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8th Apr '17 9:05:43 AM ironballs16
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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].

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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica [[ReassignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else]].
8th Apr '17 9:05:27 AM ironballs16
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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen because they can't find work anywhere else.

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** Outside of Peggy, the Hills frequently run afoul of various "experts" who have more self-importance than any actual competence in their supposed field of expertise. It's often implied that these people keep ending up in Arlen [[AssignedToAntarctica because they can't find work anywhere else.else]].
8th Apr '17 8:25:16 AM ironballs16
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*** One strip in particular had Calvin ask what makes the wind blow, which his dad initially tells him is "Trees sneezing". When Calvin questions this, his dad admits that the truth is more complicated. Cut to Calvin and Hobbes walking with a heavy wind.
---->'''Calvin''': Boy, the trees sure are sneezing today.
13th Mar '17 12:57:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Scuttle the seagull from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. He claims that a fork is a thing for styling hair, a (smoking) pipe is a musical instrument, and also uses a telescope backwards. This gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d later on in the film when he's trying to warn Sebastian about something. Sebastian is understandably skeptical, and Scuttle shouts "Have I ever been wrong? I mean, when it's ''important?''"

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** Scuttle the seagull from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. He claims that mistakes a fork is a thing for styling hair, a (smoking) fancy comb and a tobacco pipe is for a musical instrument, and he also uses a telescope backwards. This gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d later on in the film when he's trying to warn Sebastian about something. Sebastian is understandably skeptical, and Scuttle shouts "Have I ever been wrong? I mean, when it's ''important?''"
13th Mar '17 12:56:21 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:330:There ''are'' imaginary numbers, [[EleventyZillion just not the ones he's thinking of.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:There ''are'' ''[[RightForTheWrongReasons are]]'' imaginary numbers, just not [[EleventyZillion just not the ones he's thinking of.]]]]
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11th Mar '17 9:41:20 AM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', this is one manifestation of Dermott Fictel's SmallNameBigEgo. He claims that Certs mints can be used to make napalm. He claims he can play the guitar, but always finds an excuse not to. He claims [[AssShove inserting a lighter into your rectum]] is the best defense against aliens--and he actually does it. In most cases, he doesn't seem [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance Ignorant of His Own Ignorance]]; he's just desperate to impress.
9th Mar '17 8:34:57 PM epoxy
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Can sometimes intersect with the {{Jerkass}}. Propense to DelusionsOfEloquence, though not all of them have them. Compare FeigningIntelligence. Contrast InsufferableGenius, who has the same arrogant attitude but is ''not'' incompetent. Actually listening to one may result in TheBlindLeadingTheBlind. Compare SmallNameBigEgo, who both want to be recognized and appreciated, but take different paths to it. For a more "physical" version, see BoisterousWeakling.

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Can sometimes intersect with the {{Jerkass}}. Compare TooCleverByHalf, a character who overestimates his or her ingenuity or wisdom. Propense to DelusionsOfEloquence, though not all of them have them. Compare FeigningIntelligence. Contrast InsufferableGenius, who has the same arrogant attitude but is ''not'' incompetent. Actually listening to one may result in TheBlindLeadingTheBlind. Compare SmallNameBigEgo, who both want to be recognized and appreciated, but take different paths to it. For a more "physical" version, see BoisterousWeakling.
28th Feb '17 5:45:16 PM TroperBeDoper
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* The Institute of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' are all scientific knowledge, with zero ''practical'' knowledge of how to apply it. [[spoiler: They've spent the last 6 decades underground going nowhere with boondoggle after boondoggle experiment, use their most impressive inventions (The Synths) as nothing but cheap slave labor and people snatchers, and trying to crack experiments (FEV virus, intelligent machines, the use of teleportation) that previous game characters and factions already did better.]]
27th Feb '17 11:21:28 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* Mao in ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' will frequently boast about having a 1.8 million E.Q (Evil Quotient), but is utterly clueless about simple concepts like love, truth, and friendship. ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' gives us the Krichevskoy Group, a trio of monsters that claim to follow King Krichevskoy's will and want to dethrone Laharl because they believe he's an InadequateInheritor. However, they don't seem to have a grasp on what made Krichevskoy a great and charismatic Overlord and for all their disrespect towards Laharl, Laharl shows throughout the game that he acts far closer to Krichevskoy than the very demons who worship him.

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* Mao in ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' will frequently boast about having a 1.8 million E.Q (Evil Quotient), but is utterly clueless about simple concepts like love, truth, and friendship.
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''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' gives us the Krichevskoy Group, a trio of monsters that claim to follow King Krichevskoy's will and want to dethrone Laharl because they believe he's an InadequateInheritor. However, they don't seem to have a grasp on what made Krichevskoy a great and charismatic Overlord and for all their disrespect towards Laharl, Laharl shows throughout the game that he acts far closer to Krichevskoy than the very demons who worship him.
24th Feb '17 12:53:10 AM TheSinful
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* Hermione is an odd example in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11689576/1/Raptor Raptor]]'' as she's normally an InsufferableGenius but becomes a complete moron whenever the subject of dinosaurs comes up. It takes her ''years'' to recognize that the creature hatched from Hagrid's egg and imprinted on Harry is a velociraptor and even when Film/JurassicPark is being built, she doesn't make the connection or understand why people are becoming more interesting in dinosaurs. Though part of her problem comes from her insistence that dinosaurs are extinct and thus irrelevant.
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