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By Michael Smith, Eric Kasum

What have been they thinking?
Ever given that Adam snacked at the forbidden fruit and was once chased bare out of the backyard of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of undesirable ideas.
From skinny-dipping Presidents to poisonous enamel fillings to making a song pop stars who cant hold a track, a hundred of the Worst principles in background is a party of humanitys historical—and frequently hysterical—missteps that experience begun wars, sunk international locations, wrecked businesses, scuttled careers, misplaced hundreds of thousands, or even endangered the Earth.
Discover:
- How a stressed chauffeur helped commence international struggle I
- How a Chicago White Sox video game helped hasten the loss of life of disco
- The toad that just about ate Australia
- the main harmful little ones online game ever invented
- And a lot more (of a lot less!)
Spanning politics, popular culture, style, activities, expertise, and extra, this irreverent and witty e-book is filled with enjoyable photographs and sidebars, tracing how those thundering brainstorms became blundering mind farts-and the excellent affects our fake pas and foibles nonetheless have on us at the present time.

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From bad Banking on Bochco’s success with iconic TV shows such as Hill Street Blues, NBC executives put aside their reservations about the celebrated producer’s odd musical-crime-drama concept and order thirteen Cop Rock episodes for the 1990 primetime schedule. dumb On September 26, the show premieres—and its praises go unsung. Critics deem the musical drama a cringe-worthy unintentional comedy. Ratings plummet. And NBC places the show under arrest after only eleven episodes. TV Guide, though, does give Cop Rock a top-ten ranking…on its list of the fifty worst TV shows of all time.

Allow the idea to fizzle on the launch pad. “We don’t want an alien eating our candy,” they opine. indd 36 Michael N. T. producer Kathleen Kennedy, scrambling to find an M&M’s replacement, stumbles upon an obscure candy Hershey has been struggling to get off the ground for some time: Reese’s Pieces. And in a deal that’s truly out of this world, Hershey agrees to pay absolutely nothing for placing Reese’s Pieces in the much-anticipated film—and to crosspromote the movie in their advertising at a cost of just $1 million.

Universal follows suit. Then others hop onto the no-way-Georgy bandwagon. , head of 20th Century Fox. He loves the movie—and inquires about any other ideas Lucas might have for future films. to worse: luCk: Lucas introduces him to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy, R2-D2, and the host of Star Wars characters now part of cinematic lore. Ladd eventually agrees to produce the movie, which ultimately earns $800 million in box office sales alone. ” Much, of course, to the chagrin of all those studio naysayers. indd 41 41 4/10/14 9:49 AM don’t tase Me, Bro— (and don’t sing to Me either) the Bad idea: Feature crime fighters with guns in their hands and a song in their hearts to create the musical tV drama Cop Rock.

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