History Main / ThisIsMyBoomstick

3rd Nov '17 8:10:02 AM Mad_Spy
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** Parodied/subverted: Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his Poloroid camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.

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** Parodied/subverted: Lyle Van de Groot, rich snob white guy, attempts to impress his native guides by offering them lighters and showing off his Poloroid Polaroid camera... even though his guides are clearly familiar with such things. The guides play along for a bit, and then burst out laughing at him, whereupon their translator makes it clear they're not only unimpressed, they know more about cameras than ''he'' does.
18th Aug '17 8:20:45 AM Dravencour
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Named for a famous line in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', the third ''Franchise/EvilDead'' film, where the time-displaced zombie-fighting housewares stocker Ash is threatened by medieval peasants. He has a shotgun. Violent HilarityEnsues.

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Named for a famous line in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', the third ''Franchise/EvilDead'' film, where the time-displaced zombie-fighting housewares stocker Ash is threatened by medieval peasants. He has a shotgun.[[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. Violent HilarityEnsues.
6th Jul '17 7:24:30 AM Divra
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** Also subverted in regards to dehydrated rations; the Confederates had similar ideas in the works, and the narration specifically notes that the time-traveler seems a little miffed that they aren't impressed by it.

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** Also subverted in regards to dehydrated rations; the Confederates had similar ideas in are familiar with desiccated (basically dried and then pressed into large blocks to remove the works, last moisture) vegetables which are reconstituted by boiling them in water. They quickly recognize the dehydrated [=MREs=] and instant coffee as being a more advanced version of the same thing. The narration specifically notes that the time-traveler seems a little miffed that they aren't impressed by it.
18th Jun '17 5:03:58 PM nombretomado
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** See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult Cargo Cult]] in ThatOtherWiki

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** See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult Cargo Cult]] in ThatOtherWikiWiki/ThatOtherWiki
21st May '17 10:22:24 PM BattleMaster
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* Subverted in Papua New Guinea when the Australian government was able to get a number of small villages to stop making war on each other by setting up a police station with minimal staff and a machine gun. The villagers, who were all subsistence farmers, thought that going to war was a terrifying event and were happy to have a face-saving reason to avoid doing so.

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* Subverted Double-subverion in Papua New Guinea when the Australian government was able to get a number of small villages to stop making war on each other by setting up a police station with minimal staff and a machine gun. The villagers, who were all subsistence farmers, still had a few hundred people per village. However, they thought that going to war was a terrifying event (anthropologists noted that many of the older men in the villages showed signs of PTSD) and were happy to have a face-saving reason to avoid doing so.
20th May '17 10:39:10 AM BattleMaster
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* Subverted in Papua New Guinea when the Australian government was able to get a number of small villages to stop making war on each other by setting up a police station with minimal staff and a machine gun. The villagers, who were all subsistence farmers, thought that going to war was a terrifying event and were happy to have a face-saving reason to avoid doing so.
3rd Apr '17 7:53:53 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->'''Bear:'' "Thunderstick"? You actually said "Thunderstick"? ''That'', my friend, is a Winchester 30.06.

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-->'''Bear:'' -->'''Bear:''' "Thunderstick"? You actually said "Thunderstick"? ''That'', my friend, is a Winchester 30.06.
16th Mar '17 9:27:49 AM AthenaBlue
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* Played straight in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' when an amnesiac Kirk is revered as a mystic due to using resuscitation techniques to revive a "dead" child.

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* Played straight in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' when In an amnesiac Kirk episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', several people get sent to the time of the cavemen. A mobster quickly gets the cavemen to obey him with his lighter and gun and sets them against the others. Superman puts a stop to it by demonstrating he is revered as more powerful (making a mystic due to using resuscitation techniques to revive bigger fire with his heat vision, punching through a "dead" child.boulder, etc).



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': several examples. In "The War Games", the Second Doctor proves he's from the future by demonstrating the use of the Sonic Screwdriver (on actual screws, for once).
** River Song does it too. In "The Pandorica Opens" she vaporises a piece of furniture to gain the Tribune’s respect.

