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5th Feb '16 10:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* AustralianRulesFootball: In 2013, Essendon's slogan was "Whatever it takes". Then news of the doping scandal broke.
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* AustralianRulesFootball: UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball: In 2013, Essendon's slogan was "Whatever it takes". Then news of the doping scandal broke.
29th Jan '16 8:38:49 PM maxwellsilver
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfOQ3O4kD3I The commercials]] for the Ayds appetite-suppressant candy (which, yes, died slowly during the 1980s because of the rise of AIDS combined with its unfortunately similar name. Back then the disease was called "GRID", short for Gay Related Immune Deficiency before it was renamed in the 80s). --> "Thank goodness for Ayds!" --> "Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Ayds?" --> "[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I lost weight because I have aides, and I think every obese person should have aides.]]" ** It gets even worse when you hear about the mad scramble the company made to save the brand -- they tried renaming it "Aydslim", only to find that in those early days, AIDS was known as "the slim disease" in some parts of Africa due to weight loss being one of its side effects. They've also tried renaming it "Diet Ayds" to no avail. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7d85T4OfqA Commercials]] for ''health insurance'', of all things, hosted by the late Billy Mays.

* In 1997, Sarah Ferguson appeared in a commercial for Weight Watchers where she was being hounded by reporters, and she says, "Losing weight can be harder than outrunning the paparazzi!" A few weeks later, her sister-in-law Diana (former Princess of Wales) had a run-in with the paparazzi that ended poorly. * On September 11, 2001, NBC showed a [=McDonald=]'s commercial with the slogan "We love to see you smile." ''Right after that,'' The Today Show began their coverage of the 9/11 attacks. ** And also before that ad, Ross' Emergency Wardrobe 911 ad. * [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Me-BvCb5gYk/TQY-KoLuyzI/AAAAAAAACCc/MmQcL_dONaM/s1600/image001.jpg A 1979 ad]] for Pakistani International Airlines has the shadow of a jetliner over two towers. After 9/11/2001, it gets another whole new and way darker meaning. ** [[http://www.snopes.com/rumors/photos/pia.asp]]. * BP's advertisements for the Gulf Coast. * Toyota's slogan "Moving Forward" has become a lot more uncomfortable ever since the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20092010_Toyota_vehicle_recalls 2010 recalls]], since people have reported that their Toyota vehicles accelerate suddenly and uncontrollably, and don't respond to the driver pressing the brake pedal. * In 1968, London Weekend Television was due to start broadcasting. During the final weekend of their predecessor ATV London's broadcast, they ran a [[http://www.transdiffusion.org/tools/playmedia.php?file=/smallscreen-audio/233.mp3 short trailer]] with a letter giving a positive review of the programming for the upcoming first weekend. The announcer noted that the letter "seem(ed) a bit premature", and indeed it was the first weekend (and several more afterwards) ended up being wiped out by [[TVStrikes strike action]]. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5zbEsQYMb0 A 2000 Super Bowl ad]] has a presenter who mentions how "in 2004, the tide was turned against AIDS", in 2006 ("two years later", according to the ad), there were "great strides against cancer, and most notably, a "remarkable breakthrough against spinal cord injuries", which featured the CG-enhanced Creator/ChristopherReeve [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming walking]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome onstage]]. Sadly, Reeve would die in 2004, as would his wife Dana from lung cancer (despite being a non-smoker) in 2006, and we haven't seen so much progress in all those areas. * An ad for bendable eyeglass frames that aired until fall of 2001 showed a metal skyscraper ducking out of the way of an oncoming airplane. * A 2009 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC8XG9QR0AE commercial]] for the MTV Video Music Awards features Music/TaylorSwift singing about the 2009 VMAs and how good it will be, including the line "There'll be no teardrops on my guitar." At the actual show, Music/KanyeWest [[JerkAss happened]] ... * There used to be a chain called Chapter 11 Bookstores with the motto "Prices so low, [[TemptingFate you'd think we'd go bankrupt!]]". * There was a funny [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrkUMjoXWdY&feature=share commercial]] in 2008 where [[TeensAreMonsters Chavs]] are destroying Britain and a family takes shelter to watch TV without any worries. Fast forward to 6 August 2011, and the London tragedy, and this isn't a laughing matter anymore. * In late 2011, one of the ads in the long-running Ashton Kutcher Nikon Coolpix campaign featured the man using his camera to seduce a bunch of women and lead them up to his hotel room. Around that same time, his marriage to Demi Moore was dissolving thanks to a very public affair. * Mattel Electronics' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rnRRph4bcE commercial]] for ''VideoGame/BurgerTime'', which ends with Mr. Hot Dog saying "We are ''closed'' now!" as he slams the window shut on the drive-thru, came out months before Mattel Electronics closed down. * A 1980s lamb [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt1YV9Bj72c commercial]] has a woman turning down the opportunity to have dinner with TomCruise because her mum was cooking a lamb roast that night. Nowadays, it seems like a perfectly rational decision. * Target has a couple of instances. ** [[http://www.behance.net/gallery/Target-Pharmacy-dir-Mike-Mills/1268579 These pharmacy ads]] would be a little more convincing if they didn't look so much like ''Series/{{Dexter}}''[='s=] [[http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=827&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=dexter+ads&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq= ads]] minus the blood. ** In 1997, Target tried to push a snowman by the name of Snowden as their official mascot for Christmas. Snowden had two holiday specials, one [[RecycledInSpace on ice]] in live action and another in stop-motion, before being retired after the 1999 holiday season. The name Snowden is more commonly associated with a wanted ex-CIA agent who exposed top secret NSA information to Americans. * During the '00s, Washington Mutual ran a series of ad campaigns focused on how great it was for its bold new business practices that were so great for consumers, like loans for borrowers that other banks considered risky. The campaigns featured [=WaMu=]'s hip spokesman contrasted against a bunch of old and stodgy executives from their competitors, all of whom would declare that [=WaMu=]'s new innovation [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would never catch on]]. Then [=WaMu=] went bankrupt...because of loans to risky borrowers. * Apple's '1984' advert, depicting IBM as a 1984-esque Big Brother figure, while these days, Apple are HUGE champions of Digital Restrictions Management and locking down devices so users can't use devices they own to their full capability. In addition, Apple banned Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse from being viewable from Apple Stores and on Apple offices' networks, which Maddox speculates was due to his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone anti-iPhone page]]. --> [[{{Irony}} "Yes, the company that once alluded to an Orwellian future with controlled media, is now controlling media."]] * Commercials for Breyers ice cream used to feature kids having trouble [[UnfortunateIngredients reading the ingredient labels of competitors]], struggling to pronounce things like "polysorbate 80" and "mono and diglycerides", but can easily read the much simpler list of Breyers' ingredients containing things like milk and natural vanilla. However, Unilever has been cutting costs in the brand, so it features those same ingredients nowadays and is even marketed as [[LiteCreme "frozen dairy dessert"]] due to the use of the cheaper skim milk and whey (a byproduct of cheese) instead of whole milk and cream.