History Quotes / PoorCommunicationKills

21st Mar '18 1:54:13 PM Premonition45
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->Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.
-->-- '''Creator/StephenHawking''', British Telecom advertisement, which was SampledUp by Music/PinkFloyd's ''Keep Talking'' and ''Talkin' Hawkin'''
6th Mar '18 8:45:01 AM thisissostupid
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-> "I think the people refusing to fucking talk to each other about the plot is just incompetence. A lot of these [YA] authors donít seem to know how to plot well enough that simple conversations wouldnít solve the problems, so tension is created artificially by having adult humans incapable of basic communication, which lets the plot can get more dire while they are all mute to each other, instead of characters trying to solve something together and struggling because itís actually a complex problem."
-->-- Review of '''An Inheritance Of Ashes''' on [[http://www.dragon-quill.net/an-inheritance-of-ashes Dragon Quill]]
25th Feb '18 2:29:37 PM nighttrainfm
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'''Trunks:''' Yes but ''that's not one of them''!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Well why didn't you tell us what they looked like?!\\

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'''Trunks:''' Yes Yes, but ''that's not one of them''!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Well Well, why didn't you tell us what they looked like?!\\



'''Vegeta:''' Well look at that, so did we!\\

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'''Vegeta:''' Well Well, look at that, so did we!\\
8th Feb '18 6:03:04 AM Luigifan
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->Canon, actually!\\

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->Canon, actually!\\->[[ShownTheirWork Canon, actually!]]\\



Because This. Is. Eva. And people just communicating is somehow far more impossible than fighting giant alien monsters that laugh at physics.

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Because This. Is. Eva. And people just communicating is somehow far more impossible than fighting [[EldritchAbomination giant alien monsters that laugh at physics.physics]].
21st Sep '17 2:00:14 AM PaulA
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-->-- '''Jeremy Scott'' of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'', on ''Frozen''

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-->-- '''Jeremy Scott'' Scott''' of ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'', on ''Frozen''
21st Sep '17 1:59:36 AM PaulA
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->What we've got here is a failure to communicate.
-->--'''''CoolHandLuke''''', 1967

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->What we've got here is a failure to communicate.
-->--'''''CoolHandLuke''''', -->-- '''The Captain''', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'', 1967



-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Broke In Two"

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-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', -->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Broke In Two"



-->--'''Music/LedZeppelin''', "Communication Breakdown"

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-->--'''Music/LedZeppelin''', -->-- '''Music/LedZeppelin''', "Communication Breakdown"



-->--'''''qdb.us'''''

->'''[=SpannerGO0=]''': HEY BICTHES\\

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-->--'''''qdb.-->-- '''''qdb.us'''''

->'''[=SpannerGO0=]''': ->'''[=SpannerGO0=]:''' HEY BICTHES\\



'''[=BicThes=]''': he was talking to me i think\\
'''sam88''': whoops
-->--'''''qdb.us''''' [[http://qdb.us/78919 #78919]]

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'''[=BicThes=]''': '''[=BicThes=]:''' he was talking to me i think\\
'''sam88''': '''sam88:''' whoops
-->--'''''qdb.-->-- '''''qdb.us''''' [[http://qdb.us/78919 #78919]]



-->--'''Skitter''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

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-->--'''Skitter''', -->-- '''Skitter''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''



-->--''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''

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-->--''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
-->-- ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''



-->--''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Frylock''': Say, Carl, do you have any idea whatís in these candy bars?\\
'''Carl''': No I do not.\\
'''Frylock''': Well, would you like to look through this scope and just see what youíve been eating?\\
'''Carl''': No. Itís South Bronx Paradise, baby!\\
'''Frylock''': Itís South Bronx Para'''site!'''\\
'''Carl''': Yeah, whatever.\\
'''Frylock''': Did you even read the wrapper?\\
'''Carl''': Itís typical, liberal media, parasite, paradise. Youíre guaranteed to shed pounds within hours, I know that.\\
'''Frylock''': Yeah, because thereís larva inside of you feeding on your flesh!
-->--''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Javik''': You found one [of our beacons]... You saw it all! Our ''destruction''! Our ''warnings''! Why weren't they heeded?! Why didn't you prepare for the Reapers, human?!\\
'''Shepard''': It's ''Commander''. And ''nobody'' could understand your warnings. Your beacon nearly ''killed'' me.\\
'''Javik''': Hmph. Then communication is still ''primitive'' in this cycle...
-->--''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Frylock''':
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Frylock:'''
Say, Carl, do you have any idea whatís in these candy bars?\\
'''Carl''': '''Carl:''' No I do not.\\
'''Frylock''': '''Frylock:''' Well, would you like to look through this scope and just see what youíve been eating?\\
'''Carl''': '''Carl:''' No. Itís South Bronx Paradise, baby!\\
'''Frylock''': '''Frylock:''' Itís South Bronx Para'''site!'''\\
'''Carl''': '''Carl:''' Yeah, whatever.\\
'''Frylock''': '''Frylock:''' Did you even read the wrapper?\\
'''Carl''': '''Carl:''' Itís typical, liberal media, parasite, paradise. Youíre guaranteed to shed pounds within hours, I know that.\\
'''Frylock''': '''Frylock:''' Yeah, because thereís larva inside of you feeding on your flesh!
-->--''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Javik''':
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Javik:'''
You found one [of our beacons]... You saw it all! Our ''destruction''! Our ''warnings''! Why weren't they heeded?! Why didn't you prepare for the Reapers, human?!\\
'''Shepard''': '''Shepard:''' It's ''Commander''. And ''nobody'' could understand your warnings. Your beacon nearly ''killed'' me.\\
'''Javik''': '''Javik:''' Hmph. Then communication is still ''primitive'' in this cycle...
-->--''VideoGame/MassEffect3''
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''



