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9th Dec '17 3:49:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* Greek-Americans? Well, there's Maria Menounos, George Stephanopoulos...basically, a lot of "oses."

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* Greek-Americans? Well, there's Maria Menounos, Creator/MariaMenounos, George Stephanopoulos...basically, a lot of "oses."



* The only Israeli-Americans are Natalie Portman and Gene Simmons.
* The only Japanese-Americans are George Takei and Kristi Yamaguchi (and ''maybe'' Pat Morita).
* The only Korean-American is Margaret Cho.

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* The only Israeli-Americans are Natalie Portman Creator/NataliePortman and [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons.
Simmons]].
* The only Japanese-Americans are George Takei Creator/GeorgeTakei and Kristi Yamaguchi (and Yamaguchi, and ''maybe'' Pat Morita).
Creator/PatMorita.
* The only Korean-American is Margaret Cho.Creator/MargaretCho.
9th Dec '17 3:44:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* The only Italian-Americans are gangsters or actors who have played gangsters. Plus Music/FrankSinatra, Dean Martin and [=Joe DiMaggio=].

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* The only Italian-Americans are gangsters or actors who have played gangsters. Plus Music/FrankSinatra, Dean Martin Music/DeanMartin, and [=Joe DiMaggio=].
4th Dec '17 5:47:47 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Circus animals? Jumbo the elephant. Fictional ones? ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''.

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* Circus animals? Jumbo the elephant. Fictional ones? ''WesternAnimation/{{Dumbo}}''.''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
2nd Dec '17 2:31:10 AM jormis29
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* The only Puerto Ricans are Music/JenniferLopez and Ricky Martin. Although the "Despacito" guys (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee) have gotten recognition lately.

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* The only Puerto Ricans are Music/JenniferLopez and Ricky Martin.Music/RickyMartin. Although the "Despacito" guys (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee) have gotten recognition lately.
26th Nov '17 12:02:29 PM nombretomado
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** TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: The introduction of sound in 1927 lead to a period of {{Glamour}} to give many people some escapism. Whenever Hollywood is referenced in pop culture it's usually during this era, with many references to icons like Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/LaurelAndHardy, Creator/TheMarxBrothers, Creator/WCFields, Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/ShirleyTemple, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Music/BingCrosby, Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/BusbyBerkeley, Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/JeanHarlow, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/JimmyDurante, Creator/GeorgeBurns, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/JohnnyWeissmuller, Creator/KatharineHepburn, Creator/VivienLeigh, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/JudyGarland, ''Film/TheLittleRascals'', Creator/TheThreeStooges, Creator/FredAstaire, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, and naturally Creator/WaltDisney's creation ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse''. If a specific film needs to be referenced it will be ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/CitizenKane'' or ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.

