Air Warrior II follows most of its predecessors in the genre by having blocky graphics, annoying sounds, and complex gameplay. If you have never played a flight simulator before, you might not be used to the polygonal real-time rendered graphics, a common "trademark" of many current flight simulators. Everything, including landscapes, trees, and aircrafts are noticeably polygonal.
In the Silver AgeSuperman disguised the multi-ton key to his Fortress of Solitude as an "airplane marker" pointing to the North Pole.
He maintained this facade well into the Bronze Agelong after such markers had become forgotten relics — but there's still a line of them running across the United Statesand yes, they used to be painted bright yellow. Parsed by Chinese characters, it would be Kong Ke-nan.
And Kong is the surname of none other than Confucius derived from Kong Fu-zi. For instance, according to the Romans the Celtic people, as a rule, left no written records the historical Gauls really were said to be terrified of the sky falling on their heads, and to have shot arrows at the sky during thunderstorms to just dare it to come down.
Occasionally Cacofonix will be depicted with his instruments besides his signature lyre, usually a ridiculous-looking bagpipe-like thing and an even more ridiculous horn with an animal head, all of which are the instruments the real Gauls would have used — bagpipe-like instruments were known to have been played by the Romans notably by Nero, who was also said to have been very bad at itand the horn is a carnyx, a kind of early trumpet with a boar's mouth-shaped bell.
At Varius Flavus's orgy in Asterix in Switzerland, the women are wearing ridiculous, apocalyptic hairstyles with a bonnet-shaped mass of tight curls at the front of the head.
That is a hairstyle seen quite commonly on busts of rich Roman women. One gag in Asterix the Gladiator involves a trio of Romans in silly costumes walking into the arena covered in advertising slogans before a gladiator fight, while Caesar wonders whether or not people are bothered by all of the commercials.
This is obviously a joke about television advertising but was an actual practice — gladiator matches were preceded by advertising and sometimes the gladiators themselves would carry advertising pennants, wear slogans or use sponsored equipment. Many fans had thought that Linkara made up "It's magic, I don't have to explain it," unaware that it's a jab at Joe Quesadawho said it to justify the controversial changes made to Spider-Man in One More Day.
The exact quote is a case of Beam Me Up, Scotty! Quesada, upon being asked why he essentially responded with "It's magic. We don't need to explain it," in regards to the story, said that other Marvel characters used magic and no one needed an explanation for those.
One of the many things that Linkara criticized from the comic Holy Terror was the ridiculous looking knife on the cover page with spikes on the underside of the guard. In a later video, he says it was pointed out to him by a fan that the ridiculous looking knife actually exists, although the spikes on the underside of the guard would be detached from it if wielded as a weapon.
The Solicitine sisterhood in Castle Waiting have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism.
However, they are very similar to the real beguine movement in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.
People smile in disbelief today if you tell them Illustrator Frank Frazetta 's art, and similar heroic fantasy creations including some pretty good amateur works, used to appear on vans. There was no place that did not have them.
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Comic Strips Knights of the Dinner Table: Fans of the Insane Clown Posse will recognize it as the band's drink of choice. Some fans were likewise unaware that Hawk the Slayer is a real movie. Though this may become less of an example since Hawk the Slayer has been featured on Rifftrax.
A story arc in the s Old West comic strip Latigo starts with one character, who is a bit impractical and thoughtlessrejoicing at finding a "three-dollar gold piece". It's got to be a fake, right? Mint tried it, from to In the 35 years it was produced, less than half-a million were struck, at all three U.
There was a Garfield strip where he put on another performance on top of the fence and had money thrown at him by the resident of some distant Pacific island in the form of a millstone.
The Yap islands in the Pacific really do use enormous round stone discs with a hole in the middle as a form of currency. See The Other Wiki for details.
Anyone who grew up in the '60s or '70s would remember the Yap stone coin's frequent appearances in Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Most people in Sweden, where Elvis is published, know that Smurf Hits is a real thing. But the fact that the song that Elvis' daughter is listening to, which goes "Kokobom smurf smurf, kokobom smurf smurf," is real will surprise a lot of readers since it sounds more like a parody.
In one Foxtrot strip, Jason and Marcus, being confused what "fantasy football" means, play a tabletop game about fantasy creatures like dwarves and balrogs playing football. Something similar actually exists. Fan Works In Boys und Sensha-do! The author says that combat dogfighting actually exists in real life, over the Pacific Ocean, with lasers instead of simunition rounds.
Its cousin, the magnetoplasmadynamic drive ion enginealso makes an appearance, though the ability to have both in a single housing switching between modes at will is Rule of Cool.
In A Kingdom Divided it is mentioned that the airships' rotary engines tended to lose cylinders in mid-air. It's an actual issue of WWI-era aircraft rotary engines.Guns or Butter is a reusable kit which includes everything needed to run the simulation for up to about 35 participants at one time.
This is the updated version of the original, well thought out, and professionally published version of Guns or Butter.
Air Warrior II follows most of its predecessors in the genre by having blocky graphics, annoying sounds, and complex gameplay.
With an accurate depiction of various battle areas and planes during WWI, WWII, and the Korean War, authenticity is a key factor. Moderation / Criticism / Exposition / Exposés David Aaronovitch. Catholics try, rather unconvincingly, to show how conferring sainthood is different in principle to the pagan apotheosis (the process that made Claudius, for instance, into a God), but the distinction doesn't quite wash.
. May 03, · Want to know what the intro to the Simpson would look like in real life? Now you can! What do you think about this clip? Want to see more like this? An element that exists or existed in Real Life but is assumed to be fictional by audiences, often because it seems too unlikely, bizarre, or kitschy to be real.
Truth really is stranger than fiction. The Trope Namer is A Charlie Brown Christmas, from In the special, Lucy said "Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown! is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.