What things do you see all the time on TV or in Films?

Sorry if a repeat point but, long discussions before a fight. Generally seen in Westerns. Think of all the classic, pre-dust up discussion scenes - 'I'm gonna f****** hit you all' from Dead Man's Shoes; Clint Eastwood rescuing the Asian girl in Gran Torino. A long chat which, in reality, would either not have happened, or would quickly have turned to action.
 

DaManBugs

LE
Book Reviewer
Angry people will always have a desk close-by that they can sweep everything off it onto the floor, or a wall TV that they can throw a whisky glass at.
... or a handy mirror they can punch/drop the nut on.

MsG
 

morsk

LE
Angry people will always have a desk close-by that they can sweep everything off it onto the floor
I never understood that. Why do that? You only have to pick it all up again.
 

NSP

LE
Still not comfortable seeing him described as a hero to be honest.
But...but...but... Everyone knows that he's a true working class hero, champion of the oppressed masses and all-round ocean-going c*** good egg.
 

skeetstar

Old-Salt
Whenever there is a club or disco scene, they're playing staid music that no one's ever heard before.

Dogs have daft names like Marley.

Any vicar or pastor type is always crooked, or a complete utter useless wet.

In the Middle Ages men wear their armour all the time.
Despite this, men wearing heavy full body armour can easily dispatched by a single sword stroke from a Viking or Scot dressed in their everyday working clothes.

There is always a car parking space for the hero just outside the hotel, shop club etc. This is always the only vacant space on the street.

Napoleonic canons don't recoil.

Though killed by a .455 boxer round from a martini Henry, Zulus show no sign of injury.

Band of brothers.. All British soldiers are cockneys..
.kevin Costner still looks 20th century cool even though he is playing 10th century Robin Hood.
 

Issi

War Hero
In the Middle Ages, everything either costs a single coin (that has to be flicked to the recipient), or a velvet bag of coins, nothing in between.
An ale - that'll be one coin please.
Information on the whereabouts of a villain, or to buy a horse - that'll be an entire bag of coins please.
 

TAFKA

Swinger
Empty automatic weapons magically re-cock themselves as our hero dry clicks three times to emphasise the fact that he* is out of ammo.

*Other gender heroes are also available
 
When the detectives/FBI agents feel qualified to storm buildings with a SWAT team even though they are only wearing suits and carrying piddly pistols.
Sometimes can be seen leading them too.
That's fair enough, the suits are bullet proof and you can't trust the lid to do anything right..

Of coures a proper detective gets down to his wife beater and gaffer tapes his weapon to his back

Yippee ki yay motherfucker

 
Cars on stakeouts always face the wrong direction requiring a wheel squealing u-turn when the target leaves.
"SHUT IT"
 
In the Middle Ages, everything either costs a single coin (that has to be flicked to the recipient), or a velvet bag of coins, nothing in between.
An ale - that'll be one coin please.
Information on the whereabouts of a villain, or to buy a horse - that'll be an entire bag of coins please.
Also, no one buys swords. It is always 'This was your father's sword, son. Use it wisely, as he did'. How did smiths stay in business?
 
If there's a steamed up mirror in the bathroom the villain will be revealed as soon as it gets wiped,
 
When the Sergeant or Officer goes into the barrack room and askes 'Where's Jones?' he is always revealed behind a locker door. Never the response 'He's in the bogs, said he was gong for a wank and a dump'
 
Coppers always rush into a house before the rest of the cops get to the back door allowing buddy to run out and jump the garden fence. In a building it will be a fire escape right outside the window, or a convenient dumpster filled with soft boxes to jump into.
 

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