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14th Feb '16 8:32:42 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe is a behemoth in geek circles and on the internet; besides being the dominant miniatures wargame with several other tabletop spinoffs there have been several popular videogames and hundreds of novels, many of which have cracked best-seller lists. In the mainstream it's almost completely unknown
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* The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}}'' universe is a behemoth in geek circles and on the internet; besides being the dominant miniatures wargame with several other tabletop spinoffs there have been several popular videogames and hundreds of novels, many of which have cracked best-seller lists. In the mainstream it's almost completely unknown
13th Feb '16 7:52:26 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe is a behemoth in geek circles and on the internet; besides being the dominant miniatures wargame with several other tabletop spinoffs there have been several popular videogames and hundreds of novels, many of which have cracked best-seller lists. In the mainstream it's almost completely unknown
9th Feb '16 9:00:59 PM LaptopGuy
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* Boy bands have been a huge worldwide phenomenon since the 1990s, but most such artists don't make it far outside their home country. While American boy bands have generally had the most success abroad, only two international groups were able to achieve superstardom over there -- Music/OneDirection and [[Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer 5 Seconds of Summer]]. And even then, the latter blur the line between a boy band and pop-punk act ''and'' only broke through by piggybacking off the former's popularity.
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* Boy bands have been a huge worldwide phenomenon since the 1990s, but most such artists don't make it far outside their home country. While American boy bands have generally had the most success abroad, only two international groups were able to achieve superstardom over there -- Music/OneDirection and [[Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer 5 Seconds of Summer]]. And even then, the latter blur the line between a boy band and pop-punk act ''and'' only broke through by piggybacking off the former's popularity. Every other foreign boy band to have had a hit in America ultimately ended up a one-hit wonder.

* Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten are both hot new singer-songwriters on the adult pop radio scene, but outside of that format, good luck naming any songs by them other than "Honey I'm Good" and "Fight Song," respectively. That being said, many people do remember Grammer from two minor 2011/12 hits, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me", but still know Platten for only "Fight Song".
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* Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten are both hot new popular singer-songwriters on the adult pop radio scene, but outside of that format, good luck naming any songs by them other than "Honey I'm Good" and "Fight Song," respectively. That being said, many people do remember Grammer from two minor 2011/12 hits, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me", Me". and may be familiar with Platten's follow-up, "Stand By You", but still know Platten for only "Fight Song".mainstream audiences likely won't recognize anything else of theirs.

