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17th Jun '18 1:48:13 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Deepsix}}''. The protagonists are irritated to hear that various geographical features they've just discovered on an unexplored planet have been named after influential figures the bureaucrats back home are trying to butter up. So what's new, you ask? The planet is about to be destroyed by a ColonyDrop, so all this sycophancy is completely worthless.
30th May '18 3:49:14 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the largest structure on Earth, built after the Emperor's conquest of the planet and during his expansion into the galaxy, is basically an arcology-capital for the entire Imperium and was intended to be such from the beginning. It houses a population of billions, including major institutions of the early Imperium. Its name? The Emperor's Palace.
28th May '18 11:57:35 AM karstovich2
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* Contrary to what people may think, Ho Chi Minh city is actually a subversion. The city was South Vietnam's capital, then named Saigon. However, once the North conquered the South, they renamed the city after their leader... Who had died in 1969. The rename was less an egocentric move and more aking to [[MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat taunting America]].

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* Contrary to what people may think, Ho Chi Minh city is actually a subversion. The city was South Vietnam's capital, then named Saigon. However, once the North conquered the South, South in 1975, they renamed the city after their leader... Who had died in 1969. The rename was less an egocentric move and more aking to [[MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat taunting America]].
28th May '18 11:54:58 AM karstovich2
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** There is a reason for this: Julius Caesar had actually carried out a much-needed reform of the calendar: the Roman calendar was originally lunisolar and relied on occasional intercalary months to stay in alignment with the seasons. Since these months were announced by the Pontifex Maximus (High Priest), who was usually a politician (Caesar himself, for one), who could (and did!) therefore use his power to declare or not declare an intercalary month to reward his friends with extra time in power or punish his enemies with less, the calendar was far out of whack and needed to be fixed. So Caesar took some ideas he had picked up from astronomers, mathematicians, and so on, and combined them with a concept he had picked up in Egypt (the idea of a purely solar calendar, in which the months were not tied to the phases of the moon), and produced the new calendar, and renamed his birth month "Quintilis" to "Julius" so people wouldn't forget who had fixed the calendar (never mind that he had a hand in messing it up in the first place after 19 years as Pontifex Maximus)--and of course, to satisfy his massive ego and solidify his deification. He was also personally extremely popular, so nobody really minded his taking the name of a month. Augustus was, well, Augustus: he knew how to make changes stick. Also, a few years after he took the title of Pontifex Maximus, he realized that the guy who had held that title between Julius Caesar and him (Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, former triumvir with Mark Antony and Augustus himself) hadn't understood the reform, and had been adding leap years every ''three'' years, by counting inclusively (what we today call a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fence_post_error fence post error]]); Augustus rescued the calendar by skipping the next few leap years, so as to get the calendar back on track.

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** There is a reason for this: Julius Caesar had actually carried out a much-needed reform of the calendar: the Roman calendar was originally lunisolar and relied on occasional intercalary months to stay in alignment with the seasons. Since these months were announced by the Pontifex Maximus (High Priest), who was usually a politician (Caesar himself, for one), who could (and did!) therefore use his power to declare or not declare an intercalary month to reward his friends with extra time in power or punish his enemies with less, the calendar was far out of whack and needed to be fixed. So \\
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Caesar got absolute power and no longer felt the need to mess with the calendar for political reasons, he took some ideas he had picked up from astronomers, mathematicians, and so on, and combined them with a concept he had picked up in Egypt (the idea of a purely solar calendar, in which the months were not tied to the phases of the moon), and produced the new calendar, and calendar. He also renamed his birth month "Quintilis" to "Julius" so people wouldn't forget who had fixed the calendar (never mind that he had a hand in messing it up in the first place after 19 years as Pontifex Maximus)--and of course, to satisfy his massive ego and solidify his deification. He was also personally extremely popular, so nobody really minded his taking the name of a month. \\
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As for August,
Augustus was, well, Augustus: he knew how to make changes stick. Also, a few years after he took the title of Pontifex Maximus, he realized that the guy who had held that title between Julius Caesar and him (Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, former triumvir with Mark Antony and Augustus himself) hadn't understood the reform, and had been adding leap years every ''three'' years, by counting inclusively (what we today call a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fence_post_error fence post error]]); Augustus rescued the calendar by skipping the next few leap years, so as to get the calendar back on track.
2nd May '18 8:23:57 PM MoPete
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*** Homestar and Marzipan found Marzistar (or is it Homezipan?) at Marzy's house.

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*** Homestar and Marzipan found Marzistar (or is it Homezipan?) at Marzy's house. It later splits into East Marzistar and East Homzipan, separated by Checkpoint The Cheat.
17th Apr '18 9:32:52 AM Ninamarie124
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2nd Apr '18 4:20:23 AM ecojosh1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeterAndTheMagicEgg'', Tinwhiskers owns so much of the town that he renames it Tintown.
16th Mar '18 7:52:25 AM Hanz
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** [[spoiler:The final stage is a world controlled by Mustache Girl, filled with imagery of her and her mustache]].
22nd Feb '18 4:29:53 AM Ccook1956
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** "Tragic Marker" (DC issue #34) has Mojo--using a magic marker that changes thins when its label is altered--making the people of Townsville build a statue of him in the middle of town.

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** "Tragic Marker" (DC issue #34) has Mojo--using a magic marker that changes thins things when its label is altered--making the people of Townsville build a statue of him in the middle of town.
22nd Feb '18 4:28:40 AM Ccook1956
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Subversion: In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Squirrly Burly" (DC Comics #1), Bubbles brings an injured squirrel home and nurses it to health with Chemical X. When the girls awaken the next morning, they see that the squirrel has built a statue of Bubbles made entirely of acorns.

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* Subversion: In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Squirrly Burly" (DC Comics #1), Bubbles brings an injured squirrel home and nurses it to health with Chemical X. When the girls awaken the next morning, they see that the squirrel has built a statue of Bubbles made entirely of acorns.
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