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11th Aug '16 7:30:25 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga novels
** When playing for time in ''The Vor Game'', Miles tells his communications officer, "I want you to think of yourself as a non-communications officer.... I want maximum inefficiency, incompetence, and error.... You've worked with trainees, surely. Be creative."
** And in the previous book, ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', he tells the communications officer to pipe a base which he (correctly) suspects to have been taken by the enemy some gooey music and a 'Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By' message while he works out what to do about it.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/VorkosiganSaga novels
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** In ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', Miles tells the communications officer to pipe a base which he (correctly) suspects to have been taken by the enemy some gooey music and a 'Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By' message while he works out what to do about it.
** When playing for time in ''The Vor Game'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Miles tells his communications officer, "I want you to think of yourself as a non-communications officer.... I want maximum inefficiency, incompetence, and error.... You've worked with trainees, surely. Be creative."
** And in the previous book, ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', he tells the communications officer to pipe a base which he (correctly) suspects to have been taken by the enemy some gooey music and a 'Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By' message while he works out what to do about it.
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24th Jul '16 4:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunchMovie'' has Mr. Dittmeyer attempting to use this on his boss in the opening scene.

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* ''TheBradyBunchMovie'' ''Film/TheBradyBunchMovie'' has Mr. Dittmeyer attempting to use this on his boss in the opening scene.
12th Jul '16 11:29:53 PM foxley
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* In the third (televised) episode of Series/AlmostHuman, [[CowboyCop Detective John Kennex]] is ordered by [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Captain Maldonado]] to safely evacuate a building under siege with the civilians rather than keep after the perpetrators who are holding hostages on one of the upper floors. He responds with "There's....I can't....wha...de..wh...do you...bu...an....[[NonSequitur Christmas]]..."

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* In the third (televised) episode of Series/AlmostHuman, ''Series/AlmostHuman'', [[CowboyCop Detective John Kennex]] is ordered by [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Captain Maldonado]] to safely evacuate a building under siege with the civilians rather than keep after the perpetrators who are holding hostages on one of the upper floors. He responds with "There's....I can't....wha...de..wh...do you...bu...an....[[NonSequitur Christmas]]...""
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': At the start of "The Error of Her Ways", a cop gets out of a conversation with the dispatcher by repeatedly thumbing the send button on his radio to make it seem like the signal is breaking up.
14th Mar '16 3:17:59 AM Medinoc
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* The French movie ''La Vérité si je Mens! 2'' has a character doing it, moving the phone back and forth away from his mouth, before hanging up.
24th Feb '16 4:23:30 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Parodied in ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''. Ratchet tries to pull this trick during a call. He forgot the other guy could see him, though. He promptly shuts him up by killing the conversation.

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* Parodied in ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''. ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''. Ratchet tries to pull this trick during a call. He forgot video call, forgettting the other guy could see him, though.him. He promptly shuts him up by killing the conversation.
17th Feb '16 5:46:10 PM Knight20
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* In WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy in the episode "Guard Dog" Kitty said to Dudley they were passing through a tunnel when she really just wanted to play with the cat toys in the cat car.
7th Jan '16 4:40:31 PM nombretomado
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* Moltar does this to Space Ghost in ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''. Space Ghost calls him on it: "You're just making noises with your mouth!"

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* Moltar does this to Space Ghost in ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''. Space Ghost calls him on it: "You're just making noises with your mouth!"
12th Dec '15 5:08:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'' has a pair of pilots rubbing their gloves on their mics to simulate the sound while disobeying orders. Their commander is frustrated, knowing that he's [[MilitaryMaverick done that himself]], but he can't stop them. Both contribute hugely to the success of the mission, but both also [[AnyoneCanDie die.]]

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* ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'' has a pair of pilots rubbing their gloves on their mics to simulate the sound while disobeying orders. Their commander is frustrated, knowing that he's [[MilitaryMaverick done that himself]], but he can't stop them. Both contribute hugely to the success of the mission, but both also [[AnyoneCanDie die.]]
12th Dec '15 12:48:26 PM theNerdytimes
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* Anyone who's played multiplayer games online has at least once heard a [[SoreLoser losing player]] complain about the internet connection acting up, then proceeding to RageQuit.
6th Dec '15 6:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* During an ''SFDebris'' review of a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, he wonders exactly how an Admiral would react to Benjamin Sisko's actions. It ends with...

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* During an ''SFDebris'' ''WebSite/SFDebris'' review of a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, he wonders exactly how an Admiral would react to Benjamin Sisko's actions. It ends with...
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