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19th Nov '16 8:08:03 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* The Cleveland Indians traditional mascot, Chief Wahoo, remains a somewhat controversial one. Due to objections raised over the cartoonish depiction of an American Indian warrior, the Chief is no longer used as silly animated character for rallying fans during games. His image is, however, still used as an emblem on uniforms and merchandise. While the team's owner denies that there are any plans to get rid of the logo, some fans speculate that the Chief is gradually being replaced with the alternate logo, the "Block C".
15th Nov '16 5:45:00 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Webcomic/ThisIsNotFiction'': The original premise of the comic was Julian trying to find his CelebrityCrush Sidney Morgan accompanied by [[TheDon Landon]] and [[ShipperOnDeck Isaiah]]. Particularly, after Landon and Julian get arrested, the series goes into CerberusSyndrome and the main focus of the plot becomes Julian and Landon's WillTheyOrWontThey. Eventually, Isaiah recognizes that Julian is not really all that interested in Sidney Morgan anymore and that their latest adventures were pretty much using Sidney Morgan as an excuse to hang around with his friends.
28th Oct '16 5:08:48 PM fearlessnikki
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* There is no real need for Andromeda to appear in the 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' given she has [[DemotedToExtra lost her role as love interest to Perseus]] and her city has already done more than enough to anger the gods even without her mother's hubris in proclaiming her beauty. She only seems to have been retained at all because Perseus rescuing Andromeda is such a big part of the original myth. Andromeda is shown handing out food to the poor people in the city, so at least she is useful in-universe. It's also worth noting that she ''was'' Perseus's love interest in the original cut of the film (with Io and Perseus simply being LikeBrotherAndSister) and had much more screentime that ended up being cut as a result of ExecutiveMeddling. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1pW_71h3rk this alternate ending]].

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* There is no real need for Andromeda to appear in the 2010 remake of ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' given she has [[DemotedToExtra lost her role as love interest to Perseus]] and her city has already done more than enough to anger the gods even without her mother's hubris in proclaiming her beauty. She only seems to have been retained at all because Perseus rescuing Andromeda is such a big part of the original myth. Andromeda is shown handing out food to the poor people in the city, so at least she is useful in-universe. It's also worth noting that she ''was'' Perseus's love interest in the original cut of the film (with Io and Perseus simply being LikeBrotherAndSister) and had much more screentime that ended up being cut as a result of ExecutiveMeddling. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1pW_71h3rk this alternate ending]]. The sequel pairs them romantically at last.


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* ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' keeps the Christening scene from the original ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' intact - where Maleficent interrupts before the third fairy grants her wish. In the original it was a plot point - as the third fairy was able to soften Maleficent's curse so that the princess will only sleep instead of dying. But in ''Maleficent'', the curse is for sleep from the start and never gets softened.
26th Oct '16 2:44:28 PM pinkdalek
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* Emoji were originally designed for Japanese pager users in 1999, with sponsorship from the Japanese ticketing firm Pia. This explains the inclusion of "Soon With Rightwards Arrow Above", "On With Exclamation Mark With Left Right Arrow Above", "Top With Upwards Arrow Above" and "Back With Leftwards Arrow Above" - these glyphs had been developed as part of an automated notification system for Pia customers, with the idea being that they could receive text messages reminding them that a ticketed event was popular, about to begin, already started, or informing them that they had missed it. The emoji can't be removed, because doing so would wreck the Unicode system that makes them work.
* Several other unusual symbol choices trace their history back to the design intention to use them as automated notification systems. The sun, cloud, umbrella, lightning bolt, cyclone, snowman and moon phases were intended for use by for weather forecast services; the ships and planes for travel reminders; the astrological symbols and blood type icons for fortune-telling services.
*The "Pager" emoji makes perfect sense as a basic telecommunication symbol for a system designed for pagers in 1999, but there is no way it would have been included had the format been designed at [[TechnologyMarchesOn any time after about 2002 at the absolute latest]]. As [[NoExportForYou the system only became popular in the West after its inclusion on the [=iPhone=] in 2011]], many users aren't even sure what the little device is supposed to be...
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21st Oct '16 1:52:48 PM MusicManSamwise
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* Ronald McDonald, of {{McDonalds}} fame, has been largely retired from the restaurant chain's advertising in the US, mainly due to pressure from nutrition advocates concerned about peddling unhealthy fast food to children. However, his name is still present in the company's network of childrens' charities (Ronald McDonald House), and his image can still be seen in the kids' playset areas in some restaurants (although these are being phased out as well).
17th Oct '16 6:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* Back in the 1950's, MadMagazine had actual "departments" for comics and other stuff. Nowadays, "such-and-such department" might as well just be "such-and-such", given that each article just has its own, snarky intro line.

