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27th Jan '16 7:26:28 AM DAN004
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A character has suffered an [[AmusingInjuries amusing injury]], usually of the blunt force to the head variety. Dazed, he will say something really random and NonSequitur, normally either before going out like a light or [[WakingNonSequitur after being awakened]]. It seems that with proper application of blunt trauma, the human skull becomes a radio receiver tuned to a random station somewhere in the world. Three [[StockPhrases common phrases]] used are "[[HowManyFingers How many fingers]] am I holding up?" (helpful bystander), some variation of "I don't wanna go to school today, mommy" and "Anybody get the number of that truck?" (victim) A subtrope of NonSequitur and PartingFromConsciousnessWords, which also includes the cases where the parting words actually make sense. Overlaps with IntoxicationEnsues when caused by drugs or alcohol. See also ConcussionsGetYouHigh. In less serious works, tends to come hand-in-hand with CirclingBirdies.
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A character has suffered an [[AmusingInjuries amusing injury]], usually of the blunt force to the head variety. Dazed, he will say something really random and NonSequitur, normally either before going out like a light or [[WakingNonSequitur after being awakened]]. It seems that with proper application of blunt trauma, the human skull becomes a radio receiver tuned to a random station somewhere in the world. Three [[StockPhrases common phrases]] used are "[[HowManyFingers How many fingers]] am I holding up?" (helpful bystander), some variation of "I don't wanna go to school today, mommy" and "Anybody get the number of that truck?" (victim) (victim). The character may also [[DeliriousMisidentification mistake someone closest for someone else]] during such. A subtrope of NonSequitur and PartingFromConsciousnessWords, which also includes the cases where the parting words actually make sense. sense. Overlaps with IntoxicationEnsues when caused by drugs or alcohol. See also ConcussionsGetYouHigh. In less serious works, tends to come hand-in-hand with CirclingBirdies.
23rd Jan '16 12:28:54 PM lorgskyegon
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* Extremely dark real life case: in 1919 a boxing match took place between Jack Dempsey and champion Jess Willard. Some people though it was a mismatch, as Willard towered over Dempsey and looked twice his size. (Willard stood close to 6'7 and 250 pounds, Dempsey about 6'1 and 185.) And it ''was'' a mismatch, but not the way people expected. From the opening bell Dempsey swarmed Willard and delivered the single most vicious, brutal, and ruthless beatdown in boxing history. Willard was knocked down 7 times in the first round alone. (The fight went 3 rounds before being stopped.) Willard's list of injuries read more like the results of a car accident: nose completely smashed, jaw broken in seven places, broken ribs, four teeth knocked out, etc. As Willard was carried from the ring to the hospital, those carrying him heard Willard mutter to himself over and over "I have a farm in Iowa and $100,000 in the bank. I have a farm in Iowa and $100,000 in the bank. I have a farm in Iowa..." It's not known if this was really the case, in which case this trope would overlap with SurvivalMantra by trying to hold onto the memory of what he (probably) viewed as important possessions.
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* Extremely dark real life case: in 1919 a boxing match took place between Jack Dempsey and champion Jess Willard. Some people though it was a mismatch, as Willard towered over Dempsey and looked twice his size. (Willard stood close to 6'7 and 250 pounds, Dempsey about 6'1 and 185.) And it ''was'' a mismatch, but not the way people expected. From the opening bell Dempsey swarmed Willard and delivered the single most vicious, brutal, and ruthless beatdown in boxing history. Willard was knocked down 7 times in the first round alone. (The alone (at the time, a boxer could stand directly over his fallen opponent and punch as soon as both knees had left the mat). The fight went 3 rounds before being stopped.) stopped. Willard's list of injuries read more like the results of a car accident: nose completely smashed, jaw broken in seven places, broken ribs, four teeth knocked out, etc. As Willard was carried from the ring to the hospital, those carrying him heard Willard mutter to himself over and over "I have a farm in Iowa and $100,000 in the bank. I have a farm in Iowa and $100,000 in the bank. I have a farm in Iowa..." It's not known if this was really the case, in which case this trope would overlap with SurvivalMantra by trying to hold onto the memory of what he (probably) viewed as important possessions.
19th Jan '16 11:28:45 AM MHarrington
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* In the second ''VideoGames/DestroyAllHumans'' game, [[EvilBrit Reginald Ponsonby-Smythe]] drugs [[VillainProtagonist the alien Cryptosporidium]], then proceeds to interrogate him. Most any answer the alien gives is a random phrase. For example: -->'''Ponsonby:''' Tell me all the good things you remember about [[YourMom your mother]].\\ '''Crypto:''' Mommy? No, not the hot iron treatment again! I'll be good, I promise!
