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30th Dec '17 5:36:00 PM nombretomado
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* The FilmAtEleven trope doesn't account for the fact that in the Central and Mountain Time Zones the late local newscast has always been at 10:00 pm. Plus, in all time zones {{FOX}} affiliates have their late local news one hour earlier than the other networks (though of course the trope pre-dated the creation of FOX by several decades).

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* The FilmAtEleven trope doesn't account for the fact that in the Central and Mountain Time Zones the late local newscast has always been at 10:00 pm. Plus, in all time zones {{FOX}} Creator/{{FOX}} affiliates have their late local news one hour earlier than the other networks (though of course the trope pre-dated the creation of FOX by several decades).
30th Dec '17 3:24:14 PM Twentington
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* Thanks to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content "Canadian content" laws]], listening to an oldies radio station in Canada is a surreal experience, especially for non-Canadians. Because 35-40% of the songs have to be by Canadian artists, you'll hear a couple familiar hits, then a song you've never heard before by a Canadian, then back to the familiar hits. And Canadian artists who managed to become successful internationally are overrepresented. If you knew nothing about 1970s pop music and listened to a Canadian oldies station, you'd end up with the impression that Anne Murray, The Guess Who and Gordon Lightfoot were major superstars. The same rules occasionally have spillover effects: for instance, in TheNineties, at least one of the major alternative-rock stations in the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} radio market was actually based in Windsor, across the Canadian border; the effect was (1) there was a ''lot'' of Music/BarenakedLadies played on that station, to the point that people got sick of it, and (2) a not insubstantial number of Michiganders have not only heard of Music/TheTragicallyHip, but actually like them (unlike most of the US).

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* Thanks to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content "Canadian content" laws]], listening to an oldies radio station in Canada is a surreal experience, especially for non-Canadians. Because 35-40% of the songs have to be by Canadian artists, you'll hear a couple familiar hits, then a song you've never heard before by a Canadian, then back to the familiar hits. And Canadian artists who managed to become successful internationally are overrepresented. If you knew nothing about 1970s pop music and listened to a Canadian oldies station, you'd end up with the impression that Anne Murray, The Guess Who and Gordon Lightfoot were major superstars. The same rules occasionally have spillover effects: for instance, in TheNineties, at least one of the major alternative-rock stations in the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} radio market was actually based in Windsor, across the Canadian border; the effect was (1) there was a ''lot'' of Music/BarenakedLadies played on that station, to the point that people got sick of it, and (2) a not insubstantial number of Michiganders have not only heard of Music/TheTragicallyHip, but actually like them (unlike most of the US). The same is true of other genres -- just listen to a Canadian country station, and you'll hear mainstream country music blended in with names like Tim Hicks, Dean Brody, Lindsay Ell, and Dallas Smith, none of whom have made much noise in the States if at all.
30th Dec '17 4:25:55 AM JackG
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*** Except for the classic episodes "The Tenth Planet" and "Moonbase", which goes out of their way to show the space program will have men from all over the world. Unfortunately that [[StayInTheKitchen runs right into another trope]].
23rd Dec '17 1:45:38 PM TheKaizerreich
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** ''Anime/GunslingerGirl'' (takes place in Italy with an entirely European cast)

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** ''Anime/GunslingerGirl'' (takes place in Italy with an entirely a near-exclusively European cast)cast, with one girl from Tunisia/Northern Africa)
23rd Dec '17 7:22:45 AM Mistercombine
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* WebVideo/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses: Most reviewers on the site are American and thus reference American pop culture and customs all the time, often forgetting that not all of their viewers are familiar with the things they discuss. On the same token they will often (sometimes tongue in cheek) talk about a film scene or commercial or something else that ''gave '''us''' a patriotic feeling''. Similarly they will judge/review many things from an American viewpoint, which can sometimes be bizarre or even jarring to their foreign viewers.

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* WebVideo/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses: Most reviewers on the site are American and thus frequently reference American pop culture and customs all the time, often forgetting that not all of their viewers are familiar with the things they discuss.customs. On the same token they will often (sometimes tongue in cheek) talk about a film scene or commercial or something else that ''gave '''us''' a patriotic feeling''. Similarly they will judge/review many things from an a uniquely American viewpoint, which can sometimes be bizarre or even jarring to their foreign viewers.viewpoint.



*** Often talks about comic book movie adaptations of superhero comics in his editorials, which aren't that popular outside the USA, especially not with people beyond the age of 16. Yet Doug (and his fellow reviewers) will talk with great admiration and glee about the deeds of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and others, as if they are some kind of godly humanitarian activists.
*** In his Top 11 countdown of ''Best "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" episodes [[spoiler:Doug put [[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants"]] on the number one spot because by poking fun at the events of 9/11 the episode helped America get through the trauma of the events. Which is sweet and all, and it is, of course, Doug's personal list, but at the same time it's a very Americacentric reason to like that particular episode]].

