Before deciding on how your shop sign, book cover or even a newspaper is going to look, you should definitely reexamine the final draft. From these bad design examples, though, you can see, that they were not revised. Or were left as they are as some evil joke to the customer. If you do not desire to be left with doors that only open for a Jedi, a Minion shampoo bottle crying bloody tears, or a street sign that's utterly indecipherable - better not mess with the designer.

These funny design fails are here to show you, that good designers usually deserve more credit than they get. They put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making unfortunate design choices like the ones on this list. If you don't want to end up looking foolish, a good designer is worth the money!

So scroll through our list of design fails, and remember - what you pay for is what you get!

#1

No Safety

No Safety

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

DON'T DEAD OPEN INSIDE

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#2

The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil

The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil

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BirgitBjelkengren
Community Member
5 years ago

If they just put the print the other way...

Dragon_Tamer_Of_The_Centry
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

This one never gets old.

Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

...gets old

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AnnaBenczedi
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm pretty sure this one's intentional. it's a timeline that represents addiction. In the end only drugs remain. I think it's pretty good. a lot better than the frying pan commercial anyway :).

This Derpy Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

something like this happened in like 4th grade... we got pencils like this and some kid sharpened them to say "do drugs" the teacher made him throw it away...

Dragon_Tamer_Of_The_Centry
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that the company did this on purpose...

BirgitBjelkengren
Community Member
5 years ago

But the text would change in a more appropriate way, taking away the words from the end, one by one... Too cool ;-) Reading what it says on the side of the pencil while writing is probably not a god idea any way.

DANIEL DELGADO
Community Member
8 months ago

illegal!

Jebbidan
Community Member
1 year ago

Do drugs because the pencil said so

Harrison Fournier
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you f*****g crazy don’t do drugs

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Miana Heang
Community Member
2 years ago

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Lucas MacPhail
Community Member
2 years ago

dude: hey kids. have some pencils Kid: I don't do pop up ads

Dang Nguyen
Community Member
3 years ago

ONLY USE THE ERASE

TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

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I think this is really poor actually. The 2nd one's no different from the first and the last one? Drugs... yeah... so?

AnnRos'a
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5 years ago

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I'm with you! Who uses a lead pencil anymore? Smh

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#3

Westminster Bridge Design Fail Or Win?

Westminster Bridge Design Fail Or Win?

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RyonMikeska
Community Member
5 years ago

WIN!

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#4

Thanks For The Advice

Thanks For The Advice

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

My mom's slogan!

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#5

My Mom Bought A Strawberry Scented Minion Shampoo For My Little Brother

My Mom Bought A Strawberry Scented Minion Shampoo For My Little Brother

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EmmaStoneFan4ever
Community Member
5 years ago

That is some killer red mascara!

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#6

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

Don't Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

What a trip! Maybe the hotel owner did think that through ...

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#7

Probably Should Have Put The Author's Name Somewhere Else

Probably Should Have Put The Author's Name Somewhere Else

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

Not any weirder than us white kids! :)

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#8

Who Thought Up This Design?

Who Thought Up This Design?

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OwenThornton
Community Member
5 years ago

What goes in, must come out.

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#9

This Designer Hasn’t Looked At A Compass In A While

This Designer Hasn’t Looked At A Compass In A While

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

Ouch!

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#10

This Newspaper

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DinahLangsjoen
Community Member
5 years ago

Mankato!?

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#11

Jedi Entrance Only

Jedi Entrance Only

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

Bring your own suction cups.

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#12

This Escalator

This Escalator

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LiekeMuller
Community Member
5 years ago

That guy on the right won't even see it coming

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#13

That Nose Job

That Nose Job

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YuriLee
Community Member
5 years ago

A face only a fairy godmother could love XD

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#14

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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DóraMajor
Community Member
5 years ago

That one was in Budapest... "Under construction..."

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#15

This Seems Like A Bad Idea

This Seems Like A Bad Idea

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DeeMcGowan
Community Member
5 years ago

So that's why my dinners tasted so bad?

