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22nd Aug '17 2:00:34 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie'': A major source of conflict in Season 2 is that Brianna wants to put palm oil in Frankie's lube formula, which Frankie adamantly opposes on moral grounds. She really should be opposing it on more practical grounds: oil of any kind is bad for vaginal health and only silicone- or water-based lubes should be used. Frankie, supposed champion of women's health, should know that, and if she didn't, the research team at Say Grace definitely should.
21st Aug '17 11:27:31 AM DarcyFoster
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Koudelka}}'', the first part of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, the action takes place in an old abbey in Wales, which the manual says is a "small country in the north of England." Wales is southwest of England, and calling it a country is a stretch -- it's part of the UK. It's a fairly common error in Japan (and other parts of the world as well) [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK to think England, Britain, and the United Kingdom are synonymous]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Koudelka}}'', the first part of the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series, the action takes place in an old abbey in Wales, which the manual says is a "small country in the north of England." Wales is southwest west of England, and calling it a country is a stretch -- it's part of the UK. It's a fairly common error in Japan (and other parts of the world as well) [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK to think England, Britain, and the United Kingdom are synonymous]].



** One newspaper article talks about how a large amount of money was stolen, with the currency listed as Euros. The Euro currency was not established until 1999, a good 20 years after this game takes place. There's also the fact that Britain never took on the Euro currency and has retained using Pounds, making this a double-whopper of a mistake.

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** One newspaper article talks about how a large amount of money was stolen, with the currency listed as Euros. The Euro currency was not established until 1999, a good 20 years after this game takes place.place, and physical Euros weren't available until the end of 2001. There's also the fact that Britain never took on the Euro currency and has retained using Pounds, making this a double-whopper of a mistake.
21st Aug '17 8:29:39 AM hubakon1368
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* ''CriticalResearchFailure/MyLittleUnicorn''
16th Aug '17 11:08:54 AM TommyTiger
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** The USSR split up into several independent countries back in 1991. It still looks like the USSR on the map, but called Russia. All other countries, like Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan etc., weren't mentioned at all. Ouch.

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** The USSR split up into several independent countries back in 1991. It still looks like the USSR on the map, but called Russia. All other countries, like Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan etc., weren't mentioned at all. Ouch.
15th Aug '17 8:02:55 AM CaptainTedium
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** Their "107 Facts about ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''" video had two glaring mistakes made.
*** Lola Caricola is referred to as Lola ''Cherry Cola'', which in the show was a case of AccidentalMisnaming.
*** They claim that the LicensedGame ''Quest for the Golden Hydrant'' was based on the episode "The Golden Hydrant", when the only thing the game had in common with the episode was that the plot involved Cat wishing to make money off the Golden Hydrant.
12th Aug '17 1:27:54 PM Naram-Sin
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** Said ETA members are also vocal fans of Film/ElCid, [[TorosYFlamenco bullfighting, gazpacho and chorizos]]. In fact, everyone is such an [[EthnicScrappy over the top]] Spanish stereotype ( and so in love with ETA, unless they are [[BlackAndWhiteMorality a member of the army or government]]) that readers should be excused for scratching their heads while wondering [[CompletelyMissingThePoint why is there a Basque identity at all]]. Though there is mention that the Basques "want their own language" (which they already have), the only Basque words in the book are ETA's full name ''Euskadi ta Askatasuna'' -- and it's misspelled.

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** Said ETA members are also vocal fans of Film/ElCid, [[TorosYFlamenco bullfighting, gazpacho and chorizos]]. In fact, everyone is such an [[EthnicScrappy over the top]] Spanish stereotype ( and (and so in love with ETA, unless they are [[BlackAndWhiteMorality a member of the army or government]]) that readers should be excused for scratching their heads while wondering [[CompletelyMissingThePoint why is there a Basque identity at all]]. Though there is mention that the Basques "want their own language" (which they already have), the only Basque words in the book are ETA's full name ''Euskadi ta Askatasuna'' -- and it's misspelled.



