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9th May '16 10:38:22 PM erforce
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* The UK military putting automated death machines under the control of a system called [[{{Terminator}} Skynet]]. Nothing bad yet, but I think we can all agree it is only a [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters matter of time]].

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* The UK military putting automated death machines under the control of a system called [[{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet]]. Nothing bad yet, but I think we can all agree it is only a [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters matter of time]].
12th Apr '16 7:21:45 AM LtFedora
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** Several calls were made from Tower 2 after Tower 1 was hit that amounted to "A plane has hit the World Trade Center, but I'm okay. I'm in the other tower."
19th Mar '16 1:11:02 PM RevolutionStone
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** Close behind it are the FamousLastWords of many a DrunkDriver: "Of course I can drive, I'm fine!"
2nd Mar '16 6:29:37 PM LtFedora
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* Field Marshall UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel was once watching a propaganda film with his men when it showed a clip of him boasting that the Africa Corp would never again retreat. Everyone (including Rommel) immediately burst into laughter.

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* Field Marshall UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel was once watching a propaganda film with his men when it showed a clip of him boasting that the Africa Corp Afrika Korps would never again retreat. Everyone (including Rommel) immediately burst into laughter.
22nd Feb '16 6:15:59 PM navaash
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** Debatable. Bush's going back on his [[ExactWords infamous promise to not introduce any new taxes]] [[note]]He said "Read my lips: no new taxes". However, economic realities forced him to indeed consent to do so while in office, triggering a massive backlash within his own party and causing him to be hammered mercilessly for it during the 1992 campaign [[/note]] was likely a larger contributor AND a better example of the trope.
16th Feb '16 5:11:29 AM RevolutionStone
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* "Don't worry about it" should almost always be taken as this - the need for reassurance means that there's something that often ''does'' need to be worried about or examined further before going forward.
* "We don't need to use a condom" or some variant of that before penetrative sex = a very, very, ''VERY'' large percentage of unplanned/unwanted pregnancies and cases of sexually transmitted infections.
14th Feb '16 2:51:39 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In 1991 Steve Irwin did a weekly segment on an Australian kid's show. During his brief segment, he had a python around his neck, and explained why despite this he was safe, because the python wouldn't bite him. Just after he explained why it wouldn't bite him, he asked the station to stop for a moment, because it bit him.

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* In 1991 Steve Irwin did a weekly segment on an Australian kid's show. During his brief segment, he had a python around his neck, and explained why despite this he was safe, because the python wouldn't bite him. Just after he explained why it wouldn't bite him, he asked the station to stop for a moment, because it bit him. (Fortunately, pythons are non-venomous.)
14th Feb '16 12:21:45 AM billybobfred
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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, gee, now that you've suggested it...]]
11th Feb '16 5:53:41 PM RevolutionStone
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* "It's only a short trip," used to disregard safety measures, are the words that precede a very, very large percentage of vehicle and personal aircraft accidents. Most car accidents happen within six miles of the driver's home or workplace.
11th Feb '16 5:51:15 PM RevolutionStone
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* "It's not loaded," or some variant thereof, are the words that precede a very large percentage of firearm "accidents" in real life. [[UsefulNotes/GunSafety It's ALWAYS loaded]].
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