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29th May '16 9:12:35 PM PaulA
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* The parodic fairy tale ''Literature/TheDragonHoard'' has a non-specifically-medieval European setting, with references to modern concepts like dentists and deckchairs as dictated by the RuleOfFunny.
8th May '16 10:35:46 PM notacooldude
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* Any Creator/MelBrooks film that isn't set in the present,[[Film/SpaceBalls or once upon a time warp...]]
15th Feb '16 12:28:51 AM eroock
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15th Jan '16 3:12:52 PM Anddrix
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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove ancient Peru]], you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicenseHistory poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.

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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove ancient Peru]], you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicenseHistory poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- class-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.
27th Dec '15 2:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* Music/TinieTempah's ''Wonderman'' music video is ostensibly set in the 70s, parodying TheSixMillionDollarMan. Despite this, [[ProductPlacement a Blackberry Playbook, Paget wristwatch]], and modern exercise machines are prominently displayed.

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* Music/TinieTempah's ''Wonderman'' "Wonderman" music video is ostensibly set in the 70s, parodying TheSixMillionDollarMan.''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Despite this, [[ProductPlacement a Blackberry Playbook, Paget wristwatch]], and modern exercise machines are prominently displayed.
6th Dec '15 8:09:43 PM LadyNorbert
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* Overlaps with AnachronismStew in the ''VideoGame/DarkParables''. The detective usually arrives for her cases in a horse-drawn carriage or a boat; the most prominent science seen in the games is alchemy; and the attire of the characters the detective meets is hard to pin down to any one particular time period. At the same time, however, the detective herself wears leather jackets and gloves, and receives her instructions from MissionControl via tape recorder. Possibly justified by the idea that {{fairy tale}}s are meant to be timeless.
5th Oct '15 10:30:16 AM givcon14
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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, ancient Peru, you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicenseHistory poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.

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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove ancient Peru, Peru]], you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicenseHistory poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.
27th Sep '15 1:48:54 AM eedwardgrey3
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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, ancient Peru, you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.

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However, sometimes, telling a story (or being [[RuleOfFunny funny]]) is more important than being historically accurate. So while a story may theoretically be set in, say, ancient Peru, you'll find [[GreasySpoon truck stops]], [[HumiliationConga people slipping on over-waxed floors]], {{Lawyer Friendly|Cameo}} [[ScoutOut Boy Scouts]], and who knows what else. A bit like PresentDayPast, only applied to the whole of history-- liberally and without remorse for all those [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology [[ArtisticLicenseHistory poor history majors.]] While an AnachronismStew can be pretty subtle if you [[ViewersAreMorons don't pay attention in history class]]-- "Hey! They didn't [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean call it the Caribbean]] during the 1600s!"-- a Purely Aesthetic Era is ''blatant'' and intentional. It may be {{Hand Wave}}d with an AlternateHistory, but most folks don't even try to explain it.
25th Jul '15 6:54:27 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''ComicStrip/BeauPeep, the idea of the Foreign Legion guarding forts in the Sahara should put it in the first half of the 20th century. But apart from that, everything in the strip seems to be the present day.
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4th Jul '15 11:25:43 AM karstovich2
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* ''Film/AKnightsTale''... set in the 14th century, but with ''1970s rock music''. WordOfGod claims that the music is a kind of audible TranslationConvention. Authentic 13th century music would just sound old to modern audiences, so updating the music to modern-day stuff allows the audience to understand what the music means to the characters. [[EpilepticTrees Or something.]]

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* ''Film/AKnightsTale''... set in the 14th century, but with ''1970s rock music''. WordOfGod claims that the music is a kind of audible TranslationConvention. Authentic 13th 14th century music would just sound old to modern audiences, so updating the music to modern-day stuff allows the audience to understand what the music means to the characters. [[EpilepticTrees Or something.]]This decision makes a bit more sense when you realize that the "traditional" alternative, a classical soundtrack, is just as anachronistic as a rock one.
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