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3rd Dec '15 10:24:54 AM FF32
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* Reginald makes one claiming he has been kidnapped in [[http://nedroid.com/2008/07/1812-askbeartato-ransom/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'' in order to test Beartato's friendship.
18th Oct '15 11:56:41 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the Mayor sent one of these by [[TheVamp Sedusa]] in a ShoutOut to the ''Lebowski'' example above.
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* An episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has the Mayor sent one of these by [[TheVamp Sedusa]] in a ShoutOut to the ''Lebowski'' example above.
30th Sep '15 10:46:40 PM eyebones
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** Also a slight subversion, in that one of the words of the message was rare enough that the author had to handwrite it. No explanation is given for why they didn't just cut out the individual letters required instead (Or cut out the word 'room' and then swap the r and m).

* In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Wilson is seen "clipping coupons." When House's beloved guitar is "kidnapped" and the Cut And Paste Note shows up demanding ransom, it's not exactly a mystery as to who did it.. ** Not that Wilson's actually trying to hide his involvement or anything... ** House later comes across Wilson nonchalantly reading a newspaper with big holes cut out of it.
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Wilson is seen "clipping coupons." When House's beloved guitar is "kidnapped" and the Cut And Paste Note shows up demanding ransom, it's not exactly a mystery as to who did it.. ** it. Not that Wilson's actually trying to hide his involvement or anything... ** anything... House later comes across Wilson nonchalantly reading a newspaper with big holes cut out of it.

* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' played this once when a pervert starts dropping cut and paste notes every time he... uh... does something ''[[BlackComedyRape really nasty]]'' to the hens in town. These hints are all bleeding obvious... but since Barbrady is 100% illiterate, he just sees a bunch of signs and letters all scrambled all over the sheet. ** [[spoiler: It's ThePlan to get Barbrady to learn to read.]] *** [[spoiler:And then it fails spectacularly when Barbrady reads ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' and decides reading sucks.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' played this once when a pervert starts dropping cut and paste notes every time he... uh... does something ''[[BlackComedyRape really nasty]]'' to the hens in town. These hints are all bleeding obvious... but since Barbrady is 100% illiterate, he just sees a bunch of signs and letters all scrambled all over the sheet. ** sheet. [[spoiler: It's ThePlan to get Barbrady to learn to read.]] *** ]] [[spoiler:And then it fails spectacularly when Barbrady reads ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' and decides reading sucks.]]

** Even worse, some printers actively stamp their serial number on every page printed. If that doesn't make you paranoid, nothing will. ** Even seemingly identical [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typefaces]]--Times New Roman and Nimbus Roman, for example--can be distinguished under a powerful enough magnifying glass. Back in the early days of home computing when there were multiple competing word-processor packages for several competing system architectures, this could go a long way to narrowing down the list of people who could have printed a particular document.
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** Even worse, some *Some printers actively stamp their serial number on every page printed. If that doesn't make you paranoid, nothing will. ** * Even seemingly identical [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typefaces]]--Times New Roman and Nimbus Roman, for example--can be distinguished under a powerful enough magnifying glass. Back in the early days of home computing when there were multiple competing word-processor packages for several competing system architectures, this could go a long way to narrowing down the list of people who could have printed a particular document.

* The term "ransom note effect" is used to describe the result of using too many fonts (particularly if they clash with each other and/or are just plain ugly in their own right) in a document.
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* The term "ransom note effect" is used to describe the result of using too many fonts (particularly fonts, particularly if they clash with each other and/or or are just plain ugly in their own right) in a document. right.
27th Sep '15 3:59:54 PM Jay2K
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* Similar to the ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' example below, the bad guys in ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' cut together clips of various U.S. presidents speeches to present their message. -->'''Casper:''' "That was creepy." -->'''Trey:''' "I tried to find more Nixon."
2nd Apr '15 10:33:00 PM jormis29
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* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', several years before making [[ListOfTransgressions The List]], Earl and the gang stole a box of silverware from the library. Said silverware was very old and (somewhat) valuable, and everyone in the group wanted it for themselves. Earl excuses himself to the bathroom, and takes magazines to make one of these, saying that he has the silverware, and unless the librarian gives him ransom money at a particular time and place, he's going to [[ExactWords kill the silverware.]] [[IdiotHero (Earl never was the brightest crayon in the box...)]]
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* ''Series/{{Utopia}}'': [[spoiler: Geoff]] attempts to {{Blackmail}} [[TheConspiracy The Network]] with a note made from the newspaper headlines calling for him to step down. It does not fool them for a second. -->'''Leah''': (''looks at the note'') Newsprint. How very traditional. * On ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', several years before making [[ListOfTransgressions The List]], Earl and the gang stole a box of silverware from the library. Said silverware was very old and (somewhat) valuable, and everyone in the group wanted it for themselves. Earl excuses himself to the bathroom, and takes magazines to make one of these, saying that he has the silverware, and unless the librarian gives him ransom money at a particular time and place, he's going to [[ExactWords kill the silverware.]] [[IdiotHero (Earl never was the brightest crayon in the box...)]]
27th Mar '15 3:25:47 PM carlhummus
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->''"Susie, if you want to see your doll again, leave $100 in this envelope by the tree out front. You cannot trace us. You cannot find us. [[WhatAnIdiot ...Sincerely, Calvin"]]''
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->''"Susie, if you want to see your doll again, leave $100 in this envelope by the tree out front. You cannot trace us. You cannot find us. [[WhatAnIdiot ...Sincerely, [[GenreBlind ...Sincerely,]] [[WhatAnIdiot Calvin"]]''
19th Mar '15 5:41:15 PM eroock
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->'''Harry Crumb''': “You gonna have your lab inspect this note as much as you want but they may never discover what I already know.” ->'''Detective Casey''': “And what is that, Mr Crumb?” ->'''Harry Crumb''': “You find that crazy Typewriter and you’ll have your Kidnappers."
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->'''Harry -->'''Harry Crumb''': “You gonna have your lab inspect this note as much as you want but they may never discover what I already know.” ->'''Detective -->'''Detective Casey''': “And what is that, Mr Crumb?” ->'''Harry -->'''Harry Crumb''': “You find that crazy Typewriter and you’ll have your Kidnappers." * In ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}'', when the trial doesn't seem to be going well, Joe takes active measures to get a conviction. He makes this kind of note, and encloses his ring, in an attempt to "prove" he died in the fire.
29th Dec '14 9:45:38 AM nombretomado
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* The villain in ''[[LordPeterWimsey Gaudy Night]]'' by DorothyLSayers does this.
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* The villain in ''[[LordPeterWimsey Gaudy Night]]'' by DorothyLSayers Creator/DorothyLSayers does this.
9th Aug '14 7:03:45 AM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist's old partner-in-crime Cribbins is more familiar with the ''Ankh-Morpork Times'' newspaper from having made this sort of note than from actually sitting down and reading it.
9th Jul '14 12:35:33 PM Tacitus
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* The lads at ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' once sent Game Developers [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/07/16 a ransom note]] like this. "[[strike:We have our cat]] We have your cat not our cat."
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* The lads at ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' once sent Game Developers [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/07/16 a ransom note]] like this. "[[strike:We have our cat]] We have your cat not our cat." this.
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