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13th Oct '17 6:17:27 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The song "Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo features lyrics condemning "the sickening taste" of "homophobic jokes" and "images of fascist votes". When regarding the more… to put it bluntly, worser parts of the internet, said lyrics continue to be relevant today.

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* The song "Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo features lyrics condemning "the sickening taste" of "homophobic jokes" and "images of fascist votes". When regarding the more… to put it bluntly, worser parts of the internet, said votes", lyrics that sadly continue to be relevant ring true today.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': The episode "Test of Tested" explored the problems of standardized tests, and anxieties kids go through, in 2002, just after No Child Left Behind Was signed into law. The episode seemed silly, as did the actions of the students who hated it. But over a decade later, backlash against standardized testing has grown to the point where whole school districts have students opting out.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has done this just about as well as The Simpsons such as:

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': The episode "Test of the Tested" explored the problems of standardized tests, and the anxieties kids go through, in 2002, just after the No Child Left Behind Was act was signed into law. The episode seemed silly, as did the actions of the students who hated it. But the tests, but over a decade later, later backlash against standardized testing has grown to the point where whole school districts have students opting out.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has done this just about as well as The Simpsons ''The Simpsons'' such as:
4th Oct '17 2:31:56 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Film/ChristmasInConnecticut'': This 1940s romantic comedy has a plot that could easily be written today. After it's revealed that a Martha Stewart-type magazine writer is a fraud who can't cook and is terrible at being a tyical housewife, she ends up re-hired as a writer at double her original salary and gets engaged to a man who's perfectly happy to be the one more interested in child-rearing and housework.

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* ''Film/ChristmasInConnecticut'': This 1940s romantic comedy has a plot that could easily be written today. After it's revealed that a Martha Stewart-type magazine writer is a fraud who can't cook and is terrible at being a tyical typical housewife, she ends up re-hired as a writer at double her original salary and gets engaged to a man who's perfectly happy to be the one more interested in child-rearing and housework.



** Sherlock Holmes is also ''still'' the best depiction of an asexual/aromantic character in fiction. (His total lack of romantic/sexual interest is consistently presented; he's not ever accused of or implied to be sociopathic or otherwise mentally ill; and aside from one dehumanizing "he's like a machine" comment from Watson, Holmes' staunch bachelorhood is neither made fun of nor presented as extremely abnormal. He's just accepted for who he is.) Original ACD Holmes, that is - almost all the modern adapations throw that part of his characterization out of the window or discourage an asexual reading by WordOFGod. (The only new-ish adaptation that is really faithful to Holmes' asexuality - if perhaps implying a bit [[HoYay more queer-platonic emotional attachment to Watson]] than there was in the original stories - is the all-round quite excellent [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BBC_Radio_Sherlock_Holmes_dramatisations BBC radio series]] with Clive Merrison in the titular role, which was broadcast throughout the 1990s and 2000s.)

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** Sherlock Holmes is also ''still'' the best depiction of an asexual/aromantic character in fiction. (His total lack of romantic/sexual interest is consistently presented; he's not ever accused of or implied to be sociopathic or otherwise mentally ill; and aside from one dehumanizing "he's like a machine" comment from Watson, Holmes' staunch bachelorhood is neither made fun of nor presented as extremely abnormal. He's just accepted for who he is.) Original ACD Holmes, that is - almost all the modern adapations adaptations throw that part of his characterization out of the window or discourage an asexual reading by WordOFGod. (The only new-ish adaptation that is really faithful to Holmes' asexuality - if perhaps implying a bit [[HoYay more queer-platonic emotional attachment to Watson]] than there was in the original stories - is the all-round quite excellent [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BBC_Radio_Sherlock_Holmes_dramatisations BBC radio series]] with Clive Merrison in the titular role, which was broadcast throughout the 1990s and 2000s.)



** The book is written in the early 1900s but contains a rather ahead of its time attitude towards classism and racism. Mary displays racism towards her servants in India and even gets violent on them if they don't do her bidding - and it's used to show her as a brat. Martha likewise calls Mary out for her anger at Martha assuming she'd be "a native". That's not to mention that it's illustrated that bringing such a young girl up to think she's inherently superior to everyone around her - just because of her birth status - is what made Mary so dysfunctional in the first place.

