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1st Jan '16 4:05:26 PM igordebraga
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* John Oliver discusses this in his HBO show ''Last Week Tonight Starring John Oliver'', where he notes that Iraqi terrorist group ISIS has become so insane that people will believe anything about them.
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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' had John Oliver discusses this in his HBO show ''Last Week Tonight Starring John Oliver'', where he notes that noting Iraqi terrorist group ISIS has become so insane outrageous in their actions\claims that people will believe anything about them.
14th May '15 3:39:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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The term was created by commentator [[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 [[TheSportsGuy [[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''.
6th Apr '15 1:03:19 PM Illuminatus
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[[AC:Film]] * 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.
24th Mar '15 10:55:38 AM LadyJafaria
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* OnlyInFlorida: Like this, but for places instead of people.
6th Dec '14 10:11:02 AM EDP
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* The titular protagonist of ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' has done so many weird heists that when someone ''else'' does an heist in a larger-than-life manner people tend to blame him unless there's a clear indication it wasn't him, like the heist [[DoesntLikeGuns involving guns]] or the caper being executed by too many people (he only has one accomplice, his lover Eva Kant). And even then, some may suspect it's part diversion, as, after all, he ''did'' do both...
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* ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' ** The titular protagonist of ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' title character has done so many weird heists that when someone ''else'' does an heist in a larger-than-life manner people tend to blame him unless there's a clear indication it wasn't him, like the heist [[DoesntLikeGuns involving guns]] or the caper being executed by too many people (he only has one accomplice, his lover Eva Kant). And even then, some may suspect it's part diversion, as, after all, he ''did'' do both...
6th Dec '14 5:22:44 AM EDP
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[[AC:ComicBook]] * The titular protagonist of ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' has done so many weird heists that when someone ''else'' does an heist in a larger-than-life manner people tend to blame him unless there's a clear indication it wasn't him, like the heist [[DoesntLikeGuns involving guns]] or the caper being executed by too many people (he only has one accomplice, his lover Eva Kant). And even then, some may suspect it's part diversion, as, after all, he ''did'' do both... ** On a meta level, the authors and writers of the stories may pull any and all examples of {{Superdickery}} and many readers ''will'' fall for them every time. Because if one of the earliest tricks they've pulled on the readers was to give Diabolik a SecretIdentity of sort and set up Elisabeth Gay as his lover and future accomplice only for Elisabeth to get him arrested and exposed ''by accident'' in Eva's debut story, they could do something like that ''again''. And the numbers of those who have they wouldn't do it anymore are greatly diminished since the 2012 special "The Return of Gustavo Garian", in which [[spoiler: the title character Gustavo Garian, the ''first'' named character to be introduced and the one who first mentioned Diabolik, was ''KilledOffForReal'']].
23rd Oct '14 8:00:34 PM Llygodenfawr
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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}}'' had got to the opposite of this stage- that stage--that Fry could say anything in his capacity as host and the public would believe it to be true.

* Invoked by John Oliver in one of his routines, where he talks about encountering Tyson in Las Vegas and realising that he really should go to bed now - this being the purpose of Mike Tyson: to let you know when you're about to go too far and should instead go home. Oliver theorieses that deploying Mike Tyson might be a more effective means of dispersing riots than tear gas.
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* Invoked by John Oliver in one of his routines, where he talks about encountering Tyson in Las Vegas and realising that he really should go to bed now - this being the purpose of Mike Tyson: to let you know when you're about to go too far and should instead go home. Oliver theorieses theorises that deploying Mike Tyson might be a more effective means of dispersing riots than tear gas.
2nd Oct '14 8:28:05 AM Madrugada
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No, it still is real life. Sorry, you don't get around it that ey. The fct that Simmons is the Trope Namer is in the introduction. A list of the people he's put in the zone is unnecesssary.
[[AC:Other]] * The TropeNamer is of course TheSportsGuy Bill Simmons, who in his initial post included a list of other celebrities besides Tyson who, in his opinion, qualified for the Zone. %%Please note: Not a Real Life Example. This is about a use in a work, Bill Simmons' column/whatever it is he does now at Grantland. ## [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Dennis Rodman]] ## [[Series/TheApprentice Omarosa]] ## Music/CourtneyLove ## Music/RKelly ## Landon from ''TheRealWorld'' ## Najeh Davenport ## Suge Knight ## [[Music/PublicEnemy Flava Flav]] ## Brigitte Nielsen ## [[Music/FiftyCent Anyone in G-Unit]] ## Music/BillyJoel ## Andy Dick ## Creator/LindsayLohan ## Lindsay Lohan's dad ## Anna Nicole Smith ## Margot Kidder ## Tara Reid ## Music/LilJon ## Gary Busey ## [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Ricky Williams]] ## [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation The late Bison Dele]] ## Liza Minnelli ## Creator/ParisHilton ## Music/ChristinaAguilera ## Henry Winkler ** Simmons occasionally lists new members; most notable of these is Creator/CharlieSheen, whose antics around 2011 led many of Simmons' readers to call for the Tyson Zone to be renamed the Sheen Zone (or something to that effect). Simmons entertained the idea, but decided that as crazy as Sheen was, Tyson was still crazier. ** In a mailbag addressing the TigerWoods cheating scandal, Simmons agreed with a mailbag contributor that the [[InvertedTrope antithesis]] of the Tyson Zone should be the "Tiger Zone"--a celebrity whose bad behavior [[ShockingSwerve is so shocking]] that you almost have to disbelieve it.
21st Sep '14 9:23:13 AM astrakhan
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** In a mailbag addressing the TigerWoods cheating scandal, Simmons agreed with a mailbag contributor that the [[InvertedTrope antithesis]] of the Tyson Zone should be the "Tiger Zone"--a celebrity whose bad behavior [[ShockingSwerve is so shocking]] that you almost have to disbelieve it.
8th Sep '14 3:15:42 AM RevolutionStone
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[[AC: Music]] * The ''entire genre'' of VisualKei (especially in its original iteration of Visual Shock) was and is about ''intentionally entering this'' with one's persona, one's band's image, and sometimes even one's own personal life. Some artists have been ''especially'' good at it (although, sadly, some of the best at it became so ''due'' to mental health or alcohol and drug problems...)
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