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28th Apr '16 7:02:34 AM Mildesten
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** Ditto for the nuclear cars, too. The idea was actually explored with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon Ford Nucleon]], but (thankfully) never put into production.
23rd Apr '16 1:45:59 PM Nasrudith
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** In one episode, Stan is offered an inhalant called "jenkem" by a homeless man, which is his own waste in a paper bag. One might be surprised to learn that this wasn't just another instance of the show using ToiletHumor. Jenkem [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem is a real hallucinogen]], and yes, it ''is'' really made from human waste. Mixing urine and feces and allowing it to ferment creates hallucinogenic fumes.
23rd Apr '16 1:41:37 PM Nasrudith
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** In one episode, Stan is offered an inhalant called "jenkem" by a homeless man, which is his own waste in a paper bag. One might be surprised to learn that this wasn't just another instance of the show using ToiletHumor. Jenkem [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem is a real hallucinogen]], and yes, it ''is'' really made from human waste. Mixing urine and feces and allowing it to ferment creates hallucinogenic fumes.
22nd Apr '16 8:54:10 PM CassandraLeo
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* In the post-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] era, many younger listeners assume that the line "It's one for you, nineteen for me" from Music/TheBeatles' "[[Music/Revolver Taxman]]" was an exaggeration. It wasn't; the top marginal tax rate really was 95%. (Note that this means only income above a certain [very high] threshold was taxed at 95%).

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* In the post-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] era, many younger listeners assume that the line "It's one for you, nineteen for me" from Music/TheBeatles' "[[Music/Revolver "[[Music/{{Revolver}} Taxman]]" was an exaggeration. It wasn't; the top marginal tax rate really was 95%. (Note that this means only income above a certain [very high] threshold was taxed at 95%).
22nd Apr '16 8:53:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* In the post-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] era, many younger listeners assume that the line "It's one for you, nineteen for me" from Music/TheBeatles' "[[Music/Revolver Taxman]]" was an exaggeration. It wasn't; the top marginal tax rate really was 95%. (Note that this means only income above a certain [very high] threshold was taxed at 95%).
22nd Apr '16 1:05:58 AM TBustah
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* The "Ribbons of Shame" in ''Film/{{Gung Ho}}'' are very real. So is just about everything else portrayed in that film.

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* The Like a lot of the other pieces of Japanese corporate culture seen in ''Film/GungHo'', "Ribbons of Shame" in ''Film/{{Gung Ho}}'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbons_of_shame:Ribbons_of_shame are very real. So is just about everything else portrayed in that film.real.]]
22nd Apr '16 12:44:17 AM TBustah
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* The "Ribbons of Shame" in ''Film/{{Gung Ho}}'' are very real. So is just about everything else portrayed in that film.
21st Apr '16 1:25:43 PM KimiFW
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** There is also the [[MemeticMutation popular theme]] among the fans of depicting the ponies in socks. A ''lot'' of the fans think the idea is cute but absolutely ridiculous, and are a little more than shocked to learn that socks for horses are a [[http://www.soxforhorses.com/ very real thing]].

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** There is also the [[MemeticMutation popular theme]] among the fans of depicting the ponies in socks. A ''lot'' of the fans think the idea is cute but absolutely ridiculous, and are a little more than shocked to learn that socks for horses are a [[http://www.soxforhorses.whinnywarmers.com/ very real thing]].
21st Apr '16 1:16:06 PM KimiFW
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::Even if you're aware that the world's biggest ball of twine is indeed a roadside attraction -- [[PopCulturalOsmosis if only from the number of other times it's been mentioned or parodied in popular media]] -- and correctly assumed that it is indeed located in Minnesota (its creator's hometown of Darwin, to be exact), you'd probably think that list was made up like the rest of the song's details. Nope, they're literally all real places, even the last one, which could actually be referring to [[http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/squirrels.html a number of different towns]] vying for recognition of their albino squirrel populations.

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::Even **Even if you're aware that the world's biggest ball of twine is indeed a roadside attraction -- [[PopCulturalOsmosis if only from the number of other times it's been mentioned or parodied in popular media]] -- and correctly assumed that it is indeed located in Minnesota (its creator's hometown of Darwin, to be exact), you'd probably think that list was made up like the rest of the song's details. Nope, they're literally all real places, even the last one, which could actually be referring to [[http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/squirrels.html a number of different towns]] vying for recognition of their albino squirrel populations.
18th Apr '16 1:32:42 PM Naram-Sin
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* The government's technology in ''Film/EnemyOfTheState'' is actually ten years behind what the US government had in store at the time the movie came out in 1998. This was done on purpose, both for the benefit of the writer and the viewer.
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