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Estee 55397 desperate attention whore postings
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"Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
Hitting Random buttons and lookin' pretty...
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 RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... Estee 06-25-13 1
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... kingfish 06-25-13 2
       RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... RollDdice 09-01-13 210
 #501/502 Estee 06-26-13 3
   RE: #501/502 kingfish 06-26-13 4
       RE: #501/502 Estee 06-26-13 5
           RE: #501/502 kingfish 06-26-13 6
 #503 Estee 06-27-13 7
   RE: #503 kingfish 06-27-13 8
   RE: #503 kidflash212 06-27-13 9
       RE: #503 kingfish 06-27-13 10
   RE: #503 dabo 06-27-13 11
 #504 Estee 06-28-13 12
   RE: #504 kingfish 06-28-13 13
   #504 kidflash212 06-28-13 14
 #505 Estee 06-29-13 15
   RE: #505 kingfish 06-29-13 16
       RE: #505 cahaya 06-29-13 17
 #506 Estee 06-30-13 18
   RE: #506 kingfish 06-30-13 19
 #507 (On your marks!) Estee 07-01-13 20
   RE: #507 (On your marks!) kingfish 07-01-13 21
       RE: #507 (On your marks!) Estee 07-01-13 22
 #508 Estee 07-02-13 23
   RE: #508 kingfish 07-02-13 24
 #509 Estee 07-03-13 25
   RE: #509 kingfish 07-03-13 26
   RE: #509 kidflash212 07-03-13 27
       RE: #509 dabo 07-03-13 28
 #510 (nearly every current hamster... Estee 07-04-13 29
   RE: #510 (nearly every current ham... kingfish 07-04-13 30
   RE: #510 (nearly every current ham... dabo 07-05-13 31
 #511 Estee 07-05-13 32
   RE: #511 dabo 07-05-13 33
       RE: #511 cahaya 07-05-13 34
 #512 (according to the hamsters, m... Estee 07-06-13 35
   RE: #512 (according to the hamster... kingfish 07-06-13 36
       The real ruler cahaya 07-06-13 37
 #513 Estee 07-07-13 38
   Happy birthday! cahaya 07-07-13 39
   RE: #513 kingfish 07-07-13 40
 #514 (America) Estee 07-08-13 41
   RE: #514 (America) kingfish 07-08-13 42
       RE: #514 (America) cahaya 07-08-13 43
           RE: #514 (America) kingfish 07-08-13 44
 #515 Estee 07-09-13 45
   RE: #515 kingfish 07-09-13 46
       RE: #515 cahaya 07-09-13 47
           RE: #515 Estee 07-09-13 48
               RE: #515 kingfish 07-09-13 49
 #516 (the Big Brother live audienc... Estee 07-10-13 50
   RE: #516 (the Big Brother live aud... Snidget 07-10-13 51
 #517 (actual film) Estee 07-11-13 52
 #518 Estee 07-12-13 53
   RE: #518 kingfish 07-12-13 54
       RE: #518 cahaya 07-12-13 55
 #519 Estee 07-13-13 56
   RE: #519 kidflash212 07-13-13 57
   RE: #519 kingfish 07-13-13 58
 #520 (character) Estee 07-14-13 59
   RE: #520 (character) kingfish 07-14-13 60
       RE: #520 (character) Estee 07-14-13 61
   RE: #520 (character) dabo 07-14-13 62
       RE: #520 (character) foonermints 07-14-13 63
       RE: #520 (character) Estee 07-14-13 64
           Dolf foonermints 07-14-13 65
 #521 Estee 07-15-13 66
   RE: #521 kingfish 07-15-13 67
 Boink! foonermints 07-15-13 68
   Swoop Snidget 07-15-13 69
 #522 Estee 07-16-13 70
   RE: #522 kingfish 07-16-13 71
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 #523 Estee 07-17-13 73
   RE: #523 kingfish 07-17-13 74
   RE: #523 Snidget 07-17-13 75
   RE: #523 dabo 07-17-13 76
 #524 Estee 07-18-13 77
   RE: #524 kingfish 07-18-13 78
 #525 Estee 07-19-13 79
   RE: #525 kingfish 07-19-13 80
   There's the other end of the scale ... IceCat 07-19-13 81
 #526 Estee 07-20-13 82
   Ideas Ranking high on the Bad idea ... kingfish 07-20-13 83
   RE: #526 foonermints 07-20-13 84
 #527 Estee 07-21-13 85
 #528 (the British Isles) Estee 07-22-13 86
   RE: #528 (the British Isles) kingfish 07-22-13 87
       RE: #528 (the British Isles) dabo 07-22-13 88
 #529 Estee 07-23-13 89
   RE: #529 kingfish 07-23-13 90
 #530 Estee 07-24-13 91
   RE: #530 kingfish 07-24-13 92
       RE: #530 Estee 07-24-13 95
   RE: #530 dabo 07-24-13 93
       RE: #530 Estee 07-24-13 94
           RE: #530 dabo 07-24-13 96
 #531 (video games) Estee 07-25-13 97
   RE: #531 (video games) kingfish 07-25-13 98
 #532 Estee 07-26-13 99
   RE: #532 kingfish 07-26-13 100
       And You Did It foonermints 07-26-13 101
 #533 Estee 07-27-13 102
   RE: #533 kingfish 07-27-13 103
 #534 (Let's all welcome Bondt to t... Estee 07-28-13 104
   RE: #534 (Let's all welcome Bondt ... kidflash212 07-28-13 105
 #535 Estee 07-29-13 106
   RE: #535 dabo 07-29-13 107
   RE: #535 kingfish 07-29-13 108
 #536 (soon to be a Major Motion Pi... Estee 07-30-13 109
   RE: #536 (soon to be a Major Motio... kingfish 07-30-13 110
 #537 (the GOP's most cherished bel... Estee 07-31-13 111
   RE: #537 (the GOP's most cherished... kingfish 07-31-13 112
 #538 Estee 08-01-13 113
   RE: #538 kingfish 08-01-13 114
 #539 Estee 08-02-13 115
   RE: #539 kingfish 08-02-13 116
 #540 Estee 08-03-13 117
   RE: #540 kingfish 08-03-13 118
       Late response, sorry... Brownroach 08-04-13 121
   The Deadliest Rabbit dabo 08-03-13 119
       RE: The Deadliest Rabbit cahaya 08-03-13 120
 #541 Estee 08-04-13 122
 #542 Estee 08-05-13 123
   RE: #542 kingfish 08-05-13 124
       RE: #542 cahaya 08-05-13 125
 #543 Estee 08-06-13 126
   RE: #543 kingfish 08-06-13 127
 #544 Estee 08-07-13 128
   RE: #544 kingfish 08-07-13 129
       RE: #544 Snidget 08-07-13 130
           RE: #544 Estee 08-07-13 131
           RE: #544 kingfish 08-08-13 133
               RE: #544 Snidget 08-08-13 134
                   RE: #544 kingfish 08-08-13 135
 #545 (it's now a trend) Estee 08-08-13 132
 #456 (every day in reality) Estee 08-09-13 136
   RE: #456 (every day in reality) kidflash212 08-09-13 137
   RE: #456 (every day in reality) kingfish 08-09-13 138
 #547 (used it) Estee 08-10-13 139
   RE: #547 (used it) cahaya 08-10-13 140
   RE: #547 (used it) kingfish 08-10-13 141
 #548 Estee 08-11-13 142
 #549 Estee 08-12-13 143
   RE: #549 kingfish 08-12-13 144
 #550 Estee 08-13-13 145
   RE: #550 kingfish 08-13-13 146
 #551 (every reality show editor & ... Estee 08-14-13 147
   RE: #551 (every reality show edito... kingfish 08-14-13 148
   Newly coined word: 'Vexpositor' IceCat 08-15-13 151
       RE: Newly coined word: 'Vexpositor' Estee 08-15-13 152
 #552 Estee 08-15-13 149
   RE: #552 kingfish 08-15-13 154
   RE: #552 newsomewayne 08-19-13 168
 #BlameEstee Snidget 08-15-13 150
   Heil! dabo 08-15-13 153
 #553 (videogames) Estee 08-16-13 155
   RE: #553 (videogames) kingfish 08-16-13 156
       RE: #553 (videogames) Estee 08-16-13 157
           RE: #553 (videogames) kingfish 08-16-13 158
               RE: #553 (videogames) newsomewayne 08-19-13 169
                   RE: #553 (videogames) kingfish 08-19-13 170
 #554 Estee 08-17-13 159
   GrAvItY WaVeS dabo 08-17-13 160
   speciFICGRavity dabo 08-17-13 161
   (artificial)(gravity) dabo 08-17-13 162
   q u a n t u m g r a ... dabo 08-17-13 163
   GRAVity welLS dabo 08-17-13 164
 #555 Estee 08-18-13 165
 #556 (webcomic) Estee 08-19-13 166
   RE: #556 (webcomic) kingfish 08-19-13 167
 #557 Estee 08-20-13 171
   RE: #557 kingfish 08-20-13 172
 #558 Estee 08-21-13 173
   RE: #558 kingfish 08-21-13 174
       RE: #558 kidflash212 08-21-13 175
           RE: #558 kingfish 08-21-13 176
 #559 (videogames) Estee 08-22-13 177
   RE: #559 (videogames) kingfish 08-22-13 178
 RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... Estee 08-23-13 179
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... kingfish 08-23-13 180
 #560/561 Estee 08-24-13 181
 RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... kingfish 08-24-13 182
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... newsomewayne 08-26-13 186
       RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... Estee 08-26-13 187
 #562 Estee 08-25-13 183
   RE: #562 kingfish 08-25-13 184
 #563 Estee 08-26-13 185
   RE: #563 kidflash212 08-26-13 188
   RE: #563 kingfish 08-26-13 189
 #564 Estee 08-27-13 190
   RE: #564 kingfish 08-27-13 191
       RE: #564 Snidget 08-27-13 192
 #565 (possible thread activity ahe... Estee 08-28-13 193
   RE: #565 (possible thread activity... kingfish 08-28-13 194
       RE: #565 (possible thread activity... kingfish 08-28-13 195
           RE: #565 (possible thread activity... foonermints 08-28-13 196
               RE: #565 (possible thread activity... kingfish 08-28-13 197
                   RE: #565 (possible thread activity... foonermints 08-28-13 198
               RE: #565 (possible thread activity... newsomewayne 08-29-13 201
                   Well, you can! foonermints 08-31-13 207
 #566 Estee 08-29-13 199
   RE: #566 kingfish 08-29-13 200
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   Police Squad/Naked Gun IceCat 08-31-13 206
   strikethepose dabo 08-31-13 208
 #569 Estee 09-01-13 209
 #570 Estee 09-02-13 211
   RE: #570 kingfish 09-02-13 212
 RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... Estee 09-03-13 213
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... kingfish 09-03-13 214
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... dabo 09-03-13 215
   RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot tropi... kidflash212 09-03-13 216
 #571/572 Estee 09-04-13 217
   RE: #571/572 kingfish 09-04-13 218
   Who Are Those Guys? dabo 09-04-13 219
 No Trope Today Estee 09-05-13 220
   RE: No Trope Today kingfish 09-05-13 221
       RE: No Trope Today kingfish 09-06-13 222
           RE: No Trope Today dabo 09-06-13 223
   Shhhhh Snidget 09-06-13 224
 #573 Estee 09-06-13 225
 #574 Estee 09-06-13 226
   RE: #574 cahaya 09-06-13 227
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 #576 Estee 09-08-13 231
   RE: #576 Snidget 09-08-13 232
 #577 Estee 09-09-13 233
   RE: #577 kingfish 09-09-13 234
       No no no foonermints 09-09-13 235
 #578 Estee 09-10-13 236
   RE: #578 kingfish 09-10-13 237
 #579 Estee 09-11-13 238
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   RE: #579 dabo 09-11-13 240
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   RE: #580 kingfish 09-12-13 243
 #581 (location) Estee 09-13-13 244
   RE: #581 (location) kingfish 09-13-13 245
       RE: #581 (location) dabo 09-13-13 246
 #582 Estee 09-14-13 247
   RE: #582 kingfish 09-15-13 248
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 #584 (anime) Estee 09-16-13 250
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 #586 (I'll get you, my pretty!) Estee 09-18-13 256
   RE: #586 (I'll get you, my pretty!... kingfish 09-18-13 257
 #587 Estee 09-19-13 258
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 #597 Estee 09-29-13 286
   Why yes, yes it is. foonermints 09-29-13 287
       RE: Why yes, yes it is. kingfish 09-29-13 288
   RE: #597 kidflash212 09-29-13 289
       Maybe foonermints 09-30-13 290
 #598 Estee 09-30-13 291
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 #600 (Supes and lotsa other annive... Estee 10-02-13 295
   RE: #600 (Supes and lotsa other an... kingfish 10-02-13 296

