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22nd Mar '17 2:49:46 AM nm3youtube
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* [[http://adturds.co.uk/2010/11/04/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means/ The incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation, and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline word salad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.

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* Website/AdTurds once featured [[http://adturds.co.uk/2010/11/04/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means/ The this incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the of a job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it description,]] which isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation, and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline word salad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.
17th Mar '17 6:07:54 AM LB7979
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** Within Unix terminals, the ''less'' command is for downplaying this Trope. It parses manuals (or other texts) one line or screen at time for the user to read at their own pace, instead of spitting out a wall of text that the user then has to scroll back and forth through to read.



* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.

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* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line within each column on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.
16th Mar '17 1:47:58 PM Kazeto
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* Many an internet forum, including this site's forum, have some users who like writing a bit too much which occasionally results in this trope's appearance.
15th Mar '17 10:39:14 PM LB7979
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* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.
26th Feb '17 4:30:50 PM nombretomado
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* In an interview, celebrated comic scribe LarryHama, a penciler turned writer, observed that the format of Marvel Comics' books in the 1970s and early 1980s was often guilty of this, bemoaning the overuse of captions. "You'd have a caption covering 3/4 of a panel, [[NarratingTheObvious describing the content of the panel it was covering!]]"

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* In an interview, celebrated comic scribe LarryHama, Creator/LarryHama, a penciler turned writer, observed that the format of Marvel Comics' books in the 1970s and early 1980s was often guilty of this, bemoaning the overuse of captions. "You'd have a caption covering 3/4 of a panel, [[NarratingTheObvious describing the content of the panel it was covering!]]"
26th Jan '17 6:24:59 PM Gorank
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*** Said parody's first three pages of speech comprised ''one sentence'. There's a reason Kankri is TheFriendNobodyLikes.

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*** Said parody's first three pages of speech comprised ''one sentence'.sentence''. There's a reason Kankri is TheFriendNobodyLikes.
24th Oct '16 10:18:46 AM nm3youtube
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* [[http://www.adturds.co.uk/2010/11/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means.html The incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline WordSalad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.

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* [[http://www.adturds.[[http://adturds.co.uk/2010/11/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means.html uk/2010/11/04/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means/ The incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation capitalisation, and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline WordSalad word salad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.
8th Oct '16 8:02:01 PM Mullon
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* This is a criticism often levelled at ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel''. In fact, a certain ImageBoard came up with something called "CAD Rule" -- the law that if you take the first panel and the last panel of a ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' strip, remove the text from the last panel, and post it, it will automatically be much funnier, as [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20060331 this strip]] "shows".

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* This is a criticism often levelled at ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel''. In fact, a certain ImageBoard Website/FourChan came up with something called "CAD Rule" -- the law that if you take the first panel and the last panel of a ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' strip, remove the text from the last panel, and post it, it will automatically be much funnier, as [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20060331 this strip]] "shows".
8th Oct '16 7:41:37 PM Berrenta
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** The short-lived comic, based on [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestler]] The UltimateWarrior, was filled from cover to cover with walls of text, much of it consisting of incomprehensible, made-up jargon. Much of the text centers on Warrior's strange pseudo-philosophy that nearly makes TimeCube look sane by comparison. To see just how crazy and nonsensical it is, almost to the point it is hard to believe it could exist, see WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment's [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 review of it]]. Making it worse was that sometimes it was printed in font colors that were unreadable on the background color. The sheer volume of text and its insane, babbling nature really can't be overstated here. There's a text box for the crazy narrator, a text box for "Warrior"'s crazy inner monologue, and ''then'' thought bubbles for "Warrior"'s crazy thoughts. It amounts to, at ''minimum'', a good 4-5 paragraphs per page...

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** The short-lived comic, based on [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestler]] The UltimateWarrior, was filled from cover to cover with walls of text, much of it consisting of incomprehensible, made-up jargon. Much of the text centers on Warrior's strange pseudo-philosophy that nearly makes TimeCube look sane by comparison.that's quite out there. To see just how crazy and nonsensical it is, almost to the point it is hard to believe it could exist, see WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment's [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/bt/spoonyone/reviews/7238-warrior1 review of it]]. Making it worse was that sometimes it was printed in font colors that were unreadable on the background color. The sheer volume of text and its insane, babbling nature really can't be overstated here. There's a text box for the crazy narrator, a text box for "Warrior"'s crazy inner monologue, and ''then'' thought bubbles for "Warrior"'s crazy thoughts. It amounts to, at ''minimum'', a good 4-5 paragraphs per page...



* I have [=SuperNatural=] Wisdom.\\
NO God mentality can Know my 4 Day Cube.\\
No Bible Word equals my {{TimeCube}}d Earth.\\
-- [[http://timecube.com/ Dr. Gene Ray, Cubic and Wisest Human]]
27th Aug '16 8:27:12 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''ComicStrip/TheKChronicles'' is very much this. It's not unusual to have strips where a majority of the panels are nothing but text, with very little actual drawings.
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