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27th Mar '17 2:05:03 PM LB7979
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* When the Netherlands won the European football (''soccer'', for Americans) championship in 1988, Dutch folk singer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/André_Hazes André Hazes]] released the song "Wij houden van Oranje" / "Wij ♥ Oranje" [[note]]"We Love Orange, which is a term for the Netherlands in general and within this context, the Dutch football team.[[/note]] The irony? The song is set on the centuries-old tune of ''Auld Lang Syne'', which is ''Scottish'', and the Scottish are participating in the European championship within the U.K. [[note]]As of 2016, actually even separately, as are England and Wales[[/note]] themselves and the U.K. are strong soccer rivals of the Netherlands. Plus, the song is traditionally used for sadder occasions, like funerals, and here it was a victory song. Nevertheless it stuck, as now as of 30 years later it is still used as an unofficial song of the Dutch football team, and has had many covers. [[https://youtu.be/lteRJkF8pEo?t=34 This]] is André Hazes' more serious original version, and [[https://youtu.be/kdqyF0bWjx8?t=49 this]] is a more dance / carnavalesque cover, and [[https://youtu.be/to1xT93IlUI?t=18 this]] is a version of the original Scottish song.
27th Mar '17 8:01:25 AM BKelly95
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** ComicBook/LexLuthor watches as the Crime Syndicate of America takes over Earth and utters one like you'd ''never'' expect him to say.

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** ComicBook/LexLuthor watches as the Crime Syndicate of America takes over Earth and utters one like line you'd ''never'' expect him to say.



* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' has [[GeneralRipper General "Thunderbolt" Ross]], who will stop at nothing while trying to stop the Hulk, [[spoiler:even hulkifying himself and his daughter (becoming Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk, respectively).]] However, [[spoiler:Red Hulk]] has his own GeneralRipper, General Fortean, Ross' former apprentice, who blames [[spoiler:Red Hulk for Ross' death, as he is unaware that Red Hulk ''is'' Ross.]]



* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' has [[GeneralRipper General "Thunderbolt" Ross]], who will stop at nothing while trying to stop the Hulk, [[spoiler:even hulkifying himself and his daughter (becoming Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk, respectively).]] However, [[spoiler:Red Hulk]] has his own GeneralRipper, General Fortean, Ross' former apprentice, who blames [[spoiler:Red Hulk for Ross' death, as he is unaware that Red Hulk ''is'' Ross.]]

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* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' has [[GeneralRipper General "Thunderbolt" Ross]], who will stop at nothing while trying ComicBook/TheUnbeatableGwenpool is a teenager themed around everyone's favorite [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Merc With A Mouth]], right down to stop the Hulk, [[spoiler:even hulkifying himself and his daughter (becoming Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk, respectively).]] However, [[spoiler:Red Hulk]] has his own GeneralRipper, General Fortean, Ross' former apprentice, who blames [[spoiler:Red Hulk LeaningOnTheFourthWall aspects. As it turns out, she never read Deadpool in her life - she feels he's too "LOL Memes" for Ross' death, as he is unaware that Red Hulk ''is'' Ross.]]her tastes.



* ComicBook/TheUnbeatableGwenpool is a teenager themed around everyone's favorite [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Merc With A Mouth]], right down to the LeaningOnTheFourthWall aspects. As it turns out, she never read Deadpool in her life - she feels he's too "LOL Memes" for her tastes.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Xibalba's human disguise in the framing device is Guicho, a security guard, someone bound to uphold the rules. And he frequently cheats in wagers, thereby disobeying the rules.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' ended up being the most critically acclaimed movie based on a video game to be featured on RottenTomatoes. It also ended up being the least financially successful (in terms of damage to its producers) movie based on a video game.
* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is about how name brand products are better than the generic store brand products yet all name brand good guy characters could be seen as mascots for generic store brand products in real life.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Xibalba's human disguise in the framing device is Guicho, a security guard, someone bound to uphold the rules. And he frequently cheats in wagers, thereby disobeying the rules.]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' ended up being the most critically acclaimed movie based on a video game to be featured on RottenTomatoes. It also ended up being the least financially successful (in terms of damage to its producers) movie based on a video game.
* ''WesternAnimation/FoodFight'' is about how name brand products are better than the generic store brand products yet all name brand good guy characters could be seen as mascots for generic store brand products in real life.