** ''Balance of Power'' or, "what if there was a Yugoslav-style ethnic war in Spain?", fails the moment the author doesn't know what is [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Yugoslavia]], [[{{Spexico}} what is Spain]] or what is an [[YouKeepUsingThatWord ethnicity]]. The handpicked "ethnic groups" (Catalans, Basques, Castilians, Galicians and Andalusians) are described as being identical in culture, language and distribution in Spain, differing instead in social standing and skin color, [[LatinLand like the traditional race castes of Hispanic America]]. The Op-Center agents that intervene in Spain are selected because they have experience in Mexico, Haiti, Panama and Cuba, but not Europe; two of them, one white and one black, manage to pass themselves as Spaniards because one learned Spanish [[{{Spexico}} in Mexico City]]. The country is an over the top BananaRepublic, with nearly every adult male being either an extortioner working for a crime family or a corrupt cop asking for a bribe, and the only reliable ones work for Interpol, which does [[InterpolSpecialAgent all the things Interpol does in fiction but not in real life]]. So-called historical grievances between ethnic groups are either made up or half-remembrances of the Basque conflict (described instead as something closer to UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Northern Ireland or the Colombian conflict, depending of the needs of the plot), and the [[LostInImitation movie]] ''Film/ElCid'', with the [[PopularHistory mythical]] murder of a 11th century king of Castile by his brother being treated as if it had a crucial relevance to modern Spanish society. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory El Cid is the Spanish national hero because he threw out the Moors and unified Spain in the 11th century]], UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington or UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc style. San Sebastián, one of three provincial capitals in the Basque Country with over 180,000 inhabitants, is described as a Castilian village of shepherds and fishermen and "a resort, not an urban center". Madrid is inhabited by Catalans and hated by Castilians because of it. The villain is a former member of the rabidly anticommunist [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]]'s staff and wants to be like him, yet he is also a leftist who worked with the Soviets in Afghanistan, because there cannot be a villain in a Clancy-esque thriller that isn't a communist. His plan to seize power involves taking over Madrid's Royal Palace (a museum with no strategic value) and surrounding himself with the Royal Guard, which is treated as the elite unit of the Spanish Army rather than a bunch of bodyguards in fancy uniforms. Meanwhile, the people of Madrid flee the impending battle by flocking to the Almudena Cathedral, which is [[TelevisionGeography the building next door]] in real life. The crisis is solved by drafting a new Spanish constitution that devolves autonomy to its regions, something Spain already did in the late '70s-early '80s. The interest of the writer for getting facts right is evidenced a mere 4 pages in, when the narrator briefly describes the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar and manages to confuse what side was the rebel and what was the loyalist.

