History Main / YouCanPanicNow

20th Feb '17 5:45:19 PM nombretomado
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** On a more general related theme. Periodically, upmarket BritishNewspapers such as the ''Guardian'' and the ''Observer'' run angst-laden fearful articles about why otherwise hyper-successful professional women who otherwise have got it all are in a state where, unaccountably, they are still single. These articles are invariably written by self-styled hyper-professional successful women who otherwise have got everything going for them, ie by newspaper journalists and opinion columnists who unaccountably remain single despite being young(ish), well-rewarded, attractive, and successful. They invariably come to a gloomy conclusion that all the ''best'' men are taken or else gay. Leaving only hopeless losers and deadbeats with inflated opinions of themselves. Of course, as ''we'' are successful in every conceivable way and attractive with it, it cannot be ''our'' fault that we remain single, despite being pestered by all those horrendous losers and ugly guys who just haven't got the message yet. There just aren't any suitable men out there...

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** On a more general related theme. Periodically, upmarket BritishNewspapers UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers such as the ''Guardian'' and the ''Observer'' run angst-laden fearful articles about why otherwise hyper-successful professional women who otherwise have got it all are in a state where, unaccountably, they are still single. These articles are invariably written by self-styled hyper-professional successful women who otherwise have got everything going for them, ie by newspaper journalists and opinion columnists who unaccountably remain single despite being young(ish), well-rewarded, attractive, and successful. They invariably come to a gloomy conclusion that all the ''best'' men are taken or else gay. Leaving only hopeless losers and deadbeats with inflated opinions of themselves. Of course, as ''we'' are successful in every conceivable way and attractive with it, it cannot be ''our'' fault that we remain single, despite being pestered by all those horrendous losers and ugly guys who just haven't got the message yet. There just aren't any suitable men out there...



* In [[{{UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom}} the United Kingdom]], a ''major'' CriticalResearchFailure happened: the BritishNewspapers confused {{Troll}}s with cyber-abusers, and both are '''very different'''. A {{Troll}} is a user that says "I like Liverpool F.C." on a Manchester United forum, a cyber-abuser is someone who writes hateful things. The two are '''not''' connected, but the media always forget this.

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* In [[{{UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom}} the United Kingdom]], a ''major'' CriticalResearchFailure happened: the BritishNewspapers UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers confused {{Troll}}s with cyber-abusers, and both are '''very different'''. A {{Troll}} is a user that says "I like Liverpool F.C." on a Manchester United forum, a cyber-abuser is someone who writes hateful things. The two are '''not''' connected, but the media always forget this.
22nd Jan '17 10:21:20 AM MarkLungo
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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' takes on a TV reporter who makes a career out of this in "[[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob The Three Days of the Hunter Job]]". She actually turned down a fake story they fed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't think it would scare her viewers enough.

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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' takes on a TV reporter who makes a career out of this in "[[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob The Three Days of the Hunter Job]]". She actually turned turns down a fake story they fed feed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't doesn't think it would will scare her viewers enough.
22nd Jan '17 10:20:01 AM MarkLungo
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* Parodied by Website/CollegeHumor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]] Set to R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", they showcase basically every ratings-driven media panic frenzy of the past 10-15 years, including [[MillenniumBug Y2K]], [[MayanDoomsday 2012]], [[PostPeakOil Peak Oil]], terrorist attacks, GlobalWarming, and the imminent ZombieApocalypse, RobotWar, and AlienInvasion.

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* Parodied by Website/CollegeHumor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]] Set to R.E.M.'s Music/{{REM}}'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", they showcase basically every ratings-driven media panic frenzy of the past 10-15 years, including [[MillenniumBug Y2K]], [[MayanDoomsday 2012]], [[PostPeakOil Peak Oil]], terrorist attacks, GlobalWarming, and the imminent ZombieApocalypse, RobotWar, and AlienInvasion.
22nd Jan '17 10:19:08 AM MarkLungo
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22nd Jan '17 10:19:07 AM MarkLungo
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Battlefield", when Ace triggers an alarm in the underwater spaceship that sees them attacked by an energy creature, the Doctor tells her it's not the time to panic. He is promptly knocked off his feet by the creature and amends it to "Now we panic!"

