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7th Apr '18 4:26:47 PM Sharlee
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* Ads for Prevagen, a dietary supplement alleged to improve memory, boast of how they contain an ingredient originally found in jellyfish. No problem, plenty of supplements and actual drugs derive from natural sources ... but why, exactly, do the commercials go ''out of their way'' to emphasize that specific animal as the source? Does it really make sense to brag about how your brain-enhancing product comes from an animal that doesn't ''have'' a brain?
15th Mar '18 9:41:24 AM razorrozar7
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*** Objection! Carbon is ''one of'' the most abundant elements in the universe, but not ''the'' most abundant. That would be hydrogen (as a hydrogen nucleus is a single proton, technically all loose protons are ionic hydrogen), followed by helium.
12th Jan '18 6:07:33 PM nombretomado
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* The AXA/Equitable commercials with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETkHFxL-ks gorilla]]. They feature a large talking gorilla trying to talk oblivious people into preparing for their retirement or what have you, ending sarcastically with: "But don't listen to me, I'm just the 800lb gorilla in the room". It mixes TWO different metaphors. The correct phrase to describe a looming issue that people ignore is: "The Elephant in the Room". The phrase: "800lb Gorilla" refers to an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority figure]], or just a badass in general. It comes from the old riddle: Q: "Where does an 800lb gorilla sit?" A: "Anywhere it wants". "800lb gorilla in the ROOM" is just confusing the issue. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/800_lb_gorilla_in_the_room That Other Wiki]] mentions that the two terms are confused enough to be interchangeable, but [[Administrivia/JustBugsMe It still bugs me]]

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* The AXA/Equitable commercials with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETkHFxL-ks gorilla]]. They feature a large talking gorilla trying to talk oblivious people into preparing for their retirement or what have you, ending sarcastically with: "But don't listen to me, I'm just the 800lb gorilla in the room". It mixes TWO different metaphors. The correct phrase to describe a looming issue that people ignore is: "The Elephant in the Room". The phrase: "800lb Gorilla" refers to an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority figure]], or just a badass in general. It comes from the old riddle: Q: "Where does an 800lb gorilla sit?" A: "Anywhere it wants". "800lb gorilla in the ROOM" is just confusing the issue. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/800_lb_gorilla_in_the_room That Other Wiki]] mentions that the two terms are confused enough to be interchangeable, but [[Administrivia/JustBugsMe [[Headscratchers/HomePage It still bugs me]]
12th Jan '18 6:05:20 PM nombretomado
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* The AXA/Equitable commercials with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETkHFxL-ks gorilla]]. They feature a large talking gorilla trying to talk oblivious people into preparing for their retirement or what have you, ending sarcastically with: "But don't listen to me, I'm just the 800lb gorilla in the room". It mixes TWO different metaphors. The correct phrase to describe a looming issue that people ignore is: "The Elephant in the Room". The phrase: "800lb Gorilla" refers to an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority figure]], or just a badass in general. It comes from the old riddle: Q: "Where does an 800lb gorilla sit?" A: "Anywhere it wants". "800lb gorilla in the ROOM" is just confusing the issue. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/800_lb_gorilla_in_the_room That Other Wiki]] mentions that the two terms are confused enough to be interchangeable, but [[JustBugsMe It still bugs me]]

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* The AXA/Equitable commercials with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETkHFxL-ks gorilla]]. They feature a large talking gorilla trying to talk oblivious people into preparing for their retirement or what have you, ending sarcastically with: "But don't listen to me, I'm just the 800lb gorilla in the room". It mixes TWO different metaphors. The correct phrase to describe a looming issue that people ignore is: "The Elephant in the Room". The phrase: "800lb Gorilla" refers to an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking authority figure]], or just a badass in general. It comes from the old riddle: Q: "Where does an 800lb gorilla sit?" A: "Anywhere it wants". "800lb gorilla in the ROOM" is just confusing the issue. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/800_lb_gorilla_in_the_room That Other Wiki]] mentions that the two terms are confused enough to be interchangeable, but [[JustBugsMe [[Administrivia/JustBugsMe It still bugs me]]
17th Dec '17 9:12:04 AM smittykins
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** "You bought her playoff tickets for an anniversary gift..." I obviously can't speak for anyone else, but if my(hypothetical)SO gave me Yankees playoff tickets, I'd be *thrilled*!


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**"You bought her playoff tickets for an anniversary gift..." I obviously can't speak for anyone else, but if this female Troper were given Yankees playoff tickets, I'd be *thrilled*!
17th Dec '17 9:05:48 AM smittykins
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** "You bought her playoff tickets for an anniversary gift..." I obviously can't speak for anyone else, but if my(hypothetical)SO gave me Yankees playoff tickets, I'd be *thrilled*!
28th Nov '17 6:37:36 PM nombretomado
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** Since in the USA sales tax is set by the state/local governments, it's not technically false advertising because you arenít paying more than $1 for the item. You pay your $1 for the item. You are obligated to pay sales tax to the state. McDonalds collects that on the state's behalf, but you arenít paying it to them and it is not part of the official cost of the item. Simple way to see this in action is if you have ever bought a car from a friend. Say your friend sold you a car for $2000. When you go to register the car in your name, you'll discover that you have to pay the sales tax on the $2000 at that time, since the default assumption is that $2000 was the price of the car, not including tax.

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** Since in the USA sales tax is set by the state/local governments, it's not technically false advertising because you arenít paying more than $1 for the item. You pay your $1 for the item. You are obligated to pay sales tax to the state. McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds collects that on the state's behalf, but you arenít paying it to them and it is not part of the official cost of the item. Simple way to see this in action is if you have ever bought a car from a friend. Say your friend sold you a car for $2000. When you go to register the car in your name, you'll discover that you have to pay the sales tax on the $2000 at that time, since the default assumption is that $2000 was the price of the car, not including tax.
21st Sep '17 4:23:36 PM Lymantria
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* ''Headscratchers/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''

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* ''Headscratchers/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''''Headscratchers/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''
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1st Sep '17 9:25:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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1st Sep '17 9:24:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''

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* ''Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''''Headscratchers/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld''
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