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* In the early 90's, Creator/DataEast produced pinball machines based on two of the biggest names in science fiction, ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek]]'' and ''[[Pinball/StarWarsDataEast Star Wars]]''. Creator/{{Stern}} would later make their own tables [[Pinball/StarTrekStern also]] based [[Pinball/StarWarsStern on]] these two franchises.



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* In 2009, Senator Jim Bunning told his audience at a speech during the Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner that he would vote for a conservative Supreme Court Judge, one who would "be in place very shortly because (the liberal) Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... has cancer.” and predicted that she would be dead in nine months. 10 years later, Ginsburg recalled the story in an interview with NPR, where she noted, “That senator...is now himself dead, and I am very much alive.”


* An early 70's issue of ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' magazine [[http://web.archive.org/web/20120119094157/http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/1970s-cracked-magazine-accurately-predicted-2009.html predicted youth culture 30 years later]] pretty well.

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* An early 70's ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'', when it was still a humor magazine:
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issue of ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' magazine [[http://web.archive.org/web/20120119094157/http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/1970s-cracked-magazine-accurately-predicted-2009.html predicted youth culture 30 years later]] pretty well.well.
** A 1984 issue featured parodies of recurring features in rival ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', including two Don Orehek cartoons done InTheStyleOf Don Martin. Six years later, Don Martin left ''MAD'' over a salary dispute and started working for ''Cracked''.



* ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' (back when it was a humor/satire magazine) had an issue in 1984 that featured parodies of recurring features in rival ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', including two Don Orehek cartoons that spoofed Don Martin's style. Six years later, Don Martin left ''MAD'' over a salary dispute and started working for ''Cracked''.


* In ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Henry's wife advises him [[BanOnPolitics not to talk politics]] and to "stick to two subjects: the weather and your health". These days, with increased political polarization, not even the weather (climate change) and health (the anti-vaxxer movement) are immune from heated debate.

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* In ''Theatre/MyFairLady'', Henry's wife mother advises him [[BanOnPolitics not to talk politics]] and to "stick to two subjects: the weather and your health". These days, with increased political polarization, not even the weather (climate change) and health (the anti-vaxxer movement) are immune from heated debate.


* ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' had an issue in TheEighties that featured parodies of recurring features in rival ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', including two Don Orehek cartoons that spoofed Don Martin's style. Only a couple years later, Don Martin actually left ''MAD'' over a salary dispute and started working for ''Cracked''.

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* ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' (back when it was a humor/satire magazine) had an issue in TheEighties 1984 that featured parodies of recurring features in rival ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', including two Don Orehek cartoons that spoofed Don Martin's style. Only a couple Six years later, Don Martin actually left ''MAD'' over a salary dispute and started working for ''Cracked''.



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* A cartoon in ''Road & Track'' featured a car called the "Bug Royale" which had the front end of a Bugatti Royale and the rear of a Volkswagen Beetle. The cartoon was featured in an early 1990's issue, a few years before Volkswagen actually took ownership of Bugatti (1998).

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* The eponymous character of ''Animation/{{Lamput}}'' matches the description of [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-999]], described as an orange blob of slime with the ability to shapeshift. Both characters also come from laboratories.

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** Caissie Levy, the first actress to play Elsa in [[Theatre/Frozen2018 the Broadway musical]] adaptation of ''Frozen'', also used to play Elphaba on Broadway. While Patti Murin, who plays Anna, was Glinda on ''Wicked'''s first national tour.


* The Leader of the Nazi Ahnenerbe Organization, Herman Wirth, was fired by Heinrich Himmler (among other reasons) for stating the idea that in the future, germany will be ruled by a woman which would be called the "great mother". Angela Merkel, who is the german chancellor since 2005, got the nickname "Mommy" or "Mother". Thus, in a certain way, Wirths prediction turned true.

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* The Leader of the Nazi Ahnenerbe Organization, Herman Wirth, was fired by Heinrich Himmler (among other reasons) for stating the idea that in the future, germany Germany will be ruled by a woman which would be called the "great mother". Angela Merkel, who is became the german chancellor since German Chancellor in 2005, got the nickname "Mommy" or "Mother". Thus, in a certain way, Wirths prediction turned true.



* In August 2001, an episode of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' featured Satan showing Professor the truth behind his image of England. This included a cricket match which turned out to be fixed by the bookies. It was rebroadcast in September 2010, while [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11124962 this]] was still in the news.

