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28th Jul '17 4:20:22 AM Ultimatum
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The technical term for this phenomenon is "Alarm Fatigue", where constant exposure to false (or inconsequential) alarms desensitizes people to them and makes them more likely to ignore actual emergency alarms or react to them much slower than they should.
* Does anyone even bat an eyelash anymore when a car alarm goes off?
** Some car thieves actually count on this, setting off a car alarm until the person gets frustrated and shuts it off entirely. Robbery ensues.

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* The technical term for this phenomenon is "Alarm Fatigue", where constant exposure to false (or inconsequential) alarms desensitizes people to them and makes them more likely to ignore actual emergency alarms or react to them much slower than they should.
* Does anyone even bat an eyelash anymore when a car alarm goes off?
** Some car thieves actually count on this, setting off a car alarm until the person gets frustrated and shuts it off entirely. Robbery ensues.
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25th Jul '17 7:36:31 AM Fighteer
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* According to commentators such as [[http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/trump-won-because-leftist-political-corr Robby Scave of reason.com]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul2OuvPOQE Bill Maher]], this trope contributed to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's election in 2016. By characterizing past Republican candidates such as [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]], [=McCain=], and Romney as racists supported by racists and otherwise undesirable people, the left (including Maher himself), undermined their own credibility when an candidate who a large swath of the country genuinely believed was racist ran for office.
20th Jul '17 1:50:13 AM LaptopGuy
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20th Jul '17 1:48:10 AM LaptopGuy
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* According to commentators such as [[http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/09/trump-won-because-leftist-political-corr Robby Scave of reason.com]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul2OuvPOQE Bill Maher]], this trope contributed to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's election in 2016. By characterizing past Republican candidates such as [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]], [=McCain=], and Romney as racists supported by racists and otherwise undesirable people, the left (including Maher himself), undermined their own credibility when an candidate who a large swath of the country genuinely believed was racist ran for office.
14th Jul '17 8:12:02 PM ngh93
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. The next day, after receiving four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it.it and leave. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. The next day, after receiving four baths in a row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.
10th Jul '17 6:29:05 PM ngh93
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. The next day, receiving four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. The next day, after receiving four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.
8th Jul '17 7:57:35 AM ironballs16
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** The whole thing probably could've been avoided if he just [[WhatAnIdiot talked to her]] and [[PoorCommunicationKills asked why she was bummed]] or what she found funny.

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** The whole thing [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot probably could've been avoided avoided]] if he just [[WhatAnIdiot talked to her]] and [[PoorCommunicationKills asked why she was bummed]] or what she found funny.



* During the ''Apollo 13'' mission, astronaut Fred Haise turned a valve in the Lunar Module that produced a loud bang, as per a joke. So when the accident occurred and produced a similar bang, the other astronauts Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert initially didn't think anything about it until they saw Haise's concerned face.
* Groups like ''DARE'', and to a lesser extent the U.S. education system in general, have been known to lie about the effects of milder illegal drugs like marijuana, causing many to take less seriously their warnings about more significantly dangerous drugs like heroin and meth. This has led many to give them a fair bit of the blame for the high rates of use of hard drugs. John Cheese of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', for example, has this to say:
-->[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late_p2/ You spend years in school listening to D.A.R.E. programs (or whatever anti-drug stuff they do where you live) telling you that one hit off a joint will put you in a coma. Then you actually try the stuff and realize that's bullshit, so you immediately ignore all other warnings, too.]]

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* During the ''Apollo 13'' mission, astronaut Fred Haise turned a valve in the Lunar Module that produced a loud bang, as per a joke. So when the accident occurred and produced a similar bang, the other astronauts Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert initially didn't think anything about it [[NotMeThisTime until they saw Haise's concerned face.
face]].
* Groups like ''DARE'', and to a lesser extent the U.S. education system in general, have been known to lie about the effects of milder illegal drugs like marijuana, causing many to take less seriously their warnings about more significantly dangerous drugs like heroin and meth. This has led many to give them a fair bit of the blame for the high rates of use of hard drugs. John Cheese of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', for example, has this to say:
-->[[http://www.
[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late_p2/ You had this to say]]:
-->You
spend years in school listening to D.A.R.E. programs (or whatever anti-drug stuff they do where you live) telling you that one hit off a joint will put you in a coma. Then you actually try the stuff and realize that's bullshit, so you immediately ignore all other warnings, too.]]


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** This is part of why shoulder-mounted cameras on officers is gaining traction, as the logic is that it would protect good cops from this sort of harassment, while outing bad and CorruptCops for their behavior.
7th Jul '17 11:50:30 PM mariic
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** Later, an actual ''Alaskan timber wolf'' escapes from its owners on the set of Krusty's show due to loud noises (with "loud" being the secret word), and attacks Bart right outside the classroom. Groundskeeper Willie rescues him [[Awesome/TheSimpsons (beating the wolf handily)]] and Bart staggers back inside all scratched and bloody... and still isn't believed, of course. He gives up and "admits" he was lying about the wolf.

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** Later, an actual ''Alaskan timber wolf'' escapes from its owners on the set of Krusty's show due to loud noises (with "loud" being the secret word), and attacks Bart right outside the classroom. [[BigDamnHeroes Groundskeeper Willie rescues him him]] [[Awesome/TheSimpsons (beating the wolf handily)]] and Bart staggers back inside all scratched and bloody... and still isn't believed, of course. He gives up and "admits" he was lying about the wolf.
27th Jun '17 5:40:02 PM ngh93
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. After the vet gives her four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.
-->'''Cleo''': Don't worry, you guys, I've learned my lesson. The ''stinky'' way!

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. After the vet gives her The next day, receiving four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.
-->'''Cleo''': Don't worry, you guys, guys. I've learned my lesson. The ''stinky'' way!
24th Jun '17 7:41:48 AM ngh93
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* The second AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. After the vet gives her four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.

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* The second AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' episode, aptly titled "The Dog Who Cried Woof" in which Cleo pranks the other Clifford and T-Bone with ghost stories about a giant ghost skunk named Wiffy. She kept pranking them by saying he was after her, and they finally got fed up with it. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma]] soon catches up to Cleo when a ''real'' skunk shows up and she scares it. The others, while out looking for her, smell that she got sprayed. Cleo apologizes to Clifford and T-Bone for her cruel pranks and promises never to do it again. After the vet gives her four baths in row to get rid of the smell, a now complimentary-odored Cleo exits the vet's office where Clifford and T-Bone are waiting outside.
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