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17th Nov '17 12:48:39 PM nm3youtube
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* Advertising/HeadOn, which is known for ads being deliberately unclear about its purpose but considers itself a homeopathic medicine, is almost entirely paraffin wax. You would literally get the same result applying a ''candle'' directly to your forehead.

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* Advertising/HeadOn, which is known for ads being deliberately unclear about its purpose but considers itself a homeopathic medicine, is almost entirely paraffin wax. You would literally get the same result applying a ''candle'' directly to your forehead.forehead, and you wouldn't be rubbing trace amounts of toxic plant extract and a known carcinogen on your skin.
12th Nov '17 8:21:01 PM MrEightThreeOne
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** What's more, a few of the channels listed here ''aren't even cable channels''. For example, The CW, ABC, and PBS are all over-the-air networks...which you would get ''for free without cable'' anyway! CriticalResearchFailure doesn't even begin to describe this.
11th Nov '17 7:33:19 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* The vanity plate for the Portuguese VHS company [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dje_T7KLRIM The Video Bancorp]] (logo is at 0:48 in the video). It's literally nothing more than a logo that was drawn on a paint program, then had its picture taken instead of actually being saved onto the computer. The picture was inserted onto the tape to serve as a logo, but the problem here is that they didn't even bother to hide the fact that it's literally a photo, as the interface of the paint program it was drawn in is ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure clearly visible on the sides of the logo]]''. The logo was also made in 1990, causing an UnintentionalPeriodPlace due to the bulge of the computer screen being visible on the logo as well. Needless to say, the Closing Logos Group didn't give it the nickname "The ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' of Logos" for nothing.

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* The vanity plate for the Portuguese VHS company [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dje_T7KLRIM The Video Bancorp]] (logo is at 0:48 in the video). It's literally nothing more than a logo that was drawn on a paint program, then had its picture taken instead of actually being saved onto the computer. The picture was inserted onto the tape to serve as a logo, but the problem here is that they didn't even bother to hide the fact that it's literally a photo, as the interface of the paint program it was drawn in is ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure clearly visible on the sides of the logo]]''. The logo was also made in 1990, causing turning the logo into an UnintentionalPeriodPlace UnintentionalPeriodPiece due to the bulge of the computer screen being visible on the logo as well. Needless to say, the Closing Logos Group didn't give it the nickname "The ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' of Logos" for nothing.
11th Nov '17 7:30:32 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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[[folder:Vanity Plates]]
Nope, not even [[VanityPlate vanity plates]] are safe from being horrible.
* The vanity plate for the Portuguese VHS company [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dje_T7KLRIM The Video Bancorp]] (logo is at 0:48 in the video). It's literally nothing more than a logo that was drawn on a paint program, then had its picture taken instead of actually being saved onto the computer. The picture was inserted onto the tape to serve as a logo, but the problem here is that they didn't even bother to hide the fact that it's literally a photo, as the interface of the paint program it was drawn in is ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure clearly visible on the sides of the logo]]''. The logo was also made in 1990, causing an UnintentionalPeriodPlace due to the bulge of the computer screen being visible on the logo as well. Needless to say, the Closing Logos Group didn't give it the nickname "The ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' of Logos" for nothing.
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6th Nov '17 6:16:50 PM kablammin45
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* VideoGame/PokemonGO Fest was Niantic's first (and likely last) convention for the game. Despite the game's ever controversial nature, the game still maintained an active playbase. The event promised the ability to obtain rare Pokémon like Unown, and even the promise of being able to catch the first legendary of the game to be released, Articuno. Massive, poorly managed lines, not being handicap accessible (to the point where they were rejecting people for having ''life-saving medication''), complaints over the warm weather, and the game simply refusing to load due to the heavy demand all led to pissed-off players booing the CEO of Niantic, and many players just leaving the event early. [[https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16019404/pokemon-go-fest-refunds-disaster-review The Verge has more details.]] Some attendees [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-28-pokemon-go-fest-attendees-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-niantic filed a lawsuit against Niantic]], demanding refunds for the ticket prices.

