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22nd Feb '17 2:43:06 AM AgProv
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* Modern abstract artists of the Tracey Emin or Damien Hirst type come in for a lot of derision and ridicule. Tracey Emin is best known for entering a representation of her unmade bed and personal living space into an exhibition as a "statement", and her rather abrasive, confrontational personality has attracted parody and sly sniggering. Damien Hirst's best-known work is a laterally dissected dead cow in a tank of formaldehyde. A regular cartoon strip in ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' is called "Young British Artists" and mercilessly pillories the attiudes and output of these Young Turks.
** The art-collectors who esteem this sort of work and pay eye-watering sums for it also come in for flak. Charles Saatchi, a champion of Hirst and Emin, attracted a lot of laughter when he bought Marc Quinn's self-portrait bust, cast in his own blood, only to lose it when a cleaner unplugged the freezer that was keeping the precious work frozen, in order to plug in her hoover. The blood statue defrosted and melted. When the warehouse, in which Saatchi was storing his treaures of Modern British Art, caught fire and burnt down, the general opinion was that the quality of British art had leapt upwards overnight.
22nd Feb '17 2:29:34 AM AgProv
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Lord Vetinari, MagnificentBastard ''par excellence'', the completely ruthless ruler of Ankh-Morpork, only has two emotional anchors to the world: Love for a small terrier named Wuffles, and a deep hatred of mimes. Vetinari lets anyone who doesn't interfere with the smooth operation of the city go about his/her business in peace, and has offered both the Thieves and Assassins to go legit, but push your hands against an invisible box and you will spend the rest of your life chained upside-down to a dungeon wall.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Lord Vetinari, MagnificentBastard ''par excellence'', the completely ruthless ruler of Ankh-Morpork, only has two emotional anchors to the world: Love for a small terrier named Wuffles, and a deep hatred of mimes. [[note]] In later books he also demonstrates a strong and possibly understandable distaste for modern artists of the Creator/TraceyEmin variety, having one opiniated young artist repeatedly nailed to things by her ears.[[/note]] Vetinari lets anyone who doesn't interfere with the smooth operation of the city go about his/her business in peace, and has offered both the Thieves and Assassins to go legit, but push your hands against an invisible box and you will spend the rest of your life chained upside-down to a dungeon wall.
19th Feb '17 11:02:09 AM nombretomado
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* [[BritishNewspapers the Daily Mail's]] Richard Littlejohn criticised reporters covering the 2006 murders of five "women who worked as prostitutes" for not simply referring to them as "prostitutes." In one of his articles he argued that the victims were [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnists/article-423549/Littlejohn-Spare-Peoples-Prostitute-routine-.html being given undeserved sympathy]], and failed to see that other writers were simply trying to afford the victims a little dignity and avoid upsetting their families; some of the victims were teenagers. This was later pointed out to Littlejohn by Stewart Lee in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Comedy Awesome]][[note]]which we won't see, because Lee had the video shut down for copyright infringement.[[/note]]

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* [[BritishNewspapers the [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Daily Mail's]] Richard Littlejohn criticised reporters covering the 2006 murders of five "women who worked as prostitutes" for not simply referring to them as "prostitutes." In one of his articles he argued that the victims were [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnists/article-423549/Littlejohn-Spare-Peoples-Prostitute-routine-.html being given undeserved sympathy]], and failed to see that other writers were simply trying to afford the victims a little dignity and avoid upsetting their families; some of the victims were teenagers. This was later pointed out to Littlejohn by Stewart Lee in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Comedy Awesome]][[note]]which we won't see, because Lee had the video shut down for copyright infringement.[[/note]]
18th Feb '17 3:00:17 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the harsh-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr (the widely agreed-upon figure in protests) is setting the bar a little ''too'' high, considering that's around the low-end wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners (who can't absorb a 100% increase in payroll as easily as a giant corporation can) to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.

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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the harsh-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr (the widely agreed-upon figure in protests) is setting the bar a little ''too'' high, considering that's around the low-end wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners (who can't absorb a 100% increase in payroll as easily as a giant corporation can) to either cut hours or lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.
18th Feb '17 2:44:29 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the harsh-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little too high, considering that's around the low-end wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners (who can't absorb a 100% increase in payroll as easily as a giant corporation can) to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.

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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the harsh-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr (the widely agreed-upon figure in protests) is setting the bar a little too ''too'' high, considering that's around the low-end wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners (who can't absorb a 100% increase in payroll as easily as a giant corporation can) to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.
18th Feb '17 10:21:16 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the unkind-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little high, considering that's around the minimum wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.

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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]], although one can make the unkind-but-valid harsh-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little too high, considering that's around the minimum low-end wage in many "skilled" trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners (who can't absorb a 100% increase in payroll as easily as a giant corporation can) to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs. costs.
18th Feb '17 10:10:30 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]] (although one can make the point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little high, considering that's around the minimum wage in many "skilled" trades).

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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]] (although worth]], although one can make the unkind-but-valid point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little high, considering that's around the minimum wage in many "skilled" trades).trades, and it would prompt many smaller restaurant owners to lay off part of their workforce to reduce labor costs.
18th Feb '17 10:06:15 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]].
** Since the strikes lots of mothers and fathers have appeared to be doing it, half time

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* The 2013 wage strike has seen this trope brought to a new level of cruelty as those opposed to raising the minimum wage have made disparaging comments about people in the jobs, referring to it as "flipping burgers" and saying "if you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" and telling them to go back to school. The fact that most people in these jobs have families to support rarely enters their heads, and there is the [[UnfortunateImplications prevailing notion]] that because people who got those jobs made a mistake in doing so, it's their job to fix the mistake and bootstrap their way up and out, meaning that anyone who doesn't manage to do this has automatically proven that they either don't want to better themselves or that they've [[TheSocialDarwinist shown that that's all they're worth]].
worth]] (although one can make the point that effectively doubling the wage to $15/hr is setting the bar a little high, considering that's around the minimum wage in many "skilled" trades).
** Since the strikes lots of mothers and fathers have appeared to be doing it, half timetime.
12th Feb '17 7:24:21 AM RaspyMink
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They're AlwaysMale, fat, slovenly, [[NoSocialSkills socially retarded]] {{Insufferable Genius}}es who are invariably rude to those who don't take geekdom as SeriousBusiness...and even those who do. And then there's also the [[NerdsAreVirgins permanent virginity]] thing.

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They're AlwaysMale, fat, slovenly, [[NoSocialSkills socially retarded]] inept]] {{Insufferable Genius}}es who are invariably rude to those who don't take geekdom as SeriousBusiness...and even those who do. And then there's also the [[NerdsAreVirgins permanent virginity]] thing.
23rd Jan '17 6:36:46 AM Willbyr
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