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19th Sep '17 5:19:59 AM RobTan
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* In 2010, [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] suggested that ''Creator/SquareEnix'' were deliberately trying to tank their video game division and become a movie studio by releasing ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', which notoriously featured an [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom an extremely linear story]] and [[GameplayAutomation limited player interactivity]].

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* In 2010, [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] suggested that ''Creator/SquareEnix'' were deliberately trying to tank their video game division and become a movie studio by releasing ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', which notoriously featured an [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom an extremely linear story]] and [[GameplayAutomation limited player interactivity]]. It also sold millions of copies and was hugely praised by fans and critics alike.
17th Sep '17 7:12:46 AM BKelly95
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* ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'' has the mission of Fitz-Hume and Milbarge. They were supposed to be decoys to attract attention away from the actual mission. However, the actual mission goes south when one of the spies is killed and the decoys end up having to assist the survivor. Then, the actual goal of the mission (testing an anti-missile system) fails and the duo have to prevent World War III.
13th Sep '17 6:17:36 AM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu'', [[KidHero Skunk]] makes an ill-conceived bet with [[TheDragon Baboon]] for control of the Valley over a game. In a rare occurrence, [[TheBadGuyWins Baboon actually wins]], but fortunately, [[TheMentor Panda]] convinced [[BigBad Dragon]] [[BatmanGambit to make a counter-bet]] against Baboon's team [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption based on his track record]].
-->'''Baboon''': Even when I win, I lose!
11th Sep '17 4:40:13 AM RobTan
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* In 2010, [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] suggested that ''Creator/SquareEnix'' were deliberately trying to tank their video game division and become a movie studio by releasing ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', which notoriously featured an [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom an extremely linear story]] and [[GameplayAutomation limited player interactivity]].
11th Sep '17 1:26:19 AM Xarvas
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* In baseball leagues without designated hitters it's accepted that a pitcher might just take a strikeout without even attempting to hit. This was the case on August 14th, 2011 when Marlins hosted Giants and Giants reliever Santiago Casilla came to the plate for his first career at-bat in 8 seasons. He stood as far from the plate as he could, with the bat down. This threw off Marlins pitcher Jose Ceda so badly, that he failed to throw a single strike and walked Casilla on 4 pitches. In other words, a batter who deliberately tried to strike out was awarded first base without doing anything.
9th Sep '17 10:54:18 PM MisterMiko
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* This is the usual plot of the Bubble Gang skit called "Cheche Bureche". Bureche, good Cheche's mean half-sister, wants to mess up Cheche's life, hoping she will fail. However, it backfires as Cheche gets the win from the mess caused by Bureche, who screams and wails in agony.

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* This is the usual plot of the Bubble Gang skit called "Cheche Bureche". Bureche, good Cheche's mean half-sister, wants to mess up Cheche's life, hoping she will fail. However, it backfires as Cheche gets the win from due to the mess caused by Bureche, who screams and wails in agony.
9th Sep '17 10:52:46 PM MisterMiko
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* This is the usual plot of the Bubble Gang skit called "Cheche Bureche". Bureche, good Cheche's mean half-sister, wants to mess up Cheche's life, hoping she will fail. However, it backfires as Cheche gets the win from the mess caused by Bureche, who screams and wails in agony.
23rd Aug '17 4:35:47 PM louisXVI
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* According to [[http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp legend]], this is how we got potato chips[[note]]or ''crisps'', as they're known in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- "chips" over there refers to what Americans call "fries"[[/note]]. Some guy at a restaurant kept sending his potatoes back, complaining they were too thick, too soft, and not salty enough. So the cook, George Crum, got frustrated and sliced them super thin, fried them to a crisp, and ''poured'' on the salt. The customer ''loved'' it and a new snack food was born.
* "Lord" Timothy Dexter, everyone ''else'' was trying to ruin TheFool, but fate conspired to make him just richer (he ''actually'' [[LiteralMetaphor sold coal to Newcastle]]).
* The City of Pasadena was founded in part by a bankroller who wanted to capitalize on Medical Tourism, which was popular at the time, and short-sell the land, believing it to be a fad vacation spot. Then the railroad came and it is now one of the biggest cities in California.

