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%% The Fyre Festival is on the Horrible.{{Music}} subpage.
In {{fan convention}}s, there are pros and [[{{Pun}} cons]]. And then there's ''these'', which are nothing ''but'' cons.
* [=BotCon=] has been the world's largest ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' con for decades. [=BotCon=] 1996 was the first and only [=BotCon=] overseen by Men In Black Productions. Despite initial plans (and advertisements of) an abandoned ''Film/PulpFiction'' theme, there was no official theme. There was, however, a celebration of the 10th birthday of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', including a screening on a TV and cake... but the VHS copy of the movie didn't work. And the cake had no forks, and the only drink was water. Attendees didn't get any lanyards or anything, identification was done with generic "Hi My Name Is..." stickers. These were of course easy to forge, but even that would be unnecessary since Men In Black managed to run out, leading to people being able to walk in from the street. Wiki/TFWikiDotNet [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/BotCon_1996 has more information here]].
* [=DashCon=] was a convention organized in 2014 by and for community members and artists on Website/{{Tumblr}}. The convention was first conceived the previous year after successfully raising $4,000 in donations. Approximately 1,000 attendees were present on the first day, only to see the convention descend into farce. Right off the bat, several high-profile guests cancelled their appearances due to not receiving their fees. This limited the highlights of the convention to include a "games room" which was nothing but a ''single'' TV and console in the middle of an empty room, a 'ball pit' -- a blue kiddy pool filled with colorful balls [[MemeticMutation (pay for an extra hour in the ball pit)]] -- and a bounce house in a large, mostly empty room. [[FromBadToWorse Even more outrageous]] is the emergency donation the convention had to hold in order to avoid being thrown out of their hosting hotel ''on the very first night''. They successfully raised the $17,000 needed to keep it going, but it also led to speculation that the entire convention was a quick money-making scam (an assumption not helped by the hefty $65 weekend pass cost).
** Later, the organizers offered refunds to everyone who'd helped raise the $17,000, but it's unclear how many (if any) people actually got a refund. See, many of the people who helped raise money gave it in cash at the convention, and got no written proof of donating. At one point the arrangers said they'd just trust people to be honest and refund everyone who claimed to have donated, but as to whether they did it, that's a different story. Or to sum the refund question up: As of this writing, there haven't been reports of attendees ever being given a refund.
** The failures of [=DashCon=] have been chronicled on various websites, including [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/dashcon KnowYourMeme]], [[http://www.dailydot.com/geek/dash-con-controversy-tumblr/ Daily Dot]], and by the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZgxeX2dCnQ Internet Historian]]. To top the disaster off, the ballpit was defiled on the regular--one attendant urinated in it, and rumor quickly spread that lice and venereal diseases were spreading through it.
** You know a convention is a huge disaster when a) the restaurant Denny's [[https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8259775232/hD837DC44/ makes fun of DashCon]] and b) [[http://missassychan.tumblr.com/post/92233917024/oh-snaps-dashcon-ball-pit-cosplay people start cosplaying AS DashCon]].
** It's possible the fallout from the con even helped kill the entire [=SuperWhoLock=] fandom, or at the least made it undesirable to publicly claim affiliation with it, as people began to notice after the con that the presence of the fandoms on the site dropped considerably. While there were likely other factors at play, [=DashCon=] seems to have been the turning point. See [[http://phantomrose96.tumblr.com/post/146802889137/agriff11-phantomrose96 here]] for further analysis.
** In the [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} Other sub-page in our Troubled Production trope page]] are some of the sordid details on how this disaster of an event came to be and how badly it evolved.
* [=GamerCon=] was a generically named Irish gaming convention which was the first attempt to run a professional gaming convention in Ireland, and one which failed miserably. For starters, it quickly became notorious for sheer overcrowding. Despite the convention hall only supporting 9000 people, they inexplicably decided to sell '''24,000''' tickets. The results were predictable, with long lines of families being stuck for hours outside - and Ireland's not exactly known for bright and sunny weather. The problems went beyond that, too. According to one volunteer eyewitness account, when people started coming in every game needed an update because nobody thought to check for that, and nobody thought to actually buy copies of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' for the tournament they were meant to have, either, leaving them having to try to download twelve copies of the game on wi-fi being used by thousands of people. That volunteer was also one of only ''five'' trying to manage an entire convention filled with thousands, and they ended up abandoning the entire convention the day after. [[http://kotaku.com/irish-gaming-con-sounded-like-a-disaster-1793424888 Kotaku has more details of the entire affair.]]
