Surprisingly, there are quite a few displays of quality craftsmanship made in the least elegant, thoroughly bad design. Inspired by the subreddit Awful Taste But Great Execution, Bored Panda has collected a list of gaudy, tacky, overdone, and otherwise tasteless design fails yet done so well, you won't know whether to love or hate these funny things. From dog slippers made to look exactly (and I mean exactly) like the client's pet to a car with a full chrome bodywork, scroll down to check out the worst fails of aesthetics and upvote your faves!

#1

Thought This Might Fit Here

Thought This Might Fit Here

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Emily Softley
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1 year ago

Oh come on, this one is awesome. :)

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"Since most people cannot say much about why they like something, it seems as though good taste is just the ability to identify a shared preference, nothing more," Dwight Furrow wrote on 3 Quarks Daily. "But looked at from the perspective of artists, musicians, designers, architects, chefs and winemakers, etc. this answer is inadequate. It doesn't explain why creative people, even when they achieve some success, strive to do better. If people find pleasure in what you do and good taste is nothing more than an ability to identify what other people in your social group enjoy, then there is little point in artists trying to get better, since the idea of “better” doesn't refer to any standard aside from “what people like”. So it seems like there must be more to good taste than that."

#2

But Why

But Why

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

That's kind of horrifying yet cool

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And that's not all. Good taste can't be solely a matter of having a sense of prevailing social conventions because artists and critics often produce unconventional judgments about what is good and what is a bad idea. Instead, having good taste seems to often involve knowing what is truly excellent or of genuine value, which may have little to do with social conventions.

#3

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too!

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too!

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

is a win win if it ever flips over.

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Even philosophers have tackled good taste. "David Hume, the 18th Century British philosopher, argued that good taste involves “delicacy of sentiment” by which he meant the ability to detect what makes something pleasing or not. In his famous example of the two wine critics, one argued that a wine is good but for a taste of leather he detected; the other argued that the wine is good but for a slight taste of metal. Both were proven right when the container was emptied and a key with a leather thong attached was found at the bottom."

#4

Staff Kitchen

Staff Kitchen

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I guess that’s a way of bringing “nature” into the office.

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Thus, according to Hume, good taste was roughly what excellent blind tasters have—the ability, acquired through practice and comparison, to taste subtle components of a wine that most non-experts would miss and pass summary judgment on them. "The same could be said of the ability to detect subtle, good-making features of a painting or piece of music. The virtue of such analytic tasting of wines is that the detection of discreet components can at least in theory be verified by science and thus aspires to a degree of objectivity. Flavor notes such as “apricot” or “vanilla” are explained by detectable chemical compounds in the wine. The causal theory lends itself to this kind of test of acuity since causal properties can often be independently verified."

So, someone practiced at discerning elements that ordinary perceivers would miss could be said to have good taste. 

#5

This Handbag

This Handbag

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Dream Wolf
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1 year ago

This looks fun!

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But, for example, a wine taster can identify a whole bowl of various fruit aromas wafting from a wine, pronounce the acidity to be bracing and the tannins fine-grained but firm and still have said little about wine quality. "Wine quality is a function of structure, balance, complexity, and intensity supplemented by even less concrete features such as deliciousness, power, elegance, gracefulness, or refreshment. None of these features can be detected by analytically breaking down a wine because they are inherently relational, just as describing a painted surface as garish or a piece of music as lyrical would involve relations. No single component can account for them; it is a matter of how the components are related. In wine, even a prominent feature like acidity is not merely a function of Ph; perceived acidity differs substantially from objective measures of acidity and is influenced by the prominence of other components such as sugar and tannin levels. None of these relational properties seem amenable to scientific analysis. I doubt that gas chromatography can identify elegance; a wine's balance cannot be appreciated by measuring PH and sugar levels."

#6

Any Van Gogh Fans Around?

Any Van Gogh Fans Around?

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

It’s actually a fallacy that he cut his whole ear off, he only cut off a lil bit.