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnhBxOQOMAI This]] commercial for Snickers, featuring a man dressed as a cartoon dog getting cranky at people at the amusement park, becomes this after a 2013 incident where a similar situation happened with a man dressed as Cookie Monster in Times Square. * The Verizon commercials, where a guy is asking "Can you hear me now?" is made a little unnerving when the Obama Administration confirmed that they are indeed tracking phone calls. * The Marlboro Man. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlboro_Man#Controversy There are, so far, at least four reasons why Marlboro cigarettes are occasionally called "cowboy killers."]] * This [[http://youtu.be/JDor3S-0KGs?t=8m34s Wendy's snippet from 2002]] was Dave Thomas's last appearance before his passing. [[AnyLastWords His last words? "See you later."]] * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6E9s-KZlOo This Iran Air spot from 1978]] (third spot in compilation) fits taking into account [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} considering the Iranian Revolution the following year]] and especially the Iran Hostage Crisis that began in November 1979. * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVVFiuksLc4 Verizon FiOS]] began airing a series of ads in which a fictional network had to choose whether to send former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and real life {{FOX}} sportscaster Terry Bradshaw and a little girl. The girl gets the information in real time (using FiOS, of course) and gets the call; forcing Terry to watch at home. The spot took a swerve into this trope when Bradshaw was unable to go to SuperBowl XLVIII because his father had died. * This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU5N2SrEaZI]] eerily ironic Driving PSA with James Dean from the 50s. * [[http://youtu.be/WPkByAkAdZs This 2013]] Audi commercial featuring Creator/LeonardNimoy and his [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]] successor Creator/ZacharyQuinto racing to a golf club in different cars. At one point, Nimoy feigns weakness by coughing uncontrollably, repeating Spock's last words from ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star Trek II]]''. The following year, Nimoy got diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) due to years of smoking, which ultimately killed him in 2015. * Rolf Harris starred in a series of ads in 2000 for milk, starring as an animated version of himself. What was the tagline? ''The White Stuff.'' And some ads featured some unintentional innuendos as well. Needless to say, they become beyond painful to watch after his allegations of child molestation.

** On the same vein, Subway's slogan of "Eat Fresh" gets a whole other meaning following Jared's scandal. -->''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9JVOiD4o0w Eat Fresh, just umm.... Not Too Fresh]]''. * In 2008, Greyhound pulled a series of bus ads, one of whose slogans was "There's a reason you've never heard of bus rage." The ads were pulled after Vince Li, in the midst of a psychotic break, attacked and decapitated fellow passenger Tim [=McLean=]. * ''Every'' commercial featuring a product endorsed by Bill Cosby (especially Jell-O and Coca-Cola) has become this due to his numerous rape allegations. Any commercial where he appears with children is especially cringe-worthy. ** Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afN4ib6JAy4 one]] with Creator/LindsayLohan.

* Averted by ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', who halted plans to publish an issue with a cover image of George Bush burning the American flag (the flag had Alfred E. Neuman on it). The issue in question ended up coming out right before Desert Storm, making the publishers glad they didn't use the "flag" cover. ** Averted again in 2001, when a cover showing Alfred running the NYC marathon and breaking through security tape at a crime scene. The issue was scheduled to come out a month or so after 9/11. The cover of course was drawn months before, but ended up being withdrawn and replaced with a close-up of Alfred's face, with the gap in his teeth being replaced by an American flag. ** Played straight, however, in 2009. In Mad's "20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things" for 2008, Amy Winehouse's destructive behavior was listed at number 11. The end of the entry stated: "''It makes us wonder if her next full-house appearance will be at a funeral home.''" About two-and-a-half years later, Winehouse was found dead in her London flat at age 27. ** A feature from the late 70s, guessing where celebrities would be by 1996. Particularly painful examples from that feature include [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] in his 50s and discussing Frank Cosell, who died in 199'''5'''. ** A fall movie preview feature in 2005 said this of ''[[Music/FiftyCent Get Rich or Die Trying]]'': "Plans to release the movie in 3D were scrapped out of concern that real bullets would be flying in the theater." After the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and 59 injured, it's no longer funny. ** The same article featured a preview of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' remarking that Harry's scar would be applied with a knife to save on makeup costs. It stopped being funny in 2008 when ''Harry Potter'' actor Robert Knox was stabbed to death outside a London pub. ** There was once a mock ad for a driving game produced by "Crapcom". Considering how blatantly that company's been alienating its fanbase, that's already become an appropriate nickname for the real {{Capcom}}. * Nintendo Power's Player Pulse section in volume 72 (May 1995) featured a list of "Top 10 Crime Games". #10 was "Super Bomber Man 3: The World Trade Center". Let that sink in for a moment... ** In the March 2012 issue, Chris Slate said something among the lines of "The world hasn't ended yet, but until it does, we'll be covering the hottest games throughout the year." The magazine ended in December that year. * ''Time'''s highly positive cover story on the {{Xbox 360}} in 2005 showed the console with two red lights glowing on its power ring. Looking at it now that we know what the "Red Ring of Death" is, it doesn't look quite so positive... * The July 20, 2012 issue of ''Entertainment Weekly'' had a [[http://cdn.batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/EntertainmentWeeklyJuly20cover.jpg cover]] about ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', calling it "Batman's Killer Finale". ''If only'' they knew how right they were... * The June 1993 ''Disney Adventures'' cover featured Music/MichaelJackson carrying a delighted Pinocchio (his favorite Disney character, according to the magazine) on his shoulders. Two months later, Jackson was first accused of child molestation and in the years to come his Neverland Ranch would be compared to Pleasure Island, where young boys were free to play but had to pay a horrific price for their fun -- including at his 2004-05 trial on a second set of charges. Similarly, all the "Pied Piper of Pop" accolades that flew around him in TheEighties turned sour in the wake of the accusations, as people remembered [[Main/InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers what happened to the kids he enchanted]]. (A ''Cracked'' back cover in '93 spoofed this with Jackson as "The Pied Piper of Encino".) * The online magazine ''W*E*N*N'' once poked fun at actor TimCurry for [[http://www.wenn.com/archives/9057 being rather chubby.]] It seems pretty humorous at first, until you realize the main reason why Tim had put on weight in the first place was due to being so creeped out by [[StalkerWithACrush his more "rabid" Rocky Horror fans]]. * In January 2009, ''The National Enquirer'' claimed that Music/MichaelJackson had six months to live. They were right. ** A ''National Enquirer'' in early 2009 said that Ted Kennedy "wouldn't live to see Labor Day". Kennedy died about a week before Labor Day. * In a 1967 issue of the ''New Yorker'' (see [[http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1967-10-21#folio=170 here]]), they quote a ''TV Guide'' entry: "The Nov. 5 entry of ABC's ''Discovery'', dealing with the preservation of our natural resources, will feature Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and his family." Underneath, they joke, "They're second only to the Grand Canyon." Considering what happened to members of that family in the future....
