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23rd Aug '16 8:03:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' story ''Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa'': Benjamin Giraud is a propaganda photographer for the military, but he has little respect for them because [[ExecutiveMeddling they act no different to him than "suits"]]. At one point, when editing a gruesome image of a dead marine, he's told to make it "more adventurous".

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* In ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' story ''Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa'': Mombasa'', Benjamin Giraud is a propaganda photographer for the military, but he has little respect for them because [[ExecutiveMeddling they act no different to him than "suits"]]. At one point, when editing a gruesome image of a dead marine, he's told to make it "more adventurous".
23rd Aug '16 8:02:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel''; "Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa": Benjamin Giraud is a propaganda photographer for the military, but he has little respect for them because [[ExecutiveMeddling they act no different to him than "suits"]]. At one point, when editing a gruesome image of a dead marine, he's told to make it "more adventurous".

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* ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel''; "Second ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' story ''Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa": Mombasa'': Benjamin Giraud is a propaganda photographer for the military, but he has little respect for them because [[ExecutiveMeddling they act no different to him than "suits"]]. At one point, when editing a gruesome image of a dead marine, he's told to make it "more adventurous".
10th Aug '16 7:37:20 PM hppavilion1
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Ah, statistics... The ally of mathematics, business and hard science. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics How infallible]]. There seems to be a problem here though... What instrument can you use to measure "awesome", for example? How do you calculate a 14% drop in sadness? And then there are the ''units'', often measured using an AbstractScale -- how many millisobs do you need to get one kilocry?[[note]]Assuming there are one thousand sobs in a cry, it would be one million times--"kilo" refers by definition to "thousands of" and "milli" refers by definition to "thousandths of."[[/note]]

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Ah, statistics... The ally of mathematics, business and hard science. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics How infallible]]. There seems to be a problem here though... What instrument can you use to measure "awesome", for example? How do you calculate a 14% drop in sadness? And then there are the ''units'', often measured using an AbstractScale -- how many millisobs do you need to get one kilocry?[[note]]Assuming there are one thousand sobs in a cry, it would be one million billion times--"kilo" refers by definition to "thousands of" and "milli" refers by definition to "thousandths of."[[/note]]
5th Aug '16 12:14:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[AltText votey]] in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic this]] SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal illustrates the proper units of measure for anger, fear, and awkwardness.

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* The [[AltText votey]] in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic this]] SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' illustrates the proper units of measure for anger, fear, and awkwardness.
24th Jul '16 10:38:04 AM Gimere
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Ah, statistics... The ally of mathematics, business and hard science. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics How infallible]]. There seems to be a problem here though... What instrument can you use to measure "awesome", for example? How do you calculate a 14% drop in sadness? And then there are the ''units'', often measured using an AbstractScale -- how many millisobs do you need to get one kilocry?[[note]]It would be one million times the conversion factor between sob and cry, because "kilo" refers by definition to "thousands of" and "milli" refers by definition to "thousandths of."[[/note]]

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Ah, statistics... The ally of mathematics, business and hard science. [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics How infallible]]. There seems to be a problem here though... What instrument can you use to measure "awesome", for example? How do you calculate a 14% drop in sadness? And then there are the ''units'', often measured using an AbstractScale -- how many millisobs do you need to get one kilocry?[[note]]It kilocry?[[note]]Assuming there are one thousand sobs in a cry, it would be one million times the conversion factor between sob and cry, because "kilo" times--"kilo" refers by definition to "thousands of" and "milli" refers by definition to "thousandths of."[[/note]]






* Ads for the Nicoderm patch (which delivers a small amount of nicotine through the skin to help ease withdrawal for people quitting smoking) show people with a Suck-O-Meter, which shows how much "quitting sucks" from moment to moment. When the needle gets too high, they use Nicoderm and it goes back down.

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* Ads for the Nicoderm patch (which delivers a small amount of nicotine through the skin to help ease withdrawal for people quitting smoking) show people with a Suck-O-Meter, [[ThingOMeter Suck-O-Meter]], which shows how much "quitting sucks" from moment to moment. When the needle gets too high, they use Nicoderm and it goes back down.



** The (partial) TropeNamer[[note]]It would've been the TropeNamer outright, but "20% cooler" could refer to temperature, which CAN be measured, and didn't fit this trope[[/note]] is the episode "Suited for Success", where Rarity asks Rainbow Dash how to improve Dash's dress. Dash simply replies that it needs to be "cooler". When Rarity asks Dash to be more specific, Dash says "it needs to be about 20% cooler." Such maddening vagueness drives Rarity up the wall. [[MemeticMutation The phrase immediately went memetic.]]

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** The (partial) TropeNamer[[note]]It would've been the TropeNamer outright, but "20% cooler" could refer to temperature, which CAN ''can'' be measured, and didn't thus doesn't fit this the trope[[/note]] is the episode "Suited for Success", where Rarity asks Rainbow Dash how to improve Dash's dress. Dash simply replies that it needs to be "cooler". When Rarity asks Dash to be more specific, Dash says "it needs to be about 20% cooler." Such maddening vagueness drives Rarity up the wall. [[MemeticMutation The phrase immediately went memetic.]]
21st Jul '16 8:14:27 PM Duffan
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* In ''Film/JurassicWorld,'' Masrani asks Claire how things are going at the park, and she rattles off a list of (actually measurable) statistics, like earnings and attendance rates. He clarifies that he wants to know how ''happy'' the guests and animals are, and she stammers that there's no way to quantify happiness. While he doesn't provide a rating scale, he does insist that it can be measured by looking into their eyes.
14th Jul '16 6:09:13 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Hypnotherapist:''' You are all very good players.\\

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-->'''Hypnotherapist:''' --->'''Hypnotherapist:''' You are all very good players.\\
14th Jul '16 6:08:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Entire Team: (''in monotonous unison'')''' That's impossible. No one can give more than 100%; by definition, that is the most one can give.

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'''Entire Team: Team:''' (''in monotonous unison'')''' unison'') That's impossible. No one can give more than 100%; by definition, that is the most one can give.
16th Jun '16 2:23:35 PM anza_sb
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* Used in the first image of [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/90/ this]] ''Blog/WhatIf'' entry, where all the seas in the world are combined into one.
-->"I'd say the 30% increase in width makes it 20% more brooding and about 9% more majestic."
27th May '16 1:12:33 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''WebAnimation/BobsBurgers'': When the Belchers put on a murder mystery dinner theater, they are asked to tone down on the gore. Their banner for the second show advertises "20% less gore".

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* ''WebAnimation/BobsBurgers'': ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': When the Belchers put on a murder mystery dinner theater, they are asked to tone down on the gore. Their banner for the second show advertises "20% less gore".
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