History Main / TheTysonZone

16th Jan '17 12:28:26 AM arrgh
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* AllMenArePerverts[=/=]AllWomenAreLustful: The easiest way for somebody to enter the Zone is with a bizarre/violent sex life. If nothing is known, salacious rumors will do. (But often, simply an extramarital affair isn't enough. To really stand out from the pack, you need prostitutes, handcuffs, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny public nudity]] - the whole schmeer.)

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* AllMenArePerverts[=/=]AllWomenAreLustful: The easiest way for somebody to enter the Zone is with a bizarre/violent sex life. If nothing is known, salacious rumors will do. (But often, simply an extramarital affair isn't enough. To really stand out from the pack, you need prostitutes, handcuffs, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny public nudity]] nudity]], some crazy fetish - the whole schmeer.)



** Another episode about the scandals that had plagued 2016 US Presidential candidates UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump had John making up a scandal about a "Swiss file transfer" to demonstrate how Clinton's trustworthiness (or lack thereof) had become such a joke that people would believe anything about her alleged shady dealings. This was used to underscore John's opinion that Clinton was ''still'' [[BlackAndGrayMorality the lesser of two evils]] compared to Trump.

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** Another episode about the scandals that had plagued 2016 US Presidential candidates UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump had John making up a scandal about a "Swiss file transfer" to demonstrate how Clinton's trustworthiness (or lack thereof) had become such a joke that people would believe anything about her alleged shady dealings. This was used to underscore John's opinion that Clinton was ''still'' [[BlackAndGrayMorality the lesser of two evils]] compared to Trump.
31st Dec '16 9:23:34 AM DoctorCooper
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The term was created by commentator [[Creator/TheSportsGuy Bill Simmons]] in "honor" of heavyweight boxer [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mike Tyson]]. Examples of Tysonic behavior include offering a zoo handler money to box a gorilla, threatening to eat an opponent's children[[note]]referring to future opponent Lennox Lewis, even though Lewis did not have any children at the time[[/note]], biting said opponent in the ring, biting off part of the ear of ''another'' opponent[[note]]Evander Holyfield[[/note]], saying you're ready to "fight {{Jesus}}", or blowing $300 million on [[HookersAndBlow hookers, cocaine]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and an enormous collection of]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments pigeons]].[[note]]The man loves the birds. [[Film/TheHangover (Also a tiger, apparently.)]] Even before boxing.[[/note]] And yes, Tyson did ''all'' of these things ''and more''.

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The term was created by commentator [[Creator/TheSportsGuy Bill Simmons]] in "honor" of heavyweight boxer [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mike Tyson]]. Examples of Tysonic behavior include offering a zoo handler money to box a gorilla, threatening to eat an opponent's children[[note]]referring to future opponent Lennox Lewis, even though Lewis did not have any children at the time[[/note]], biting said opponent in the ring, biting off part of the ear of ''another'' opponent[[note]]Evander Holyfield[[/note]], saying you're ready to "fight {{Jesus}}", or blowing $300 million on [[HookersAndBlow hookers, cocaine]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and an enormous collection of]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments of pigeons]].[[note]]The man loves the birds. [[Film/TheHangover (Also a tiger, apparently.)]] Even before boxing.[[/note]] And yes, Tyson did ''all'' of these things ''and more''.
11th Oct '16 5:47:24 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Website/TheOnion'' has described Creator/DonaldTrump's 2016 Presidential campaign in such terms. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxkwlFaoSZA One video]] had them giving a press conference declaring that they would no longer do fake stories about Trump because he was actually saying and doing things straight out of articles they had in the works, while [[http://www.theonion.com/article/trump-i-know-was-pretty-bad-lets-just-say-youre-go-54130 this article]] (released soon after the "grab her by the pussy" video was released) has him telling reporters shocked by his latest comments to save their outrage, because he's about to say something even more offensive.
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7th Oct '16 6:53:12 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' had John noting Iraqi terrorist group ISIS has become so outrageous in their actions\claims that people will believe anything about them.

