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4th May '17 3:03:55 PM jmparker78
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* Despite casual references to him as "the fiddler", Tevye, the milkman and lead character of ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', is decidedly not the title character, nor is the title character an actual character. He is a visual representation of what it's like for a people bound by ancient tradition to live in an environment that is hostile to said traditions.
17th Apr '17 5:22:42 PM nombretomado
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* Ragtime music is sometimes associated with TheGreatDepression era, but its popularity actually mostly died around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and by the '30s was as far from its heyday of mainstream popularity as Disco music was in TheNineties or {{Grunge}} is today. The misconception was largely fueled by the 1973 film ''TheSting'', which featured a prominent ragtime soundtrack and was set in 1936.

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* Ragtime music is sometimes associated with TheGreatDepression era, but its popularity actually mostly died around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and by the '30s was as far from its heyday of mainstream popularity as Disco music was in TheNineties or {{Grunge}} is today. The misconception was largely fueled by the 1973 film ''TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'', which featured a prominent ragtime soundtrack and was set in 1936.
6th Apr '17 3:14:07 PM Madrugada
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** The game was directly inspired by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', right? No, it wasn't. Gary Gygax ''hated'' Tolkien - he only incorporated elements such as halflings and treants on the insistence of his gaming group, who wanted to play as Frodo. He actually drew most of his inspiration from ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.

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** The game was directly inspired by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', right? No, it wasn't. Gary Gygax ''hated'' Tolkien - he only incorporated elements such as halflings and treants on the insistence of his gaming group, who wanted to play as Frodo. He actually drew most much of his inspiration from ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.the ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'' stories by Creator/FritzLeiber, and Creator/JackVance's ''Dying Earth'' works.



** The game is heavily steeped in the Occult, and the "deeper" you go into the game, the more you are called upon to actually recite Occultic prayers, cast real spells and summon real demons with incantations based on actual pagan rituals. None of that is true, and is all based on the completely made up testimony of Patricia Pulling, who blamed the game for her son's suicide and later claimed to be an expert on it while attempting to get the game banned.
*** There is a small kernel of truth to the legend -- in the First Edition DMG, there are template summoning circles, some of which look like they may have been cribbed from real-world thaumaturgy, depicted for summoning elementals (and ''not'' demons) in the DM's glosses on adjudicating spells. Gary Gygax most likely intended these as an ObviousRulePatch to make summoning by his players' characters a bit more onerous, time-consuming and expensive (and to give the KillerGameMaster some fun if the character screwed it up). These have been explicitly cited as "instructions on summoning demons" by groups looking to ban the game.

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** The game is heavily steeped in the Occult, and the "deeper" you go into the game, the more you are called upon to actually recite Occultic prayers, cast real spells and summon real demons with incantations based on actual pagan rituals. None of that is true, and is all based on the completely made up testimony of Patricia Pulling, who blamed the game for her son's suicide and later claimed to be an expert on it while attempting to get the game banned.
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banned. [[note:There is a small kernel of truth to the legend -- in the First Edition DMG, there are template summoning circles, some of which look like they may have been cribbed from real-world thaumaturgy, depicted for summoning elementals (and ''not'' demons) in the DM's glosses on adjudicating spells. Gary Gygax most likely intended these as an ObviousRulePatch to make summoning by his players' characters a bit more onerous, time-consuming and expensive (and to give the KillerGameMaster some fun if the character screwed it up). These have been explicitly cited as "instructions on summoning demons" by groups looking to ban the game. ]]



* One of the most well-known numbers from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' is the "Cell Block Tango" (which everyone knows is called "[[RefrainFromAssuming They Had It Coming]]"), in which six women on trial for murdering their lovers protest their innocence, even though the [[BlatantLies audience knows better]]. Except... only three of them (June, Velma and the Hunyak--the last of whom actually ''is'' innocent) claim innocence of the crime. The other three freely admit to it, though they also insist that the murders were justified, for whatever reason.
** Made all the more jarring with the inclusion of the line "It was a murder but not a crime".

