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6th Feb '16 2:39:43 PM AgProv
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6th Feb '16 2:39:01 PM AgProv
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[[AC: Real Life}}: * Dignitaries from many countries attended trhe state funeral of Emperoro Hirohito, Japan's wartime emperor, on February 24th 1989. Queen Elizabeth II of Britain made a diplomatic excuse as to why she could not attend, and deliberately sent her husband Prince Philip to represent Britain. Philip is known for his controversial remarks and non-politically-correct attitudes. He is also a veteran of [=WW2=} and is president of many ex-servicemens' associations, including one for survivors of Japanese prison camps. When the coffin of the Emperor passed the foreign dignitaries and many were bowing so far they were prostrating themselves, Philip very deliberately made the barest, most absolutely minimal, inclination of the head that could have been taken for a formal bow of respect. [[note]]his opinion that Hirohito was as much of a war criminal as many other Japanese leaders, and should have been hanged, is well known.[[/note]]. The Queen declining her invitation, and instead sending a husband known to despise the Japanese wartime generation, ''and'' that perfunctory disrespect to the deceased, caused a minor diplomatic rupture. But it was almost as if everything had been carefully thought out in advance to deliver an unmistakeable two-fingered gesture to the wartime Japanese leadership from the daughter of the wartime British King... the Japanese were insulted. The British laughed.
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[[AC: Real Life}}: Lif]]}: * Dignitaries from many countries attended trhe state funeral of Emperoro Hirohito, Japan's wartime emperor, on February 24th 1989. Queen Elizabeth II of Britain made a diplomatic excuse as to why she could not attend, and deliberately sent her husband Prince Philip to represent Britain. Philip is known for his controversial remarks and non-politically-correct attitudes. He is also a veteran of [=WW2=} [=WW2=] and is president of many ex-servicemens' associations, including one for survivors of Japanese prison camps. When the coffin of the Emperor passed the foreign dignitaries and many were bowing so far they were prostrating themselves, Philip very deliberately made the barest, most absolutely minimal, inclination of the head that could have been taken for a formal bow of respect. [[note]]his opinion that Hirohito was as much of a war criminal as many other Japanese leaders, and should have been hanged, is well known.[[/note]]. The Queen declining her invitation, and instead sending a husband known to despise the Japanese wartime generation, ''and'' that perfunctory disrespect to the deceased, caused a minor diplomatic rupture. But it was almost as if everything had been carefully thought out in advance to deliver an unmistakeable two-fingered gesture to the wartime Japanese leadership leadership, from the daughter of the wartime British King... the Japanese were insulted. The British laughed.
6th Feb '16 2:36:02 PM AgProv
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Prince Philip at hirohito's funeral.
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[[AC: Real Life}}: * Dignitaries from many countries attended trhe state funeral of Emperoro Hirohito, Japan's wartime emperor, on February 24th 1989. Queen Elizabeth II of Britain made a diplomatic excuse as to why she could not attend, and deliberately sent her husband Prince Philip to represent Britain. Philip is known for his controversial remarks and non-politically-correct attitudes. He is also a veteran of [=WW2=} and is president of many ex-servicemens' associations, including one for survivors of Japanese prison camps. When the coffin of the Emperor passed the foreign dignitaries and many were bowing so far they were prostrating themselves, Philip very deliberately made the barest, most absolutely minimal, inclination of the head that could have been taken for a formal bow of respect. [[note]]his opinion that Hirohito was as much of a war criminal as many other Japanese leaders, and should have been hanged, is well known.[[/note]]. The Queen declining her invitation, and instead sending a husband known to despise the Japanese wartime generation, ''and'' that perfunctory disrespect to the deceased, caused a minor diplomatic rupture. But it was almost as if everything had been carefully thought out in advance to deliver an unmistakeable two-fingered gesture to the wartime Japanese leadership from the daughter of the wartime British King... the Japanese were insulted. The British laughed.
26th Jan '16 6:46:23 PM RAMChYLD
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** In Asia, Valve is starting to lose this status to some, due to some unpopular decisions by the company recently (ie the discontinuing of support for [=PayPal=] payments in South East Asia due to partnership with a company called [=MOL.NET=], which as a result forces people to leave their home to buy MOL Point cards (prepaid cash cards) from 7-Eleven (which will then hit you with a service charge and Government Service Tax while you're at it, plus there's the risk of getting mugged while on your way to 7-Eleven from the bank's ATM, since many 7-Eleven stores in the region will only accept cash), and the recent imposing of region locking which made several games NoExportForYou (you can never get VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance on Steam in Asia, for example, due to Konami's exclusivity deal with Sony making the game PS-only in Asia, and boy are they enforcing it hard) or BadExportForYou (You can only get VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII in ''Japanese'' on Steam in Asia despite many in the South East and South Asian region not being able to speak Japanese- apparently the English version of the trilogy are to remain PlayStation3-exclusive in Asia). Also, Gabe admitting to be a brony did not go well with the many fandoms who're at war with bronies[[note]]Wars that the bronies, albeit a faction of extremely obnoxious ones, started.[[/note]].
