History Main / InsaneTrollLogic

19th May '18 4:55:03 AM Tyrannocyon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* An infamous online commenter known as "Ken M" is notorious for either making statements so stupid that they often aggravate everyone else, or posts that seemingly seem normal requests but with an absurd punchline. The best part is how he actually gets company Facebook accounts to reply before trolling them.
-->'''Ken M:''' Then how come potato is latin for king of the peanuts
18th May '18 4:13:58 PM onionmaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' allows you to start a fight with someone and then call the police on them - and if they are armed it will result in them getting shot. You can use this to rob Ammunation and assist you in Gang Attacks, to name a couplee.
15th May '18 7:12:52 AM Vilui
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Film/TheCannonballRun Speed Zone]]'': When Vic comes to kill Alec, Alec tries to talk him out of it. He's placed money on a car in a [[EpicRace cross-country road race]] and explains that the odds of that car winning are one hundred to one. He then reasons that since he's been gambling with Vic's boss for ninety-six months (12 months in a year X 8 years), his odds of winning the bet are four to one (100 - 4).

to:

* ''[[Film/TheCannonballRun Speed Zone]]'': When Vic comes to kill Alec, Alec tries to talk him out of it. He's placed money on a car in a [[EpicRace cross-country road race]] and explains that the odds of that car winning are one hundred to one. He then reasons that since he's been gambling with Vic's boss for ninety-six months (12 months in a year X x 8 years), his odds of winning the bet are four to one (100 - 4).
8th May '18 9:58:53 AM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Garak is attracted to Ziyal, who's the daughter of his arch-enemy Gul Dukat. When she invites him on a date, Garak is suspicious that she's setting him up to be killed to win favor with her father. Kira shows up at the shop and threatens Garak to stay away from Ziyal and never hurt her. Her anger convinces Garak that the date is for real and he can enjoy it. But then Quark suggests that maybe Kira ''wants'' Garak to go into a trap to get himself killed and is playing being angered because that will goad him into a date-murder. And Garak ''actually thinks this makes sense''.
8th May '18 9:54:15 AM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* This is pretty much Waldo's go-to thought process on ''Series/FamilyMatters''.
** Weasel gets Eddie to bet huge on football games as he has a "foolproof system." After they lose over a thousand dollars, Steve asks Weasel what his "system" is.
-->'''Weasel''': We bet on the teams whose cities have the ugliest women!
-->'''Steve''': I'm going to hate myself for asking this...but why?
-->'''Weasel''': Wouldn't you be meaner if you came from a city full of ugly women?
-->'''Steve''': I was right. I hate myself.
7th May '18 6:35:33 PM Tyrannocyon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Pretty much most examples of a fallacious argument, taken to hilarious extremes as a way of illustrating some issues regarding the steps of logic. For example:
-->1. All polar bears are left handed.\\
2. 10% of burglars are left handed.\\
3. Therefore, if you get robbed, there is a 10% chance it was a polar bear.


Added DiffLines:

* A hunter was asked what he did for a living, and he responds that he "hunts tigers in Africa." When its pointed out that there are no tigers in Africa, he replies "that's because I do my job".
6th May '18 5:11:15 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message




Added DiffLines:

* A 2018 sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has Creator/DonaldGlover as a lawyer trying to defend the owners of ''Movie/JurassicPark'' on being responsible for the deaths of guests. He seriously argues that the guest agreement that the park "is not responsible for the loss of any personal items" extends to ''living people in his company.''
-->'''Defendent''': I don't consider my family and friends "items."
-->'''Lawyer''': But the law does.
-->'''Judge''': Let the record show that the law does ''not.''
1st May '18 9:26:39 AM SteveMB
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show used a lot of this in Batman's free association logic, especially in Riddler episodes. Even if the actual answers to the riddles were straightforward, Batman had to employ a lot of Insane Troll Logic to figure out how they related to anything relevant. Penguin actually used to this to his advantage in one episode by leaving behind a purposefully cryptic (and bugged) umbrella for Batman to find, knowing he'd assume it was a clue. Penguin himself had no plans for a crime. He simply listened to Batman and Robin guess at what his next heist would be and make their plan to stop him. Armed with the knowledge of both how to commit his crime and how Batman would try to stop it, Penguin then successfully pulled off the heist.

to:

* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show used a lot of this in [[BatDeduction Batman's free association logic, logic]], especially in Riddler episodes. Even if the actual answers to the riddles were straightforward, Batman had to employ a lot of Insane Troll Logic to figure out how they related to anything relevant. Penguin actually used to this to his advantage in one episode by leaving behind a purposefully cryptic (and bugged) umbrella for Batman to find, knowing he'd assume it was a clue. Penguin himself had no plans for a crime. He simply listened to Batman and Robin guess at what his next heist would be and make their plan to stop him. Armed with the knowledge of both how to commit his crime and how Batman would try to stop it, Penguin then successfully pulled off the heist.
26th Apr '18 8:13:57 PM aristos_achaion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Much of the early plot of ''Oddman 11'' stems from this sort of logic. Upon learning that Itami has dated all nine Oddmen he's not related to, Setsu's friends suggest that maybe she'll earn the right to date him if she defeats all his exes "like in [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld that movie]]." Despite Itami immediately saying that she doesn't have to fight anybody, not only does Setsu take challenging his exes 100% seriously, the Oddmen take her challenges seriously in turn, spending many chapters fighting one another ''based on nothing but an offhand movie reference''. [[spoiler: This hasn't seemed to improve her standing with Itami so far, but it has earned her a yuri harem of the defeated Oddmen.]]
24th Apr '18 1:43:49 AM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the season finale, Omi decides to use a time travel Shen Gong Wu to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong go back in time and prevent Chase Young from turning evil]]. The problem: Omi's future self took said Wu with him to the future for safe keeping. Omi's solution: freeze him self with the same Wu as last time, hook up a Wu that shoots energy blasts to a timer set for fifty years, wake up, and get the time travel Wu from future!Omi. Naturally, this results in a BadFuture where Jack Spicer beats the monks and other villains, and rules the world unopposed. Lampshaded by future!Clay and future!Raimondo.

to:

** In Near the season finale, end of the series, Omi decides to use a time travel Shen Gong Wu to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong go back in time and prevent Chase Young from turning evil]]. The problem: Omi's future self took said Wu with him to the future for safe keeping. Omi's solution: freeze him self with the same Wu as last time, hook up a Wu that shoots energy blasts to a timer set for fifty years, wake up, and get the time travel Wu from future!Omi. Naturally, this results in a BadFuture where Jack Spicer beats the monks and other villains, and rules the world unopposed. Lampshaded by future!Clay and future!Raimondo.
This list shows the last 10 events of 2048. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.InsaneTrollLogic