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28th Sep '16 7:12:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily'', Gomez tells the giant squid in the cellar that this is why the United States has the Electoral College. (Used as a throwaway joke.)
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6th Sep '16 9:01:31 PM RoseUnity
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* There are some who could argue this Trope explains every decision made in the entire length and breadth of '''HUMAN HISTORY'''.
23rd Aug '16 9:46:43 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheTrashPack'' webseries episode "Snot My Problem", Trash-A-Pillar and Scummy Screen feel this way when it comes to a link.
-->'''Blow Fly:''' What did you do?!
-->'''Trash-A-Pillar:''' Uh, nothing! I just clicked on this little link that said [[TooDumbToLive “Download this virus to win one million dollars”!]]
-->'''Scummy Screen:''' ''(Congested and obviously ill-looking)'' It seemed like a good deal at the time…
12th Aug '16 8:29:58 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', after the Kremlin explodes, Ethan is taken to hospital and is suspected to be responsible for the explosion. A Russian agent is sent to the hospital to investigate, but Ethan manages to free himself and climbs out of the window to [[TrashLanding jump down into a refuse container]], but realises that it's way to high.
-->'''Russian Agent:''' Not a good idea.

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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', after the Kremlin explodes, Ethan is taken to hospital and is suspected to be responsible for the explosion. A The Russian agent cop Sidorov is sent to the hospital to investigate, but Ethan manages to free himself and climbs out of the window to [[TrashLanding jump down into a refuse container]], but realises that it's way to high.
-->'''Russian Agent:''' -->'''Sidorov:''' Not a good idea.
12th Aug '16 8:25:27 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'', after the Kremlin explodes, Ethan is taken to hospital and is suspected to be responsible for the explosion. A Russian agent is sent to the hospital to investigate, but Ethan manages to free himself and climbs out of the window to [[TrashLanding jump down into a refuse container]], but realises that it's way to high.
-->'''Russian Agent:''' Not a good idea.
-->'''Ethan:''' Seemed like one three minutes ago.
11th Aug '16 12:53:17 PM Briguy52748
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** Sometimes illustrated through the character of Officer Ed Wells, the cocky officer who often acts before he thinks. His attitudes are spelled out perfectly in "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone," where the first call we see him work -- Wells and his partner barging in on a domestic dispute and narrowly avoiding getting shot -- turns out well enough, but a second call (a psychotic gunman randomly firing at passersby in a residential neighborhood) ends with him getting shot as he was running toward the house to try to subdue the gunman. [[spoiler Don't worry: Wells is OK, and he'll be back in the future.]]

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** Sometimes illustrated through the character of Officer Ed Wells, the cocky officer who often acts before he thinks. His attitudes are spelled out perfectly in "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone," where the first call we see him work -- Wells and his partner barging in on a domestic dispute and narrowly avoiding getting shot -- turns out well enough, but a second call (a psychotic gunman randomly firing at passersby in a residential neighborhood) ends with him getting shot as he was running toward the house to try to subdue the gunman. [[spoiler Don't [[spoiler:Don't worry: Wells is OK, and he'll be back in the future.]]
11th Aug '16 12:52:52 PM Briguy52748
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** Sometimes illustrated through the character of Officer Ed Wells, the cocky officer who often acts before he thinks. His attitudes are spelled out perfectly in "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone," where the first call we see him work -- Wells and his partner barging in on a domestic dispute and narrowly avoiding getting shot -- turns out well enough, but a second call (a psychotic gunman randomly firing at passersby in a residential neighborhood) ends with him getting shot as he was running toward the house to try to subdue the gunman. [[spoiler]]Don't worry: Wells is OK, and he'll be back in the future.[[/spoiler]]

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** Sometimes illustrated through the character of Officer Ed Wells, the cocky officer who often acts before he thinks. His attitudes are spelled out perfectly in "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone," where the first call we see him work -- Wells and his partner barging in on a domestic dispute and narrowly avoiding getting shot -- turns out well enough, but a second call (a psychotic gunman randomly firing at passersby in a residential neighborhood) ends with him getting shot as he was running toward the house to try to subdue the gunman. [[spoiler]]Don't [[spoiler Don't worry: Wells is OK, and he'll be back in the future.[[/spoiler]]]]
11th Aug '16 12:52:08 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/AdamTwelve'': Several episodes where officers -- both Malloy and Reed, and then other officers as well -- are shown making serious mistakes that seem to work out well initially but later on have not-so-good outcomes or might not have made good outcomes, and an authority figure pointing said mistakes out. One of the most notable examples:
** Malloy making several judgment mistakes in "A Jumper-Code 2," in the concluding call of the episode (a possible jumper on a tall ledge); Malloy makes a high-risk move that, while it works out well, could have gotten either him and/or the jumper killed or badly hurt.
** Sometimes illustrated through the character of Officer Ed Wells, the cocky officer who often acts before he thinks. His attitudes are spelled out perfectly in "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone," where the first call we see him work -- Wells and his partner barging in on a domestic dispute and narrowly avoiding getting shot -- turns out well enough, but a second call (a psychotic gunman randomly firing at passersby in a residential neighborhood) ends with him getting shot as he was running toward the house to try to subdue the gunman. [[spoiler]]Don't worry: Wells is OK, and he'll be back in the future.[[/spoiler]]
31st Jul '16 12:58:42 AM WM-R
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* During the [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]], the Battle of Chibi was a case of this. The warlord Cao Cao, fresh over his conquest of northern China, marched his forces south in order to subjugate the only truly major opposition to his reunification of China: Liu Biao and Sun Quan. Liu Biao died and his successor quickly surrendered, and Cao prepared for war with Sun despite his forces being exhausted from the long march, many of his best generals and officers staying behind to consolidate his new territory and the fact that the terrain in the area was unsuited for the cavalry tactics he used with such efficiency. His reasoning was sound: his men, while exhausted, were fresh off numerous victories and his forces far outnumbered Sun's. He hoped to intimidate Sun into surrender, or at least breakthrough and force said surrender. A combination of determined resistance, unseasonable weather (that made the famous fire attack even more effective) and plague forced his retreat.
27th Jul '16 6:51:08 AM Kakai
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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', Kenton spends a long time arguing to be allowed to take the Mastrell's Path exam, but when he enters the arena, his first thought is "remind me again, ''why'' did I think this was a good idea?".
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