* Las Pegasus [=UniCon=], a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' convention, was organized in UsefulNotes/LasVegas in February 2013. It promised to be a huge event with over ''twenty-two'' special guests from the show, including Creator/JohnDeLancie, Creator/TaraStrong, and several of the show's writers and musicians, and promised dealer room and artist alley vendors a crowd of over 2000 attendees. It took place at the Riviera, a rather old, rather dumpy Vegas Strip hotel best known for its nude showgirl revues. It became infamous pretty damn quick for overworked, underprepared staff, low attendance (1200 at most, and maybe even half of that), lack of respect for the special guests (Tara Strong was served food she was allergic to and Creator/NicoleOliver was forgotten at the airport), and its cheaply-made, error-filled convention program. On Sunday the convention collapsed totally from lack of funds. Thus, neither the hotel nor the special guests got paid for their efforts, and vendors and artists lost money on the deal. Funds earmarked to go to ''charity'' went missing, and some ticket holders got double-charged for rooms they thought they were getting for free. It took a huge community outreach to save face and assure the fandom stayed in Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s good graces, one which involved multiple other convention organizers. The event quickly became {{memetic|mutation}}, and not in a good way--it pretty much killed any chance of there being another brony convention in Las Vegas. A more detailed account of the fiasco can be read [[http://bronydramarecorded.tumblr.com/post/45728669070/the-unicon-that-went-wrong here]], with a first-person account from an artist alley vendor available [[http://www.roundstable.com/2013/03/01/fear-and-loathing-in-las-pegasus/ here]].
** Artist alley patrons were ripped off as they were offered to use the fictional currency Pony Bits. Eerily mirroring the scene from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Homer bought Itchy and Scratchy money because it was "more fun", people found out that they can't trade Pony Bits for real money because the organizers already left.
* VideoGame/PokemonGO Fest was Niantic's first (and likely last) convention for the game. Despite the game's ever controversial nature, the game still maintained an active playbase. The event promised the ability to obtain rare Pokémon like Unown, and even the promise of being able to catch the first legendaries of the game to be released. Unfortunately, while the concept for the event sounded good on paper, when it came to the execution everything just went completely awry: Massive, poorly managed lines, not being handicap accessible (to the point where they were rejecting people for having ''life-saving medication''), complaints over the warm July weather in the Chicago park the con took place in, and the game simply refusing to load due to the heavy demand and overwhelmed cell service providers all led to pissed-off players booing the CEO of Niantic, tossing water bottles at one of the other emcees, or just leaving the event early. Niantic attempted to save some face by expanding the scope of the event to a two-mile radius outside of the park the con took place in, refunding everyone's cash [[note]](which was little consolation for those who came in from out of town and spent money on gas or plane tickets and hotel accommodations, however)[[/note]], giving players $100 in Coins, and even giving everyone a free Lugia, but it was too little, too late, and the convention was still considered a total wash. The app and developer's already shaky reputations only just barely survived the incident. [[https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16019404/pokemon-go-fest-refunds-disaster-review The Verge has more details.]] Some attendees [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-28-pokemon-go-fest-attendees-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-niantic filed a lawsuit against Niantic]], demanding refunds for the ticket prices.
* [=RainFurrest=] was one of the most popular [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] conventions on the west coast, based in Seattle. However, the 2015 iteration deserves mention here. The convention was plagued from the get-go with [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement characters too unsavory to realistically be described here]], openly wearing all forms of fetish gear they were into, with one (in)famous person proclaiming "[=RainFurrest=] is a fetish con" to anyone who asked about it. It spiraled down from there, with plumbers on constant call due to [[{{Squick}} "Used Objects"]] being flushed down, the hot tub closed off halfway through the con, and the fire department being called twice. And someone [[TooDumbToLive even tried to remove the smoke detector in his room, nearly getting the entire con booted halfway through.]]\\
The entire mess resulted in the Hilton that played host to the con to [[GetOut demand that all attendees leave by a certain time on Monday,]] [[PersonaNonGrata and told con staff they were no longer welcome,]] and with the cancellation of the 2016 con, and eventually the entire convention overall, [[FranchiseKiller made 2015 the last year for the northwestern furry convention.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmULc5VANsw&t=6s Internet Historian]] covered this convention as well.
