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[[folder:Comic Books]]

->The world is, generally and on balance, a better place to live this year than it was last year. For instance: [[{{BFG}} I didn't have this gun]] last year.
-->--'''Spider Jerusalem''', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''

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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]

->[eulogizing] Big Jim was a mentor to me. When I was a kid, he caught me stealin' hubcaps off his car; he said, 'Hubcaps? Kid, don't waste your time stealing the hubcaps -- steal the whole car.
-->--'''Robbo''', ''Robin and the Seven Hoods''

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[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->Have you learned ''nothing'' from this case?! Books are bad for your health!
-->--'''''{{Series/Lewis}}''''', "Indelible Stain"

->It's because they knew you were an honorable man. The kind of person who would do the right thing regardless of the circumstances. And now your integrity... [[BaitAndSwitchComment is going to get us both killed.]] I hope you're happy.
-->--'''Quark''' to Odo, ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ("Civil Defense")

->So, it's better to speculate about doing good than actually doing it!
-->-- '''Crow''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: Jack Frost''

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[[folder:Newspapers]]

->The message of the movie, I guess, is that [[SassyBlackWoman two homegirls]] can find wealth and happiness if only they wear blonde wigs, get rid of those gold teeth and country vocabularies, and [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan are nice to rich old white men]].
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert''' reviews ''B.A.P.S.''

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]

->'''Dogbert:''' I quit my job as [[HonestJohnsDealership a used car salesman]].\\
'''Dilbert:''' Because you couldn't keep lying?\\
'''Dogbert:''' No, the lying was good. I liked that part.\\
'''Dilbert:''' Was it because crime doesn't pay?\\
'''Dogbert:''' [[BetterLivingThroughEvil I made $400,000 this week.]] I'm retired now.\\
'''Dilbert:''' I don't think this will ever be a ''Reader's Digest'' Special Story.
-->--''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''

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[[folder:Video Games]]

->... And that was ''Pressing Issues''. I think we covered a lot of ground. We learned all about how to press the issue. And remember, if at first you don't get hurt, [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor beat the guy very hard in the face with a paperweight]]. It just worked for me, and I feel like a million dollars!
-->--'''Maurice''', ''[[Radio/GTARadio Pressing Issues]]''

->Kill one person, and [[MurderIsTheBestSolution you can solve so many problems]]. I wonder at the possibilities.
-->-- '''Runa Fair-Shield''', after seeing you dispose of [[ChildHater Grelod the Kind]], ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

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[[folder:Web Animation]]

->You should hate someone because they're an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]], or a [[LovableSexManiac pervert]], or {{s|tereotypeGay}}nob, or they're {{lazy|Bum}}, or [[SmugSnake arrogant]] or an [[TheDitz idiot]] or [[InsufferableGenius know-it-all]]. Those are reasons to dislike somebody. You don't hate a person because someone told you to. You have to learn to [[ItsPersonal despise people on a personal level]]. Not because they're Red, or because they're Blue, but because you know them, and you see them every single day, and you can't stand them because they're a complete and total fucking douchebag.
-->-- '''Church''', ''RedVsBlue''

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[[folder:Webcomics]]

->'''Thomas:''' Ed, I feel like I need to apologize to you.\\
'''Ed:''' Seriously? Why?\\
'''Thomas:''' I haven't set a good example for you today.\\
'''Ed:''' Oh, like the thing with the kid earlier?\\
'''Thomas:''' Of course not. That comes with the territory. What I should have done was stress the importance of not getting caught.\\
'''Ed:''' There we go, that's what I was waiting for.
-->-- ''Webcomic/BetweenFailures'', "[[http://betweenfailures.com/2008/03/06/244-the-kicker/ The Kicker]]".

