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23rd Jan '17 2:50:08 AM LtFedora
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* True Blood's depiction of the Iraq war shows Andy Belfleur and his fellow Marines do exactly everything that one shouldn't do in war. They pull into town, seek out the local mosque, enter the mosque, and start doing drugs and drinking because the Iraq War was exactly like the Vietnam War. It's just one big party. Of course, this being True Blood, it rapidly goes downhill and [[spoiler: results in [[ItMakesSenseInContext a Djinn killing them all off one by one years later.]]]]

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* True Blood's ''Series/TrueBlood'''s depiction of the Iraq war shows Andy Belfleur and his fellow Marines do exactly everything that one shouldn't do in war. They pull into town, seek out the local mosque, enter the mosque, and start doing drugs and drinking because the Iraq War was exactly like the Vietnam War. It's just one big party. Of course, this being True Blood, ''True Blood'', it rapidly goes downhill and [[spoiler: results in [[ItMakesSenseInContext a Djinn killing them all off one by one years later.]]]]


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* Referenced in the final episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]''. Baldrick mentions the football match, to which Captain Blackadder fumes over being unfairly penalized.
14th Jan '17 11:00:45 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''Film/BloodDiamond'', a party is held at night in a city. The very next night, it's the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters rebel army]] that's partying; they took the city during a battle the day before.

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* In ''Film/BloodDiamond'', a party is held at night in a city. Freetown, Sierra Leone. The very next night, it's the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters rebel army]] that's partying; [[AfricanTerrorists RUF rebels]] who are partying, as they took have just invaded the city during a battle the day before.
18th Sep '16 7:25:06 PM nombretomado
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* At one point in ''AlanWake'', Alan and Barry stay in a cabin overnight, and can't leave because DarkIsEvil is to be taken literally. Barry finds some moonshine made by the owners, and they proceed to get very drunk.

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* At one point in ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', Alan and Barry stay in a cabin overnight, and can't leave because DarkIsEvil is to be taken literally. Barry finds some moonshine made by the owners, and they proceed to get very drunk.
18th Sep '16 6:30:09 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* In ''Videogame/MassEffect3'', when the whole galaxy is locked in a desperate war against the Reapers, you can find lots of military personnel living it up on the Citadel. Joker even lampshades it when you find him there. Furthermore, the ''Citadel'' DLC is essentially all about this (well, its first half is about investigating an assassination attempt on Shepard, but after the Collectors and Reapers, that particular threat is not taken at all seriously and is quickly snarked through). The rest of the DLC is all about Shepard throwing a wild party for the entire main cast of the series and having fun. The shore leave is justified in-story by the ''Normandy'' needing some dry-dock time for repairs... and its crew desperately needing some time to relax and blow off steam from the war.

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* In ''Videogame/MassEffect3'', when the whole galaxy is locked in a desperate war against the Reapers, you can find lots of military personnel living it up on the Citadel. Joker even lampshades it when you find him there. there.
** James Vega, one of the new squadmates in the same game, is fond of doing this in between missions. When visitng the Citadel, he usually hangs out with other soldiers in the bar, plays cards with the refugees, or if prodded to accept the N7 promotion, is seen getting a tattoo done.
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Furthermore, the ''Citadel'' DLC is essentially all about this (well, its first half is about investigating an assassination attempt on Shepard, but after the Collectors and Reapers, that particular threat is not taken at all seriously and is quickly snarked through). The rest of the DLC is all about Shepard throwing a wild party for the entire main cast of the series and having fun. The shore leave is justified in-story by the ''Normandy'' needing some dry-dock time for repairs... and its crew desperately needing some time to relax and blow off steam from the war.
6th Sep '16 2:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/IstanbulIntrigues'' by Barry M Rubin, the author describes high-class joints in neutral {{Istanbul}} during WorldWarII where spies, diplomats, exiles, etc would go to party while they were taking a break from killing each-other, plotting against each-other, and generally doing unpleasant things to each other.

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* In ''Literature/IstanbulIntrigues'' by Barry M Rubin, the author describes high-class joints in neutral {{Istanbul}} UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}} during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII where spies, diplomats, exiles, etc would go to party while they were taking a break from killing each-other, plotting against each-other, and generally doing unpleasant things to each other.
30th Aug '16 9:52:18 PM luord
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* When Alaric sacked Rome in 410, the populace was in the Colosseum; it is generally accepted that the ''[[BreadAndCircuses opposite]]'' would have been the real surprise.
30th May '16 6:22:34 PM AdamIsI
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10th May '16 2:54:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* One level of the British campaign of ''EmpireEarth'' has this, with Wellington reflecting that the nobs are all drinking and partying while he's trying to push back a horde of Frenchmen.

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* One level of the British campaign of ''EmpireEarth'' ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'' has this, with Wellington reflecting that the nobs are all drinking and partying while he's trying to push back a horde of Frenchmen.



* At the end of Season 3 of ReBoot, as the system is crashing (an equivalent of a [[ApocalypseHow Planetary/Physical Annihilation]] for the digital characters), some of the Pirate and Mainframe Binomes get together, throw a rowdy party and get drunk off their asses. Meanwhile, other characters decide it's a good time to conclude their [[RomanceArc Romance Arcs]] and make out.

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* At the end of Season 3 of ReBoot, ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', as the system is crashing (an equivalent of a [[ApocalypseHow Planetary/Physical Annihilation]] for the digital characters), some of the Pirate and Mainframe Binomes get together, throw a rowdy party and get drunk off their asses. Meanwhile, other characters decide it's a good time to conclude their [[RomanceArc Romance Arcs]] and make out.
4th May '16 6:36:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* Pretty much the premise of the entire (original) ''[[Film/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' film. The 4077th staff engage in all manner of WackyFratboyHijinx as a way of keeping their sanity amid the horrors and carnage of the war.

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* Pretty much the premise of the entire (original) ''[[Film/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' film. The M*A*S*H]]''. When not actually performing surgery, the 4077th staff engage in all manner of WackyFratboyHijinx as a way of keeping their sanity amid the horrors and carnage of the war.
4th May '16 6:34:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* Pretty much the premise of the entire (original) ''[[Film/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' film.

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* Pretty much the premise of the entire (original) ''[[Film/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]'' film. The 4077th staff engage in all manner of WackyFratboyHijinx as a way of keeping their sanity amid the horrors and carnage of the war.
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