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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.
6th Jan '17 4:13:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Archchancellor Ridcully once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."

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Archchancellor Ridcully once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."
6th Jan '17 4:12:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Archchancellor Ridcully]] once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."

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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Archchancellor Ridcully]] Ridcully once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."
6th Jan '17 4:12:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Archchancellor Ridcully]] once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."
** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons is drawn wearing [[FunTShirt a shirt]] with the words "Actually, I Am A Rocket Wizard" on it.
* 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 didn't need to be a rocket scientist, Kennedy thought, to figure out why the missile exploded.''
* 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.

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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Archchancellor Ridcully]] once commented that something should be quite simple. "It's not rocket magic."
** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons is drawn wearing [[FunTShirt a shirt]] with the words "Actually, I Am A Rocket Wizard" on it.
* 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 didn't need to be a rocket scientist, Kennedy thought, to figure out why the missile exploded.''
* 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.

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6th Jan '17 4:11:11 PM Morgenthaler
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6th Jan '17 4:10:21 PM Morgenthaler
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