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14th Feb '17 4:21:58 PM Schroeder1174
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** Hip-Hop somewhat had this bad. If you're not a hardcore meticulous HipHop connoisseur who actively seeks out artists on your own, you probably missed out on a lot of regional acts. As radio from each region had different and diverse play lists. So whoever was popular in in the Northeast might not be as popular in the Southwest. For better or for worse it's different now though, as most stations tend to follow a ''VERY'' strict playlist. And for the most part they're more or less the same around the country. Likely because [[MusicIsPolitics most radio stations are corporate owned now instead of privately owned]].

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** Hip-Hop somewhat had this bad. If you're not a hardcore meticulous HipHop connoisseur who actively seeks out artists on your own, you probably missed out on a lot of regional acts. As acts, as radio from each region had different and diverse play lists. So whoever was popular in in the Northeast might not be as popular in the Southwest. For better or for worse it's different now though, as most stations tend to follow a ''VERY'' strict playlist. And for the most part they're more or less the same around the country. Likely country, likely because [[MusicIsPolitics most radio stations are corporate owned now instead of privately owned]].
12th Feb '17 5:47:10 AM LaptopGuy
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* Only a handful of U.S. governors tend to be nationally known, usually by virtue of running one of the four biggest states (California, Texas, Florida, and New York), established recognition in other areas (like Congress, media, or business) or becoming a high-profile presidential contender (like Chris Christie or John Kasich). Other governors get their day in the national spotlight with one major event in their tenure (i.e. the Charleston church shooting and Confederate flag debate for South Carolina's Nikki Haley, Ferguson for Missouri's Jay Nixon, the Indiana Religious Freedom Act for Mike Pence [at least before he became Trump's VP], the Flint water crisis for Michigan's Rick Snyder, and the Public Facilities Privacy Act for North Carolina's [=Pat McCrory=]).

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* Only a handful of U.S. governors tend to be nationally known, usually by virtue of running one of the four biggest states (California, Texas, Florida, and New York), established recognition in other areas (like Congress, media, or business) or becoming a high-profile presidential contender (like Chris Christie or John Kasich). Other governors get their day in the national spotlight with one major event in their tenure (i.e. the Charleston church shooting and Confederate flag debate for South Carolina's Nikki Haley, Ferguson for Missouri's Jay Nixon, the Indiana Religious Freedom Act for Mike Pence [at least before he became Trump's VP], the Flint water crisis for Michigan's Rick Snyder, and the Public Facilities Privacy Act for North Carolina's [=Pat McCrory=]).McCrory=], and the Dakota Access pipeline for North Dakota's Jack Dalrymple).
6th Feb '17 5:21:50 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* There are a few country artists known for exactly one song in the mainstream despite being very popular to its core audience: examples include Lonestar's "Amazed", Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist", Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup", Little Big Town's "Girl Crush", Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time", Cam's "Burning House", Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man", Maren Morris's "My Church", Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover" or Hunter Hayes' "Wanted". Rascal Flatts have two mainstream hits, "What Hurts The Most" and "Life is a Highway". It also doesn't help that among these, neither "Accidental Racist" nor "Life Is a Highway" was a single (although the latter did get some airplay).

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* There are a few country artists known for exactly one song in the mainstream despite being very popular to its core audience: examples include Lonestar's "Amazed", Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist", Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup", Little Big Town's "Girl Crush", Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time", Cam's "Burning House", Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man", Maren Morris's "My Church", Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover" or Hunter Hayes' "Wanted". Rascal Flatts have two mainstream hits, "What Hurts The Most" and "Life is a Highway". It also doesn't help that among these, neither "Accidental Racist" nor "Life Is a Highway" was a single (although the latter did get some airplay).
31st Jan '17 4:06:57 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* There are a few country artists known for exactly one song in the mainstream despite being very popular to its core audience: examples include Lonestar's "Amazed", Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist", Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup", Little Big Town's "Girl Crush", Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time", Cam's "Burning House", Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man", Maren Morris's "My Church", Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", or Hunter Hayes' "Wanted". Rascal Flatts have two mainstream hits, "What Hurts The Most" and "Life is a Highway". It also doesn't help that among these, neither "Accidental Racist" nor "Life Is a Highway" was a single (although the latter did get some airplay).

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* There are a few country artists known for exactly one song in the mainstream despite being very popular to its core audience: examples include Lonestar's "Amazed", Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats", Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist", Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup", Little Big Town's "Girl Crush", Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time", Cam's "Burning House", Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man", Maren Morris's "My Church", Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover" or Hunter Hayes' "Wanted". Rascal Flatts have two mainstream hits, "What Hurts The Most" and "Life is a Highway". It also doesn't help that among these, neither "Accidental Racist" nor "Life Is a Highway" was a single (although the latter did get some airplay).
30th Jan '17 3:09:19 PM LaptopGuy
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* For that matter, wrestling itself could be a victim of this. Wrestlers like Wrestling/BretHart, Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/KurtAngle, and Wrestling/CMPunk are household names among wrestling fans, but have little or no mainstream recognition. Only a handful of wrestlers are known to non-wrestling fans (i.e., Wrestling/HulkHogan, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]], Wrestling/JohnCena, etc.)

