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26th Aug '17 11:58:22 AM darkemyst
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-->'''[[TheNameless Sweep 1]]''': "[[OnlySaneMan I think that plasma bath fried Galvatron's circuits.]]"

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-->'''[[TheNameless -->'''[[NoNameGiven Sweep 1]]''': "[[OnlySaneMan I think that plasma bath fried Galvatron's circuits.]]"
26th Jun '17 5:14:15 AM MCE
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* From Website/NotAlwaysRight: "[[http://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/42893 When Crazy Requests Reach The Stratosphere]]" - "You’re not paid to think, so just put a new satellite up." "But ma'am, that would take several months and millions of dollars!" "You and I both know that's not true; I expect it up by tonight, and it better not affect my bill."

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* From Website/NotAlwaysRight: "[[http://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/42893 "[[https://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/81841/ When Crazy Requests Reach The Stratosphere]]" - "You’re not paid to think, so just put a new satellite up." "But ma'am, that would take several months and millions of dollars!" "You and I both know that's not true; I expect it up by tonight, and it better not affect my bill."
10th Apr '17 7:39:57 AM MugenKagemaru
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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet pointing out the flaw in his logic.

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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's [[VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge Enker's]] failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet [[VideoGame/MegaManII Quintet]] pointing out the flaw in his logic.
10th Apr '17 7:37:22 AM MugenKagemaru
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* One standalone strip in ''Webcomic/{{Fluble}}'' rides this for all its worth, with Clown's boss saying no less than three variations of it:
-->"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to ask relevant questions! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to point out my obvious stupidity! I pay you to make Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to shred Arruda files! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"


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* One standalone strip in ''Webcomic/{{Fluble}}'' rides this for all its worth, with Clown's boss saying no less than three variations of it:
-->"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to ask relevant questions! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to point out my obvious stupidity! I pay you to make Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to shred Arruda files! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"


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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet pointing out the flaw in his logic.
3rd Apr '17 4:34:59 PM JMQwilleran
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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregards something their henchman 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 henchman was trying to tell them, and it ends up being fatal.
fatal. If your role is a YesMan, then you can simply assume that this is true and shouldn't need to have it said to you.
28th Mar '17 6:42:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "To Hull and Back", DirtyCop DCI Hoskins says this several times to his [[ServileSnarker subordinate and drive PC Hoskins]]. This ends up backfiring horribly on him, when it turns out the Met are onto his corrupt practices and Hoskins drives him into a police sting.

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* In the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "To Hull and Back", DirtyCop DCI Hoskins says this several times to his [[ServileSnarker subordinate and drive PC Hoskins]]. This ends up backfiring horribly on him, when it turns out the Met are onto his corrupt practices and Hoskins drives him into a police sting.
6th Feb '17 3:31:28 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M." from the premiere season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Kevin Carroll tries to explain to Ira Gaines about Jack Bauer having got the jump on him.
-->'''Carroll''': I thought I could handle him. I thought--
-->'''Gaines''': Stop thinking!
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.
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