History Main / CityOfWeirdos

20th Mar '16 3:45:11 PM skteosk
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** An earlier story, "The Curse of the Scarab", invokes this when the villain explains he has taken all the paraphernalia needed to summon up an Egyptian god to Hollywood rather than conducting the ceremony in Egypt because in Hollywood no-one's going to notice.



*** This is lampshaded in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "Future's End": as Janeway and Tuvok observe the wide variety of clothing styles in 1990s Los Angeles, Tuvok remarks, "We could've worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt if anyone would've noticed."

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*** This is lampshaded in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "Future's End": as Janeway and Tuvok an away team observe the wide variety of clothing styles in 1990s Los Angeles, Tuvok Chakotay remarks, "We could've worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt if anyone would've noticed."



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Lampshaded by Tuvok in the episode Future's End (where the crew ends up sent back in time to 1996). They carefully prepare contemporary clothing as to not attract too much attention. Then, upon arriving in San Francisco and seeing the people there, Tuvok says "We could have worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt anybody would have noticed."

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Lampshaded by Tuvok Chakotay in the episode Future's End (where the crew ends up sent back in time to 1996). They carefully prepare contemporary clothing as to not attract too much attention. Then, upon arriving in San Francisco and seeing the people there, Tuvok Chakotay says "We could have worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt anybody would have noticed.""
** Demonstrated in the second part when the Doctor actually ''does'' wander around San Francisco in a Starfleet uniform and a local just assumes it's a leisure suit.
11th Mar '16 10:30:42 AM erforce
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* In the 1990 film adaptation of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** Raphael runs into a stopped cab and rolls over the hood.

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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
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In the 1990 film adaptation of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
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''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', Raphael runs into a stopped cab and rolls over the hood.



** In the second film, during Tokka and Rahzar's rampage.

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** In the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze second film, film]], during Tokka and Rahzar's rampage.
29th Feb '16 8:32:50 PM FurryKef
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* Certain cites, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.

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* Certain cites, cities, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.
30th Jan '16 12:04:03 AM FordPrefect
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* Certain cites, such as Portland and Austin embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.

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* Certain cites, such as Portland and Austin Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.
30th Jan '16 12:00:56 AM FordPrefect
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** In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit and Miss Piggy go for a bike ride in London. A surprised girl exclaims that a bear is riding a bycicle (a RunningGag has Fozzy and Kermit being identical twins), but her father just nonchalantly corrects her that Kermit is a frog because "bears wear hats."

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** In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit and Miss Piggy go for a bike ride in London. A surprised girl exclaims that a bear is riding a bycicle bicycle (a RunningGag has Fozzy and Kermit being identical twins), but her father just nonchalantly corrects her that Kermit is a frog because "bears wear hats."
11th Jan '16 9:31:06 AM Sharlee
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* The {{Nightside}} is ''crawling'' with a FantasyKitchenSink full of weirdos, but only newcomers actually let themselves get distracted by the bizarre passersby because staring at people (or whatever) makes you look like an easy mark.
21st Nov '15 12:52:07 PM nighttrainfm
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* Oddly averted in Ankh-Morpork of the Literature/{{Discworld}}, mainly because anything that happens in the streets of the city counts as a spectator sport, and standing around watching interesting things is the public's favorite pastime and penetrating stares the city's chief export. So they only really notice strange things in as much as it's something interesting to watch for a few minutes before going on with their day. If it's worth watching for more than a few minutes 'Cut-me-own-throat' Dibbler will show up to sell his 'sausages inna bun!'.
** Played straight(er) in the Ramtop Mountains. According to ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', when people in Lancre are woken in the night by strange happenings, they say "Oh, it's just another bloody portent," then roll over and go back to sleep. When someone goes for a long walk ''without'' seeing anything spooky, he needs a stiff drink to settle his nerves.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Oddly averted in Ankh-Morpork of the Literature/{{Discworld}}, Ankh-Morpork, mainly because anything that happens in the streets of the city counts as a spectator sport, and standing around watching interesting things is the public's favorite pastime and penetrating stares the city's chief export. So they only really notice strange things in as much as it's something interesting to watch for a few minutes before going on with their day. If it's worth watching for more than a few minutes 'Cut-me-own-throat' Dibbler will show up to sell his 'sausages inna bun!'.
** Played straight(er) in the Ramtop Mountains. According to ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', when people in Lancre are woken in the night by strange happenings, they say "Oh, it's just another bloody portent," then roll over and go back to sleep. When someone goes for a long walk ''without'' seeing anything spooky, he needs a stiff drink to settle "unsteady his nerves.nerves".
9th Nov '15 3:41:25 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'', Quagmire is one of the acknowledged weirdness capitals of the world, despite it's small size. It's full of ninja, witches, mad scientists (teaching at the public school openly!), superheroes, rat exterminators, and assorted other unusual individuals that make up a sizable minority of the populace.

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* In ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'', Quagmire is one of the acknowledged weirdness capitals of the world, despite it's its small size. It's full of ninja, witches, mad scientists (teaching at the public school openly!), superheroes, rat exterminators, and assorted other unusual individuals that make up a sizable minority of the populace.
3rd Nov '15 9:56:55 AM Scorpion451
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* Certain cites, such as Portland and Austin embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.
2nd Nov '15 3:19:16 PM Josef5678
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* Averted in the film ''{{Who}}'', where an agent returns from behind the IronCurtain with his face in a grotesque mask following an accident -- or is it an impostor? Anyway, the filmmakers took the actor onto the street (forget which city) and filmed genuine startled reactions of passersby to his mask.

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* Averted in the film ''{{Who}}'', where an agent returns from behind the IronCurtain UsefulNotes/IronCurtain with his face in a grotesque mask following an accident -- or is it an impostor? Anyway, the filmmakers took the actor onto the street (forget which city) and filmed genuine startled reactions of passersby to his mask.
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