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17th Dec '16 5:22:22 PM Gray
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** Worldcon suffers from this as well. In the 1940s, it was a big deal and was "the" event of the year within science fiction fandom, often the largest con of the year through the 1970s and 1980s, and generally featured some of the best authors, etc. on panels or giving speeches. Now, though it still occupies a prominent place, it's been ''far'' overshadowed by cons such as DragonCon (which can be 10-20x larger and attract "bigger" names).
12th Dec '16 4:51:24 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Anyone getting into pinball nowadays will eventually find access to the older electromechanical machines. In almost all cases, they will find them utterly boring compared to the more modern solid-state driven machines: Those electromechanical machines have no ramps, no pre-recorded audio (and thus no voice clips or music), play rather slowly due to their more primitive machinery, and had absolutely ''[[NintendoHard brutal]]'' difficulty, to where a standard game had 5 balls instead of today's 3. But back in their own time, these electromechanical machines were incredibly popular (albeit in a legal gray area) because not only were they at the cutting edge of electronic gaming, they were dirt-cheap to play. People could insert in a nickel or a dime and play, and if they were good, they could play for a while.
** And pinball in general easily falls into Seinfeld Is Unfunny. Its nature as a physical device limits the types of gameplay, stories ([[NoPlotNoProblem if any]]), and artistic diversity that video games can have, so it can be tough to imagine a time when video games were so technologically primitive that ''Pinball/SpaceShuttle'''s scale model was so impressive, it yanked the market share of pinball machines back from arcade video games. That being said, the real-life physics of pinball is so complex that only in the mid-2010's has home computer technology become advanced enough to accurately replicate pinball virtually. The end result is Seinfeld is Unfunny becoming a CyclicalTrope for pinball, as the gameplay of pinball is nothing like any modern video games, causing an uptick in non-virtual pinball's popularity due to curious video gamers seeking them out to play.


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** Going back further, it can be hard to understand why the World's Fair would have people so excited they came over from other continents, as it had no focus and looked like just another traveling carnival, only bigger. Events like these were the ancestors of today's conventions and expositions that focus on more specific topics and cater to fans.
30th Oct '16 9:50:58 PM BookReaderUSA
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* Arguably, this trope is both the cause ''and'' effect for {{Reboots}} and {{Remakes}}. To wit, part of the reason why we get remakes and reboots is because later generations don't appreciate the originals. As a consequence, the later generations judge the ''original'' by the standards of the reboot. This is despite the fact the ''reboot and remakes wouldn't even exist if it were not for the original work in the first place''!

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* Arguably, this trope is both the cause ''and'' effect for {{Reboots}} [[ContinuityReboot reboots]] and {{Remakes}}.{{remake}}s. To wit, part of the reason why we get remakes and reboots is because later generations don't appreciate the originals. As a consequence, the later generations judge the ''original'' by the standards of the reboot. This is despite the fact the ''reboot and remakes wouldn't even exist if it were not for the original work in the first place''!
24th Oct '16 3:33:59 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGames Strategy Guides. Rather [[CrackIsCheaper infamous for their price]], they got phased out by the Internet boom when gamers started writing their own guides and uploading them to websites like GameFAQs for free.

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* VideoGames Strategy Guides. Rather [[CrackIsCheaper infamous for their price]], they got phased out by the Internet boom when gamers started writing their own guides and uploading them to websites like GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs for free.
23rd Sep '16 2:37:51 PM Jhonny
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** It has been shown that the Caucasians do have up to 5% of their gene pool inherited from Neanderthals. It is likely that there never really was an extinction - the ''Homo sapiens'' simply absorbed the ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by intermarriage. As ''Homo sapiens'' outnumbered ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by being able to produce greater numbers of surviving offspring, this is a likely outcome. Those two species resembled each other so much that if you gave a Neanderthal a shower and haircut, dress him in decent clothes and teach him the basics of the modern society, you could not tell him apart in a big city. So all Caucasians are in a sense descendants of the Neanderthals.