->'''Trunks:''' But seriously, what ''is'' that?
->'''Piccolo:''' That's the android.
->'''Trunks:''' No it's not!
->'''Piccolo:''' Yes it is.
->'''Trunks:''' No, it's not!
->'''Dr. Gero:''' Yes, I am.
->'''Trunks:''' You stay out of this!
->'''Tien:''' Wait, so you're saying that that's not [[BadFuture the android that kills us]]?
->'''Trunks:''' No, I've never even-
->'''Krillan:''' But you ''said'' two androids.
->'''Tien:''' And we've been fighting two.
->'''Trunks:''' Yes but ''that's not one of them''!
->'''Vegeta:''' Well why didn't you tell us what they looked like?!
->'''Trunks:''' I only ever met the two!
->'''Vegeta:''' Well look at that, so did we!
->''(Bulma's flying car appears over the cliff ridge)''
->'''Bulma:''' Hey guys!
->'''Vegeta:''' And now the woman's here!
-->--''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged''

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->'''Trunks:''' But seriously, what ''is'' that?
->'''Piccolo:'''
that?\\
'''Piccolo:'''
That's the android.
->'''Trunks:'''
android.\\
'''Trunks:'''
No it's not!
->'''Piccolo:'''
not!\\
'''Piccolo:'''
Yes it is.
->'''Trunks:'''
is.\\
'''Trunks:'''
No, it's not!
->'''Dr.
not!\\
'''Dr.
Gero:''' Yes, I am.
->'''Trunks:'''
am.\\
'''Trunks:'''
You stay out of this!
->'''Tien:'''
this!\\
'''Tien:'''
Wait, so you're saying that that's not [[BadFuture the android that kills us]]?
->'''Trunks:'''
us]]?\\
'''Trunks:'''
No, I've never even-
->'''Krillan:'''
even--\\
'''Krillan:'''
But you ''said'' two androids.
->'''Tien:'''
androids.\\
'''Tien:'''
And we've been fighting two.
->'''Trunks:'''
two.\\
'''Trunks:'''
Yes but ''that's not one of them''!
->'''Vegeta:'''
them''!\\
'''Vegeta:'''
Well why didn't you tell us what they looked like?!
->'''Trunks:'''
like?!\\
'''Trunks:'''
I only ever met the two!
->'''Vegeta:'''
two!\\
'''Vegeta:'''
Well look at that, so did we!
->''(Bulma's
we!\\
''[Bulma's
flying car appears over the cliff ridge)''
->'''Bulma:'''
ridge]''\\
'''Bulma:'''
Hey guys!
->'''Vegeta:'''
guys!\\
'''Vegeta:'''
And now the woman's here!
-->--''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged''
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged''



->'''Aang''': Why didn't you tell me about your dad's [[OmnicidalManiac crazy plan]] before?\\
'''Zuko''': I didn't think I had to. I assumed you were still going to fight him before the comet. No one told ''me'' you decided to wait!

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->'''Aang''': ->'''Aang:''' Why didn't you tell me about your dad's [[OmnicidalManiac crazy plan]] before?\\
'''Zuko''': '''Zuko:''' I didn't think I had to. I assumed you were still going to fight him before the comet. No one told ''me'' you decided to wait!



-->--'''Taylor Mali'''

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-->--'''Taylor -->-- '''Taylor Mali'''



-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2015/04/extraordinary-pieces-of-television.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Blake"

->'''David''': Really, thatís almost the problem with the show -- if the Kents werenít dicks, then you wouldnít have any real friction between Clark and his parents, which would take away a ton of drama.\\
'''Chris''': Yes, but then all the drama could result from, you know, Lex, whose world-conquering super-villain master plans have involved a) Running for local government, and b) getting someone fired from a job.\\
'''David''': Ahem. I believe you forgot providing children ó CHILDREN! ó with the devilís agent, [[AndThatsTerrible LIQUOR.]]\\
'''Chris''': At this point, Lex is less of a super-villain and more [[CreepyUncle Your Dadís One Weird Friend.]]
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-4-8-spell/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Spell")