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So, Furrow argues that identifying these aesthetic features involves a holistic judgment, not an analytic one. "The wine as a whole must be evaluated just as evaluating painting or music involves judgments about the work as a whole. But although these holistic features in a wine are a product of fruit, acidity, and tannic structure no list of wine components will add up to a wine being balanced, elegant or delicious."

#7

Impressed By The Skill, Horrified By The Look

Impressed By The Skill, Horrified By The Look

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I really like it, I personally couldn’t pull it off but I love it.

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He points to Kant, another 18th Century philosopher, for a better answer. "When I judge something to be beautiful, I do so because I like it. But what about it do I like? For Kant, the pleasure I get from a genuinely beautiful object does not lie in the fact I find it agreeable or pretty. Rather, I enjoy how it makes me think. It stimulates contemplation of a particular kind. Kant called this the free play of understanding and imagination."

#8

I Saw This Today

I Saw This Today

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Dynein
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1 year ago

Did they have to give it those puckered lips?

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"Of course, some objects won't repay that much attention. We explore them for awhile, get bored because we've come to identify and articulate everything important about them, and move on. But according to Kant, an object is genuinely beautiful if it sustains our interest in reflecting on it indefinitely because all attempts to fully understand it fail. The object has an order that constantly opens new ways of understanding it because no particular principle is ever adequate. Beautiful objects are intriguing, mysterious, not fully understood, yet at the same time balanced, harmonious, and well put together."

"Thus, taste, on Kant's view must refer to our ability to determine whether an object is worth reflecting on, whether it will repay our attention and produce endless fascination. A person of good taste discovers new patterns to explore, finds unexpected avenues of meaning, and responds with feelings and insights that generate new ways of describing something."

#9

"I Need People To Think I'm A Bond Villain"

"I Need People To Think I'm A Bond Villain"

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Lingon
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1 year ago

That I would buy.

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#10

Was Next To A Car That Was "Painted" With Duct Tape!

Was Next To A Car That Was "Painted" With Duct Tape!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Probably wasn’t “painted” with duct tape, the duct tape is probably holding the car together.

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#11

Actually Very Well Made, But Still

Actually Very Well Made, But Still

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EHops
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1 year ago

That's actually pretty adorable

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#12

Dog Slippers Made To Look Exactly Like Your Dog

Dog Slippers Made To Look Exactly Like Your Dog

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Aramis
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1 year ago

these are so cute, not tasteless at all

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#13

These Gloves

These Gloves

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Jeanne Wessinger
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1 year ago

Yes

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#14

His And Hers Wedding Cake

His And Hers Wedding Cake

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PeachPossum
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1 year ago

And later at the reception, we'll have a mudslinging contest

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#15

One Of The Coolest And Also Worst Things I’ve Ever Seen

One Of The Coolest And Also Worst Things I’ve Ever Seen

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ZombieGirl5591
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1 year ago (edited)

Well, if you're gonna do the extreme and stretch your lobes...it makes it better to add the cute tat behind it! I like it (These piercings smell though!)

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#16

Grasshopper-Shaped Locomotives Stacked On Top Of Each To Create A Diner In South Korean

Grasshopper-Shaped Locomotives Stacked On Top Of Each To Create A Diner In South Korean

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Dynein
Community Member
1 year ago

I can get over the grasshopper look, but not over the fact that they look like they're mating (actual grasshoppers probably don't do it that way, but that's beside the point)

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#17

This Car Entirely Colored With Highlighters

This Car Entirely Colored With Highlighters

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Geez that would have taken forever, wouldnt the rain wash it off though?

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#18

Pimped Out Level: Amish

Pimped Out Level: Amish

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

When you want to travel the Oregon Trail in style

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#19

Beaded Hair Portrait

Beaded Hair Portrait

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Errorsaurus
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1 year ago

I wouldn’t call this tasteless--I think it's art!

