01:07:10 PM Nov 15th 2017
I'd like to get rid of the Burma-Shave entry under advertising, for two reasons: 1) It suffers from Conversation in the Main Page, breaking from the tone the wiki should have. 2) It's not really an example, as the last bullet point explains.
02:04:22 AM May 6th 2017
One of the paragraph mention the cream had no calories. But cream is what gives the most energies in an ice cream.
10:27:38 AM Jul 24th 2016
"Of course, some would argue that all koans are Ice Cream Koans, but then again others would argue that all Ice Cream Koans are genuine Koans. It's most likely a difference in intent (and/or pretension) that distinguishes the two. " To use the ice cream metaphor, there is fine Italian gelato using the finest ingredients made with love by people who really know ice-cream. And then there's cheap artificial crap using cheap synthetic ingredients, bulked out with fresh air, which remains Margaret Thatcher's contribution to food science. Thank you, Margaret.
05:47:41 PM Nov 4th 2015
- The Like Likes in The Legend of Zelda are supposedly named for the fictitious proverb "Shield Eaters and World Leaders have many likes alike."
08:49:49 PM Nov 4th 2015
edited by jormis29
edited by jormis29
"Shield eater" does not refer to vikings it refers to the fact that Like Likes eat Link's shields in the games. Here's a page on the translation and the translated proverb is called "indecipherable" in Smash Bros.
05:39:21 PM Nov 4th 2015
- "The more you know, the more you Kohl's." -Utterly nonsensical slogan that plays over the PA in Kohl's department stores every five minutes.
03:51:53 PM Aug 30th 2013
Another example is in the TV series Banacek, his "old Polish proverbs". The one about the red dress is the only one that makes sense. Editing just looks too scary for me, if someone wants to edit that in please go ahead.
02:28:44 PM Dec 7th 2011
Some of these are neither Koans nor Ice Cream Koans, but maxims we're just unfamiliar with. "An ass may do the work of an ox in a time of no horses" —Make do with what you've got. A bad tool may be the best you have. We phrase this as "Any old port in a storm". and ""When many expect a mighty stallion they will find hooves on an ant". —You see what you expect to see. This one's about confirmation bias. If you expect to see a horse, you might mistake an ant for a horse.
11:09:14 PM Feb 27th 2011
The Trope Namer has no listed source, though it vaguely resembles something Jesus said: "To the one who has, more will be given; to the one who lacks, even what he has will be taken away."
08:11:01 AM Sep 5th 2010
Seven Seals: Removed this:
- Supposedly a zen koan, this exchange from the Halo expanded universe novel Ghosts of Onyx:
- Halsey: LIFE IS THE PATHEndless Summer: CAN THE PATH BE SEEN?Halsey: OBSERVE THE PATH AND YOU ARE FAR FROM ITEndless Summer: WITHOUT OBSERVATION HOW CAN ONE KNOW THEY ARE ON THE PATHHalsey: THE PATH CANNOT BE SEEN, NOR CAN IT BE UNSEEN. PERCEPTION IS DELUSION; ABSTRACTION IS NONSENSICAL. YOUR PATH IS FREEDOM. NAME IT AND IT VANISHES
02:31:02 AM Aug 30th 2010
Regarding the Ambassador Kosh example, the chosen phrase is actually one of his most intelligible statements in the series. Two aliens are trying to get legal support to prevent a life-saving operation on one of their people, Kosh is alive because a life-saving operation was carried out on him against his wishes, hence "The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote."