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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

Full Name
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2 years ago

Unless it's a wig, nobody could pull it off.

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My dog is my co pilot.
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2 years ago

That's brilliant. The skill it took to do that. Amazing.

Christophe Ferreira
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2 years ago

I don't think it should be in that list, it's really good looking.

Susan Mesick
Community Member
2 years ago

You obviously don't know what "poor taste" is-this dye job is rockin'.

glowworm2
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2 years ago

It's so pretty!

Grazina Strolia
Community Member
2 years ago

This is GORGEOUS! Sorry, but I like this.

Foxyloxylou
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2 years ago

i dont get whats wrong with it? i like it

Jasmine Hufflepuff Henderson
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually really love this.

Mia O'Brien
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooo, image it in braids

Sugar Latte
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2 years ago

The satisfaction!

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

Love it! Nothing wrong with the taste.

David Jeu
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2 years ago

That is gorgeous !

Joanne
Community Member
2 years ago

So gorgeous! There's nothing wrong with this look!

Dream Wolf
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2 years ago

My eyes were confused for a moment. Amazing effort though!!

Darius B.
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it

Orionpax75
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it pretty dope!!!

BeesAreCool
Community Member
2 years ago

that is so pretty

Megan Brady
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg freakin love it

Jeanne Wessinger
Community Member
2 years ago

Um....wow

elfin
Community Member
2 years ago

I believe in choice for women and this is a brilliant choice.

Brad Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

I freakin love it!!

Laura Caldwell
Community Member
2 years ago

This does not belong in this list.

debrina blackmoon
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2 years ago

wig or not-it looks fine

Lazar
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2 years ago

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Debrina whats up

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Catpoker88
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2 years ago

This is incredible

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

It's gorgeous!

Lizzie V.
Community Member
2 years ago

Personally, I think it's stunning!

GFSTaylor
Community Member
2 years ago

For those saying it's a wig, you need to check out Betty Tigers hair salon on Facebook. It's the hairdressers I go to, and they do this kind of thing regularly with people's hair.

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW😍

Sam Shields
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it! I bet iridesces and shimmers when she shakes her head!

DemPugs
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2 years ago

It looks like a little bit of oil on top of water.

John R.
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2 years ago

You'd certainly notice her...

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder if they could do leopard print hair?

earringnut
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2 years ago

Yes you can.

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Mo Poppins
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2 years ago

This is something that I might try as a novelty once, but the upkeep looks like hell. Just get a wig.

Ahnnah Newell
Community Member
2 years ago

must be hard to find clothes that match.

Joseph Barnett
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

I like that. Reminiscent of a peacock.

Cheesecake Queen
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2 years ago

Why is this on the list? It's perfect!

María B. Kaiser
Community Member
2 years ago

what's wrong with this?

Aimee Anderson-Vance
Community Member
2 years ago

I personally would NOT do this to MY hair but I give props to the stylist that did this

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Not for me but if I was 40 years younger, in a New York minute 😁

Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous!!

Alex Craig
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW

AzKahleesi
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't have it because of where I work, but I'd do it in a heart beat.

Denise Mirto
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2 years ago

love it

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

My wife dyes her hair a couple times a month all these sort of colours, she has had rainbow patterns but nothing as skilled as this and she's been doing it years, i reckon this may be a wig or something.

Lesa Smith
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3 months ago

Georgeous!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 year ago

I would PULL. THAT. OFF.

Janelle Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

Impressed by the skill, impressed by the look, horrified of the upkeep

jevais
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2 years ago

This hair is unbelievably beautiful. I never could have mine dyed because my job. It looks like the feathers of a parot. Wonderful and so well done.

Jode Raleigh
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this

Godspeed
Community Member
2 years ago

She just came from swimming in an oil slick.

April May
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2 years ago

Clancy Owen

Katharine Lancaster
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2 years ago

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Mel
Community Member
2 years ago

Stunning!

Susan Sharon
Community Member
2 years ago

i would do that but i have purple hair already

Susan Burns
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2 years ago

That’s totally cool. But look at it a few days from now...faded and muddied colors. I wish they would perfect those dyes.

Lillukka79
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2 years ago

Looks like a migrane on the way.

Mimi M
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it!

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
2 years ago

Sure it looks cool but one this was obscene in price and two it took an entire day. I'm all for expressing yuorself but the number of things they could have bought instead that would have been more permanent is probably really high.