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*** Often talks about comic book movie adaptations of superhero comics in his editorials, which aren't that as popular popular outside the USA, especially not with people beyond the age of 16. USA. Yet Doug (and his fellow reviewers) will talk with great admiration and glee gladly geek out about the deeds of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and others, as if they are some kind of godly humanitarian activists.others.
*** In his Top 11 countdown of ''Best "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" episodes [[spoiler:Doug put [[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants"]] on the number one spot because by poking fun at the events of 9/11 the episode helped America get through the trauma of the events. Which is sweet and all, and it is, of course, Doug's personal list, but at the same time it's a very Americacentric reason to like that particular episode]].]].
19th Dec '17 7:24:00 AM BeerBaron
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* The first two ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games took place on the west coast, particularly in California, home of Interplay Entertainment. When Maryland-based [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Bethesda Softworks]] acquired the franchise, they set ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' in Washington DC. You can even visit the company's ruined headquarters in the game. Though this may have been done deliberately to avoid having to follow the previous games' canon. ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' remains in the East Coast, being set in Boston.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
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The first two ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games took in the series take place on the west coast, particularly in California, home of Interplay Entertainment. When Maryland-based [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls [[Creator/{{Bethesda}} Bethesda Softworks]] acquired the franchise, they set ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' in Washington DC. You can even visit the company's ruined headquarters in the game. Though this may have been done deliberately to avoid having to follow the previous games' canon. ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' remains in the East Coast, being set in Boston.
14th Dec '17 4:53:55 PM ViperMagnum357
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' may seem to suffer from this; for the first six books of the series or so, it seems like UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is the site of all the supernatural threats and disasters in the country, and every major supernatural power in the world has a vacation home or bunker there. Then the seventh book reveals that Harry and the reader was almost completely oblivious to a major SecretWar (that ''started'' in Chicago, but anyways...) and some very important action has been happening on other continents. Additionally, the strongest of factions are noted for having a presence everywhere, Chicago simply being the place that Harry Dresden has "jurisdiction" over, and Harry ends up leaving the area for important, climactic battles at least a couple times in later books. Also, it's explicitly noted in the books that Chicago (and the Lake Michigan area generally) ''are'' supernaturally unusual, the area is thick with ley-lines and strange things that were present from time immemorial, and furthermore, the role of Chicago as a global 'cross-roads' as amplified the effect. Ironically, series creator Jim Butcher never visited Chicago until he finished the first book. He lives in a suburb of UsefulNotes/KansasCity.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' may seem to suffer from this; for the first six books of the series or so, it seems like UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is the site of all the supernatural threats and disasters in the country, and every major supernatural power in the world has a vacation home or bunker there. Then the seventh book reveals that Harry and the reader was almost completely oblivious to a major SecretWar (that ''started'' in Chicago, but anyways...) and some very important action has been happening on other continents. Additionally, the strongest of factions are noted for having a presence everywhere, Chicago simply being the place that Harry Dresden has "jurisdiction" over, over; and Harry ends up leaving the area for important, climactic battles at least a couple times in later books. Also, it's explicitly noted in the books that Chicago (and the Lake Michigan area generally) ''are'' supernaturally unusual, the area is thick with ley-lines and strange things that were present from time immemorial, and furthermore, the role of Chicago as a global 'cross-roads' as amplified the effect. Ironically, series creator Jim Butcher never visited Chicago until he finished the first book. He lives in a suburb of UsefulNotes/KansasCity.
1st Dec '17 7:25:16 PM danlansdowne
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* Creator/MordecaiRichler sets at least parts of nearly all his books in his hometown of UsefulNotes/Montreal.

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* Creator/MordecaiRichler sets at least parts of nearly all his books in his hometown of UsefulNotes/Montreal.Montreal.
1st Dec '17 7:24:45 PM danlansdowne
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*** Averted in Series/StarTrekDiscovery. [[spoiler:Briefly.]]

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*** Averted in Series/StarTrekDiscovery.''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''. [[spoiler:Briefly.]]
1st Dec '17 7:13:44 PM danlansdowne
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* Creator/MordecaiRichler sets at least parts of nearly all his books in his hometown of UsefulNotes/Montreal.



** The new series, being filmed in Wales, set many episodes in Cardiff, particularly in the earlier seasons.



*** Averted in Series/StarTrekDiscovery. [[spoiler:Briefly.]]



** Averted with the 2015 selection: UsefulNotes/AngelaMerkel.[[/folder]]

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** Averted with the 2015 selection: UsefulNotes/AngelaMerkel.UsefulNotes/AngelaMerkel.
* Model Railroader magazine, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and now published in nearby Waukesha, has often been accused of being a cover-to-cover advertisement for local model company William K Walthers. An overstatement, but the sheer amount of Walthers structures and rolling stock used in project layouts (not to mention the generous advertising space purchased by the company) makes it hard to argue.
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