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16th Jan '17 10:14:45 AM DanaO
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* This is inverted on ''Series/{{Newsradio}}'' in a episode. Dave brings a problem to Jimmy and Jimmy points out Dave was hired to worry about these problems so Jimmy doesn't have to deal with them.

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* This is inverted on ''Series/{{Newsradio}}'' in a episode. Dave brings a problem to Jimmy and Jimmy points out Dave was hired to worry about these problems so Jimmy doesn't have to deal with them. (It eventually turns out Jimmy is both the primary ''cause'' of the problem and the only one with authority to fix it... which he [[ObfuscatingInsanity may or may not]] have known from the start.)
2nd Dec '16 1:00:11 PM megarockman
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* According to Oleg Gordievsky, part of the reason NATO's 1983 Able Archer 83 exercises (simulating a gradual build-up of military readiness then-unprecedented in scale) soiled the Soviet leadership's collective pants so thoroughly was that under Operation [=RYaN=] KGB agents stationed in Western Europe were ordered only to report their observations, ''not'' their analysis. This meant that the increasingly isolated and paranoid Soviet leadership got the reports of on-the-ground evidence suggesting that NATO was about ready to launch a massive nuclear first strike[[note]]to be precise, the moves their agents were reporting fit unnervingly well with what they internally expected preparation for a NATO first-strike would look like[[/note]] on the USSR, but not the accompanying skepticism by those best in position to know (i.e., the reporting KGB agents in the West who best understood Western thinking) that NATO was actually about to start WorldWarThree. Though born of paranoia rather than pride, several nuclear-capable Warsaw Pact units and possibly Soviet [=ICBMs=] were ordered to prepare a "pre-emptive" first strike as a result. (It should be noted that Gordievsky, the highest-ranking KGB agent to ever defect to the West, is the West's main source about this episode - grains of salt should be taken according to taste.)
3rd Oct '16 3:28:05 PM valar55
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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregards something their henchmen was trying to tell them and it ends up being fatal.

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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregards something their henchmen henchman was trying to tell them them, and it ends up being fatal.
15th Sep '16 10:15:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''R. J. Fletcher:''' You idiot! Can't you do anything right? [[FelonyMisdemeanor Does this look like a number two pencil to you?]]\\

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->'''R. J. Fletcher:''' You idiot! Can't you do anything right? [[FelonyMisdemeanor Does this look like a number two pencil to you?]]\\you?\\
13th Sep '16 10:42:10 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Forbes'' placed it at the top of a [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/03/19/ten-things-only-lousy-managers-say/ 2014 article]] of "10 Things Only Lousy Managers Say."
21st May '16 2:36:22 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Walter Peck says this to an electrical-worker. "I'm not interested in your ''opinion''; just shut it off!"

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': Walter Peck says this to an electrical-worker. "I'm not interested in your ''opinion''; just shut it off!"



* ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' has an example of this when Rocky only collects 130 dollars from someone who owed his boss 200:

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* ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' has an example of this when Rocky only collects 130 dollars from someone who owed his boss 200:
20th May '16 9:53:23 PM Andre
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** Jon Spiro treats his flunkies, [[DumbMuscle Pecs and Chips]] in a similar fashion. When one of them makes a comment about dino dung forming into diamonds over time, he suggests paying them in dung, which shuts them up in a hurry.
25th Mar '16 2:18:53 PM Eddy1215
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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregarding what their henchmen tried to tell them ends up being fatal.

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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregarding what disregards something their henchmen tried was trying to tell them and it ends up being fatal.
25th Mar '16 2:17:08 PM Eddy1215
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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregarding what their henchmen tried to tell them ends up being fatal.
29th Jan '16 5:33:10 PM nombretomado
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* Tiny, the DumbMuscle German soldier from the SvenHassel novels, is always saying that he was told by his superiors not to think. "Leave it to the horses, they've got bigger heads."

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* Tiny, the DumbMuscle German soldier from the SvenHassel Creator/SvenHassel novels, is always saying that he was told by his superiors not to think. "Leave it to the horses, they've got bigger heads."
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