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5th Aug '16 3:46:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* From the ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series, you would not normally be expecting something wise from age-regressed, pessimistic, fatalistic and mentally unstable Reimu, doubly so when she pointed out how difficult their lives, especially hers, have been and how they don't complain, while Baka does nothing but complain and, to her surmising, Wangst, saying, "All you do is complain of your life, yet you never do anything to make it better."

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* From the ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series, you would not normally be expecting something wise from age-regressed, pessimistic, fatalistic and mentally unstable Reimu, doubly so when she pointed out how difficult their lives, especially hers, have been and how they don't complain, while Baka does nothing but complain and, to her surmising, Wangst, saying, "All you do is complain of your life, yet you never do anything to make it better." "



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* There's a parodic version (though not a parody of ''this'') in one episode of ''{{Pasila}}'', where a random bum analyses the protagonist's (Kyösti Pöysti's) character within a few seconds of meeting him. If anything, this seems to be a parody of how the series had got into the habit of having him analysed like that. It's not exactly useful advice, either, though it's wise enough, because it just makes him decide (for a moment) to spend the rest of his life as a drunk in the gutter since "if an unknown bum hits the nail in the head so accurately, you might as well give up on life!", although one of the other main characters manages to convince him that the bum was just generalizing and using basic psychology on him and that he's really a much deeper person.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In the episode ''Him Diddle Riddle'' the girls must solve [[{{Satan}} Him's]] riddles to save the [[DistressedDude kidnapped Professor]]. Him's final riddle is [[NintendoHard ridiculously difficult]], but [[DeusExMachina luckily]], The Mayor ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} yes]], ''[[TheDitz THAT]]'' [[TheDitz Mayor]]) appears and explains the answer with ease. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Cue the girls exchanging blank glances]].

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* There's a parodic version (though not a parody of ''this'') in one episode of ''{{Pasila}}'', where a random bum analyses the protagonist's (Kyösti Pöysti's) character within a few seconds of meeting him. If anything, this seems to be a parody of how the series had got into the habit of having him analysed like that. It's not exactly useful advice, either, though it's wise enough, because it just makes him decide (for a moment) to spend the rest of his life as a drunk in the gutter since "if an unknown bum hits the nail in the head so accurately, you might as well give up on life!", although one of the other main characters manages to convince him that the bum was just generalizing and using basic psychology on him and that he's really a much deeper person.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In the episode ''Him Diddle Riddle'' the girls must solve [[{{Satan}} Him's]] riddles to save the [[DistressedDude kidnapped Professor]]. Him's final riddle is [[NintendoHard ridiculously difficult]], but [[DeusExMachina luckily]], The Mayor ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} yes]], ''[[TheDitz THAT]]'' [[TheDitz Mayor]]) appears and explains the answer with ease. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Cue the girls exchanging blank glances]].



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* A truck driver comes to a bridge that's slightly too low to let the truck get under. A man standing nearby behind a fence advises him to let some of the air out of his tires, squeeze under the bridge, and fill the tires up again at a gas station on the other side. The man thanks the man for his advice, but notices a sign on the fence indicating that the facility is an insane asylum. The driver asks the man if he's an inmate, and the man admits it. The driver then asks him how he managed to come up with the idea he suggested. The man replies "I'm crazy, not stupid."

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* A truck driver comes to a bridge that's slightly too low to let the truck get under. A man standing nearby behind a fence advises him to let some of the air out of his tires, squeeze under the bridge, and fill the tires up again at a gas station on the other side. The man thanks the man for his advice, but notices a sign on the fence indicating that the facility is an insane asylum. The driver asks the man if he's an inmate, and the man admits it. The driver then asks him how he managed to come up with the idea he suggested. The man replies "I'm crazy, not stupid." "



* The [[http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.com/ The Obamadämmerung]] plays with this by turning the concept just as EPIC as it turns the rest of the 2008 election.

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* The [[http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.com/ The Obamadämmerung]] plays with this by turning the concept just as EPIC as it turns the rest of the 2008 election.


