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21st Jun '17 10:00:49 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'': [[spoiler:CIA agent Riggs justifies his decision to kill everyone in Dubai by stating that if the world ever knew what Colonel Konrad and his men did in order to maintain order in Dubai, every country in the middle east would declare war on the US, and the US would definitely lose. This doesn't work from either a story or factual standpoint, because A. Konrad's 33rd had disobeyed orders and gone rogue long before they started killing civilians, so no reasonable country could hold the US responsible for their actions, and B. No middle eastern country has the resources to attacks the United States in an all out war.]] This leads to the fairly popular AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that Riggs was deluding himself to justify doing horrible things, which is the central theme throughout the game.[[note]]It's also possible that Riggs meant the region will declare war on the local US military presence, which could conceivably be overwhelmed if all nearby nations turned against them. He could also have meant it more vaguely, i.e the local US allies (such as Saudi Arabia) completely severing ties with the US, which would deal quite a blow to their influence on the region. So in a way, Riggs actually wants to "save" the 33rd, or at least their reputation as heroically sacrificing themselves for the people in Dubai, and by extension portray the United States as the heroes.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'': [[spoiler:CIA agent Riggs justifies his decision to kill everyone in Dubai by stating that if the world ever knew what Colonel Konrad and his men did in order to maintain order in Dubai, every country in the middle east would declare war on the US, and the US would definitely lose. This doesn't work from either a story or factual standpoint, because A. Konrad's 33rd had disobeyed orders and gone rogue long before they started killing civilians, so no reasonable country could hold the US responsible for their actions, and B. No middle eastern country has the resources to attacks attack the United States in an all out all-out war.]] This leads to the fairly popular AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that Riggs was deluding himself to justify doing horrible things, which is the central theme throughout the game.[[note]]It's also possible that Riggs meant the region will declare war on the local US military presence, which could conceivably be overwhelmed if all nearby nations turned against them. He could also have meant it more vaguely, i.e the local US allies (such as Saudi Arabia) completely severing ties with the US, which would deal quite a blow to their influence on the region. So in a way, Riggs actually wants to "save" the 33rd, or at least their reputation as heroically sacrificing themselves for the people in Dubai, and by extension portray the United States as the heroes.[[/note]]
21st Jun '17 9:46:02 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'':
* [[spoiler:CIA agent Riggs justifies his decision to kill everyone in Dubai by stating that if the world ever knew what Colonel Konrad and his men did in order to maintain order in Dubai, every country in the middle east would declare war on the US, and the US would definitely lose. This doesn't work from either a story or factual standpoint, because A. Konrad's 33rd had disobeyed orders and gone rogue long before they started killing civilians, so no reasonable country could hold the US responsible for their actions, and B. No middle eastern country has the resources to attacks the United States in an all out war.]] This leads to the fairly popular AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that Riggs was deluding himself to justify doing horrible things, which is the central theme throughout the game.[[note]]It's also possible that Riggs meant the region will declare war on the local US military presence, which could conceivably be overwhelmed if all nearby nations turned against them. He could also have meant it more vaguely, i.e the local US allies (such as Saudi Arabia) completely severing ties with the US, which would deal quite a blow to their influence on the region. So in a way, Riggs actually wants to "save" the 33rd, or at least their reputation as heroically sacrificing themselves for the people in Dubai, and by extension portray the United States as the heroes.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'':
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''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'': [[spoiler:CIA agent Riggs justifies his decision to kill everyone in Dubai by stating that if the world ever knew what Colonel Konrad and his men did in order to maintain order in Dubai, every country in the middle east would declare war on the US, and the US would definitely lose. This doesn't work from either a story or factual standpoint, because A. Konrad's 33rd had disobeyed orders and gone rogue long before they started killing civilians, so no reasonable country could hold the US responsible for their actions, and B. No middle eastern country has the resources to attacks the United States in an all out war.]] This leads to the fairly popular AlternativeCharacterInterpretation that Riggs was deluding himself to justify doing horrible things, which is the central theme throughout the game.[[note]]It's also possible that Riggs meant the region will declare war on the local US military presence, which could conceivably be overwhelmed if all nearby nations turned against them. He could also have meant it more vaguely, i.e the local US allies (such as Saudi Arabia) completely severing ties with the US, which would deal quite a blow to their influence on the region. So in a way, Riggs actually wants to "save" the 33rd, or at least their reputation as heroically sacrificing themselves for the people in Dubai, and by extension portray the United States as the heroes.[[/note]]



* Update 1.12 of {{VideoGame/Minecraft}} introduced parrots, which can be fed chocolate. Mojang quickly fixed this with a patch providing an alternate food due to the fact that Chocolate is poisonous to parrots (and other animals in general).

