History Quotes / SlaveToPR

7th Nov '15 8:45:37 AM hamonrye
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->''"Dukat is not a nice man. He is not a sensitive man. He likes to ''[[FauxAffablyEvil act]]'' like a sensitive man, but he's a man of appetites to whom public image is very important, much more important than the truth."''
-->--'''Ira Behr''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
1st Nov '15 5:58:35 PM hamonrye
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->When I was a boy I was taught to think of Englishmen as the five-meal people. They ate more frequently than the poor but sober Italians. Jews are rich and help each other through a secret web of mutual assistance. However, the followers must be convinced that they can overwhelm the enemies. Thus, by a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak. Fascist governments are [[GeneralFailure condemned to lose wars]] because they are constitutionally incapable of objectively evaluating the force of the enemy.
-->--'''Umberto Eco''', "Ur-Fascism"
9th Oct '15 8:25:32 AM hamonrye
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->Oh man... the bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.
-->--'''Willard''', ''Film/ApocalypseNow''

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->Oh man... the bullshit piled up so fast ->''"We cut 'em in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.
-->--'''Willard''',
half with a machine gun and give 'em a Band-Aid."''
-->-- '''Willard''',
''Film/ApocalypseNow''
1st Oct '15 7:28:25 AM namingway
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1st Oct '15 7:27:17 AM namingway
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->Niska has his own code, twisted though it may be. Very excited about reputation.
-->-- '''Zoe Washburne''', ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

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->Niska has his own code, twisted though it may be. Very excited about reputation.
-->-- '''Zoe Washburne''', ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
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->'''Toots:''': [to Rocco] I say smack her, and let it go at that.\\
'''Frank:''' That'd be alright for you, not for him. The Roccos don't, or they wouldn't be Roccos. No, smacking her isn't enough; it's too great an insult. He'd have to kill her. Then he'd have to [[LeaveNoWitnesses kill us who witnessed it]]. Not just Mr. Temple and me, but all the witnesses. It's all or nothing. He ''needs'' you, and Curly, and Angel. So it'll be nothing.\\
'''Rocco:''' [[GuileHero Wise guy.]]
-->--''Film/KeyLargo''

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->Widely recognized as a tyrannical megalomaniac who prided himself on cruelty and ruled through fear, [[{{UsefulNotes/Caligula}} Caligula]] was nearly undone by an underground smear campaign to depict him as a 'pretty nice guy.' Other sculptures and frescoes of the time libelously show him flying a kite and helping an old lady cross the Appian Way. An incensed Caligula immediately went into 'damage control' by publicly sodomizing a puppy.
-->-- ''Literature/AmericaTheBook''

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->Niska has his own code, twisted though it may be. Very excited about reputation.
-->-- '''Zoe Washburne''', ''Series/{{Firefly}}''



->'''Toots:''': (to Rocco) I say smack her, and let it go at that.\\
'''Frank:''' That'd be alright for you, not for him.\\
'''Rocco:''' I didn't ask for your advice!\\
'''Frank:''' The Roccos don't, or they wouldn't be Roccos. No, smacking her isn't enough; it's too great an insult. He'd have to kill her. Then he'd have to [[LeaveNoWitnesses kill us who witnessed it]]. Not just Mr. Temple and me, but ''all'' the witnesses. It's all or nothing. He needs you, and Curly, and Angel. So it'll be nothing.\\
'''Rocco:''' (seething) [[GuileHero Wise guy.]]
-->--''Film/KeyLargo''



->'''Tombstone:''' (saving Spidey from Ock and Silvermane) Sorry, Doctor. Too many witnesses. L. Thompson Lincoln can't be seen collaborating with supervillains and gangsters.\\
'''Doctor Octopus:''' Then L. Thompson Lincoln...''[[LargeHam IS WEAK]]''!

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->'''Tombstone:''' (saving Spidey from Ock and Silvermane) Sorry, Doctor. Too many witnesses. L. Thompson Lincoln can't be seen collaborating with supervillains and gangsters.\\
'''Doctor Octopus:''' Then L. Thompson Lincoln...''[[LargeHam ''[[EvilIsHammy IS WEAK]]''!