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* Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten are both hot new singer-songwriters on the adult pop The Music/ZacBrownBand has had many country radio scene, hits, but rock audiences have generally been exposed only to "Heavy Is The Head", their hard-rock collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell. While casual audiences are generally at least somewhat familiar with Brown's country hits, "Head" is almost completely unknown outside of that format, good luck naming any songs by them other than "Honey I'm Good" and "Fight Song," respectively. That being said, many people do remember Grammer from two minor 2011/12 hits, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me", but still know Platten for only "Fight Song".the rock fanbase.
8th Feb '16 4:13:58 PM Twentington
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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" or Hunter Hayes' "Wanted". Rascal Flatts have two mainstream hits, "What Hurts The Most" and "Life is a Highway".
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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 in a Country Song", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Florida-Georgia Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", The Band Perry's "If I Die Young", Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time" Time", 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.
6th Feb '16 10:59:13 AM nombretomado
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* As the name suggests, AustralianRulesFootball is mostly only popular in Australia - but did you know that it's a regional game there? Despite being the dominant code in 4 of Australia's 6 states, it still struggles to find a following in the other two (New South Wales and Queensland, the first and third most populous respectively), even with two teams based in each of those states in the national competition.
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* As the name suggests, AustralianRulesFootball UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball is mostly only popular in Australia - but did you know that it's a regional game there? Despite being the dominant code in 4 of Australia's 6 states, it still struggles to find a following in the other two (New South Wales and Queensland, the first and third most populous respectively), even with two teams based in each of those states in the national competition.
3rd Feb '16 8:54:42 AM sylvae
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* The Australian LAMINGTON - a cube of spongecake, covered in chocolate or chocolate icing, and sprinkled with coconut -seems to be unknown outside its nation of origin. Aussies might say that's the rest of the world's loss!
30th Jan '16 9:26:46 PM merotoker
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* Female and black superheroes are a big victim of this trope. Whenever a new (or newly popular) black or female character is mentioned in a news story (especially when the entire point of the story is that most superheroes are white men, such as when a paper interviews a local artist who's just getting into the industry, almost always involving a quote along the lines of "reading comics as a kid, I always wondered why there weren't more characters who looked like me") the article will act as if there are, at most, three black superheroes (the average non-comic-reader ''might'' recognise Storm, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} and ComicBook/BlackPanther, and [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]] if they [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague grew up in the nineties]]) and no superheroines except Wonder Woman. It's the same with gay and lesbian characters, except worse, because trying to discuss of gay or lesbian superheroes often seems to attract homophobic trolls, plus there's still the assumption that only kids read comic books. Anytime an article in mainstream media talks about a gay or lesbian superhero, you can expect to see a shitload of comments about the "gay agenda" or "gays forcing acceptance down children's throats"...
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* Female and black superheroes are a big victim of this trope. Whenever a new (or newly popular) black or female character is mentioned in a news story (especially when the entire point of the story is that most superheroes are white men, such as when a paper interviews a local artist who's just getting into the industry, almost always involving a quote along the lines of "reading comics as a kid, I always wondered why there weren't more characters who looked like me") the article will act as if there are, at most, three black superheroes (the average non-comic-reader ''might'' recognise Storm, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} and ComicBook/BlackPanther, and [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]] if they [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague grew up in the nineties]]) and no superheroines except Wonder Woman. It's the same with gay and lesbian characters, except worse, because trying to discuss of gay or lesbian superheroes often seems to attract homophobic trolls, plus there's still the assumption that only kids read comic books. Anytime an article in mainstream media talks about a gay or lesbian superhero, you can expect to see a shitload of comments about the "gay agenda" or "gays forcing acceptance down children's throats"...

* Pre-1968 pornographic films are poorly known for a very good reason: no self-respecting theater owner of the era would have been caught dead showing one, and they tended to be screened only in underground, male-only venues. The only chance one of these vintage porn films had of gaining true notoriety was if a major celebrity [[TheCameo did a cameo in it]] (which most were ''not'' willing to do, although it did happen once in a while). This is touched on upon in ''EdWood'': Ed wants to cast BelaLugosi in his transvestite film ''GlenOrGlenda'' because he figures that a star cameo is the only hope his sleazy film has of going mainstream.
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* Pre-1968 pornographic films are poorly known for a very good reason: no self-respecting theater owner of the era would have been caught dead showing one, and they tended to be screened only in underground, male-only venues. The only chance one of these vintage porn films had of gaining true notoriety was if a major celebrity [[TheCameo did a cameo in it]] (which most were ''not'' willing to do, although it did happen once in a while). This is touched on upon in ''EdWood'': ''Film/EdWood'': Ed wants to cast BelaLugosi Creator/BelaLugosi in his transvestite film ''GlenOrGlenda'' ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'' because he figures that a star cameo is the only hope his sleazy film has of going mainstream.

* Despite being one of the biggest Broadway stars in history, Creator/IdinaMenzel is known to the mainstream for one role: Queen Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ** It reached memetic levels when John Travolta bizarrely butchered her name into "Adele Dazeem" at the the 2014 Oscars.
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* Despite being one of the biggest Broadway stars in history, Creator/IdinaMenzel is known to the mainstream for one role: Queen Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. It reached memetic levels when John Travolta bizarrely butchered her name into "Adele Dazeem" at the the 2014 Oscars.