* Tentmoot, a planned series of events in the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' fandom in 2003 planned by a Tolkien group named Bit of Earth, [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} fell apart very quickly]]. Led by a man named Jordan Wood, many people familiar with Jordan commented on his [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine appearance]] (he claimed this had to do with a disease that prevented testosterone producing in the body) or on his rather strange stories (he claimed to have been chased by the Irish Republican Army, despite the fact he had allegedly never been in Northern Ireland). Regardless, hype for the convention was very high - Bit of Earth was praised for allegedly donating to a children's reading garden, and Wood promised that a summer concert and meet-and-greet for actors who starred in the films would happen in Oregon. However, neither of these happened, which caused the ticket sales to lower. Wood tried desperately to raise the prices, such as moving in with fellow Tolkien organizers, which did very little to help the issue. As poor sales for tickets went on, many people discovered that Bit of Earth's donations were fabricated. What sealed Tentmoot into the ground is when Massachusetts police discovered that Jordan Wood was an alias for a woman named Amy Player, who had sent a suicide letter regarding Jordan running off with her crush. Player admitted that Tentmoot was all a sham to help her build a new identity, and the whole thing was disbanded, with her permanently exiled from Oregon. Nowadays, Player is seen as a ConArtist among Tolkiens, who has gained more infamy for her many other attempts to con money out of various different fandoms using various different identities, and outside of all the controversy, the author of ''Fanfic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness''.

* Haribo, in an attempt at being health-conscious, released a sugar-free version of their famous gummy bears. The only problem? The sweetener they decided to use to replace the sugar was lycasin, a sugar subtitute that the human body cannot digest properly. Thus, if too much of it is consumed, it can cause heavy diarrhea or flatulence, and sometimes even PottyFailure. Despite the warnings on the packaging, people still had horrible experiences with it; 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 5-pound bag of it to predictable results [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMjgaa5j_LE here]]. It also led to many [[http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummi-Bears-Sugar-Free/product-reviews/B000EVQWKC/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0 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 [[http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991785,00.html 50 worst inventions.]] It did eventually find another market though... as a firearms lubricant. It also turned out to be good for leaching certain long-lasting unpleasant organic chemicals like TCDD out of people's bodies.

[[folder:Haunted Houses]]
* In 2013, after the success of ''Blackout Haunted House'' due to its RefugeInAudacity and expansion to Los Angeles, a man named Russ [=McKamey=] organized an "extreme haunt" of his own named ''[=McKamey=] Manor'', whose focus was to have its patrons "experience a real horror movie". Like ''Blackout'', guests had to sign a waiver releasing the house of legal liability- except there was a huge difference. Whereas ''Blackout'', while being physical and often having themes of sexual assault, at least showed concern for the patrons' safety, ''[=McKamey=] Manor'' hyper-focused on extremity to the point where ''very few people have experienced the whole haunt''. For one, guests are in the haunt for [[{{Padding}} four to seven hours]], meaning they have to endure four to seven hours of extreme violence performed on them. They are also not allowed to leave at their own free will,[[note]]Those at ''Blackout'' are instructed to shout "SAFETY!" if they want to leave immediately, in which they are escorted out of the maze by a guide.[[/note]] and are completely at the mercy of the staff until the latter decides to end the tour. People are often seen with bruises and cuts on them upon leaving, and even medical problems and injuries have been caused by the experience. When the trailer premiered on Website/YouTube in 2013, it recieved almost near-universal negative reception, and reception from its patrons certainly hasn't been any better, with several people accusing it of "legal torture", not made better by [=McKamey=]'s lack of concern. Despite this, the house still runs, possibly as a result of BileFascination and NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, yet its reception has only gotten ''worse''. There are a plethora of sites against it and several petitions set up to close it down. You know it's bad when ''Blackout'', which itself is far from a picnic, is seen as heavenly by comparison.

[[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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAU3sAegGrE Attack of the Show]] demonstrates, it's not even useful for [[VulgarHumor cutting through a lamb's head.]] MOST IMPORTANTLY, the blade can be switched out for regular reciprocating saw blades, which is perfect for finishing the more tricky cuts.
* 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.]]''
** Lampshaded on the packaging of the similar as-seen-on-TV product the Open-X, which really does work quite well.
* The Emery Cat is a cat toy that is basically a rest with an emery board on it and filled with catnip, 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, a strong kitten can break off the "playful toy" mounted on the side and carry it triumphantly away, 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 "exfoliating skin" effect is actually done by leftover crystals from the buffer.
