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19th Apr '18 6:57:15 PM foxley
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* Approximately 50% of the lyrics of "(She's) Sexy + 17" by the Music/StrayCats.
* "Billy S" by Skye Sweetnam.
* "Troublemaker" by Music/{{Weezer}}.
* Mocked by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in a stanza from "Jackson Park Express":
-->Think of the beautiful children we could have some day
-->We could school them at home, raise them up the right way
-->And protect them from the evils of the world
-->[[EverybodyHatesMathematics Like trigonometry and prime numbers]]
* Defied by the protagonist in Music/RedVox's "Back to School". The protagonist is very close to finishing school, the senioritis is setting in, and he keeps seeing his friends enjoying themselves, apparently skipping or having dropped out entirely. Even after they snub him for staying in school, he toughs it out, knowing he's come too close to finishing the job.
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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': Theo's friend Cockroach had this attitude, and it sometimes rubs off on to Theo. In one episode, he says he doesn't need to study because he's got a cushy job waiting for him running the family junkyard. Cliff asks him how is he going to weigh the scrap if he can't count. Cockroach says he has a foreman to do that. Cliff then asks how he is going to do the books if he can't count, and Cockroach replies he has an accountant to do that. Cliff then declares that he is going to go broke. Cockroach asks why, and Cliff says that if his foreman can count, and his accountant can count, but he can't, then he is going to go broke.

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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': Theo's friend Cockroach had has this attitude, and it sometimes rubs off on to onto Theo. In one episode, he says he doesn't need to study because he's got a cushy job waiting for him running the family junkyard. Cliff asks him how is he going to weigh the scrap if he can't count. Cockroach says he has a foreman to do that. Cliff then asks how he is going to do the books if he can't count, and Cockroach replies he has an accountant to do that. Cliff then declares that he is going to go broke. Cockroach asks why, and Cliff says that if his foreman can count, and his accountant can count, but he can't, then he is going to go broke.


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[[folder:Music]]
* Approximately 50% of the lyrics of "(She's) Sexy + 17" by the Music/StrayCats.
* "Billy S" by Skye Sweetnam.
* "Troublemaker" by Music/{{Weezer}}.
* Mocked by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in a stanza from "Jackson Park Express":
-->Think of the beautiful children we could have some day
-->We could school them at home, raise them up the right way
-->And protect them from the evils of the world
-->[[EverybodyHatesMathematics Like trigonometry and prime numbers]]
* Defied by the protagonist in Music/RedVox's "Back to School". The protagonist is very close to finishing school, the senioritis is setting in, and he keeps seeing his friends enjoying themselves, apparently skipping or having dropped out entirely. Even after they snub him for staying in school, he toughs it out, knowing he's come too close to finishing the job.
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27th Feb '18 8:53:51 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': Theo's friend Cockroach had this attitude, and it sometimes rubs off on to Theo. In one episode, he says he doesn't need to study because he's got a cushy job waiting for him running the family junkyard. Cliff asks him how is he going to weigh the scrap if he can't count. Cockroach says he has a foreman to do that. Cliff then asks how he is going to do the books if he can't count, and Cockroach replies he has an accountant to do that. Cliff then declares that he is going to go broke. Cockroach asks why, and Cliff says that if his foreman can count, and his accountant can count, but he can't, then he is going to go broke.
29th Jan '18 10:06:25 AM CrystalGlacia
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* Defied by the protagonist in Music/RedVox's "Back to School". The protagonist is very close to finishing school, the senioritis is setting in, and he keeps seeing his friends enjoying themselves, apparently skipping or having dropped out entirely. Even after they snub him for staying in school, he toughs it out, knowing he's come too close to finishing the job.
27th Sep '17 2:09:17 PM AndyLA
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--> "all that learnin' and s**t is for geeks and white folks. We run the halls here. I ain't learning a motherf**king here at school. F**k school."
::Remember that the sort of people who say this are often involved in the drug trade, take swings at cops and the like and end up dying young. Though whether they are too blame or the schools are setting them up to fail is not a topic for this page.

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--> "all "All that learnin' and s**t is for geeks and white folks. We run the halls here. I ain't learning a motherf**king here at school. F**k school."
::Remember **Remember that the sort of people who say this are often involved in the drug trade, take swings at cops and the like and end up dying young. Though whether they are too blame or the schools are setting them up to fail is not a topic for this page.
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.
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