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@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?

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#21 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:06 PM

My step-brother is solidly in Gen X, and my impression of them is that they're (by far) the most comfortable, both with themselves and the world at large. They're progressive enough not to be Boomer-esque Dinosaurs, but not so impulsive and unrelentingly angry as to have contributed significantly to the hyper-polarized state of the world today (that's all on boomers and millennials).


Personally I'm in a weird place, generationally. Technically I'm a Millennial, but born in 1983 right on the cusp separating them from Generation X. Add to that, growing up with my step-brother, who's about 12 years older than me, means I was exposed to and have nostalgia for all the things from both groups. I tend to think more like a Gen X'er, but have most of the Millennial problems.... namely, the cost of living (housing) making it nigh impossible to comfortably progress past a certain point in life, which means I get to live the lifestyle of an unmarried, childless 26-30 year-old with a full-time job in perpetuity. I guess that could sound good on paper (for a while), but the Gen X part of me is starting to maybe think about eventually wanting a kid now that I'm in my mid-30s.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:18 PM

Youre the Oregon Trail Generation. Me too. Were this weird hybrid of X and Y born between like 78 and 85. Grew up in analog but came of age with digital.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:49 PM

Thankfully, none of us have dysentry.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 06:43 AM


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 02:04 PM

Being born in 1981, I am a millennial. People don't realize that when they look at me. They think all millennials are 20's somethings that can't drive a Stick or use a rotary phone.They have these fantasies that we can't use these things and act like Goolge and youtube don't exist. Sure, I can't tie my tie, but I know where I can learn the windsor knot the one time I need to tie one every few years or so. I can operate a vinyl record player, use old analog TVs with antennas, and other such things.




Speaking of OK Boomer, I was on Slickdeals the other day when I saw a deal posted on their front page for a cordless electric wine bottle opener All I could think was Ok Boomer.

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:22 PM

I was born in 1970, and I still can't tie my tie. My solution? Never wear a tie. 😄
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 05:42 PM

Yeah, I just use YouTube tutorials for stuff like that. I imagine even that wouldn't help me figure out a fax machine though. 

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 07:23 PM




While you live, shine/ Have no grief at all/ Life exists only for a short while/ And time demands an end. Seikilos Epitaph

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

The severed heads in jars that belong to the vastly wealthy boomers have finally come up with a retort to Ok Boomer. Unfortunately for them, the millennial generation no longer use social media, phones don't work in the madmaxian hellscape.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

Brexit, Trump, climate change...


If latter generations want to be pissed off at me I'll completely understand.

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

Billy Joel needs to record an updated We Didn't Start The Fire, is all I get from this thread
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Posted 19 November 2019 - 07:20 AM

Fox Media LLC filed a trademark application for "OK, boomer" in the newest reported attempt to cash in on the wildly popular phrase.


The filing was discovered by trademark lawyer Josh Gerben, who tweeted that it was filed on November 11, and says that Fox likely intends to use the phrase as the name of a reality, comedy or game show. https://www.business...ication-2019-11



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Posted 19 November 2019 - 10:23 PM

I'd think we would have hit peak boomer in the mid-60s! After all, not a lot of them were dying yet, but they stopped making any new ones. And the oldest boomers are in their early seventies, which means it's only downhill from here.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 November 2019 - 10:23 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 07:43 AM

When an anthropomorphic walrus keeps trying to foist their latest invention off on you...

OK, Boomer.


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:39 PM

Man, I was not expecting a Pre-SatAM Archie Sonic reference in here. Well done.

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Posted 20 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

I wish I could draw Transformers well. "Ok boombox" seems inevitable.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

*taps head* Can't have sarcastic grandkids if you never have kids in the first place.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:11 PM

The internet is an amazing place.  A phrase became a meme, and the meme was memed.  All over the course of two weeks.

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