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23rd Jan '17 10:08:02 AM MarqFJA
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode "A Fistful Of Energon", Sari and Bumblebee are said to be off visitng, sorry, on a [[BlatantLies "fact-finding mission"]] at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags 'Five Banners]] Rollercoater Kingdom'.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode "A Fistful Of Energon", Sari and Bumblebee are said to be off visitng, visiting -- sorry, on a [[BlatantLies "fact-finding mission"]] "[[BlatantLies fact-finding mission]]" at [[http://en."[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags 'Five Five Banners]] Rollercoater Kingdom'.Roller Coaster Kingdom".
13th Jan '17 12:51:34 AM Doug86
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* The 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' is set at fictional department store "Cole's", rather than real-life Macy's as in the original movie. Which just leads right back into real life as Coles is a mega chain of supermarkets around Australia.

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* The 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' is set at fictional department store "Cole's", rather than real-life Macy's as in the original movie. Which just leads right back into real life as Coles is a mega chain of supermarkets around Australia.
5th Dec '16 7:34:00 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.


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* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.
5th Dec '16 7:33:28 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Mac's workplace in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'', may be one of accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The wall logo looks suspiciously similar to that of [=PWC's=]

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* Mac's workplace in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'', may be one of accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The wall logo looks suspiciously similar to that of [=PWC's=][=PWC's=].
* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.
18th Nov '16 1:04:16 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** And in the third season, Kuvira and her Earth Empire are a clear analogue for fascist regimes--she even has a gigantic railroad-mounted cannon powered by spirit vines which was obviously based on some of Nazi Germany's attempted superweapons and is motivated by a stabbed-in-the-back myth of her own design.
31st Oct '16 7:03:07 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/MadamSecretary'''s second episode "Another Benghazi" introduces "Al-Harun" as a stand-in for Qatari Arabic-language news service Al-Jazeera.

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* ''Series/MadamSecretary'''s ''Series/MadamSecretary'':
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second episode "Another Benghazi" introduces "Al-Harun" as a stand-in for Qatari Arabic-language news service Al-Jazeera.Al-Jazeera.
** Season 3 introduces the Africa-based Islamic terrorist group Hizb al-Shahid, seemingly a stand-in for Daesh.[[labelnote:a.k.a.]]the Arabic acronym for the self-described Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a name which the group hates because it sounds like the word "to trample underfoot"[[/labelnote]] They pointedly have a hard-on for pre-Islamic antiquities and infidel religious sites, vandalizing a museum and blowing up a historic monastery in Algeria in their first appearance. Oddly, though, Daesh itself explicitly also exists, featuring in one-episode plots in the first two seasons.
8th Sep '16 10:50:27 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' borrows the name Comicbook/{{Blackhawk}} from the comics for its corrupt PrivateMilitaryContractors, and in that context, it does sound a lot like Blackwater.
8th Sep '16 10:35:06 AM DaibhidC
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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the space-opera-with-fantasy-races wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.

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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the space-opera-with-fantasy-races fantasy-races-in-space wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.
8th Sep '16 9:17:33 AM DaibhidC
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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the fantasy-races-space-opera wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.

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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the fantasy-races-space-opera space-opera-with-fantasy-races wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.
8th Sep '16 9:16:18 AM DaibhidC
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** "The View From Olympus" is set around a fictionalised Uber called Zooss.
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