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Silly Bandz should not be a fashion accessory for adults

Every now and again I find myself dumbfounded by trends. Trends that have appeared on my questionable-trends list include Furbies, Tickle Me Elmos, Beanie Babies and most recently, Silly Bandz. All of those trends seem to cross the line when they go from being cute, child collectables to adult pandemics. Silly Bandz are only the latest fiasco in the endless quest for adults to perhaps reclaim their youth. I was ignorant of the Silly Bandz fad when I returned home for the summer. I spent the academic recess working at a university (nowhere near the caliber of the University) where I saw my co-workers