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#16

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

Win! Haha

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#17

This Wedding Card Looks Like The Bride & Groom Hung Themselves

This Wedding Card Looks Like The Bride & Groom Hung Themselves

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Hits the nail on the head... and then ties a rope to it

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#18

This Pet Shop Sign

This Pet Shop Sign

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SarahSilverstone
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg. Even if it didn't look like it says anal anus, that just practically impossible to read! Total design fail!

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#19

Vote For Yves Lévesque, Official Facefolding Candidate

Vote For Yves Lévesque, Official Facefolding Candidate

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OwenThornton
Community Member
5 years ago

Couldn`t stop wanting to drive this!

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#20

I Received The Most Useless Item Ever At A Golf Tournament

I Received The Most Useless Item Ever At A Golf Tournament

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GayleWayland
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5 years ago

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"Honey, I can't find my bowling ball..."

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#21

How Is This Supposed To Work?

How Is This Supposed To Work?

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TinyDynamine
Community Member
5 years ago

Obviously for a unicycle wheelchair. They were all the rage in the 50s.

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#22

This Bathroom Door Is Cut Out So It Could Swing Past The Toilet

This Bathroom Door Is Cut Out So It Could Swing Past The Toilet

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SofiaBellavista
Community Member
5 years ago

This must be in UK. Bathrooms are always unnecessary small in UK.

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#23

German School

German School

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

Took me a while to see it!

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#24

Seems Like An Appropriate Jersey

Seems Like An Appropriate Jersey

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

Holy...

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#25

How Many Noses Does This Guy Really Need?

How Many Noses Does This Guy Really Need?

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Epicdragontamer
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe it's a really big black-head

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#26

White Rights

White Rights

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AnabelleClendening
Community Member
5 years ago

yikes

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#27

This Cd

This Cd

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

Number One in Number Two.

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#28

This Elevator Button Panel

This Elevator Button Panel

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CollinRogers
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like 7, 8, 9, then 6 and then offed himself too.

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#29

They Tried

They Tried

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Epicdragontamer
Community Member
5 years ago

Eww

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

The dental office is on the 2th floor.

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#31

Kids Lamp Design Fail

Kids Lamp Design Fail

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MiertLindboe
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats a WIN.

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#32

This Insight Might Be An Oversight, But Then There's That Look On His Face....

This Insight Might Be An Oversight, But Then There's That Look On His Face....

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Put it on my BILL

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#33

What's The Point Of The Eraser?

What's The Point Of The Eraser?

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JayJorgensen
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5 years ago

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…To erase

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#34

This Drain Is Higher Than The Ground Surrounding It

This Drain Is Higher Than The Ground Surrounding It

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AgataKaraśkiewicz
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5 years ago

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I bet it is in Poland...

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#35

Maybe Don't Put It Next To A Trash Can Shaped Exactly Like It?

Maybe Don't Put It Next To A Trash Can Shaped Exactly Like It?

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CollinRogers
Community Member
5 years ago

Seen these at the airport. Likely a sign beside it explaining it is for unopened liquids that are too big to get through security. Actually a neat idea.

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#36

Apparently The Tea Helps You Lose Weight. The Picture And Name Must Be How You Lose It

Apparently The Tea Helps You Lose Weight. The Picture And Name Must Be How You Lose It

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nomnomsoo
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol no, 普洱茶 which you pronounce it as 'Pu-er' in Chinese is a very healthy tea that dose indeed help with digestion (+ other health benefits). Reason why it is called 'Pu'er' is because the tea originated from Pu'er city located in Yunnan Province in China, hence Pu'er tea. Its other name is 滇青茶 which means 'Yunnan green tea'.

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#37

A Bolton Fan Paid £25 For This Seat In The Away End At Blackpool

A Bolton Fan Paid £25 For This Seat In The Away End At Blackpool

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AnabelleClendening
Community Member
5 years ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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#38

Hope This Toilet Never Needs A Repair

Hope This Toilet Never Needs A Repair

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AnabelleClendening
Community Member
5 years ago

oh gosh

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#39

Bad Product Design

Bad Product Design

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

I never knew that about Chevy Chase.

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#40

This Painting Design Looks Literally Crappy

This Painting Design Looks Literally Crappy

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LiekeMuller
Community Member
5 years ago

Looks like somebody had a lot of "time" on their hands....

