a pole 10 feet and 1 inch long, prompting the saying "I wouldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole", that is pointed so that the user of the stick can poke ugly people to make them move away so that the person holding the stick isn't seen with the ugly person.
The perfect tool when one wants to remain socially acceptable but must go out in public with someone who's face looks like a volcano or like someone stepped on it with steel toed boots
"beat him with a shovel and poke him with an ugly stick."
"use the ugly stick, we don't want him near us!!"
"Hey, what's with the stick?" -- "We use it to keep my brother away :)"