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Estee 55397 desperate attention whore postings
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06-25-13, 11:28 AM (EST)
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1. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
"Mister Mc Gee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DoNotTauntCthulhu

There are times when you can insult, debate, and generally laugh in the face of considerably superior power and get away with it. And there are times when that power turns around and shows you just how superior it really is.

Guess which one is represented by this trope.

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2. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
LAST EDITED ON 06-25-13 AT 12:11 PM (EST)

I have a personal RL entry for a trope that is similar in nature, and was an experience that may ring a bell with some of you:

When I was in high school I had a friend named Frank. Frank was 6'-6"+, and 250+ non-fat lbs from 14 yo on. Frank had a baby face and a sweet disposition, and never imposed himself on anyone. Coaches tried to get him on the football team, but Frank was much too pacifistic to be any good at that in spite of his size.

He was Ferdinand. Perfectly willing to laze under a tree smelling daisys.

After high school we both worked in a heavy steel fabrication plant, he as a full time welder and me as a summer hire helper/grinder. He had a better job than I, so although we actually worked in the same fabrication area, we hung out with different groups and only occasionally got together at work.

And there was this guy, another welder, smallish in stature, that would taunt Frank every day and at every opportunity. Finally, during one of our twice daily 15 minute breaks Frank exploded. The taunts were apparently being laid on especially thick and Frank, red faced and as frightening as I ever saw him, hit the taunter one time and launched him over a work fixture (an impressive distance, both vertically and horizontally), rendering him bloody and unconscious. His hard hat and welding shield landed quite a distance away.

Frank was disciplined, but just about everyone who was there spoke up for him so all he got a hand slap (a week off, as I recall) . And the other fellow never showed up for work there again.

Looking back, I am relieved and surprised that murder didn’t happen, that would have been a supreme tragedy. Frank went on to be a career State Trooper, still the nicest guy you ever met.

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210. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
That's a heart-warming story that I will remember forever; mostly due to your new nickname... Summer Hire Grinder.

Everything sort of falls into place once you know that part of your background.


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06-26-13, 08:13 AM (EST)
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3. "#501/502"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReviewIronicEcho

This is when a movie (or any other media product, but mostly films) includes a line which the critic can use to sum up the movie itself. All dialogue is fair game, advertising tactics are open season, and you can even go to town on the title.

Not exactly a major trope, but it's a fun example list.

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4. "RE: #501/502"
<echo>"Major Trope" is (or should be) a trope of some kind.</echo>
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5. "RE: #501/502"
So it's a trope reserved for critics. Are you saying critics don't deserve their own tropes?
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6. "RE: #501/502"
They deserve them, they should just be critical of their own tropes. It's only fair.
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7. "#503"
And in an emergency, you can completely freak out the opposition in any game of marbles to the point of sweeping the whole field.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GlassEye

Presuming you've relearned how to aim.

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8. "RE: #503"
The mystery Faulk's singular portrayal of Columbo is solved.

As is those great looks that Elam had.

But Leo McKern? I'd never of guessed.

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9. "RE: #503"
Back in the late eighties/early nineties, I wore a silver ring with a glass eye. Something like this but with a blue eye:


Freaked some people out and others absolutely loved it - got many conversations started. Just googled and discovered the store where I purchased it is still around - C'est Manifique in Greenwich Village. I may buy another one, sent it to be cleaned and the jeweler ruined the first one.

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10. "RE: #503"
I guess your jeweler probably fits into the "Freaked out" category.
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11. "RE: #503"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nubvJueSgU8#at=59
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12. "#504 "
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ping-ping-ping-ping -- ricochet everything!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PinballProjectile

This is any weapon with the ability to bounce off multiple objects before ultimately hitting whatever the original target was supposed to be and doing its damage there. The best-known to most people is probably Captain America's shield -- which, as the trope description notes, absorbs and negates kinetic energy on impact, so should really just get thrown into the first wall, stop dead, and fall down.

I think Steve has a power he hasn't been telling us about.

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Surprised that those old oaters didn't have a category all to themselves for this trope. Roy Rogers could bounce his shots and always hit Black Bart, thus thwarting the rustlers and saving Dale from being blown up in the mine rigged with dynamite.

What a guy.

If Lassie had only had a thumb...

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14. "#504 "
Captain America learned from the best:

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15. "#505"
Batman is dead.

You have worked your entire life to -- well, not necessarily to kill him. No, you wanted him to...

...what did you want?

For him to see how futile the struggle was? To give up? To snap, and possibly the thing he would snap first would be your neck at very long last? Or simply to start laughing, laugh for such a long time, and when he took a break it would be to agree with you -- oh, the glorious things the two of you would have done together then...

But he's dead. And you killed him.

So you -- attack the city. But not in the usual way. Your guns fire paper streamers and string dark symbols across every street. You order the citizens to wear black cloth armbands on pain of death, then spray them with a gas which makes them weep. Anyone who commits a crime over the next seven days gets personally dealt with by you, because there is an appropriate period to observe here. You commission the statue yourself and take hostages until the mayor renames the park.

And after that? You find a plastic surgeon. You dye your skin and hair. You pull out the best new legal identification violence could encourage.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AntagonistInMourning

And no one ever hears from you again.

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16. "RE: #505"
LAST EDITED ON 06-29-13 AT 01:18 PM (EST)

Where is the "dancing on their grave" trope?

