Aladdin took place in the future

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  1. Leros

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    Aladdin: In one scene, Genie calls Al's clothes "so 3rd century." Genie has been trapped in the lamp for 10,000 years, so there's no way he could know of the fashion trends which have happened since he's been trapped. Which means the latest Genie could have been trapped in the lamp is the 3rd century. If he spent 10,000 years in there, it is now AT LEAST the year 10,300 AD when he gets out.

    Conclusion: Aladdin takes place IN THE FUTURE. A post-apocalyptic world where only Arab culture (and some Greek) survived. It has been so long that the name "Arabia" has been corrupted to "Agrabah." The Muslim religion has atrophied to the point where there are no mosques, Imams, or prayer mats, but people still give praise to Allah in moments of happiness. Amazing technological marvels left behind by the previous civilization, like sentient flying carpets or genetically engineered parrots which comprehend human speech instead of just mimic it, are taken for granted by the locals or considered "magic."

    The Genie proves this by making impressions of ancient, long-dead celebrities like Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson, etc.

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    UPDATE:
    AtomicPlayboy made the realization that the actual earliest date Aladdin could be set in was 11,989 AD.

     
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  3. Leros

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    Its true! Walt Disney was a prophet!
     
  4. geno

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    Warning : Leros has been mixing NyQuil and DayQuil
     
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    pass the joint already
     
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    He mixes both with anti-freeze.
     
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    drunk posting?
     
  10. Leros

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    Nope. I'm working on a VLSI lab, so I need to be sober.
     
  11. foghorn67

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    Deliriously tired then?
     
  12. Leros

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    Perhaps. I'm about to go to bed though.
     
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    You're taking this from 4chan? Automatic grounds for disqualification.
     
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    The first paragraph drew me in. The second one made me slit my wrists.
     
  16. Jeff7

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    Any fun or expensive equipment in there?
     
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    Hahahaha - good point. Happy Gilmore would have been a better choice, though.
     
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    If the Genie had been trapped for 10,000 years (evidenced by his lack of knowledge of fashion trends) then how the hell would he know who Jack Nicholson or Groucho Marx were? Clearly he had to have been around at least through the late 1980s, so the film, in fact, would be set in 11,989 AD and not 10,300. Moron.
     
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    Just some extremely extremely expensive software.
     
  21. Leros

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    Excellent point.
     
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    almost too excelent...

    are you guys sharing?
     
  23. foghorn67

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    How did that go?
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    why the hell are you watching Aladdin?