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24th Sep '16 10:47:39 AM faunas
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* When Creator/JohnLennon saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Creator/YokoOno's grandfather, he supposedly said "that's me in a former life", to which she responded "don't say that. He was assassinated". Come 1980, and what would the tragic fate of John Lennon be?

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* When Creator/JohnLennon saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Creator/YokoOno's grandfather, he supposedly said "that's "[[{{Reincarnation}} that's me in a former life", life]]", to which she responded "don't say that. He was assassinated". Come 1980, and what would the tragic fate of John Lennon be?
24th Sep '16 10:43:42 AM faunas
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* When Creator/JohnLennon saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Creator/YokoOno's grandfather, he supposedly said "that's me in a former life", to which she responded "don't say that. He was assassinated". Come 1980, and what would the tragic fate of John Lennon be?
12th Sep '16 7:26:12 AM dmcreif
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* In the series finale of HBO's ''Series/TheWire'', several characters end up in situations that harken back to the pilot episode (in tandem with {{call back}}s). Most notably, Detective Leander Sydnor goes to Judge Phelan and asks his help investigating a major case (which Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] did, in a conversation with the exact same character, five seasons prior). The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue insinuates that Baltimore is a cyclical place, and that characters will always end up in certain roles (e.g. [[spoiler:Michael]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Omar]], [[spoiler:Dukie]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Bubbles]], etc).
** On a more positive note, the formerly irresponsible Carver is implied to be on his way to becoming [[ChangingOfTheGuard the new Daniels]].

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* In the series finale of HBO's ''Series/TheWire'', several characters end up in situations that harken back to the pilot episode beginning of the show (in tandem with {{call back}}s). Most notably, Detective Leander Sydnor goes to Judge Phelan and asks his help investigating a major case (which Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] did, in a conversation with the exact same character, five seasons prior). The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue insinuates that Baltimore is a cyclical place, and that characters will always end up in certain roles (e.g. [[spoiler:Michael]] roles.
**Leander Sydnor goes to Judge Phelan and asks his help investigating a major case, like Jimmy [=McNulty=] did, in a conversation with the exact same character, five seasons prior).
**In Homicide, Kima Greggs
becomes the new [[spoiler:Omar]], [[spoiler:Dukie]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Bubbles]], etc).
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** On a more positive note, the formerly irresponsible Ellis Carver is implied to be on his way to becoming [[ChangingOfTheGuard the new Daniels]].Cedric Daniels]].
**Michael Lee becomes the new Omar Little.
**Dukie Weems becomes the new Bubbles.
5th Sep '16 8:49:30 PM Premonition45
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* When the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, ''Film/ANewHope'', was shooting in Tunisia, the crew experienced severe rain storms in a sub-Saharan region where it rarely rains. More than 20 years later, when they returned to Tunisia to film ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', they faced severe rain storms once again.
29th Aug '16 1:16:44 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': At the entrance of World B, you can find a terminal with a document telling about the Library of Alexandria and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri: many important documents were lost forever when the former was destroyed, while many trivial documents were recovered intact in the latter. The document points out the importance of ensuring our important documents are preserved. Immediately after that, the first terminal you find has a transcription of a song's extremely silly lyrics, and is even completely readable, as opposed to most others documents in the archive, which are either lost to corruption or with missing fragments.
13th Aug '16 12:35:48 PM nombretomado
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* [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in his non-fiction book ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that this happens in every major culture: A culture emerges among the barbarian peoples, and fuses them together into nations. The great myths, art styles and religions develop. At the beginning, [[TheKingdom strong kings rule]], but their power soon is weakened by their noble vassals. A great movement reforms the religion. Meanwhile, in the cities a somewhat-privileged middle class has risen, replacing the feudal economy slowly but steadily by capitalism. By cooperating with them, the crown can weaken the nobility and the church, forming an absolutist state. Science and capitalism develop further, and an enlightened philosophy spreads, weakening the hold of religion. Then, the middle class will decide to get rid of the old system, usually in the form of a revolution-which starts civilization. This marks the fall of the culture-wars will get worse and worse (UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars -> UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar -> UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -> UsefulNotes/WorldWarII), art will become more and more offensive, and capitalism runs rampant (not without provoking [[DirtyCommies counter movements]]). At the end, one state will conquer/control all other states, and one man will rise to the top of this state-voila, TheEmpire.

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* [[DichterUndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in his non-fiction book ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that this happens in every major culture: A culture emerges among the barbarian peoples, and fuses them together into nations. The great myths, art styles and religions develop. At the beginning, [[TheKingdom strong kings rule]], but their power soon is weakened by their noble vassals. A great movement reforms the religion. Meanwhile, in the cities a somewhat-privileged middle class has risen, replacing the feudal economy slowly but steadily by capitalism. By cooperating with them, the crown can weaken the nobility and the church, forming an absolutist state. Science and capitalism develop further, and an enlightened philosophy spreads, weakening the hold of religion. Then, the middle class will decide to get rid of the old system, usually in the form of a revolution-which starts civilization. This marks the fall of the culture-wars will get worse and worse (UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars -> UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar -> UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -> UsefulNotes/WorldWarII), art will become more and more offensive, and capitalism runs rampant (not without provoking [[DirtyCommies counter movements]]). At the end, one state will conquer/control all other states, and one man will rise to the top of this state-voila, TheEmpire.
16th Jul '16 9:09:03 PM bt8257
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* In 1972, Ben Bradlee was editor of ''The Washington Post'', and oversaw the investigative reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein into the Watergate burglary, triggering the biggest scandal in American history. Thirty years later, his son, Ben Bradlee Jr., was an editor at ''The Boston Globe'' and oversaw the investigation into another major American scandal: that of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church. Both stories got film adaptations, too: Watergate got ''Film/AllThePresidentMen'', and the Catholic sex abuse got ''Film/{{Spotlight}}''.

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* In 1972, Ben Bradlee was editor of ''The Washington Post'', and oversaw the investigative reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein into the Watergate burglary, triggering the biggest scandal in American history. Thirty years later, his son, Ben Bradlee Jr., was an editor at ''The Boston Globe'' and oversaw the investigation into another major American scandal: that of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church. Both stories got film adaptations, too: Watergate got ''Film/AllThePresidentMen'', ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'', and the Catholic sex abuse scandal got ''Film/{{Spotlight}}''.
13th Jul '16 6:32:01 PM Adept
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* In ''Literature/TheMurderOfTheLinks'', the crime that Poirot and Hastings encounter is very similar to the Beroldy Scandal which took place 20 years before.
11th Jul '16 8:08:48 AM Nyame
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** Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.

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** * Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.worse.
** The career of Wrestling/RomanReigns parallels Wrestling/TheRock's career in the sense that they're both trying to get over as white meat babyfaces only to be completely rejected by fans. The fact that they're cousins is just icing on the cake. In fact, the parallels are so eerily strong that many are beginning to wonder if [[YouCantFightFate fate]] [[FaceHeelTurn is trying to tell Vince something]].
17th Jun '16 7:58:12 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/{{Cosmos}}: A Spacetime Odyssey''"

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* ''Series/{{Cosmos}}: A Spacetime Odyssey''"Odyssey''


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* Both Tom Bergeron and Alfonso Ribero had previously cut their teeth on revival of Creator/MerrillHeatter's game shows (''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' and ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', respectively) before being picked as hosts of ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.
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