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20th Sep '17 11:57:52 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer wrote a song called "George Murphy" in 1965, a satiric mockery of an ex-showtunes star turned (Republican) senator and his statements about importing cheap Mexican labor to displace American farmers. Fifteen years later UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was president and illegal immigration "taking jobs from Americans" had become a hot topic in American politics.

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* Music/TomLehrer wrote a song called "George Murphy" in 1965, including it on his album ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''; it's a satiric mockery of an ex-showtunes star turned (Republican) senator and his statements about importing cheap Mexican labor to displace American farmers. Fifteen years later UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was president and illegal immigration "taking jobs from Americans" had become a hot topic in American politics.
17th Sep '17 6:03:56 PM nombretomado
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* ArthurCClarke once said that we'd have a working SpaceElevator about 50 years after everyone stopped ridiculing the very notion. Almost everyone has.

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* ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke once said that we'd have a working SpaceElevator about 50 years after everyone stopped ridiculing the very notion. Almost everyone has.
20th Aug '17 9:52:42 AM dutchguy1986
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and synthesizing massive quantities of lithium and in the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and synthesizing massive quantities of lithium and in the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.
6th Aug '17 1:58:35 PM Folamh3
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See also: FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, ScienceMarchesOn, StrawmanHasAPoint, ItWillNeverCatchOn and TheCuckoolanderWasRight.

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See also: FunnyAneurysmMoment, HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, ScienceMarchesOn, StrawmanHasAPoint, ItWillNeverCatchOn ItWillNeverCatchOn, ValuesResonance and TheCuckoolanderWasRight.
16th Jul '17 10:51:24 AM OptimumTaurus
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* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' got made in the first place only because the idea of outcast high schoolers killing each other was considered patently absurd. Post-UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}, the movie turns into DudeNotFunny.

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* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' got made in the first place only because the idea of outcast white, mid to upper class high schoolers killing each other was considered patently absurd. Post-UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}, the movie turns into DudeNotFunny.
8th Jun '17 3:43:47 AM jormis29
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* The ''{{Area 88}}'' manga treated the use of armed drones in combat as alarming and strange. In the 21st century, drones are now an accepted part of warfare.

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* The ''{{Area ''VideoGame/{{Area 88}}'' manga treated the use of armed drones in combat as alarming and strange. In the 21st century, drones are now an accepted part of warfare.
24th Apr '17 7:56:27 PM JMQwilleran
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* One installment of ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins: Toy Hospital'' revolves around a toy who doesn't want to be taken to the toy hospital because she's afraid she'll get sick there. The other toys reassure her that she has nothing to worry about, as a hospital is a place to help you get better, not someplace where you'll get sick. However, in the real world there's been a deepening public health crisis involving antibiotic-resistant infections people have picked up while staying in hospitals. In fact, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection Wikipedia]] has an entry regarding the subject and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are as many as 90,000 deaths a year from diseases acquired in hospitals. Given this, adult viewers in the know could easily see this toy's concern as being very, very legitimate, especially given that they're taking her to a hospital she hasn't been able to personally check into see if it's up to standard, one that is run by, well, a 6-year-old kid.
7th Apr '17 5:42:37 AM Theharbo
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* ArthurCClarke once said that we'd have a working SpaceElevator about 50 years after everyone stopped ridiculing the very notion. Almost everyone has.
23rd Feb '17 6:09:51 PM Psyclone
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and within the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and within synthesizing massive quantities of lithium and in the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.
23rd Feb '17 6:08:31 PM Psyclone
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* In the {{Tintin}} graphic novel ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon", Captain Haddock spends a lot of time ranting about how CRAZY Professor Calculus is for seriously attempting to send people to the moon. To anyone reading the book after 1969, it just looks weird.

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* In the {{Tintin}} graphic novel ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon", Captain Haddock spends a lot of time ranting about how CRAZY Professor Calculus is for seriously attempting to send people to the moon. To anyone reading the book after 1969, it just looks weird.Haddock is the one who sounds like a raving maniac.
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