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12th Feb '17 4:59:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-dumb-celebrities-who-are-way-smarter-than-you-think/ One article]] paints [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]], Flavor Flav, Dr. Oz, and a several others as playing this trope to the absolute fullest.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-dumb-celebrities-who-are-way-smarter-than-you-think/ One article]] paints [[TheOReillyFactor [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]], [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav, Flav]], [[Series/TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz, Oz]], and a several others as playing this trope to the absolute fullest.
4th Feb '17 1:02:14 AM erforce
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-no-one-laughed-at-your-joke/ reasons no one laughed at your joke]] is "They Didn't Have Enough Information to Get It". It states that the best practice for an InJoke that relies on knowledge of something obscure like ''Film/{{Rocky}} IV'' or ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' is to find a discreet way to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the reference]] in the setup.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-no-one-laughed-at-your-joke/ reasons no one laughed at your joke]] is "They Didn't Have Enough Information to Get It". It states that the best practice for an InJoke that relies on knowledge of something obscure like ''Film/{{Rocky}} IV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' or ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' is to find a discreet way to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain the reference]] in the setup.
27th Jan '17 11:12:19 PM AriRockefeller
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* TimeCrash: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/if-time-travel-stories-were-way-manlier/ Maybe going back to try and undo a lame retort wasn't such a good idea after all...]]
27th Jan '17 8:58:32 PM AriRockefeller
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* StepfordSuburbia: Behold [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2442-so-perfect-its-creepy-i-live-in-city-designed-by-disney.html 6 weird realities of living in a town run by Disney]]
25th Jan '17 7:48:24 AM LordOfTheSword
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* TheNihilist: Cracked author Mark Hill admits that he was this in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-surprising-things-you-learn-after-considering-suicide/ the depths of depression]], wondering why he should do anything if it's all going to be forgotten. However, after he got (mostly) through considering suicide he became an AntiNihilist, and has this to say to all nihilists who think about why they even bother:
--> '''Mark:''' And a million years from now, no one will know or care what you did. But you're here ''now, goddammit''. And I want you to stay here, to tell your friend a dumb joke, to make something you can be proud of while you still can. Because if we don't have each other, if we don't have ''you'', then we don't have anything.


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* StrawNihilist: Cracked author Mark Hill admits that he was this in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-surprising-things-you-learn-after-considering-suicide/ the depths of depression]], wondering why he should do anything if it's all going to be forgotten. However, after he got (mostly) through considering suicide he became an AntiNihilist, and has this to say to all nihilists who think about why they even bother:
--> '''Mark:''' And a million years from now, no one will know or care what you did. But you're here ''now, goddammit''. And I want you to stay here, to tell your friend a dumb joke, to make something you can be proud of while you still can. Because if we don't have each other, if we don't have ''you'', then we don't have anything.
25th Jan '17 7:46:41 AM LordOfTheSword
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* TheNihilist: Cracked author Mark Hill admits that he was this in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-surprising-things-you-learn-after-considering-suicide/ the depths of depression]], wondering why he should do anything if it's all going to be forgotten. However, after he got (mostly) through considering suicide he became an AntiNihilist, and has this to say to all nihilists who think about why they even bother:
--> '''Mark:''' And a million years from now, no one will know or care what you did. But you're here ''now, goddammit''. And I want you to stay here, to tell your friend a dumb joke, to make something you can be proud of while you still can. Because if we don't have each other, if we don't have ''you'', then we don't have anything.
26th Dec '16 2:52:08 PM fruitstripegum
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* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: {{Discussed|Trope}} regarding a mug that spoiled the identity of the Wicked Witch of the West from ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' in "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculous-ways-studios-spoiled-their-own-movies/ The 5 Most Ridiculous Ways Studios Spoiled Their Own Movies]]".
26th Dec '16 2:50:38 PM fruitstripegum
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* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: {{Discussed|Trope}} regarding a mug that spoiled the identity of the Wicked Witch of the West from ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' in "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculous-ways-studios-spoiled-their-own-movies/ The 5 Most Ridiculous Ways Studios Spoiled Their Own Movies]]".
22nd Dec '16 7:25:52 AM fruitstripegum
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* IKnewIt: [[invoked]] In 2008 an article was written detailing [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16570_the-6-most-depressing-happy-endings-in-movie-history.html "The 6 most depressing happy endings in movie history"]], where it was stated the ending of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' would only be happy until Andy threw his toys away - then along comes ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', which deals with that issue.

