History StepfordSmiler / RealLife

3rd Sep '17 10:38:44 PM CaptEquinox
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* Sudden smiling or laughter is often a sign of distress for people with severe autism.

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* Sudden smiling or laughter is often a sign of distress for people with severe autism.autistics.
3rd Sep '17 10:27:43 PM CaptEquinox
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** The other popular UrbanLegend is about IntrepidReporter Herb Morrison, normally a smooth-voiced Pierre Andre type, who was recording the landing of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}}. Morrison famously cried out "All the humanities, all the passengers!" (often misreported as "Oh, the humanity!"). The truth is he was ''commended'' by WLS for his badass Broadcasting. The story probably got started because he left WLS a year later when he got a higher paying job at Mutual.

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** The other popular UrbanLegend is about IntrepidReporter Herb Morrison, normally a smooth-voiced [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYYAwSYyRy4 Pierre Andre Andre]] type, who was recording the landing of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}}. Morrison famously cried out "All the humanities, all the passengers!" (often misreported as "Oh, the humanity!"). The truth is he was ''commended'' by WLS for his badass Broadcasting. The story probably got started because he left WLS a year later when he got a higher paying job at Mutual.



** Some people who are in the above situation put on this façade due to a feeling of isolation from other people. They can understand that abuse doesn't happen to most people, and yet ''they'' have been abused and are now one of ''those'' people. They understandably feel like they don't belong around other people, who they assume to be non-abused (therefore not like themselves) due to abuse commonly not being discussed. This also exacerbates the survivor's feelings of isolation. Hence, they'll put on an affable persona to cope with this, give themselves a basis on which to feel like they belong, and hope that [[BecomingTheMask this will become real]].

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** Some people who are in the above situation put on this façade due to a feeling of isolation from other people. They can understand believe that abuse doesn't happen to most people, and yet ''they'' have been abused and are now one of ''those'' people. They understandably feel like they don't belong around other people, who they assume ''assume'' to be non-abused (therefore not like themselves) due to abuse commonly not being discussed. This also exacerbates the survivor's feelings of isolation. Hence, they'll put on an affable persona to cope with this, give themselves a basis on which to feel like they belong, and hope that [[BecomingTheMask this will become real]].


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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYYAwSYyRy4 Blink and smile, Lisa. Blink and smile.]]
8th Aug '17 3:13:38 PM Acozine
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----* Rose Kennedy. Her husband, Joseph, was a notorious womanizer, and Rose simply turned a blind eye and went about her business. She even advised her daughters-in-law to do the same when it turned out that philandering ran in the family.
16th Jul '17 7:25:51 AM trumpetmarietta
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** Despite the popular perception of them being these, sometimes the mark of an all time ''great'' news-caster is the times they ''do'' let down their facade of journalistic impartiality, such as during John Glenn's Mercury Capsule launch when Creator/WalterCronkite, getting a bit too caught up in the excitement to maintain the stoic facade, said of the rocket, "Go, baby!"
** For a more recent example (both times) when Brian Williams was invited to play "Not My Job" on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'', he showed that behind the facade of somber, impartial journalism, he is actually sharp as a tack, and has a lightning-quick wit. When Williams is on TheDailyShow, Stewart [[DeadpanSnarker meets his match]] in Williams. For a rare example of him breaking the facade while '''behind''' the news desk was when he reported on the increasing popularity of knee replacement surgery, announcing that his (then) upcoming hiatus was because he was going to be getting such a surgery on his own knee.

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** Despite the popular perception of them being these, sometimes the mark of an all time ''great'' news-caster is the times they ''do'' let down their facade façade of journalistic impartiality, such as during John Glenn's Mercury Capsule launch when Creator/WalterCronkite, getting a bit too caught up in the excitement to maintain the stoic facade, façade, said of the rocket, "Go, baby!"
** For a more recent example (both times) when Brian Williams was invited to play "Not My Job" on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'', he showed that behind the facade façade of somber, impartial journalism, he is actually sharp as a tack, and has a lightning-quick wit. When Williams is on TheDailyShow, Stewart [[DeadpanSnarker meets his match]] in Williams. For a rare example of him breaking the facade façade while '''behind''' the news desk was when he reported on the increasing popularity of knee replacement surgery, announcing that his (then) upcoming hiatus was because he was going to be getting such a surgery on his own knee.



