History StepfordSmiler / RealLife

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.
30th Sep '16 9:39:08 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."
30th Sep '16 8:01:14 PM CaptEquinox
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** OprahWinfrey as a news reporter in her early days was supposedly fired from her newscasting job 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 mispronounced words

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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 mispronounced wordsmispronouncing 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.)
30th Sep '16 7:50:03 PM CaptEquinox
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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".
** A similar case happened with OprahWinfrey when she was a news reporter in her early days; she was fired from her newscasting job because she cried on camera when reporting a tragic story.

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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".
** A similar case happened with
OprahWinfrey when she was as a news reporter in her early days; she days was supposedly fired from her newscasting job because she cried on camera when reporting a tragic story.story. The truth is that she cried ''after'' being fired -- for being dull and stiff on the air and regularly mispronounced words
** 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.
16th Sep '16 7:18:48 PM Abodos
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* [[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.

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* 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.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.
19th Jun '16 2:30:48 AM Kankurette
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* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see 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, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.
31st May '16 2:33:05 AM Doug86
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* In a nutshell, TheRoaringTwenties could be depicted as this. Sure there are parties, [[TheFlapper liberated girls]] and illegal booze running around for [[WorldWarOne relief]], but as you can dig deeper, there's still that wartime trauma lingering on, an mask that hides closing banks, bubbling stocks, and scarce farmland, along with extremely bloody gang wars and incredible amounts of corruption if you're in Chicago. And also, take a good read about the fate of TheGreatGatsby to see what it looks like in under nine chapters.

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* In a nutshell, TheRoaringTwenties could be depicted as this. Sure there are parties, [[TheFlapper liberated girls]] and illegal booze running around for [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI relief]], but as you can dig deeper, there's still that wartime trauma lingering on, an mask that hides closing banks, bubbling stocks, and scarce farmland, along with extremely bloody gang wars and incredible amounts of corruption if you're in Chicago. And also, take a good read about the fate of TheGreatGatsby to see what it looks like in under nine chapters.
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