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* VideoGame/PokemonGO Fest was Niantic's first (and likely last) convention for the game. Despite the game's ever controversial nature, the game still maintained an active playbase. The event promised the ability to obtain rare Pokémon like Unown, and even the promise of being able to catch the first legendary legendaries of the game to be released, Articuno. released. Unfortunately, while the concept for the event sounded good on paper, when it came to the execution everything just went completely awry: Massive, poorly managed lines, not being handicap accessible (to the point where they were rejecting people for having ''life-saving medication''), complaints over the warm weather, July weather in the Chicago park the con took place in, and the game simply refusing to load due to the heavy demand and overwhelmed cell service providers all led to pissed-off players booing the CEO of Niantic, and many players tossing water bottles at one of the other emcees, or just leaving the event early.early. Niantic attempted to save some face by expanding the scope of the event to a two-mile radius outside of the park the con took place in, refunding everyone's cash [[note]](which was little consolation for those who came in from out of town and spent money on gas or plane tickets and hotel accommodations, however)[[/note]], giving players $100 in Coins, and even giving everyone a free Lugia, but it was too little, too late, and the convention was still considered a total wash. The app and developer's already shaky reputations only just barely survived the incident. [[https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16019404/pokemon-go-fest-refunds-disaster-review The Verge has more details.]] Some attendees [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-28-pokemon-go-fest-attendees-file-class-action-lawsuit-against-niantic filed a lawsuit against Niantic]], demanding refunds for the ticket prices.
2nd Nov '17 4:34:05 PM FallenDelf
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-->''"I threw up a little in my mouth trying to decipher the results for Batman Returns, which according to Cpedia includes such characters as Heath Ledger and Edward Scissorhands."''
1st Nov '17 4:08:58 AM Vir
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* '''[[http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/tv/article/100-cable-channels-we-dont-want Maxim's 100 Cable Channels We Don't Want]]''', for essentially the same reasons as AOL Radio's "100 Worst Songs Ever" list (see [[{{Horrible/Music}} the horrible music subpage]]). Each channel's passage about it is completely uninformative and nondescript (i.e. The CW's passage reads "Name five CW shows. (This is a trick question. [[FanHater Your ability to answer will greatly affect your chances of being invited to our basketball picnic]].)"), but it goes even further on its qualifications for being SBIH, as the passages are uninformative and nondescript if ''the channel has a passage at all''; none of the channels between Creator/{{TBS}} ("Good for ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reruns. That's it.") and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] America ("''Series/DoctorWho'' isnít very good. [[FanHater Everyone is lying to you]]. Trust us.") have any passage whatsoever, not even elitist nonsense (and no, the "joke" for Creator/{{HBO}} Signature doesn't count, since that wasn't formatted in the same way as the passages), and the last passage is for the entry after BBC America, {{Showtime}} 2 (never mind that except for the most insane cable providers, Signature and Showtime 2, along with the Plex and Encore sub-channels always come free with the main networks). Since these were the only ones after the 30th entry, that leaves ''67'' entries - approximately '''''two thirds of the list''''' - without a passage. The worst is that one entry near the end reading "Those strange channels that air foreign shows and have non-English subtitles", which fans of those channels and natives of foreign areas could argue are ''anything but unwanted''; with this entry, the author comes off as ignorant at best and a xenophobic asshole at worst. At least the aforementioned AOL Radio list actually put uninformative nonsense next to every entry instead of giving up after the 30th entry. The entire article reads more or less like the author originally wrote it as "30 Cable Channels We Don't Want" but was contractually obligated to list 100, and as such pulled the other 70 entries of out of their ass. There are also numerous other flaws that are worth mentioning, such as how lazy the list is and how the "jokes" sometimes come off as [[FanHater elitist remarks]] (like [=SoapNet=]'s passage, which says "Soap operas are perfect for people who donít know the Internet exists and/or canít afford a hobby."), but listing all the problems would practically warrant a page of its own.

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* '''[[http://www.maxim.com/entertainment/tv/article/100-cable-channels-we-dont-want Maxim's 100 Cable Channels We Don't Want]]''', for essentially the same reasons as AOL Radio's "100 Worst Songs Ever" list (see [[{{Horrible/Music}} the horrible music subpage]]). Each channel's passage about it is completely uninformative and nondescript (i.e. The CW's passage reads "Name five CW shows. (This is a trick question. [[FanHater Your ability to answer will greatly affect your chances of being invited to our basketball picnic]].)"), but it goes even further on its qualifications for being SBIH, as the passages are uninformative and nondescript if ''the channel has a passage at all''; none of the channels between Creator/{{TBS}} ("Good for ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' reruns. That's it.") and [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] America ("''Series/DoctorWho'' isnít very good. [[FanHater Everyone is lying to you]]. Trust us.") have any passage whatsoever, not even elitist nonsense (and no, the "joke" for Creator/{{HBO}} Signature doesn't count, since that wasn't formatted in the same way as the passages), and the last passage is for the entry after BBC America, {{Showtime}} 2 (never mind that except for the most insane cable providers, Signature and Showtime 2, along with the Plex and Encore sub-channels always come free with the main networks). Since these were the only ones after the 30th entry, that leaves ''67'' entries - approximately '''''two thirds of the list''''' - without a passage. The worst is that one entry near the end reading "Those strange channels that air foreign shows and have non-English subtitles", which fans of those channels and natives of foreign areas could argue are ''anything but unwanted''; with this entry, the author comes off as ignorant at best and a xenophobic asshole at worst. At least the aforementioned AOL Radio list actually put uninformative nonsense next to every entry instead of giving up after the 30th entry. The entire article reads more or less like the author originally wrote it as "30 Cable Channels We Don't Want" but was contractually obligated to list 100, and as such pulled the other 70 entries of out of their ass. There are also numerous other flaws that are worth mentioning, such as how lazy the list is and how the "jokes" sometimes come off as [[FanHater elitist remarks]] (like [=SoapNet=]'s passage, which says "Soap operas are perfect for people who donít know the Internet exists and/or canít afford a hobby."), but listing all the problems would practically warrant a page of its own.
1st Nov '17 4:03:56 AM Vir
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** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[FromBadToWorse even worse]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained how Pokéstops work two months after ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from [=YouTube=] videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from [=DeviantArt=], including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon GO'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].