* And speaking of Texas, the Whataburger fast food chain attracts an almost scarily devout clientèle of people who simply cannot get enough of their food, particularly their burgers and chicken sandwiches. In Texas, unless you're a vegetarian, you'll have your favorite Whataburger menu item, whether it be one of their speciality sandwiches (such as the A1 Thick & Hearty Burger or the Monterey Melt) or a specific way you order your regular Whataburger (e.g. a bacon cheeseburger with mayo and mustard [the default condiment is mustard], no onions, extra pickles, and on Texas toast [instead of a regular bun]).
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* And speaking of Texas, the Whataburger fast food chain attracts an almost scarily devout clientèle of people who simply cannot get enough of their food, particularly their burgers and chicken sandwiches. In Texas, unless you're a vegetarian, you'll have your favorite Whataburger menu item, whether it be one of their speciality specialty sandwiches (such as the A1 Thick & Hearty Burger or the Monterey Melt) or a specific way you order your regular Whataburger (e.g. a bacon cheeseburger with mayo and mustard [the default condiment is mustard], no onions, extra pickles, and on Texas toast [instead of a regular bun]).

* ''Series/AlmostLive'' was a {{Long Runner|s}} in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} and a television icon. ''Series/MadTV'' was not even going to be ''shown'' in Seattle because Creator/{{FOX}} didn't think the show could stand against it. Even now, you could probably get half of the city to give up coffee for a month to get a box set [[note]]And considering this is a town with [[MustHaveCaffeine 2-3 espresso carts per block]], that's saying plenty[[/note]]. When Creator/ComedyCentral picked it up during the Nineties, during the world's grunge-induced fascination for all things Seattle, it crashed and burned hard because much of the humor was based on local-area customs and stereotypes. It was still a great springboard for ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', however.
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* ''Series/AlmostLive'' was a {{Long Runner|s}} in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} and a television icon. ''Series/MadTV'' ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' was not even going to be ''shown'' in Seattle because Creator/{{FOX}} didn't think the show could stand against it. Even now, you could probably get half of the city to give up coffee for a month to get a box set [[note]]And considering this is a town with [[MustHaveCaffeine 2-3 espresso carts per block]], that's saying plenty[[/note]]. When Creator/ComedyCentral picked it up during the Nineties, during the world's grunge-induced fascination for all things Seattle, it crashed and burned hard because much of the humor was based on local-area customs and stereotypes. It was still a great springboard for ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', however.

* It is ''fiendishly'' difficult for JPop and KPop artists to cross over to American shores. Even UtadaHikaru (who is ''American'') has had a difficult time despite switching up the production of her second U.S. album. And she's one of the most popular music artists in Japan and still has the worldwide record for most albums sold in a week. Both she and Music/{{BoA|Korea}} tried for U.S. success, but couldn't expand beyond the people who already were fans. The only KPop artist most Americans are familiar with is Music/{{Psy}}. ** Between both of the genres however, KPop has a slight edge over them as the genre is very popular among Asians while JPop at the moment is stuck in its own nation.
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* It is ''fiendishly'' difficult for JPop [[JapanesePopMusic J Pop]] and KPop [[KoreanPopMusic K Pop]] artists to cross over to American shores. Even UtadaHikaru (who is ''American'') has had a difficult time despite switching up the production of her second U.S. album. And she's one of the most popular music artists in Japan and still has the worldwide record for most albums sold in a week. Both she and Music/{{BoA|Korea}} tried for U.S. success, but couldn't expand beyond the people who already were fans. The only KPop artist most Americans are familiar with is Music/{{Psy}}. ** Music/{{Psy}}. Between both of the genres however, KPop K Pop has a slight edge over them as the genre is very popular among Asians while JPop J Pop at the moment is stuck in its own nation.

