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11th Aug '17 12:46:24 AM Ingonyama
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* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' [[WelcomeToCorneria stock communications]] include this as one of [[IShallTauntYou taunts]]:
-->''Privateer''' to '''Pirate''': So, flying license by correspondence course, I see.

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* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'''s [[WelcomeToCorneria stock communications]] include this as one of the [[IShallTauntYou taunts]]:
-->''Privateer''' -->'''Privateer''' to '''Pirate''': So, flying license by correspondence course, I see.
13th Jun '17 4:50:32 AM Andyroid
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' features a young man named Nijel who's taking a correspondence course in being a barbarian hero.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' features a young man named Nijel who's taking a correspondence course in being a barbarian hero.hero, allegedly written by Cohen the Barbarian himself (and implied to be written by one [[HonestJohnsDealership Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler]]).
** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Magrat is learning martial arts through mail-order courses sold by "Grand Master Lobsang Dibbler".
3rd Jun '17 10:02:10 AM nombretomado
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* Fairly popular at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse, since a lot of the students look too weird to be out taking regular courses, and at least one student may never be able to leave her room again without being a biohazard threat for everyone around her. Then there's Timeless, who simply doesn't sleep anymore and needs something to fill in the hours.

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* Fairly popular at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, since a lot of the students look too weird to be out taking regular courses, and at least one student may never be able to leave her room again without being a biohazard threat for everyone around her. Then there's Timeless, who simply doesn't sleep anymore and needs something to fill in the hours.
5th Mar '17 10:59:11 PM DrFraud
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* The titular character in Jean Robinson's ''The Strange But Wonderful Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon'' attempts to make up for his perceived shortcomings by taking "Dr. Louis Flamel's Home Study Course in Cosmic Awareness". Due much more to his can-do nature and knowledge of gardening than to the course, he actually manages to start his own plant-service business and gain the respect of his aunt and uncle and the other kids in the neighborhood.

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* The titular character in Jean Robinson's ''The Strange But Wonderful Cosmic Awareness of Duffy Moon'' attempts tries to make up for his perceived shortcomings by taking "Dr. Louis Flamel's Home Study Course in Cosmic Awareness". Due much more to his can-do nature and knowledge of gardening than to the course, he actually manages to start his own plant-service business and gain the respect of his aunt and uncle and the other kids in the neighborhood.



* Lawrence Block's ''Burglars Can't Be Choosers'':
-->'''Bernie:''' Oh, once I was really into [burglary] I got books on locksmithing, and then I took a mail-order course in it from an outfit in Ohio. You know, I wonder if anybody but burglars ever signs up for those courses. I knew a guy in prison who took one of those courses with a correspondence college and they sent him a different lock every month by mail with complete instructions on how to open it. He would just sit there in his cell and practice with the lock for hours on end.



* ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' started out as a "correspondence course" administered by the good Dr Emil Burkiss, who would, for instance, help you develop a muscular body by lifting up all that heavy money and sending it to him. While the later series abandoned this premis, they still had titles on a theme of ''Avoid Like the Plague, The Burkiss Way''

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* ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' started out as a "correspondence course" administered by the good Dr Emil Burkiss, who would, for instance, help you develop a muscular body by lifting up all that heavy money and sending it to him. While the later series abandoned this premis, premise, they still had titles on a theme of ''Avoid Like the Plague, The Burkiss Way''
1st Jan '17 12:15:49 PM faunas
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** Actually, [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Kwikspell Kwikspell]] (that's its name) is not a fraud, but geared to mages with trouble using their magic, not squibs. Mages are said to have a high degree of satisfaction; squibs cannot because they do not have magic.
9th Nov '16 3:54:40 PM AgProv
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* ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' started out as a "correspondence course" administered by the good Dr Emil Burkiss, who would, for instance, help you develop a muscular body by lifting up all that heavy money and sending it to him. While the later series abandoned this premis, they still had titles on a theme of ''Avoid Like the Plague, The Burkiss Way''
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6th Nov '16 9:16:14 AM FictionIsntReal
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* Jimmy [=McGill=] in ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' got his law-degree online from the University of American Samoa, which other lawyers don't take entirely seriously.
1st Jul '16 8:42:00 PM nombretomado
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Course offerings are many and varied. You'll be amazed by what you can learn by mail -- [[BedknobsAndBroomsticks magic powers]], [[VideoGame/QuestForGlory hero training]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking how to talk to girls]] -- everything you could possibly want to know and more, all for the price of postage!

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Course offerings are many and varied. You'll be amazed by what you can learn by mail -- [[BedknobsAndBroomsticks [[Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks magic powers]], [[VideoGame/QuestForGlory hero training]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking how to talk to girls]] -- everything you could possibly want to know and more, all for the price of postage!
8th Jan '16 3:59:28 PM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''. technology degrees and skills are developed through correspondence courses with Tarant Polytechnical University. These are legit courses that provide both basic technological know-how in the relevant discipline and practical schematics for ItemCrafting. After all, the adventurers of tomorrow can't just sit around the university all day when there's dungeons to delve!
26th Dec '15 1:39:03 PM StFan
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