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05:00:28 PM Sep 19th 2013
Vietcong in the Korean War??
11:03:46 AM Dec 16th 2011
edited by TrevMUN
Pulling this:

31st Jul '11 12:04:46 PM Iam The Caligula
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*** You Did Not Do The Research and got it the wrong way around, dude. Tesla was the one who was a theoretical genious and could put complex pieces of machinery together in his mind alone, while Edison went for The Determinator approached just put some stuff together until it produced the desired results. It can be perfectly summed up with two quotes by the men themselves:
Edison: I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.
Tesla: If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.

A prime example of an Accuracy Attack rant, Responding with a Justifying Edit to argue someone else's second-level bullet point, all while kicking it off with a pothole that conveniently accuses the other troper of being completely ignorant.

"You Did Not Do The Research, dude, but I did!"

There's really no excuse for this kind of thing.
11:42:24 PM Dec 19th 2011
edited by TrevMUN
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19th Dec '11 10:48:43 AM JCCyC
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* Atheists have hijacked this trope to bash religion, in this case claiming that the afterlife is the "cake." As Steven Dutch points out in the "Consolatory" and "Nominal Religion" sections of this article, that kind of thinking misses the point—and many Atheists are guilty of the exact same thing.
* Atheists have made use of this trope to bash religion, in this case claiming that the afterlife is the "cake."

False claim of Conversation in the Main Page, which is what "natter" is. Conversational edits involve tropers adding sub-examples to argue against the example they are "replying" to.

Please do not use the concept of Natter to justify your modifying or removing of Single-Bullet Examples You Don't Like.
08:40:43 AM Apr 22nd 2011
Shouldn't Super Mario 64 be added to this list? Peach lures Mario to her castle saying she's baked a cake for him, but even after you save everyone, there is no cake. Not even a hint of one.
08:42:18 AM Apr 22nd 2011
The ending image shows the cake.
07:04:42 PM Mar 3rd 2011
I put in a quote by Keynes...

I just thought it was absolutely brilliant and he goes into a very, very long diatribe about how we are constantly promised 'cake' (as in money, retirement, security, etc...) but in the end, it's... not going to materialize, it's just an illusion not meant for you. Hence the quote. —Snowdream
02:07:57 PM Jan 11th 2011
Shouldn't there be a cross-reference to creation of a hero? Of course, this is tied in with moving the goalposts and never-ending blackmail and all of that, but for this specific trope, the protagonist in Portal doesn't work against Gla DOS until it is clear cake is not soon in coming.
01:35:21 PM Dec 8th 2010
Upon scrolling to the bottom of the page, I saw an ad. With a cake in it.
03:01:39 PM Oct 14th 2010
edited by superslinger2007
Portal may still have popularized the trope, but just posted a clip from All in the Family which is from season 4 episode "Archie Feels Left Out". The Ur-Example clip is here: YouTube episode:
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