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29th Nov '16 8:43:50 PM orvillethird
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->''Raise the walls and shout its flaws, the carpenters should rest'' \\
''So that when you tire of one side, the other serves you best.'' \\
''Read about the wisdom laws and knock and knock and knock.'' \\
''It's a secret knock when hammers knock the other wisdom laws.''
->Music/{{REM}} "''Life and How to Live It''"
27th Oct '16 1:13:53 AM johnnye
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* ''Literature/TheThirdPoliceman'' comes with numerous references to, and occasional WallOfText footnotes quoting, a fictional Word Salad Philosopher by the name of de Selby.
11th Oct '16 10:07:09 PM Gingerkitteh
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* ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=4345 HYBRID]]'', which can't really be called a Tabletop RPG, is pretty infamous among RPG.Net, which describes the "game" as "unmitigated nonsense." It basically consists of of more than 500 numbered rules presented in a non-sequential order. The rules consist of mathematical equations with undefined variables, allusions to social and political issues, pop culture references, cross references to other rules, to non-existent rules, and to rules in other roleplaying games; misogynistic statements, and much more. It first appeared on USENET newsgroup rec.games.frp.super-heroes as a series of disjointed posts by the author, who is known only as "C" and is currently maintained by Phillipe Tromeur. The version numbers are also non-sequential -- its current version, 0.21, is a later version than version 0.34. RPG.Net ranks this "game" as the ''second'' worst game of all time (the worst being reserved for [[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} the Game That Shall Not Be Named]]).

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* ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=4345 HYBRID]]'', which can't really be called a Tabletop RPG, is pretty infamous among RPG.Net, which describes the "game" as "unmitigated nonsense." It basically consists of of more than 500 numbered rules presented in a non-sequential order. The rules consist of mathematical equations with undefined variables, allusions to social and political issues, pop culture references, cross references to other rules, to non-existent rules, and to rules in other roleplaying games; misogynistic statements, and much more. It first appeared on USENET newsgroup rec.games.frp.super-heroes as a series of disjointed posts by the author, who is known only as "C" and is currently maintained by Phillipe Tromeur. The version numbers are also non-sequential -- its current version, 0.21, is a later version than version 0.34. RPG.Net ranks this "game" as the ''second'' worst game of all time (the worst being reserved for [[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} the Game That Shall Not Be Named]]).
10th Oct '16 9:04:00 PM Berrenta
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->''"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. $U(x){psi(x,t)} = i{h-bar}d{psi(x,t)}/dt ({h-bar}^2)/2m{del}^2 {psi (x,t)}$. To be or not to be, that is the question. [[Main/{{Jesus}} Unless ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven]]. Moby Dick. [[Music/{{AvrilLavigne}} Now he's a super star, slamming on his guitar, does your pretty face see what he's worth, he was a skater boy she said see you later boy, he wasn't good enough for her]]. ... [[EEqualsMCHammer E=mc^2]]. S=Klogt. Temporal and spatial dimensions are moving relative to one another. Everything should be made simple as possible, but not moreso and Music/{{Eminem}}!"''
-->-- '''Elliot [=McGucken=]'''
8th Oct '16 7:35:27 PM Berrenta
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Maybe the "philosopher" doesn't have the writing skills to express their ideas. Maybe the point is so complicated that it would take several college courses to grasp its meaning. [[HanlonsRazor Or, maybe the philosopher is just]] a [[TalkativeLoon Talkative]] [[TimeCube Loon]].

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Maybe the "philosopher" doesn't have the writing skills to express their ideas. Maybe the point is so complicated that it would take several college courses to grasp its meaning. [[HanlonsRazor Or, maybe the philosopher is just]] a [[TalkativeLoon Talkative]] [[TimeCube Loon]].
TalkativeLoon.



** He's still frelling insane. His replies to people on internet message boards are a combo of quasi-libertarian rantings about George Washington punching business schools in the face or something, and TimeCube-esque oratories on the Great Books helping you become Clint Eastwood and shoot lightning.

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** He's still frelling insane. His replies to people on internet message boards are a combo of quasi-libertarian rantings about George Washington punching business schools in the face or something, and TimeCube-esque oratories on the Great Books helping you become Clint Eastwood and shoot lightning.



