History Main / ExpoSpeakGag

15th Jul '16 3:56:56 PM igordebraga
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* Used in an 1841 issue of ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' as part of a series purporting to give useful instructions on daily life, in this case the lighting of a fire, which begins:
--> Take a small cylindrical aggregation of parallelopedal sections of the ligneous fibre (vulgarly denominated a bundle of fire-wood), and arrange a fractional part of the integral quantity rectilineally along the interior of the igneous receptacle known as a grate, so as to form an acute angle (of, say 25°) with its base; and one (of, say 65°) with the posterior plane that is perpendicular to it; taking care at the same time to leave between each parallelopedal section an insterstice isometrical with the smaller sides of any one of their six quadrilateral superficies, so as to admit of the free circulation of the atmospheric fluid.
* The ''Annals of Improbable Research'' article [[http://web.archive.org/web/20020131003650/http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/scireport.html "How To Write A Scientific Research Report,"]] published along with its "English translation," [[http://web.archive.org/web/20020109023129/http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/clearrep.html "How To Write a Clear Research Report."]] One of the paper's three authors, a "relatively inexperienced researcher (t=0.9167 yr)", is the 11-month-old daughter of the other two authors, and blue, green, yellow, orange and red toy rings are described as "five toroids of different radii having mean reflected photon energies of 2.76, 2.43, 2.18, 1.97, and 1.80 eV."
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Wally always does that. For example, transferring hundred of thousands bytes to an auxiliary support (he copied a file on a floppy disk). He even suggested to assign him the task of testing the internet connection using high-requested servers (he intended to make watching porn his job!).
** Scott Adams actually advises managers lacking inspiration to do so in ''The Dilbert Principle''.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had a similar joke, with Calvin using "educated language" for a book report.
-->'''Hobbes:''' "The Dynamics of Interbeing and Monological Imperatives in ''Dick And Jane'': A Study in Transrelational Gender Modes.
-->'''Calvin:''' Academia, here I come!
** The 10th Anniversary book had Watterson openly comment on how he ''hates'' this type of thing when used seriously.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* Used in an 1841 issue of ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' as part of a series purporting to give useful instructions on daily life, in this case the lighting of a fire, which begins:
--> Take a small cylindrical aggregation of parallelopedal sections of the ligneous fibre (vulgarly denominated a bundle of fire-wood), and arrange a fractional part of the integral quantity rectilineally along the interior of the igneous receptacle known as a grate, so as to form an acute angle (of, say 25°) with its base; and one (of, say 65°) with the posterior plane that is perpendicular to it; taking care at the same time to leave between each parallelopedal section an insterstice isometrical with the smaller sides of any one of their six quadrilateral superficies, so as to admit of the free circulation of the atmospheric fluid.
* The ''Annals of Improbable Research'' article [[http://web.archive.org/web/20020131003650/http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/scireport.html "How To Write A Scientific Research Report,"]] published along with its "English translation," [[http://web.archive.org/web/20020109023129/http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/clearrep.html "How To Write a Clear Research Report."]] One of the paper's three authors, a "relatively inexperienced researcher (t=0.9167 yr)", is the 11-month-old daughter of the other two authors, and blue, green, yellow, orange and red toy rings are described as "five toroids of different radii having mean reflected photon energies of 2.76, 2.43, 2.18, 1.97, and 1.80 eV."
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* The second track on the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' soundtrack is named "Adolescent Genetically Altered Shinobi Terrapins".


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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Wally always does that. For example, transferring hundred of thousands bytes to an auxiliary support (he copied a file on a floppy disk). He even suggested to assign him the task of testing the internet connection using high-requested servers (he intended to make watching porn his job!).
** Scott Adams actually advises managers lacking inspiration to do so in ''The Dilbert Principle''.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had a similar joke, with Calvin using "educated language" for a book report.
-->'''Hobbes:''' "The Dynamics of Interbeing and Monological Imperatives in ''Dick And Jane'': A Study in Transrelational Gender Modes.
-->'''Calvin:''' Academia, here I come!
** The 10th Anniversary book had Watterson openly comment on how he ''hates'' this type of thing when used seriously.
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4th Jul '16 6:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''TheTick'', Neil, a scientist, has managed to grow some dinosaur tissue in a lab, retarding its growth by keeping it in an acetylsalicylic acid solution. He accidentally eats the dinosaur tissue, and ends up turning into "Dinosaur Neil", a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant monster]]. Upon learning about the acetylsalicylic acid, Arthur figures out how to save the day and turn Dinosaur Neal back to normal: as he tells the audience, acetylsalicylic acid is ''aspirin''.

