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14th Jul '16 8:53:16 PM DrOO7
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** Considering how many books she's written, it's not that implausible. Plus, she and her husband probably purchased the house at a time it was cheap and she may have used his insurance to pay off the mortgage. And she's getting her pension ''and'' his.
14th Jul '16 6:22:40 PM DrOO7
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* The heroes of ''Film/LakeviewTerrace'' buy a large, beautiful house with an in-ground pool in a wealthy district of Los Angeles, an area with very high housing costs. They refer to this as a "starter home." The villain as well, who is able to afford a house in the same neighborhood while working as a beat cop, with the additional burden of two children and a deceased spouse. Even with him mentioning "working my ass off, saving every dime", it's too implausible.

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* The heroes of ''Film/LakeviewTerrace'' buy a large, beautiful house with an in-ground pool in a wealthy district of Los Angeles, an area with very high housing costs. They refer to this as a "starter home." The villain as well, who is able to afford a house in the same neighborhood while working as a beat cop, with the additional burden of two children and a deceased spouse. Even with him mentioning "working my ass off, saving every dime", it's too implausible.implausible--[[FridgeLogic unless one assumes his late wife's insurance helped]].
13th Jul '16 11:25:59 AM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/SafeHaven'': The heroine is able to afford a bus ticket, then able to rent and fix up a cottage, despite impulsively fleeing her abusive husband and only finding work as a waitress. Especially glaring as it's ''completely'' the opposite of what happens in the book--it takes an entire year for her to save the money and she has to barely eat and stay in cheap motels in order to get by.
15th Jun '16 2:00:26 PM nielas
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* Tony [=DiNozzo=] of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' lives in a very nice apartment for a guy living on a cop's salary. Late in season 13 [=McGee=] does some digging and learns that he paid well below market price for it, as well. It turned out that the apartment was once the site of a gruesome triple homicide, after which nobody wanted to live there anymore, so Tony was able to get the place cheap and then redecorated over the more persistent bloodstains.

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* Tony [=DiNozzo=] of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' lives in a very nice apartment for a guy living on a cop's salary. Late in season 13 [=McGee=] does some digging and learns that not only does Tony own the apartment outright but he bought it back when he was still a probationary agent and thus was not making much money. It turns out that Tony paid well below market price for it, as well. It turned out that the apartment since it was once the site of a gruesome triple homicide, after which nobody wanted to live there anymore, so anymore. Tony was able to get the place cheap and then redecorated over the more persistent bloodstains.bloodstains. Tim then informs Tony that if Tony wanted to sell the apartment, enough time has passed since the murders that he is no longer legally required to inform potential buyers of its sordid history and thus could get full market value for it.
29th May '16 10:33:36 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' discusses this trope in its article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-hollywood-tricked-you-into-hating-poor-people/ 5 Insane Things You Believe About Money (Thanks to Movies)]].
29th May '16 3:42:57 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->-'''Faye''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext C'mon, at least lemme break one of (Dora's) arms...]]
-->-'''Marten''': No, because then she'd fire you and I'd have to pay the rent on this place all on my own.

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-->-'''Faye''': -->'''Faye''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext C'mon, at least lemme break one of (Dora's) arms...]]
-->-'''Marten''':
]]\\
'''Marten''':
No, because then she'd fire you and I'd have to pay the rent on this place all on my own.



-->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… '''*Crashing sound*''' And a battering ram… '''*DramaticGunCock*''' And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''(runs away as shots are fired in the background)''

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-->''' --->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… '''*Crashing sound*''' And a battering ram… '''*DramaticGunCock*''' And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''(runs away as shots are fired in the background)''



-->WHY DID NOBODY TELL US IT COSTS THIS MUCH TO RENT A ROOM IN MANHATTAN?!
-->Nobody told that you that this life would be such gruck!~
-->You're living in a dumpster and you're broke as fuuuck!~

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-->WHY DID NOBODY TELL US IT COSTS THIS MUCH TO RENT A ROOM IN MANHATTAN?!
-->Nobody
MANHATTAN?!\\
Nobody
told that you that this life would be such gruck!~
-->You're
gruck!~\\
You're
living in a dumpster and you're broke as fuuuck!~



--->'''Frank Grimes''': ''[in awe]'' Good Heavens! This is a palace! H-How can, how in the world can you afford to live in a house like this, Simpson?
--->'''Homer''': I dunno. Don't ask me how the economy works.

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--->'''Frank Grimes''': ''[in awe]'' ''(in awe)'' Good Heavens! This is a palace! H-How can, how in the world can you afford to live in a house like this, Simpson?
--->'''Homer''':
Simpson?\\
'''Homer''':
I dunno. Don't ask me how the economy works.
29th May '16 3:41:34 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… *Crashing sound* And a battering ram… *DramaticGunCock* And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''(runs away as shots are fired in the background)''

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-->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… *Crashing sound* '''*Crashing sound*''' And a battering ram… *DramaticGunCock* '''*DramaticGunCock*''' And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''(runs away as shots are fired in the background)''
29th May '16 3:40:54 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… [Crashing sound] And a battering ram… [DramaticGunCock] And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''*runs away as shots are fired in the background*''

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-->''' '90s Kid''': Oh, that's probably my land lord with another eviction note… [Crashing sound] *Crashing sound* And a battering ram… [DramaticGunCock] *DramaticGunCock* And a sawed-off shotgun… Gotta go! ''*runs ''(runs away as shots are fired in the background*''background)''
28th May '16 7:59:18 AM AdamC
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* The heroes of ''Film/LakeviewTerrace'' buy a large, beautiful house with an in-ground pool in a wealthy district of Los Angeles, an area with very high housing costs. They refer to this as a "starter home." The villain as well, who is able to afford a house in the same neighborhood while working as a beat cop. Even with him mentioning "working my ass off, saving every dime", it's too implausible.

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* The heroes of ''Film/LakeviewTerrace'' buy a large, beautiful house with an in-ground pool in a wealthy district of Los Angeles, an area with very high housing costs. They refer to this as a "starter home." The villain as well, who is able to afford a house in the same neighborhood while working as a beat cop.cop, with the additional burden of two children and a deceased spouse. Even with him mentioning "working my ass off, saving every dime", it's too implausible.
21st May '16 5:57:57 PM erforce
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* Dana, leading lady of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies, lives alone with baby Oscar in a spacious corner apartment in Manhattan overlooking Central Park. This would ''literally'' be one of the most expensive apartments in the US. As a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, she would make around 80 grand a year in the 1980's; the filmmakers could have easily given her a nice apartment in her price range, instead of putting her in a penthouse worth millions in the real world. On the other hand, being designed and constructed by a doomsday cult for the purposes of their EldritchAbomination summoning cannot be good for the value of a building, especially since the summoning worked.

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* Dana, leading lady of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movies, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GhostbustersII'', lives alone with baby Oscar in a spacious corner apartment in Manhattan overlooking Central Park. This would ''literally'' be one of the most expensive apartments in the US. As a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, she would make around 80 grand a year in the 1980's; the filmmakers could have easily given her a nice apartment in her price range, instead of putting her in a penthouse worth millions in the real world. On the other hand, being designed and constructed by a doomsday cult for the purposes of their EldritchAbomination summoning cannot be good for the value of a building, especially since the summoning worked.
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