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4th Sep '16 8:23:58 AM justanid
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* Dave Chappelle left [[Series/ChappellesShow his hit television show]] because, among other reasons, he felt that the game was starting to corrupt and/or change him and that the business was trying to control him, an idea he showed in his "Almighty Showbiz" skit, which aired on the final season. Other artists, comedians, writers, etc, often act on the same ideas.

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* Dave Chappelle left [[Series/ChappellesShow his hit television show]] because, among other reasons, he felt that the game was starting to corrupt and/or change him and that the business was trying to control him, an idea he showed in his "Almighty Showbiz" [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ml3igw/chappelle-s-show-dave-meets-show-business---p--diddy "Dave Meets Show Business"]] skit, which aired on the final season. Other artists, comedians, writers, etc, often act on the same ideas.
31st Aug '16 4:51:01 PM nombretomado
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* The titular knight of Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[TheElenium Sparhawk]]'' series originally held the hereditary position of Champion of the Royal House of Elenia... but when the king was corrupted by his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]] and a greedy [[CorruptChurch Primate]], Sparhawk refused to just go along with things. He was then forced to take on the position of glorified nursemaid for the young princess Ehlana, in hopes that he'd resign his position in humiliation. Instead, he proceeded to raise her into a [[TheHighQueen brilliant ruler]]. The king finally exiled Sparhawk, sending him to keep an eye on the heretics, in the middle of the desert half a world away. Years later, once the king has died and he is allowed to return, her DeadlyDecadentCourt quickly finds that he is not only as incorruptible as ever, but now also on ''very'' [[WifeHusbandry friendly terms]] with the highest power in the kingdom. Not to mention well-armed and more than willing to prove it to anyone who impugns the honor of [[spoiler:his wife]] the Queen Elhana, or himself.

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* The titular knight of Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[TheElenium ''[[Literature/TheElenium Sparhawk]]'' series originally held the hereditary position of Champion of the Royal House of Elenia... but when the king was corrupted by his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]] and a greedy [[CorruptChurch Primate]], Sparhawk refused to just go along with things. He was then forced to take on the position of glorified nursemaid for the young princess Ehlana, in hopes that he'd resign his position in humiliation. Instead, he proceeded to raise her into a [[TheHighQueen brilliant ruler]]. The king finally exiled Sparhawk, sending him to keep an eye on the heretics, in the middle of the desert half a world away. Years later, once the king has died and he is allowed to return, her DeadlyDecadentCourt quickly finds that he is not only as incorruptible as ever, but now also on ''very'' [[WifeHusbandry friendly terms]] with the highest power in the kingdom. Not to mention well-armed and more than willing to prove it to anyone who impugns the honor of [[spoiler:his wife]] the Queen Elhana, or himself.
12th Aug '16 9:46:11 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': The angels are described as living nuclear explosions, contained in ceramic shells forged for them by humans millennia ago. The bodies were given to them in the Angelic Compact, an agreement where the angels would enforce the Law in Heaven. But as the gods died and Heaven began to rot, fewer and fewer angels cared about the Law any more. By the time the story starts, the vast majority of angels don't even both to take bodies, and those that do are almost exclusively Thorns, insane angels who love nothing more than killing the humans who have corrupted Heaven. The only angel we see who still holds to the Law is 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil, who is constantly mocked by everyone and everything they encounter.

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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': The angels are described as living nuclear explosions, contained in ceramic shells forged for them by humans millennia ago. The bodies were given to them in the Angelic Compact, an agreement where the angels would enforce the Law in Heaven. But as the gods died and Heaven began to rot, fewer and fewer angels cared about the Law any more. By the time the story starts, the vast majority of angels don't even both bother to take bodies, and those that do are almost exclusively Thorns, insane angels who love nothing more than killing the humans who have corrupted Heaven. The only angel we see who still holds to the Law is 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil, who is constantly mocked by everyone and everything they encounter.
8th Aug '16 5:46:41 PM AnotherDuck
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* It's sometimes commented that you never want a leader who wanted to be leader; you pick someone with leadership qualities. Why? To avoid getting someone who would be corrupted by and/or abuse the power.
** The original Dictator was a Roman, hired by the State to solve impending problems of Republic Existence Failure, who was given absolute power for a year. At the end of that, though, he had to account for everything he'd done to the Senate. In the early Republic, the contest was to see who could solve the problem the swiftest and resign the position. The record was FIFTEEN DAYS.
** This was a favoured and often-repeated maxim of SF author Frank Herbert: "Power attracts the corruptible."



* Richard Stallman, the founder of the free software movement ([[InsistentTerminology not "Open Source"]]), is still a tireless advocate for free (as in free speech) software and open standards and has been since TheEighties.
** For many years, his user account at MIT (rms) famously had either no password or the password "rms".

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* Richard Stallman, the founder of the free software movement ([[InsistentTerminology not "Open Source"]]), is still a tireless advocate for free (as in free speech) software and open standards and has been since TheEighties.
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TheEighties. For many years, his user account at MIT (rms) famously had either no password or the password "rms".



