History Main / CavemenVsAstronautsDebate

14th Aug '17 2:19:18 PM rjd1922
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* Many a troper has probably been watching a classic movie with friends when an inane debate broke out. Ever witnessed a debate running the length of ''BackToTheFuture'' over whether the Flux-Capacitor capacitates flux or fluxes capacitance? The winners are the people who made the physics students who started the trouble watch ''Film/TheCore''.
* The whole black and blue/white and gold dress debacle.

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* Many a troper has probably been watching a classic movie with friends when an inane debate broke out. Ever witnessed a debate running the length of ''BackToTheFuture'' ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' over whether the Flux-Capacitor capacitates flux or fluxes capacitance? The winners are the people who made the physics students who started the trouble watch ''Film/TheCore''.
* The whole [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dress black and blue/white and gold dress debacle.dress]] debacle. People are literally only able to see it one way. It was revealed to be black and blue, though the company that produced it made a one-off white and gold one for a charity event.
14th Aug '17 2:14:15 PM rjd1922
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* There was actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v._Hedden a Supreme Court decision]] about whether the tomato should be considered a fruit or a vegetable for tax purposes.

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* There was actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v._Hedden a Supreme Court decision]] about whether the tomato should be considered a fruit or a vegetable for tax purposes. It was decided that it was legally a vegetable, despite being botanically a fruit.
1st Aug '17 5:48:36 PM Vir
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* In "C.E. D'oh", Lenny and Carl are fighting with carbon rods as they argue which of the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[{{Sequelitis}} prequels are worse]]:

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* ** In "C.E. D'oh", Lenny and Carl are fighting with carbon rods as they argue which of the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[{{Sequelitis}} prequels are worse]]:
1st Aug '17 5:48:23 PM Vir
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** In "Regarding Margie" Sideshow Mel and Captain [=MacAlistair=] are fighting over what the most delicious kind of cherry is, while balanced on Bumblebee Man and Duff Man's shoulders.

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** In "Regarding Margie" Margie", Sideshow Mel and Captain [=MacAlistair=] are fighting over what the most delicious kind of cherry is, while balanced on Bumblebee Man and Duff Man's Duffman's shoulders.


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* In "C.E. D'oh", Lenny and Carl are fighting with carbon rods as they argue which of the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[{{Sequelitis}} prequels are worse]]:
--->'''Lenny:''' I say ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' sucked more!\\
'''Carl:''' I say ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' sucked more!
31st Jul '17 8:25:55 PM karstovich2
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* Similarly, the makers of Jaffa Cakes went to court in the UK to prove that they are actually cakes, which aren't taxed in the UK, rather than biscuits which are (but only if they have chocolate on them: that means that they're considered luxury items—unlike cakes, apparently). No, it doesn't really make sense. The company managed to prove that Jaffa Cakes are indeed cakes by A: Showing that Jaffa Cakes, like other cakes, will go stale if left out (if they were biscuits they would go soft) and B: Making an extra large Jaffa Cake which was then served as a regular cake. That hasn't stopped debates raging up and down the country; tea and biscuits (or cakes) really are SeriousBusiness in Britain. As silly it looks for an average person, for multinational companies product classifications may translate to millions in taxes and customs. (This also led to the [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305938/McVities-launches-The-Big-One-Jaffa-Cake-decades-beating-taxman-landmark-VAT-battle.html "Big One"]], a cake-sized Jaffa Cake you can buy.)

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* Similarly, the makers of Jaffa Cakes went to court in the UK to prove that they are actually cakes, which aren't taxed in the UK, rather than biscuits which are (but only if they have chocolate on them: that means that they're considered luxury items—unlike cakes, apparently). No, it doesn't really make sense. The company managed to prove that Jaffa Cakes are indeed cakes by A: Showing that Jaffa Cakes, like other cakes, will go stale if left out (if they were biscuits they would go soft) and B: Making an extra large Jaffa Cake which was then served as a regular cake.cake; this was easy enough to do, as Jaffa Cakes really are based on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoise Genoise]] recipe (a kind of sponge with a biscuity surface if cooked just so; it's also the base for [[Creator/MarcelProust madeleines]] and ladyfingers). That hasn't stopped debates raging up and down the country; tea and biscuits (or cakes) really are SeriousBusiness in Britain. As silly it looks for an average person, for multinational companies product classifications may translate to millions in taxes and customs. (This also led to the [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305938/McVities-launches-The-Big-One-Jaffa-Cake-decades-beating-taxman-landmark-VAT-battle.html "Big One"]], a cake-sized Jaffa Cake you can buy.)
15th Jul '17 2:04:59 AM NanoMoose
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* Many a troper has probably been watching a classic movie with friends when an inane debate broke out. Ever witnessed a debate running the length of BackToTheFuture over whether the Flux-Capacitor capacitates flux or fluxes capacitance? The winner? The people who made the physics students who started the trouble watch Film//TheCore.

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* Many a troper has probably been watching a classic movie with friends when an inane debate broke out. Ever witnessed a debate running the length of BackToTheFuture ''BackToTheFuture'' over whether the Flux-Capacitor capacitates flux or fluxes capacitance? The winner? The winners are the people who made the physics students who started the trouble watch Film//TheCore.''Film/TheCore''.
27th Jun '17 4:13:51 PM nombretomado
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** TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades.]] For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!

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** TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars has these in spades.]] For example: is that city in northern Poland called "Danzig" or "Gdańsk" in English? There's even been wars about ''punctuation''!
20th Jun '17 1:42:29 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In the episode where we learn why Dr. Drakken [[StartOfDarkness became a]] {{mad scientist}}, he is shocked to find out that Kim is the daughter of Dr. Possible, [[spoiler:who he knew in college, and who he currently attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': In the episode where we learn why Dr. Drakken [[StartOfDarkness became a]] {{mad scientist}}, he is shocked to find out that Kim is the daughter of Dr. Possible, [[spoiler:who he knew in college, and who he is currently attempting to take revenge upon]]. When Ron (who is currently Drakken's prisoner) makes fun of him for not making the connection, Drakken defends himself on the basis that "Possible is a very common last name." Drakken ends up leaving the room in order to get a phone book just to back up his argument, causing him to miss the fact that rescuers are breaking into the building.



** Another episode has Ned Flanders say that his denomination of Christianity (The Northwest Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism) split off from the Catholic Church several centuries ago over the right of worshippers to come to church with wet hair. He then sheepishly admits that his denomination has since abolished that right.

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** Another episode has Ned Flanders say that his denomination of Christianity (The Northwest Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism) split off from the Catholic Church several centuries ago over the right of worshippers worshipers to come to church with wet hair. He then sheepishly admits that his denomination has since abolished that right.
14th Jun '17 10:45:37 PM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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* The whole black and blue/white and gold dress debacle.
1st Jun '17 4:43:26 PM Lawman592
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Not this time. No, ''this'' time the argument becomes truly heated. Voices are raised. Curses are spit out. Friends are insulted. Furniture is thrown across the room in fury. [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor Fights break out]]. No one involved is willing to back down until they convince the others that they are right ''right'' ''RIGHT'', ''DAMMIT!!''

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Not this time. No, ''this'' time the argument becomes truly heated. Voices are raised. Curses are spit out. Friends are insulted. [[IHaveNoSon Parents threaten to disown children.]] Furniture is thrown across the room in fury. [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor Fights break out]]. No one involved is willing to back down until they convince the others that they are right ''right'' ''RIGHT'', ''DAMMIT!!''
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