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11th Oct '17 8:38:54 AM Nintendoman01
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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina George, the [[AlphaBitch Queen Bee]] of [[GirlPosse the Plastics]], is a very specific example. She can rattle off several weight loss that are (mostly) illegal and most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal--and yet she doesn't even know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not something like ''butter'' is a '''carb''' (hint: it's not).

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* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Regina George, the [[AlphaBitch Queen Bee]] of [[GirlPosse the Plastics]], is a very specific example. She can rattle off several weight loss products that are (mostly) illegal and most of which either were expensive before being banned or would be expensive to ship from countries where they're still legal--and yet she doesn't even know enough about health and nutrition to know whether or not something like ''butter'' is a '''carb''' (hint: it's not).


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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'': The Panther King is very rich and powerful, but is so stupid that he has to have a ''scientist'' specifically tell him that his throne-side table is quite clearly missing a leg, which is why he keeps spilling his milk.
27th Sep '17 3:33:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', as [[TheOjou Platinum Berlitz]] grew up as a SpoiledSweet LonelyRichKid, she has trouble dealing with the Castle Point system at the Battle Castle, as this is the first time in her life that she has to deal with a limited budget to achieve her needs.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', as [[TheOjou Platinum Berlitz]] grew up as a SpoiledSweet LonelyRichKid, she has trouble dealing with the Castle Point system at the Battle Castle, as this is the first time in her life that she has to deal with a limited budget to achieve her needs.
24th Sep '17 11:19:08 AM nombretomado
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* While his precise age isn't given, it's implied that Kal Zakath of David Edding's ''{{Malloreon}}'' managed to reach his late thirties to forties without ever having learned how to shave. Belgarath points out how surprising it is that the emperor of a culture that breeds ambitious backstabbers regularly let someone other than himself hold a razor to his throat. Belgarion, on the other hand, takes it as an opportunity to establish a peership between himself and Zakath.

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* While his precise age isn't given, it's implied that Kal Zakath of David Edding's ''{{Malloreon}}'' ''Literature/{{Malloreon}}'' managed to reach his late thirties to forties without ever having learned how to shave. Belgarath points out how surprising it is that the emperor of a culture that breeds ambitious backstabbers regularly let someone other than himself hold a razor to his throat. Belgarion, on the other hand, takes it as an opportunity to establish a peership between himself and Zakath.
13th Sep '17 4:58:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' 's incarnation of Daphne, who would randomly call her butler [[TheJeeves Jenkins]] in to do things for her, such as ''being scared''. (Not that she couldn't have done so herself, but a WildTake in the style of the other characters might have mussed up her hair.)

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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' 's incarnation of Daphne, who would randomly call her butler [[TheJeeves Jenkins]] in to do things for her, such as ''being scared''. (Not that she couldn't have done so herself, but a WildTake in the style of the other characters might have mussed up her hair.)
4th Aug '17 11:57:35 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When [[spoiler:[[Morgase Trakand]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] in ''Literature/TheHighQueen'' to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.

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* When [[spoiler:[[Morgase [[spoiler:Morgase Trakand]] goes [[KingIncognito undercover]] in ''Literature/TheHighQueen'' to escape being made a puppet, she turns out to be comically bad at pretending to be a maid (and humility in general), making her disguise flimsy at best.
18th Jul '17 10:13:04 AM MikeW
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** Gavin can get Hoolie in hot water with statements that show how utterly out of touch he is with the public. The best example is at a conference when he shocks guests by seriously stating that American millionaires are persecuted worse than the Jews in Nazi Germany.
13th Jul '17 2:18:27 PM MikeW
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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some funsa, Erlich heads to the district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.

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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some funsa, funds, Erlich heads to the district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
13th Jul '17 2:17:23 PM MikeW
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** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead).

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** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead). A board member openly asks why Gavin goes to such cost when he can just show a photo of the animal in question and Gavin clearly never considered that idea.



** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, Erlich heads to the districty attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.

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** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, funsa, Erlich heads to the districty district attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
10th Jul '17 1:16:23 PM MikeW
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* Showcased on ''Series/SiliconValley'' with how you can make a mint in the tech world and yet not understand how to use it.
** Gavin is fond of wasting tons of money on everything from a $20 million hologram that can't actually communicate with people to getting rare animals to make a point on board meetings (one of which is an elephant that drops dead).
** While a good guy, Nelson is basically a moron so it's no surprise that when he gets a huge buyout from Hoolie, he goes through it fast. He wasted money having the swimming pool of his mansion moved a few feet than had it moved back. It also turns out that he was renting most of the furniture and items in his home so he can't sell them off for his debts. While it's true his money manager stole much of his cash, it's obvious Nelson would have lost it anyway.
** Erlich thinks that by taking over Nelson's account via a partnership, he has an unlimited supply of cash. He thus blows a million dollars on a huge party at Alcatraz before finding out Nelson is broke. Figuring out the money manager was stealing some money, Erlich heads to the districty attorney to bring about charges. The D.A. however, refuses to prosecute as A) no jury is going to be sympathetic to a couple of millionaires being robbed and B) it's quite clear the two would have blown all the cash in any case.
9th Jul '17 4:08:35 PM MikeW
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** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman seriously compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning themselves using an oven for the first time.

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** This is really showcased when a Ponzi scheme causes many of these characters to lose much of their money. One man goes to a grief counselor for his ''yacht''; a woman is literally unable to decide what art she likes without a paid expert; another woman seriously compares which property to sell off to ''Film/SophiesChoice''; and hospitals are being filled with people burning and cutting themselves using an oven having to make their own meals for the first time.
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