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5th May '16 11:57:19 AM axordil
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'''Lord Mayor:''' No time for trivialities!

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'''Lord Mayor:''' [[WaxingLyrical No time for trivialities!trivialities!]]
23rd Mar '16 2:14:47 AM Argon2
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* In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry asks the Fae Summer Mother if she's talking about him, prompting her to reply, "We are. And we are not." This only confuses him further.



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17th Dec '15 9:08:05 AM case
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam ''some'' useful facts out of it.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam glean ''some'' useful facts out of it.
8th Oct '15 4:12:36 AM AdamC
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration,'' Q does these excessively in order to troll Picard. A particularly shameless example was in the series finale, when he agreed to help Picard find a way out of his predicament by unhelpfully answering a series of yes or no questions. Turned around slightly in that, this being a battle of wits, Picard does manage to ask a few unexpected ones and gleam ''some'' useful facts out of it.
12th Jun '15 5:47:31 PM dclark
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-->'''Daniel''': That is so amazingly unhelpful...

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-->'''Daniel''': That is so amazingly unhelpful...]
** In at least one case there's a good reason for it: [[spoiler:"Oma" is actually Repli-Carter trying to pick Daniel's brain; she doesn't understand any of the stuff herself, and she's really looking for Daniel to provide her an explanation.]]
30th Mar '15 12:24:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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30th Mar '15 12:24:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'' has the ''HalfLife'' vortigaunts and ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'''s oracle turret exactly as enigmatic as they were in the games.

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* ''FanFic/BetweenMinds'' has the ''HalfLife'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' vortigaunts and ''{{Videogame/Portal}}'''s oracle turret exactly as enigmatic as they were in the games.
6th Mar '15 4:40:15 AM Jake
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]"

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Worf refuses to explain why 23rd-century Klingons don't look like their [[RubberForeheadAliens 24th-century counterparts]], saying only, "[[NoodleIncident We do not discuss it with outsiders!]]"outsiders!]]" It wasn't until Season 2 of ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' that we got a canon explanation.
8th Nov '14 11:11:46 PM JamaicanCastle
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** He's far from the only one, although the ambassadors usually only resort to this when they need to rather than as a habit.
-->'''Ta'Lon''': That was a stirring reply, Citizen G'Kar. Unfortunately, while all answers are replies, ''not all replies are answers''.
26th Aug '14 5:22:33 AM Sapphirea2
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* When Grandpa Joe asks Willy Wonka how his Great Glass Elevator can fly and hover in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Mr. Wonka only says that it's "Sugar power! One million sugar power!" The [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator sequel]] has him saying that it's "skyhooks" instead, but that's more along the lines of VoodooShark (one end is attached to the elevator, the other to...?).
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