(Nevermind, by now I know where to find it).

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17. "RE: #505"
This is a "my only nemesis is dead, so I've also got no more reason to live" trope.
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18. "#506"
It shouldn't work.

It is one of the most coveted secrets in the world. It is knowledge any nation would break every law they had for. And it is being concealed by nothing more a pair of glasses. Typically horn-rims. Utterly ridiculous. Completely unbelievable...

...right?

Or... it's a pair of glasses, yes. But it's also posture. Stand in the right (or in this case, wrong) way and lose four inches off your height. Now choose your wardrobe -- badly. Pick clothes so utterly unfashionable that no one looks at them too long, much less at the body type underneath -- and in this case, you picked clothing two sizes too large for you, so that body is pretty well hidden: you have bulk, but no definition.

Voice? Speak a full octave higher. Use no phrases in one that you do in the other. Make any accent vanish in a single place and appear for the second. In fact, change every gesture and mannerism you have. If one appearance does something, the other does not: period.

Avoid having much of a social life. Retreat behind a byline: if people know you, it's by the name at the top of a story and who even glances at those these days? You turn in your work, you show up at the office, and whoever sells you your groceries can't be bothered to glance at your face.

Pretend to be completely in the open when the glasses are off. Tell them everything they want to hear and make them suspect there is no other name lurking in the shadows. The costume is full-time. You have nothing to hide and why would you ever need to?

Make sure no one ever gets a truly clear photograph. Wipe down all fingerprints. Obliterate DNA traces as an automatic habit.

Now put it all together...

...and it's still a pair of glasses. But it's also something more. And a disguise which could not, should not ever work starts to become just a little bit plausible.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ClarkKenting

Even so, you are one damn lucky son of a bitch.

Oliver Queen? You are on notice. And so is your one in a million beard.

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19. "RE: #506"
So when ole Supe, having fooled everybody with his disguise as a mild mannered reporter for the Daily Planet - including city muggers - gets mugged, shot, and stabbed by one of those he's fooled, and they're forced to snap to his eyeglasses disguise, he has no choice but to kill them.

Makes being able to pretend to be fooled kind of an asset.

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20. "#507 (On your marks!)"
Let's start the

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/FamilyFeud?from=Main.FamilyFeud

Be sure to check out the Funny subpage for some of the all-time (sort of) great answers.

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21. "RE: #507 (On your marks!)"
"Name a problem you had with Tropes."

"I couldn't find the 'funny subpage' for all time great answers."

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22. "RE: #507 (On your marks!)"
LAST EDITED ON 07-01-13 AT 10:40 AM (EST)

Huh.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Funny/FamilyFeud

Subpage links are normally grouped along both the top of the entry and the left sidebar.

Oh, and for the truly 'remarkable' responses, we also have

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WhatAnIdiot/FamilyFeud

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23. "#508"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VillainousCheekbones

Great. As if the women of the world needed one more facial feature to be insecure about.

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24. "RE: #508"
LAST EDITED ON 07-02-13 AT 12:55 PM (EST)

A bit of actor's wisdom from Mr. Cheekbones himself, Lee Van Cleef:

"I came into this town in a stage play called Mister Roberts. Stanley Kramer saw it and put me in a picture called High Noon. The first time I went into his office he told me to go fix my nose and I told him to go f**k himself.

A lot of actors think that the more words they have, the more attention they get. That's bullsh#t. I make people look at me. I don't have to say a lot of words."

Seems to be Clint's philosophy too.

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25. "#509"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CaptureTheFlag

One can only assume the flag personally requested the heavy weaponry used in its defense.

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26. "RE: #509"
"The Adventures of Captain Underpants"

I dearly wish I had thought of that.

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27. "RE: #509"
The trope seems light on film examples - Abbott and Costello and Percy Jackson? Nothing in between the sixty years that separate those films? Why doesn't Private Benjamin fit?
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28. "RE: #509"
LAST EDITED ON 07-03-13 AT 12:53 PM (EST)

They didn't even try.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1719010/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Arguably incorporated into the war games in The Dirty Dozen and Down Periscope and many others, variations on the theme in Animal House and Stripes and so on. It's the bonus in Christmas Vacation.

Jingle All the Way.

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29. "#510 (nearly every current hamster)"
Everyone, line up.

You first, Aaryn Nation.

Lean into it, Jeremy.

Come on, Spencer. Just pretend it's the reverse of your whole life.

Ready?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DopeSlap

Ready to do it every hour on the hour until you all go away forever?

I am.

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30. "RE: #510 (nearly every current hamster)"
I think they actually qualify for the bitch slap with a baseball bat.
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31. "RE: #510 (nearly every current hamster)"
Too cool.

The Slap came about during the filming for one of the first episodes of the series. Mark Harmon (a.k.a. Gibbs) thought that Michael Weatherly (a.k.a. DiNozzo) was goofing around too much while filming a scene and proceeded to pop him one on the back of the head. Instead of breaking character, Weatherly continued on as if nothing had happened even while most everyone else was in a bit of shock. After reviewing the dailies, the production staff thought it was hilarious, thus the Gibbs Slap was born.

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32. "#511"
How to make Don Bluth's head explode.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllAnimationIsDisney

Gah.

Don't even think about what happens when people try to sling this one over to Japan.

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33. "RE: #511"
Japan? We better hurry up and pass legislation granting the corpsicle universal credit in perpetuity.
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34. "RE: #511"
Yes, there is the Japanese anime (pdf grahpic), preceding and post-dating Walt's time.
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35. "#512 (according to the hamsters, me)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HordesFromTheEast

I'm still trying to figure out how I can constitute a horde all by myself.

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36. "RE: #512 (according to the hamsters, me)"
"I'm still trying to figure out how I can constitute a horde all by myself.

Lord, why do you tempt me like this?

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37. "The real ruler"
It's been a while since we've seen him. I hope he shows up or someone else will rule his domain.


Cahaya turns the horde loose

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38. "#513"
'In another episode, Lisa tells the story of Snow White. The blue-haired lawyer guy tells her she can't because the tale belongs to Disney, but Lisa counters this by claiming the tale has been out forever and isn't owned by anyone. Plus the dwarves were her own creation.
"Ho hi, ho hi, it's time to say goodbye. If Disney sues, we'll claim fair use, ho hi ho hi!"'

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouWannaGetSued

(Parody is protected speech.)

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39. "Happy birthday!"
Oh, gosh, I'm about to get sued, just for singing it out loud.

The Summy Company registered for copyright in 1935, crediting authors Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R. Forman. In 1988, Warner/Chappell purchased the company owning the copyright for $25 million, with the value of "Happy Birthday" estimated at $5 million. Based on the 1935 copyright registration, Warner claims that the United States copyright will not expire until 2030, and that unauthorized public performances of the song are technically illegal unless royalties are paid to Warner.

2030? Are you kiddin' me? I might already be born into the next world by then.

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40. "RE: #513"
Conan O'Brien has a recurring bit called "Basic Cable Name That Tune" in which Conan plays "Name That Tune" with the audience, except the songs have alternate lyrics to avoid having to pay licensing fees.

The show's band typically alters the last note of the song for the same reason, and sung by creepy homeless lounge singer Bobby LaFontaine (played by Brian Stack).

Conan will select an audience member to "name that song which is almost the same as the one that the band plays a few bars of but which is different to avoid paying royalties"

In the sketch, Conan frequently expresses his contempt for LaFontaine, who also has severe self hatred.

(This was copied from Wikipedia, but was altered just enough to avoid being sued)

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41. "#514 (America)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CutASliceTakeTheRest

It's kind of the national philosophy.

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42. "RE: #514 (America)"
Cut a Slicey?

Has Slicey become victim of a street fight?

(Weak. But best I could come up with).

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43. "RE: #514 (America)"
Kinda like Monty Hall's Let's Make a Deal Steal.

And he was born a Canadian!

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44. "RE: #514 (America)"
That Monty Hall's a shady character. He'll cut a bitch.
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45. "#515"
You love you some you.

You love yourself so much that you regularly buy yourself gifts and place them in a location where everyone can see just how much you were willing to spend on yourself in order to make yourself happy.

You have pictures of yourself. Not photographs: paintings.

A few sculptures.

Extreme cases hire performers to wear makeup and hold very still.

Here's a picture of you with someone famous (but nowhere near as important). Here are six more. In that square yard alone. You have met everyone and you have proof. None of them lived up to you.

Diplomas. Some are honorary.

Medals. You might have stolen a few, but it's not as if anyone knows what they mean other than that they're medals, right?

Now over here we have the baby photos...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShrineToSelf

Easiest delivery ever, the doctor said. Naturally!

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46. "RE: #515"
I wonder what Aaryn's dorm room looks like. I wonder if there's any wall space for a roommate's stuff. I wonder what heritage, sex preference, skin color, etc. Aaryn's roommate is/has.

No, really, I don't.

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47. "RE: #515"

Dude! Is that you?

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48. "RE: #515"
Funny, he doesn't look Greek.

This trope is closer to him having this painting and fifty more just like it in a public viewing room, though.

