A USB pole dancer and other stupid/awesome gifts

What do you buy the loved one who has everything? A reindeer that poops candy.

By Farhad Manjoo
November 28, 2007 2:58AM (UTC)
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The fine folks at Stupid.com, merchants of the sort of gag gifts so awful they're awesome, have put out a promotional list of the Stupidest Holiday Gifts of 2007. Expect to hear about many of these on your favorite morning zoo-type radio show -- they're crass, silly, tacky, and perfect for that friend you love to hate.

Among the honorees is the thing you see above, the USB pole dancer. Nevermind that this first came out in 2006 -- it's bad enough (i.e., good enough) to hit No. 10 on Stupid.com's list. (They'll sell you one for $40.)


Stupid's list also includes the Hillary Clinton nutcracker (get one for Tucker Carlson), a Larry Craig action figure (it says, "I am not gay. I never have been gay"), and an inflatable mooshead (you know, to put on the wall).

If Stupid's not your style, peruse instead Scientific American's gallery of truly cool gadgets. These range from a Ferrari Segway to a transparent toaster to a gold-plated MacBook Pro.

I quite like the Bendi light-up keyboard, but not as much as I like Stupid's pooping reindeer. Only $4.99, and it poops candy.

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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