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Good Ideas, Bad Ideas (One Kind of Gross)

Good idea: bacon flavored vodka. Bacon, like chocolate, makes everything better.

Bad idea: smoked salmon flavored vodka. Enjoy the rare and complex character ..." That works for a Cab Franc blend, not fish-infused vodka.

Good idea: Virgin Atlantic capitalizing on the Royal Weddingwith special round trip fares to London for as low as $199. Romantic AND practical.

Bad idea: Crown Jewels Condomshas its own Royal Wedding tie-in.

Practical, yes, but to "lie back and think of England" is not romantic.

Good or bad idea? The "test baby" dummy in the pre-released Super Bowl ad for HomeAway.com is either hilarious or gross.

I'm leaning towards gross. The Austin Statesman reports that beyond the 30-second ad you'll see during the big game, there will be minute-long versions at HomeAway.com which can be customized. "They can choose the fate of the baby ('smush,' 'smash' or 'catch'), and replace the baby's face with their own or someone else's."

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