->'''Niska''': You have reputation! Malcolm Reynolds gets it done, is the talk.\\
'''Mal''': Well, I'm glad to hear that.\\
'''Niska''': You know what is reputation? Is people talking, is gossip. I also have reputation; not so pleasant, I think you know. Crow!\\
[''Crow opens the door to show a tortured corpse hanging upside down from a meat-hook in a walk-in freezer.'']\\
'''Niska''': Now for you, my reputation is not from gossip. You see this man? Ehh, [[YouHaveFailedMe he does not do the job]]. I show you what I do with him, and now for you my reputation is fact. Is solid. You do the TrainJob for me, then you are solid.
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->'''[[HorrifyingHero Weaver]]''' [''having just [[TheBeastmaster summoned]] a mass of butterflies to replace her usual ('''useful''') insect swarm'']: I just want you to realize that this is what you'd be asking me to--\\
'''Glenn''' [''interrupting'']: Yes. Excellent! They did say you were smart.\\
'''Weaver:''' [[MyGodYouAreSerious You're serious.]]
-->--'''Weaver''' discovering the joy of public relations, ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

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->'''Niska''': You have reputation! Malcolm Reynolds gets it done, is the talk.\\
'''Mal''': Well, I'm glad to hear that.\\
'''Niska''': You know what is reputation? Is people talking, is gossip. I also have reputation; not so pleasant, I think you know. Crow!\\
[''Crow opens the door to show a tortured corpse hanging upside down from a meat-hook in a walk-in freezer.'']\\
'''Niska''': Now for you, my reputation is not from gossip. You see this man? Ehh, [[YouHaveFailedMe he does not do the job]]. I show you what I do with him, and now for you my reputation is fact. Is solid. You do the TrainJob for me, then you are solid.
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->'''[[HorrifyingHero Weaver]]''' [''having just [[TheBeastmaster summoned]] a mass of butterflies to replace her usual ('''useful''') insect swarm'']: I just want you to realize that this is what you'd be asking me to--\\
'''Glenn''' [''interrupting'']: Yes. Excellent! They did say you were smart.\\
'''Weaver:''' [[MyGodYouAreSerious You're serious.]]
-->--'''Weaver''' discovering the joy of public relations, ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

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->He seems content-free to me. Never had a job, except in PR, and it shows.
-->--'''Creator/ChristopherHitchens''' on UsefulNotes/DavidCameron



->Presidents [[HeadInTheSandManagement abstain from making key policy decisions]] because of how they might look. News organizations [[NeverMyFault bury corrections quickly]] because of how those errors will look...Everything gets clouded in a fog of optics, while reality lurks out of view.

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->Presidents [[HeadInTheSandManagement abstain from making key policy decisions]] because of how they might look. News organizations [[NeverMyFault bury corrections quickly]] quickly because of how those errors will look...Everything gets clouded in a fog of optics, while reality lurks out of view.



->Widely recognized as a tyrannical megalomaniac who prided himself on cruelty and ruled through fear, [[TheCaligula Caligula]] was nearly undone by an underground smear campaign to depict him as a 'pretty nice guy.' Other sculptures and frescoes of the time libelously show him flying a kite and helping an old lady cross the Appian Way. An incensed Caligula immediately went into 'damage control' by publicly sodomizing a puppy.
-->-- ''Literature/AmericaTheBook''
22nd Jul '15 9:46:09 PM johnnyfog
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->'''Claire Underwood''': There's a lot more to Francis and me than what you wrote.\\
'''Tom Yates''': Maybe so, but I never got a chance to ask.\\
'''Claire''': Then ask! Whatever you want.\\
'''Tom''': Why aren't you with him in Iowa?\\
'''Claire''': [thinks] I'm headed there tomorrow.\\
'''Tom''': ''You see?'' I ask a question, and neither of you answer. It's tiresome constantly swinging a sledgehammer at the facade, just to get a glimpse beneath the cracks.
-->--''Series/HouseOfCardsUS''


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25th May '15 10:52:50 AM johnnyfog
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->Music/{{Justin|Bieber}} Justin says he was just nervous because he was afraid people would be at home judging him and he didnít want to come off "arrogant or conceited." [[HaHaHaNo Yeah, too fucking late.]] He also got all ~deep~ by talking about how heís done "pretending" to be someone he's not, and that he's not actually an awful come-to-life canker sore.

