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30th Nov '17 7:16:21 AM komodosp
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* In Irish mythology, Queen Maedb of Connacht started a war with Ulster in order to take possession of a bull. Why did she want the bull? Too beat her husband in a "Who's the richest" competition.

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* In Irish mythology, Queen Maedb of Connacht started a war with Ulster in order to take possession of a bull. Why did she want the bull? Too To beat her husband in a "Who's the richest" competition.
29th Nov '17 6:34:14 AM komodosp
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* In Irish mythology, Queen Maedb of Connacht started a war with Ulster in order to take possession of a bull. Why did she want the bull? Too beat her husband in a "Who's the richest" competition.
31st Oct '17 8:44:16 AM snichols1973
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* Inspired by the Swift, ''[[Literature/TheButterBattleBook The Butter Battle Book]]'', pictured above, had two peoples fighting over which side of the toast should be buttered. It [[LensmanArmsRace escalated to]] ridiculous extremes, becoming an obvious parody of the then-current Cold War, and [[NoEnding ends with an ambiguous]] MexicanStandoff. Seuss himself [[TakeAThirdOption liked to butter the crust]].

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* Inspired by the Swift, ''[[Literature/TheButterBattleBook The Butter Battle Book]]'', pictured above, above and written by famous children's author Creator/DrSeuss, had two peoples fighting over which side of the toast should be buttered. It [[LensmanArmsRace escalated to]] ridiculous extremes, becoming an obvious parody of the then-current Cold War, and [[NoEnding ends with an ambiguous]] MexicanStandoff. Seuss himself [[TakeAThirdOption liked to butter the crust]].
30th Sep '17 5:27:30 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', an Imperial planet descends into civil war over an argument the Emperor has with Rogal Dorn over which day it is best to eat tacos.
25th Sep '17 5:35:42 PM nombretomado
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** And it also happens in ''Slayers: Great'', where the father and son of a famous golem-making family, Galia and Huey, are fighting a personal battle that they eventually try to settle by building giant golems and having them fight each other. The reason: Galia is obsessed with making [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} Kawaii]] golems, to the extent he builds his mega-golem in the form of a {{Chibi}} Lina Inverse, even going so far as to spend time and effort causing it to make cute sound effects when it steps or does anything. Huey, on the other hand, is into ultra-realistic golems -- and his favorite source material are beautiful, buxom women. His mega-golem is designed as a humungous statue of [[GagBoobs Naga]], and he devotes effort to making sure the breasts [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggle like hers]]. When they finally reconcile, their first combined effort golem is a BettyBoop reference; a SuperDeformed woman's face atop a realistically sculpted sexy woman's body.

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** And it also happens in ''Slayers: Great'', where the father and son of a famous golem-making family, Galia and Huey, are fighting a personal battle that they eventually try to settle by building giant golems and having them fight each other. The reason: Galia is obsessed with making [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} Kawaii]] golems, to the extent he builds his mega-golem in the form of a {{Chibi}} Lina Inverse, even going so far as to spend time and effort causing it to make cute sound effects when it steps or does anything. Huey, on the other hand, is into ultra-realistic golems -- and his favorite source material are beautiful, buxom women. His mega-golem is designed as a humungous statue of [[GagBoobs Naga]], and he devotes effort to making sure the breasts [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggle like hers]]. When they finally reconcile, their first combined effort golem is a BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop reference; a SuperDeformed woman's face atop a realistically sculpted sexy woman's body.
13th Sep '17 3:27:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'': Galavant and Richard meet some dwarves and giants who are locked in an epic struggle to the death over their height differences. Except the dwarves are very tall and the giants are very short, so they're all the same height. Galavant and Richard have difficulty differentiating their friends from their foes in the final battle.
--> '''Richard:''' Everyone! Time out. Show of hands, who here's a dwarf?\\
''[dwarves and a few giants raise their hands]''\\
'''Richard:''' Right, and who's a giant?\\
''[giants and a few dwarves raise their hands]''\\
'''Richard:''' Well this isn't going to work.\\
'''Galavant:''' Okay, okay. Let's go shirts and skins.
25th Aug '17 6:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', at one point, the lawyer Estermann recounts the events kicking off the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins War of Jenkin's Ear]] (see the RealLife section below) to his case worker Lyra Heartstrings, making the point that impressions don't need to be factual to have an impact.

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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', at one point, the lawyer Estermann recounts the events kicking off the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins War of Jenkin's Ear]] (see the RealLife section below) to his case worker Lyra Heartstrings, making the point that impressions don't need to be factual to have an impact.
23rd Aug '17 3:58:52 AM JackG
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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]

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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
23rd Aug '17 3:57:52 AM JackG
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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]

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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves [[ItsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
23rd Aug '17 3:57:26 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg The Sworn Sword]]''. Ser Duncan tries to convince Lady Rohanne not to invade his lord's land over a 'pissing contest' about who can dam the river. Lady Rohanne points out that these contests are how nobles judge each other's strength, and worse will happen if she doesn't put up a strong front.

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* Averted in ''[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg The Sworn Sword]]''. Ser Duncan tries to convince Lady Rohanne not to invade his lord's land over a 'pissing contest' about who can dam the river. Lady Rohanne points out that these contests are how nobles judge each other's strength, and [[RapePillageAndBurn worse will happen happen]] if she doesn't put up a strong front.


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* ''The Semantics War'', a short story by Bill Clothier, has humanity arbitrarily divide itself into two factions, one declaring that THE WISTICK DUFELS THE MORADDY, the other that THE MORADDY DUFELS THE WISTICK. [[ItIsInYourNatureToDestroyYourselves War and the collapse of human civilization ensues.]]
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