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8th Feb '16 12:55:55 PM StFan
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* [[TheSeventies The 1970s]], somewhat unfairly (emphasis on the word ''somewhat''), have been saddled with the EverythingsFunkierWithDisco stereotype, as if disco were the only style of music to come out of that decade (though certainly ''very'' widespread from 1977 to '80 and [[DeaderThanDisco backlash-prone)]]. Also, they're the decade of porn - certainly, the moment in American history when X-rated entertainments moved out of the shadows, if not fully into the mainstream, but it was still harder to gain access to pornography back then than today (no [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet]] or home video, you see). Perhaps worst of all is the common portrayal of the Seventies as practically the poster child for FashionDissonance, especially when it came to men's fashions. While there is some truth to the charge that during the early '70s "blue was the new black", and men's suits did [[PimpDuds get flashier and more colorful]] than they had been before, or have been since, it is simply not true that every adult male was decked out in a mustard-yellow, plaid leisure suit. Leaf through enough ads from the time period, and you'll see quite a few tastefully dressed men.
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* [[TheSeventies The 1970s]], somewhat unfairly (emphasis on the word ''somewhat''), have been saddled with the EverythingsFunkierWithDisco {{Disco}} stereotype, as if disco were the only style of music to come out of that decade (though certainly ''very'' widespread from 1977 to '80 and [[DeaderThanDisco backlash-prone)]]. Also, they're the decade of porn - -- certainly, the moment in American history when X-rated entertainments moved out of the shadows, if not fully into the mainstream, but it was still harder to gain access to pornography back then than today (no [[TheInternetIsForPorn Internet]] or home video, you see). Perhaps worst of all is the common portrayal of the Seventies as practically the poster child for FashionDissonance, especially when it came to men's fashions. While there is some truth to the charge that during the early '70s "blue was the new black", and men's suits did [[PimpDuds get flashier and more colorful]] than they had been before, or have been since, it is simply not true that every adult male was decked out in a mustard-yellow, plaid leisure suit. Leaf through enough ads from the time period, and you'll see quite a few tastefully dressed men.
8th Feb '16 6:12:12 AM livingwill
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* The Detroit Lions will never live down the fact that had a winless season in 2008,
7th Feb '16 10:36:08 AM nombretomado
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* To this day, it isn't uncommon to hear people use TheCrusades as an example of how dangerous Christian fanaticism can be, never mind that there hasn't been a crusade in centuries.
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* To this day, it isn't uncommon to hear people use TheCrusades UsefulNotes/TheCrusades as an example of how dangerous Christian fanaticism can be, never mind that there hasn't been a crusade in centuries.
7th Feb '16 4:59:36 AM Freshmeat
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** Outside his own country, his reputation is [[SubvertedTrope significantly better]]-- if he's remembered at all, it's for his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah''.
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** Outside his own country, his reputation is [[SubvertedTrope significantly better]]-- if he's remembered at all, it's for his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah''.

* Every piece written about Jeffrey Katzenberg or Creator/DreamWorksAnimation will eventually bring up how Katzenberg was the head of the Creator/{{Disney}} studios twenty five years ago. [[http://www.thestreet.com/story/13045414/1/dreamworks-animation-spends-1-million-to-win-oscar-for-your-dragon-2.html Even in smaller articles.]] It doesn't matter how many accomplishments he's had since then, or that he was the head of Creator/{{Paramount}} studios (where he helped revive ''Franchise/StarTrek'') during the late 1970s/early 1980s before moving to Disney, or even that he's been the CEO of [=DreamWorks=] for twice as long as he was the president of the Walt Disney Studios - thanks to his lawsuit against the other studio executives and the subsequent media blitz that surrounded his departure from Disney in the mid/late 1990s, he'll always be known first and foremost as "the guy who helped turn Disney around in the late 1980s/early 1990s before leaving on bad terms to start his own studio". [[note]] It doesn't help that his tenure at Disney saw the startup and heyday of the Disney Renaissance and includes the only four ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Platinum Edition/Diamond Edition]]'' movies not supervised by Walt Disney (which are all major Disney franchises), and the last of these movies, ''Disney/TheLionKing'', is the film Katzenberg considers to be his MagnumOpus [[/note]]
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* Every piece written about Jeffrey Katzenberg or Creator/DreamWorksAnimation will eventually bring up how Katzenberg was the head of the Creator/{{Disney}} studios twenty five years ago. [[http://www.thestreet.com/story/13045414/1/dreamworks-animation-spends-1-million-to-win-oscar-for-your-dragon-2.html Even in smaller articles.]] It doesn't matter how many accomplishments he's had since then, or that he was the head of Creator/{{Paramount}} studios (where he helped revive ''Franchise/StarTrek'') during the late 1970s/early 1980s before moving to Disney, or even that he's been the CEO of [=DreamWorks=] for twice as long as he was the president of the Walt Disney Studios - thanks to his lawsuit against the other studio executives and the subsequent media blitz that surrounded his departure from Disney in the mid/late 1990s, he'll always be known first and foremost as "the guy who helped turn Disney around in the late 1980s/early 1990s before leaving on bad terms to start his own studio". [[note]] It doesn't help that his tenure at Disney saw the startup and heyday of the Disney Renaissance and includes the only four ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Platinum Edition/Diamond Edition]]'' movies not supervised by Walt Disney (which are all major Disney franchises), and the last of these movies, ''Disney/TheLionKing'', is the film Katzenberg considers to be his MagnumOpus franchises).[[/note]]
27th Jan '16 10:40:25 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Outside his own country, his reputation is [[SubvertedTrope significantly better]]-- if he's remembered at all, it's for his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah''.
