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- Kill the earworm/STEP IN TIME/Kill the earworm/STEP IN TIME/Nary a reason/Nary a rhyme/Kill the earworm/STEP IN TIME!
Lex Logic: on the Ice Cream Koan "Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you" in Bad Street Brawler: "Seanbaby pointed out that this doesn't jibe with the point of the game, since putting on a yellow diaper and kicking midgets is just blatantly troubling trouble." Didn't even know it was from just 2 days ago before deciding to put it here.
- In my day it used to be "Like stealing candy from a baby". That's actually really easy since babies sleep a lot and don't take any serious precautions to prevent having their candy stolen. Sometimes they don't even notice it's gone. Kids these days just don't have the patience and foresight to plan these things out properly. Walking right up and grabbing the candy in broad daylight, of course you have to expect complications.
- "A Dissimile is like when you eat a banana, but, instead of peeling it you compare it to another thing that is not entirely unlike it. Also, instead of eating it, you deconstruct the comparison. And it doesn't necessarily have to be a banana, either, or any other kind of fruit for that matter. Actually, it is nothing like eating a banana."
- Gannon Banned: Irish names prefixed "Mc" are not uncommon. Sometimes people still decide to laugh at the author for not knowing that names starting "Mc" are Scottish. Nobody knows what happens to these people but we suspect zombie bandito robot pirates are involved. God have mercy on their souls.
User:Old Man Ho Oh: I'm slowly sifting through natter on said page (booo), but props to whoever described on Doctor Whos High Octane Nightmare Fuel page The Sarah Jane Adventures Nightmare Man as a cross between Ledger and Nicholson's Jokers.
User:Camacan: To the troper who added the Gunnerkrigg Court picture to Techno Babble. It's a witty example of the trope. It has a reaction shot in the background and the obliviousness of the babblers carries it nicely. Plus it's presented as straight dialog so the reader is in the babble before they know it.
- "A few years shy of being a toddler" is a fetus, vanishingly few of which are wandering Hawai'i unsupervised.
I'm Commander Shepard. And these are my favorite fan fics in the internet
What a perfect way to insert a meme/endorsement.
User:Real Slim Shadowen: A-thank-yew.
- Myself is reflexive - when you're both the subject and the object. "I wet myself", "I touch myself" and "I cut myself" are all OK (grammatically, that is)
User:Bronzethumb: Seconded! They're brilliantly written with excellent use of potholing and just generally fun to read. A great example of why a great fandom makes watching a great show even greater.
User:alliterator: To whomever put all references to the Silence in spoiler tags on the "Day of the Moon" recap page: thank you. Now, I keep reading what's in those spoiler tags, but forgetting what they say as soon as I stop highlighting.
User:Grimace: I see what you did there. I didn't do it, but I see...something. Huh. What were you talking about again?
- Also, if history prior to 1963 had been severely changed, the first Doctor would never have settled on Earth with Susan, changing the entire cause of his life, which in turn throws the entire history of the universe into turmoil. The 21st century could easily have ended up with Sutekh and the Fendahl fighting over a Silurian dominated earth, where the dinosaurs never went extinct.
- LEGO. Crack is not only cheaper, but way less time-consuming, and doesn't take up nearly as much space in your closet. Also, standing on pieces of crack does not hurt your feet half as much.
User:Camacan: To whoever contributed the prancing martial artist picture to Martial Arts Do Not Work That Way. It's hilarious, captures the very essence of impractical absurdity in elaborate fictional marital arts, but isn't mean-spirited or heavy-handed. Well done.
User:thatother 1 dude: I searched that page and have no idea what you're referring to.
User:geoduck: I assume it's referring to the picture at the top of the page.
User:Camacan: Correct! Added note.
User:Haven: Meant to come in here to give it to her myself. On top of just seconding this, though, I would like to give her a separate but related MOW for dusting herself off and continuing even after she was temporarily banned due to a misunderstanding in the midst of this project. I think most people, even if they had the energy to devote to this, would have stopped, out of the sudden loss of momentum if nothing else.
Anonymous Mc Cartney Fan: I am impressed. Guesses don't get much wilder than that.
User:Sonic Lover: It's that big long one at the end, right? The one about Cartoon Network being a Parallel Dimension, capitalized exactly like that?
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L: I'm kind of surprised that Googling "and from having seen a few" returns so many results.
User:Sonic Lover: Why'd you Google that in the first place?
User:bluepenguin: L, that's because "I can tell from the X and from having seen a few Y in my day" is a meme.
