Main When All Youhave Is A Hammer Discussion

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12:01:12 AM Nov 27th 2012
"Why, in a potential conflict with Russia alone, would Germany want to force France into fighting and risk getting Britain involved to boot? There are a couple of theories..."

It comes down to a couple things: one being that when the Schiefflen Plan was originally conceived of and developed, Britain and France were a LOT crankier towards each other then they were when WWI broke out. (The Plan was developed over the course of a decade or so.) It wasn't adapted for such wide-sweeping changes.

As for Germany attacking France... there was a really really really really complicated system of alliances, treaties, and whatnot in Europe at the time. Seen here in a Horrible Histories clip: (You might want headache medicine first.)
08:31:56 AM Jul 20th 2012
Can we put a different picture for this trope? Like Mr Mous said, there is no Star Wars entry, the picture itself is confusing, and there isn't even a hammer featured in that photo to justify the caption.

I suggest a picture of a character wielding a huge hammer, like John Egbert from Homestuck.
06:39:41 PM Apr 1st 2011
The quote is actually a beam me up scotty (check wikiquote), but for the moment I cant edit the page for some reason, could somebody kindly fix it (the actual quote is "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail".
02:03:56 PM Nov 13th 2010
I believe the page picture is unjustified, as there is no Star Wars entry and in any case the picture doesn't seem to fit the trope, as the Death Star wasn't used indiscriminately.
08:30:22 AM Jul 20th 2012
I second this notion, it doesn't relfect the trope well at all and personally, it confuses me. 'Now that's what I call a Hammer' for a Death Star flowchart?
11:38:21 PM Apr 29th 2010
edited by Anaheyla
The page picture has a spelling error, which is really bugging me. I've taken the liberty of correcting it, though I figure I should probly take it to forum first to prevent unnecessary whining.

12:41:06 PM Apr 30th 2010
Whining? For fixing a spelling error?

You worry too much. Don't be afraid to take initiative on obvious issues like this. Although admittedly, yeah, "strategy" really did need to be the same font as the other words.
09:31:34 PM Mar 21st 2010
edited by DarkInsanity13
•Evoked trope in "Hammerhead" by The Offspring

I'm rather curious as to how Hammerhead by The Offspring has anything to do with this trope other than the fact it has "hammer" in the title. There's no mention of using a particular skill in new and inventive ways, or anything regarding this trope. It starts off sounding like someone in a war, but then at the end of the song it's revealed to be about a school shooting. And isn't the term invoked not evoked? Pulling it because I don't see the relavence. Lyrics for reference purposes
09:29:16 PM Mar 21st 2010
Added I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC for his limited (but well used) special effects. Added Harry and Voldemort to the Harry Potter example Added using an orbital laser to cut a sandwich in half to Khrima's entry Rephrased Captain Planet's entry to comment that it's more of a subversion. Removed Legend of Zelda. Using a different weapon on each boss doesn't really qualify as this trope.

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