** On the religious side of this, GospelMusic, often called Southern Gospel to distinguish it from the very different-looking and sounding Black Gospel, has this in spades. At one time it was the most popular form of Christian music outside of church hymns, but these days it is distinctly a niche market and one that is hemorrhaging fans at an alarming rate as it primarily appeals to people who were young when the genre became popular. But ask a Southern Gospel fan and you'd get the impression that it's still the only "real" Christian music out there, and the current groups (most of which perform mostly in churches to crowds of less than a hundred) are super-stars that everyone knows about. The groups themselves usually have side-jobs because performing in this genre doesn't pay well, and often break up due to not being able to so much as break even. If you're a Southern Gospel fan, you likely believe the Inspirations, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gold City, the Kingsmen, the Nelons, Karen Peck & New River, Greater Vision or the Booth Brothers are incredibly popular. If you're not, you likely have never even heard these names before, even if you're a regular church attender.
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** On the religious side of this, GospelMusic, often called Southern Gospel to distinguish it from the very different-looking and sounding Black Gospel, has this in spades. At one time it was the most popular form of Christian music outside of church hymns, but these days it is distinctly a niche market and one that is hemorrhaging fans at an alarming rate as it primarily appeals to people who were young when the genre became popular. But ask a Southern Gospel fan and you'd get the impression that it's still the only "real" Christian music out there, and the current groups (most of which perform mostly in churches to crowds of less than a hundred) are super-stars that everyone knows about. The groups themselves usually have side-jobs because performing in this genre doesn't pay well, and often break up due to not being able to so much as break even. If you're a Southern Gospel fan, you likely believe the Inspirations, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gold City, the Kingsmen, the Nelons, Karen Peck & New River, Greater Vision or the Booth Brothers are incredibly popular. If you're not, you likely have never even heard these names before, even if you're a regular church attender.attendee.

** Somewhat related, is the launch and sudden, inexplicable, inevitable failure of alternative rock stations in these areas. This is largely due to the tech-savviness of that demographic as they were early adapters to innovation such as internet radio, while country and hip-hop demographics are less likely to have internet connections.
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** Somewhat related, is the launch and sudden, inexplicable, inevitable failure of alternative rock stations in these areas. This is largely due to the tech-savviness of that demographic as they were early adapters to innovation such as internet Internet radio, while country and hip-hop demographics are less likely to have internet connections.

* Jpop, as stated above, is stuck in its home country. [[{{Doujinshi}} Doujin Music]], gets hit with this trope ''much harder'' that even Jpop fans doesn't know much about them. For instance, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chata Chata]] is hailed as the queen of doujin music, but she is only known within doujin music enthusiasts.
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* Jpop, J Pop, as stated above, is stuck in its home country. [[{{Doujinshi}} Doujin Music]], gets hit with this trope ''much harder'' that even Jpop J Pop fans doesn't know much about them. For instance, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chata Chata]] is hailed as the queen of doujin music, but she is only known within doujin music enthusiasts.

** But there are millions of soccer fans in America -- enough to post decent numbers for European soccer broadcasts on ESPN/FSC and keep UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer's numbers growing. However, unless it's UsefulNotes/WorldCup time, non-fans are unlikely to hear anything about soccer in America unless they very closely follow sports journalism.
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** But there are millions of soccer fans in America -- enough to post decent numbers for European soccer broadcasts on ESPN/FSC and keep UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer's numbers growing. However, unless it's UsefulNotes/WorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]] time, non-fans are unlikely to hear anything about soccer in America unless they very closely follow sports journalism.

* Similarly, most trading card games. Thousands of dollars in prizes are given away worldwide in some of the bigger tournaments (mostly TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering or TabletopGame/YuGiOh), but most people still consider them kids' games, and would only recognize a "professional" player if they cross over into something slightly more mainstream, like poker.
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* Similarly, most trading card games. Thousands of dollars in prizes are given away worldwide in some of the bigger tournaments (mostly TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' or TabletopGame/YuGiOh), ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''), but most people still consider them kids' games, and would only recognize a "professional" player if they cross over into something slightly more mainstream, like poker.

*** In Russia a similar thing happened [[TheNewRussia in the 90s]]: in the absence of [=PCs=] and consoles, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendy_(console) NES clone "Dendy"]] became a generic name for any gaming console, and a lot of popular NES-era games were unknown because they were neither sold nor pirated.
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*** In Russia a similar thing happened [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia in the 90s]]: in the absence of [=PCs=] and consoles, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendy_(console) NES clone "Dendy"]] became a generic name for any gaming console, and a lot of popular NES-era games were unknown because they were neither sold nor pirated.

