Things happen. In life or at work, nobody is immune to failure. But let’s be honest, any workplace bears a very high probability of occupational mishaps, no matter what kind of job it may be. In a sense, it’s part of the definition of ‘being on duty.'

So this time, we’re looking at some of the funniest cases that illustrate how failing to perform one’s duties right actually looks in pictures. And thanks to the subreddit You Had One Job, we’ve got a seemingly endless fountain of occupation-related hilarity. Created 8 years ago, the subreddit is 421k-strong in members and aims at capturing posts that show what it means to hear “You Had One Job!” from your coworker, client, or boss.

Colleagues and customers unite, because this time, no one who failed at bringing the bare minimum to their single job is getting away without being busted. Psst! More funny ‘one job’ posts, aka you wish you'd done it properly but it’s too late now, are waiting in our previous posts here, here, and here.

#1

Literally Your Last Job

Literally Your Last Job

In 2016, a suicide bomber with explosives in his laptop boarded a Daallo Airlines flight, intending to destroy the aircraft. Twenty minutes after takeoff, the explosives detonated, blasting a hole in the plane, and instantly sucking the bomber out. He was the only fatality

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

If only karma were always this precise.

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#2

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen

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Vic
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1 year ago

The doggo knows a double negative when he sees one..

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#3

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

No Wonder I Was Struggling...

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Troux
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1 year ago

Step 1: Complete puzzle. Step 2: Flip puzzle over. Step 3: Summon Bob Ross to paint an even better landscape scene.

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Failing at whatever it is you’re doing is nerve-wracking. At that point, you may think you are the one making all the mistakes every time, and perfectionists are the ones who suffer the most because of it.

Failing poses a threat to our power and confidence, and this, in turn, creates just more stress. Add hectic schedules and never-ending commitments, and you get a toxic brew of low self-esteem. But what if we learn to deal with breakdowns and failures?

Dede Henley, an author and leadership strategist, suggests applying productive reasoning when it comes to occupational and professional failures. The first step is to self-reflect about “what you are holding as the 'truth,' what you don’t know enough about, and what your part in the breakdown may be,” she explained in an opinion piece for Forbes.

Sharing it with your team workers in a way that means you take accountability for your actions is a productive way to go about it.

#4

Got The Christmas Lights Up. They're... Candles. Yeah. Really

Got The Christmas Lights Up. They're... Candles. Yeah. Really

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

"C'mon, baby, light my fire."

Martin Kaine
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1 year ago

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"?

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

The term is Christmas dickorations.

K.
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1 year ago

That’s not quite the (dic)orum I expected from you.

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Andrew Gibb
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1 year ago

jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle all the way

Person
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1 year ago

Their chestnuts are roasting on an open fire

MusicalCatTroll
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha I just did that in my school band LOL

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago (edited)

"O Come, all ye faithful..."

Barbara Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

"joyful and triumphant"

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Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

Gotta have balls to do that on purpose.

Kate J
Community Member
1 year ago

You get a Christmas d**k! You get a Christmas d**k! Everyone gets Christmas d***s!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't the Christmas D**k called Scrooge?

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Goran Smiljanić
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1 year ago

From city government for citizens with love. :)

Grant Barke
Community Member
1 year ago

Having them blow snow would have been nice.

Cinnamon
Community Member
1 year ago

Almost choked on my drink when I read this.

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Bubbs Art
Community Member
1 year ago

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

Cynthia Bonville
Community Member
1 year ago

The different sized testicles (decorations) are just a promo to check for testicular cancer, a real killer for young men.

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
1 year ago

And they are happy to see you!

Botox
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. So friendly city! ))

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Kelly Hoover
Community Member
1 year ago

HILARIOUS

Botox
Community Member
1 year ago

You are lucky they fixed it upright!

Purr·maid
Community Member
1 year ago

I cannot unsee this!

Samantha Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

those are some mighty big chestnuts.

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
1 year ago

lol, I wish I never read the comments XD

Phantom Captain
Community Member
1 year ago

D**k the halls!

Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

Merry XXX-mas!

Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
1 year ago

With wings! Winged d***s!

William Mahoney
Community Member
1 year ago

What city ???

MARCO SOLIS
Community Member
1 year ago

they even have a vein

TimesNewLogan
Community Member
1 year ago

"Deck the halls with balls and candles..."

RadiatorAnkleSpider
Community Member
1 year ago

Jingle Balls

Salty Old Woman
Community Member
1 year ago

Gives new meaning to the Christmas pickle

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Flying p*nises! :D

Garfield Stephenson Wu
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's one h*ll of a Christmas d**k pic.

Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to say these comments, are Epic!!! ignore the first message, please!

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

People need to stop seeing peens in everything.

