TV, film, video games etc. are very educational. [[strike:Even if they're inaccurate.]]

Things we've learnt:
* The German Wehrmacht was [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy capable of taking over most of Europe despite being rubbish shots.]]
* Adopting a [[FakeBrit fake British accent]] does not win you a reality show (''Pirate Master'', ''Series/{{Survivor}}: Gabon'').
* [[Franchise/YuGiOh Children's card games]] are SeriousBusiness.
* Animals secretly understand everything we say.
* '''''NEVER''''' [[BeginnersLuck leave it to the professionals]].
** Also, all scientists are [[MadScientist terminally insane]], [[{{Squick}} sick]], [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant]], [[SealedEvilInACan evil]], and [[{{Yandere}} psychopathic]] liars.
* TheGovernment is evil, without fail.
** [[GodIsEvil So is God]].
** But definitely Television... wait, no, [[NewMediaAreEvil Television says it's the Internet that's evil.]]
** So are [[ThereAreNoGoodExecutives corporations]]. Actually, let's just say it outright, [[EvilVersusEvil everyone]] [[HobbesWasRight is]] [[HumansAreBastards evil]].
* [[BreastPlate Bras and miniskirts]] make for ''excellent'' battle armor.
** And make for great [[VictoriasSecretCompartment storage space]].
* Everything you know about history [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy is an utter lie]].
** Those {{Fairy Tale}}s [[AllMythsAreTrue you believed in when you were 6]], on the other hand...
** And not to mention [[XenaWarriorPrincess King David, Julius Caesar and Boudicca are all contemporaries, the Trojan Wars happened a few years before the birth of Christ, and katana-wielding samurai existed in Japan at the same time as them all.]] These things did ''not'' [[AnachronismStew happen/exist over a period of several thousand years, as we have been led to believe.]]
* [[HairColors Blue is a natural hair color in Japan]]. And in space. Europeans get red and brown hair, and [[PhenotypeStereotype all Americans without fail are blond]].
** Inversely, any American ladies with Red Hair become [[HeroesWantRedheads Miss Americas or Hollywood Eye Candy]].
* In the right universes, [[{{Determinator}} strong emotion]] can be used as a [[MetaphysicalFuel power source]]. A {{Tsundere}} with PMS has a higher power output than a small star.
** [[Music/PublicImageLtd "Anger is an energy anger is an energy"]]
* No matter when and where you are, a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword is the best weapon.]]
** Especially [[{{BFS}} really big ones]], or [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. Or ''both'' for even more power.
* In a high speed [[ChaseScene car chase]], the cars will barrel through an open air market, be forced to stop by an old lady crossing the street, pass a crazy guy on a bicycle, hit a FruitCart.
* TheButlerDidIt.
* Even if [[YouSuck you're astonishingly stupid and incompetent]], following your dreams will make them come true. Always.
** Unless those dreams involve you [[BeYourself being not stupid and incompetent]]. Then you're screwed.
* The best possible medicine for anything and everything is [[ThePowerOfLove love]].
** Unless the condition is evil, and [[LoveRedeems love will redeem you]]. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Then it's probably terminal]].
** ''Side-effects may vary, your goodness [[LoveMakesYouEvil may go down]] as well as up. Please consult your physician.''
* [[FinaglesLaw It can always get worse]], and there's always ''something'' that could [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong possibly go wrong]].
* No matter what you might think, [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll you are never unstoppable]]. Particularly if you [[NothingCanStopUsNow proclaim yourself to be so]]. And you don't even want to know what happens if you try to [[ThisCannotBe claim invincibility]].
* If somebody is pointing a gun at your head, it is easy to toss off a long, cutting, powerful remark that makes him reconsider his life and [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway drop the weapon]].
* [[TheUnfairSex It's always his fault]].
* '''NEVER''' sign up for any mission described as "routine".
** ''Especially'' if you're wearing a RedShirt.
* There's no such thing as [[HumongousMecha too big]] when it comes to robots. So what if it takes the equivalent of two Earths to fuel it? [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann No, seriously.]]
* [[MurderSimulators Video games are training turning children into skilled gunmen who shoot up schools]]. Because, you know, operating a gun is just like operating a mouse.
* [[SwissArmyTears One single tear]] will, without fail, bring back the dead.
* [[PacManFever Every video game ever has random Pac-Man bleeps and NES-style music playing in the background. Even if they're for the PS2. Furthermore, every video game ever can be played - well, mind you - by mashing the buttons, or, in the case of the Wii, slinging the Wiimote around like an angry chimp.]]
* All video games are nothing but violent button pushing for idiots and lazy people, and are automatically inferior to every other medium (especially books).
** By extension, every book is an intellectual masterpiece with a [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory a deeper meaning in every scene and choice of word]].
* When driving through any city with famous landmarks like [[LondonTown London]] or [[GayParee Paris]], you ''will'' pass them all and not necessarily in a logical order. Also, if walking through a city, you won't necessarily go from one road to another connected to it, or even one anywhere near it.
