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15th Jul '17 3:17:52 AM john_e
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** Note that it is thoroughly justified in the case of the Model M Keyboard, the old popular keyboard that was made with springs and individual switches for each key; they were heavy, durable as hell and are literally solid enough to bash over someone's head while remaining functional afterwards. Not surprisingly, these keyboards can survive an ''immense'' amount of abuse and can last decades of typing by the most prolific typist without losing effectiveness. Fast forward to modern day however, where keyboards are made of the much cheaper but unfortunately much more fragile full-travel membrane, which can fall apart or lose tactile feedback in less than a year of heavy use. Ironically, there's a very strong trend to return to these old type mechanical keyboards (though not the spring types) in the gaming community, taking advantage of their inherent durability to endure the massive abuse. Several manufacturers that cater to gamers have produced their own modern take on mechanical keyboards for the sake of feedback and rapid key presses. This can be a double-edged sword, as keyboards in this style can suffer in ergonomics and potentially [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury raise stress on the hands.]]

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** Note that it is thoroughly justified in the case of the Model M Keyboard, Keyboard (and the even older and more over-engineered Model F), the old popular keyboard that was made with springs and individual switches for each key; they were heavy, durable as hell and are literally solid enough to bash over someone's head while remaining functional afterwards. Not surprisingly, these keyboards can survive an ''immense'' amount of abuse and can last decades of typing by the most prolific typist without losing effectiveness. Fast forward to modern day however, where keyboards are made of the much cheaper but unfortunately much more fragile full-travel membrane, which can fall apart or lose tactile feedback in less than a year of heavy use. Ironically, there's a very strong trend to return to these old type mechanical keyboards (though not the spring types) in the gaming community, taking advantage of their inherent durability to endure the massive abuse. Several manufacturers that cater to gamers have produced their own modern take on mechanical keyboards for the sake of feedback and rapid key presses. This can be a double-edged sword, as keyboards in this style can suffer in ergonomics and potentially [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury raise stress on the hands.]]
9th Jul '17 5:20:16 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' gave us this exchange in "Agenda: Part 3," which doubles as an in-joke.
-->'''Rattrap:''' ''(Commenting on [[spoiler:the Ark]])'' This thing wasn't built...it was POURED!\\
'''Optimus Primal:''' Die-cast construction... It's a lost art.
9th Jul '17 5:14:55 PM WillKeaton
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* Implied in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' when Marty suggests landing on Biff's car to cripple it. [[TruthInTelevision This is actually very accurate]]

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* Implied in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' when Marty suggests landing on Biff's car to cripple it. [[TruthInTelevision This is actually very accurate]]accurate.]]
9th Jul '17 5:14:15 PM WillKeaton
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** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.

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** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], door,]] only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.
3rd May '17 7:15:28 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/{{Billions}}'' has billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod decide to takeover a snack foods company because he's mad that the current [=CEO=] changed his favorite childhood snack's recipe to cut down on costs, resulting in an inferior taste.

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26th Apr '17 4:47:43 AM StarTropes
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* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' starts with an [[OldMaster elderly fellow]] and his [[BigCreepyCrawlies Scizor]] [[CurbStompBattle easily defeating]] [[GoldfishPoopGang Team Rocket]] in battle.
--> "They don't make Pokémon trainers like they used to."
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19th Apr '17 10:39:43 AM xanthopinna
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* In film ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'': Interior cave - day: Luna—“What is it?” Miles—“It’s a 200-year-old Volkswagen.” (Turns key; car starts) “Ah. They really built these things, didn’t they?”
15th Jan '17 5:48:03 AM REV6Pilot
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* In all parts of the ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' saga, military-grade 5.45mm ammunition is much more powerful than the "dirty" rounds produced in the ramshackle post-nukes factories, so much so that it's used as PracticalCurrency.
14th Dec '16 10:45:17 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some toys until security guards grab him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some It's subverted when he tries to demonstrate and clearly has to put in a lot of effort before the toys until break. Eventually, the security guards grab him.him and escort him from the store.
28th Nov '16 3:03:36 AM StarTropes
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* Scotty says this to Kirk in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' re the malfunctioning ''Enterprise''-A.
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