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49. "RE: #515"
Go more to Geek.

(How much is that painting? A few million per? I think 50 would get me my jet, Nantucket beach house, and Carribean isle.)

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50. "#516 (the Big Brother live audience)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ProducePelting

Because there is no metal detector on the planet which will pick up a rotten tomato.

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51. "RE: #516 (the Big Brother live audience)"
There was a seminar series I had to take every semester. One semester our biostats professor was in charge and mostly booked statisticians for the series. He did explain to them that we were not statisticians, and it was a brown bag series so we did have food we could throw at them if they did the all equations all the time lecture they might do for other statisticians.
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52. "#517 (actual film)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Multiplicity?from=Main.Multiplicity

There's something slightly ironic about the way that link came out...

Wonder if he was collecting a paycheck for four.

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53. "#518"
There are many arguments against wearing skirts. This one is normally found near the bottom of the list, and stays there right up until it actually happens.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumanLadder

And then it goes to #1.

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54. "RE: #518"
Against?

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55. "RE: #518"
Heck, NCAA college basketball and football cheerleaders do the human ladder every game, short skirts and all, complete with CBS and ESPN video camera coverage of the panties.

Eye candy, a temptation to the viewer to taste the sweets.

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56. "#519"
If you could talk to the animals... you would only need to learn a single language. After all, they never built the tower. Squawks, yips, barks, and chitters -- it's all the same tongue expressed in a million different accents. Find the key to that language and all who speak it will become intelligible, even if working through the thicker regional dialects takes a few minutes. Every species other than humans communicates this way -- and they can understand us, even if they can't talk back.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimalTalk

Presumably there would be some differences in the written forms if anyone actually knew how to write.

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57. "RE: #519"
We can ask the aliens from outer space to translate when they get here. In every movie, they seem to be able to communicate with everyone despite not being from Earth.
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58. "RE: #519"
I looked a wild (in the Botswana jungle) elephant in the eye from 3-4 ft away, and I got the very distinct message that he was terrified (of me???) and his reaction was that he was about stomp me into the dust.

I saw that in his eye.

He changed his mind, probably because he sensed sheer terror in my eye, and took off running instead.

Aside from the anthropomorphism which I obviously can't prove but that I know is real, this is a true story. That elephant and I communicated very clearly.

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59. "#520 (character)"
The war was glorious.

Others found horror. You found a purpose. You existed to kill. It turned out you were extremely good at it. Every time you took out an enemy, some of your men got to live for a while longer. More of those under your command went home than from any other unit in the country. You would have given anything to stay there forever, in battle eternal.

(Sometimes you wonder if you did.)

But you had to come home: that was the rule. And when you did, you -- couldn't adjust. Your skills cried out for use. The country you had returned to had no place for you. Veterans were not honored: just shoved aside into places no one would have to look at them. Your family had become alien. You had no way of relating to them. Criminals approached you, asked if you would become their gunman, and part of you wanted to agree just because it meant holding a gun again -- but you said no.

You had no idea how to be with your children. You were no longer able to speak with your wife. All you could think about was war, endless war.

So you took them to the park. One last beautiful day together as a family.

The last words you ever spoke to your wife -- the final thing she heard before the criminal's bullets killed her right in front of you, your refusal to work for them bringing back consequences -- was your request for a divorce.

Your wife has been dead for decades, as have your children. But they remain with you as motivation. You go out every day and night with the weapons and wage war eternal against criminals. You take no prisoners and leave none alive, not even to tell the tale and warn others. Because someone must be punished.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicBook/ThePunisher?from=Main.ThePunisher

And that someone is you.

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60. "RE: #520 (character)"
Never heard of him, but he sounds like a decent fellow.

<whisper>But you know, some times he is a little pushy? and sometimes a little over zealous? and you know that thing about going out for night work, kinda eerie, right?<whisper>

Yes, I really think he is an asset to this community. Fine fellow!

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61. "RE: #520 (character)"
He's a walking nightmare who has killed more people than the ones he hunts and may have no concept of 'reform'. A monster who fights other monsters and becomes all the darker with every battle.

Not a nice guy.

As noted in the article, his worlds are split. There's the version who operates in the mainstream Marvel continuity, and that one has to be ridiculously lucky: most heroes hate him and his methods, and he has to both plan carefully and win a few lotteries to stay out of their reach. He also avoids powered foes unless he's laid out the entire battlefield: he knows he's generally outmatched.

And there's the one who's written in a world without powers -- the one who isn't subject to Comic Book Time. The Vietnam veteran who is now in his sixties and still trying to keep going.

The second one is by far the scarier.

It should be noted that either version tries to avoid hurting civilians, police, and heroes -- seeing them as delusional and coddling, but deserving of some protection and the last two categories even do a little good here and there. However, both have a very loose definition of what constitutes crossing the line.

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62. "RE: #520 (character)"
LAST EDITED ON 07-14-13 AT 04:41 PM (EST)

To date portrayed by:

Dolph Lundgren

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098141/

John Beck
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0706838/?ref_=tt_ep_nx

Thomas Jane

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330793/

Corey Sosner

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481028/

Ray Stevenson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450314/

Shawn Parr

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1784594/

Lee Westwood and Enol Junquera
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=71509

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63. "RE: #520 (character)"
linkies no workee.
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64. "RE: #520 (character)"
Admittedly, Dolph Lundgren's acting skills might best be represented by a broken image link.

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65. "Dolf"
Strong Like Mule. Smart Like Tractor.

/ Miss Raven.

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66. "#521"
LAST EDITED ON 07-15-13 AT 06:03 AM (EST)

You have a date coming over for the evening and your apartment, put charitably, is something of a mess. And there's no time to clean it. So you grab everything off the tables and stuff it in the closet.

Then you scoop everything off the floor and throw that in the closet.

The items littering your bed? Closet.

The general disarray in the bathroom? Closet.

Anything you don't want a first date to see just yet? Closet.

Your date arrives. The apartment is clean, but a little warm. So the visitor's jacket is removed and placed --

-- in the closet.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExplodingCloset

On the plus side, the question of whether there's going to be a second date is going to be answered right now.

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67. "RE: #521"
Just throwing out stereotypes here that are probably flawed to the bone, but that hold true generally.

Guys are slobs.

Another?

Girls are neat.

Not implying anything about girlish guys, or mannish girls. Inferences are your own.

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68. "Boink!"
Foonermints: The Legend continues..
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69. "Swoop"
ed eyebrows?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnusualEyebrows

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70. "#522"
You're not sick.

You're not showing any symptoms. So you're not sick.

You feel perfectly healthy. Anyone who actually gets this thing is dead within a week. You've been up and around for months since the epidemic started and you're not sick.

You live in the heart of the plague zone. You see ill and dying people every day. Sometimes you have to step over corpses. But you're not sick.

Just because every single person you've come into contact with since this began is dead...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TyphoidMary

...how can that mean you're sick?

Better check on the neighbors. And see if the hospital needs and volunteers.

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71. "RE: #522"
A sobering more modern day analogy would be AIDS carriers that don't show and don't know.
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72. "RE: #522"
Or worse, the ones who are told and go into denial -- and at the outer edges of mental illness, those who recognize it and decide that if they're going down, they're taking others with them.
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73. "#523"
After wandering through the minefield of the trope's examples and trying to figure out how to convey the general sense of the thing without having to commit the horror myself, I decided to just paste this one:

'John Norman, he of the Gor series of novels, is quite content to overutilize the comma; nay, even more, the semicolon; rather than using periods to separate his thoughts he will use the semicolon; it is annoying; you start to count the number of semicolons in a paragraph; often his page long paragraphs will be only one or two sentences long; he will use semicolons; this is especially true of his descriptive paragraphs.'

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

Despite the trope's name, this entry is for any attempt to use punctuation as eyes-closed throw at a moving dartboard, whether purposeful and given to the characters or simply because the writer has no idea what they're doing. It is, as you might imagine, rather common on the Internet. It gets into published books on a regular basis, and not always by authorial intent. It confuses sentences. It confuses the readers of those sentences. It can make you weep. It made Lynne Truss millions of dollars and no one learned a thing.

It's best not to think about this one too long. No one else seems to.

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74. "RE: #523"
It's funny that in spite of the fact that although each punctuation mark has a specific defined use, so many people still have their own idea as to how to use it!!!!

I’m still vague on how to properly use single and double apostrophes. I usually go by Lex’s gut.
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75. "RE: #523"
".,;:'&!-'()?"...
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76. "RE: #523"
LAST EDITED ON 07-17-13 AT 07:38 PM (EST)

Hey, sticklers!!

William Shatner provides a verbal version of this trope in Star Trek: The Original Series.

should read

William Shatner provides a verbal .. version of this .. trope in "Star Trek": The .. Original Series.

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77. "#524"
The walls are white.

The ceiling and floor are both white.

There are no furnishings or decorations of any kind.

There are no windows.

You can't find a door.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhiteVoidRoom

Your sanity is lying in the corner.

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78. "RE: #524"
...and the only exception to the black and white palette of the room is the red blood curling out of the mouth of the tuxedo clad murder victim who now lies inert in the corner of the room.

