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21st Feb '17 9:43:27 PM gewunomox
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* CharlieDaniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Although it ''is'' mentioned that he was "way behind" and getting desperate.
* FrankZappa was from California (albeit of Italian and Syrian origin), and one of his trademarks was setting songs in all kinds of exotic locations for seemingly no reason. Notable is the song Montana, where the protagonist has a dream to move to the state of Montana to become a dental floss tycoon. It appears to be a deliberate subversion of the idea that someone would move to a lucrative city like LA or New York to strike it rich.

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* CharlieDaniels' Music/CharlieDaniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Although it ''is'' mentioned that he was "way behind" and getting desperate.
* FrankZappa Music/FrankZappa was from California (albeit of Italian and Syrian origin), and one of his trademarks was setting songs in all kinds of exotic locations for seemingly no reason. Notable is the song Montana, where the protagonist has a dream to move to the state of Montana to become a dental floss tycoon. It appears to be a deliberate subversion of the idea that someone would move to a lucrative city like LA or New York to strike it rich.
13th Feb '17 4:46:19 AM Origamidragons
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*** Except for in "Dalek," which is also set in Utah for absolutely no reason at all.
3rd Dec '16 11:53:08 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Iceland is the largest bastion of surviors and the rest of scandinavia (more specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland and Bornholm island of Denmark) is the location of a bunch of smaller bastions. The DeathWorld ForbiddenZone that the main characters are exploring used to be mainland Denmark.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Iceland is the largest bastion of surviors and the rest of scandinavia (more specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland and Bornholm island of Denmark) is the location of a bunch of smaller bastions. The DeathWorld ForbiddenZone that the main characters are exploring used to be mainland Denmark.
3rd Dec '16 4:12:39 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Iceland is the largest bastion of surviors, the rest of scandinavia (more specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland and Bornholm island of Denmark) as the location of a bunch of smaller bastions. The DeathWorld ForbiddenZone that the main characters are exploring used to be mainland Denmark.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Iceland is the largest bastion of surviors, surviors and the rest of scandinavia (more specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland and Bornholm island of Denmark) as is the location of a bunch of smaller bastions. The DeathWorld ForbiddenZone that the main characters are exploring used to be mainland Denmark.
3rd Dec '16 4:09:46 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Iceland is the largest bastion of surviors, the rest of scandinavia (more specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland and Bornholm island of Denmark) as the location of a bunch of smaller bastions. The DeathWorld ForbiddenZone that the main characters are exploring used to be mainland Denmark.
1st Dec '16 2:14:08 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': upon being stripped of his powers, Thor lands in a small town in New Mexico; and his hammer, Mjolnir, in another location 50 miles away from his. Dr. Jane Foster and her colleagues seem to take this in stride as Thor has trouble adjusting to Earth customs.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': upon being stripped of his powers, Thor lands in a small town in New Mexico; and his hammer, Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, in another location 50 miles away from his. Dr. Jane Foster and her colleagues seem to take this in stride as Thor has trouble adjusting to Earth customs.
27th Nov '16 8:00:17 PM rowaasr13
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** One of the Landing Castles settled in Dushanbe, the capital of the tiny and dirt poor Central Asian nation of Tajikistan, which is so awkwardly placed in the corner of the very inaccessible mountainous area of Pamir that it's literally nothing to see and do there: the mountains effectively preclude any meaningful economic development. Unless Martians are interested in meager amounts of cotton and aluminum ore, or prodigious amounts of unskilled laborers that are chief exports of Tajikistan, it's hard to imagine the reason for them to land there.

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** One of the Landing Castles settled in Dushanbe, the capital of the tiny small and dirt poor Central Asian nation of Tajikistan, which is so awkwardly placed in the corner of the very inaccessible mountainous area of Pamir that it's literally nothing to see and do there: the mountains effectively preclude any meaningful economic development. Unless Martians are interested in meager amounts of cotton and aluminum ore, or prodigious amounts of unskilled laborers that are chief exports of Tajikistan, it's hard to imagine the reason for them to land there.
11th Nov '16 7:38:20 PM Cinereous
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* A major reason why the Islamic State terrorist organization is so much more dangerous than its predecessor al-Qaeda is because of their willingness to embrace this trope. Generally, al-Qaeda typically plans their terror attacks to hit major cities and national capitals to cause massive casualties for maximum effect. This has been seen numerous times with incidents like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_United_States_embassy_bombings 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa]], 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, the 2005 London bus bombings, and the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, with fewer low-profile attacks in small cities. In contrast, Islamic State's strategy is practically the inverse of al-Qaeda's: IS conducts large-scale attacks on capitals more rarely (most infamously, the November 2015 Paris attack and the March 2015 Brussels bombings) but they actually ''prefer'' to hit small and mid-sized towns much more frequently, using a DeathOfAThousandCuts strategy. Examples of this include the [[http://www.inquisitr.com/2257852/chattanooga-shooting-isis-twitter-account-warned-of-attack-minutes-before-shooting-authorities-calling-it-terrorism/ July 2015 Chattanooga shooting]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015 San Bernardino shooting]], and numerous stabbing incidents such as in [[[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Merced_stabbing_attack Merced, California]], [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/french-policeman-stabbed-death-paris Maganville, France]], [[http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/23/fbi-reportedly-investigating-whether-virginia-stabbing-was-isis-inspired.html Roanoke, Virginia]], and [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/isis-claims-responsibility-stabbing-attack-minnesota-mall/story?id=42173697 St. Cloud, Minnesota.]]

