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31st Aug '17 1:49:21 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', a young man is with his mother touring colleges, but he doesn't ''really'' take it seriously. He thinks he'll be able to just drop out of school and [[HardWorkFallacy become a successful billionaire entrepreneur]] like Bill Gates. Adam explains that Bill Gates ''already'' had an advantage: he was going to school in an era where college degrees weren't an ''absolute'' requirement like they are now, he came from a wealthy family that could afford to send him to a prestigious prep school...which had access to a then-state-of-the-art computer that public schools (and most residential homes) generally did not, classes in programming at that prestigious school, he never ''officially'' dropped out of school, and even if he ''had'', he'd still be able to go back to school on his wealthy parents' dime if his business plans hadn't worked out. Adam then goes on to explain that only 1% of jobs these days are given to people who don't have ''at least'' a bachelor's degree. This convinces the kid that college is a necessity if he wants to get anywhere in life.
4th Jul '17 6:24:34 PM WaterBlap
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* Website/YouTube atheist and science educator WebVideo/{{Thunderf00t}} chews and deconstructs this trope in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aikjdi3psUE his]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIj8PXOe9Cc responses]] to fellow Youtuber, Pogobat's, rants against traditional education and how college "was interfering with his education".
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7th Apr '17 4:09:15 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/HarryPotter says this in one of the ''PotterPuppetPals'' skits, where he thinks he's too cool for school. He doesn't normally think this in the actual books, though; while he doesn't always like the class work, he does like Hogwarts in general.

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* Franchise/HarryPotter says this in one of the ''PotterPuppetPals'' ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' skits, where he thinks he's too cool for school. He doesn't normally think this in the actual books, though; while he doesn't always like the class work, he does like Hogwarts in general.
30th Mar '17 11:29:47 AM microkittycat
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* Approximately 50% of the lyrics of "She's Sexy + 17" by the Stray Cats.

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* Approximately 50% of the lyrics of "She's "(She's) Sexy + 17" by the Stray Cats.Music/StrayCats.
6th Mar '17 8:09:58 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''[[Series/DragonsDen Shark Tank]]'', when a kid comes on with a pitch, certain of the Sharks, particularly Kevin, will ask if the kid is ready to quit school to devote their full time to their business. And they're perfectly serious, too.
30th Oct '16 9:48:51 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** It's stated in-universe that the Ferengi bought, swindled, or stole most of their technology from other societies.
17th Jul '16 10:30:09 AM TheFuzzinator
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* Scout, of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' thinks school is utterly useless, and spends a while trying to convince her father to let her stay home, since he never went to a day of formal school as a kid and managed to become a lawyer anyway. In all fairness to her, her town's school system ''is'' pretty ridiculous -- her first-grade teacher is annoyed that she already knows how to read and write, and tells her she needs to stop doing both until she reaches the appropriate grade level. Needless to say, she's not pleased, and tries a number of things to get out of going to school, including briefly becoming LadySwearsALot in the hope that her father won't make her go anymore once he finds out she learned it from other kids. (It doesn't work; if anything, he seems to find it slightly amusing.)
21st May '16 12:48:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''YuYuHakusho''. Yusuke is too cool for school, especially in the first couple of episodes.

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* ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Yusuke is too cool for school, especially in the first couple of episodes.
16th Mar '16 2:04:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".

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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".



* "Troublemaker" by {{Weezer}}.

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* "Troublemaker" by {{Weezer}}.Music/{{Weezer}}.



* Tara from ''TrueBlood''.

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* Tara from ''TrueBlood''.''Series/TrueBlood''.



* One episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' had Kelly gaining an internship at a TV station. Al invoked the trope the moment he learned Kelly was offered a three-year-long contract that paid 250 thousand dollars per year to be the station's new "weather bunny" and required her to drop out of school.

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* One episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Kelly gaining an internship at a TV station. Al invoked the trope the moment he learned Kelly was offered a three-year-long contract that paid 250 thousand dollars per year to be the station's new "weather bunny" and required her to drop out of school.
19th Feb '16 7:58:30 PM Stormcat1
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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least.

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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".
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