Main Skewed Priorities Discussion

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09:40:11 PM Sep 6th 2016
We need a Playing With page for this.
09:27:16 PM Nov 21st 2012
edited by Candi
Under Real Life:

"The Armed Forces in any country, any nation, could be the Trope Namer."

Wouldn't this be more of 'your mileage may vary" then an example?

"Lucius: The public is in danger!

Honey: My evening's in danger!

Lucius: You tell me where my suit is, woman! We are talking about the greater good!

Honey: 'Greater good?' I am your wife! I'm the greatest good you are ever gonna get!"

Don't know if this comment should go in the article, so putting it here:

The stupidest part of Honey's attitude is that Frozone didn't see the movie monster mech on the news or get a phone call; the damn thing had just walked by their windows. Even if she didn't see it, it's hard to understand how she missed ALL the thumping, crashing, smashing, and shrieking of fleeing civilians. Plus the way it was shaking the ground at each step because of its weight. (Even in the skyscraper, some vibrations should carry.) I don't know if it's an up to eleven attitude or what, but her sheer perverseness is astounding.
07:18:27 AM Dec 15th 2011
edited by 20LogRoot10
I'm pretty sure this example doesn't count, since it's not about priorities:

  • In one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Gaang stops at a town where they get their fortunes told. When the woman tells Aang's fortune, she takes in a shocked breath and tells him quite dramatically that he will the crux of an enormous battle that will decide the fate of the entire world! Aang's response?
    Aang: Yeah, yeah, I know all that already. Did it say anything about a girl?
    • This is understandable, as Aang is twelve years old and just beginning to notice girls, i.e. Katara.
    • Also, he kinda knew that. You know, part and parcel of being the Avatar.

If it does, please rewrite it before putting it back on the page. Repair, Don't Respond and all that.

These examples look like the priorities work(note the replies):

  • Bob Lee Swagger from Shooter:
    I don't think you understand - these people killed my dog.

  • In Pokémon, Team Rocket has taken on the trait of thinking of ways that Giovanni could use a Pokémon, rather than the rarity of it. For instance, they try to make plans to steal a Bronzong, a rare Pokémon. They decide to just steal Buizel because they can't find a way that Giovanni could use the Bronzong and that not being able to do anything with it would make him mad.
    • To be fair, this is because the one time they did steal a rare but useless Pokémon (Misty's Togepi) and presented it to him, he became angry with them for giving him a useless Pokémon.
11:24:18 AM May 15th 2015
Adding back that Avatar the last airbender example; its totally skewed priorities, exactly as written: "Never mind the end of the world, did it say anything about me getting a date?"

(Kind of surprised no one's done it before now.)
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