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23rd Mar '17 11:21:06 AM CosmicFerret
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* The 2005 adaptation of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' was a huge success that summer, bringing Creator/TimBurton and Creator/JohnnyDepp together for the first time since 1999 and becoming their highest-grossing collaboration up to that point. It was warmly received by critics and set the stage for the enormously successful ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' five years later.\\

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* The 2005 adaptation of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' was a huge success that summer, bringing Creator/TimBurton and Creator/JohnnyDepp together for the first time since 1999 and becoming their highest-grossing collaboration up to that point. It was warmly received by critics and set the stage for the enormously successful ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' five years later.\\
20th Mar '17 1:20:22 PM CyberTiger88
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* Believe it or not, ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns copyright and trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it as almost all of their promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong. Today, the show is the poster child [[AdoredByTheNetwork bad shows overexposed by the network]].

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* Believe it or not, ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' was actually fairly popular during its first few years having a higher budget and completely different production team, not to mention Creator/KidsWB having a hand in its production (alongside the Canadian network Creator/{{Teletoon}}), probably helped. When Teletoon and Creator/CookieJarEntertainment took on the sole responsibility of production after Kids WB died out in 2008 (Creator/WarnerBros still owns copyright and trademarks), the show's quality began to drop severely and it's now one of the most hated cartoons ''of all time''. Even the early seasons are viewed as being not much better in hindsight. Not helping was the fact that it continued production well into 2014, mainly because of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content CanCon policies]] forcing Canadian animation to be constantly churned out in spite of the show's abysmal ratings. The series ended with little fanfare after TV producer David Straiton filed a lawsuit against series creator Scott Fellows for not crediting him as a co-creator for ''Johnny Test''. It's very telling that its season boxsets are sold solely in ''grocery store bargain bins'', and even Creator/CartoonNetwork (who got the American broadcast rights from Creator/TheCW after the demise of Kids WB) seems to despise it as almost all of their promotions for it reek of OurProductSucks. It's even believed that the whole show was a SpringtimeForHitler ploy GoneHorriblyWrong. Today, the show is the poster child for [[AdoredByTheNetwork bad shows overexposed by the network]].
20th Mar '17 11:38:34 AM HighCrate
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* Peripheral-based rhythm games like ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were absolutely '''HUGE''' in the mid-aughts, but enthusiasm more or less bottomed out by TheNewTens from a combination of cultural overexposure, market oversaturation from dozens of re-releases that added nothing more than new tracks to play, and creators striving so hard for realism with their controllers that it defeated the purpose of simulating music to begin with. To wit, by the time guitar controllers were sporting six strings and full fretboards, most gamers figured with the effort to master that, they may as well learn the real instrument and actually ''impress'' people.

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* Peripheral-based rhythm games like ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were absolutely '''HUGE''' in the mid-aughts, but enthusiasm more or less bottomed out by TheNewTens from a combination of cultural overexposure, market oversaturation from dozens of re-releases that added nothing more than new tracks to play, and creators striving so hard for realism with their controllers that it defeated the purpose of simulating music to begin with. To wit, by the time guitar controllers were sporting six strings and full fretboards, most gamers figured with the effort to master that, they may as well learn the real instrument and actually ''impress'' people.
19th Mar '17 3:09:05 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Peripheral-based rhythm games like ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were absolutely '''HUGE''' in the mid-aughts, but enthusiasm more or less bottomed out by TheNewTens from a combination of cultural overexposure, market oversaturation from dozens of re-releases that added nothing more than new tracks to play, and creators striving so hard for realism with their controllers that it defeated the purpose of simulating music to begin. To wit, by the time guitar controllers were sporting six strings and full fretboards, most gamers figured with the effort to master that, they may as well learn the real instrument and actually ''impress'' people.