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* According to [[http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp legend]], this is how we got potato chips[[note]]or ''crisps'', as they're known in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- "chips" over there refers to what Americans call "fries"[[/note]]. Some guy at a restaurant kept sending his potatoes back, complaining they were too thick, too soft, and not salty enough. So the cook, George Crum, got frustrated and sliced them super thin, fried them to a crisp, and ''poured'' on the salt. The customer ''loved'' it and a new snack food was born.
* "Lord" Timothy Dexter, everyone ''else'' was trying to ruin TheFool, but fate conspired to make him just richer (he ''actually'' [[LiteralMetaphor sold coal to Newcastle]]).
* The City of Pasadena was founded in part by a bankroller who wanted to capitalize on Medical Tourism, which was popular at the time, and short-sell the land, believing it to be a fad vacation spot. Then the railroad came and it is now one of the biggest cities in California.
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* [[Website/FourChan /v/]] attempted to ensure reddit wouldn't again blatantly copy their memes by intentionally modifying the Rustled Jimmies meme. It was changed into "[[StylisticSuck le monkey face]]", a TakeThat against reddit. Reddit, however, accepted "le monkey face" as a meme, not understanding and accepting its "le" "humor" naturally. 4chan no longer uses the meme, as it is [[DiscreditedMeme discredited]], but reddit still continues to.
** In addition, [[StylisticSuck intentionally modifying memes to resemble vectors for rage comics]] became a meme of its own on 4chan, one of them being [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/429/017/7ce.png altered]] [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Bad+Troll+Face+Comp.+I+collected+all+of+these+and_7122bf_4216007.png versions]] of Trollface.



** This was also pulled off several decades back with [[Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia Discordianism]], where an intentionally [[UsefulNotes/{{Dada}} absurdist]] faux-religious tract achieved such a large cult following that it persists to this day.
* After a French police dog was killed in a raid on a terrorist safehouse in Paris, believed to be linked to the 13 November 2015 gun and bomb attacks in the city, a Twitter user with the handle [=SupaSchweppes=] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34861540 created the hashtag #jesuischien]] ("#iamdog") as a parody of sentimental hashtag slacktivism in response to terrorism. [[PoesLaw It was then taken up by many Twitter users who thought that it was sincere]].
* The Girl Scout detailed in [[https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/02/girl-scout-s-cookie-sales-explode-after-dirty-jobs-mike-rowe-r/21706043/ this article]] wrote a brutally honest and negative review of her organizations' cookies. ("The toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland. I'm telling you, it's as flavorless as dirt.") The result? Her sales have skyrocketed, nearly hitting the group's record.


