History Main / CaptainObviousAesop

25th Jun '16 10:22:34 AM Tuckerscreator
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* Brought up in [[http://tompreston.deviantart.com/art/Quote-Unquote-368116247 this strip of]] ''So... You're a Cartoonist?'' Andrew says he's thinking of making a comic addressing terrorism or gun control. His friend argues that criticizing something everyone already hates takes no real effort. Andrew thus decides to give himself a challenge and [[FlameWar deliberately unleash a flame war]]... about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].

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* Brought up in [[http://tompreston.deviantart.com/art/Quote-Unquote-368116247 this strip of]] ''So... You're a Cartoonist?'' ''Webcomic/SoYoureACartoonist'' Andrew says he's thinking of making a comic addressing terrorism or gun control. His friend argues that criticizing something everyone already hates takes no real effort. Andrew thus decides to give himself a challenge and [[FlameWar deliberately unleash a flame war]]... about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].
11th Jun '16 6:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in the TanyaHuff novel ''[[Literature/ConfederationOfValor The Better Part of Valor]]'' when the main character explains how she wound up with a terrible assignment and says the lesson to be learned is, "never call your commanding officer a bastard to his face."

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* Spoofed in the TanyaHuff Creator/TanyaHuff novel ''[[Literature/ConfederationOfValor The Better Part of Valor]]'' when the main character explains how she wound up with a terrible assignment and says the lesson to be learned is, "never call your commanding officer a bastard to his face."
21st May '16 5:40:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Morgan Spurlock's experiment in ''Film/SuperSizeMe'', which demonstrates that excessive fast food isn't good for your health. Spurlock lampshades it and stresses that the point is to show just ''how'' bad it is for you, which surprises even his doctors[[note]]It also surprises real researchers that [[DocumentaryOfLies haven't been able to replicate Spurlock's results]].[[/note]]. The film as a whole is about how fast food has become such an ingrained aspect of American culture.

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* Morgan Spurlock's experiment in ''Film/SuperSizeMe'', which demonstrates that excessive fast food isn't good for your health. Spurlock lampshades it and stresses that the point is to show just ''how'' bad it is for you, which surprises even his doctors[[note]]It also surprises real researchers that [[DocumentaryOfLies haven't been able to replicate Spurlock's results]].[[/note]]. The However, critics often forget that the film as a whole is about how fast food has become such an ingrained aspect of American culture.culture, not just about a guy going on a fast food binge.
5th May '16 4:41:53 PM nombretomado
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* After the untimely deaths of Creator/DavidBowie and Creator/AlanRickman, the satirical website [[Website/TheOnion StarWipe]] published a bold op-ed column entitled, "[[http://www.starwipe.com/article/op-ed-we-celebrities-and-they-should-stop-dying-1758 We Like Celebrities And They Should Stop Dying]]." The article goes so far as to call on [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama President Obama]] to stop celebrities from dying, and includes a link to a petition to the White House to end all celebrity deaths.

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* After the untimely deaths of Creator/DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and Creator/AlanRickman, the satirical website [[Website/TheOnion StarWipe]] published a bold op-ed column entitled, "[[http://www.starwipe.com/article/op-ed-we-celebrities-and-they-should-stop-dying-1758 We Like Celebrities And They Should Stop Dying]]." The article goes so far as to call on [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama President Obama]] to stop celebrities from dying, and includes a link to a petition to the White House to end all celebrity deaths.
19th Apr '16 3:30:30 PM chopshop
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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyway.

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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. Also contrast with LostAesop, when the story seems forget that it was trying to give a moral. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyway.
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* ''Film/GrizzlyMan'': The most reductive message of the documentary is a rather obvious "Don't hang around grizzly bears, because they will eat you like they did Timothy Treadwell." The director Creator/WernerHerzog, however, uses Treadwell's footage to attack his NewAgeRetroHippie outlook on nature as a benevolent force. In fact, Herzog has described the film as an "argument" he's having over their different perspectives on man's place in the natural world.



* The moral of ''Film/{{The Purge}}'' is that making all crime legal for one day a year is not a good idea.



* ''Film/GrizzlyMan'': The most reductive message of the documentary is a rather obvious "Don't hang around grizzly bears, because they will eat you like they did Timothy Treadwell." The director Creator/WernerHerzog, however, uses Treadwell's footage to attack his NewAgeRetroHippie outlook on nature as a benevolent force. In fact, Herzog has described the film as an "argument" he's having over their different perspectives on man's place in the natural world.
* The moral of ''Film/{{The Purge}}'' is that making all crime legal for one day a year is not a good idea.
28th Feb '16 7:36:07 PM SoapheadChurch
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* One "Sonic Says" segment from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' tells kids not to climb into washing machines.
** [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb Several kids probably needed this Aesop.]]
*** The nearly 500 children in one study DID need this Aesop. What's obvious to one person may not be so to a younger one. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/9/4/357.full
16th Feb '16 6:25:52 PM jstatser
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*** The nearly 500 children in one study DID need this Aesop. What's obvious to one person may not be so to a younger one.

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*** The nearly 500 children in one study DID need this Aesop. What's obvious to one person may not be so to a younger one. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/9/4/357.full
16th Feb '16 6:24:27 PM jstatser
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***The nearly 500 children in one study DID need this Aesop. What's obvious to one person may not be so to a younger one.
8th Feb '16 11:34:21 AM PurrElise
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* Many anti-drug PSAs veer into this. Since the negative effects of many drugs are common knowledge nowadays and since commercials typically don't have the time needed to properly explain the subject, they're often accused of simply repeating "drugs are bad" ad nauseam.

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* Many anti-drug PSAs [=PSAs=] veer into this. Since the negative effects of many drugs are common knowledge nowadays and since commercials typically don't have the time needed to properly explain the subject, they're often accused of simply repeating "drugs are bad" ad nauseam.
20th Jan '16 9:49:54 PM Furienna
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** "Black or White" also [[http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=7890 gets praised]] for saying that racism, war, and the Ku Klux Klan are bad -- in 1991. Even if the infamous crotch-grabbing "panther dance" coda is interpreted as Jackson showing solidarity with groups like the Black Panthers, he was rather late to the party on that one.

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** "Black or White" also [[http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=7890 gets praised]] for saying that racism, war, and the Ku Klux Klan are bad -- in 1991. Even if the infamous crotch-grabbing "panther dance" coda is interpreted as Jackson showing solidarity with groups like the Black Panthers, he was rather late to the party on that one.
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