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07/09/2013 09:13 am ET

Best Of Reddit's Shitty Food Porn (PHOTOS)

Imgur: Le_Renard

We'd like to say something before we go any further: we love you, Reddit. No other corner of the internet is quite as willing to humiliate itself, each other and complete strangers for the greater good. While Reddit has had some very real mainstream victories in the recent past (like President Obama's AMA), we're here to focus on our favorite, most self-effacing subbreddit out there: Shitty Food Porn.

The Shitty Food Porn subreddit catalogues some of the best and worst of human cooking behavior. You get to see the abject failures, the simple mistakes, the chronic inability of frozen food to look like the image on its package and our favorite phenomenon -- the purposeful documentation of the moment when you, too drunk, too hungry or too out-of-f***s-to-give, microwave something hideous that definitely tastes good. We're talking about tortillas with cheese and jarred tomato sauce, baked mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese made with ramen noodles. Your mind's telling you no, but your stomach -- your stomach's telling you yes.

It's in this spirit of adoration, camaraderie and a commitment to doing better that we give you our 20 favorite Shitty Food Porn posts of all time:

20. "Gordon acts like making crispy salmon is a walk in the park." - _treefingers_

19. "A sad sight on a Phildelphia Street." - fumor

NOOOOOOOOO.

18. "First time at a Waffle House. I paid 40 cents for my hash browns to be "smothered" in cheese." - northerncacy

Don't worry, we're thinking it too -- it kind of looks delicious.

17. "White trash shrimp cocktail." - TheSakeOfGod

16. "Authentic Chinese delicacies." - longboardingerrday

15. "Microwaved onion. Whatever." - Makinbaconpancake

This citizen was in a dark place. The community rallied in support. Well, at least in giggles.

14. "The geniuses in the company cafeteria have been working overtime, I call this masterpiece 'lemon tuna'." - invisible_monkey

Sometimes you just have to make sure that someone else saw what you saw.

13. "A coworkers lunch. Possibly the saddest meal I've ever seen. :(" - correct_my_grammar

Don't ever let anyone tell you that empathy doesn't exist on the internet.

12. "A tropical, refreshing drink." - dumpass

11. "Taco shells with cheese." - LlamasUnite

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, or whatever.

10. "Someone has been looking at SHITTYFOODPORN for inspiration." - Costner_Facts

THEIR WORDS, NOT OURS, GUYS.

9. "Brownie out of a cup -- level: Hiroshima." - hansworschd

8. "My brother's attempt at making pizza from scratch after a seven pint drinking session." - LefthandGoosinator
Drunken Pizza

7. "My friend tried to make a chocolate hedgehog cake." - Fence_Climber

A for effort. D for just about everything else.

6. "Simple carb-free pizza." - Le_Renard

This is a cry for help. We're here to help.

5. "I think I did a fantastic job recreating these delicious looking Cookie Monster cupcakes." - lolpancakeslol

Nailed it.

4. "Home made ketchup. How did I do?" - lolpancakeslol

OH NO. How did you?

3. "Thomas the tank engine cake. Nailed it." - something_stoopid

2. "m&m's with milk" - vocaltalentz

Yes. They. Are.

1. "Ran out of bread..." - jupitergeorge

Have you ever seen a person more in need of some friendly encouragement? THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO LOVE YOU. Look at how well you cooked that egg! You have choices in life! (It is so possible that this actually tasted pretty good. We don't even know anymore.)

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  • 3 Seems Legit
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  • 4 So Close, Yet So Far
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  • 5 At Least You Stayed Awake For Your Pasta
    These kids just cannot get it together.
  • 6 Hot Dog Spaghetti
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    Please guys, for the love of all that is holy, stop making these. They are not cute. They are horrible. THEY LOOK LIKE WORMS, CAN'T YOU SEE THAT?? YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR CHILDREN WORMS! Ahem. Sorry. Photo via imgur
  • 7 Seriously, Enough
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  • 8 Everything Is Wrong
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  • 9 At Least You Did Not Almost Lose A Hand
  • 10 So Thirsty. Need Sauce.
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    Send help. Photo via Flickr user fugzu
  • 11 It Does Seem Like It Was Important To Share This
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    Thank goodness the world saw it. The internet is great. : ( Photo via Flickr user jlastras
  • 12 Lasagna? Is That You?
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    Something just doesn't seem right. Photo via Flickr user .angels.
  • 13 What Have You Done?
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    Pasta cannot swim. If you drown it in sauce, it will die. Let that be a lesson to you. Photo via Flickr user marycsalome
  • 14 Tuna Noodle Nightmare
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    Presented without comment. Photo via Flickr user Micah Sittig
  • 15 We Can't.
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    We just can't. Photo via Flickr user jeffreyw
  • 16 Welp.
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