* Virtually ''any'' webcomic, no matter how popular, will go almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media. This can be observed by their Wikipedia articles -- many webcomic articles have been deleted, while the few holdouts are widely padded with self-reference, and at best one or two third-party sources. The few that have ascended to mainstream notability include ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', and ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. ** ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' may have finally ascended into the mainstream in late 2013 with the arrival of its [[WesternAnimation/AxeCop cartoon adaptation]] on Creator/{{Fox}}.
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* Virtually ''any'' webcomic, no matter how popular, will go almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media. This can be observed by their Wikipedia articles -- many webcomic articles have been deleted, while the few holdouts are widely padded with self-reference, and at best one or two third-party sources. The few that have ascended to mainstream notability include ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', and ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. ** ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''. ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' may have finally ascended into the mainstream in late 2013 with the arrival of its [[WesternAnimation/AxeCop cartoon adaptation]] on Creator/{{Fox}}.

* Anything that becomes popular on the Internet tends to stay in that particular sector of the Internet and completely unknown to those who don't use the Internet much or stay in a few social circles. {{Meme|ticMutation}}s are an especially visible example: Familiarity with very popular ones like Longcat or Trollface is a good Internet-savviness litmus test. {{Periphery Demographic}}s are another example; ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is still seen as weird for adults to enjoy, for instance, among casual Internet users. Because things that become popular on the Internet rarely make much headway offline, spending large amounts of time on the Internet can cause a pretty skewed idea of general trends. There are exceptions though, most notably teenage girl phenomena that lead towards mainstream commercial success, like Music/JustinBieber, or concepts that get popularized in mainstream media such as the [=YouTube=] memetic videos referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Canada on Strike." ** In fact, whether or not an internet meme has been featured on mainstream media is generally considered a good indicator of whether or not that meme is now DeaderThanDisco.
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* Anything that becomes popular on the Internet tends to stay in that particular sector of the Internet and completely unknown to those who don't use the Internet much or stay in a few social circles. {{Meme|ticMutation}}s are an especially visible example: Familiarity with very popular ones like Longcat or Trollface is a good Internet-savviness litmus test. {{Periphery Demographic}}s are another example; ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is still seen as weird for adults to enjoy, for instance, among casual Internet users. Because things that become popular on the Internet rarely make much headway offline, spending large amounts of time on the Internet can cause a pretty skewed idea of general trends. There are exceptions though, most notably teenage girl phenomena that lead towards mainstream commercial success, like Music/JustinBieber, or concepts that get popularized in mainstream media such as the [=YouTube=] memetic videos referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Canada on Strike." ** " In fact, whether or not an internet Internet meme has been featured on mainstream media is generally considered a good indicator of whether or not that meme is now DeaderThanDisco.

* Website/FourChan, while a cornerstone of internet culture, is very obscure outside it. Its main claim to fame outside of it is "The Fappening."
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* Website/FourChan, while a cornerstone of internet Internet culture, is very obscure outside it. Its main claim to fame outside of it is "The Fappening."

* Back in the times of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, it was possible to receive [[TheBonnRepublic West German]] TV-programs in most places of UsefulNotes/EastGermany - except in the area of the Dresden Basin. Because of this lack of information regarding Western news coverage and of course also Western pop culture, it was accordingly called the "[[FanNickname Valley of the Clueless]]". ** In turn, few West Germans bothered to consume East German pop culture, which now can cause Pop Culture Isolation in [[TheBerlinRepublic re-unified Germany]].
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* Back in the times of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, it was possible to receive [[TheBonnRepublic West German]] UsefulNotes/{{West German|y}} TV-programs in most places of UsefulNotes/EastGermany - except in the area of the Dresden Basin. Because of this lack of information regarding Western news coverage and of course also Western pop culture, it was accordingly called the "[[FanNickname Valley of the Clueless]]". ** Clueless]]". In turn, few West Germans bothered to consume East German pop culture, which now can cause Pop Culture Isolation in [[TheBerlinRepublic [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinRepublic re-unified Germany]].

