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7th Mar '17 8:57:39 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:204:...but then... '''I lol'd''']]

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8th Feb '17 1:10:04 AM 333kenshin
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* Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.

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Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.general.
** Also pertaining to Microsoft and Windows: readers of a certain age may remember the excitement around Windows 95 when it first came out. Although the software was as groundbreaking for its day as the iPhone was for its, for most users the vast majority of interaction was playing Minesweeper (and to a lesser degree, the other highly addictive built-in games). Turns out from MS's point of view it wasn't a waste of time at all: these games were designed to train users in precision scrolling and left/right/double clicking of the mouse.
30th Dec '16 10:28:33 AM N1KF
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* In the M&M commercials, the smart guy is the plain red M&M, and the dumb one is the peanut yellow M&M. Get it? The yellow one is a peanut-brain!

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* In the M&M Advertising/MAndMs commercials, the smart guy is the plain red M&M, and the dumb one is the peanut yellow M&M. Get it? The yellow one is a peanut-brain!
30th Dec '16 10:26:52 AM N1KF
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* [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLG0zDltjL_o&ei=N465TtXvGfHEsQKL8NyvCA&usg=AFQjCNFj3Tpd4S8gZXkkjhMpUpFiR0CKUw This Sour Skittles commercial]] is funny to some, gross to many, and was apparently banned. But as tasteless as many may find it, it is actually quite clever if you think about what it is probably referencing. There was a NickToon called ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', which could be seen as the original ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' but way more intelligent, in an episode from the first season (a season that was more like a milder [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] than a smarter Spongebob) Rocko and his friend Heffer who is a steer go to a cattle ranch, after a night in the barn Heffer wakes up to a farmer milking him with a machine, this scene was eventually banned (contrary to popular belief it wasn't banned for a few years). The characters in this show are all humanoid animals, and in the Skittles commercial a man is milking a creepy old guy for unknown reasons!
* In the Old Spice "I'm A Man" commercial, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE the man your man could smell like]] goes through two different setting changes and a costume change onscreen. Normally I wouldn't give that two seconds' worth of notice. HOWEVER. This particular commercial uses its dialogue to distract you from the obviousness. Until the end of the commercial, by which time the very charismatic man has jumped from being wrapped in a towel after a shower, to being shirtless in khakis with a sweater draped over his shoulders appearing to be on a cruise ship, to sitting majestically astride a horse. At which point he says, "I'm on a horse." Not only is this a fantabulous {{Captain Obvious}} moment, it's an absolutely brilliant lampshade of the entire commercial by way of drawing your attention back at the end to the way everything changed so fast. Not to mention it makes the commercial really memorable. FRIDGE BRILLIANCE, I SAY.
** There is an 11-year old who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbK0YiOKWo recreated this commercial]] for his mom, and at first you think, "Aw, cute, the boy your man could smell like"...until the clouds and shirt drop down from above and the awesomeness quotient is taken [[UpToEleven up to]] [[VisualPun eleven.]]

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* [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLG0zDltjL_o&ei=N465TtXvGfHEsQKL8NyvCA&usg=AFQjCNFj3Tpd4S8gZXkkjhMpUpFiR0CKUw This Sour Skittles commercial]] is funny to some, gross to many, and was apparently banned. But as tasteless as many may find it, it is actually quite clever if you think about what it is probably referencing. There was a NickToon called ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', which could be seen as the original ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' but way more intelligent, in an episode from the first season (a season that was more like a milder [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]] than a smarter Spongebob) [=SpongeBob=]) Rocko and his friend Heffer who is a steer go to a cattle ranch, after a night in the barn Heffer wakes up to a farmer milking him with a machine, this scene was eventually banned (contrary to popular belief it wasn't banned for a few years). The characters in this show are all humanoid animals, and in the Skittles commercial a man is milking a creepy old guy for unknown reasons!
* In the Old Spice "I'm A Man" commercial, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE the man your man could smell like]] Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike goes through two different setting changes and a costume change onscreen. Normally I wouldn't give that two seconds' worth of notice. HOWEVER. This particular commercial uses its dialogue to distract you from the obviousness. Until the end of the commercial, by which time the very charismatic man has jumped from being wrapped in a towel after a shower, to being shirtless in khakis with a sweater draped over his shoulders appearing to be on a cruise ship, to sitting majestically astride a horse. At which point he says, "I'm on a horse." Not only is this a fantabulous {{Captain Obvious}} CaptainObvious moment, it's an absolutely brilliant lampshade {{lampshade|Hanging}} of the entire commercial by way of drawing your attention back at the end to the way everything changed so fast. Not to mention it makes the commercial really memorable. FRIDGE BRILLIANCE, I SAY.
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** There is an 11-year old who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbK0YiOKWo recreated this commercial]] for his mom, and at first you think, "Aw, cute, the boy your man could smell like"...until the clouds and shirt drop down from above and the awesomeness quotient is taken [[UpToEleven up to]] {{up to|Eleven}} [[VisualPun eleven.]]eleven]].