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** TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: The introduction of sound in 1927 lead to a period of {{Glamour}} to give many people some escapism. Whenever Hollywood is referenced in pop culture it's usually during this era, with many references to icons like Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/LaurelAndHardy, Creator/TheMarxBrothers, Creator/WCFields, Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/ShirleyTemple, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Music/BingCrosby, Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/BusbyBerkeley, Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/JeanHarlow, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/JimmyDurante, Creator/GeorgeBurns, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/JohnnyWeissmuller, Creator/KatharineHepburn, Creator/VivienLeigh, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/JudyGarland, ''Film/TheLittleRascals'', Creator/TheThreeStooges, Creator/FredAstaire, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, and naturally Creator/WaltDisney's creation ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse''. If a specific film needs to be referenced it will be ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/CitizenKane'' or ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
22nd Nov '17 7:16:14 PM nombretomado
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** TheSixties: A revolutionary time, where all kinds of minorities (youngsters, college students, blacks, women, gays, colonial countries,...) demand equal rights, freedom of speech and the end of old-fashioned, conformist and repressive values. TheGenerationGap between adults and youngsters becomes more prominent. All teenagers are left-wing [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] who wear flowers in their hair, drive around in a HippieVan and want to travel to California or Katmandu to join a {{Commune}}. Or if they are black they will wear a FunnyAfro and listen to Creator/{{Motown}}. They will all support the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and protest against UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The men are either a ScooterRidingMod, a snappin' {{Beatnik}} or a [[LoveFreak peace loving']], long bearded hippie wearing CoolShades playing guitar. That is if they aren't sent off under {{Conscription}} to Vietnam to die in a pointless war against the Vietcong. (Veterans who come back maimed, drug-addicted or with PTSD or mental illness is seen in TheSeventies.) All women are a GranolaGirl who may wear a BeehiveHairdo and a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt Mini Skirt]] or a long "granny" skirt and peasant blouse. Since the anticonception pill has made its entry and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and marihuana reach the mainstream everybody will engage in SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll. Expect many hippies to be TheStoner or EruditeStoner searching for a HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs. The music is usually the most celebrated part of this era, with great {{Rock}}, SurfRock, FolkMusic, {{Pop}}, PsychedelicRock, {{Soul}}, {{Funk}} being made by bands like Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/BobDylan, Music/JamesBrown, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheGratefulDead and Music/TheDoors as the most iconic examples. Expect a reference to the ''Film/{{Woodstock}}'' festival too. UndergroundComics, SpaghettiWestern, SpyDrama, UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and Pop Art are the prime artistic movements. Central Asian culture is very popular, with Music/RaviShankar and the Hare Krishna movement as prime examples. Mankind brings the first man (UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin) and woman (Valentina Tereshkova) in space and the first one on the moon: Neil Armstrong. UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli becomes world champion boxing. Also namedrop some slogans like: "Make Love Not War", "Black Power!", "Ban The Bomb", "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30", "Flower Power" and "Turn on, Tune In and Drop Out". In fact, most people forget the less fun things going on, like the building of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, the CubanMissileCrisis, the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, Martin Luther King, UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and Robert Kennedy, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's "Cultural" Revolution, the Soviet Union oppressing the Prague Spring, Greece becoming a Fascist dictatorship for five years, Libya putting UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi in charge for more than 42 years, many young people getting brainwashed in religious cults with the UsefulNotes/CharlesManson murders as a prime example, endless race riots in the US, UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Ireland, and many colonies in Africa finally becoming independent, only to fall into civil war or dictatorships afterwards. The 60s ended at the Altamont rock concert where a black man was murdered by the Hell's Angels while (or because) the Music/TheRollingStones played "Sympathy for the Devil".

