I'm still surprised that people don't know what Cthuhlu is. I would have thought the Baader-Meinhoff phenomenon would have been triggered for most people by now. I know that I see references to H.P. Lovecraft and his inventions absolutely everywhere.
I guess you don't know what you aren't seeing when you aren't seeing it.
Other examples in my life of Baader-Meinhoff.
***Bettie Page. Loved Bettie as a character in a comic. Didn't know she existed. Found out she existed, and then she was everywhere.
***Settlers of Catan. Once you're aware of the Euro board gaming trend, you see references to it everywhere.
***"Talking Points." I spent the whole last election arguing politics with people and being accused of using liberal talking points. But since I didn't go to any liberal websites and or TV shows or anything else, they actually were my own thoughts. Yes, my very own thoughts. So I didn't know what the fuck they were talking about.
Then I started seeing those websites and TV shows and went ...."OOOhhhhh!" Basically, they were accusing me of doing what in fact they were doing....
***And finally, Baader Meinhoff, itself. Heh. Now it seems to apply to everything.
***A thousand other examples, I just can't think of them right now.
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