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* Averted by ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', who halted plans to publish an issue with a cover image of George Bush burning the American flag (the flag had Alfred E. Neuman on it). The issue in question ended up coming out right before Desert Storm, making the publishers glad they didn't use the "flag" cover. ** Averted again in 2001, when a cover showing Alfred running the NYC marathon and breaking through security tape at a crime scene. The issue was scheduled to come out a month or so after 9/11. The cover of course was drawn months before, but ended up being withdrawn and replaced with a close-up of Alfred's face, with the gap in his teeth being replaced by an American flag. ** Played straight, however, in 2009. In Mad's "20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things" for 2008, Amy Winehouse's destructive behavior was listed at number 11. The end of the entry stated: "''It makes us wonder if her next full-house appearance will be at a funeral home.''" About two-and-a-half years later, Winehouse was found dead in her London flat at age 27. ** A feature from the late 70s, guessing where celebrities would be by 1996. Particularly painful examples from that feature include [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] in his 50s and discussing Frank Cosell, who died in 199'''5'''. ** A fall movie preview feature in 2005 said this of ''[[Music/FiftyCent Get Rich or Die Trying]]'': "Plans to release the movie in 3D were scrapped out of concern that real bullets would be flying in the theater." After the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead and 59 injured, it's no longer funny. ** The same article featured a preview of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' remarking that Harry's scar would be applied with a knife to save on makeup costs. It stopped being funny in 2008 when ''Harry Potter'' actor Robert Knox was stabbed to death outside a London pub. ** There was once a mock ad for a driving game produced by "Crapcom". Considering how blatantly that company's been alienating its fanbase, that's already become an appropriate nickname for the real {{Capcom}}. * Nintendo Power's Player Pulse section in volume 72 (May 1995) featured a list of "Top 10 Crime Games". #10 was "Super Bomber Man 3: The World Trade Center". Let that sink in for a moment... ** In the March 2012 issue, Chris Slate said something among the lines of "The world hasn't ended yet, but until it does, we'll be covering the hottest games throughout the year." The magazine ended in December that year. * ''Time'''s highly positive cover story on the {{Xbox 360}} in 2005 showed the console with two red lights glowing on its power ring. Looking at it now that we know what the "Red Ring of Death" is, it doesn't look quite so positive... * The July 20, 2012 issue of ''Entertainment Weekly'' had a [[http://cdn.batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/EntertainmentWeeklyJuly20cover.jpg cover]] about ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', calling it "Batman's Killer Finale". ''If only'' they knew how right they were... * The June 1993 ''Disney Adventures'' cover featured Music/MichaelJackson carrying a delighted Pinocchio (his favorite Disney character, according to the magazine) on his shoulders. Two months later, Jackson was first accused of child molestation and in the years to come his Neverland Ranch would be compared to Pleasure Island, where young boys were free to play but had to pay a horrific price for their fun -- including at his 2004-05 trial on a second set of charges. Similarly, all the "Pied Piper of Pop" accolades that flew around him in TheEighties turned sour in the wake of the accusations, as people remembered [[Main/InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers [[Film/InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers what happened to the kids he enchanted]]. (A ''Cracked'' back cover in '93 spoofed this with Jackson as "The Pied Piper of Encino".) * The online magazine ''W*E*N*N'' once poked fun at actor TimCurry for [[http://www.wenn.com/archives/9057 being rather chubby.]] It seems pretty humorous at first, until you realize the main reason why Tim had put on weight in the first place was due to being so creeped out by [[StalkerWithACrush his more "rabid" Rocky Horror fans]]. * In January 2009, ''The National Enquirer'' claimed that Music/MichaelJackson had six months to live. They were right. ** A ''National Enquirer'' in early 2009 said that Ted Kennedy "wouldn't live to see Labor Day". Kennedy died about a week before Labor Day. * In a 1967 issue of the ''New Yorker'' (see [[http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1967-10-21#folio=170 here]]), they quote a ''TV Guide'' entry: "The Nov. 5 entry of ABC's ''Discovery'', dealing with the preservation of our natural resources, will feature Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and his family." Underneath, they joke, "They're second only to the Grand Canyon." Considering what happened to members of that family in the future....)

