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11th May '17 12:59:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s Gilderoy Lockhart: "Order of Merlin Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League and Five-Time Winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award."
** And he thinks that last one is his greatest achievement ([[spoiler: it actually is]]), which makes Harry's detention in that book all the funnier. "Thought you'd make an entrance, didn't you? Well, it's not quite the Most Charming Smile Award, but it's a start, Harry, it's a start!"
** A variation from the same series: during the Ministry's smear campaign against Dumbledore in ''Order of the Phoenix'', he joked that he didn't care that they strip him of all his awards and honors, unless they ''take away his Chocolate Frog Card''.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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Gilderoy Lockhart: "Order of Merlin Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League and Five-Time Winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award."
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" And he thinks that last one is his greatest achievement ([[spoiler: it actually is]]), which makes Harry's detention in that book all the funnier. "Thought you'd make an entrance, didn't you? Well, it's not quite the Most Charming Smile Award, but it's a start, Harry, it's a start!"
** A variation from the same series: during During the Ministry's smear campaign against Dumbledore in ''Order of the Phoenix'', he joked that he didn't care that they strip him of all his awards and honors, unless they ''take away his Chocolate Frog Card''.



** Another example comes from ''Order of the Phoenix'' on a sign at St. Mungo's Hospital. The Plant and Potion Poisoning department deals with "Rashes, Regurgitation, Uncontrollable Giggling, Etc."
*** And then subverted by the end of the same book, when Ron's encounter with uncontrollable giggling is what nearly gets him killed.

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** Another example comes from ''Order of the Phoenix'' on a sign at St. Mungo's Hospital. The Plant and Potion Poisoning department deals with "Rashes, Regurgitation, Uncontrollable Giggling, Etc."
*** And then
" Then subverted by the end of the same book, when Ron's encounter with uncontrollable giggling is what nearly gets him killed.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Sathel's CruelMercy punishment to the guy who kidnapped her daughter is the following: "years of nightmarish hallucinations, random memory loss, and itchy spider bites". Although, having several constant itches that don't go away for years may or may not be worse than the other two.
28th Apr '17 11:00:33 PM Xtifr
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* In the second ''Esther Diamond'' book by Laura Resnick, ''Dopplegangster'', Esther screams at the BigBad for his various horrible deeds while hitting him, ending with the fact he nearly ''ruined'' her ''audition''. To be fair, she's an actress and that ''was'' pretty important for her.

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* In the second ''Esther Diamond'' book by Laura Resnick, Creator/LauraResnick, ''Dopplegangster'', Esther screams at the BigBad for his various horrible deeds while hitting him, ending with the fact he nearly ''ruined'' her ''audition''. To be fair, she's an actress and that ''was'' pretty important for her.
22nd Apr '17 12:49:21 AM jamespolk
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* In the Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''Right Ho, Jeeves'', Bertie mentions a girl who criticized his "manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus".

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* In the Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''Right Ho, Jeeves'', ''Literature/RightHoJeeves'', Bertie mentions a girl who criticized his "manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus".
5th Apr '17 4:57:18 AM Doug86
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* ''GulliversTravels'',

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* ''GulliversTravels'', ''Literature/GulliversTravels'',
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 [...]"
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