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* In one episode of ''TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', Neil, a scientist, has managed to grow some dinosaur tissue in a lab, retarding its growth by keeping it in an acetylsalicylic acid solution. He accidentally eats the dinosaur tissue, and ends up turning into "Dinosaur Neil", a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant monster]]. Upon learning about the acetylsalicylic acid, Arthur figures out how to save the day and turn Dinosaur Neal back to normal: as he tells the audience, acetylsalicylic acid is ''aspirin''.
24th Jun '16 10:31:00 PM Micah
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* ''Series/BetterOffTed'': Veronica is late for a meeting because she was working on the "dough-based projectile ventilation targeting system". Translation: she was competing against Linda to see who could throw more bagels into the air vent.

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* ''Series/BetterOffTed'': Veronica is late for a meeting because she was working on the "dough-based projectile ventilation targeting system". Translation: she was [[OfficeSports competing against Linda to see who could throw more bagels into the air vent.]]
22nd Jun '16 5:18:48 PM mcgrew
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"This is a classic example of a link between scatology and mechanics: shit's about to hit the fan". (Scatology is a science about human waste.)

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"This -->"This is a classic example of a link between scatology scatology[[note]]the science of human waste[[/note]] and mechanics: shit's about to hit the fan". (Scatology is a science about human waste.)fan".
9th Jun '16 5:11:48 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Roseanne}}'', when Nancy introduces her new girlfriend, the following exchange occurs.

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* In an episode of ''{{Roseanne}}'', ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', when Nancy introduces her new girlfriend, the following exchange occurs.
6th Jun '16 11:32:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'', a customs official refers to his superior as a 'sanguinary person born of an irregular union'. In other words, he calls him a [[spoiler:bloody bastard]].

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* In ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation's Edge]]'', a customs official refers to his superior as a 'sanguinary person born of an irregular union'. In other words, he calls him a [[spoiler:bloody bastard]].
27th May '16 2:32:30 AM jormis29
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* ''Freedom Force Vs. The Third Reich''

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* ''Freedom ''[[VideoGame/FreedomForce Freedom Force Vs. The Third Reich''Reich]]''
26th May '16 8:05:09 PM LinTaylor
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' spinoff ''Literature/TouhouKourindouCuriositiesOfLotusAsia'', one chapter deals with Rinnosuke finding a device he describes as "a grey box, small enough to be held in the hands, made of... plastic, I believe it was called? [...] On top of that, this one has several differently-shaped buttons and switches on it." He's worried it's an ArtifactOfDoom because his NameDar says it can "control just about anything. For example, manipulating people, making them fight, starting wars and, depending on the circumstances, even destroying the world." After spending most of the chapter trying to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, it gets stolen by [[TheChessmaster Yukari]], the '''last''' person he wanted to have it. [[spoiler:She explains that the device is harmless -- it's a UsefulNotes/GameBoy.]]
19th May '16 10:27:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{QI}}'', to avoid setting the klaxon off by saying [[spoiler:porn]], Jimmy Carr said that [[TheInternetIsForPorn 70% of the internet]] is filled with "gentlemen's special interest literature" (a common euphemism, of course). It didn't work.

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* In ''{{QI}}'', ''Series/{{QI}}'', to avoid setting the klaxon off by saying [[spoiler:porn]], Jimmy Carr said that [[TheInternetIsForPorn 70% of the internet]] is filled with "gentlemen's special interest literature" (a common euphemism, of course). It didn't work.
4th May '16 2:59:27 PM eldiablo555
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** Done by Kevyn again in a much earlier [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-12-09 strip.]]
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