Consider the other section as a dumping ground for places and things that we know suck, but don't fit into any other category.

'''''Important Note''''': Any additions need to be considered objectively horrible. A restaurant with a few bad reviews and mostly average reviews doesn't qualify; same thing goes for infomercial products. Also, don't include products that have been mentioned on other pages, such as toys. Bad infomercials are not considered this trope; place those into the {{Horrible/Advertising}} page instead. Likewise for bad automobiles; they should go onto the TheAllegedCar page under the Real Life folder.


* The World War 2-era Blackburn Botha torpedo/patrol bomber, of which the government test-pilot's assessment ''began'' with the words: "Entry into this aircraft is difficult. It ought to be made impossible." The rest of his report consists of tearing multiple aspects of the design a new one in his efforts to show why.
** Nor was it just the Botha. Blackburn in general had had a long history of producing what one aviation writer called "damned awful to fly aircraft" which were also aesthetic horrors, and to the very end of the war it continued to miss the mark, turning out aircraft which were either lemons or which would have been astoundingly good if only they'd been ready three or four years earlier. It took until the 1950s for Blackburn to finally turn out an aircraft that was a winner in every way, but the Buccaneer had to wait until it was almost ready for retirement to show its mettle on the battlefield (in Iraq, 1991). Although given that its original design mission had been delivery of nuclear bombs onto Soviet naval strike groups and high-value shore targets, this is probably just as well.

* 27-in-1. The screenshot used to advertise this app showed the titles of 27 different NES games (Contra and Yo!Noid were among them), but all the app itself did was play a ~10 second music clip from the game that you selected. And people paid money for this. The app was quickly removed from the app store for false advertising, among other things.
* ''Baby Shaker'', a thankfully now-discontinued iOS app where you were given a picture of a baby and have to shake the device to prevent it from crying. After enough shaking, red crosses appear over the baby's eyes, indicating that [[NightmareFuel you just killed the baby]]. The app was removed from the iTunes App Store after a protest led by a couple who felt their babies were being victimized.
* ''Cry Translator'', an iOS app that claims to be able to translate your baby's crying to determine what's wrong with it. It sounds like a nice idea in theory, but as it turns out, the app just plain doesn't work. Not only is it more likely to come to erroneous conclusions (saying the baby is hungry when it just needs a diaper change, etc.), but translating the same cry twice can and will lead to completely different answers. The app currently has [[ a 1-star rating on iTunes]] for its most recent version. {{Website/Cracked}} takes a look at it, and other similarly flawed apps, [[ here.]]
* The short lived app [[ I Am Rich]] was {{Awesome Yet Impractical}} taken to the extreme. For ''$1000'' you'd get an app that did nothing but show a glowing red gem with a misspelled mantra appearing when you click it. An app that was good for absolutely nothing, it was downloaded only 8 times before being taken off the market. Not to mention that some people bought the app accidentally and had to get their money refunded. However unlike most examples here it wasn't meant to be a serious app and was made only to see what the maximum sale price on the app store was.
** Android's Google Play store currently has a similar app: [[ Shake For Bacon Gold]], at the much lower but still ridiculous price of $200. Its only function is to display a picture of a gold-encrusted piece of bacon on the screen when the device is shaken. The same developer has a series of apps with similar functions, for ''free''.
* iContra. Those who bought this app thinking it was an iOS port of the NES Contra were quickly disappointed, as all they could do with it was play a selection of ''sound effects'' from Contra. And this was a paid app! Not long after it was published, the author was informed that what he was doing was illegal (False advertising, unauthorized use of the Contra name) and the app was removed from the app store. Oh, and it was made by the same person who made 27-in-1 (covered above).
* Apple's iOS 6 Maps app. Apple wanted to get a slice of the market previously occupied by Google Maps, so they removed Google Maps from iOS 6 and included their own proprietary map system. The problems were numerous, leading many to believe that TheyJustDidntCare. The 3D modeling was abysmal, with random mountains, canyons, slopes, waves and curves all over the place and many tall buildings being completely flat. The photography was poor, with many locations being obscured by clouds or just flat out missing. The absolute deal-breaker, however, was how it frequently gave out wrong directions and put things in wrong locations. Among many, many other goofs, it placed a Chinese takeout restaurant in the middle of a river, confused a pub with a nursing home, and somehow managed to place Australia ''in the middle of North America''. It was so bad that the Australian police advised people not to use it, and Apple CEO Tim Cook later [[ apologized for its poor quality and recommended Google Maps.]]
** On the bright side, it spawned this [[ rather amusing tumblr]] of people's screencaps of the many failures of the app. [[ See a compilation here]]
* For approximately one day, an app version of PokemonYellow appeared in the app store and flew to the top of the chart due to its cheap price of a dollar, except all the app did was show a picture and then crash. Apple quickly got wind of the scam and deleted the app, refunding everyone's money.
* ''Word Lens'', another app featured on the aforementioned Cracked article. The app is supposed to allow the user to translate any foreign text simply by scanning it with their phone. It will even reproduce the text in the same font and size. Sounds like a life-saver for any tourist, right? Unfortunately, the app's problems become noticeable almost instantly. Translating a sign requires holding the phone perfectly still, as any shaking will cause the camera to lose focus. Even after getting this down, the app suffers from the same problem as Bing's translation program: it only translates each individual word with no regard to its context. Naturally, this means the translations are [[BlindIdiotTranslation often fragmented and hard to understand]], potentially giving out incorrect information. Not exactly the kind of thing you want to happen when scanning things like street signs or restaurant menus. It turns out that the app's creator also [[TheyJustDidntCare did not consult with anyone fluent in Spanish]] [[ when making the app.]] Pictures of some of the app's more egregious translations can be found in the above Cracked link.

