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18th May '17 10:54:54 AM isolato
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* Several instances in ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk'' - indeed the last scene finished before the AuthorExistenceFailure describes a party threw by officers of the Švejk's battalion. Only TheNeidermeyer Lieutenant Dub attempts to talk about the war, annoying others immensely.
17th May '17 6:45:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Cabaret}}'', everyone tries to forget the Nazi invasion while having some entertainment at the Kit Kat Club. It's summed up in the lyrics of "Willkommen".

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* In ''{{Cabaret}}'', ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'', everyone tries to forget the Nazi invasion while having some entertainment at the Kit Kat Club. It's summed up in the lyrics of "Willkommen".



* Hope from {{Urinetown}} was ''conceived'' during one of these parties.
* In ''SeventeenSeventySix'', George Washington's "New Brunswick" dispatch details his soldiers' drunken, disorderly, whoring antics while camped in the New Jersey town. In addition to being TruthInTelevision, it leads to some of the funniest exchanges in the play.

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* Hope from {{Urinetown}} ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' was ''conceived'' during one of these parties.
* In ''SeventeenSeventySix'', ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'', George Washington's "New Brunswick" dispatch details his soldiers' drunken, disorderly, whoring antics while camped in the New Jersey town. In addition to being TruthInTelevision, it leads to some of the funniest exchanges in the play.
16th May '17 3:11:01 PM LtFedora
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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]

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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' Fegelein's room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]
23rd Apr '17 12:50:16 AM Lanes17B
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*** [[HookersAndBlow Fegeline' room also contains several lines of coke on a dresser.]]
22nd Apr '17 2:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* Most ''{{Suikoden}}'' games have a "calm before the storm" night before the final battle. Your army is split between having some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very personal moments]], and in drunken revelry (sometimes both). Expect the backdrop to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6NzGihItZI this]].

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* Most ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games have a "calm before the storm" night before the final battle. Your army is split between having some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very personal moments]], and in drunken revelry (sometimes both). Expect the backdrop to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6NzGihItZI this]].
30th Mar '17 11:58:43 PM PaulA
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* ''Comicbook/LostGirls'' is set in an Austrian hotel in 1913. [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[PeterPan Wendy]] and [[TheWizardOfOz Dorothy]] cocoon themselves inside the hotel with the other patrons, engaging in drug-fueled orgies as the outside world erupts into war.

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* ''Comicbook/LostGirls'' is set in an Austrian hotel in 1913. [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[PeterPan [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]] and [[TheWizardOfOz [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]] cocoon themselves inside the hotel with the other patrons, engaging in drug-fueled orgies as the outside world erupts into war.
24th Mar '17 10:24:56 AM AgProv
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* Comedian Creator/SpikeMilligan famously laughed and joked his way through WW2. He was part of a jazz quartet that formed when its four members were conscripted to the same artillery unit. Warned that if they dared waste shipping space by smuggling their instruments aboard the troop ship taking them to war in North Africa, they did so anyway. Despite dire threats of court-martial and having the instruments tossed overboard. A fortnight into the voyage, a shamefaced Naval officer who'd seen Milligan's band playing on shore made unofficial representation from the captain. If all possible charges were dropped, how much would it cost for Milligan's quartet to play on board ship for officers, diplomats and their wives travelling to form a civilian administration in occupied north Africa?

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* Comedian Creator/SpikeMilligan famously laughed and joked his way through WW2. He was part of a jazz quartet that formed when its four members were conscripted to the same artillery unit. Warned that of dire retribution if they dared waste shipping space by smuggling their instruments aboard the troop ship taking them to war in North Africa, they did so anyway. Despite dire threats of court-martial and having the instruments tossed overboard. A fortnight into the voyage, a shamefaced Naval officer who'd seen Milligan's band playing on shore made unofficial representation from the captain. If all possible charges were dropped, how much would it cost for Milligan's quartet to play on board ship for officers, diplomats and their wives travelling to form a civilian administration in occupied north Africa?
18th Mar '17 9:02:44 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius]]'', after successfully defeating a much larger enemy fleet during a key battle, [[TheHero Captain Kayto Shields]] brings [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits his crew]] to a beach resort space station for some much-needed shore leave.
11th Mar '17 4:33:57 PM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/IntoTheMaelstrom'' by Creator/DavidDrake and Creator/JohnLambshead, Allen Allenson turns the course of the Cutter Stream's war of independence by sneak-attacking mercenaries in garrison in the middle of a festival. (This is [[FantasyConflictCounterpart based on]] Creator/GeorgeWashington hitting the Hessians at Trenton during the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution.)



* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' there was a 'screw the War, we're playing [[BaseballEpisode baseball']] episode and a 'screw the War, we're fighting gangsters in the holosuite' episode. The BaseballEpisode was an attempt to invoke this trope, as the station was playing host to a number of Federation ships and their crews who'd been rotated away from the frontline of the Dominion War and who badly needed to blow off some steam in a way that didn't involve {{BarBrawl}}s or other unfortunate drunken shenanigans. The holodeck episode didn't really have an in-universe justification, but served as a badly-needed BreatherEpisode for the ''audience'', coming as it did in the middle of the DarkestHour of the show to date.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' there was a 'screw the War, we're playing [[BaseballEpisode baseball']] episode and a 'screw the War, we're fighting gangsters in the holosuite' episode. The BaseballEpisode was an attempt to invoke this trope, as the station was playing host to a number of Federation ships and their crews who'd been rotated away from the frontline of the Dominion War and who badly needed to blow off some steam in a way that didn't involve {{BarBrawl}}s {{Bar Brawl}}s or other unfortunate drunken shenanigans. The holodeck episode didn't really have an in-universe justification, but served as a badly-needed BreatherEpisode for the ''audience'', coming as it did in the middle of the DarkestHour of the show to date.



* 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.

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* Referenced in the final episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]''.''Series/BlackadderGoesForth''. Baldrick mentions the football match, to which Captain Blackadder fumes over being unfairly penalized.



** 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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** James Vega, one of the new squadmates in the same game, is fond of doing this in between missions. When visitng visiting 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.



* Supposedly, the Battle of Trenton during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution was won because the Hessians were hungover from Christmas Eve. Washington and his officers ''did'' figure it into their planning, and it was a major CurbStompBattle (with two Continental casualties and those from hypothermia), so it's not surprising that this is CommonKnowledge. In actuality, the Hessians were aware that Washington was up to something and dialed down the festivities; it just didn't make a difference.

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* Supposedly, the Battle of Trenton during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution was won because the Hessians were hungover from Christmas Eve.Eve (Creator/BillFawcett's popular history work ''How to Lose a Battle'' titled the chapter on Trenton "The Hangover Heard 'Round the World"). Washington and his officers ''did'' figure it into their planning, and it was a major CurbStompBattle (with two Continental casualties and those from hypothermia), so it's not surprising that this is CommonKnowledge. In actuality, the Hessians were aware that Washington was up to something and dialed down the festivities; it just didn't make a difference.
5th Mar '17 10:51:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope captures a good part of the national character of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] people. In the early 1970s, when the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli Air Force]] was bombing the crap out of southern Lebanon and occasionally targeting Beirut itself to [[ArabIsraeliConflict deal with]] the Palestinian Liberation Organization, nightclubs, bars, and coffeeshops (the teetotaling equivalent of the other two) still did a brisk business. During the incredibly bloody fifteen-year, three-sided civil war (1975-1990), the scene died down a bit (to say the least), but people still tried to make their own fun under the circumstances (one example can be seen in the film ''WestBeirut''). Since then, occasional violence has been a fact of life in Lebanon, but the Lebanese have continued, unfazed, to just make the best of it. The most poignant example is probably the period 2006-2010, when, starting with the Israeli invasion of the south and bombing of Beirut (again), people across the country all said, "eh, screw it, I'm going out;" despite a war between Israel and Hezbollah, armed clashes in the streets, terrorism arising from Palestinian refugee camps across the country, and the occasional assassination, Beirut and other Lebanese cities have seen a construction boom and a proliferation of all kinds of nightlife, and the country's wine and beer industries have seen a sudden uptick. They say that the nightclubs of Beirut were never so packed as in the third and fourth weeks of July 2006 (when Israel was running a bombing campaign against targets across Lebanon).

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* This trope captures a good part of the national character of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]] people. In the early 1970s, when the [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli Air Force]] was bombing the crap out of southern Lebanon and occasionally targeting Beirut itself to [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict deal with]] the Palestinian Liberation Organization, nightclubs, bars, and coffeeshops (the teetotaling equivalent of the other two) still did a brisk business. During the incredibly bloody fifteen-year, three-sided civil war (1975-1990), the scene died down a bit (to say the least), but people still tried to make their own fun under the circumstances (one example can be seen in the film ''WestBeirut''). Since then, occasional violence has been a fact of life in Lebanon, but the Lebanese have continued, unfazed, to just make the best of it. The most poignant example is probably the period 2006-2010, when, starting with the Israeli invasion of the south and bombing of Beirut (again), people across the country all said, "eh, screw it, I'm going out;" despite a war between Israel and Hezbollah, armed clashes in the streets, terrorism arising from Palestinian refugee camps across the country, and the occasional assassination, Beirut and other Lebanese cities have seen a construction boom and a proliferation of all kinds of nightlife, and the country's wine and beer industries have seen a sudden uptick. They say that the nightclubs of Beirut were never so packed as in the third and fourth weeks of July 2006 (when Israel was running a bombing campaign against targets across Lebanon).
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