So, without a door or window or other penetration thru the white on white walls, floor, and ceiling that enclose our little scene, how did the killer enter and leave? For that matter, how did the victim enter, and how will we get him out? Do I have to touch the icky body? How did the camera man enter? Where did he plug in? Where is the catering table, I need a scone. And a barf bag.

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79. "#525"
Reed: Power is right off the readouts.
Johnny: So I'm guessing bigger readouts wouldn't help?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReadingsAreOffTheScale

This is one of the more annoying cliches, especially in science fiction. As the trope listing notes, the Enterprise has almost never had a device which could measure anything: it's a choice of All Readings Normal or having the thing blow up in a redshirt's face. If someone says the maximum output is twelve, you can be sure a twenty-eight will be along before the end of the episode. The hamminess of this scene is off the charts! The ship canna take any more stupid meaningless non-descriptions!

Gah.

Get. A. Bigger. Scale.

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80. "RE: #525"
You calling me fat?
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81. "There's the other end of the scale too!"
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82. "#526"
The Starship Troopers example may be the best of them all.

"Hi! I'm a thirty-second bomb!"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IncrediblyObviousBomb

If you can see the dynamite sticks... if the timer is right out in the open... if there are wires protruding everywhere... if someone actually painted the word BOMB on the side... then you're in the realm of this trope. The person who made it either didn't know any better because the only bombs they'd ever seen were in the media and looked just like this -- or wanted everyone to know exactly what they were dealing with, generally terrifying every spectator in the process.

Incredibly obvious can be incredibly effective -- depending on what you were going for.

(Optionally, this trope may be used to describe the NBC fall lineup.)

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83. "Ideas Ranking high on the Bad idea list;"
Come on gang, I know what we can do, let's strap on some of this dynamite I found at the construction site yesterday and surprise the guys at Bucky's Bar tonight.

Hey, I found some fuses too. And wires and little lights too!

Wow, I can't wait to see the looks on everybody's faces when they get a load of us.

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84. "RE: #526"
Well, Claymores DO have some helpful advice..

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85. "#527"
*reads trope name*

*looks down example list, waiting to find...*

...and sure enough, there he is.

Watch enough of the Hub -- ponies, Dan Vs. -- and you'll spot Knock Out. Decepticon combat medic, which basically means he gets in there and cuts you up using Cybertronian surgical techniques thrown into reverse. He loves cars. To wit, he loves the Earth modeling and styles of the most spectacular models and enjoys being able to change his form into something truly fashionable. (Among his side of the combat, this makes him rather ill-regarded for choosing to be ground-bound.) He admires a good bit of detailing, will speak well of your paint job before he carves it off you along with most of your limbs, and the last words you ever hear may be his compliments towards what used to be your rims.

And if you put the slightest ding in his fender, or misalign a bumper, or scratch his paint...

...well, let's just say organ donation will no longer be an option.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheFightingNarcissist

Neither is having organs.

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86. "#528 (the British Isles)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BankHolidays

Of course, in the States, this would mean any day when the banks were closed and everyone else had to work.

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87. "RE: #528 (the British Isles)"
We should thank our stars for banking holidays (in the US) because they are also Government holidays, and any day that the Government isn't working (OK, make that 'in their office pretending to work') is a good day.
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88. "RE: #528 (the British Isles)"
Well, in the US the banks are closed on federal holidays and some state holidays (in those states). Barring a natural catastrophe (hurricane, earthquake, power outage, etc.) they have to remain open for regular business hours.
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89. "#529"
Reason #512 why you do not teach your parents how to use the Internet at full capacity: because once they realize how uploads and online albums work, they will not only put this online for all to see, but send notices to the entire clan, all their friends, everyone you've ever met, people you never wanted to see again unless you were verifying the presence of their corpse... and that's before they abruptly master the idea of making it go viral, give it a nice musical backbeat, and upload the result to YouTube to the tune of five million hits.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EmbarrassingOldPhoto

And they wonder why you don't call them any more.

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90. "RE: #529"
We should start a thread posting pictures of ourselves at an early age when we were the most awkward.

I was a pretty dam cute kid up till 12 YO. Later, as adolescent hormones kicked in, it became a different story.

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91. "#530"
LAST EDITED ON 07-24-13 AT 04:48 AM (EST)

The director tells the actor how to play the scene.

The director tells the actor where to stand on the set.

The director tells the actor what's desired in emotional tone.

And then the director runs into Marlon Brando, who insists on having all lines shown to him via cue card instead of memorizing them, while optionally wearing a champagne bucket on his head. Or the director is working with Ed Norton, who recuts the entire film himself when the director isn't looking. Or Clint Eastwood, who feels the only way to make this thing work is to fire the director and take over -- so does.

The director tells actors what to do.

In theory.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WagTheDirector

In reality? Good luck.

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92. "RE: #530"
Interesting reading, esp. the RL examples. I would have probably enjoyed Kubrick's version of Spartacus. Didn't like the version that came out.

Got to give Eastwood props on his intransigence, he has (IMO) become one of the premier directorial talents.

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95. "RE: #530"
On the other hand, Kirk Cameron as complete jerk might not surprise many people and learning about Tinkerhell just about explains that entire movie. I'd even heard the Orson Wells rant before this and suggest clicking that link to anyone in a safe environment. It's -- memorable.

And it seems part of the reason the Twilight movies svck -- is on purpose! And no one noticed!

...actually, that's kind of sad.

(Or it would be with a lot of other movies.)

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93. "RE: #530"
Wait, what?? Shaggy is now a vegetarian?!!
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94. "RE: #530"
Kasem finally gave up the part. Most recently, Shaggy has been voiced by Matthew Lillard, with Casey playing Shaggy's father.

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96. "RE: #530"
Whew! Shaggy without the munchies just seems so wrong.
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97. "#531 (video games)"
Gaming can be addictive.

Addicts will avoid activities which are not their addiction. Such as eating. Sleeping. Basic body maintenance.

People have died from playing games for too long because they wouldn't do anything else. There have been murders of neglect, children and babies dying because their parents thought one extra level was more important than one check on their offspring, let alone stopping to cook a meal.

Game designers are aware of this. And they have no power to break addictions -- but they can at least try to warn people when they're going too long. Some even create in-game rewards for stopping -- or punishments for continuance. Come back tomorrow: your character will be that much stronger for your rest. But keep going, and they'll weaken with you.

They're trying to save lives. Sometimes it works.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AntiPoopSocking

Sometimes...

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LAST EDITED ON 07-25-13 AT 09:39 AM (EST)

Poopsocking.

Both funny and sad, on a number of levels.


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99. "#532"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Face

For the base concept, they don't get much simpler than this trope: in professional wrestling, this is the combatant designated as the good guy. The audience cheers for this performing athlete because the script says they're supposed to and the wrestler is good enough to make them buy into the storyline.

However, as with many wrestling terms, this one has spread throughout the trope community -- and thus into their quantification of fiction in general. 'Face' will appear as a part of other tropes and spreads out into genres it had never been intended to go.

I'd go deeper into this, but I'm already missing Vince3.

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100. "RE: #532"
LAST EDITED ON 07-26-13 AT 08:34 AM (EST)

Used to be, you could tell the bad guys in the ring because they wore a full head mask that laced up in the back. And the Good guy's aim, spurred on by a frenetic audience would be to tear the mask off and reveal the identity of the villain.

Then the good guys started wearing masks, usually white masks, the they would try and tear off the other guy’s mask.

Then began the real craziness, with ring side chair beating, hidden weapons being used, blinding chemicals, and you began to realize the there are no good guys. They all suck (respects to Vince3).

But it was all worth it, because it was years and years worth of effort to pull off a ploy that culminates in this moment, and allows me to achieve what for me is rare and delicate, a 100 post swoop block.

Thank you, thank you all.
( Please… I may not be able to hold back the tears.)

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101. "And You Did It"
Without a *BOINK*

Foonermintado de Gamble
Not that your getting any boink, anyway.
*watches Kinkfish through underwater telescope*
Boooooring!

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102. "#533"
You were essentially the royal version of a backup plan.

Let's face it: in most medieval worlds, the infant mortality rate sucks. The chance of surviving through childhood isn't all that great either, especially once you figure in combat training and all the accidents which can occur during it. Places with magic have their own hazards. And then you get assassins... well, the bottom line is that the firstborn is the one who's supposed to get the throne, but the firstborn doesn't always get much beyond that on the lifespan charts. So your parents had you. Just in case.

But as it turned out, all was well. Your elder sibling reached adulthood, with you not that far behind. He was trained, he learned his lessons well, he spent his entire life preparing to take power and you -- well, it was a warm bed and good meals, plus every so often a select few of the people would remember your name. On the whole, you accepted it.

And then one of those enemy assassins got through.

Your sibling is gone.

And you? Are the backup plan.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpareToTheThrone

With no idea what to do.

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103. "RE: #533"
It's hard being the king. Or even, King bro.

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104. "#534 (Let's all welcome Bondt to the thread!)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HuntingAccident

Because someone has to defend Dick Cheney, right?

