The future turned out a whole lot differently than people expected. For example, Simon Newcomb, a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician, said: "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible." 18 months later, the Wright Brothers flew a Kittyhawk. To prove that you can't reallyknow what's going to happen, Bored Panda has compiled a list of things that seemed OK at the time, but have become ridiculously absurd. Like, diet candy AYDS. Or acceptance speeches thanking Harvey Weinstein. Scroll down to check out the entries and if they're not enough, fire up Bored Panda's earlier compilation of 30 Posts From The Past That Did Not Age Well.

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Aged Not Well

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Sally Appleton
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1 year ago

Sounds great, can't wait to use it!

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Looking at the past in good on a personal level, too. "Self-Reflective Awareness (SRA) is a 'meta-cognitive' ability, meaning that it involves thinking about and reflecting on one’s own mental processes," Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., wrote. "Someone with good SRA is able to generate a narrative of self that is complex, clear, and multifaceted and is able to communicate that narrative in a way that allows others a much better understanding of where one is coming from."

#2

Blows

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Narunaru
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1 year ago

That's Steve Jobs for ya.

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There are a number of different facets to SRA, including knowingnow your family story and developmental history, understanding your needs, motivations, and emotions, understanding your defenses and how you handle criticism, understanding your strengths, and weakneses, understanding your beliefs/values and worldview, knowing your pupose in life and how you make meaning, knowing how others see you, knowing the 'cultural bubble' that you live in. Exploring these areas can dramatically increase the results of one's self-reflection.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Magic mineral that will magically give you all sorts of symptoms

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This may all sound very complex, but, at its simplest, reflection is about careful thought. It gives the brain an opportunity to pause, untangle and sort through observations and experiences, consider multiple possible interpretations, and create meaning. And every little bit counts. Research by Giada Di Stefano, Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and Bradley Staats in call centers showed that employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about what they learned performed 23% better after 10 days than those who didn't.

#4

My Friend Found This In Our School Work

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

"Very unlikely", sure I believe you Zuckerberg

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#5

Hitler Tamed By Prison (New York Times, 1924)

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

If only ...

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#6

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"Going through old slides and found this eerily prophetic pic of my brother, captured late summer 2000"

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Sally Appleton
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1 year ago

Timmy you motherfucker

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#7

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Cat on a bike
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1 year ago

Bll Cosby scandal aside, it was a great TV show.

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#8

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Pan Da
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1 year ago (edited)

He might not be wrong: it's not because the chances are low that it won't happen. AKA Murphy's Law

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#9

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

She May not actually

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#10

Babies Named Daenerys

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Also babies named Khaleesi

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#11

Oof

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

Well, who knew back then.

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#12

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Well, I guess it's not wrong that AIDS helps you lose weight and keep it off. I wouldn't recommend it though

Orillion
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1 year ago

When all else fails...

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

a must-hiv

Mindy Keys
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1 year ago

The timing was almost the same too. I remember my mum (who was always dieting) used these when I heard the first news reports of AIDS. As a kid, that freaked me the heck out.

Agfox
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1 year ago

As once written in Mad Magazine, "Good news from the tobacco industry, cancer is non-fattening!"

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember when these came out and then right afterwards, AIDS started making the news. I remember wondering what a diet aid had to do with this new disease. Their timing with this product couldn't have been worse.

Alexandra Hughes
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1 year ago

I remember these--my mother used them. And no, they didn't work.

Demonic Darkness
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1 year ago

Did you just call your mom fat?

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

My mother used to have these when i was a kid.

Lisa Hertzel
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember those!

Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
1 year ago

It gets worse than that. The active ingredient was an amphetamine analogue.

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

well, that's actually accurate.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

my mom tried this weight loss candy. I remember eating some of it and it tasted like crap!

aurora50
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1 year ago

My mother used those in the 1960's...they tasted like dust!

Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

can I eat them while wearing my mylar sauna suit? It spot-reduces those problem areas!

Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom had these too. I thought they were candy so I used to sneak eat them as a kid.

Grumble O'Pug
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1 year ago

I remember seeing these in the grocery store as a kid. LOL!

glowworm2
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1 year ago

AIDS--now with peanut butter flavor!

Sandy Vandeventer
Community Member
9 months ago

My mom had that. It basically went out of business because after AIDS, no one wanted to buy it.

Elizabeth Kirkwood
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember getting dressed to go work at the hospital as a nurse and AIDS was just coming out in California and I can remember the AIDS dietary supplement add being on the television and thinking how completely bizarre it was that these two things were existing together

Chinaski
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1 year ago

haha.. I remember them

Robert Bailey
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1 year ago

Jared on South Park?

mntryjoseph
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember the commercials!

Grace Note
Community Member
1 year ago

I worked in a chemist's when these were out and used to eat some. Not to suppress appetite but because I was hungry and fancied a quick snack. And then came AIDS and they suddenly disappeared. I can't think why ...

Melanin Mo
Community Member
1 year ago

i bet lol

Ashley Harrold
Community Member
1 year ago

I read about this in an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, my sister and brother in law didn't know about it and when they saw the commercial their jaws dropped XD

John Montgomery
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1 year ago

Anyone else reminded of the "aids" song in team America?

kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Well, that worked

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

Now available in a reusable syringe and you can share the needle too.

Miklós Nagy
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1 year ago

So is diarrhea and chemotherapy.

