History CloudCuckoolander / RealLife

8th Jul '17 9:31:48 AM nombretomado
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** Before the man formerly known as Ron Artest, there was (and still is) former NBA star defender Dennis Rodman. With his bright colored hair, tattoos and cross-dressing favors he really sticks out among other basketball players. Ignoring his friendship with current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (who's also one in his own way) and the fact he organized a celebratory North Korean birthday game for him, Rodman also showcased a book titled "I Should Be Dead By Now" with him being in a coffin, but he also used to have his own MTV show called "The Rodman World Tour", which as TheOtherWiki describes it as a show that featured him "in a series of odd-ball situations."

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** Before the man formerly known as Ron Artest, there was (and still is) former NBA star defender Dennis Rodman. With his bright colored hair, tattoos and cross-dressing favors he really sticks out among other basketball players. Ignoring his friendship with current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (who's also one in his own way) and the fact he organized a celebratory North Korean birthday game for him, Rodman also showcased a book titled "I Should Be Dead By Now" with him being in a coffin, but he also used to have his own MTV show called "The Rodman World Tour", which as TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki describes it as a show that featured him "in a series of odd-ball situations."
4th Jul '17 8:55:51 AM ZSF
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* The now-mostly-forgotten 17th-century author Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, was perceived in this way during her own time. Virginia Woolf's description of Cavendish in her essay "The Duchess of Newcastle" is about as good a description of this trope as you'll find anywhere:

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* The now-mostly-forgotten 17th-century author Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, was perceived in this way during by her own time. Virginia Woolf's contemporaries. Creator/VirginiaWoolf's description of Cavendish in her essay "The Duchess of Newcastle" is about as good a description summary of this trope as you'll find anywhere:
4th Jul '17 8:46:51 AM ZSF
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* The now-mostly-forgotten 17th-century author Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, was perceived in this way during her own time. Virginia Woolf's description of Cavendish in her essay "The Duchess of Newcastle" is about as good a description of this trope as you'll find anywhere:
-->One cannot help following the lure of her erratic and lovable personality as it meanders and twinkles through page after page. There is something noble and Quixotic and high-spirited, as well as crack-brained and bird-witted, about her. Her simplicity is so open; her intelligence so active; her sympathy with fairies and animals so true and tender. She has the freakishness of an elf, the irresponsibility of some non-human creature, its heartlessness, and its charm. And although 'they', those terrible critics who had sneered and jeered at her [since childhood]... continued to mock, few of her critics, after all, had the wit to trouble about the nature of the universe, or cared a straw for the sufferings of the hunted hare, or longed, as she did, to talk to some one 'of Shakespeare's fools'. Now, at any rate, the laugh is not all on their side.
29th Jun '17 8:00:46 PM DustSnitch
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** Creator/FriedrichNietzsche once called {{Jesus}} an "idiot". On account of [[HavingAGayOldTime language shift]] (and translation issues), it's probable that he didn't think Jesus was ''stupid'', but rather living in his own world--i.e. a [=Cloudcuckoolander=].
29th Jun '17 6:22:51 PM mouschilight
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* Michael Moriarty. In 1994, after several successful years in the cast of [[Series/LawandOrder Law and Order]], he suffered a CreatorBreakdown and fled to Canada because he believed [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that Janet Reno was stalking him]]. He was an alcoholic recluse who rarely appeared in public for most of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since around 2005, he has given interviews on occasion, and he has said some...''interesting'' things in all of them. He also has some [[ConspiracyTheorist unusual opinions]] regarding the United Nations, 9/11, and the American government.

