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18th Sep '16 12:42:58 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', the Mayor's house has a top-notch security system, with [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02119.htm one crucial oversight]]:
-->'''Sam:''' ''(Picking up chainsaw)'' Of course, after this, she's going to start fortifying the walls.
4th Sep '16 3:20:13 AM erforce
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* In ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau is prepared to shoot the lock when Mr. Tucker says, "Don't do that old man" and opens the door.

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* In ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/ThePinkPanther1963'', Inspector Clouseau is prepared to shoot the lock when Mr. Tucker says, "Don't do that old man" and opens the door.
5th Aug '16 10:32:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Death Star, a planet-destroying space station. It can only be destroyed by firing missiles down a small exhaust port which leads to the main reactor; said port is at the end of a trench. The trench is positioned so that the Death Star's defensive guns can't aim at attacking fighters, which is poor design to say the least. However, given the fact that the exhaust port was so small that only a Force-user could make the shot - and there were about two Force-users in the galaxy ''not'' working for the Empire at this point - it's not as Myopic as often thought.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Death Star, a planet-destroying space station. It can only be destroyed by firing missiles down a small exhaust port which leads to the main reactor; said port is at the end of a trench. The trench is positioned so that the Death Star's defensive guns can't aim at attacking fighters, which is poor design to say the least.least (in fact the Empire relies on fighter support for point defense as standard practice). However, given the fact that the exhaust port was so small that only a Force-user could make the shot - and there were about two Force-users in the galaxy ''not'' working for the Empire at this point - it's not as Myopic as often thought.
26th Jul '16 3:06:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Compare DungeonBypass, CuttingTheKnot, OverrideCommand, StealTheSurroundings. Contrast ThereWasADoor.

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Compare DungeonBypass, CuttingTheKnot, OverrideCommand, StealTheSurroundings.StealTheSurroundings, AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade. Contrast ThereWasADoor.
26th Jul '16 3:01:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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This is CripplingOverspecialization applied to architecture. A designer puts immense effort and resources into a structure, most often a defensive point such as a wall, door, or window, but fails to notice a large weakness in the design that makes all of this easy to circumvent. The most common flaw being that for all that the door itself is indestructible, the wall around it is less so. This is especially so in Chinese and Japanese media where many walls are made out of paper. Often, the floor will also be vulnerable to burrowing. The door itself may not be that hard to open, especially if WeHaveTheKeys. Often played for laughs if the way through the apparently impenetrable defense is particularly obvious or easy.

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This is CripplingOverspecialization applied to architecture. A designer puts immense effort and resources into a structure, most often a defensive point such as a wall, door, or window, but fails to notice a large weakness in the design that makes all of this easy to circumvent. The most common flaw being that for all that the door itself is indestructible, the wall around it is less so. This is especially so in Chinese and Japanese media where many walls are made out of paper. Often, the floor will also be vulnerable to burrowing. The door itself may not be that hard to open, especially if WeHaveTheKeys. Often played for laughs if the way through the apparently impenetrable defense is particularly obvious or easy.
easy. Sometimes serves as a RealityEnsues moment.
13th Jul '16 3:07:56 AM Medinoc
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* Played straight in a TV ad for [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichet_Serrurerie_Batiment a French reinforced door company]]: France's equivalent of a SWAT team is raiding an apartment building and hits a particular door with a battering ram: This only makes a huge hole in the wall around it, with the door and its frame still standing.

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* Played straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoOMR6zLE0w a TV ad ad]] for [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichet_Serrurerie_Batiment a French reinforced door company]]: France's equivalent of a SWAT team is raiding an apartment building and hits a particular door with a battering ram: This takes several tries, and only makes a huge hole in the wall around it, with the door and its frame still standing.standing.
-->'''Cop:''' This is the second time this week...
29th Jun '16 10:41:45 AM Vir
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** The episode "Reality Bites" has a seized property police auction, where the cops are selling a large iron gate that was designed to resist bullets, explosives and battering rams. When asked how they managed to get though it, Chief Wiggum says the owner left it unlocked.

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** The episode "Reality "Realty Bites" has a seized property police auction, where the cops are selling a large iron gate that was designed to resist bullets, explosives and battering rams. When asked how they managed to get though it, Chief Wiggum says the owner left it unlocked.
28th Jun '16 9:55:47 AM WC-83
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* ''Series/MythBusters'': In the myth "Salsa Escape", Adam and Jamie were testing the use of salsa to dissolve the iron bars of a prison cell. Adam's attempt to use electrolysis to accelerate the process failed because [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he used alternating current rather than direct current]] (indeed, it ended up making the bars [[EpicFail ''thicker'']]. Jamie's attempt with direct current worked far better. After several failed attempts by Adam to break his bars using alternate methods, Adam had "one last attempt" which succeeded--using the nearby sink to punch a hole through the (unreinforced) cinder block wall.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': In the myth "Salsa Escape", Adam and Jamie were testing the use of salsa to dissolve the iron bars of a prison cell. Adam's attempt to use electrolysis to accelerate the process failed because [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he used alternating current rather than direct current]] (indeed, it ended up making the bars [[EpicFail ''thicker'']].thicker]]). Jamie's attempt with direct current worked far better. After several failed attempts by Adam to break his bars using alternate methods, Adam had "one last attempt" which succeeded--using the nearby sink to punch a hole through the (unreinforced) cinder block wall.
28th Jun '16 9:53:57 AM WC-83
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* ''Series/MythBusters'': In the myth "Salsa Escape", Adam and Jamie were testing the use of salsa to dissolve the iron bars of a prison cell. Adam's attempt to use electrolysis to accelerate the process failed because [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he used alternating current rather than direct current]]. (Jamie's attempt with direct current worked far better.) After several failed attempts by Adam to break his bars using alternate methods, Adam had "one last attempt" which succeeded--using the nearby sink to punch a hole through the (unreinforced) cinder block wall.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': In the myth "Salsa Escape", Adam and Jamie were testing the use of salsa to dissolve the iron bars of a prison cell. Adam's attempt to use electrolysis to accelerate the process failed because [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he used alternating current rather than direct current]]. (Jamie's current]] (indeed, it ended up making the bars [[EpicFail ''thicker'']]. Jamie's attempt with direct current worked far better.) better. After several failed attempts by Adam to break his bars using alternate methods, Adam had "one last attempt" which succeeded--using the nearby sink to punch a hole through the (unreinforced) cinder block wall.
27th May '16 12:54:40 AM Maniago
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* A running gag in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album "The Daily Star" resolves around a sherrif who takes great pride in the fact that the bars of the cell in his office are unbreakable, which he claims will prevent any escape attempts. Although he is right about the strength of the bars, the rest of the office is not that strong so itís still very much a CardBoardPrison. At the end of the story, the entire sheriff office is destroyed with only the bars still standing.
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