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1st Sep '16 11:55:44 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', dealing with cultures that aren't as familiar to worldwide audiences as others may be, frequently has to explain punchlines in the author's notes to every comic. However, this can actually make the comics ''funnier'' if you re-read them after reading the explanations. Longtime followers will also feel less inclined to check the notes as the characters & the stereotypes they represent will become more familiar to them; those who keep up with the news and/or have a good background of world history will also not need them as often. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs And you can imagine how it would be for someone familiar with the characters, current events, and world history.]]
31st Aug '16 12:52:15 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Get it? It's because he's a murderer with a comedy theme!]]-]

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Get it? It's because he's a murderer with a comedy theme!]]-]
theme!]]]]-]
23rd Aug '16 7:47:55 AM ZimFan89
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* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' has this exchange during the fight with the [[DemBones Gashadokuro]]:
-->'''Beetle''': I've got a bone to pick with you! (''aside'') Get it? Because he's made of bone?
-->'''Monkey''': You're an embarrassment.
14th Aug '16 12:34:03 PM StarSword
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]'', Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]'', Exile]]''), Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.
28th Jul '16 8:59:45 PM Hadjorim
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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:

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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell Amstell (who is gay) and said:
27th Jul '16 11:21:08 PM Hadjorim
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* Once during the show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:

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* Once during the UK panel show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:
27th Jul '16 11:20:33 PM Hadjorim
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'''Simon:''' Yes, I would because I... [turns and looks at the camera]... am a homosexual.

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'''Simon:''' Yes, I would because I... [turns ''[turns and looks straight at the camera]...camera]''... am a homosexual.
27th Jul '16 11:19:58 PM Hadjorim
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'''Simon:''' Yes, I would because I... [turns and looks at the camera]... am a homosexual.\\

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'''Simon:''' Yes, I would because I... [turns and looks at the camera]... am a homosexual.\\
27th Jul '16 11:19:09 PM Hadjorim
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* Once during the show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," the panelists had to pick out a celebrity from a line-up. One of the female panelists turned to the host Simon Astell (who is gay) and said:
--->'''Nerina:''' You'd appreciate this: number two's quite cute, isn't he?\\
'''Simon:''' Yes, I would because I... [turns and looks at the camera]... am a homosexual.\\
24th Jul '16 6:26:13 AM StarSword
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld''. Discussing FirstContact between the Federation and the Bajorans (borrowed from the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]'', Bajoran viewpoint character Eleya comments that Leonard [=McCoy=] had to make Kirk a cure for banta fever. Gaarra, also Bajoran, nearly falls over laughing, but Biri, a Trill, doesn't get it. Then Eleya explains that [[ReallyGetsAround banta fever is a Bajoran STD]] and Biri breaks out in giggles.
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