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26th Apr '16 12:30:25 AM aye_amber
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** The title of the album ''Bee Thousand'' at least sort of has an explanation - Supposedly Robert Pollard passed a theater that was showing ''{{Film/Beethoven}}'', but on the marquee the title was misspelled as "Beethouen" [[note]]Most likely the theater just didn't have any v's left among it's sign letters[[/note]]. "Bee-thow-en" stuck in his mind, and then gradually turned into "bee thousand". Another motivation for the title choice was an obtuse ShoutOut - "Bee Thousand" sounds similar to [[TheWho Pete Townsend]]. And ''Vampire On Titus'' is sort of SelfDeprecation - Pollard lived on a street called Titus Avenue, and someone he knew referred to him derogatorily as "the vampire on Titus".

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** The title of the album ''Bee Thousand'' at least sort of has an explanation - Supposedly Robert Pollard passed a theater that was showing ''{{Film/Beethoven}}'', but on the marquee the title was misspelled as "Beethouen" [[note]]Most likely the theater just didn't have any v's left among it's sign letters[[/note]]. "Bee-thow-en" stuck in his mind, and then gradually turned into "bee thousand". Another motivation for the title choice was an obtuse ShoutOut - "Bee Thousand" sounds similar to [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Pete Townsend]]. Townsend.]] And ''Vampire On Titus'' is sort of SelfDeprecation - Pollard lived on a street called Titus Avenue, and someone he knew referred to him derogatorily as "the vampire on Titus". Titus."
15th Apr '16 12:15:23 PM AsterSelene
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** The sequel is ''VideoGame/BravelySecond: End Layer''. "Bravely Second" only makes sense ''as'' a sequel to a previous "Bravely" work (there was a "Bravely Second" game mechanic in the first game, but the name barely makes sense there either). The same goes for a planned sequel tentatively titled ''Bravely Third''. The meaning of "End Layer" is unknown.

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** The sequel is ''VideoGame/BravelySecond: End Layer''. "Bravely Second" only makes sense ''as'' a sequel to a previous "Bravely" work (there was a "Bravely Second" game mechanic in the first game, but the name barely makes sense there either). The same goes for a planned sequel tentatively titled ''Bravely Third''. The meaning of As for "End Layer" - [[spoiler:add an S and P, the letters for what you spend to use Bravely Second, and you get "Send Player" - which is unknown.what you need to do in order to rewind time.]]
15th Apr '16 12:08:14 PM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/DragonsLexiconTriumvirate''. There's dragons, there's a lexicon, and there's sort of a trio of main characters if you turn your head and squint a bit, but the title doesn't really mean much.

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* ''Literature/DragonsLexiconTriumvirate''. There's dragons, there's a lexicon, and there's sort of a trio of main characters if you turn your head and squint a bit, but the title doesn't really mean much.much, especially not stuck together like that.
14th Apr '16 4:53:49 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''. The title doesn't make much sense. This show features a HumongousMecha or [[AMechByAnyOtherName Panzer]] called "Galient", and the setting is an alien world.
17th Mar '16 8:41:44 AM RAMChYLD
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* A [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of VideoGame/PumpItUp is currently making rounds in certain arcades whose owners are too cheap to buy the real deal in Asia. It's called ''King Of Dancer''. Yes, it's pretty clear that they are trying to ape VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters' title, but it just pushes the title of the knockoff into this trope due to the broken grammar.

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* A [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of VideoGame/PumpItUp is currently making rounds in certain arcades in Asia whose owners are too cheap to buy the real deal in Asia.deal. It's called ''King Of Dancer''. Yes, it's pretty clear that they are trying to ape VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters' title, but it just pushes the title of the knockoff into this trope due to the broken grammar.
17th Mar '16 8:39:30 AM RAMChYLD
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* A [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of VideoGame/PumpItUp is currently making rounds in certain arcades whose owners are too cheap to buy the real deal in Asia. It's called ''King Of Dancer''. Yes, it's pretty clear that they are trying to ape VideoGames/TheKingOfFighters' title, but it just pushes the title of the knockoff into this.