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** ''Balance of Power'' or, "what if there was a Yugoslav-style ethnic war in Spain?", fails the moment the author doesn't know what is [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Yugoslavia]], [[{{Spexico}} what is Spain]] or what is an [[YouKeepUsingThatWord ethnicity]]. The handpicked "ethnic groups" (Catalans, Basques, Castilians, Galicians and Andalusians) are described as being identical in culture, language and distribution in Spain, differing instead in social standing and skin color, [[LatinLand like the traditional race castes of Hispanic America]]. The Op-Center agents that intervene in Spain are selected because they have experience in Mexico, looks at Haiti, Panama and Cuba, Cuba as similar cases, but not Europe; two of them, no place in Europe. Two agents, one white and one black, manage to pass themselves as Spaniards successfully because one learned Spanish [[{{Spexico}} in Mexico City]]. The country is an over the top BananaRepublic, with nearly every adult male being either an a crime family's extortioner working for a crime family or a corrupt cop asking for a bribe, and the bribe. The only reliable ones cops work for Interpol, which does [[InterpolSpecialAgent all the things Interpol does in fiction but not in real life]]. So-called historical grievances between ethnic groups are either made up up, or half-remembrances of the Basque conflict (described instead as something closer (closer actually to UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Northern Ireland or the Colombian conflict, depending of the needs of the plot), conflict in this reality) and the [[LostInImitation movie]] ''Film/ElCid'', with the [[PopularHistory mythical]] murder of a 11th century king of Castile by his brother being treated as if it had a was of crucial relevance to modern Spanish society. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory El Cid is the Spanish national hero because he threw out the Moors and unified Spain in the 11th century]], UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington or UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc style. San Sebastián, one of three provincial capitals in the Basque Country with over 180,000 inhabitants, is described as a Castilian village of shepherds and fishermen and "a resort, not an urban center". Madrid is inhabited by Catalans and hated by Castilians because of it. The villain is a former member of the rabidly anticommunist [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]]'s staff and wants to be like him, yet he is also a leftist who worked with the Soviets in Afghanistan, because there cannot be a villain in a Clancy-esque thriller that isn't a communist. His plan to seize power involves taking over Madrid's Royal Palace (a museum with no strategic value) and surrounding himself with the Royal Guard, which is treated as the elite unit of the Spanish Army rather than a bunch of some bodyguards in fancy 19th century uniforms. Meanwhile, the The people of Madrid flee the impending coming battle by flocking to the Almudena Cathedral, which is [[TelevisionGeography the building next door]] in real life. The crisis is solved by drafting a new Spanish constitution that devolves autonomy to its regions, something Spain already did in the late '70s-early '80s. 1978. The interest of the writer for getting the facts right is evidenced evident a mere 4 pages in, when the narrator briefly describes mentions the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar and manages to confuse what side was inverts the rebel rebels and what was the loyalist.loyalists.
12th Aug '17 12:08:22 PM Naram-Sin
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** Also notable is the scene in the end, when Lucy goes back in time while sitting in Times Square, until she reaches the time before European settlement and meets four horse-riding Native Americans. [[https://i.pinimg.com/736x/47/a9/f2/47a9f2bf1a71329fefaedeaa545eeffd--mustangs-north-america.jpg It was the Europeans who introduced horses in the area]]. While she can also move through space, it is clear that she is only traveling through time in this instance.
10th Aug '17 12:09:20 PM VAIAZ
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** He claimed in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XawmU9zn4 Animated Atrocities review]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "One Coarse Meal" that whales only eat krill, ignoring that some whales in RealLife actually ''do'' [[http://www.whalefacts.org/what-do-whales-eat/ eat plankton]]. He actually does bring up this point in his "Top 11 Worst Episodes Reviewed" video, admitting he did some research and yes, some whales do eat plankton...and then points out that some whales also eat crabs, fish, and squid. In the same video, he mentioned that Pearl was a Sperm Whale, which doesn't eat plankton.

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** He claimed in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0XawmU9zn4 Animated Atrocities review]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "One Coarse Meal" that whales only eat krill, ignoring that some whales in RealLife actually ''do'' [[http://www.whalefacts.org/what-do-whales-eat/ eat plankton]]. He actually does bring up this point in his "Top 11 Worst Episodes Reviewed" video, admitting he did some research and yes, some whales do eat plankton...and then points out that some whales also eat crabs, fish, and squid.plankton. In the same video, he mentioned that Pearl was a Sperm Whale, which doesn't eat plankton.
5th Aug '17 7:24:13 PM Malady
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this trope at the beginning of episode 4.]] The episode starts out with Sebastian and Madame Red playing chess, during which the former does the same thing that Schneizel did in ''Manga/CodeGeass'' (see previous entry). In response, Madame Red angrily (and correctly) yells to Sebastian that he just made an illegal move. In turn, Ciel poetically states that many people make this move in real life, as no matter how prepared a king is, unfortunate circumstances can allow even a pawn to strike him down.

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this trope at the beginning of episode 4.]] The episode starts out with Sebastian and Madame Red playing chess, during and he stalemates Madame Red by moving his own king into check, which the former does the same thing that Schneizel did in ''Manga/CodeGeass'' (see previous entry).is a completely illegal move, as any chess player knows. In response, Madame Red angrily (and correctly) yells to Sebastian that he just made an illegal move. In turn, Ciel poetically states that many people make this move in real life, as no matter how prepared a king is, unfortunate circumstances can allow even a pawn to strike him down.
5th Aug '17 7:18:28 PM monkey60t
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** He is, of course, referring to the person who started the fire that killed his parents.
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