History DeaderThanDisco / RealLife

25th Aug '16 6:03:33 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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The restaurant division got sold to Marriott, who dumped all the company-owned locations, often converting them to other chains that they owned (most predominantly Big Boy or Roy Rogers) before exiting the restaurant business entirely. This left only the franchised locations, whose owners founded a new company called FAI in 1986 to maintain what was left. While FAI was able to reopen at least one of the 1985 closures (Bay City, Michigan) and even opened a couple new locations for a short time, the company had too little money to do more than just barely keep the last few afloat. By 1991, only 17 were still in business, with at least five of those closing before 2000. After FAI went under in 2005, the restaurant rights went to a new company, and the chain was slowly whittled down to '''''one''''' as of 2016, in Lake George, New York. Even worse, the original recipes for many of their signature dishes disappeared with FAI's demise, so these last two are Ho Jo InNameOnly.

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The restaurant division got sold to Marriott, who dumped all the company-owned locations, often converting them to other chains that they owned (most predominantly Big Boy or Roy Rogers) before exiting the restaurant business entirely. This left only the franchised locations, whose owners founded a new company called FAI in 1986 to maintain what was left. While FAI was able to reopen at least one of the 1985 closures (Bay City, Michigan) and even opened a couple new locations for a short time, the company had too little money to do more than just barely keep the last few afloat. By 1991, only 17 were still in business, with at least five of those closing before 2000. After FAI went under in 2005, the restaurant rights went to a new company, and the chain was slowly whittled down to '''''one''''' as of 2016, in Lake George, New York. Even worse, the original recipes for many of their signature dishes disappeared with FAI's demise, so these this last two are one is Ho Jo InNameOnly.
24th Aug '16 12:16:14 AM Twentington
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The restaurant division got sold to Marriott, who dumped all the company-owned locations, often converting them to other chains that they owned (most predominantly Big Boy or Roy Rogers) before exiting the restaurant business entirely. This left only the franchised locations, whose owners founded a new company called FAI in 1986 to maintain what was left. While FAI was able to reopen at least one of the 1985 closures (Bay City, Michigan) and even opened a couple new locations for a short time, the company had too little money to do more than just barely keep the last few afloat. By 1991, only 17 were still in business, with at least five of those closing before 2000. After FAI went under in 2005, the restaurant rights went to a new company, and the chain was slowly whittled down to two as of 2015 (Bangor, Maine and Lake George, New York). Even worse, the original recipes for many of their signature dishes disappeared with FAI's demise, so these last two are Ho Jo InNameOnly.

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The restaurant division got sold to Marriott, who dumped all the company-owned locations, often converting them to other chains that they owned (most predominantly Big Boy or Roy Rogers) before exiting the restaurant business entirely. This left only the franchised locations, whose owners founded a new company called FAI in 1986 to maintain what was left. While FAI was able to reopen at least one of the 1985 closures (Bay City, Michigan) and even opened a couple new locations for a short time, the company had too little money to do more than just barely keep the last few afloat. By 1991, only 17 were still in business, with at least five of those closing before 2000. After FAI went under in 2005, the restaurant rights went to a new company, and the chain was slowly whittled down to two '''''one''''' as of 2015 (Bangor, Maine and 2016, in Lake George, New York).York. Even worse, the original recipes for many of their signature dishes disappeared with FAI's demise, so these last two are Ho Jo InNameOnly.
23rd Aug '16 9:29:12 AM drwhom
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* Newspapers have largely fallen out of fashion within the last couple decades. For a long time, "reading the paper" was seen as the defining male ritual, particularly in domesticated family life. With the rise of cable news and especially the internet during the 90's, internet access to smartphones and tablets, along with the rise in other "male hobbies" like playing video games, newspapers have been largely reduced to "that annoying thing still showing up on my doorstep every morning."

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* Newspapers have largely fallen out of fashion within the last couple decades. For a long time, "reading the paper" was seen as the defining male ritual, particularly in domesticated family life. With the rise of cable news and especially the internet during the 90's, internet access to smartphones and tablets, along with the rise in other "male hobbies" like playing video games, newspapers have been largely reduced to "that annoying thing still showing up on my doorstep every morning."" In fact, print newspapers are the most rapidly contracting part of some countries' economies. It does not help that newspapers have traditionally depended so heavily on newspaper classified advertising, which is also on its way to becoming deader than disco. Those advertisers who do not by law have to use newspaper classifieds have largely flocked to dating/hookup mobile applications, real-estate and car-buying sites, and sites like Craigslist.
20th Aug '16 1:36:23 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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However, sales for the brand started to plummet in the summer of 2008 during the gas crisis, and stayed low once the financial crisis and subsequent recession hit later that year. Production was halted when GM declared bankruptcy in June of 2009, and after the company emerged from bankruptcy a month later attempts were made to re-brand the Hummer as a more eco-friendly vehicle with a smaller hybrid electric/gas version, which didn't get very far. After GM's attempt to sell the brand to the Sichuan Tengzhong Automobile company in China failed, they completely discontinued the Hummer in late 2009. Today, it's remembered as a symbol of the excesses of TurnOfTheMillennium consumerism, and not many people will admit to having owned one.

