Okay, I’m sure this stuff actually pales in comparison to some of the stuff that’s out there. In fact, one time I searched for “ugly” on eBay and got a few people selling ugly lamps, including one wall-mounted light fixture that had a deer hoof sticking out of it. But I’m still amazed at some of the decorations my roommates decided to bring along with them.
This was originally an entry I posted on my LiveJournal, but I think it would be fun to get some responses and share my fantastically tacky decorations with you all. If you’ve got similar anecdotes I’d love to hear them!
The roommates I’m living with right now brought along some decorations that are completely baffling in how ugly they are. I’m sure that among them is the single ugliest, most tacky decoration ever made. I’d like to share them with you and get your input so I can decide which one is, indeed, the ugliest decoration in the world.
First off, this eyesore, which looks like something from A Clockwork Orange. I imagine it would fit in nicely next to a giant porcelain penis. The only good thing I can say about this hideous lamp is that it’s not the leg-shaped lamp from A Christmas Story.
Perhaps somewhere in the world there is a place for my roommate’s collection of authentic swords he bought off the internet, not to mention this ugly medieval knight. But that place is not an 800 square foot apartment in the middle of Bellevue.
This one gets my vote. One day one of my roommates’ parents showed up, and for some reason they decided to bring us this terrible clock. It doesn’t even work. It’s been sitting in the corner gathering dust for months. I had to set the timer on my camera to get myself in all of these pictures, because you really can’t get a sense of the sheer tackiness of these decorations without realizing how big they are. Perhaps this clock would be a good thing to own if we lived in the lobby of a train station rather than an apartment, but as it is it’s arguably the ugliest decoration ever made.
So far: Three people have responded to my LiveJournal entry. One person chose the clock, and two people chose the knight, including my sister, whose comment was “…seriously, why would you have a KNIGHT?” Yeah, I don’t get it either.