* In ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'', Roman insists on planning the attack on the convoy to rescue Ramsey. After he chooses an insertion point, he lets Tej choose how to use that insertion point. Tej suggests air dropping their vehicles into the insertion point. When it comes time to do that, Roman is the one who chickens out.

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* In ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'', Roman insists on planning the attack on the convoy to rescue Ramsey. After he chooses an insertion point, he lets Tej choose how to use that insertion point.it. Tej suggests air dropping their vehicles into the insertion point. When it comes time to do that, Roman is the one who chickens out.



* Barry Manilow did not write one of his bigger hits, "I Write the Songs".



* CountryMusic singer Doug Stone underwent heart surgery in 1992. The title of his album at the time? ''From the Heart''.

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* CountryMusic singer Doug Stone underwent heart surgery in 1992. The title music video to the D12 song "My Band" once ran on some music television presented as "[[FaceOfTheBand Eminem feat. D12]]"
* Music/JakobDylan
of Music/TheWallflowers largely became a ReclusiveArtist and stopped giving interviews in later years, claiming he was sick of being compared to his album at the time? ''From the Heart''.father. His father, Music/BobDylan, is known for also being a ReclusiveArtist and rarely granting interviews, thus [[DidntThinkThisThrough inciting more comparisons]]



* While Helen Reddy did write the lyrics to the women's liberation anthem "I Am Woman," a man wrote the music.

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* While Helen Reddy did write The {{Music/Genesis}} song "One for the lyrics Vine" is about a man who deserts and flees from a battle led by his tribe's warlord -- only to end up as the women's liberation anthem warlord of another tribe.
* Norman Greenbaum, writer and performer of "Spirit in the Sky" ó a gospel-rock song that explicitly mentions Jesus ó is Jewish.
* There's a techno track out there with an unattributed author--at least six people have insisted that they are the creator of the track. What's the track's name? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Obo7C-I2U
"I Am Woman," a man wrote the music.Creator"]].
* The folk song "I Will Not Sing Along" is an audience-participation piece.



* TheOtherWiki's article on Music/MenWithoutHats makes sure to point the irony on [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Men_Without_Hats.jpg/800px-Men_Without_Hats.jpg this photo.]]

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* The Kinks song "Lola" nearly got banned by the {{Creator/BBC}}, not because of its [=LGBT=] lyrics, but because of an explicit reference to... Coca-Cola. They changed that to "cherry cola" and it got played; apparently nobody at the Beeb [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar noticed the sexual content]].
* Barry Manilow did not write one of his bigger hits, "I Write the Songs".
* TheOtherWiki's article on Music/MenWithoutHats makes sure to point the irony on in [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Men_Without_Hats.jpg/800px-Men_Without_Hats.jpg this photo.]]photo]] depicting the band in concert with some of them wearing hats.
* {{Music/Queen}}'s "Thank God It's Christmas" was sung by Freddie Mercury, a Zoroastrian. One has to wonder which God he was thanking.
* While Helen Reddy did write the lyrics to the women's liberation anthem "I Am Woman," a man wrote the music.



* The music video to the D12 song "My Band" once ran on some music television presented as "[[FaceOfTheBand Eminem feat. D12]]"
* Norman Greenbaum, writer and performer of "Spirit in the Sky" ó a gospel-rock song that explicitly mentions Jesus ó is Jewish.
* {{Music/Queen}}'s "Thank God It's Christmas" was sung by Freddie Mercury, a Zoroastrian. One has to wonder which God he was thanking.
* Music/JakobDylan of Music/TheWallflowers largely became a ReclusiveArtist and stopped giving interviews in recent years, claiming he was sick of being compared to his father. His father, Music/BobDylan, is known for also being a ReclusiveArtist and rarely granting interviews, thus [[DidntThinkThisThrough inciting more comparisons]]

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* CountryMusic singer Doug Stone underwent heart surgery in 1992. The music video to title of his album at the D12 song "My Band" once ran on some music television presented as "[[FaceOfTheBand Eminem feat. D12]]"
* Norman Greenbaum, writer and performer of "Spirit in
time? ''From the Sky" ó a gospel-rock song that explicitly mentions Jesus ó is Jewish.
* {{Music/Queen}}'s "Thank God It's Christmas" was sung by Freddie Mercury, a Zoroastrian. One has to wonder which God he was thanking.
* Music/JakobDylan of Music/TheWallflowers largely became a ReclusiveArtist and stopped giving interviews in recent years, claiming he was sick of being compared to his father. His father, Music/BobDylan, is known for also being a ReclusiveArtist and rarely granting interviews, thus [[DidntThinkThisThrough inciting more comparisons]]
Heart''.



