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24th Nov '16 10:27:50 PM Ebrbfureh
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This doesn't mean the job is ''easy''. For instance, being President of the United States is generally agreed to be quite difficult, only forty-four men[[note]]Two of whom were UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland[[/note]] have managed to get the job at all, but it ain't rocket surgery. Now Mr. President may be able to console himself, but in general, if there is a surgeon[[note]]Note that this refers specifically to the ''brain'' surgery or similar, for not all surgery branches are made equal: orthopedic surgery, for example, has long been stereotyped whithin the medical profession as a province of brutes with far more brawn and bloodlust than brains.[[/note]] or aeronautical engineer in the family, the shadow can loom over a younger member's head - ''especially'' if they have a JewishMother.

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This doesn't mean the job is ''easy''. For instance, being President of the United States is generally agreed to be quite difficult, only forty-four men[[note]]Two of whom were UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland[[/note]] have managed to get the job at all, but it ain't rocket surgery. Now Mr. President may be able to console himself, but in general, if there is a surgeon[[note]]Note that this refers specifically to the ''brain'' surgery or similar, for not all surgery branches are made equal: orthopedic surgery, for example, has long been stereotyped whithin the medical profession as a province of brutes with far more brawn and bloodlust than brains.[[/note]] or aeronautical engineer in the family, the shadow can loom over a younger member's head - -- ''especially'' if they have a JewishMother.



Sadly, this trope is about two different things - Rocket Science or Brain Surgery, and has nothing at all to do with the actual combination of Rocket Surgery, which is either performing surgery upon a rocket, or performing surgery ''with'' rockets, either of which would be intensely more cool than either alone. As such, the scenarios where one is used will usually differ. Brain surgery will usually be brought up when a character is performing a task that requires exceptionally precise control of your actions; rocket science will more often than not be brought when a character is either designing or making something that includes egregious amounts of math and a complicated layout.

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Sadly, this trope is about two different things - -- Rocket Science or Brain Surgery, and has nothing at all to do with the actual combination of Rocket Surgery, which is either performing surgery upon a rocket, or performing surgery ''with'' rockets, either of which would be intensely more cool than either alone. As such, the scenarios where one is used will usually differ. Brain surgery will usually be brought up when a character is performing a task that requires exceptionally precise control of your actions; rocket science will more often than not be brought when a character is either designing or making something that includes egregious amounts of math and a complicated layout.
7th Nov '16 2:36:09 PM VampireBuddha
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* Comicbook/{{Doctor Strange}} is one of the seven most intelligent people in the {{Marvel Universe}}, and he was a brain surgeon before he became a wizard.
9th Sep '16 7:00:21 PM scooter
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* [[https://notalwaysworking.com/a-brainy-comment/46826 This story]] on Not Always Working.

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* In [[https://notalwaysworking.com/a-brainy-comment/46826 This this story]] on Not Always Working.Working, a supervisor calls out an employee using the "rocket science" version of the phrase, only to have the employee respond that he's a physics major and can ''do'' rocket science. Thereafter, the supervisor switched to the "brain surgery" version.
7th Sep '16 8:56:51 AM scootermark
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* [[https://notalwaysworking.com/a-brainy-comment/46826 This story]] on Not Always Working.
28th Aug '16 9:04:30 PM LadyJafaria
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons is drawn wearing a shirt with the words "Actually, I Am A Rocket Wizard" on it.

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** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons is drawn wearing [[FunTShirt a shirt shirt]] with the words "Actually, I Am A Rocket Wizard" on it.
23rd Jun '16 5:02:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''BountyHamster'' revolved around Marion the hamster being split into varying personalities aligned with the Seven Dwarves. The "Dopey" specimen said both "it isn't rocket science" and "it's not brain surgery" at varying times. And yes, he said "it's not brain surgery" two seconds before finding out it ''was''. Ditto with rocket science.

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* One episode of ''BountyHamster'' ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' revolved around Marion the hamster being split into varying personalities aligned with the Seven Dwarves. The "Dopey" specimen said both "it isn't rocket science" and "it's not brain surgery" at varying times. And yes, he said "it's not brain surgery" two seconds before finding out it ''was''. Ditto with rocket science.
23rd Apr '16 1:37:55 AM JackG
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\n* Averted in ''Literature/SpaceCadet'' when the protagonist it told that astrogation is actually an easy subject because like all knowledge-based subjects it can be taught via SleepLearning. Applying that information is the hard part.
26th Mar '16 1:58:03 AM JackG
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* The non-fiction book ''Command and Control'' by Eric Schlosser is a history of US nuclear weapons safety (or lack thereof). Naturally this trope becomes an ObligatoryJoke.
-->''You didnít need to be a rocket scientist, Kennedy thought, to figure out why the missile exploded.''

6th Mar '16 7:32:38 AM dotchan
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* ''Blog/WhatIf'' has a variant--[[https://what-if.xkcd.com/82/ "Hitting a comet"]] compares remotely landing a probe with remote laser surgery
4th Mar '16 7:47:17 PM Lawyerdude
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* Dr. Ben Carson, a successful brain surgeon, had two unsuccessful attempts to seek the nomination for President of the United States. While he was undoubtedly a skilled surgeon, his lack of charisma and general lack of popularity showed that skill at one job doesn't necessary translate to the other.
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