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** The book is written in the early 1900s but contains a rather ahead of its time attitude towards classism and racism. Mary displays racism towards her servants in India and even gets violent on with them if they don't do her bidding - and it's used to show her as a brat. Martha likewise calls Mary out for her anger at Martha assuming she'd be "a native". That's not to mention that it's illustrated that bringing such a young girl up to think she's inherently superior to everyone around her - just because of her birth status - is what made Mary so dysfunctional in the first place.



** "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" and it's theme of overconformity and the Hollywood obsession with beauty (especially female beauty) is probably even truer today than it was back then. Eerily it takes place in the year 2000.

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** "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" and it's its theme of overconformity and the Hollywood obsession with beauty (especially female beauty) is probably even truer today than it was back then. Eerily it takes place in the year 2000.



** "Night of the Meek" (the Christmas episode) is basically a big {{Aesop}} about belief and the goodness of charity and giving as opposed to blindly and selfishly asking and receiving. It's message is even more true today, as the commercialization of the holidays is greater than ever.

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** "Night of the Meek" (the Christmas episode) is basically a big {{Aesop}} about belief and the goodness of charity and giving as opposed to blindly and selfishly asking and receiving. It's Its message is even more true today, as the commercialization of the holidays is greater than ever.



** Not to mention the "Farm of Tomorrow" and it's omnipresent, often disfiguring genetic engineering. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And also for inventing]] [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Longcats]].

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** Not to mention the "Farm of Tomorrow" and it's its omnipresent, often disfiguring genetic engineering. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And also for inventing]] [[WebOriginal/LOLCats Longcats]].
1st Oct '17 5:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'': Although the movie takes it to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness acid-trip]] and BodyHorror levels and applied to television, its prediction that people would primarily contact each other through videoscreen machines, adopt "strange new names" (i.e. online avatars), and become increasingly intertwined with a virtual world has become more relevant with the prevalant role of the internet in everyday life. Even the satirical element of having unscrupulous MoralGuardians trying to control it to advance their own ideology has become strangely prophetic.

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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'': Although the movie takes it to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness acid-trip]] and BodyHorror levels and applied to television, its prediction that people would primarily contact each other through videoscreen machines, adopt "strange new names" (i.e. online avatars), and become increasingly intertwined with a virtual world has become more relevant with the prevalant role of the internet in everyday life. Even the satirical element of having unscrupulous MoralGuardians trying to control it to advance their own ideology has become strangely prophetic.prophetic in light of the 2017 crackdown on internet free speech.
25th Sep '17 7:01:02 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPrAuF2f_oI Pollution]]'' song.

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* Music/TomLehrer's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPrAuF2f_oI Pollution]]'' song.song, from the 1965 album ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''.
16th Sep '17 4:11:39 PM nombretomado
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* "We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy--sun, wind and tide… I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."--ThomasEdison, 1931. However, in this day of rising gas prices, environmental awareness, and resource scarcity, this quote is more relevant than ever.

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* "We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy--sun, wind and tide… I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."--ThomasEdison, "--UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison, 1931. However, in this day of rising gas prices, environmental awareness, and resource scarcity, this quote is more relevant than ever.
3rd Sep '17 1:52:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'': Although the movie takes it to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness acid-trip]] and BodyHorror levels, its prediction that people would primarily contact each other through videoscreen machines, adopt "strange new names" (i.e. online avatars), and become increasingly intertwined with a virtual world has become more relevant with the prevalant role of the internet in everyday life. Even the satirical element of having unscrupulous MoralGuardians trying to control it to advance their own ideology has become strangely prophetic.

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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'': Although the movie takes it to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness acid-trip]] and BodyHorror levels, levels and applied to television, its prediction that people would primarily contact each other through videoscreen machines, adopt "strange new names" (i.e. online avatars), and become increasingly intertwined with a virtual world has become more relevant with the prevalant role of the internet in everyday life. Even the satirical element of having unscrupulous MoralGuardians trying to control it to advance their own ideology has become strangely prophetic.
2nd Sep '17 5:32:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'': Although the movie takes it to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness acid-trip]] and BodyHorror levels, its prediction that people would primarily contact each other through videoscreen machines, adopt "strange new names" (i.e. online avatars), and become increasingly intertwined with a virtual world has become more relevant with the prevalant role of the internet in everyday life. Even the satirical element of having unscrupulous MoralGuardians trying to control it to advance their own ideology has become strangely prophetic.
25th Aug '17 6:12:02 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' came out only two months after 9/11, but managed to predict the rise of information control and government surveillance and intrusion into people's lives. (Justified as measures to combat terrorism, to boot.) The NebulousEvilOrganization scheming from the shadows is even called "The Patriots," which coincidentally invokes the Patriot Act that was brought into circulation shortly before the game's release. The game's plot was written years before 9/11 and features a world-changing terrorist attack in Manhattan - Creator/HideoKojima was understandably horrified to discover he'd 'predicted' this and [[TooSoon made lots of last-minute edits to the game to make it less inappropriate]].
** At the time of release in 2013, reviewers found Armstrong, ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'''s final boss, an unsubtle mess of Japanese stereotypes about American politicians. Three years later, a politician reflecting many of those traits really did gain power in America...