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** In Asia, Valve is starting to lose this status to some, due to some unpopular decisions by the company recently (ie the discontinuing of support for [=PayPal=] payments in South East Asia due to partnership with a company called [=MOL.NET=], e-Club, which as a result forces people to leave their home to buy MOL Point e-Club cards (prepaid cash cards) from 7-Eleven (which will then hit you with a service charge and Government Service Tax while you're at it, plus there's the risk of getting mugged while on your way to 7-Eleven from the bank's ATM, since many 7-Eleven stores in the region will only accept cash), and the recent imposing of region locking which made several games NoExportForYou (you can never get VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance on Steam in Asia, for example, due to Konami's exclusivity deal with Sony making the game PS-only in Asia, and boy are they enforcing it hard) or BadExportForYou (You can only get VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII in ''Japanese'' on Steam in Asia despite many in the South East and South Asian region not being able to speak Japanese- apparently the English version of the trilogy are to remain PlayStation3-exclusive in Asia). Also, Gabe admitting to be a brony did not go well with the many fandoms who're at war with bronies[[note]]Wars that the bronies, albeit a faction of extremely obnoxious ones, started.[[/note]].
23rd Jan '16 4:11:26 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series had once received this treatment, especially when it really started to compete with the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series for the most popular FPS crown. When ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' came out, calling it anything but the "''Halo killer''" would instantly kill your street cred at the very least. Not long after, though, controversies involving future iterations of the franchise by {{Activision}} along with its boom in popularity [[ItsPopularNowItSucks would eventually kick them out of sacred cow status]]. Nowadays if you say anything positive about ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', you'll be lucky if you aren't murdered in your sleep, and ironically even ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is treated more of a sacred cow in comparison nowadays.
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* The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series had once received this treatment, especially when it really started to compete with the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series for the most popular FPS crown. When ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' came out, calling it anything but the "''Halo killer''" would instantly kill your street cred at the very least. Not long after, though, controversies involving future iterations of the franchise by {{Activision}} Creator/{{Activision}} along with its boom in popularity [[ItsPopularNowItSucks would eventually kick them out of sacred cow status]]. Nowadays if you say anything positive about ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', you'll be lucky if you aren't murdered in your sleep, and ironically even ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is treated more of a sacred cow in comparison nowadays.
11th Jan '16 1:41:34 PM phoenix
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In many countries that have royalty, insulting the king, queen, or their family is forbidden by law. In some of these, most people won't actually care much, and you'll get you a fine at most if the authorities notice — but in other countries, such as Morocco and Thailand, doing so will also get the population upset with you, and can end you up in prison for several years. Rarely seen in English-language media because in the UK ''lèse majesté'' rivals [[TheBeautifulGame Footy]] and UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} as the national sport. And of course, insulting ''another'' nation's royalty is usually fair game (at least when you're not in front of their subjects).
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In many countries that have royalty, insulting the king, queen, or their family is forbidden by law. In some of these, most people won't actually care much, and you'll get you a fine at most if the authorities notice — but in other countries, such as Morocco and Thailand, doing so will also get the population upset with you, and can end you up in prison for several years. Rarely seen in English-language media because in the UK ''lèse majesté'' rivals [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Footy]] and UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} as the national sport. And of course, insulting ''another'' nation's royalty is usually fair game (at least when you're not in front of their subjects).
11th Jan '16 7:15:08 AM Scabbard
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9th Jan '16 4:34:59 PM wonkeymonkey
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* The root cause of "Derpygate" within the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]'' community was due to this. Originally an in-joke by the fandom, the pony originally known as "Derpy" was often portrayed by a few bronies as mentally handicapped. In Season 2, she made an extended appearance in an episode that ended up being pretty close to that portrayal. This was a huge gaffe for the creators who were then requested to change her voice and appearance slightly. She ended up not making any appearances until Season 4 and was slient and nameless until Season 5 where she was given another different voice and a different name, "Muffins".
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* The root cause of "Derpygate" within the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic]]'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' community was due to this. Originally an in-joke by the fandom, the pony originally known as "Derpy" was often portrayed by a few bronies as mentally handicapped. In Season 2, she made an extended appearance in an episode that ended up being pretty close to that portrayal. This was a huge gaffe for the creators who were then requested to change her voice and appearance slightly. She ended up not making any appearances until Season 4 and was slient and nameless until Season 5 where she was given another different voice and a different name, "Muffins".
2nd Jan '16 12:22:51 PM twyxter
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* A lot of Soviet movies/animation get this treatment, accompanied by NostalgiaFilter. Don't even try to question the morals behind movies or consider them outdated. Also don't even try to suggest a possibillity, that a comedian funnier than Nikulin-Vitsyn-Margunov trio may exist, just don't.
2nd Jan '16 10:55:43 AM nombretomado
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* Averted on the large SomethingAwful forums; the mods are just as likely to be made fun of as anyone else is. Part of the mod selection process involves seeing how well the prospective mod takes being ridiculed.
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* Averted on the large SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums; the mods are just as likely to be made fun of as anyone else is. Part of the mod selection process involves seeing how well the prospective mod takes being ridiculed.
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