History Main / CulturalPosturing

13th Nov '17 7:39:18 PM WillBGood
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---> '''Javik''': Did you know that the salarians used to lick their eyes?
*** He even manages to do this when he's ''praising'' you. When you talk with him on the Citadel, he's approached by several aliens who overhear you mention that he's Prothean (among these is a very religious hanar, who worship the Protheans). After he gives them a pep talk, Shepard can reply to the audience asking what he's like by saying he's a good ally to have around. Javik's response:

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---> --> '''Javik''': Did you know that the salarians used to lick their eyes?
*** ** He even manages to do this when he's ''praising'' you. When you talk with him on the Citadel, he's approached by several aliens who overhear you mention that he's Prothean (among these is a very religious hanar, who worship the Protheans). After he gives them a pep talk, Shepard can reply to the audience asking what he's like by saying he's a good ally to have around. Javik's response:



*** Then sarcastically parodied in the Citadel DLC:

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*** ** Then sarcastically parodied in the Citadel DLC:



--> '''Shepard''': We will ''fight!'' We will ''sacrifice!'' And we we ''find a way!'' That is what Humans ''do!''

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--> ---> '''Shepard''': We will ''fight!'' We will ''sacrifice!'' And we we ''find a way!'' That is what Humans ''do!''
12th Nov '17 1:44:37 PM RaineyH
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** A popular and [[ActuallyPrettyFunny admittedly fairly clever]] joke between neighboring states is "If you took the northern/southern/eastern/western counties of State A and transferred them to State B, both states' average IQ would go up."
1st Nov '17 8:41:18 PM RaineyH
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* The real-life "debates" over which of the Allies "really" won World War II (see below) are referenced in Literature/NightWatch, where at one point Anton's friend [[ManChild Las]] sports a FunTshirt with a Red Army soldier fighting an American G.I. Anton's narration makes it clear which side his bread is buttered on, but it's mostly PlayedForLaughs[[note]] and it had better be, considering the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series and the global nature of the Watches' work[[/note]].
20th Sep '17 7:35:14 PM eroock
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->''"You can't mesmerize me. I'm British!"''
-->-- '''''Literature/AtTheEarthsCore'''''

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->''"You can't mesmerize me. I'm British!"''
-> ''"When we Greeks were building Parthenons, you barbarians were still eating acorns."'' [[note]]Original quote in Greek: [[https://www.quora.com/If-your-country-had-a-slogan-what-it-would-be/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5 Όταν εμείς οι Έλληνες χτίζαμε Παρθενώνες, εσείς οι βάρβαροι τρώγατε βελανίδια.]] [[/note]]
-->-- '''''Literature/AtTheEarthsCore'''''
[[https://el.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Νίκος_Αθανασόπουλος Nikos Athanasopoulos,]] Greek politician, hitting back at an EU investigation of corruption in the Greek Government under Belgian anti-corruption official [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/crooks-milk-ec-for-all-it-is-worth-1457668.html Emile Mennens]]
16th Sep '17 4:20:23 PM nombretomado
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* Canadians, on the other hand, are always quick to brag about the WarOf1812, treating it as a CurbStompBattle in Canada's favor--as exemplified in claims that Canadian forces "burned down the U.S. capital." That was actually the work of British Army regulars who'd just arrived from Europe, and it was also in retaliation for (among other things) American forces burning down ''Canada's'' own capital of York (known today as Toronto).

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* Canadians, on the other hand, are always quick to brag about the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, treating it as a CurbStompBattle in Canada's favor--as exemplified in claims that Canadian forces "burned down the U.S. capital." That was actually the work of British Army regulars who'd just arrived from Europe, and it was also in retaliation for (among other things) American forces burning down ''Canada's'' own capital of York (known today as Toronto).
6th Sep '17 2:15:11 AM PaulA
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** Although this is certainly present in many of his works, it's sometimes averted as well. As in "The Rats In The Walls", a story where an elitist anglophile discovers that his highly esteemed ancestral line is actually directly related to monstrous, cannibalistic sub-humans.

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** Although this is certainly present in many of his works, it's sometimes averted as well. As in "The Rats In The Walls", "Literature/TheRatsInTheWalls", a story where an elitist anglophile discovers that his highly esteemed ancestral line is actually directly related to monstrous, cannibalistic sub-humans.
4th Sep '17 8:33:46 PM crowmagnon
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* In ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'', up until he runs into Little Bill, English Bob spends pretty much every minute of screen time extolling the supposed superiority of the british monarchy in the context of the recent assassination attempt on President Garfield.
16th Jul '17 12:26:31 PM Anata
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*** On ''Series/That70sShow'', Red says to ConspiracyTheorist Hyde: "Damn US Government?! Without our government, you'd be stuck in Siberia now sucking the juice out of a rotten commmie potato!"
24th Jun '17 6:44:33 AM Piterpicher
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*** ''AFishCalledWanda'' has Kevin Kline's [[JerkAss character]] randomly spouting this when annoyed. "If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking ''German!''". He says this ''right after'' claiming that Britain would be "the smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire."

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*** ''AFishCalledWanda'' ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' has Kevin Kline's [[JerkAss character]] randomly spouting this when annoyed. "If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking ''German!''". He says this ''right after'' claiming that Britain would be "the smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire."
3rd Jun '17 12:42:51 PM LentilSandEater
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** Of course, the whole point is thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by some characters who are painfully aware of the CulturalPosturing of their own race - namely, Matriarch Aethyta for the Asari, and either Wrex or Eve for the Krogan. Garrus also seems highly conscious of Turian flaws, especially in the second and third games after he's become more disillusioned and cynical. He even apologizes to Tali at one point for the little bit of posturing he did toward her in the first game. Kaidan has a moment of this toward humanity, arguing that people like [[AssInAmbassador Udina]] are [[NotHelpingYourCase not helping their people's case]]. For the Salarians, Padok Wicks is very critical of his race's tendency to meddle with more primitive species, and all the trouble that's caused for the galaxy.

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** Of course, the whole point is a thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] DiscussedTrope by some characters who are painfully aware of the CulturalPosturing of their own race - namely, Matriarch Aethyta for the Asari, and either Wrex or Eve for the Krogan. Garrus also seems highly conscious of Turian flaws, especially in the second and third games after he's become more disillusioned and cynical. He even apologizes to Tali at one point for the little bit of posturing he did toward her in the first game. Kaidan has a moment of this toward humanity, arguing that people like [[AssInAmbassador Udina]] are [[NotHelpingYourCase not helping their people's case]]. For the Salarians, Padok Wicks is very critical of his race's tendency to meddle with more primitive species, and all the trouble that's caused for the galaxy.
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