** Some people who are in the above situation put on this facade due to a feeling of isolation from other people. They can understand that abuse doesn't happen to most people, and yet ''they'' have been abused and are now one of ''those'' people. They understandably feel like they don't belong around other people, who they assume to be non-abused (therefore not like themselves) due to abuse commonly not being discussed. This also exacerbates the survivor's feelings of isolation. Hence, they'll put on an affable persona to cope with this, give themselves a basis on which to feel like they belong, and hope that [[BecomingTheMask this will become real]].

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** Some people who are in the above situation put on this facade façade due to a feeling of isolation from other people. They can understand that abuse doesn't happen to most people, and yet ''they'' have been abused and are now one of ''those'' people. They understandably feel like they don't belong around other people, who they assume to be non-abused (therefore not like themselves) due to abuse commonly not being discussed. This also exacerbates the survivor's feelings of isolation. Hence, they'll put on an affable persona to cope with this, give themselves a basis on which to feel like they belong, and hope that [[BecomingTheMask this will become real]].



* Traditional people on the island of Bali are ''required'' to be this. To show anything other than your "bright face" invites evil spirits and curses, and might make other people sick. Devastating tragedy strikes? Laugh as if it's the funniest thing in the world. Your friends know you are really suffering, but will respect you for staying "bright". If your facade breaks, they'll surround you and laugh at your "insanity". It's closest to Empty, as "what counts is to try not to feel." All your social interactions must be carefully stylized to avoid giving offense to someone who might put a spell on you. (You don't know what they're thinking, because ''they're'' Stepford smiling). [[CrapsaccharineWorld The smoothly perfect serenity of the Balinese is a masquerade]].

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* Traditional people on the island of Bali are ''required'' to be this. To show anything other than your "bright face" invites evil spirits and curses, and might make other people sick. Devastating tragedy strikes? Laugh as if it's the funniest thing in the world. Your friends know you are really suffering, but will respect you for staying "bright". If your facade façade breaks, they'll surround you and laugh at your "insanity". It's closest to Empty, as "what counts is to try not to feel." All your social interactions must be carefully stylized to avoid giving offense to someone who might put a spell on you. (You don't know what they're thinking, because ''they're'' Stepford smiling). [[CrapsaccharineWorld The smoothly perfect serenity of the Balinese is a masquerade]].
5th Jun '17 1:36:09 PM KizunaTallis
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* This interview with {{Garbage}}'s Shirley Manson and Butch Vig states that this is kind of why the RiotGrrrl movement from TheNineties was replaced with [[IdolSinger pop singers]] after 9\11.
-->" I think people felt safe enough back then that when they were fucked up, they said so. In the 90s there were a lot of mouthy, gobby women who were in disagreement with the mainstream, and it felt to me very much like we burst through a certain glass ceiling. Now everything has fallen back down a little, and itís almost like the ''Series/MadMen'' era, where women are supposed to be perfect. They can do their job, but they have to have children and they have to be good moms and they have to look pretty at all times and they have to be always smiling and it must be fucking exhausting."

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* This interview with {{Garbage}}'s Music/{{Garbage}}'s Shirley Manson and Butch Vig states that this is kind of why the RiotGrrrl movement from TheNineties was replaced with [[IdolSinger pop singers]] after 9\11.
-->" I
9/11.
-->"I
think people felt safe enough back then that when they were fucked up, they said so. In the 90s there were a lot of mouthy, gobby women who were in disagreement with the mainstream, and it felt to me very much like we burst through a certain glass ceiling. Now everything has fallen back down a little, and itís it's almost like the ''Series/MadMen'' era, where women are supposed to be perfect. They can do their job, but they have to have children and they have to be good moms and they have to look pretty at all times and they have to be always smiling and it must be fucking exhausting."



* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see former manager Roberto Martínez as one (though what type he is is unclear, exactly) due to his relentless positivity, reluctance to criticise the team or players, and describing performances as 'phenomenal' and 'showing great character', even when the team lose. When Leighton Baines, a fan favourite, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.

