the product.

Do you think Rams would like this list? Tell us in the comments!

#9

This Crane Has Giraffe Print

This Crane Has Giraffe Print

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Priscilla Reshell
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3 months ago

I wonder how long it took to paint that

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#10

This Bench That Looks Like A Book

This Bench That Looks Like A Book

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm curious on what the text says tbh, but I guess I'll read on it later.

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#11

My Friend's House Key Is Shaped Like A Sword

My Friend's House Key Is Shaped Like A Sword

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80 Van
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3 months ago

You could play Sword in the Stone every time you unlocked the door.

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#12

My Raincoat Reveals A Floral Pattern When Wet

My Raincoat Reveals A Floral Pattern When Wet

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

That's really cool. I want this.

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#13

The Inside Of The Pizza Box Was A Tuxedo

The Inside Of The Pizza Box Was A Tuxedo

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Beeps
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3 months ago

And it makes you look like a very messy eater :D

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#14

This Bench Is Made From A Curled-Up Paving Stone

This Bench Is Made From A Curled-Up Paving Stone

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Nicky Hargrave
Community Member
3 months ago

This is actually Newcastle upon Tyne outside the Laing Art Gallery. I've sat on that bench and can confirm that it is not very comfortable.

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#15

This Barbie Doll With Vitiligo

This Barbie Doll With Vitiligo

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Tiny Dancer
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3 months ago

Great to see! Yeah, Barbie has been diversifying for quite some time now. Barbies-60...0db003.jpg Barbies-60c22cf0db003.jpg

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#16

National Geographic Gallery Uses Its Logo As A Door Handle

National Geographic Gallery Uses Its Logo As A Door Handle

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

It looks like they know how to handle things, including their building

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#17

I Have A Clock Where The Numbers Rotate Rather Than The Hands

I Have A Clock Where The Numbers Rotate Rather Than The Hands

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80 Van
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3 months ago

I love that so much.

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#18

My Space-Saving Cat Tower

My Space-Saving Cat Tower

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James016
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3 months ago

Tetris shapes for the win

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#19

This Brand Of Coffee Changes The Design For Decaffeinated Coffee

This Brand Of Coffee Changes The Design For Decaffeinated Coffee

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mulk
Community Member
3 months ago

cute

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#20

Astronomical Makeup Palette

Astronomical Makeup Palette

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Potatogamers2
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3 months ago

I want Uranus on my face

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#21

This Swiss Bottled Water

This Swiss Bottled Water

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, that's actually really cool. (No pun intended)

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#22

The Air Vents On A Subway In Stockholm Have A Hidden Pacman Easter Egg

The Air Vents On A Subway In Stockholm Have A Hidden Pacman Easter Egg

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Some Cool Guy
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3 months ago

And now the pacman sound effect is playing in my head...

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#23

The Wolf On This Van Has Eyes Which Light Up With The Brake Lights

The Wolf On This Van Has Eyes Which Light Up With The Brake Lights

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Aeon Flux
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3 months ago

Wow!

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#24

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
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3 months ago

When you come out

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#25

This Whale Tissue Dispenser

This Whale Tissue Dispenser

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

Should it be wet wipes?

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#26

You Can "Light" And "Extinguish" The Flames On The Menorah

You Can "Light" And "Extinguish" The Flames On The Menorah

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

Now that is very enlighting

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#27

A Wet Floor Sign In The Shape Of A Shark Fin

A Wet Floor Sign In The Shape Of A Shark Fin

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

There is somefin lurking in the corner.

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#28

There’s A Skatepark Shaped Like Bacon And Eggs An Hour Out Of Seattle

There’s A Skatepark Shaped Like Bacon And Eggs An Hour Out Of Seattle

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TmKhr
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3 months ago

Now you can be part of the breakfast

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#29

The Handle To This Knife Shop Door Is Also A Knife

The Handle To This Knife Shop Door Is Also A Knife

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Mihai Mara
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3 months ago

Wouldn't want to know how the door handle of the sex shop nearby looks like. :)))

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#30

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria

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Lavendar rose
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3 months ago

What about that ceiling ! Wow , beautiful!!

