Reviving Extinct Animals
The Evangel Cathedral website has an introduction animation with a "Skip Intro" option, but I'm fairly confident that no one has ever used it in the history of the site's existence. The sequence looks like Jesus Christ himself sat over the shoulder of the designer and shouted out ideas to make it more spectacular. What it lacks in message it makes up for in lightning bolts, spinny shooty things and heaps of kick-ass sound effects.
Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of death , because they're all black and scary, revered as creators of the world because, well, it was either them or the seagulls, and worshiped as trickster gods, because of their baffling intelligence.
You're More Likely to Believe Bullshit
We Think Our Problems Are the Worst We've all read interviews with celebrities, or maybe even friends' blogs, in which they go on and on about how great their lives are, and we wonder what horrible shit we must have done in a past life to be dealt the hand we've got now.
We like to mark-up natural disasters to everything from The Weather Channel to a large, invisible bearded man who hangs out on clouds and doesn't wear pants (the ghost of Ernest Hemingway).
Keep Acting, Even After Being Fired! Keeping up the kayfabe illusion with fans takes multiple layers of fiction and reality, Inception -style. So you get the practice known as a "worked shoot."
Romantic Mischief The Playful Side of Love
EarthBound -- All About Abortion
The Guy Who Can't Say No From Yes Man The Ridiculous Premise Jim Carrey, never afraid to go back to the same well twice, made two movies about the wacky hijinks and life changes of a guy who arbitrarily can't say certain things.
Hernan Cortes Sinks the Boats...
The Suez Canal and the Ol' Razzle Dazzle