History SeriousBusiness / RealLife

27th Sep '16 6:50:34 AM MisterTimor
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* High-level ''TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}'' players tend to get too emotional discussing plays and pointing mistakes, often reaching personal levels. Many [[StopHavingFunGuys can't even stand]] watching a casual game played ''for fun''.
26th Sep '16 2:49:03 AM wusch
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*** This isn't always true and depends on your circle of friends/family. This Troper never drank any alcohol and his friends and family don't have the slightest problem with it. Even when his friends are dinking alcohol and he isn't.
23rd Sep '16 6:47:59 AM LuXun
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* Poetry was pretty serious business in pre-Islamic Arabia. Every tribe had a poet to praise the sheikh and attack rival tribes. A lot of inter-tribal conflict and politics happened through poetry. And in Mecca, poetry reading competitions (ancient rap battles/poetry slams) were held annually during the hajj as a substitute for war. People thought that really skilled poets were [[DealWithTheDevil channelling]] [[DemonicPossession jinn (demons)]], to the point that the Qu'ran goes out of its way to deny that Muhammad was a poet.
18th Sep '16 8:29:32 PM Ramona122003
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* Any [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Versus Discussion]] debate, no matter how friendly they may start out. Goku vs. Superman is just the most well known one. You also have Batman versus anyone since he's CrazyPrepared and can beat anyone with enough prep time, no matter how absurdly powerful the character is according to his fandom. You have Dr. Doom who is basically Batman taken UpToEleven and the worst is Saitama from ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' who fans claimed is able to beat ''anyone'' in fiction with [[TitleDrop one punch]], which tends to piss off the fanbases of every discussion. Using ''Death Battle's'' version of Superman is also a big no, no. The anime vs. comic debate are particularly a hot area.
13th Sep '16 5:08:48 AM LentilSandEater
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** This is at least semi-justified, in that [[TalkingIsAFreeAction you don't have to stop doing whatever you're supposed to be doing to talk]], while you ''do'' have to stop mashing game-related buttons to type in a message. Teams where not everyone has a microphone are at a significant disadvantage unless every person knows (and agrees on) exactly what they should be doing at all times.
13th Sep '16 4:59:38 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[BrickJoke Fushta.]]
13th Sep '16 4:58:59 AM LentilSandEater
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** Fun trivia: One of the most important rules in the US Air Force's Basic Training program is that the toilet seat is left ''up'' when you are done. ''Never'' leave the toilet seat down, even in the female flights. This was an arbitrary rule to help break trainees out of two decades' worth of socially ingrained behavior. That, or an excuse by the {{Drill Sergeant Nast|y}}ies to get the trainees in trouble and make them do more pushups. Whichever.
*** Actually, there is a sanitary reason that is lost to many. A down seat can prevent the complete evaporation of humidity from the seat, giving germs a place to live. Honestly, it's mostly harmless anyway.

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** Fun trivia: One of the most important rules in the US Air Force's Basic Training program is that the toilet seat is left ''up'' when you are done. ''Never'' leave the toilet seat down, even in the female flights. This was an arbitrary is not only a rule to help break trainees out of two decades' worth of socially ingrained behavior. That, or an excuse by the {{Drill Sergeant Nast|y}}ies to get the trainees in trouble and make them do more pushups. Whichever.
*** Actually, there is
behavior, a sanitary reason that is lost to many. A down seat can prevent the complete evaporation of humidity from the seat, giving germs a place to live. Honestly, it's mostly harmless anyway.
31st Aug '16 10:28:12 PM trixus
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* T-shirts based on memes. [[InternetBackdraft Cashing in on someone else's work, or creating a piece of merchandise to enhance the profile of a cultural artifact?]] Strangely, there are a lot more people debating this sort of thing than there are debating whether someone should getting paid for fanart. (Getting paid for ''FanFiction'' is generally considered to be a no-no, oddly. [[note]]This has its origins in pre-internet published zines. Copyright holders could - ''and would'' - take you to the cleaners for intellectual property theft if you were caught making money on it, but if you only charged enough to cover the mimeo ink and paper, the studios were more likely to grudgingly tolerate the practice. [[/note]])

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* T-shirts based on memes. [[InternetBackdraft Cashing in on someone else's work, or creating a piece of merchandise to enhance the profile of a cultural artifact?]] Strangely, there are a lot more people debating this sort of thing than there are debating whether someone should getting paid for fanart. (Getting paid for ''FanFiction'' is generally considered to be a no-no, oddly. [[note]]This has its origins in pre-internet published zines. Copyright holders could - ''and would'' - take you to the cleaners for intellectual property theft if you were caught making money on it, but if you only charged enough to cover the mimeo ink and paper, the studios were more likely to grudgingly tolerate the practice.
* White socks and sandals. Either have a medical bill that explains why you do it or don't, no one will take you seriously.
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27th Aug '16 6:01:18 AM WhatArtThee
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** ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.'' In-universe, the world revolved around them, but in real life, America seemed to revolve around them for a few years. There were people who paid thousands of dollars to get their cars done up like Pikachu. The card game was banned in schools because people were being assaulted for their valuable cards. %%% A kid tried to ''sell his own sister on Website/{{eBay}}'' for Pokémon merchandise.%%%
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25th Aug '16 6:31:07 AM Jhonny
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* Fries. Are they called French fires or freedom fries? Are they supposed to be cut from potatoes or is making them out of mush okay? Which fat do you fry them in? - Belgians swear by the fat of bovine kidneys. Is any type of sauce okay with them? If so which? Is Fries with mayonnaise and ketchup a delicious triumph of lowbrow cuisine that is affordable to the common worker or an abomination against good taste and a crime to innocent potatoes?

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* Fries. Are they called French fires fries or freedom fries? Are they supposed to be cut from potatoes or is making them out of mush okay? Which fat do you fry them in? - Belgians swear by the fat of bovine kidneys. Is any type of sauce okay with them? If so which? Is Fries with mayonnaise and ketchup a delicious triumph of lowbrow cuisine that is affordable to the common worker or an abomination against good taste and a crime to innocent potatoes?
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