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* One of the most well-known numbers from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' is the "Cell Block Tango" (which everyone knows is called "[[RefrainFromAssuming They Had It Coming]]"), in which six women on trial for murdering their lovers protest their innocence, even though the [[BlatantLies audience knows better]]. Except... only three of them (June, Velma and the Hunyak--the last of whom actually ''is'' innocent) make even a flimsy attempt to claim innocence of the crime. June says her husband "ran into my knife. He ran into my knife ''ten times'', and Velma claims to not remember anything between opening the hotel-room door to see her man and her sister getting busy and "washing the blood off my hands". The sixth, The Hunyak, actually is innocent. The other three freely admit to it, though they also insist that the murders were justified, for whatever reason.
** Made all the more jarring with the inclusion of the line "It was a murder but not a crime".
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26th Mar '17 10:19:36 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/BobDylan introduced Music/TheBeatles to pot in 1964...no he didn't. They'd already tried it during their Hamburg stint, along with many other illicit substances. It would be more accurate to say he introduced them to ''high-quality'' pot.
4th Mar '17 11:55:23 AM nombretomado
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* Disney didn't shut down Creator/RobertZemeckis' [=ImageMovers=] Digital studio after ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms'' flopped... because they had actually shut it down two years earlier, after the studios previous film ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' flopped. All the failure of ''Mars Needs Moms'' did was lead Disney to cancel the other "burn-off" projects that the remaining [=ImageMovers=] staff had with them, such as the ''Film/YellowSubmarine'' remake and Zemeckis' adaption of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker''.

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* Disney didn't shut down Creator/RobertZemeckis' [=ImageMovers=] Digital studio after ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms'' ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' flopped... because they had actually shut it down two years earlier, after the studios previous film ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' flopped. All the failure of ''Mars Needs Moms'' did was lead Disney to cancel the other "burn-off" projects that the remaining [=ImageMovers=] staff had with them, such as the ''Film/YellowSubmarine'' remake and Zemeckis' adaption of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker''.
25th Feb '17 10:18:17 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Art/TheLastSupper''
** ''The Last Supper'' is commonly referred to as a fresco, which it is not. Leonardo Da Vinci experimented with this painting, and instead of painting it on wet plaster as was the convention, he painted ''The Last Supper'' on a dry wall with an experimental mix of tempera and paint, differentiating it from ordinary frescos.
** Rumors that the model for Jesus and Judas were one and the same are unfounded, as snopes.com explains in detail [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/lastsupper.asp here]].
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18th Feb '17 12:11:44 AM bt8257
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* Everyone knows that "Louie, Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.

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* Everyone knows that "Louie, "Louie Louie" was the filthiest, most obscene song you could commonly hear on the radio (before such controversy caused people to lash out against it). In fact, it's just a [[TheUnintelligible completely unintelligible]] telling of a simple story. The creators themselves have gotten into screaming matches with fans over what the lyrics "allegedly" are.
3rd Feb '17 2:29:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool Prog Rock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Peter Gabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Phil Collins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".

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* Music/{{Genesis}} was once a cool Prog Rock band with an inventive, creative sound under the guidance of lead singer Peter Gabriel. Then Gabriel left, and drummer Phil Collins took over as lead singer, and that was the end of that. Collins prefers wimpy adult contemporary that does its best not to offend anyone, including straight love ballads that sound like cheesy MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton ripoffs, so that's all Genesis' music became. Except that's not true at all. It might be true of Collins's solo material, but while Genesis definitely became more commercial and radio-friendly, that was already happening before Gabriel left, and Collins was not at all the ringleader in that regard. Not to mention it wasn't all cheesy 80's synth and love ballads. At their most commercial, Genesis put out the hard-rock protest anthem "Land of Confusion", the superbly creepy "Mama", the attack on hypocritical religious leaders "Jesus He Knows Me", the domestic-abuse-themed "No Son of Mine" and the ''BladeRunner''-inspired "Tonight Tonight Tonight".
2nd Jan '17 5:53:28 PM Paleb05
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22nd Dec '16 1:52:12 PM MrMediaGuy2
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