The following are references for use in articles that have not yet been created. I intend to eventually use them in an article either here, on Wikipedia, or on All The Tropes. Links may be bare at first, especially when pasted in using a tablet, and some of the writing is inherently "sloppy".
No, Two and a Half Men is not about a poli living with two baseline humans. I am disappoint.
Why I have a strange feeling when cosplaying as a poli: EIO
Tent for kids with no legs: Photoshop fail or poli acceptance? Yet NPSF3000 says a marooned pod of polis would return to the trees. Hence the HugglePod HangOut hanging play tent. Or other bamboo tech that Stone Age forest dwellers might invent.
On forgiveness: "Life is too short to quarrel." --"Little Never-upset" by Abbie Phillips Walker
There's a difference between impairment and disability. Sure, not having legs is an impairment. But if Spencer West hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands, and Jennifer Bricker is a tumbling champion (video), and Italo Romano can do skateboard tricks, and Vinod Thakur can breakdance (video), how is it a disability?
Sir Douglas Bader of the (British) Royal Air Force was a flying ace during World War II, with 20 victories and four assists. Because of a double amputation (AK/BK), he could stay conscious longer during acceleration maneuvers because less blood would drain from his brain to his residual legs. It's sometimes claimed, based on fan interpretation of the box art of Star Fox for Super NES and the cover of the Nintendo Power magazine article featuring Star Fox, that members of the Star Fox team had legs amputated for the same reason. An episode of Game Theory explores this possibility. But there's no evidence for this amputation after Star Fox 64 rebooted continuity.
Does the existence of Sad Sam and Honey, Betsey Clark, etc. mean that Precious Moments Inc. has no monopoly on PMI style teardrop eyes? On the other hand, compare the PMI-licensed Prayer Pal by Nûby/Luv n Care to the later non-PM Prayer Pal by Nûby that has a rounder, more generic upper lid. (It also has different clothes on non-angel characters and a different voice actor who doesn't merge /θ/ in "through" to /f/ or /ð/ in "their" to /d/.)
To an extent, a big brain helps a species avoid extinction. (Nature, via Slashdot) But there is a limit to this. Babies are helpless because a newborn's brain has to fit through the hole in mommy's pelvis, which is as big as it can be without losing the ability to run. It's called the obstetric dilemma, and it appears that an obstetrician in a chibiverse would need to cut the mother's hip open with a chainsaw.
Large eyes have one drawback: Neanderthal man may have died out because their eyes were 6 mm bigger to collect more light in higher latitudes. These eyes' signals needed more neurons to process, taking brain power away from social grooming and engineering. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B, via BBC, via Slashdot)
Pop-Tarts toaster pastries in the hands of kids are deadly weapons. Try these homemade pastries similar to Pop-Tarts that don't make your head swell up like the virulent monstrosity that is heavily refined carbs.
"My First Trick" on "Precious Moments Make Me Puke" by Winklepots reminds me of a lyric from "Reptile" by Nine Inch Nails.
AuntieMeme's entry "You're my sugar daddy", which placed #4 in a Cracked Photoplasty about Valentine's Day greeting fails, shows a Precious Moments drawing of a girl serving tea. A comment by MissFluffyPants suggests that super-deformed characters' clothes fasten with a back zipper or buttons.
Reportedly, a hydrocephalic head filled with 10% brain and 90% cerebrospinal fluid can still think properly. 
- Some split to User:Tepples/world-building
At this point, given all the acai spam in the early days of Pin Eight wiki, figure out how to include blueberries and other similar plants that don't especially grow on trees. And work in "come" linking to these NAR posts: "Seedless, We Promise" and "Don't Make Me Clean Up This One".
About character names: "Mortimer isn't a name for a children's cartoon, it's a name for an old British guy or his pet tortoise." So the name Tortimer for the mayor in the first three Animal Crossing games seems especially apt.
This gecko is a walking advertisement for Tom Nook's store.
- Some split to User:Tepples/tablets
Back in the early days of Nintendo DS flash cards, SD card adapters didn't support SDHC and were thus limited to 2 GB cards. So people aren't entirely unjustified in preferring 2 GB cards.
Unity has its own synonym problem.
A few people on Slashdot suggested about seven alternate names for the paint program GIMP.
"Nobody wears a watch anymore." They do if they don't want to get punched in the face and get their mouth wired shut for two and a half months.