18th Jan '16 12:38:41 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** Later in the episode, she tells Spike to "stick the hay in the apple and eat the candle."
7th Jan '16 3:22:57 PM WillKeaton
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* In [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Sonic The Hedgehog]] this is a major characteristic of Dulcy the dragon. She acts like she's being scolded by her "Ma" every time she crashes.
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* In [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM ''[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Sonic The Hedgehog]] Hedgehog]]'' this is a major characteristic of Dulcy the dragon. She acts like she's being scolded by her "Ma" every time she crashes.
7th Jan '16 3:22:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Sonic The Hedgehog]] this is a major characteristic of Dulcy the dragon. She acts like she's being scolded by her "Ma" every time she crashes.
7th Jan '16 1:28:55 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Imzadi II,'' written by the same author, who is one of the creators of SpaceCases, Lwaxana is stuck and delivers the quote below from that show.
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** In ''Imzadi II,'' written by the same author, who is one of the creators of SpaceCases, ''Series/SpaceCases'', Lwaxana is stuck and delivers the quote below from that show.

* Consciously used by the titular ME in ''CrossingJordan''. Trying to ignore that she'd been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Jordan eventually suffers a seizure at work. When she comes around, Doctor Macy checks her mental status with the 'how many fingers?' test, and Jordan pranks him by slurring "Friiiday!" * On ''HomeImprovement'', Tim Taylor often said "We'll be right back after these messages from Binford" (or some mangling thereof) right before passing out or when awakened, even when not on the set of [[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]. Possibly justified, as any debilitating accident on the show immediately calls for a cut to commercial, and Tim has been conditioned to get these words out as soon as possible. * On ''SpaceCases'', the android Thelma has been sent over to retrieve a data crystal from another ship with automated defenses, which have fired at her. When the crew expresses the desire to examine it...
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* Consciously used by the titular ME in ''CrossingJordan''.''Series/CrossingJordan''. Trying to ignore that she'd been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Jordan eventually suffers a seizure at work. When she comes around, Doctor Macy checks her mental status with the 'how many fingers?' test, and Jordan pranks him by slurring "Friiiday!" * On ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Tim Taylor often said "We'll be right back after these messages from Binford" (or some mangling thereof) right before passing out or when awakened, even when not on the set of [[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]. Possibly justified, as any debilitating accident on the show immediately calls for a cut to commercial, and Tim has been conditioned to get these words out as soon as possible. * On ''SpaceCases'', ''Series/SpaceCases'', the android Thelma has been sent over to retrieve a data crystal from another ship with automated defenses, which have fired at her. When the crew expresses the desire to examine it...
27th Dec '15 1:11:42 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/ShiftingGears", when Mickey's attempt to get into his animate car [[DisguisedInDrag disguised as Minnie]] fails, his surfboard falls and crushes him. When the car lifts the surfboard, Mickey asks "Is that you, Creator/{{Walt|Disney}}?"
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/ShiftingGears", when Mickey's attempt to get into his [[AnimateInanimateObject animate car car]] [[DisguisedInDrag disguised as Minnie]] fails, his surfboard falls and crushes him. When the car lifts the surfboard, Mickey asks "Is that you, Creator/{{Walt|Disney}}?"
27th Dec '15 1:10:42 PM Vir
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--> '''Bigweld:''' [[ShoutOut Daaaiiisy... Daaaiiiisyyy...]] [[TwoThousandOne give me your answer doooo...]]
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--> '''Bigweld:''' [[ShoutOut Daaaiiisy... Daaaiiiisyyy...]] [[TwoThousandOne [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey give me your answer doooo...]]
27th Dec '15 1:09:02 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferngully}}'', Batty (the PTSD bat played by Creator/RobinWilliams) is ranting against humans when Zack touches his brain implant. He gets a jolt of electricity and says "Price check on prune juice, Bob -- price check on prune juice." Then he's out. In fact, this is a RunningGag in the movie. It becomes a plot point during the FinalBoss battle when he starts to get basic cable and Zack flicks through until he gets ''Film/HamburgerHill''.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferngully}}'', ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', Batty (the PTSD bat played by Creator/RobinWilliams) is ranting against humans when Zack touches his brain implant. He gets a jolt of electricity and says "Price check on prune juice, Bob -- price check on prune juice." Then he's out. In fact, this is a RunningGag in the movie. It becomes a plot point during the FinalBoss battle when he starts to get basic cable and Zack flicks through until he gets ''Film/HamburgerHill''.
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