*** Cars have short-range warp drives so they can [[CoronationStreet be in Salford one second and Ashton-under-Lyne the next]] or [[Series/TwentyFour negotiate L.A. traffic in a matter of minutes]].
* If you love somebody, [[DefeatMeansFriendship blow them up]]. Courtesy of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]].
* When a supervillain frames a superhero for an evil act, everyone will immediately and inexplicably forget about all the ''good'' things the hero has done and think he/she really ''has'' become evil, except for a [[LoonyFan super-fan]], who will work diligently to prove that [[DracoInLeatherPants his/her idol is innocent]].
* [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucifixion]] is a minor inconvenience unless it happens to Jesus.
** It turned out to be a pretty [[BackFromTheDead minor thing]] for him too...
* [[CuteKidsAndRobots Children, robots]] and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter animals]] are really annoying but [[InfantImmortality never die]].
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs All video game designers and comic book creators are insane]].
* God exists and takes all the good Christians in Hollywood to Heaven; everyone else burns in Hell.
* [[SoundEffectBleep Random beeps]], [[{{Pixellation}} pixels]], and [[CensorBox black bars]] prevent anyone from being even slightly offended.
* [[HollywoodScience Physics is a myth perpetuated by idiot scientists]].
* [[HumansAreWhite Blacks]] are [[ScaryBlackMan mean]], violent rapists who [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer deal crack]].
** Only until they get old. [[MagicalNegro Then they become calm, humble, benevolent sources of good advice, Aesops, and folksy wisdom]] who are generally played by Morgan Freeman.
* Gay people are weak, effeminate perverts...[[SissyVillain especially if they're the bad guys]].
* "Reality show," is not an oxymoron and no matter how shitty something is, it will have viewers.
* Poor men are dirty, stupid hicks.
* Rich men, like everyone in Hollywood, are [[TheBeautifulElite ingenious and beautiful]], but sometimes prone to make evil plans to bulldoze friendly neighbourhoods, pave over all of nature (or just dump toxic vileness in it), and generally [[KickTheDog act nasty]]. They can learn to mend their ways from people who are pure and beautiful and untainted by money.
* [[InstantDeathBullet Fatal gun wounds are instant]]... [[AlmostDeadGuy unless it hits an important character]].
* Absolutely anything can be made to [[RuleOfCool look cool]], or at least as though it's [[MundaneMadeAwesome supposed to be cool,]] with judicious use of CameraTricks, stirring speeches and a suitably rousing classical or rock soundtrack.
* [[{{BFS}} Large weapons]] and [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] are automatically cool.
** In regard to Giant Robots, BiggerIsBetter. You ''always'' need more size. No exceptions. Certified by [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon, Kamina & Co.]]
* If you catch the bad guy, and you're surrounded by cops, you can still empty your gun into him and face no criminal charges provided you're only a couple of minutes from the credits.
* [[{{Eagleland}} America is either a super-patriotic country full of happiness and family values, or a corrupt, arrogant, xenophobic hellhole full of the trash that (the "far-superior") England threw away.]]
* [[DeathBySex Sex will kill you]] and there is [[ButWeUsedACondom no such thing as effective contraception]]. [[AManIsNotAVirgin Guys still need to have sex]], but [[MyGirlIsNotASlut the girls they do it with are filthy sluts]].
* [[FirstGirlWins If you have not met the love of your life by the age of ten]] you will [[DyingAlone die alone]].
* All men are unfulfilled unless they are drinking the right beer, have huge penises, and have hair that both exists and is not grey. Unless they are Scottish or [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent British pretending to be French]]. Then, [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave having grey hair or being bald just makes them sexier]].
* All women are unfulfilled unless they are wearing the right clothes, have no wrinkles, and are [[BribingYourWayToVictory being bought off with mountains and mountains of jewelry and presents]] by the sensitive, young, handsome man who may or may not be [[KnightInShiningArmor riding on a horse]].
* All castles are glorified art galleries. The wealthy were beyond bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens.
* [[RuleOfCool If it's cool, it will work]], [[RuleOfFunny unless it'll be funnier if it doesn't.]]
* [[AlphaBitch The most popular girl at school]] is paradoxically the least liked, or is only liked by [[GirlPosse her circle of friends]].
* [[TheScrappy The most hated characters]] are [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality almost always the least likely to die]].
* When someone wants to help, he'll always pick the worst possible time.
* [[ThoseWackyNazis The Nazis]] were sufficiently advanced to create an army of vampires and an effeminate catboy who exists everywhere and nowhere at once due to a quantum singularity dividing his existence by zero. And math is the only way to kill {{Dracula}}. (''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'')
** [[spoiler:Nope, not even math can kill Dracula.]]
* JustForFun/JohnMunch. That is all.
* At least 1 percent of Americans, and 1 percent of British citizens, are serial killers.
** If male, the serial killer is often either asexual or [[ParentalIncest obsessed with his mother]]. If female, she's usually a PsychoLesbian.
* [[{{Scotireland}} Scotland and Ireland are totally the same place.]]
* Hitting someone's head (it helps to have an implement, but your fist will do) very, very hard is a safe, easy, and effective way of knocking him out for anywhere from several minutes to a few hours. He may say, "Oooh, my head hurts," when he awakes, or hold an icepack to his forehead (regardless of where you hit him), but he'll be just fine.
