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7th Feb '18 2:26:26 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Wiki/RationalWiki uses the term [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity "deepity"]] for statements like this.



* Neuroscientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett has coined the term "Deepity" to describe an "seemingly profound statement" that has two levels of meanings, one that is trivially true and another one that sounds profound but is actually a meaningless statement.

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* Neuroscientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett has coined used the term "Deepity" to describe an a "seemingly profound statement" that has two levels of meanings, one that is trivially true and another one that sounds profound but is actually a meaningless statement.statement. Allegedly it was coined by the teenage daughter of one of his friends. Wiki/RationalWiki uses this term for things like this. One example the wiki gives is the old advice "There is no 'I' in 'team'": there is no letter "i" in "team" and "you need to put aside your 'selfish' feeling for the good of the team" but never gives any reason as to ''why'' other than "your a part of the team, so just go along with it".
3rd Feb '18 6:22:31 PM SirPellucidar
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Recess'', Guru kid's advice consists mostly of these, and he even repeats the same ones to kids asking him completely different questions. Somehow though everyone still comes to him for advice.
3rd Feb '18 10:12:02 AM Jeduthun
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-->'''Garfield:''' Life is like a birdbath. It's made of concrete, filled with water, and, uh... birds like to splash in it. Boy, that was dumb. Life isn't anything like a birdbath. [{{Beat}}] Life... is like a sock monkey...

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-->'''Garfield:''' Life is like a birdbath. It's made of concrete, filled with water, and, uh... birds like to splash in it. Boy, that was dumb. Life isn't anything like a birdbath. [{{Beat}}] Life... is like a sock monkey...
3rd Feb '18 10:10:16 AM Jeduthun
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' offers [[https://garfield.dale.ro/garfield-1986-april-26.html this observation]]:
-->'''Garfield:''' Life is like a birdbath. It's made of concrete, filled with water, and, uh... birds like to splash in it. Boy, that was dumb. Life isn't anything like a birdbath. [{{Beat}}] Life... is like a sock monkey...
29th Jan '18 10:59:32 AM Adven1966
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* ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance'': One of the dialog choices during the date is "You're like a summer breeze blowing in the wind". Selecting it makes your date think you're poetic.
15th Jan '18 6:41:24 PM NotThisThing
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** If a woman says something in a forest and a man isn't there to hear her, is she still complaining?
9th Jan '18 5:51:39 AM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "no loafing", Strong Bad decides to supplement the "NO LOAFING" sign in his computer room with some motivational posters, including a poster of a windsurfer with the caption "Failure is not a four-letter word" and a wood-burned image of a horse with the caption "The loneliest goat sees the last sunset last..."
16th Dec '17 10:26:55 AM chopshop
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* Discussed and deconstructed in ''Film/PulpFiction''. Jules loves to shout [[AsTheGoodBookSays a dramatic biblical verse]] before killing his enemies. Said verse is seemingly an Ice Cream Koan (it's not even really from the Bible; it's a quote from a Creator/SonnyChiba movie) and Jules is perfectly upfront that he just thinks it sounds cool. But than at the end of the movie he's given reason to think about it and realizes that it's actually remarkably applicable to his life.
-->"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."
15th Dec '17 2:40:05 AM Anddrix
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* The semi-satirical writing style of [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]] video game blogger Tim Rogers frequently involves throwing a lot (a ''[[WallOfText lot]]'') of clever-sounding statements and metaphors at the wall and seeing what sticks. Needless to say, for every legitimate gem of insight he produces, there are often several of these.

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* The semi-satirical writing style of [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]] controversial video game blogger Tim Rogers frequently involves throwing a lot (a ''[[WallOfText lot]]'') of clever-sounding statements and metaphors at the wall and seeing what sticks. Needless to say, for every legitimate gem of insight he produces, there are often several of these.
2nd Dec '17 9:50:07 AM DanteVin
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* The playable character [=Zer0=] from ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' speaks in Haiku for 90% of his dialogue.
-->'''[=Zer0=]:''' (when killing an enemy with a Critical hit) Critical killing / Is an art unto itself / And I am Rembrandt.
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