History Main / CryingWolf

10th Mar '18 1:44:39 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'': Subverted for laughs. Max often warns his friends about gut feelings he has, and he's pretty much always right. They still find it annoying.
-->'''Isabel:''' Max, one of these days you're going to cry wolf, and there won't be a wolf, and then you'll be sorry.\\
'''Max:''' [[SarcasmMode Yes Isabel that's exactly how that fable goes]].
27th Feb '18 12:03:59 PM DavidDelony
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** Air traffic control in the San Diego area had an automated system that was supposed to prevent mid air collisions by sounding an alarm when there was two planes on a collision course. There was one problem with the system. It issued so many false alarms that air traffic controllers ignored it. Then on the morning of Sept. 25, 1978 the alarm went off warning that a PSA 727 was going to collide with a small Cessna. The controller on duty ignored the alarm only to discover to his horror [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182 it was for real after the two planes collided]].

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** Air traffic control in the San Diego area had an automated system that was supposed to prevent mid air collisions by sounding an alarm when there was were two planes on a collision course. There was one problem with the system. It issued so many false alarms that air traffic controllers ignored it. Then on the morning of Sept. 25, 1978 the alarm went off warning that a PSA 727 was going to collide with a small Cessna. The controller on duty ignored the alarm only to discover to his horror [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182 it was for real after the two planes collided]].
27th Feb '18 12:03:17 PM DavidDelony
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** Air traffic control in the San Diego area had an automated system that was supposed to prevent mid air collisions by sounding an alarm when there was two planes on a collision course. There was one problem with the system. It issued so many false alarms that air traffic controllers ignored it. Then on the morning of Sept. 25, 1978 the alarm went off warning that a PSA 727 was going to collide with a small Cessna. The controller on duty ignored the alarm only to discover to his horror [[[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182 it was for real after the two planes collided]].

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** Air traffic control in the San Diego area had an automated system that was supposed to prevent mid air collisions by sounding an alarm when there was two planes on a collision course. There was one problem with the system. It issued so many false alarms that air traffic controllers ignored it. Then on the morning of Sept. 25, 1978 the alarm went off warning that a PSA 727 was going to collide with a small Cessna. The controller on duty ignored the alarm only to discover to his horror [[[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182 it was for real after the two planes collided]].
19th Feb '18 8:01:51 PM DrOO7
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** Liza Colby lies that Jesse Hubbard raped her when he confronts her about her cruelty to his best friend Jenny. When she ''is'' raped a few years later, no one believes her because of her previous actions.
15th Feb '18 3:01:18 PM Snekcopter
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climatic_Research_Unit_email_controversy 2009 scandal over climate change data forgeries]] made a lot of people who had been previously convinced of the evils of industrialization to turn the deaf ear to alerts of global warming of other form of climate change altogether. This was [[InvokedTrope done deliberately]] by the hackers and those that spread the word; the controversy consisted entirely of individual lines of personal e-mails taken out of context. Several separate investigations were conducted[[note]]Including one funded by the Koch brothers, who would benefit from it being found accurate[[/note]], and every single one found that there was no data forgery.
1st Feb '18 5:48:00 PM SteveMB
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'': Invoked in "It's Your Funeral". Number Six discovers an assassination plot against Number Two and tries to deliver a warning (to prevent reprisals from striking The Village). However, Number Two has been shows a fake recording of Number Six delivering a number of such warnings in the past, and dismisses him as a paranoid crank.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'': Invoked in "It's Your Funeral". Number Six discovers an assassination plot against Number Two and tries to deliver a warning (to prevent reprisals from striking The Village). However, Number Two has been shows given a fake recording of Number Six delivering a number of such warnings in the past, and dismisses him Number Six as a paranoid crank.
1st Feb '18 5:47:13 PM SteveMB
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'': Invoked in "It's Your Funeral". Number Six discovers an assassination plot against Number Two and tries to deliver a warning (to prevent reprisals from striking The Village). However, Number Two has been shows a fake recording of Number Six delivering a number of such warnings in the past, and dismisses him as a paranoid crank.
27th Jan '18 5:50:45 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Orbit", the VillainOfTheWeek tries to kill Avon and Vila by overloading their shuttle so it won't reach escape velocity. They strip the shuttle of everything they can throw out the airlock but are still short 70 kilos. The computer then helpfully informs Avon that Vila weighs 73 kilos. Vila promptly hides himself while Avon stalks him with a gun in his hand saying, "[[ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre Come out. Vila, I know how they did it, but I need your help.]]" Then Avon really does discover how they weighed down the shuttle -- by hiding a speck of super-dense matter on board -- and needs help pushing it out the airlock. Vila of course refuses to come out of hiding, and Avon barely manages it in time.
21st Jan '18 10:27:15 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Literature/NeroWolfe tends to experience this with the various authority figures that he tangles with, particularly [[InspectorLestrade Inspector Cramer]]. The authorities know full well that he tends to hold back information until it suits his purposes, rely on carefully misleading ExactWords to the point where it becomes an art-form, and otherwise play games with the truth. However, they tend to exaggerate how much he does this and so resort to a default of mistrusting everything he says, even when they have sufficient experience with him to know that he rarely outright lies. In an interesting variation, however, this tends to backfire more on the doubter rather than the 'liar', however; the authorities end up being too stubborn and unwilling to trust Wolfe to the point where they end up cutting off their own noses to spite their faces, since despite his mendacity Wolfe is usually on to something they've missed.
21st Jan '18 7:49:05 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'': In "Wisconsin", practical jokes over walkie-talkies get out of hand when Todd [[spoiler:suffers a heart attack]]. He has to say his designated SafeWord to Melissa for her to realize the joke had gone too far. Also no one believes Tandy that Karl is really a creepy weirdo until they catch him eating part of a corpse.
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