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** TheSixties: A revolutionary time, where all kinds of minorities (youngsters, college students, blacks, women, gays, colonial countries,...) demand equal rights, freedom of speech and the end of old-fashioned, conformist and repressive values. TheGenerationGap between adults and youngsters becomes more prominent. All teenagers are left-wing [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] who wear flowers in their hair, drive around in a HippieVan and want to travel to California or Katmandu to join a {{Commune}}. Or if they are black they will wear a FunnyAfro and listen to Creator/{{Motown}}. They will all support the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and protest against UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The men are either a ScooterRidingMod, a snappin' {{Beatnik}} or a [[LoveFreak peace loving']], long bearded hippie wearing CoolShades playing guitar. That is if they aren't sent off under {{Conscription}} to Vietnam to die in a pointless war against the Vietcong. (Veterans who come back maimed, drug-addicted or with PTSD or mental illness is seen in TheSeventies.) All women are a GranolaGirl who may wear a BeehiveHairdo and a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt Mini Skirt]] or a long "granny" skirt and peasant blouse. Since the anticonception pill has made its entry and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and marihuana reach the mainstream everybody will engage in SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll. Expect many hippies to be TheStoner or EruditeStoner searching for a HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs. The music is usually the most celebrated part of this era, with great {{Rock}}, SurfRock, FolkMusic, {{Pop}}, PsychedelicRock, {{Soul}}, {{Funk}} being made by bands like Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/BobDylan, Music/JamesBrown, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheGratefulDead and Music/TheDoors as the most iconic examples. Expect a reference to the ''Film/{{Woodstock}}'' festival too. UndergroundComics, SpaghettiWestern, SpyDrama, UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and Pop Art are the prime artistic movements. Central Asian culture is very popular, with Music/RaviShankar and the Hare Krishna movement as prime examples. Mankind brings the first man (UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin) and woman (Valentina Tereshkova) in space and the first one on the moon: Neil Armstrong. UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli becomes world champion boxing. Also namedrop some slogans like: "Make Love Not War", "Black Power!", "Ban The Bomb", "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30", "Flower Power" and "Turn on, Tune In and Drop Out". In fact, most people forget the less fun things going on, like the building of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, the CubanMissileCrisis, UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis, the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, Martin Luther King, UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and Robert Kennedy, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's "Cultural" Revolution, the Soviet Union oppressing the Prague Spring, Greece becoming a Fascist dictatorship for five years, Libya putting UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi in charge for more than 42 years, many young people getting brainwashed in religious cults with the UsefulNotes/CharlesManson murders as a prime example, endless race riots in the US, UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Ireland, and many colonies in Africa finally becoming independent, only to fall into civil war or dictatorships afterwards. The 60s ended at the Altamont rock concert where a black man was murdered by the Hell's Angels while (or because) the Music/TheRollingStones played "Sympathy for the Devil".
29th Oct '17 12:45:44 PM nombretomado
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** TheSixties: A revolutionary time, where all kinds of minorities (youngsters, college students, blacks, women, gays, colonial countries,...) demand equal rights, freedom of speech and the end of old-fashioned, conformist and repressive values. TheGenerationGap between adults and youngsters becomes more prominent. All teenagers are left-wing [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] who wear flowers in their hair, drive around in a HippieVan and want to travel to California or Katmandu to join a {{Commune}}. Or if they are black they will wear a FunnyAfro and listen to Creator/{{Motown}}. They will all support the CivilRightsMovement and protest against UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The men are either a ScooterRidingMod, a snappin' {{Beatnik}} or a [[LoveFreak peace loving']], long bearded hippie wearing CoolShades playing guitar. That is if they aren't sent off under {{Conscription}} to Vietnam to die in a pointless war against the Vietcong. (Veterans who come back maimed, drug-addicted or with PTSD or mental illness is seen in TheSeventies.) All women are a GranolaGirl who may wear a BeehiveHairdo and a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt Mini Skirt]] or a long "granny" skirt and peasant blouse. Since the anticonception pill has made its entry and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and marihuana reach the mainstream everybody will engage in SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll. Expect many hippies to be TheStoner or EruditeStoner searching for a HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs. The music is usually the most celebrated part of this era, with great {{Rock}}, SurfRock, FolkMusic, {{Pop}}, PsychedelicRock, {{Soul}}, {{Funk}} being made by bands like Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/BobDylan, Music/JamesBrown, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheGratefulDead and Music/TheDoors as the most iconic examples. Expect a reference to the ''Film/{{Woodstock}}'' festival too. UndergroundComics, SpaghettiWestern, SpyDrama, UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and Pop Art are the prime artistic movements. Central Asian culture is very popular, with Music/RaviShankar and the Hare Krishna movement as prime examples. Mankind brings the first man (UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin) and woman (Valentina Tereshkova) in space and the first one on the moon: Neil Armstrong. UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli becomes world champion boxing. Also namedrop some slogans like: "Make Love Not War", "Black Power!", "Ban The Bomb", "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30", "Flower Power" and "Turn on, Tune In and Drop Out". In fact, most people forget the less fun things going on, like the building of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, the CubanMissileCrisis, the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, Martin Luther King, UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and Robert Kennedy, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's "Cultural" Revolution, the Soviet Union oppressing the Prague Spring, Greece becoming a Fascist dictatorship for five years, Libya putting UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi in charge for more than 42 years, many young people getting brainwashed in religious cults with the UsefulNotes/CharlesManson murders as a prime example, endless race riots in the US, UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Ireland, and many colonies in Africa finally becoming independent, only to fall into civil war or dictatorships afterwards. The 60s ended at the Altamont rock concert where a black man was murdered by the Hell's Angels while (or because) the Music/TheRollingStones played "Sympathy for the Devil".

