History Main / LifeIsntFair

17th Sep '17 9:03:09 AM nombretomado
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* "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", the fourth ever episode of ''SouthPark'' brings this up when Mr Garrison gives Stan an A- for an incredibly half-assed oral report on ancient cultures (he literally made it up on the spot and said that "ancient cultures has plagued our fragile Earth for many years"). Cartman, who turned in an equally half-assed report but got an F, complains bitterly, and Mr Garrison says that Stan gets preferential treatment because he's the star quarterback of the football team.

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* "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", the fourth ever episode of ''SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' brings this up when Mr Garrison gives Stan an A- for an incredibly half-assed oral report on ancient cultures (he literally made it up on the spot and said that "ancient cultures has plagued our fragile Earth for many years"). Cartman, who turned in an equally half-assed report but got an F, complains bitterly, and Mr Garrison says that Stan gets preferential treatment because he's the star quarterback of the football team.
20th Jul '17 9:14:59 PM AFP
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-->You know, I used to think that it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life ''were'' fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually ''deserve'' them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.

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-->You know, I used to think that it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life ''were'' fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually ''deserve'' ''[[LaserGuidedKarma deserve]]'' them? [[TheAntiNihilist So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.]]
4th Jun '17 7:04:19 PM SilentStranger
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* "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", the fourth ever episode of ''SouthPark'' brings this up when Mr Garrison gives Stan an A- for an incredibly half-assed oral report on ancient cultures (he literally made it up on the spot and said that "ancient cultures has plagued our fragile Earth for many years"). Cartman, who turned in an equally half-assed report but got an F, complains bitterly, and Mr Garrison says that Stan gets preferential treatment because he's the star quarterback of the football team.
--> '''Cartman''': Thats not fair!
--> '''Mr Hat''': Life's not fair tubby, get used to it!
--> '''Cartman''': Stupid puppet...
** This is especially ironic considering Cartman's CharacterDevelopment in later seasons where he'll move heaven and Earth if he thinks he's been even slightly wronged.
** Butters bitterly complains about this to himself in the episode "Professor Chaos", after he's been "fired" as the boys fourth friend, thinking about how he did all the humiliating, painful things they asked and they still rejected him. As such, he decides to take on the mantle of TinTyrant supervillain Professor Chaos (and is joined by the equally mistreated Dougie as General Disaray) as a way to take revenge on the world. Unfortunatly for Butters, he really IS just as lame and and wimpy as the boys think, and all his evil plans just amount to pathetically minor acts of vandalism like switching around soup orders in a diner or trying to flood the world with a garden hose.
6th May '17 3:55:50 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'', Miranda has this opinion ([[DarkAndTroubledPast for a justified reason]]), as she tells Jade in the 12th chapter.
-->'''Miranda''': The only justice that I know is the one that people create and enforce. Everyone has their own definition of right and wrong, but [[MightMakesRight only strength determines which set of rights and wrongs prevails]].\\
'''Jade''': I don't believe in that. There is right, and there is wrong. [[BlackAndWhiteMorality As much as there is good and evil]]. It's how the world works.\\
'''Miranda''': Then you are as naïve as Elyon is. Or the Guardians and the Rebels, for that matter. There is no evil, just as there is no good. Life is cruel and ruthless, not wrong. Or right. It simply is.
11th Feb '17 8:01:12 PM StevieC
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"Life isn't fair. Deal with it." FictionIsntFair and neither is RealLife. Another one of those StockPhrases, usually particularly irritating to the character it's being told to. Another way of saying "deal with it". Sometimes used to respond to an accusation that the character wasn't fighting fair.

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"Life isn't fair. Deal with it." FictionIsntFair and neither is RealLife. Another one of those StockPhrases, usually particularly irritating to the character it's being told to. Another way of saying "deal with it". Sometimes used to respond to an accusation that the character wasn't fighting fair.
fair. Often said by a character guilty of going out of their way to ''make'' things unfair, as their way of '''gloating''' and rubbing the victim's nose in their plight.
28th Nov '16 6:04:12 PM VicGeorge2011
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* A line from the song "Empath's Ballad" in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' novel.

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* A line from the song "Empath's Ballad" in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' novel.novel, sung by Empath about how unfair his life is.
28th Nov '16 6:03:15 PM VicGeorge2011
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* A line from the song "Empath's Ballad" in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' novel.
-->''They say that life isn't fair.\\
All I can say to that is I don't care.\\
It's so easy when you took from me\\
The things I can't get back from you in time.''
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10th Oct '16 12:03:02 AM TechPriest90
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* Shows up in the Hindi movie Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}, where the [[EvilBrit Captain Russell]] puts the natives in an impossible position - play a cricket game against an experienced team and win to avoid taxes for the next few years - or lose and pay ''three times that amount''. His sister calls him out on it.
--> '''Elizabeth:''' This isn't fair, brother.
--> '''Russell:''' So is life.
** [[LaserGuidedKarma This comes back]] to [[ReassignedToAntarctica bite him in the ass later.]]
19th Sep '16 8:13:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Transmetropolitan}}, when Spider meets with The Beast before the election, The Beast invokes this in spirit when Spider points out how unfair some of The Beast's views are.

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* In {{Transmetropolitan}}, ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', when Spider meets with The Beast before the election, The Beast invokes this in spirit when Spider points out how unfair some of The Beast's views are.



* A suicidal woman tells this to {{Superman}} in the Grounded storyline. Much to her surprise, Superman agrees with her, but then adds that it isn't "unfair" either.

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* A suicidal woman tells this to {{Superman}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' in the Grounded storyline. Much to her surprise, Superman agrees with her, but then adds that it isn't "unfair" either.
19th Sep '16 8:12:05 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Tiger:''' You're a very brave, and very ''foolish'' little human. You rush in head first not bothering to even think of the consequences. You don't understand that sometimes, bravery isn't enough. Life can be ''hard'', little human, hard and ''unfair''óand you must know this. Don't. Be. Reckless. You're young, brave, and you have a good heartóbut in this world, that isn't enough. I know that better than anyone.

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-->'''Tiger:''' You're a very brave, and very ''foolish'' little human. You rush in head first not bothering to even think of the consequences. You don't understand that sometimes, bravery isn't enough. Life can be ''hard'', little human, hard and ''unfair''óand ''unfair''--and you must know this. Don't. Be. Reckless. You're young, brave, and you have a good heartóbut heart--but in this world, that isn't enough. I know that better than anyone.



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-->And this life sentence that Iím serving\\
I admit that Iím every bit deserving\\

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I admit that Iím I'm every bit deserving\\



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "What is Reality?", the Riddler's final challenge to Batman before his virtual world shuts down is: "If the planet were equitable, I'd still have my old job." This actually has a double meaning; since he previously had told Batman that his criminal career was a personal matter (in the previous episode he appeared in), he's saying if life were fair, his old employer would never have cheated and fired him. But it's also a riddle that tells the hero where he is: [[spoiler:The sentence can be rephrased to say, "If the world was fair, I'd still have my ex-position", meaning he's at the World's Fair Exposition.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "What is Reality?", the Riddler's final challenge to Batman before his virtual world shuts down is: "If the planet were equitable, I'd still have my old job." This actually has a double meaning; since he previously had told Batman that his criminal career was a personal matter (in the previous episode he appeared in), he's saying if life were fair, his old employer would never have cheated and fired him. But it's also a riddle that tells the hero where he is: [[spoiler:The sentence can be rephrased to say, "If the world was fair, I'd still have my ex-position", meaning he's at the World's Fair Exposition.]] ]]



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