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25th Oct '17 6:39:30 PM WillKeaton
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** A more serious filibuster is found in ''[[https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=651942663214964557 Davis v. Ayala]]'', 576 U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. 2187 (2015), in which Justice Anthony Kennedy (in a case that was otherwise about the contentious but rather dry issue of whether a criminal defendant's lawyer has to be in the room when the judge is hearing a prosecutor's explanation for using a peremptory challenge in jury selection) wrote a five-page concurrence that started by noting that the man in question had been held in solitary confinement for about 25 years (which as any lawyer will tell you is completely irrelevant to the issue at hand in that case), and went on to explain in great detail that solitary confinement is an issue the court should really, really, really, really want to consider, and came just short of begging someone, ''anyone'' to challenge solitary confinement so the court would have an opportunity to deal with it. Unlike Blackmun's opinion in ''Flood'', Kennedy's concurrence was generally met with serious consideration, if not outright approval.

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** A more serious filibuster is found in ''[[https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=651942663214964557 Davis v. Ayala]]'', Ayala,]]'' 576 U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. 2187 (2015), in which Justice Anthony Kennedy (in a case that was otherwise about the contentious but rather dry issue of whether a criminal defendant's lawyer has to be in the room when the judge is hearing a prosecutor's explanation for using a peremptory challenge in jury selection) wrote a five-page concurrence that started by noting that the man in question had been held in solitary confinement for about 25 years (which as any lawyer will tell you is completely irrelevant to the issue at hand in that case), and went on to explain in great detail that solitary confinement is an issue the court should really, really, really, really want to consider, and came just short of begging someone, ''anyone'' to challenge solitary confinement so the court would have an opportunity to deal with it. Unlike Blackmun's opinion in ''Flood'', Kennedy's concurrence was generally met with serious consideration, if not outright approval.
25th Oct '17 6:37:11 PM WillKeaton
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* The five issues long series ''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}'', a licensed comic about every ProfessionalWrestling fan's favorite crackpot, The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, is one great big WallOfText after another meant to elucidate the reader on Warrior's bizarre mystical-reactionary philosophy, and paint Warrior as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Between the sheer density of the text and the preponderance of made up words (just what in the blue hell is "Destrucity", anyway?)[[note]] The comic actually does provide a definition for the word, but somehow it causes the word to make ''even less'' sense than before.[[/note]], it confused its few readers so badly that both the third and the fourth issues had to open with an explanation of the previous issues (with the recap on the fourth issue being a footnote and unreadable due to being black text on black paper). The one issue this doesn't apply to? The Christmas special, a completely dialog-less issue in which Warrior goes to the North Pole, [[{{Squick}} puts Santa in bondage]], steals his clothes ''[[spoiler:and possibly rapes him]]''. There's a reason that every wrestling fan on the planet has agreed that the guy is nucking futs. It's bad enough to [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 mess with the space-time continuum!]]

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* The five issues long series ''Comicbook/{{Warrior}}'', a licensed comic about every ProfessionalWrestling fan's favorite crackpot, The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, is one great big WallOfText after another meant to elucidate the reader on Warrior's bizarre mystical-reactionary philosophy, and paint Warrior as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Between the sheer density of the text and the preponderance of made up words (just what in the blue hell is "Destrucity", anyway?)[[note]] The anyway?),[[note]]The comic actually does provide a definition for the word, but somehow it causes the word to make ''even less'' sense than before.[[/note]], [[/note]] it confused its few readers so badly that both the third and the fourth issues had to open with an explanation of the previous issues (with the recap on the fourth issue being a footnote and unreadable due to being black text on black paper). The one issue this doesn't apply to? The Christmas special, a completely dialog-less issue in which Warrior goes to the North Pole, [[{{Squick}} puts Santa in bondage]], steals his clothes ''[[spoiler:and possibly rapes him]]''. There's a reason that every wrestling fan on the planet has agreed that the guy is nucking futs. It's bad enough to [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 mess with the space-time continuum!]]
24th Oct '17 9:53:47 AM DukeofFinland
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** In fact ''most'' of RCR's videos feature Mr. Regular going completely off keister for some time, sometimes for most of the review. [[TropesAreTools This isn't a bad thing most of the time though]] as it's source of much of the series humor and appeal.

