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Top 100 Humor Trends in 2017

From Avocado Bathing Suits to Meme Adoption Campaigns

— January 28, 2018 — Pop Culture
These top 100 humor trends range from tech-infused comedy platforms to hilarious data-driven billboards, reminding the consumer that laughter truly is the best medicine.

KFC demonstrated a humorous level of self-awareness in its Valentine's Day stunt, in which it handed out bouquets of fried chicken to its fast food-loving fans. Other companies used humor to help consumers navigate today's political climate, with the introduction of activist-themed card games like 'Nasty Feminist.'

In addition, humor was leveraged to help young people understand scary topics, like cancer. In its most recent campaign, the creative agency Sid Lee used a humorous commercial to promote its retro hotline service, which was put in place to help youth better understand breast cancer.

Over the course of the year, a number of humorous campaigns surfaced, notably, the Brahma Beer Ad which featured a series of looping videos that were inspired by GIFS. Also featured is the #HBOlikeamother campaign, which celebrated Mother's Day by asking famous people's moms to read crude lines their children have said on-screen.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Celebrity-Studded Streaming Service Ads
Celebrity-Studded Streaming Service Ads
The 'Netflix is a Joke' Ad Features Four Famous Comedians
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99
Goofy Pop Song Sites
Goofy Pop Song Sites
'ibless.therains.downin.africa' is a New Domain That Plays Toto on Repeat
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98
Minor League Comedies
Minor League Comedies
Bill Murray's 'Extra Innings' Will Debut on Facebook Watch
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97
VR Comedy Series
VR Comedy Series
'The Confessional' is a 360-Degree Webseries Set in a Confessional Booth
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96
Humorous Youth Travel Promotions
Humorous Youth Travel Promotions
Student Flights Shows Why People Should Travel Early in Life
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95
Satirical Mother's Day Experiments
Satirical Mother's Day Experiments
This Interflora Commercial Ends in a Comedic Twist
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94
Multicultural Comedy Podcasts
Multicultural Comedy Podcasts
'2 Dope Queens' is Hosted by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson
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93
Diverse Stand-Up Specials
Diverse Stand-Up Specials
Netflix is Collaborating with Adel Kamar in an Original Stand-Up Special
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92
Satirical Dreamland Commercials
Satirical Dreamland Commercials
Coop Home Goods' First Commercial References 'Stranger Things'
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91
Streamlined Comedy-Writing Apps
Streamlined Comedy-Writing Apps
Funny or Die's 'Pitch' App Connects Writers and Content Creators
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90
American Everyman Commercials
American Everyman Commercials
Kristen Wiig has Multiple Identities in the Pizza Hut Everyman Ad
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89
Humorous Hydration Ads
Humorous Hydration Ads
Mount Franklin's 'Perspiration Hydration' Commercial is Revealing
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88
Humorous Unlimited Data Ads
Humorous Unlimited Data Ads
AT&T's 'Unlimited Romance' Ad Shows How Far Its Coverage Goes
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87
Zooming Music Video Apps
Zooming Music Video Apps
The OOO App Gives a Simple Interface for Controlling Smartphone Zoom
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86
Curated Comedy Apps
Curated Comedy Apps
Laugh Out Loud by Kevin Hart Offers Video Streaming and Exclusive Content
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85
Funny Branded Parenting Videos
Funny Branded Parenting Videos
WhatsUpMoms Teamed Up with Resolve for 'THE IN-LAWS ARE COMING!!!'
