Friday, 23 December 2016

The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does

quote [ Over the years, hundreds of people online have shared memories of a cheesy Nineties movie called “Shazaam”. There is no evidence that such a film was ever made. ]
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[by 7@3:16pmGMT]


cb361 said[1] @ 4:17pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:1 Funny]
I blame Obama! Stealing our White Culture. Trump will give us Shazaam.
Ankylosaur said @ 4:29pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Talk about "Shazaam" is a false flag perpetrated as part of the conspiracy to erase all trace of the movie "Pizzaam" starring Michael Jackson and Hillary Clinton!
Headlessfriar said @ 4:42pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Janet was only pretending to be her brother in that movie. It's confusing because they have the same nose.
HoZay said @ 7:33pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:1 Funny]
Literally the same nose.
cakkafracle said @ 8:37pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
My wife has been droning about the Mandela effect for a couple of years now, i'm getting so tired of this topic :P

Collective false memories are a thing. It happens. I've given up the egotistical notion that my memory is infallible ages ago (in philosophy class i guess)
rylex said @ 1:24am GMT on 24th Dec [Score:1 Interesting]
for more on collective false memories, google "missing thunderbird photo".

this one got me, as I remember seeing the alleged photo on the internet at some point
eggboy said @ 1:24am GMT on 4th Jan
Huh, I remember seeing that as a kid. In some old "Christian science" magazine. They were always full of cryptzoology stuff, evidence that demons were real or that dinosaurs lived in the time of humans.
rylex said @ 1:21am GMT on 24th Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
jesus... i thought SE was my safe haven from conspiracy theories.

we're now just a hop,skip from

as for the mandela effect? just narcissists trying to rationalize (albeit in an unrational manner) how they are never wrong and their memory is infallible.
cakkafracle said[1] @ 2:50am GMT on 24th Dec [Score:1 WTF]
Ok I have one that DOES baffle me

I solidly and CLEARLY remember at the end of Moonraker that the blonde girl at the end, who JAWS saves, smiles at him and is wearing braces.

That is %100 in my memory, and it makes total sense that she would have metal teeth TOO...

Anyone else remember it this way?

Because apparently it's not the actual case.

taeyn said @ 6:47am GMT on 24th Dec
yep, me too
cb361 said @ 12:05pm GMT on 24th Dec
Weird. Me too. I thought that was why she wasn't genetically perfect enough for Drax, leading to Jaws' heel-face turn.
mechavolt said @ 3:43pm GMT on 24th Dec
Yup, same here.
eggboy said @ 1:08am GMT on 4th Jan
eggboy said @ 1:06am GMT on 4th Jan [Score:1 Interesting]
7 said @ 3:13am GMT on 4th Jan
I watched that series (Channel Zero) and liked it, but I didn't know the backstory until now.
R1Xhard said @ 3:19pm GMT on 23rd Dec
That MOFO existed, or it did in my dimension/reality.
7 said @ 3:26pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I've got a vague memory of a movie and actress that I've tried to track down a few times. Now I'm pretty sure they never existed, but there's still this nagging (false?) memory that occasionally pops up. Maybe it was a TV show, maybe it was a dream.
R1Xhard said[1] @ 3:35pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Dreams can become realty...

EDIT: For those nit pickers, eus people witha good memory are a little "special" just consider it dyslexic.
Kelyn said @ 6:36pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I'm curious, what details do you remember about this actress/movie?
7 said @ 7:35pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I don’t remember much about the movie, or care. I’m mostly curious about the actress. She is what my memory is centered on. I remember it being like an old Disney movie, or a family-oriented film. The face and voice of the actress is what I feel I can remember so strongly, like I had seen her in more than this one film. She had light colored hair. She had like a mole or beauty mark. She had an upturned nose. She wasn’t thin, she was kind of thick, not heavy. I would recognize the face instantly.
Kelyn said @ 1:51am GMT on 24th Dec
Dang yeah, that is pretty vague. I was sort of hoping to help. I know that horrible nagging feeling.
mechavolt said @ 3:23pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I just read about this and the Mandela effect yesterday. Now I'm frantically looking for a way to open Steins;Gate.
damnit said @ 6:42am GMT on 24th Dec
I like how Steins;Gate handles changing the past. Some actions are insignifant enough to change an outcome and that 1% was enough to alter history.
mechavolt said @ 3:42pm GMT on 24th Dec
Wasn't the whole point was that it was an accumulation of insignificant changes? Like a single change only changes things by .000001%, but added together might create an entirely different timeline.
damnit said @ 4:39pm GMT on 24th Dec
mechavolt said @ 7:27pm GMT on 24th Dec
Thanks, it's been awhile since I watched that. Just picked up the visual novel from Steam!
R1Xhard said @ 3:41pm GMT on 23rd Dec
It would make a really good Cult name thou SHAZAAM.

Give it a few generations and see how big those 500 grow.
Hugh E. said @ 4:25pm GMT on 23rd Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
Solomon! Hercules! Atlas! Zeus! Achilles! (Ares!) Mercury!
shiftace said @ 4:19pm GMT on 23rd Dec
The movie they are probably thinking of is Kazaam. it stars Shaquille O'Neal who plays a genie. it came out in 96.
Ankylosaur said @ 4:23pm GMT on 23rd Dec
That is covered in the article. Kazaam was either a knock off of Shazaam or an example of twin movies, like Bug's Life and Antz.
R1Xhard said @ 4:38pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I watched both of those at teh cinema back in the day, within the same week it felt and Bug's life is teh better movie in my opinion.
ooo[......7 said @ 6:58pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Animation wise, absolutely. Story wise however, I must disagree, A bugs life had less adult tones and frankly was less entertaining.

This is coming from a guy who is reading "Creativity Inc." The memoirs of the president of Pixar.
spazm said @ 10:14pm GMT on 23rd Dec
Ah yes, the great Catmul.
midden said[2] @ 7:56pm GMT on 23rd Dec
maximumtodd said @ 11:14pm GMT on 23rd Dec
My wife swears that when she watched "Big" it had a different ending with the kid in school and his adult girlfriend comes into the class as a young girl.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:25am GMT on 24th Dec
maximumtodd said @ 11:25pm GMT on 23rd Dec
I'm not a Sinbad fan and didn't see the movie, but remember the ads. Next you'll be telling me that I didn't watch "The Mighty Heroes" and I didn't eat Freakies.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:27am GMT on 24th Dec
Cuckoo Man was my favorite.
mwooody said @ 12:10am GMT on 24th Dec
Wait, I thought this was a cartoon.
thepublicone said[2] @ 1:29am GMT on 24th Dec
Maybe people are confusing it with "Kazaam", the 1996 Shaquile O'Neal movie?

EDIT: And no, I don't care that someone mentioned it earlier- It's Christmas, for fuck's sake- you should all have better things to do..... like cursing the fact that its Christmas.
5th Earth said @ 1:56am GMT on 24th Dec
Bernstein for life.
robotroadkill said @ 2:40am GMT on 24th Dec
I was remembering the movie as they described it but thinking... "Hmm, I thought it was Shaq -I must be wrong. Weird, I remember Shazaam too, there has to be evidence of it somewhere!" I even google and YouTube searched it to no avail... Then reading a bit more and seeing the shaq poster, it was all explained. But it goes to show how my correct memory was manipulated into a wrong one just by reading the article.
damnit said @ 6:44am GMT on 24th Dec
I could have sworn that Gore was President

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