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29th Oct '16 12:57:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the stone pile can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged within your awkward-to-fully-man walls... and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over and holding the castle using their own treasons: he thereby gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the maintenance or other problems actually dealing with the white elephant directly would give him -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn the [[OpportunisticBastard oportunity down flat]] in front of the Lannisters would give him, either. He is aiming to [[CuttingTheKnot cut the knot]] by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it with a much saner keep down the line, hopefully at a profit -- Harren used top-quality materials when he built it, after all.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the stone pile can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged within your awkward-to-fully-man walls... and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over and holding the castle using their own treasons: he thereby gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the maintenance or other problems actually dealing with the white elephant directly would give him -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn the [[OpportunisticBastard oportunity down flat]] in front of the Lannisters would give him, either. He is aiming to [[CuttingTheKnot cut the knot]] by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it with a much saner keep down the line, hopefully at a profit -- Harren used top-quality materials when he built it, after all.]]
18th Oct '16 7:43:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'':

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22nd Jul '16 8:05:00 PM Green_lantern40
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22nd Jul '16 8:04:52 PM Green_lantern40
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* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''' episode "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas" reveals that Rose has a history of giving subpar gifts to her three roommates. Blanche in particular usually buries hers out in the backyard.

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* Both {{Christmas Episode}}s of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''' episode "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas" reveals show that Rose has a history of giving tends to give rather subpar gifts to her three roommates. She gives Dorothy a maple syrup spigot in the first one, while the second has Blanche in particular usually offhandedly admitting she buries hers out in the backyard.
22nd Jul '16 8:00:54 PM Green_lantern40
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* The current page image is from an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' which revolves around Rob giving Laura a replica of "Empress Carlotta's Necklace." Laura hates it, but CanNotSpitItOut because his ''intentions'' were so sweet.

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* The current page image is from an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' which revolves around Rob giving Laura a replica of "Empress Carlotta's Necklace." Laura hates it, but CanNotSpitItOut because his ''intentions'' were so sweet.


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* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''' episode "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas" reveals that Rose has a history of giving subpar gifts to her three roommates. Blanche in particular usually buries hers out in the backyard.
12th Jul '16 9:34:37 AM snichols1973
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* ''Films/AChristmasStory'': Ralphie's ultra-embarrassing pink bunny pajama suit that he receives from Aunt Clara.
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8th Jun '16 3:01:53 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the stone pile can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged within your awkward-to-fully-man walls... and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either. He is aiming to cut the knot by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it down the line, hopefully at a profit.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the stone pile can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged within your awkward-to-fully-man walls... and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over and holding the place by castle using their own treasons: he thereby gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the maintenance or other problems actually dealing with the white elephant directly would entail give him -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn it the [[OpportunisticBastard oportunity down flat flat]] in front of the Lannisters would give him, either. He is aiming to [[CuttingTheKnot cut the knot knot]] by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it with a much saner keep down the line, hopefully at a profit.profit -- Harren used top-quality materials when he built it, after all.]]
8th Jun '16 2:45:59 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the place can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either. He is aiming to cut the knot by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it down the line, hopefully at a profit.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the place stone pile can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged within your awkward-to-fully-man walls... and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles, with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or, those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either. He is aiming to cut the knot by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it down the line, hopefully at a profit.]]
7th Jun '16 7:38:04 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a bit too late to do them any good (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are well aware, however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the place can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a [[HighTurnoverRate bit too late to do them any good good]] (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are well aware, ''well aware'', however). Worse, those winding up in possession of the place can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles titles, with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or or, those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either.either. He is aiming to cut the knot by quarrying the thing to the ground and replacing it down the line, hopefully at a profit.]]
7th Jun '16 7:26:18 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of the place by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a bit too late to do them any good (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are well aware, however). Worse, they can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be treason to the Crown, which would get you justifiably besieged and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either.]]

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Westeros has... [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]]. For when King's Landing needs to reward somebody, yet get rid of them at the same time, nothing beats handing them the impossible task of taking care of [[TheMillstone the place place]] by giving them what seems to be a [[SchmuckBait peach of a title and access to the pick of lands in the Riverlands]]. [[RealityEnsues It. Isn't. Really, it's not.]] It's almost a pity quite a few people, both in the main story and the history of the place, [[SubvertedTrope never realise that]] until a bit too late to do them any good (readers, other GenreSavvy characters and those writing the supplementary histories chronicling the various misfortunes are well aware, however). Worse, they those winding up in possession of the place can't exactly try giving the place back after either 1) accepting the title to it or 2) trying to take it by force or deception. Because reacting like "You know, after actually trying it, it doesn't really fit me; can I have a refund?" would be either treason to the Crown, Crown or an insult to the region, both of which would get you justifiably besieged and squashed. [[spoiler: Littlefinger has so far got around this by having others try taking over the place by their own treasons: he gets all the peripheral rights to the titles with none of the problems dealing with the white elephant directly would entail -- or those being ungrateful enough to turn it down flat would give him, either.]]
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