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25th Sep '16 1:09:35 PM DustSnitch
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* Fitting for an InUniverse ClicheStorm within ''WebComic/ParadoxSpace'', the NoirEpisode "Indemnity Double Reacharound" has Inspector Berrybreath narrate this just before his client enters.
24th Sep '16 3:12:02 PM cybertoy0
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** The trope is done more seriously in season 12; to reach SArge, Donut, Lopez and Wash, the rest of the Blood Gulch Crew cause a little havoc in the military base. After some exposition is delivered, Simmons realizes that everything has gone quiet; what happened to the alarms?
23rd Sep '16 8:39:25 PM dmcreif
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* Shown happening in ''Series/TheWire'' when Herc and Carver are on stakeout duty at the Pit, to watch on the Barksdale dealing, only to find that the Pit is unusually deserted. Turns out it's because the Barksdale crew [[GoKartingWithBowser is playing a basketball game against the east side drug crew (or the teams they each get)]], hosted by Proposition Joe.
19th Sep '16 9:37:50 PM MAI742
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* Germany's greatest defensive tactician of 1943-44, General Gottfried Heinrici, was famed for an almost psychic talent for predicting when a Soviet Combined-Arms Army was about to begin a Breakthrough-Offensive Operation in his sector - which he humbly and [[InvokedTrope somewhat misleadingly attributed to]] the trope of suspicious silence. In this period, Soviet offensives were always preceded by earth-shatteringly large artillery barrages on all known and suspected German artillery, AT, and machine gun positions - but due to the inexperience of the gunners, they [[StrictlyFormula tended to be too formulaic]] and whenever they were forced to rush offensive preparations [[EnforcedTrope they often re-used bombardment schedules from previous offensives]]. By taking note of these tendencies, Heinrici was able to repeatedly withdraw troops from their positions and then rush them back in time to conduct a strong defense from prepared positions against the assault by the Soviet Combined-Arms Army's assault guns + tanks + infantry. Heinrici's 'talent' faded as his opponents' skills and repertoire grew, but he had one final success during the ''Berlin Offensive'' of April 1945, when Georgy Zhukov was demoted from the Strategic role in which he excelled to Operational command of the 1st Belorussian Front. As always when he had taken Operational command, Zhukov tried to use a BoringButPractical preparatory bombardment - and was outfoxed by Heinrici, giving Ivan Konev's 2nd Ukrainian Front a head start of two days in the race for Berlin.

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* Germany's greatest defensive tactician of 1943-44, General Gottfried Heinrici, was famed for an almost psychic talent for predicting when a Soviet Combined-Arms Army was about to begin a Breakthrough-Offensive Operation in his sector - which he humbly and [[InvokedTrope somewhat misleadingly attributed to]] the trope of suspicious silence. In fact, it derived from close observation of previous Soviet bombardment schedules. [[note]] In this period, Soviet offensives were always preceded by earth-shatteringly large artillery barrages on all known and suspected German artillery, AT, and machine gun positions - but due to the inexperience of the gunners, they [[StrictlyFormula tended to be too formulaic]] and whenever they were forced to rush offensive preparations [[EnforcedTrope they often re-used bombardment schedules from previous offensives]]. By taking note of these tendencies, Heinrici was able to repeatedly withdraw troops from their positions and then rush them back in time to conduct a strong defense from prepared positions against the assault by the Soviet Combined-Arms Army's assault guns + tanks + infantry. Heinrici's 'talent' faded as his opponents' skills and repertoire grew, but he had one final success during the ''Berlin Offensive'' of April 1945, when Georgy Zhukov was demoted from the Strategic role in which he excelled to Operational command of the 1st Belorussian Front. As always when he had taken Operational command, Zhukov tried to use a BoringButPractical preparatory bombardment - and was outfoxed by Heinrici, giving Ivan Konev's 2nd Ukrainian Front a head start of two days in the race for Berlin. [[/note]]
19th Sep '16 8:44:33 PM MAI742
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* Germany's greatest defensive tactician of 1943-44, General Gottfried Heinrici, was famed for an almost psychic talent for predicting when a Soviet Combined-Arms Army was about to begin a breakthrough-offensive Operation in his sector - which he humbly and [[InvokedTrope somewhat misleadingly attributed to]] the trope of suspicious silence. In this period, Soviet offensivese were always preceded by earth-shatteringly large artillery barrages on all known and suspected German artillery, AT, and machine gun positions - but due to the inexperience of the gunners, they [[StrictlyFormula tended to be too formulaic]] and whenever they were forced to rush offensive preparations [[EnforcedTrope they often re-used bombardment schedules from previous offensives]]. By taking note of these tendencies, Heinrici was able to repeatedly withdraw troops from their positions and then rush them back in time to conduct a strong defense from prepared positions against the assault by the Soviet Combined-Arms Army's assault guns + tanks + infantry. Heinrici's 'talent' faded as his opponents' skills and repertoire grew, but he had one final success during the ''Berlin Offensive'' of April 1945, when Georgy Zhukov was demoted from the Strategic role in which he excelled to Operational command of the 1st Belorussian Front. As always when he had taken Operational command, Zhukov tried to use a BoringButPractical preparatory bombardment - and was outfoxed by Heinrici, giving Ivan Konev's 2nd Ukrainian Front a head start of two days in the race for Berlin.

