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1st Mar '16 12:58:45 PM Eievie
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Usually, when characters do something illegal or socially unacceptable, they'll try to be discreet about it, keep their misdeeds small and subtle enough that either no one knows what they've done, or no one cares. Sometimes a character does the exact opposite -- take their misdeeds so far over-the-top that there's no way they ''can't'' be noticed -- and they ''still'' get away with it.

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Usually, when characters do something illegal or socially unacceptable, they'll try to be discreet about it, keep their misdeeds small and subtle enough that either no one knows what they've done, or no one cares. Sometimes a character does the exact opposite -- take opposite--take their misdeeds so far over-the-top that there's no way they ''can't'' be noticed -- and noticed--and they ''still'' get away with it.
28th Jan '16 8:49:16 AM Cailleach
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The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into [[SharkPool a tank full of hammerhead sharks]], [[SpikesOfDoom razor blades]], and [[DeadlyAcid sulfuric acid]], there's good odds the police will just [[CassandraTruth laugh them off and not bother investigating]]. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! {{No time to explain}}!", [[BavarianFireDrill they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you]]. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?

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The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into [[SharkPool a tank full of hammerhead sharks]], [[SpikesOfDoom razor blades]], and [[DeadlyAcid [[AcidPool sulfuric acid]], there's good odds the police will just [[CassandraTruth laugh them off and not bother investigating]]. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! {{No time to explain}}!", [[BavarianFireDrill they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you]]. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?
30th Nov '15 12:11:13 PM Luigifan
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Usually, when characters do something illegal or socially unacceptable, they'll try to be discreet about it, keep their misdeeds small and subtle enough that either no one knows what they've done, or no one cares. Sometimes a character does the exact opposite; take their misdeeds so far over-the-top that there's no way they ''can't'' be noticed and they still get away with it.

The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into a tank full of hammerhead sharks, razor blades, and sulfuric acid; there's good odds the police will just [[CassandraTruth laugh them off and not bother investigating]]. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! No time to explain!" they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?

This is usually a good source of comedy since it inverts how we normally expect people to behave. Characters who pull it off successfully usually come off as [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome.]] Characters who try this and fail often get a brutal ThisIsReality moment, which can make for good CringeComedy instead.

They're not GettingCrapPastTheRadar. They're crashing the crap through the front doors and out the back doors of the radar installation in an armored model of the Oscar-Meyer Weinermobile, painted as a penis, with sunglasses-wearing flaming skull decals on every flat surface and a Hieronymus Bosch reproduction on the door, hood-mounted machine guns blazing, Music/{{Motorhead}} blasting on the jury-rigged PA system, the tires leaving tracks painting sex and violence on the floor and walls and one arm hanging out of the window making a [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking rude hand gesture]].

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Usually, when characters do something illegal or socially unacceptable, they'll try to be discreet about it, keep their misdeeds small and subtle enough that either no one knows what they've done, or no one cares. Sometimes a character does the exact opposite; opposite -- take their misdeeds so far over-the-top that there's no way they ''can't'' be noticed -- and they still ''still'' get away with it.

The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into [[SharkPool a tank full of hammerhead sharks, sharks]], [[SpikesOfDoom razor blades, blades]], and [[DeadlyAcid sulfuric acid; acid]], there's good odds the police will just [[CassandraTruth laugh them off and not bother investigating]]. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! No {{No time to explain!" explain}}!", [[BavarianFireDrill they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you.you]]. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?

This is usually a good source of comedy comedy, since it inverts how we normally expect people to behave. Characters who pull it off successfully usually come off as [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome.]] Characters who try this and fail often get a brutal ThisIsReality moment, which can make for good CringeComedy instead.

They're not GettingCrapPastTheRadar. They're crashing the crap through the front doors and out the back doors of the radar installation in an armored model of the Oscar-Meyer Weinermobile, painted as a penis, with sunglasses-wearing flaming skull decals on every flat surface and a Hieronymus Bosch reproduction on the door, hood-mounted machine guns blazing, Music/{{Motorhead}} blasting on the jury-rigged PA system, the tires leaving tracks painting sex and violence on the floor and walls walls, and one arm hanging out of the window making a [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking rude hand gesture]].
20th Sep '15 1:12:57 PM Luigiofthegods
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The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into a tank full of hammerhead sharks, razor blades, and sulfuric acid; there's good odds the police will just laugh them off and not bother investigating. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! No time to explain!" they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?

