My family has a history of giving gag gifts. Not always, but sometimes. In 1970, the Veg-O-Matic was being advertised constantly, and my Pop was always talking about it. "Well, look at that! It even slices tomatoes! And you can make french fries! My my my!"
He in no way was doing this sincerely; he thought the gadget was most likely a piece of crap.
So of course we had to get it for him. Here he is, figuring out how to put it together.
And yes, it really was a piece of crap.