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14th Nov '16 4:38:38 PM Eagal
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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.

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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
9th Nov '16 9:48:37 PM Discar
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-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I generally don't have to ask why someone can't join me eat out at my favorite tex-mex place, place with me, or how if they just installed solar panels on their house, or that they can shoot lasers laser beams out of their eyes.nipples. They will volunteer that information.
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you Creator/BillHicks did a bit about it.the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.



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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides himself on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games and on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."

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* As noted in the trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edgers can be like During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this sometimes. In an extreme example, two Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides himself on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games and on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind people he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening
behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."
berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.



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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you."

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* Creator/BillHicks did a bit Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you
about the smugness of non-smokers, saying "I'd quit if it wasn't for the fact that I'd become one of you.it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.



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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - after administering the dose Leone asked him to use.

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* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' [[TeenSuperSpy Yuuya]] takes sleeping pills to access a shared dream, then is injected On ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', often the villains got involved with psychotropics to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs give him an advantage]]. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Nishikikouji Tohri]], looking on, is appalled by this behavior drugs ([[DrugsAreBad Yuck! Patooie!]]) and berates [[TheHandler Leone]] for lax morals - that's why they are messed up. A good example is a former skateboarding champion who's "no good at all" after administering he tried steroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and
the dose Leone asked potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' portrays Creator/RobReiner this way in his crusade against smoking. It also portrays
him to use.
as a hypocrite, indulging in unhealthy eating habits while lecturing people about how unhealthy smoking is.



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* Bort the lapsed Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned two parts of the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking himself too seriously and beating people up]].

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* Bort As noted in the lapsed trope description for UsefulNotes/StraightEdge, Straight Edge from ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' hasn't abandoned Edgers can be like this sometimes. In an extreme example, two parts of Straight Edgers actually assaulted another man. However, as they yelled racial epithets at the straight edge lifestyle; [[http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/120/ taking victim (who was Mexican), it's most likely the attack was racially motivated and that UsefulNotes/StraightEdge was a pretext.
* Creator/MrT is a teetotaler, and prides
himself too seriously on drinking only kid-friendly milk rather than alcohol.
* ''Winners Don't Use Drugs'' is the name of an anti-drug slogan that was included on all arcade games imported into to North America from 1989 through to the year of 2000. The message appeared during the attract modes of both video games
and beating on some pinball machines. It was established by FBI Director William S. Sessions with an agreement with the American Amusement Machine Association. By law it had to be included on all imported arcade games and continued to appear long after Sessions left office. The quote normally appeared in gold against a blue or black background between the FBI seal and Sessions' name.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] doesn't object to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, in fact, he advocates legalizing them. He also never misses an opportunity to remind
people up]].
he's never used them. This either comes off as [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} some grand proclamation of philosophical fortitude]] or just a disclaimer from an opinionated person who's never experienced drugs first hand and does not want to be judged to be someone merely endorsing the legalization of drugs because he himself likes drugs.
* Music/TedNugent has been known to be patronizing towards alcohol and drug abuse. Then again, [[SoapboxSadie knowing Ted and his views and reactions towards supporters of gun control, veganism, and so on]], would you expect anything less?
* Real-world reversal: Crucial Youth were a straight-edge send-up that parodied the movement and regularly gave the audience a good clean with the Youthbrush.
* Inversion: Quite a few of the pro drug group can be equally as smug for 'having seen and experienced things you can never even dream of, being more creative, being more philosophical and generally just being more worldly than you' 'cause they smoked/shot/ate something.
* Major Dick Winters (subject of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'') admits in the book that he thought like this - he didn't drink until the evening of D-Day, and thought that taking a single swallow of liquor would have a noticeable deadening effect on his reflexes and thinking.
* People in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs can veer into this.
* The metalcore act Earth Crisis has been banned from many, many, MANY venues over the years for doing things like yanking beer glasses and cigarettes away from people and frequently threatening violence upon anyone who resists, which in turn has resulted in multiple fights and straight-up brawls at their shows thanks to both the band and the [[FanDumb more overtly militant members of their fanbase]].
* While not exclusively straight-edge, FSU ("Friends Stand United", originally "Fuck Shit Up") does have a large amount of straight-edge members, and over the years, they have gone from being a legitimate (if not extremely violent) anti-racist group to one of the most glaring real-life examples of TheQuincyPunk. Harassment and threatening behavior towards people who are drinking, smoking, or engaging in drug usage is commonplace, as are multi-man ambushes and beatdowns on targets who have earned their ire.
* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."




