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Suggestion: Kick The Dog get usage counts

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Biff kicks more dogs before lunch than you do all day.

edited 15th Mar '12 1:18:47 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
I don't see the need to change a classic image that's been around forever.

 3 Deboss, Thu, 15th Mar '12 2:47:27 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I find the G.I. Joe one funnier, but it's a literal example of a metaphorical title. It's a tossup for me.
The GI Joe one is hilarious, and fits the trope both literally and metaphorically. I think the idea that it might cause people to think too literally is a small risk.
 
 5 Willbyr, Thu, 15th Mar '12 4:11:56 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Definitely prefer the current, although I really hate the caption.
 7 Shadow Hog, Thu, 15th Mar '12 7:30:25 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Avatar by Neoriceisgood
I see rodney already pulled the caption (it was one of those "[X] shows us how it's done" ones). So... alternatives?

"Wants to rule the world. Leads uprisings in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Kidnaps scientists, businessmen and military leaders. Kicks dogs."
Moon
 8 Willbyr, Thu, 15th Mar '12 7:33:08 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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"Dictator. Murderer. Kidnapper. Terrorist. Puppy punter."

edited 15th Mar '12 7:33:54 AM by Willbyr

[up] That one's better, as it's shorter.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
Keep the original.

On the matter of the caption, if I recall, at some point it was something along the lines of "Cobra Commander is really a cat person".

edited 15th Mar '12 10:33:56 AM by ThePope

The name, image, and quote are all about literally kicking literal dogs. It's not a "small risk". TRS thread about it.

edited 16th Mar '12 10:28:32 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Considering how widespread the trope is among this site, I don't think literalism is a problem.

 13 Shadow Hog, Thu, 15th Mar '12 1:26:16 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Avatar by Neoriceisgood
@8 - maybe append "Oh yeah, he's evil."

It'd help divert the focus from "he's kicking a dog!" to "he's kicking a dog - he must be evil!", if only a bit.
Moon
[up][up][up] Some people are advocating an image for kicking the dog that does not involve a dog. Meanwhile, If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten has a picture of someone being asked to eat a puppy. I think it's actually possible to try too hard.
 
How about for the Kick the Dog Film subpage? Instead of:


edited 16th Mar '12 10:19:17 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
That's...pretty goddamned awful. I had to stare for like 10 seconds before I could even see Lotso holding a cane.

 17 boobustuber, Fri, 16th Mar '12 10:34:30 PM from A land of potatoes
sells apples and apple accessories
He just looks like he's poking him. He could be trying to get him to listen for all I know.

 18 Catalogue, Sat, 17th Mar '12 4:49:38 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I thought it's not supposed to have an image?

The OP image can at least go to the Film subpage. I can't gauge how much literalism is an issue.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Literal dog kicking can be an example of the trope, so I really don't see an issue with the current picture.

Also, Kick the Dog was dragged into TRS not because it is being over-used for dog kicking and underused for non-dog-kicking, but because it is being used for any mean act whatsoever, which suggests that Tropers as a whole are not mistaking this for a trope limited to real dogs.

edited 17th Mar '12 7:22:35 AM by Catbert

 20 Willbyr, Sat, 17th Mar '12 7:28:08 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] If that's the case, then having the caption indicating the stuff he does makes even more sense.
I think having a more conventional evil villain makes this clearer, which is one reason I'm not crazy about the Biff image.

edited 17th Mar '12 7:52:00 AM by pawsplay

 
 22 Shadow Hog, Sat, 17th Mar '12 7:53:08 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Avatar by Neoriceisgood
Actually, the Biff image would work swell on the Film/ subpage.
Moon
 23 Willbyr, Sat, 17th Mar '12 8:32:15 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Agreed. Cobra Commander could be moved to the Comic Books subpage as well.
Egh. I like Cobra Commander on the main page.

Not to mention he's much more TV-centric than he is comic-centric.

As a multimedia character, Cobra Commander is a great choice for the main page.
 
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