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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''.
10th Jun '16 10:45:56 AM Doug86
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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/WorldWarOne -> 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 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/WorldWarOne 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.
8th Jun '16 12:09:28 PM Willbyr
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* In the past, Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' (the manga version) was in love with a woman called [[spoiler:Mary Magdalene]], who was [[spoiler:[[BodySurf possessed]] by Pandaemonium, the demon's HiveQueen. This kicked off the events which led to her death.]] When Rosette is placed in a frighteningly similar situation, Aion feels the need to [[LampshadeHanging point out]] that history is repeating itself.

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* In the past, Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' (the manga version) was in love with a woman called [[spoiler:Mary Magdalene]], who was [[spoiler:[[BodySurf possessed]] by Pandaemonium, the demon's HiveQueen. This kicked off the events which led to her death.]] When Rosette is placed in a frighteningly similar situation, Aion feels the need to [[LampshadeHanging point out]] that history is repeating itself.



* ''MaisonIkkoku'' has an example where Kyoko romantically pursued her teacher, and when Godai gets a teaching job at her old school not only is he also romantically pursed by a student, but the several of the methods used are very similar. (Tagging the teacher with a heart on the back when he's not looking).

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* ''MaisonIkkoku'' ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' has an example where Kyoko romantically pursued her teacher, and when Godai gets a teaching job at her old school not only is he also romantically pursed by a student, but the several of the methods used are very similar. (Tagging the teacher with a heart on the back when he's not looking).



* In ''IkkiTousen'', the fighters (who are reincarnations of the various generals of ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'') are destined to fight and die in the same battles, in similar ways.

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* In ''IkkiTousen'', ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', the fighters (who are reincarnations of the various generals of ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'') ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'') are destined to fight and die in the same battles, in similar ways.
30th May '16 6:35:43 AM ExSlacker
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** Wally West got his powers from a repeat of the Flash's FreakLabAccident. Wally's uncle Barry arranged the chemicals that empowered him in the shelf as a demonstration for Wally, but there also happens to be a lightning storm outside, so...
26th May '16 8:53:05 AM dmcreif
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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 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.

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* In 1972, Ben Bradlee was editor of the ''The Washington Post, 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 ''The Boston Globe Globe'' and oversaw the investigation into another major American scandal: that of sexual abuse by the Catholic Church.Church. Both stories got film adaptations, too: Watergate got ''Film/AllThePresidentMen'', and the Catholic sex abuse got ''Film/{{Spotlight}}''.
25th May '16 9:23:55 AM Apocrypha
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has a case. [[CanonName Corrin's]] [[spoiler:step-]]father Sumeragi first met and fell in LoveAtFirstSight with his/her mother Mikoto by a lake. Corrin him/herself meets his/her best friend Azura by a lake, and if male and romancing her, is also suggested to have fallen in LoveAtFirstSight with her.
8th May '16 12:52:59 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', quite a few parts of the military side of the plan mirror similar events from back in World War II, all the way up to starting the violence by using the same code phrase that started the attack on Pearl Harbor. This does not go unnoticed.
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