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19th May '16 7:06:45 PM ErikModi
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** Basically {{lampshaded}} during their first Jaws special, where they get hold of three of the actual yellow barrel props used in the original movie to test some shark strength myths. They are told point-blank by the owner that "the only thing we can't do is burn them, blow them up, or lose them." The predictable response is "Has he ''seen'' the show?"
7th May '16 7:11:51 AM supermichael
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** This has, of course, just caused abusive moderators to lock and delete threads they don't like, making the change rather pointless.
25th Apr '16 12:23:51 PM Piando
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* Lampshaded and averted in [[http://dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=020129 this]] comic from the superhero arc of ''DragonTails'', where Lemuel looks around the museum for something to throw at the heroes to slow them down while he runs away.
* In the [[http://www.xkcd.com/374/ first installment]] of the "Journal" series in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', someone remarks that "This is why we can't have nice people," after hearing about Black Hat Guy's latest work of evil.
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* Lampshaded and averted in [[http://dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=020129 this]] comic from the superhero arc of ''DragonTails'', where Lemuel looks around the museum for something to throw at the heroes to slow them down while he runs away.
* In the [[http://www.xkcd.com/374/ first installment]] of the "Journal" series in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', someone remarks that "This is why we can't have nice people," after hearing about Black Hat Guy's latest work of evil.
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4th Apr '16 12:24:36 AM erforce
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* Parodied in ''Film/TeamAmerica''. The titular team blows up all sorts of important landmarks every time they face off against the villains.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TeamAmerica''.''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. The titular team blows up all sorts of important landmarks every time they face off against the villains.



* In ''Film/IronMan'', during one of the rocket boot tests, Tony ended up landing on one of his [[CoolCar very nice cars]]. Everyone with a remote interest in cars cringed.

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* In ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/IronMan1'', during one of the rocket boot tests, Tony ended up landing on one of his [[CoolCar very nice cars]]. Everyone with a remote interest in cars cringed.



* In the rebooted ''ThePinkPanther'' film, Clouseau is questioning a wealthy casino owner named Raymond Laroque in his home. He asks to look at Laroque's vases and accidentally gets his hands stuck in them. Just before leaving, he asks Laroque if they're real. Laroque tells him they're worthless fakes. Satisfied, Clouseau tries to smash them on a table, breaking the table. As he leaves, a horrified Laroque mumbles that the desk was priceless.

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* In the rebooted ''ThePinkPanther'' 2006 ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' film, Clouseau is questioning a wealthy casino owner named Raymond Laroque in his home. He asks to look at Laroque's vases and accidentally gets his hands stuck in them. Just before leaving, he asks Laroque if they're real. Laroque tells him they're worthless fakes. Satisfied, Clouseau tries to smash them on a table, breaking the table. As he leaves, a horrified Laroque mumbles that the desk was priceless.
31st Mar '16 10:38:21 AM SgtFrog1
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** Particularly notable is the ''Homestuck'' fandom. It's fun to cosplay as one of the Trolls, but then hotels got stuck with trying to clean the smears of gray body-paint all over the walls, doors, and bedsheets. At least one place had to unclog their hot tub after con-goers decided to jump in while in full costume!



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17th Feb '16 1:58:14 PM MsChibi
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* Sometimes, because of a few ''bakas'' who feel that it's OK to trash hotel rooms, pee in the hallway, write graffiti, harass other congoers, harass people who are at the hotel for other reasons, throw loud parties, etc., hotels will refuse to host {{Fan Convention}}s. Or else they'll jack up the cost of the rooms, which in turn causes the price of con tickets to go up. So, please. Be considerate when you go to a con.
13th Feb '16 5:14:18 PM CaptEquinox
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchhiking#United_States Hitchhiking]] has been virtually dead in the U.S. for many years, thanks to "stranger danger" warnings and too many actual incidents where either the hitcher or the hitchee was the victim of robbery, rape, murder or all three. In Canada, some naive techies created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HitchBOT Hitchbot]], a clunky robot with a camera, a twitter feed and a slightly smartassed mouth. She was supposed to be transported by whoever found it and left in some public place for the next person to find. [[http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/15741/hitchbot-last-days/ Here is what happened.]]

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchhiking#United_States Hitchhiking]] has been virtually dead in the U.S. for many years, thanks to "stranger danger" warnings and too many actual incidents where either the hitcher or the hitchee was the victim of robbery, rape, murder or all three. In Canada, some naive techies created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HitchBOT Hitchbot]], a clunky robot with a camera, a twitter feed and a slightly smartassed mouth. She was supposed to be transported by whoever found it her and left in some public place for the next person to find. [[http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/15741/hitchbot-last-days/ Here is what happened.]]
13th Feb '16 9:34:13 AM CaptEquinox
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchhiking#United_States Hitchhiking]] has been virtually dead in the U.S. for many years, thanks to "stranger danger" warnings and too many actual incidents where either the hitcher or the hitchee was the victim of robbery, rape, murder or all three. In Canada, some naive techies created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HitchBOT Hitchbot]], a clunky robot with a camera, a twitter feed and a slightly smartassed mouth. She was supposed to be transported by whoever found it and left in some public place for the next person to find. [[http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/15741/hitchbot-last-days/ Here is what happened.]]
11th Feb '16 1:01:25 AM JMQwilleran
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* Public restrooms. They may be called "public," but, of course, people expect a certain amount of privacy, i.e. closed stalls and not having stuff like cameras monitoring it because that would just be creepy. Unfortunately, this, of course, means that they're sometimes used by the seedy elements for stuff like doing drugs, conducting other black market transactions, etc. If enough people do this, they sometimes end up just getting closed down.

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* Public restrooms. They may be called "public," but, of course, people expect a certain amount of privacy, i.e. closed stalls and not having stuff like cameras monitoring it because that would just be creepy. Unfortunately, this, of course, means that they're sometimes used by the seedy elements for stuff like doing drugs, conducting other black market BlackMarket transactions, etc. If enough people do this, they sometimes end up just getting closed down.
9th Feb '16 1:55:17 PM CaptEquinox
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** This is what happened at the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulgas_Water_Temple Pulgas Water Temple]] in California, long cherished by meditators and [[EruditeStoner quiet]] [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs LSD trippers]]. It used to be 24/7/365. Now it has strictly enforced hours.
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