top 8 most ridiculous items from ThisIsWhyImBroke

[ 3 ] March 1, 2012 |

In an economic climate that forces so many of us to restrict our spending, there are still a few reminders of the reckless ways we used to waste money. And by “we”, I mean “psychopaths”. Because those are the kinds of people who would spend their cash on the ridiculously over-the-top consumer products amassed by ThisIsWhyImBroke.

These “gift ideas” (as TIWIB calls them) are not necessarily the most expensive items, but they are, quite frankly, the least practical and most insane:

1. Air Swimmer Remote Control Inflatable Shark

If you like giving people heart attacks or stress-induced comas, there’s really no better use of your money. Since this adorably terrifying aquatic fiend is available on Amazon, be sure to use our free Amazon coupons to save on your order.

2. Pac Man Ukulele

This is for the special kind of hipster, the sort of twee fellow (or gal) who loves the ukulele and wants to let everyone know how much of a nerd he is while he plays every song from the Juno soundtrack. From start to finish.

3. Dollar Stacks Wallet

“You know what I need? A way to make my wallet more susceptible to theft!” – Nobody.

4. Meme Masks

Between “me gusta”, “forever alone” and “trollface”, everyone has a favorite emotion-based meme. So why not recreate your fave with an incredibly creepy latex mask?

5. Inflatable Walk On Water Ball

I had no ideas these actually existed for personal use, I thought they were the invention of reality TV producers for the sole purpose of humiliating their contestants (e.g., America’s Next Top Model).

6. Medieval Hand Blades

Let’s put it this way, nobody will ever again dare to bud in front of you when you’re in line at the grocery store.

7. Batman Snuggie Blanket

"Alfred, no more calls from Commissioner Gordon. Cougar Town is on."

I – you know what, this barely qualifies for “most ridiculous”. It’s really the most awesome. Why can’t Christian Bale fight crime in something as elegant as this?

8. The Water Jet Pack

Yes, the best was saved for last. And at $130,000, definitely the most expensive. Really, who needs a simple towel, beach ball and a good book when you can fly around like an unstable maniac? I don’t know about you, but ever since this video went viral, it’s a little difficult to take water jet packs seriously:

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever spent money on? Leave us a comment!

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