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10th Oct '17 11:28:05 PM Phediuk
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* It is widely believed that "Bad Boys" was sung by Music/BobMarley. It was actually sung by Inner Circle in 1992, ''eleven years'' after Marley's death.

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* It is widely believed that "Bad Boys" was sung by Music/BobMarley. It was actually sung by Inner Circle in 1992, ''eleven 1987, ''six years'' after Marley's death.
11th Sep '17 4:10:04 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.

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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, actor, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.
11th Sep '17 3:43:46 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Many claim that all five of the crows in ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}'' were voiced by white men doing their best "black guy" voice. While it's true that the lead crow ''was'' voiced by a white actors, the other four were voiced by actual black singers.
7th Sep '17 2:07:34 PM Scsigs
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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similarly. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.

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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similarly.similar to each other. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.
7th Sep '17 1:16:57 PM Scsigs
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* All of Music/GreenDay's songs are exactly the same, right? Not so. This stems from the fact that in their 90s discography, they had a tendency to overuse ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, particularly on ''Dookie.'' In actuality, the band works in two-album cycles with songs and sounds that sound similarly. The fact that they actually worked to expand their sound by 1997 on ''Nimrod'', then diversified their sound ''a lot'' on ''Warning'' really cements this. Any actual fan of them will tell you this. In terms of their range expanding, they have ''Warning,'' ''American Idiot,'' and ''21st Century Breakdown'' to really show their range musically, not even counting their side projects, The Network, New Wave, and The Foxboro Hottubs, Garage Rock. In fact, their 2012 album trilogy really shows off their range quite nicely, with Power Pop and Pop Punk indicative of their early albums, the Punk and Garage Rock of their middle albums, then the more stadium-oriented and political music of the two albums before the trilogy.
6th Sep '17 2:28:50 PM GrammarNavi
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* Disney didn't shut down Creator/RobertZemeckis' [=ImageMovers=] Digital studio after ''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''.

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* Disney didn't shut down Creator/RobertZemeckis' [=ImageMovers=] Digital studio after ''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'' ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' remake and Zemeckis' adaption of ''Theatre/TheNutcracker''.
4th Sep '17 4:36:02 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* On that note, ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is not the first animated feature film. It ''is'' the first to be released in America, the first from Creator/{{Disney}}, the first to feature color, and the first to turn a profit and be successful, but it was by no means the first to be what we now consider a "feature length" film (over 60 minutes). That honour goes to two films (now lost) by Argentinian animator Quirino Cristiani. The oldest surviving animated feature is Lotte Reiniger's silent film ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPrinceAchmed'' (1926, 65 minutes).

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* On that note, ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is not the first animated feature film. It ''is'' the first to be released in America, the first from Creator/{{Disney}}, the first to feature color, and the first to turn a profit and be successful, but it was by no means the first to be what we now consider a "feature length" film (over 60 minutes). That honour goes to two films (now lost) by Argentinian animator Quirino Cristiani. The oldest surviving animated feature is Lotte Reiniger's silent film ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPrinceAchmed'' (1926, 65 minutes).
4th Sep '17 4:19:24 PM merotoker
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** And "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is what John Lennon's young son titled his drawing, not a thinly veiled LSD reference (the original drawing can be found on Google Images). Bandmate Paul McCartney later suggested that it actually was about the drug, but Lennon constantly denied it.

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** And "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is what John Lennon's Music/JohnLennon's young son titled his drawing, not a thinly veiled LSD reference (the original drawing can be found on Google Images). Bandmate Paul McCartney Music/PaulMcCartney later suggested that it actually was about the drug, but Lennon constantly denied it.



** Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic is not the only artist to do parodies, but many (unofficial) music downloading sites incorrectly list Yankovic (many times spelled as Yankovich) as the performer of nearly every parody available for download, even if it's obviously sung by a woman. There's even a "Not by Al" website listing the parodies he's been incorrectly associated with. Less people might think this now due to the rising popularity of song parodies on YouTube.

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** Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic is not the only artist to do parodies, but many (unofficial) music downloading sites incorrectly list Yankovic (many times spelled as Yankovich) as the performer of nearly every parody available for download, even if it's obviously sung by a woman. There's even a "Not by Al" website listing the parodies he's been incorrectly associated with. Less people might think this now due to the rising popularity of song parodies on YouTube.Website/YouTube.



** It also became common knowledge that he only claimed to have lost his smile so he would not have to lose the title to Wrestling/BretHart at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' and did not even need surgery. This is strange for a couple of reasons: First, Michael's surgery was covered on TV - they even showed footage of him getting the operation done - and he walked with a cane on TV for several weeks while he recovered and returned to his old job as a commentator. Secondly, Hart was at the time the most booed face in the company after his 7 month vacation and feud with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, so it is unlikely that they would give him the belt at the biggest event of the year; also, they did give him a brief reign by winning the Final Four and losing it the next night to Sycho Sid, so they could have easily had Hart as champion at Wrestlemania without Michaels, he just was not over enough to justify it.

