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7th Apr '16 6:10:32 PM Kartoonkid95
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21st Feb '16 1:43:45 PM Slave
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** The iconic theme to Film/TheTerminator has a very strange time signature that [[http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/03/02/30-years-later-people-are-still-trying-to-figure-out-the-time-signature-of-the-terminator-theme/ continues to fox listeners]] - apparently due to the artist not quite timing the loop properly, but having the effect of giving the song a strange, inhuman lurch that fits the theme perfectly.
18th Oct '15 8:23:08 PM jormis29
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Powerpuff Picasso" (issue #15), the picture Bubbles drew at school is noticed and hailed by an art critic and put on exhibit at the museum. At the end, after numerous attempts to do so, Bubbles explains to everyone that the picture was upside down. Upon turning it right way up, the picture is passed off as bland and uninteresting.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Powerpuff Picasso" (issue #15), the picture Bubbles drew at school is noticed and hailed by an art critic and put on exhibit at the museum. At the end, after numerous attempts to do so, Bubbles explains to everyone that the picture was upside down. Upon turning it right way up, the picture is passed off as bland and uninteresting.
18th Oct '15 11:45:14 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Powerpuff Picasso" (issue #15), the picture Bubbles drew at school is noticed and hailed by an art critic and put on exhibit at the museum. At the end, after numerous attempts to do so, Bubbles explains to everyone that the picture was upside down. Upon turning it right way up, the picture is passed off as bland and uninteresting.

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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Powerpuff Picasso" (issue #15), the picture Bubbles drew at school is noticed and hailed by an art critic and put on exhibit at the museum. At the end, after numerous attempts to do so, Bubbles explains to everyone that the picture was upside down. Upon turning it right way up, the picture is passed off as bland and uninteresting.
27th Aug '15 9:27:32 PM zerohelix
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** Chocolate chip cookies, the most popular variety of cookie in the world, were supposedly created by accident. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Graves_Wakefield Ruth Graves Wakefield]], owner and cook of the Toll House Inn, was attempting to make a batch of chocolate cookies for her guests when she discovered she was short on baker's chocolate. She decided to substitute it with chunks of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, thinking the chocolate would melt and absorb into the dough. They didn't, but she served them anyway, and they became wildly popular. So popular in fact that she signed a deal with Nestle to print her recipe on every pack of their semi-sweet chocolate bars, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.



*** Gunpowder was first discovered by a Taoist Philosopher/chemist searching for the formula for immortality...Irony much?
** Chocolate chip cookies, the most popular variety of cookie in the world, were supposedly created by accident. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Graves_Wakefield Ruth Graves Wakefield]], owner and cook of the Toll House Inn, was attempting to make a batch of chocolate cookies for her guests when she discovered she was short on baker's chocolate. She decided to substitute it with chunks of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, thinking the chocolate would melt and absorb into the dough. They didn't, but she served them anyway, and they became wildly popular. So popular in fact that she signed a deal with Nestle to print her recipe on every pack of their semi-sweet chocolate bars, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

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*** Gunpowder was first discovered by a Taoist Philosopher/chemist searching for the formula for immortality... Irony much?
** Chocolate chip cookies, the most popular variety of cookie in the world, were supposedly created by accident. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Graves_Wakefield Ruth Graves Wakefield]], owner and cook of the Toll House Inn, was attempting to make a batch of chocolate cookies for her guests when she discovered she was short on baker's chocolate. She decided to substitute it with chunks of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate, thinking the chocolate would melt and absorb into the dough. They didn't, but she served them anyway, and they became wildly popular. So popular in fact that she signed a deal with Nestle to print her recipe on every pack of their semi-sweet chocolate bars, in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
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** In France and Germany, municipal garbage workers had to specially trained to distinguish between found art installations and piles of garbage.

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** In France and Germany, municipal garbage workers had to be specially trained to distinguish between found art installations and piles of garbage.
27th Aug '15 9:19:15 PM zerohelix
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* A quest in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' has you commissioning, on behalf of one of the temples, a sculpture from a haughty artist. If you do the quest right, you'll end up pissing off the artist and have a heavy lump of useless Illithium ore on you hands. But never mind: the temple still accepts that shapeless ore as a great work of art. In fact, the senior priest will regard it as far more symbolic and meaningful than anything the haughty artist could have produced.

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* A quest in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' has you commissioning, on behalf of one of the temples, a sculpture from a haughty artist. If you do the quest right, you'll end up pissing off the artist and have a heavy lump of useless Illithium ore on you your hands. But never mind: the temple still accepts that shapeless ore as a great work of art. In fact, the senior priest will regard it as far more symbolic and meaningful than anything the haughty artist could have produced.
27th Aug '15 9:19:02 PM zerohelix
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* A quest in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' has you commissioning, on behalf of one of the temples, a sculpture from a haughty artist. If you do the quest right, you'll end up pissing off the artist and has a heavy lump of useless Illithium ore on you hands. But never mind: the temple still accepts that shapeless ore as a great work of art. In fact, the senior priest will regard it as far more symbolic and meaningful than anything the haughty artist could have produced.

