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16th Aug '16 10:30:39 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** Among actual touring musicians, you have tagalong merch attendants. No, not professionals who do it for a living - we're talking random friends or significant others of band members. Did someone leave the van unlocked in a bad area, wander off to go drinking with a dead phone, wind up stranded an hour away in the wrong direction after venturing off to get laid, drunkenly vomit all over the inside of the van, have drugs on them at the border, or give discounts or free shit to their buddies, someone willing to hand them weed, or someone they wanted to sleep with? If so, it's generally a safe bet that it was probably a temporary merch guy, and even if they don't do anything inordinately stupid, they probably still managed to piss the band off somehow and probably also helped sour relations with the member who suggested them or insisted that they were cool.
7th Aug '16 5:10:35 PM Berrenta
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* This one overlaps almost entirely with AcceptableInevitableTargets, as many teenagers and students work in food service as a part-time job.
15th Jul '16 6:32:58 AM Willbyr
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'''[[EgomaniacHunter Hunters]].''' Usually portrayed as a closet [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Clayton]] or [[KimbaTheWhiteLion Viper Snakely]], hunters in media love nothing more than [[KillTheCutie kill off baby animals]] and [[AndYourLittleDogToo their parents]], and personality-wise, totally egotistical and [[TriggerHappy trigger-happy]].

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'''[[EgomaniacHunter Hunters]].''' Usually portrayed as a closet [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Clayton]] or [[KimbaTheWhiteLion [[Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion Viper Snakely]], hunters in media love nothing more than [[KillTheCutie kill off baby animals]] and [[AndYourLittleDogToo their parents]], and personality-wise, totally egotistical and [[TriggerHappy trigger-happy]].
25th Jun '16 2:08:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Since they're trained to defend anyone, even if their client is obviously guilty, lawyers are often labelled as prolific, greedy liars who will [[LoopholeAbuse find even the most vague of loopholes]] in the law to get a good verdict. While there are, of course, [[Series/BostonLegal positive]] [[Franchise/AceAttorney portrayals]] [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird in media]], such as ''Franchise/PerryMason'', they are still normally villains by default, and the source of many morality-based jokes. See EvilLawyerJoke. It also doesn't help that the media is full of frivolous lawsuit stories. Usually defense attorneys or corporate lawyers get the brunt of this, but even prosecutors and other less prominent examples will get this treatment with the former often portrayed as [[KnightTemplar zealots obsessed with "purging" all traces of criminality everywhere]] and the latter as literal [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyers]].

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Since they're trained to defend anyone, even if their client is obviously guilty, lawyers are often labelled as prolific, greedy liars who will [[LoopholeAbuse find even the most vague of loopholes]] in the law to get a good verdict. While there are, of course, [[Series/BostonLegal positive]] [[Franchise/AceAttorney portrayals]] [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird in media]], such as ''Franchise/PerryMason'', they are still normally villains by default, and the source of many morality-based jokes. See EvilLawyerJoke. It also doesn't help that the media is full of frivolous lawsuit FrivolousLawsuit stories. Usually defense attorneys or corporate lawyers get the brunt of this, but even prosecutors and other less prominent examples will get this treatment with the former often portrayed as [[KnightTemplar zealots obsessed with "purging" all traces of criminality everywhere]] and the latter as literal [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyers]].
25th Jun '16 1:59:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of the short-lived ''EvilConCarne'' (which originally aired alongside the much-better-known ''[[TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy]]'') involved General Skarr being exposed to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a devolving ray which causes him to change into many different animals]], including a skunk (which he detests being called). Immediately after, he changes again and Hector exclaims, "No, he's worse than a dirty skunk! He's a lawyer!" and, indeed, he's now a lawyer with a suit and briefcase and everything.

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* An episode of the short-lived ''EvilConCarne'' ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' (which originally aired alongside the much-better-known ''[[TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy]]'') ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'') involved General Skarr being exposed to [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a devolving ray which causes him to change into many different animals]], including a skunk (which he detests being called). Immediately after, he changes again and Hector exclaims, "No, he's worse than a dirty skunk! He's a lawyer!" and, indeed, he's now a lawyer with a suit and briefcase and everything.
9th Jun '16 4:01:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Among StockCharacters for the plays of Titus Maccius {{Plautus}} and probably nearly every other ancient Roman playwright, the pimp was a stock villain and preferred ButtMonkey for the clever slave to cheat and con at virtually every opportunity. He deserved to have the wool pulled over his eyes because invariably, he was a cruel slave-driver to his girls, an impious and godless reprobate, and a cheat and con himself in what was already a filthy business. Even moneylenders were portrayed as more honest and virtuous than this scumbag.

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* Among StockCharacters for the plays of Titus Maccius {{Plautus}} Creator/{{Plautus}} and probably nearly every other ancient Roman playwright, the pimp was a stock villain and preferred ButtMonkey for the clever slave to cheat and con at virtually every opportunity. He deserved to have the wool pulled over his eyes because invariably, he was a cruel slave-driver to his girls, an impious and godless reprobate, and a cheat and con himself in what was already a filthy business. Even moneylenders were portrayed as more honest and virtuous than this scumbag.
22nd May '16 12:49:20 PM erforce
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* The "socially inept and unable to think outside the box" trope was heavily invoked on poor Louis in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He even threw a party at his apartment and invited only business contacts because he could write the chips and dip off as a business expense and was loudly explaining this to his guests as a sound tactic.

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* The "socially inept and unable to think outside the box" trope was heavily invoked on poor Louis in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. He even threw a party at his apartment and invited only business contacts because he could write the chips and dip off as a business expense and was loudly explaining this to his guests as a sound tactic.



* DaveBarry's ''Claw Your Way to the Top'' has a chapter called "How Finance Works." It begins with this warning:
--->This stuff is deadly dull, as is illustrated by accountants. You never hear people say: "Let's have some ''fun'' tonight! Let's go find some ''accountants!''" So unless you have no choice, you should skip this chapter. I myself am going to require powerful illegal stimulants to write it.

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* DaveBarry's Crrator/DaveBarry's ''Claw Your Way to the Top'' has a chapter called "How Finance Works." It begins with this warning:
--->This -->This stuff is deadly dull, as is illustrated by accountants. You never hear people say: "Let's have some ''fun'' tonight! Let's go find some ''accountants!''" So unless you have no choice, you should skip this chapter. I myself am going to require powerful illegal stimulants to write it.
19th May '16 4:45:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted with Michael from ''QueerAsFolk''. He is kind of shy and awkward at times, but otherwise very nice, cute and generally likeable. Of course, that doesn't stop [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Brian]] from making fun of his comic book addiction.

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* Averted with Michael from ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''. He is kind of shy and awkward at times, but otherwise very nice, cute and generally likeable. Of course, that doesn't stop [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Brian]] from making fun of his comic book addiction.
15th May '16 7:01:08 AM jormis29
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* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.

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''[[LongList Did we miss anyone?]]''
* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.
anyone?]]''
12th May '16 6:37:02 PM Scandia
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''[[LongList Did we miss anyone?]]''

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''[[LongList Did we miss anyone?]]''anyone?]]''
* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.
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