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1st Feb '16 11:20:00 AM eroock
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cTH7a-PUrg When something goes wrong on the peanut butter assembly line]], you find a [[VisualPun scapegoat]]. It's what you do. If you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, you switch to Advertising/{{GEICO}}.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cTH7a-PUrg When something goes wrong on the peanut butter assembly line]], line, you find a [[VisualPun scapegoat]]. It's what you do. If you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, you switch to Advertising/{{GEICO}}.
1st Feb '16 11:14:24 AM eroock
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->Then he must take the two male goats and present them to the Lord at the entrance of the Tabernacle. He is to cast sacred lots to determine which goat will be reserved as an offering to the Lord and which will carry the sins of the people to the wilderness of Azazel. Aaron will then present as a sin offering the goat chosen by lot for the Lord. The other goat, the scapegoat chosen by lot to be sent away, will be kept alive, standing before the Lord. When it is sent away to Azazel in the wilderness, the people will be purified and made right with the Lord.
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->Then ->''"Then he must take the two male goats and present them to the Lord at the entrance of the Tabernacle. He is to cast sacred lots to determine which goat will be reserved as an offering to the Lord and which will carry the sins of the people to the wilderness of Azazel. Aaron will then present as a sin offering the goat chosen by lot for the Lord. The other goat, the scapegoat chosen by lot to be sent away, will be kept alive, standing before the Lord. When it is sent away to Azazel in the wilderness, the people will be purified and made right with the Lord."''
16th Jan '16 12:05:30 AM Nyame
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** '''2015:''' Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him.]] He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do barring his corporate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told. The only thing that actually got him over after ten months of being booked as Cena 2.0 was a genuinely character-motivated berserker rage beating of Triple H and the [=McMahons=] figuring from there that people liked seeing Roman embarrass them.
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** '''2015:''' Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him.]] He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do barring his corporate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told. The only thing that actually got him over after ten months of being booked as Cena 2.0 was a genuinely character-motivated berserker rage beating of Triple H and the [=McMahons=] figuring from there that people liked seeing Roman embarrass them.them (though they've become so hated that embarrassing them would get ''anyone'' over). As it turns out, Reigns makes a ''great'' {{Troll}}.
29th Dec '15 2:53:57 AM SomeoneElse17
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** '''2015:''' Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told.
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** '''2015:''' Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. him.]] He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate corporate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told. The only thing that actually got him over after ten months of being booked as Cena 2.0 was a genuinely character-motivated berserker rage beating of Triple H and the [=McMahons=] figuring from there that people liked seeing Roman embarrass them.
29th Dec '15 2:48:22 AM SomeoneElse17
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** Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told.
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** '''2015:''' Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told.
29th Dec '15 2:47:01 AM SomeoneElse17
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* You could argue that many recipients of XPacHeat are ultimately scapegoats for WWE management's incompetence. When it comes down to it, the performers answer to management and many don't really have a say in the matter, at least not without getting into hot water with somebody up on the corporate ladder. Since the fans obviously can't boo directly at creative or management besides the [=McMahons=], they boo the performers instead. ** Take, for example, the 2014 Royal Rumble. The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance. When he turned heel, the resentment died down and everyone was much, much happier, including Dave himself, though that didn't stop him from leaving over the CreativeDifferences months later.
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* You could argue that many recipients of XPacHeat are ultimately scapegoats for WWE management's incompetence. When it comes down to it, the performers answer to management and many don't really have a say in the matter, at least not without getting into hot water with somebody up on the corporate ladder. Since the fans obviously can't boo directly at creative or management besides the [=McMahons=], they boo the performers instead. ** instead. Take, for example, the 2014 and 2015 Royal Rumble. Rumble winners. ** '''2014:''' The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and eventual winner Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less.less, and the fact that he would be winning was completely telegraphed. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, creating the sense that the Authority were outright manufacturing a controlled main event for [=WrestleMania=], and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance. When he turned heel, the resentment died down and everyone was much, much happier, including Dave himself, though that didn't stop him from leaving over the CreativeDifferences months later.
8th Dec '15 8:04:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', Mr. Conklin tries to scapegoat Miss Brooks on many occasions. Fortunately, Miss Brooks is almost always able to escape the consequences by episode's end.
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', Mr. Conklin tries to scapegoat Miss Brooks on many occasions. Fortunately, Miss Brooks is almost always able to escape the consequences by episode's end.
24th Nov '15 6:53:48 PM Nyame
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** Take, for example, the 2014 Royal Rumble. The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance. When he turned heel, the resentment died down and everyone was much, much happier. ** Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions.
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** Take, for example, the 2014 Royal Rumble. The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance. When he turned heel, the resentment died down and everyone was much, much happier. happier, including Dave himself, though that didn't stop him from leaving over the CreativeDifferences months later. ** Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions. Just like Dave before, he's constantly being set up for failure by Vince and his [[YesMan Yes Men]], but since he doesn't have the clout Batista has, he's got no choice but to do as he's told.
24th Nov '15 2:02:43 PM Nyame
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** Take, for example, the 2014 Royal Rumble. The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance.
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** Take, for example, the 2014 Royal Rumble. The two people who received the worst of the vitriol were Wrestling/ReyMysterio and Wrestling/{{Batista}}. With Rey, it was because he was the last entrant in the match and the fans realized Daniel Bryan wasn't going to be in it. With Dave, it was a mishmash of factors -- he won when fan favorite Wrestling/DanielBryan was left out of it, one week after returning no less. Many felt he hadn't earned the shot over the current roster after coming back so soon, and the match itself made it clear that he had a severe case of ring rust. Then there's the fact that he returned a face; while Batista's face work is above average at best, his heel work is where he really shines and what he clearly enjoys, and the above situation just made it too much of a cognitive dissonance to pan out (he himself admitted in interviews that he didn't want to return as a face but creative kept pushing for it, no doubt to capitalize on ''Guardians of the Galaxy''). Combined with the fact that he was playing a face who was playing nice with Wrestling/TheAuthority, the most hated faction in the entire company, and when it comes down to it, Dave never stood a chance. When he turned heel, the resentment died down and everyone was much, much happier. ** Wrestling/RomanReigns. Poor, poor, Roman. Vince is so desperate to find another Wrestling/JohnCena as the man himself nears forty, and Roman's the one who got stuck with that role, despite being relatively green. [[{{Understatement}} It soon became very clear that the character did not fit him]]. He was eaten ''alive'' in the aftermath of the 2015 Royal Rumble, and reactions have been mild even after all the backlash died down during the aftermath of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. However, Vince is so goddamn stubborn with making him the top face of the company that the fans have been force-fed him for months even though it's very obvious that they don't want to see anymore of him unless he turns heel like Batista did, which is what everyone (including, if the rumors are true, ''[[Wrestling/TripleH his own son-in-law]]'') is telling Vince he needs to do -- barring his cooperate stooges, that is. He's now the current embodiment of everything fans hate about the WWE and the lightning rod for all the rage people have at Vince's booking decisions.
19th Nov '15 7:14:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': Dr. Halsey is made into this, by her superiors, by calling her methods of recruiting SPARTAN-[=II=]s as abhorrent, simply to justify that the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are better than they (and to keep the knowledge that the UNSC allowed the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children'' to take place and make the SPARTAN-[=II=]s.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': Dr. Halsey is made into this, by her superiors, by calling her methods of recruiting SPARTAN-[=II=]s as abhorrent, simply to justify that the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are better than they (and and to keep the knowledge that the UNSC allowed the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children'' to take place and make the SPARTAN-[=II=]s.
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