27th Jan '16 10:37:54 AM BrendanRizzo
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* [[TheNineties The 1990's]] in turns will never live down it's association with social conformity, the revival of the power of MoralGuardians, and the whole decade's obsession with being "cool" and "with it".
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* [[TheNineties The 1990's]] in turns will never live down it's association with social conformity, the revival of the power of MoralGuardians, MoralGuardians (assuming that TheEighties aren't blamed for that instead), and the whole decade's obsession with being "cool" and "with it".
27th Jan '16 12:49:59 AM Rt1583
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**This is valid though, as Christians, as a whole, deliberately try to never live down certain (positive) aspects of their religion while minimizing other (negative) aspects of their religion. [[DoubleStandard You can't have one without the other can you]]?
26th Jan '16 8:50:23 PM BrendanRizzo
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Clarifying just how badly this set back American race relations, which also had numerous consequences beyond that.
** Among his other spectacular failings was his handling of Reconstruction, widely blamed for having stagnated the movement towards racial equality for decades more; also his bitter rivalry with Congress, where he narrowly avoided impeachment and was thus quickly reduced to a lame duck president.
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** Among his other spectacular failings was his handling of Reconstruction, being widely blamed for having stagnated the movement towards racial equality for decades more; more[[note]]we're talking something like '''nine''' decades more[[/note]]; also his bitter rivalry with Congress, where he narrowly avoided impeachment and was thus quickly reduced to a lame duck president.
24th Jan '16 4:25:38 PM Aquila89
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none of this is relevant here
* Pierre Trudeau, who is arguably the architect of modern Canada, is remembered mainly for flipping off a bunch of protesters. Which does distract from his other, less savoury things.[[labelnote:Such as]]Starting transfer payments to Quebec; increasing federal spending by 20% per year for several years, which resulted in deficient spending that lasted until Jean Chretien then Paul Martin took control decades later in 1993; official bilingualism, which requires every federal employee to speak French to be hired; riding around Montréal during the war while wearing a Nazi uniform; starting but never finishing a doctoral thesis about communism; giving fighter jet maintenance contracts to Quebec while taking them away from Manitoba; and enacting the National Energy Program, which shut down the Alberta oil fields and bankrupted many, among other things.[[/labelnote]]
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* Pierre Trudeau, who is arguably the architect of modern Canada, is remembered mainly for flipping off a bunch of protesters. Which does distract from his other, less savoury things.[[labelnote:Such as]]Starting transfer payments to Quebec; increasing federal spending by 20% per year for several years, which resulted in deficient spending that lasted until Jean Chretien then Paul Martin took control decades later in 1993; official bilingualism, which requires every federal employee to speak French to be hired; riding around Montréal during the war while wearing a Nazi uniform; starting but never finishing a doctoral thesis about communism; giving fighter jet maintenance contracts to Quebec while taking them away from Manitoba; and enacting the National Energy Program, which shut down the Alberta oil fields and bankrupted many, among other things.[[/labelnote]]
24th Jan '16 10:48:56 AM KingLyger
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* Creator/{{Atari}} will never live down the release of ''E.T. The Extraterrestrial'' on the coveted Atari 2600, a game who's spectacularly bad sales and reception contributed to the Video Game Crash of 1983 and [[GenreKiller nearly destroyed the viability of the industry altogether;]] so great was its failure that Atari buried it along with countless other unsold games and consoles in a New Mexico landfill, where it would remain buried for decades after.
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* Creator/{{Atari}} will never live down the release of ''E.T. The Extraterrestrial'' on the coveted Atari 2600, a game who's spectacularly bad sales and reception contributed to the Video Game Crash of 1983 UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, and [[GenreKiller nearly destroyed the viability of the industry altogether;]] so altogether]]. Its failure was inevitable, since not only did Atari give only one programmer six weeks to make the entire game, but they made 12 million copies of the game, at a time when there were only 10 million Atari 2600 consoles. So great was its failure that Atari buried it the unsold cartridges along with countless other unsold games and consoles in a New Mexico landfill, where it would remain buried for decades after.
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