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84
Slow-Motion Marathons
Slow-Motion Marathons
This Slow Running Event in Los Angeles Promoted the New Baywatch Film
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83
Anecdotal Gambling Commercials
Anecdotal Gambling Commercials
This Commercial for 'Kwiff' is Equal Parts Dark and Comical
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82
Crossover Spy Cartoons
Crossover Spy Cartoons
'Archer' and 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Appear Together in This Short
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81
Humorous Shoe-Themed Holiday Cards
Humorous Shoe-Themed Holiday Cards
These Kicksmas Cards are Perfect for Sneakerheads
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80
GIF-Inspired Beer Commercials
GIF-Inspired Beer Commercials
This Brahma Beer Ad Features a Series of Looping Visuals
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79
Honest Child Valentine's Ads
Honest Child Valentine's Ads
This Splendid Chocolate Commercial Shows What Kids Think of Love
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78
Youth-Targeted Cancer Campaigns
Youth-Targeted Cancer Campaigns
The Rethink Breast Cancer Campaign Takes a More Modern Approach
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77
Serenading Teddy Bear Commercials
Serenading Teddy Bear Commercials
This Snuggle Ad Shows the Fabric Softener Mascot Singing
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76
Celebrity Shark Attack Commericals
Celebrity Shark Attack Commericals
Musician Seal is Eaten by a Shark in This New 'Shark Week' Ad
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75
AI Comedy Content Bots
AI Comedy Content Bots
Botnik Can Produce Anything from Original Scripts to Hilarious Tweets
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74
GIF-Paired Weather Apps
GIF-Paired Weather Apps
'Basic Weather' is Trying to Make Checking the Weather More Emotional
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73
Millennial Comedy Series
Millennial Comedy Series
'Keep Me Posted' Looks Truthfully at Technology and Millennials
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72
Satirical Canadian Guidebooks
Satirical Canadian Guidebooks
The Canadaland Guide to Canada (Published in America) Teases Canucks
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71
Internet Humor Commercials
Internet Humor Commercials
GoDaddy Inc.'s Superbowl Commercial Makes Pop Cultural References
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70
VR Stand-Up Shows
VR Stand-Up Shows
Freddy Quinne's 'Quite the Catch' is Set to Be Filmed for Virtual Reality
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69
Satirical Craft Beer Campaigns
Satirical Craft Beer Campaigns
'Take Craft Back' is Crowdfunding to Purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev
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68
Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Ownage Pranks' App Features Characters That Voice Automated Crank Calls
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67
Updated Bathroom Aid Ads
Updated Bathroom Aid Ads
This New Squatty Potty Commercial Features Fresh Mythical Characters
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66
Climate Change Beer Campaigns
Climate Change Beer Campaigns
BrewDog's New Beer Encourages Drinkers to Make Earth Great Again
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65
Honesty-Encouraging Party Games
Honesty-Encouraging Party Games
Big Potato Created 'Truth Bombs' with YouTubers Dan & Phil
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64
Fictional Food Identifiers
Fictional Food Identifiers
The Not Hotdog App Was Created to Promote HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
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63
Comical Accent Games
Comical Accent Games
'Utter Nonsense' is a Family-Friendly Improv Game
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62
Comically Morbid Card Games
Comically Morbid Card Games
'I play dead Celebrities' is a Black Humor Card Game
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61
Telecom Hotspot Onesies
Telecom Hotspot Onesies
The T-Mobile 'ONEsie' Offers Unlimited Coverage for April Fool's Day
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60
Mistaken Lyric Pint Glasses
Mistaken Lyric Pint Glasses
These Meriwether Glasses Features Hilariously Wrong Song Lyrics
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59
Football-Focused Gen Z Magazines
Football-Focused Gen Z Magazines
'GOAL!' is a Football Magazine for Kids Ages Seven to 11
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58
Beer Name-Generating AI
Beer Name-Generating AI
This Name Generator is Helping Craft Breweries Get Creative
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57
Anti Ugly Sweater Campaigns
Anti Ugly Sweater Campaigns
