Worst Ideas Ever: A Celebration of Embarrassment

By Daniel B. Kline

From memorable mess ups corresponding to New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered disasters comparable to Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst rules Ever revisits history’s largest errors. no matter if it’s a popular culture failure the likes of Dennis Miller’s disastrous run on Monday evening soccer, a political one comparable to John Edwards’ atypical choice to run for president whereas dishonest on his cancer-stricken spouse, or a technological misstep equivalent to Apple’s Newton OS, Worst rules Ever uncovers the ridiculous tales in the back of errors so large, you’ll need to consistently remind your self that they really happened.

relocating from Mariah Carey’s “performance” in Glitter to the Minnesota Vikings determination to exchange away their destiny for an getting older Herschel Walker, Worst rules Ever deals the true tales at the back of a few of the dumbest issues ever performed. even if it was once ego (Michael Jordan leaving basketball for baseball), greed (nobody wondering their impossibly excessive returns while making an investment with Bernie Madoff) or easy stupidity ( Jay Leno relocating to ten p.m.), Worst principles Ever brings all of it again in hilarious detail.

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