History RefugeInAudacity / RealLife

16th Jul '17 11:39:25 AM nombretomado
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* One group of German prisoners in an internment camp during WW2. They weren't allowed to have radios, but wanting to know how the war was going, they built a radio into the seat of a chair. The camp commander suspected they had a radio and had their rooms searched repeatedly. Each time, the commander came along to see that the search was done properly. Each time, the prisoners offered him a chair -- the one with the radio in it. Each time, the chair wasn't searched, because the commander was sitting on it. After the war, one of the ex-prisoners told the commander how it was done; the commander apparently [[ActuallyPrettyFunny thought it was pretty funny.]]

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* One group of German prisoners in an internment camp during WW2.[=WW2=]. They weren't allowed to have radios, but wanting to know how the war was going, they built a radio into the seat of a chair. The camp commander suspected they had a radio and had their rooms searched repeatedly. Each time, the commander came along to see that the search was done properly. Each time, the prisoners offered him a chair -- the one with the radio in it. Each time, the chair wasn't searched, because the commander was sitting on it. After the war, one of the ex-prisoners told the commander how it was done; the commander apparently [[ActuallyPrettyFunny thought it was pretty funny.]]
15th Jul '17 6:19:01 PM WaterBlap
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support, all the way to ''winning the election''. [[RealityEnsues Unfortunately, outside his right-wing base it had the reverse effect, making him the least popular presidential candidate in history, and his victory failed to lead to any "honeymoon" period (entering office with a disapproval rating above 50%).]] You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. Keep in mind, this is a guy who said he wouldn't lose supporters by shooting somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.
3rd Jul '17 12:11:41 AM SSJMagus
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* The Dutch minelayer HNLMS ''Abraham Crijnssen'' was behind enemy lines when the Dutch East Indies were overrun by Japan. In order to escape to safety in Australia, the ship's crew disguised it as ''a small tropical island'' by completely covering the ship's superstructure in palm trees and other foliage. It worked.
14th Jun '17 4:00:18 AM MattII
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** To be fair, the British had earlier done considerable damage to the Italian fleet at Taranto, in another famously daring raid.
12th Jun '17 1:36:52 PM ironballs16
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* When Henri IV of France and Navarre was excommunicated by the pope, he retaliated by excommunicating the ''pope''. Which is completely impossible. Possibly the most epic use of, "no u" in the history of the world.

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* When Henri IV of France and Navarre was excommunicated by the pope, he retaliated by excommunicating the ''pope''. Which is completely impossible. Possibly the most epic use of, "no u" "NoYou" in the history of the world.
23rd May '17 7:03:25 PM CorporalPie
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support, all the way to ''winning the election''. Unfortunately, outside his right-wing base it had the reverse effect, making him the least popular presidential candidate in history, and his victory failed to lead to any "honeymoon" period (entering office with a disapproval rating above 50%). You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. Keep in mind, this is a guy who said he wouldn't lose supporters by shooting somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support, all the way to ''winning the election''. [[RealityEnsues Unfortunately, outside his right-wing base it had the reverse effect, making him the least popular presidential candidate in history, and his victory failed to lead to any "honeymoon" period (entering office with a disapproval rating above 50%). 50%).]] You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. Keep in mind, this is a guy who said he wouldn't lose supporters by shooting somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.
27th Apr '17 9:38:36 AM mariofan1000
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar often works on this principle. While sometimes it's done by being subtle, other times it's so blatantly obvious that the only explanation for how it got past is this. The infamous "Finger Prince" joke in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is a good example.
25th Apr '17 7:04:09 PM Scabbard
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** Unfortunately, sloths have evolved against every conceivable predator except cars. They are being roadkilled out of existence. Unfortunately there are also anecdotes of people trying to move the sloths out of the road that didn't end well. Nobody expects to hear "sloth" and ''"disemboweled the guy"'' [[KillerRabbit in the same sentence]]. There are some people who block off roads so the sloth can cross peacefully. No matter how long it takes...

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** Unfortunately, sloths have evolved against every conceivable predator except cars. They are being roadkilled out of existence. Unfortunately there are also anecdotes of people trying to move the sloths out of the road that didn't end well. Nobody expects to hear "sloth" and ''"disemboweled the guy"'' [[KillerRabbit in the same sentence]]. There are some people who block off roads so the sloth can cross peacefully. No matter how long it takes...
15th Apr '17 9:12:39 PM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support, all the way to ''winning the election''. Unfortunately, outside his right-wing base it had the reverse effect, making him the least popular presidential candidate and newly inaugurated president in history. You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. Keep in mind, this is a guy who said he wouldn't lose supporters by shooting somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.

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* Creator/DonaldTrump's presidential campaign for the 2016 election was the living embodiment of this trope. Let's just say the man broke every cardinal rule of American politics and not only did it not hurt him, it ''increased'' his support, all the way to ''winning the election''. Unfortunately, outside his right-wing base it had the reverse effect, making him the least popular presidential candidate in history, and newly inaugurated president in history.his victory failed to lead to any "honeymoon" period (entering office with a disapproval rating above 50%). You could make a drinking game out of how many the media breathlessly exclaimed his campaign was "doomed" only for his numbers to bump up even higher. Keep in mind, this is a guy who said he wouldn't lose supporters by shooting somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002 This Onion article]] isn't too far off the mark.
14th Apr '17 6:04:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Yeah, while we're at it -- '''[[DontTryThisAtHome do not]]''' attempt RefugeInAudacity with airport security. Ever. Creator/{{Seanbaby}} put it best when he wrote: "Federal regulations require them to have no idea you were only joking as they riddle your body with bullets."
** Also, do not attempt to use Refuge in Audacity by claiming to do something that was done in an actual terrorist attack or attempt thereof. A terrorist once tried to blow up a plane over Detroit with a bomb in his shoes, but was stopped when a flight attendant noticed him trying to light his shoes on fire.

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** Yeah, while we're at it -- '''[[DontTryThisAtHome do not]]''' attempt RefugeInAudacity with airport airline security. Ever. Creator/{{Seanbaby}} put it best when he wrote: "Federal regulations require them to have no idea you were only joking as they riddle your body with bullets."
** Also, do not attempt to use
" This especially goes for using Refuge in Audacity by claiming to do something that was done in an actual terrorist attack or attempt thereof.thereof, as the diplomat did. A terrorist once tried to blow up a plane over Detroit with a bomb in his shoes, but was stopped when a flight attendant noticed him trying to light his shoes on fire.
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