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2nd Jul '16 1:15:09 PM Twentington
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* According to the liner notes of his first GreatestHitsAlbum, Music/AlanJackson thought that "Chattahoochee" was too dependent on a localized reference (the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama/Georgia border) to become a hit. His worries were for naught, as it was the biggest country song of 1993.
* Duane Allen, lead singer of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, didn't think that their 1978 hit "I'll Be True to You" would work as a single because it was a slow song with a DownerEnding. It wound up being the band's very first #1 hit.

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* According to the liner notes of his first GreatestHitsAlbum, Music/AlanJackson thought that "Chattahoochee" was too dependent on a localized reference (the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama/Georgia border) to become a hit. His worries were for naught, as it was the biggest country song of 1993.
* Duane Allen, lead singer of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, didn't think that their 1978 hit "I'll Be True to You" would work as a single because it was a slow song with a DownerEnding. It wound up being the band's very first #1 hit.
2nd Jul '16 1:14:34 PM Twentington
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* Duane Allen, lead singer of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, didn't think that their 1978 hit "I'll Be True to You" would work as a single because it was a slow song with a DownerEnding. It wound up being the band's very first #1 hit.
20th Jun '16 1:45:55 PM gewunomox
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* Happened a couple times on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'' regarding some of the less conventional season winners:

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* Happened a couple times on ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'' ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' regarding some of the less conventional season winners:
16th Jun '16 8:39:01 PM nombretomado
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* In Series/{{Galavant}} Sid comes up with the idea of a series of interlocking metal teeth positioned around the groin of trousers that can be zipped open and shut to make going to the bathroom easier. Galavant and Isabella tell him to stop being ridiculous. Also, Gareth proposes developing a standardized system of telling time based on the rotation of the Earth in relation to its position to the Sun and the Moon. King Richard dismisses this, saying that Gareth is talking like a witch.

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* In Series/{{Galavant}} ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' Sid comes up with the idea of a series of interlocking metal teeth positioned around the groin of trousers that can be zipped open and shut to make going to the bathroom easier. Galavant and Isabella tell him to stop being ridiculous. Also, Gareth proposes developing a standardized system of telling time based on the rotation of the Earth in relation to its position to the Sun and the Moon. King Richard dismisses this, saying that Gareth is talking like a witch.



* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', Red and Kelso are fixing the Atari Pong game:

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* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Red and Kelso are fixing the Atari Pong game:
11th Jun '16 2:08:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the sci-fi novel ''The Cross-Time Engineer'', one character tells a bartender that women in bunny outfits (à la ''{{Playboy}}'' [[PlayboyBunny bunnies]]) will help business. Also something of a subversion, in that the bartender takes his advice, but eventually has trouble finding new employees when the girls keep running off to get married.

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* In the sci-fi novel ''The Cross-Time Engineer'', one character tells a bartender that women in bunny outfits (à la ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' [[PlayboyBunny bunnies]]) will help business. Also something of a subversion, in that the bartender takes his advice, but eventually has trouble finding new employees when the girls keep running off to get married.
7th Jun '16 8:56:45 AM Doug86
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* A CreditsGag in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum 2'' shows a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo serviceman reverse-engineering Larry Daley's lost cellphone, interrupted by his mother calling his name: "JOEY MOTOROLA!!" In fact, Motorola has been around since 1928, with one of their first commercial products being car radios. Starting in 1940, they picked up quite a few defense contracts, culminating in the production of the AM SCR-536 hand-held radio - which was vital to Allied communication during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.

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* A CreditsGag in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum 2'' shows a UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII serviceman reverse-engineering Larry Daley's lost cellphone, interrupted by his mother calling his name: "JOEY MOTOROLA!!" In fact, Motorola has been around since 1928, with one of their first commercial products being car radios. Starting in 1940, they picked up quite a few defense contracts, culminating in the production of the AM SCR-536 hand-held radio - which was vital to Allied communication during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* In ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'', which takes place during an AlternateHistory WorldWarI, Otto Klopp briefly muses on possible alternatives to the MiniMecha that dominate warfare. But [[TankGoodness war machines on treads]]? Like farm equipment? Ridiculous.

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* In ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'', which takes place during an AlternateHistory WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, Otto Klopp briefly muses on possible alternatives to the MiniMecha that dominate warfare. But [[TankGoodness war machines on treads]]? Like farm equipment? Ridiculous.



* The StrawmanPolitical patriarch in ''Theatre/AnInspectorCalls'' (written in 1945, set in 1912) has a speech early on that consists almost entirely of this, including such claims as: Germany [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne isn't serious about]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo going to war]], [[TheGreatDepression economic prosperity will be unlimited]] (except for Russia, which will always lag behind the rest of the world), and modern technology has created [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic an "absolutely unsinkable" ocean liner]].

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* The StrawmanPolitical patriarch in ''Theatre/AnInspectorCalls'' (written in 1945, set in 1912) has a speech early on that consists almost entirely of this, including such claims as: Germany [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI isn't serious about]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII going to war]], [[TheGreatDepression economic prosperity will be unlimited]] (except for Russia, which will always lag behind the rest of the world), and modern technology has created [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic an "absolutely unsinkable" ocean liner]].
4th Jun '16 11:38:56 AM JackG
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3rd Jun '16 7:28:22 PM eroock
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* One diary note in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' discusses Mandus' mocking [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage Charles Babbage]] for predicting a "machine that can think like a man."
29th May '16 3:11:27 PM Kadorhal
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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-07-28 here]].

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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.screencuisine.net/hlcomic/index.php?date=2006-07-28 here]].



-->'''Todd:''' See, this is why my friends call me Nostradamus

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-->'''Todd:''' See, this is why my friends call me NostradamusNostradamus.
20th May '16 10:42:33 PM bloodraven117
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** When calling Sigint about the [=XM16E1=] rifle, Snake seems to think the addition of a three-round burst fire mode to the gun is a rather stupid idea. While his statement makes sense given the timeline (US military doctrine for firing weapons in combat at the time was, basically "you [[MoreDakka fire in full auto]] or you don't fire at all"), the M16 eventually shook off most of its infamy from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar with the A2 version, which replaced the full-auto fire with a three-round burst. [[TheyChangedItSoNowItSucks The return of a fully automatic fire mode is a much desired feature among US soldiers.]]

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** When calling Sigint about the [=XM16E1=] rifle, Snake seems to think the addition of a three-round burst fire mode to the gun is a rather stupid idea. While his statement makes sense given the timeline (US military doctrine for firing weapons in combat at the time was, basically "you [[MoreDakka fire in full auto]] or you don't fire at all"), the M16 eventually shook off most of its infamy from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar with the A2 version, which replaced the full-auto fire with a three-round burst. [[TheyChangedItSoNowItSucks [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks The return of a fully automatic fire mode is a much desired feature among US soldiers.]]
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