* Newsweek, Jan 28th 1998; "Are we all a little crazy?", about how mental issues may be more genetically determined than we usually think. [[http://imgur.com/SrF8MI0 The cover]] was of funnyman Creator/RobinWilliams, holding a stethoscope to his own head. Sixteen years later, he killed himself while suffering from depression. If you want to stretch it, the stethoscope kind of resembles a noose...

* "The French people are incapable of regicide" -- UsefulNotes/LouisXVI. * February 22, 1861: Just over a week before his inauguration, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln stated in a speech at Philadelphia's Independence Hall that he "would rather be assassinated on the spot" than to surrender the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence. * October 23, 1872: Unusual one from the US election the legendary cartoonist Thomas Nast published in Harper's Weekly (the Time Magazine of its era) a [[http://nastandgreeley.harpweek.com/subpages/cartoon-1872-largeB.asp?UniqueID=38&Year=election cartoon]] featuring newspaper publisher Horace Greeley, then running for President, being carried back into his home like a corpse. One week after the cartoon was published, Greeley's wife died. On November 29, Greeley himself died. * For a public political figure, having a publicity photograph taken with someone admired in a local scale is a great way to gain respect amongst people. However, [[http://bp1.blogger.com/_L6pDyjqqsvY/R5piAeQwCGI/AAAAAAAAKxo/-MRnhwreV1E/s1600-h/rosalynn+carter+and+gacy.jpg it can become a complete nightmare]] if you are the First Lady of the United States and you are photographed shaking hands with John Wayne Gacy who, at the time of the photograph, was admired as a local volunteer. ** Similarly, a certain [[http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/ 1980s photograph with one of the President's Middle East envoys shaking hands with a trusted ally]] has since become much, much colder... * 1910: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PostcardSwastica1910.jpg A postcard]] features an ancient Hindu good luck symbol and an associated verse explaining its significance and wishing the recipient well. A few decades later, [[ThoseWackyNazis the symbol in question would take on a much darker meaning]] thanks to Hitler. It's still used quite a bit in India and in many other places around the world, where it's been used for thousands of years, but then it becomes sort of poignant and touching that it can still be used innocently by millions of people and Nazism's perversion of the symbol hasn't completely ruined it. It's like a testament to Hitler's failure, or perhaps a dadaist testament to his prior roaring successes. * Before Trotsky was a Bolshevik, he claimed that if Lenin was to rule Russia then he would be a tyrant and a veritable SpiritualSuccessor to Robespierre. Fast-forward to 1917, and look at what Lenin's doing and who's standing next to him. * 1918: In a political cartoon, two dejected German soldiers ride home after the war. One says "[[FunetikAksent Vell]], it didn't pay" referring, of course, to the war. The other soldier says "Not this time." * [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GraRuebAmsterdam.JPG The Olympic Greet Statue from Gra Rueb in Amsterdam]] may have been fine and friendly during the 1928 Olympics, but looks a touch suspicious after ThoseWackyNazis. ** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pledge_salue.jpg The traditional American flag salute]] was abruptly but sensibly changed to the hand over the heart gesture in 1942. * A famous [[http://aschoolhistory.blogspot.com/2012/03/good-cartoons-and-causes-of-second.html political cartoon]] depicts how the leaders of the victorious forces from WWI leave the Versailles peace conference which preceded the outbreak of WorldWarTwo by twenty years. The weeping child in the background has "1940 class" (that is, the child will be old enough to be conscripted in 1940) written over its head. * November 1963: "If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's." The person who said this was President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy. ''Two days later'', his assassin was shot and killed on live TV. ** Another notable example from JFK when discussing the pros and cons of picking Johnson for his vice-president, he apparently said "It really does not matter that much; I am 42, I am not going to die in the office". [[BlatantLies Of course, he was lying.]] It wasn't publicly known at the time, but [[http://www.annals.org/content/151/5/350.full#xref-ref-9-1 JFK was suffering from both Addison's disease and hypothyroidism]], which he himself privately confessed made it unlikely he would survive more than a single term in office. * 2000: Anchorage International Airport was renamed to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, a highly unusual move as Senator Stevens was still among the living at the time. As of August 11, 2010... not so much. Cause of death? A plane crash. * In June 2007, a group of political strategists on MeetThePress were discussing the next year's Super Tuesday primaries. They referred to it as "Tsunami Tuesday." On Super Tuesday, 2008, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Super_Tuesday_tornado_outbreak a different natural disaster occurred]]. * December 2007: Although obviously written before, Parade Magazine ran a cover story about Benazir Bhutto running for Prime Minister of Pakistan, calling her something like "a shining beacon of hope for the Middle East"... a couple of weeks ''after'' she was assassinated. * May 2010: Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama was celebrated as one of ''Time'' Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world. He resigned about two weeks later due to a controversy over a US military base. * There's a lot of Latin on the seal of the state of South Carolina. One piece of Latin is "Quis separabit?"[[note]]"Who will separate us?"[[/note]] (South Carolina was the first state to secede.) ** Speaking of Confederate symbolism, while ''The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan'' is [[ANaziByAnyOtherName offensive enough]], it has an AmbiguouslyJewish Eastern European character with FunetikAksent who sympathizes with the protagonists. In 1920, the Ku Klux Klan would be revived, this time targeting Jews as well. * After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20102011_Queensland_floods the 2010-2011 Queensland floods]], the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard thanked New Zealand for the help given during the floods and promised to repay the kindness next time New Zealand is hit by a natural disaster. The opportunity [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake came sooner than she might have expected]]. * Norwegian Prime Minister Gunnar Knudsen held a speech where he stated: ---> The political skyline is clearer and more cloudless than it has been for years. ** The date for this? Early 1914. * One of Barack Obama's ads during the 2012 presidential election featured [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] calling out Mitt Romney for his promise to cut PBS funding if elected. Three years later, Sesame Workshop made the controversial decision to move ''Sesame Street'' to HBO.
