History Headscratchers / LethalWeapon

4th Aug '16 3:16:31 PM lorgskyegon
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** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.

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** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.heroes.
** Remember also that the bad guys are all Special Forces veterans of TheVietnamWar. They quite likely learned their torture methodology during that time frame.
25th Feb '16 10:05:10 AM dangerdan97
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* What was the point of all the torturing and hostage-taking in the first movie? Those sorts of things are for when someone has something you want but don't have. Not for finding out how much they know. They clearly weren't going to believe Murtaugh and Riggs if they said anything less than explaining the entire plan in full detail, so why don't they just assume they know everything and move on? It's the only answer they're prepared to accept anyway, and it's pretty commmon-sense.

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* What was the point of all the torturing and hostage-taking in the first movie? Those sorts of things are for when someone has something you want but don't have. Not for finding out how much they know. They clearly weren't going to believe Murtaugh and Riggs if they said anything less than explaining the entire plan in full detail, so why don't they just assume they know everything and move on? It's the only answer they're prepared to accept anyway, and it's pretty commmon-sense.commmon-sense.
** Joshua's a sadist, so the interrogation and kidnapping is mostly just a pretext for some ColdBloodedTorture and revenge against the heroes.
22nd Dec '15 6:55:24 PM tomandtish
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*** It's practically the default in most offices that treat children, as it calms them before the needles go in. And it is used for adults who may require it as well. If you hear of a dentist that practices "sedation dentistry", that's usually what they are talking about. As a person with phobia level panic attacks when going to dentists (it requires valium for me to even walk in the door), they use this on me for anything more than a cleaning.
25th Jul '15 12:06:48 PM koberulz
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** Nitrous Oxide - in supervised, controlled doses - acts as a tranquilizer for anyone who is having a tooth pulled. Dentists, or orthodontists who need to do such procedures, will require that the patient have someone to drive them home afterward, as the effects of the gas - which vary from patient to patient - take a while to wear off.

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** Nitrous Oxide - in supervised, controlled doses - acts as a tranquilizer for anyone who is having a tooth pulled. Dentists, or orthodontists who need to do such procedures, will require that the patient have someone to drive them home afterward, as the effects of the gas - which vary from patient to patient - take a while to wear off.off.
*What was the point of all the torturing and hostage-taking in the first movie? Those sorts of things are for when someone has something you want but don't have. Not for finding out how much they know. They clearly weren't going to believe Murtaugh and Riggs if they said anything less than explaining the entire plan in full detail, so why don't they just assume they know everything and move on? It's the only answer they're prepared to accept anyway, and it's pretty commmon-sense.
20th Mar '15 12:34:40 PM Movienut376
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* A question regarding a scene from the 4th film: Why in heck does a ''dental office'' have ''laughing gas''?!

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* A question regarding a scene from the 4th film: Why in heck does a ''dental office'' have ''laughing gas''?!gas''?!
**Nitrous Oxide - in supervised, controlled doses - acts as a tranquilizer for anyone who is having a tooth pulled. Dentists, or orthodontists who need to do such procedures, will require that the patient have someone to drive them home afterward, as the effects of the gas - which vary from patient to patient - take a while to wear off.
9th Feb '15 10:10:50 PM Brandon
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** [=McAllister=] is dead, but his files and records aren't; for a drug operation that large there ''has'' to be some kind of paper trail, and doubtlessly the police will be going through them with a fine-toothed comb. The police are also presumably going to watch the docks closely for any suspicious cargos or persons coming in around about the time that the shipment was expected. The smugglers on the boat (who are presumably unaware that the network they're relying on to pick up the drugs has completely fallen apart underneath them) are now going to be holding onto a large quantity of drugs that are now not going to be picked up by anyone and are going to have to get rid of them somehow without having any replacement networks in place. This will most likely make them stand out a lot more as they put out feelers to get new contacts, act more suspiciously than they otherwise would have had the network been running smoothly, and so on.

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** [=McAllister=] is dead, but his files and records aren't; for a drug operation that large there ''has'' to be some kind of paper trail, and doubtlessly the police will be going through them with a fine-toothed comb. The police are also presumably going to watch the docks closely for any suspicious cargos or persons coming in around about the time that the shipment was expected. The smugglers on the boat (who are presumably unaware that the network they're relying on to pick up the drugs has completely fallen apart underneath them) are now going to be holding onto a large quantity of drugs that are now not going to be picked up by anyone and are going to have to get rid of them somehow without having any replacement networks in place. This will most likely make them stand out a lot more as they put out feelers to get new contacts, act more suspiciously than they otherwise would have had the network been running smoothly, and so on.on.
* A question regarding a scene from the 4th film: Why in heck does a ''dental office'' have ''laughing gas''?!
3rd May '14 8:16:59 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** But they don't don't anything about the shipment that was coming in other than the fact that it's due in the next few days. They don't know who's delivering it, how it's being delivered, or where it's coming in.

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*** But they don't don't anything about the shipment that was coming in other than the fact that it's due in the next few days. They don't know who's delivering it, how it's being delivered, or where it's coming in.in.
** [=McAllister=] is dead, but his files and records aren't; for a drug operation that large there ''has'' to be some kind of paper trail, and doubtlessly the police will be going through them with a fine-toothed comb. The police are also presumably going to watch the docks closely for any suspicious cargos or persons coming in around about the time that the shipment was expected. The smugglers on the boat (who are presumably unaware that the network they're relying on to pick up the drugs has completely fallen apart underneath them) are now going to be holding onto a large quantity of drugs that are now not going to be picked up by anyone and are going to have to get rid of them somehow without having any replacement networks in place. This will most likely make them stand out a lot more as they put out feelers to get new contacts, act more suspiciously than they otherwise would have had the network been running smoothly, and so on.
5th Apr '14 10:44:05 AM Aiguille
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** DiplomaticImmunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic policy - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''). Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.

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** DiplomaticImmunity DiplomaticImpunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic policy - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''). Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.
29th Jan '14 4:33:30 AM wkcia
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** DiplomaticImmunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic policy - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''. Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.

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** DiplomaticImmunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic policy - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''.all''). Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.
29th Jan '14 4:33:08 AM wkcia
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** DiplomaticImmunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic laws - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''. Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.

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** DiplomaticImmunity [[ArtisticLicenceLaw isn't.]] The theory behind immunity is based on the fact that sovereigns don't subject each other to the laws of their own countries, and this extends to the body of the ambassadors that each country may send ''while that ambassador is doing that country's diplomatic or policy work.'' This is why UN diplomats should technically pay their New York Parking tickets - infringing New York Traffic laws are almost never the goals or work of an outside sovereign nation. Cop killing and drug smuggling is *not* the Republic of South Africa's international diplomatic laws policy - Rudd wouldn't be covered, even if he was the ambassador (and if he's just a random functionary within the embassy, that's even worse- they're not covered ''at all''. Further, nations may declare any of their ambassadors ''persona non grata'' which means that they're withdrawing their immunity. The Republic of FW De Klerk would have probably signed that order in a heartbeat in the face of evidence of Rudd's atrocities.
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