Diesel's 'Say No To Uncool Wool' Campaign Encourages Other Options
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56
Celebratory Coffee Lover Apparel
Celebratory Coffee Lover Apparel
'As of Latte' is a Clothing Line for Serious Coffee Fans
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55
Obscure Scenario Card Games
Obscure Scenario Card Games
The 'OR?!' Card Party Game Forces Players to Make a Tough Choice
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54
Crude Celebrity Mother Commercials
Crude Celebrity Mother Commercials
The #HBOlikeamother Campaign Features Celebrities' Moms
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53
Messy Mother's Day Ads
Messy Mother's Day Ads
Brawny Gave Children Snapchat Spectacles for Its New Mother's Day Ad
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52
Dating App Comedy Shows
Dating App Comedy Shows
Comedian Lane Moore's 'Tinder Live!' Hilariously Integrates the Dating App
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51
3D Selfie Generators
3D Selfie Generators
'Miso Happy' Turns Your 2D Selfie into Moving a 3D Character
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50
Hilarious Dancing Board Games
Hilarious Dancing Board Games
'Mad Moves' Makes You Dance Out Humorous Combinations
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49
Menacing Menswear Socks
Menacing Menswear Socks
These Monster Socks From 'Toy Machine' Appeal to the Child in Everyone
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48
VR Stand-Up Comedy
VR Stand-Up Comedy
AltspaceVR is Debuting a VR Show Called Comedy Living Room
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47
Salad Dressing Clothing Lines
Salad Dressing Clothing Lines
Hidden Valley is Retailing a Humorous Ranch Merchandise Line
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46
Monsterous Spaghetti Strainers
Monsterous Spaghetti Strainers
The 'Spaghetti Monster' Can Drain Pasta with More Ease Than Before
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45
Feminist Card Games
Feminist Card Games
The Nasty Feminist Game Functions as a Playful Political Statement
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44
Musical Facial Recognition Apps
Musical Facial Recognition Apps
Face Dance App is Like Dance Dance Revolution for Your Face
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43
Parodic Painting Lessons
Parodic Painting Lessons
Deadpool's 'Wet on Wet' Trailer Parodies PBS Legend Bob Ross
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42
Selfie-Themed Advent Calendars
Selfie-Themed Advent Calendars
The 'Love Your Selfie' Countdown Advent Pairs Makeup & Selfie Props
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41
VR Restaurant Training Programs
VR Restaurant Training Programs
KFC Employees are Learning to Make Food in Virtual Reality
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40
Sci-Fi Show Pedicab Stunts
Sci-Fi Show Pedicab Stunts
20 Pedicab Drivers Dressed Up as Stranger Things Character Dustin
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39
Comical Toilet Paper Packaging
Comical Toilet Paper Packaging
Aria's Toilet Paper Packages Favor Humorous Images
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38
Emoji-Shaped Plungers
Emoji-Shaped Plungers
Squatty Potty's 'Poop Emoji Plunger' Boasts a Humorous Aesthetic
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37
Morbid Celebrity Card Games
Morbid Celebrity Card Games
The 'I Play Dead Celebrities' Game is for Fans of Black Humor
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36
Joke-Writing Apps
Joke-Writing Apps
'Pitch' is a Comedy Writing App That Lets Clever Writers Get Paid
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35
Headline-Labeled Wine Bottles
Headline-Labeled Wine Bottles
Buzzfeed Wine Prints Your Favorite Headline on a Custom Bottle
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34
Punny Romantic Desserts
Punny Romantic Desserts
eCreamery's Valentine's Day Ice Creams Capture Hearts with Humor
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33
Endangered Animal Valentine's Cards
Endangered Animal Valentine's Cards
'Ugly and Forgotten' Swaps Cards for Donations to Charities
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32
Film Franchise Kitchen Accessories
Film Franchise Kitchen Accessories
Lightsaber Salt and Pepper Grinders Provide Galactic Garnishing
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31
Politically Incorrect Card Games
Politically Incorrect Card Games
The 'Freedom of Speech' Card Game Encourages Players to Loosen Up
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30
Novelty Introvert-Inspired Scents
Novelty Introvert-Inspired Scents
'Soap for Introverts' is an Unscented Novelty Bathroom Companion
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29
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Snapchat's 'Dancing Hotdog' Filter Has Become a Video Game