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* "The French people are incapable of regicide" -- UsefulNotes/LouisXVI. * February 22, 1861: Just over a week before his inauguration, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln stated in a speech at Philadelphia's Independence Hall that he "would rather be assassinated on the spot" than to surrender the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence. * October 23, 1872: Unusual one from the US election the legendary cartoonist Thomas Nast published in Harper's Weekly (the Time Magazine of its era) a [[http://nastandgreeley.harpweek.com/subpages/cartoon-1872-largeB.asp?UniqueID=38&Year=election cartoon]] featuring newspaper publisher Horace Greeley, then running for President, being carried back into his home like a corpse. One week after the cartoon was published, Greeley's wife died. On November 29, Greeley himself died. * For a public political figure, having a publicity photograph taken with someone admired in a local scale is a great way to gain respect amongst people. However, [[http://bp1.blogger.com/_L6pDyjqqsvY/R5piAeQwCGI/AAAAAAAAKxo/-MRnhwreV1E/s1600-h/rosalynn+carter+and+gacy.jpg it can become a complete nightmare]] if you are the First Lady of the United States and you are photographed shaking hands with John Wayne Gacy who, at the time of the photograph, was admired as a local volunteer. ** Similarly, a certain [[http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/ 1980s photograph with one of the President's Middle East envoys shaking hands with a trusted ally]] has since become much, much colder... * 1910: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PostcardSwastica1910.jpg A postcard]] features an ancient Hindu good luck symbol and an associated verse explaining its significance and wishing the recipient well. A few decades later, [[ThoseWackyNazis the symbol in question would take on a much darker meaning]] thanks to Hitler. It's still used quite a bit in India and in many other places around the world, where it's been used for thousands of years, but then it becomes sort of poignant and touching that it can still be used innocently by millions of people and Nazism's perversion of the symbol hasn't completely ruined it. It's like a testament to Hitler's failure, or perhaps a dadaist testament to his prior roaring successes. * Before Trotsky was a Bolshevik, he claimed that if Lenin was to rule Russia then he would be a tyrant and a veritable SpiritualSuccessor to Robespierre. Fast-forward to 1917, and look at what Lenin's doing and who's standing next to him. * 1918: In a political cartoon, two dejected German soldiers ride home after the war. One says "[[FunetikAksent Vell]], it didn't pay" referring, of course, to the war. The other soldier says "Not this time." * [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GraRuebAmsterdam.JPG The Olympic Greet Statue from Gra Rueb in Amsterdam]] may have been fine and friendly during the 1928 Olympics, but looks a touch suspicious after ThoseWackyNazis. ** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pledge_salue.jpg The traditional American flag salute]] was abruptly but sensibly changed to the hand over the heart gesture in 1942. * A famous [[http://aschoolhistory.blogspot.com/2012/03/good-cartoons-and-causes-of-second.html political cartoon]] depicts how the leaders of the victorious forces from WWI leave the Versailles peace conference which preceded the outbreak of WorldWarTwo by twenty years. The weeping child in the background has "1940 class" (that is, the child will be old enough to be conscripted in 1940) written over its head. * November 1963: "If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's." The person who said this was President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy. ''Two days later'', his assassin was shot and killed on live TV. ** Another notable example from JFK when discussing the pros and cons of picking Johnson for his vice-president, he apparently said "It really does not matter that much; I am 42, I am not going to die in the office". [[BlatantLies Of course, he was lying.]] It wasn't publicly known at the time, but [[http://www.annals.org/content/151/5/350.full#xref-ref-9-1 JFK was suffering from both Addison's disease and hypothyroidism]], which he himself privately confessed made it unlikely he would survive more than a single term in office. * 2000: Anchorage International Airport was renamed to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, a highly unusual move as Senator Stevens was still among the living at the time. As of August 11, 2010... not so much. Cause of death? A plane crash. * In June 2007, a group of political strategists on MeetThePress were discussing the next year's Super Tuesday primaries. They referred to it as "Tsunami Tuesday." On Super Tuesday, 2008, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Super_Tuesday_tornado_outbreak a different natural disaster occurred]]. * December 2007: Although obviously written before, Parade Magazine ran a cover story about Benazir Bhutto running for Prime Minister of Pakistan, calling her something like "a shining beacon of hope for the Middle East"... a couple of weeks ''after'' she was assassinated. * May 2010: Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama was celebrated as one of ''Time'' Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world. He resigned about two weeks later due to a controversy over a US military base. * There's a lot of Latin on the seal of the state of South Carolina. One piece of Latin is "Quis separabit?"[[note]]"Who will separate us?"[[/note]] (South Carolina was the first state to secede.) ** Speaking of Confederate symbolism, while ''The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan'' is [[ANaziByAnyOtherName offensive enough]], it has an AmbiguouslyJewish Eastern European character with FunetikAksent who sympathizes with the protagonists. In 1920, the Ku Klux Klan would be revived, this time targeting Jews as well. * After [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20102011_Queensland_floods the 2010-2011 Queensland floods]], the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard thanked New Zealand for the help given during the floods and promised to repay the kindness next time New Zealand is hit by a natural disaster. The opportunity [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake came sooner than she might have expected]]. * Norwegian Prime Minister Gunnar Knudsen held a speech where he stated: ---> The political skyline is clearer and more cloudless than it has been for years. ** The date for this? Early 1914. * One of Barack Obama's ads during the 2012 presidential election featured [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] calling out Mitt Romney for his promise to cut PBS funding if elected. Three years later, Sesame Workshop made the controversial decision to move ''Sesame Street'' to HBO.died.