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[[folder:Web Original]]

->Peppermint Patty gets quoted for "The world is full of beautiful plants and flowers, but I'm just an ugly weed. I'm a poor ugly weed trying to push her way up through the sidewalk of life!" That is linked to the uplifting message “"Be Real." Ah, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness the negative self image is a virtue!]]
-->-- ''[[http://aaugh.com/wordpress/2014/03/maybe-everyone-is-unique-but-me/ The AAUGH Blog]]'' on the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' book ''Be Unique''

->A game that makes children believe in a world of fantasy where battleships, thimbles, and hats are sentient and can own property. On the plus side, it raises the children to be investors and big-business types, [[MisaimedFandom which may not be on the plus side]] according to your views.\\\
''Monopoly made the child grow up to be a CEO who also thought he was a car.''
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary''''' on ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}''

->"Jesus Christ," said Richman, taking in the overwhelming volume of useless crap he's actively listened to over the years. "My whole life I've made a concerted effort to give people a fair shake and understand different points of view because I felt that everyone had something valuable to offer, but it turns out most of what they had to offer was complete bullshit."\\\
"Seriously," Richman added, "what have I gained from treating everyone's opinion with respect? Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
-->--'''''Website/TheOnion''''', [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/openminded-man-grimly-realizes-how-much-life-hes-w,19273/ "Open-Minded Man Grimly Realizes How Much Life He's Wasted Listening To Bullshit"]]

->When Lisa vows she’ll never take a stupid risk ever again, Homer slams the brakes and informs her otherwise, claiming that stupid risks make life worth living, and that’s why he has so many crazy adventures. So yeah, instead of being an average American man who has dramatic and absurd scenarios befall him (which is part of the reason why they’re funny), now he’s Captain Wacky, [[LeeroyJenkins actively doing stupid things on impulse]].
-->--'''[[http://meblogwritegood.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/202-lost-our-lisa/ Mike Amato]]''', WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons

->In our last episode, Wolverine got tired of constantly being on edge and almost murdering teens, so he did what all ultra turbonerds do in times of stress and went to Japan. Shockingly, he almost instantly got caught up in a web of super-powered trouble, stumbling across the Silver Samurai’s attempt to extort a dirt-poor fishing village so that he could get... [[ForTheEvulz Man, I don’t even know.]] Fish, I suppose. Point is, Wolverine learned that [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer it’s okay to stab people to death]], as long as they’re the right people, and I think we can all learn a little something from that.
-->--'''Chris Sims''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-x-men-episode-guide-4x13-love-in-vain/ on]] ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ("Love in Vain")

->This is a weird example of [[Creator/MarkGatiss (Mark) Gatiss’]] trademark tone-deaf-ness. [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E3TheUnquietDead The Unquiet Dead]] has some unfortunately xenophobic undertones. [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot’s Lantern]] asks us to feel sorry for an abusive bully because he happens to be a blood relation. Here, we’re asked to accept the Doctor is okay with cold-blooded murder because it’s conducted according to an Ice Warrior’s code of honour.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/04/13/doctor-who-cold-war-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar "Cold War"]]

->Lawrence Miles, enfant terrible of the late [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures Wilderness Years]], famously and controversially lambasted 'The Unquiet Dead' for its alleged xenophobia. The argument went that the episode went to great lengths to have the Doctor refute Rose's objections to the aliens being allowed to use human cadavers as bodies only to prove Rose right when the aliens really do turn out to be evil. At the time, I largely sided against Miles, suggesting that he was making a reading of the episode that no actual viewer would make, and thus was talking in a vacuum.\\\
Which brings us to [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS3E11E12TheGift 'The Gift']]... it turns out that the aliens are in fact irredeemably evil -- so evil, in fact, that Sarah Jane has to kill them -- and we get a final monologue about how there are some good aliens, while offering an overall moral that [[StockAesops suspicion and paranoia are the correct way to treat people who are different than us]] until proven otherwise.
-->-- '''Dr. Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2014/03/outside-government-gift.html on]] ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''

->The way Janeway remains unseen for over ten minutes into the episode made me wonder if Chakotay hadn’t murdered her and was just covering for the fact that she was lying dead in her quarters! The truth is even more chilling as we finally get to see her, brooding in private and questioning every decision she has ever made since they entered the Delta Quadrant... I don’t get why she is agonising over a moment of compassion that help to save an entire species. Get over it, love! Apparently she won't make that mistake again, so I hope there aren’t any [[HoldingOutForAHero civilisations in trouble]] out there, because she would be ‘see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya’ Janeway!
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/voyager-season-five.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

