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Sinbad and the Genie movie, Mandela??

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posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 12:58 PM
a reply to: coop039

I don't remember exact details but I did see it. Might have been the oldest home improvement kid or the kid from rookie of the year...saw it about 20 years ago.

And yes I saw shazzam too with shaq (along with steel/supersteel with shaq)

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 04:09 PM
a reply to: PraetorianAZ

I just checked IMDB sinbad is not listed for the Kazaam movie with shaq

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 05:26 PM
a reply to: erikthegreen

You can't even remember the title right, so yeah, you didn't see it - you remember wrong like the others who say so.

Mandela Effect - one of the most stupid an saddest conspiracy theories of all time.

For narcissist uneducated snowflake people with bad memory, who live in their bubble, trying to find some meaning and purpose to their lives.

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 05:47 PM
Snopes on this.

Origin:A popular internet theory holds that actor David Adkins, better known as the comedian Sinbad, played a genie in a popular children's movie released sometime in the 1990s called "Shazaam."

While this movie does not actually exist, social media users circulated an image in an attempt to fool people into believing that this movie was real. The "genie" in the above-displayed image actually features the chest and arms of WWE wrestler Chavo Guerrero, but with Sinbad's face digitally added to the scene:

Silly season is upon us, or did it ever leave

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 08:02 PM

This explains it all.. unless this really is the Mandelia effect.. Either way the timeline shifts will continue to be more pronounced in the future as we head into the etheric maelstrom and the density shift where time will start spiralling and open doorways to other dimensions and worlds like Dimension X.

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 08:17 PM
a reply to: intrptr

You can't have experienced too many dimensional shifts then.. Sometimes whole building wink out of existence. There are higher dimensions too on this planet. And a higher dimensional level Aryan race.. their world is one of magic. You are unaware of all the extra-dimensional places on this planet. I could be walking in the frozen tundra.. and out of nowhere I could end up in a higher dimension at the Silver Tower.. The same is true for Shambhala and many other places.. You think it's just us physical humans out here? There are so many type of humans in other dimensions and planes related to just this planet and these surroundings that it would be hard to count. Never mind in all of reality, which is basically infinite. Hell even elementals take human like forms.. And this doesn't even include the human ET's or inner earthlings that are also physical humans.

I was even sexually assaulted by one type looking like an Indian tribal woman with tattoos in her face, might have had a bone in her nose but I also think she had a pointed tongue. She might have had reptilian DNA maybe I don't know.

You should explore these realities more. Apsaras make delightful luxury escorts..

posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 09:26 AM
a reply to: DeadMoonJester

You can't have experienced too many dimensional shifts then.. Sometimes whole building wink out of existence.


posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:15 PM
a reply to: Blaine91555

nice find,lol i thought they muscles looked a bit suspect, sinbad may have muscles like that under his flab

posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 03:40 PM
That VHS is so obviously fake. There isn't an legit movie poster or case as far as I know, but someone has done a mock up of a movie poster that people seem to agree is a fair representation.

posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: Blaine91555

Lol dude I was thinking the whole time WHEN DID SINBAD GET BUFF? haha

posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 05:14 AM
a reply to: Gemwolf

I don't know what the Mendella Effect is but I vaguely, /vaguely/ remember the movie Shazam. It was about a genie that lived in a CD player instead of a bottle. That's it. That's the whole story. I don't think Sinbad was in it tho, I think that it was some athlete, a darker skinned athlete. Not Micheal Jordan. I went to the theater and saw it because my gramps wanted to take me and my brother to a movie and didn't care what the movie was. I was /really/ little. I must not have cared much for it, because genuinely all I remember is some athlete, I wanna say a basketball player, was a genie, he lived in a cd player, or maybe a tape player, it might have been that far back, and the master was a little white boy, which now that I think about it seems vaguely racist. I didn't read the rest of the thread I wanted to help with the experiment.

posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 05:35 AM
I read the rest of the thread and googled it and yeah, I'm thinking of Kazaam, with Shaquille O'Neil. I'm sure he's super flattered that y'hall think he's Sinbad. Because he's no Sinbad. I think people just went "Forgettable childhood movie starring a black guy and a white kid" and your brain went, "Probably Sinbad, he did # like that all the time".

Also, probably didn't help that most people associate genies with Arabain Nights and there's a prominent character in Arabian Nights named Sinbad, so those ideas are overlapping to. It's not like this is anyone's favorite movie. It's just something that you barely paid attention to being misremembered.

Yhall are crossing your Sinbads, not your dimensions. You're putting Sinbad the American Actor in Sinbad the Arabian Sailor's clothes because a fuzzy memory told you that those two things have to be connected and coincidentally there was a movie similar /enough/ that it helped cement the faulty memory. # like that happens. I sincerely thought that the guy from Honey I Shrunk the Kids was in Scrooged back about a week ago at Christmas, because my brother had come in and I suggested we watch it.