* Advertising/HeadOn, which is known for ads being deliberately unclear about its purpose but considers itself a homeopathic medicine, is almost entirely paraffin wax. You would literally get the same result applying a ''candle'' directly to your forehead, and you wouldn't be rubbing trace amounts of toxic plant extract and a known carcinogen on your skin.
* The Pocket Hose claims to be an innovative water hose that is very long and compresses back into a smaller size once shut off. A novel concept [[AwesomeButImpractical that sadly has a wide variety of issues]]. The construction of the hose is made of cloth webbing and plastic, which means despite the retractable aspect, it's not as durable as a regular hose and it can easily burst open, develop holes, and/or leak a lot. Even worse is the fact that it's attached to two ''plastic'' levers. After a flood of negative reviews on Amazon, Telebrands responded by making a "3x stronger" version... which gained just as negative reviews. They then made ''another'' version which replaced the plastic connectors with brass. It still didn't change a thing.
* The Infinity Gauntlet oven mitt by [=LootCrate=] is a poorly-designed oven mitt that could ''burn one's skin''. While stated to be resistant to temperatures [[BlatantLies up to 500 degrees]], in reality [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/3/11852380/infinity-gauntlet-destroyed-utterly-by-pizza-rolls attempting to use said mitt at 425 degrees will destroy the mitt and burn your hand, as stated in this example here]]. [[https://help.lootcrate.com/hc/en-us/articles/210786983 Thankfully, LootCrate is now recalling them due to these major safety flaws]].
* The Juicero, a cold-press juicing machine that promised to be a game-changer for the way households bought and processed vegetables. It folded just a few months after officially launching, and was laughed at by virtually everyone, including industry advocates and those who bought their juicers. What happened?
** The $400 (originally $700) device had a needlessly-complex setup procedure. To start with, [[EverythingIsOnline there's]] ''[[EverythingIsOnline online DRM]]'' on a juicer. Those who bought the juicer were required to setup an account and connect to a cloud-based service in order to activate it in the first place. Don't have easy access to an internet connection? Too bad. It was speculated by Bloomberg News and other sources during the machine's launch that the user information was being harvested by Google (which helped co-develop the machine) as a condition of funding the juicer in the first place.
** The machine itself is not actually a juicer, but a large press. The machine only worked with pre-approved, overpriced packets that had to be ordered from Juicero's website and had a limited shelf life. Not only were you paying more for the machine, but you had to sign up for a subscription plan. In the event that you couldn't (or didn't bother to) buy the packets, the machine became functionally useless.
** A QR code on each packet had to be scanned into the machine when you used it. The QR codes served to make sure people didn't use any unapproved packs (their excuse being that it prevented you from using spoiled juice packs). If you attempted to scan a QR code from an "expired" juice pack, the machine would brick and simply not work. Questions about how the codes would function in the event of a sudden food recall or other extenuating circumstance were never fully answered by the company.
** The company's fate was sealed when Bloomberg put out a damning feature in April 2017 showing that ''it wasn't even necessary to own a Juicero to get juice out of the packs''. Merely squeezing the packs by hand is enough to get the same amount of juice out. CEO Jeff Dunn was roundly mocked for claiming that people who were squeezing the packs were "hacking" the product. Even Juicero's own investors didn't know what was happening, with two publicly claiming that they didn't realize the problems until they were highlighted by the media. Funding dried up within days, and the company quickly started hemorrhaging $4 million per month. By September 1, 2017, [[https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/1/16243356/juicero-shut-down-lay-off-refund Juicero officially shut down]] and offered refunds to those who bought the product.
** The reason why it was so expensive is made clear by [[https://blog.bolt.io/heres-why-juicero-s-press-is-so-expensive-6add74594e50 examining the hardware]]: the machine is filled with custom machined parts, expensive steel gears, a ''completely custom power supply'' (that had to have been certified, creating additional cost), expensive molded plastic for the sleek outer shell, and needlessly complicated design: it took over 23 parts just to ''hold the door closed''. A lot of this is also due to the odd design choice of extracting the juice by spreading the force over the entire bag, like closing a book. Anyone with any knowledge of high school physics knows that pressure is inversely proportionate to surface area, meaning you need a ''lot'' more force and thus a much more powerful mechanism to provide the same amount of pressure, hence why the bags can be squeezed by hand. If it weren't for this textbook example of overengineering, the Juicero could have easily been sold for a fraction of the price.
