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25th Jan '18 11:18:04 AM MBG159
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* The Engineer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the Rancho Relaxo, a taunt where he takes out a mechanical lawn chair and sits in it while drinking beer. [[https://youtu.be/Fpt0XX0qa28 More trolly players]] will often activate the taunt and then stay that way for the whole game, in full view of everyone - but since it makes the Engineer helpless, they frequently have to take the effort to set up a base, find isolated places, exploit mobility methods to get out of reach... in short, it's not much different effort than it'd take to actually win the game.
8th Dec '17 3:11:54 PM ReaderAt2046
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* {{Inverted}} by Ivan Xav Vorpatril of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. It's specifically noted that he is ''very'' efficient at his job precisely because he realized long ago that doing the job efficiently meant he didn't actually have to work very hard at it.
14th Nov '17 12:49:28 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in {{Time Enough For Love}} by Creator/RobertAHeinlein.

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* Wario is ''made'' of this trope.

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* %%* Wario is ''made'' of this trope.
6th Nov '17 6:28:01 AM TheKaizerreich
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** In fact, the creator of the modern computer Konrad Zuse claimed that he created the computer to do math because "he felt too lazy to do the computing himself". In other words, programmers engaging in this trope are actually honouring his spirit.
6th Sep '17 3:31:47 PM Jake
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* On a related note, back in the 90s British gaming mag ''PC Zone'' once reviewed a piece of software that created crossword puzzles through ProceduralGeneration, providing an endless supply of low-key entertainment without leaving the comfort of your HackerCave. Cool idea, but unfortunately, it turned out to take over half an hour to generate each puzzle[[note]]at least on a mid-range gaming PC from twenty years ago. [[TechnologyMarchesOn In this day and age]] it'd probably take half a ''minute''.[[/note]] By which time, as the reviewer wryly noted, you could have walked to the newsagent's and back to get a book of crossword puzzles and likely finshed a couple of them.
29th Jul '17 6:59:50 AM ironballs16
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* Creator/BillCosby once had this trope as part of a comedy skit. His wife would wake him up, early, pre-dawn, threatening him with a bucket of literally ice-cold water, and order him to make breakfast for the kids before sending them to school. Not being completely awake, nor wanting to be in the kitchen anyway, Bill Cosby serves the kids chocolate cake because cakes are made with milk, eggs and flour, [[InsaneTrollLogic healthy right]]? The kids were noted to be rejoicing at this. "Our daddy is great, he feeds us chocolate cake!" Until the wife showed up, had a "conniption" that sounds like some kind of demonic possession, the kids turned on him "we asked for juice, eggs and bacon, and he made us eat this!" wherein she angrily sends him back to the bedroom, [[{{Unishment}} where he wanted to be in the first place]]!

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* Creator/BillCosby once had this trope as part of a comedy skit. His wife would wake him up, early, pre-dawn, threatening him with a bucket of literally ice-cold water, and order him to make breakfast for the kids before sending them to school. Not being completely awake, nor wanting to be in the kitchen anyway, Bill Cosby serves the kids chocolate cake because cakes are made with milk, eggs and flour, [[InsaneTrollLogic healthy right]]? The kids were noted to be rejoicing at this. "Our daddy is great, he feeds us chocolate cake!" Until the wife showed up, had a "conniption" that sounds like some kind of demonic possession, the kids turned on him "we asked for juice, eggs and bacon, [[BlatantLies and he made us eat this!" this]]!" wherein she angrily sends him back to the bedroom, [[{{Unishment}} where he wanted to be in the first place]]!
13th Jun '17 11:20:06 AM oforiousmic
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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.

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* ''LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' 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.
31st May '17 6:57:44 PM PaulA
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** There was another book from the series pointing out how much work bandits have to do to set up a decent ambush with falling rocks etc. and how much easier it would be to just get a job.

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** There was another book from the series ''Discworld/EqualRites'' has an aside pointing out how much work bandits have to do to set up a decent ambush with falling rocks etc. and how much easier it would be to just get a job.
28th May '17 11:20:35 PM JMQwilleran
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* The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in {{Time Enough For Love}} by Creator/RobertAHeinlein's

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* The unnamed protagonist in "The Tale of The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail" in {{Time Enough For Love}} by Creator/RobertAHeinlein's
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* This is the premise of ''The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes'', a 1950 picture book. The man in the story cooks himself several large meals and doesn't wash his dishes. He ends up going to greater and greater lengths just to find dishes, then substitutes for them once he runs out, and even has trouble getting into his house because of all the dishes piled up. He can't even find the sink, so he gets the idea to wash them in the rain, then exhausts himself so much putting them back that he vows to never allow this to happen again by resolving to wash his dishes after every meal. And he does.
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.
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