"That's BobCat Goldfwaite!" he said.
"It was Rick Morantas," I countered.

They were both annoying white guys, popular actors in the 90s, he was right, I was wrong. When we watched the movie I was like, "Huh. It is Bobcat."

Sometimes you're just wrong about stuff. It's not a conspiracy or anything. You're just thinking of Shaq, not Sinbad. I was thinking of Bobcat, not Rick. But I hadn't seen the movie in years and my brain was just inserting 'it was some annoying white adult male actor popular when you were little. Rick Morantas, probably. He was in a lot of # like that."

That's how memory works. It's not a video that you're rewinding, it's just a recollection of #. Your hypocampus is firing and your brain supplies something good enough. It's not like you can store everything you've ever seen. If this was someone's favorite movie, they'd never get it wrong. But you have to prioritize your memories. I've sacrificed half my childhood for pokemon stats, probably. I don't have room to remember a #ty movie I saw once because my grandpa wanted to bond with his grandkids. You guys probably don't either. You have careers and families and hobbies and friends and you have to remember all their names and birthdays and whatnot, so your brain, when asked what actor was in a #ty movie you saw once went, "Idk, Sinbad? That sounds right. Anyway, enjoy this commercial jingle you have no desire to memorize."

posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 10:47 AM
a reply to: intrptr

Somewhere right now a building is winking out of existence.. Probably in Australia.

posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 11:28 AM
I definitely would have thought that I saw this movie Shazaam with Sinbad as a genie. And I'm not confusing it was Kazaam and Shaq, Shaq was my favorite athlete, I remember that movie well. That being said, I don't think it's the ME, just my memory being faulty. Interesting though how so many people falsely remember the same thing.

posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 05:47 PM
a reply to: TruMcCarthy

I would argue that that many people remembering a completely fabricated yet completely consistent incorrect memory is even more fascinating and worrisome than the ME itself.

I have no lack of disappointment even still in the ability of the skeptics and even many experiencers to just ignore that completely. It totally boggles the mind.

posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 05:18 AM
a reply to: sputniksteve

But that's exactly how false memories work. They don't come from nowhere, they're based off something. Like how i remembered the wrong actor in Scrooged. I didn't think it was a lady playing the part. I didn't think it was a different race, nor did I forget the actor existed. Everything that I've seen on this has been /easy/ mistakes. No one here thought that they were confusing Barbara Eden for Sinbad. If everyone had /different/ memories, like if one person remembered Sinbad, another remembered Eden, and a third remembered Williams, /that/ would be odd. If everyone makes an easy mistake, and then talks to other people who made that same mistake (because it was easy to make and would be statistically the most common) they get a confirmation bias and continue to think that they're right until they look it up.

We actually see this all throughout history. Fairy abductions were common (think Rip Van Winkle, Sleeping Beauty, and those kids who fooled an entire generation with paper cutouts) until the cold war and the Sci Fi movies in the 1950s. Now fairy abductions are rare, but alien abductions are common. People who experience sleep paralysis NOW think it's aliens, because they are more familiar with aliens and it's a common thing that their brain can pull from. If you look at a person's background, you can predict whether they'll blame their abduction phenomena on aliens or /demons/, which is the second most common. What we WOULDN'T expect is someone in this day and age saying that they were carted off by fairies. And what we REALLY wouldn't expect is someone being carted off by a new, never before heard of creature.

Just like we would expect a large group of people to misremember this movie with Sinbad, for the reasons that I listed in my prior post. Similar time frame, same sex, same race, Sinbad has a name that people can easily associate with genies, etc. It's a mistake we would expect. No large group of people remembered something that was completely /ridiculous/, which is what we would expect if it /wasn't/ just misremembering. It fits neatly into what we would expect.

Like, here's another example with the alien thing. Most people with abduction phenomena not only report /aliens/, they report the same type of alien, the pop culture grey alien from cartoons, from movies, they get abducted by Paul from Paul. They /don't/ get abducted by sprites from Rainbow Brite, even though those are also aliens, because it isn't ingrained into their mind that Sprites abduct people. In fact, Sprites are easily enslaved to mine color crystals and won't union even a little bit. With that in mind, I'll tell you that I'm from Kentucky. Close to Hopkinsville. There's a town down the road from me that is a popular tourist spot, because a family was attacked by aliens. They were NOT attacked by greys. They were not attacked by reptilians. They were not attacked by any alien that we would /expect/ a group of drunk rednecks to say they were attacked by. This gives the experience a smidge more credibility, because this is not the sort of thing that you would expect the human brain to make up, either intentionally or subconsciously. /That's/ when something becomes interesting.

