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27 November 2007 @ 06:02 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From Mother Teresa breath spray to a screaming rubber chicken, manufacturers come up with stockings full of stupid gifts in time for the holidays with one Web site dedicated to finding the most idiotic.

Web site Stupid.com, which claims finding a truly stupid gift is an art form, on Monday unveiled its list of the top 10 "stupidest" holiday gifts for 2007.

"These gifts are so ridiculously stupid that everyone will want them," said Stupid.com's founder Gary Apple in a statement.

Here is stupid.com's top 10 which is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. Mistletoe To Go

In the mood for love but on the go? Consider this portable mistletoe. This attractive arrangement of faux mistletoe comes with a suction cup that attaches to your forehead.

2. The Hillary Nutcracker

Love her or hate her, this is a new take on Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton who, in holiday tradition, is made into a nutcracker.

3. Slingshot Monkey

The Slingshot Monkey is a stuffed monkey dressed like a superhero. It flies up to 50 feet and screams along the way.

4. Larry Craig Action Figure

The talking Senator Larry Craig action figure wears a T-shirt with his declaration: "I Am Not Gay." His limbs are bendable and he delivers a portion of his news conference after pleading guilty to lewd behaviour in an airport bathroom.

5. Uncle Oinker's Gummy Bacon Candy

One of America's favourite smoked-meat product has been reproduced as a candy. Uncle Oinkers Gummy Bacon comes packaged the same way as real bacon and even looks like real bacon.

6. Inflatable Moosehead

No need to go through the expense and trouble of tracking down a moose and shooting it dead when you can simply buy an inflatable moose head for the trophy wall.

7. Electronic Yodelling Pickle

The electronic Yodelling pickle is a 6-1/2" plastic pickle with a high-tech interior. When you press the pickle's button

it belts out a yodel reminiscent of the Swiss Alps.

8. Poo-lar Bear Candy

It's a plastic polar bear that you fill with candy poop so when you press down on the bear's hind quarters, he poops out a tasty treat.

9. Get Off the Phone Excuse Machine

If you have trouble getting off the phone from some people, this small electronic device could be the answer. Press a button for "Whoops, there's the door" or "I can't hear you, you're breaking up," and you can get off the hook.

10. USB dancer

This bikini-wearing dancer plugs into your computer's USB port and audio port and when sound plays on your system, she dances and gyrates around the pole.


courtesy: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071126/tot-uk-holiday-picks-stupid-tech-566e283_1.html and http://www.stupid.com/, which last site, stupidly, is down.
The Missusafter_the_ashes on November 27th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
I have one of those flying monkeys...

The USB dancer sounds, just, awesome, haha.
Agent Rat-Bastard: brianxenogram on November 28th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
I would put the USB dancer next to my USB mirror-ball
Agent Rat-Bastard: fightclubxenogram on November 27th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Dammit, I want them!
Rie: bibliophiles never sleep alonerrie_selavy on November 27th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I adore them.

But I adore the Hopping Lederhosen most of all.
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