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105. "RE: #534 (Let's all welcome Bondt to the thread!)"
The trick is convincing your prey to go on a hunting trip with you in the first place.
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106. "#535"
You'll figure it out from the examples.

'During the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner, Barack Obama noted that The History Channel was not present, jokingly because of the kerfluffle over their series on The Bible where some thought the portrayal of Satan looked like him. He then riffs on Fox News:

"Of course, that never kept Fox News from showing up. They actually thought the comparison was not fair — to Satan."'

'In June 2013, The Sun published the following retraction/apology:
In an article on Saturday headlined 'Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ,' we stated 'two flat silver discs' were seen 'above the Church of Scientology HQ.' Following a letter from lawyers for the Church, we apologise to any alien lifeforms for linking them to Scientologists.'

'Jon Stewart, towards Sarah Palin:
Palin: What's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom?
Stewart: One is a variety of dog that's unfairly maligned in spite of being no worse than other varieties of dog, and the other is an artificial demographic of mothers no better than other mothers?'

'Roger Ebert's review for Tom Green's Freddy Got Fingered is as follows:
"This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."'

"I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away as garbage!"

' Dave Barry's column "Insect Aside" mentions that some people voting for Official National Insect compared dung beetles to Congress. He objected:

"I'm sorry, but that's a low blow: Our research indicates that no dung beetle has ever accepted money from a savings-and-loan operator."'

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InsultToRocks

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107. "RE: #535"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXJ07w3i6L0

The Monkey Speaks His Mind

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108. "RE: #535"
LAST EDITED ON 07-29-13 AT 11:03 AM (EST)

I'd mention that this was enjoyable reading, but that would be an insult to reading.

I know, I know, That wasn't comparable with most of those listed. Heck, it doesn't even make sense. So, I'd say that maybe I'll come back after a couple of cups of coffee, but that would be giving coffee too much credit.<knee slap>

Actually, the examples really are a lot of fun, William Styron's was so inappropriately funny, that I think it slips back into the approved column. However I could never use it because, not being Styron, I wouldn't get away with it.

Maher's was flat, it was both wildly inappropriate and unfunny, even to someone like me that agrees with the basic sentiment, but that's just Maher's basic MO, IMO.

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109. "#536 (soon to be a Major Motion Picture!)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Sharknado

...I sense a viewing party invitation in my future.

*desperately starts dirtying hair*

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110. "RE: #536 (soon to be a Major Motion Picture!)"
"Sharknado!"

Enough said?

Enough already.

I wonder if they'll buy "Piranacane!"? Or "WolverineTsunami!”? “Baracuda-sinkhole!”?

Fooner should be working on a script for "Possum-Quake". 11 on the silly scale.

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111. "#537 (the GOP's most cherished belief)"
LAST EDITED ON 07-31-13 AT 08:12 AM (EST)

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllGaysArePedophiles

I will now go throw up.

ETA: Yes, I know it didn't come in as a proper link: that was a direct paste. The system may be trying to save you from going to the Boys Beware film link on YouTube. Now there's that classic 1960s American value system for you. 'So you were molested? Sorry to hear it. And now you will be punished because it is all your fault! Also, homosexuality is a mental illness and all gays are --'

I will now go throw up again.

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112. "RE: #537 (the GOP's most cherished belief)"
I admire your dedication to the basic premise of the thread by not just hitting the button again. If it's supposed to be random, then you get what you get.

I think I would have, but I'm weak.

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113. "#538"
You opened a door.

Seriously. That is all you did. You opened a door. The door, in a stunning display of bad design, swung out to partially block the sidewalk.

You didn't know there was a man with a gun racing down the block.

You didn't know he was about to try and kill the nation's head, who was a mere forty feet away.

You certainly didn't plan for him to run into the open door and knock himself out.

But that's what happened. All of it. You opened a door, the action halted an assassin, and the leader of your country lived. And you're hardly objecting, you're glad for that, but...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AccidentalHero

...giving you the follow-up mission to investigate the killer's backers seems a little odd...

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114. "RE: #538"
Dam. The basic premise of my new book "How I Got Drunk and Saved the World" has been preempted.

Dam.

Who do I sue?

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115. "#539"
This trope swears this has never happened to it before.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheLoinsSleepTonight

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116. "RE: #539"
LAST EDITED ON 08-02-13 AT 08:31 AM (EST)

Where is Boner? Just when you could actually use an expert opinion on loin related structural analysis, he's nowhere to be found.

Oh, wait, maybe an expert on tent poles would do...

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117. "#540"
Leave a rabbit alone and it'll eat part of your garden.

Get a rabbit slightly mad at you and it'll eat most of it.

Make a rabbit furious and...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AscendedToCarnivorism

...there are more embarrassing ways to go, but not right now.

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118. "RE: #540"
I'm rooting for the carnivores.

Their cheerleaders have sexier outfits.

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121. "Late response, sorry..."
Check your inbox
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119. "The Deadliest Rabbit"
http://rogerrabbit.wikia.com/wiki/Jessica_Rabbit

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120. "RE: The Deadliest Rabbit"
Roger that!

Dwat dat wabbit!

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122. "#541"
...because sure, he's a bad boy now, he runs around with a horrible crowd and drinks too much -- sometimes it's more than drink -- gets into fights, doesn't have a steady job or really any job at all... And yes, you've heard that he's cheated on everyone he's ever been with. But he won't do that to you. Because you can tame him. All any bad boy needs is the love of the right person. And when that person (you) comes along? He will comb his hair. He will put on a suit. He will start reading What To Expect When You're Expecting. He will become The Perfect Husband. Because isn't that what any bad boy truly is -- the ideal mate, just waiting for a shave?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReformedRakes

...no, actually, he's going to cheat on you too. And right now? You're the one he's cheating on someone else with.

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123. "#542"
So many glorious examples here -- but I'm going with one from each party.

'During the debacle of the 2012 Presidential Elections in America, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh accused Obama of (somehow) manufacturing a hurricane that disrupted the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Comedian Mark Agee tweeted in response: "Do what you want, but I'll def vote for THE GUY WHO CAN CONTROL THE ****ING WEATHER."'

'At the 1988 Democratic Convention Senator Ted Kennedy gave a speech wherein he mocked Republican candidate George HW Bush's supposed lack of involvement in President Ronald Reagan's administration by listing several incidents (some good, some bad) and after each asking rhetorically, "Where was George?" By the next afternoon Republican supporters were wearing T-shirts printed with the words "Dry, Sober, And Home With His Wife".'

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InsultBackfire

Oh, and the elephant & donkey being the party symbols in the first place? Same category.

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124. "RE: #542"
LAST EDITED ON 08-05-13 AT 11:37 AM (EST)

It's just one hell of a thing when you can't insult someone without it coming back at you.

Frustrating. What's this world coming to?

I guess the perfect insult is one which the insulted person doesn't even catch on to, but which everyone else has a giggle-fit when they hear it. Sorta like the self-destruction of GM's (BB15) nominating speech.

What we need are insult consultants who can craft insults so sly that there is no way to take them in a positive way. An added bonus would be if it actually makes them run away never to be seen or heard from again.

Estee...? Up for the job?

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125. "RE: #542"
It's just one hell of a thing when you can't insult someone without it coming back at you.

Ain't that the truth.


Capn's wisdom

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126. "#543"
In reality, it's almost impossible.

The target isn't that large. It is also frequently to be found in front of other potential impact sites, all of which will take damage if you miss in one of those directions. Sometimes there are other people around and if you miss in that direction, you're in deep trouble.

Incidentally, the target is typically moving. You may be as well. You're charged with adrenaline and maybe not all that steady on the grip.

Force carries. If you hit the thing, the impact will echo on. You can do damage that way too. Amputation isn't out of the question.

In reality, it's almost impossible. But because you've seen it happen in so many movies, you're going to try it anyway.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlastingItOutOfTheirHands

Good luck.

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127. "RE: #543"
LAST EDITED ON 08-06-13 AT 04:05 PM (EST)

<pishoo!>"Got you!"

<pishoo!>"Got you back, and this time I killed you!"

<pishoo! Wang ricochet.>"No you didn't, you missed, and" <pishoo!pishoo!> "I shot your guns out of your hands!"

<pishoo!pishoo!>"I shot your guns out of your reach. Now I've got you where I want you. Do you beg for mercy?"

<pishoo!pishoo>"No, because I have these derringers, and I just shot you twice in the chest!"


<pishoo!>"Sorry, but no dice. You hit my badge and the bible I keep in my pocket. And now that you've emptied those derringers, I really do have you this time. Get on your knees and beg every god you have that you go to heaven, because you're surely going to die now."

<snick, slice!>"No, I live and you die, because it's over for you now, I'm gonna stab you in the guts you because you failed to count your bullets, and now I can get revenge for the insults you made to my horse, (sob) my faithful horse Bullcrap, who I have hugged and petted and hugged and petted... and who now is inconsolable because of the things you said. Say you're sorry or I will gut you like the snake you are. And hand those dice over too."