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* On ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', often the villains got involved with drugs ([[DrugsAreBad Yuck! Patooie!]]) and that's why they are messed up. A good example is a former skateboarding champion who's "no good at all" after he tried steroids.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' featured one Rikki Kixx, who runs a rehab movement and fronts a newly clean-and-sober band - it turns out sobriety has been legally and medically forced on him (and the potential loss of PR he'd get if he was caught imbibing doesn't help) and he's determined that everyone else should be as miserable as he is. [[spoiler: The concert he headlined to promote his movement ends ''horribly'', as a little known side effect of a drug his bandmates took in the past kicked in, causing hallucinations in the audience, leading everyone to turn to drugs to cope with them. It doesn't help that his other big name sobriety partner, Dr. Rockso, failed the ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere trope and fell off the wagon. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Pickles beats the shit out of him.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' portrays Creator/RobReiner this way in his crusade against smoking. It also portrays him as a hypocrite, indulging in unhealthy eating habits while lecturing people about how unhealthy smoking is.

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9th Nov '16 4:36:01 PM Discar
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': Every action someone performs in life gives them either a positive or a negative effect to their total score, which ultimately determines which afterlife they end up in. Eating vegan gives a reasonable bonus... but not bragging about it gives over twenty times as much.


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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy (the TeamNormal) describes superpowers as like vegans. "They can't ''wait'' to tell you about it."
-->'''Peggy:''' I just mean that I don't have to ask why someone can't join me at my favorite tex-mex place, or how they shoot lasers out of their eyes. They will volunteer that information.

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** Creator/DaveBarry mentions a commercial with two little girls so smug it makes you want to inhale a pack of camels out of spite.

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** Creator/DaveBarry mentions a commercial with two little girls so smug it makes you want to inhale a pack of camels Camels out of spite.
30th Jul '16 6:02:09 PM nombretomado
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** DaveBarry mentions a commercial with two little girls so smug it makes you want to inhale a pack of camels out of spite.

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** DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry mentions a commercial with two little girls so smug it makes you want to inhale a pack of camels out of spite.
16th Jun '16 8:11:31 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] did a few promos in Wrestling/{{ECW}} bragging about how hardcore he is, and did brag about never using drugs in high school or during his at the time 10-year career.[[note]]Foley admits to pain pills, though [[DentedIron he's not exactly abusing them.]]

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* [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] did a few promos in Wrestling/{{ECW}} bragging about how hardcore he is, and did brag about never using drugs in high school or during his at the time 10-year career.[[note]]Foley admits to pain pills, though [[DentedIron he's not exactly abusing them.]]]][[/note]]
31st Mar '16 11:37:04 AM johnnye
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People who feel that not only [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge are drugs bad]], but that those with the weakness to use them are inferior to those who do not. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have had problems with drugs but recovered, or have only done them one time.

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People who These people feel that not only that [[UsefulNotes/StraightEdge are drugs bad]], and alcohol should be avoided]], but that those with the weakness to use them who don't accept this philosophy are inferior to those who do not. weak, brainwashed, generally ''inferior''. In especially extreme cases, this attitude even applies toward people who have had recovered from past problems with drugs but recovered, drugs, or have [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin only done them one time.
once]].
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* P. J. O'Rourke once quoted an anonymous policeman as saying of drug addicts, "Air should be illegal if they breathe it."
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