* ''TimeCube'' by Gene Ray is the universally accepted standard for this trope.
--> My wisdom so antiquates known knowledge, that
--> a psychiatrist examining my behavior, eccentric
--> by his academic single corner knowledge, knows
--> [[CaptainObvious no course other than to judge me schizoprenic]].
31st Jul '16 8:06:44 PM Aiguille
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* {{Subverted}} in Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]," where a chorus that confesses the singer's insanity and opening lines that seem like nonsensical ranting eventually gain context as cynical and bitter musings on fame's superficiality, until they give up and begin to plot sinister ways to exploit it.
-->It's like I'm a welcoming freak show doormat\\
Held in awe while growing fat in the head\\
This is where we all should see red
29th Jun '16 10:18:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Weaver, of ''PerdidoStreetStation'' has an... [[BlueAndOrangeMorality unusual outlook on life]], vaguely connected to an aesthetic opinion. It spouts a steady stream of not-quite-nonsense to anyone in earshot, but no one is any closer to understanding its motives at the end of the book than they are at the beginning. It's basically a non-hostile EldritchAbomination, so that shouldn't be too surprising.

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* ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The Weaver, Weaver is an interdimensional being with BlueAndOrangeMorality and a completely alien point of ''PerdidoStreetStation'' has an... [[BlueAndOrangeMorality unusual outlook on life]], view vaguely connected to an based on aesthetic opinion. It spouts a steady stream of not-quite-nonsense to anyone in earshot, but no one is any closer to understanding its motives at the end of the book than they are at the beginning. It's basically a non-hostile EldritchAbomination, so that shouldn't be too surprising.



-->"There are homeless people out there who canít even pay their mortgages! Is that what George Washington had in mind when he started Ďmerica? Itís like read something, Seth. Learn a book!"

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-->"There are homeless people out there who canít even pay their mortgages! Is that what George Washington had in mind when he started Ďmerica? Itís like like, read something, Seth. Learn a book!"
29th Jun '16 10:15:38 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Brand's speech in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' about love being ''"an artifact about a higher dimension we can not percieve"'' and that ''"transcends the dimensions of time and space"'' is treated as this by the other characters. And many viewers. It makes sense in context of the later parts of movie and the [[UsefulNote/{{Existentialism}} existentialist themes]] that are included in almost all of [[ViewersAreGeniuses Nolan's movies]], but at that moment it seems completely ridiculous.

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* Brand's speech in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' about love being ''"an artifact about a higher dimension we can not cannot percieve"'' and that ''"transcends the dimensions of time and space"'' is treated as this by the other characters. And many viewers. It makes sense in context of the later parts of movie and the [[UsefulNote/{{Existentialism}} existentialist themes]] that are included in almost all of [[ViewersAreGeniuses Nolan's movies]], but at that moment it seems completely ridiculous.
25th Jun '16 11:30:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'' has some recurring characters based on forum trolls whose InsaneTrollLogic was complicated enough to reach this trope. For example, the idea that we should all return to the anarcho-capitalist state of the ancient Irish because public trees are on private land, or that all nuclear technology is a Jewish tribalist hoax and nuclear power plants are actually driven by people's uncles peeling potatoes inside them.

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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'' ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' has some recurring characters based on forum trolls whose InsaneTrollLogic was complicated enough to reach this trope. For example, the idea that we should all return to the anarcho-capitalist state of the ancient Irish because public trees are on private land, or that all nuclear technology is a Jewish tribalist hoax and nuclear power plants are actually driven by people's uncles peeling potatoes inside them.
20th Mar '16 4:18:45 AM Derkhan
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* Dr. Hamid Parsani, protagonist of Reza Negarestani's ''{{Cyclonopedia}}'', a text described on the back cover as "At once a horror fiction, a work of speculative theology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire," is perhaps one of our greatest postmodern wordsaladists. For example: "The nemat-space of the ()hole complex reduces the monopolistic holiness of the Creation, the functionality of the ground's economy (which also forms a taxis-trellis pincer to support the Whole), and the hegemony of the Whole. Nemat-space introduces wholeness to Zero without wiping it out. This is the polytics first practiced and exquisitely elaborated by the Persian cult of Kaxuzi..." etc. etc. for 250 pages.

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* Dr. Hamid Parsani, protagonist of Reza Negarestani's ''{{Cyclonopedia}}'', ''Literature/{{Cyclonopedia}}'', a text described on the back cover as "At once a horror fiction, a work of speculative theology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire," is perhaps one of our greatest postmodern wordsaladists. For example: "The nemat-space of the ()hole complex reduces the monopolistic holiness of the Creation, the functionality of the ground's economy (which also forms a taxis-trellis pincer to support the Whole), and the hegemony of the Whole. Nemat-space introduces wholeness to Zero without wiping it out. This is the polytics first practiced and exquisitely elaborated by the Persian cult of Kaxuzi..." etc. etc. for 250 pages.
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