* In light of the events involving the murder of his wife and son, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's entrance music takes on a disturbing new meaning: --> ''There's no holding me back\\ I'm not driven by fear, I'm just driven by anger\\ And you're under attack...'' ** In addition, pretty much everyone stopped laughing at Wrestling/KevinSullivan, who in 1996 wrote TV depicting Benoit as trying to break up the Sullivan marriage - which is what happened in real life and what led to Benoit meeting the wife he would murder. ** Benoit's titantron goes from shots of Benoit screaming in rage, to a close up of his freakish SlasherSmile, and finally, and most chillingly of all, him patting a young boy on the head. ** During ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2003'', Wrestling/KurtAngle and Chris Benoit put on a wrestling clinic. Fairly early in the match Cole states that "(Benoit) has sacrificed his family. He's sacrificed his own life." Intended as a statement about his determination. It now takes a different meaning. ** After the deaths, WWE spent an entire episode of ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]]'' as a tribute to his memory. When the full story emerged it turned very quickly from heartwarming to this trope. ** After the Wrestling/{{ECW}} faction, which included Benoit, had won the big show-ending brawl with the ''Raw'' and ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown [=SmackDown=]]]'' "invaders" at ''ECW One Night Stand 2005,'' Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin had commentator Wrestling/MickFoley drag Wrestling/EricBischoff, then the {{Kayfabe}} [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil General Manager]] of ''Raw'', and the former RealLife {{Jerkass}} BadBoss of Wrestling/{{WCW}}, down to the ring for what everyone could tell was going to be a well-deserved beating. Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys gave Bischoff the 3-D. Austin then told Benoit to climb up and hit Bischoff with a flying headbutt. Right when Benoit was about to come off the top, Austin said, [[ExactWords "Kill this son of a bitch!"]]

* In 1995, the WWF featured a character named Rad Radford, an attempt to cash in on the then-hot (well, more like then on the way out, but never mind) Grunge Music fad. He was booked as the ultimate Grunge musician and was hinted to be romantically involved with Music/CourtneyLove.[[note]]In the Wrestling/{{AAA}} promotion in Mexico, Louie Spicolli's RedBaron was "Music/{{Madonna}}'s Boyfriend."[[/note]] All goofy fun from wrestling's DorkAge, until you realize that Louie Spicolli, the young, up-and-coming wrestler who played Radford, later died of a drug overdose, much as many prominent Grunge musicians did, at the age of 27, the same age Music/KurtCobain was when he committed suicide. * The "plotline" where [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] himself was supposedly blown up in his limo, which became an example of this trope mid-plotline and was called off after the Benoit family murder/suicide. WWE were forced to abandon the planned "funeral" angle for the clumsy AuthorsSavingThrow of Vince [[ReallyGetsAround having an "illegitimate" child]], which would turn out to be, [[SarcasmMode of course]], Hornswoggle, Fit Finlay's {{Leprechaun}} buddy. * Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's match against [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/BrockLesnar, ''No Way Out 2004'', February 15, 2004. Throughout the match, Lesnar is heard to clearly yell "Just die Eddie". Eddie would be found dead just over a year later in his hotel room. ** An equally chilling moment can be found on the ''Cheating Death, Stealing Life'' DVD, where Wrestling/DeanMalenko says (having told management of Eddie's substance abuse problems) that he didn't want to "be told my friend is dead in hotel room somewhere". ** TheWrestlingFan's ''Great American Bash 2005'' recap included mention of Wrestling/VickieGuerrero's backstage promo with Eddie in which she claims that he "has a big heart". The recapper then mentions that maybe he should get that looked at by a doctor, as it could be dangerous. Eddie's official cause of death was heart failure, and an autopsy revealed he did have an enlarged heart. ** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBUlhxwAJNs commercial]] for ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XIX'' features the announcer mentioning that all people will eventually die...over a shot of Eddie in the locker room. He also said "We are all mortals" over a shot of Chris Benoit. * Wrestling/OwenHart, as the Blue Blazer, cut a promo on a 1989 ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' where he said he'd fly from the rafters if necessary. ** About a year and a half before Owen's death, Wrestling/{{WCW}} had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfSpRUBntIw "Sting" crash down from the rafters in the middle of the ring during an nWo promo]] on their ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'' program. This was just a dummy set up by the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] to mock Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s usual rappelling entrance, but after Owen's death it came off far worse. In Wrestling/ScottKeith's Retro Rant on the episode (written a couple of months after Owen's accident), he asked "Is it possible for something to be ''retroactively'' tasteless?" It was later revisited (and made to look a lot cheaper) in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stvqUtRXn6w "paid for by the New World Order" bit]] that was deliberately made to be SoBadItsGood through ample use of OffTheShelfFX and {{Special Effects Failure}}s. ** There's also Owen's Black Hart theme (pre-Nation). It will always be [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]], but the ambulance siren in the beginning... ** A later version of Owen's theme featured heel quotes from Owen. All fine and well, until the quote: "I snapped! I was a victim!" ** On an old Wrestling/AttitudeEra episode of ''Monday Night Raw'', Wrestling/TripleH cuts a promo to Owen saying "I hope you enjoyed your royal stumble last night, because I sure as hell did." * At the 2001 ''Royal Rumble'', Wrestling/JimRoss made a comment about the ring looking like a hurricane had hit it. The event was held in the New Orleans Arena. [[TemptingFate We all know what happened next.]] * As part of his FaceHeelTurn, Wrestling/CMPunk claimed his straight-edge lifestyle made him better than a drug addict hippie. Then Wrestling/JeffHardy, whom Punk had just finished feuding with, was arrested for charges of drug dealing and drug use. Guess the Pepsi swilling smart mark favorite had a point. * Part of Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's [[FaceHeelTurn Heel Turn]] in 2001 included him mistreating his wife and manager, Debra [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUz3kd9DRk]]. This happened little more than a year before Stone Cold was arrested for domestically abusing her. * In a recent case, [[Characters/WWEDivas Rosa Mendes]] faced [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] Wrestling/BethPhoenix in a match on ''Wrestling/WWESuperstars''. She cut a promo before the match, stating "Beth Phoenix's days of being champion are coming to an end". Beth ended up tearing her ACL in that very match and had to drop the title on the next edition of ''Smackdown!''