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The Rejection List

Things We Left Behind in 2008

We've got a pretty good filter here at UD, and most of what we see gets tossed aside after just a glance. Here, making their proud, shining debut are a few of those products and services that just missed the cut. By a landslide.

Mirdles

The men's alternative undergarments industry may never be the same. Under the clever guise of back support, Spanish import Lumbar Wear is the slimming man-girdle you've been dreaming of, not to mention the perfect complement to your favorite manziere.

Heath Ledger Finger Puppets

As we leave 2008 behind, let's take a minute, pause for reflection, and remember those who left us...by donning a frightening commemorative finger puppet in their likeness. Heath Ledger, Charlton Heston and Yves St. Laurent all make the cut.

The PoleRider

Are you a busy businessman with nary a second to spend at your favorite gentleman's club? Not to worry. Strippers took to the streets in 2008 on the PoleRider, a bike-powered stripper pole/platform built by crafty engineers (also known as nerds who want to see some skin).

Sober Companions

After this year's holiday party debacle (you should apologize to Sue in Accounting), you might want to consider the services of a professional no-man—he'll stand around and slap your wrist every time you reach for your sweet delicious booze. Thus, the dawning of the professional wet blanket and buzzkill industry.

Claudia Schiffer's Bosom Bowl

Sometimes when you wake up in the morning, all you need to get you going is a little Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Perfect already, you say? Well, how about some CTC served in a $3,000 bowl designed by Karl Lagerfeld and modeled after Claudia Schiffer's boob. Somehow drinking the milk from the bowl takes on new meaning.

Read about it here

Office Collar

It can be hard to concentrate at the office, so we can always use a little space of our own. This white leather shawl from British artist Simone Brewster lets you get your precious headspace, while giving your coworkers horrible nightmares for the rest of their lives.

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