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13th Jan '18 12:09:04 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'', when Jeff becomes a law teacher, he spends a lot of time confused about what he's supposed to do and is unable to actually teach, falling back on lazy excuse assignments to give his students. After his students watch him successfully LogicBomb Annie with her own though process, they ask him how he managed to pull that off and he winds up accidentally teaching a lecture on how to win an argument in that manner.

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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'', when Jeff becomes a law teacher, he spends a lot of time confused about what he's supposed to do and is unable to actually teach, falling back on lazy excuse assignments to give his students. After his students watch him successfully LogicBomb Annie with her own though thought process, they ask him how he managed to pull that off and he winds up accidentally teaching a lecture on how to win an argument in that manner.
8th Dec '17 3:50:30 AM batty3108
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* Anyone who's learned to [[DrivingStick drive stick shift]] after ''first'' learning to drive on an automatic knows this trope intimately. All the complicated motions and checking of gauges and looking around that have become instinct fall apart with the addition of just one more thing to do. Nothing you internalized involved moving your left foot or paying attention to the [=RPMs=], and that's enough. And people who drive stick and shift to automatics have to remember that they don't have to use their left foot. Also, the reason drivers from Britain to America, and similarly flipped countries, have trouble has less to do with switching sides and more relearning driving. Roundabouts for instance, making turns, even something like checking mirrors for traffic. Try parallel parking with a different side.

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* Anyone who's learned to [[DrivingStick drive stick shift]] after ''first'' learning to drive on an automatic knows this trope intimately. All the complicated motions and checking of gauges and looking around that have become instinct fall apart with the addition of just one more thing to do. Nothing you internalized involved moving your left foot or paying attention to the [=RPMs=], and that's enough. And people who drive stick and shift to automatics have to remember that they don't have to use their left foot. Also, the reason drivers from Britain to America, and similarly flipped countries, have trouble has less to do with switching sides and more relearning driving. Roundabouts for instance, making turns, even something like checking mirrors for traffic. Try parallel parking with a different side.side, or not punching a hole in the driver's door when you try to shift gear.
6th Dec '17 7:00:31 AM IamTheCaligula
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** Related to this we have people on the high-functioning parts of the autism spectrum who, due to undeveloped body language, may rehearse movements, facial expressions and gestures until they're pretty much automatic in order to come across as more "neurotypical." The final results of this effort may vary, but even if the "act" is unconvincing it can still always get worse if attention is brought to the flaws in the autist's performance as this makes them consciously aware of their behavior and their attempts to avoid the flaws in their performance may lead to their act deteriorating until their movements are more akin to those of [[UncannyValley possessed marionettes.]]
8th Nov '17 5:18:07 PM FF32
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* [[https://sports.theonion.com/russell-westbrook-briefly-forgets-how-to-dribble-after-1820239626 This]] article from ''Website/TheOnion'' features Russell Westbrook briefly forgetting how to dribble a basketball after thinking about it too much.
6th Nov '17 10:10:53 PM Caps-luna
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** It should be stated that as of this entry no one is sure exactly how balance is maintained on a bike. There are of course theories but nothing conclusive. Think about that. Science is struggling to explain something most humans can do quite naturally yet shouldn't have evolved to be able to do subconsciously. There is not currently a way to just by thinking about it.
1st Oct '17 5:35:37 PM bfunc
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* There's a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Charlie Brown becomes "[[CentipedesDilemma aware of his tongue]]" and suddenly doesn't know what to do with it; he say's it's all just sort of "lumped up in the middle" feeling weird. Lucy thinks this is the stupidest thing she's ever heard, until the same thing happens to her.
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1st Oct '17 5:32:31 PM bfunc
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** Actors and public speakers have gone their entire lives not thinking for a second about what to do with their hands when they're talking and looking perfectly natural. Get them up on stage and they're suddenly struck by the compulsion to hide their hands in their pockets, and when told they can't do that (because it looks awkward) they spend the entire time thinking about their hands and not knowing what to do with them, generally coming up with a really strange posture that looks like they were frozen halfway through a "put up your dukes" manuver. In one of the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' books, Scott Adams drew characters in a similarly unnatural posture and commented in the margins "People really do hold their arms like this when they're being mentored."
1st Oct '17 5:08:44 PM bfunc
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* There's a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Charlie Brown becomes "[[CentipedesDilemma aware of his tongue]]" and suddenly doesn't know what to do with it; he say's it's all just sort of "lumped up in the middle" feeling weird. Lucy thinks this is the stupidest thing she's ever heard, until the same thing happens to her.
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23rd Sep '17 10:18:32 PM sgamer82
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* Making out or sexual intercourse can turn into an absolute minefield if one partner or (god help you) both partners start overthinking what they're doing. There's a reason the most common advice one can receive when it comes to lovemaking is "just go with it" or some variation thereof; performance anxiety, societal pressure to be a good lover, and your partner's preferences all come roiling together into a horrendous hormonal bomb that you then have to try and defuse.

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* Making out or sexual intercourse can turn into an absolute minefield if one partner or (god help you) both partners start overthinking what they're doing. There's a reason the most common advice one can receive when it comes to lovemaking is "just go with it" or some variation thereof; performance anxiety, societal pressure to be a good lover, and your partner's preferences all come roiling together into a horrendous hormonal bomb that you then have to try and defuse.
23rd Sep '17 12:46:46 AM portaljumper339
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* Making out or sexual intercourse can turn into an absolute minefield if one partner or (god help you) both partners start overthinking what they're doing. There's a reason the most common advice one can receive when it comes to lovemaking is "just go with it" or some variation thereof; performance anxiety, societal pressure to be a good lover, and your partner's preferences all come roiling together into a horrendous hormonal bomb that you then have to try and defuse.
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