<thunk!>Eat dirt, because I just threw my knife and knocked your knife out of your hands. And you horse is a pile of dog doo, like I said. Ha Ha."

<Mom> "Lunch time, you boys come in and get your lunch."

<pishoo! flop>"I shot those sandwiches out of your hands, Mom, make him eat the ones that hit the dirt!"

<death whinney> “Sorry, I can’t, you missed the sandwiches and shot Bullcrap and he fell on you killing you instantly. And he squashed your sandwiches. Now I get the good ones.“

“Mooommm, he won’t let me have any of the good sandwiches…”

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128. "#544"
Apparently it's Unlikely Gun Tricks week here in Tropeville.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShootTheRope

Now let us never use the phrase 'frog crotch arrow head" again.

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129. "RE: #544"
OK, agreed. If we can also ban the word "eponymous" from being used here. I understand that we have no power to control word usage by pretentious word snobs in Tropes, Wiki, etc.

There's just something about using a word that I have to periodically look up (because I forget what the heck it means) when one can just use "of the same name" or something similarly obvious.

If we can agree to that, I will resist all temptation (and it's not inconsiderable) to refer to “Frog Crotch Arrow Head”.

Fooner will be so disappointed.

And so will I, actually.

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130. "RE: #544"
If A picture is worth a thousand words....

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131. "RE: #544"
*snicker*

I get the feeling you're going to pay for that one, but I'm not sending you the bill.

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133. "RE: #544"
Thank you. I will treasure it, I will hold it a squeeze it and hold it ansd squeeze it...

(What is it? It doesn't seem very arrowish, more like a tool a mohel might use?)

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134. "RE: #544"
It is the arrowhead that shall not be named.

The long pointy part is what goes down the shaft of the arrow, the bifurcated tip is for cutting a rope.

http://host.nfshost.com/rifts/text/pf-arrow_con_rules.html has a picture of the European version and what bifurcated arrows are for (and all the various names), the Japanese ones that look like the sig pic.

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135. "RE: #544"
LAST EDITED ON 08-08-13 AT 01:09 PM (EST)


I will add it to my quiver.

It looks like something that could be used for castration at a distance, I mean, if one can hit a rope, one can hit a dangly. Some Peeps should now be a little uneasy.



(Snidget has a plan for me).

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132. "#545 (it's now a trend)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReportingNames

This is definitely turning into Fire And Forget week.

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136. "#456 (every day in reality)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/QuoteMine

Read the trope description. Due to being utterly sick beyond casual expression of the actual real life use, I'm not commenting here.

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137. "RE: #456 (every day in reality)"
This could be fun in this very thread:


"One semester our biostats professor was in...so we did have food"


"I...quiver...for castration at a distance"

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138. "RE: #456 (every day in reality)"
LAST EDITED ON 08-09-13 AT 08:36 AM (EST)

Estee is utterly sick in love with real life PRE.

(I'm sure that would be an accurately mined quote.)

(I know, I'm gonna pay, and it's gonna be bad.)


(Snidget has a plan for me).

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139. "#547 (used it)"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GrayEyes

To me, it's a way of setting a character slightly off the mainstream. Violet can be too distinctive: grey is rare, but not so improbable as to automatically make someone close to one-of-a-kind.

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140. "RE: #547 (used it)"
... grey is rare, but not so improbable as to automatically make someone close to one-of-a-kind.


Agman's Muse

All fifty shades of grey, it's within all of us.

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141. "RE: #547 (used it)"
I knew a woman with Violet eyes once.

Very striking, and very lovely.

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142. "#548"
...okay, but why does the boss creature have an eye inside its mouth to begin with?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/JawsFirstPersonPerspective

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143. "#549"
Susie: (Watching Calvin and Hobbes wrestle) I don't know what's weirder; that you're fighting your stuffed animal or that you seem to be losing.
Calvin: I'm not losing! He cheats!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NotSoImaginaryFriend

Oh, sure -- everyone tells you it's just your imagination. Except that your imagination is apparently smarter than you, better at math, can reach places you can't, moves furniture you couldn't possibly budge and, when all seems lost, manifests in the open and beats the bad guys to a pulp. Which is rather easy for a six-foot tall rabbit.

Okay, six feet, three and a quarter inches: let's stick to the facts.

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144. "RE: #549"
According to my psychiatrist all of you are imaginary.

If that's true, you all live inside my head.

All together.

Inside my head.

(Revenge is sweet!)


(Snidget has a plan for me).

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145. "#550"
Without going to the trope page or using a search engine: name the source.

"I'm a police officer. Drop the gun."

"I'm a mental patient. I'm not impressed."

"I'm going to count to three."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CountingToThree

*pulls hammer back* "I'm not even going to count."

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146. "RE: #550"
LAST EDITED ON 08-13-13 AT 10:51 AM (EST)

That's a Dirty Harry kind of line, but that's not Dirty Harry.

(I'm better at guessing who it isn't. Now I'll go to the page.)

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147. "#551 (every reality show editor & producer)"
An unreliable narrator can be a problem. Whenever you have a story told in first-person and that person is lying to you, the entire tale becomes a puzzle box. What can you trust? Is there any way to sort out the truth when your only view into this world is distorted?

Fortunately, not everything is covered by narration. There's also exposition. Other characters will explain bits and pieces. There will be guidebooks scattered about. Background information may exist in quantity. So while you can't trust the narrator, at least you can have a certain amount of faith in the setting --

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnreliableExpositor

-- ohcrap.

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148. "RE: #551 (every reality show editor & producer)"
LAST EDITED ON 08-14-13 AT 01:19 PM (EST)

Just imagining the "Narration" or the "Exposition" that Heidi gave the police which resulted in her not being arrested for possession of 300+ pot plants, or the exotic birds.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/14/us/nevada-heidi-fleiss/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

BTW, this trope sounds like a pretty cool way to tell a really involved and convoluted story.

Would "Fight Club" qualify as an example?

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151. "Newly coined word: 'Vexpositor'"
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152. "RE: Newly coined word: 'Vexpositor'"
Sounds like the world's most frustrating means of insect reproduction.
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149. "#552"
So. This trope is about --

-- is...

...I'm just going to post the link and say the following:

1. People are majestically ignorant and determined to stay that way.

2. There are days when I truly hate this species.

3. I will never read anything Ann McCaffrey wrote. Ever.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RapeAndSwitch

I'm going back to bed.


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154. "RE: #552"
LAST EDITED ON 08-15-13 AT 02:49 PM (EST)


The reason I am a liversexual is because I was seduced by a calf liver once.

I couldn't help it, it was so soft and moist, and winked at me so seductively.

Ruined my sexual orientation, now I only can only get it up with a lovely slice of fresh calf liver.

I curse you, calf liver!

I love you, calf liver!

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168. "RE: #552"
What does it mean that the ad on the left of this page is for Zoosk dating?


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150. "#BlameEstee"
So last night in a dream I had a snarky narrator that kept pointing out various tropes occurring in the dream

and the one I remember clearly doesn't really seem to exist, there is no all foreigners are German trope and my dream really got snarked on for including a German.

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153. "Heil!"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AllGermansAreNazis

except the 1990 movie, where he was an Italian facist


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155. "#553 (videogames)"
Most weapons run on ammunition.

The pistol takes standard bullets. The shotgun can only hold eight shells and you find yourself reloading the thing roughly once every forty seconds, which kind of puts a crimp in your survival plans because the act of loading requires thirty-five of them. The chaingun... dear gawds, let's not even talk about the chaingun. It's better than that alien thing, though, the one which fires what could almost be wasps. Those just grow inside it -- but it does run out and needs a few minutes to make a fresh supply.

So when you're in the middle of this half-invaded, half-destroyed hellhole which used to be your workplace and trying to get out, escape the aliens and soldiers which were sent to cover up everything by killing all of it -- you included -- you often find yourself in need of ammunition for all the weapons you've scavenged. All too often, you take it off the fallen. But you still run out. They never do. And when all the bullets and energy cells and not-wasps are gone, all you can do is reach over your shoulder and grab --

-- the crowbar.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EmergencyWeapon

That @#$%ing crowbar.

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156. "RE: #553 (videogames)"
Amish Mafia midgets use axes to beat the heck out of mailboxes in odrer to keep shunning voters (voters that participate in the process of shunning other Amish) in line.

Not a video game. And not kidding.

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157. "RE: #553 (videogames)"
But for the Amish, that's more of a traditional weapon. In the game being referenced, you are essentially asked to take on an alien invasion and U.S. Special Forces with a crowbar.

For those who haven't played the Half-Life series... the main first-person character goes through a multi-year time skip between episodes and is teleportated from the American Southwest to somewhere in Belgium. Surprisingly, you meet an old friend from your former place of employment -- one who promptly tells you to go out and do it all again. And naturally, you're starting off weaponless. But before heading off to face the hordes a second time, your friend saved you a special something from the old days at Black Mesa, just in case.

And then he tosses over -- the crowbar.

It followed you.

He couldn't have bothered saving your Desert Eagle or the Magnum. No, he carried a crowbar around for five years in the event that you showed up again and wanted to bash some more aliens with it.

