History HeroicBSOD / RealLife

21st Aug '16 8:35:12 AM LtFedora
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** During the attack on Pearl, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the commander of the Pacific Fleet, could do nothing but watch the attack from his office. A spent magazine shell smashed through the window and bounced off his uniform, leaving a black smudge. He then said, to no one in particular, "it would have been merciful if it had killed me." He then proceeded to take off his brevet four-star rank insignia and replaces it with his permanent two-star insignia, correct anticipation that there was no way he was going to retain his command after this.
4th Aug '16 12:57:18 PM Metz77
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* The break-up of Music/TheBeatles particularly hit Music/PaulMcCartney hard; he had tried to keep the band together and focused after the death of manager Brian Epstein, but the splintered interests, personalities, and personal problems of his bandmates effectively led Paul to be by-default leader of the group. With John, George or Ringo not able (or lacking in confidence to be able) to provide good foils for Paul, his creative enthusiasm turned into unintentional ControlFreak tendencies, which rubbed the group (especially George, already frustrated at his limited input in the band) the wrong way. This, along with the financial/managerial/personal drama within the band and that of Apple Corps, led to an ugly, bitter battle. Paul, under the advice of his lawyers, was told he had to sue his bandmates along with manager Allen Klein (Paul was the only Beatle to mistrust Klein, which led to more ostracization) to effectively end the Apple partnership, which further distanced Paul from the other Beatles. Words were exchanged in the press and on record, and many friendships ruined or decayed. Paul [[WordOfGod claimed]] to have spent much of this period severely depressed, drinking heavily, growing a BeardOfSorrow, and scared of what the future may hold; Music/TheBeatles were a ToughActToFollow, and he lamented the loss of his friendships and the bad press he had recieved from the Beatle breakup. With encouragement and participation from his wife, Linda, he formed Music/{{Wings}} with the intention to start anew and try to have fun making music again. With the bandmates seeing things wore Paul's way about Allen Klein, and legal matters coming to a swift and tidy end in the mid-1970s, his band mates' relationships with Paul finally began more and more to to thaw out a bit.

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* The break-up of Music/TheBeatles particularly hit Music/PaulMcCartney hard; he had tried to keep the band together and focused after the death of manager Brian Epstein, but the splintered interests, personalities, and personal problems of his bandmates effectively led Paul to be by-default leader of the group. With John, George or Ringo not able (or lacking in confidence to be able) to provide good foils for Paul, his creative enthusiasm turned into unintentional ControlFreak tendencies, which rubbed the group (especially George, already frustrated at his limited input in the band) the wrong way. This, along with the financial/managerial/personal drama within the band and that of Apple Corps, led to an ugly, bitter battle. Paul, under the advice of his lawyers, was told he had to sue his bandmates along with manager Allen Klein (Paul was the only Beatle to mistrust Klein, which led to more ostracization) to effectively end the Apple partnership, which further distanced Paul from the other Beatles. Words were exchanged in the press and on record, and many friendships ruined or decayed. Paul [[WordOfGod claimed]] to have spent much of this period severely depressed, drinking heavily, growing a BeardOfSorrow, and scared of what the future may hold; Music/TheBeatles were a ToughActToFollow, and he lamented the loss of his friendships and the bad press he had recieved from the Beatle breakup. In his memoir ''Many Years From Now'' he talks about a time when he woke up in the middle of the night, facedown in the pillow, suffocating, and how he nearly couldn't summon up the energy to roll over and save his own life. With encouragement and participation from his wife, Linda, he formed Music/{{Wings}} with the intention to start anew and try to have fun making music again. With the bandmates seeing things wore Paul's way about Allen Klein, and legal matters coming to a swift and tidy end in the mid-1970s, his band mates' relationships with Paul finally began more and more to to thaw out a bit.
7th Jul '16 9:46:03 AM gewunomox
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* [[TheWho Pete Townshend]] suffered a complete nervous breakdown after his attempt to create the rock opera to end all rock operas crashed and burned. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifehouse_(rock_opera) See the Wikipedia entry on "Lifehouse"]].

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* [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]] suffered a complete nervous breakdown after his attempt to create the rock opera to end all rock operas crashed and burned. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifehouse_(rock_opera) See the Wikipedia entry on "Lifehouse"]].
29th May '16 11:30:35 AM LittleGoat
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* The [[Series/{{Glee}}]] fandom experienced this after the death of Cory Monteith - even those who disliked Finn or Finchel.

