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9th Feb '16 7:17:05 PM BookReaderUSA
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* In political science, this is known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_goes_to_China Nixon goes to China]] moment, in which a politician takes a course of action that he or she normally would not take, and it's considering historic ''because'' they have a long enough history of consistency. To provide context, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon was a staunch opponent of Communism, but he was the U.S. President who opened relations of RedChina in 1972. At the time, it was considered out of character for ''both'' Nixon ''and'' UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, given their [[DirtyCommies very]] [[CapitalismIsBad different]] worldviews. However, Nixon could do it, ''because'' he was such a staunch anti-Communist it would not jeopardize his chances of reelection. Since then, the term ''Nixon goes to China'' has been used to refer to uncharacteristic courses of action by certain politicians.
8th Feb '16 6:17:07 AM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/MarkKermode is a avid hater of [[ThreeDFilm films in 3D]] and is more than willing to rip apart the technology, finding extremely gimmicky and is nothing more than a ploy for studios to make more money. Then ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' came along and on his blog, he posted a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJu7Ov8IN1c video]] announcing that "''Gravity'' is worth seeing in 3D". He then [[FacePalm face-palmed]] for saying those words.
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* Creator/MarkKermode is a avid hater of [[ThreeDFilm [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie films in 3D]] and is more than willing to rip apart the technology, finding extremely gimmicky and is nothing more than a ploy for studios to make more money. Then ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' came along and on his blog, he posted a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJu7Ov8IN1c video]] announcing that "''Gravity'' is worth seeing in 3D". He then [[FacePalm face-palmed]] for saying those words.
4th Feb '16 10:28:38 PM Aspie
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** A sudden uptick in someone's mood after a long depression may be a sign that they're happy that their problems will soon be over. Because they're [[DrivenToSuicide about to kill themselves]].
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** A sudden uptick in someone's mood after a long depression may be a sign that they're happy that their problems will soon be over. Because they're [[DrivenToSuicide about to kill themselves]]. Similarly, the sudden giving away of prized possessions is considered a warning sign of suicidal ideation.
4th Feb '16 5:49:28 PM RoseAndHeather
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--->'''Anderson''': Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry for interrupting.... for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated. And when they hear politicians slap -- you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up. Do you get the anger that is out here?
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--->'''Anderson''': Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry for interrupting.... for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated. And when they hear politicians slap -- you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it it... kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up. Do you get the anger that is out here?
4th Feb '16 5:40:41 PM RoseAndHeather
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-->'''Anderson''': Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry for interrupting.... for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated. And when they hear politicians slap -- you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up. Do you get the anger that is out here?
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-->'''Anderson''': --->'''Anderson''': Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry for interrupting.... for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated. And when they hear politicians slap -- you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up. Do you get the anger that is out here?
3rd Feb '16 10:38:59 PM Premonition45
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* During a speech about gun control, the usually calm/collected President UsefulNotes/BarackObama was tearing up when he recalled the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which stunned many people.
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* During In January 2016, while giving a speech about gun control, the usually calm/collected President UsefulNotes/BarackObama [[ManlyTears was tearing up up]] when he recalled the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which stunned many people.
3rd Feb '16 11:19:13 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'', usually snarky and emotional Corrick turns into a statue when forced to attack Vesper to protect Dom.
29th Jan '16 9:02:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Similarly, he left his last meeting with Music/TheShermanBrothers by telling them "Keep up the good work, boys."
25th Jan '16 11:19:13 AM RoseAndHeather
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** Fox News anchor Shep Smith -- notorious as a LargeHam extraordinaire on lighter stories like wacky celebrity or political antics -- is equally famous for being very calm and collected during serious breaking news (a mode his friend and admirer [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] calls "Voice of God"). But the catastrophic failure of government assistance in the wake of a storm that obliterated the Gulf Coast of his home state of Mississippi and left thousands starving and dying in the streets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFv2zGF4Gk finally broke him]]; his lost, almost plaintive despair on location was a sharp and unnerving highlight of the extent of the disaster. Alongside the aforementioned Anderson Cooper and his own colleague Giraldo Rivera, his heartfelt desperation for ''any'' sort of organized relief efforts is heavily credited with bringing national attention to the crisis.
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** Fox News anchor Shep Smith -- notorious as a LargeHam extraordinaire on lighter stories like wacky celebrity or political antics -- is equally famous for being very calm and collected during serious breaking news (a mode his friend and admirer [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] calls "Voice of God"). But the catastrophic failure of government assistance in the wake of a storm that obliterated the Gulf Coast of his home state of Mississippi and left thousands starving and dying in the streets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFv2zGF4Gk finally broke him]]; his lost, almost plaintive despair on location was a sharp and unnerving highlight of the extent of the disaster. Alongside the aforementioned Anderson Cooper and his own colleague Giraldo Rivera, his heartfelt desperation for ''any'' sort of organized relief efforts is heavily credited with bringing national attention to the crisis.
25th Jan '16 11:16:05 AM RoseAndHeather
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** Fox News anchor Shep Smith -- notorious as a LargeHam extraordinaire on lighter stories like wacky celebrity or political antics -- is equally famous for being very calm and collected during serious breaking news (a mode his friend and admirer [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] calls "Voice of God"). But the catastrophic failure of government assistance in the wake of a storm that obliterated the Gulf Coast of his home state of Mississippi and left thousands starving and dying in the streets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFv2zGF4Gk finally broke him]]; his lost, almost plaintive despair on location was a sharp and unnerving highlight of the disaster. Alongside the aforementioned Anderson Cooper and his own colleague Giraldo Rivera, his heartfelt desperation for ''any'' sort of relief efforts is heavily credited with bringing national attention to the crisis.
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** Fox News anchor Shep Smith -- notorious as a LargeHam extraordinaire on lighter stories like wacky celebrity or political antics -- is equally famous for being very calm and collected during serious breaking news (a mode his friend and admirer [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] calls "Voice of God"). But the catastrophic failure of government assistance in the wake of a storm that obliterated the Gulf Coast of his home state of Mississippi and left thousands starving and dying in the streets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFv2zGF4Gk finally broke him]]; his lost, almost plaintive despair on location was a sharp and unnerving highlight of the extent of the disaster. Alongside the aforementioned Anderson Cooper and his own colleague Giraldo Rivera, his heartfelt desperation for ''any'' sort of organized relief efforts is heavily credited with bringing national attention to the crisis.
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