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26th Jun '17 8:06:17 PM MagiMecha
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* In ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', once HYDRA has taken control of America, they destroy the history books to be replaced with those more aligned with HYDRA (specifically Steve Rogers' point of view). An issue of ''Deadpool'' has HYDRA soldiers busting into a comic book shop and destroying issues of Captain America's first appearance.
2nd Jun '17 1:19:34 AM BoredMe
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*** It very much should be noted that this attitude towards books was ''not'' widespread in Europe at the time. Indeed, herein lies a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this mentality: Spain went from being Europe's powerhouse in Cervantes's lifetime to being considered a backwards weakling just 100 years after his death. This attitude towards books and learning went a long way to make that happen....
3rd May '17 7:12:58 PM Fireblood
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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]:'' One sketch states this is what Tesco does with all the books it doesn't convince kids to buy. One employee points out, at length, how mean, overcomplicated and pointless the whole affair is, but his co-worker just shrugs him off, and goes back to shovelling several thousand ''Very Hungry Caterpillars'' into the furnace.

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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]:'' One sketch states this is what Tesco does with all the books it doesn't convince kids to buy. One employee points out, at length, how mean, overcomplicated and pointless the whole affair is, but his co-worker just shrugs him off, and goes back to shovelling shoveling several thousand ''Very Hungry Caterpillars'' into the furnace.



** In prior centuries, books condemned by the Catholic Church (plus Protestant denominations) were also burned in many cases.

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** In prior centuries, books condemned by the Catholic Church (plus Protestant denominations) were also burned at times. Thankfully it has gone out of fashion in many cases. most cases.
3rd May '17 7:10:56 PM Fireblood
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** In prior centuries, books condemned by the Catholic Church (plus Protestant denominations) were also burned in many cases.
3rd May '17 6:58:18 PM Fireblood
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* The ''Series/TheBorgias'' episode "The Siege of Forli" features the Bonfire of the Vanities, along with a scene of his followers, mostly young boys, [[KnockingOnHeathensDoor going from door to door]] collecting things to burn and vandalizing houses that don't comply.

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* The ''Series/TheBorgias'' episode "The Siege of Forli" features the Bonfire of the Vanities, along with a scene of his Savonarola's followers, mostly young boys, [[KnockingOnHeathensDoor going from door to door]] collecting things to burn and vandalizing houses that don't comply.


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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale': Some workmen are seen burning books and paintings in the city after Offred and Moira escape.
13th Apr '17 4:09:23 AM Faolin
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* In ''Videogame/{{Tyranny}}'', Kyros the Overlord's Law includes a ban on any knowledge Kyros deems dangerous. The Sages flouted that Law by hoarding forbidden knowledge in the Vellum Citadel. When the forces of the Disfavored and the Scarlet Chorus failed to dislodge the Sages through conventional means, Kyros got fed up and responded with a rather extreme example of this trope: they had the Fatebinder unleash the Edict of Fire on the Citadel, which reduced the entire region into a blasted hellscape that would continue to burn as long as forbidden knowledge remained within the Citadel's walls.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Tyranny}}'', Kyros the Overlord's Law includes a ban on any knowledge Kyros deems dangerous. The Sages flouted that Law by hoarding forbidden knowledge in the Vellum Citadel. When the forces of the Disfavored and the Scarlet Chorus Kyros' armies failed to dislodge the Sages through conventional means, Kyros got fed up and responded with a rather extreme example of this trope: they had unleashed the Fatebinder unleash the [[FantasticNuke Edict of Fire Fire]] on the Citadel, which reduced the entire region into a blasted hellscape that would continue to burn as long as forbidden knowledge remained within the Citadel's walls.walls. As the Sages managed to make some of that forbidden knowledge fireproof before the Edict started, the whole region is still burning months later when the game begins.
4th Apr '17 9:47:48 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[BerserkButton Writers usually have pretty strong feelings on this subject.]] (Bookstores often have ''different,'' somewhat conflicted, feelings. If someone's buying armloads of books from your store, their intent to burn may not concern you much. Then again in totalitarian states they may not need to buy them in the first place). It's worth noting that, while the emotional impact of burning books hasn't changed with the digital age, the physical impact of trying to destroy books is largely mitigated by mass printing and e-format books.

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Since MostWritersAreWriters, they usually have [[BerserkButton Writers usually have pretty strong feelings on this subject.]] (Bookstores subject]].
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often have ''different,'' somewhat conflicted, feelings. If someone's buying armloads of books from your store, their intent to burn may not concern you much. Then again in totalitarian states they may not need to buy them in the first place). It's worth noting that, while the emotional impact of burning books hasn't changed with the digital age, the physical impact of trying to destroy books is largely mitigated by mass printing and e-format books.
5th Mar '17 8:49:13 AM Shadowgazer
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[[BerserkButton Writers usually have pretty strong feelings on this subject.]] (Bookstores often have ''different,'' somewhat conflicted, feelings. If someone's buying armloads of books from your store, their intent to burn may not concern you much.) It's worth noting that, while the emotional impact of burning books hasn't changed with the digital age, the physical impact of trying to destroy books is largely mitigated by mass printing and e-format books.

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[[BerserkButton Writers usually have pretty strong feelings on this subject.]] (Bookstores often have ''different,'' somewhat conflicted, feelings. If someone's buying armloads of books from your store, their intent to burn may not concern you much.) Then again in totalitarian states they may not need to buy them in the first place). It's worth noting that, while the emotional impact of burning books hasn't changed with the digital age, the physical impact of trying to destroy books is largely mitigated by mass printing and e-format books.
22nd Feb '17 7:30:57 PM jormis29
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** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Music/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being bigger than Jesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, above).

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** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Music/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being bigger than Jesus.BiggerThanJesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, above).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In "Beaver Fever", Norb and Dag become disco stars. After announcing their latest album is "bigger than sliced bread", angry bread lovers stage public burnings of their albums. After the beavers clarify that they actually said that their latest album is "bigger than a slice of bread" (Holding up a slice of bread for comparison), sheepish fans are shown trying to retrieve their albums from the bonfire.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In "Beaver Fever", Norb and Dag become disco stars. After announcing their latest album is "bigger "[[BiggerThanJesus bigger than sliced bread", bread]]", angry bread lovers stage public burnings of their albums. After the beavers clarify that they actually said that their latest album is "bigger than a slice of bread" (Holding up a slice of bread for comparison), sheepish fans are shown trying to retrieve their albums from the bonfire.
22nd Feb '17 7:10:52 PM gewunomox
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* In Creator/EricIdle's Beatles parody, ''Film/AllYouNeedIsCash'', Deep South Christians are seen ''buying'' Rutles albums, so as to have more Rutles Trash to burn on purifying bonfires. This parodies Creator/JohnLennon's unfortunate remark about Music/TheBeatles being "BiggerThanJesus", and the consequent burning-frenzy of "Beatles trash" by outraged fundamentalists.

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* In Creator/EricIdle's Beatles parody, ''Film/AllYouNeedIsCash'', Deep South Christians are seen ''buying'' Rutles albums, so as to have more Rutles Trash to burn on purifying bonfires. This parodies Creator/JohnLennon's Music/JohnLennon's unfortunate remark about Music/TheBeatles being "BiggerThanJesus", and the consequent burning-frenzy of "Beatles trash" by outraged fundamentalists.



** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Creator/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being bigger than Jesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, above).

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** This Biblical text was used as justification for publicly burning "Beatles trash" in the Bible Belt in 1966, after Creator/JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon made his unfortunate remark about the band being bigger than Jesus. Parodied by Creator/EricIdle (Film, above).
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