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By Mark A. Long

ISBN-10: 1550224913

ISBN-13: 9781550224917

ISBN-10: 1554904919

ISBN-13: 9781554904914

From poodle skirts, scorching pants, and Lava lamps to Pogs, Pokemon, and teen Mutant Ninja Turtles, undesirable Fads takes a clean and humorous examine the video games, gags, dances, and varieties of the day before today. This enjoyable and sentimental ebook finds many short-lived renowned tendencies from the prior a hundred years, overlaying style (go-go boots and Farrah Fawcett hairdos), collectibles (Rubik's dice and puppy rocks), actions (3D video clips and drive-in theaters), and occasions (telephone sales space stuffing and goldfish swallowing). No age team is spared those embarrassing reminders of the interesting, strange, and simply undeniable foolish fads of prior a long time.

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