. * A 1993 episode of ''Raw'' has Wrestling/JerryLawler referring to the Hart family as "producing more tragedies than Shakespeare". Though originally a shot at the Hart Family, considering the real life tragedies the Hart family would go through years later, the line takes a different tone now. * [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/628204282_950b6d2788_46.jpg This picture.]] At the time, it was [[MomentOfAwesome considered a high point of both careers.]] But the lifestyles they led, that they had to live as wrestlers, played into their untimely deaths. * Shortly before Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's untimely death, his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} was portraying a character called Kerwin White, a white bread golfer with a caddy named Nick Nemeth. Had Eddie never died, this gimmick would likely be continuing today. The creepy part? That caddy would go on to be known as Wrestling/DolphZiggler, and be romantically involved (in {{kayfabe}}) with Eddie's widow. Also, it took Eddie ''dying'' for WWE to realize that the gimmick was Website/{{WrestleCrap}}. * All of the fat jokes and insults Jerry Lawler hurled at Wrestling/MollyHolly during 2002 take on an even harsher note if you watch her short interview where she talks about how that encouraged the entire locker room to poke fun at her and it began eating away at her. The sad part is that she initially had no problem with the segments with Trish - she honestly felt the jokes were funny - but it was Jerry Lawler's commentary that hurt her. * Britain's domestic professional wrestling scene was nearly wiped out in a quite literal example of this, after a finishing move in a match between Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Mal "King Kong" Kirk resulted in Kirk's death from heart failure. * In a promo leading up to their match at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXVIII'', in a 'Rock Concert', [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]] said Wrestling/JohnCena would end up getting a divorce for making out with Eve and that divorce lawyers would be hounding him. Come May 10, 2012, John Cena files for divorce and his wife hires the same attorney Wrestling/HulkHogan's ex-wife hired for their own divorce. Made worse with claims of Cena's infidelity and otherwise non-saintly tendencies coming out in droves following the facts. * Eddie Guerrero's wife pretend to be injured by Chris Benoit during a match and played up the injury. She also called him a "woman-beater" during this time. When Benoit died, it was confirmed that he murdered his wife and son before he committed suicide. * WrestleMania VII in 1991 might not have been the most memorable of WrestleManias. It was supposed to be remembered for Hulk Hogan Vs. Sgt Slaughter, but now it does have a sad context. Of the 14 matches broadcast that night, there are only 5 where both participants did not die a premature death. The saddest to watch is the Intercontinental Championship match featuring the Big Boss Man (With AndreTheGiant in his corner) taking on Curt Hennig (even worse is the fact that the commentary team for that match are the late Gorilla Monsoon and the late Lord Alfred Hayes, the only person involved in that match who is still living as of 2015 is BobbyHeenan). * BookerT's infamous line in WCW "HulkHogan, we're comin for you [[NWordPrivileges nigga]]!" turned into this about 20 years later when a racist rant by Hogan was revealed in a 2015 court case, leading to WWE severing all ties with Hogan.
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* In 1995, the WWF featured a character named Rad Radford, an attempt to cash in on the then-hot (well, more like then on the way out, but never mind) Grunge Music fad. He was booked as the ultimate Grunge musician and was hinted to be romantically involved with Music/CourtneyLove.[[note]]In the Wrestling/{{AAA}} promotion in Mexico, Louie Spicolli's RedBaron was "Music/{{Madonna}}'s Boyfriend."[[/note]] All goofy fun from wrestling's DorkAge, until you realize that Louie Spicolli, the young, up-and-coming wrestler who played Radford, later died of a drug overdose, much as many prominent Grunge musicians did, at the age of 27, the same age Music/KurtCobain was when he committed suicide. * The "plotline" where [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] himself was supposedly blown up in his limo, which became an example of this trope mid-plotline and was called off after the Benoit family murder/suicide. WWE were forced to abandon the planned "funeral" angle for the clumsy AuthorsSavingThrow of Vince [[ReallyGetsAround having an "illegitimate" child]], which would turn out to be, [[SarcasmMode of course]], Hornswoggle, Fit Finlay's {{Leprechaun}} buddy. * Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's match against [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/BrockLesnar, ''No Way Out 2004'', February 15, 2004. Throughout the match, Lesnar is heard to clearly yell "Just die Eddie". Eddie would be found dead just over a year later in his hotel room. ** An equally chilling moment can be found on the ''Cheating Death, Stealing Life'' DVD, where Wrestling/DeanMalenko says (having told management of Eddie's substance abuse problems) that he didn't want to "be told my friend is dead in hotel room somewhere". ** TheWrestlingFan's ''Great American Bash 2005'' recap included mention of Wrestling/VickieGuerrero's backstage promo with Eddie in which she claims that he "has a big heart". The recapper then mentions that maybe he should get that looked at by a doctor, as it could be dangerous. Eddie's official cause of death was heart failure, and an autopsy revealed he did have an enlarged heart. ** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBUlhxwAJNs commercial]] for ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XIX'' features the announcer mentioning that all people will eventually die...over a shot of Eddie in the locker room. He also said "We are all mortals" over a shot of Chris Benoit. * Wrestling/OwenHart, as the Blue Blazer, cut a promo on a 1989 ''Saturday Night's Main Event'' where he said he'd fly from the rafters if necessary. ** About a year and a half before Owen's death, Wrestling/{{WCW}} had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfSpRUBntIw "Sting" crash down from the rafters in the middle of the ring during an nWo promo]] on their ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'' program. This was just a dummy set up by the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] to mock Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s usual rappelling entrance, but after Owen's death it came off far worse. In Wrestling/ScottKeith's Retro Rant on the episode (written a couple of months after Owen's accident), he asked "Is it possible for something to be ''retroactively'' tasteless?" It was later revisited (and made to look a lot cheaper) in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stvqUtRXn6w "paid for by the New World Order" bit]] that was deliberately made to be SoBadItsGood through ample use of OffTheShelfFX and {{Special Effects Failure}}s. ** There's also Owen's Black Hart theme (pre-Nation). It will always be [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]], but the ambulance siren in the beginning... ** A later version of Owen's theme featured heel quotes from Owen. All fine and well, until the quote: "I snapped! I was a victim!" ** On an old Wrestling/AttitudeEra episode of ''Monday Night Raw'', Wrestling/TripleH cuts a promo to Owen saying "I hope you enjoyed your royal stumble last night, because I sure as hell did." * At the 2001 ''Royal Rumble'', Wrestling/JimRoss made a comment about the ring looking like a hurricane had hit it. The event was held in the New Orleans Arena. [[TemptingFate We all know what happened next.]] * As part of his FaceHeelTurn, Wrestling/CMPunk claimed his straight-edge lifestyle made him better than a drug addict hippie. Then Wrestling/JeffHardy, whom Punk had just finished feuding with, was arrested for charges of drug dealing and drug use. Guess the Pepsi swilling smart mark favorite had a point. * Part of Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's [[FaceHeelTurn Heel Turn]] FaceHeelTurn in 2001 included him mistreating his wife and manager, Debra [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUz3kd9DRk]]. This happened little more than a year before Stone Cold was arrested for domestically abusing her. \n* In a recent case, [[Characters/WWEDivas Rosa Mendes]] faced [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] Wrestling/BethPhoenix in a match on ''Wrestling/WWESuperstars''. She cut a promo before the match, stating "Beth Phoenix's days of being champion are coming to an end". Beth ended up tearing her ACL in that very match and had to drop the title on the next edition of ''Smackdown!''