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40 Schadenfreude Innovations

Proof That People Delight in the Misfortune of Others

— May 3, 2009 — Pop Culture
Whether you think schadenfreude is moral or immoral, the innovations in this cluster prove that this emotion exists beyond a reasonable doubt.

Schadenfreude is an emotion that is essentially delight from disaster. It can come from poking fun at the poor image retouching done for a magazine or a spin through Failblog.org.

Many of the schadenfreude innovations featured below involve celebrities. That’s because many of us would love nothing more than to knock these famous faces right off of their exalted social pedestal personally.

Click through the slideshow and see what I mean. Are you guilty of experiencing schadenfreude?
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Calling Earthquakes Acts of Karma
Calling Earthquakes Acts of Karma
Sharon Stone Calls China Disaster Payback
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38
Photoshopping Blunders Made Viral
Photoshopping Blunders Made Viral
Washington Post Embarrassed on Reddit
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37
Animal Schadenfreude
Animal Schadenfreude
Dogs With Cones Gallery
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36
Chronicling Catwalk Disasters
Chronicling Catwalk Disasters
Videographers Compile Collections of Vicious Runway Wipeouts
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35
Schadenfreude on the Green
Schadenfreude on the Green
9 Golf Cart Crashes
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34
Anti-Republican Photoshopping
Anti-Republican Photoshopping
John McCain as Warmonger
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33
Photoshopped Concept Cars
Photoshopped Concept Cars
Chrysler GEM Peapod Contest
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32
Digitally Doggified
Digitally Doggified
Celebrity-to-Dog Photoshop Fusion
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31
Anti-Republican Photoshopping
Anti-Republican Photoshopping
Technology to Advance the Agenda
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30
Virtual Accident Gawking
Virtual Accident Gawking
Truckspills
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29
Capitalizing on Misfortune
Capitalizing on Misfortune
Store Uses Jennifer Hudson Tragedy to Sell Gun Racks
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28
Photoshopping Pranks
Photoshopping Pranks
Yearbook Employee Alters 30 Students, Hillarity Ensues
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27
Governmental Fun with Photoshop
Governmental Fun with Photoshop
More Iran Tech Pix Revealed
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26
PhotoShop Time-Lapse
PhotoShop Time-Lapse
Aging Angelina Video
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25
Photoshopped Amputations
Photoshopped Amputations
Tatler Magazine Cover is Totally Borked
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24
Celebrity Curve Supporters
Celebrity Curve Supporters
Curvy Jessica Simpson Supported By Heidi Klum, Nick Lachey, Carmen Elec
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23
Brand Killing Cross Promotions
Brand Killing Cross Promotions
Photoshop Marketing Fun
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22
Sinister Super Villains
Sinister Super Villains
Photoshopping Celebrities' Dark Sides
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21
Fighting Photoshop Rumors
Fighting Photoshop Rumors
Kim and Khloe Kardashian Defend PETA Ad
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20
Viral Celeb Weight Wars
Viral Celeb Weight Wars
Is New York Post Cartoon With Super-Obese Jessica Simpson Cruel or Comedy?
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19
Controversial Photoshopping
Controversial Photoshopping
Modified Tom Cruise Contest
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18
Racist Photoshopping
Racist Photoshopping
L'Oreal Denies Whitening Beyonce
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17
Body Builder Photoshopping
Body Builder Photoshopping
Pumping Up The Stars
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16
Skewed Celebrity Schadenfreude
Skewed Celebrity Schadenfreude
Unfoxing Megan Fox Photos
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15
10 Photoshop Facial Mutilations
10 Photoshop Facial Mutilations
Picking Natalie Portman's Brain
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14
Blogs About Bad Image Editing
Blogs About Bad Image Editing
PhotoshopDisasters.com
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13
Getting Fat for Publicity?
Getting Fat for Publicity?
Was The Jessica Simpson Weight Gain Scandal A PR Stunt?
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12
Digital Dress Up
Digital Dress Up
Celebrity Photoshopping Contest
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11
Belly Button Airbrushing
Belly Button Airbrushing
Photoshopping Karolina Kurkova's Mystery Navel
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10
Photoshopped Body Commentary
Photoshopped Body Commentary
If Tattoos Told the Truth
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9
Reverse Photoshopping
Reverse Photoshopping
Celebrities as Zombies
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8
Photoshopped Normalcy
Photoshopped Normalcy
‘Less Idol' Shows Famous Faces Sans Famous Features
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7
A-List Monsters
A-List Monsters
Photoshopped Celebrity Ghouls
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6
Disastrous Uber Editing
Disastrous Uber Editing
Famous Photoshop Bloopers
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5
Robot A-List Actresses
Robot A-List Actresses
Photoshopped Celebrity Cyborgs
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4
10 Photoshop Disasters
10 Photoshop Disasters
From Missing BellyButtons to Giant Heads
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3
Extreme Digital Makeovers
Extreme Digital Makeovers
The Photoshop Diet
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2
Photoshop Fails
Photoshop Fails
Complex Magazine Forgets to Digitally Touch Up Kim Kardashian
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1
Professional Photoshop Fails
Professional Photoshop Fails
Bodies Butchered, Contorted & Given the 'Twilight' Treatment
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