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14th Oct '17 4:19:47 PM Premonition45
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* The 2005 remake of ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' was inspired by the 2002 Enron scandal, [[TwentyMinutesIntoThePast with the film set in 2000]] ending with Dick's former coworker telling him [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge he's been hired by Enron]], and its executives are sarcastically "thanked" in the closing credits.

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* The 2005 remake of ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' was inspired by the 2002 Enron scandal, [[TwentyMinutesIntoThePast with the film set in 2000]] ending with [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge Dick's former coworker telling him [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge he's been hired by Enron]], and its executives are sarcastically "thanked" in the closing credits.
11th Oct '17 3:45:21 PM DanDruff
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* Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Polly" was based on the kidnapping of a girl who eventually escaped from her abductor.

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* Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Polly" was based on the kidnapping and brutal rape of a girl who eventually escaped from her abductor.attacker.
10th Oct '17 5:45:04 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In the two-part episode "Past Tense", Sisko, Bashir, and Dax find themselves in the year 2024, where the United States has set up "sanctuary districts" for the homeless and long-term unemployed that have essentially become internment camps where the poor are sent to be forgotten by the rest of society. At the time (1994-95), Los Angeles' mayor proposed something very like Sanctuary Districts ''while they were filming the episode''.
8th Oct '17 2:38:47 PM Premonition45
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* The 2005 remake of ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' was inspired by the 2002 Enron scandal, [[TwentyMinutesIntoThePast with the film set in 2000]] ending with Dick's former coworker telling him [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge he's been hired by Enron]], and its executives are sarcastically "thanked" in the closing credits.
6th Oct '17 11:44:11 PM ShorinBJ
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* "Pornstar's Requiem" in season 16 revolves around a character based on Belle Knox, the Duke pornstar.
3rd Oct '17 8:32:03 PM Antronach
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* [[spoiler:Or, [[http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/23/pennsylvania.corrupt.judges/ a more literally ripped-from-the-headlines example from my area]].]]

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* [[spoiler:Or, [[http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/23/pennsylvania.corrupt.judges/ a more literally ripped-from-the-headlines example from my area]].Pennsylvania]].]]
29th Sep '17 4:20:17 PM DRCEQ
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* A lot of anime dealing with the [[UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce Japanese Self-Defense Force]], national security, and terrorism that aired beginning 2014 onwards is almost certain to have been influence by the Abe administration's hawkish stance on foreign policy. Beginning mid-2014, the Japanese government began to loosen the [[TechnicalPacifist restrictions]] concerning overseas military deployment and arms exports and completed this process in late 2015. Anime that were influenced by this include shows like ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise'', ''Anime/TerrorInResonance'', ''Literature/{{Gate}}'', and ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie''. As time goes on, it's almost certain more will come.

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* The episode "Not Equal" from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' involves Section 9 investigating the mysterious sighting of the daughter of a high profile businessman who had been kidnapped by a terrorist organization many years ago. They eventually find out that the girl is the leader of the faction. This mirrors the disappearance of Patty Hearst, daughter of a media mogul who was kidnapped by a terrorist group, and was later seen working with them back in TheSeventies.
* A lot of anime dealing with the [[UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce Japanese Self-Defense Force]], national security, and terrorism that aired beginning 2014 onwards is almost certain to have been influence influenced by the Abe administration's hawkish stance on foreign policy. Beginning mid-2014, the Japanese government began to loosen the [[TechnicalPacifist restrictions]] concerning overseas military deployment and arms exports and completed this process in late 2015. Anime that were influenced by this include shows like ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise'', ''Anime/TerrorInResonance'', ''Literature/{{Gate}}'', and ''Anime/PsychoPassTheMovie''. As time goes on, it's almost certain more will come.



* The song "The Way" by Fastball is based on a news story about an elderly couple who disappeared on their way to a local event and were later found dead, hundreds of miles from their destination. The lyrics take some liberties with their stories, speculating upon how and why they left their path.

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* The song "The Way" by Fastball ''Fastball'' is based on a news story from 1997 about an elderly couple from Salado, Texas, who disappeared on their way to a local event being held in Temple, and were later found dead, hundreds dead at the bottom of a 25 foot cliff just a few miles outside of Hot Springs, Arkansaw (more than 500 hundred miles from their destination. The destination). Lead singer Tony Scalzo was inspired to write lyrics take some liberties about a presumably middle-aged couple who just got fed up with their stories, speculating upon how lives and why they left reality, and abandoned their path.children and everything else for a chance to find paradise. The refrain still makes it clear that they've reached Heaven, but their ghosts can still be seen wandering.



* The music video for "Learn To Fly" by ''Music/FooFighters'' was inspired by an incident where the Drug Enforcement Agency discovered cocaine stashed away inside the nose cone of a commercial jet. The band took this idea and ran with it, featuring Creator/JackBlack and Kyle Gass of ''Music/TenaciousD'' scrambling to hide away some cocaine before they're caught. They stash it inside the coffee maker, which results in everyone getting high as balls, including the flight crew. This leaves the band members themselves, who had already been served other drinks before-hand, to make an emergency landing.



* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/09/25/episode-1042-self-regulating/ This]] ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' comic.

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* [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/09/25/episode-1042-self-regulating/ This]] ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' comic.comic pokes fun at government bailouts and the housing crisis of the late 2000's.
31st Aug '17 8:03:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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** DC put out four volumes of anthologies: ''9-11: Artists Respond'', ''9-11: The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember'', ''9-11: Emergency Relief'' and ''A Moment of Silence'', stories showing their heroes dealing with the tragedy. A particularly strong story, which also managed to avoid the logic gaffes from the above-mentioned Marvel reactions, was {{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s ''Comicbook/{{Static}}'' entry in the second volume. Rather than dealing with the destruction of the Twin Towers themselves, the story instead focused on the backlash against innocent Muslims that began once people started blaming them for 9/11. Several of the other stories also had this theme and reminded readers that people of all faiths, Muslims included, died in the attacks.

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** DC put out four volumes of anthologies: ''9-11: Artists Respond'', ''9-11: The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember'', ''9-11: Emergency Relief'' and ''A Moment of Silence'', stories showing their heroes dealing with the tragedy. A particularly strong story, which also managed to avoid the logic gaffes from the above-mentioned Marvel reactions, was {{Dwayne Creator/{{Dwayne McDuffie}}'s ''Comicbook/{{Static}}'' entry in the second volume. Rather than dealing with the destruction of the Twin Towers themselves, the story instead focused on the backlash against innocent Muslims that began once people started blaming them for 9/11. Several of the other stories also had this theme and reminded readers that people of all faiths, Muslims included, died in the attacks.
26th Aug '17 9:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Smothered" is pretty closely based on what happened to Pati Margello. The step-father of her boyfriend, Dean MacGuigan hired hit men to kill her. This was with full knowledge and consent of Dean's mother, Lisa Moseley, heir to the DuPont fortune.

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* "Smothered" is pretty closely based on what happened to Pati Margello. The step-father of her boyfriend, Dean MacGuigan [=MacGuigan=] hired hit men to kill her. This was with full knowledge and consent of Dean's mother, Lisa Moseley, heir to the DuPont [=DuPont=] fortune.
25th Aug '17 2:56:38 PM RF99
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Season 5's Faith Militant is a radical perversion of an existing major religion, and consists mostly of young black-clothed men who didn't find meaning in their previous lives. Together they enforce their radical and homophobic notions wherever they go. Well...
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