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15th Aug '16 6:32:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:

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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:
13th Jul '16 8:30:51 PM Laevatein
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
-> "Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"

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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
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capitalism. There experience with fast food gives them the following revelation:
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"Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"
24th Jun '16 12:05:16 AM Laevatein
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* ''How Green Was My Cactus'': "Boris and Gorby go to McDonalds" is about MikhailGorbachev and BorisYeltsin opening up to western capitalism.
-> "Is not so different! ''We'' stand for ages in queue to get served by pimply little people who work like hell for rotten veggies, and the food is terrible!"
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4th May '16 1:22:31 PM Eievie
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Also a bad thing when the bad guy points it out after the hero has bested him through questionable tactics. Often followed by the hero's hysterical protests along the lines of, "I'm not like you! I'll never be like you!" Occasionally followed by the hero's observation that they are different, because of some other aspect that the opponent overlooked or intentionally ignored. However, the hero sometimes has some snappier comeback, like "You noticed?" or "That's why I can beat you," and worries about the differences later - or a comment that the dog that protects the flock is a very close relative of the wolf that ravages it. Then again, a simple "{{shut up|Hannibal}}" can work wonders. Another common rebuttal is for the hero to acknowledge that they share some similarities, but are sufficiently different where it ''counts''; not all similarities are equal.

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Also a bad thing when the bad guy points it out after the hero has bested him through questionable tactics. Often followed by the hero's hysterical protests along the lines of, "I'm not like you! I'll never be like you!" Occasionally followed by the hero's observation that they are different, because of some other aspect that the opponent overlooked or intentionally ignored. However, the hero sometimes has some snappier comeback, like "You noticed?" or "That's why I can beat you," and worries about the differences later - or later--or a comment that the dog that protects the flock is a very close relative of the wolf that ravages it. Then again, a simple "{{shut up|Hannibal}}" can work wonders. Another common rebuttal is for the hero to acknowledge that they share some similarities, but are sufficiently different where it ''counts''; not all similarities are equal.



When the villain who believes this also believes that the hero denies it because he is a SlaveToPR, he often sets up WhatYouAreInTheDark to get the hero to act like it. The failure rate for this approach is...high.

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When the villain who believes this also believes that the hero denies it because he is a SlaveToPR, he often sets up WhatYouAreInTheDark to get the hero to act like it. The failure rate for this approach is...is… high.
4th May '16 1:22:31 PM Eievie
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12th Apr '16 6:25:04 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kevin Kelley frequently does this, where appropriate, when addressing feuding members of the Wrestling/{{ROH}} roster. For example, when Kenny King went on a rant about why he couldn't stand ACH, Kevin asked if The All Night Express, King's TagTeam, weren't a pair of [=ACH=]s a few years ago.

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* Kevin Kelley Kelly frequently does this, where appropriate, when addressing feuding members of the Wrestling/{{ROH}} roster. For example, when Kenny King returned from TNA and went on a rant about why he couldn't stand ACH, Kevin asked if The All Night Express, King's TagTeam, weren't a pair of [=ACH=]s a few years ago.
12th Apr '16 6:24:05 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt]] said this to Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the 10/27/14 episode of WWERaw. Wyatt said that looking at Ambrose was like seeing "a deranged reflection" of himself.

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* [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt]] Wrestling/BrayWyatt said this to Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on the 10/27/14 episode of WWERaw. Wrestling/WWERaw. Wyatt said that looking at Ambrose was like seeing "a deranged reflection" of himself.himself.
* Kevin Kelley frequently does this, where appropriate, when addressing feuding members of the Wrestling/{{ROH}} roster. For example, when Kenny King went on a rant about why he couldn't stand ACH, Kevin asked if The All Night Express, King's TagTeam, weren't a pair of [=ACH=]s a few years ago.
30th Nov '15 7:40:16 PM Discar
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28th Nov '15 6:46:52 PM BlackKnight359
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19th Oct '15 4:47:12 AM Folamh3
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TheHorseshoeEffect is when two people claim to be ideologically opposed to one another, but nevertheless have many beliefs in common.
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