* Haribo released sugar-free version of their famous gummy bears, but despite the warnings on the packaging, people still had horrible experiences with it. The product either caused heavy diarrhea or flatulence, sometimes even PottyFailure. If some of the reviews are true, then it even caused hospitalization. The only positive thing is that it works as an impressive colon cleanser and weight loss treatment. You can watch professional stunt eater L.A. Beast eat an entire 1-pound bag of it to predictable results [[ here]]. It also led to many [[ hilarious Amazon reviews]].
* In 1996, the FDA approved selling food made with Olestra, a fake-fat ingredient that could completely replace the fats and oils in many foods. Unfortunately, the idea soon proved [[GoneHorriblyRight too good to be true]]. Olestra has a nasty habit of depriving the body of its ability to absorb vitamins and other vital components. It also came with a host of unwanted side effects, including abdominal cramping, gas, and loose bowel movements. Olestra is not approved for use in several countries including Canada and the U.K., but despite this, it remains on the FDA's approved list, and the initial warning labels were even removed in 2003. TIME magazine included Olestra in its list of the [[,28804,1991915_1991909_1991785,00.html 50 worst inventions.]]

[[folder:Household Products]]
When we watch infomercials, we're never sure if the products are as good as they claim to be without a second opinion. While there are in fact several products which are quite useful and worth the price, [[ these... aren't.]] Here are a few examples.
* The Infinity Razor claims to be a razor which never requires replacement or sharpening. In reality, it's an overpriced disposable razor that dulls quickly.
* The Steam Buddy is intended to dewrinkle clothes easily, and looks to be a cross between an iron and lint roller. If you like getting your garments wet and still leaving them wrinkled, then by all means, get one now.
* The MXZ Pocket Saw is an "An Seen on TV!" product that claimed to be able to cut through anything, including brick, glass, tile, and drywall. To its credit, it can... provided you have the strength and endurance of a dozen men and don't mind working at it for a long time. The commercial for it was deceptive to the point of false advertising: a careful eye could spot that several of the items it was supposedly sawing through ''had already been cut.'' As [[ Attack of the Show]] demonstrates, it's not even useful for [[VulgarHumor cutting through a lamb's head.]]
* The Package Shark is a tool claimed to be able to cut open clamshell packages. However, many reviewers say it doesn't work and they describe it as an overpriced razor blade. You know something's bad when it ''[[{{Irony}} comes in the same kind of package it's supposed to open.]]''
** A similar as-seen-on-TV product is the Open-X, which really does work quite well. Funnily enough, it also comes in annoying clamshell packaging; unlike the marketing agency that promoted Package Shark, though, the marketers for Open-X were very much aware of the irony, and even pointed it out on the packaging.
* The Emery Cat is a cat toy that is basically a rest with an emery board on it, filled with catnip on it, advertised to prevent owners from having to clip their cats' nails all the time. A great idea... that's very poorly executed. The board is VERY flimsy and is easily breakable, the emery board isn't scratchable enough, and the whole thing can just flip over very easily.
* Smooth Away is a hair removal system where the user takes a pink buffing oval [[BuffySpeak thingy]] and rubs it against needed areas. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The buffing system can remove dead skin cells, but not hairs, the whole thing can irritate, or even SWELL certain areas (such as lips), and the whole "exofilating skin" effect is actually done by leftover crystals from the buffer.