I totally Loled.
User:Madrugada: I'd like to give a big made of win to User:St Fan for his ongoing effort to change display titles that include particles like "of" "the" and "and" to show appropriate capitalization. It's the kind of small but time-consuming thing that made the whole wiki look better.
User:Citizen: Oh, that was me. I also stuck it on my troper page.
- St Thomas Aquinas believed that the righteous in Heaven will be able to observe the torments of the wicked in Hell; the better to enjoy their blessedness. This is probably the harshest demonstration of the second kind of Expectation Lowerer, with gloating and schadenfreude on a celestial level.
Not only does it neatly sum up a pretty warped idea of divine happiness, but the pothole just makes it.
That is the absolute most perfect description of that scene I can possibly imagine. XD
User:Grev: Thing is, that was an entirely literal description of the scene at hand.
- Then again, the whole story of Lot is basically an extended Your Mom joke leveled at the Moabites and Ammonites, rivals of the Israelites, so the Moral Dissonance could be intentional.
Curtmack: Too old to accurately source (although Killomatic added the last bit), but this entry on Lyrical Nanoha is brilliant:
nrjxll: Not sure who did it, but one goes to whoever put this line in the description of Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You:
"This trope is often used in movies themselves as well, although the MPAA prohibits its usage in green-band (all ages) trailers, as children are vulnerable to fictional bullets."
So be careful when watching those trailers, kids!
- Have I Got News for You once featured a picture of a Somalian pirate ship named... Titan Uranus.
- The Fantastic Four have a rather wide ranging gallery, from Galactus to Doctor Doom to The Red Ghost and his Super Apes. It says something, however, that their "Oh, right, it's Tuesday again. And right in the middle of Andy Griffith." foes are most of the universe's "Anyone know a really, really interventionist deity?" foes. (Obviously, this does not apply to the Super Apes.)
You want a dwarf? There's your goddamn dwarf. You want some better graphics? Screw you. Dwarves can do lots of stuff. Like digging. Can you dig? Hell no. Play Dwarf Fortress.
User:thatother 1 dude: I believe that was nominated quite a while ago.
User:Redhead: And it's from a 4chan image that's been floating around online.
User:T-Jack: Seconded, especially the "right outside Jay's apartment window" bit.
User:Spiri Tsunami: Yes, the format is unfortunately a bit Troper Tales-ish, but there's no way to fit this in otherwise because it's not that kind of trope. Sadly, I don't know who this was because most of the history was consumed by the repeated vandalisms.
- I once failed an English test for basing the entirety on the note written by Mark Twain for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Page is The Walrus Was Paul. While we're at it, a second TV Tropes Made of Win Archive to be split between Luc, Ronnie Beta, Dinsdale, Mouser, and Starship Troper for restoring the page in the wake of the vandalism. Starship actually did it twice, so he deserves a larger share of the MOW.
- It could be argued that Harry didn't break the Accords. Harry is a wizard of the White Council, and he took offensive action towards a Warden of the White Council. Is it really a violation if a singular political entity hits itself with a chair?
- In Ultimate Spider-Man, the search engine used by Peter Parker is called Goggle.
- Simply put, the Zerg are still always going to be the chaotic alien swarm race, and killing the Overmind still NEEDED to happen (it was still brainwashed by the Fallen One and wanted to die). It's just now we've learned the Zerg were altered from their original, peaceful, Xel'Naga origins. I don't think we need to worry about Hydralisks with monocles ordering from Khorhal Cafe just yet. Remember, the Hybrids can control Zerg as cannon fodder. Heart of the Swarm will likely include Kerrigan subverting PART of the swarm to counter the Fallen One.
Because of you I am now incapable of forgetting the image of Hydralisks with monocles. You joke about it now but now that the Worgen are what they are, all bets are off.
Take film noir, a generous dose of high school intrigue, a dash of David Lynch, and toss them all into a blender. What you get is probably going to be Brick, that or charges for the murder of David Lynch.
- Your Honour, The Elder Gods would like to plead guilty, except that they have no concept of guilt. ...also, they want permission to use the buffet, that being what they prefer to call the jury.
- A plea of no contest is entered. Permission to eat the jury is deniAAAAAAARrrrrggghhhh....
He doesn't do anything! He just stands there! Menacingly!