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* The [[Series/{{Glee}}]] Series/{{Glee}} fandom experienced this after the death of Cory Monteith - even those who disliked Finn or Finchel.
5th May '16 1:06:25 PM aye_amber
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* The entire UsefulNotes/FormulaOne community had one after the events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. [[XDaysSince There hadn't been a driver death since 1982.]] Rubens Barrichello's near miss on Friday practice seemed to reassure everyone the sport was safe. Then Roland Ratzenberger, in only his third race, gets killed instantly on Saturday qualifying. The following day, Ayrton Senna, widely considered as one of the greatest drivers of all time, is killed during the race itself. One look at any of the footage post-crash just shows drivers and staff in a state of utter shock, barely able to comphrend what happened.
* The breakup of TheBeatles particularly hit PaulMcCartney hard; he had tried to keep the band together and focused after the death of manager Brian Epstein, but the splintered interests, personalities, and personal problems of his bandmates effectively led Paul to be by-default leader of the group. With John, George or Ringo not able (or lacking in confidence to be able) to provide good foils for Paul, his creative enthusiasm turned into unintentional ControlFreak tendencies, which rubbed the group (especially George, already frustrated at his limited input in the band) the wrong way. This, along with the financial/managerial/personal drama within the band and that of Apple Corps, led to an ugly, bitter battle. Paul, under the advice of his lawyers, was told he had to sue his bandmates along with manager Allen Klein (Paul was the only Beatle to mistrust Klein, which led to more ostracization) to effectively end the Apple partnership, which further distanced Paul from the other Beatles. Words were exchanged in the press and on record, and many friendships ruined or decayed. Paul [[WordOfGod claimed]] to have spent much of this period severely depressed, drinking heavily, growing a BeardOfSorrow, and scared of what the future may hold; TheBeatles were a ToughActToFollow, and he lamented the loss of his friendships and the bad press he had recieved from the Beatle breakup. With encouragement and participation from his wife, Linda, he formed Music/{{Wings}} with the intention to start anew and try to have fun making music again. With the bandmates seeing things wore Paul's way about Allen Klein, and legal matters coming to a swift and tidy end in the mid-1970s, his band mates' relationships with Paul finally began more and more to to thaw out a bit.

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* The entire UsefulNotes/FormulaOne community had one after the events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. [[XDaysSince There hadn't been a driver death since 1982.]] Rubens Barrichello's near miss on Friday practice seemed to reassure everyone the sport was safe. Then Roland Ratzenberger, in only his third race, gets killed instantly on Saturday qualifying. The following day, Ayrton Senna, widely considered as one of the greatest drivers of all time, is killed during the race itself. One look at any of the footage post-crash just shows drivers and staff in a state of utter shock, barely able to comphrend comprehend what happened.
* The breakup break-up of TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles particularly hit PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney hard; he had tried to keep the band together and focused after the death of manager Brian Epstein, but the splintered interests, personalities, and personal problems of his bandmates effectively led Paul to be by-default leader of the group. With John, George or Ringo not able (or lacking in confidence to be able) to provide good foils for Paul, his creative enthusiasm turned into unintentional ControlFreak tendencies, which rubbed the group (especially George, already frustrated at his limited input in the band) the wrong way. This, along with the financial/managerial/personal drama within the band and that of Apple Corps, led to an ugly, bitter battle. Paul, under the advice of his lawyers, was told he had to sue his bandmates along with manager Allen Klein (Paul was the only Beatle to mistrust Klein, which led to more ostracization) to effectively end the Apple partnership, which further distanced Paul from the other Beatles. Words were exchanged in the press and on record, and many friendships ruined or decayed. Paul [[WordOfGod claimed]] to have spent much of this period severely depressed, drinking heavily, growing a BeardOfSorrow, and scared of what the future may hold; TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles were a ToughActToFollow, and he lamented the loss of his friendships and the bad press he had recieved from the Beatle breakup. With encouragement and participation from his wife, Linda, he formed Music/{{Wings}} with the intention to start anew and try to have fun making music again. With the bandmates seeing things wore Paul's way about Allen Klein, and legal matters coming to a swift and tidy end in the mid-1970s, his band mates' relationships with Paul finally began more and more to to thaw out a bit.
18th Apr '16 12:26:57 PM annieholmes
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* The [[Series/{{Glee}}]] fandom experienced this after the death of Cory Monteith - even those who disliked Finn or Finchel.
1st Mar '16 2:12:32 PM SgtFrog1
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* Music/OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive (in the 80s this was a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working), yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer (again, he assumed it to be a death sentence), and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]

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* Music/OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive (in ''(in the 80s 80s, this was pretty much a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working), working)'', yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer (again, ''(again, he assumed it to be a death sentence), sentence)'', and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]
11th Jan '16 12:54:28 PM hmslion
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** The Admiral in command of the HMS Hood, Vice Admiral Lancelot Holland, appears to have entered this state after his ship suffered it's fatal explosion. One of the three survivors of the Hood, Signaler Ted Briggs, was on the bridge with the Admiral when the ship sank. The last time Ted saw Holland, the Admiral was sat in his chair, making no attempt to save himself. Moments later, the bridge was underwater.
2nd Oct '15 4:29:41 PM nombretomado
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* OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive (in the 80s this was a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working), yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer (again, he assumed it to be a death sentence), and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]

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* OzzyOsbourne Music/OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive (in the 80s this was a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working), yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer (again, he assumed it to be a death sentence), and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]
7th Sep '15 6:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* Rather infamously in the case of Herbert Morrison, trope namer for OhTheHumanity. He became so horrified [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUVDmXvXcbk during the report]] of the [[Main/{{Hindenburg}} disaster that made him famous]] that he became a sobbing, incoherent mess for a few seconds, before he finally had to walk away from what he was seeing. He recovered within minutes and continued to report on the firefighting and rescue attempts afterwards.

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* Rather infamously in the case of Herbert Morrison, trope namer for OhTheHumanity. He became so horrified [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUVDmXvXcbk during the report]] of the [[Main/{{Hindenburg}} [[UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg disaster that made him famous]] that he became a sobbing, incoherent mess for a few seconds, before he finally had to walk away from what he was seeing. He recovered within minutes and continued to report on the firefighting and rescue attempts afterwards.
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