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* In August 2001, an episode of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' featured Satan showing Professor the truth behind his image of England. This included a cricket match which turned out to be fixed by the bookies. It was rebroadcast in September 2010, while [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11124962 this]] this scandal about fixed cricket matches]] was still in the news.



** Elphaba has black hair and green skin. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen One of the earliest concept designs]] depicted Elsa as having [[http://www.imgur.com/a/ea2Zt black hair and blue skin.]] When you get right down to it, Elsa can be summed up as "Elphaba as AnIcePerson, and no LoveInterest or FaceHeelTurn".
** In "What Is This Feeling?", Elphaba pins Galinda's personality down to one word: "[[DumbBlonde Blonde]]". What is Elsa? A platinum blonde, and currently Menzel's most famous role after Elphaba (or probably even her most iconic role ''period'').[[note]]though it's heavily implied if not for her powers she'd be either a redhead like her father and Anna, or a raven-head like her mother[[note]]
** There was a storyboarded animation for "Defying Gravity" by a Disney artist. Made ''well'' before 2013, it looks quite similar to the finished version of "Let It Go."

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** Elphaba has black hair and green skin. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen One of the earliest concept designs]] depicted Elsa as having [[http://www.imgur.com/a/ea2Zt black hair and blue skin.]] When you get right down to it, Elsa can be summed up as "Elphaba as AnIcePerson, and no LoveInterest or FaceHeelTurn".
** In "What Is This Feeling?", Elphaba pins Galinda's personality down to one word: "[[DumbBlonde Blonde]]". "Blonde". What is Elsa? A platinum blonde, and currently Menzel's most famous role after Elphaba (or probably even her most iconic role ''period'').[[note]]though it's heavily implied if not for her powers she'd be either a redhead like her father and Anna, or a raven-head like her mother[[note]]
** There was a storyboarded animation for "Defying Gravity" by a Disney artist. Made ''well'' before 2013, it looks quite similar to the finished version of "Let It Go."
Blonde.



* The short-loved Broadway musical ''Smile'' has one of the characters, Doria Hudson, sing an IWantSong about visiting [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]. The ''Smile'' lyricist, Howard Ashman, and Doria's actress, Jodi Benson, would collaborate with Disney only a few years later, on ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Naturally, Ariel eventually "made her home in Disneyland" through several attractions and entertainment.

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* The short-loved Broadway musical ''Smile'' has one of the characters, Doria Hudson, sing an IWantSong about visiting [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]. The ''Smile'' lyricist, Howard Ashman, and Doria's actress, Jodi Benson, would collaborate with Disney only a few years later, on ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Naturally, Ariel Benson's character, Ariel, eventually "made her home in Disneyland" through several attractions and entertainment.



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* ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'' had an issue in TheEighties that featured parodies of recurring features in rival ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', including two Don Orehek cartoons that spoofed Don Martin's style. Only a couple years later, Don Martin actually left ''MAD'' over a salary dispute and started working for ''Cracked''.


** In issue #112 (January 2001), there's a funny little comic about the employees discussing possible directors for the ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movie. Copy Editor Andy Serwin thinks Disney should make it, believing Spider-Man is for kids. Eight years later, Disney owns Creator/MarvelComics, and there are plans for an animated Spider-Man movie (though it'll be released by Creator/SonyPictures).

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** In issue #112 (January 2001), there's a funny little comic about the employees discussing possible directors for the ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movie. Copy Editor Andy Serwin thinks Disney should make it, believing Spider-Man is for kids. Eight years later, Disney owns Creator/MarvelComics, and there are plans for an animated Spider-Man movie (though it'll be released by Creator/SonyPictures). It'll be seven more years later for Spider-Man to finally appear in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse alongside the Avengers.


** One of the nominees was a young woman from the show ''High Society.'' While she hasn't won a Tony since, I'd say Creator/AnnaKendrick [[Franchise/{{Twilight}} has]] [[Film/PitchPerfect done]] [[Theatre/IntoTheWoods alright]] [[Theatre/TheLastFiveYears for]] [[Film/UpInTheAir herself]].

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** One of the nominees was a young woman from the show ''High Society.'' While she hasn't won a Tony since, I'd say Creator/AnnaKendrick [[Franchise/{{Twilight}} [[Film/{{Twilight}} has]] [[Film/PitchPerfect done]] [[Theatre/IntoTheWoods alright]] [[Theatre/TheLastFiveYears for]] [[Film/UpInTheAir herself]].


