When DIY Goes Wrong: There, I Fixed It

When DIY Goes Wrong: There, I Fixed It

Taryn Williford
Jul 6, 2009

We already try to put a little TLC into our gadgets and gizmos before we throw them out to pasture. But sometimes, it's better to just let go (or go without, as we'd hoped those tech-craving pool-dwellers up there would have done). Case in point: These dumb DIY solutions from the hilarious new blog, "There, I Fixed It"...

"There, I Fixed It" celebrates the Kludge—an ill-assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole—in our everyday lives by sharing found photos from around the world. Anything MacGyver'd or jury-rigged in the worst way possible is on full blast at the site:

There are as many sources for the word Kludge as there are jury-rigged mailboxes in the mobile home parks of America. Whether the source of the word is Gaelic, German, or Naval Acronym, we know them when we see them, and on this web site, we celebrate these iconic images of mankind's eternal struggle to hammer square pegs into round holes (with duct tape.)

It makes you feel a little better about using old bread bag twist ties to organize and label your cables, doesn't it? We posted a few of our favorite images up top, but check out the whole collection here.

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