** It is also the perfect way to cause or cure retrograde amnesia.
* If you walk down a street singing, everyone you pass will not only know the words but also join in with a snazzy dance routine.
** And if you're alone on the beach with your significant other who's just burst into song, backup dancers will come out of the ocean. Because you can't have a musical movie without a dancing chorus.
* If your girlfriend suggests that the two of you dress as Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy for Halloween, do ''not'' agree to it. She ''seldom'' keeps her end of the deal.
* A {{Nerd}} can't be good at sports.
* WrestlingDoesntPay.
** Except, of course, if you are [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]], although he calls it [[InsistentTerminology "Sports Entertainment."]]
* Senior citizens, especially old men, almost always talk about how they're going to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least wrest control of society away from young people), but don't usually put much effort into it. Or indeed, any at all. (We're looking at you, [[Series/{{Frasier}} Martin Crane]].)
* Cartoon characters can tell time with wristwatches that come out of nowhere, and once the time is told, said watch disappears as suddenly as it appeared.
* [[NoFourthWall Talk like you're in a TV show]]. People will think you're crazy, but [[AudienceWhatAudience the fans will appreciate it]].
* If a troubled child takes an extreme interest in anything, it must be discouraged, because he will invariably grow up to commit acts of {{super villain}}y themed around that thing.
* [[KleptomaniacHero It's perfectly okay to take random objects from strangers.]]
* Band-Aids heal everything.
* If you run off a cliff, you won't fall until you realise you've run off the edge. Until then you can keep going forward.
* [[CriticalExistenceFailure No matter what happens to you, as long as you have one hit point, your body will be in perfect condition.]]
* Bullying is wrong. Crushing people's minds, however, is A-OK!
* The {{Jerkass}} wil always find a way to avoid elimination, and will always avoid retribution until the finals or semi-finals, when he gets an appropriatly karmic comeupance from the EnsembleDarkHorse.
* [[TheAnnoyingOrange Oranges are annoying, even to each other]].
* There's no reason to use the Internet because [[CoincidentalBroadcast any information you may need is on TV right now in the form of a special news report.]]
* Swearing and violent behavior are considered to be mature.
* Turtles' shells are removable.
* [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog If someone touches you inappropriately, that's NO GOOD.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Anybody who follows religion or is a conservative is an idiotic, mindless sheep, and talking dogs are the wisest of creatures.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends If you don't pay back money you owe, a dinosaur squishes your head.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark If you mess with kids too many times, a whale will be shot into space and subsequently DIE.]]
* [[BlessedWithSuck Immortality blows.]]
* [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Don't talk to strangers or you could end up married to your long-lost half-sibling and almost bring on the end of the world.]]
* If you like anything not intended for your age bracket or sex -- or worse, both -- you are a pedophile.
* If you don't fart, you'll explode. If you fart too much, you'll ruin the ozone layer. So just do it in moderation.
* Peeing in the pool isn't just gross, it can cause a mini-apocalypse that makes monkeys die.
* [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Zombies can be revived by raising an urn]], and [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} their brothers can control fire]].
* [[Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} NEVER accept Norse mythological artifacts that bring curses to whoever uses them. It just isn't worth it.]]
* There is no such place as UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland. Unless you're BillyElliot or TheLikelyLads.
* [[MoreDakka Firing machine guns on full-auto is just better.]] It doesn't matter [[ATeamFiring if you never hit anything]].
* [[NippleAndDimed As long as the nipples are covered, she's not topless. But woe betide her otherwise.]]
* TheEmpire's best crack troops [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy somehow always manage to miss]] [[InformedAbility despite their reputation]].
* [[HumongousMecha Giant robots]] are perfectly suitable for military use, and indeed are [[TanksForNothing way better than those rubbish tank things.]]
* [[HighlyVisibleNinja Ninjas can be always identified as such by what they wear,]] especially if [[GodfreyHoNinjaMovies they wear headbands describing their profession.]]
* [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet Never go back in time and meet yourself.]] [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII You may either pass out from the shock, or create a paradox which will destroy the universe.]] [[TimeCop And if you dare to touch your past self, you will horribly melt into nothing.]]
* ''Anything'' in life can be connected to--[[{{Misblamed}} or]] [[HateDumb blamed on]]--''TheSimpsons''.
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts.
** And [[AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats wear conical hats.]]
** And [[IdenticalLookingAsians look alike.]]
** And [[MortalKombat have magical powers.]]
* [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy You can say]] [[Film/BruceAlmighty pretty much anything]] [[Film/EvanAlmighty as an American news anchor.]] And in the unlikely even that you are fired, just do some really really impressive newscasting and you can be hired again no problem.
* If you make even a slightly oblique comment about certain matters, any random passerby can connect that to you, relate it to a load of other small details and work out your alternate identity/guilty secret/etc.
** [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderman Conflicting evidence:]] you can say whatever you like about anything, as loudly as you like, in an otherwise totally silent room, and no-one will care in the slightest.
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