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?

Natters
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1 year ago

Yes.

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Imagine riding alone on a long and lonely road at night and suddenly this appears in your backmirror :O

Toot Toot McBumbersnazzle
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1 year ago

I think Moto Moto likes you

Kyana Winter
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1 year ago

Ha, beat me to it!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

All it needs now is a tutu!

John R.
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1 year ago

How does one.... I don't know.. Open the hood?

T Rex King
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1 year ago

OMG ur right i see absolutely no way someone could open this hood.

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Jasmine Walker
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1 year ago

I wonder if the car is named Gloria

Annie Hu
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1 year ago

I think MOTO MOTO likes yoooouuu :)

Elsker
Community Member
1 year ago

now that's a scratch covered up nicely

Nini Meow
Community Member
1 year ago

Eh now I want one

Andy boi
Community Member
1 year ago

I think moto moto really likes you

Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this so much!

Victoria Tovar
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1 year ago

I think Moto moto likes you 😉

Yaya Sophie
Community Member
1 year ago

I think Moto Moto likes you ;)

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

Now, that's cool !!

Jo Browne
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha...a baby hippo on its mother

Hanike
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1 year ago

You have cat lovers... and then you have hypo lovers! XD

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone is a fan of #HippoLove

Cameron Blackburn
Community Member
1 year ago

i think moto moto likes you

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Aah!! A Hippogini.

Sarah Wermuth
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope the lights never go out or you never have to pop the hood

Chris Waters
Community Member
1 year ago

All I want for Christmas is a hippo!

Mrta Brzoza
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1 year ago

Is it Fiat Multipla??

Mrta Brzoza
Community Member
1 year ago

Sweet.I personally think that modern cars look meaner every season

Karnelia
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1 year ago

Why?!

Manda Webb
Community Member
1 year ago

This is horrifying

Rebecca Cote
Community Member
1 year ago

oh the lips! haha!

Ans W
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute.

Jovonne Bolar
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Love the baby hippo on the roof or head?

Linda Sellers
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol, love this one!

Tidal_wave
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen this car, too!

Chukwuka Edoziuno
Community Member
1 year ago

I pity the mechanic

MAN
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd kiss this car if i saw it

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

The baby on top!

Joe Mangrum
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a commission by The late Great Tom Kennedy (RIP) and his wife Haideen. Tom did amazing art cars at Burning Man http://www.tomkennedyart.com/blog/?p=4

Joe Mangrum
Community Member
1 year ago

this was a commission by the late great Tom Kennedy Art Car artist of Burning man " Never Forget Tom Kennedy" http://www.tomkennedyart.com/blog/?p=4

Ryden stiefel
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1 year ago

I think moto moto likes you

Ada
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1 year ago

I think moto moto likes u

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Cute one !!!

Tyler Daria
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1 year ago

look out i think moto moto likes you

Pooky Bear
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1 year ago

Just......why?

Shirley Battie
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1 year ago

I loved this

Jon Wong
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1 year ago

could this be reproduced with a 3d printer?

Doc Thissen
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1 year ago

This. Is.Just. Disturbing.

kAiTLyN
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1 year ago

i think moto moto likes youu

c Fuller
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1 year ago

eyelashes need to be longer. but way cool!

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
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1 year ago

I like this

Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

It's Fiona!

prevent the toast
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1 year ago

now that? that's what i want for christmas

Hannah Bee
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1 year ago

moto moto likes youuu

Ahnnah Newell
Community Member
1 year ago

oh, geez, why?

Carolinapearl
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1 year ago

Wow...just wow?

My O My
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1 year ago

I hate it - in a good way 😂

Magik cofee
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1 year ago

LOOK OUT I THINK MOTO MOTO LIKES YOU

🏳️‍🌈👻EmoExtreemo👻🏳️‍🌈
1 year ago

this is amazing

Dennis Kovalev
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone get an EpiPen stat!

ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
Community Member
1 year ago

you shall not separate me from my mummy

Patricia Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

at least the artist isn't hypocritical!

Barbara Baxendale
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1 year ago

Ha ha, I love it !!

Dragon_knight56
Community Member
1 year ago

god no....

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

Like the hippo in Fantasia.

Annie hunt
Community Member
1 year ago

Glamourous

Sheryl Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this ! I WANT THIS !

ANDRES MAYA
Community Member
1 year ago

i think moto moto likes you

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

sweet lips

Valerie Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow.

Gail Howell
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! I have to have one. Gray please!

Susan Smith
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1 year ago

Too bad you can't see the back. There is a tail that swishes back and forth!

Mamia
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1 year ago

It looks like a big fat ass to me...

Jessica Card
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1 year ago

they could have done without the lips then it would have been legit!

Maureen Peters
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1 year ago

Cute!

Carson Lujan
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1 year ago

What. The. F.

Erzuq
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1 year ago

Why does this exist lol

Abigail Coleman
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1 year ago

ITS MOTO MOTO

Anggi Pangastuti
Community Member
1 year ago

Gloria's car...

Kevs Build
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1 year ago

Awful and badly done.

Debbie
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1 year ago

love hippos

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

Somebody loves hippos!

regina larasati
Community Member
1 year ago

cuteeeee <3

Lola
Community Member
1 year ago

I would so drive this.

María B. Kaiser
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1 year ago

Those ears...

Lloyd Gustafson
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely love it.

PjandBolt
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did they make a car to look like me?

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people have more money than they should have, for real!

MØTH
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1 year ago

i think moto moto likes you

Stay_B0ld
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1 year ago

Arse hole

Alex Craig
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1 year ago

No

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a butt made into a hippo.

NCC-1701
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1 year ago

Aww it's a mama and her baby

Meagan Bownds
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1 year ago

This lady lives in Houston and I taught her grand daughter

Kyana Winter
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1 year ago

I think moto moto likes you . 3 .

Elisabeth Bergbom
Community Member
1 year ago

What if someone would put some lips (like on this car's front) around the exhaust pipe?

R.s. Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

There's a old white car with zebra stripes painted on it in my neighbourhood. The owner glued the black bristles from a yard broom down the roof to be it's mane.

Faulinei Shadowlord
Community Member
1 year ago

Why.

Mr HAx
Community Member
1 year ago

Fucking Hippo lover

Calypso poet
Community Member
1 year ago

No. Just no.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Happy Hippo

Synnika S
Community Member
1 year ago

Me and my friends have an inside joke that I'm a hippo lol

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a big butt... the puckered lips makes it complete, if you know what I mean.

Lizzie Roth
Community Member
1 year ago

hey, i think Moto Moto would like this car.

camena
Community Member
1 year ago

"look out! i think moto moto likes you!"

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd love to see the owner!

JillVille
Community Member
1 year ago

I know the headlights are the nostrils but each time I look back at it, I feel like it's got two sets of eyes....

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey dog, I heard you like hippos..

TheNerdyOne
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1 year ago

I THINK MOTO MOTO LIKES UUU!!!!!

LoneWolfie
Community Member
1 year ago

Moto moto

Dodger
Community Member
1 year ago

moto moto genderbend

Link
Community Member
1 year ago

My god...

Reilly Beryll
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1 year ago

I’m frightened... MOM COMFORT ME!

Murray Woodington
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1 year ago

🤢

Ray Githinji
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's a phat car!

Lazar
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1 year ago

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Tyler is right. This is obviously the work of a black girl

Tyler Duffy
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This had to be a black girl. Just saying.

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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 ??..

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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
Community Member
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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