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
**
''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' came out only two months after 9/11, but managed to predict the rise of information control and government surveillance and intrusion into people's lives. (Justified as measures to combat terrorism, to boot.) The NebulousEvilOrganization scheming from the shadows is even called "The Patriots," which coincidentally invokes the Patriot Act that was brought into circulation shortly before the game's release. The game's plot was written years before 9/11 and features a world-changing terrorist attack in Manhattan - Creator/HideoKojima was understandably horrified to discover he'd 'predicted' this and [[TooSoon made lots of last-minute edits to the game to make it less inappropriate]].
** At the time of release in 2013, reviewers found Armstrong, ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'''s final boss, an unsubtle mess of Japanese stereotypes about American politicians. Three years later, a politician reflecting many of those traits really did gain power in America...
inappropriate]].
22nd Aug '17 3:40:41 PM hello86
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* A number of lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein, most spectacularly "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught".

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* A number of lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein, most spectacularly "You've "[[Theatre/SouthPacific You've Got to Be Carefully Taught".Taught]]".
7th Aug '17 11:38:43 AM Malady
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** There's also a lesser-known non-Holmes mystery short story by ArthurConanDoyle with the title ''The Man with the Watches''[[http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ManWat.shtml]], which is remarkably gay-positive or at least advocating for tolerance. Alright, the narrator is a homophobic / transphobic jerk, the story still ends in [[BuryYourGays tragedy]], and the gay couple are criminals (card sharps) willing to use violence, but the narrative supports the reading that the tragedy wouldn't have happened if the narrator hadn't been such a bigoted bully, and the surviving partner of the pair (who'd been presented as a "seducer of the innocent" by the narrator up to that point) is explicitly shown to not be evil or inhuman. And for a mainstream author in the Victorian era, writing this story for the family-friendly, middle-class ''The Strand'' magazine, a story that not only shows the "love that dare not speak its name" in fairly unmistakable ways ''at all'', but also invites the reader to sympathize with the gay characters, is [[FairForItsDay pretty amazing]] already. Basically, the whole thing wouldn't feel out of place as an episode of RipperStreet, which combines modern social sensibilities with sometimes [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty bigoted protagonists]]. [[note]]Sadly, the BuryYourGays trope is also still alive and well in modern mainstream media.[[/note]]

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** There's also a lesser-known non-Holmes mystery short story by ArthurConanDoyle Creator/ArthurConanDoyle with the title ''The Man with the Watches''[[http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ManWat.shtml]], which is remarkably gay-positive or at least advocating for tolerance. Alright, the narrator is a homophobic / transphobic jerk, the story still ends in [[BuryYourGays tragedy]], and the gay couple are criminals (card sharps) willing to use violence, but the narrative supports the reading that the tragedy wouldn't have happened if the narrator hadn't been such a bigoted bully, and the surviving partner of the pair (who'd been presented as a "seducer of the innocent" by the narrator up to that point) is explicitly shown to not be evil or inhuman. And for a mainstream author in the Victorian era, writing this story for the family-friendly, middle-class ''The Strand'' magazine, a story that not only shows the "love that dare not speak its name" in fairly unmistakable ways ''at all'', but also invites the reader to sympathize with the gay characters, is [[FairForItsDay pretty amazing]] already. Basically, the whole thing wouldn't feel out of place as an episode of RipperStreet, which combines modern social sensibilities with sometimes [[DeliberateValuesDissonance pretty bigoted protagonists]]. [[note]]Sadly, the BuryYourGays trope is also still alive and well in modern mainstream media.[[/note]]
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