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11th Jun '17 2:14:49 PM Ccook1956
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* ''The Mini-Munsters,'' an entry in ABC's ''Saturday Superstar Movie'' (1972-74) had the macabre family discovering their hearse runs on music instead of gasoline.
8th Jun '17 9:55:44 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Wildcards}}'' books, some Aces are super inventors, but other scientists/engineers can't operate or maintain their devices because it's their own psychic power that makes them work.

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* In the ''{{Wildcards}}'' ''Literature/{{Wildcards}}'' books, some Aces are super inventors, but other scientists/engineers can't operate or maintain their devices because it's their own psychic power that makes them work.
7th Jun '17 7:17:34 PM nombretomado
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* Devisors from the ''WhateleyUniverse'' run on this trope, although they sometimes get devices that are ''close'' to reasonable. This is annoying to those with both [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteer]] and Devisor traits, since they don't know if what they built either obeys the rules of science or ignores the rules of science, in which case they can't patent and mass-manufacture it. The only test is if someone else can build it.

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* Devisors from the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' run on this trope, although they sometimes get devices that are ''close'' to reasonable. This is annoying to those with both [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteer]] and Devisor traits, since they don't know if what they built either obeys the rules of science or ignores the rules of science, in which case they can't patent and mass-manufacture it. The only test is if someone else can build it.
2nd May '17 6:01:50 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'', [[Creator/DrSeuss Bart Collins]] creates a ''sound absorbing device'' using all the items in his pockets combined with liquid odor eater and a hearing aid, on the theory that if odor eater removes odors, then combining it with a hearing aid (and marbles, and string, matches, a frog, etc.) will remove all sound from a room. [[DeusExNukina Then it turns out to be Atomic and blows up]]. [[spoiler:It ''is'' AllJustADream, after all.]]

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* In ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'', [[Creator/DrSeuss Bart Collins]] creates a ''sound absorbing ''sound-absorbing device'' using all the items in his pockets combined with liquid odor eater odor-eater and a hearing aid, on the theory that if odor eater odor-eater removes odors, then combining it with a hearing aid (and marbles, and string, matches, a frog, etc.) will remove all sound from a room. [[DeusExNukina Then it turns out to be Atomic and blows up]]. [[spoiler:It ''is'' AllJustADream, after all.]]
2nd May '17 5:59:37 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* A [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] story where Scrooge went to the centre of the Earth to look for the key to time had his vehicle being powered by the power of the market put in a pressure chamber. At one point, he ran out of fuel because the market had been tamed, but his fighting with Donald charged up the pressure chamber again.\\

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* A [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] story where Scrooge went to the centre center of the Earth to look for the key to time had his vehicle being powered by the power of the market put in a pressure chamber. At one point, he ran out of fuel because the market had been tamed, but his fighting with Donald charged up the pressure chamber again.\\



At the centre of the Earth, there was a miniature space with another, small Earth. There was so little gravity down there that the ducks were able to walk on thin air because of that, but also able to walk on the ground. Of course, the author may have thought this actually made sense.\\

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At the centre center of the Earth, there was a miniature space with another, small Earth. There was so little gravity down there that the ducks were able to walk on thin air because of that, but also able to walk on the ground. Of course, the author may have thought this actually made sense.\\



This is to say nothing of the magical time thingies the characters gained from the centre of the Earth. They somehow used them to make money, but the explanations given as to how were so vague it barely even gets up to this trope.

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This is to say nothing of the magical time thingies the characters gained from the centre center of the Earth. They somehow used them to make money, but the explanations given as to how were so vague it barely even gets up to this trope.
2nd May '17 5:54:39 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', this show is '''made''' of nonsenseoleum. The very first episode has them escaping earth's gravity, in a rollercoaster, because the Effiel Tower ''flung'' them there like a slingshot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', this show is '''made''' of nonsenseoleum. The very first episode has them escaping earth's gravity, in a rollercoaster, because the Effiel Eiffel Tower ''flung'' them there like a slingshot.
16th Apr '17 6:26:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E14OneLittleShip One Little Ship]]," in which a runabout and its crew are [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk to a tiny size]] by a NegativeSpaceWedgie and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] how enjoyably silly it is.

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* In the ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E14OneLittleShip One Little Ship]]," in which a runabout and its crew are [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk to a tiny size]] by a NegativeSpaceWedgie and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] how enjoyably silly it is.
6th Apr '17 11:52:03 PM higgledypiggledy
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* In the ''StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "One Little Ship," in which a runabout and its crew are [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk to a tiny size]] by a NegativeSpaceWedgie and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] how enjoyably silly it is.

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* In the ''StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "One "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E14OneLittleShip One Little Ship," Ship]]," in which a runabout and its crew are [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk to a tiny size]] by a NegativeSpaceWedgie and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] how enjoyably silly it is.
6th Apr '17 11:51:27 PM higgledypiggledy
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* In the ''StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "One Little Ship," in which a runabout and its crew are intentionally shrunk to a tiny size and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe lampshade how enjoyably silly it is.

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* In the ''StarTrek'' universe, the tech, no matter how far-fetched, is ''supposed'' to be taken seriously within the context of the story. But once in a while it gets, in a self-aware fashion, pretty close to the edge of Nonsensoleum. A good example is the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "One Little Ship," in which a runabout and its crew are intentionally [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunk to a tiny size size]] by a NegativeSpaceWedgie and then zoom around the interior of the ''Defiant'' fighting off a hostile boarding party. It's obviously meant as a completely goofy premise, with only the most perfunctory attempt at an AppliedPhlebotinum justification, for the sheer fun of telling the story, and the key is that even the characters in universe lampshade [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] how enjoyably silly it is.
6th Apr '17 11:45:57 PM higgledypiggledy
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---> '''Sisko:''' Major, are you laughing at our investigation of this subspace anomaly?
---> '''Kira:''' No, sir.

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---> '''Sisko:''' (deadpan) Major, are you laughing at our investigation of this subspace anomaly?
---> '''Kira:''' (innocently) No, sir.
---> '''Worf:''' The data collected here could provide Starfleet with the key to creating transwarp corridors through space. It could give us a substantial tactical advantage over the Dominion.
---> '''Kira:''' Oh, it's ''very'' important research. ...What? I'm ''not laughing!'' No, just because we are shrinking three people to the size of coffee cups...! (finally loses it)

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