Some Slashdot users call cell phones a luxury. Others are more reasonable and recognize them as a necessity in the era of dwindling availability of public pay phones. However, Wayne Gladstone of Cracked is under the impression that voice calls shall be used only for the most urgent purposes, leaving texting for everything else. This means people in the industrialized world are expected to own mobile phones with at least a QWERTY keyboard, not land lines or 10-key flip phones, and to subscribe to a mobile phone plan without an excessive fee to send and receive text messages. And providers of web-based services from Google to Facebook to Yahoo! are demanding that users hand over a unique mobile phone number that can receive SMS. Some impose this as a condition of signing up in the first place (Yahoo!), others as a condition of continued use of an account after a certain period of time (the Facebook "roadblock"), others as a condition of adding more privileges to an existing user account (Google's Gmail, YouTube's longer uploads, and Facebook's verified status, which web sites using Facebook Connect login can see). This fails for land line users and for households whose members share a mobile phone.
Say you buy a voice-only SIM from AT&T Mobility and plan to use cellular voice and Wi-Fi data but no cellular data. But if you put that SIM in a device with a smartphone's IMEI, AT&T's terms of service describe a "standard practice" of cramming a data plan onto your bill. (Joel Runyon, via Slashdot) But there are some MVNOs that don't cram in this way, and it's rumored (but not yet reliably verified) that one method of activating service on AT&T prevents the cramming.
Android allegedly infringes Microsoft's patents, and China required Microsoft to disclose these patents as a condition of buying Nokia.
Team Fortress 2 has hats. Lots of them.
An herbal medication whose formula resembles that of a stereotypical witch's brew is as of 2015 the best hope for controlling MRSA. So don't be surprised if phytotherapy technicians start wearing pointy black hats.
Are "hipsters in unnecessary scarves" any more weird than businessmen in unnecessary neckties?
Out of context
Quote-mining to comically miss the point:
"Spinal Tap sucks."
Who is Rosetta Stone? I know Mavis Beacon is as fictional as Mario, and Rosetta is the Japanese name of Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy, but where's the link to language teaching other than a cheap pun on the name of a hieroglyphic inscription?
Reportedly, all signed protolanguages are SOV.
An English noun phrase places the color adjective before the noun ("blue cup"), but color words after the noun are easier to learn from a "surprise" standpoint. An article by Michael Ramscar suggests teaching colors in English as predicate complements, such as "the cup is blue". This means constructions such as the Koine Greek "and divine was the Word" end up counterproductive. Other adjective ordering rules can be analyzed using game theory.
Pet raccoons (Here kitty!)
Fu Go: Japan got balloon fever during WWII (and I don't mean the gay kind): bomb-carrying balloons. (This makes Thwaite unintentional truth in television.) But on the other hand, hot air balloons are "totally gay anyway".
Citation needed that Monster.com will have jobs. (#2)
A pixie's brain is so small it can't hold more than one emotion at once (source: Peter and Wendy). To what extent does this apply to similarly-sized Lilliputians? In any case, chickens are the same way.
Things to dispute: wikipedia:Talk:AC#not_asserted_in_articles
Sparlock the Warrior Wizard from episode 2 of Become Jehovah's Friend, published by Jehovah's Witnesses, has nothing to do with the interlocking concrete blocks of the Sparlock Building System. Yet one of Cracked's 5 Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Shouldn't Exist is almost as advanced as Sparlock. But both pale in comparison to Mark Pivac's "Hadrian" robotic bricklayer that builds a house in two days.
How a 3 ton elephant seal moves: YouTube
Video games and the Internet are all that kids have nowadays other than sitting on the couch and watching TV. Let your kids play outside while you watch, and you may get arrested for child endangerment.
Not everybody has the same luck with a rice and beans diet as Dave Ramsey.
The character Norma Desmond, a fictional silent film star in Sunset Boulevard, is known for expressing emotions with her eyes. But humans aren't alone in this capability; canids (wolves, etc.) do it as well. Japanese researchers found a correlation between visibility of eyes and social behavior: species with light irises tend to hunt in packs. In canids, contrast between the iris and pupil helps members of a pack follow each other's gaze. In humans, the white sclera performs the same function.
"Yo dawg, I heard you believe in the sanctity of life. So God put a body in your body so you can live while you live." It's not Inception; it's conception.
Being nice is good for you.
Live ornamental garden hermit, related to tiny house movement? In fact, at one point, people used to build a small house for a homeless man and pay a stipend for him to live there.
Years ago I had planned to include a local currency denominated in hours of labor in a hotel management/desert exploration simulation game. (This was one of the predecessors of the DX Town concept.) It turns out I was by far not the first to think of that: Ithaca Hours, all the way back to Cincinnati Time Store. And the concept is still kicking around according to the Center for a New American Dream.
Indie means the developer is doing its own financing and promotion, everything but distribution, without access to venture capital (ceoyoyo, Anonymous Coward).
Video games may be too narrow of an industry to get into for those who worry about paying rent during a housing bubble. (mrchaotica)
There's one PC game with more bunny hopping than Counter-Strike: Lugaru.
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