There's a fine line between being creative and ridiculous, and even some of the best restaurants have passed it. I get it, competition in the food service is high. You need to think outside the box to attract more customers than that Turkish Kebab joint with questionable sanitary conditions around the corner. But that doesn't mean you have to embellish your dining sets with cocktails served in an actual umbrella. Or fried chicken on a sunbathing chair with kitchenware sticking out. Bored Panda has already shown you the 10+ Times Restaurants Went Too Far With Food Serving, but we've found so many more absurdly funny fails encountered while eating out, we just couldn't resist from making a successor list. Continue scrolling, check out the most hipster things that food has ever been served on, and upvote your favorites!

#1

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

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Pandykinz
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is kind of cute, actually

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#2

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

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Mark Erwin
Community Member
2 years ago

If anything, this is awesome!

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#3

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

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Drishti Sinha
Community Member
2 years ago

Lord of rings

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#4

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

How is anyone supposed to clean this afterwards?

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#5

Potted Bread

Potted Bread

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

It was planted

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#6

It Has A Plate... But Still

It Has A Plate... But Still

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Vegetarian for me, thanks..

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#7

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

This is beyond stupid, and even further beyond decadent.

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#8

Eggs In Egg Carton

Eggs In Egg Carton

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

that's not so bad

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#9

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Ouch

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#10

Why?????

Why?????

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

This is just wrong. This was a living thing.

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#11

It's Portable

It's Portable

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

my teeth hurt just looking at this! But it's really pretty cake

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#12

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Worse: hostel

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#13

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
2 years ago

French onion ejaculate. Mmmm!

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#14

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
2 years ago

This is clever!

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#15

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

The title is hilarious tho.

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#16

The Tree Of... Pizza?

The Tree Of... Pizza?

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
2 years ago

What kind of pizza is that? Looks more like a middle between shortcrust pastry and crumble.

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#17

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

What a practical approach!

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#18

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

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Sally Appleton
Community Member
2 years ago

I like to imagine that the little lid is having a great time in the baby seat shopping with his mommy

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#19

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

At least Hawaianas...but this reminds me of this recent incident where they served Japanese diplomats chocolates in a shoe on the table, which could only be interpreted as a deliberate, severe provocation.

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#20

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Can of Bush baked beans $1.49. This pretentious bean toast - $14.99

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#21

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

sometimes you gotta lego, no matter what your age

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#22

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

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Sally Appleton
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm guessing the chef is making up for all the birthdays they didn't get one of those Barbie-with-a-cake-dress cakes for their birthday?

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#23

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks shaken, not stirred.

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#24

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

well now you know exactly how much liquid you got

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#25

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

At least you know your one pound burger is exactly one pound?

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#26

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I suppose this has been eaten before.

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#27

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

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UniversalMel
Community Member
2 years ago

How.... Would you eat that?

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#28

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
2 years ago

so that you wash up after you're done. Duh.

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#29

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope you get to keep the toaster, only way to make it worth the money.

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#30

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Open the cage, drink the cocktail and fly-high.

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#31

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not yours- this one is for that pet rock.

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#32

Justice Is Served

Justice Is Served

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

This is one spicy Justice.

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#33

Cheesy Triceratop

Cheesy Triceratop

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Cheesy title

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#34

Uh, Ok Then

Uh, Ok Then

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Bella Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

N O J U S T N O I A M S O S O R R Y B U T N O (does anyone know how long double spacing takes lol)

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#35

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

Not to bad, Kinda cute

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#36

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

what a dog act

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#37

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

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Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

can i has cheesburgher ?

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#38

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

I can live with this.

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#39

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

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Braineating Spleen
Community Member
2 years ago

Go to hell cake drink.

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#40

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

well at least it won't melt too quickly

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#41

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

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Sasy
Community Member
2 years ago

No

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#42

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Pork brains on ice?

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#43

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Forget the taste, enjoy the pure quantity!

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#44

A Coal Iron On Steak

A Coal Iron On Steak

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF.

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#45

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this a lawsuit waiting to happen?

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#46

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Baby oil?

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#47

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

and a turtle?

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#48

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

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Bella Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

what a waste of plastic!

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#49

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Just... Wow

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#50

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope they washed those and it doubles for toothpick too so win-win.

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#51

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Do they have a tube system in the restaurant? Is it delivered to your table by a pneumatic system?

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#52

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

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Braineating Spleen
Community Member
2 years ago

They deserve it for not throwing it back at the chef instead of serving it.

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#53

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

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Sasy
Community Member
2 years ago

An olive plate for a brulee? Despicable

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#54

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

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no one special
Community Member
2 years ago

it looks cute and nice

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#55

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this menulog?

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#56

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you complaining about unlimited popcorn? :)

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#57

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Waste of shoes

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#58

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

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JillVille
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey, my husband wears those caps, and he's not old - yet! lol

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#59

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

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Hannah Ingram
Community Member
2 years ago

cute

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#60

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago

I have no idea what this is.

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#61

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

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Just Curious
Community Member
2 years ago

Paneer tikka...

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#62

Fries Served In A Dustpan

Fries Served In A Dustpan

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

Worker: Oh no where out of plates! Janitor: I got you covered.

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#63

They Even Managed To Make A Simple Croissant Look Unappetizing

They Even Managed To Make A Simple Croissant Look Unappetizing

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks radioactive

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#64

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

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Braineating Spleen
Community Member
2 years ago

1 bucket o'sandwich please

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#65

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

so you can watch yourself eat cake from the most unflattering angle possible...

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#66

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

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no one special
Community Member
2 years ago

i can see so many things going wrong here

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#67

This Appetizer Was Well Balanced

This Appetizer Was Well Balanced

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

I am Groot

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#68

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

cold rock ice cream might have something to say

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#69

Nachos On Tap...

Nachos On Tap...

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

How many do you see? I see...let me count, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, sinko!

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#70

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

Just have to be really quick...

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#71

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad