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23rd May '17 6:26:07 AM SkidTroper
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13th May '17 4:07:12 PM nombretomado
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** A similar effect happened with the Trevor Rabin-era line-up of Music/{{Yes}}, who had to share catchy, post-modern, commercial, {{MTV}}-approved '80s pop hits like "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" in their setlists with early progressive [[EpicRocking epics]] like "Heart Of The Sunrise" and "Your Move/All Good People" from TheSeventies.

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** A similar effect happened with the Trevor Rabin-era line-up of Music/{{Yes}}, who had to share catchy, post-modern, commercial, {{MTV}}-approved Creator/{{MTV}}-approved '80s pop hits like "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" in their setlists with early progressive [[EpicRocking epics]] like "Heart Of The Sunrise" and "Your Move/All Good People" from TheSeventies.
13th Apr '17 7:36:04 PM Green_lantern40
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* Ronald [=McDonald=] of UsefulNotes/{{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).

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Ronald [=McDonald=] of UsefulNotes/{{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).well).
** Mac Tonight's whole gimmick when he was first introduced was that he was a lounge crooner sitting at a (flying) piano singing [=McDonald's=]-themed lyrics to the tune of "Mack the Knife", specifically modeled after Bobby Darin (the artist most associated with the song). Then Darin's son Dodd Mitchell Darin filed a lawsuit against [=McDonald's=] telling them to stop using the tune in their commercials, claiming it infringed copyright. As a result, Mac was relegated to being just kinda... there (occasionally playing a saxophone, or -- in the case of a 2007 Singapore commercial -- singing a totally different song), and the company, realizing he was next to useless without his song, quietly retired him.
25th Mar '17 2:14:03 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s Will Turner. He was the proper protagonist for ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' as originally written, but then Creator/JohnnyDepp (appropriately) hijacked the show and turned it into a rollicking pirate yarn full of plenty of zany antics and double-crossing. The problem is that this left the clean-cut protagonist without any particular role in the film except as a LivingMacguffin and as the guy who gets the girl. In the followup movies, he's given a personal connection with Davy Jones through his father, and...that's about it. He doesn't even make for a good {{Foil}} to Jack Sparrow, because his classically-heroic characterization keeps him from fully participating in the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that permeates the rest of the cast. ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'' gets rid of him and is a stronger movie for it.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s Will Turner. He was the proper protagonist for ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' as originally written, but then Creator/JohnnyDepp (appropriately) hijacked the show and turned it into a rollicking pirate yarn full of plenty of zany antics and double-crossing. The problem is that this left the clean-cut protagonist without any particular role in the film except as a LivingMacguffin LivingMacGuffin and as the guy who gets the girl. In the followup movies, he's given a personal connection with Davy Jones through his father, and...that's about it. He doesn't even make for a good {{Foil}} to Jack Sparrow, because his classically-heroic characterization keeps him from fully participating in the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that permeates the rest of the cast. ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'' gets rid of him and is a stronger movie for it.
19th Mar '17 3:51:56 PM Doug86
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* Indirect fire weaponry such as mortars in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' still have their ranges noted as "G" for "guess", as the game mechanic originally called for the player to make a guess without measuring beforehand and place the effect marker at that distance, even if the rules have done away with the guessing two editions ago now, and you just place it where you want to hit and roll the dice...

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* Indirect fire weaponry such as mortars in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40K}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' still have their ranges noted as "G" for "guess", as the game mechanic originally called for the player to make a guess without measuring beforehand and place the effect marker at that distance, even if the rules have done away with the guessing two editions ago now, and you just place it where you want to hit and roll the dice...
16th Mar '17 7:06:48 PM Jhonny
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* Ride/SixFlags is the name of a string of theme parks from California to Massachusetts. The six flags are the "six flags of Texas," which have flown over it at various times in its history; the original park is near Dallas. The flags are the Spanish, French, Mexican, Texan (from its time as an independent nation), American, and Confederate. Now that the franchise is in other states, the six flags are simply shown in silhouette, as a brand logo. One reason this makes sense is because displaying the Confederate flag is a '''major''' controversy in American culture. One could argue that the flag is being used in a purely factual historical context, but one can't fault the company for wanting to steer clear of the controversy.

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* Ride/SixFlags is the name of a string of theme parks from California to Massachusetts. The six flags are the "six flags of Texas," which have flown over it at various times in its history; the original park is near Dallas. The flags are the Spanish, French, Mexican, Texan (from its time as an independent nation), American, and Confederate. Now that the franchise is in other states, the six flags are simply shown in silhouette, as a brand logo. One reason this makes sense is because displaying the Confederate flag is a '''major''' controversy in American culture. One could argue that the flag is being used in a purely factual historical context, but one can't fault the company for wanting to steer clear of the controversy. However, there is a whole other can of FridgeLogic involved with the confederate flag, given that the Confederacy had three official flag designs during its existence and it is hard to establish which of them actually flew over Texas and what that would make of the "six flags" that gave the name. In addition to that, the flag commonly known as the "Confederate Flag" was not one of those three. (Though the latter two designs included it in the upper left corner with the rest being white or white with a red horizontal strip respectively)
16th Mar '17 1:13:49 PM jtierney50
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* Theme Parks in general being associated with Monorails is explained by the era the first Disney parks opened. Back then Monorails were seen as futuristic and some kind of urban transport panacea. That idea is now DeaderThanDisco, but as Disney had built monorails Theme Parks around the world decided to FollowTheLeader. However, the two biggest disadvantages of monorails are not a major problem for theme parks: They are usually proprietary systems making them difficult to link across city lines (not a problem as no theme park will ever link with a theme park of a different company) and switching is a major headache if it is possible at all (not a problem as most lines are or can be designed as a simple loop.

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* Theme Parks in general being associated with Monorails is explained by the era the first Disney parks opened. Back then Monorails were seen as futuristic and some kind of urban transport panacea. That idea is now DeaderThanDisco, but as Disney had built monorails Theme Parks around the world decided to FollowTheLeader. Even fictional theme parks such as [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Nuka-World]] will feature them. However, the two biggest disadvantages of monorails are not a major problem for theme parks: They are usually proprietary systems making them difficult to link across city lines (not a problem as no theme park will ever link with a theme park of a different company) and switching is a major headache if it is possible at all (not a problem as most lines are or can be designed as a simple loop.loop).
16th Mar '17 9:43:46 AM rjd1922
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** Alabama has still the [[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/codeofalabama/constitution/1901/ca-245806.htm constitutional duty]] to organize a segregated school system [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Alabama#Discrimination among other outdated clauses]].

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** Alabama has still the [[http://www.legislature.state.al.us/codeofalabama/constitution/1901/ca-245806.htm constitutional duty]] to organize a segregated school system [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Alabama#Discrimination org/wiki/Constitution_of_Alabama#Racial_discrimination among other outdated clauses]].
16th Mar '17 9:40:46 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Ironically, being the largest MMA group in the world has led many people not as up on the sport to simply refer to it as ultimate fighting.
14th Mar '17 3:28:32 AM onionmaster
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* CaptainBeefheart's "Run Paint Run Run" (from Doc At The Radar Station) was an outtake from his previous album "Shiny Beast [Bat Chain Puller]", albeit with a new vocal track. This is evident because the track features trombone, a instrument only used on "Shiny Beast" whilst Bruce Fowler was in the band.
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