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masterofpirates
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11:45:25 PM Sep 15th 2011
Wait a minute, Limp Bizkit is supposed to be terrible? Since when?
MikeRosoft
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11:56:09 AM Jul 17th 2011
Removed:
  • The phrase 'Vox Populi Vox Dei' (the voice of the people is the voice of god) is frequently used by newscasters when doing "Man on the Street" interviews, and is synonymous with a pure democratic system. In actuality, the full phrase as coined by William of Malmesbury is 'Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit', or "And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness".
First, he didn't coin this saying; second, the quote is obviously a criticism of an existing saying.
Iaculus
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06:44:17 PM Mar 16th 2011
Can we have some mention on this page of the Troll Fic subtrope? I'd do it myself, but my connection isn't up to editing an article this size.
171.66.137.45
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04:06:47 PM Mar 8th 2010
edited by 171.66.137.45
Anonymous: Removed the following from the Film folder. The first remark is presumptuous, (unnecessarily) rude, and natter; the second remark is solipsistic (too Troper Tales?) and natter.
  • The movie version of Starship Troopers was very much this. Since it makes fun of America, the parody was perceived far better in other countries. Most Americans took it entirely seriously and either approved or disapproved depending on their personal level of jingoism.
    • Not only was the film satirical of the USA, but it also parodied the military, the US involvement in Vietnam, action films in general (Note the numerous Take That's toAliens) and the very book that the film was based on. How so many critics took the film with dead seriousness and gave it poor reviews is truly beyond my understanding.
68.0.157.113
11:03:29 PM May 5th 2010
Can we keep the Strawman Political "guy gets 'anti-immigrant' protestors to call for their own deportation" example out of here? Am I the only one who sees a difference between being against illegal immigration and ALL immigration?
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