The Resource Epic fails : the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture, Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Epic fails : the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture, Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Label
Epic fails : the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture
Title
Epic fails
Title remainder
the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture
Statement of responsibility
Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many of the most successful innovations--from the light bulb to the Internet--have often resulted from ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. Such achievements have changed lives for the better. Yet for every new development that the public embraces, there is a dark side of progress: cultural byproducts that litter the road to obscurity. Just because something is a failure, however, doesn't necessarily mean that it shouldn't matter. In Epic Fails: The Edsel, the Mullet, and Other Icons of Unpopular Culture, Salvador Jimenez Murguía examines some of the most iconic missteps of the past several decades. In order to shed light on the inherent, often comic strain in American life between fame and infamy, the author surveys some of the best--or rather, worst--of what man has to offer. From fashioin flops like the mullet and Zubaz pants to marketing mistakes like Bud Dry, New Coke, and Crystal Pepsi, this book captures the unintentionally entertaining milieu of failure. Placing these gaffes in cultural context, Murguía considers how each of these products crashed and burned, while trying to arrive at an answer to the ultimate question: "What were they thinking?" Whether these attempts were doomed from the start, failed because of consumer indifference, or were simply the victims of poor timing, this book returns them, however briefly, to the spotlight. A fascinating look at manmade disasters, Epic Fails is an entertaining treatise about the forgotten--and infamous--endeavors of American creativity, or lack thereof--back cover
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murguía, Salvador Jimenez
Dewey number
306.0973/09044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E 169.12 .M866 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Business failures
  • Marketing
  • Business failures
  • Civilization
  • Marketing
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
Epic fails : the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture, Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Edsel -- Athletic uniform failures -- Betamax -- LaserDisc -- The mullet -- Blublocker sunglasses -- Zubaz -- New Coke -- Bud Dry -- Crystal Pepsi -- Burger King's table service -- Zima -- WOW Chips -- Y2K -- XFL -- McAfrika -- Microsoft Zune -- Google Wave
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 165 pages
Isbn
9781538103715
Lccn
2018000437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023610918
  • (OCoLC)on1023610918
Label
Epic fails : the Edsel, the mullet, and other icons of unpopular culture, Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Edsel -- Athletic uniform failures -- Betamax -- LaserDisc -- The mullet -- Blublocker sunglasses -- Zubaz -- New Coke -- Bud Dry -- Crystal Pepsi -- Burger King's table service -- Zima -- WOW Chips -- Y2K -- XFL -- McAfrika -- Microsoft Zune -- Google Wave
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 165 pages
Isbn
9781538103715
Lccn
2018000437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1023610918
  • (OCoLC)on1023610918

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