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* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see former manager Roberto Martínez as one (though what type he is is unclear, exactly) due to his relentless positivity, reluctance to criticise the team or players, and describing performances as 'phenomenal' and 'showing great character', even when the team lose. When Leighton Baines, a fan favourite, favorite, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.
31st Mar '17 2:36:38 PM nombretomado
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** OprahWinfrey as a news reporter in her early days was supposedly fired from her newscasting job at WJZ because she cried on camera when reporting a tragic story. The truth is that she cried ''after'' being fired -- for being dull and stiff on the air and regularly mispronouncing words. (This led to her being put in charge of a failed talk show on the same station, and ultimately to a failed talk show at another station that became the ''Oprah Winfrey Show'' we know today.)

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** OprahWinfrey Creator/OprahWinfrey as a news reporter in her early days was supposedly fired from her newscasting job at WJZ because she cried on camera when reporting a tragic story. The truth is that she cried ''after'' being fired -- for being dull and stiff on the air and regularly mispronouncing words. (This led to her being put in charge of a failed talk show on the same station, and ultimately to a failed talk show at another station that became the ''Oprah Winfrey Show'' we know today.)
2nd Jan '17 5:13:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** The other popular UrbanLegend is about IntrepidReporter Herb Morrison, normally a smooth-voiced Pierre Andre type, who was recording the landing of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}}. Morrison famously cried out "All the humanities, all the passengers!" (often misreported as "Oh, the humanity!"). The truth is he was ''commended'' by WLS for his {{Badass}} Broadcasting. The story probably got started because he left WLS a year later when he got a higher paying job at Mutual.

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** The other popular UrbanLegend is about IntrepidReporter Herb Morrison, normally a smooth-voiced Pierre Andre type, who was recording the landing of the UsefulNotes/{{Hindenburg}}. Morrison famously cried out "All the humanities, all the passengers!" (often misreported as "Oh, the humanity!"). The truth is he was ''commended'' by WLS for his {{Badass}} badass Broadcasting. The story probably got started because he left WLS a year later when he got a higher paying job at Mutual.
20th Dec '16 6:41:07 PM Fangusu
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* You know someone like this... It might be even you...



* Various animals have body language that ill-informed humans can mistake for happy smiles:
** [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Dolphins]]. They have that "smile" on their faces regardless of their mood. Unfortunately, many people think that because of their "smiles", dolphins are nice gentle creatures. They are not.
** Chimpanzees and other primates. People assume that, because they are so similar to humans physically, they must have identical body language. This makes people assume that human smiling is the same as primate smiling. Actually, primate "smiling" is how they bare their teeth in aggression, and that can be a sign that they're about to get violent.
** Dogs can sport a facial expression while panting that looks a lot like a human smile of happiness, even though other bodily expressions (like a tail between the legs and tucked-in ears) can indicate otherwise. Unlike the above animals, though, people are savvier about the non-mouth emotional cues due to the ubiquitous presence of dogs and the resulting familiarity humans have with them.
30th Oct '16 5:15:14 AM ectostar
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** She's not smiling in her only photo, but [[http://bit.ly/2cSj6FR Blessed Laura Vicuña]] was a Stepford Smiler to beat all getout. Apparently everyone knew what her stepfather was doing to her and her mother, and no one did a thing. Her motto was "Suffer silently and smile always." She is the PatronSaint of abused children.

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** She's not smiling in her only photo, but [[http://bit.ly/2cSj6FR [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Vicuña Blessed Laura Vicuña]] was a Stepford Smiler to beat all getout. Apparently everyone knew what her stepfather was doing to her and her mother, and no one did a thing. Her motto was "Suffer silently and smile always." She is the PatronSaint of abused children.
30th Sep '16 9:58:33 PM CaptEquinox
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** She's not smiling in her only photo, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Vicu%C3%B1a Blessed Laura Vicuña]] was a Stepford Smiler to beat all getout. Apparently everyone knew what her stepfather was doing to her and her mother, and no one did a thing. Her motto was "Suffer silently and smile always."

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** She's not smiling in her only photo, but [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Vicu%C3%B1a [[http://bit.ly/2cSj6FR Blessed Laura Vicuña]] was a Stepford Smiler to beat all getout. Apparently everyone knew what her stepfather was doing to her and her mother, and no one did a thing. Her motto was "Suffer silently and smile always." She is the PatronSaint of abused children.
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