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30th Jul '15 9:22:14 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp. * In ''MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' a young store clerk is immediately smitten by the eponymous girl Asami, later he tells Kyosuke (oblivious that he is Asami's husband) that he has a crush on one girl, Kyosuke ignorant of the fact that he is talking about his wife advices to "never give up on her, no matter how many times you are rejected, fight for her". You can guess how that turns out.
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* In ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp. * In ''MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' ''Manga/MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' a young store clerk is immediately smitten by the eponymous girl Asami, later he tells Kyosuke (oblivious that he is Asami's husband) that he has a crush on one girl, Kyosuke ignorant of the fact that he is talking about his wife advices to "never give up on her, no matter how many times you are rejected, fight for her". You can guess how that turns out.
6th Jul '15 5:55:04 PM ironballs16
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'''Putty:''' Don't try! Please, god, don't try doing anything!\\
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'''Putty:''' Don't try! Please, god, God, don't try doing anything!\\
23rd May '15 7:58:49 AM DelShiftB
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* A type 1 from ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.
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* A type 1 from In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.
17th May '15 7:05:39 AM elemt
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* ''WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}'' has a series of articles following a format of "So X" where X is some often bizarre situation like "your clone is trying to murder you" or "you're stuck in a time loop". In them the person asks for help, and a disembodied voice gives them advice on how to get out of the situation, which due to a combination of the general incompetence of the person asking and it being terrible, terrible advice, often makes things worse. A common ending is for the advice giver to declare victory because while the person is still in horrible circumstances, the specific problem they were asking about has gone away. --> Congratulations! You have reached the end of this guide, and are now no longer tied up on train tracks! If you require any further guidance, please consult our guide So You're Being Pursued, Potentially Sexually, by an Overstimulated Grizzly Bear.
24th Dec '14 9:45:26 AM johnnyfog
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->'''Lt. Hagerman''': (She is grieving. Just don't...''contradict'' anything she says.)\\ '''Grieving mother:''' All my hopes and dreams were bundled in this boy. I can't help but feel that all of this is somehow my fault!\\ '''Gunter:''' ''(claps her hands)'' It is. You are completely to blame. -->--'''''Series/BulletInTheFace'''''
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->'''Lt. Hagerman''': (She is grieving. Just don't...''contradict'' anything she says.)\\ '''Grieving ) ->'''Grieving mother:''' All my hopes and dreams were bundled in this boy. I can't help but feel that all of this is somehow my fault!\\ '''Gunter:''' fault! ->'''Gunter:''' ''(claps her hands)'' It is. You are completely to blame. -->--'''''Series/BulletInTheFace''''' -->--''Series/BulletInTheFace'', "Drug of Choice"
19th Dec '14 8:10:02 AM TheWanderer
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[[AC:Comic Books]] * In ''ComicBook/SupremePower'', Hyperion (the Superman AlternateCompanyEquivalent[=/=]{{Expy}} who has been programmed by the US government to be its ultimate secret soldier since his childhood) goes to {{Confessional}} in a Catholic Church desperately looking for someone to connect to on a real level. It turns out he secretly knows that he's been lied to all his life, and he's angry as hell about it, and he details this to the priest in some general and non-specific ways. The priest gives him what would be good, reasonable advice to try to deal with this situation honestly and get rid of the lies, which prompts Hyperion to force a bloody confrontation with the US Military and almost gets the priest accidentally flash fried by Hyperion's heat vision.

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Mike gives a memorable speech to Walt about how it was time for "no more half measures" in dealing with the problem that Jesse had become to Gus' empire. Mike meant this to get Walter to abandon his half assed attempts to protect Jesse from himself and stand out of the way when Gus inevitably decides to remove Jesse from the picture, but it instead galvanizes Walt to whole heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
19th Dec '14 12:46:04 AM LinTaylor
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]: Lawyer Temple Fugate is on his way to a court date which he believes will make or break his career. City councilman Hamilton Hill, with whom he shares his commute, offers some friendly advice: he says Fugate is too tightly-wound, and thinks it'll negatively impact his performance, so Hill suggests he take his regular coffee break at 3:15 rather than 3 on the dot. Unfortunately, that's the point where Fugate turns into a CosmicPlaything, which really does destroy his career and becomes the StartOfDarkness of his villainous identity, the Clock King, as part of his desire for revenge against Hill.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]: Lawyer Temple Fugate is on his way to a court date which he believes will make or break his career. City councilman Hamilton Hill, with whom he shares his commute, offers some friendly advice: he says Fugate is too tightly-wound, and thinks it'll negatively impact his performance, make him look bad to the judge, so Hill suggests he deviate from his rigid schedule, take his regular coffee break at 3:15 rather than 3 on the dot. Unfortunately, that's dot, and relax. It seems to go well at first, but then [[CosmicPlaything fate decides to play silly buggers]] with Fugate, causing him to lose the point where case and destroying his life. After discovering that Hill's law firm represented the other side of the case, Fugate turns into a CosmicPlaything, which really does destroy his career becomes convinced that Hill purposely sabotaged him and becomes the StartOfDarkness of his villainous identity, the eponymous Clock King, as part of his desire for revenge against Hill. King in order to get revenge.
25th Nov '14 8:49:37 PM grapesandmilk
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[[StopHelpingMe So don't just go telling someone whatever you think will solve their problems]]. It usually won't, at least not the way you want it to.
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[[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance So don't just go telling someone whatever you think will solve their problems]]. It usually won't, at least not the way you want it to.
20th Sep '14 2:26:04 PM WillBGood
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What is "the mine of a pencil"? I think we have a translation issue.
* A story from an Austrian children's book: The narrator, a student from high school, wants to help a classmate in geography when the latter is asked about the economy of South Africa. Since South Africa is famous for having many mines, the narrator thinks he can help him by showing him the mine of a pencil. The classmate understands this as "They produce a lot of pencils in South Africa!" and gets an F, of course.
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* %%* A story from an Austrian children's book: The narrator, a student from high school, wants to help a classmate in geography when the latter is asked about the economy of South Africa. Since South Africa is famous for having many mines, the narrator thinks he can help him by showing him the mine of a pencil. The classmate understands this as "They produce a lot of pencils in South Africa!" and gets an F, of course.

* On ''Series/HappyDays'' Richie takes over the college paper's advice column, and Postie & Ralph (who are sharing an apartment) write in for advice on how to get along. Richie jokingly suggests dividing the apartment in half and they actually do it.
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* On ''Series/HappyDays'' Richie takes over the college paper's advice column, and Postie & Ralph (who are sharing an apartment) write in for advice on how to get along. Richie jokingly suggests dividing the apartment in half and they [[ThisIsMySide actually do it.]]
29th Aug '14 1:42:29 PM gophergiggles
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with one of [[FanNickname Phone Guy's]] bits of advice: He suggests playing dead if you're caught since the animatronics might assume you're an empty suit and leave you alone, but ''immediately'' takes it back realizing it could backfire badly with them instead trying to stuff an endoskeleton ''into'' you. [[spoiler:It's zig-zagged when it turns out playing dead ''can'' work: when you're out of power playing dead (not moving the mouse at all) you'll get a solid minute of Freddy's song before he attacks. Since an hour's only a minute and a half, playing dead ''can'' buy you enough time to finish the night if you run out of power after 5.]]
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