History Main / HoldingTheFloor

18th Feb '18 12:18:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'': the Russian prime minister says "I have the floor Mr. Kerensky." Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky, who is the OnlySaneMan in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Duma_of_the_Russian_Empire Duma]] later manages to silence the Duma and tells then that [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin's]] [[RasputinianDeath death]] does not solve the problems of Russia's failing government. The army deserting by the thousands, the civilians are going to organize food and fuel riots, his German wife is still ruling TheEmpire, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar Czar]] is ignoring reality. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Spell/RealLife]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_and_Alexandra]]

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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'': the Russian prime minister says "I have the floor Mr. Kerensky." Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky, who is the OnlySaneMan in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Duma_of_the_Russian_Empire Duma]] later manages to silence the Duma and tells then that [[RasputinTheMadMonk [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin's]] [[RasputinianDeath death]] does not solve the problems of Russia's failing government. The army deserting by the thousands, the civilians are going to organize food and fuel riots, his German wife is still ruling TheEmpire, and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar Czar]] is ignoring reality. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Spell/RealLife]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_and_Alexandra]]
6th Feb '18 4:47:31 PM SteveMB
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* In the opening battle of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Poe stalls by hailing Hux and pretending [[ICantHearYou to not hear Hux's replies]] until he's in position to begin his attack run.
1st Feb '18 6:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* Mr Smith in ''MrSmithGoesToWashington'' filibusters in front of the Senate

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* Mr Smith in ''MrSmithGoesToWashington'' ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'' filibusters in front of the Senate
29th Nov '17 9:55:37 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Not a particularly long speech, but probably the most important speech in his career was delivered by Joschka Fischer (then German foreign minister) at the 1999 special party conference of the German Green Party. A bit of context: His party had just entered a federal government for the first time in history not a year prior. The Greens had started out as an incredibly pacifist party in a country that was at the time adverse to war under any circumstances. Fischer (as can be seen in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsKCOTM4Ms video]]) had been hit by a bag of color, which ruptured his eardrums and had to defend the decision of his government to get involved in the 1999 Kosovo war. The party conference had to actually be conducted under ''police protection''.

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* Not a particularly long speech, but probably the most important speech in his career was delivered by Joschka Fischer (then German foreign minister) at the 1999 special party conference of the German Green Party. A bit of context: His party had just entered a federal government for the first time in history not a year prior. The Greens had started out as an incredibly pacifist party in a country that was at the time adverse to war under any circumstances. Fischer (as can be seen in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsKCOTM4Ms video]]) had been hit by a bag of color, red paint by a protestor, which ruptured his eardrums and had to defend the decision of his government to get involved in the 1999 Kosovo war. The party conference had to actually be conducted under ''police protection''.
3rd Oct '17 11:51:17 AM Augusto
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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap.

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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu.WeNeedADistraction. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap.
3rd Oct '17 11:34:47 AM Augusto
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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point.

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Not to be confused with either a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point.
point, or an AuthorFilibuster, which is when the author [[WriterOnBoard stops by to deliver a message]] and goes on about it for ''waaaaay'' too long.
3rd Oct '17 11:29:16 AM Augusto
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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point

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Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which is when the author puts a an unrealistically large amount of speech in Bob's mouth to make a point
point.
3rd Oct '17 11:11:52 AM Augusto
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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap. A CharacterFilibuster is where the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point

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Compare WeNeedADistraction, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu. May be part of a ScheherezadeGambit. May overlap with ConvenientlyTimedDistraction if a character stalls for time and hopes for an opportunity. Contrast TalkingIsAFreeAction. Do not confuse with HoldTheLine which involves a lot of physical fighting, though if you throw in BloodOnTheDebateFloor they might overlap. A CharacterFilibuster

Not to be confused with a CharacterFilibuster, which
is where when the author puts a speech in Bob's mouth to make a point
3rd Oct '17 11:07:14 AM Augusto
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* ''Muertitos'': Ankhmutes' mother has to ask her to continue the filibuster while she goes to the bathroom. Since she has no interest in what's being discussed, she just reads her fanfics aloud instead.

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* ''Muertitos'': In the webcomic ''[[http://muertitos.comicgenesis.com/ Muertitos]]'' ([[http://muertitos.tumblr.com Tumblr mirror]]), Ankhmutes' mother has to ask her to continue the filibuster while she goes to the bathroom. Since she has no interest in what's being discussed, she just reads her fanfics aloud instead.
6th Sep '17 12:48:19 PM GrammarNavi
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** UsefulNotes/HueyLong, an early 20th century populist who filibustered many "pro-rich" bills, was known to read {{Shakespeare}} and discuss "potlickers" recipes. For ''fifteen hours''.

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** UsefulNotes/HueyLong, an early 20th century populist who filibustered many "pro-rich" bills, was known to read {{Shakespeare}} [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] and discuss "potlickers" recipes. For ''fifteen hours''.
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