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14th Jan '17 10:10:54 PM WaterBlap
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* Another Goliath in Marvel was Erik Josten, who formerly called himself Power Man [[ComicBook/LukeCage (not this one)]] and the Smuggler before gaining powers similar to Pym's. Not the best villain, he eventually changed his name to Atlas when he became one of the ''ComicBook/TheThunderbolts''. (Still not the best name, as anyone who studies ClassicalMythology knows, and he's gone downhill since their ruse was exposed.)

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* Another Goliath in Marvel was Erik Josten, who formerly called himself Power Man [[ComicBook/LukeCage (not this one)]] and the Smuggler before gaining powers similar to Pym's. Not the best villain, he eventually changed his name to Atlas when he became one of the ''ComicBook/TheThunderbolts''. (Still not the best name, as anyone who studies ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology knows, and he's gone downhill since their ruse was exposed.)
10th Jan '17 12:51:58 PM Euodiachloris
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** Tagaryen examples: '''Mae'''gor/'''Mae'''lys/'''Mae'''kar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), '''Vis'''arys/'''Vis'''enya (may-you-be-overshadowed), Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-The-Dragon), '''Rhae'''nyra/'''Rhae'''gar (may-you-cause-civil-war-and-die-horribly) or '''Rhae'''nys (may-you-just-die-horribly), Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world) and last, but not least: Aemon (may-you-be-celibate-through-choice).

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** Tagaryen examples: '''Mae'''gor/'''Mae'''lys/'''Mae'''kar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), '''Vis'''arys/'''Vis'''enya '''Vis'''arys/'''Vis'''erion/'''Vis'''enya (may-you-be-overshadowed), Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-The-Dragon), '''Rhae'''nyra/'''Rhae'''gar (may-you-cause-civil-war-and-die-horribly) or '''Rhae'''nys (may-you-just-die-horribly), (may-you-just-die-horribly) or '''Rhae'''gal (may-you-kill-others-horribly), Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world) and last, but not least: Aemon (may-you-be-celibate-through-choice).
10th Jan '17 12:22:39 PM Euodiachloris
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** Tagaryen examples: ''''Mae'''gor/''''Mae''''lys/''''Mae''''kar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), ''''Vis''''arys/''''Vis''''enya (may-you-be-overshadowed), Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-The-Dragon), ''''Rhae''''nyra/''''Rhae''''gar (may-you-cause-civil-war-and-die-horribly) or ''''Rhae''''nys (may-you-just-die-horribly), Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world) and last, but not least: Aemon (may-you-be-celibate-through-choice).

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** Tagaryen examples: ''''Mae'''gor/''''Mae''''lys/''''Mae''''kar '''Mae'''gor/'''Mae'''lys/'''Mae'''kar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), ''''Vis''''arys/''''Vis''''enya '''Vis'''arys/'''Vis'''enya (may-you-be-overshadowed), Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-The-Dragon), ''''Rhae''''nyra/''''Rhae''''gar '''Rhae'''nyra/'''Rhae'''gar (may-you-cause-civil-war-and-die-horribly) or ''''Rhae''''nys '''Rhae'''nys (may-you-just-die-horribly), Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world) and last, but not least: Aemon (may-you-be-celibate-through-choice).
10th Jan '17 12:19:28 PM Euodiachloris
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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this). Rhaenyra/Rhaegar (may-you-cause-civil-war). Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world). Rhaenys (may-you-die-horribly). Aemon (may-you-be-celibate).

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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekar ''''Mae'''gor/''''Mae''''lys/''''Mae''''kar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and ''''Vis''''arys/''''Vis''''enya (may-you-be-overshadowed), Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this). Rhaenyra/Rhaegar (may-you-cause-civil-war). (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-The-Dragon), ''''Rhae''''nyra/''''Rhae''''gar (may-you-cause-civil-war-and-die-horribly) or ''''Rhae''''nys (may-you-just-die-horribly), Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world). Rhaenys (may-you-die-horribly). (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world) and last, but not least: Aemon (may-you-be-celibate).(may-you-be-celibate-through-choice).
9th Jan '17 12:53:48 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Music/GunsNRoses decided to title their sixth studio album ''Chinese Democracy''. Depending on how one interprets the title, it can be taken to mean "A dramatic and powerful shift in the status quo" or "Something that will probably never happen". The latter interpretation became a bit prophetic when the album hit a notoriously TroubledProduction, with one of the worst cases of ScheduleSlip in rock n' roll history: it took an entire decade to record, it set a Guinness World Record for the most expensive album production of all time, and the band spent eight years promoting it on tour before it was actually released. Before it finally hit shelves in 2008, some fans understandably doubted whether it would ''ever'' come out. This led to many an ObligatoryJoke that there would be actual democracy in China before ''Chinese Democracy'' was finished.
9th Dec '16 8:44:37 PM blackswan
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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this). Rhaenyra/Rhaegar (may-you-cause-civil-war). Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world). Rhaenys (may-you-die-horribly).

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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this). Rhaenyra/Rhaegar (may-you-cause-civil-war). Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world). Rhaenys (may-you-die-horribly). Aemon (may-you-be-celibate).


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** Both Lyanna Stark and Lyanna Mormont are remarkably willful.
9th Dec '16 8:41:24 PM blackswan
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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekor (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this).

