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13th May '17 3:46:27 PM modgethanc
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* In the field of psychology, it's possible to create a rating scale for pretty much any human trait, so researchers sometimes end up creating unusual and offbeat scales for things that they want to study but few others attempt to measure. There are widely used and thoroughly validated scales for things like personality and emotion, of course, and slightly more offbeat measures like how much of a morning person you are or how much you conform to your designated gender role, but also weirder things like enjoyment of some random consumer product, experiences with alien abduction, obedience to political leaders, correlations between creativity and psychoticism, etc. Psychologists who measure such bizarre constructs sometimes get the HardOnSoftScience treatment and/or ItWillNeverCatchOn.
4th May '17 11:46:02 AM TheDocCC
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* Quality rating scales for films, games, restaurants, video games, apps, products, and so on.
4th Mar '17 1:56:24 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if not stopped, would be " Nine Eleven times a hundred" ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356."

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* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror September 11 World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if not stopped, would be " Nine "Nine Eleven times a hundred" ("basically all the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell worst parts parts]] of the Bible").Literature/TheBible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356."
4th Mar '17 1:54:06 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Parodied in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where it is noted that an upcoming terrorist event, if it completes, would be "Nine Eleven times a hundred" - as is pointed out, that's 91,100 ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand" - 911,000. Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356," which nobody knows [[note]]It's 2,146,316[[/note]].

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* Parodied in In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', where it is noted that an terrorist acts are measured in multiples of the [[TheWarOnTerror World Trade Center attack]]. One upcoming terrorist event, if it completes, not stopped, would be "Nine " Nine Eleven times a hundred" - as is pointed out, that's 91,100 ("basically all the worst parts of the Bible"). Another is "Nine Eleven times a thousand" - 911,000. thousand." Kim Jong-Il described his ultimate plan, which involves simultaneous terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction across the world as "Nine Eleven times 2356," which nobody knows [[note]]It's 2,146,316[[/note]].2356."
26th Feb '17 5:00:44 PM nombretomado
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* An amateur sci-fi writer group on LiveJournal attempted to come up with "Brian's Scale" to measure the fame of sci-fi authors, based on number of non-self-publications, with units ranging from the [[Creator/KurtVonnegut Trout]] to the [[Creator/JohnScalzi Scalzi]] to finally the [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]].

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* An amateur sci-fi writer group on LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal attempted to come up with "Brian's Scale" to measure the fame of sci-fi authors, based on number of non-self-publications, with units ranging from the [[Creator/KurtVonnegut Trout]] to the [[Creator/JohnScalzi Scalzi]] to finally the [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]].
19th Dec '16 1:52:14 PM TheKaizerreich
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* An archon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' measured evil in terms of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html kilo-nazis]], with a baseline of a hypothetical offspring of [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].

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* An archon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' measured evil in terms of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html kilo-nazis]], with a baseline of a hypothetical offspring of [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].Sauron]] clocking in at an average of 5 (that means as evil as '''5000''' nazis). The person being discussed, Belkar, for comparison had his worst at around 3400 nazis before meeting his new friend and boss Roy.
22nd Oct '16 3:51:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is [[PropagandaMachine the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour.hour]]." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.
22nd Oct '16 3:43:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[{{Characters/NaziGermany}} a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.

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* AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[{{Characters/NaziGermany}} [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.
12th Sep '16 6:33:50 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'' has "What the Actual Fact?", a recurring segment in which correspondent Desi Lydic rates the Democrats' and Republicans' statements, based on how verifiably true they are. She's rated claims with "a Teletubby", "Chinese character tattoo at a strip mall", and "a hotel porn channel".
15th Feb '16 6:25:55 PM Game_Fan
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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!

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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!drop! [[note]]Although the notion of value being decided by markets rather than "inherent value" was very uncommon in pre-modern societies. The mode of thinking, at least, is TruthInTelevision.[[/note]]
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