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28
Insult-Sending Delivery Services
Insult-Sending Delivery Services
'Dirt by Mail' Anonymously Sends a Bag of Dirt to Your Enemies
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27
Designer Fashion Parody Lines
Designer Fashion Parody Lines
Boolenciaga is a Parody Fashion Label by Davil Tran
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26
Left-Handed Soaps
Left-Handed Soaps
'Soap for Lefties' Markets Itself to Excluded Left-Handed People
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25
Data-Driven Music Billboards
Data-Driven Music Billboards
Spotify's Outdoor Billboard Ads Call Out Specific User Habits
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24
Humorous Alcohol Branding
Humorous Alcohol Branding
Emergency Drinking Beer From Wild Heaven Beer is Refreshing and Crisp
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23
Philanthropic Puberty Campaigns
Philanthropic Puberty Campaigns
Celebs are Posting Awkward Teenage Photos for Puerto Rico Relief
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22
Meme Adoption Campaigns
Meme Adoption Campaigns
Singapore's 'Adopt a Meme' Turns Adoptable Animals into Memes
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21
Humorous User Data Billboards
Humorous User Data Billboards
This Spotify Campaign Was Created to Showcase Creative Playlists
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20
Ironic Sheet Mask Packaging
Ironic Sheet Mask Packaging
These Face Masks Capture Consumer Attention Through Their Name
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19
Adult Cartoon-Themed Sneakers
Adult Cartoon-Themed Sneakers
These Nike Rick and Morty Sneakers Were Made with John Mayer
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18
Avocado Bathing Suits
Avocado Bathing Suits
This Bathing Suit From Beloved Shirts Features Millennials' Favorite Fruit
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17
Social Media-Inspired Tarot Cards
Social Media-Inspired Tarot Cards
Jacopo Rosati's Illustrated Modern Tarot Draws from the Internet
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16
Awkward Swan Pool Floats
Awkward Swan Pool Floats
The 'Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing' is Adorably Unattractive
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15
Fried Chicken Bouquets
Fried Chicken Bouquets
KFC New Zealand Handed Out 20 Bouquets for Valentine's Day
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14
Novelty Pizza Lighting
Novelty Pizza Lighting
Urban Outfitters' Neon Pizza Lamp is Inspired by 90s Nostalgia
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13
Swimsuit Photoshoot Parody Ads
Swimsuit Photoshoot Parody Ads
These Snickers Print Ads are a Humorous Take on Sports Illustrated
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12
Mature Adult Building Blocks
Mature Adult Building Blocks
The 'School of Hard Blocks' Alphabet Blocks are Humorous
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11
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
The Doughnut Parlor's Poop Emoji Treat Targets Social Media Fans
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10
Digital Currency Christmas Clothing
Digital Currency Christmas Clothing
The HODLMOON Cryptocurrency Ugly Sweaters Come in Three Styles
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9
Failed Festival Tees
Failed Festival Tees
These Fyre Festival Shirts Were Created by @Freeky.p of #N8NE
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8
Viral Adulthood Memes
Viral Adulthood Memes
'100daysofadulting' Makes Funny Memes on Navigating Adulthood
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7
Cartoon Cuisine Graphic Tees
Cartoon Cuisine Graphic Tees
That Food Cray Has Released a Capsule Collection
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6
Comical Cheese Billboards
Comical Cheese Billboards
Babybel's Billboard for Food Comes Wrapped with Funny Jokes
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5
Hairy Chest Swimsuits
Hairy Chest Swimsuits
Beloved Shirts Created the Perfect Gag Gift for the Summer
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4
Takeout Pizza Insurance Policies
Takeout Pizza Insurance Policies
Dominos' Carryout Insurance Protects Your Pizza from Accidents
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3
Unrequited Love Valentine's Cards
Unrequited Love Valentine's Cards
These Funny Valentine's Day Cards Have Cynical Messages Inside
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2
Social Media-Inspired Dog Toys
Social Media-Inspired Dog Toys
Barkshop's 'Lights Camera Bark' Collection is Photogenic
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1
Deceptive T-Shirt Designs
Deceptive T-Shirt Designs
The Illusion Grid T-shirt Gives the Appearance of a Big Bosom
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