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#20

These Campbell's Tomato Soup Shoes I Received For Christmas Years Ago

These Campbell's Tomato Soup Shoes I Received For Christmas Years Ago

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Hailey Andrew
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1 year ago

Omg that is so cool lol i wish i had them

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#21

Conor McGregor's Suit Of "F*ck You"

Conor McGregor's Suit Of "F*ck You"

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Withnail
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1 year ago

Connor IS this post. Really well made, but in such bad taste.

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#22

This Silica Gel Bag

This Silica Gel Bag

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Katia Mafiosi
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1 year ago

looove it, where can I buy one?

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#23

Brain Winter Hat

Brain Winter Hat

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

For when you don't have one yourself.

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#24

Pigeon Heels

Pigeon Heels

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 year ago

Looks like she just stomped a couple of pigeons walking through the park.

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#25

This Titanic Blow Up Slide

This Titanic Blow Up Slide

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David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

Now thats poor taste. What's next? Auschwitz theme bouncy camp ??..

Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

Train ride to a vape bar.

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Hailey Andrew
Community Member
1 year ago

OMg im so jelly rn LOlll

Zoe Drake
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is tasteless!

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this one! It stoot next to a blow-up concentration camp and a game where you could throw toy airplanes at a miniature model of the World Trade Centre. The kids had a great time -_-'

Rebekah
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1 year ago

Loved the Hindenburg shuttle.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

No, this one is just wrong.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Tragedy + time = fun time for kids.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

Awful taste at least.

Eden-Rose Huntsman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is just sad, imagine how someone who was actually on the Titanic would feel if they saw someone turning that into a fun game for children

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

so tasteless :/

VICTORIA HERNANDEZ
Community Member
1 year ago

No thanks do not want to repeat the tragedy

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

WTF, people?!?!

Kimberly lee
Community Member
1 year ago

What is wrong with people?!?!🤦‍♀️ How do you come up with an idea like this, and who orders it for a kids party?!?! 🤔. I have to admit, it is a little TINY bit funny if you look past the disaster and all....🤦‍♀️🙄🙃

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
1 year ago

XD

Willow Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

Shane Dawson had one

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

This would be a great ice breaker at parties

boredkoala
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1 year ago

HA!

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Ed Souza
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1 year ago

Place it on a lake... for the full effect.

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

That’s just bad taste.

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually the worst taste so far... :)

Christine Cameron-Dow
Community Member
1 year ago

And all you need to complete the scene is a string band playing "Nearer my God, to Thee".

Ceamm
Community Member
1 year ago

*recorder music*

Israel Martinez
Community Member
1 year ago

Tasteless ... YES ... am I going to refuse to partake ... HELL NO ...

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

"It was a most horrible disaster, so many people died." "Yes, great, let`s make a plaything for children out of it!"

Flame Phoenix
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1 year ago

I want it!

Lazar
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1 year ago

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That’s what she said

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Manda Webb
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1 year ago

Oh no 😂

Godspeed
Community Member
1 year ago

Where is the slide?

Nostalgic Hyena
Community Member
1 year ago

This is probably one of the few actually tasteless ones..

Ceamm
Community Member
1 year ago

I blame the movie for this

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! This is so wrong it's hilarious!

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

And once again, no lifeboats.

Bob Constans
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm in awe of the bad taste

Ian Carter
Community Member
1 year ago

poor taste? what is it too soon?

Jon Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

with matching sky

Ovi Rio
Community Member
1 year ago

how long does it take to make tragedy turn into a theme party?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Kind of kinky

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

haaahaaahaaaa!

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

I think it's marginally less bad than the other scenarios (Hindenburg, 9/11) because more time has passed - the event is more distant. But still nope.

Draw to be Brave
Community Member
1 year ago

This is just flat out rude to anyone who died on the titanic

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

Kinda not so tasteful.

B Ericksen
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s genius

Mary Stiles
Community Member
1 year ago

This is horrible! But also EXTREMELY creative.

thepotatogirl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I've been on one of these multiple times, it's really fun!