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The key is to be ''so'' audacious in how you violate the rules (whether they be laws or a moral/ethic code) that no one can believe you did it. If someone tells the police how you tried to stab them with a knife, you'll be arrested. However, if they tell the police how you tried to throw them into a tank full of hammerhead sharks, razor blades, and sulfuric acid; there's good odds the police will just [[CassandraTruth laugh them off and not bother investigating.investigating]]. Alternatively, suppose you’re in a food court and start picking food off people's plates; they'll take their food back and tell you to leave them alone. However, if you dash through the food court with a wheelbarrow, tossing everyone's food into it, yelling, "Quickly! All your food in here! No time to explain!" they might be so flabbergasted by what's happening that they can't bring themselves to stop you. Basically, people have a WeirdnessCensor when it comes to human behavior; since most people follow the rules (or pretend to), someone who breaks the rules with such flagrant abandon is so unusual that people have a hard time accepting that they exist, and will try to rationalize what's happening by assuming that the violator has some sort of exceptional reason for breaking protocol; otherwise, they wouldn't even ''dare'' to be so open about it, right?
3rd Sep '15 10:06:47 PM Adept
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-> '''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Well then, I confess. It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out.\\
'''Murtogg:''' I said no lies!\\
'''Mullroy:''' I think he was telling the truth.\\
'''Murtogg:''' If he was telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us!\\
'''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if you told him to.
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''

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\n-> '''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Well then, I confess. It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out.\\\n'''Murtogg:''' I said no lies!\\\n'''Mullroy:''' I think he was telling the truth.\\\n'''Murtogg:''' If he was telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us!\\\n'''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even ->''"Never do anything by halves if you told him to.
want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable."''
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'''''Matilda Wormwood''', ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''




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2nd Sep '15 3:51:46 PM Discar
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->''Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah for the disabled when I suddenly thought, "Gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish. I think I'll kill the Führer." Who's with me?''
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Melody Pond''']] to a group of heavily-armed Nazis, [[Series/DoctorWho "Let's Kill Hitler"]]

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->''Well,
-> '''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Well then,
I was on confess. It is my way intention to this gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah for the disabled when commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasly black guts out.\\
'''Murtogg:'''
I suddenly thought, "Gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish. said no lies!\\
'''Mullroy:'''
I think I'll kill he was telling the Führer." Who's with me?''
truth.\\
'''Murtogg:''' If he was telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us!\\
'''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if you told him to.
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Melody Pond''']] to a group of heavily-armed Nazis, [[Series/DoctorWho "Let's Kill Hitler"]]''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''
31st Aug '15 1:45:38 PM Trocheetroper
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->''"Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity."''
-->-- '''Tacitus''', ''Annals'', Book XI Ch. 26

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->''"Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity."''
->''Well, I was on my way to this gay gypsy Bar-Mitzvah for the disabled when I suddenly thought, "Gosh! The Third Reich's a bit rubbish. I think I'll kill the Führer." Who's with me?''
-->-- '''Tacitus''', ''Annals'', Book XI Ch. 26 [[spoiler:'''Melody Pond''']] to a group of heavily-armed Nazis, [[Series/DoctorWho "Let's Kill Hitler"]]
8th Aug '15 8:35:22 PM mlsmithca
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2nd Aug '15 7:28:00 AM Ego-Man25
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15th Jul '15 10:21:35 PM MechWarrior
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This is usually a good source of comedy since it inverts how we normally expect people to behave. Characters who pull it off successfully usually come off as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]] Characters who try this and fail often get a brutal ThisIsReality moment, which can make for good CringeComedy instead.

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This is usually a good source of comedy since it inverts how we normally expect people to behave. Characters who pull it off successfully usually come off as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome.]] Characters who try this and fail often get a brutal ThisIsReality moment, which can make for good CringeComedy instead.
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