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18th Jul '17 8:25:20 AM tromag
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* In 1970, Melanie Safka released a song called "Look what they've done to my song, ma", which opined in the destructive effects of commercialism on music. A few years later, Generals Mills modified the song and used it in an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGiyQC_t0MY commercial for breakfast cereal.]]
8th Jul '17 12:48:55 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Soda OK Soda]]. Made by the Coca-Cola Company in 1993 to target the Gen-X/grunge demographic, it's... well, just read the page on TheOtherWiki. And somebody thought that angsty grunge teens would by into this?

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Soda OK Soda]]. Made by the Coca-Cola Company in 1993 to target the Gen-X/grunge demographic, it's... well, just read the page on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. And somebody thought that angsty grunge teens would by into this?
26th Jun '17 8:41:10 AM AndyLA
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* Anti-corporate, left-wing musicians who sign on to prominent record labels. Of course, not all of these bands are actually arguing that wealth is in and of itself evil. Many of them defend themselves by saying that major record labels are the only way they can get their music out to wide audiences. Others are simply unashamed of the fact that people pay them for a product that they provide. Both types will usually point to their charitable donations and public services to bolster their credibility.

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* Anti-corporate, left-wing musicians who sign on to prominent record labels.labels (one frequently mentioned example being Music/RageAgainstTheMachine, who are signed to Epic). Of course, not all of these bands are actually arguing that wealth is in and of itself evil. Many of them defend themselves by saying that major record labels are the only way they can get their music out to wide audiences. Others are simply unashamed of the fact that people pay them for a product that they provide. Both types will usually point to their charitable donations and public services to bolster their credibility.
26th Jun '17 3:33:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Critics of ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' (such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qfFbtIj5w here]]) argue that the musical falls into this trap, particularly with regards to how it treats HIV/AIDS. It's set in the 1980s in the shadow of the AIDS crisis, many of the characters are avant-garde {{Starving Artist}}s and it has designs towards being edgy, challenging and confronting. However, because it was also a major Broadway musical in the 1990s, it couldn't necessarily be ''too'' edgy, challenging and confronting lest it chase away the paying customers. This meant that it tended to focus more on the struggle between the [[TrueArt True Artist]] DoingItForThe Art being faced with the prospect of having to SellOut for MoneyDearBoy, with AIDS being mostly treated in a similar fashion as ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' treated tuberculosis (namely as a kind of VictorianNovelDisease that was tragically inevitable and almost romantically beautiful in a way)... which was particularly a problem given the numerous institution failings, incompetence and outright callous indifference that enabled the disease to become a pandemic that ravaged numerous communities and which were ripe for angry critique.

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* Critics of ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' (such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qfFbtIj5w here]]) argue that the musical falls into this trap, particularly with regards to how it treats HIV/AIDS. It's set in the 1980s in the shadow of the AIDS crisis, many of the characters are avant-garde {{Starving Artist}}s and it has designs towards being edgy, challenging and confronting. However, because it was also a major Broadway musical in the 1990s, it couldn't necessarily be ''too'' edgy, challenging and confronting lest it chase away the paying customers. This meant that it tended to focus more on the struggle between the [[TrueArt True Artist]] DoingItForThe Art DoingItForTheArt being faced with the prospect of having to SellOut for MoneyDearBoy, with AIDS being mostly treated in a similar fashion as ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' treated tuberculosis (namely as a kind of VictorianNovelDisease that was tragically inevitable and killed several characters in an almost romantically beautiful in a way)... which was particularly a problem given fashion). Given that, unlike tuberculosis, the AIDS crisis actually resulted from numerous institution failings, incompetence and outright callous indifference that enabled the disease to become a pandemic that ravaged numerous communities and which were ripe for angry critique.critique, this can be particularly glaring.
26th Jun '17 3:31:26 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Critics of ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'' (such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qfFbtIj5w here]]) argue that the musical falls into this trap, particularly with regards to how it treats HIV/AIDS. It's set in the 1980s in the shadow of the AIDS crisis, many of the characters are avant-garde {{Starving Artist}}s and it has designs towards being edgy, challenging and confronting. However, because it was also a major Broadway musical in the 1990s, it couldn't necessarily be ''too'' edgy, challenging and confronting lest it chase away the paying customers. This meant that it tended to focus more on the struggle between the [[TrueArt True Artist]] DoingItForThe Art being faced with the prospect of having to SellOut for MoneyDearBoy, with AIDS being mostly treated in a similar fashion as ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' treated tuberculosis (namely as a kind of VictorianNovelDisease that was tragically inevitable and almost romantically beautiful in a way)... which was particularly a problem given the numerous institution failings, incompetence and outright callous indifference that enabled the disease to become a pandemic that ravaged numerous communities and which were ripe for angry critique.
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16th May '17 6:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/AssassinsCreed is a franchise and gaming series that presents a sympathetic portrayal of proto-anarchists across history, yet its also a CashCowFranchise for {{Ubisoft}} with endless spin-offs and is now a multi-million dollar empire of its own.

