When things go wrong, my husband often likes to say, “Nice idea. Shame about the execution.”

I believe it comes from soccer.

Well, sometimes things are the opposite.

Sometimes they are a terrible idea, fabulously executed.

Thus began the r/ATBGE subreddit, for exhibiting just this sort of situation.

Here are some of the most amazingly bad ideas that make you wonder who said, “Yes!”

1. Balloon Art Crucifixion

I think this one speaks for itself, really.

Jesus of Nazareth balloon crucifixion from ATBGE

2. More Jesus Art

Masking tape and paper…
Only slightly less horrifying than the circus balloons.

This is being sold on FB marketplace. It’s masking tape and paper…. from ATBGE

3. Finger Hands Squared

I am honestly not sure why anyone needed the originals.
But these… well… the stuff of nightmares?

Now introducing finger hands for finger hands from ATBGE

4. Toilet Kisser

I take it back. THIS is the stuff of nightmares.
I’m guessing this won’t survive a post-COVID world.

Located at a bar in Shinjuku, Japan. There is a bathroom with a GAINT head located infront of the toilet. Activated by the pressure from the seat, the face sings a strange drunken tune and slowly moves towards you… Making the room smaller and smaller, until its lips ‘kiss’ your knees from ATBGE

5. Pogo Plunger

Speaking of toilets…
This comes from the school of “everything should be fun” I guess.

hmmm from hmmm

6. Rubber Chicken Bumper

I’m not sure what there is to say.
Seemed like a good idea at the time?

hmmm from hmmm

7. Grasshopper Restaurant

This feels like someone just couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a laugh.

Who thought two grasshoppers having sex makes for a good building for a restaurant? from ATBGE

8. Beard Haircut

I wish there was a front view too.
If my husband did this (even as a joke), I would burst into tears.

This beard/haircut from ATBGE

9. Festive Chest Hair

This, on the other hand, he’s welcome to try.
It feels like it would take a bit of skill to pull this off.

Not sure if this belongs here from ATBGE

10. Getting Cute With Useless Masks

The value of an unlined crochet mask aside, it’s a clever design.

Does this mask belong here from ATBGE

11. Flesh-Colored Mask

This one, though, feels extremely creepy.
It reminds me of the Suliban from the Star Trek: Enterprise series.

A knitted, skin-colored ski mask… from ATBGE

12. Literal Tramp Stamp

Ahh the old classic. In more ways than one!

Was told to post my Tramp Stamp for Tuesday from ATBGE

Those were all pretty terrible ideas.

I’m impressed with the skill and dedication employed to pull them off though!

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.