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** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[FromBadToWorse even worse]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained how Pokéstops work two months after ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from [=YouTube=] videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from [=DeviantArt=], including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also Also, they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon GO'', Go'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].
1st Nov '17 3:42:58 AM Vir
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* Smooth Away is a hair removal system where the user takes a pink buffing oval [[BuffySpeak thingy]] and rubs it against needed areas. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The buffing system can remove dead skin cells, but not hairs, the whole thing can irritate, or even SWELL certain areas (such as lips), and the whole "exofilating skin" effect is actually done by leftover crystals from the buffer.

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* Smooth Away is a hair removal system where the user takes a pink buffing oval [[BuffySpeak thingy]] and rubs it against needed areas. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The buffing system can remove dead skin cells, but not hairs, the whole thing can irritate, or even SWELL certain areas (such as lips), and the whole "exofilating "exfoliating skin" effect is actually done by leftover crystals from the buffer.
1st Nov '17 3:09:13 AM Vir
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* Tentmoot, a planned series of events in the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' fandom in 2003 planned by a Tolkien group named Bit of Earth, [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} fell apart very quickly]]. Led by a man named Jordan Wood, many people familiar with Jordon commented on his [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine appearance]] (he claimed this had to do with a disease that prevented testosterone producing in the body) or on his rather strange stories (he claimed to have been chased by the Irish Republican Army, despite the fact he had allegedly never been in Northern Ireland). Regardless, hype for the convention was very high - Bit of Earth was praised for allegedly donating to a children's reading garden, and Wood promised that a summer concert and meet-and-greet for actors who starred in the films would happen in Oregon. However, neither of these happened, which caused the ticket sales to lower. Wood tried desperately to raise the prices, such as moving in with fellow Tolkien organizers, which did very little to help the issue. As poor sales for tickets went on, many people discovered that Bit of Earth's donations were fabricated. What sealed Tentmoot into the ground is when Massachusetts police discovered that Jordan Wood was an alias for a woman named Amy Player, who had sent a suicide letter regarding Jordan running off with her crush. Player admitted that Tentmoot was all a sham to help her build a new identity, and the whole thing was disbanded, with her permanently exiled from Oregon. Nowadays, Player is seen as a ConArtist among Tolkiens, who has gained more infamy for her many other attempts to con money out of various different fandoms using various different identities, and outside of all the controversy, the author of ''Fanfic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness''.

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* Tentmoot, a planned series of events in the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' fandom in 2003 planned by a Tolkien group named Bit of Earth, [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} fell apart very quickly]]. Led by a man named Jordan Wood, many people familiar with Jordon Jordan commented on his [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine appearance]] (he claimed this had to do with a disease that prevented testosterone producing in the body) or on his rather strange stories (he claimed to have been chased by the Irish Republican Army, despite the fact he had allegedly never been in Northern Ireland). Regardless, hype for the convention was very high - Bit of Earth was praised for allegedly donating to a children's reading garden, and Wood promised that a summer concert and meet-and-greet for actors who starred in the films would happen in Oregon. However, neither of these happened, which caused the ticket sales to lower. Wood tried desperately to raise the prices, such as moving in with fellow Tolkien organizers, which did very little to help the issue. As poor sales for tickets went on, many people discovered that Bit of Earth's donations were fabricated. What sealed Tentmoot into the ground is when Massachusetts police discovered that Jordan Wood was an alias for a woman named Amy Player, who had sent a suicide letter regarding Jordan running off with her crush. Player admitted that Tentmoot was all a sham to help her build a new identity, and the whole thing was disbanded, with her permanently exiled from Oregon. Nowadays, Player is seen as a ConArtist among Tolkiens, who has gained more infamy for her many other attempts to con money out of various different fandoms using various different identities, and outside of all the controversy, the author of ''Fanfic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness''.
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