* The lyrical content of "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs entreats the listener to "stay... just a little bit longer". At a duration of 1:37[[note]]that is, one minute and thirty-seven seconds[[/note]], it is the shortest song ever to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.



* There's a techno track out there with an unattributed author--at least six people have insisted that they are the creator of the track. What's the track's name? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Obo7C-I2U "I Am the Creator"]].
* The folk song "I Will Not Sing Along" is an audience-participation piece.
* The {{Music/Genesis}} song "One for the Vine" is about a man who deserts and flees from a battle led by his tribe's warlord -- only to end up as the warlord of another tribe.
* The Kinks song "Lola" nearly got banned by the {{Creator/BBC}}, not because of its [=LGBT=] lyrics, but because of an explicit reference to... Coca-Cola. They changed that to "cherry cola" and it got played; apparently nobody at the Beeb [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar noticed the sexual content]].
* The lyrical content of "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs entreats the listener to "stay... just a little bit longer". At a duration of 1:37[[note]]that is, one minute and thirty-seven seconds[[/note]], it is the shortest song ever to hit #1 on the Billboard charts.



* Going along with the trend this article has been following, guess how Paul Walker, star of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Fast and The Furious]]'' franchise, dies.
26th Mar '17 9:46:45 AM nombretomado
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* Pyongyang was once a veritable haven for missionaries and Christian Koreans, earning it the nickname "Jerusalem of the East". Now it's the capital of NorthKorea, a country positively Roman in its persecution of Christians.

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* Pyongyang was once a veritable haven for missionaries and Christian Koreans, earning it the nickname "Jerusalem of the East". Now it's the capital of NorthKorea, UsefulNotes/NorthKorea, a country positively Roman in its persecution of Christians.
26th Mar '17 9:37:51 AM DoctorCooper
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** (And that was ironic because the person who wrote that example has [[AndNowYouKnow Asperger Syndrome]].)
26th Mar '17 8:08:15 AM MarcoPolo250
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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor, who by this point had long been boasting about having the deepest TagTeam division in the world, brought Stuka Jr, whom they hyped as a tag team specialist[[note]]likely based on winning two different tag team mask vs hair matches with Rey Cometa and Metal Blanco, holding the Mexican national trios titles for almost a year as part of MSM fly or holding Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles with Flash\Fuego for ''five years''[[/note]] on the hook they'd be giving him his first one on one match with Kamaitachi, who had been running amok [[VillainTeamUp alongside]] [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels The]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Addiction]], ROH's World Tag Team Champions([[InsistentTerminology of the world]]).[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor, who by this point had long been boasting about having the deepest TagTeam division in the world, brought Stuka Jr, whom they hyped as a tag team specialist[[note]]likely based on winning two different tag team mask vs hair matches with Rey Cometa and Metal Blanco, holding the Mexican national trios titles for almost a year as part of MSM fly or holding Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles with Flash\Fuego for ''five years''[[/note]] on years''[[/note]]. On the hook they'd be giving him his first one on one match with Kamaitachi, who had been running amok [[VillainTeamUp alongside]] [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels The]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Addiction]], ROH's World Tag Team Champions([[InsistentTerminology of the world]]).world]]).
* When ''TNA iMPACT'' changed its name to ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]]'' in 2011, many thought the company itself was changing its name too. After purchasing TNA in late 2016, Anthem did just that: changing the promotion's name and dropping the "TNA" branding.
** After the company, against the network's wishes, rehired the infamous Wrestling/VinceRusso, Creator/SpikeTV [[ScrewedByTheNetwork pulled the plug]] on ''Impact'' in 2014 (leading to its short run on Destination America in 2015). Yet, the U.K version of Spike will air ''Impact'' in 2017, somewhat bringing the company back to the very network they got themselves booted off from in the U.S.
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23rd Mar '17 4:06:34 PM gb00393
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** Ned absolutely wouldn't let a child being killed and that's the reason he tells Cersei of his plan to expose Joffrey's parentage, so she would leave with her children before he does. He ends up with his head chopped off by the very child he was trying to save.
** Ned fought a war with Robert to get his sister back, avenge his father and brother, and help overturn the Targaryen reign. However, by the time Ned found his sister Lyanna, she was dying after recently giving birth, but before her death, Lyanna begs Ned to save her child - Nedís nephew - who ''also'' happens to be the last son of the crown prince Rhaegar Targaryen, making Nedís own nephew the heir (since the Kingsguard itself was guarding the tower with Lyanna and her child inside) to the dynasty Ned helped abolish. Ned honors his sisterís DyingWish and protects his nephew, who he raises and loves as his own, guarding one of the greatest kept secrets in Westeros by presenting him as his own illegitimate son to protect him from Robertís wrath, the man he originally fought alongside.
22nd Mar '17 8:00:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The chair is subjected to a series-spanning example in the final episode; Martin has remarried and moved out of the apartment, taking the chair with him. Frasier replaces it with the chair he originally had located there in the first episode. Later in the episode, Martin visits Frasier's apartment, takes a seat in the original, classy chair... and happily declares that, as it turns out, he finds it incredibly comfortable and would have perfectly content to sit in that one instead. The murderous look on Frasier's face at this speaks volumes.

