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19th Dec '16 1:52:14 PM TheKaizerreich
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* An archon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' measured evil in terms of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html kilo-nazis]], with a baseline of a hypothetical offspring of [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].

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* An archon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' measured evil in terms of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html kilo-nazis]], with a baseline of a hypothetical offspring of [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].Sauron]] clocking in at an average of 5 (that means as evil as '''5000''' nazis). The person being discussed, Belkar, for comparison had his worst at around 3400 nazis before meeting his new friend and boss Roy.
22nd Oct '16 3:51:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is [[PropagandaMachine the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour.hour]]." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.
22nd Oct '16 3:43:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[{{Characters/NaziGermany}} a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.

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* AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to joke: "Do you know what is the difference between [[{{Characters/NaziGermany}} [[Characters/NaziGermany a goering and a goebbels]]? A goering is [[ChestOfMedals the amount of metal a man could pin on his chest]] and a goebbels is the amount of nonsense man could say in an hour." He often said the joke with both Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goering present, to their great embarrassment.
12th Sep '16 6:33:50 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'' has "What the Actual Fact?", a recurring segment in which correspondent Desi Lydic rates the Democrats' and Republicans' statements, based on how verifiably true they are. She's rated claims with "a Teletubby", "Chinese character tattoo at a strip mall", and "a hotel porn channel".
15th Feb '16 6:25:55 PM Game_Fan
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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!

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** Certain spells, as well as the creation of magic items, require using materials "worth" a certain number of gold pieces, despite the value of resources (as well as the gold they are equivalent to) being relative and subjective. For instance, a Raise Dead spell requires 5000 gp worth of diamonds, so better hope a new diamond mine opening doesn't cause prices to drop!drop! [[note]]Although the notion of value being decided by markets rather than "inherent value" was very uncommon in pre-modern societies. The mode of thinking, at least, is TruthInTelevision.[[/note]]
5th Jan '16 9:58:46 PM Discar
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* According to Wit's poll at the end of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', Shalan Davar is exactly 77% more agreeable than her mistress, Jasnah Kholin.

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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': According to Wit's poll at the end of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', Wit, Shalan Davar is exactly 77% more agreeable than her mistress, Jasnah Kholin.Kholin. He took a poll.
-->'''[[spoiler: Jasnah]]:''' You're lying.\\
'''Wit:''' Okay, so it was a rather ''informal'' poll. But the ugly lizard-crab-thing gave you really poor marks for--\\
'''[[spoiler: Jasnah]]:''' About the ''other'' things.
2nd Nov '15 12:12:21 PM FF32
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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic This]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' measures anger in [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk miliHulks]], fear in [[BringMeMyBrownPants deciPantscraps]] and awkwardness in [[SelfDeprecation microWeiners]] (all in the "votey", the red button).

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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1716#comic This]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' measures anger in [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk miliHulks]], fear in [[BringMeMyBrownPants [[BringMyBrownPants deciPantscraps]] and awkwardness in [[SelfDeprecation microWeiners]] (all in the "votey", the red button).
28th Sep '15 3:14:56 PM HighCrate
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** From [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html "The 6 Most Mindblowing Things Ever Discovered in Space"]]: "What they didn't know is that lightning could occur in the middle of goddamn space, with a force equal to a trillion lightning bolts, or to use the proper scientific terms, 50 million fucktons of electricity."



* The Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts is marked in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot smoots]], the height of Oliver R. Smoot. Originally painted, when the bridge was rebuilt the police actually asked that the marks be retained because it made it easy to note the specific location of an accident. Google has it as an option for distance measurement.
23rd Sep '15 3:20:17 PM Azaram
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* The Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts is marked in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot smoots]], the height of Oliver R. Smoot. Originally painted, when the bridge was rebuilt the police actually asked that the marks be retained because it made it easy to note the specific location of an accident. Google has it as an option for distance measurement.
23rd Sep '15 3:00:55 PM Azaram
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* Early on in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', there is frequent mention of an absolute system of measurement for pain in [[JustForPun Kill-o-Hurtz]]. Various medical instruments are rated according to how much pain they inflict. The concept hasn't been mentioned in a long time, however, as the ''Schlock Mercenary'' universe (if not the actual story) has [[CerebusSyndrome become somewhat more "serious"]].

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* Early on in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', there is frequent mention of an absolute system of measurement for pain in [[JustForPun Kill-o-Hurtz]]. Various medical instruments are rated according to how much pain they inflict.inflict, as measured by the [[PunnyName Ouchdammitometer]]. The concept hasn't been mentioned in a long time, however, as the ''Schlock Mercenary'' universe (if not the actual story) has [[CerebusSyndrome become somewhat more "serious"]].
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