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25th Sep '17 7:33:03 PM marcoasalazarm
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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}},'' Sam keeps the Central Services workers out of his apartment (for a while, at least) by asking to see their form 27B/6, claiming he's "a bit of a stickler for paperwork." From their reactions, it's pretty clear it's a bureaucratic formality they usually gloss over.

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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}},'' Sam keeps the Central Services workers out of his apartment (for a while, at least) by asking to see their form 27B/6, claiming he's "a bit of a stickler for paperwork." From their reactions, it's pretty clear it's a bureaucratic formality they usually gloss over. Later shot back in Lowry's face when the same workers not only arrive with the proper paperwork made, but with extra forms that allow them to kick Lowry out of his apartment and completely demolish it for "emergency repairs" that they have no desire of ever finishing in revenge.
18th Sep '17 6:17:23 PM gemmabeta2
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* During the "Separate but Equal" era of American Segregation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund realized that it did not have the support required to strike down segregation as defined by ''Plessy v. Ferguson''. So instead, the lawyers would sue institutions for failing to follow ''Plessy v. Ferguson'' to the letter: namely that a company must provide exactly '''equal''' services to their black patrons as their white patrons. The NAACP's most famous case being ''Sweatt v. Painter'' which showed that the University of Texas's law school for black students was grossly inferior compared to the one for white students. This court case had the effect of desegregating higher education almost overnight as schools realized that none of them can afford to run two separate universities of equal quality. [[JustAsPlanned Just as the NAACP planned.]]

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* During the "Separate but Equal" era of American Segregation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund realized that it did not have the support required to strike down segregation as defined by ''Plessy v. Ferguson''. So instead, the lawyers would sue institutions for failing to follow ''Plessy v. Ferguson'' to the letter: namely that a company must provide exactly '''equal''' services to their black patrons as their white patrons. The NAACP's most famous case being ''Sweatt v. Painter'' which showed ruled that the University of Texas's Texas was breaking the law as its law school for black students was grossly inferior compared to the one for white students. This court case had the effect of desegregating higher education almost overnight as schools realized that none of them can afford to run two separate universities of equal quality. [[JustAsPlanned Just as the NAACP planned.]]
18th Sep '17 6:16:27 PM gemmabeta2
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* During the "Separate but Equal" era of American Segregation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund realized that it did not have the support required to strike down segregation as defined by ''Plessy v. Ferguson''. So instead, the lawyers would sue institutions for failing to follow ''Plessy v. Ferguson'' to the letter: namely that a company must provide exactly '''equal''' services to their black patrons as their white patrons. The NAACP's most famous case being ''Sweatt v. Painter'' which showed that the University of Texas's law school for black students was grossly inferior compared to the one for white students. This court case had the effect of desegregating higher education almost overnight as schools realized that none of them can afford to run two separate universities of equal quality. [[JustAsPlanned Just as the NAACP planned.]]
30th Aug '17 4:52:09 PM nombretomado
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** {{Adolf Hitler}} was smart enough to try avoiding this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').

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** {{Adolf Hitler}} UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was smart enough to try avoiding this, knowing that an oath to Germany or the German people could easily be used against him if a soldier felt he was a danger to them. Instead, he had every German soldier swear an oath of loyalty to ''him''. Nonetheless, some still broke it and tried to overthrow him in the July 20th Plot (see ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'').
31st Jul '17 4:28:04 PM eldiablo555
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* Invoked in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' by Sam. Sam was recently recruited into the Safety Patrol of his school and overheard bully Lars and his crew planning to have a hockey game in the teachers parking lot which prohibits students from engaging in activities there. However when the bust is actually made he realizes too late that his friends were the opposing team. When the principal demands Sam throw the book at them Sam instead tells him that no violation has occurred. He explains that the rule only bans ''specific'' athletic activities in the teacher's parking lot and that street hockey is not on the list.
31st Jul '17 4:06:00 PM eldiablo555
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* In ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears and the Dress Code'', the principal is going on vacation and the vice-principal is made acting principal in his absence. He takes the opportunity to pass a strict new dress code which angers the students so they stage protests by wearing the most outrageous clothes they can but which are not prohibited by the new code. The new principal tries to pass one ObviousRulePatch after another to no avail. The whole thing threatens to blow up until the town debate when Brother Bear presents a slideshow which shows the vice principal and numerous other adults wearing their own ridiculous clothes from their own youth. Fortunately the real principal arrived at that time and immediately repealed the dress code stating that the vice-principal had only been experimenting with something new which is what learning is all about.
30th Jul '17 9:34:17 AM Spektrowski
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** In a similar Russian story, the devil is repeatedly told "Come tomorrow", then decides to skip a day in frustration, and when he comes again, he sees a sign "Come yesterday".
25th Jun '17 3:29:50 PM TheSinful
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* ''Fanfic/NineMinutes'': Smoker refuses to arrest [[spoiler:Tashigi]] after she declares herself a Straw Hat as he's currently relieved of authority due to his tribunal.
31st May '17 3:50:59 AM Theharbo
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** As the saying goes: 'The good thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to. The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' what you tell them to.'

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** As the saying goes: 'The goes:
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The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' '''''[[ExactWords exactly]]''''' what you tell them to.'
31st May '17 3:46:56 AM Theharbo
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** As the saying goes: 'The good thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to. The bad thing about computers is that they do ''exactly'' what you tell them to.'
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