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However, sales for the brand started to plummet in the summer of 2008 during the gas crisis, and stayed low once the financial crisis and subsequent recession hit later that year. Production was halted when GM declared bankruptcy in June of 2009, and after the company emerged from bankruptcy a month later attempts were made to re-brand the Hummer as a more eco-friendly vehicle with a smaller hybrid electric/gas version, which didn't get very far. After GM's attempt to sell the brand to the Sichuan Tengzhong Automobile company in China failed, they completely discontinued the Hummer brand in late 2009. Today, it's the Hummer is remembered as a symbol of poster child for the excesses of TurnOfTheMillennium consumerism, and not many people will admit to having owned one.one. Only the original H1 model still gets any respect these days, mainly from off-road enthusiasts, while the H2 and H3 are seen as bloated, style-over-substance roadboats.
17th Aug '16 4:56:53 PM DavidDelony
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** Long before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet invasions of both Hungary and Czechoslovakia also helped discredit the Soviet Union and communism for left-wing intellectuals in the West and created schisms in Europe. Some leftists (notably Creator/GeorgeOrwell) had turned against the USSR after the exile of UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky and especially after [[DealWithTheDevil the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact]], Kruschev's leaked "secret speech", the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution and the Prague Spring firmly laid to rest the idea that it was any kind of workers' state. Italy, formerly the most prominent Communist party in Western Europe condemned the latter and initiated Eurocommunism which became a model for many communists to convert to social democracy. In France, the publication of Literature/TheGulagArchipelago led to a new generation of liberal-leftist writers to start a backlash against the French Communist Party who had formerly been fairly influential and prestigious in France.

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** Long before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet invasions of both Hungary and Czechoslovakia also helped discredit the Soviet Union and communism for left-wing intellectuals in the West and created schisms in Europe. Some leftists (notably Creator/GeorgeOrwell) had turned against the USSR after the exile of UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky and especially after [[DealWithTheDevil the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact]], Kruschev's leaked "secret speech", speech" denouncing Stalin, the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution and the Prague Spring firmly laid to rest the idea that it was any kind of workers' state. Italy, formerly the most prominent Communist party in Western Europe condemned the latter and initiated Eurocommunism which became a model for many communists to convert to social democracy. In France, the publication of Literature/TheGulagArchipelago led to a new generation of liberal-leftist writers to start a backlash against the French Communist Party who had formerly been fairly influential and prestigious in France.
17th Aug '16 4:56:29 PM DavidDelony
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** Long before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet invasions of both Hungary and Czechoslovakia also helped discredit the Soviet Union and communism for left-wing intellectuals in the West and created schisms in Europe. Some leftists (notably Creator/GeorgeOrwell) had turned against the USSR after the exile of UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky and especially after [[DealWithTheDevil the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact]], Kruschev's "Secret speech", the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution and the Prague Spring firmly laid to rest the idea that it was any kind of workers' state. Italy, formerly the most prominent Communist party in Western Europe condemned the latter and initiated Eurocommunism which became a model for many communists to convert to social democracy. In France, the publication of Literature/TheGulagArchipelago led to a new generation of liberal-leftist writers to start a backlash against the French Communist Party who had formerly been fairly influential and prestigious in France.

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** Long before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Soviet invasions of both Hungary and Czechoslovakia also helped discredit the Soviet Union and communism for left-wing intellectuals in the West and created schisms in Europe. Some leftists (notably Creator/GeorgeOrwell) had turned against the USSR after the exile of UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky and especially after [[DealWithTheDevil the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact]], Kruschev's "Secret leaked "secret speech", the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution and the Prague Spring firmly laid to rest the idea that it was any kind of workers' state. Italy, formerly the most prominent Communist party in Western Europe condemned the latter and initiated Eurocommunism which became a model for many communists to convert to social democracy. In France, the publication of Literature/TheGulagArchipelago led to a new generation of liberal-leftist writers to start a backlash against the French Communist Party who had formerly been fairly influential and prestigious in France.
17th Aug '16 4:38:09 PM Jhonny
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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon elected in 1968 with 32 states carried and reelected in 1972 in a 49 state landslide with 60.7% (to [=McGoverns=]'s 37.5%) of the popular vote. Then Watergate happened and a President whom some historians call "both a potentially very great President and a potential total failure" was essentially a name too toxic to touch even for members of his own party. Even though many experts and laypeople alike can now acknowledge his accomplishments (many of which would be considered "left wing" in today's environment like creating UsefulNotes/{{Amtrak}} or opening relations with China), his reputation has still not recovered and nobody would unironically call Nixon great today or admit to having voted for him either in 1968 or in 1972.
13th Aug '16 12:35:26 PM SmytheOrdo
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** There was also "ladder theory" in the early to mid-part of the decade which advocated working your way up a woman's "social ladder" through good deeds in order to sleep with or date them. It is long since discredited since it asserts outdated and sexist notions such as asserting women and men cannot be friends because one will always want to have sex with the other.
12th Aug '16 9:28:44 PM Kelothan
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** While democratic socialist parties have enjoyed considerable success in several countries (e.g. Brazil, South Africa, Nepal, Uruguay, Cyprus, Greece), the radical revolutionary brand is limited to a few far-left fringe parties, mostly in ex-communist countries and on college campuses. Most leftists on both sides of the former Iron Curtain have favored more moderate social democratic politics over Marxism-Leninism since the end of the Cold War. Communist states are almost entirely a thing of the past as well. The Soviet Union's dissolution took all its client regimes with it. China has become communist InNameOnly, having adopted a market economy that is better characterized as state capitalism rather than anything resembling communism. Vietnam followed suit to a lesser extent, adopting what it calls a 'socialist-oriented market economy'. North Korea dropped ''any'' mention of communism from its state documents and mutated into something way worse, namely a hermetic totalitarian theocracy. Cuba is the only country still practicing a genuine form of state communism, but the dying out of its revolutionary-era leadership and thaw in relations with the U.S. may well lead to future liberal reform.

