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20th Mar '17 8:31:08 PM Getta
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Related to ShortCutsMakeLongDelays. See also DickDastardlyStopsToCheat. May or may not overlap with DuctTapeForEverything.

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Related to ShortCutsMakeLongDelays. See also DickDastardlyStopsToCheat. May or may not overlap with DuctTapeForEverything. A ProfessionalSlacker may end up doing this, or think of a better idea.
27th Feb '17 6:58:00 PM Adept
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* Victor Tugelbend in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' is ''the'' master of this trope ([[LampshadeHanging which the narrator acknowledges]]). Thanks to a trust fund from a relative supporting him while he's in school, he much prefers the life of a WizardingSchool student vs an actual wizard, Victor studies extensively to keep his grade just low enough to not pass, but high enough that he doesn't lose his trust fund to failing grades. He also exercises regularly because being thin means less weight to drag around, and physical activity is less effort if you're in good shape. It's a kind of enlightened laziness.
** Another Discworld example; in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' Moist is told that "a certain kind of man will scheme for two days to earn what he could have made by honest work in one." Subverted by Moist reflecting that honest work may be more efficient, but scheming is more fun.

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Victor Tugelbend in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' is ''the'' master of this trope ([[LampshadeHanging which the narrator acknowledges]]). Thanks to a trust fund from a relative supporting him while he's in school, he much prefers the life of a WizardingSchool student vs an actual wizard, Victor studies extensively to keep his grade just low enough to not pass, but high enough that he doesn't lose his trust fund to failing grades. He also exercises regularly because being thin means less weight to drag around, and physical activity is less effort if you're in good shape. It's a kind of enlightened laziness.
** Another Discworld example; in In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' Moist is told that "a certain kind of man will scheme for two days to earn what he could have made by honest work in one." Subverted by Moist reflecting that honest work may be more efficient, but scheming is more fun.
25th Feb '17 1:57:10 AM eroock
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-->--'''Jon Arbuckle''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''

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22nd Feb '17 5:07:24 AM ApeAccount
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* This is an occupational hazard for many programmers. Quite often for simple tasks they'll end up spending longer writing the code to have the computer do something for them than if they'd just done it manually. Sometimes this ends up being justified later if that code turns out to be reusable/adaptable for something else.
29th Jan '17 8:08:04 AM SilentStranger
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** This is a recurring gag through most of the strips run, Calvin is perfectly willing to work hard ''as long as no one forces him to'', so he'll often end up spending more energy on avoiding something than it'd take to actually do it.



** One episode has Homer lose the remote, and rather than walking across the room to the TV set to change the channel, he starts tearing apart the couch looking for the remote. (It was eaten by the family dog).



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter's father finds the idea of walking over to the TV so horrible he doesn't have the courage to tell Dexter people used to do it before the remote control was invented.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter's father finds the idea of walking over to the TV so horrible he doesn't have the courage to tell Dexter people used to do it before the remote control was invented. (He thought Dexter was screaming because the remote was missing, he was actually screaming because [[FullFrontalAssault he was wearing a pair of x-ray specs and had just watched his father sit spreadlegged in his recliner]]




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* ''LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' has Malik admonish his older brother Montell about how much effort he puts into being a lazy stoner, such as making a nest of snacks next to the couch before he gets high.
25th Jan '17 9:45:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The one-time ''Don Ramón'' from ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' decided by himself to go look for a job was after he read a phrase "The thing that takes the most work is not having a job".
* ''Series/LazyTown'': Robbie Rotten prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but due to these elaborate schemes, he's easily one of the most active people in the entire town.

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* The one-time ''Don Ramón'' from ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' decided by himself to go look for a job was after he read a phrase "The thing that takes the most work is not having a job".
* ''Series/LazyTown'': Robbie Rotten prides himself on being lazy, and schemes to make the rest of the town as lazy as he is, but due to these elaborate schemes, he's easily one of the most active people in the entire town.

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22nd Jan '17 1:09:50 AM OldBlindTrope
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** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/23 one series]], Calvin built a time machine to travel two hours into the future and get a copy of his homework from himself after it was already finished. Predictably, it doesn't work.

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** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/23 one series]], Calvin built a time machine to travel two hours into the future and get a copy of his homework from himself after it was already finished. Predictably, it doesn't work.The time machine works; the homework-getting doesn't.
17th Jan '17 6:12:54 AM nighttrainfm
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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He gets thrown out of the car for that.

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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this this, noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He gets thrown out of the car for that.
8th Jan '17 5:01:18 PM Lemia
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* Hana in ''Manga/MyHeavenlyHockeyClub'' studied hard to get into a top-tier high school just because it was the school closest to her home and hence would let her sleep the longest amount of time possible in the morning before classes.


2nd Dec '16 8:34:32 AM jccw227
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** Bart and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.

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** Bart **Bart and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.



** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He' gets thrown out of the car for that.

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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He' He gets thrown out of the car for that.
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