The @#$%ing crowbar.

If he hadn't been twelve feet above me. behind a fence, and with me possessing no weapon other than a crowbar, I would have killed him on the spot.

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158. "RE: #553 (videogames)"
Yeah, I wandered. A little.

I didn't want to waste any opportunity to mention the little axe wielding mailbox smashing Amish Midget named Wayne.

Life is too short.

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169. "RE: #553 (videogames)"
named Wayne.

Come again?


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170. "RE: #553 (videogames)"
Oops!

Did I out you?

Sorrreeeee...

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159. "#554"
If you don't notice it, maybe it won't notice you.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GravityIsAHarshMistress

Too late.

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160. "GrAvItY WaVeS"
www.ligo.org/science/GW-Overview/images/GWvisual.jpg

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161. "speciFICGRavity"
http://manila-photos.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html

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162. "(artificial)(gravity)"
http://dedoimedo.com/physics/sci-fi-mistakes-second.html

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163. "q u a n t u m g r a v i t y"

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164. "GRAVity welLS"


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165. "#555"
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhoAreYou

...meh. Like I care.

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166. "#556 (webcomic)"
Here we have the world of the Cthulhu mythos, which has somehow managed to survive into the modern age despite having cultists of the Elder Gods trying to destroy it every other week. And here we have David, typical average college student. He's bright. He's moody. He has a total absence of positive emotional connections in his life, and it's not for lack of trying. And unknown to him, his dorm is Ground Zero for a major summoning attempt, bringing forth one of those eldritch horrors to grant the wishes of the cultists. An attempt which works. One he's dragged into without being a participant. And the Old One reads the minds of everyone there and grants their wishes -- in ways which kill them.

Then it gets to David. Reads his mind for his deepest desire. And gets this:

He just wishes someone cared about him.

The Old One has no idea what to do with this. And it can't leave Earth until it's granted the wish of everyone who was in the summoning area.

So it takes the form of a human female and moves in so it can buy time to figure it out.

Which is fine, really. Except that it's still the world of the Cthulhu mythos...

...and then the other horrors-turned-college-girls begin to show up...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/OwMySanity

Warning: not just cosmic horror/comedy with some gore, but also on hiatus.

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167. "RE: #556 (webcomic)"
This premise has promise.
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171. "#557 "
'Andrew Johnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached, was impeached for firing his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in violation of the constitutionally spurious Tenure of Office Act. He wasn't so much impeached for violating the act, as the act was designed so that he would violate it. Congress had had enough of him trying to block their Reconstruction programs and devised the Tenure of Office Act specifically so that they could impeach Johnson for violating it. This was because while Johnson was a pain in the rear politically, he hadn't done anything illegal. As one critic of Johnson said, "You can't impeach someone for general cussedness."'

Which leads into one of my favorite lines in fiction. "The verdict is guilty. The sentence is death. Let the trial begin."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KangarooCourt

Unfortunately, that line has been paraphrased out in actual courtrooms more times than anyone should ever care to count. There is a Real Life section on this trope. It is an extensive one. It will depress you until you're a tiny puddle of hatred towards humanity in the toes of your own shoes and if you're wearing open-toed heels or sandals, that's the end.

In fiction, kangaroo courts get things moving or demonstrate just how bad the system is. They can even have a dark humor to them: I recently spotted a very old James Garner western -- well, a few minutes of it -- where the two defendants had their trial in their jail cell. The prosecution said they had witnesses, the defense attorney withdrew the Not Guilty plea on behalf of his clients, the judge sentenced them to hang, and they all closed the cell door again. Total time of trial: less than one minute. But at least they got one, right?

In real life...

...North Korea. And a grandchildren growing up in a prison camp because her grandfather said something within earshot of police.

If she asks a guard why, her own grandchildren may never see the other side of the fence.


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172. "RE: #557 "
This...

...on a day when I finally got up the nerve to wear my new open toed heels.

I was going to try to pen an ad hoc tongue in cheek treatise in defense of the purposeful yet unconscionable cruelty of kangaroo courts, but after reading some of the examples, I decided not to. That there can be so many examples of heartless inhumanity demonstrates to me that the capability for this exists in all of us. All of us.

Except JuneBug.

Another N Korea example, with a twist of ingenuity:

"...people were arrested for a minor crime, charged with a political crime, and then the police would steal the evidence and sell it on the black market."


(Snidget has a plan for me).

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173. "#558"
And I quote the page: "On a scale of one to ten: up yours."

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrokeTheRatingScale

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174. "RE: #558"
LAST EDITED ON 08-21-13 AT 10:29 AM (EST)

Wha, oi reckoned we'd just turn the Amps up to 11. Oi reckon that's where we made our breakthru.

(My attempt at faking a fake British accent.)

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175. "RE: #558"
I thought it sounded Australian.
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176. "RE: #558"
I get that alot.
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177. "#559 (videogames)"
"It's a great magic amulet."

"Certainly is."

"It's exactly what I need to clear that one level."

"And you have the gold to afford it."

"I know. I just can't carry it."

"...it weighs three ounces."

"But it takes up a three by two space."

"...what?"

"Now my armor, that's six by four. And for some reason, I can't put the amulet directly over it and clearly I can't exactly go into that level without armor, right? Also, I'm carrying twelve potions, eight scrolls, and four meals in case I get hungry, and those take up as much space as another suit of armor. So maybe if I use some of those in a hurry... but then I can't come back here and grab the amulet, not until I clear the level."

"I don't understand what you're --"

"Wait! There's the money I have to give you for it! -- no, that won't work. I can carry an infinite amount of gold in a single one by one space. Gold stacks. No matter how much I give you, the rest still takes up only one space. Now I could pay you in jewels because each is a one by one all by itself, but for some reason, even though they're the most precious item around, no one takes them as currency. Weird, right?"

"That should only be the least weird thing in this conversation. And if you have infinite gold, I'm increasing all my prices more than the amount I normally would just to cover having to listen to this."

"It's my fault, really. I never should have take a pike as my weapon of course."

"Knowing in advance that I'm going to regret this -- why?"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GridInventory

"I'm only allowed to store pikes on the diagonal."

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178. "RE: #559 (videogames)"
LAST EDITED ON 08-22-13 AT 11:04 AM (EST)


It's really depressing what those imaginary protagonists have to go thru. The burdens that they carry in their world of cyber thought. The impossible decisions that one has to make for them in order for them to reach their dream. Which actually is a dream, in the not-real sense of the word.

They unsuffer so much, and unexist at the whim of the off/on switch and the undo button.

Fortunately for them they can be reborn, but unfortunately for them they can be made to suffer the beheadings, beat downs, and all other forms of death and torture, repeatedly. Time after time after time after time, until some addlepated kid finally gets the key to progress. And sometimes they never do.

The greatest heroes in the history of mankind (nay, of universe-kind) depend on acne faced 11YOs to save them. And, of course make the decisions as to how to carry stuff when the immutable laws of the BoardSquare universe limit them so severely.

Life is weird, and unlife is weirder.

Now, it we could only somehow introduce this into the world of BB, where we could behead, beatdown, and torture repeatedly and in various ways certain selected houseguests...

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179. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
and all they are saying

is http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GiveGeeksAChance

The problem is when they say it incredibly awkwardly using a complete lack of social skills which included a total absence of comprehension for 'You should have brushed your teeth before you breathed the words in my face'.

But for others, those whose interests are just a bit off from what's seen as center and only need someone willing to look past that...

...sometimes you get to the second chorus.

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180. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
Then there's the trope of the sidekick(s) of the Geek who ultimately gets the hot chick, who is equally geeky, and who gets the hot chick's geeky girlfriend. The hot chick's geeky girlfriend is usually clueless when it comes to hairstyles, but attempts to make up for it with wisecracks.

Oh well, even fish sidekicks get a girl in these tropes. So all's good.

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181. "#560/561"
Consider the case of two men within a certain family. One with chronic asthma. Blind in one eye. Topped those off by being shot in the chest.

The other went through polio. Needed leg braces to stand. Had to use a wheelchair, but refused to bring it out in public. Forced the creation of hand controls for cars just so he could drive himself.

And then they both went out and clobbered the entire world.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HandicappedBadass

Dangerous men, those Roosevelts.

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182. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
About Theodore Roosevelt, the Trope page editorializes “He suffered from asthma. Seeing this as a challenge, he proceeded to beat his asthma to death, ate the asthma's raw flesh, and ran 100 miles off the energy it gave him.”

And you thought those pesky COPD diseases were bad things. Heck they are just packed full of go-gettum.

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186. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
Wouldn't this fall under the trope, "Older than Scientology"?


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187. "RE: Trope Of The Day VI: hot troping in the city."
But -- but nothing is older than Scientology!

Do not disrespect Xenu. It created all life on this planet and it can take it back right now.

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183. "#562"
However, sticking a feather between your exposed buttocks has never proven to be of any assistance whatsoever.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IslandHelpMessage

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184. "RE: #562"
SOS has the advantage of reading the same no matter which angle you approach it at. There's no upside down in SOS.

I believe that a tastefully feathered butt crack would attract someone too.

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