History Main / LawOfDisproportionateResponse

1st Oct '17 2:00:11 PM Wheatenlyric950
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** In "Dog Of Death" Santa's Little Helper eats Marge's old quilt, which was a family tradition for centuries. She is understandably very upset and Homer tries to comfort her by telling her it's just a quilt. Then he discovers the dog also ate a cookie he wanted to eat, which sends him into a hysterically {{Narm}}y despair. This also turns to be the final straw for him to get rid of the dog.

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** In "Dog Of Death" "Bart's Dog Gets An F" Santa's Little Helper eats Marge's old quilt, which was a family tradition for centuries. She is understandably very upset and Homer tries to comfort her by telling her it's just a quilt. Then he discovers the dog also ate a cookie he wanted to eat, which sends him into a hysterically {{Narm}}y despair. This also turns to be the final straw for him to get rid of the dog.
12th Jun '17 6:16:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpookyDoofus'' is (as of this writing) gearing up a storyline where Ed sues M&M's/Mars because some of his M&M's have W's on them instead.

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* ''SpookyDoofus'' ''Webcomic/SpookyDoofus'' is (as of this writing) gearing up a storyline where Ed sues M&M's/Mars because some of his M&M's have W's on them instead.



* In one strip of ''VGCats'', Aeris's response to Leo making fun of her malfunctioning Xbox and then going off on a tangent consisting of YourMom jokes is to go back in time to shortly after he was conceived and ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice give his mother an abortion]]''.

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* In one strip of ''VGCats'', ''Webcomic/VGCats'', Aeris's response to Leo making fun of her malfunctioning Xbox and then going off on a tangent consisting of YourMom jokes is to go back in time to shortly after he was conceived and ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice give his mother an abortion]]''.
27th May '17 5:38:17 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Craig''': ...Of course, Paul Gauguin ended up with a terrible case of syphilis. [[TakeThat Like]] [[JerseyShore Snookie]]. ...That's a ridiculous thing to say- Did you just offer him a '''candy'''?? ''You're meant to be pretending to be watching this crap!''

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-->'''Craig''': ...Of course, Paul Gauguin ended up with a terrible case of syphilis. [[TakeThat Like]] [[JerseyShore [[Series/JerseyShore Snookie]]. ...That's a ridiculous thing to say- Did you just offer him a '''candy'''?? ''You're meant to be pretending to be watching this crap!''
20th May '17 4:47:31 PM Ccook1956
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-->'''Prisoner:''' Well...I'd just like to say, m'lud, I've got a family...a wife and six kids,,,and I hope very much you don't have to take away my freedom because, well, because m'lud freedom is a state much prized within the realm of civilized society. (''lapses into Olivier'') It is a bond wherewith the savage man may charm the outward hatchments of his soul and soothe the troubled breast into a mangitutde of quiet, It is most precious as a blessed balm, the savior of princes, the harbinger of happiness, yea, the very stuff and pith of all we hold dear. What frees the prisoner in his lonely cell, chained within the bondage of rude walls, far from the owl of Thebes? What fires and stirs the woodcock in his springe or wakes the drowsy apricot betides? What goddess dith the strom toss'd mariner offer her most tempestuous prayers to? Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!\\

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-->'''Prisoner:''' Well...I'd just like to say, m'lud, I've got a family...a wife and six kids,,,and I hope very much you don't have to take away my freedom because, well, because m'lud freedom is a state much prized within the realm of civilized society. (''lapses into Olivier'') It is a bond wherewith the savage man may charm the outward hatchments of his soul and soothe the troubled breast into a mangitutde of quiet, It is most precious as a blessed balm, the savior of princes, the harbinger of happiness, yea, the very stuff and pith of all we hold dear. What frees the prisoner in his lonely cell, chained within the bondage of rude walls, far from the owl of Thebes? What fires and stirs the woodcock in his springe or wakes the drowsy apricot betides? What goddess dith doth the strom toss'd mariner offer her most tempestuous prayers to? Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!\\
20th May '17 4:45:50 PM Ccook1956
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* A ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch opens in a court of law where a prisoner is giving a statement prior to his sentence:
-->'''Prisoner:''' Well...I'd just like to say, m'lud, I've got a family...a wife and six kids,,,and I hope very much you don't have to take away my freedom because, well, because m'lud freedom is a state much prized within the realm of civilized society. (''lapses into Olivier'') It is a bond wherewith the savage man may charm the outward hatchments of his soul and soothe the troubled breast into a mangitutde of quiet, It is most precious as a blessed balm, the savior of princes, the harbinger of happiness, yea, the very stuff and pith of all we hold dear. What frees the prisoner in his lonely cell, chained within the bondage of rude walls, far from the owl of Thebes? What fires and stirs the woodcock in his springe or wakes the drowsy apricot betides? What goddess dith the strom toss'd mariner offer her most tempestuous prayers to? Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!\\
'''Judge:''' It's only a bloody parking offence.
29th Mar '17 11:47:31 PM Nohbody
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29th Mar '17 11:46:52 PM Nohbody
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* The example from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was possibly based on a true story where a man at an all-you-can-eat joint was asked to stop eating the oysters after having between 30 or 40 (his count) and 70 (restaurant's count) of the things, because other customers were complaining that there weren't any left. Yes, he did sue them, on the basis that he hadn't had "all he could eat", and the case was subsequently settled out of court. The restaurant holds no grudges, though, because the publicity was fantastic and they said that whenever he shows up they're going to present him with a big shovelful of oysters.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=127AjQpNHdI&feature=related Mom gets beaten by her son with a baseball bat]] when she doesn't share her Royal Farms french fries.
* A woman in Florida called 911 after [[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504125,00.html her local [=McDonald=]'s ran out of chicken nuggets and refused to refund her order]].
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24th Mar '17 9:40:56 AM Nohbody
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* David Sedaris describes his sister as thus: "Tiffany is big on rules but allows a pretty wide margin when it comes to mortal sin. Rape, murder, the abandonment of children: these are taken on a case-by-case basis. What riles her are the small things, and in denouncing them, she tends towards proclamations, most beginning with the words 'A person doesn't". "A person doesn't just go around ''making'' things out of pinecones' or 'A person doesn't use the word ''weenie'' when talking about a hot dog. It isn't cute. It isn't funny. It isn't done'" Also a lot of humor in David Sedaris essays in general encompasses this trope.