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#31

My Desk Notes Are On A Tiny Shipping Pallet

My Desk Notes Are On A Tiny Shipping Pallet

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kasa alex
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3 months ago

So cute!

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#32

An Ashtray That Gives A Visual Representation Of The Negative Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes

An Ashtray That Gives A Visual Representation Of The Negative Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes

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Blue of the yams
Community Member
3 months ago

Yuck! A message a lot of people need to see.

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#33

The Pills Which Help Regulate My Heart Rate Are Shaped Like Hearts

The Pills Which Help Regulate My Heart Rate Are Shaped Like Hearts

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Elena Ktmr
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3 months ago

What if Viagra had the same idea? Lol!

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#34

Fork At The Eiffel Tower Is The Eiffel Tower

Fork At The Eiffel Tower Is The Eiffel Tower

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Blue of the yams
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3 months ago

The Eiffork Tower

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#35

This Subway Train Has Clouds On The Ceiling To Look Like The Sky

This Subway Train Has Clouds On The Ceiling To Look Like The Sky

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Lisa McComish
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3 months ago

Did you notice the floor is green?

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#36

A Little Crab Pen Holder I Found In Tokyo

A Little Crab Pen Holder I Found In Tokyo

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mulk
Community Member
3 months ago

cute

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#37

The Blossoms On My LEGO Bonsai Are Small Frogs

The Blossoms On My LEGO Bonsai Are Small Frogs

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Jessica Cole
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3 months ago

I want!!!

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#38

This Jar Is Shaped To Look Like A Ziplock Bag

This Jar Is Shaped To Look Like A Ziplock Bag

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Priscilla Reshell
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3 months ago

You go to zip it to find that it's glass

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#39

Here's A Street Lamp That Was Designed To Look Like A Paintbrush

Here's A Street Lamp That Was Designed To Look Like A Paintbrush

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Blue of the yams
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3 months ago

Oh that is so cool

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#40

Our Wedding Bands Are Laser Engraved With Each Other's Fingerprint

Our Wedding Bands Are Laser Engraved With Each Other's Fingerprint

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DogLady
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3 months ago

Points for creativity!!

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#41

This Clock With Words Only

This Clock With Words Only

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Blue of the yams
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

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#42

Spotted This Amazing Door Stop At Work

Spotted This Amazing Door Stop At Work

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Jihan Kim
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3 months ago

hold the door!!!!! ...... ho dor...

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#43

This Sugar Cube Shaped Like A Tea Pot

This Sugar Cube Shaped Like A Tea Pot

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Blue of the yams
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3 months ago

I want this in my life so badly

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#44

Somebody In My City Is Walking Around With The Prettiest Soles I've Seen So Far

Somebody In My City Is Walking Around With The Prettiest Soles I've Seen So Far

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Aeon Flux
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3 months ago

Topography?

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#45

Saw This Awesome Metallica Plate On The Freeway Today

Saw This Awesome Metallica Plate On The Freeway Today

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James016
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3 months ago

\m/

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#46

My Local Bakery Has Started Putting BLM On Their Bread

My Local Bakery Has Started Putting BLM On Their Bread

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Eric Law
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3 months ago

Bountiful loaves matter.

Ava Lasley
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3 months ago

burnt loaves matter?

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Evil Swan
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3 months ago

There is nothing people wouldn't merch

Tracy Costa
Community Member
3 months ago

Because it makes money. A lot of people support BLM and most likely it's really popular in the neighborhood where this bakery is so people are buying the bread.

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Blue of the yams
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it!

Peter Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

Bread Loves Meat, perfect for sandwiches.

Norah Reilly
Community Member
3 months ago

Bless them

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that is what's known as using your loaf.

Olaa <3
Community Member
3 months ago

I love them

Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
3 months ago

That's amazing ❤️

Craig Reynolds
Community Member
3 months ago

Only on pumpernickel, I hope...

Pawel Jamacasy
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Black LIves Hatter - i see what he did there

Ames A
Community Member
3 months ago

ah, the some of comments are so toxic here that I actually threw up. but that bread looks tasty!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

yo just a heads up don't pass this comment there's a bunch of qanon morons below it

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

As long as they're prepared for a backlash, it's an important message.