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** The chair is subjected to a series-spanning example in the final episode; Martin has remarried and moved out of the apartment, taking the his chair with him. Frasier replaces it with the chair he originally had located there in the first episode. Later in the episode, Martin visits Frasier's apartment, takes a seat in the original, classy chair... and happily declares that, as it turns out, he finds it incredibly comfortable and would have perfectly content to sit in that one instead. The After all the stress, tension and fuss over his dad's chair throughout the series, the murderous look on Frasier's face at this announcement speaks volumes.
22nd Mar '17 7:56:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The chair is subjected to a series-spanning example in the final episode; Martin has remarried and moved out of the apartment, taking the chair with him. Frasier replaces it with the chair he originally had located there in the first episode. Later in the episode, Martin visits Frasier's apartment, takes a seat in the original, classy chair... and happily declares that, as it turns out, he finds it incredibly comfortable and would have perfectly content to sit in that one instead. The murderous look on Frasier's face at this speaks volumes.
22nd Mar '17 7:03:31 AM AhBengI
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* The Commonwealth games is essentially the British version of the Olympics. Being that, you'd assume England would have the most medals in their own game, right? Wrong, it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_Commonwealth_Games_medal_table Australia]], and it's made all the more ironic as these games are ''British derived''.

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* The Commonwealth games is essentially the British version of the Olympics. Being that, you'd assume England would have the most medals in their own game, right? Wrong, it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_Commonwealth_Games_medal_table Australia]], and it's made all the more ironic as these games are ''British derived''. Of course, England invented a number of sports such as Rugby (both codes), Association Football, and Cricket, and their sports teams have underachieved on the world stage, with other countries being far better at them.



* The 1936 Munich Olympics were supposed to extol Nazi ideals, especially Aryan racial purity. They are remembered primarily for the triumph of black sprinter Jesse Owen.

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* The 1936 Munich Berlin Olympics were supposed to extol Nazi ideals, especially Aryan racial purity. They are remembered primarily for the triumph of black sprinter Jesse Owen.


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* [[DownToTheLastPlay In the 87th minute]] of the second leg of the 2015 UEFA Euro U-21 playoffs, while down 3-2 on aggregate, France scored against Sweden to put themselves ahead via the away goals rule. The scorer, Layvin Kurzawa, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9VEP5YAw7Y taunted his opponents with a mock salute as he celebrated his goal.]] Less than 2 minutes later, Sweden scored from a corner and the ''entire'' Swedish team returned the salute to the French team. Sweden ultimately won 4-3 on aggregate, and would go on to win that year's Euro U-21s, celebrating their win by saluting again.
18th Mar '17 10:59:05 PM Gamermaster
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*** Jill believes that HardWorkHardlyWorks, which puts her at odds with Nove (who thinks than anyone can excel at martial arts if they have the right training). Jill is a baseline human who earned her skill via TrainingFromHell, and Nove is a combat cyborg.
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