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31st Aug '17 12:46:07 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]].Ragueneau. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.
30th Aug '17 11:44:17 AM ZombieAladdin
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* One issue of ''Magazine/{{Cracked}}'', when it was still a print publication, had a two-page illustration on its take of a collectible card game tournament. A tag pointing to a competitor pointed out that he "spent $1,000 on a deck to compete in a tournament with $250 of prize money."

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30th Aug '17 6:26:33 AM CosmicFerret
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''On back issues of TheFlash."''

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''On back issues of TheFlash.ComicBook/TheFlash."''
25th Jul '17 4:15:07 PM GM_3826
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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences.

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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences. It's not that the bike is incredibly expensive: it's that the player is actually carrying around very little in the way of money and doesn't realize it!
25th Jul '17 4:14:12 PM GM_3826
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** This is because the bikes are one of only a few things that expensive that are actually reasonably priced. Poké Balls, a technology that lets people convert Pokémon into digital data... [[MagicFromTechnology somehow...]] costs as much as a bottle of water straight out of a vending machine. The game's currency is actually a CulturalTranslation of yen: a bike that could easily be folded up and fit into your backpack really ''would'' cost that much. Unfortunately this is lost on Western audiences.
10th May '17 2:15:38 AM SSJMagus
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** On both ''{{Series/Pawn Stars}}'' and ''{{Series/Counting Cars}}'' the word "boat" is said to be an acronym for "Bust Out Another Thousand".

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** On both ''{{Series/Pawn Stars}}'' and ''{{Series/Counting Cars}}'' the word "boat" is said to be an acronym for "Bust Out Another Thousand".[[note]]This is one of the three most popular jokes amount boat owners. The others being that a boat is "a hole in the water that you pour money into" and that "the two happiest days of a boat owners life are the day he buys his boat and the day he sells it."[[/note]]
30th Apr '17 9:52:27 AM AceOfScarabs
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* Anime/BusouShinki, in-universe & in real life. Those cute little Shnkis can [[IncrediblyLamePun blast your wallet.]]

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* Anime/BusouShinki, in-universe & in real life. Those cute little Shnkis Shinki can [[IncrediblyLamePun blast your wallet.]]
30th Apr '17 6:09:10 AM AceOfScarabs
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** Their SpiritualSuccessor, the ''Anime/FrameArmsGirls'', has this crop up as well, both in-universe and in real life. In episode 4, when the girls start making their own 'rooms' inside a bookshelf, the Materia Twins end up using such luxurious and expensive materials that they end up using up Ao's first paycheck from Frame Advance. She's understandably angry with them for this.
3rd Apr '17 5:53:45 PM nombretomado
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* {{Phelous}}'s spinoff show ''Bootleg Zones'' has the Galaxy Warriors (a line of action figures based on HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse) due to how many sublines, spinoffs, variants and bootlegs the figures have. He often refers to them as the "Galaxy Black Hole" or "Galaxy-Hole" when discussing them.

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* {{Phelous}}'s WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s spinoff show ''Bootleg Zones'' has the Galaxy Warriors (a line of action figures based on HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse) ''HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'') due to how many sublines, spinoffs, variants and bootlegs the figures have. He often refers to them as the "Galaxy Black Hole" or "Galaxy-Hole" when discussing them.
22nd Mar '17 5:36:02 AM Sumatris
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', almost any weapon you failed to pick up during missions can be purchased afterwards at one of the numerous shops on the Citadel. Prices range from 4,000 credits for basic gear to 10,000 credits per top-tier InfinityMinusOneSword. Well, and then there's the Spectre Requisitions Office that sells the Black Widow sniper rifle, the M-11 Wraith shotgun and the M-77 Paladin heavy pistol, each of them the InfinityPlusOneSword of their respective category. They can be yours for 250,000 credits apiece, and that's just the Tier I version without any upgrades. If you start out with the cash bonus from importing an ME 2 save file, you'll have to finish ''a lot'' of missions before you can afford even one of them. If you start a game completely from scratch, you'll have to finish about ''half the game'' to scrape together the funds required. They're entirely worth their money, but damn if it isn't a pain in the ass to acquire them.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', almost any weapon you failed to pick up during missions can be purchased afterwards at one of the numerous shops on the Citadel. Prices range from 4,000 credits for basic gear to 10,000 credits per top-tier InfinityMinusOneSword. Well, and then there's the Spectre Requisitions Office that sells the Black Widow sniper rifle, the M-11 Wraith shotgun and the M-77 Paladin heavy pistol, each of them the InfinityPlusOneSword of their respective category. They can be yours for 250,000 credits apiece, and that's just the Tier I version without any upgrades. If you start out with the cash bonus from importing an ME 2 save file, you'll have to finish ''a lot'' of missions before you can afford even one of them. If you start a game completely from scratch, you'll have to finish about ''half the game'' to scrape together the funds required. They're required, and that's assuming you refrain from buying anything else in the meantime (like those neat weapon mods you could really need all the time, for instance). The three guns are entirely worth their money, money once you finally get to use them on the enemy, but damn if it isn't a pain in the ass to acquire them.
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