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** An episode about the {{Middle Eastern Terrorist|s}} group ISIS
had John noting Iraqi terrorist group ISIS has that they had become so outrageous in their actions\claims actions/claims that people will believe anything about them.them.
** Another episode about the scandals that had plagued 2016 US Presidential candidates UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump had John making up a scandal about a "Swiss file transfer" to demonstrate how Clinton's trustworthiness (or lack thereof) had become such a joke that people would believe anything about her alleged shady dealings. This was used to underscore John's opinion that Clinton was ''still'' [[BlackAndGrayMorality the lesser of two evils]] compared to Trump.
-->"And then there is the problematic issue of the Swiss File Transfer, and while, yes, investigators found that Hillary was in Zurich at the time of the transfer, and documents show she was aware the transfer took place, and yes, the Clintons did have something to gain financially from it, the fact is the Swiss File Transfer is something I just made up right now, but the very fact that for a second you kind of remembered it says something about the tone of coverage surrounding Clinton."
29th Jul '16 5:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore]]''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. [[OnlySaneMan Well, ''most'' of them do]].

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** Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy so ''so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore]]''.anymore''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. [[OnlySaneMan Well, ''most'' of them do]].
12th Jul '16 11:11:12 AM Robinton
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** Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. Well, ''most'' of them do.

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** Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''so ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore''.anymore]]''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. [[OnlySaneMan Well, ''most'' of them do.do]].



** Dumbledore's ObfuscatingInsanity confuses people as to whether he's sane pretending to be insane, or insane pretending to be sane pretending to be insane. He may or may not have used Obfuscating Evil on the Death Eater faction to stop them from taking people's families hostage, but now they think Dumbledore isn't above stooping to any low. But people still have trouble believing that he's set fire to a chicken. Defense Professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.

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** Dumbledore's ObfuscatingInsanity confuses people as to whether he's sane pretending to be insane, or insane pretending to be sane pretending to be insane. [[spoiler:Add one more layer of sanity.]] He may or may not have used Obfuscating Evil on the Death Eater faction to stop them from taking people's families hostage, but now they think Dumbledore isn't above stooping to any low. [[ArbitrarySkepticism But people still have trouble believing believing]] that he's set fire to a chicken. chicken.
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Defense Professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.
2nd Jul '16 9:18:15 AM sgamer82
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%% Deliberately invoked by Harry in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', in which it is defied, inverted played with, and deconstructed.
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Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', in which it is defied, inverted played with, the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and deconstructed.begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. Well, ''most'' of them do.
** Draco Malfoy ''cannot'' do a good deed without everyone thinking he is plotting something nefarious.

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** Dumbledore's ObfuscatingInsanity confuses people as to whether he's sane pretending to be insane, or insane pretending to be sane pretending to be insane. He may or may not have used Obfuscating Evil on the Death Eater faction to stop them from taking people's families hostage, but now they think Dumbledore isn't above stooping to any low. But people still have trouble believing that he's set fire to a chicken. Defense Professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.
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2nd Jul '16 9:13:24 AM sgamer82
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* Deliberately invoked by Harry in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', in which it is defied, inverted played with, and deconstructed.
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* A particularly unusual example in ''TheHangover'' franchise: The characters spend the first two movies recovering from blackouts, and begin to believe anything about ''themselves'' while intoxicated. Tyson himself makes an appearance.

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18th May '16 5:09:23 PM 0nyx
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** Harry himself develops a reputation at Hogwarts for being able to do ''anything'' with his trademark finger snap, but that comes to bite him in the ass when [[spoiler:Lesath Lestrange, certain that he can do anything, ''went on his knees and begged Harry to release his mother Bellatrix Black from Azkaban'']]. He makes sure that The Daily Prophet releases absolutely ridiculous rumors about him, ''so that no one ever believes what the papers say about him anymore''. He [[spoiler:scares a Dementor in front of the Wizengamot]], and they take it in stride, because he's The Boy-Who-Lived and it fits story logic. Well, ''most'' of them do.
** Draco Malfoy ''cannot'' do a good deed without everyone thinking he is plotting something nefarious.
** Dumbledore's ObfuscatingInsanity confuses people as to whether he's sane pretending to be insane, or insane pretending to be sane pretending to be insane. He may or may not have used Obfuscating Evil on the Death Eater faction to stop them from taking people's families hostage, but now they think Dumbledore isn't above stooping to any low. But people still have trouble believing that he's set fire to a chicken. Defense Professors have had such a terrible record over the last decades that ''any'' accusation against them is plausible... which is why the teachers ''don't'' want to hear them, because they don't want to have to fire the professors mid-year; this is for the sake of their students' education.
18th May '16 4:03:21 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Rich Hall jokingly suggested one episode that ''{{QI}}'' had got to the opposite of this stage--that Fry could say anything in his capacity as host and the public would believe it to be true.

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* Rich Hall jokingly suggested one episode that ''{{QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' had got to the opposite of this stage--that Fry could say anything in his capacity as host and the public would believe it to be true.
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