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** While democratic socialist parties have enjoyed considerable success in several countries (e.g. Brazil, South Africa, Nepal, Uruguay, Cyprus, Greece), the radical revolutionary brand is limited to a few far-left fringe parties, mostly in ex-communist countries and on college campuses. Most leftists on both sides of the former Iron Curtain have favored more moderate social democratic politics over Marxism-Leninism since the end of the Cold War. Communist states are almost entirely a thing of the past as well. The Soviet Union's dissolution took all its client regimes with it. China has become communist InNameOnly, semi-communist at best, having adopted a market economy that is better characterized as state capitalism rather than anything resembling communism. some capitalist ideas. Vietnam followed suit to a lesser extent, adopting what it calls a 'socialist-oriented market economy'. extent. North Korea dropped ''any'' mention of communism from its state documents and the Juche ideaology mutated into something way worse, namely a hermetic totalitarian theocracy.something... More right-wing to put it lightly. Cuba is the only country still practicing a genuine form of state communism, but the dying out of its revolutionary-era leadership and thaw in relations with the U.S. may well lead to future liberal reform.



* Likewise, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is not only no longer popular in Germany, but today's Germans regard him as the worst thing that ever happened to their nation (not that non-Germans wouldn't agree with that). During [[TheNineties the 1990s]] both himself and the Third Reich [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff enjoyed great popularity in some Eastern European post-Communist countries]], as the man who fought Communism to the last breath. [[CyclicTrope After 2002, his popularity waned even there]]. Generally, the only people who ''don't'' hate Hitler are racist white nationalists like George Lincoln Rockwell or the Ku Klux Klan.

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* Likewise, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, once seen as the man who helped rebuild Germany, is now not only no longer popular in Germany, but today's Germans regard him as the worst thing that ever happened to their nation (not that non-Germans wouldn't agree with that).that, but Germans have an even ''lower'' view of him). During [[TheNineties the 1990s]] both himself and the Third Reich [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff enjoyed great popularity in some Eastern European post-Communist countries]], as the man who fought Communism to the last breath. [[CyclicTrope After 2002, his popularity waned even there]]. Generally, the only people who ''don't'' hate Hitler are racist white nationalists like George Lincoln Rockwell or the Ku Klux Klan.nationalists/neo-nazis.



* UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy was an obscure politician before 1950 when he read a "list" of people associated with Communism and gained popularity afterwards until 1954 (the Army-[=McCarthy=] hearings). Nuff said.

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* UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy was an obscure politician before 1950 when he read a "list" of people associated with Communism and gained popularity afterwards until 1954 (the Army-[=McCarthy=] hearings). Nuff said.Now he's seen as everything wrong with RedScare.
12th Aug '16 1:31:34 PM DavidDelony
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* Communism's old arch-enemy, fascism. During the interwar period, especially after TheGreatDepression seemed to have discredited the capitalist system, a considerable number of intellectuals came to the conclusion that liberal democracy was a fundamentally flawed system that was doomed to collapse, and that fascism was the only thing that could save Western civilization from both the decadence and materialism of liberalism and from the tyranny of [[DirtyCommunists Bolshevism]]. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, though, it's tough to find anybody outside the most die-hard neo-Nazi fringe who will openly admit sympathy for fascism, and the mere existence of GodwinsLaw shows how hated fascism is in all corners of the political world (and even in many debates wholly separate from politics).

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* Communism's old arch-enemy, fascism. During the interwar period, especially after TheGreatDepression seemed to have discredited the capitalist system, a considerable number of intellectuals came to the conclusion that liberal democracy was a fundamentally flawed system that was doomed to collapse, and that fascism was the only thing that could save Western civilization from both the decadence and materialism of liberalism and from the tyranny of [[DirtyCommunists Bolshevism]]. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, though, it's tough to find anybody outside the most die-hard neo-Nazi fringe who will openly admit sympathy for fascism, and the mere existence of GodwinsLaw shows how hated fascism is in all corners of the political world (and even in many debates wholly separate from politics). Even with the alt-right's open sympathy with fascism, it's safe to say that fascism will never make the PopularityPolynomial page.
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