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24th Jul '16 4:00:11 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Rimmer's tried and convicted of the murder of the crew of the ''Red Dwarf'', but Kryten decides to act as his defense...which involves proving that Rimmer is not competent enough to have properly replaced the faulty plate himself (Lister would have helped, but he was in stasis at the time, and only Holly was able to...somehow...keep the ship running for three million years). Rimmer, being somewhat of an egotist, ends up falling straight into this one by objecting to his own defense (which Kryten uses to his advantage).

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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Rimmer's Rimmer is tried and convicted of for the murder of the crew of the ''Red Dwarf'', but Dwarf'' due to a faulty plate. Kryten decides to act as his defense...Rimmer's defense ...which involves proving that Rimmer is not competent enough to have properly replaced the faulty plate himself himself. (Lister would have helped, but he was in stasis at the time, and only Holly was able to...somehow...to, somehow, keep the ship running for three million years). years.) Rimmer, being somewhat of an egotist, ends up falling straight into this one by objecting to his own defense (which Kryten uses to his advantage).
24th Jul '16 3:58:25 PM WillKeaton
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* The infamous antics of the British protest group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_4_Justice "Fathers 4 Justice"]], who felt that parental access rights are unfairly biased towards the mother under British divorce laws. They might or might not have a point, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment but that is not a debate for this wiki]]. What is ''not'' up for debate is that when the general thrust of your argument is, "we can ''too'' be trusted to look after young children", participating in what can only be described as wacky hijinks involving [[NoodleImplements hilariously cheap superhero costumes, flour-filled condoms and various national monuments]] ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_4_Justice_protests details]]) to make your point is definitely counter-productive.

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* The infamous antics of the British protest group [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_4_Justice "Fathers 4 Justice"]], Justice,"]] who felt that parental access rights are unfairly biased towards the mother under British divorce laws. They might or might not have a point, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment but that is not a debate for this wiki]]. What is ''not'' up for debate is that when the general thrust of your argument is, "we can ''too'' be trusted to look after young children", participating in what can only be described as wacky hijinks involving [[NoodleImplements hilariously cheap superhero costumes, flour-filled condoms and various national monuments]] ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_4_Justice_protests details]]) to make your point is definitely counter-productive.
24th Jul '16 3:53:23 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0148.html "Hobgoblins and You"]], Xykon wants to recruit Hobgoblins, but Redcloak is against it, citing Hobgoblins' elitist attitudes towards regular Goblins.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0148.html "Hobgoblins and You"]], You,"]] Xykon wants to recruit Hobgoblins, but Redcloak is against it, citing Hobgoblins' elitist attitudes towards regular Goblins.
24th Jul '16 3:49:51 PM WillKeaton
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* Clark falls victim to this trope in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5984453/1/SmallvilleX-Evolution SmallvilleX:Evolution]]. Teleporter Alicia uses her power to teleport into Clark's bed while he's sleeping and deliberately gets them caught in bed together to make it look like Clark's been cheating on Rogue with her. Clark's protest that if he was going to sneak Alicia in he would have been smart enough to shut off the alarms first doesn't help his case, as it makes it sound like he's at the very least given serious thought as to how to sneak Alicia in, even though it never even crossed his mind.

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* Clark falls victim to this trope in [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5984453/1/SmallvilleX-Evolution SmallvilleX:Evolution]]. Smallville X: Evolution.]]'' Teleporter Alicia uses her power to teleport into Clark's bed while he's sleeping and deliberately gets them caught in bed together to make it look like Clark's been cheating on Rogue with her. Clark's protest that if he was going to sneak Alicia in he would have been smart enough to shut off the alarms first doesn't help his case, as it makes it sound like he's at the very least given serious thought as to how to sneak Alicia in, even though it never even crossed his mind.
24th Jul '16 3:49:16 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the CEO makes his own dumb statement worse in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-10/ this comic]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the CEO makes his own dumb statement worse in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-10/ this comic]].comic.]]
22nd Jul '16 12:05:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** Then ''The Lost Age'' reveals that without the power of Alchemy the world will decay to nothing... and in comes the Mars Clan's second set of champions, led by a brute who openly believes Prox will TakeOverTheWorld and who will do [[CombatPragmatist everything]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy in his]] [[StuffBlowingUp power]] [[LawfulEvil to make that happen]], including [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness double-crossing Felix & Co.]] [[VillainousDemotivator who are working for him to save the world]] ([[IHaveYourWife and their parents]]). NOT. HELPING.

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** Then ''The Lost Age'' reveals that without the power of Alchemy the world will decay to nothing... and in comes the Mars Clan's second set of champions, led by a brute who openly believes Prox will TakeOverTheWorld and who will do [[CombatPragmatist everything]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy everything in his]] [[StuffBlowingUp power]] [[LawfulEvil his power to make that happen]], happen, including [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness double-crossing Felix & Co.]] [[VillainousDemotivator who are working for him to save the world]] ([[IHaveYourWife and their parents]]). NOT. HELPING.
15th Jul '16 10:26:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', the group lands on an Earth where the RedScare never ended. Quinn and Arturo are reported as subversives while working on some sliding equations. The agents who come to investigate ignorantly assume they're working on a pipe bomb, to which Arturo indignantly responds that a pipe bomb is child's play by comparison.

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* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', the group lands on an Earth where the RedScare never ended. Quinn and Arturo are reported as subversives while working on some sliding equations. The agents who come to investigate ignorantly assume they're working on a pipe bomb, to which Arturo indignantly responds that a pipe bomb is child's play by comparison. It doesn't help that, due to a head injury, Arturo spends most of the episode wearing a colorful rag as a bandage on his head, which makes him look like a hippie.
22nd Jun '16 6:16:29 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Every time Asuka tries to convince Misato that she and Shinji are mature enough to be sleeping with each other, she ends up saying something sexual (usually about the wonderful things Shinji can do with his hands).
-->'''Misato:''' [[LampshadeHanging Asuka, is this supposed to make you look mature enough to sleep together]]?
21st May '16 11:42:18 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': ''Film/GhostbustersII'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.
27th Mar '16 3:07:35 PM ngh93
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-->'''Ratchet''': No wait! Please listen to me! You cant do this to me. This job is my ''LIFE''! It means everything to me! You don't KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE TO GET HERE !! THE LIES I'VE TOLD! THE LIVES I'VE ''RUINED''!!!!! ...[[LampshadeHanging Wait...this isn't helping me!]]

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-->'''Ratchet''': No No, wait! Please listen to me! You cant do this to me. This job is my ''LIFE''! It means everything to me! You don't KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE TO GET HERE !! HERE!! THE LIES I'VE TOLD! THE LIVES I'VE ''RUINED''!!!!! ...[[LampshadeHanging Wait...this isn't helping me!]]
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