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10th Jul '16 4:49:42 PM nombretomado
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* In Chapter 6 of the online animated series ''BrokenSaints'', aged Shinto priest Kamimura hitches a ride with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} egg farmer Masayuki, who relates this story to him: "My father used to say that eggs had all the answers. He used to hold up a hen, and point to its bum. He'd say 'Two things come from here, Masayuki: Eggs... and poop. Two things from the same hole. Remember that.' And I understood. ... Good and bad things come from the same place--inside." This silly little story, told by this silly little character who hardly ever appears again, turns out to [[spoiler: tell the most important message of the entire story, and is referenced by Kamimura in the GrandFinale, right before his HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* In Chapter 6 of the online animated series ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', aged Shinto priest Kamimura hitches a ride with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} egg farmer Masayuki, who relates this story to him: "My father used to say that eggs had all the answers. He used to hold up a hen, and point to its bum. He'd say 'Two things come from here, Masayuki: Eggs... and poop. Two things from the same hole. Remember that.' And I understood. ... Good and bad things come from the same place--inside." This silly little story, told by this silly little character who hardly ever appears again, turns out to [[spoiler: tell the most important message of the entire story, and is referenced by Kamimura in the GrandFinale, right before his HeroicSacrifice.]]
18th Jun '16 12:36:11 AM DaZebraffe
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* Tieragon of Redern, the main protagonist of Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs, is so wise and so charismatic that his commanding general in the army often consulted him in matters of tactics and tried to convince him to stay on as a trainer for new recruits when it was time for him to retire, the eldest members of his home town treat him as their intellectual peers despite being half their age, and the freaking king of the country the book is based in came to him for advice on many subjects while he was in prison. All despite the fact he was born the son of a baker, and retired to the life of a farmer after he was done being in the military.

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* Tieragon of Redern, the main protagonist of Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs, is so wise and so charismatic that his commanding general in the army often consulted him in matters of tactics and tried to convince him to stay on as a trainer for new recruits when it was time for him to retire, the eldest members of his home town treat him as their intellectual peers peer despite being less than half their age, and the freaking king of the country the book is based in came to him for advice on many subjects while he was in prison. All despite the fact he was born the son of a baker, and retired to the life of a farmer after he was done being in the military.
18th Jun '16 12:33:29 AM DaZebraffe
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* Tieragon of Redern, the main protagonist of Raven's Shadow by ''Creator/Patricia Briggs'', is so wise and so charismatic that his commanding general in the army often consulted him in matters of tactics and tried to convince him to stay on as a trainer for new recruits when it was time for him to retire, the eldest members of his home town treat him as their intellectual peers despite being half their age, and the freaking king of the country the book is based in came to him for advice on many subjects while he was in prison. All despite the fact he was born the son of a baker, and retired to the life of a farmer after he was done being in the military.

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* Tieragon of Redern, the main protagonist of Raven's Shadow Shadow by ''Creator/Patricia Briggs'', Patricia Briggs, is so wise and so charismatic that his commanding general in the army often consulted him in matters of tactics and tried to convince him to stay on as a trainer for new recruits when it was time for him to retire, the eldest members of his home town treat him as their intellectual peers despite being half their age, and the freaking king of the country the book is based in came to him for advice on many subjects while he was in prison. All despite the fact he was born the son of a baker, and retired to the life of a farmer after he was done being in the military.
18th Jun '16 12:32:45 AM DaZebraffe
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* Tieragon of Redern, the main protagonist of Raven's Shadow by ''Creator/Patricia Briggs'', is so wise and so charismatic that his commanding general in the army often consulted him in matters of tactics and tried to convince him to stay on as a trainer for new recruits when it was time for him to retire, the eldest members of his home town treat him as their intellectual peers despite being half their age, and the freaking king of the country the book is based in came to him for advice on many subjects while he was in prison. All despite the fact he was born the son of a baker, and retired to the life of a farmer after he was done being in the military.
28th Feb '16 11:44:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheBoondocks'', A Pimp Named Slickback actually gives Riley TheTalk (though obviously filtered by his biased and frankly misogynist mouth) and helps him figure out that his pal Gangstalicious is probably gay. All this despite the bad blood between him and the Freemans...

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* ''TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', A Pimp Named Slickback actually gives Riley TheTalk (though obviously filtered by his biased and frankly misogynist mouth) and helps him figure out that his pal Gangstalicious is probably gay. All this despite the bad blood between him and the Freemans...
23rd Jan '16 11:29:00 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gives Roy and crew a nice little lecture during the Ishvalan war on accepting the fact that as a soldier, you are killing people, and there's no way around it, so [[TheDeadHaveNames you'd better remember their faces;]] [[DueToTheDead they'll never forget yours.]] Good advice...coming from the AxCrazy MadBomber.
** [[JerkassHasAPoint He does have a point.]] Kimblee is ''made'' of this, really. He brings up a lot of good points on philosophy and morality, and the nature of duty, respect, and personal integrity. Doesn't change the fact that he's a psychopath that LovesTheSoundOfScreaming.

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* Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gives Roy and crew a nice little lecture during the Ishvalan war on accepting the fact that as a soldier, you are killing people, and there's no way around it, so [[TheDeadHaveNames you'd better remember their faces;]] [[DueToTheDead they'll never forget yours.]] Good advice...coming from the AxCrazy MadBomber.
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]] [[JerkassHasAPoint He does have has a point.]] Kimblee is ''made'' of this, really. ]] He brings up a lot of good points on philosophy and morality, and the nature of duty, respect, and personal integrity. Doesn't change None of this changes the fact that he's a psychopath that LovesTheSoundOfScreaming.
17th Nov '15 1:25:20 PM Hoki
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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' this is delivered by surprisingly, the resident goofball and CloudCookooLander, Mako Mankanshoku. Sure, her impassioned speeches about stuff sometimes make little sense, however, she can deliver enlightening messages. One such example is her telling the protagonist Ryuko to "get naked" because she has a more impressive rack than Satsuki, the villain. While unconventional, Ryuko realized that Mako was telling her to be more confident in herself, and this confidence allowed her to unlock the full power of her Kamui.