[[folder:Magazine Articles]]
* '''[[ Maxim's 100 Cable Channels We Don't Want]]''', for essentially the same reasons as AOL Radio's "100 Worst Songs Ever" list (see [[{{Horrible/Music}} the horrible music subpage]]). Each channel's passage about it is completely uninformative and nondescript (i.e. The CW's passage reads "Name five CW shows. (This is a trick question. [[FanHater Your ability to answer will greatly affect your chances of being invited to our basketball picnic]].)"), but it goes even further on its qualifications for being SBIH, as the passages are uninformative and nondescript if ''the channel has a passage at all''; none of the channels between Creator/{{TBS}} ("Good for ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reruns. That's it.") and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] America ("''Series/DoctorWho'' isnít very good. [[FanHater Everyone is lying to you]]. Trust us.") have any passage whatsoever, not even elitist nonsense (and no, the "joke" for Creator/{{HBO}} Signature doesn't count, since that wasn't formatted in the same way as the passages), and the last passage is for the entry after BBC America, {{Showtime}} Too. Since these were the only ones after the 30th entry, that leaves ''67'' entries - approximately '''''two thirds of the list''''' - without a passage. At least the aforementioned AOL Radio list actually put uninformative nonsense next to every entry instead of giving up after the 30th entry. There are also numerous other flaws that are worth mentioning, such as [[TheyJustDidntCare how lazy the list is]] and how the "jokes" sometimes come off as [[FanHater elitist remarks]] (like [=SoapNet=]'s passage, which says "Soap operas are perfect for people who donít know the Internet exists and/or canít afford a hobby."), but listing all the problems would practically warrant a page of its own.[[/folder]]

* TV show ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' reached almost memetic status when it featured Amy's Baking Company, a bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona. The restaurant is a perfect example of how not to run a business in nearly every way possible. The owners are [[SmallNameBigEgo spiteful egomaniacs]] who [[NeverMyFault believe everyone is conspiring against them]] and have no respect for their staff or customers. They've picked fights with customers who complained about the awful service they received, to the point where the police had to be called in. Over 100 staff members have been hired and fired since the restaurant's opening, many of whom were culinary school graduates who had more cooking experience than the owner. One girl was fired in front of the camera because she dared to question Amy (she was actually asking Amy to confirm the table the meal was suppose to go to). Sammy tried to defuse the situation by telling her that she isn't fired (which makes it the [[PetTheDog only nice thing he ever did in the episode]]). They've also employed deceptive tactics such as stealing pictures of food off the internet to put in their menus and filling their shelves with desserts bought from other bakeries. Husband Sammy even confessed to pocketing every tip meant for the waitresses, an action that is illegal in the U.S. To top it all off, Amy herself is an incredibly incompetent chef, taking hours to poorly cook a meal for a single customer. To date, it remains the only episode in the history of the US version where GordonRamsay [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere called it quits]] and left before he could even begin to fix the place. The full Kitchen Nightmares episode can be viewed [[ here]]. If you're wondering how they manage to get customers at all, it's because they are right next to a movie theater.

* ''JustForFun/MagicalMolly''. A parody of how ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' would turn out if dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, the "parody" simply consists of the following: create character/episode page, change Japanese names to American ones, apply mild censorship, rinse, repeat. There is almost no humor in the articles, and most of the "censorship" consists of very superficial things such as FamilyFriendlyFirearms and NeverSayDie, with no thoughtful insights as to what 4Kids would ''actually'' do to ''Madoka''. And even ''that'' is removed at one point, defeating the whole purpose of the parody. Furthermore, the author often treats the characters as if they were simply the original ''Madoka'' characters with their names changed, which can be seen on [[ the ask blog]]. There are even merchandise pages that, like the characters, mostly consist of official ''Madoka'' merchandise with the names changed; the wealth of fictional ''Magical Molly'' merchandise only further strengthens the ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' analogies. Most of the "original" art simply consists of ''Madoka Magica'' clip art hastily photoshopped over generic backgrounds, ''always'' using the same Impact font. The author recently tried to justify the page by subtly suggesting it was a rewriting/repackaging of ''Madoka'' rather than a parody, but the fact remains that it takes 4Kids' most reviled dubbing practices and does nothing to make them interesting or funny. For what it's worth, however, the author takes criticism quite well and seems to treat ''Magical Molly!'' as OldShame (even if he continues to update it).