Seriously Bad Taste Merchandise

Mythopoeika

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I thought it said 'doin' it dirty'.
 

Lord Lucan

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This literally appeared as an ad on my Instagram feed just minutes ago (though I daresay, she looks a little more like Helen Mirren):

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Stormkhan

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Looks like other 'products' artfully photoshopped and put up on Farcebook pages.

Then again, the Chinese knock-off merchants aren't known for sensitivity. They imagine the Westerners desire for cheap tat overrules any sense of taste. Might not be wrong at that.
 

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I had one of those didn't every child get one free to celebrate the coronation?
or was that just what I was told or even a local thing, there were 2 sizes never
saw the larger one I was only 4 or so memory may be wrong.
 

Stormkhan

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And folks have been blocked from 'selling' wristbands on eBay.
Firstly, they're free to get.
Secondly, yep - distasteful.
Thirdly - when you describe your item as 'unused' then as you got said item for free, just for standing in a queue, then it's not been used, has it?
I know it's a genuinely 'once in a lifetime event'* but FFS, this is the most blatant demonstration of modern commercialisation, isn't it?

* I'm not a monarchist but I'm aware of a sense of history.
 

ChasFink

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And folks have been blocked from 'selling' wristbands on eBay.
Firstly, they're free to get.
Secondly, yep - distasteful.
Thirdly - when you describe your item as 'unused' then as you got said item for free, just for standing in a queue, then it's not been used, has it?
I know it's a genuinely 'once in a lifetime event'* but FFS, this is the most blatant demonstration of modern commercialisation, isn't it?

* I'm not a monarchist but I'm aware of a sense of history.
For the sake of history (when someone reads this years from now): these are wristbands to get into the miles-long queue to view the Queen's casket.
 

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One of the talks we do is about various bits of murder and mayhem, mainly 19thC. And we stumbled on these, beauties, Victorian murder souvenirs. Not just the broadside ballads and penny dreadfuls everyone knows about but people also bought ornaments or mugs to commemorate the latest murder. We have always ended that talk with a couple of slides of the murder memorabilia and have threatened to make an entire talk that is dedicated to just murder tat. Wonder if it'd be popular?

https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com...and-our-enduring-fascination-with-true-crime/
 

maximus otter

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One of the talks we do is about various bits of murder and mayhem, mainly 19thC. And we stumbled on these, beauties, Victorian murder souvenirs. Not just the broadside ballads and penny dreadfuls everyone knows about but people also bought ornaments or mugs to commemorate the latest murder. We have always ended that talk with a couple of slides of the murder memorabilia and have threatened to make an entire talk that is dedicated to just murder tat. Wonder if it'd be popular?

https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com...and-our-enduring-fascination-with-true-crime/

Would today’s audiences pick up the irony?

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EnolaGaia

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This is real, and it's available in a variety of colors and sizes via Etsy. From a functional perspective I'm not sure the "handle" is all that useful, but it's definitely eye-catching.

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It's one of the odd / wacky sex toys listed in this year's Daily Beast Sex-tember sampler of sex accessories.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/weird-sex-toys?ref=home
 

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JamesWhitehead

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This is real, and it's available in a variety of colors and sizes

Religious dildos have a long history! The most commonly-encountered used to be the Virgin Mary style: one side with a blue, nunny face and rosary beads, the obverse with a purple bell-end and bulging veins.

I have reason to recall it, when my mother caught me, transfixed by the sight of one, as it revolved on a turntable in the window of a Blackpool novelties emporium! I was about eight and only really understood the nun side! I got a good, hard slap, anyway! :evillaugh:
 
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