** Their attractiveness is what help them get noticed in the first place despite being D-Listers. Case in point Jaime King pre-SinCity. You'd be hard pressed to find someone in the mainstream who knew who she was. But Maxim magazine and people on the internet did. Interestingly enough she hasn't done anything mainstream since. Likewise with Emmanuelle Vaugier prior to Series/{{CSINY}}.
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** Their attractiveness is what help them get noticed in the first place despite being D-Listers. Case in point Jaime King pre-SinCity. You'd be hard pressed to find someone in the mainstream who knew who she was. But Maxim magazine and people on the internet did. Interestingly enough she hasn't done anything mainstream since. Likewise with Emmanuelle Vaugier prior to Series/{{CSINY}}.''Series/{{CSINY}}''.

* If you walk into a store that caters to wargamers, a store that caters to model train hobbyists, and a general crafts store, you will see very similar merchandise on the shelves, but the staff are likely to be completely unaware of their "competitors". ** Similarly, stores where wargaming is king vs. stores where roleplaying and/or [=TCGs=] are king vs. stores where video gaming is king.
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* If you walk into a store that caters to wargamers, a store that caters to model train hobbyists, and a general crafts store, you will see very similar merchandise on the shelves, but the staff are likely to be completely unaware of their "competitors". ** "competitors". Similarly, stores where wargaming is king vs. stores where roleplaying and/or [=TCGs=] are king vs. stores where video gaming is king.

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29th Jan '16 10:11:07 PM FurryKef
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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 whomever 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 radio from each region had different and diverse play lists. So whomever 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]].
25th Jan '16 4:43:56 PM LaptopGuy
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* ''Paper'' is a small, independent entertainment magazine. While they do have a following in the New York City Area, they're known to the general public only for the Creator/KimKardashian "Break The Internet" cover. * Few people outside of France know anything about ''Charlie Hebdo'' magazine other than the fact that its offices were subject to a terrorist attack in January 2015.

* This is pretty common with universities in the United States, For example, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are the two top universities in Michigan and both attract huge numbers of students from all over the state. However, go to a more distant state like New Jersey, and you'll find plenty of Wolverines but hardly any Spartans.
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* This is pretty common with universities in the United States, For example, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are the two top universities in Michigan and both attract huge numbers of students from all over the state. However, go to a more distant state like New Jersey, and you'll find plenty of Wolverines but hardly any Spartans.far fewer Spartans. But that's nothing compared to, say, the University of Washington, which has almost zero presence in the Garden State.

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* This is pretty common with universities Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. People in the United States, For example, the University field of Michigan and Michigan State University are the two top universities in Michigan and both attract huge numbers of students medicine probably know all about it. The general public knows almost nothing about it aside from all over a) also being known as Lou Gehrig's Disease and b) the state. However, go to a more distant state like New Jersey, and you'll find plenty of Wolverines but hardly any Spartans.Ice Bucket Challenge.
25th Jan '16 6:23:32 AM LaptopGuy
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* Steve Harvey is a very popular comedian in the black community, but not too many people outside of it even know he exists. He arguably may have overcome this due to his sitcom, and appearing in ''The Kings of Comedy''. And taking over as the host of ''Series/FamilyFeud'' in 2010. And then getting his own talk show in 2012. This is arguably true of most Black comedians before they land a sitcom deal, or hell, any comedian since they tend to only be popular within a certain niche (women, college students, blacks, Latinos, Asians, other ethnicities, etc.)
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* Steve Harvey is a very popular comedian in the black community, but not too many people outside of it even know he exists. He arguably may have overcome this due to his sitcom, and appearing in ''The Kings of Comedy''. And taking over as the host of ''Series/FamilyFeud'' in 2010. And then getting his own talk show in 2012. Sadly, the Miss Universe screw-up undid all of it; despite the publicity he got from it, it's become practically [[NeverLiveItDown all he's known for]] outside his audience. This is arguably true of most Black comedians before they land a sitcom deal, or hell, any comedian since they tend to only be popular within a certain niche (women, college students, blacks, Latinos, Asians, other ethnicities, etc.)
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