Bacony Cakes
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3 months ago

Tell them where to stick their backlash.

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Saundra Parker
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3 months ago

I'd purchase this bread.

skyfire the nightwing-seawing
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s break bread! They have really good caramel rolls!

Woltax
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3 months ago

Great💪🏾😃

Alex (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a genuine question, Whyte there so many dislikes

Warrior Mama
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3 months ago

The people who dislike blm are the ones who watch cherry-picked news programs that portray them as a destructive organization. Anyone who has actually been out with them or who has done their unbiased homework knows that it's actually just people asking not to be killed by the police (or generally mistreated) because of their skin color. The national portrait gallery/American art museum recently reopened with a very good exhibit that portrays this terrible part of our history and culture that many just don't want to admit or reckon with.

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Life is ?
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Alllivesmatter

Carmen Sandiego
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3 months ago (edited)

All lives do matter, but are all lives at constant threat by police and other authority figures for no reason?

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3 months ago

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with white powder

Russian Otaku
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3 months ago

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Great way to know what racist business to avoid and go elsewhere less stupid

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

That's not what racism means.

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Dave Jones
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3 months ago

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For all you BLM supporters, go live in South Chicago, East LA, west Louisville. Take a walk at night...any night. See how you feel about those peaceful neighborhoods. You Europeans trash America for being so murder happy. Take out the killings by African Americans and you wont see that much difference from European killings.

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

You're an ignorant nut.

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Wouldn't You Like to Know
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3 months ago

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That's probably because the bread is full of s**t just like the racist movement printed on it.

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

That's not what racism means.

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Would never eat there with that kind of political agenda

Suzanne Haigh
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3 months ago

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ALL lives matter, but we seem to be loosing that

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Black Lives Matter doesn't mean other lives don't. If your neighbor's house was on fire, would you be upset when the firefighters dose it instead of yours? Black men face a 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed (not shot, killed) by a police officer. The risk for white men is 2.5 times that. Both are bad. Black people have it much worse. Black lives matter. The phrase couldn't be any more simple. Not everything is about you.

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3 months ago

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Nah, this is wrong. BLM has killed and harmed more of its own and destroyed more businesses owned by black people. Plus their "Marxist trained' leaders gained so much money from this. I don't support and I will genuinely avoid at all cost.

Dave Jones
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BLM was never about black lives. They said so. They wanted to take down the police. This is about taking a few accounts of police brutality and trying to blame it on ALL police. It is called inductive reasoning or lazy logic. It is what KKK do to take a few cases of blacks behaving badly to say ALL blacks are that way. BLM and KKK are really just two side of the same coin. Incidentally, the heavier police tactics like stop and frisk kept the gang killings down. Now the police have given the politicians and BLM leaders what they wanted...less policing...and crime rates are sky rocketing. Before down voting me, check out how many blacks are killed now compared to last year. While you're at it check to see how many unarmed blacks were killed by police.

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David Brier
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Apparently many people are fond of these marxist idiots. ALL LIVES

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Black Lives Matter doesn't mean other lives don't. The message really couldn't be any more basic.

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Tres D
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3 months ago

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Way to alienate 90% of your customers that don't support the anti American racist hate group!

angry doge
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3 months ago

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all lives matter

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Black Lives Matter doesn't mean other lives don't. If your neighbor's house was on fire, would you be upset when the firefighters dose it instead of yours? Black men face a 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed (not shot, killed) by a police officer. The risk for white men is 2.5 times that. Both are bad. Black people have it much worse. Black lives matter calls attention to that issue. The phrase couldn't be any more simple. Have some empathy. Not everything is about you.

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Jarrod Nichols
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3 months ago

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Terrorist!!!

Everything_Fubar
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3 months ago

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You're smart, unlike most people on here

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Eww not the terrorists that burned down the city and smash things through the windows of random cars in the streets. I'd rather be hungry than eat this bullshit.

Carmen Sandiego
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3 months ago (edited)

Are you talking about the capitol rioters or BLM? Cause if you actually meet BLM supporters irl, they're just peaceful people who want safety for themselves and other non- white people.

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