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3rd Oct '17 3:51:44 PM Amahn
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* In ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who's]]'' 50th anniversary special, ''The Day of the Doctor'', 3 incarnations of The Doctor are put in a cell in the Tower of London. They spend a significant portion of time trying to figure out how to get the Sonic Screwdriver, which doesn't work on wood, to open the door. Finally realizing that since they all have the same screwdriver, the youngest Doctor can scan the door and let the screwdriver run a multi-hundred-year calculation on how to open the door that should be done by the time of one of the two older Doctors. Too bad the door was never even locked in the first place.
--> '''Clara:''' Three of you together and none of you thought to check if it was even locked?
30th Sep '17 12:53:08 PM SeptimusHeap
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* [[TheGreatGatsby Jay Gatsby's]] over-the-top house, constant parties, super-fancy car, and UnlimitedWardrobe are all attempts to show himself to be rich for Daisy's sake; in fact, it's so ridiculous that many people mistakenly believe that he's not actually rich.

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* [[TheGreatGatsby [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Jay Gatsby's]] over-the-top house, constant parties, super-fancy car, and UnlimitedWardrobe are all attempts to show himself to be rich for Daisy's sake; in fact, it's so ridiculous that many people mistakenly believe that he's not actually rich.
30th Jul '17 12:07:24 PM FacefulOfKitchen
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* The times when ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' come closest to taking over the world tend to be when Pinky (who just does random things without any real plan) takes the lead, only for Brain to sabotage it either by coming up with a plan to complete the process or by turning on Pinky because his ego demands that he be the one to achieve it. There was also one occasion where they took the night off and intentionally avoided any attempts to take over the world, only to end up with a large group of people searching for Brain to make him their leader. All in all, it could easily be argued that the world naturally wants to put them in charge, and the only reason they haven't succeeded is because they're trying to force it.
9th Apr '17 8:57:05 AM nombretomado
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* In ''RockyAndBullwinkle'''s first "Dudley Do-Right" segment, Dudley [[FakeDefector needs to infiltrate Snidely's band]], so he tries to get kicked out of the RCMP by doing various dastardly things, but [[SpringtimeForHitler keeps getting rewarded for them]]. Finally he gives up, and is kicked out for [[FelonyMisdemeanor eating his peas with a knife]].

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* In ''RockyAndBullwinkle'''s ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'''s first "Dudley Do-Right" segment, Dudley [[FakeDefector needs to infiltrate Snidely's band]], so he tries to get kicked out of the RCMP by doing various dastardly things, but [[SpringtimeForHitler keeps getting rewarded for them]]. Finally he gives up, and is kicked out for [[FelonyMisdemeanor eating his peas with a knife]].
26th Mar '17 1:11:53 PM Coyotek4
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* In season 4 of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', Gil informs Sara that he recommended a promotion for Nick instead, because Nick no longer cared whether or not he got the promotion. Sara dismisses the explanation as stupid.
5th Mar '17 3:10:52 PM StFan
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* In FutureCardBuddyFight DDD, Gaito's main goal is to obtain the Dragon Force. seeing [[[spoiler: Gao and Tasuku]] get it frustrates him, and causes him to lash out at his [[{{Mons}} Buddy]] Abygale. Unfortunately for him, the Dragon Force is the PowerOfFriendship; the one time he got a tatse of it was when he actually apologized for being mean. He didn't learn his lesson.

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* In FutureCardBuddyFight DDD, ''Anime/FutureCardBuddyFight DDD'', Gaito's main goal is to obtain the Dragon Force. seeing [[[spoiler: Gao and Tasuku]] get it frustrates him, and causes him to lash out at his [[{{Mons}} Buddy]] Abygale. Unfortunately for him, the Dragon Force is the PowerOfFriendship; the one time he got a tatse of it was when he actually apologized for being mean. He didn't learn his lesson.



* In one SpiderMan story that takes place after Spidey loses the Captain Universe powers, Spidey is abducted by the size manipulation villain Psycho-Man and brought to his fortress in the Micro-Verse. Spidey is dumbfounded when he discovers a shrunken universe held captive! The egotistical villain gloats, relating how re reduced this whole universe in size and now holds it captive, and says he demanded the inhabitants surrender and accept him as ruler, else he crush them; they agreed, but when he tried to restore it to normal (it was pointless to rule a shrunken universe), he found his technology was lacking the required power. Knowing that it took far more energy to make things larger that it did to make them smaller, he had to obtain the near limitless energy of the Uni-Power to do so in order to rule them. Spidey then asked a question: "If you couldn't make them larger, why didn't you ''make yourself smaller''?" The villain was speechless for a minute. He had simply never thought of that!

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* In one SpiderMan ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' story that takes place after Spidey loses the Captain Universe powers, Spidey is abducted by the size manipulation villain Psycho-Man and brought to his fortress in the Micro-Verse. Spidey is dumbfounded when he discovers a shrunken universe held captive! The egotistical villain gloats, relating how re reduced this whole universe in size and now holds it captive, and says he demanded the inhabitants surrender and accept him as ruler, else he crush them; they agreed, but when he tried to restore it to normal (it was pointless to rule a shrunken universe), he found his technology was lacking the required power. Knowing that it took far more energy to make things larger that it did to make them smaller, he had to obtain the near limitless energy of the Uni-Power to do so in order to rule them. Spidey then asked a question: "If you couldn't make them larger, why didn't you ''make yourself smaller''?" The villain was speechless for a minute. He had simply never thought of that!
1st Feb '17 10:31:32 AM Spanks
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* This is most likely the reason why people fail job interviews. They become neurotic and try so hard to say all the right things and say to impress the interviewer, but actually fail to make a connection because the hiring person cannot get a real grasp of the person. This is usually why the BeYourself moral is so prevalant. The people you talk to want to know ''you'', not be impressed by you.

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* This is most likely the reason why people fail job interviews. They become neurotic and try so hard to say all the right things and say to impress the interviewer, but actually fail to make a connection because the hiring person interviewer cannot get a real grasp of the person. This is usually why the BeYourself moral is so prevalant. The people you talk to want to know ''you'', not be impressed by you.
1st Feb '17 9:57:58 AM Spanks
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* This is most likely the reason why people fail job interviews. They become neurotic and try so hard to say all the right things and say to impress the interviewer, but actually fail to make a connection because the hiring person cannot get a real grasp of the person. This is usually why the BeYourself moral is so prevalant. The people you talk to want to know ''you'', not be impressed by you.
26th Jan '17 1:02:26 AM PaulA
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' when Tony discovers [=McGee=]'s skin-care products and jokes about his "feminine glow," prompting [=McGee=] to start growing a beard to reclaim his manliness. Gibbs responds with a can of shaving cream, telling [=McGee=], "You're trying too hard."
2nd Jan '17 9:16:36 AM ImpudentInfidel
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*** That might have been simple dramatic timing on his part, though. This would later be revealed as Q giving the Federation advance warning of the coming Borg invasion without the Continuum realizing what he was doing.
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