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The Mindset List of the Obscure

ISBN: 9781402293467

By: Tom McBrideRon Nief

Published: 09/02/2014

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Description

An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the “old fogeys” and “kids these days”

Today’s teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and “Star Wars” is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today’s young and old have never been more different.

In this entertaining romp through American culture, the creators of the Beloit College Mindset List explore 75 icons once-famous and now forgotten—from Abbott and Costello to the singing telegram. Packed with entertaining facts, trivia, and photos, this is the perfect gift for college students, their oh-so-outdated parents, and pop culture mavens nostalgic for days gone by.

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There are enough factoids here to make fierce trivia lovers happy, there’s plenty of history for your historian, and it’s good gift for any Boomer or senior with a sense of humor. If you’ve ever wondered what people will remember about Miley Cyrus in fifty years – or if you wonder what they’ll remember at all – this is a fun book to read and share. For you, “The Mindset List of the Obscure” is oddly addictive.

“Fans of the board game Trivial Pursuit will like this book. Its chapters, arranged in alphabetical order, refer to bygone fads and phrases, then list a fun “Inspired Guess By Today’s Young and Restless” before revealing the “Ancient Truth” -- explaining how the phrase or fad originated, what it meant, and when it was popular. ” - Delaware County News Network

“If you're up for a trip down memory lane, or want to learn more about your parent's generation, this book is for you... READ IT IF: You're feeling nostalgic.Your parents like mentioning things and people from the good ole days. You're curious about past American cultural icons and phrases. ” - Second Bookshelf on the Right

“Tom McBride and Ron Nief have never failed to open my mind while making me smile. The Mindset List has been an annual treasure. The Mindset List of the Obscure opens the way to pleasurable discovery of Americans lost but not to be forgotten.” - Jim Fleming, former host of PRI's To the Best of Our Knowledge and host and producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Chapter A Day

“Exquisitely mindboggling entertainment.” - Jim McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street

Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 320 pages

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