* This is how a lot of [[TheFundamentalist religious fundamentalists]] see themselves as their contemporaries soften their beliefs in order to appeal to the modern world.
16th Jul '16 5:18:03 AM jakobitis
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* Equally long-serving British disc jockey John Peel managed the rare feat of combining this trope with VetinariJobSecurity; despite playing the most aggressively obscure artists and genres in contemporary music, a rambling stream-of-consciousness delivery style reminiscent of [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] at its most amateurish[[note]]and why not? Peel got his start on Radio Caroline before being poached by the BBC[[/note]] and a tendency to be rather rude about his less purist colleagues on-air, he had such a huge fanbase that they didn't ''dare'' try to get rid of him.

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* Equally long-serving British disc jockey John Peel managed the rare feat of combining this trope with VetinariJobSecurity; despite (or quite possibly ''because of'') playing the most aggressively obscure artists and genres in contemporary music, a rambling stream-of-consciousness delivery style reminiscent of [[BuccaneerBroadcaster pirate radio]] at its most amateurish[[note]]and why not? Peel got his start on Radio Caroline before being poached by the BBC[[/note]] and a tendency to be rather rude about his less purist colleagues on-air, he had such a huge fanbase that they didn't ''dare'' try to get rid of him.
10th Jul '16 3:05:19 PM AgProv
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** It helped that Peel was responsible for coining a show title for the BBC which after a hiatus of two decades has become famous - and a massive BBC money-spinner - for an entirely different reason and purpose. Very few people now associate the copyrighted show title ''Series/TopGear'' with avant-garde music on BBC Radio One. But originally the name of Peel's original 1967 radio show was ''Top Gear With John Peel''.

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** It helped that Peel was responsible for coining a show title for the BBC which after a hiatus of two decades has become decades became famous - and a massive BBC money-spinner - for an entirely different reason and purpose. Very few people now associate the copyrighted show title ''Series/TopGear'' with avant-garde music on BBC Radio One. But originally the name of Peel's original 1967 radio show was ''Top Gear With John Peel''.
10th Jul '16 3:04:15 PM AgProv
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** It helped that Peel was responsible for coining a show title for the BBC which after a hiatus of two decades has become famous - and a massive BBC money-spinner - for an entirely different reason and purpose. Very few people now associate the copyrighted show title ''Series/TopGear'' was originally the name of Peel's original 1967 radio show ''Top Gear With John Peel''.

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** It helped that Peel was responsible for coining a show title for the BBC which after a hiatus of two decades has become famous - and a massive BBC money-spinner - for an entirely different reason and purpose. Very few people now associate the copyrighted show title ''Series/TopGear'' was with avant-garde music on BBC Radio One. But originally the name of Peel's original 1967 radio show was ''Top Gear With John Peel''.
10th Jul '16 3:03:01 PM AgProv
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** It helped that Peel was responsible for coining a show title for the BBC which after a hiatus of two decades has become famous - and a massive BBC money-spinner - for an entirely different reason and purpose. Very few people now associate the copyrighted show title ''Series/TopGear'' was originally the name of Peel's original 1967 radio show ''Top Gear With John Peel''.
7th Jul '16 6:22:33 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': The angels are described as living nuclear explosions, contained in ceramic shells forged for them by humans millennia ago. The bodies were given to them in the Angelic Compact, an agreement where the angels would enforce the Law in Heaven. But as the gods died and Heaven began to rot, fewer and fewer angels cared about the Law any more. By the time the story starts, the vast majority of angels don't even both to take bodies, and those that do are almost exclusively Thorns, insane angels who love nothing more than killing the humans who have corrupted Heaven. The only angel we see who still holds to the Law is 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil, who is constantly mocked by everyone and everything they encounter.

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27th Jun '16 12:51:43 PM Premonition45
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Contrast LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, where characters never advance in their position because that would force the writing team to separate the cast. The exact opposite of KickedUpstairs, where an unwanted and incompetent person ''is'' promoted, to get them away from the real work so they can no longer screw things up. See also BotheringByTheBook and ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also compare BunnyEarsLawyer, where the traits that would hold back a Last DJ get overlooked on account of how much of an asset the character is otherwise. Also, the traits in a Bunny Ears Lawyer are mostly just quirks and eccentricities that may be self indulgent as opposed to the Last DJ who is more likely to feel like he's the OnlySaneMan. Will very frequently overlap with KnightInSourArmor. Music wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics.

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Contrast LimitedAdvancementOpportunities, where characters never advance in their position because that would force the writing team to separate the cast.cast, and LonelyAtTheTop, where characters get promoted but lose everything else in the process. The exact opposite of KickedUpstairs, where an unwanted and incompetent person ''is'' promoted, to get them away from the real work so they can no longer screw things up. See also BotheringByTheBook and ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules. Also compare BunnyEarsLawyer, where the traits that would hold back a Last DJ get overlooked on account of how much of an asset the character is otherwise. Also, the traits in a Bunny Ears Lawyer are mostly just quirks and eccentricities that may be self indulgent as opposed to the Last DJ who is more likely to feel like he's the OnlySaneMan. Will very frequently overlap with KnightInSourArmor. Music wise it overlaps with MusicIsPolitics.
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