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Worst ideas ever : a celebration of embarrassment

Author: Daniel B Kline; Jason Tomaszewski
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011.
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From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods. marriage to less.remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft's BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history's biggest blunders.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kline, Daniel B.
Worst ideas ever.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Kline; Jason Tomaszewski
ISBN: 9781616082628 1616082623 9781628721362 1628721367
OCLC Number: 786052091
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; FOOD & DRINK; 1 --
New Coke-Replacing the Market-Leading Product with One People Hate; 2 --
The Taco Bell Chihuahua: "Dogs Just Love Our Food."; 3 --
Alcoholic Energy Drinks: You'll Have No Idea How Drunk You Are; 4 --
Edible Underwear: Finally, Romance Gets Sticky?; 5 --
Deep-Frying a Turkey: Bring a Bomb to Your House or Backyard; 6 --
Microwave Food: Maybe a Shake Does Not Need to Be Microwaved?; 7 --
Death on a Plate: The Krispy Kreme Burger; STUFF; 8 --
The Segway: Two Wheels and a Dream. 9 --
The Hindenburg: People Plus a Balloon Filled with Gas and Oxygen Equals Disaster10 --
The Yugo: Finally, a Disposable Car; 11 --
The Apple Newton: What if a Rolodex Mixed with a Calendar Cost 699?; 12 --
Atari Jaguar/ Sega Dreamcast/ Coleco Adam: The Game Systems Nobody Wanted; 13 --
The In-Car Phonograph: Take That, Eight-Tracks; 14 --
Laserdiscs: It's a DVD Mixed with a Record; 15 --
The Female Urinal: Finally, Women Can Pee Standing Up; THE "ARTS"; 16 --
Jar Jar Binks: "Mesa" the Worst Character Ever; 17 --
Celebrity Albums: Being Famous Does Not Make You a Good Singer. 18 --
Adding a Cute Kid: The Last Gasp of a Dying Sitcom19 --
CBS Radio Lets Howard Stern Go to Satellite: How to End Your Company in One Contract; 20 --
Jay Leno Moves to 10:00 PM: Don't Worry, Conan, Everyone at NBC Loves Your Show; 21 --
Battlefield Earth: Religious Cult Spawns Sci-Fi Bomb; 22 --
Cop Rock: Police and Musical Numbers Don't Mix; 23 --
Godfather Part III: Too Much of a Good Thing; 24 --
Theodore Rex: Whoopi Goldberg and a Dinosaur Puppet Make 35 Million Disappear; 25 --
Worst TV Spin-Offs Ever: A Successful Show Does Not Always Mean a Successful Spin-Off; SPORTS. 26 --
Michael Jordan Leaves Basketball for Baseball: No Really, It Wasn't a Gambling Suspension27 --
Legendary Coach Jimmy Johnson Endorses Penis-Enhancement Pill: Go Long; 28 --
Major League Baseball Pushes the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire Home Run Chase: Please Ignore Their Giant Heads; 29 --
The XFL: Pro Football Plus Pro Wrestling Equals Ratings Disaster; 30 --
Minnesota Vikings Trade Everything for Herschel Walker: Mortgaging Your Future for a Star's Last Hurrah; 31 --
Monday Night Football Hires Dennis Miller: Comedian Makes Games Not So Funny. 32 --
The Trailblazers Choose Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time33 --
The Bowl Champion Series: Taking a Bad System and Making It Worse; 34 --
The LeBron James Decision: He Spits on His People, Takes His "Talents to South Beach"; 35 --
Disco Demolition Night: Cheap Beer and Destruction May Not Mix; MEDIA & POLITICS; 36 --
Politically Getting Ahead of Yourself: Perhaps That Mission Wasn't Exactly Accomplished; 37 --
Stupid, Lying Politicians: Sometimes, You Just Have to Admit You Were Caught; 38 --
AOL and Time Warner Merge: Making Way Less with More. 39 --
Esperanto: The Language for Everyone as Used By No One.
Responsibility: Daniel B. Kline and Jason Tomaszewski.


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