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* Germany's greatest defensive tactician of 1943-44, General Gottfried Heinrici, was famed for an almost psychic talent for predicting when a Soviet Combined-Arms Army was about to begin a breakthrough-offensive Breakthrough-Offensive Operation in his sector - which he humbly and [[InvokedTrope somewhat misleadingly attributed to]] the trope of suspicious silence. In this period, Soviet offensivese offensives were always preceded by earth-shatteringly large artillery barrages on all known and suspected German artillery, AT, and machine gun positions - but due to the inexperience of the gunners, they [[StrictlyFormula tended to be too formulaic]] and whenever they were forced to rush offensive preparations [[EnforcedTrope they often re-used bombardment schedules from previous offensives]]. By taking note of these tendencies, Heinrici was able to repeatedly withdraw troops from their positions and then rush them back in time to conduct a strong defense from prepared positions against the assault by the Soviet Combined-Arms Army's assault guns + tanks + infantry. Heinrici's 'talent' faded as his opponents' skills and repertoire grew, but he had one final success during the ''Berlin Offensive'' of April 1945, when Georgy Zhukov was demoted from the Strategic role in which he excelled to Operational command of the 1st Belorussian Front. As always when he had taken Operational command, Zhukov tried to use a BoringButPractical preparatory bombardment - and was outfoxed by Heinrici, giving Ivan Konev's 2nd Ukrainian Front a head start of two days in the race for Berlin.
19th Sep '16 8:43:10 PM MAI742
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* Germany's great defensive tactician in the last years of WW2, General Gottfried Heinrici, had an almost psychic talent for predicting almost to the minute when the Red Army was about to open an offensive. As a Russian offensive was always heralded by an all-out artillery barrage on known German positions, Heinrici would issue orders for all German troops in the front line to quietly withdraw to positions perhaps half a kilometre behind the line. After the Soviet artillery had wasted its efforts and ammunition bombarding empty ground, he would order his men to quickly return to the front where the attacking Russians invariably got a nasty shock. When asked how he could predict the moment so accurately, Heinrici shrugged and put it down to a number of factors. But the most important one to him was the eerie expectant silence from "the neighbours", which suggested to him the Russians had made all their preparations, and were waiting for the signal to attack.

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* Germany's great greatest defensive tactician in the last years of WW2, 1943-44, General Gottfried Heinrici, had was famed for an almost psychic talent for predicting almost to the minute when the Red a Soviet Combined-Arms Army was about to open an offensive. As begin a Russian breakthrough-offensive Operation in his sector - which he humbly and [[InvokedTrope somewhat misleadingly attributed to]] the trope of suspicious silence. In this period, Soviet offensivese were always preceded by earth-shatteringly large artillery barrages on all known and suspected German artillery, AT, and machine gun positions - but due to the inexperience of the gunners, they [[StrictlyFormula tended to be too formulaic]] and whenever they were forced to rush offensive was always heralded by an all-out artillery barrage on known German positions, preparations [[EnforcedTrope they often re-used bombardment schedules from previous offensives]]. By taking note of these tendencies, Heinrici would issue orders for all German troops in the front line was able to quietly repeatedly withdraw to troops from their positions perhaps half and then rush them back in time to conduct a kilometre behind strong defense from prepared positions against the line. After assault by the Soviet artillery Combined-Arms Army's assault guns + tanks + infantry. Heinrici's 'talent' faded as his opponents' skills and repertoire grew, but he had wasted its efforts and ammunition bombarding empty ground, he would order his men to quickly return to one final success during the front where the attacking Russians invariably got a nasty shock. When asked how he could predict the moment so accurately, Heinrici shrugged and put it down to a number ''Berlin Offensive'' of factors. But the most important one to him April 1945, when Georgy Zhukov was the eerie expectant silence demoted from "the neighbours", the Strategic role in which suggested he excelled to him Operational command of the Russians 1st Belorussian Front. As always when he had made all their preparations, taken Operational command, Zhukov tried to use a BoringButPractical preparatory bombardment - and were waiting was outfoxed by Heinrici, giving Ivan Konev's 2nd Ukrainian Front a head start of two days in the race for the signal to attack.Berlin.
27th Aug '16 10:37:38 AM AFP
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** In the TV movie "In the Beginning", the EAS ''Lexington'' is moving in on a seemingly disabled Minbari ship, but Sheridan begins to think something's off when he doesn't pick up and Minbari signals. It turns out to be a set up for a HyperspeedAmbush.

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** In the TV movie "In the Beginning", the EAS ''Lexington'' is moving in on a seemingly disabled Minbari ship, but Sheridan begins to think something's off when he doesn't pick up and any Minbari signals.signals, not even a distress call. It turns out to be a set up for a HyperspeedAmbush.
27th Aug '16 10:29:25 AM AFP
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** A variation on the trope is seen when the Mel Gibson's character arrives at a section of the American Line that's too quiet. When asked what's wrong he explains, "There's nothing wrong here...[[GenreSavvy except that there's nothing wrong...]]"

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** A variation on the trope is seen when the Mel Gibson's character Colonel Moore arrives at a section of the American Line that's too quiet. When asked what's wrong he explains, "There's nothing wrong here...[[GenreSavvy except that there's nothing wrong...]]"]]" He orders the troopers at that position to fire a few shots at anything that looks suspicious, and they end up [[ProperlyParanoid flushing out a whole bunch of North Vietnamese soldiers]] who had been sneaking up on their position.
23rd Aug '16 6:37:38 PM nombretomado
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* Robert Stack says the line to Lloyd Bridges as their characters await the arrival of the {{Airplane}}.

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* Robert Stack says the line to Lloyd Bridges as their characters await the arrival of the {{Airplane}}.Film/{{Airplane}}.
20th Aug '16 1:04:05 PM Thecommander236
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* Techs will also be unsettled if the shop's gone too quiet. A noisy server room means the fans are working. A ''quiet'' one means the fan or the server has gone out - neither of which if good news.

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* Techs will also be unsettled if the shop's gone too quiet. A noisy server room means the fans are working. A ''quiet'' one means the fan or the server has gone out - neither of which if is good news.
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