Worst Holiday Gifts 2005
on 12/6/2005 (4)
Besides being known as the greatest website of all time, Smooth Operator is also your number one source for bad gift ideas. Some are dangerous others are just plain useless. Whatever the reason, these are the gifts that you don't want to buy your family or friends this holiday season... unless of course you want them to hate you.
My First Deep Fryer
|Well, this can't be dangerous... |
Intended for ages three and up, the 'My First Deep Fryer' is a completely functional miniaturized deep fryer, complete with searing hot oil that will teach your young one the pains of fast food work years before they're read to start their career at McDonalds or get them on the early road to childhood obesity. Common complaints against the 'My First Deep Fryer' range from minor burns from the hot oil to uncontrollable fires that have taken the lives of entire families.
Designed for those stupid enough to think it would be safe to make toast while taking a bath, the 'Bathroom Toaster' is basically a toaster on a floating raft which you place in the bath with you. It does make surprisingly good toast, but often at the expense of your very life. Since it's release in 2004, the 'Bathroom Toaster' has caused more deaths in the past ten years than Polio, Yellow Fever, and O.J. Simpson combined.
Taking a cue from the popular 'Betsy Wettsy' dolls, 'Betsy Crappsy' is a doll that can shit itself on cue. Children mix a combination of sand and water, which is often referred to as mud, and fill the doll with it. Then when you squeeze the doll, it craps all over itself. While children seem to love playing with this doll, many experts think this doll has single handedly set back the art of potty training years.
For the tenth year running, the Atari Jaguar makes our list of bad holiday gift ideas. While the pricing of the Jaguar is much less than it was during it's heyday, it's lack of quality titles and toilet shaped design still make it as bad a gift today as it was upon it's release.
Chevy Chase Show DVD Boxed Set
|If you are lucky, this picture is all you will ever see of the Chevy Chase Show. |
What do you get when you take a moderately successful comedian who hasn't done anything remotely successful in ten years and put him on late night talk show who's design has been forced on him by executives at Fox? Well, if that comedian is Chevy Chase, you get one of the shortest running talk shows of all time. Thanks to the invention of DVD, you can now finally experience the monstrosity that is the 'Chevy Chase Show', assuming that you missed it for the week it was on TV. This is the boxed set that Chevy Chase doesn't want you to see, nor should you subject any of your family or friends to it.
They were cool for about five minutes in the 80's, but these days wearing windpants is the surest way to make one the target of harsh ridicule that will cause to you partake in years of therapy to regain lost self esteem and rid yourself of uncontrollable urges to kill your fellow man. To make matters worse, the swishing sound they
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