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18th Mar '17 8:03:17 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* It can still be true today with R&B. Everybody knows Music/AliciaKeys, Music/{{Beyonce}}, and Music/{{Rihanna}} but very few people know Music/IndiaArie, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild etc. outside the African-American community.

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* It can still be true today with R&B. Everybody knows Music/{{Usher}}, Music/AliciaKeys, Music/{{Beyonce}}, and Music/{{Rihanna}} but very few people know Music/IndiaArie, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild Soulchild, Luke James, etc. outside the African-American community.
27th Feb '17 7:20:58 PM LaptopGuy
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* It's often joked that wrestling is TwoDecadesBehind in pop culture. A lot of that can be attributed to Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who is widely cited by just about everyone as incredibly out of touch with not only the wrestling audience itself, but with pop culture in general. There are numerous stories of how Vince put the kibosh on a popular gimmick referencing a current pop culture phenomenon because he didn't know anything about its source. Hell, despite being seen eating one numerous times, he had no idea what a ''burrito'' was until someone brought it up.

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* It's often joked that wrestling is TwoDecadesBehind in pop culture. A lot of that can be attributed to Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, who is widely cited by just about everyone as incredibly out of touch with not only the wrestling audience itself, but with pop culture in general. There are numerous stories of how Vince put the kibosh on a popular gimmick (i.e. Pirate Paul Burchill) referencing a current pop culture phenomenon because he didn't know anything about its source. Hell, despite being seen eating one numerous times, he had no idea what a ''burrito'' was until someone brought it up.
27th Feb '17 7:02:22 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' is much less known nowadays for being a German Expressionist horror classic than it is for the ending gag in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Graveyard Shift".
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.
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