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
1 year ago

LOVE IT.

I dunno lmao
Community Member
1 year ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Laura Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

Freakin' awesome!

Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
1 year ago

The next one is 9 11 droping towers just wait 50 years or so

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

That's pathetic.

Alice Remedios
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s brilliantly terrible! It should be a water slide

juliana bright
Community Member
1 year ago

what parent does this to 6 year old?

Migue Avendaño
Community Member
1 year ago

if you jump, I jump

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry, I guess I am too old to see the humor in this!

Remi
Community Member
1 year ago

Making fun of a disaster implying some 1500 casualties is definitely NOT cool...

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

no, just no

Dina Voormey
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad taste!

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

But you should end up in ice water :P

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
1 year ago

In Czech there are really common thing on actions

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

Too soon.

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually horrible IMO. Who thinks of this. "What do kids think is fun? Ooh I know the deaths of 1500 people, among which were also children. What could be wrong about that?"

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, this one actually IS in bad taste. But it did get a grin out of me. ☺

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you think they once said "Some day we can look back at his and laugh"? Yes, I think things like this are in BAD taste.

Madeline Allman
Community Member
1 year ago

everyone is saying it is horrible and stuff and i agree but... just imagine reenacting Titanic (the movie) and tell me that wouldn't be amazing...😂

Abby Not Normal
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1 year ago

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Em
Community Member
1 year ago

we always have these at fairs, they were my favourite until I learnt what actually happened to the Titanic

E FourOFour
Community Member
1 year ago

I wanna do the scene where the guy falls from the top end and dings himself off the propeller

christie lowe
Community Member
1 year ago

Crass

Cameron Blackburn
Community Member
1 year ago

this is actually so bad its so smart

Emilee Hubbard
Community Member
1 year ago

But why

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#26

Finger-Ring

Finger-Ring

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Hailey Andrew
Community Member
1 year ago

hahah that is awesome

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#27

This Sweater

This Sweater

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Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Put some toy cars in your pockets and you will never be bored again!

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#28

Lenny And Carl Yin Yang Tattoo

Lenny And Carl Yin Yang Tattoo

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is pretty cool if you're a Simpsons fan

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#29

This Cockroach Cappuccino

This Cockroach Cappuccino

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Periwinkle Moonbiscuit
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly if I wasn't expecting this I'd probably drop it on the floor out of shock and disgust...ew no thanks!

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#30

Hot Rod Casket

Hot Rod Casket

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Going out with a blaze..

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#31

Steampunk Wheels

Steampunk Wheels

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are very unique, I would love to have them

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#32

When You Like Your Trunk So Much You Get A Second One

When You Like Your Trunk So Much You Get A Second One

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

How?! 😯

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#33

Wallet Chain Ankle Crocs - Thank You Small Town Malls

Wallet Chain Ankle Crocs - Thank You Small Town Malls

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Errorsaurus
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1 year ago

You've heard of punk rock, now get ready for punk croc.

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#34

Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It?

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Brodie
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1 year ago

Love this actually

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#35

My Entry For The Ugly Sweater Contest At Work: “The Human Santapede”

My Entry For The Ugly Sweater Contest At Work: “The Human Santapede”

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Periwinkle Moonbiscuit
Community Member
1 year ago

There's ugly sweater, then there's THIS monstrosity!!

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#36

For Fans Of Sea Sounds

For Fans Of Sea Sounds

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Jeanne Wessinger
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1 year ago

This is cool

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#37

My Eyes

My Eyes

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

A shirt Ed Gein would like.

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#38

No, It's Not Too Much Chrome

No, It's Not Too Much Chrome

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My dog is my co pilot.
Community Member
1 year ago

That's really really dangerous for other drivers. The sun glinting off the could cause someone to haves to close their eyes for a second and that's all it takes to cause an accident

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#39

This Nice Bedsheets

This Nice Bedsheets

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Hell, no!!!!

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