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* IKnewIt: [[invoked]] IKnewIt:{{Invoked}} - In 2008 an article was written detailing [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16570_the-6-most-depressing-happy-endings-in-movie-history.html "The 6 most depressing happy endings in movie history"]], where it was stated the ending of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' would only be happy until Andy threw his toys away - then along comes ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', which deals with that issue.



* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit/?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended 6 TV Shows That Completely Lost Their Shit]].

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* JumpingTheShark: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit/?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended 6 TV Shows That Completely Lost Their Shit]].



* LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]]

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* MethodActing: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20172_the-5-craziest-ways-famous-actors-got-into-character.html The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got into Character]] mentions Adrien Brody, Tom Cruise, and more.

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* MethodActing: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20172_the-5-craziest-ways-famous-actors-got-into-character.html The 5 Craziest Ways Famous Actors Got into Character]] mentions Adrien Brody, Tom Cruise, and more.



** [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19183_6-tricks-movies-use-to-make-sure-you-root-right-guy.html 6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy]] lists tools used to [[AvertedTrope prevent]] this reaction.

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** [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19183_6-tricks-movies-use-to-make-sure-you-root-right-guy.html 6 Tricks Movies Use to Make Sure You Root for the Right Guy]] lists tools used to [[AvertedTrope prevent]] this reaction.



* PeripheryDemographic: Invoked|Trope in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/ The 4 Most Unexpected Fan Bases in Pop Culture]]. Includes perhaps the most complimentary treatment of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]] on the entire site.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Invoked|Trope {{Invoked}} in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/ The 4 Most Unexpected Fan Bases in Pop Culture]]. Includes perhaps the most complimentary treatment of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]] on the entire site.



* PoesLaw: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20203_the-5-most-epic-backfires-in-history-bad-jokes.html The 5 Most Epic Backfires in the History of Bad Jokes]]. From the lead: "The problem with sarcasm is that you can do it so well (or so poorly) that people don't realize you're joking."

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* PoesLaw: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20203_the-5-most-epic-backfires-in-history-bad-jokes.html The 5 Most Epic Backfires in the History of Bad Jokes]]. From the lead: "The problem with sarcasm is that you can do it so well (or so poorly) that people don't realize you're joking."



* SecondVerseCurse: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20557_5-insane-lost-verses-that-change-meaning-famous-songs.html 5 Insane Lost Verses That Change the Meaning of Famous Songs]]

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* SecondVerseCurse: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20557_5-insane-lost-verses-that-change-meaning-famous-songs.html 5 Insane Lost Verses That Change the Meaning of Famous Songs]]



* Sugarwiki/{{Sweet Dreams Fuel}}: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-true-stories-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity/ 6 True Stories that Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity]]

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* Sugarwiki/{{Sweet Dreams Fuel}}: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-true-stories-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity/ 6 True Stories that Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity]]



* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] Christina H., an animator by trade, explains [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-common-cgi-screw-ups-explained/?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=blog&wa_user4=companion some common CG examples]].

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* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - Christina H., an animator by trade, explains [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-most-common-cgi-screw-ups-explained/?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=blog&wa_user4=companion some common CG examples]].



* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: [[invoked]] {{Discussed|Trope}} regarding a mug that spoiled the identity of the Wicked Witch of the West from ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' in "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculous-ways-studios-spoiled-their-own-movies/ The 5 Most Ridiculous Ways Studios Spoiled Their Own Movies]]".

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* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: [[invoked]] {{Discussed|Trope}} regarding a mug that spoiled the identity of the Wicked Witch of the West from ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' in "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-ridiculous-ways-studios-spoiled-their-own-movies/ The 5 Most Ridiculous Ways Studios Spoiled Their Own Movies]]".



** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19493_4-reasons-zooey-deschanel-can-stop-pretending-shes-dork.html Kristi Harrison]] seemed to start the whole attitude the other writers have towards Zooey Deschanel. [[invoked]]

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19493_4-reasons-zooey-deschanel-can-stop-pretending-shes-dork.html Kristi Harrison]] seemed to start the whole attitude the other writers have towards Zooey Deschanel. [[invoked]]{{Invoked}}



* ThrowItIn: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20096_6-iconic-movie-scenes-that-happened-by-accident.html 6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident]] cites Viggo Mortensen's broken toe in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', among others.

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* ThrowItIn: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20096_6-iconic-movie-scenes-that-happened-by-accident.html 6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident]] cites Viggo Mortensen's broken toe in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', among others.



* ToughActToFollow: [[invoked]] "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', Music/DavidBowie's ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'', ''Film/FightClub'', two Music/BobMarley albums, and ''Film/AnimalHouse'' tough acts to follow in their respective genres.

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* ToughActToFollow: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-works-art-so-good-they-ruined-their-whole-genre/ 5 Works of Art So Good, They Ruined Their Whole Genre]]" calls ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', Music/DavidBowie's ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'', ''Film/FightClub'', two Music/BobMarley albums, and ''Film/AnimalHouse'' tough acts to follow in their respective genres.



* TypeCasting: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20208_6-actors-who-play-exact-same-role-in-multiple-movies.html 6 Actors Who Play the Exact Same Role in Multiple Movies]] mentions similarities among multiple roles of Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, James Earl Jones, and more.

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* TypeCasting: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20208_6-actors-who-play-exact-same-role-in-multiple-movies.html 6 Actors Who Play the Exact Same Role in Multiple Movies]] mentions similarities among multiple roles of Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, James Earl Jones, and more.



* UnacceptableTargets: [[invoked]] One of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-no-one-laughed-at-your-joke/ reasons no one laughed at your joke]] is "It Was About Something They Won't Laugh About, Ever".

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* UnacceptableTargets: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - One of the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-no-one-laughed-at-your-joke/ reasons no one laughed at your joke]] is "It Was About Something They Won't Laugh About, Ever".



* UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20562_6-spectacularly-failed-attempts-to-be-politically-correct.html 6 Spectacularly Failed Attempts to Be Politically Correct]] gives a bunch of examples of how attempts to avert MonochromeCasting by including Black people in promotion campaigns ended up tripping over stereotypes about fried chicken, watermelon, and wanting to be white.

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* UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20562_6-spectacularly-failed-attempts-to-be-politically-correct.html 6 Spectacularly Failed Attempts to Be Politically Correct]] gives a bunch of examples of how attempts to avert MonochromeCasting by including Black people in promotion campaigns ended up tripping over stereotypes about fried chicken, watermelon, and wanting to be white.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-aggressively-crazy-websites-internet/ The 5 Most Aggressively Crazy Websites on the Internet]], Mark Hill compares ''Boohbah'' to "the findings of a scientist adding LSD to baby food."

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} - In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-aggressively-crazy-websites-internet/ The 5 Most Aggressively Crazy Websites on the Internet]], Mark Hill compares ''Boohbah'' to "the findings of a scientist adding LSD to baby food."



* WorseThanItSounds:[[invoked]] In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHaKuq1AglY "Escort Mission" segment]] for ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', [=l33t=] keeps trying to explain to [=n00b=] why he thinks the plot of the games is bad, but every time he tells it, he keeps making it sound awesome by accident.

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* WorseThanItSounds:[[invoked]] WorseThanItSounds: {{Invoked}} - In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHaKuq1AglY "Escort Mission" segment]] for ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', [=l33t=] keeps trying to explain to [=n00b=] why he thinks the plot of the games is bad, but every time he tells it, he keeps making it sound awesome by accident.
19th Dec '16 3:52:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* TestosteronePoisoning: Mentions of anything remotely {{Badass}} will [[RunningGag generally]] include comments relating to testicular fortitude completely unironically. [[RuleOfFunny Probably intentional]].

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* TestosteronePoisoning: Mentions of anything remotely {{Badass}} badass will [[RunningGag generally]] include comments relating to testicular fortitude completely unironically. [[RuleOfFunny Probably intentional]].
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