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* A major reason why the Islamic State terrorist organization is so much more dangerous than its predecessor al-Qaeda is because of their willingness to embrace this trope. Generally, al-Qaeda typically plans their terror attacks to hit major cities and national capitals to cause massive casualties for maximum effect. This has been seen numerous times with incidents like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_United_States_embassy_bombings 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa]], 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, the 2005 London bus bombings, and the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, with fewer low-profile attacks in small cities. In contrast, Islamic State's strategy is practically the inverse of al-Qaeda's: IS conducts large-scale attacks on capitals more rarely (most infamously, the November 2015 Paris attack and the March 2015 2016 Brussels bombings) but they actually ''prefer'' to hit small and mid-sized towns much more frequently, using a DeathOfAThousandCuts strategy. Examples of this include the [[http://www.inquisitr.com/2257852/chattanooga-shooting-isis-twitter-account-warned-of-attack-minutes-before-shooting-authorities-calling-it-terrorism/ July 2015 Chattanooga shooting]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015 San Bernardino shooting]], and numerous stabbing incidents such as in [[[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Merced_stabbing_attack Merced, California]], [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/french-policeman-stabbed-death-paris Maganville, France]], [[http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/23/fbi-reportedly-investigating-whether-virginia-stabbing-was-isis-inspired.html Roanoke, Virginia]], and [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/isis-claims-responsibility-stabbing-attack-minnesota-mall/story?id=42173697 St. Cloud, Minnesota.]]
11th Nov '16 7:37:26 PM Cinereous
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* On December 2, 2015, what was then the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California,]] carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit.]] Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).

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* On December 2, 2015, what was then A major reason why the worst Islamic State terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 organization is so much more dangerous than its predecessor al-Qaeda is because of their willingness to embrace this trope. Generally, al-Qaeda typically plans their terror attacks to hit major cities and national capitals to cause massive casualties for maximum effect. This has been seen numerous times with incidents like the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California,]] carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the org/wiki/1998_United_States_embassy_bombings 1998 U.S. after Detroit.]] Before embassy bombings in East Africa]], 9/11, the attack, most people weren't even aware of it 2004 Madrid train bombings, the 2005 London bus bombings, and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by in Paris, with fewer low-profile attacks in small cities. In contrast, Islamic State's strategy is practically the time inverse of al-Qaeda's: IS conducts large-scale attacks on capitals more rarely (most infamously, the November 2015 Paris attack and the March 2015 Brussels bombings) but they actually ''prefer'' to hit small and mid-sized towns much more frequently, using a DeathOfAThousandCuts strategy. Examples of this include the [[http://www.inquisitr.com/2257852/chattanooga-shooting-isis-twitter-account-warned-of-attack-minutes-before-shooting-authorities-calling-it-terrorism/ July 2015 Chattanooga shooting]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015 San Bernardino shooting]], and numerous stabbing incidents such as in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles). [[[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Merced_stabbing_attack Merced, California]], [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/french-policeman-stabbed-death-paris Maganville, France]], [[http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/23/fbi-reportedly-investigating-whether-virginia-stabbing-was-isis-inspired.html Roanoke, Virginia]], and [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/isis-claims-responsibility-stabbing-attack-minnesota-mall/story?id=42173697 St. Cloud, Minnesota.]]
1st Nov '16 6:47:54 PM WillKeaton
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* On December 2, 2015, what was then the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California,]] carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).

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* On December 2, 2015, what was then the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack took place in San Bernardino, California,]] carried out by a couple who apparently sympathized with radical Islamist organizations. San Bernardino is a mid-sized city located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and holds the sad distinction of being [[http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-san-bernardino-shooting-20151202-story.html the second poorest city in the U.S. after Detroit]]. Detroit.]] Before the attack, most people weren't even aware of it and even a Twitter hashtag campaign covering the attack misspelled its name: it was certainly not a place many people expected a widely-covered shooting ideologically inspired by international terrorism to happen (even if we should have learned by the time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombing]] just how much damage can be done by lone-wolf ideologues even in places that aren't, say, New York or Los Angeles).
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