* In anticipation of the release of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Magazine/{{MAD}} once ran an article called "The ''Star Wars'' Log", framed as the official outline of the rest of the saga (which had been announced as a nine-film series at the time). The article was supposed to poke fun at the convoluted direction of the series up to that point, but a few of its predictions actually turned out to be eerily accurate. For example:
** They predicted that Episode II would be titled "Send in the Clones", and that it would involve the revelation that Darth Vader and Obi-Wan were cloned from the same donor (Chewbacca's grandfather). Episode II was actually called "''Attack of'' the Clones", and the revelation was about Boba Fett and the Stormtroopers being cloned from the same donor.
*** They predicted that the detail about Chewie's grandfather would set up a conflict between the Wookiees and the Empire in Episode III. As it turned out, a battle involving the Wookiees and the Empire actually was a big plot point in Episode III.
*** They predicted that the later films would involve a "Great Droid War" of some kind. Though it wasn't actually called that, the later prequels did have the heroes at war with an evil army of droids.
*** They predicted that the series would end with the revelation that Luke's father wasn't Darth Vader... but that Luke was fathered by "the Force itself". In the real movies, Vader did turn out to be Luke's father after all, but ''Vader'' was revealed to have been conceived by the Force.
*** Their ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' parody made fun of the scene where Luke reveals to Leia that they were twins, by also claiming that Threepio was his brother. Once again, fast forward to 1999 and Episode I, and he's right (FromACertainPointOfView).
** When they did their parody of ''Film/BatmanReturns'' in 1992, one of the background sight gags was that the newsboys reporting on the Penguin's good publicity were the dancing ones of ''Film/{{Newsies}}'', which arrived a few months prior to the Batman sequel and was a notorious flop. That Disney musical [[CultClassic ultimately found a cult following]], but what makes the joke funnier now is that [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Christian Bale]] played the youthful hero in it.
** An old issue which was "concerned" with the population explosion suggested that, to prevent "young folks" from having children, people should give them a robotic dummy baby in order to convince them they can't be parents. Which is exactly what they're handing to teenage girls (and sometimes boys) in high schools across the nation today.
** The magazine had [[http://calicoll.com/?p=214 this]] parody ad for Cadillac back in 1960, showing a woman wearing an emblem of the car like a necklace to show off her status symbol. Who knew rappers would adopt the same style decades later?
** When ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' came out, MAD joked that there was a scene with a car version of the Pope that had to be removed. And then a car Pope actually showed up in ''Cars 2''.
** A 1999 article giving fake predictions of future comic-based movies included one which [[http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2011/11/04/mad-predicts-samuel-l-jackson-as-nick-fury-in-1999 remade]] ''Film/PulpFiction'' with Creator/MarvelComics characters. The proposal depicts Creator/SamuelLJackson, who played Jules in ''Pulp Fiction'', portraying ComicBook/NickFury. Two years after the article's publication, Jackson lent his likeness to the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel incarnation of Fury, which eventually led to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse actually casting him as the character.
** One issue in the 1950s had an article with a description of a sport similar to bullfighting, but abusing dogs instead of bulls. The article included the phrase "KickTheDog," capitalized as on this wiki.
** In the parody of ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', "Mitzia", the expy of Maria, admits to the "Mother Obsess" that she can't type or take diction. Maria's actress, Creator/JulieAndrews, would later demonstrate otherwise in ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie''.
** In their parody of ''Film/RockyIII'', "Rockhead Bulboa" is twice placed nose-to-large-chest with his opponents. In an AsideComment, he says, "If this kind of posing keeps up, I want my next match to be with Dolly Parton!" Two years later, Stallone starred alongside Dolly in ''Rhinestone''.
** In a Justin Bieber themed Issue of MAD there was a joke about a Donald Trump Chia Pet. Fast forward to 2016 and they now exist.


** In 2012, he [[https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/266038556504494082 tweeted]] "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." In the 2016 election, he lost the popular vote, but won the electoral college and the presidency -- retweets for that tweet surged following the announcement. Whether that proves his original tweet right or wrong [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment is a topic best left to other sites]].

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** In 2012, he [[https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/266038556504494082 tweeted]] "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." In the 2016 election, he lost the popular vote, but won the electoral college and the presidency -- retweets for that tweet surged following the announcement. Whether that proves his original tweet right or wrong [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment is a topic best left to other sites]].

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