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19th Feb '17 7:01:55 PM Camwood
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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience", it's a good bet that he's a lost cause.

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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience", it's a good bet that he's either a lost cause.
cause, or a ''very'' MadScientist.
22nd Jan '17 8:47:43 PM DrOO7
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** And in another:
--> "On Wednesday, world chess champion Gary Kasparov tied Deep Blue, the IBM supercomputer that can examine two hundred million positions per second, in the fourth game of their six game series. Earlier in the week, Kasparov admitted he made a catastrophic blunder in game two when he failed to force a draw by moving rook to e8, opting instead for a Caro Kann defense that soon transposed into a Pribyl defense which, after Deep Blue moved bishop to e7, gave him the advantage with his ninth position. With all due respect to Mr. Kasparov ... What the hell were you thinking?"
22nd Jan '17 8:41:28 PM DrOO7
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* Parodied by Norm [=MacDonald=] during a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' "Weekend Update" segment:
--> "Stephen J. Hawkings, the renowned astrophysicist, regarded as Albert Einstein's intellectual successor, conceded defeat this week in a wager he made six years ago with two professors of the California Institute of Technology. Hawkings incorrectly bet against the existence of naked singularities: a mathematical point in a black hole where space and time are infinitely distorted, where matter is infinitely dense and where the rules of relavistic physics break down. With all due respect to Mr. Hawkings: what the hell were you thinking? I would have taken that bet, made a quick 20 bucks!"
* ''Series/{{ER}}''. Carol to Doug when he shows up at her apartment drunk, uninvited and unannounced, disrupting her romantic evening with her boyfriend.
10th Jan '17 12:38:13 PM Euodiachloris
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Compare WhatAnIdiot and WhatTheHellHero.

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Compare WhatAnIdiot WhatAnIdiot, WhatTheHellHero and WhatTheHellHero.WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt -- where this either gets said verbatim as an addendum or is simply loomingly implicit.
8th Jan '17 2:18:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Mike Mozart of WebVideo/JeepersMedia uses this catchphrase when he comes across a toy with a... [[FreudWasRight suggestive]] design flaw.

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* Mike Mozart of WebVideo/JeepersMedia uses this catchphrase when he comes across a toy with a... [[FreudWasRight suggestive]] suggestive design flaw.
6th Jan '17 12:43:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Zoe Heller's novel ''NotesOnAScandal'' (later made into a [[Film/NotesOnAScandal film]] of the same name) was released under the (patently absurd, given the novel's tone) title of ''What Was She Thinking? Notes On a Scandal'' in the US.

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* Zoe Heller's novel ''NotesOnAScandal'' ''Literature/NotesOnAScandal'' (later made into a [[Film/NotesOnAScandal film]] of the same name) was released under the (patently absurd, given the novel's tone) title of ''What Was She Thinking? Notes On a Scandal'' in the US.



%% Zero content example: * ''DoctorPhil'', anyone?

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%% Zero content example: * ''DoctorPhil'', ''Series/DoctorPhil'', anyone?



--> '''Briss''' Right…now we’re all finally convened. As my special customers, you’re no doubt aw…

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--> '''Briss''' Right…now Right... now we’re all finally convened. As my special customers, you’re no doubt aw…
18th Dec '16 1:07:24 PM Gosicrystal
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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience" it's a good bet that he's a lost cause.

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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience" "ForScience", it's a good bet that he's a lost cause.
14th Aug '16 4:37:11 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''FanFic/TimeAndAgain'', Naruto quotes the trope verbatim when, after having it finally [[ObliviousToLove spelled out for him]] that Hinata is in love with him, he realises that [[spoiler:in the BadFuture [[PeggySue he came back from]] she'd been in love with him all along as well, but had never told him, even when he would have happily married her himself to save her from the loveless marriage to [[DomesticAbuse an abusive asshole]] that had been [[ArrangedMarriage arranged for her]]]].
2nd Aug '16 5:32:18 AM readergirl304
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' during the Daisy Fuentes season, where she gives a little speech about the three primary audience reactions: "hahahaha", "[[ShareTheMalePain owwwww...]]" and "what were they thinking?"

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' In''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' during the Daisy Fuentes season, where she gives a little speech about the three primary audience reactions: "hahahaha", "[[ShareTheMalePain owwwww...]]" and "what were they thinking?"


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* A sad example occurs in ''Series/CallTheMidwife'': after several attacks on women in the neighborhood, the midwives are told to travel in groups. Sister Mary Cynthia is separated from her partner and tries to walk home alone. After she's jumped, a heartbroken Sister Julienne asks this trope.
9th May '16 10:11:14 AM Kid
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko frequently hears this from his uncle- "Of all the foolish things you've done in your sixteen years, Prince Zuko, this is the most foolish!", "You never think these things through!" In response to short-sighted things such as when he went through a great deal of life-threatening dangers to get the Avatar and would have died if Aang's friends hadn't come and decided to SaveTheVillain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko frequently hears this from his uncle- uncle: "Of all the foolish things you've done in your sixteen years, Prince Zuko, this is the most foolish!", "You never think these things through!" In response to short-sighted things such as when he went through a great deal of life-threatening dangers to get the Avatar and would have died if Aang's friends hadn't come and decided to SaveTheVillain.
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