* [[ElvisPresley Famous example]]: "You can do anything, but lay off of my blue suede shoes."
* Arlo Guthrie's "Music/AlicesRestaurant": While registering for the military draft, the singer/narrator is placed on the "Group W Bench" with an assortment of criminals (mother rapers, father stabbers, father rapers, and so on). When one of the thugs asks what he was arrested for, Guthrie mentions his crime: littering. ("And they all moved away from me on the bench there...")
** "And creating a nuisance." And they all came back...

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* [[ElvisPresley Famous example]]: "You can do anything, but lay off of my blue suede shoes."
* Arlo Guthrie's "Music/AlicesRestaurant": While registering for the military draft, the singer/narrator is placed on the "Group W Bench" with an assortment of criminals (mother rapers, father stabbers, father rapers, and so on). When one of the thugs asks what he was arrested for, Guthrie mentions his crime: littering. ("And they all moved away from me on the bench there...")
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"), then adds "And creating a nuisance." And "
* Music/DavidLeeRoth and Brown M&Ms. Music/VanHalen's contract had a clause that there had to be a bowl of M&Ms in the dressing room, but the brown ones had to be removed. On one occasion, Roth found brown M&Ms and flipped out. What's not usually included in the telling of this rather well-known story is that the whole reason for the "no brown M&Ms" clause was to [[SecretTest test]] how closely the venue's responsible parties were [[http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/vanhalen.asp reading the contract.]] The band had fairly demanding requirements for power, weight, etc. for their equipment, and needed to know that
they all came back...had been read and followed (otherwise the heavy stage could sink into the floor or worse).



* David Sedaris describes his sister as thus: "Tiffany is big on rules but allows a pretty wide margin when it comes to mortal sin. Rape, murder, the abandonment of children: these are taken on a case-by-case basis. What riles her are the small things, and in denouncing them, she tends towards proclamations, most beginning with the words 'A person doesn't". "A person doesn't just go around ''making'' things out of pinecones' or 'A person doesn't use the word ''weenie'' when talking about a hot dog. It isn't cute. It isn't funny. It isn't done'" Also a lot of humor in David Sedaris essays in general encompasses this trope.



* Music/DavidLeeRoth and Brown M&Ms. Music/VanHalen's contract had a clause that there had to be a bowl of M&Ms in the dressing room, but the brown ones had to be removed. On one occasion, Roth found brown M&Ms and flipped out. What's not usually included in the telling of this rather well-known story is that the whole reason for the "no brown M&Ms" clause was to [[SecretTest test]] how closely the venue's responsible parties were [[http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/vanhalen.asp reading the contract.]] The band had fairly demanding requirements for power, weight, etc. for their equipment, and needed to know that they had been read and followed (otherwise the heavy stage could sink into the floor or worse).
24th Mar '17 8:59:16 AM Nohbody
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* The entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.

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%% * The entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''.



* Messing up a carefully-laid straight line of toys [[ProtocolPeril can tick '''some''' autistic children / people off.]]
** Certain people with ASD or Asperger's Syndrome have specific routines or requirements, and messing with these can get them '''very''' upset.



* Sometimes seems to be true of teens in general, if books like ''Mortified'' and ''Cringe'' (both featuring excerpts from real teens' diaries) are any indication.
* Well, to be fair, we've all had our bad days, and we've all done this at some point or another. The trick is to catch ourselves doing it.
24th Mar '17 6:08:37 AM MitchellProductions
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* Messing up a carefully-laid straight line of toys can tick '''some''' autistic children / people off.

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* Messing up a carefully-laid straight line of toys [[ProtocolPeril can tick '''some''' autistic children / people off. off.]]
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