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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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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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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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-->''You didn�t need to be a rocket scientist, Kennedy thought, to figure out why the missile exploded.''

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--> DumbBlonde: �Rocket science is when scientists find out things about space. (audience ''explodes'') ...I think.�

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--> DumbBlonde: �Rocket "Rocket science is when scientists find out things about space. (audience ''explodes'') ...I think."
6th Jan '17 4:10:21 PM Morgenthaler
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6th Jan '17 4:08:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played for laughs in the second ''TheNuttyProfessor'' movie, where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.

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* Played for laughs in the second ''TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' movie, where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.
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.
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