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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' this is delivered by surprisingly, the resident goofball and CloudCookooLander, CloudCuckoolander, Mako Mankanshoku. Sure, her impassioned speeches about stuff sometimes make little sense, however, she can deliver enlightening messages. One such example is her telling the protagonist Ryuko to "get naked" because she has a more impressive rack than Satsuki, the villain. While unconventional, Ryuko realized that Mako was telling her to be more confident in herself, and this confidence allowed her to unlock the full power of her Kamui.
17th Nov '15 1:24:22 PM Hoki
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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' this is delivered by surprisingly, the resident goofball and CloudCookooLander, Mako Mankanshoku. Sure, her impassioned speeches about stuff sometimes make little sense, however, she can deliver enlightening messages. One such example is her telling the protagonist Ryuko to "get naked" because she has a more impressive rack than Satsuki, the villain. While unconventional, Ryuko realized that Mako was telling her to be more confident in herself, and this confidence allowed her to unlock the full power of her Kamui.
18th Aug '15 11:57:49 PM MechWarrior
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* {{Deadpool}} once got a pep talk from [[PsychoForHire Bullseye!]]

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* {{Deadpool}} {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} once got a pep talk from [[PsychoForHire Bullseye!]]



* From the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series, you would not normally be expecting something wise from age-regressed, pessimistic, fatalistic and mentally unstable Reimu, doubly so when she pointed out how difficult their lives, especially hers, have been and how they don't complain, while Baka does nothing but complain and, to her surmising, Wangst, saying, "All you do is complain of your life, yet you never do anything to make it better."

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* From the ''Gensokyo20XX'' ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series, you would not normally be expecting something wise from age-regressed, pessimistic, fatalistic and mentally unstable Reimu, doubly so when she pointed out how difficult their lives, especially hers, have been and how they don't complain, while Baka does nothing but complain and, to her surmising, Wangst, saying, "All you do is complain of your life, yet you never do anything to make it better."



* In ''TeamAmerica: World Police'', the main character has an epiphany at the words of a drunken vagrant (who says the world is full of "[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold dicks]]" "pussies" and "assholes"), and repeats what he said word-for-word at the end of the film to save Team America's reputation; Team America, the "dicks", might not always be right (and the "pussies" often need to [[WhatTheHellHero point it out when they are]]), but they're the only ones who can protect the world from "assholes" like Kim-Jong Il, as well as "pussies" like the Film Actor's Guild who descend to that level.

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* In ''TeamAmerica: World Police'', ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', the main character has an epiphany at the words of a drunken vagrant (who says the world is full of "[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold dicks]]" "pussies" and "assholes"), and repeats what he said word-for-word at the end of the film to save Team America's reputation; Team America, the "dicks", might not always be right (and the "pussies" often need to [[WhatTheHellHero point it out when they are]]), but they're the only ones who can protect the world from "assholes" like Kim-Jong Il, as well as "pussies" like the Film Actor's Guild who descend to that level.



* PlaneScapeTorment features striking examples.

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* PlaneScapeTorment VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment features striking examples.



* DiveKick's Uncle Sensei is a mix of this and CrazyHomelessPeople, his most glaring examples of tapped wisdom from his training and being 10 year champion [[spoiler:till Mr. N's actions causing disqualification]] is whenever he speaks towards [[SaintsRow Johnny Gat]] and his own [[https://twitter.com/unclesensei twitter account]]

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* DiveKick's Uncle Sensei is a mix of this and CrazyHomelessPeople, his most glaring examples of tapped wisdom from his training and being 10 year champion [[spoiler:till Mr. N's actions causing disqualification]] is whenever he speaks towards [[SaintsRow [[VideoGame/SaintsRow Johnny Gat]] and his own [[https://twitter.com/unclesensei twitter account]]



* The Music/ArrestedDevelopment song "Mr Wendal" suggests this about the titular homeless man referred to.

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* The Music/ArrestedDevelopment Series/ArrestedDevelopment song "Mr Wendal" suggests this about the titular homeless man referred to.



* The NationalLampoon adventures of O.C. and Stiggs has the 'sociopathic problem teens' taking advice from Wino Bob, who lives in the oleander bushes behind the liquor store...mostly advice on what kind of liquor to take on a date.

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* The NationalLampoon Creator/NationalLampoon adventures of O.C. and Stiggs has the 'sociopathic problem teens' taking advice from Wino Bob, who lives in the oleander bushes behind the liquor store...mostly advice on what kind of liquor to take on a date.
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