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16th Jan '16 4:06:06 PM PaulA
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There's a brief reference in "Leaks" to SnakeOilSalesmen advertising in the back pages of ''Knave'' and ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' that if you rub their Cerebral Enhancer Tonic into your temples you are guaranteed a forty-inch talent.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There's a brief reference in "Leaks" to SnakeOilSalesmen [[SnakeOilSalesman snake oil salesmen]] advertising in the back pages of ''Knave'' and ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' that if you rub their Cerebral Enhancer Tonic into your temples you are guaranteed a forty-inch talent.
16th Jan '16 10:53:45 AM DaibhidC
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There's a brief reference in "Leaks" to SnakeOilSalesmen advertising in the back pages of ''Knave'' and ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' that if you rub their Cerebral Enhancer Tonic into your temples you are guaranteed a forty-inch talent.
24th Nov '14 6:35:26 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course the Falklands War gets a few mentions. ** The title character of "Pitbull Brittan" fought in the Falklands War. ** In "Frog Day Afternoon", a character with a theory about the government engineering crises it can thwart to keep up its approval ratings mentions the Falklands as what might have given them the idea.
24th Nov '14 8:08:41 AM LongLiveHumour
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* TheFalklandsWar: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course the Falklands War gets a few mentions.
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* TheFalklandsWar: UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course the Falklands War gets a few mentions.
26th Sep '14 10:13:42 AM PaulA
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: ** The main character of "Leaks" may start out only being able to teleport beer from other people's glasses into his own, but in a life-or-death situation he finds that he can extend the power to other liquids [[spoiler:such as his tormentor's ''blood'']]. And then [[spoiler:his power completely mutates into the new and more obviously useful ability to teleport ''money'' from other people's pockets into his own]]... ** "Leaks" also mentions a wild talent with the ability to incinerate individual grains of dust--but only one at a time. He gets the idea of focusing his power on gunpowder, and goes on to have an illustrious superhero career as Mr Misfire, the Man Whose Adversaries Shoot Themselves in the Foot. ** The heroine of Roz Kaveney's "Totally Trashed" can materialize random pieces of litter and garbage out of the air. She stops a homicidal robot by covering it in old stamps and scraps of paper that block its sensors, and discovers that when she really gets mad, she can drop an old, rusted-out car on top of someone. Later she finds out that many of the things she materializes are actually potentially valuable antiques from alternate universes or timelines, such as a tarnished, slightly dented Roman centurion's shield that looks at first glance like a garbage can lid and old newspapers from other timelines that prove the existence of alternate universes, drawing in the interest of Nobel Prize-hungry researchers.
25th Sep '14 7:02:35 PM PaulA
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* ADickInName: The title character of "Pitbull Brittan" is named Richard, a fact which is appropriately made use of by the many people who think "Pitbull" does him too much credit.
17th Dec '13 10:21:56 PM PaulA
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** "If Looks Could Kill" stars the overweight detective Caligula Foxe (NeroWolfe), along with his legman Charlie Goodman (Archie Goodwin), his chef Franz (Fritz), and his associates Paul Sanza (Saul Panzer) and Terry Carver (Orrie Cather). Also mentioned are Charlie's lady friend Lila (Lily Rowan), paranormal detective Sally Cole (Sally Colt), and journalist Ron Cohen (Lon Cohen). DPR official Mr Cream ''might'' be intended as Inspector Cramer.
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** "If Looks Could Kill" stars the overweight detective Caligula Foxe (NeroWolfe), (Literature/NeroWolfe), along with his legman Charlie Goodman (Archie Goodwin), his chef Franz (Fritz), and his associates Paul Sanza (Saul Panzer) and Terry Carver (Orrie Cather). Also mentioned are Charlie's lady friend Lila (Lily Rowan), paranormal detective Sally Cole (Sally Colt), and journalist Ron Cohen (Lon Cohen). DPR official Mr Cream ''might'' be intended as Inspector Cramer.
17th Dec '13 3:35:06 PM DaibhidC
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* CaptainErsatz: "If Looks Could Kill" stars the overweight detective Caligula Foxe (NeroWolfe), along with his legman Charlie Goodman (Archie Goodwin), his chef Franz (Fritz), and his associates Paul Sanza (Saul Panzer) and Terry Carver (Orrie Cather). Also mentioned are Charlie's lady friend Lila (Lily Rowan), paranormal detective Sally Cole (Sally Colt), and journalist Ron Cohen (Lon Cohen). DPR official Mr Cream ''might'' be intended as Inspector Cramer.
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* CaptainErsatz: CaptainErsatz: ** "If Looks Could Kill" stars the overweight detective Caligula Foxe (NeroWolfe), along with his legman Charlie Goodman (Archie Goodwin), his chef Franz (Fritz), and his associates Paul Sanza (Saul Panzer) and Terry Carver (Orrie Cather). Also mentioned are Charlie's lady friend Lila (Lily Rowan), paranormal detective Sally Cole (Sally Colt), and journalist Ron Cohen (Lon Cohen). DPR official Mr Cream ''might'' be intended as Inspector Cramer.Cramer. ** Pitbull Brittan is a parody of Literature/BulldogDrummond.
17th Jun '13 12:12:26 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/TheFalklandIslands: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course TheFalklandsWar gets a few mentions.
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* UsefulNotes/TheFalklandIslands: TheFalklandsWar: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course TheFalklandsWar the Falklands War gets a few mentions.
16th Jun '13 1:19:27 PM MarkLungo
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* BlessedWithSuck / WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Most of the protagonists.
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* BlessedWithSuck / WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: BlessedWithSuck[=/=]WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Most of the protagonists.

* BritishFrozenRocksWithPenguinsAndLandmines: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course TheFalklandsWar gets a few mentions. ** The title character of "Pitbull Brittan" fought in the Falklands War. ** In "Frog Day Afternoon", a character with a theory about the government engineering crises it can thwart to keep up its approval ratings mentions the Falklands as what might have given them the idea.

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* BritishFrozenRocksWithPenguinsAndLandmines: UsefulNotes/TheFalklandIslands: It's British satire in the 1990s, so of course TheFalklandsWar gets a few mentions. ** The title character of "Pitbull Brittan" fought in the Falklands War. ** In "Frog Day Afternoon", a character with a theory about the government engineering crises it can thwart to keep up its approval ratings mentions the Falklands as what might have given them the idea.
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