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03:14:21 PM Oct 26th 2011
edited by PassTheWord
Why is 4chan not the page image? It really is the best example. People are going to understand the trope insistently with 4chan, but right now you have to read the caption to understand. Also, most of the links here are from 4chan.
03:30:37 PM Apr 19th 2014
(Yes, I know this is old)

because 4Chan is pretty much the-site-that-shall-not-be-named around here because we have a strained relationship with them.
08:46:45 AM Apr 20th 2014
Also, 4chan is not as well known as you think it is, and this image shows the trope without having to know much.
05:54:55 PM Sep 18th 2011
I never got it. If it's a "wretched hive of scum and villainy", why does Obi-Wan drink there? I wouldn't walk into my local and say "What a wretched hive of scum and villainy", even if it were! For one thing it would be horribly rude and for another, I'd probably get a clip round the ear from the barman.
04:42:47 AM Oct 19th 2010
This example looks a bit marginal.

  • Midgar in Final Fantasy VII approaches this. The slums at least.
    • The city part of Midgar is actually quite civilized, with Shinra security patrolling the streets.
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