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13th Jan '18 11:10:25 AM Koveras
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The brain surgeon and rocket scientist are often held as the benchmark for careers that require highly intelligent, skilled and successful people. They get this accolade not only for their obviously complicated and specialized jobs but also for the importance of their roles. The brain surgeon spends hours with a scalpel to the body's most vital organ, where even just the tiniest mistake can cause serious damager. The rocket scientist deals with sending multibillion-dollar projects into the loftiest frontier -- and, as amply demonstrated by the U.S.'s earliest space rockets, one mistake can result in disaster.

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The brain surgeon and rocket scientist are often held as the benchmark for careers that require highly intelligent, skilled and successful people. They get this accolade not only for their obviously complicated and specialized jobs but also for the importance of their roles. The brain surgeon spends hours with a scalpel to the body's most vital organ, where even just the tiniest mistake can cause serious damager.damage. The rocket scientist deals with sending multibillion-dollar projects into the loftiest frontier -- and, as amply demonstrated by the U.S.'s earliest space rockets, one mistake can result in disaster.
31st Dec '17 1:16:49 PM TMNTFanGirl
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The brain surgeon and rocket scientist are often held as the benchmark for careers that require highly intelligent, skilled and successful people. They get this accolade not only for their obviously complicated and specialized jobs but also for the importance of their roles. The brain surgeon spends hours with a scalpel to the body's most vital organ, where one slip can cause serious damage. The rocket scientist deals with sending multibillion-dollar projects into the loftiest frontier -- and, as amply demonstrated by the U.S.'s earliest space rockets, one mistake can result in disaster.

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The brain surgeon and rocket scientist are often held as the benchmark for careers that require highly intelligent, skilled and successful people. They get this accolade not only for their obviously complicated and specialized jobs but also for the importance of their roles. The brain surgeon spends hours with a scalpel to the body's most vital organ, where one slip even just the tiniest mistake can cause serious damage.damager. The rocket scientist deals with sending multibillion-dollar projects into the loftiest frontier -- and, as amply demonstrated by the U.S.'s earliest space rockets, one mistake can result in disaster.



-->'''Jimmy:''' Come on, Sheen. It's not ''rocket science!'' You just have to... Actually, I guess it ''is'' rocket science. No fuel rods, Sheen!

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-->'''Jimmy:''' Come on, Sheen. It's not ''rocket science!'' You just have to... Actually, actually, I guess it ''is'' rocket science. No fuel rods, Sheen!



* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the titular character has a rocket scientist father and a brain surgeon mother. In one episode, where her parents come up with the idea of [[BurgerFool a summer job at a fast food place]] to ease her money issues she remarks:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the titular character has is the daughter of a rocket scientist father (her father) and a brain surgeon mother.board-certified neurosurgeon (her mother). In one episode, where her parents come up with the idea of [[BurgerFool a summer job at a fast food place]] to ease her money issues she remarks:



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': A dismembered Cyborg loses his temper over Beast Boy's inability to follow his instructions to rebuild their rocket: "Come on, this isn't rocket science... okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': A dismembered Cyborg loses his temper over Beast Boy's inability to follow his instructions to rebuild their rocket: "Come on, this isn't rocket science... okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!"
22nd Dec '17 6:15:31 PM SirPellucidar
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* A [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/tank-vs-robot-revisited.71384/page-16#post-1788566 post]] on the Spacebattles forums back in 2004 had the phrase being used unironically, by a poster who didn't realize what he had written. Posters on the forum [[NeverLiveItDown still mock it to this day]].
29th Oct '17 2:16:26 AM pvsage
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* Anyone who's ever been an aerospace engineer has invoked this straight and has played around with it (subverted, averted, double subverted- the whole lot).

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* Anyone who's ever been an aerospace engineer has invoked this straight and has played around with it (subverted, averted, double subverted- the whole lot). For example, the relatively routine space missions to repair the Hubble Telescope and other satellites involve rocket surgery in a very literal sense.
20th Oct '17 4:12:51 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* In [[https://notalwaysworking.com/a-brainy-comment/46826 this story]] on Not Always 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.

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* In [[https://notalwaysworking.com/a-brainy-comment/46826 [[https://notalwaysright.com/a-brainy-comment/64685/ this story]] on Not Always 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.
1st Jun '17 12:41:26 PM VampireBuddha
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* Another financial services ad opened with "Name three things that are difficult. Quantum physics. Brain surgery. Getting a loan. Actually, scrub that last one..."
16th Apr '17 2:39:20 PM nombretomado
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* A ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' level set in TheSpaceRace has the player trying to help the first cosmonaut get into orbit on schedule. The cosmonaut claims fixing the ship is rather simple and "not rocket science", leaving the helper character to point out that yeah, it ''is'' rocket science.

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* A ''Series/WhereInTimeIsCarmenSandiego'' level set in TheSpaceRace UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace has the player trying to help the first cosmonaut get into orbit on schedule. The cosmonaut claims fixing the ship is rather simple and "not rocket science", leaving the helper character to point out that yeah, it ''is'' rocket science.
11th Apr '17 2:27:03 PM DavidCowie
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* The Nikonov AN-94 is a complex automatic rifle. [[https://youtu.be/gtMssTSnRHU This video]] about it has the title ''Rocket Surgery: Inside the Russian Nikonov AN-94''
11th Feb '17 10:16:35 AM superstrijder15
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** And when you go into the VAB for the first time in a save, the help dialog contains: "It's not like we're rocket sc... er"
30th Jan '17 10:10:33 AM USABobcat
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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 forty-five 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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