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26th Apr '16 12:06:14 AM Kid
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* Many Renaissance Festival village ensemble stock characters are like this. There's a ratcatcher who's almost never seen actually catching any rats, the highwayman who almost never robs anybody, and of course pirates and privateers who are there on shore leave and don't actually loot or plunder (though of course they may sing about such things). Darkly averted in [[http://www.theonion.com/audio/9-drawn-and-quartered-at-renaissance-fair,14068/ one Onion story,]] about people being drawn and quartered at a Renaissance Festival.,

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* Many Renaissance Festival village ensemble stock characters are like this. There's a ratcatcher who's almost never seen actually catching any rats, the highwayman who almost never robs anybody, and of course pirates and privateers who are there on shore leave and don't actually loot or plunder (though of course they may sing about such things). Darkly averted in [[http://www.theonion.com/audio/9-drawn-and-quartered-at-renaissance-fair,14068/ one Onion story,]] about people being drawn and quartered at a Renaissance Festival.,
25th Apr '16 11:46:36 PM Kid
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** It gets worse in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', where Tetra seems to have gone ''crusader of the seas'' and wants to scold the owners of the "Ghost Ship" for kidnapping people. - Which should be common business for pirates.

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** It gets worse in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', where Tetra seems to have gone ''crusader of the seas'' and wants to scold the owners of the "Ghost Ship" for kidnapping people. - Which should be common business for pirates.
24th Apr '16 2:23:51 AM Psyclone
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*** Somewhat referenced the actual game: if Jensen infiltrates the terrorist occupied Sarif plant via the vent on the roof, he informs Prichard that he will mention the vent on his next security report, presumably with the intent of getting that liability resolved.
24th Apr '16 2:20:22 AM Psyclone
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** If anything, the game punishes you for trying to do your damn job at the beginning. If you stick around the office for too long, the hostages you are trying to save will all have been killed by the time you get there.
16th Apr '16 12:53:24 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': For all that the other characters call him a drifter, Pluto stays pretty darn sedentary, just sticking around the edge of the solar system while being too shy to introduce himself.
12th Apr '16 8:09:11 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'': Yzma is Kuzco's advisor but doesn't give him any advices through the series because she's under the impression that, since Kuzco must graduate in order to become Emperor, she doesn't have to do her job until then. She's told otherwise by a board of people in charge of reviewing her work in "Take My Advice".
27th Mar '16 5:04:24 AM jormis29
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* The Sharks in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' choose to not eat fish, stating that "Fish are friends, not food"
26th Mar '16 11:59:55 AM Hyperx72
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* The Sharks in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' choose to not eat fish, stating that "Fish are friends, not food"
25th Mar '16 8:20:08 PM Kotomikun
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* In ''Manga/KOn'', despite all of the main characters being part of the light music club, they don't really play much and spend most of their time screwing around in the clubroom and eating cake. When Azusa shows up she actually gets into a conflict with the rest of the group over this.

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* In ''Manga/KOn'', despite all of the main characters being part of the light music club, they don't really play much and spend most of their time screwing around in the clubroom and eating cake. When Azusa shows up she actually gets into a conflict with Azusa, who's more serious about musicianship, joins the rest "band," many arguments ensue. Unusually, this trope is a common criticism of the group over this.show--many people dislike it because they expected more concerts, or at least practicing. As far as the show is concerned, the lack of concerts and practicing is a RunningGag; it's more of an {{Iyashikei}} than a full-fledged music anime.
28th Feb '16 9:38:16 AM Lirodon
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* There was a period from 2009-2012 where a number of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} teams would "start and park" - they would show up at the track and qualify for the race, only to retire after just a handful of laps and collect the prize money for the bottom finishing positions. This practice eventually spread to pretty much any team that wasn't locked into the top 35 in owner points, the line above which teams were given an automatic starting spot regardless of qualifying speed. This may be why, in 2013, NASCAR switched back an older qualifying format that gave spots to the 36 fastest cars plus a handful of spots for owner points, while also reducing the prize money for the bottom finishing positions to the point where the start and park was no longer economically feasible for even small, mostly unsponsored teams.

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* There was a period from 2009-2012 where a number of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} teams would "start and park" - they would show up at the track and qualify for the race, only to retire after just a handful of laps and collect the prize money for the bottom finishing positions. This practice eventually spread to pretty much any team that wasn't locked into the top 35 in owner points, the line above which teams were given an automatic starting spot regardless of qualifying speed. This may be why, in 2013, NASCAR switched back an older qualifying format that gave spots to the 36 fastest cars plus a handful of spots for owner points, while also reducing the prize money for the bottom finishing positions to the point where the start and park was no longer economically feasible for even small, mostly unsponsored teams. In 2016, NASCAR hit the nail on the head further by reducing the field for Sprint Cup races to 40 drivers from 43, and by replacing the top 35 rule with a new "charter" system, in which 36 teams that have participated full-time for the past three seasons were awarded "charters" that give them automatic qualification for all races.
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