** LetsPlay/Cr1tikal highlighted everything wrong with the Juicero [[https://youtu.be/PCRx78Zhj7s while watching its instructional video.]]

* The Italian ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-themed magazine ''Pokémon World'' in the years passed many iterations, many name changes and a DorkAge (which details are found [[Pokemon/CowboyBebopAtHisComputer here]]) that spanned for four years, but in recent times had issues twice:
** First, the last issue of the original iteration (which was renamed ''Pokémon Mania'' at the time). While the actual last issue of the magazine is the March 2014 issue, after that the entire team behind it was fired for no reason from the publisher which made a final "issue" with no experience on the matter whatsoever: All the multi-parter articles that were still going on from last issue were stopped and replaced with stuff blatantly copypasted from the web (including an article leaving in a "click here and wait for the image to load" line), the belief that "Flash Fire" is not the name of an ability but the new name for the Fire Pokémon type (as in, "Vulpix is a Flashfire type Pokémon"), a third of the magazine being occupied by a bunch of super easy trivia questions written in a large font in order to fill more pages than it should (to say, trivia quizzes like that occupied ''half a page'' when they appeared in the classic issues) and generally half-assed everything.
** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[FromBadToWorse even worse]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained how Pokéstops work two months after ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from [=YouTube=] videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from [=DeviantArt=], including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also, they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon Go'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].

[[folder:Magazine Articles]]
* '''[[http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/tv/article/100-cable-channels-we-dont-want 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}} 2 (never mind that except for the most insane cable providers, Signature and Showtime 2, along with the Plex and Encore sub-channels always come free with the main networks). Since these were the only ones after the 30th entry, that leaves ''67'' entries - approximately '''''two thirds of the list''''' - without a passage. The worst is that one entry near the end reading "Those strange channels that air foreign shows and have non-English subtitles", which fans of those channels and natives of foreign areas could argue are ''anything but unwanted''; with this entry, the author comes off as ignorant at best and a xenophobic asshole at worst. At least the aforementioned AOL Radio list actually put uninformative nonsense next to every entry instead of giving up after the 30th entry. The entire article reads more or less like the author originally wrote it as "30 Cable Channels We Don't Want" but was contractually obligated to list 100, and as such pulled the other 70 entries out of their ass. There are also numerous other flaws that are worth mentioning, such as 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.
** What's more, a few of the channels listed here ''aren't even cable channels''. For example, The CW, ABC, and PBS are all over-the-air networks...which you would get ''for free without cable'' anyway! CriticalResearchFailure doesn't even begin to describe this.

[[folder:Operating Systems]]
* ''Microsoft Windows Me (Millennium Edition)'': In addition to being a pointless stopgap between Windows 98 and Windows XP, this [=OS=] was a [[ObviousBeta bug-ridden mess]] with terrible security[[note]]it was VERY common to walk over to your computer one minute and see some strange new programs on your desktop that were never manually installed (spyware, links to scamming webpages, etc.)[[/note]], horrible stability[[note]]it was so bad that the infamous "Blue Screen Of Death" reached MemeticMutation[[/note]] and very poor compatibility with older software. Not surprisingly, Microsoft quickly abandoned it once Windows XP was released[[note]]itself a bug-ridden mess until Service Pack 1 was released[[/note]], and it's now considered by many technology publications and critics to be one of the biggest misfires in computing history.
** As mentioned on DarthWiki/IdiotProgramming, the main cause of the infamous BSOD in Millennium Edition was due to it being a transitional OS, supporting the older driver types, and the new DLL system we all know today. It could support either of these adequately... but if a process called for both, it shat itself in spectacular fashion, resulting in a bluescreen and byzantine error code. (A good deal of the reason XP was significantly more stable, even while buggy on launch, was because it rejected the old system outright. Old programs being incompatible upsets people less than the whole OS going kaput.) That said, this is ''even more damning'' when this is exactly the sort of thing a transitional OS should be ''designed'' to handle.
* ''Microsoft Bob'' was designed for people new to computing. The desktop was designed as one of several rooms, with each application represented as an item in said room, and a "guide" character talked the user through whatever they were trying to do. The problems here were severalfold, but the most important: there were multiple complaints that the concept itself [[ViewersAreMorons treated the user like a child]], condescending to them in every way. What's more, Windows 95 debuted soon after Bob's release, proving to be just as - if not more - user-friendly than Bob without the childish overtones. Bob's only two legacies were the Comic Sans font (considered one of the ugliest fonts ever created) and the "guides", who became the notorious assistant characters in Microsoft Word (yes, this is where Clippy came from). On top of this, putting your password in wrong three times in a row would result in the system unlocking and recommending you change your password, which made having a password in the first place pointless.