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like something that only a Certified Di-khead would come up with.

bon bon (still purple boi)
Community Member
10 months ago

1 word: ...WHY

Paul Budhram
Community Member
11 months ago

Those must be Channuka decorations, that would make more sense

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

LMAO!!!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣

Marisa Caputo
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious ❣️

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my goodness...

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣

CARTER RUFF
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF you crazy person

María Sabelli
Community Member
1 year ago

Any resemblance to reality is not pure coincidence...

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
1 year ago

So very, uh, festive.

The Other Jake
Community Member
1 year ago

Jingle bell jingle bell jingle bell...rock.

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it

Mumof1
Community Member
1 year ago

Goodness gracious great balls of fire..

Dan Pieniak
Community Member
1 year ago

THey sure had the balls to do such decorating :-)

Deborah Coalter
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg

BUMMERS
Community Member
1 year ago

"Deck the balls....."

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Fever! You give me fever! When I walk on down the street, I look up and seeee,Christmas season di—-CPS, and get a feverrrrr! I run home to see my honey, tell her I was super inflamed , I got a fever walking down the street, and wanted sex more than once this week! The cityyyyy, gave me fever!

Luuta
Community Member
1 year ago

Oops!

Ann Collingwood
Community Member
1 year ago

OOPS!!!!!!

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoops

David Herz
Community Member
1 year ago

orgasmic santa!

Connie Ostlund
Community Member
1 year ago

tOO DANG FUNNY IN RUDE WAY

Wayne
Community Member
1 year ago

"Deck the balls with...."

Wayne
Community Member
1 year ago

"Deck the balls with..."

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
1 year ago

😂😂😂😂

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 year ago

Christmas decorations? Looks Jewish to me.

nala simba
Community Member
1 year ago

But, they look like, um, something else, I can't quite put my finger on it.

TexasWoman
Community Member
1 year ago

He must be really hot!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 year ago

bahahahaha

Meami
Community Member
1 year ago

Apparently, they are expecting the Grinch and not Santa.

MAKtheknife
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear - those are so............... festive, aren't they?

JD Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Liar: 🎶 Baby it’s cold outside 🎵

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

It have been donated by the Vatican!

C Williamson
Community Member
1 year ago

he gonna get fined

Ronnie Wiley
Community Member
1 year ago

funny

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 year ago

Jizzmas lights

chiizkake
Community Member
1 year ago

"Let it grow, let it grow, let it grooow..."

Sarcasm101
Community Member
1 year ago

Mistletoe has been moved

miss miss
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha

Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to say become a dark epic

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 year ago

this seems like the kind of crap that goes on in la

Layla Corman
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Oh Come all ye faithful! Joyful and triumphant.

RavenClaw
Community Member
1 year ago

i wish you a merry dicksmess and a happy new year

Jeffrey Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

no thanks

YoChicken
Community Member
1 year ago

oh. well then

mooo
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHAHA WHY DO THEY LOOK LIKE THAT LMFAOOO

Sarah Garza-Karlin
Community Member
1 year ago

I know who posted this, it's in Israel

Desmond Odeso
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh look, flying bells

Dash Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Images of flying penis’s are a Christmas tradition.

Something
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1 year ago

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They knew.

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#5

I Am So Confused

I Am So Confused

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Sleazy Weaver
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1 year ago

Triplets!!

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#6

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

Apparently, Mermaids Have Butts

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago

Butt I've been told that mermaids live at the bottom of the sea

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Secondly, Dede suggests allowing your team to “reflect on what they’re holding as the truth that you collectively don’t know about.” In this way, the “collective group can engage in double-loop learning,” which is likely to bring fruitful results and valuable lessons out of the failures.

And third, don’t forget to apply the newly learned knowledge. This, of course, doesn’t mean that your part of the job is over. On the contrary, the critical part in solving the work failure is owning your part in what happened and “reflecting critically on your performance.” “A big part of handling a failure better is not blaming others for it,” Dede concluded.

#7

Posted The Sign, Boss ...

Posted The Sign, Boss ...

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Kelly Hoover
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a sure way to enforce social distancing LOL

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#8

Visible Confusion

Visible Confusion

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't smoke while swimming.

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#9

That's One Short Cord

That's One Short Cord

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Jay Tesst
Community Member
1 year ago

Client: We need that image now DTP-person: Yeah but it's just circles and a short cord Client: Nobody will notice, publish it! DTP-person: Okay....

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#10

It Was Almost Fine

It Was Almost Fine

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CH1990
Community Member
1 year ago

Took me way too long to realise what was wrong here haha

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#11

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

Finished Labeling The Package, Boss

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Biking for the win!

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#12

Figured Out The Clan's Age Boss!

Figured Out The Clan's Age Boss!

Ming the Clam, the world's oldest animal at 507, was killed by researchers trying to tell how old it was

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

Rest in peace, Ming.

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#13

Safety First

Safety First

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Aroace tiger
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1 year ago

Makes me nervous looking at it

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#14

To Fend Off Covid

To Fend Off Covid

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a joke, not a fail.

