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30th Dec '17 9:44:55 PM Chabal2
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* In the {{Literature/Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Sator Square is described as generally holding several ranters, haranguers, and self-absorbed mumblers at any given time, all of which declaim at the top of their voices. The crowds generally cheer them no matter what they're actually saying, to egg them on. However, on this particular occasion, Commander Vimes notices with some disquiet that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness this time they're not]]: They're actually ''paying attention'', and nodding thoughtfully in agreement, while someone agitates for an all-out war with a neighbouring country.

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* In the {{Literature/Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Sator Square is described as generally holding several ranters, haranguers, and self-absorbed mumblers at any given time, all of which declaim at the top of their voices. The crowds generally cheer them no matter what they're actually saying, to egg them on. However, on this particular occasion, Commander Vimes notices with some disquiet that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness this time they're not]]: They're actually ''paying attention'', and nodding thoughtfully in agreement, while someone agitates for an all-out war with a neighbouring country.
country. Fortunately, he deescalates the situation by repeatedly snarking at the speaker's claims until he realizes who's heckling him.
6th Nov '17 6:32:10 AM Jake
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* In the {{Literature/Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Sator Square is described as generally holding several ranters, haranguers, and self-absorbed mumblers at any given time, all of which declaim at the top of their voices. The crowds generally cheer them no matter what they're actually saying, to egg them on.

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* In the {{Literature/Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Sator Square is described as generally holding several ranters, haranguers, and self-absorbed mumblers at any given time, all of which declaim at the top of their voices. The crowds generally cheer them no matter what they're actually saying, to egg them on.
on. However, on this particular occasion, Commander Vimes notices with some disquiet that [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness this time they're not]]: They're actually ''paying attention'', and nodding thoughtfully in agreement, while someone agitates for an all-out war with a neighbouring country.
7th Oct '17 10:44:30 PM Jacob175
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--->'''Mad Prophet:''' You, sir! You are a blight!

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--->'''Mad -->'''Mad Prophet:''' You, sir! You are a blight!



* In ''TheSimpsons'', a lot of big speeches seem to be made near the statue of Jebediah Springfield.

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* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a lot of big speeches seem to be made near the statue of Jebediah Springfield.



* Some universities have a special area near the quad where campus speech codes are not enforced. Naturally, [[HilarityEnsues this brings the weirdoes out of the woodwork.]]

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* Some universities have a special area near the quad where campus speech codes are not enforced. Naturally, [[HilarityEnsues this brings the weirdoes weirdos out of the woodwork.]]
4th Apr '17 8:18:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Planescape}} Sigil]] has The Hall of Speakers. Anyone may come, check in and speak whatever they want when the podium isn't occupied by usual factions's bickering or (very rarely) some sane attempt at law-making. Just don't be surprised if a boring speech summons [[ProducePelting a rain of rotten tomatoes]]. From [[{{Hell}} Abyss]].

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* [[{{Planescape}} [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} Sigil]] has The Hall of Speakers. Anyone may come, check in and speak whatever they want when the podium isn't occupied by usual factions's bickering or (very rarely) some sane attempt at law-making. Just don't be surprised if a boring speech summons [[ProducePelting a rain of rotten tomatoes]]. From [[{{Hell}} Abyss]].
10th Jul '16 4:38:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'' features one.

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* ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features one.
22nd May '16 8:02:14 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Let 'Em Eat Cake'', Union Square, Manhattan is where Kruger proclaims his anti-everything platform. Mary also happens to be selling her blue shirts there, and this is how they become the uniform of the revolution.

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* In ''Let 'Em Eat Cake'', Union Square, Manhattan is where plays host to a surprisingly well-mannered group of protesters, whose messages include "Schultz's Restaurant Is Unfair to Union Labor," "Union Labor Is Unfair to Schultz's Restaurant" and one addressing the workers of China in Yiddish. They are perturbed when the agitator Kruger proclaims energetically takes the stand with his anti-everything platform. Mary also happens to be selling her blue shirts there, and this is how they become the uniform of the revolution.
26th Jan '16 1:00:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', Brian hides out from the authorities in a plaza filled with speechifying mystics and prophets and starts spouting nonsense in order to blend in. Problem is the crowd thinks he's the [[IncrediblyLamePun First Coming]].

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* In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', Brian hides out from the authorities in a plaza filled with speechifying mystics and prophets and starts spouting nonsense in order to blend in. Problem is the crowd thinks he's the [[IncrediblyLamePun First Coming]].
Coming.
3rd Dec '15 7:31:24 AM Prfnoff
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* Brian, the title character in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', hides out from the authorities in a plaza filled with speechifying mystics and prophets and starts spouting nonsense in order to blend in. Problem is the crowd thinks he's the [[IncrediblyLamePun First Coming]].

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* Brian, the title character in In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', Brian hides out from the authorities in a plaza filled with speechifying mystics and prophets and starts spouting nonsense in order to blend in. Problem is the crowd thinks he's the [[IncrediblyLamePun First Coming]].



* Blueberry Park in Creator/DanielPinkwater's story ''The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death'', where three speakers go on simultaneously about the virtues of vegetarianism, getting the British out of Kenya, and demonic possession. The protagonist then decides to make a speech himself and brave the hecklers.

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* Blueberry Park in Creator/DanielPinkwater's story ''The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death'', where three speakers go on simultaneously about the virtues of vegetarianism, getting the British out of Kenya, and demonic possession.DemonicPossession. The protagonist then decides to make a speech himself and brave the hecklers.
8th Nov '14 8:25:27 PM DoctorDetective
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--->'''Mad Prophet:''' You, sir! You are a blight!
27th Oct '14 7:30:29 PM R1ck1
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