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3rd May '17 7:15:28 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/{{Billions}}'' has billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod decide to takeover a snack foods company because he's mad that the current [=CEO=] changed his favorite childhood snack's recipe to cut down on costs, resulting in an inferior taste.

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26th Apr '17 4:47:43 AM StarTropes
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* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' starts with an [[OldMaster elderly fellow]] and his [[BigCreepyCrawlies Scizor]] [[CurbStompBattle easily defeating]] [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]] in battle.
--> "They don't make Pokémon trainers like they used to."
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19th Apr '17 10:39:43 AM xanthopinna
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* In film ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'': Interior cave - day: Luna—“What is it?” Miles—“It’s a 200-year-old Volkswagen.” (Turns key; car starts) “Ah. They really built these things, didn’t they?”
15th Jan '17 5:48:03 AM REV6Pilot
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* In all parts of the ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' saga, military-grade 5.45mm ammunition is much more powerful than the "dirty" rounds produced in the ramshackle post-nukes factories, so much so that it's used as PracticalCurrency.
14th Dec '16 10:45:17 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some toys until security guards grab him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some It's subverted when he tries to demonstrate and clearly has to put in a lot of effort before the toys until break. Eventually, the security guards grab him.him and escort him from the store.
28th Nov '16 3:03:36 AM StarTropes
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* Scotty says this to Kirk in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' re the malfunctioning ''Enterprise''-A.
24th Oct '16 5:23:50 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Only Human", one of the two [[VillainOfTheWeek villains of the week]], a man who has spent the whole episode being referred to as "Old Snake" laments how they don't make terrorists like they used to while inadvertantly revealing his true identity of [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero Cobra Commander]].

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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Only Human", one of the two [[VillainOfTheWeek villains of the week]], a man who has spent the whole episode being referred to as "Old Snake" Snake", laments how they don't make terrorists like they used to while inadvertantly revealing his true identity of [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero Cobra Commander]].
24th Oct '16 5:23:09 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Only Human", one of the two [[VillainOfTheWeek villains of the week]], a man who has spent the whole episode being referred to as "Old Snake" laments how they don't make terrorists like they used to while inadvertantly revealing his true identity of [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero Cobra Commander]].
-->'''Old Snake:''' Poor Mr. Drath. Not quite smart enough, were you? They simply don't make terrorists like they used to! COOOOOBRA-ha-*hackcoughcoughcough*"\\
6th Oct '16 8:57:38 PM rjd1922
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* Older music and films in general. On Website/YouTube, most of the comments on videos of these will be of people complaining about how bad today's entertainment is.
16th Sep '16 7:05:21 AM Knight20
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