- Like Tom Cruise, [Julia Roberts] seems to have crossed some event horizon into whatever is beyond acting. She is the entity called Julia Roberts. Sometimes this entity makes a film. The advertising posters will declare Julia Roberts to be in a film. The public will base their decision on whether or not to see this film solely on this fact... eerie.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: She has a Grimoire and thinks she's the hero of the story. And calls Clan Gully the chorus, except one usually doesn't try to kill the chorus even in Greek Tragedy....
User:Madrugada: I'd like to award one to User:Catalogue for spotting the need for a page explaining why potholing to a irrelevant or only tangentially-related trope is generally a bad idea, and opening up a discussion that led to the page on Sinkholes.
User:Zadia: A Made of Win to everyone who not only created a well-written, informative page on Australian Politics, they made it an entertaining read. Congratulations, you actually managed to make politics interesting.
User:Death To Squishies: If Troper Tales are subject to being awarded MoWs, then allow me to nominate User:Poptart Tan for this little anecdote from Cut His Heart Out With a Spoon, which made me smile for a straight 20 minutes:
- This Troper tried to invoke this on her dad when they were messing around, but it came out wrong. (She said "you'll have to breathe through your lungs." She meant that they'd be in front of his face.) He replied, "And when I'm done with you, you'll be walking on TWO LEGS!"
FLCL. It's like Mind Rape, but in the opposite direction—your brain is just as broken, and you're just as confused, but you feel good. Not really sure why, though. Would that make it Consensual Mind Screw? I'd say more like Mind-Lovemaking. Yup, with some Mind-Bondage and Mind-Tickling.
Fallen Legend Kudos for Madrugada. By a mile my favorite moderator. She helped and actually read my non trope contributions ([[["Analysis]]/Escapism|Analysis"] and So You Want To/Be Original. she is very nice helpful and patient. Definitively a great troper. And to Jate 88 for his invaluable help on my YKTTW, he rocks! And Sithking Zero For his awesome help on my future trope 'useless boyfriend'. You Guys rock!
User:Madrugada Aw, shucks. *digs in the dirt with her toe* You're very welcome.
- Mass Effect 2 invokes this trope, while also proving that QT Es can be fun.
Eclipse Trooper: I've got nothing more to say to you. If you-
Shepard: How 'bout "goodbye."
The sound effect is what does it for me!
User:Schrau: That one was me. Thanks!
Moogi From I Take Offense to That Last One: 'The way I see it, a person should be able to do whatever they feel comfortable with in the privacy of their own sex dungeon without being labeled a Nazi.' Out of context, that's hysterical!
User:Sonic Lover: Is there any context in which that sentence wouldn't be hysterical?
If Adolf Hitler said it
- Would an Earth pound be three times as valuable on Mars, and six times as valuable on the moon?
- Old joke:
Two men are standing on a skyscraper. Suddenly, the first one jumps down. The other one expects him to die horribly, but to his surprise, the first guy just bounces off the pavement, bounces a few more times, until he comes to rest. The second guy inquires how this is possible. The first guy explains: "It's all in your mind. You just have to think you're a rubber ball, and you will bounce just like a ball."
- Inversion Punchline: "You're such an asshole, Superman."
- User:Frank 75: The joke (not the inverted punchline) is by me, thx.
User:Vuther A: Thank you, enero25, for the bottom paragraph of the explanation of the Hello, Sailor! trope's page. "Note that the British Navy abolished the practice of flogging in 1948, and that rum rations were discontinued in 1970. The modern navy runs on sodomy, and sodomy alone."
User:ROBRAM 89: I'm betting there's a source for that one, but seconded. Absolutely hilarious.
User:Vuther A: I would like to declare a Truth in Television example under Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful about Phryne from ancient Athens to be this. A bit Nattery, but it really went somewhere funny.
- In ancient Athens, a beautiful courtesan named Phryne was put on trial for a capital crime. Her defense consisted of stripping in court and asking the (all-male) jury if they were preferred to destroy this. She was acquitted.
- This makes slightly more sense if you are aware that, as far as the ancient Greeks were concerned, being beautiful was a gift from the gods and a sign of their favour.
- What would the verdict have been if it had been the men's wives on the jury?
- ^Screw the Gods, we have Fists!
- Maybe Even the Girls Want Her!
- This makes slightly more sense if you are aware that, as far as the ancient Greeks were concerned, being beautiful was a gift from the gods and a sign of their favour.
User:Dark Sasami: It can't be that old; it only aired a few months ago. And I have to second this, if only because I had given up in despair wondering how I could convince TV Tropes that a "Previously On..." card was a CMOA.
User:Vifetoile: Seconded. That page is excellent.