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#15

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

I’m Pretty Sure That’s An Avocado!

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

It identifies as mango.

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#16

One Space Was All It Was Needed

One Space Was All It Was Needed

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BingeFest1
Community Member
1 year ago

Lube or no lube

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#17

I Feel So Safe

I Feel So Safe

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

If you feel unsafe and need help you're doomed.

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#18

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

Elmo Born With Eyes On The Back Of His Head

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Please call in the exorcist.

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#19

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

Ah, Scohol. Those Were The Days

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps the person didn't finish his basic scoholing.

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#20

Come On Man.....

Come On Man.....

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

I would say that this was on purpose to elicit a giggle or two, especially seeing that it's 'large and sweet' for 'Big Mama'.

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#21

Legend Has It That It's Still Good To This Day

Legend Has It That It's Still Good To This Day

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Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 year ago

What beverage has milk, bubbles and apple flavour? It sounds disgusting.

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#22

Trick Or Trick

Trick Or Trick

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oddkiddo
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1 year ago

I love it! :D

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#23

I Know This Year Has Sucked, But C’mon...

I Know This Year Has Sucked, But C’mon...

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Since 2021 didn't start well we are going to skip it altogether.

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#24

Installed The Sink Boss!

Installed The Sink Boss!

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me
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me so so uncomfortable

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#25

Nope, No Problem Here

Nope, No Problem Here

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Aileen
Community Member
1 year ago

Voldemort???

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#26

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

My Kitkat Was Just A Bar Of Chocolate

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a win to me!

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#27

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

Yes, This Is How Reflections Work

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy.. indeed

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#28

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

Light Up The Stars, Baby!

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Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

Something like this is in Prague under one famous bridge where many people jumped and took their own life. It serves there like a memorial.

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#29

Ah Yes Education!

Ah Yes Education!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

The nail clipper is meant to replace the teeth if you are a nail biter.

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#30

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

I Ordered A Precision Screwdriver And It Got Delivered Like This

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Safety on a whole new level.

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#31

That's A Tall Girl, If You Ask Me...

That's A Tall Girl, If You Ask Me...

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

If shes that tall i dont think that she should wear a skirt

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#32

But They Both Are Right Hands!

But They Both Are Right Hands!

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Julia Atkinson
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1 year ago

Yes

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#33

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

Opened A Can Of Corn And...

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Torchicachu
Community Member
1 year ago

someone call markiplier

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#34

Big Ben Looks Funny

Big Ben Looks Funny

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Vanta Black
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1 year ago

I blame Brexit.

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#35

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

“Write Congrats On Them” ( Two Cakes )

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Kelly Hoover
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1 year ago

Looks yummy 😋

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#36

Mmm! Lung Damage!

Mmm! Lung Damage!

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

No thanks; diesel fried chicken gives me gas.

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#37

Now What Colors Would My Kid Use To Fill This In ?...

Now What Colors Would My Kid Use To Fill This In ?...

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Sonja
Community Member
1 year ago

blue and red for collars, brown for the stool, yellow for stars and dog tags. Red for hearts. Happy I could help :)

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#38

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

Don’t Apologize, It Happens?

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Vanta Black
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this what's meant by "pissing away your money"?

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#39

Barely Noticeable

Barely Noticeable

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boredpanDaman
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1 year ago

i would not be able to use that...

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#40

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

They Changed The Title After Realizing It

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In Vino Veritas
Community Member
1 year ago

Uranus is always funny

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#41

Not Sure If That's How This Works

Not Sure If That's How This Works

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 year ago

All I can read is MAXIMUM. Time to floor it!

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#42

Disappointed

Disappointed

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Troux
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1 year ago

This must be the director's cut.

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#43

All Four Colors Lived Together In Harmony. Then Everything Changed When Green Went Rogue

All Four Colors Lived Together In Harmony. Then Everything Changed When Green Went Rogue

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't forget the FUN-LINH OPTIONS.

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#44

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

One [friggin] Job, Traffic Cone...

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

The sorting hat from Hogwarts had to pick up a second job.

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#45

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

My Churches Anti Racism Slogan

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Full Name
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1 year ago

Free racism for the first year to the first 50 people to sign up.

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#46

Restored The Sculpture Boss

Restored The Sculpture Boss

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

I need more proof. I'm calling shenanigans.

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#47

Hit Yourself You Will

Hit Yourself You Will

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Put this in, Yoda did.

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#48

I Can See/Hear You

I Can See/Hear You

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Evolution.. it's not for everyone..

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#49

Left: How It Should Be Right: How They Did It

Left: How It Should Be Right: How They Did It

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Beverly
Community Member
1 year ago

My God! So it's not just the US!

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#50

I Found A Use By Date Sticker In My Burger...

I Found A Use By Date Sticker In My Burger...

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Johnnee
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one sad burger

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