->There was no [[LetsGetDangerous kickout]]. There was no [[UnderdogsNeverLose triumphant comeback]]. There was no “dreams do come true” moment of redemption for the lifelong underdog. Instead, the man whom everyone from the champion to the color commentary had said was a loser who would never amount to anything simply proved his critics correct.\\\
The message wasn’t so much that Wrestling/TripleH was great, just that Wrestling/BookerT just wasn’t that good, stumbling at the finish line, as it were, and getting beaten in a scenario that every single wrestler before him had survived.
-->--'''''{{Website/WrestleCrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/booker-t-vs-triple-h/ "Booker T vs. Triple H – HHH goes KKK"]]

->Don’t be too quick to thank a soldier today, America: you could be talking to one of the really shitty ones! This is your Veteran’s Day message from ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', America’s foremost military-themed comic strip.
-->--'''''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon''''', [[http://joshreads.com/?p=23579 "Man, ouch for that toupee, amiright"]]

->If you come across a damsel in distress, [[WoundedGazelleGambit surprise, she's not]]. She wanted you to come close so she could yank you off your horse and ride away laughing... The first time a woman in ''[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption Red Dead]]'' did this to me, I shot her off and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill started putting every bullet I owned into her face.]] Faces don't even have a word for what I did to her. About 20 bullets in, my girlfriend woke up from her nap and asked what the hell I was doing. I explained that I wanted everyone, even the coyotes eating this bitch's remains to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem know the penalty for horse thievin']]. She mumbled something about crazy, but I wasn't listening. Paying attention to women was how I got into this whole corpse-mutilating pickle in the first place.
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-red-dead-redemption-hates-women/ "6 Things Red Dead Redemption Taught Me About (Hating) Women"]]

->Now onto the message of the movie. The movie’s message is clear as Anne Bancroft flat out says it. All you need to cure cancer (and all diseases) are [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve faith]]. Yes people, if you are dying of cancer it’s only because you people don’t [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve BELIEVE]] enough. Oh and doctors like [Woody] Harrelson’s character that want to cure people and heal them; they are [[ScienceIsBad the REAL problem]]. Don’t be fooled, they are the ones really making you sick. Can you really think of anything more grotesque or malicious? Saying the Haitians made a deal with the devil is pretty bad not quite in my opinion. It is moronic but [[http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2012/06/338-pat-robertson.html coming from the source]] you are not surprised. You are surprised when you are [[{{Anvilicious}} torpedoed by the message]] of ''The Sunchaser''.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/the-sunchaser-1996-michael-cimino/ on]] ''The Sunchaser'' (1996)

->Marriage smooths out all of your relationship's wrinkles, you know? Living with someone and all of their issues would never exacerbate small problems or re-hash old demons. That NEVER happens.
-->--'''''Jezebel''''', [[http://jezebel.com/the-horrible-life-lessons-i-learned-from-think-like-a-m-1594925728 "The Horrible Life Lessons I Learned From Think Like a Man Too"]]

->So don't worry, girls. Some kind of 'Fairy Godmother' will sweep into your life at any moment, and find you a man to take care of everything. Just keep wishing!
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''', ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_16905_7-classic-disney-movies-that-taught-us-terrible-lessons.html 7 Classic Disney Movies That Taught Us Terrible Lessons]]'''''