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* Update 1.12 of {{VideoGame/Minecraft}} ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' introduced parrots, which can be fed chocolate. Mojang quickly fixed this with a patch providing an alternate food due to the fact that Chocolate is poisonous to parrots (and other animals in general).
21st Jun '17 4:47:02 AM Gimere
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** Ford Prefect chooses his name -- the name of a rather mediocre British car -- apparently on the assumption that cars were the dominant species on the planet. The movie adaptation extrapolates from this the scene of Ford and Arthur's first meeting, Arthur saving Ford from attempting to shake hands with a car. [[Note]] A Ford Prefect in the movie, naturally. [[/note]]

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** Ford Prefect chooses his name -- the name of a rather mediocre British car -- apparently on the assumption that cars were the dominant species on the planet. The movie adaptation extrapolates from this the scene of Ford and Arthur's first meeting, Arthur saving Ford from attempting to shake hands with a car. [[Note]] A [[note]]A Ford Prefect in the movie, naturally. naturally.[[/note]]



20th Jun '17 9:20:43 AM Gosicrystal
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Also see DidntThinkThisThrough, which is less about research failure and more about planning failure. Contrast with the MST3KMantra, which tells us not to worry about these little details, AccidentallyAccurate, which is when non-experts think the creators are wrong, but experts know the creators are rightó[[RightForTheWrongReasons by complete accident]] and LikeRealityUnlessNoted, where what appears to be a research failure can be written off as the result of an AlternateHistory or AlternateUniverse.

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Also see DidntThinkThisThrough, which is less about research failure and more about planning failure. Contrast with the MST3KMantra, which tells us not to worry about these little details, AccidentallyAccurate, details; AccidentallyCorrectWriting, which is when non-experts think the creators are wrong, but experts know the creators are rightó[[RightForTheWrongReasons right [[RightForTheWrongReasons by complete accident]] accident]]; and LikeRealityUnlessNoted, where what appears to be a research failure can be written off as the result of an AlternateHistory or AlternateUniverse.
20th Jun '17 9:16:09 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** While he did mention the fact that the Covenant military was basically a slave army in the video, he then tried to justify himself by saying that [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory nobody plays Halo for the story]]. In other words, Chipman basically admitted that Halo is only racist if you ''completely ignore any and all context''.
14th Jun '17 2:08:24 PM LittleJon
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* Literature/AWindNamedAmnesia: In the film, Little John is seen with an LAPD Sheriff badge. However, the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) has no Sheriff, they have a Chief of Police. The Sheriff is part of the LA'''S'''D (Los Angeles County '''Sheriff's''' Department).

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* Literature/AWindNamedAmnesia: ''Literature/AWindNamedAmnesia'': In the film, Little John is seen with an LAPD Sheriff badge. However, the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) has no Sheriff, they have a Chief of Police. The Sheriff is part of the LA'''S'''D (Los Angeles County '''Sheriff's''' Department).
14th Jun '17 2:05:37 PM LittleJon
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* ''Film/ShortCircuit'': The 2nd movie shows Johnny 5 reading ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'', halfway through the book he says, "[[TheButlerDidIt I think the chauffeur did it]]" and upon finishing the book he says, "He did." [[spoiler: Although the ''butler'' was suspected, it was a RedHerring. The killer was Mr. Stapleton who is stated to be a naturalist.]]
14th Jun '17 1:02:00 PM LittleJon
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* Literature/AWindNamedAmnesia: In the film, Little John is seen with an LAPD Sheriff badge. However, the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) has no Sheriff, they have a Chief of Police. The Sheriff is part of the LA'''S'''D (Los Angeles County '''Sheriff's''' Department).
13th Jun '17 9:37:52 PM ThallianGold
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* Mitsubishi once ran an ad for the Eclipse, discussing mankind's desire to harness the awesome power of an eclipse, and showed a literal one, suggesting the ad agency had no idea that an eclipse was just the moon briefly blocking direct view of the sun.


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** The nature of the plague itself is also a problem. In the comic, every male on earth dies during a brief phone call. While the nature of the plague itself is left deliberately vague, the fact that it killed globally, quickly, and evenly means it can't possibly be a disease, since a disease presents symptoms regardless of number of rate of infection. Even if women were immune carriers, it would be impossible for the first male infected to drop dead the same moment as the last one.
12th Jun '17 6:36:20 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* One editor on the Disney Wiki reckoned that all cameos in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' movie are either Creator/{{Disney}} or Creator/{{Nintendo}}. They even gave among the "Nintendo" examples, VideoGame/PacMan and VideoGame/DigDug -- both of which are Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. This edit also ignored the VideoGame/{{Qix}} (Taito) and VideoGame/QBert (Gottleib), amongst other decidedly not-Nintendo examples. Even better is the fact that Sonic and Dr. Eggman are from [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a series]] made by [[Creator/{{Sega}} a former competitor]] of Nintendo's and never appeared on a Nintendo console until the early '00s.

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* One editor on the Disney Wiki reckoned that all cameos in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' movie are either Creator/{{Disney}} or Creator/{{Nintendo}}.Creator/{{Nintendo}}, leading to [[AllAnimationIsDisney All Games Are Nintendo]]. They even gave among the "Nintendo" examples, VideoGame/PacMan and VideoGame/DigDug -- both of which are Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. This edit also ignored the VideoGame/{{Qix}} (Taito) and VideoGame/QBert (Gottleib), amongst other decidedly not-Nintendo examples. Even better is the fact that Sonic and Dr. Eggman are from [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a series]] made by [[Creator/{{Sega}} a former competitor]] of Nintendo's and never appeared on a Nintendo console until the early '00s.
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