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* Michael Moriarty. In 1994, after several successful years in the cast of [[Series/LawandOrder Law and Order]], ''Series/LawAndOrder'', he suffered a CreatorBreakdown and fled to Canada because he believed [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext that Janet Reno was stalking him]]. He was an alcoholic recluse who rarely appeared in public for most of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since around 2005, he has given interviews on occasion, and he has said some...''interesting'' things in all of them. He also has some [[ConspiracyTheorist unusual opinions]] regarding the United Nations, 9/11, and the American government.
29th Jun '17 6:21:49 PM mouschilight
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* Jude Law had a very cloudcuckoolanderish moment during a promotional interview for the ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. When asked what his "detective name" would be, he replied: "Banjo Heywood." In this case, "what would your detective name be?" is a pretty cuckoolandy question to ''ask'' someone, so it's hardly surprising that the response would be odd as well. Especially since "Jude Law" would already be pretty awesome as a detective name. Or an Old West sheriff.

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* Jude Law Creator/JudeLaw had a very cloudcuckoolanderish moment during a promotional interview for the ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie. When asked what his "detective name" would be, he replied: "Banjo Heywood." In this case, "what would your detective name be?" is a pretty cuckoolandy question to ''ask'' someone, so it's hardly surprising that the response would be odd as well. Especially since "Jude Law" would already be pretty awesome as a detective name. Or an Old West sheriff.
29th Jun '17 6:18:34 PM mouschilight
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---> '''Christopher Guest''' (being interviewed by Charlie Rose): "Fred Willard is a man who got into character twenty-five years ago, and never got out."

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---> --> '''Christopher Guest''' (being interviewed by Charlie Rose): "Fred Willard is a man who got into character twenty-five years ago, and never got out."
27th Jun '17 10:36:17 AM CynicalBastardo
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* [[Music/TheCorrs Jim Corr]] has gained more of a reputation for [[ConspiracyTheorist believing insane conspiracy theories]] than he has for his music. Over the years, it's been steadily increasing, starting with 9/11 conspiracies and gradually expanding into pretty much every conspiracy theory going.
17th Jun '17 3:22:49 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Mario Balotelli. Apparently, he once stopped at a primary school in Manchester to go to the toilet, and drove through an Italian women's prison just to see what it was like inside. And of course, there is his single most memetic reaction: when Manchester police asked him, in the aftermath of a car crash, why he was carrying £5,000 in cash on his person, he responded, "Because I am rich".

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* Mario Balotelli.Balotelli, who epitomises this trope and is regarded as an excellent source of entertainment by fans of all teams as a result. Apparently, he once stopped at a primary school in Manchester to go to the toilet, and drove through an Italian women's prison just to see what it was like inside. And of course, there is his single most memetic reaction: when Manchester police asked him, in the aftermath of a car crash, why he was carrying £5,000 in cash on his person, he responded, "Because I am rich".
14th Jun '17 11:31:16 AM CynicalBastardo
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* [[AllNaturalSnakeOil David]] [[GranolaGuy "Avocado"]] [[NewAgeRetroHippie Wolfe]], a "nutritionist", blogger and [[{{Plagiarism}} poster of videos stolen from other sources with his watermark added to pass them off as his own]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRG82RFP0yU He believes]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics that salt prevents water from levitating off into the sky]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4wRtURwZw that chocolate]] [[YouKeepUsingThatWord is an octave of the sun]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhS0ldf9EDA that the earth]] [[FlatEarth is flat]].

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* [[AllNaturalSnakeOil David]] [[GranolaGuy "Avocado"]] [[NewAgeRetroHippie Wolfe]], a "nutritionist", blogger and [[{{Plagiarism}} poster of videos stolen from other sources with his watermark added to pass them off as his own]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRG82RFP0yU He believes]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics that salt prevents water from levitating off into the sky]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4wRtURwZw that chocolate]] [[YouKeepUsingThatWord is an octave of the sun]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhS0ldf9EDA that the earth]] [[FlatEarth is flat]]. [[https://twitter.com/DavidWolfe/status/869320819398373379 He also claims that he will one day be Surgeon General]] [[DelusionsOfGrandeur in spite of the fact that he's not a doctor]].
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