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3rd Dec '16 7:45:58 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Irish criminal Elliot "Grotto" Grote, recently killed by the Punisher despite Nelson & Murdock's best efforts to protect him, gets this at his funeral. Father Lantom doesn't sugarcoat Grotto's life or attempt to avoid [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speaking ill of him]]. He claims that the best he could do is say Grotto went to and donated to church, and that if they ignore his criminal past, there was no learning from it.

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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Irish criminal Elliot "Grotto" Grote, recently Grote is killed by the Punisher despite Nelson & Murdock's best efforts to protect him, gets this at him. [[LonelyFuneral Only Matt Murdock, Karen Page and Foggy Nelson show up for his funeral.funeral]]. Father Lantom doesn't sugarcoat Grotto's life or attempt to avoid [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speaking ill of him]]. He claims that the best The most positive thing he could do is can say about Grotto is that he went to and donated to the church, and explains to Matt afterwards that if they ignore his criminal past, there was no learning from it.
18th Nov '16 9:50:42 AM JoeMerl
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows on Chris Brown in his review of "Turn up the Music":

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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows on Chris Brown in his WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows's review of "Turn up Up the Music":Music" is actually 90% just a rant about how much Todd hates Chris Brown [[DomesticAbuse as a]] [[NeverMyFault person]]. Partway through he remembers that he's supposed to be reviewing the song, and says that yeah, it's okay, before moving on to more hate.
17th Nov '16 9:13:06 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Irish criminal Elliot "Grotto" Grote, recently killed by the Punisher despite Nelson & Murdock's best efforts to protect him, gets this at his funeral. Father Lantom doesn't sugarcoat Grotto's life or attempt to avoid [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speaking ill of him]]. He claims that the best he could do is say Grotto went to and donated to church, and that if they ignore his criminal past, there was no learning from it.
11th Nov '16 1:41:43 AM 06tele
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* As noted in Live Action TV, one of the ways in which film reviewers (and film fans in general) praise a film which is otherwise rubbish is to say "The cinematography is great", which amounts to saying that while the story might be boring, incoherent and/or offensive and the acting might be terrible, the cinematographer, camera operator and focus puller did their jobs to a reasonable professional standard.
26th Oct '16 12:58:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire''

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire''''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
26th Oct '16 8:58:37 AM lalalei2001
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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' has only one good thing to say about ''[[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 Back to the Future]]'': At least it fits in a toaster. For even more horrendous games like ''Videogame/PlumbersDontWearTies'', the closest he could get to complimenting it is to say it's almost half as bad as ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]''.

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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' has only one good thing to say about ''[[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 Back to the Future]]'': At least it fits in a toaster. For even more horrendous games like ''Videogame/PlumbersDontWearTies'', the closest he could get to complimenting it is to say it's almost half as bad as ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]''.''VideoGame/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
20th Oct '16 8:37:46 AM cybertoy0
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* In one ''WebComic/DumbRWBY'' comic, Weiss is writing to her sister about Ruby. However, because Ruby is, in order, playing with her PreciousPuppy with chicken by the scythe and then stuffing a cookie up her nose, all Weiss can say is that Ruby's "Interesing" and "A person." This would explain Winter's "How appropriately underwhelming" remark when she met Ruby in the series' Volume 3.
16th Oct '16 2:23:05 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Lizzie challenges her incredibly kind sister Jane to say ''something'' nice about Darcy. The only thing she can give? "He's so...ah. Eeh. He's um- no, no no.... He's tall."

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** Lizzie challenges her incredibly kind sister Jane to say ''something'' nice about Darcy. The only thing she can give? "He's so... ah. Eeh. He's um- no, no no....no... He's tall."
16th Oct '16 2:20:38 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When UsefulNotes/HardangerFiddle players tried to compliment eachother, faint praise might occur, when the master fiddlers had to say something nice to the less gifted. "The Miller Boy", reckoned to be the greatest fiddler of the nineteenth century, made this one a classic:

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* When UsefulNotes/HardangerFiddle players tried to compliment eachother, each other, faint praise might occur, when the master fiddlers had to say something nice to the less gifted. "The Miller Boy", reckoned to be the greatest fiddler of the nineteenth century, made this one a classic:



* The {{Jerkass}} practice of "negging." The idea is to shake the confidence of the negee (usually a woman one wants to pursue sex and/or a relationship with) enough to get her to seek his validation and approval. This can also be done with advertising: play on the potential consumer's insecurities (about their looks or status or whatever else)...and imply that your product will make everything better.

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* The {{Jerkass}} practice of "negging." The idea is to shake the confidence of the negee (usually a woman one wants to pursue sex and/or a relationship with) enough to get her to seek his validation and approval. This can also be done with advertising: play on the potential consumer's insecurities (about their looks or status or whatever else)... and imply that your product will make everything better.
16th Oct '16 4:53:22 AM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "A Tale of Two Stans", the principal of Stan's high school compares Stan [[spoiler: and his twin brother]] to his parents thusly; [[spoiler: "You have two boys. One is very gifted, and the other is sitting outside this room and his name is Stanley."]]
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