History Cloudcuckoolander / RealLife

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]].
10th Jun '17 10:05:28 PM IzaiahSalter
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* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare... Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.[[note]]Well, not the ''only'' one... Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis also don't care for it much. Neither do white South Africans, or the more nationalist among the Irish.[[/note]]

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* OnlyInAmerica: the USA also has its fair share of cloud cuckoolanders, all protected by the freedom of speech. And Americans ''adore'' anything that is campy and bizarre. Bad movies and TV series are beloved and celebrated here. [[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling matches that are actually fake, yet don't bother the fans who adore the campiness]] are big business. This is also a country where school children salute their flag every morning, [[WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames children receive weird names]] and people are divided over issues most other Western countries are not so obsessed about: religion, sex, nudity, gun politics, death penalty, social welfare... Also the only country in the world that doesn't like soccer that much.[[note]]Well, not the ''only'' one... Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis also don't care for it much. Neither do white South Africans, or the more nationalist among the Irish.[[/note]][[/note]] [[BreadMilkEggsSquick Oh, and they also invented the]] [[HoYay Gay]] [[LoveIsInTheAir Bomb]].
3rd Jun '17 8:57:56 PM Fangusu
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* Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} comes across this way; he made up two characters named "Mylo" and "Xyloto", he gets wacky during live performances, and some fans do not have the even slightest idea what he is talking about in some of his interviews. Furthermore, a lot of the band's songs have WordSaladLyrics and the music videos to "Paradise" and "Adventure of a Lifetime" are strange.

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* Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} comes across this way; he made up two characters named "Mylo" and "Xyloto", he gets wacky during live performances, and some fans do not have the even slightest absolutely no idea what he is talking about in some of his interviews. Furthermore, a lot of the band's songs have WordSaladLyrics and the music videos to "Paradise" and "Adventure of a Lifetime" are strange.
31st May '17 2:32:20 PM TheFuzzinator
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* Creator/ViggoMortensen. Many of his co-stars have stories of his cuckoolander antics; while filming ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' he called Creator/ElijahWood and left a rambling, five minute voice mail in a fake German accent, started the "tradition" of stunt men greeting one another with headbutts, slept in the barn with his horse to better bond with it, and many, many more. Elijah Wood said of him, "Everyone talks about how brilliant he is and how much integrity he has, and it's true. He's also completely insane." His ex-wife (who he's still friend with) said that one of the things that first endeared him to her was the fact that he keeps his poetry in his refrigerator. He also sang Argentinian love songs to Creator/GwynethPaltrow between takes of love scenes in ''Film/APerfectMurder'' to keep her calm, but he's pretty sure that just freaked her out.
3rd May '17 10:22:46 PM brennalarose
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* Empire of the Sun (the band) founders, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. Luke is intensely Christian, drapes himself in gold and leather, gives himself a trim before every show and named his children "Sunny Tiger" and "Cruz", while writing zany songs about Jesus Christ blogging and Tigers in Drugstores. Once compared Nick to a wizard or Moses when explaining why the man didn't tour with the band. Meanwhile, Nick writes poems about Santa Claus being a psychotropic mushroom, posts weird sound clip videos on Instagram, and gleefully wears feathers and bells with no pants and fake eyelashes on stage. Yet, they make it work.
26th Mar '17 8:53:38 AM penguinist
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* William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. Undoubtedly one of the greatest and most brilliant of Britain's Prime Ministers, was also unfortunately afflicted with some kind of mental disease, possibly bipolar disorder. Was noted as being highly strung even in an age when dramatic displays where expected of politicians, and frequently butted heads with George III (see above). His final speech was a beautiful piece of rhetoric, yet so disconnected with reality it appeared he believed the American Revolution (whose initial cause he had earlier defended) was some French plot. Then came the Duke of Richmond's reply, and so Chatham rose to speak again...and dropped of an apoplectic fit, dying about a month later.
20th Mar '17 4:50:56 PM MrCandle
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* Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} comes across this way; he made up two characters named "Mylo" and "Xyloto", he gets wacky during live performances, and some fans do not have the even slightest idea what he is talking about in some of his interviews. Furthermore, a lot of the band's songs have WordSaladLyrics and the music video to "Paradise" is strange.

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* Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} comes across this way; he made up two characters named "Mylo" and "Xyloto", he gets wacky during live performances, and some fans do not have the even slightest idea what he is talking about in some of his interviews. Furthermore, a lot of the band's songs have WordSaladLyrics and the music video videos to "Paradise" is and "Adventure of a Lifetime" are strange.
18th Feb '17 2:23:23 AM matteste
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[[AC:Game Directors]]
* Creative director Creator/TaroYoko, known for the ''Franchise/{{Drakengard}}'' franchise, has built quite the reputation over the fact of just how much of an odd duck director he is. Even those close to him describe him as both iconoclastic and a loose cannon. Unsurprisingly, this trait carries over into his games where MindScrew and associated tropes are just another [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Tuesday]].



* Creative director Creator/TaroYoko, known for the ''Franchise/{{Drakengard}}'' franchise, has built quite the reputation over the fact of just how much of an odd duck director he is. Even those close to him describe him as both iconoclastic and a loose cannon. Unsurprisingly, this trait carries over into his games where MindScrew and associated tropes are just another [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Tuesday]].
17th Feb '17 12:15:04 PM matteste
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* Creative director Creator/TaroYoko, known for the ''Franchise/{{Drakengard}}'' franchise, has built quite the reputation over the fact of just how much of an odd duck director he is. Even those close to him describe him as both iconoclastic and a loose cannon. Unsurprisingly, this trait carries over into his games where MindScrew and associated tropes are just another [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Tuesday]].
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