I decided to research the Mendella effect because of a /completely different and incomprehensible/ human skeletal structure that one person remembered and drew. It was nothing like one would expect, having been raised with the skeleton inside of /me/ and inside of each of you. It was the Hopkinsville alien of human anatomy. /That/ is interesting. This is just kind of... people misremembering what actor was in a movie in exactly the was we would expect people to misremember a movie. This is just a brain doing what it does in a healthy human being.

Like look, here's another one that I've not seen on the forum anyway, a movie one. When I was younger, every easter my brother and I would watch the old WIllie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The one that didn't stick to the book as closely and starred Gene Wilder. There's a scene that I thought I remembered in our old VHS copy, and the scene still exists in the movie, wherein Wonka takes his tour through a tunnel of nightmare fuel. Now, I remember that in that tunnel, there is a group of #ed-up # flashing in the background. At one point, I thought I remembered a nude woman, shown from roughly the neck to just below the belly button, with a ball python crawling down her torso. I love animals and even remember the /breed/ of the snake. That's not in the movie. I thought, "perhaps they cut it out of the DVD release, because it had boobies in it". But no, it was never there.

Now, I can tell you why I thought that. I grew up in the Bible Belt. I'm familiar with biblical imagry. When I see #ed up #, my brain goes, "women and snakes are #ed up, you've been taught that your entire life" so it put in a flash of a woman, reduced to a secondary sexual characteristic, her torso that cannot be mistaken for male, and the snake that I was the most familiar with. That symbolism meant something to me, and it was a scene meant to be #ed up. When I realized that it wasn't in the move, I knew why I was wrong.

Here's the thing about that. I realized it /wasn't/ in the movie because as an adult, in my 20s, I was watching the movie on some streaming site, with my boyfriend, and I mentioned that the flash of the woman and the snake was not in the scene, and he, who had obviously never seen the VHS copy from my childhood. He was in fact, a little older than me, and had been a child and seen it in the theater. He had seen this movie hundreds of times. /AFTER/ I said that, he said that he remembered it to, and said that they probably cut it out, because of the nudity. The /after/ is important here. He didn't pull it out of the either. He didn't say anything, and I daresay he didn't "remember" that scene at all, prior to me mentioning it. What happened was, I said that, then his brain went, "That does fit in perfectly with this scene, she's probably right. You're in love with her and have a bias to believe any stupid thing she says" and then his brain rewrote that memory. He genuinely does remember it now. He did not remember it before I planted that memory.

Literally if someone had told me that Sinbad played the Genie in Kazzam, I would have believed them. I had no reason not to, and it makes sense. If believed that, and then was never corrected, I would have been just as shocked to see Shaq as I was to /not/ see that woman and that snake. Because I would have misremembered it. Memories are not static. They're /super/ malleable.

Though now I wonder how many people remember the woman and the snake. Because I've primed that memory now. I wonder if anyone is going to tell me that I'm from a dimension where the ONLY difference was a few frames of a movie, even though I have no other anomalies.

I'm not here to disprove the Mendella effect. I do think it's interesting /when they are believable/. It's /not/ believable that there was an entirely different dimension just because a few people misremember an actor, or a movie line, or whether or not a character had bad teeth. I don't even know who that character is. I've never seen the movie. I just saw a thread that said "Dolly never had braces".

posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 12:24 PM
a reply to: research100

wow, thats that cleared up then

posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 12:30 PM
a reply to: takocos

everything comes from the collective unconscious, these people always experience these type of things at time when highly stressed, the collective unconscious has every imaginable thing in it, and we draw from it whatever it is we think about.
they see these things because they are there, at another frequency, and it is fear and emotions in general that bring these things into their frequence, "ask and ye shall receive"

posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 01:43 PM
a reply to: takocos

I hear you, but explain that to the people that have taken the time to write up the entire "fabricated" plot and synopsis to the movie. I am not saying it has to be ME, I am saying that if it's not it might be even weirder. If you disagree, I don't have any problem with that.

posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 03:39 PM
a reply to: sputniksteve

I don't get why you would think that is weird, is all. It's /exactly what we would expect/. There's nothing weird about it. You're entitled to your opinion, it's just that I personally don't understand it. I'm not saying it's wrong I'm just saying that I would need more information as to why this perfectly normal thing that happens all the time would be considered weird. Like all the examples I just gave and stuff are things that just... idk it's really common. It's like seeing a perfectly normal dog and being like, "Wow that's weird"

And when I'm like, "It's a dog. Here's a list of other dogs I've seen in my life."

And you're all, "Yeah but it's got /fur/ on it."

And then I remain confused. Not angry or thinking that you're incorrect in that subjective opinion, just confused.

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