Default Answer

    Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

    "Plot Induced Stupidity".

    That's the default answer for some questions on It Just Bugs Me section. Question such as:

    And if you want to go Smarrty Pants on us, the more cynical version of the answer is: the writers decided to put it there (and as far as fiction goes, they are gods).

    Except if you're in Real Life. Then the answer may be:

    See Also: Idiot Ball. Yeah, now you know. And Knowing Is Half the Battle.