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28th Jul '16 9:22:00 AM MarkLungo
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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.

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* A number of supposedly true short stories about Soviet borderguard sergeant "Allur" have been circulating Russian websites since late 1990s. In one story an inspecting major enters a weapon storeroom, then a gunshot is heard. The sergeant and a private rush in and see the major and another private ''covered head to toes in white goo'' and holding a Magazine/{{Playboy}} ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' issue[[note]]porn was illegal in the USSR, but merely possessing it was usually punished with confiscation, especially by 1990, when the story is set[[/note]]. As it turned out, the major was checking if all rifles were properly unloaded, one rifle shot, the bullet flew through a can of wallpaper glue atop the weapon locker, splattering the glue all over the room, then the falling can knocked somebody's [[PornStash porn stash]] off the locker. In the end all blame was assigned to the last private who used the gun.
28th Jul '16 9:21:06 AM MarkLungo
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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic episode "Lesson Zero" has Twilight come across what appears to be [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] beating a bear severely and then breaking its neck. [[spoiler:She was actually performing chiropractic therapy on it]]

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Lesson Zero" "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]" has Twilight come across what appears to be [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] beating a bear severely and then breaking its neck. [[spoiler:She was actually performing chiropractic therapy on it]]



** "The Return Of Harmony, Part 2" features a scene where Discorded Rainbow Dash is tied up and pleading "Lemme go! I don't need you guys! Leave me alone!" as Twilight Sparkle walks up to her. Twilight is, in fact, trying to save her from being BrainwashedAndCrazy.

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** "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return Of Harmony, Part 2" 2]]" features a scene where Discorded Rainbow Dash is tied up and pleading "Lemme go! I don't need you guys! Leave me alone!" as Twilight Sparkle walks up to her. Twilight is, in fact, trying to save her from being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
7th Jul '16 10:46:21 AM Jeduthun
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* An infamous screenshot appears to show [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] FlippingTheBird at the camera. While the picture itself is indeed real, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlow12sSdmc the context]] makes it quite innocent, as it simply appears in the middle of a familiar children's finger-play that involves raising your fingers one at a time ("Where is tall-man?). Of course, some viewers speculate from his knowing grin at that moment that he knew perfectly well what the gesture would have meant out of context.
15th Jun '16 12:08:15 AM PaulA
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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.

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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.



* AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)

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* AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)
10th Jun '16 10:22:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.

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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Creator/DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.
7th Jun '16 12:37:04 PM LaurelHS
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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.
16th Apr '16 10:08:16 AM Berrenta
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* This trope is played with in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. The trained assassin, Blank, kills someone because this person is trying to assassinate him. However, Blank's girlfriend, who witnesses this, treats it like he's a serial killer and would kill anyone for no reason. Luckily, ItGotBetter.

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* This trope is played with in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. The trained assassin, Blank, kills someone because this person is trying to assassinate him. However, Blank's girlfriend, who witnesses this, treats it like he's a serial killer and would kill anyone for no reason. Luckily, ItGotBetter.it got better.
23rd Mar '16 12:25:04 PM 20person
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** Can also happen between countries that are geologically very close to each other. If one country has a health insurance system, while another finances all healthcare via taxes, not having health insurance can mean two very different things in those countries.

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** Can also happen between countries that are geologically geographically very close to each other. If one country has a health insurance system, while another finances all healthcare via taxes, not having health insurance can mean two very different things in those countries.
23rd Mar '16 12:06:16 PM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.

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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] are also make common. Such topics are frequent appearances. enough that a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ShitCrusaderKingsSay separate subreddit]] in the spirit of /r/nocontext was set up to compile all such occurrences.
23rd Mar '16 12:03:59 PM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.

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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game.game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.
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