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* According to [[http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp legend]], this is how we got potato chips[[note]]or ''crisps'', as they're known in UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- "chips" over there refers to what Americans call "fries"[[/note]]. Some guy at a restaurant kept sending his potatoes back, complaining they were too thick, too soft, and not salty enough. So the cook, George Crum, got frustrated and sliced them super thin, fried them to a crisp, and ''poured'' on the salt. The customer ''loved'' it and a new snack food was born.
* "Lord" Timothy Dexter, everyone ''else'' was trying to ruin TheFool, but fate conspired to make him just richer (he ''actually'' [[LiteralMetaphor sold coal to Newcastle]]).
* The City of Pasadena was founded in part by a bankroller who wanted to capitalize on Medical Tourism, which was popular at the time, and short-sell the land, believing it to be a fad vacation spot. Then the railroad came and it is now one of the biggest cities in California.
* [[Website/FourChan /v/]] attempted to ensure reddit wouldn't again blatantly copy their memes by intentionally modifying the Rustled Jimmies meme. It was changed into "[[StylisticSuck le monkey face]]", a TakeThat against reddit. Reddit, however, accepted "le monkey face" as a meme, not understanding and accepting its "le" "humor" naturally. 4chan no longer uses the meme, as it is [[DiscreditedMeme discredited]], but reddit still continues to.
** In addition, [[StylisticSuck intentionally modifying memes to resemble vectors for rage comics]] became a meme of its own on 4chan, one of them being [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/429/017/7ce.png altered]] [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Bad+Troll+Face+Comp.+I+collected+all+of+these+and_7122bf_4216007.png versions]] of Trollface.
** This was also pulled off several decades back with [[Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia Discordianism]], where an intentionally [[UsefulNotes/{{Dada}} absurdist]] faux-religious tract achieved such a large cult following that it persists to this day.
* After a French police dog was killed in a raid on a terrorist safehouse in Paris, believed to be linked to the 13 November 2015 gun and bomb attacks in the city, a Twitter user with the handle [=SupaSchweppes=] [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34861540 created the hashtag #jesuischien]] ("#iamdog") as a parody of sentimental hashtag slacktivism in response to terrorism. [[PoesLaw It was then taken up by many Twitter users who thought that it was sincere]].
* The Girl Scout detailed in [[https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/02/girl-scout-s-cookie-sales-explode-after-dirty-jobs-mike-rowe-r/21706043/ this article]] wrote a brutally honest and negative review of her organizations' cookies. ("The toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland. I'm telling you, it's as flavorless as dirt.") The result? Her sales have skyrocketed, nearly hitting the group's record.
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23rd Aug '17 4:27:47 PM louisXVI
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** UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson is thought by many people to have backed Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, not so much because he believed in the cause, but because it would make him more popular with anti-EU Conservative Party members, and therefore more likely to become Prime Minster when David Cameron stepped down.[[note]]Britain doesn't have a presidential system - the leader of the biggest party is Prime Minister, and if a Prime Minister resigns the next leader only has to win an internal election with members of their party, rather than a general election.[[/note]] Meanwhile, goes the theory, he secretly hoped that the campaign, which was a long way behind in the polls, would fail and Britain would stay part of the EU. In the event, however, Boris, who was an immensely popular figure with the public, helped swing the referendum and ultimately ended up dragging Britain out against his own private wishes. [[WhatHaveIDone Ashamed of what had happened]], he didn't even contest the leadership battle that followed immediately afterwards.

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** UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson is thought by many people to have backed Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, not so much because he believed in the cause, but because it would make him more popular with anti-EU Conservative Party members, and therefore more likely to become Prime Minster when David Cameron stepped down.[[note]]Britain doesn't have a presidential [[note]]In Britain's parliamentary system - the leader of the biggest party is the Prime Minister, and if a Prime Minister resigns the next leader in office his or her replacement only has to win an internal election with members of their party, rather than a general election.[[/note]] Meanwhile, goes the theory, he secretly hoped that the campaign, which was a long way behind in the polls, would fail and Britain would stay part of the EU. In the event, however, Boris, who was an immensely popular figure with the public, helped swing the referendum and ultimately ended up dragging Britain out against his own private wishes. [[WhatHaveIDone Ashamed of what had happened]], he didn't even contest the leadership battle that followed immediately afterwards.
20th Aug '17 5:28:56 PM bombadil211
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** Possibly the most successful political example of this trope is Jón Gnarr, who ran for mayor of Iceland's capital city Reykjavík in 2010 as head of the satirical "Best Party." Iceland had just gone through a major financial crisis and Jón mostly created the party to satirize establishment politics. To everyone's surprise (including his own), he and his party ''won the election'' and he suddenly found himself mayor of a coalition government (after famously vowing not to enter into a coalition with any politician who did not watch ''Series/TheWire'', his favourite TV show).

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** Possibly the most successful political example of this trope is Jón Gnarr, who ran for mayor of Iceland's capital city Reykjavík in 2010 as head of the satirical "Best Party.Party[[note]]the name was chosen because Iceland advertising laws prevent companies from claiming their products as "the best" due to it being a subjective term but there's nothing stopping a political party from naming themsevles the "Best Party"[[/note]]." Iceland had just gone through a major financial crisis and Jón mostly created the party to satirize establishment politics. To everyone's surprise (including his own), he and his party ''won the election'' and he suddenly found himself mayor of a coalition government (after famously vowing not to enter into a coalition with any politician who did not watch ''Series/TheWire'', his favourite TV show).
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