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Battlefield", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", when Ace triggers an alarm in the underwater spaceship that sees them attacked by an energy creature, the Doctor tells her it's not the time to panic. ThisIsNoTimeToPanic. He is promptly knocked off his feet by the creature and amends it to "Now "''Now'' we panic!"
22nd Jan '17 10:13:05 AM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "War of the Coprophages": Scully attempts to control the mob with a [[ShamingTheMob speech]] about how they are giving in to panic. The mob ignores her and creates havoc.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "War "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E12WarOfTheCoprophages War of the Coprophages": Coprophages]]": Scully attempts to control the mob with a [[ShamingTheMob speech]] about how they are giving in to panic. The mob ignores her and creates havoc.
22nd Jan '17 10:05:51 AM MarkLungo
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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' takes on a TV reporter who makes a career out of this in "[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob The Three Days of the Hunter Job]]". She actually turned down a fake story they fed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't think it would scare her viewers enough.

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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' takes on a TV reporter who makes a career out of this in "[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob "[[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob The Three Days of the Hunter Job]]". She actually turned down a fake story they fed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't think it would scare her viewers enough.



** A couple of episodes have focused on bats. Said episodes went out of their way to remind people "Bats have rabies! Your children could be in danger!". While rabid bats are ''very'' dangerous, you're more likely to be bitten by a rabid dog due to bats being nocturnal and encounters with them being quite rare.

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** A couple of episodes have focused on bats.[[BatOutOfHell bats]]. Said episodes went out of their way to remind people "Bats have rabies! Your children could be in danger!". While rabid bats are ''very'' dangerous, you're more likely to be bitten by a rabid dog due to bats being nocturnal and encounters with them being quite rare.



* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' episode, ''Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore'', when Lanford is under a [[MassOhCrap threat of a tornado]], Becky tells Roseanne that there was no time for jokes… promptly cue this sarcastic response by the titular character:

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' episode, ''Toto, "Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore'', Anymore", when Lanford is under a [[MassOhCrap threat of a tornado]], Becky tells Roseanne that there was no time for jokes… promptly cue this sarcastic response by the titular character:
22nd Jan '17 10:04:19 AM MarkLungo
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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' team once took down a TV reporter who made a career out of this. She actually turned down a fake story they fed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't think it would scare her viewers enough.

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* The ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' team once took down takes on a TV reporter who made makes a career out of this.this in "[Recap/LeverageS02E05TheThreeDaysOfTheHunterJob The Three Days of the Hunter Job]]". She actually turned down a fake story they fed her about secret terrorist prisons in the US because she didn't think it would scare her viewers enough.
22nd Jan '17 9:59:52 AM MarkLungo
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TheMusicMan''. Salesman "Professor" Harold Hill's standard procedure is to work up a town into a frenzy by turning some trivial incident into a full-blown moral panic, so he can sell them on the idea of starting a children's band (and buy instruments from him).

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TheMusicMan''.''Theatre/TheMusicMan''. Salesman "Professor" Harold Hill's standard procedure is to work up a town into a frenzy by turning some trivial incident into a full-blown moral panic, so he can sell them on the idea of starting a children's band (and buy instruments from him).
22nd Jan '17 9:58:15 AM MarkLungo
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* Played straight: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkWAhuXtalw Vote for me or you'll get nuked!]] The ad was only aired once and his campaign got criticized for it, but it helped UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson get re-elected.

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* Played straight: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkWAhuXtalw Vote for me or you'll get nuked!]] The ad was only aired once and his campaign got criticized for it, but it helped UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson get re-elected.win the 1964 Presidential election.



* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': During the escape from the Cave of Wonders, Aladin tries to tell Abu that ThisIsNoTimeToPanic ... then sees the next obstacle up ahead and moans, "Start panicking."

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': During the escape from the Cave of Wonders, Aladin Aladdin tries to tell Abu that ThisIsNoTimeToPanic ... then sees the next obstacle up ahead and moans, "Start panicking."
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