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** It also became common knowledge that he only claimed to have lost his smile so he would not have to lose the title to Wrestling/BretHart at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' and did not even need surgery. This is strange for a couple of reasons: First, Michael's surgery was covered on TV - they even showed footage of him getting the operation done - and he walked with a cane on TV for several weeks while he recovered and returned to his old job as a commentator. Secondly, Hart was at the time the most booed face in the company after his 7 month vacation and feud with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, so it is unlikely that they would give him the belt at the biggest event of the year; also, they did give him a brief reign by winning the Final Four and losing it the next night to Sycho Sid, so they could have easily had Hart as champion at Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] without Michaels, he just was not over enough to justify it.



* Rena from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is very often mistaken for a {{yandere}}. She is not. She's at most a {{yangire}} character and even then most of her most famous creepy moments [[spoiler:are because the protagonist is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness delusional]].]] Rena is overprotective about her friends and [[DaddysGirl father]], however Shion is the closest thing to a yandere the series has.

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* Rena from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is very often mistaken for a {{yandere}}. She is not. She's at most a {{yangire}} character and even then most of her most famous creepy moments [[spoiler:are because the protagonist is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness delusional]].]] delusional]]]]. Rena is overprotective about her friends and [[DaddysGirl father]], however Shion is the closest thing to a yandere the series has.
28th Aug '17 7:59:01 AM Pichu-kun
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* Despite common belief, "Cinderella" and "Snow White" are not nicknames in the Disney incarnations of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' or ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. You often see people wondering what their "real names" are (though people usually pin Cinderella as Ella, Elizabeth, or something similar) or why Cinderella keeps on using a derogatory term even post-marriage. However, both films imply that their names really are as they seem. Subverted in Disney's live action ''[[Film/Cinderella2016 Cinderella]]'' remake, which [[AscendedFanon uses the idea]] that her name is really "Ella".

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* Despite common belief, "Cinderella" and "Snow White" are not nicknames in the Disney incarnations of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' or ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. You often see people wondering what their "real names" are (though people usually pin Cinderella as Ella, Elizabeth, or something similar) or why Cinderella keeps on using a derogatory term even post-marriage. However, both films imply that their names really are as they seem. Subverted in Disney's live action ''[[Film/Cinderella2016 ''[[Film/Cinderella2015 Cinderella]]'' remake, which [[AscendedFanon uses the idea]] that her name is really "Ella".
28th Aug '17 7:58:26 AM Pichu-kun
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* The depiction of Pinkie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' having a violent, stoic alter ego named "Pinkamena Diane Pie" comes from the fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}''. It was thought to be inspired by her flat-haired, schizoid self from a disturbing scene in "Party of One" where Pinkie has a full conversation about how rude her friends are with various inanimate objects. Not only was the fic was released ''before'' "Party of One" premiered, but Pinkie is her curly-maned and cheerful self despite torturing ponies to death, this supposed "Pinkamena" alter ego never appearing. A lot of the unease of the fic comes from the fact that Pinkie, as her normal happy-go-lucky hyperactive self, is either unaware or apathetic to the horrors she's committing; a violent alter ego would defeat the whole point.

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* The depiction of Pinkie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' having a violent, stoic alter ego named "Pinkamena Diane Pie" comes from the fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}''. It was thought to be inspired by her flat-haired, schizoid self from a disturbing scene in "Party of One" where Pinkie has a full conversation about how rude her friends are with various inanimate objects. Not only was the fic was released ''before'' "Party of One" premiered, but Pinkie is her curly-maned and cheerful self despite torturing ponies to death, this supposed "Pinkamena" alter ego never appearing. A lot of the unease of the fic comes from the fact that Pinkie, as her normal happy-go-lucky hyperactive self, is either unaware or apathetic to the horrors she's committing; a violent alter ego would defeat the whole point. The blog ''Blog/AskPinkaminaDiandPie'' probably didn't help.


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* Despite common belief, "Cinderella" and "Snow White" are not nicknames in the Disney incarnations of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' or ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. You often see people wondering what their "real names" are (though people usually pin Cinderella as Ella, Elizabeth, or something similar) or why Cinderella keeps on using a derogatory term even post-marriage. However, both films imply that their names really are as they seem. Subverted in Disney's live action ''[[Film/Cinderella2016 Cinderella]]'' remake, which [[AscendedFanon uses the idea]] that her name is really "Ella".
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