* The U.S. version of ''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). Samy tried to defuse the situation by telling her that she isn't fired (which makes it the [[PetTheDog only nice thing he 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 Samy 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 Creator/GordonRamsay [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere called it quits]] and left before he could even begin to fix the place. If you're wondering how they manage to get customers at all, it's because they are right next to a movie theater.\\
Since the episode aired, some customers have become curious if it's actually that bad. '''It is'''. In fact, due to the nearly memetic response, the show ''went back'' to the bakery at the start of the following season. Keep in mind that they dedicated an entire episode to revisiting Amy; this has never happened before as revisit episodes feature multiple restaurants. In this case, however, Ramsay did not come along, which was probably for the best... ''because it looks like nothing changed at all.'' In July 2015, Amy's finally closed, [[http://www.eater.com/2015/7/10/8928887/kitchen-nightmares-amys-baking-company-shutter but the owners intend to go into other cooking-related ventures...]]

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* ''cpedia'' was a bizarre attempt by failed Website/{{Google}} competitor Cuil to combine a search with an encyclopedia. Basically a search engine that would format the results as wiki-like pages, ''cpedia'''s pages were little more than [[http://onefoottsunami.com/2010/04/12/the-mechanized-madness-of-cuils-cpedia/ incomprehensible, schizophrenic messes]]. Cuil (and by extension, cpedia) has since been put out of its misery, but [[http://www.webmasterworld.com/alternative_search_engines/4114978.htm many]] [[http://www.marco.org/2010/04/12/the-mechanized-madness-of-cuils-cpedia reports]] of its failure remain. But at least we got [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cuil-theory a meme]] out of it.
-->''"I threw up a little in my mouth trying to decipher the results for Batman Returns, which according to Cpedia includes such characters as Heath Ledger and Edward Scissorhands."''

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Nope, not even [[VanityPlate vanity plates]] are safe from being horrible.
* Boyd's Videos and Video Films, whose only known releases are ''The Mandarin Magician'' and ''Film/PumaMan'', used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h_UxPK0FNo perhaps the most amateurish, incompetent vanity plate ever created]]. It's literally two slides on what appears to be an office projector kept up for way too long, separated by a pink screen, resulting in a logo which could have easily lasted 12 seconds taking ''almost a minute''. Both slides are zoomed in way too far initially, forcing whoever created the logo to zoom out slowly and awkwardly, stopping constantly. The pink doesn't cover the whole screen, meaning you can see the slides being swapped, revealing that this was all done in one take. No wonder [[http://www.closinglogos.com/page/Boyd%27s+Video+%28UK%29 the Closing Logos Group]] called it "The Personification of All That is Truly Awful".
* An Indian movie company called FADYO (short for "Film and Drama Youth Organization") used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjghY9FeOIQ this rather cheap vanity plate]] that depicts a globe spinning in space... which is quite blatantly stolen from Creator/{{Universal}}'s logo. The logo also steals music from Music/TheBeatles and uses it as its background music. And all that without even mentioning that the logo itself is so horrendous in quality that it looks less like an opening logo and more like a GIF. [[http://www.closinglogos.com/page/Film+and+Drama+Youth+Organisation+%28FADYO%29+%28India%29 The Closing Logos Group gave it the nickname]] "What Happens When Money and Ideas are Not Abundant".
* The vanity plate for the Portuguese VHS company [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dje_T7KLRIM The Video Bancorp]] (skip to 0:48) is ''literally'' an off-screen photo of the logo, as drawn on a paint program, [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece with the 1990 computer screen's bulge]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure and the program's interface clearly visible on the sides]]. Needless to say, the [[http://www.closinglogos.com/page/The+Video+Bancorp+(Portugal) Closing Logos Group]] didn't give it the nicknames "The ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' of Logos" and "Boyd's Video's Worse and More Obscure Cousin" for nothing.[[note]]These particular nicknames for the logo have since been removed from its CLG Wiki page, for whatever reason.[[/note]] Interestingly, due to the design of the logo, the Closing Logos Group originally determined the "thanks you for using our product" part of the logo as a grammatically incorrect sentence due to the use of "thanks you".