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20 Bargain Hunters Who Found Thrift Store Gold

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It’s a fact: second-hand shops have first-rate kitsch. Go digging through any Goodwill, and among all the broken VCRs and 1970’s loungewear, you’re likely to find a hidden gem, the kind of tchotchke that’s so hideously bad it becomes art. You’ve seen what I’m talking about. Ceramic frogs playing the banjo, or a painting of two Vladimir Putins making out. Like all great works of art, it could only have been produced by a uniquely creative individual.

Today we’ve got a selection, first compiled by Bored Panda, of the schlockiest, most wonderful crap people have found while bargain hunting. All of it goes to show you that the old saying really is true: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

1. The “My Adult Children Still Live At Home” Scarecrow

Photo Credit: Thrift Store Oddities

Is your son or daughter over the age of 30, and refuses to leave the nest? Set this fella on the couch and they’ll be perusing the want ads in no time.

2. Nephew Disappointer

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He knows you like those Transformers but this is all they had in the prison commissary.

3. Dark Knight Rises Poster

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Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have never looked better.

Also, I love how the painter was like, “This is so perfect I don’t even need to finish Robin.”

4. Rare Martha Stewart Centerpiece

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First spotted in the “Martha Salutes Satan” issue of Martha Stewart Living.

5. Children’s Benjamin Netanyahu Costume

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Why dress your kid like Elsa when you can dress them like the embattled Israeli prime minister?

6. “What If Kenny G Was A Dragon?” Statue

Photo Credit: Thrift Store Oddities

Also works as a very ambitious dildo.

7. Penguin Orgy Mug

Photo Credit: Reddit

“This is the #1 humping penguin mug.” — Morgan Freeman

8. Camel Toe Emphasizer

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The vertical lines helpfully guide the eye right to your front wedgie.

9. Attainable Super Bowl Ring

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No, you’ll never be mistaken for a professional athlete, but Tom Brady can’t house an entire family size bag of Lays, either. Wear with pride.

10. The Chuck Norris S&M Chair

Photo Credit: Almighty Bob

His safe word? “America.”

11. Fist Bumping Jesus

Photo Credit: Reddit

He turned water into wine, and then he butt chugged it.

12. Glory Hole: The Book

Photo Credit: Reddit

Now you don’t have to drive all the way out to the restroom at the state park.

13. “Wind Sock Guy” Refugee Family

Photo Credit: Reddit

Yes, they’ve been driven from their homeland. But if you knock them down, they will get back up again.

14. “Inside A Seahorse” Teaching Tool

Photo Credit: Thrift Store Oddities

If you took away all the skin, or the scales or whatever seahorses have, this is what it looks like underneath. Very useful teaching tool for seahorse doctors.

15. Benjamin Franklin Driving Mask

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They wouldn’t arrest a Founding Father for doing 95 in a school zone, would they?

16. Xtreme Teen Pregnancy Simulator

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Other teen pregnancy simulators resemble actual babies and teach high schoolers how to care for them. Boring. This one tries to kill you and won’t stop unless you enter the 9-digit code. See if they have in premarital sex NOW.

17. Brokeback Mountain/Toy Story Fan Art

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Andy wouldn’t play with them, so they did something about it.

19. Amish Dildo Maker

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Makes authentic, Amish-style dildos.

20. Grandpa’s Old Work Clothes

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Just arrived from Argentina.

 

h/t: Bored Panda