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->Music/{{Justin|Bieber}} Justin says he was just nervous because he was afraid people would be at home judging him and he didnít want to come off "arrogant or conceited." [[HaHaHaNo Yeah, too fucking late.]] He also got all ~deep~ by talking about how heís done "pretending" to be someone he's not, and that he's not actually an awful come-to-life canker sore.
25th May '15 10:52:41 AM johnnyfog
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->National leaders are always followers of public opinion. No matter how well-intentioned they may be privately, they are limited by those they govern. Paradoxically, this is truest of dictators.

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->National leaders are always followers of public opinion. No ->No matter how well-intentioned they may be privately, they are limited by those they govern. Paradoxically, this is truest of dictators.



->I think we drum good people out of politics who are defined by the single worst thing they've ever done, as opposed to [[MoralGuardians the context of their public lives]], and I think we make it much, much easier for [[PointyHairedBoss people who have no business holding office]] to enter the process, because when you're not talking about ideas and world views and agendas. When you're talking about character and personality, it makes it very easy for someone to float through the process without ever having to explain themselves or demonstrate what they know.

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->I think we drum good people out of politics who are defined by [[NeverLiveItDown the single worst thing they've ever done, done]], as opposed to [[MoralGuardians the context of their public lives]], lives, and I think we make it much, much easier for [[PointyHairedBoss people who have no business holding office]] to enter the process, because when you're not talking about ideas and world views and agendas. When you're talking about character and personality, it makes it very easy for someone to float through the process without ever having to explain themselves or demonstrate what they know.agendas.




->ComicBook/RichieRich's bratty new-money Canadian cousin Music/JustinBieber learned a very valuable lesson last Christmas: if you act like a shitty little asshole all year, Santa will put your ass on the naughty list and stuff your stocking full of reindeer turds and dry cleaning coupons. So to make sure he doesn't get put on the naughty list again this year and ensure that Santa brings him the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjywI889ynU&feature=youtu.be&t=6s Pooch Patrol]] he wants, Justin Bieber is doing everything he can to convince us heís no longer a lilí asshole troublemaker... Justin says he was just nervous because he was afraid people would be at home judging him and he didnít want to come off "arrogant or conceited." [[HaHaHaNo Yeah, too fucking late.]]\\\
He also got all ~deep~ by talking about how heís done "pretending" to be someone he's not, and that he's not actually an awful come-to-life canker sore.

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\n->ComicBook/RichieRich's bratty new-money Canadian cousin Music/JustinBieber learned a very valuable lesson last Christmas: if you act like a shitty little asshole all year, Santa will put your ass on the naughty list and stuff your stocking full of reindeer turds and dry cleaning coupons. So to make sure he doesn't get put on the naughty list again this year and ensure that Santa brings him the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjywI889ynU&feature=youtu.be&t=6s Pooch Patrol]] he wants, Justin Bieber is doing everything he can to convince us heís no longer a lilí asshole troublemaker... ->Music/{{Justin|Bieber}} Justin says he was just nervous because he was afraid people would be at home judging him and he didnít want to come off "arrogant or conceited." [[HaHaHaNo Yeah, too fucking late.]]\\\
]] He also got all ~deep~ by talking about how heís done "pretending" to be someone he's not, and that he's not actually an awful come-to-life canker sore.



->Professionally, {{Music/Beyonce}} has always strove for perfection--as she damn well should. That's what people who achieve great things do--they work to be as close to perfect as humanly possible. Musician, actors, writers and athletes are under no obligation to show you their true selves. They have an obligation to entertain you to the best of their ability. But Beyonce's 'perfection' started down a slippery slope when she started [[LostInCharacter painting her personal life]] with that same brush...Meanwhile, Beyonce seems to be doing what she does so wellócontinuing to push the [[StepfordSmiler image]] of a happy, united family."
-->--'''''Jezebel''''', [[http://jezebel.com/love-is-dead-beyonce-and-jay-z-s-marriage-reportedly-c-1609016036 "Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Zís Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End"]]

->Not that this is so different from any other time, but we live in an age where very important people are making very important decisions strictly based on how that decision will LOOK. Presidents [[HeadInTheSandManagement abstain from making key policy decisions]] because of how they might look. News organizations [[NeverMyFault bury corrections quickly]] because of how those errors will look. Pizzas are coming to life just to say sorry to everyone... You make the call based on how it looks, and then people judge whether or not you looked good making it, and then you adjust for optimum good looks. Everything gets clouded in a fog of optics, while reality lurks out of view.