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* Franchise/AssassinsCreed is a franchise and gaming series that presents a sympathetic portrayal of proto-anarchists across history, yet its also a CashCowFranchise for {{Ubisoft}} {{Creator/Ubisoft}} with endless spin-offs and is now a multi-million dollar empire of its own.
13th May '17 4:05:15 PM nombretomado
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** Also an example of this trope by being on {{MTV}}, which does have something of a reputation for ''being'' this trope, though the quote itself is so on-the-nose that it is most likely BitingTheHandHumor.

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** Also an example of this trope by being on {{MTV}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, which does have something of a reputation for ''being'' this trope, though the quote itself is so on-the-nose that it is most likely BitingTheHandHumor.
27th Apr '17 2:16:31 PM WillKeaton
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* The film adaptation of ''Film/VForVendetta'' popularized the use of Guy Fawkes masks to protest authority. [[http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/29/how-time-warner-profits-from-the-anonymous-hackers/ The Time Warner corporation makes a lot of money off of selling those masks]], which are themselves manufactured in sweat shops with awful working conditions. Not to mention how much [[VigilanteMan Anonymous]] likes them as well.

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* The film adaptation of ''Film/VForVendetta'' popularized the use of Guy Fawkes masks to protest authority. [[http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/29/how-time-warner-profits-from-the-anonymous-hackers/ The Time Warner corporation makes a lot of money off of selling those masks]], masks,]] which are themselves manufactured in sweat shops with awful working conditions. Not to mention how much [[VigilanteMan Anonymous]] likes them as well.
27th Apr '17 1:36:16 PM WillKeaton
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* [[LampshadeHanging Acknowledged]] in a commercial for a specific cellphone carrier, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-VB5xb6KM Sprint]]:

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* [[LampshadeHanging Acknowledged]] in a commercial for a specific cellphone carrier, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-VB5xb6KM Sprint]]:Sprint:]]



** In 1997 Apple was saved from bankruptcy [[http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0806/ by Microsoft]], which was burdened by the negative image of being an evil monopolist that was bullying Netscape out of the market and couldn't afford to let its only remaining "competitor" go under.

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** In 1997 Apple was saved from bankruptcy [[http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0806/ by Microsoft]], Microsoft,]] which was burdened by the negative image of being an evil monopolist that was bullying Netscape out of the market and couldn't afford to let its only remaining "competitor" go under.



** An even more blatant example was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scion_Audio/Visual Scion AV "punk label"]], which had a roster of bands including Music/{{Meshuggah}} and BlackLips to promote the Scion.

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** An even more blatant example was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scion_Audio/Visual Scion AV "punk label"]], label,"]] which had a roster of bands including Music/{{Meshuggah}} and BlackLips to promote the Scion.
27th Apr '17 7:25:05 AM CosmicFerret
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