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* Back in the 1950's, MadMagazine ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' had actual "departments" for comics and other stuff. Nowadays, "such-and-such department" might as well just be "such-and-such", given that each article just has its own, snarky intro line.
27th Sep '16 12:09:49 PM occono
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Compare GrandfatherClause, where something cliché or inappropriate is retained because of tradition. Contrast CanonImmigrant, PinballProtagonist, BreakoutCharacter and CreatorsPet. See also ArtifactTitle. See NetworkDecay when this happens to an entire channel. On occasion The Artifact (or something the writers think is only an artifact) will be done away with but then missed and brought back in a different form as a ReplacementArtifact; if The Artifact is restructured to fit in with current sensibilities, it's ReimaginingTheArtifact.

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Compare GrandfatherClause, where something cliché or inappropriate is retained because of tradition. Contrast CanonImmigrant, PinballProtagonist, BreakoutCharacter and CreatorsPet. See also ArtifactTitle. See NetworkDecay when this happens to an entire channel. On occasion The Artifact (or something the writers think is only an artifact) will be done away with but then missed and brought back in a different form as a ReplacementArtifact; if The Artifact is restructured to fit in with current sensibilities, it's ReimaginingTheArtifact.
ReimaginingTheArtifact. When changes to a story or franchise ARE made after some early ideas don't quite fit development of the concept, that's EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
24th Sep '16 7:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' was originally written as a pre-history for the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness; strong hints of this remained all throughout 1st edition, until that train of thought was pretty much abandoned for 2nd edition. This is why the 1st edition Lunars [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse took more than a few elements from the Garou]] ([[FanonDiscontinuity much to the displeasure of fans]]), Sidereals occasionally had to deal with [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Paradox]], and the Underworld was ruled by [[WraithTheOblivion Deathlords]] and the Neverborn, who were paradoxically called "Malfeans" as well when Malfeas was a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Yozi]] instead.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' was originally written as a pre-history for the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness; strong hints of this remained all throughout 1st edition, until that train of thought was pretty much abandoned for 2nd edition. This is why the 1st edition Lunars [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse took more than a few elements from the Garou]] ([[FanonDiscontinuity much to the displeasure of fans]]), Sidereals occasionally had to deal with [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Paradox]], and the Underworld was ruled by [[WraithTheOblivion [[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion Deathlords]] and the Neverborn, who were paradoxically called "Malfeans" as well when Malfeas was a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Yozi]] instead.
22nd Sep '16 6:22:25 PM BugsFan17
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* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' was originally about the travails of Major Bloom, his grandson Milo, and the other residences of the Bloom Boarding House. The aspect of the Blooms owning the house was dropped after a while, standout ensemble characters like Binkley and Opus started to take prominence, and the elder Blooms and earlier boarding house residents were dropped after a year or two. By the end of the original strip in 1989, Milo was the only character that remained from the beginning of the strip, and we never did get a good idea of who owned the house.
22nd Sep '16 6:17:32 PM BugsFan17
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* Music/BillyJoel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" tends to stick out like a sore thumb whenever he includes it in a concert [[CreatorBacklash (not that he plays it often)]] - very few of his songs are as drenched in '80s synth, and most of the other songs are heavily piano-based or have synth parts that are less distracting ("Pressure") or so iconic that you can't really leave them out ("The Entertainer").
** "Captain Jack," on the odd occasion that it's performed, since it's one of his earlier works and he's slightly embarrassed by the more juvenile lyrics (such as the [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbation references]]).
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