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* A quest in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' has you commissioning, on behalf of one of the temples, a sculpture from a haughty artist. If you do the quest right, you'll end up pissing off the artist and has have a heavy lump of useless Illithium ore on you hands. But never mind: the temple still accepts that shapeless ore as a great work of art. In fact, the senior priest will regard it as far more symbolic and meaningful than anything the haughty artist could have produced.
30th Jul '15 10:54:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Possibly referenced in the Tenth Doctor story ''The Fires of Pompeii'', when the TARDIS is sold as an example of 'modern art' (by an ancient Roman).
*** And, just for extra fun, it's sold to [[Creator/PeterCapaldi the man]] who would later become the Twelfth Doctor.
30th Jul '15 10:54:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''Series/RedDwarf''. Rimmer mistakes a light-switch for an artistic masterpiece.
** Also played straight when Lister recounts the first time he got drunk and threw up from the top of the Eiffel tower ''"The story I got told was some pavement artist sold it to a Texan tourist. Told 'im it was a genuine Jackson Pollock"''.

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* Inverted in ''Series/RedDwarf''.''Series/RedDwarf'':
** Inverted.
Rimmer mistakes a light-switch for an artistic masterpiece.
** Also played Played straight when Lister recounts the first time he got drunk and threw up from the top of the Eiffel tower ''"The story I got told was some pavement artist sold it to a Texan tourist. Told 'im it was a genuine Jackson Pollock"''.



* The opening number of ''WonderfulTown'' has a slapstick interlude where a janitor wins first prize in a Greenwich Village art contest for a well-filled garbage can.

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* The opening number of ''WonderfulTown'' ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'' has a slapstick interlude where a janitor wins first prize in a Greenwich Village art contest for a well-filled garbage can.



* In ''ZakMckrackenAndTheAlienMindBenders'', if you bend the butterknife out of shape (by using it for some heavy labor) and try to sell it to the pawn shop, the owner will believe it to be a beautiful silver sculpture, pay you a grand for it, and add it to his personal collection (meaning you can't buy it back, but it's not essential).

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* In ''ZakMckrackenAndTheAlienMindBenders'', ''VideoGame/ZakMckrackenAndTheAlienMindBenders'', if you bend the butterknife out of shape (by using it for some heavy labor) and try to sell it to the pawn shop, the owner will believe it to be a beautiful silver sculpture, pay you a grand for it, and add it to his personal collection (meaning you can't buy it back, but it's not essential).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Mom and Pop Art" has Homer becomes an artist after his failed attempt at building a grill (and subsequently attacking it in a rage) is seen by an art dealer:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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episode "Mom and Pop Art" has Homer becomes an artist after his failed attempt at building a grill (and subsequently attacking it in a rage) is seen by an art dealer:



* One of the live-action bookends of ''TheSuperMarioBrothersSuperShow'' had Vincent van Gogh declare Mario's dropped plate of spaghetti as "pure genius!" and then promises Mario a lucrative career as an artist. Luigi eventually discovers that the guy is a scam artist posing as van Gogh, though they really should have been [[DeaderThanDead tipped off that he was a fake much earlier on]].

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* One of the live-action bookends of ''TheSuperMarioBrothersSuperShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrothersSuperShow'' had Vincent van Gogh declare Mario's dropped plate of spaghetti as "pure genius!" and then promises Mario a lucrative career as an artist. Luigi eventually discovers that the guy is a scam artist posing as van Gogh, though they really should have been [[DeaderThanDead tipped off that he was a fake much earlier on]].



* On the ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Butt is it Art?", the duo climb on a piece of public art behind Van Driessen's back - destroying it in the process. He then turns around and tells his class that the pile of rubble wouldn't be effective art if it wasn't "just so."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'':
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the ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' episode "Butt is it Art?", the duo climb on a piece of public art behind Van Driessen's back - destroying it in the process. He then turns around and tells his class that the pile of rubble wouldn't be effective art if it wasn't "just so."
30th Jul '15 10:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean's hobby is constructing art sculptures from junk in his own scrapyard. At one point, he yells at the eponymous giant who has been indiscriminately eating the junk and happened to swallow some of the art pieces. At this the giant pulls a half-eaten sculpture from his mouth, adjusts a few parts, and then sets it down. Even though the giant only understands art as "what Dean doesn't want to be eaten", Dean decides that the result is as impressive as the other artistic displays, and in a later scene he is directing the giant in the construction of larger sculptures.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' has Dizzy Devil upset because he is shedding, which means his hair will come out if he spins. Shirley trolls him by convincing him to do it anyway, and he winds up "[[FurryBaldness naked]]". He dons a box to cover himself, and some passing skaters mistake it for a fashion statement, get their own boxes, and declare "The Box Look is in!"
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean's hobby is constructing art sculptures from junk in his own scrapyard. At one point, he yells at the eponymous giant who has been indiscriminately eating the junk and happened to swallow some of the art pieces. At this the giant pulls a half-eaten sculpture from his mouth, adjusts a few parts, and then sets it down. Even though the giant only understands art as "what Dean doesn't want to be eaten", Dean decides that the result is as impressive as the other artistic displays, and in a later scene he is directing the giant in the construction of larger sculptures.



* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' has Dizzy Devil upset because he is shedding, which means his hair will come out if he spins. Shirley trolls him by convincing him to do it anyway, and he winds up "[[FurryBaldness naked]]". He dons a box to cover himself, and some passing skaters mistake it for a fashion statement, get their own boxes, and declare "The Box Look is in!"
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