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18th Jun '17 10:25:58 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/WaltDisney saw ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' make less money than expected, and [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE6DD123DF936A15753C1A961948260&sec=&spon= commented]], "I think the picture would have done better with a different title. Girls and women went to it, but men tended to stay away because it sounded sweet and sticky." Decades later, Disney executives would use ''the exact same'' logic to justify the retitling of [[Disney/{{Tangled}} one of the CGI films]], which came off the heels of [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog another underperforming film with a "girly" title]].

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* UsefulNotes/WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney saw ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' make less money than expected, and [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE6DD123DF936A15753C1A961948260&sec=&spon= commented]], "I think the picture would have done better with a different title. Girls and women went to it, but men tended to stay away because it sounded sweet and sticky." Decades later, Disney executives would use ''the exact same'' logic to justify the retitling of [[Disney/{{Tangled}} one of the CGI films]], which came off the heels of [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog another underperforming film with a "girly" title]].
17th Jun '17 1:50:05 PM nombretomado
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* There is a history documentary, made during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, in which a famous historian says "[The BerlinWall] now separates Germany, a country that will probably never be united again." The documentary was made in 1988, one year before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp at its finest brought the wall down.

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* There is a history documentary, made during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, in which a famous historian says "[The BerlinWall] UsefulNotes/BerlinWall] now separates Germany, a country that will probably never be united again." The documentary was made in 1988, one year before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp at its finest brought the wall down.
13th Jun '17 10:24:53 PM nombretomado
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** Wilson also had the Serbian flag raisen over the White House as a show of support to the little country's plea during WW1. Serbia's flag is still the only non-American flag to ever fly over the White House. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia But 80 years later...]]

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** Wilson also had the Serbian flag raisen over the White House as a show of support to the little country's plea during WW1.UsefulNotes/WW1. Serbia's flag is still the only non-American flag to ever fly over the White House. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia But 80 years later...]]
11th Jun '17 1:46:37 PM nombretomado
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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkm86AfI48I an Adidas soccer ad]] during the 2006 FifaWorldCup, a shot by England midfielder Frank Lampard hit the goal line and was counted as a goal despite arguments from Oliver Kahn (star goaltender for Germany). Four years later, Lampard shoots a similar shot against Germany, but it doesn't count [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHZneGGGEr4 despite evidence showing the contrary]].

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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkm86AfI48I an Adidas soccer ad]] during the 2006 FifaWorldCup, UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup, a shot by England midfielder Frank Lampard hit the goal line and was counted as a goal despite arguments from Oliver Kahn (star goaltender for Germany). Four years later, Lampard shoots a similar shot against Germany, but it doesn't count [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHZneGGGEr4 despite evidence showing the contrary]].
29th May '17 9:35:11 PM nombretomado
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* In early 2013, a fanfic was published that consisted of Music/SelenaGomez telling Music/BridgitMendler why [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Alex and Juliet]] should be together. Bridgit remarks that a lesbian pairing would never happened on Creator/DisneyChannel. A few months later, it was announced Mendler's show ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' would feature a lesbian couple in its final season.

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* In early 2013, a fanfic was published that consisted of Music/SelenaGomez telling Music/BridgitMendler why [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Alex and Juliet]] should be together. Bridgit remarks that a lesbian pairing would never happened on Creator/DisneyChannel. A few months later, it was announced Mendler's show ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' would feature a lesbian couple in its final season.
28th May '17 12:27:57 PM jtierney50
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* A few, in universe, in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'', usually having to do with how poorly the ShowWithinAShow has aged:
** The Man in the Chair notes that a rainy November is a laughable thought nowadays, thanks to global warming.
** The back of the record advertises "Mix-ups, mayhem, and [[HaveAGayOldTime a gay wedding!]]". The Man in the Chair is quick to say that "Back then, gay meant fun!"
** ''The Drowsy Chaperone'' was said to have played in the Morosco Theatre on Broadway. When the show itself went to Broadway, it opened in the Marquis Theatre, which was built on the same ground as the Morosco Theatre was.
28th May '17 12:12:17 PM jtierney50
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* Take the line "Donald Trump and I on the links, and he's my caddy" from "96,000" in ''Theatre/InTheHeights''. When it was written in the mid 2000s, Donald Trump was a "generic rich guy", especially to the people of Washington Heights. A decade later, we have ''President'' Donald Trump, who is known for his anti-immigration policies (almost all of the characters are immigrant or immigrant-born), tenuous race relations with Latinos and African Americans (all the characters are Latino, except for Benny, who said the above line, who is black), and for taking many, many weekends off to golf. The idea of him being the caddy of African-American, friend-of-immigrants Benny became about 20x funnier.
** Also, putting the show in the ''Washington'' Heights. Creator/LinManuelMiranda's next show, ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', prominently features George Washington as a character - and his role was originated on Broadway by Chris Jackson, who played Benny in ''In The Heights''.
29th Apr '17 9:30:49 AM nombretomado
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* The cover of the 2014 Hollywood issue of ''Vanity Fair'' had Creator/ChadwickBoseman and Creator/BrieLarson posed together. Maybe Annie Leibovitz had some sort of time machine and knew they were both gonna be comrades on the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse Avengers]] someday. What makes it funnier is other future MCU actors Creator/MichaelBJordan, Creator/LupitaNyongo and Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor were on the same cover!

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* The cover of the 2014 Hollywood issue of ''Vanity Fair'' had Creator/ChadwickBoseman and Creator/BrieLarson posed together. Maybe Annie Leibovitz had some sort of time machine and knew they were both gonna be comrades on the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Avengers]] someday. What makes it funnier is other future MCU actors Creator/MichaelBJordan, Creator/LupitaNyongo and Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor were on the same cover!
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