->''Film/AmericanSniper''. More like ''American Humblebragger'', AM I RIGHT? Here was every scene of ''American Sniper'':\\\
'''SOLDIER 1:''' "Bro, was that the 90th baby you shot?"\\
'''CHRIS KYLE:''' "[Super humble] Aw, shucks, I dunno."\\
'''SOLDIER 2:''' "Dude! You just tagged your 100th street vendor! You get free tickets to Lady Antebellum for that!"\\
'''CHRIS KYLE:''' "[Kicks dirt] Just doin' my job, I reckon."\\
'''SOLDIER 3:''' "Are you Sergeant Kyle? Hoo, boy, my platoon was in deep shit until you dropped an anvil on that special-needs child holding a wheelbarrow full of C4!"\\
'''CHRIS KYLE:''' "[Shakes head] I ain't no hero."\\\
Finally, a war movie that says that war is good, and that war has closure so long as you ice the sniper on the other team, and that you can TOTALLY shake off PTSD if you just, like, go out into the woods with a couple of crippled vets and fire some guns. GUNS: IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN'T DO?!
-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-hater-s-guide-to-the-2015-oscars-1686621568 Drew Magary]]''', "The Hates Guide to the 2015 Oscars"

->I think I get the message of the story. Christianity is good, and most, if not all, women are evil skanks who should die. And so do anyone else who celebrate any other religion. And bands that are supposedly "evil". And women in power, gays, and those who have disabilities.\\\
That is one fucked-up message.
-->-- From {{@/Arcadiarika}}'s liveblog of ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/lb_i.php?lb_id=13208528280B41180100&i_id=13213691210I38620100&p=10 The Evil Gods I]]''

->''“Let this be a lesson, kids.” Steel said, “Stealing is a-okay and if anyone calls you out on it, feel free to have them punished in absolutely horrible ways.”''
-->-- '''[[http://tohokari-steel.deviantart.com/art/OTD-Ratatoing-469993135 Tohokari-steel's]]''' review of ''[[TheMockbuster Ratatoing]]''

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[[folder:Web Video]]

->Hey, kids! Gambling is '''''GOOD''''' for you! Gamble '''''CONSTANTLY!'''''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''[='s=] card battles

->'''Janeway:''' We're in this situation because we shared technology with Hirogen to begin with.\\
'''Chuck:''' ''(nasally Janeway imitation)'' And we've learned the valuable lesson '''sharing is bad.'''\\
'''Janeway:''' I won't make the same mistake twice.\\
'''Chuck:''' My idea of dealing with a problem is [[{{Unperson}} killing whomever it affected.]]
-->--''{{Website/SFDebris}}'' on ''Star Wars: Voyager'', "Flesh and Blood"

->Let this be a lesson to you: Men and women can't be friends. Every single guy (or girl) she talks to, [[AnythingThatMoves she's banging.]]
-->--'''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows''', "One Hit Wonderland" ("Just a Friend")

->So all is well, and it turns out Bernie actually stole $3 million and not just two, so [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster they get to live happily ever after as criminals]] who've learned ''nothing'' during the film's duration! Oh look, and Bernie is still dead.
-->--'''{{WebVideo/MikeJ}}''' on ''Film/WeekendAtBernies 2''

->I sold my soul for a vagina and a man I don't know!
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''', on why she hates ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''

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[[folder:Western Animation]]

->Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->At first, I was happy to be learning how to read. It seemed exciting and magical. But then I read this: ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage, and because of this piece of shit, '''I'm never reading again!'''
-->--'''Officer Barbrady''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

->[[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer Never deny your rowdy nature, paladins!]] [[HypocriticalHumor And don't take advice from old people!]]
-->-- '''Old lady''', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

->'''[= SpongeBob=]:''' I used to have a dream.\\
'''Mr. Krabs:''' Yeah? I used to have a kidney stone. ''Everything passes eventually''. Now stop dreaming and work for a living.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''

->I mean, [[WhoWritesThisCrap what kind of idiotic writer]] tells children that it's okay to be continuously playing pranks on everyone? We're raising a generation of assholes, that's what we're doing.
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Celestia]]''', ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''

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[[folder:Real Life]]

->I don't believe [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong you should always go along with the group]]. What about thinking for yourself? What about developing your own personality and viewpoint? What about doing things because you decide they're the right thing to do, not because the majority ruled and you got outvoted? We weren't allowed to teach any of that. We had to teach kids to join gangs. And then to do whatever the rest of the gang wanted to do. What a stupid thing to teach children.
-->-- '''Mark Evanier''', writer of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''

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