History Quotes / BreadAndCircuses

1st Jan '16 8:02:42 PM hamonrye
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-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/12/20/today-in-not-great-decisions-nicki-minaj-performed-for-a-dictator/ DListed]]''''', Today In Not-Great Decisions"

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-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/12/20/today-in-not-great-decisions-nicki-minaj-performed-for-a-dictator/ DListed]]''''', Today "Today In Not-Great Decisions"
1st Jan '16 8:02:26 PM hamonrye
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->Thanks to a little thing called The Internet, finding out if you’re about to perform for a dictator-type has never been easier. For example, you could throw their name into a search engine with the words “is maybe a dictator?” and see what comes up. Or you could use email and see if you receive any concerned emails from human rights groups with the subject line: “So I heard you’re about to perform for a dictator…“. Or, if you’re Music/NickiMinaj, you say “Fuck it” and perform for the dictator anyway.
-->--'''''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/12/20/today-in-not-great-decisions-nicki-minaj-performed-for-a-dictator/ DListed]]''''', Today In Not-Great Decisions"
25th Nov '15 11:37:05 AM FF32
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-->-- '''[[PresidentEvil President Business]]''', ''[[Film/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]''

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-->-- '''[[PresidentEvil President Business]]''', ''[[Film/TheLegoMovie ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]''
20th Nov '15 9:32:57 AM bonesawisready
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->Some people think the media business is tough, but think of it like teaching preschool. There's a whole range of strategies, but one of them, guaranteed to work, is walking into class every morning and handing out giant tubs of ice cream. The [[Creator/FoxNews Fox]] lineup is the media equivalent of this: a giant pile of tits, explosions and football.
-->--'''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rupert-murdoch-is-deviant-scum-20151013 Matt Taibbi]]'''
4th Oct '15 8:21:02 PM hamonrye
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->The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
-->--'''Music/FrankZappa'''
24th Sep '15 11:55:59 PM MechWarrior
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->Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions -- everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: [[TropeNamer bread and circuses]].

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->Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions -- everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers bread and circuses]].
30th Jun '15 1:26:10 PM Beedle
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->The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their [[TitleDrop game of thrones]], so long as they are left in peace.
-->--'''Jorah Mormont''', ''Literature/AGameOfThrones''
6th Jun '15 10:13:58 AM AnotherEpicFail
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-->-- '''Lady Olenna Tyrell''', ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ([[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E5KissedByFire}} "Kissed By Fire")

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-->-- '''Lady Olenna Tyrell''', ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ([[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E5KissedByFire}} "Kissed By Fire")
Fire"]])
23rd May '15 8:31:58 AM johnnyfog
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->2013 was the year we took the Internet, with its near infinite content and potential, and decided to declare a frowning cat its God. When Grumpy Cat appeared at SXSW this year she drew a bigger crowd than some of the finest creative minds of our age. Does that worry you? Because it damn well should.

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->2013 was the year we took the Internet, with its near infinite content and potential, and decided to declare a frowning cat its God. When Grumpy Cat appeared at SXSW this year she drew a bigger crowd than some of the finest creative minds of our age. Does that worry you? Because it damn well should.you?



->...the rich grow more arrogant, the poor more desperate, all while the ubiquitous television set keeps showing consumers without cash how well the few live, not a wise thing to do.

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->...the rich grow more arrogant, the poor more desperate, all while the ubiquitous television set keeps showing consumers without cash how well the few live, [[EatTheRich not a wise thing to do.]]



->In a celebrity culture, earnestness about social and political change is replaced by a pose of '[[StepfordSnarker irony]]' that is really just a sullen and helpless paralysis.
-->--'''Katherine Viner''', ''Stiffed''
11th May '15 1:56:51 PM Abodos
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->''The [Shifting] Revel was a citywide debauch, a rowdy public service the duke was happy to underwrite from his treasury. There were few things like a good Revel to pull the fangs from any unrest before it had any time to fester.''
-->--''Literature/TheLiesOfLockeLamora''
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