Quinn Alexander
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1 year ago

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Brandy Grote
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1 year ago

It was sad, Ayds really did work.

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#13

The Episode Of Seinfeld Where Elaine Is Dating A Guy Who Shares A Name With A Murderer. He Keeps Getting Mistaken For Him So She Gets Him To Change His Name. She Picks Up A Sports Magazine And Is Trying To Find A Name For Him In There, And Comes Up With "Oj" (Simpson, She Was Referring To). The Episode Was From 93, The Murders Happened 94

The episode of Seinfeld where Elaine is dating a guy who shares a name with a murderer. He keeps getting mistaken for him so she gets him to change his name. She picks up a sports magazine and is trying to find a name for him in there, and comes up with "OJ" (Simpson, she was referring to). The episode was from 93, the murders happened 94.

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kurisutofu
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1 year ago

I read "oh oh oh!" as Santa Claus so I was not sure of the ton of the situation ... I had to read the description.

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#14

This Dictionary

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Sadly this is still relevant, however it would not be used as an example

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#15

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Sally Appleton
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1 year ago

Bet they're all dead now

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#16

All The Acceptance Speeches Thanking Weinstein

All the acceptance speeches thanking Weinstein

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Hans
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1 year ago

Tells you about the hypocrisy of such speeches.

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#17

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Hans
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1 year ago

Alas.

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#18

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Hans
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1 year ago

Ouch

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#19

Marissa Mayer Promises “No To Screw Up” Tumblr After Buying It For $1.1b In 2013...

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

Awww, that is so cute. And they so did screw it up.

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#20

There Was An Interview With Kevin Spacey Working With Kids And He Said He Was Always Looking For The Shy Kid In The Corner

There was an interview with Kevin spacey working with kids and he said he was always looking for the shy kid in the corner.

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

He just didnt explain why he was doing that

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#21

The Edmonton Swastikas, A Canadian Girls' Hockey Team. C. 1916 (See Comment For Links)

The Edmonton Swastikas, a Canadian girls' hockey team. c. 1916

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Oerff On Tour
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1 year ago

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I heard they were quite popular with the NSDAP in Germany in the 30's

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#22

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Illustration form a Mad Magazine 30 years ago

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J. Zingler
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1 year ago

:D

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#23

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Sad.

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#24

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

I wish.

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#25

Those Shareable Facebook Posts Saying You Are Legally Proclaiming That Facebook Can’t Use Your Personal Information

Those shareable Facebook posts saying you are legally proclaiming that Facebook can’t use your personal information

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Sally Appleton
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1 year ago

Haha! Not today, Mark Zukerberg!

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#26

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 year ago

Too bad it can't come back as a force ghost.

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#27

You All Will Use Google +

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 year ago

They never specify when you will stop using it.

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#28

Jared Fogle's Subway Ads

Jared Fogle's Subway ads

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B
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1 year ago

That fake grin tho... X,D

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#29

The Japanese Landlord In Breakfast At Tiffany's

The Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 year ago

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All your base are belong to Chinese.....nowadys.

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#30

The Food Pyramid

The food pyramid

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Virgil Blue
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1 year ago

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Its a lie I tell you! A lie. Sponsored by various companies. Just like hereabouts apples were promoted as good for your teeth (ap

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#31

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

But he was a leto-down

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#32

Not Age Well

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

game over

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#33

The Whole "Cousins" Thing They Pulled In The English Dub Of Sailor Moon Back In The Day With Haruka And Michiru (Named "Amara" And "Michelle" In The Dub), Who Were Originally Written As A Lesbian Couple. I Know That Lesbian Couples In A Kid's Show Would Have Been A Big Deal At The Time That It Came Out, But Looking Back Now, They Really Did A Piss-Poor Job At Trying To Make Their Relationship Not Seem Romantic While Also Claiming They Were Related

The whole "cousins" thing they pulled in the english dub of Sailor Moon back in the day with Haruka and Michiru (named "Amara" and "Michelle" in the dub), who were originally written as a lesbian couple.
I know that lesbian couples in a kid's show would have been a big deal at the time that it came out, but looking back now, they really did a piss-poor job at trying to make their relationship not seem romantic while also claiming they were related

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Yes I lovingly hold hands with my cousin too... This is so homophobic, trying to pass them off as cousins

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Charlotte
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1 year ago

So does this make him any less of a brilliant actor? Did Michael Jackson's music become any less iconic and groundbreaking after the whole Neverland scandal?

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#35

After The Show Ended, He Said That He Was Drunk During The Interview

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Sally Appleton
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1 year ago

But that's the man who killed Jaime Lannister!

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#36

Older TV Shows That Joke About Psychologists And Don’t Take Them Seriously. I’m Looking At You Gilmore Girls

Older tv shows that joke about psychologists and don’t take them seriously. I’m looking at you Gilmore Girls

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Kaisu
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1 year ago (edited)

I hate shows/movies that portray going to the psychologist as a bad thing, something only "crazy" people do. That holds up the stigma of mental illness and might make people not seek professional help because "they're not crazy"

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#37

This Slogan For The Movie Airplane

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

I don't get it...

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

I read somewhere that if you figure in inflation, Avatar is still higher grossing than Endgame; and also if you look at the number of ticket sales. But they desperately did everything they could to dethrone Avatar (launching campaigns, using social media, bringin Endgame fans to buy more then one ticket and to beg their friend to also buy tickets, ...). Honestly, who cares. Both are Disney movies anyway

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