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* In the [[{{Hatedom}} widely hated]] [[SeasonalRot episode]] "Beer Bad" of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Xander scares a quartet of arrogant college kids cum cavemen with his lighter. "Fire angry!"
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': several examples. examples.
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In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames "The War Games", Games"]], the Second Doctor proves he's from the future by demonstrating the use of the Sonic Screwdriver (on actual screws, for once).
** River Song does it too. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens" Opens"]] she vaporises a piece of furniture to gain the Tribune’s respect.



* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "Out of Time", Jax and Stein get stranded in the Middle Ages and pass themselves off as wizards with tricks like pretending a smartphone is a magic mirror. Eventually, the spoiled and petulant boy-king says he's bored with them and orders them executed until their friends show up to rescue them.
* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Good Knight, [=MacGyver=]", Mac convinces KingArthur's court that he is a powerful wizard by lighting a match.
* Happens several times in ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''. Though in one episode, Marguerite tries to scare off a man by pulling out her gun, but since he's never seen one before he keeps advancing. She has to actually demonstrate its power to get him to back off.



** Later, the team is introduced to a village of farmers called the Genii. Sheppard offers to trade with them for food. As payment, he offers to give them C4 to quickly get rid of trees to clear more areas for farming. The Genii are interested in C4... as detonators for their nuclear weapons in order to destroy Wraith hive-ships. As it turns out, they have vast underground bunkers with a 50's era society, with the farmers on the surface as a facade.
* Happens several times in ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''. Though in one episode, Marguerite tries to scare off a man by pulling out her gun, but since he's never seen one before he keeps advancing. She has to actually demonstrate its power to get him to back off.

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** Later, the team is introduced to a village of farmers called the Genii. Sheppard offers to trade with them for food. As payment, he offers to give them C4 to quickly get rid of trees to clear more areas for farming. The Genii are interested in C4... as detonators for their nuclear weapons in order to destroy Wraith hive-ships. As it turns out, they have vast underground bunkers with a 50's era society, with the farmers on the surface as a facade.
façade.
* Happens several times Played straight in ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld''. Though in one episode, Marguerite tries ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' when an amnesiac Kirk is revered as a mystic due to scare off a man by pulling out her gun, but since he's never seen one before he keeps advancing. She has using resuscitation techniques to actually demonstrate its power to get him to back off.revive a "dead" child.



* In the [[{{Hatedom}} widely hated]] [[SeasonalRot episode]] "Beer Bad" of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Xander scares a quartet of arrogant college kids cum cavemen with his lighter. "Fire angry!"
* In an episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', several people get sent to the time of the cavemen. A mobster quickly gets the cavemen to obey him with his lighter and gun and sets them against the others. Superman puts a stop to it by demonstrating he is more powerful (making a bigger fire with his heat vision, punching through a boulder, etc).
* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Good Knight, [=MacGyver=]", Mac convinces KingArthur's court that he is a powerful wizard by lighting a match.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "Out of Time", Jax and Stein get stranded in the Middle Ages and pass themselves off as wizards with tricks like pretending a smartphone is a magic mirror. Eventually, the spoiled and petulant boy-king says he's bored with them and orders them executed until their friends show up to rescue them.
28th Feb '17 7:13:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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29th Nov '16 9:33:04 AM ultimomant
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* On an episode of ''TheWestWing'', Michael O'Keefe guest stars as a reporter who has just returned from an extensive amount of time overseas, and considers being a member of the White House Press Corps a step down. At one point, he tells a story about how he used his lighter and PDA to convince a primitive South American tribe that he was a god.

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* On an episode of ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', Michael O'Keefe guest stars as a reporter who has just returned from an extensive amount of time overseas, and considers being a member of the White House Press Corps a step down. At one point, he tells a story about how he used his lighter and PDA to convince a primitive South American tribe that he was a god.


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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': In "Out of Time", Jax and Stein get stranded in the Middle Ages and pass themselves off as wizards with tricks like pretending a smartphone is a magic mirror. Eventually, the spoiled and petulant boy-king says he's bored with them and orders them executed until their friends show up to rescue them.
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