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#41

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

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ColleenMcArdelle
Community Member
5 years ago

That is just wrong on so many levels...

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#42

Wheel Chair Ramp

Wheel Chair Ramp

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

You had one job ...

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#43

Instituto De Estudos Orientais

Instituto De Estudos Orientais

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AdamWarlock
Community Member
5 years ago

If you go to Thailand then it seem legit

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#44

This Outlet Is Unreachable

This Outlet Is Unreachable

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Not with a hammer

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#45

Our Freshly Remodeled Bathroom At Work

Our Freshly Remodeled Bathroom At Work

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GayleWayland
Community Member
5 years ago

Gives new meaning to "cheek-to-cheek".

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#46

My Hotel's Jetted Tub

My Hotel's Jetted Tub

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

It's a waterfall! :P

#47

This Sign From Work

This Sign From Work

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Ndepartment

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#48

Tonix Sounds Like A Soft Drink

Tonix Sounds Like A Soft Drink

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AnabelleClendening
Community Member
5 years ago

looks like it too

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#49

Ikea Fail

Ikea Fail

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AhnPearlAlfonso
Community Member
5 years ago

yup dont want to touch any of those end

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#50

No No Noise

No No Noise

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LorettaGregory
Community Member
5 years ago

So you can be loud...double negative

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#51

Don't Declare The Winner Of The 'most Forced Acronym' Award Just Yet

Don't Declare The Winner Of The 'most Forced Acronym' Award Just Yet

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IdrisArdi
Community Member
5 years ago

KARAATE

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#52

Local High School, Why?

Local High School, Why?

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JayJorgensen
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks like a barn and it's impossible to read.

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#53

Worst. Table. Ever. Set Down Your Drink On That Side, It Ends Up On The Floor

Worst. Table. Ever. Set Down Your Drink On That Side, It Ends Up On The Floor

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JayJorgensen
Community Member
5 years ago

…or your lap

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#54

Yea, Right On Top Of Each Other Should Work

Yea, Right On Top Of Each Other Should Work

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Solveig
Community Member
5 years ago

This may not be clever if two people needs to use them. But short people doesn't need to jump up, and tall people doesn't need to kneel down. So this is actually really handy

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#55

Turn Jesus On, And See The Light.

Turn Jesus On, And See The Light.

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ClowéTsé
Community Member
5 years ago

the little girl look soooo furious. ahahahhaha

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#56

Am I Swirls Or... More Swirls?

Am I Swirls Or... More Swirls?

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CollinRogers
Community Member
5 years ago

These are kinda cool. Just play the numbers.

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#57

Hilariously Inappropriate Children's Coat Hook.p

Hilariously Inappropriate Children's Coat Hook.p

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AdamWarlock
Community Member
5 years ago

I looks ok, can be the tail

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#58

Wheelchair Escape Route

Wheelchair Escape Route

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OscarHanzély
Community Member
5 years ago

Perfect ramp for jumps :-D

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#59

Painfully Crappy. On A Door At My Local College

Painfully Crappy. On A Door At My Local College

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BillKos
Community Member
5 years ago

James T. Kirk bullet points...

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#60

Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
5 years ago

What am I missing ?

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#61

The Rizza Caffè

The Rizza Caffè

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StefanieMurrmann
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5 years ago

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What's wrong???

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#62

Drinking Fountain

Drinking Fountain

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AdamWarlock
Community Member
5 years ago

Sound about right, after all spring water is like earth's piss

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#63

Vintace? That's A New Designer, Right?

Vintace? That's A New Designer, Right?

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AnnRos'a
Community Member
5 years ago

"G" I'm not sure!

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#64

#onlyinthephilippines

#onlyinthephilippines

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PetraSteenput
Community Member
5 years ago

Is that electricity?

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#65

Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

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Dragon_Tamer_Of_The_Centry
Community Member
5 years ago

I would be so confused driving my car now...

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#66

Gum?

Gum?

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ClowéTsé
Community Member
5 years ago

wrong. seriously wrong. hahahaha

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#67

Much Taste, So Yummy Sausage!

Much Taste, So Yummy Sausage!

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