History Funny / HonorHarrington

9th Jul '17 5:25:50 PM Mf9769
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* During a period of political unrest in Harrington Steading in which a number of demonstrations had led to fighting in the streets, Honor tries to get her apparently-blind chief armsmaster to call in an alert about a group of men armed with large clubs entering a park. [=LaFollet=], when he's done laughing, explains to his poor ignorant Manticoran boss that what she's seeing is a pickup baseball game. (On Manticore, the main team sport is UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball.) It only gets funnier when, after [=LaFollet=] explains bats are used on the ball (not the players), the first idea that springs to Honor's mind is a demented variation on golf.

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* During a period of political unrest in Harrington Steading in which a number of demonstrations had led to fighting in the streets, Honor tries to get her apparently-blind chief armsmaster to call in an alert about a group of men armed with large clubs entering a park. [=LaFollet=], when he's done laughing, explains to his poor ignorant Manticoran boss that what she's seeing is a pickup baseball game. (On Manticore, the main team sport is UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball.) It only gets funnier when, after [=LaFollet=] explains bats are used on the ball (not the players), the first idea that springs to Honor's mind is a demented variation on golf.
golf. Turns into a BrickJoke later on in War of Honor, explained in more detail below.
8th May '17 11:18:40 PM Khathi
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[[AC:''Shadow Of Victory'']]
* Everything that has to do with Charlie O'Daley, Aivars Terekhov's [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]] [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob layabout]] brother-in-law [[spoiler: and Special Intelligence Service's finest field agent]]. It's as if [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Byerly Vorrutyer]] decided to visit a sister series. The fact that the list of the favors he did to the Crown is no shorter than his brother-in-law's doesn't change tha fact that he's a pompous, overbred and silly UpperClassTwit, and ThePrankster of the higherst order to boot… [[spoiler:except that he's not actually a '''twit''', just like his associate and friend Michael Oversteegen (with whom he shares the same annoying aristocratic accent, a first person to do so in the series)]].
** A case in point of his questionable sense of humor: after Sinead Terekhov has chased her husband about the whole Star Empire, on the day they'd finally have met, Charlie decided to give his sister "a pleasant surprise", so he went and hacked her comm account to block Aivars' number.
--->You are so going to die, Charles Travis O'Daley!
7th Apr '17 11:22:51 AM AFP
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** Even funnier when you consider that, in this case, Citizen General Chernock is ''[[ProperlyParanoid entirely correct]]'' to be so concerned about the missing mesage, given that the only reason Dennis didn't send the expected message was because Honor had seized control of the planet without the Havenite authorities off-world catching wind of it.
1st Mar '17 5:37:57 AM MattStriker
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--->'''Hey, he started it'''
--->'''Did not'''
--->'''Did too!'''
--->'''Didnt't!'''
--->'''Did!'''



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--->'''Hey, --->'''Victor:''' Hey, he started it'''
--->'''Did not'''
--->'''Did too!'''
--->'''Didnt't!'''
--->'''Did!'''


it.
--->'''Anton:''' Did not.
--->'''Victor:''' Did too!
--->'''Anton:''' Didnt't!
--->'''Victor:''' Did!


1st Mar '17 5:31:21 AM MattStriker
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* I don't know if this one was written as funny, but it amuses the hell out of This Troper. Right after a simulation, Honor was chatting with Theisman when she drops this particular line:
--->'''If I had a dollar for every spacer some stupid, overconfident flag officer’s gotten killed—'''
** She then stops herself short mid-sentence, and Thomas nods. Then the funny kicks in, when one remembers Honor is a freaking billionaire, and that may or, more amusingly-in a gallows-humor kind of way, may not be the reason she stops herself short


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* I don't know if this one was written as funny, but it amuses the hell out of This Troper. Right after a simulation, Honor was chatting with Theisman when she drops this particular line:
--->'''If I had a dollar for every spacer some stupid, overconfident flag officer’s gotten killed—'''
** She then stops herself short mid-sentence, and Thomas nods. Then the funny kicks in, when one remembers Honor is a freaking billionaire, and that may or, more amusingly-in a gallows-humor kind of way, may not be the reason she stops herself short



28th Feb '17 5:43:13 PM Lupe
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* I don't know if this one was written as funny, but it amuses the hell out of me. Right after a simulation, Honor was chatting with Theisman when she drops this particular line:

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* I don't know if this one was written as funny, but it amuses the hell out of me.This Troper. Right after a simulation, Honor was chatting with Theisman when she drops this particular line:
28th Feb '17 5:03:25 PM Lupe
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** She then stops herself short mid-sentence, and Thomas nods. Then the funny kicked in for me when I remembered Honor is a freaking billionaire, and that may or, more amusingly-in a gallows-humor kind of way, may not be the reason she stops herself short


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** She then stops herself short mid-sentence, and Thomas nods. Then the funny kicked in for me kicks in, when I remembered one remembers Honor is a freaking billionaire, and that may or, more amusingly-in a gallows-humor kind of way, may not be the reason she stops herself short

28th Feb '17 4:29:52 PM Lupe
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* I don't know if this one was written as funny, but it amuses the hell out of me. Right after a simulation, Honor was chatting with Theisman when she drops this particular line:
--->'''If I had a dollar for every spacer some stupid, overconfident flag officer’s gotten killed—'''
**She then stops herself short mid-sentence, and Thomas nods. Then the funny kicked in for me when I remembered Honor is a freaking billionaire, and that may or, more amusingly-in a gallows-humor kind of way, may not be the reason she stops herself short

21st Feb '17 12:14:45 PM ineluki1
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* Anton Zilwicki's and Victor Cachat's response to being called immature:
--->'''Hey, he started it'''
--->'''Did not'''
--->'''Did too!'''
--->'''Didnt't!'''
--->'''Did!'''
27th Dec '16 8:47:49 AM USABobcat
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'''[=LaFollet=]:''': I wouldn't say Saint Austin was a fanatic about baseball, My Lady. "Fanatic" would probably be much too mild a term, from everything I've ever read.

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'''[=LaFollet=]:''': '''[=LaFollet=]:''' I wouldn't say Saint Austin was a fanatic about baseball, My Lady. "Fanatic" would probably be much too mild a term, from everything I've ever read.read.
* Honor and Michelle Henke are discussing the political situation in Manticore with the High Ridge administration, and they aren't optimistic. They're both very confused by how things have worked out politically both at home in Manticore and over in Haven.
-->'''[=Henke=]:''' Do you think Pritchart and Theisman understand what's happening any better than I did?
-->'''[=Honor=]:''' I certainly hope so.
-->''End of chapter, followed immediately by''
-->'''[=Pritchart=]:''' [[GilliganCut What the]] ''[[GilliganCut hell]]'' [[GilliganCut do they think they're doing?]]
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