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16th Jun '18 10:50:07 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/{{Super}},'' when Libby lists superheroes with {{Kid Sidekick}}s, she rather surprisingly mentions the original Human Torch and Toro between Batman/Robin and Flash/Kid Flash.
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23rd May '18 12:57:01 AM Veanne
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* In fiction, the entire science of cryptography consists of: TheBookCipher, code books (usually [[Series/AlloAllo ridiculously funny]]) and for the [[Literature/SherlockHolmes ambitious]], substitution ciphers (which are always cracked by frequency analysis). If [[UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}} alchemists]] appear, there might be a highly obscure [[SpySpeak allusion cipher]]. PGP? Who's heard of it?
15th Apr '18 4:39:58 PM LaptopGuy
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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (at least when it was Stephen Harper; Justin Trudeau, who took over 2015, is pretty well-known to most Americans).

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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (at least when it was Stephen Harper; Justin Trudeau, who took over in 2015, is pretty well-known to most Americans).
15th Apr '18 4:39:40 PM LaptopGuy
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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015).

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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin (at least when it was Stephen Harper; Justin Trudeau, since 2015).
who took over 2015, is pretty well-known to most Americans).
19th Mar '18 9:36:10 PM CaptEquinox
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* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and Stoneman Douglas. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984.

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* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and Stoneman Douglas. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984. Only white kids do school shootings, by the way.[[note]]Jeffrey Weise (Ojibwa) was the shooter at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_shootings Red Lake]]; Jaylen Fryberg (Tulalip) was the shooter at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville_Pilchuck_High_School_shooting Maryville Pilchuck]]. ''Series/ThePath'' described the Marysville shooter as a white supremacist targeting black kids; Fryberg's victims were not black and the shooting was not racially motivated.[[/note]][[note]]In the 1960s, school shootings were associated with black and Hispanic kids, related to "racial unrest"; police roamed high school hallways even where nothing had happened. It was when white kids in suburban schools started doing it that it became national news.[[/note]]
19th Mar '18 9:24:23 PM CaptEquinox
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** To millions, while the show was on the air, ''Star Trek'' was "that show about the guy with the pointed ears." Many probably still think of it that way. They're also likely to know [[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Vulcan_salute?file=Spock_performing_Vulcan_salute.jpg this]] (and maybe even that [[https://thegrio.com/2012/04/04/twitpic-of-president-obama-with-star-trek-actress-nichelle-nichols-goes-viral/ this happened]]), but that's all.
10th Mar '18 3:23:18 PM KagSwirby
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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation only did CGI, forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films. And good luck people citing works outside of Franchise/{{Shrek}}, causing a slippery slope on mislabeling the company for only doing pop-culture reference-heavy works with DreamworksFace.
** Likewise, people tend to assume that films by Creator/IlluminationEntertainment (such as WesternAnimation/DespicableMe or WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets) are either Pixar or Dreamworks properties.

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* Creator/DreamworksAnimation Creator/DreamWorksAnimation only did CGI, forgetting they did plenty of 2D animated films. And good luck people citing works outside of Franchise/{{Shrek}}, causing a slippery slope on mislabeling the company for only doing pop-culture reference-heavy works with DreamworksFace.
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** Likewise, people tend to assume that films by Creator/IlluminationEntertainment (such as WesternAnimation/DespicableMe ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' or WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets) ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'') are either Pixar or Dreamworks [=DreamWorks=] properties.
16th Feb '18 10:06:14 PM LaptopGuy
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* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and M.S. Douglas. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984.

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* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and M.S. Stoneman Douglas. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984.
15th Feb '18 12:20:09 PM LaptopGuy
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* Hurricanes? Well, we've got Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, and, err... that's about it. And far as typhoons are concerned, only Haiyan exists in worldwide consciousness.

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* Hurricanes? Well, we've got Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and, err... that's about it. And far as typhoons are concerned, only Haiyan exists in worldwide consciousness.



* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984.

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* The only school shootings to ever happen were Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook.Hook, and M.S. Douglas. Teenage shootings also apparently began in the late 1990s; no one remembers, say, the [=McDonald's=] massacre in San Ysidro, California, in 1984.
22nd Jan '18 4:14:41 PM maxwellsilver
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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015). [[note]] although this may change with Trudeau given his (relative) youth and increased political tension making Canada more appealing.[[/note]]

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[[ValuesDissonance What is obscure varies depending on time and place.]] Shows from the '70s and '80s assume that people will know about figures like UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet and UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, but one can't assume the same anymore, while references to certain American personalities in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' will fly over the heads of viewers from elsewhere. Yet, while due to his antics, a lot of Americans probably know Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto (or at least ''was'' until his death), they'd be hard pressed to name the Prime Minister of Canada (Justin Trudeau, since 2015). [[note]] although this may change with Trudeau given his (relative) youth and increased political tension making Canada more appealing.[[/note]]
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