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9th Aug '16 2:56:52 PM kenyastarflight
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* In 2009, a Twitter user named Marcus LePage sent out the tweet "Going to sleep." The account lay quiet for ''seven years,'' until it was followed up with the tweet "Fuck, I slept in." Like the Frank N. Furter account above, [[http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/twitter-jokes-takes-7-years/ this too went viral]].

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* In 2009, a Twitter user named Marcus LePage Lepage sent out the tweet "Going to sleep." The account lay quiet for ''seven years,'' until it was followed up with the tweet "Fuck, I slept in." Like the Frank N. Furter account above, [[http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/twitter-jokes-takes-7-years/ this too went viral]].
9th Aug '16 2:55:59 PM kenyastarflight
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* In 2009, a Twitter user named Marcus LePage sent out the tweet "Going to sleep." The account lay quiet for ''seven years,'' until it was followed up with the tweet "Fuck, I slept in." Like the Frank N. Furter account above, [[http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/twitter-jokes-takes-7-years/ this too went viral]].
2nd Aug '16 10:23:56 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', as revenge for Shun trying to [[FaintingSeer booby-trap him into having a vision]], Eljuia fake prophesizes that Shun can return home if he finds an Endora bluebird, which leads the excitable Shun to walk right into his own trap. Out of earshot, Felix comments to Eljuia that no such species exists. Several episodes later, Gradido gives the Ignauts a whistle and gets Shun to blow on it, summoning a blue-feathered bird which they can use to communicate. Shun's first reaction is to ask "Is this one of those Endora bluebirds?"
4th Jul '16 7:19:49 PM WillBGood
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* [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram "... a-monga!"]]
2nd Jul '16 8:29:11 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' comics from 2004, the {{Kaiju}} Tahtorak randomly awakens in the city of Metru Nui, and goes on a rampage, demanding the other characters to answer a question that no one knows. In 2005, that question is revealed to be "How did I get here?" Later still, in one of the 2006 books, Brutaka reminisces about teleporting a Tahtorak into Metru Nui [[ItAmusedMe out of fun]].

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* In one of the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bionicle}}'' comics from 2004, the {{Kaiju}} Tahtorak randomly awakens in the city of Metru Nui, and goes on a rampage, demanding the other characters to answer a question that no one knows. In 2005, that question is revealed to be "How did I get here?" Later still, in one of the 2006 books, Brutaka reminisces about teleporting a Tahtorak into Metru Nui [[ItAmusedMe out of fun]].
24th Jun '16 9:55:52 PM Ebrbfureh
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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a punchline. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the Brick Joke structure -- introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, after the audience has largely forgotten about it -- can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.

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Named after an [[http://www.madfigs.com/parables/brick.php old joke]], which seems at first blush to be a pair of unrelated jokes. At the end of the first joke, a brick is tossed away, leaving the confused listener without a punchline. At the end of the second joke, the brick returns [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee and the listener falls on the floor laughing]]. For bonus points, the teller can tell an actual unrelated joke in between. Sometimes, the Brick Joke structure -- introducing structure--introducing a seemingly irrelevant feature only to return to it much later, after the audience has largely forgotten about it -- can it--can be used for drama as well as comedy; only in drama, it's known as the ChekhovsGun.



* A woman with a dog and a man with a cigar are sitting across from each other on a train. The woman complains about the cigar smoke, the man complains about the yapping dog. The woman, in fury, rips the cigar out of the man's mouth and throws it out the window. The man then grabs the woman's dog and throws it out the window. Both sit in silence. Finally the man says "I am so sorry, I lost my temper. I shouldn't have done that." The woman, also sorry, says she was unladylike in the first place. Then they both look agasp out the window, for running along the side of the train was the woman's dog - and guess what it had in its mouth? THE BRICK!

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* A woman with a dog and a man with a cigar are sitting across from each other on a train. The woman complains about the cigar smoke, the man complains about the yapping dog. The woman, in fury, rips the cigar out of the man's mouth and throws it out the window. The man then grabs the woman's dog and throws it out the window. Both sit in silence. Finally the man says "I am so sorry, I lost my temper. I shouldn't have done that." The woman, also sorry, says she was unladylike in the first place. Then they both look agasp out the window, for running along the side of the train was the woman's dog - and dog--and guess what it had in its mouth? THE BRICK!
22nd Jun '16 10:07:42 PM Litleonids
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Episode 22 of ''Anime/Osomatsu-san'' has one that starts in the 4th episode. Todomatsu witnesses Dayon helping Iyami practice his iconic "Sheeeh!", by lifting a lid off the ground to reveal a yellow turd of varying sizes for Iyami to react to. Fast forward to the 22nd episode where Dayon drops down into the arena to reveal a giant pink turd to Iyami, similarly to how he did in the 4th episode. SOMEHOW, this causes Iyami to drop the Final Sheeeh, which completely destroys the Earth.

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* Episode 22 of ''Anime/Osomatsu-san'' has one that starts in the 4th episode. Todomatsu witnesses Dayon helping Iyami practice his iconic "Sheeeh!", by lifting a lid off the ground to reveal a yellow turd of varying sizes for Iyami to react to. Fast forward to the 22nd episode where Dayon drops down into the arena to reveal a giant pink turd to Iyami, similarly to how he did in the 4th episode. SOMEHOW, this causes Iyami to drop the Final Sheeeh, which completely destroys the Earth.
22nd Jun '16 10:06:41 PM Litleonids
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Episode 22 of ''Anime/Osomatsu-San'' has one that starts in the 4th episode. Todomatsu witnesses Dayon helping Iyami practice his iconic "Sheeeh!", by lifting a lid off the ground to reveal a yellow turd of varying sizes for Iyami to react to. Fast forward to the 22nd episode where Dayon drops down into the arena to reveal a giant pink turd to Iyami, similarly to how he did in the 4th episode. SOMEHOW, this causes Iyami to drop the Final Sheeeh, which completely destroys the Earth.

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Episode 22 of ''Anime/Osomatsu-San'' ''Anime/Osomatsu-san'' has one that starts in the 4th episode. Todomatsu witnesses Dayon helping Iyami practice his iconic "Sheeeh!", by lifting a lid off the ground to reveal a yellow turd of varying sizes for Iyami to react to. Fast forward to the 22nd episode where Dayon drops down into the arena to reveal a giant pink turd to Iyami, similarly to how he did in the 4th episode. SOMEHOW, this causes Iyami to drop the Final Sheeeh, which completely destroys the Earth.
22nd Jun '16 10:05:03 PM Litleonids
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Episode 22 of ''Anime/Osomatsu-San'' has one that starts in the 4th episode. Todomatsu witnesses Dayon helping Iyami practice his iconic "Sheeeh!", by lifting a lid off the ground to reveal a yellow turd of varying sizes for Iyami to react to. Fast forward to the 22nd episode where Dayon drops down into the arena to reveal a giant pink turd to Iyami, similarly to how he did in the 4th episode. SOMEHOW, this causes Iyami to drop the Final Sheeeh, which completely destroys the Earth.
23rd May '16 8:46:57 PM Anddrix
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* In one issue of Batman, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is in Arkham Asylum, seen talking to his therapist in a bit involving a literal Brick Joke.

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* In one issue of Batman, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is in Arkham Asylum, seen talking to his therapist in a bit involving a literal Brick Joke.
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