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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.
21st Jun '16 7:29:08 PM gewunomox
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* NeilYoung is notorious for this. He does what he wants, when he wants, for as long as he wants to do it. He once put out a couple of albums of techno-electronica and was sued by his record company for making music that didn't sound like Neil Young. This spurred him to record albums full of country, rockabilly, blues, anything but his typical sound. This continued until the label let him out of his contract.

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* NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung is notorious for this. He does what he wants, when he wants, for as long as he wants to do it. He once put out a couple of albums of techno-electronica and was sued by his record company for making music that didn't sound like Neil Young. This spurred him to record albums full of country, rockabilly, blues, anything but his typical sound. This continued until the label let him out of his contract.
21st Jun '16 4:00:32 AM narm00
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* ''ComicBook/TheLosers'' has supporting character Agent Stegler, a CIA agent who is an experienced field agent that has been [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to a desk job]] that he hates due to his unpopular opinions on what the agency should be doing, and his objection to young agents doing crappy work and just using their jobs as a networking opportunity to get in with corrupt private companies. (At one point some younger agents even ask why Stegler seems to be unable to get the point that his reassignment was an obvious attempt to get him to resign).

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* ''ComicBook/TheLosers'' has supporting character Agent Stegler, a CIA agent who is an experienced field agent that has been [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to a desk job]] that he hates due to his unpopular opinions on what the agency should be doing, and his objection to young agents doing crappy work and just using their jobs as a networking opportunity to get in with corrupt private companies. (At one point some younger agents even ask why Stegler seems to be unable to get the point that his reassignment was an obvious attempt to get him to resign).resign.)



* Young [[TheCommissionerGordon Gordon]] in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Commissioner Loeb and Det. Flass tries to break him, [[TheDeterminator Gordon]] turns it [[BewareTheNiceOnes back]] on them.

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* Young [[TheCommissionerGordon Gordon]] in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Commissioner Loeb and Det. Flass tries try to break him, [[TheDeterminator Gordon]] turns it [[BewareTheNiceOnes back]] on them.
27th May '16 3:45:21 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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30th Apr '16 3:25:12 PM redandready45
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** Smith's father was also this, using his newspaper to fight against a criminal syndicate. It ended with him getting a bullet in the back.
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