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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.
get to that point.
22nd Mar '17 5:31:50 AM Sumatris
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* In ''Series/LethalWeapon2016'', Murtaugh actually says this word-for-word when a posh hotel bar bills him $14 for a bog-standard soda.




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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.
19th Mar '17 10:12:16 AM nombretomado
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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.

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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic.''Franchise/StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.
''Film/ANewHope''.
19th Mar '17 3:23:32 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things�that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.

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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things�that things--that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.
19th Mar '17 3:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things—that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.

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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy UsefulNotes/{{dice}} which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.

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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy UsefulNotes/{{dice}} which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.



* For some bizarre reason, ''bikes'' in the Pokémon series are sometimes this, dating all the way back to the first game where a bike cost more money than the player could possibly carry. Not that this stopped an NPC from giving away a voucher to anyone who talked to him...

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20th Feb '17 1:01:00 PM bt8257
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Being a geek is tough. But never mind any social stigma, or trying to explain your hobbies to other people. Oh no. The hardest hits in Geekdom go straight to your bank account.

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Being a geek is tough.hard. But never mind any social stigma, or trying to explain your hobbies to other people. Oh no. The hardest hits in Geekdom go straight to your bank account.
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