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19th Aug '16 1:49:14 PM fq
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* ComicBook/WerewolfByNight dreams about several large companies using the moon as the world's largest billboard; it upsets him tremendously that someone would deface "his love" like that. He is glad when he wakes up because he's sure such a thing could never happen in real life, apparently oblivious to the newspaper with a headline reading "NASA says ads on moon a possibility" lying on his bed.
17th Aug '16 1:24:50 AM WillBGood
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway, Ted Turner announces he colorized the moon, as a reference to when he colorized ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/KingKong1933'', which is tantamount to vandalizing art (think putting a moustache on the Mona Lisa; it's like that to film buffs).

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway, Ted Turner announces he colorized the moon, as a reference to when he colorized ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/KingKong1933'', which is tantamount to vandalizing art (think putting a moustache on the Mona Lisa; it's like that that) to film buffs).buffs.
17th Aug '16 1:24:13 AM WillBGood
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* [[http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/strips/270804.jpg A sweeter version of this trope.]]

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* %%* [[http://www.frozenreality.co.uk/comic/bunny/strips/270804.jpg A sweeter version of this trope.]]
8th Aug '16 4:27:23 AM DavidCowie
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* In one of the books of the ''Viriconium'' cycle by M John Harrison, it is mentioned in passing that a previous culture had written their name in the stars but no one could read their writing any more.
24th Jul '16 5:31:46 PM themisterfree
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* Combined with LogoJoke in the intro for ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''- since the show is now produced by Creator/DreamworksAnimation (they acquired the rights to the franchise back in 2012), they have Voltron cutting the moon into the crescent shape with its' sword in the intro, with Voltron replacing the moon boy.
6th Jun '16 2:13:24 PM Nintendoman01
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* In ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure 2]]'', Dr. Eggman demonstrates the power of his orbital not-fully-powered-up Eclipse Cannon, which he is using to hold the world hostage, by blowing up a huge chunk of the moon. The moon appears perfectly fine in all later games, though (most notably ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'', in which the final level takes place there).

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* In ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventureSeries Sonic Adventure 2]]'', Dr. Eggman demonstrates the power of his orbital not-fully-powered-up Eclipse Cannon, which he is using to hold the world hostage, by blowing up a huge chunk of the moon. The moon appears perfectly fine WordOfGod has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nzxRoIX4QU confirmed]] that in all later subsequent games, though (most notably ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'', in which the final level takes place there).moon is indeed still damaged, but the player only ever sees the good side.
13th Apr '16 10:12:31 AM Jake
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* The novelisation of ''Series/RedDwarf'' mentions advertisers beginning to deface entire ''constellations'' with slogans visible from Earth.

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* The novelisation of ''Series/RedDwarf'' mentions advertisers beginning to deface entire ''constellations'' with slogans visible from Earth. By ''[[StarKilling artificially inducing supernovas]]''. Just to sell Coca-Cola. (This may or may not be a ShoutOut to the above Arthur C. Clarke short story.)
7th Mar '16 8:07:42 PM allium
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** Sometimes attributed to Carl Friedrich Gauss, one [[OlderThanRadio early proposal]] to send a message to Mars involved growing enormous fields of wheat and lines made of pine trees in the Siberian tundra to demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem.
20th Dec '15 8:05:19 PM nombretomado
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* In the SilverAge Comicbook/{{Superman}} story "The Last Days of Superman", Superman believed he was dying from a Kryptonian virus, and among the preparations he made for his death was using his heat vision to write "Do good to others and any man can be a Superman. [signed] Superman (Clark Kent)" on the surface of the moon. When it turned out (surprise surprise) that he wasn't going to die after all, Supergirl and Krypto removed his secret identity from the message; the rest of it, however, was apparently there to stay.

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* In the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Comicbook/{{Superman}} story "The Last Days of Superman", Superman believed he was dying from a Kryptonian virus, and among the preparations he made for his death was using his heat vision to write "Do good to others and any man can be a Superman. [signed] Superman (Clark Kent)" on the surface of the moon. When it turned out (surprise surprise) that he wasn't going to die after all, Supergirl and Krypto removed his secret identity from the message; the rest of it, however, was apparently there to stay.
23rd Nov '15 3:49:25 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* TruthInTelevision, sort of, for the Moon. Very early on its history it was covered by a magma ocean that solidified and formed the lunar crust, just to be pockmarked by the craters formed by the countless impacts of asteroids and comets suffered by the Moon. Hundreds of millions of years later, lavas would emerge from the lunar interior and solidify forming the lunar seas giving the Moon the aspect it has from Earth, that unless [[DefaceOfTheMoon we, or someone else, mess with it]] will very likely keep as long as it exists.
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