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14th Jun '17 7:49:56 AM Medinoc
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* In the Website/TGChan adventure ''Fen Quest'', a noble is about to visit Fen's tribe and he fears a rival tribe may try to frame them for offending the noble. He voices his concerns to his brother Zizi, who recounts the last such incident:
-->'''Zizi:''' The redclaw tribe once hosted a noble visit, but the leaf riders planted some notes talking bad about the nobles. You know of the redclaw tribe?
-->'''Fen:''' Yes.
-->'''Zizi:''' And you know of the leaf rider tribe?
11th May '17 8:36:44 PM nombretomado
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-->''While [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Bilbo]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Franchise/FuManchu at one time or another, have been denounced as being stereotypes, note their enduring popularity; and compare them to the relatively flat and uninteresting versions of their less famous imitators, [[Literature/{{Shannara}} Curzad Ohmsford of Shady Vale]], [[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]], and Literature/{{the Mysterious Wu Fang}}. If you said “Who?” at these names, my point is made.''

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-->''While [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Bilbo]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Franchise/FuManchu Literature/FuManchu at one time or another, have been denounced as being stereotypes, note their enduring popularity; and compare them to the relatively flat and uninteresting versions of their less famous imitators, [[Literature/{{Shannara}} Curzad Ohmsford of Shady Vale]], [[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]], and Literature/{{the Mysterious Wu Fang}}. If you said “Who?” at these names, my point is made.''
22nd Apr '17 9:19:51 AM StarTropes
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It also doesn't consider that some occupations (like espionage or smuggling) ''require'' obscurity in order to work. If a spy becomes famous, then he screwed up.
8th Mar '17 4:20:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* Used dramatically in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', just before Freeza kicks the crap out of Nail, one of the few surviving Namekians:

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** Oozaru! Vegeta threatens to crush Goku like an Arlian. "A what?" "Exactly!"
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Used dramatically in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', just before Freeza kicks the crap out of Nail, one of the few surviving Namekians:
30th Jan '17 3:59:49 PM A.P.D.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'' (Vol. 4) #25 is set in the alternate future of 2099. When Deadpool's daughter Warda Wilson confronts him about the fate of her mother Shiklah, who tried to conquer the world, the following exchange occurs:
-->'''Wade:''' "On planet Earth, you either coexist, or you cease to exist. Just ask the '''Skrulls.'''"
-->'''Warda:''' "Who are the Skrulls?"
-->'''Wade:''' "'''Exactly,''' my point."
15th Jan '17 11:42:01 AM Korodzik
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* Used by Creator/JohnCWright in [[http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/03/john-c-wrights-patented-one-session-lesson-in-the-mechanics-of-fiction-2/ this essay]]:
-->''While [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Bilbo]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and Franchise/FuManchu at one time or another, have been denounced as being stereotypes, note their enduring popularity; and compare them to the relatively flat and uninteresting versions of their less famous imitators, [[Literature/{{Shannara}} Curzad Ohmsford of Shady Vale]], [[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman]], and Literature/{{the Mysterious Wu Fang}}. If you said “Who?” at these names, my point is made.''
10th Dec '16 9:21:59 AM SgtFrog1
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** Which then is met with the counter-argument "Then how did you find out about it? They must not have done a very thorough job of covering it up then." Which is then met with varying levels of "That's what they WANT you to think!" and other YouKnowIKnowYouKnow shenanigans.

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** Which then is met with the counter-argument "Then how did you find out about it? They must not have done a very thorough job of covering it up then." Which is then met with varying levels of "That's what they WANT you to think!" and other YouKnowIKnowYouKnow IKnowYouKnowIKnow shenanigans.
10th Dec '16 9:21:36 AM SgtFrog1
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** Which then is met with the counter-argument "Then how did you find out about it? They must not have done a very thorough job of covering it up then." Which is then met with varying levels of "That's what they WANT you to think!" and other YouKnowIKnowYouKnow shenanigans.
23rd Nov '16 12:35:23 PM augmention
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23rd Nov '16 12:34:36 PM augmention
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* Why do elephants paint their nails red? So they can hide in cherry trees. You've never seen an elephant in a cherry tree? That's because of the red nails.
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