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** In fact ''most'' of RCR's videos feature Mr. Regular going completely off keister for some time, sometimes if not for most of the review. [[TropesAreTools This isn't a bad thing most of the time though]] as it's source of much of the series humor and appeal.
16th Oct '17 10:28:59 AM Drgonzo
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* The plot of ''Literature/MobyDick'' is an excuse for myriad Author Filibusters about whaling, whaling culture, the anatomy of whales, and lots of [[HaveAGayOldTime sperm-wringing]]. Plus [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic all the classical references]]. Then there are those that interpret the whole book as an AuthorTract about religion, where Ahab was trying to kill {{God}} by using Moby Dick as a substitute.

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* The plot of ''Literature/MobyDick'' is an excuse for myriad Author Filibusters about whaling, whaling culture, the anatomy of whales, and lots of [[HaveAGayOldTime sperm-wringing]]. Plus [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic all the classical references]]. Then there are those that interpret the whole book as an AuthorTract about religion, where Ahab was trying to kill {{God}} by using Moby Dick as a substitute. It's worth pointing out that author Herman Melville was [[MoneyDearboy paid by the word,]] so it's likely that all these filibusters are there just to pad Melville's wallet.
13th Oct '17 10:43:43 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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[[caption-width-right:166:"Whew, glad we caught that one in the bud."]]

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[[caption-width-right:166:"Whew, [[caption-width-right:166:[[TemptingFate "Whew, glad we caught that one in the bud."]]
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12th Oct '17 10:14:38 PM tyouker
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* Tony Kushner's ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' has a number of long rants in which Louis states his views on politics and religion. Louis is to some extent (by Kushner's own admission) an AuthorAvatar.

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* Tony Kushner's ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' has a number of long rants is an interesting example, in that Kushner will often halt the action so that one character can deliver a lengthy rant about their political or religious views, which Louis states his views on politics and religion. Louis is to some extent (by you might assume represent Kushner's own admission) an AuthorAvatar.views, but then he will sometimes allow another character to go on a second, equally impassioned rant about why the first character is wrong. This particularly happens a lot between Louis and Belize.
30th Sep '17 6:00:47 PM nombretomado
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* More of a "Host Filibuster," but after learning that ''The Dennis Miller Show'' was going to be canceled, embittered host DennisMiller began to break show format in the few remaining episodes to air his personal grievances on a number of social and political issues. His biting, humorous rants, dotted with his trademark obscure references, became the foundation for his follow-up show, ''Dennis Miller Live'', in which he performed a scripted rant in each episode.

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* More of a "Host Filibuster," but after learning that ''The Dennis Miller Show'' was going to be canceled, embittered host DennisMiller Creator/DennisMiller began to break show format in the few remaining episodes to air his personal grievances on a number of social and political issues. His biting, humorous rants, dotted with his trademark obscure references, became the foundation for his follow-up show, ''Dennis Miller Live'', in which he performed a scripted rant in each episode.
24th Sep '17 5:01:42 AM DukeofFinland
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** In fact ''most'' of RCR's videos feature Mr. Regular going completely off keister for some time, sometimes for most of the review. [[TropesAreTools This isn't a bad thing most of the time though]] as it's source of much of the series humor and appeal.
22nd Sep '17 3:02:47 AM mkmlp
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** PlayedForLaughs in the beginning of "Gauntlet Of Fire", when DWK goes on a long and sincere tangent about why he loves Rarity for about one and a half minutes... only to realize at the end, that it's a Spike episode and he just wasted a huge chunk of his.

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--> '''DWK:''' There, I made an analytical video, and as you know, having just watched it, it was shit.
** PlayedForLaughs in the beginning of "Gauntlet Of Fire", when DWK goes on a long and sincere tangent about why he loves Rarity for about one and a half minutes... only to realize at the end, that it's a Spike episode and he just wasted a huge good chunk of his.his time.
20th Sep '17 1:15:52 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', DWK the creator and narrator of the series will regularly drop the jokes to point out when [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the show he loves to make fun of]] does something that he find genuinely touching or to explain why he loves and respects certain characters.
** The entirety of Season 6, Episode 17 is one of these, with DWK explaining in excruciating detail why he doesn't like Discord's character, saying his redemption arc is unbelievable. Though this is also meant as a playful jab at people who think of him and his show as an analysis of MLP, even though he insist that it is not.
** PlayedForLaughs in the beginning of "Gauntlet Of Fire", when DWK goes on a long and sincere tangent about why he loves Rarity for about one and a half minutes... only to realize at the end, that it's a Spike episode and he just wasted a huge chunk of his.
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