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** TheSixties: A revolutionary time, where all kinds of minorities (youngsters, college students, blacks, women, gays, colonial countries,...) demand equal rights, freedom of speech and the end of old-fashioned, conformist and repressive values. TheGenerationGap between adults and youngsters becomes more prominent. All teenagers are left-wing [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]] who wear flowers in their hair, drive around in a HippieVan and want to travel to California or Katmandu to join a {{Commune}}. Or if they are black they will wear a FunnyAfro and listen to Creator/{{Motown}}. They will all support the CivilRightsMovement UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and protest against UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The men are either a ScooterRidingMod, a snappin' {{Beatnik}} or a [[LoveFreak peace loving']], long bearded hippie wearing CoolShades playing guitar. That is if they aren't sent off under {{Conscription}} to Vietnam to die in a pointless war against the Vietcong. (Veterans who come back maimed, drug-addicted or with PTSD or mental illness is seen in TheSeventies.) All women are a GranolaGirl who may wear a BeehiveHairdo and a [[DangerouslyShortSkirt Mini Skirt]] or a long "granny" skirt and peasant blouse. Since the anticonception pill has made its entry and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and marihuana reach the mainstream everybody will engage in SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll. Expect many hippies to be TheStoner or EruditeStoner searching for a HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs. The music is usually the most celebrated part of this era, with great {{Rock}}, SurfRock, FolkMusic, {{Pop}}, PsychedelicRock, {{Soul}}, {{Funk}} being made by bands like Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/TheWho, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/BobDylan, Music/JamesBrown, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheGratefulDead and Music/TheDoors as the most iconic examples. Expect a reference to the ''Film/{{Woodstock}}'' festival too. UndergroundComics, SpaghettiWestern, SpyDrama, UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave and Pop Art are the prime artistic movements. Central Asian culture is very popular, with Music/RaviShankar and the Hare Krishna movement as prime examples. Mankind brings the first man (UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin) and woman (Valentina Tereshkova) in space and the first one on the moon: Neil Armstrong. UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli becomes world champion boxing. Also namedrop some slogans like: "Make Love Not War", "Black Power!", "Ban The Bomb", "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30", "Flower Power" and "Turn on, Tune In and Drop Out". In fact, most people forget the less fun things going on, like the building of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, the CubanMissileCrisis, the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, Martin Luther King, UsefulNotes/CheGuevara and Robert Kennedy, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong's "Cultural" Revolution, the Soviet Union oppressing the Prague Spring, Greece becoming a Fascist dictatorship for five years, Libya putting UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi in charge for more than 42 years, many young people getting brainwashed in religious cults with the UsefulNotes/CharlesManson murders as a prime example, endless race riots in the US, UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Ireland, and many colonies in Africa finally becoming independent, only to fall into civil war or dictatorships afterwards. The 60s ended at the Altamont rock concert where a black man was murdered by the Hell's Angels while (or because) the Music/TheRollingStones played "Sympathy for the Devil".
22nd Oct '17 5:48:32 PM nombretomado
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** CharlesManson

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** CharlesMansonUsefulNotes/CharlesManson
8th Oct '17 9:32:30 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/{{India}}: Bombay (almost never Mumbai), Calcutta (almost never Kolkata), Delhi (old and new), Bangalore and Bengal (known for the tigers). Nobody knows Agra, but they will recognize the Taj Mahal there. One irony is that {{Bollywood}} movies have the same SmallReferencePools to their own culture. Gandhi will always be the first person mentioned.

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* UsefulNotes/{{India}}: Bombay (almost never Mumbai), Calcutta (almost never Kolkata), Delhi (old and new), Bangalore and Bengal (known for the tigers). Nobody knows Agra, but they will recognize the Taj Mahal there. One irony is that {{Bollywood}} UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movies have the same SmallReferencePools to their own culture. Gandhi will always be the first person mentioned.
27th Sep '17 12:49:51 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Well-known street gangs? It's pretty much just the Crips and the Bloods and the Triad gangs of San Francisco's Chinatown. When it comes to fictional street gangs, most people will mention [[Film/WestSideStory the Jets and the Sharks]], or perhaps the [[Film/TheWarriors Baseball Furies]]. (No love for the [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Foot Clan]] or the [[BatmanReturns Red Triangle Circus Gang]].)

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* Well-known street gangs? It's pretty much just the Crips and the Bloods and the Triad gangs of San Francisco's Chinatown. When it comes to fictional street gangs, most people will mention [[Film/WestSideStory the Jets and the Sharks]], or perhaps the [[Film/TheWarriors Baseball Furies]]. (No love for the [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Foot Clan]] or the [[BatmanReturns [[Film/BatmanReturns Red Triangle Circus Gang]].)
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