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* A [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of VideoGame/PumpItUp is currently making rounds in certain arcades whose owners are too cheap to buy the real deal in Asia. It's called ''King Of Dancer''. Yes, it's pretty clear that they are trying to ape VideoGames/TheKingOfFighters' VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters' title, but it just pushes the title of the knockoff into this.this trope due to the broken grammar.
17th Mar '16 8:38:09 AM RAMChYLD
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* A [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of VideoGame/PumpItUp is currently making rounds in certain arcades whose owners are too cheap to buy the real deal in Asia. It's called ''King Of Dancer''. Yes, it's pretty clear that they are trying to ape VideoGames/TheKingOfFighters' title, but it just pushes the title of the knockoff into this.
17th Mar '16 12:45:56 AM erforce
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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': Lain is our protagonist. The series spans a short manga and a UsefulNotes/Playstation game, the latter of which involves reading case files on Lain's 'progress' throughout laboratory tests. Also, each episode of the show can be seen as Lain experimenting with something new, progressing serially from the simple (trying out a new computer) to the mindblowingly, cosmically profound. Metatextually, the episodes can be seen as a series of experiments with storytelling technique, each one trying something different.

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': Lain is our protagonist. The series spans a short manga and a UsefulNotes/Playstation UsefulNotes/PlayStation game, the latter of which involves reading case files on Lain's 'progress' throughout laboratory tests. Also, each episode of the show can be seen as Lain experimenting with something new, progressing serially from the simple (trying out a new computer) to the mindblowingly, cosmically profound. Metatextually, the episodes can be seen as a series of experiments with storytelling technique, each one trying something different.



* {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s often try to skirt around copyright law by changing a word into something that ''sounds'' similar, or trying to use synonyms. This is how products and brands like the Nintendo Poly Station (UsefulNotes/Playstation knockoff and not affiliated with Nintendo in any way), Arm and Hatchet (Arm & Hammer), Michael Alone (Mcdonald's), and Cavern Kernel (Calvin Klein) manage to exist.

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* {{Shoddy Knockoff Product}}s often try to skirt around copyright law by changing a word into something that ''sounds'' similar, or trying to use synonyms. This is how products and brands like the Nintendo Poly Station (UsefulNotes/Playstation (UsefulNotes/PlayStation knockoff and not affiliated with Nintendo in any way), Arm and Hatchet (Arm & Hammer), Michael Alone (Mcdonald's), and Cavern Kernel (Calvin Klein) manage to exist.
16th Mar '16 7:19:12 AM Ulysses21
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* The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Their trumpet player stated that he'd like to be in a band with that name, and the rest of the band liked it.
17th Feb '16 7:14:21 AM drbreakfast
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* The sixth Franchise/{{Godzilla}} film has been called several names, but for whatever reason the studio has settled on ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster'' as the official international title despite it not making much sense (there's a monster from space but no he's not called "Astro-Monster"). It's very common for viewers to assume it's supposed to be ''Invasion of '''the''' Astro-Monster'' and the DVD case just has a typo, but that's how the title appears in all official sources. The Japanese title translates to ''The Great Monster War,'' the original English version was called ''Monster Zero'' (which ''is'' a name actually given in the movie) and most VHS copies are labeled "Godzilla vs. Monster Zero'', all of which are much saner titles.

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* The sixth Franchise/{{Godzilla}} film has been called several names, but for whatever reason the studio has settled on ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster'' as the official international title despite it not making much sense (there's a monster from space but no he's not called "Astro-Monster"). It's very common for viewers to assume it's supposed to be ''Invasion of '''the''' Astro-Monster'' and the DVD case just has a typo, but that's how the title appears in all official sources. The Japanese title translates to ''The Great Monster War,'' the original English version was called ''Monster Zero'' (which ''is'' a name actually given in the movie) and most VHS copies are labeled "Godzilla ''Godzilla vs. Monster Zero'', all of which are much saner titles.
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