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21st Sep '16 10:05:20 AM Premonition45
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* Satirized on ''TheSimpsons,'' on the episode where the elementary school puts in "edgy" vending machines--Ralph Wiggum says, "It's fun to obey the machine." The corporate mascots Scammer and Z-Dog are described by their creators as "spokesrebels".
** Several commentators have also noted that ''TheSimpsons'' in general frequently satirizes corporate culture and capitalism while significantly benefiting from them; [[BitingTheHandHumor it often rips into Fox]], its home network, while at the same time being one of Fox's flagship shows which is merchandised and promoted up the yin-yang.

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* Satirized on ''TheSimpsons,'' on the episode where the elementary school throughout ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "The Heartbroke Kid", Springfield Elementary School
puts in "edgy" vending machines--Ralph Wiggum says, "It's fun to obey the machine." The corporate mascots Scammer and Z-Dog are described by their creators as "spokesrebels".
** Several commentators have also noted that ''TheSimpsons'' ''The Simpsons'' in general frequently satirizes corporate culture and capitalism while significantly benefiting from them; [[BitingTheHandHumor it often rips into Fox]], its home network, while at the same time being one of Fox's flagship shows which is merchandised and promoted up the yin-yang.
28th Jul '16 5:17:16 PM Ezclee4050
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** [[http://www.tofugu.com/2012/10/17/language-professors-hate-him-pimsleur-his-method-and-talking-fast/ "Language Professors HATE Him!"]] He's prominent ''language professor'' Paul Pimsleur, whose language-learning method is considered very mainstream and non-controversial. Also, he's been dead since 1976.

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** [[http://www.tofugu.com/2012/10/17/language-professors-hate-him-pimsleur-his-method-and-talking-fast/ "Language Professors HATE Him!"]] He's prominent ''language professor'' ''[[BoomerangBigot language professor]]'' Paul Pimsleur, whose language-learning method is considered very mainstream and non-controversial. Also, he's been dead since 1976.
26th Jun '16 2:03:44 AM gewunomox
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* ''Psychosocial'' by {{Slipknot}} brings this up with the line about "Packaging subversion."

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* ''Psychosocial'' by {{Slipknot}} Music/{{Slipknot}} brings this up with the line about "Packaging subversion."
31st May '16 1:24:52 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** The music they use in their ads for iPods and iPhones are usually [[IsntItIronic anti-commercialist songs with "bourgeois" in the title]].

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** The music they use in their ads for iPods and iPhones are usually One iPod Nano ad was set to "Bourgeois Shangri-La" by Miss Li, which is an [[IsntItIronic anti-commercialist songs with "bourgeois" in the title]].song]].
14th May '16 11:30:43 PM nombretomado
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* The entire history of this phenomenon - at least in America - is traced by economist Thomas Frank in his book ''The Conquest of Cool''. Frank points out that the "do-what-you-wanna-do" philosophy of TheSixties was actually an aesthetic crafted by ''MadMen''-style Madison Avenue types. That's right: the "cultural revolution" that supposedly turned everything we knew about the world completely upside-down was the handiwork of middle-class kids aping the consumer culture of the guys in suits they claimed to despise.

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* The entire history of this phenomenon - at least in America - is traced by economist Thomas Frank in his book ''The Conquest of Cool''. Frank points out that the "do-what-you-wanna-do" philosophy of TheSixties was actually an aesthetic crafted by ''MadMen''-style ''Series/MadMen''-style Madison Avenue types. That's right: the "cultural revolution" that supposedly turned everything we knew about the world completely upside-down was the handiwork of middle-class kids aping the consumer culture of the guys in suits they claimed to despise.
8th May '16 11:57:11 AM nombretomado
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* Producer Harry Thompson (of HaveIGotNewsForYou amongst other things) pointed out that a newspaper opinion piece once featured the captain of a 'satirical panel game' protesting vigorously that Cedric Brown over at British Gas was getting £10,000 of public money for just three days of work a week. Harry Thompson pointed out that the satirist was getting £10,000 of public money for three hours of work a week.

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* Producer Harry Thompson (of HaveIGotNewsForYou ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' amongst other things) pointed out that a newspaper opinion piece once featured the captain of a 'satirical panel game' protesting vigorously that Cedric Brown over at British Gas was getting £10,000 of public money for just three days of work a week. Harry Thompson pointed out that the satirist was getting £10,000 of public money for three hours of work a week.
16th Apr '16 1:09:53 PM WillBGood
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* One of the earliest examples of this trope came in the late '60s, when CBS Records pretty much invoked this trope in their ads. Mitch Miller, the label's previous A&R head, disliked rock and largely avoided signing any bands too edgy. When he left, CBS became desperate to catch up and wanted to burnish their image with hip youth in a huge hurry. So they ran a campaign built around slogans like "[[http://beyond-the-calico-wall.tumblr.com/post/59537738626/babylonfalling-the-man-cant-bust-our-music The Man Can't Bust Our Music]]" and "[[http://books.google.com/books?id=_dEddefiYx0C&pg=PA513 The Revolutionaries Are On CBS]]."
16th Apr '16 1:08:58 PM WillBGood
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* The UsefulNotes/NewHollywood was the golden age for this trope. This era saw big budget films critical of American life, mocking religious values, the nuclear family, capitalism, American imperialism and all of them made by the establishment. Films from this era include: Film/TheGodfather, Film/{{Chinatown}}, Film/{{Nashville}}, Film/TheParallaxView.

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* The UsefulNotes/NewHollywood was the golden age for this trope. This era saw big budget films critical of American life, mocking religious values, the nuclear family, capitalism, American imperialism and all of them made by the establishment. Films from this era include: Film/TheGodfather, Film/{{Chinatown}}, Film/{{Nashville}}, Film/TheParallaxView.''Film/TheGodfather'', ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', ''Film/{{Nashville}}'', ''Film/TheParallaxView''.



** Literature/Sherlock Holmes by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle is another instance. He's a brilliant detective, representative of pure rationality, a bachelor who is socially eccentric and a drug addict, yet he is the very much a defender of Order in the fight between OrderVersusChaos and a upholder of British rationality.

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** Literature/Sherlock Holmes Literature/SherlockHolmes by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle is another instance. He's a brilliant detective, representative of pure rationality, a bachelor who is socially eccentric and a drug addict, yet he is the very much a defender of Order in the fight between OrderVersusChaos and a upholder of British rationality.
5th Apr '16 11:50:40 AM Norkas
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* All those far right populist movements that shoot up like mushrooms the world over and are busy catching votes by thundering against [[ConceptsAreCheap vaguely defined "elites"]]. Anyone who knows their history understands that wherever far right elements take power graft and corruption skyrocket due to crony capitalism, i.e. the parties in question installing themselves as the new elite.
26th Mar '16 9:00:00 AM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''{{Coupling}}'' has Patrick thoroughly shred one of Sally's political views, since she was trying to claim that the Lefties are essentially the "struggling rebels". He pointed out that not only had they been mainstream for quite some time, but had ''held a majority'' for several years. Howard, a GayConservative Jane is trying to seduce, sides with Patrick despite Sally insisting that as a gay man he [[CategoryTraitor should be on her side]].

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* One episode of ''{{Coupling}}'' ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' has Patrick thoroughly shred one of Sally's political views, since she was trying to claim that the Lefties are essentially the "struggling rebels". He pointed out that not only had they been mainstream for quite some time, but had ''held a majority'' for several years. Howard, a GayConservative Jane is trying to seduce, sides with Patrick despite Sally insisting that as a gay man he [[CategoryTraitor should be on her side]].
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