* The true purpose of both of the Old Spice ads, which have all kinds of random scene changes that come out of nowhere, is to tell you that Old Spice '''''[[StealthPun makes no scents.]]'''''

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* The true purpose of both of the Old Spice ads, which have all kinds of random scene changes that come out of nowhere, is to tell you that Old Spice '''''[[StealthPun makes no scents.]]'''''scents]].'''''
24th Jul '16 11:05:07 AM nombretomado
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** Due to RicFlair's increasing abuse of power, ChrisBenoit and DeanMalenko left the Four Horsemen to join ShaneDouglas and PerrySaturn. ECW fans who watched WCW would remember that Benoit, Douglas, and Malenko were the original Triple Threat. Ironically, the event that caused Saturn to join forces with Benoit included another former member of the Triple Threat: Bam Bam Bigelow.

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** Due to RicFlair's Wrestling/RicFlair's increasing abuse of power, ChrisBenoit Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and DeanMalenko left the Four Horsemen to join ShaneDouglas and PerrySaturn. ECW fans who watched WCW would remember that Benoit, Douglas, and Malenko were the original Triple Threat. Ironically, the event that caused Saturn to join forces with Benoit included another former member of the Triple Threat: Bam Bam Bigelow.
18th Jul '16 4:11:53 PM TheGrandestDad
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[[caption-width-right:204:At first I was like...]]

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13th Jul '16 2:59:30 PM Twiddler
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Compare HilariousInHindsight, HeartwarmingInHindsight and ItMakesSenseInContext. See also AscendedFridgeHorror for writers applying prior FridgeHorror in a way analogous to Fridge Brilliance. For the puzzle-solving equivalent, see the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_of_Columbus Egg of Columbus.]]

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May be evoked by RewatchBonus. Compare HilariousInHindsight, HeartwarmingInHindsight and ItMakesSenseInContext. See also AscendedFridgeHorror for writers applying prior FridgeHorror in a way analogous to Fridge Brilliance. For the puzzle-solving equivalent, see the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_of_Columbus Egg of Columbus.]]
24th Jun '16 10:43:52 AM lalaTKG
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* When a television series ends, the channel that hosts it then proceeds to go though all of the episodes before the SeriesFinale airs. You could say that the show's life is flashing before its (and our) eyes before its death.

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* When a television series ends, the channel that hosts it then proceeds to go though through all of the episodes before the SeriesFinale airs. You could say that the show's life is flashing before its (and our) eyes before its death.
1st Jun '16 10:01:57 PM mightymewtron
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* An Oscar Meyer hot dog radio ad had a young boy who loves hotdogs, then we hear him undergo stages of puberty. At the end of the commercial he is a deep-voiced man who advertises their jumbo hot dogs now that he's grown up. [[DoubleEntendre So his wiener got bigger with age.]]
24th May '16 4:03:26 AM StFan
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* In the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, it can seem puzzling at first when you find out that weapons forged by the Darklords, like Helshezag or the Dagger of Vashna, give not only combat bonus against Darklords, but can also kill them permanently, a feature that until then was solely associated with the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sommerswerd]], the ultimate weapon for the forces of good. But then you realize: as a whole, the Darklords never feared much any hypothetical hero reaching them in their strongholds surrounded by their armies, especially since they are NighInvulnerable. The one enemy they are most likely to be confronted with -- taking in account their very strong ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, and that the only way for an Archlord to emerge were civil wars between their different factions -- are simply ''other Darklords''. Thus, it should be no surprise that they devised weapons specifically to defend themselves against their rivals, and that could put them down definitely.
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* In antiquity and even up until the middle ages, pretty much everything was written in verse. Not just poetry, literature, or even drama: philosophy, scientific and medical texts were also written in verse, as were histories. This seems like a strange affectation at first, but remember that during these periods there wasn't such a thing as movable type. All manuscripts had to be copied BY HAND; as such most learned people never actually owned the books, but memorized them from copies they read in a library or school. What's one way to aid memorization? Put the information into the form of a poem or song, where the regularity of the meter and rhyme will help you memorize it!
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* Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.
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* Microsoft's decision to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a rather random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give its interfaces looks based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? '''Glass!''' Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named ''Windows'', and it makes sense for its interface to have a glass look in general.
* In antiquity and even up until the middle ages, pretty much everything was written in verse. Not just poetry, literature, or even drama: philosophy, scientific and medical texts were also written in verse, as were histories. This seems like a strange affectation at first, but remember that during these periods there wasn't such a thing as movable type. All manuscripts had to be copied BY HAND; as such most learned people never actually owned the books, but memorized them from copies they read in a library or school. What's one way to aid memorization? Put the information into the form of a poem or song, where the regularity of the meter and rhyme will help you memorize it!
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