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You don't have to horse me to read xkcd.

This reminds me of an early Smothers Brothers comedy album titled "Tour de Farce", which, being 9 years old, I needed my parents to explain to me was a take-off on "Tour de Force" (or, today, Tour de Horse). That was pivotal in starting my interest in wordplay and puns, do blame Tom & Dick Smothers.
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(psst: the link goes to page two of the list.)

Also, as another B:BatB lover, I wondered why you referred to "golden age" Batman when most of what made this show fun was the "silver age" elements (which the first page of the linked article pointed out). I like that it included two of the 'meta/wacky' Bat-Mite episodes among the Top 10 (well, the Finale was a slam dunk), but while noting many of the stunt castings on the show, it failed to mention that Bat-Mite was voiced by Paul "Pee Wee" Reubens, in one of his finest performances.
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Yes, I moved from L.A. to San Luis Obispo County (up the coast 'tween L.A. and S.F.) a few years after the Rams moved to St. Louis. I halfway expected a cadre of Rams loyalists here, since San Luis IS Spanish for St. Louis, but by then, the love had migrated to the Raiders, since then to be replaced by the 49ers as the Raiders' reputations as 'the bad boys of the NFL' faded into vague memory. Remember that? When the Cowboys were "America's Team", the Oakland Raiders were "Counterculture America's Team". At least they didn't do what a majority of teams named "Raiders" do (according to a recent survey): use a Native American warrior as a mascot.
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If I had any kids (which fortunately for the world's gene pool I don't), my first would've been Weird Al (or Weird Alice). After that, I would've p'd off every teacher my child would ever face with a kid named Yes, and just confused them with Bonzo Dog Band and Oingo Boingo with one touch of relative normal from Steely Dan.
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...well, it certainly would work better than what they used for "Two and a Half Men" or "Friends", but I would never want anything replacing the openings to "Star Trek" or "The Twilight Zone" or "Gilligan's Island". Heck, I'll even add "The Big Bang Theory" to that list of Irreplaceables; it's the only thing about that show I love. And replacing the incongruously low-key opening of "Hill Street Blues", which came at a time when all cop show themes were over-dramatic, would be just plain wrong. Of course, I also think the ongoing revisions to the "Doctor Who" theme are not good... bring back the '60s synthesizer, please!
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This brings back lots of memories for me; there used to be a Free Font site named FamousFonts that had dozens of these, and most of the sites that catalog free fonts still have a section for "Famous Fonts". I'm surprised the article didn't include...
The Simpsons,
Mythbusters,
IBM,
Porsche,
MAD Magazine,
Dummies (the books)
or Yahoo!

What? Coke but no Pepsi?
Gilligan's Island but no Brady Bunch?
Snickers but no Kitt Katt?
Star Wars but no Star Trek? (that's original series, but there are fonts for most of the other series and movie logos, as well as for the Enterprise decals).

And Panera Bread but no Pizza Hut or Taco Bell or Kentucky Fried Chicken or Burger King?

What I find most notable about the "Yellow Submarine" font is how many places besides the Beatles' movie it has been used. In fact, there's another version that, noting its ubiquity for sci-fi titling, named it Asimov. (That's the version in my ridiculously large font collection.)

Yeah, fonts... Don't get me started on fonts... oh, you did.
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In the suburbs of Los Angeles (Pasadena. Sherman Oaks and Panorama City), I have visited two 2-story Targets and a 2-story WalMart, all put into the shells of former traditional department stores and they all have Cart Escalators (which always run slightly slower than the Human Escalators so you can position your cart and watch it take off, then go up and meet it at the top). They are cool. Those stores all also have regular elevators bigger than some of the Freight Elevators I've seen elsewhere, also to accommodate shoppers with carts.
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You could substitute jokes about any tragic event of the last 450 years in the first panel...

"So, Mr. Lincoln, otherwise how did you like the show?"
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Well, #5 was not really a 'screw-up', according to the INFO link: "Although Douglas Corrigan never quite admitted it, his 'mistake' was surely a ruse to circumvent aviation authorities who had turned down his request to make a trans-Atlantic flight." Even if he didn't appreciate the nickname, Corrigan became the third-most famous aviator (after Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart) to cross the Atlantic. Nice PR.
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Technically, that's a classic Misheard Lyric (#1 on this list) - but the accurate lyric "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night” is pretty weird anyway. AND it was written by Bruce Springsteen, whose first hit for himself, "Born to Run" started with...
"In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines"

I think Springsteen and Bob Dylan should dominate the category. (Dylan: "Better jump down a manhole / Light yourself a candle / Don’t wear sandals / Try to avoid the scandals / The pump don’t work / ’Cause the vandals took the handles"
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It must be noted that the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy (using music recovered from an '80s mixtape owned by StarLord as a kid), is full of potential guilty pleasures, stating with "Hooked on a Feeling (Ooga Chucka)" by Blue Swede, not to mention "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes.
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With Weird Al finally getting the #1 album, it somewhat surprises me that nothing by him made the Guilty Pleasure Top 10 (and the only song on the list he parodied was 'My Sharona'). Dropping an "Eat It" or "White and Nerdy" into an otherwise 'normal' playlist is a Guilty Goodie to me.

But my own list would go back as far as "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor" by Lonnie Donegan (two of my earliest musical memories), through "The Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas, "Rock Lobster" by the B-52s, "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, up to "Gangnam Style" by Psy. Which is why I've never been allowed to DJ at any party I attend...
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Oh, deer!
I just hope the deer living in the hills behind my 'just off the highway 3 miles from town' home location don't get any ideas from this (checks over shoulder to make sure no deer are looking at my monitor). We already had a notable incident near me where a deer decided to race a motorcycle down the frontage road - with fatal consequences, for the deer, and almost for the biker, who had to be pulled out from underneath his cycle AND the deer by a semi-heroic neighbor of mine (the hot cycle caused him 3rd degree burns AND turned the deer into roasted venison). I don't know where that deer got the idea to do that, but I suspect it was the Internet.
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Lite-Brite dates back to 1967 (according to Wikipedia), and I would watch "Lite-Brite the Movie" (but not in a theater). Of course, all the movies based on the Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoons of MY youth were made some time ago (to mostly not much success). And I know the video was for Wil Wheaton's TV show, but he didn't belong there - he has already gotten a couple of remakes and reboots, right?
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And Martin, who started by stealing both of Tolkein's middle initials, promised 7 but only delivered 5, all filled with rapey, behead-y stuff that Young Adults should avoid, even if their parents subscribe to HBO. And the whole "Winter Is Coming" crap is just global warming denialism, right?
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"winner of the 2014 award for Most Exaggerated Factoid Video Title."

The year is only half-over, the competition for 'link bait-y' titles is getting fiercer all the time, and TheOnion has a new site, ClickHole, dedicated to this kind of thing. I predict that, by December, this may not even make the Top 10.

Hmm... "The Top 10 Most Exaggerated Factoid Video Titles"... yep, that'll go viral.
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