.\n* A 1993 episode of ''Raw'' has Wrestling/JerryLawler referring to the Hart family as "producing more tragedies than Shakespeare". Though originally a shot at the Hart Family, considering the real life tragedies the Hart family would go through years later, the line takes a different tone now.\n* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/628204282_950b6d2788_46.jpg This picture.]] At the time, it was [[MomentOfAwesome considered a high point of both careers.]] But the lifestyles they led, that they had to live as wrestlers, played into their untimely deaths.\n* Shortly before Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's untimely death, his nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} was portraying a character called Kerwin White, a white bread golfer with a caddy named Nick Nemeth. Had Eddie never died, this gimmick would likely be continuing today. The creepy part? That caddy would go on to be known as Wrestling/DolphZiggler, and be romantically involved (in {{kayfabe}}) with Eddie's widow. Also, it took Eddie ''dying'' for WWE to realize that the gimmick was Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.\n* All of the fat jokes and insults Jerry Lawler hurled at Wrestling/MollyHolly during 2002 take on an even harsher note if you watch her short interview where she talks about how that encouraged the entire locker room to poke fun at her and it began eating away at her. The sad part is that she initially had no problem with the segments with Trish - she honestly felt the jokes were funny - but it was Jerry Lawler's commentary that hurt her.\n* Britain's domestic professional wrestling scene was nearly wiped out in a quite literal example of this, after a finishing move in a match between Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Mal "King Kong" Kirk resulted in Kirk's death from heart failure. \n* In a promo leading up to their match at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXVIII'', in a 'Rock Concert', [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]] said Wrestling/JohnCena would end up getting a divorce for making out with Eve and that divorce lawyers would be hounding him. Come May 10, 2012, John Cena files for divorce and his wife hires the same attorney Wrestling/HulkHogan's ex-wife hired for their own divorce. Made worse with claims of Cena's infidelity and otherwise non-saintly tendencies coming out in droves following the facts.\n* Eddie Guerrero's wife pretend to be injured by Chris Benoit during a match and played up the injury. She also called him a "woman-beater" during this time. When Benoit died, it was confirmed that he murdered his wife and son before he committed suicide.\n* WrestleMania VII in 1991 might not have been the most memorable of WrestleManias. It was supposed to be remembered for Hulk Hogan Vs. Sgt Slaughter, but now it does have a sad context. Of the 14 matches broadcast that night, there are only 5 where both participants did not die a premature death. The saddest to watch is the Intercontinental Championship match featuring the Big Boss Man (With AndreTheGiant in his corner) taking on Curt Hennig (even worse is the fact that the commentary team for that match are the late Gorilla Monsoon and the late Lord Alfred Hayes, the only person involved in that match who is still living as of 2015 is BobbyHeenan).\n* BookerT's infamous line in WCW "HulkHogan, we're comin for you [[NWordPrivileges nigga]]!" turned into this about 20 years later when a racist rant by Hogan was revealed in a 2015 court case, leading to WWE severing all ties with Hogan.
16th Jan '16 8:31:21 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* California is officially nicknamed the "Golden State", after the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--[[http://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Gold-is-the-new-green "Gold is the new green!"]] In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
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* California UsefulNotes/{{California}} is officially nicknamed the "Golden State", after the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--[[http://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Gold-is-the-new-green "Gold is the new green!"]] In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
16th Jan '16 8:29:58 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* California is nicknamed the "Golden State", after the gold rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--[[http://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Gold-is-the-new-green "Gold is the new green!"]] In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
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* California is officially nicknamed the "Golden State", after the gold rush Gold Rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--[[http://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Gold-is-the-new-green "Gold is the new green!"]] In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
16th Jan '16 8:29:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* California is nicknamed the "Golden State", after the gold rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--"Gold is the new green!" In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
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* California is nicknamed the "Golden State", after the gold rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--"Gold it--[[http://www.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Gold-is-the-new-green "Gold is the new green!" green!"]] In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
16th Jan '16 8:28:27 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* California is nicknamed the "Golden State", after the gold rush of the mid-19th century. In TheNewTens, California was hit by the worst drought in its recorded history, and one widely-adapted water conservation measure is watering lawns less frequently, allowing them to turn a little brown, or "golden" as many [=PSAs=] put it--"Gold is the new green!" In other words, California is the "Golden State" for different reasons today.
12th Jan '16 5:01:27 PM KoopaKid17
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* One of Barack Obama's ads during the 2012 presidential election featured [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] calling out Mitt Romney for his promise to cut PBS funding if elected. Three years later, Sesame Workshop made the controversial decision to move ''Sesame Street'' to HBO.
15th Dec '15 7:25:47 PM atyxyt
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h5yPJ8s8IM this]] video, a man is frequently heard calling the coaster he's on a "Togo Death Machine" (TOGO was the name of the manufacturer). In Mid-2007, a woman was killed on that very exact ride when the trains derailed, and the park ended up closing later that year.
3rd Dec '15 8:57:19 AM Berrenta
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** Now it has started to come true, and a severe InternetBacklash was seen at Radiotoday.co.uk about this
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26th Nov '15 7:25:00 PM nombretomado
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* When SandraBullock appeared on DavidLetterman to promote ''TheBlindSide'', the music they played when she walked out was "I Wish That I Had Jessie's Girl."
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* * When SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock appeared on DavidLetterman to promote ''TheBlindSide'', the music they played when she walked out was "I Wish That I Had Jessie's Girl."
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