History NeverLiveItDown / REALLIFE

20th May '17 8:38:21 PM KoopaKid17
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* Airlines who have major accidents can have this happen to them. Pan Am folded a few years after the Lockerbie bombing, and [=ValuJet=] changed their name to [=AirTran=] after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ValuJet_Flight_592 Flight 592]] crashed in the Everglades.

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* Airlines who have major accidents can have this happen to them. Pan Am folded a few years after the Lockerbie bombing, and as did TWA a few years after the Flight 800 disaster. [=ValuJet=] changed their name to [=AirTran=] after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ValuJet_Flight_592 Flight 592]] crashed in the Everglades.
20th May '17 8:35:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* Life cereal is best known for the urban legend involving its spokesperson, Little Mikey. A few years after the ad campaign took off, rumors circulated that Mikey's actor died when he ate Pop Rocks and soda, causing his stomach to explode.
20th May '17 7:49:20 PM ArJayKay
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* [[CoolAirship Airships]] used to be giants of the sky marveled at by people on the ground wherever they appeared and mere "routine" landings of the biggest of them were news so important to be covered live on radio and captured for newsreel footage in an age when either almost never happened for anything but Presidential speeches. Flying with one was the dream of millions of people and building them was the sign of progress and sophistication for the handful of countries that could. Then UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg happened and ever since the only thing you hear about airships is that they will essentially [[MadeOfExplodium go up in flames like a Roman candle]]. While blimps (emphatically not the same thing as Zeppelins; that would be akin to saying a two engine Fokker and the Airbus A380 are "basically the same thing") still have some limited use as airborne advertising, the era of Zeppelins for passenger transport died a fiery death that day in Lakehurst and their reputation has still not recovered almost eight decades later.
19th May '17 3:38:01 PM Statzkeen
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* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill will always be remembered as the PM of Britain during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with side helpings of having a lightning wit, and his immense gaffe at Gallipoli. That last one wasn't totally true (Kitchener and Hamilton were responsible for those), but he gets blamed for it, which deflects blame from the disasters he actually ''was'' responsible for, in both wars.
19th May '17 10:36:16 AM LaptopGuy
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* Paul von Hindenburg will forever be remembered as the guy who invited UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler into chancellorship during his tenure as President of the Weimar Republic, either out of secret fascistic sympathies or blissful naivety in Hitler's character. What many ignore is his extensive military career in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and his political doings preceding Hitler (he wasn't called the "[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaiser]]" for nothing).

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* Paul von Hindenburg will forever be remembered as the guy who invited UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler into chancellorship during his tenure as President of the Weimar Republic, either out of secret fascistic sympathies or blissful naivety in Hitler's character. What many ignore is his extensive military career in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and his political doings preceding Hitler (he wasn't called the "[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaiser]]" for nothing). Otherwise, he's known for being the namesake of the infamous ''Hindenburg'' Zeppelin that crashed and burned in New Jersey in 1937.



%% Ask anybody today what they know of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, and odds are they'll cite his campaign-killing "legitimate rape" comments regarding women.
%% South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson is best known for his outburst during a Congressional speech hosted by UsefulNotes/BarackObama in which he decried Obama as a liar while the latter was discussing whether or not his proposed immigration reforms would extend citizenship to illegal immigrants.

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%% Ask anybody today outside of the St. Louis area what they know of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, and odds are they'll cite his 2012 Senate campaign-killing "legitimate rape" comments regarding women.
women. The same can essentially be said for Indiana Treasurer Richard "Rape is a gift from God" Mourdock.
%% South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson is best known for his outburst during a Congressional speech hosted by UsefulNotes/BarackObama in which he decried Obama as a liar while the latter was discussing whether or not his proposed immigration reforms would extend citizenship to illegal immigrants. immigrants.
%% Anthony Weiner. He'll always be known for his sexting scandal that ruined his Congressional career, the second "Carlos Danger" scandal two years later, and for storing many of the controversial emails that ruined Hillary Clinton's campaign on his laptop.
%% Dennis Hastert spent eight years as the U.S. Speaker of the House and was a long-time supporter of the Bush administration's policies. But today, he's known for being the guy who molested several boys during his time as a wrestling coach. Even most of his fellow Republicans have disowned him.