Derek Hughes
Community Member
2 years ago

Why didnt 6ix9ine do this? Maybe when hes out

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow- how long did that take!? Some epic coloring skills!

hawkeyefan95IA
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2 years ago

Glitch hair

sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Wild one !!!

Slune
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2 years ago

Lucie in the sky with diamonds.....sing and shake the head

Grace Wiebe
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it. It's hair - it grows out.

Pooky Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

Impressive job by the hair stylist.

Jon Wong
Community Member
2 years ago

some tropical species of bird look just like this

Paw Paw
Community Member
2 years ago

If I were a bit younger, I'd give it a try for sure.

erwin cachero
Community Member
2 years ago

What kind of bird is this?

basson6
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

Paper A
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm getting Dr Seuss vibes from this

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

It hurts my head

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 years ago

Make it brighter.

🏳️‍🌈👻EmoExtreemo👻🏳️‍🌈
2 years ago

I would wear it

Idk honestly idk
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2 years ago

i feel like itś an illusion

ANDREA SERRANO MORALES
Community Member
2 years ago

tye dye hair is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOL

Felicia Dale
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! That's gorgeous!

Nadine
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it! If only I was young....

Patricia Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it too

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

kinda pretty actually.

Susan Moore
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it!

Amanda Ammermann
Community Member
2 years ago

Its like Lisa Frank hair and I love it so much !

Sabrina Aebel
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

artist at work

Diana Chinery
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG 😮 I wish I could have that done

Mairlady
Community Member
2 years ago

naw!

Clint McInnes
Community Member
2 years ago

If I HAD hair, I wouldn't mind trying this with it. It certainly is a striking look.

Cora Fields
Community Member
2 years ago

Dizzy

Anggi Pangastuti
Community Member
2 years ago

I got dizzy

Azziza
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it!

Kevs Build
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen aerostatic baloons painted that way

Rumour Asit
Community Member
2 years ago

I love, love, LOVE IT.

Christine Cameron-Dow
Community Member
2 years ago

Very well done, wouldn't like it for myself but it's a current fad. If you're going to follow the fad, at least do a quality job.

Tecolote
Community Member
2 years ago

It's really impressive and cool looking but it's also making my eyeballs twitch a bit LOL.

trix
Community Member
2 years ago

If someone who's very high saw this person, they'd probably think that they're having a bad trip.

Ceamm
Community Member
2 years ago

The 11 year old OC creator's dream!

KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it, all of it.

Janne Petersen
Community Member
2 years ago

That´s absolutely beautiful!!

FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol, wonder how long that took

R.s. Potter
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2 years ago

It's kind of pretty in an alien sort of way.

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope it's a wig! :O

Luna Lovegood
Community Member
2 years ago

She's holosexual (waiting for simplynailogical fans)

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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2 years ago

Fairly horrid but no denying the skillz, amazingly well done.

Jae Susivan
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like she went swimming in an oil spill

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

When you want to look like you wash your hair in gasoline.

Jackie Carrier
Community Member
2 years ago

The answer is to have it done on a wig! Then enjoy!

Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

Well now you can clean spiderwebs with your hair!

Bryanna Van Leeuwen
Community Member
2 years ago

Her, making small talk: so I saw this big oil spill today- Barber: mhm, say no more

Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

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I think that is usually called a "wig"

GFSTaylor
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2 years ago

Not necessarily. My hairdresser does this kind of thing regularly for his clients.

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

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Sorry, you have a rainbow parrot on your head

Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

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Only Riff Raff could pull this off

Lisa J
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2 years ago

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This isn't awful taste, awful taste would he if it was the blonde/black unfortunate trend.

Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

Black blonde is fine if there’s enough fade in between,

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Molly Block
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2 years ago

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I think this one is also photoshopped. I don't know how anyone could color hair like this-- it would be easier to just PS a photo and lie about it. It looks really great though!

Leo H
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2 years ago

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Its a wig

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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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

looove it, where can I buy one?

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#23

Brain Winter Hat

Brain Winter Hat

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

For when you don't have one yourself.

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#24

Pigeon Heels

Pigeon Heels

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

hahah that is awesome

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#27

This Sweater

This Sweater

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Going out with a blaze..

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#31

Steampunk Wheels

Steampunk Wheels

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

This is cool

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#37

My Eyes

My Eyes

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Slinkman
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2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years ago

Hell, no!!!!

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