Not to be mistaken with The time, a band accompanied by Prince and one of director Kevin Smith's characters Jay and Silent Bob favorite bands.
The Times is used described as how life is going. It can be used to describe your life or how the world is doing.
Come gather round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
Youll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin
Then you better start swimmin
Or youll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin
(~ Bob Dylan, The Times They are a-changing)
A Fad Switch is like a light switch. It symbolizes how long a fad is held. If someone says 'the fad switch was left on too long' it means the fad has been overused and stayed it's welcome. When someone says 'Turning off the fad switch' it means stopping the fad, and 'The fad is in the dark' means the fad is dead. Catch my drift?
Forum poster 1: Didn't he create the insert fad here?
Forum poster 2: Yeah, someone should have turned off the fad switch in that situation.