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17th May '16 1:24:15 AM Eddy1215
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* One of the shorts bundled on the Blu-Ray of {{WesternAnimation/Inside Out}} has Riley being called to answer a question in the textbook after she'd been doodling most of class. Joy, working under the assumption that it's multiple choice, has Riley answer "C." [[spoiler: It turns out she's in Spanish class--[[FailedASpotCheck which all of the emotions somehow missed]]--and the question was a "Yes or No" one to which "Sí" was the correct answer.]][[note]]This is one of two endings to the short.[[/note]]

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* One of the shorts bundled on the Blu-Ray of {{WesternAnimation/Inside Out}} ''{{WesternAnimation/Inside Out}}'' has Riley being called to answer a question in the textbook after she'd been doodling most of class. Joy, working under the assumption that it's multiple choice, has Riley answer "C." [[spoiler: It turns out she's in Spanish class--[[FailedASpotCheck which all of the emotions somehow missed]]--and the question was a "Yes or No" one to which "Sí" was the correct answer.]][[note]]This is one of two endings to the short.[[/note]]
17th May '16 1:21:16 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'': When Sorbet first wishes for Frieza's revival, Shenron says that it's pointless to bring him back since he would return in pieces. After talking with Tagoma, Sorbet demands that his wish be granted. Shenron calls it a foolish wish, but grants it anyway. As it turns out, the wish ''was'' foolish, albeit not for the reason Shenron originally stated. Instead of returning to his empire, Frieza [[RevengeBeforeReason launches a full-scale invasion of Earth for the sake of getting revenge on Goku]]; [[spoiler: that decision led to his entire army and what was left of his empire being wiped out, [[{[Irony}} the very thing Sorbet originally brought Frieza back to prevent]]]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'': When Sorbet first wishes for Frieza's revival, Shenron says that it's pointless to bring him back since he would return in pieces. After talking with Tagoma, Sorbet demands that his wish be granted. Shenron calls it a foolish wish, but grants it anyway. As it turns out, the wish ''was'' foolish, albeit not for the reason Shenron originally stated. Instead of returning to his empire, Frieza [[RevengeBeforeReason launches a full-scale invasion of Earth for the sake of getting revenge on Goku]]; [[spoiler: that decision led to his entire army and what was left of his empire being wiped out, [[{[Irony}} [[{{Irony}} the very thing Sorbet originally brought Frieza back to prevent]]]].
14th May '16 9:19:27 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'': When Sorbet first wishes for Frieza's revival, Shenron says that it's pointless to bring him back since he would return in pieces. After talking with Tagoma, Sorbet demands that his wish be granted. Shenron calls it a foolish wish, but grants it anyway. As it turns out, the wish ''was'' foolish, albeit not for the reason Shenron originally stated. Instead of returning to his empire, Frieza [[RevengeBeforeReason launches a full-scale invasion of Earth for the sake of getting revenge on Goku]]; [[spoiler: that decision led to his entire army and what was left of his empire being wiped out, [[{[Irony}} the very thing Sorbet originally brought Frieza back to prevent]]]].
13th May '16 12:47:27 AM Az_Tech341
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* Joseph [=McCarthy=] and his [[WitchHunt career]] reads almost like a deconstruction of the trope. He came to historical infamy by violently lashing out at "Communist Infiltration." He claimed to possess a list of "proven" infiltrators, and championed a drive to crush them. Most if not all his "evidence" was based on BlatantLies and motivated by cynical political posturing (and maybe a sliver of good intentions). As it turned out, the Soviet Union did indeed control a vast network of spies throughout the West that did include local Communist Parties that were internally totalitarian and downright treasonous, and they combined did vast amounts of damage. Indeed, most rational people knew that the Soviets would've been absolute idiots to ''not'' build such a network. The problem was that [=McCarthy=] jumped from the rational supposition that the Soviets were spying on the United States to the insane conclusion that ''everybody was a Soviet spy'' (especially anyone who tried to call him out on his claims and arguments). The resulting witch hunts basically broke the prestige and cohesion of those networks and probably gained the US the upper hand for the first decade or so of the Cold War. The kicker is that in doing so, they also inflamed hysteria and harmed many, many innocent people while [=McCarthy=] himself did not catch a single Communist agent and continued a series of hysterical accusations until he committed electoral suicide by [[TooDumbToLive taking on the US military in the shadow of the Second World War, the Korean War, the Elbe River Crisis, *and* the Berlin Airlift.]] Both UsefulNotes/HarryTruman and UsefulNotes/DwightEisenhower made similar, sarcastic jibes that [=McCarthy=]'s hysterical methods made him "the best agent the Kremlin ever had" because of [[StopHelpingMe the way he made his cause look irrational]]. ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' has an {{expy}} of [=McCarthy=] who really ''is'' a Soviet agent with exactly this mission to help the Communists obtain control of the US.