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-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.-->-- '''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2015/04/extraordinary-pieces-of-television.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/BlakesSeven'', "Blake"

->'''David''': ->'''David:''' Really, thatís almost the problem with the show -- if the Kents werenít dicks, then you wouldnít have any real friction between Clark and his parents, which would take away a ton of drama.\\
'''Chris''': '''Chris:''' Yes, but then all the drama could result from, you know, Lex, whose world-conquering super-villain master plans have involved a) Running for local government, and b) getting someone fired from a job.\\
'''David''': '''David:''' Ahem. I believe you forgot providing children ó CHILDREN! ó with the devilís agent, [[AndThatsTerrible LIQUOR.]]\\
'''Chris''': '''Chris:''' At this point, Lex is less of a super-villain and more [[CreepyUncle Your Dadís One Weird Friend.]]
-->--Chris -->-- Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://http://comicsalliance.com/recap-smallville-episode-4-8-spell/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Spell")



-->--'''[[Website/TelevisionWithoutPity Jacob]]''', on ''Series/TrueBlood''

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-->--'''[[Website/TelevisionWithoutPity -->-- '''[[Website/TelevisionWithoutPity Jacob]]''', on ''Series/TrueBlood''



-->--[=ATLxCrew=] on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxVfjfZjR4 Team Dark vs Team Chaotix]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.

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-->--[=ATLxCrew=] -->-- [=ATLxCrew=] on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxVfjfZjR4 Team Dark vs Team Chaotix]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.



-->--'''Jeremy Scott of WebVideo/CinemaSins''', on ''Frozen''

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-->--'''Jeremy Scott -->-- '''Jeremy Scott'' of WebVideo/CinemaSins''', ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'', on ''Frozen''



-->--'''[[Webcomic/AwkwardZombie Katie Tiedrich]]'''

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-->--'''[[Webcomic/AwkwardZombie -->-- '''[[Webcomic/AwkwardZombie Katie Tiedrich]]'''



-->--'''Music/TomLehrer'''

-> "Let's eat Grandma!"
-> "Huh?"
-> "Let's eat, Grandma!"
-> '''Punctuation Saves Lives'''
-->--''Popular Grammar Joke''

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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer'''

-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''

-> "Let's eat Grandma!"
-> "Huh?"
->
Grandma!"\\
"Huh?"\\
"Let's eat, Grandma!"
->
Grandma!"\\
'''Punctuation Saves Lives'''
-->--''Popular -->-- ''Popular Grammar Joke''



-->--Blogger '''Billy Superstar''' summing up this trope in [[https://therealfullhousereviewed.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/season-4-episode-14-working-girl/ his review]] of an episode of ''Series/FullHouse''

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-->--Blogger -->-- Blogger '''Billy Superstar''' summing up this trope in [[https://therealfullhousereviewed.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/season-4-episode-14-working-girl/ his review]] of an episode of ''Series/FullHouse''



-->--'''Strypgia''', when asked if Rei learned German off-screen in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''

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-->--'''Strypgia''', -->-- '''Strypgia''', when asked if Rei learned German off-screen in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''
5th Sep '17 10:13:58 PM Loekman3
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->'''Aang''': Why didn't you tell me about your dad's [[OmnicidalManiac crazy plan]] before?

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->'''Aang''': Why didn't you tell me about your dad's [[OmnicidalManiac crazy plan]] before?before?\\
5th Sep '17 10:13:41 PM Loekman3
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->'''Aang''': Why didn't you tell me about your dad's [[OmnicidalManiac crazy plan]] before?
'''Zuko''': I didn't think I had to. I assumed you were still going to fight him before the comet. No one told ''me'' you decided to wait!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
1st Aug '17 1:11:14 PM Gamermaster
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->Canon, actually!//
The ''very first time they meet'', at school, Rei is reading a book, and Asuka annoys her by blocking her light, remember? The book? ''Is in German.'' //
Another tragic little hint that Asuka and Rei could easily have been friends. Rei is at the least literate in German, and probably speaks it. ''Asuka just never asks''. //

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->Canon, actually!//
actually!\\
The ''very first time they meet'', at school, Rei is reading a book, and Asuka annoys her by blocking her light, remember? The book? ''Is in German.'' //
\\
Another tragic little hint that Asuka and Rei could easily have been friends. Rei is at the least literate in German, and probably speaks it. ''Asuka just never asks''. //\\
1st Aug '17 1:10:17 PM Gamermaster
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->Canon, actually!//
The ''very first time they meet'', at school, Rei is reading a book, and Asuka annoys her by blocking her light, remember? The book? ''Is in German.'' //
Another tragic little hint that Asuka and Rei could easily have been friends. Rei is at the least literate in German, and probably speaks it. ''Asuka just never asks''. //
Because This. Is. Eva. And people just communicating is somehow far more impossible than fighting giant alien monsters that laugh at physics.
-->--'''Strypgia''', when asked if Rei learned German off-screen in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''
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