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25th Mar '17 12:53:21 AM GranChi
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* In Music/BobDylan's autobiography "Chronicles: Volume One", he describes a guy named Billy the Butcher who used to play at one of the same cafes as Dylan in the early '60s, and never played any songs except "High Heel Sneakers".

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* In Music/BobDylan's autobiography "Chronicles: Volume One", he describes a guy named Billy the Butcher who used to play at one of the same cafes as Dylan in the early '60s, and never always played any songs except the same song, "High Heel Sneakers".
25th Mar '17 12:51:03 AM GranChi
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* In Music/BobDylan's autobiography "Chronicles: Volume One", he describes a guy named Billy the Butcher who used to play at one of the same cafes as Dylan in the early '60s, and never played any songs except "High Heel Sneakers".
-->The Butcher wore an overcoat that was too small for him, buttoned tight across the chest. He was jittery and sometime in the past he'd been in a straitjacket in Bellevue, also had burned a mattress in a jail cell. All kinds of bad things had happened to Billy. There was a fire between him and everybody else. He sang that one song pretty good, though.
11th Mar '17 2:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm In the Lion's Mouth]]'', Oschous recounts how, after a governor's house was burned, the boots leveled a town, and the man responsible wasn't even in it, because the over-governor could imagine arson and rebellion, but not leaving your licensed township.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm In the Lion's Mouth]]'', Oschous recounts how, after a governor's house was burned, the boots leveled a town, and the man responsible wasn't even in it, because the over-governor could imagine arson and rebellion, but not leaving your licensed township.
23rd Feb '17 3:02:57 AM DrFraud
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-->According to sociobiologists, if a behavior exists, it must be adaptive--a rationale that could be used to excuse racism, sexism, cruelty to animals, aerobic dancing, and other unsavory behaviors.

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-->According to sociobiologists, if a behavior exists, it must be adaptive--a rationale that could be used to excuse racism, sexism, cruelty to animals, aerobic dancing, and other unsavory behaviors.\\
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Mao Tse-tung's was the last truly great cult of personality. Beside him, such upstarts as Tito, Khaddafi, and Music/BarbraStreisand pale into insignificance.
11th Feb '17 1:12:14 AM DrFraud
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* Judy Jones and William Wilson's ''An Incomplete Education'':
-->According to sociobiologists, if a behavior exists, it must be adaptive--a rationale that could be used to excuse racism, sexism, cruelty to animals, aerobic dancing, and other unsavory behaviors.
8th Feb '17 12:52:55 PM Xtifr
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* In ''The Retribution'' by Val [=McDermid=] (the author behind ''WireInTheBlood''), the villain is described as such: "Jacko Vance, killer of seventeen teenage girls, murderer of a serving police officer, and a man once voted the sexiest man on British TV [...]"

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* In ''The Retribution'' by Val [=McDermid=] (the author behind ''WireInTheBlood''), ''Series/WireInTheBlood''), the villain is described as such: "Jacko Vance, killer of seventeen teenage girls, murderer of a serving police officer, and a man once voted the sexiest man on British TV [...]"
8th Feb '17 4:43:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''GulliversTravels'', Gulliver gives a LongList of various evil things and people that were absent in the country of the Houyhnhnms. After listing "gibers, censurers, backbiters, pickpockets, highwaymen, housebreakers" and "dungeon, axes, gibbets, whipping-posts, or pillories" among other things, he ends with "dancing-masters".

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* In ''GulliversTravels'', ''GulliversTravels'',
** The third chapter is titled, "Part III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan". (Of course, the society and culture of Japan was still mostly unknown to Swift's target audience.)
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Gulliver gives a LongList of various evil things and people that were absent in the country of the Houyhnhnms. After listing "gibers, censurers, backbiters, pickpockets, highwaymen, housebreakers" and "dungeon, axes, gibbets, whipping-posts, or pillories" among other things, he ends with "dancing-masters".
7th Feb '17 4:48:53 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'': The coded adjectives used to describe Bill Cipher at the page stating he can't be trusted are "liar", "monster" and "snappy dresser".
23rd Jan '17 2:03:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Due to ValuesDissonance, the LeftBehind series occasionally invokes this accidentally:

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* Due to ValuesDissonance, the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind series occasionally invokes this accidentally:
8th Nov '16 5:55:48 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Quoth King Elend, in [[{{Mistborn}} The Well Of Ascension]], on why his kingdom is in dire straits: "The Assembly is a mess, a half-dozen warlords with superior armies are breathing down my neck, barely a month passes without someone sending assassins to kill me, and the woman I love is slowly driving me insane."

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* Quoth King Elend, in [[{{Mistborn}} [[Literature/{{Mistborn}} The Well Of Ascension]], on why his kingdom is in dire straits: "The Assembly is a mess, a half-dozen warlords with superior armies are breathing down my neck, barely a month passes without someone sending assassins to kill me, and the woman I love is slowly driving me insane."



* {{Literature/Suspicion}} by Swiss Author ''Friedrich Dürrenmatt'' has a character named Fortschig who loves to complain about everything, especially the Swiss government, the city Bern and him being poor. He also loves to complain about Trolley buses, dogs, the radio, stamp collectors, ballpoints and ''traffic police''.

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* {{Literature/Suspicion}} Literature/{{Suspicion}} by Swiss Author ''Friedrich Dürrenmatt'' has a character named Fortschig who loves to complain about everything, especially the Swiss government, the city Bern and him being poor. He also loves to complain about Trolley buses, dogs, the radio, stamp collectors, ballpoints and ''traffic police''.



* In {{Literature/Whispers Under Ground}} Lesley lists off some possible crimes she might charge someone with: trading without a license, criminal trespass, receiving stolen goods, wearing heavy black mascara in a built-up area.

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* In {{Literature/Whispers Under Ground}} Literature/WhispersUnderGround Lesley lists off some possible crimes she might charge someone with: trading without a license, criminal trespass, receiving stolen goods, wearing heavy black mascara in a built-up area.



* Robert Browning's poem "{{Literature}}/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin" declares that the rat plague did the following:

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* Robert Browning's poem "{{Literature}}/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin" "Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin" declares that the rat plague did the following:
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