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->Professionally, {{Music/Beyonce}} has always strove for perfection--as she damn well should. That's what people who achieve great things do--they work to be as close to perfect as humanly possible. Musician, actors, writers and athletes are under no obligation to show you their true selves. They have an obligation to entertain you to the best of their ability. But Beyonce's 'perfection' started down a slippery slope when she started [[LostInCharacter painting her personal life]] with that same brush...Meanwhile, Beyonce seems to be doing what she does so wellócontinuing to push the [[StepfordSmiler image]] of a happy, united family."
-->--'''''Jezebel''''', [[http://jezebel.com/love-is-dead-beyonce-and-jay-z-s-marriage-reportedly-c-1609016036 "Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Zís Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End"]]

->Not that this is so different from any other time, but we live in an age where very important people are making very important decisions strictly based on how that decision will LOOK. Presidents
->Presidents [[HeadInTheSandManagement abstain from making key policy decisions]] because of how they might look. News organizations [[NeverMyFault bury corrections quickly]] because of how those errors will look. Pizzas are coming to life just to say sorry to everyone... You make the call based on how it looks, and then people judge whether or not you looked good making it, and then you adjust for optimum good looks. look...Everything gets clouded in a fog of optics, while reality lurks out of view.



->The drug war affects every part of life in the northern cities and towns dominated by cartels. In the towns where the factions still compete, gunfights are treated like [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight shitty weather and gridlock]] in a normal city. The cartels even post warnings so people know not to go out after 7 or 8 p.m., or whenever they decide it's murdering time. Yes, it sounds almost nice of them...The cartels also do their best to spread propaganda to the people who live in and around the place where they operate. If there's a hurricane or a flood or some sort of disaster, you can bet cartel trucks loaded with aid supplies will start flooding into the region, and that cartel men with cameras will be there to videotape it for Website/YouTube. Because a few trucks loaded with food and water totally make up for all those murders.

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->The drug war affects every part of life in the northern cities and towns dominated by cartels. In the towns where the factions still compete, gunfights are treated like [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight shitty weather and gridlock]] in a normal city. The cartels even post warnings so people know not to go out after 7 or 8 p.m., or whenever they decide it's murdering time. Yes, it sounds almost nice of them...The cartels also do their best to spread propaganda to the people who live in and around the place where they operate. If ->If there's a hurricane or a flood or some sort of disaster, you can bet cartel trucks loaded with aid supplies will start flooding into the region, and that cartel men with cameras will be there to videotape it for Website/YouTube. Because a few trucks loaded with food and water totally make up for all those murders.
3rd May '15 8:31:09 AM johnnyfog
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->ComicBook/RichieRich's bratty new-money Canadian cousin Music/JustinBieber learned a very valuable lesson last Christmas: if you act like a shitty little asshole all year, Santa will put your ass on the naughty list and stuff your stocking full of reindeer turds and dry cleaning coupons. So to make sure he doesn't get put on the naughty list again this year and ensure that Santa brings him the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjywI889ynU&feature=youtu.be&t=6s Pooch Patrol]] he wants, Justin Bieber is doing everything he can to convince us heís no longer a lilí asshole troublemaker... Justin says he was just nervous because he was afraid people would be at home judging him and he didnít want to come off "arrogant or conceited." [[HaHaHaNo Yeah, too fucking late.]]\\\
He also got all ~deep~ by talking about how heís done "pretending" to be someone he's not, and that he's not actually an awful come-to-life canker sore.
-->-- '''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/01/29/justin-bieber-wants-you-to-know-he-was-just-pretending-to-be-a-little-asshole-last-year/ Michael K.]]''', "Justin Bieber Wants You To Know He Was Just Pretending To Be A Little Asshole Last Year"
14th Apr '15 3:02:13 PM johnnyfog
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'''Frank:''' The Roccos don't, or they wouldn't be Roccos. No, smacking her isn't enough; it's too great an insult. He'd have to kill her. Then he'd have to [[LeaveNoWitnesses kill us who witnessed it]]. Not just Mr. Temple and me, but ''all'' the witnesses. It's all or nothing. He needs you, and Curly, and Angel. So it'll be nothing.

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'''Frank:''' The Roccos don't, or they wouldn't be Roccos. No, smacking her isn't enough; it's too great an insult. He'd have to kill her. Then he'd have to [[LeaveNoWitnesses kill us who witnessed it]]. Not just Mr. Temple and me, but ''all'' the witnesses. It's all or nothing. He needs you, and Curly, and Angel. So it'll be nothing.\\
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