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17th Jun '18 2:16:44 PM Carraway
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* In ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Australia season 1, Richard and Joey got a stubbourn ''goat'' that didn't want to go where they had to take it, resulting in them being eliminated.

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* In The season 12 opener of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' Australia had a challenge which involved transporting peat using a donkey, most seemed compliant enough but the donkeys used by Ari& Staella and Nathan & Jennifer proved to be premiere examples of this trope, resulting in them both placing in the bottom rung.
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season 1, 1 of the Australian version, Richard and Joey got a stubbourn stubborn ''goat'' that didn't want to go where they had to take it, resulting in them being eliminated.
8th Apr '18 9:46:00 AM easytorememberhandle
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* Donkey in ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' is implied to be one of the stubborn donkeys from Aesop's fables listed above, as the first time we see him he is about to be sold into bondage by his owner, promising to never be stubborn again. After this, Donkey's stubbornness is mostly an InformedFlaw, as he's generally pretty agreeable and willing to do some dangerous feats. He is stubborn in one regard, though - [[IJustWantToHaveFriends making friends with Shrek.]]
24th Feb '18 5:53:04 AM SebastianGray
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the expanded rules for mounted warriors [[note]] from the ''Mordheim Annual 2002'' book[[/note]] include mules as one of the additional purchasable mounts. These mules have the "Stubborn" special rule that forces their rider to take a test each turn in order to get the mount to move.
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9th Sep '17 4:01:36 PM nombretomado
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* The [[AmericanPoliticalSystem American Democratic Party]] has a donkey for a symbol. This is sometimes said to originate--like so many American political terms--with an insult: namely, calling Democrats "jackasses" because they supported [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] '''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Jack]]'''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson son]]. However, the link between the Dems and the donkey was cemented by [[PoliticalCartoon political cartoonist]] Thomas Nast in the late 19th century, who drew the Democrats as a donkey stubbornly but futilely kicking the Republican elephant (itself chosen to represent the GOP's domination over [[TheGildedAge Gilded Age]] politics). Democrats continue to emphasize the use of the donkey as a representation of stubbornness...although today, the ''reason'' for the donkey's stubbornness (intelligence) is also emphasized.

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* The [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem American Democratic Party]] has a donkey for a symbol. This is sometimes said to originate--like so many American political terms--with an insult: namely, calling Democrats "jackasses" because they supported [[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Andrew]] '''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson Jack]]'''[[UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson son]]. However, the link between the Dems and the donkey was cemented by [[PoliticalCartoon political cartoonist]] Thomas Nast in the late 19th century, who drew the Democrats as a donkey stubbornly but futilely kicking the Republican elephant (itself chosen to represent the GOP's domination over [[TheGildedAge Gilded Age]] politics). Democrats continue to emphasize the use of the donkey as a representation of stubbornness...although today, the ''reason'' for the donkey's stubbornness (intelligence) is also emphasized.
4th Mar '17 5:38:13 AM EDP
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* This is the reason they were used to carry equipment in mountainous terrain, horses were just too damned obedient to choose a safe path. They're also generally tougher than horses, making them a good choice for the military for getting to places where vehicles can't go (the USMC started using them in Afghanistan).

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* This is the reason they were used to carry equipment in mountainous terrain, horses were just too damned obedient to choose a safe path. They're also generally tougher than horses, making them a good choice for the military for getting to places where vehicles can't go (the (European mountain-based militaries have done so for centuries, and as they were abandoning them the USMC started using them mules in Afghanistan).
23rd Jan '17 1:58:40 PM Euodiachloris
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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow. The poor horses weren't bred or trained for that.


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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies ponies/horses (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near around and beyond the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow. The poor horses war- and draught-horses weren't bred or trained for that.

23rd Dec '16 1:38:11 AM Euodiachloris
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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that can just keep on ticking on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow.


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** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that that's both willing to balk at mutually suicidal directions and can just keep on ticking along on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow.

snow. The poor horses weren't bred or trained for that.

23rd Dec '16 1:15:02 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the rather intelligent "mules" wear [[OurDragonsAreDifferent scales and breathe fire]]. The key to Valyrian-brand dragon-riding seems rather geared towards making bloody sure the individual dragon both knows you and really, ''really'' likes you before you try asking it to do anything it might object to. Thwacking one with a stick when it decides it wants to snooze or because it's in the way is [[KillItWithFire categorically]] ''[[ManOnFire not]]'' [[TooDumbToLive recommended]]. No more than walking up to one who doesn't know you, let alone accept you, and acting overly chummy is, even if you definitely have the right bloodline -- more than one Targaryen and Valeryon princeling found this out over the years. [[FoodAsBribe Possitive]] [[BondCreatures reinforcement]], yay!

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the some rather intelligent intelligent, hermaphroditic "mules" wear [[OurDragonsAreDifferent scales and breathe fire]]. The key to Valyrian-brand dragon-riding seems rather geared towards making bloody sure the individual dragon both knows you and really, ''really'' likes you before you try asking it to do anything it might object to. Thwacking one with a stick when it decides it wants to snooze or because it's in the way is [[KillItWithFire categorically]] ''[[ManOnFire not]]'' [[TooDumbToLive recommended]]. No more than walking up to one who doesn't know you, let alone accept you, and acting overly chummy is, even if you definitely have the right bloodline -- more than one Targaryen and Valeryon princeling found this out over the years. [[FoodAsBribe Possitive]] [[BondCreatures reinforcement]], yay!
23rd Dec '16 1:08:16 AM Euodiachloris
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\n** Actual mules, donkeys and hill ponies (moor-, Shetland- or Icelandic pony analogues) also show up. Although not widely deemed as impressive as a warhorse, let alone a dragon, they are ''essential'' if you want to get around the wilder parts of the Seven Kingdoms in anything like decent time. For climbing up to the Eyrie or trekking near the Wall, you need reliable, hardy stubborness that can just keep on ticking on even dodgy forage. As Stannis finds out when he tries ploughing Southern-bred slabs of hay-guzzling muscle through autumn snow.

21st Oct '16 5:02:34 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the rather intelligent "mules" wear [[OurDragonsAreDifferent scales and breathe fire]]. The key to Valyrian-brand dragon-riding seems rather geared towards making bloody sure the individual dragon both knows you and really, ''really'' likes you before you try asking it to do anything it might object to. Thwacking one with a stick when it decides it wants to snooze or because it's in the way is categorically ''not'' recommended. No more than walking up to one who doesn't know you and acting chummy is, even if you have the right bloodline -- more than one princeling found this out over the years. [[FoodAsBribe Possitive]] [[BondCreatures reinforcement]], yay!


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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the rather intelligent "mules" wear [[OurDragonsAreDifferent scales and breathe fire]]. The key to Valyrian-brand dragon-riding seems rather geared towards making bloody sure the individual dragon both knows you and really, ''really'' likes you before you try asking it to do anything it might object to. Thwacking one with a stick when it decides it wants to snooze or because it's in the way is categorically ''not'' recommended. [[KillItWithFire categorically]] ''[[ManOnFire not]]'' [[TooDumbToLive recommended]]. No more than walking up to one who doesn't know you you, let alone accept you, and acting overly chummy is, even if you definitely have the right bloodline -- more than one Targaryen and Valeryon princeling found this out over the years. [[FoodAsBribe Possitive]] [[BondCreatures reinforcement]], yay!

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