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13th Jan '18 12:21:23 AM Koveras
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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is [[OtherStockPhrases Just What They Want You To Think]][[TradeSnark ]].

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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is [[OtherStockPhrases Just What They Want You To Think]][[TradeSnark ]].
12th Jan '18 5:51:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think[[TradeSnark ]].

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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is [[OtherStockPhrases Just What They Want You To Think[[TradeSnark Think]][[TradeSnark ]].
12th Jan '18 5:50:20 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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When a writer wants to establish a character as a ConspiracyTheorist, a CrazySurvivalist, or another kind of paranoid [[CloudCuckoolander weirdo]], they usually give them hats made out of tinfoil to wear, ostensibly to protect themselves from TheGovernment's MindControl rays.

As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be...[[MadnessTropes funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.

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When a writer wants to establish a character as a ConspiracyTheorist, a CrazySurvivalist, or another kind of paranoid [[CloudCuckoolander weirdo]], {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, they usually give them hats made out of tinfoil to wear, ostensibly to protect themselves from TheGovernment's MindControl rays.

As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be...[[MadnessTropes [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.
Think[[TradeSnark ]].
10th Jan '18 3:08:15 PM burinnu
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* Subverted in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': the Sheriff's Secret Police advise (through Cecil) that tinfoil hats are useless against mind-scanners, which could scan your brain even if you were behind twenty feet of ''lead''. Mostly, they're sick and tired of everyone believing this works and wearing such silly things.

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* Subverted in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': the Sheriff's Secret Police advise (through Cecil) that tinfoil hats are useless against mind-scanners, mind-scanning helicopters, which could scan your someone's brain even if you they were behind twenty feet of ''lead''. lead. Mostly, they're the Secret Police are sick and tired of everyone believing this works and wearing such silly things.things in public.
10th Jan '18 3:07:08 PM burinnu
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* Subverted in ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': the Sheriff's Secret Police advise (through Cecil) that tinfoil hats are useless against mind-scanners, which could scan your brain even if you were behind twenty feet of ''lead''. Mostly, they're sick and tired of everyone believing this works and wearing such silly things.
-->'''Cecil:''' ... It draws unnecessary attention to yourself. It's pathetic and paranoid. The Secret Police are ''embarrassed'' for you.
7th Jan '18 1:36:48 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Jonah has the "attenuator", a colander with wires sticking out of it which he believes is why he and Nera were unaffected when the WeirdnessCensor suddenly went nationwide. (Other evidence, however, suggests that being regularly in contact with the weirdness increases your chance of not being affected somewhat anyway.)

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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Jonah has the "attenuator", a colander with wires sticking out of it it, which he believes is why he and Nera were unaffected when the WeirdnessCensor suddenly went nationwide. (Other evidence, however, suggests that being regularly in contact with the weirdness increases your chance of not being affected somewhat anyway.)
7th Jan '18 1:36:34 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Jonah has the "attenuator", a colander with wires sticking out of it which he believes is why he and Nera were unaffected when the WeirdnessCensor suddenly went nationwide. (Other evidence, however, suggests that being regularly in contact with the weirdness increases your chance of not being affected somewhat anyway.)
6th Dec '17 5:52:04 PM angie710
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When a writer wants to establish a character as a ConspiracyTheorist, a CrazySurvivalist, or another kind of paranoid weirdo, they usually give them hats made out of tinfoil to wear, ostensibly to protect themselves from TheGovernment's MindControl rays.

As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.

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When a writer wants to establish a character as a ConspiracyTheorist, a CrazySurvivalist, or another kind of paranoid weirdo, [[CloudCuckoolander weirdo]], they usually give them hats made out of tinfoil to wear, ostensibly to protect themselves from TheGovernment's MindControl rays.

As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... [[MadnessTropes funny in the head head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.
6th Dec '17 5:49:24 PM angie710
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** In an earlier episode about pot roast, Alton wants to use some foil for braising the meat while cooking pot roast at his neighbor Chuck's trailer home. There's no foil to be had in the kitchen, but there's plenty of it on the roof of the trailer, formed into a satellite dish. When questioned, Chuck responds that he got the idea from a neighbor of his who wears foil on his head to block mind-controlling signals from the government. Alton tells him to take the satellite dish down so they can use the foil for the pot roast.
29th Nov '17 1:47:33 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/GoodEats'', Alton wears a foil fedora and a metallic suit, while he's inside of a grill, explaining how a grill works, how it can be a problematic method for cooking chicken, and how to get around these problems. Unlike most examples, it's not worn to keep radio signals from messing with his head or anything along those lines, but simply [[RuleOfCool because it's cool]].
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