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%% Chris Christie will likely always be remembered for "Bridgegate". And for being really fat.
18th May '17 8:58:24 AM Psychopompos007
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* Marechal Philippe Petain is known for being the leader of LesCollaborateurs rather than his record during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Though to be fair, he absolutely brought that on himself.

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* Marechal Philippe Petain Pétain is known for being the leader of LesCollaborateurs rather than his record during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Though to be fair, he absolutely brought that on himself.


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* French town of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vichy Vichy]] was a famous spa town during several centuries, but is now only remembered as being the siege of Philippe Pétain's infamous government during World War Two, to the point this era is commonly refered as "Régime de Vichy" ("Vichy's Regime").
18th May '17 8:49:19 AM Psychopompos007
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* Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau was a great intellectual from UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment era. He travelled in half of Europe, wrote novels, philosophical treaties (some of his ideology had influence on UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution), and pieces of music. He had been friend with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Diderot Denis Diderot]] (he even wrote articles for the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A9die Encyclopédie]]) and David Hume. Nowadays, if you ask a French-speaking person about Rousseau, the only answers you're likely to receive are: he wrote [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_(Rousseau) an autobiography]] (extracts of it are often studied in school), he wrote a treaty about children's education despite having sent his own children to an orphanage, and his ideology gave birth to the NobleSavage and RousseauWasRight tropes.
8th May '17 7:54:19 AM bowserbros
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** Before these sex scandals, O'Reilly was dogged through the years by an incident where, during an outtake from ''Inside Edition'', he repeatedly messed up his lines due to a last-minute change to the teleprompter, growing increasingly frustrated before eventually shouting "FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE! WE'LL DO IT LIVE!" Upon surfacing online in 2008, this incident [[MemeticMutation became the subject of]] many a parody; by the time the sex scandals shoved O'Reilly off of Fox News, people who hadn't even ''heard'' of him had at least hard a "we'll do it live" joke or two.
8th May '17 7:48:27 AM bowserbros
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** Before these sex scandals, O'Reilly was dogged through the years by an incident where, during an outtake from ''Inside Edition'', he repeatedly messed up his lines due to a last-minute change to the teleprompter, growing increasingly frustrated before eventually shouting "FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE! WE'LL DO IT LIVE!" Upon surfacing online in 2008, this incident [[MemeticMutation became the subject of]] many a parody; by the time the sex scandals shoved O'Reilly off of Fox News, people who hadn't even ''heard'' of him had at least hard a "we'll do it live" joke or two.
2nd May '17 7:09:28 PM Kadorhal
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* The M9 pistol, the sidearm of most branches of the US military since 1985, has also gained the same sort of reputation as the M16, thanks to reliability problems the US Navy [=SEALs=] encountered while training with the Beretta 92F - the slides would often throw themselves off the frame and into the user's face, thanks to a part failing after 5,000 rounds when it should have lasted for five times as many. Beretta sent out replacement parts and designed the later 92FS so that the hammer would prevent the slide from flying off in the event that the locking block fails, but it wasn't enough to save the gun's reputation; the [=SEALs=] and various other units switched to the SIG P226 and P228, and those branches which didn't resist switching over to the M9 in the first place have tried to replace it (usually with a sidearm based on the old M1911) every five years or so since its adoption, citing distrust over the pistol's reliability, with Beretta finally taking the hint and unsuccessfully submitting an entirely new striker-fired pistol instead of a newer M9 for the 2016 Modular Handgun System tests.

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* The M9 pistol, the sidearm of most branches of the US military since 1985, has also gained the same sort of reputation as the M16, thanks to reliability problems the US Navy [=SEALs=] encountered while training with the Beretta 92F - the slides would often throw themselves off the frame and into the user's face, thanks to a part failing after 5,000 rounds when it should have lasted for five times as many. around 25,000. Beretta sent out replacement parts and designed the later 92FS so that the hammer would prevent the slide from flying off in the event that the locking block fails, but it wasn't enough to save the gun's reputation; the [=SEALs=] and various other units switched to the SIG P226 and P228, and those branches which didn't resist switching over to the M9 in the first place have tried to replace it (usually with a sidearm based on the old M1911) every five years or so since its adoption, citing distrust over the pistol's reliability, with Beretta finally taking succeeding in 2017 with the hint and unsuccessfully submitting an entirely new striker-fired pistol instead of a newer M9 for the 2016 Modular Handgun System tests.trial (which, as a side-note, Beretta competed in with an entirely new design rather than an updated M9).
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