- Slvstr Chung: ...Wow, anybody read that page? I just kind of did it for my own edification... But thanks, heehee!
** It may have been intened to be a kids program, at least the initial idea. The creator, however, suffered from depression problems, and he had something of a meltdown midway through the series. While the show had been dark before, there had at least been lighthearted moments, and characters seemed to be developing in a positive route; Things started to go downhill after that point, (much like a rolling stone hurling off a cliff into a pit of acid, lava, piranhas, and toenail clippings.)
User:Sonic Lover: How exactly would piranhas survive in a mixture of acid and lava?
- D Roy: GOD! way seconded!
User:thatother 1 dude: Nominated nearly a year ago.
User:Dragon Quest Z: I confess I just cropped the picture from a demotivator, and used the caption. So whoever wrote that outside this site deserves the credit.
User:D Roy: I would like give two nominations
- The picture in Little Miss Almighty. I KNEW I'd see that picture used in this site!
- The caption for Girl in a Box. Couldn't ask for better one.
User:ROBRAM 89: Seconded and asking for source, because I've wanted that shirt forever.
User:Paul A: It's a cute picture, but it doesn't have anything to do with what the trope is actually about.
User:Jack 5: Seconded. Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! Especially the captions for Manda and Mechani-Kong!
User:Nightsky: Seconded. +1 Internet.
User:Vifetoile: I have never actually read If on a winter's night a traveler, but the page is so interesting I really want to read the book now! Congratulations to the people involved - of whom I can tell Micah and Foamer are responsible.
User:Micah: Thanks. I didn't do a whole lot to the page, but I love the book; I hope you enjoy it!
User:alliterator: I created the page and wrote most of the intro, so I will gladly accept some of the Win. Mmm. Win.
- The yes-it-exists-and-the-world-is-more-awesome-for-it Metal Wolf Chaos people Richard find to be Metal Wolf sympathizers are killed along with their family members within four separations, their old classmates AND their friends and coworkers. Kevin Bacon is understandably concerned.
User:Schrau: I was the reprobate responsible for adding the Kevin Bacon comment to the original line some time last year, unfortunately I'm fairly certain the 6DoKB didn't exist at the time, else I would've potholed it in... Actually, scratch that. It's much more subtle for it.
User:Mr Death: One to User:Brit Bllt for folderizing and especially naming the folders in the Just Bugs Me/Final Fantasy VII page. My favorite being, "Man, Cloud's missed work all year! Hope he feels better soon!"
User:Sonic Lover: I see your "Man, Cloud's missed work all year..." and raise you "Take my town, please!" and "Can't buy me FF7". Why can't more pages be so whimsically foldered?
User:Sgt Frog 1: I agree. While pages like Blatant Lies and Gratuitous Japanese have different, funny folder names, more pages should. Although, like everything, we shouldn't overdo it, like Freudian Slippery Slope. The beginning paragraph is barely readable due to the writer shoehorning every sexual, lewd, and raunchy term he or she could probably think of.
User:Spell Blade: Wow. Seconded.
User:Triple Elation: Nthed. Just wow.
User:Dante 668: Seconded. A lot.
User:Madrugada: Oh, so very seconded!
User:Phoenix Fire: Thirded. That's hilarious.
User:Dales Kaine: Fifthed.
User:Pykrete: Oh, wow. Awesome.
User:Zadia: Oh, I love it so.
User:Maverick 8187 What are we on, eight now, right? Even got my roommate with this one.
Note that on Jan 5th, 2011, it was confirmed that there are no reliable sources willing to confirm his identify as Batman.
User:Mr Death: Heh, I'll take it.
Spiri Tsunami: Same here. I understand the original need to retire the I Am Not Making This Up page, because it really was getting overused (which was unfortunate, because there are a few occasions--mostly involving Real Life examples that sound too ludicrous to be anything but fiction--where it really, really is necessary), but it was a fun page.
User:thatother 1 dude: No one actually agreed to the picture on Image Pickin' did they? And really, what's so "win" about just taking an image from a fairly popular webcomic?
Arutema: Erm, the fact that it perfectly demonstrates the concept.
Reiko Kazama: One to whoever finally did this. And this was some time after I agreed with whoever said it should have its own Funny page.
Elevator Child: Whoever added the note on the House of Leaves WMG page about how Navidson documenting the house caused it to disappear. You saved the slightly disappointing Power of Love ending for me, added a healthy dose of Mind Screw, and it has a good probability of being canon. I think I love your brain.
Continued in Made of Win Archive Late 2010.