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2nd Dec '17 8:09:43 AM SteveMB
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2nd Dec '17 8:09:31 AM SteveMB
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Compare GuiltByAssociationGag, for situations where a person is assumed to be just like the other people he happens to be with at the moment.
23rd Nov '17 10:58:51 AM garthvader
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* "Milspec" parts can end up doing this. While the military spec is above consumer grade in some applications (eg ''vicious'' drops tests for electronics, though the ruthless burn-in for components usually isn't a feature), for firearm parts it's a rather different story. The implication is that it's "suitable for actual war" because the military fights wars and all, and should therefore be pretty spiffy, but people tend to forget it's also "suitable for equipping thousands or millions of infantry" and so milspec gun parts tend to be pretty middle-of-the-road compared to high-end commercial parts.
16th Sep '17 6:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* SouthPark:

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* SouthPark: ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
15th Sep '17 2:35:58 AM Gowan
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* An anti-abortion ''ComicBook/ChickTract'' claims abortion is wrong because Hitler killed Jewish babies, and therefore doctors who carry out abortions are as bad as Hitler.[[note]]To put it more accurately, Hitler believed both in killing Jewish babies and in ''not'' killing Aryan babies, so neither side has a leg to stand on here.[[/note]]

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* An anti-abortion ''ComicBook/ChickTract'' claims abortion is wrong because Hitler killed Jewish babies, and therefore doctors who carry out abortions are as bad as Hitler.[[note]]To put it more accurately, Hitler believed both in killing Jewish babies and in ''not'' killing Aryan babies, so neither side has a leg to stand on here. Except of course, the pro-choice side, as the one thing Hitler definitely ''wasn't'' in favour of was letting "Aryan" and Jewish women themselves decide whether to have abortions.[[/note]]
28th Aug '17 3:20:43 PM Josef5678
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* Due to the Creator/SpikeTV incarnation of Ren and Stimpy being made specifically for older viewers (hence the name "'Adult' Party Cartoon), and due to the nature of a number of episodes of [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow the original Nickelodeon series]] (which, for better or for worse, was intended to be a family show[[note]]The infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy Son of Stimpy]] episode notwithstanding.[[/note]]), this has caused some people (and websites, including TheOtherWiki) to refer to the entirety of the franchise (such as it is) as being "adult" animation, which unfortunately was partially brought on by both the show, and Viacom (and by extension, [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the original creator]]) themselves due to reruns of the original show also being shown on Spike TV. Because of this, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} (who has been planning a number of reboots of older Nicktoons) has officially declared the original show to be ExiledFromContinuity, although The Splat (now [=NickSplat=]) still occasionally shows reruns of the original show, and the DVD release of the original show from Paramount continues to be available.


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* Due to the Creator/SpikeTV Creator/SpikeTV's incarnation of Ren ''Ren and Stimpy Stimpy'' being made specifically for older viewers (hence the name "'Adult' Party Cartoon), and due to the nature of a number of episodes of [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow the original Nickelodeon series]] (which, for better or for worse, was intended to be a family show[[note]]The infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy Son of Stimpy]] episode notwithstanding.[[/note]]), this has caused some people (and websites, including TheOtherWiki) Wiki/TheOtherWiki) to refer to the entirety of the franchise (such as it is) as being "adult" animation, which unfortunately was partially brought on by both the show, and Viacom (and by extension, [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the original creator]]) themselves due to reruns of the original show also being shown on Spike TV. Because of this, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} (who has been planning a number of reboots of older Nicktoons) has officially declared the original show to be ExiledFromContinuity, although The Splat (now [=NickSplat=]) still occasionally shows reruns of the original show, and the DVD release of the original show from Paramount continues to be available.

28th Aug '17 6:04:14 AM tropower
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\n* Due to the Creator/SpikeTV incarnation of Ren and Stimpy being made specifically for older viewers (hence the name "'Adult' Party Cartoon), and due to the nature of a number of episodes of [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow the original Nickelodeon series]] (which, for better or for worse, was intended to be a family show[[note]]The infamous [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy Son of Stimpy]] episode notwithstanding.[[/note]]), this has caused some people (and websites, including TheOtherWiki) to refer to the entirety of the franchise (such as it is) as being "adult" animation, which unfortunately was partially brought on by both the show, and Viacom (and by extension, [[Creator/JohnKricfalusi the original creator]]) themselves due to reruns of the original show also being shown on Spike TV. Because of this, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} (who has been planning a number of reboots of older Nicktoons) has officially declared the original show to be ExiledFromContinuity, although The Splat (now [=NickSplat=]) still occasionally shows reruns of the original show, and the DVD release of the original show from Paramount continues to be available.

30th May '17 11:45:56 AM infernape612
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:: Guilt By Association assumes that two separate things share a negative factor because they share a different, unrelated factor, usually a relation to some undesirable person or ideology. (See also StopBeingStereotypical, DontShootTheMessage)

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:: Guilt By Association assumes that two separate things share a negative factor because they share a different, unrelated factor, usually a relation to some undesirable person or ideology. (See also StopBeingStereotypical, DontShootTheMessage)
DontShootTheMessage.)
30th May '17 11:45:29 AM infernape612
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-->Scott: ''"All of these things link Terrance to the murder: hair fibers, blood samples, nail clippings, a piece of his shirt. A watch with his initials on it, a day planner with the murder scheduled, a haiku called "Time to Kill Dr. Jeffrey O'Dwyer." "Dr. O'Dwyer / time to have your head smashed in / with my new hammer." Terrance, you may be a famous surgeon, but you're not God. J'accuse, Terrance!"''\\
Phillip: ''"Good people of the jury, my client Terrance is no more a murderer than you or me. He loves puppies and hates mean things. Would a murderer go to the zoo and feed animals like this?"''

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-->Scott: -->'''Scott:''' ''"All of these things link Terrance to the murder: hair fibers, blood samples, nail clippings, a piece of his shirt. A watch with his initials on it, a day planner with the murder scheduled, a haiku called "Time to Kill Dr. Jeffrey O'Dwyer." "Dr. O'Dwyer / time to have your head smashed in / with my new hammer." Terrance, you may be a famous surgeon, but you're not God. J'accuse, Terrance!"''\\
Phillip: '''Phillip:''' ''"Good people of the jury, my client Terrance is no more a murderer than you or me. He loves puppies and hates mean things. Would a murderer go to the zoo and feed animals like this?"''
21st May '17 12:58:30 AM AgentTasmania
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* [[HitlerAteSugar Reductio Ad Hitlerum]], when the association is specifically made to [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]].

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* [[HitlerAteSugar Reductio Ad Hitlerum]], when the association is specifically made to [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]].Hitler]] [[note]]And a missed opportinuty to be called Reductio Adolphus[[/note]].
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