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** Tagaryen examples: Maegor/Maelys/Maekor Maegor/Maelys/Maekar (may-you-never-be-trusted), Daemon (may-you-never-inherit), Visarys/Visenya (may-you-be-overshadowed) and Aegon (you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this).(you-cannot-possibly-live-up-to-this). Rhaenyra/Rhaegar (may-you-cause-civil-war). Baelor (may-you-be-too-good-for-this-world). Rhaenys (may-you-die-horribly).
6th Dec '16 9:04:03 PM Baby_Moondancer
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* The huge and luxuriously-appointed ore freighter SS ''Edmund Fitzgerald'', among other nicknames, was called "The ''Titanic'' of the Great Lakes" by some. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Edmund_Fitzgerald Yeah, about that...]]
29th Nov '16 11:29:37 PM PaulA
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* Discussed in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''My Enemy My Ally'', first of the Literature/{{Rihannsu}} books. The Rihannsu (Romulan) belief system places great meaning on names, and it is considered unlucky to name a ship after a virtue, as it is all too likely to take too much of the spirit of that virtue. Kirk then muses on the unlucky histories of ships named ''Intrepid'', and the Rihannsu renegade he's speaking with explains, "Name a ship for the spirit of fearlessness, and it forgets to fear." (She also thinks it explains why the ship named for the spirit of enterprise is so constantly in the thick of things.)

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* Discussed in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''My Enemy My Ally'', first of the Literature/{{Rihannsu}} books.''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly''. The Rihannsu (Romulan) belief system places great meaning on names, and it is considered unlucky to name a ship after a virtue, as it is all too likely to take too much of the spirit of that virtue. Kirk then muses on the unlucky histories of ships named ''Intrepid'', and the Rihannsu renegade he's speaking with explains, "Name a ship for the spirit of fearlessness, and it forgets to fear." (She also thinks it explains why the ship named for the spirit of enterprise is so constantly in the thick of things.)
14th Nov '16 12:50:32 AM Kadorhal
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the primary aerial torpedo used by the US Navy was the [[ThirteenIsUnlucky Mark 13]], which was infamous for its finicky and unreliable nature. It had to be dropped from low altitude at low speed in level flight, [[AirstrikeImpossible often against a heavily defended enemy ship]], and once dropped, there was no guarantee that the torpedo wouldn't break up, sink, porpoise about randomly on the surface, drift wildly off target or sail in circles, etc. Even worse, it wasn't at all unheard of for a Mark 13 to be successfully deployed, only for it to hit the target square on and [[EpicFail do nothing, because hitting the target directly would damage the trigger instead of setting it off.]] Other American torpedoes of the time, designed for launch from submarines and surface warships, were little better[[note]]they were in fact ''worse'' in some ways; to date, no airplane has ever been [[CriticalFailure struck by its own runaway torpedo]], a dubious honor claimed by at least a few American ships, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vesuvius_(1888)#Post-war_conversion USS ''Vesuvius'']].[[/note]] All of these problems were corrected in later versions after a few months of experience, [[TookALevelInBadass leading to a much more effective weapon.]]

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the primary aerial torpedo used by the US Navy was the [[ThirteenIsUnlucky Mark 13]], which was infamous for its finicky and unreliable nature. It had to be dropped from low altitude at low speed in level flight, [[AirstrikeImpossible often against a heavily defended enemy ship]], and once dropped, there was no guarantee that the torpedo wouldn't break up, sink, porpoise about randomly on the surface, drift wildly off target or sail in circles, etc. Even worse, it wasn't at all unheard of for a Mark 13 to be successfully deployed, only for it to hit the target square on and [[EpicFail do nothing, because hitting the target directly would damage the trigger instead of setting it off.]] Other American torpedoes of the time, designed for launch from submarines and surface warships, were little better[[note]]they were in fact ''worse'' in some ways; to date, no airplane has ever been [[CriticalFailure struck by its own runaway torpedo]], a dubious honor claimed by at least a few American ships, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vesuvius_(1888)#Post-war_conversion USS ''Vesuvius'']].Vesuvius]].[[/note]] All of these problems were corrected in later versions after a few months of experience, [[TookALevelInBadass leading to a much more effective weapon.]]



* Brown University's "Sex Power God" party was started 28 years ago, and actually survived for two decades without a hitch while maintaining the school's free-spirited identity. In recent years, however, the name has caused it to degenerate, so much that it was cancelled in 2014. As one of the original organizers said, "Calling the dance Sex Power God was a liberationist act, a f*** you to those who thought sex, power or god belonged to them not us, and a good joke." [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/brown-sex-power-god-college-parties_n_5878364.html?cps=gravity As the story shows]], it's become anything but.

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* Brown University's "Sex Power God" party was started 28 years ago, in 1986, and actually survived for two decades without a hitch while maintaining the school's free-spirited identity. In recent years, however, the name has caused it to degenerate, so much that it was cancelled in 2014. As one of the original organizers said, "Calling the dance Sex Power God was a liberationist act, a f*** you to those who thought sex, power or god belonged to them not us, and a good joke." [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/brown-sex-power-god-college-parties_n_5878364.html?cps=gravity As the story shows]], it's become anything but.
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