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* Joseph [=McCarthy=] and his [[WitchHunt career]] reads almost like a deconstruction of the trope. He came to historical infamy by violently lashing out at "Communist Infiltration." He claimed to possess a list of "proven" infiltrators, and championed a drive to crush them. Most if not all his "evidence" was based on BlatantLies and motivated by cynical political posturing (and maybe a sliver of good intentions). As it turned out, the Soviet Union did indeed control a vast network of spies throughout the West that did include local Communist Parties that were internally totalitarian and downright treasonous, and they combined did vast amounts of damage. Indeed, most rational people knew that the Soviets would've been absolute idiots to ''not'' to build such a network. The problem was that [=McCarthy=] jumped from the rational supposition that the Soviets were spying on the United States to the insane conclusion that ''everybody was a Soviet spy'' (especially anyone who tried to call him out on his claims and arguments). The resulting witch hunts basically broke the prestige and cohesion of those networks and probably gained the US the upper hand for the first decade or so of the Cold War. The kicker is that in doing so, they also inflamed hysteria and harmed many, many innocent people while [=McCarthy=] himself did not catch a single Communist agent and continued a series of hysterical accusations until he committed electoral suicide by [[TooDumbToLive taking on the US military in the shadow of the Second World War, the Korean War, the Elbe River Crisis, *and* the Berlin Airlift.]] Both UsefulNotes/HarryTruman and UsefulNotes/DwightEisenhower made similar, sarcastic jibes that [=McCarthy=]'s hysterical methods made him "the best agent the Kremlin ever had" because of [[StopHelpingMe the way he made his cause look irrational]]. ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' has an {{expy}} of [=McCarthy=] who really ''is'' a Soviet agent with exactly this mission to help the Communists obtain control of the US.
12th May '16 3:20:42 PM ZarbiNerada
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-->--'''Michael F. Flynn''', ''[[http://www2.fiu.edu/~blissl/Flynngs.pdf The Great Ptolomaic Smackdown]]''

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-->--'''Michael F. Flynn''', ''[[http://www2.fiu.edu/~blissl/Flynngs.pdf The Great Ptolomaic Ptolemaic Smackdown]]''
12th May '16 10:02:32 AM ZarbiNerada
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->''[D]idn't Aristarchus and the Pythagoreans propose heliocentrism in ancient times? If only they had prevailed, we might have had Real Science millennia sooner. What was ''their'' evidence?''\\
''Well, you see, Fire is nobler than earth and the center is a nobler position. So fire has to be in the center. QED.''\\
''There are many names for this sort of thinking, but "scientific" is not one of them.''
-->--'''Michael F. Flynn''', ''[[http://www2.fiu.edu/~blissl/Flynngs.pdf The Great Ptolomaic Smackdown]]''
8th May '16 9:38:10 PM TheWanderer
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* In Season 1 of GameOfThrones. Viserys speculates that King Robert might be foolish enough to face a Dothraki horde in open combat rather than wait out a Dothraki attack behind castle walls. Some time later, Robert explains that he would indeed face the Dothraki in open combat... not because he's a fool, but because the Dothraki's scorched-earth policy would turn the smallfolk against him and make it impossible for him to rule if he were foolish enough to hide behind castle walls while his kingdoms were destroyed around him.

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* In Season 1 of GameOfThrones. Viserys speculates that King Robert Robert, known for being an impatient BloodKnight, might be foolish enough to face a Dothraki horde in open combat rather than wait out a Dothraki attack behind castle walls. Some time later, Robert explains that he would indeed face the Dothraki in open combat... not because he's a fool, an idiot who is blind to tactics and strategy, but because the Dothraki's scorched-earth policy would turn the smallfolk and ambitious lords of uncertain loyalty against him and make it impossible for him to rule if he were foolish enough to hide behind castle walls while his kingdoms were destroyed around him.


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* In the first season of ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', King Richard's older, crueler, [[NoNonsenseNemesis no nonsense]] brother Kingsley returns from a lifetime of [[RapePillageAndBurn conquest and pillaging]] to usurp Richard's place. Kingsley is WrongGenreSavvy and believes he's in a serious tale of political intrigue with a DeadlyDecadentCourt rather than a musical which is an AffectionateParody of your standard medievalish fantasy, so he expects Richard will inevitably try to kill him for power. Instead Richard spends the day moping, feeling sorry for himself and not even considering trying to do anything to Kingsley... until Galavant finds Richard, the two get ''astoundingly'' drunk together, and Galavant convinces Richard to kill Kingsley for entirely different reasons. The two men, who are still drunk out of their mind, [[WithCatlikeTread make the least stealthy assassination attempt ever]], and are promptly apprehended by Kingsley and his guards.
8th May '16 5:21:34 PM nombretomado
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* In HeyArnold the Grandpa discovers that Dino Spumoni is not a ghost based on the fact that ghosts can't take showers....they take baths.

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* In HeyArnold ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' the Grandpa discovers that Dino Spumoni is not a ghost based on the fact that ghosts can't take showers....they take baths.
6th May '16 6:41:44 AM aye_amber
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* Played for laughs in ''StandByMe''. In the scene where the four boys are walking through the back woods, Vern asks Teddy if he thinks WesternAnimation/MightyMouse could beat up Superman. Teddy says "No you idiot. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon! Superman is a ''real'' person! There's no way they could have a fight."

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* Played for laughs in ''StandByMe''.''Film/StandByMe''. In the scene where the four boys are walking through the back woods, Vern asks Teddy if he thinks WesternAnimation/MightyMouse could beat up Superman. Teddy says "No you idiot. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon! Superman is a ''real'' person! There's no way they could have a fight."
5th May '16 1:30:29 PM Westbrook
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* Andrea from ''Literature/{{Legion}}'' believes she's a hallucination because she's crazy. The fact that she actually ''is'' a hallucination has nothing to do with it.
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