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** It has been shown that the Caucasians people with Eurasian ancestry do have up to 5% of their gene pool inherited from Neanderthals. It is likely that there never really was an extinction - the ''Homo sapiens'' simply absorbed the ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by intermarriage. As ''Homo sapiens'' outnumbered ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by being able to produce greater numbers of surviving offspring, this is a likely outcome. Those two species resembled each other so much that if you gave a Neanderthal a shower and haircut, dress him in decent clothes and teach him the basics of the modern society, you could not tell him apart in a big city. So all Caucasians are in a sense descendants of the Neanderthals.
22nd Sep '16 11:51:35 PM morane
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** It has been shown that Caucasians do have up to 5% of their gene pool inherited from Neanderthals. It is likely that there never really was an extinction - the ''Homo sapiens'' simply absorbed the ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by intermarriage. As ''Homo sapiens''outnumbered ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by being able to produce greater numbers of surviving offspring, this is a likely outcome. Those two species resembled each other so much that if you gave a Neanderthal a shower and haircut, dress him in decent clothes and teach him the basics of the modern society, you could not tell him apart in a big city. So all Caucasians are in a sense descendants of the Neanderthals.

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** It has been shown that the Caucasians do have up to 5% of their gene pool inherited from Neanderthals. It is likely that there never really was an extinction - the ''Homo sapiens'' simply absorbed the ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by intermarriage. As ''Homo sapiens''outnumbered sapiens'' outnumbered ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by being able to produce greater numbers of surviving offspring, this is a likely outcome. Those two species resembled each other so much that if you gave a Neanderthal a shower and haircut, dress him in decent clothes and teach him the basics of the modern society, you could not tell him apart in a big city. So all Caucasians are in a sense descendants of the Neanderthals.
22nd Sep '16 11:49:14 PM morane
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** It has been shown that Caucasians do have up to 5% of their gene pool inherited from Neanderthals. It is likely that there never really was an extinction - the ''Homo sapiens'' simply absorbed the ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by intermarriage. As ''Homo sapiens''outnumbered ''Homo neanderthalensis'' by being able to produce greater numbers of surviving offspring, this is a likely outcome. Those two species resembled each other so much that if you gave a Neanderthal a shower and haircut, dress him in decent clothes and teach him the basics of the modern society, you could not tell him apart in a big city. So all Caucasians are in a sense descendants of the Neanderthals.
20th Aug '16 8:19:11 PM LaptopGuy
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** In fact, numerous pre-9/11 terror attacks and aircraft hijackings were dwarfed by the September 11 attacks, mainly because of its unmatched scale (it was the deadliest terrorist incident to date). The Oklahoma City Bombing is the only pre-9/11 attack to still remain a prominent figure in the public consciousness, mainly because it was the deadliest homegrown terrorist attack in the United States.

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** In fact, numerous pre-9/11 terror attacks and aircraft hijackings were dwarfed by the September 11 attacks, mainly because of its unmatched scale (it was the deadliest terrorist incident to date). The Oklahoma City Bombing is the only pre-9/11 attack to still remain a prominent figure in the public consciousness, mainly because it was the only other one with a particularly big death toll and deadliest homegrown terrorist attack in the United States.States. Fortunately, there has not been another attack on that scale since 9/11 -- probably the best known post-9/11 terror attacks in America are the Boston Marathon bombing and the Orlando nightclub massacre.
5th Aug '16 7:46:02 PM R1ck
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* The Soviet Union proved to be the first nation to embrace communism. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo communist nations spread all over the globe, making the USSR a relatively large cliché.
5th Aug '16 7:26:55 PM R1ck
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* How many people today know that whenever a fictional character delivers some kind of lecture or speech, and at one point exclaims, "You like me! You ''really'' like me!", is in reference to an infamous, and almost career-killing acceptance speech Sally Field once gave at the Oscars?
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