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* For that matter, wrestling itself could be a victim of this. Wrestlers like Wrestling/BretHart, Wrestling/MickFoley, Wrestling/JeffHardy, Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/BryanDanielson, and Wrestling/CMPunk are household names among wrestling fans, but have little or no mainstream recognition. Only a handful of wrestlers are known to non-wrestling fans (i.e., Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/RandySavage, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Steve Austin]], Wrestling/JohnCena, etc.)
29th Jan '17 3:05:51 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Music/{{Shinedown}} [[OverlyLongGag is, to rock radio listeners, one of the biggest rock bands of the new millennium. However, to outside audiences they're known almost solely for their 2008 song "Second Chance"]].

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* Music/{{Shinedown}} [[OverlyLongGag is, to rock radio listeners, one of the biggest rock bands of the new millennium. However, to outside audiences they're known almost solely for their 2008 2009 song "Second Chance"]].
26th Jan '17 9:40:58 AM ZombieAladdin
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** On a similar vein, the aforementioned naming of pinball manufacturers and designers would be some very obscure trivia to a normal person, but they are common knowledge among pinball fans, and some of these communities (thankfully just a minority) could [[FandomHeresy mock and look down on you for not being familiar with them]], even if you've just gotten started.

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** On a similar vein, the aforementioned naming of pinball manufacturers and designers would be some very obscure trivia to a normal person, but they are common knowledge among pinball fans, and some of these communities (thankfully just a minority) could [[FandomHeresy [[FandomBerserkButton mock and look down on you for not being familiar with them]], even if you've just gotten started.
26th Jan '17 9:31:47 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Cactus Cooler, a pineapple-orange soda pop, can be found almost anywhere nonalcoholic beverages are sold in Los Angeles County, and every Angeleno knows what it is, but it becomes incredibly rare if you travel so much as 10 miles away from the county line.



* {{Pinball}} has been hit with this extremely hard. Despite being a major part of American culture for nearly a century, most people would be hard-pressed to name more than one or two pinball manufacturers or [[PinballCreators designers]], and as far as the games themselves, you won't hear much beyond ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', or ''Pinball/JurassicPark'', if that. The history of the field is an even bigger mystery to most -- folks who recall the controversy behind [[UsefulNotes/AlGore Tipper Gore]] and the Parental Advisory labels, ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|1}}'' and the [[UsefulNotes/EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB,]] or [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Frederic Wertham and "Seduction of the Innocent"]] will seldom have any knowledge of the nation's ''thirty-year ban'' against pinball.

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* {{Pinball}} has been hit with this extremely hard. Despite being a major part of American culture for nearly a century, most people would be hard-pressed to name more than one or two pinball manufacturers or [[PinballCreators designers]], if at all, and as far as the games themselves, you won't hear much beyond ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', or ''Pinball/JurassicPark'', if that.''Pinball/JurassicPark''. The history of the field is an even bigger mystery to most -- folks who recall the controversy behind [[UsefulNotes/AlGore Tipper Gore]] and the Parental Advisory labels, ''VideoGame/{{Mortal Kombat|1}}'' and the [[UsefulNotes/EntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard ESRB,]] or [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Frederic Wertham and "Seduction of the Innocent"]] will seldom have any knowledge of the nation's ''thirty-year ban'' against pinball.


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** On a similar vein, the aforementioned naming of pinball manufacturers and designers would be some very obscure trivia to a normal person, but they are common knowledge among pinball fans, and some of these communities (thankfully just a minority) could [[FandomHeresy mock and look down on you for not being familiar with them]], even if you've just gotten started.
25th Jan '17 10:27:57 AM ZombieAladdin
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banda_(music) Banda]] and the closely related [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte%C3%B1o_(music) Norteño]] are everywhere in northwestern Mexico and areas of the United States with a high population of Mexican-Americans of northwestern descent, and fans will proudly blare the music out of their cars--even if you don't listen to it, you'll know about it. (Banda is a type of Mexican ensemble band, and Norteño is the polka-sounding music with accordions and trumpets, and often the ''grita'', a characteristic high-pitched laugh often found in traditional Mexican music.) If you don't live in northwestern Mexico or those areas of the United States, you might not have even heard of these genres before.
23rd Jan '17 5:02:11 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Hidden object games can consistently sell well over a million copies on the PC market without them being on mobile platforms or Steam and are big enough to be a thriving industry themselves (though they are moving to the mobile market). Yet very few people into video games and PC games even know what a hidden object game ''is''.[[note]]Hidden object games are point-and-click games in which you find small objects onscreen, or sometimes not-so-small objects. Most of these games are story-driven where you play as a detective, most notably Literature/NancyDrew. They are commonly found in department stores like Target or Walmart on the shelves near the video games and are popular with middle-aged and elderly women, well outside of the usual demographics for the gaming industry.[[/note]]


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* Finger Family videos on Website/YouTube get tens of millions of views, but if you're not a toddler or in preschool, or are the parent of such a child, it will likely be completely unknown to you. That being said, there are two factors here: Little kids love repetition (it's how humans learn) and may watch a Finger Family video dozens or hundreds of times per day, driving up the video view counts well beyond their actual audience's size by two or three orders of magnitude; and some people suspect the view counts are artificially high due to bots viewing it and, because Finger Family videos have ads in them whose sponsors pay based on view count, may just be ad fraud.
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