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Traction’s crappy gift generator

The elves at Traction always like to provide a little bit of mischief during the stress of the holidays. The Amazing Crap-O-Matic is the quintessential example of one of these festive gifts of seasonal levity. With a pull of the lever, this site serves up a randomly selected item from a curated list of horrible, horrible products to share with friends and family.

After an avalanche of holiday shopping traffic, we got a bunch of press from HuffPost, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, and Adweek. We were also smart enough to hook this up to our Amazon Affiliate membership—we earned enough to buy some moderately-priced crap for our own office.