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* Peripheral-based rhythm games like ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were absolutely '''HUGE''' in the mid-aughts, but enthusiasm more or less bottomed out by TheNewTens from a combination of cultural overexposure, market oversaturation from dozens of re-releases that added nothing more than new tracks to play, and creators striving so hard for realism with their controllers that it defeated the purpose of simulating music to begin.begin with. To wit, by the time guitar controllers were sporting six strings and full fretboards, most gamers figured with the effort to master that, they may as well learn the real instrument and actually ''impress'' people.
19th Mar '17 3:08:20 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Peripheral-based rhythm games like ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' were absolutely '''HUGE''' in the mid-aughts, but enthusiasm more or less bottomed out by TheNewTens from a combination of cultural overexposure, market oversaturation from dozens of re-releases that added nothing more than new tracks to play, and creators striving so hard for realism with their controllers that it defeated the purpose of simulating music to begin. To wit, by the time guitar controllers were sporting six strings and full fretboards, most gamers figured with the effort to master that, they may as well learn the real instrument and actually ''impress'' people.
15th Mar '17 7:00:46 PM HighCrate
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* The conk hairstyle was very popular among African American men from the 1920s to TheSixties. The term originates from Congolene (sometimes spelled Conkaline), one of the first products marketed for relaxing hair. It was popularized on ''SanfordAndSon'' with the jingle: "If your hair is short and nappy, Congolene will make it happy". It was frequently seen on notable musicians such as Little Richard, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry, The Temptations, and James Brown as well as actors such as Billy Dee Williams. It generally involved the use of a very alkaline hair product, often lye, to relax the kinkiness of natural African hair so that it could be straightened, waved or curled. The Black Pride/Consciousness movements of TheSixties marked the end of the conk hairstyle and the beginning of embracing natural styles such as the Afro. Many at the time, including Malcolm X had criticized the conk hairstyle as attempting to emulate White European hair texture. TheEighties and part of TheNineties saw a brief resurgence of a milder form of the conk hairstyle in the Jheri Curl and S-Curl, actually named after a particular brand of relaxer. Once again, embracing of cultural consciousness and ethnic pride caused its waning and replacement by dreadlocks, braids and other "ethnic" hairstyles. This hairstyle appears to be all but extinct and definitely non-existent in African American men under a certain age. Note that this does not apply to the short wavy style that is achieved simply with pomades and doo-rags.
15th Mar '17 2:31:21 PM avon
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* The conk hairstyle was very popular among African American men from the 1920s to TheSixties. The term originates from Congolene (sometimes spelled Conkaline), one of the first products marketed for relaxing hair. It was popularized on ''SanfordAndSon'' with the jingle: "If your hair is short and nappy, Congolene will make it happy". It was frequently seen on notable musicians such as Little Richard, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry, The Temptations, and James Brown as well as actors such as Billy Dee Williams. It generally involved the use of a very alkaline hair product, often lye, to relax the kinkiness of natural African hair so that it could be straightened, waved or curled. The Black Pride/Consciousness movements of TheSixties marked the end of the conk hairstyle and the beginning of embracing natural styles such as the Afro. Many at the time, including Malcolm X had criticized the conk hairstyle as attempting to emulate White European hair texture. TheEighties and part of TheNineties saw a brief resurgence of a milder form of the conk hairstyle in the Jheri Curl and S-Curl, actually named after a particular brand of relaxer. Once again, embracing of cultural consciousness and ethnic pride caused its waning and replacement by dreadlocks, braids and other "ethnic" hairstyles. This hairstyle appears to be all but extinct and definitely non-existent in African American men under a certain age. Note that this does not apply to the short wavy style that is achieved simply with pomades and doo-rags.
14th Mar '17 6:17:04 PM CyberTiger88
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13th Mar '17 9:11:57 PM LarryLarry
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* Excessive artificial tanning (be it from spraying or using a bed) has gone out this way. Tanning was very popular, and it was especially huge in the 2000s when spray tanning was massively popular with celebrities to achieve that sun-kissed glow. However, some took the practice [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3474768/The-WORST-fake-tan-fails-time-revealed-avoid-them.html too far]], resulting in no shortage of mockery. Moreover, thanks in part to an increased awareness of skin cancer and a resurgence of heavy makeup in the 2010s, tans are no longer seen as a prerequisite for beauty, as the popularity of paler skinned celebrities like Christina Hendricks, Robert Pattinson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dita Von Teese, and Katy Perry has shown. As demonstrated by the also DTD ''Series/JerseyShore'' (and others), excessive tanning is now far more likely to be mocked than swooned over (as exemplified with [[http://www.revelist.com/politics/donald-trumps-fake-ass-tan/766 Donald Trump]]). The practice has also gained backlash due to the awareness of colorism and appropriation. The Kardashians, who continue to artificially bronze themselves, and their imitators, have been accused of deliberately trying to resemble women of color (especially Kylie Jenner, who's also known to overline her lips.)
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* Excessive artificial tanning (be it from spraying or using a bed) has gone out this way. Tanning was very popular, and it was especially huge in the 2000s when spray tanning was massively popular with celebrities to achieve that sun-kissed glow. However, some took the practice [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3474768/The-WORST-fake-tan-fails-time-revealed-avoid-them.html too far]], resulting in no shortage of mockery. Moreover, thanks in part to an increased awareness of skin cancer and a resurgence of heavy makeup in the 2010s, tans are no longer seen as a prerequisite for beauty, as the popularity of paler skinned celebrities like Christina Hendricks, Robert Pattinson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dita Von Teese, and Katy Perry has shown. As demonstrated by the also DTD ''Series/JerseyShore'' (and others), excessive tanning is now far more likely to be mocked than swooned over (as exemplified with [[http://www.revelist.com/politics/donald-trumps-fake-ass-tan/766 Donald Trump]]). The practice has also gained backlash due to the awareness of colorism and appropriation. The Kardashians, who continue to artificially bronze themselves, and their imitators, have been accused once had thousands who followed in their footsteps of deliberately trying to resemble women tanning are now mocked for one of color (especially Kylie Jenner, who's also known to overline her lips.)
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the same reasons that got them so big.
13th Mar '17 2:02:21 PM HighCrate
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* Jheri-curls among African Americans. Men had a similar style called the S-Curl, named after a specific brand of hair texturizer. Very popular during TheEighties, they were greasy and time consuming to maintain. They were also damaging to hair and the dripping jheri-curl juice was not friendly to clothing. Natural and low maintenance hairstyles became more popular after TheNineties. Also, the rising interest in Cultural Consciousness/Pride has inspired many youth to deliberately adopt nautural, more ethnic hairstyles such as braids or dreadlocks.
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