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1st Feb '16 8:51:55 AM igordebraga
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* Q.: Why would Hillary Clinton's election as president save the government a great deal of money?
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* Q.: Why would Hillary Clinton's election as president save the government a great deal of money?money?\\

* Q:Why do modern witches use vacuum cleaners?
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* Q:Why do modern witches use vacuum cleaners?cleaners?\\

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* Q:Why do modern witches use vacuum cleaners?"My [[ObnoxiousInLaws mother-in-law]] CameFromTheSky - because her broomstick broke!"
27th Jan '16 11:44:42 PM Lazarus393
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', It's possible to obtain a flying broomstick as one of your vehicles.
24th Dec '15 9:47:59 AM Roach
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* Played with in the 'WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' one-reeler The Flying Sorceress. While cleaning up a mess he made, Tom finds am 'Help Wanted' ad in the paper. He follows up on the ad, to find the ad was placed by a witch. When he takes her broom for a joyride, the witch punishes him by enchanting the broom to shake hiom through - which causes Tom to wake up clinging to his home broom and realize it was AllJustADream. He then seats himself on the (mundane) broom he's using to clean, kicks it like a motorbike ... and the broom comes to life and flies away with him.
3rd Dec '15 7:25:54 PM Jake
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** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', it's said you need magic to keep a broomstick up, but other books suggest the magic is intrinsic to the broom, and even Rincewind can fly one. In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' Nanny Ogg complains her grandkids keep joy-riding on hers, and in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist Von Lipwig just paints an ordinary broomstick blue with stars, in order to fool the antagonist into thinking it was a real one.
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** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', it's said you need magic to keep a broomstick up, but other books suggest the magic is intrinsic to the broom, and even Rincewind can fly one. one; apparently they can store a limited amount of magical energy but require a witch or wizard to replenish it after a while, or several witches if the rider is carrying out a complicated spell at the same time, which is how ''Wyrd Sisters'' became the first work of fiction ever to depict mid-air refuelling with broomsticks. (ItMakesSenseInContext.) In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' Nanny Ogg complains her grandkids keep joy-riding on hers, and in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist Von Lipwig just paints an ordinary broomstick blue with stars, in order to fool the antagonist into thinking it was a real one.
17th Nov '15 1:02:41 PM wootzits
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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''. * In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', several minor magical characters have brooms, and Negi uses a staff that's functionally the same. He later switches to SkySurfing on it, and by the end of the series he can fly unaided. ** [[DarkMagicalGirl Yue's]] artifact includes a flying broom, and [[WizardingSchool Ariadne Academy]] has classes of broom-riding.

* ''Manga/SoulEater'': ** We first see Medusa riding a broom... that has an arrow/snakehead. ** Jacqueline turns into a lantern which can propel itself by shooting fire and grow a pole for her partner Kim to hang onto, visually evoking this trope. [[spoiler:Which hints at Kim really being a witch.]] ** People with a certain type of soul can make a [[EquippableAlly Weapon]] they're holding sprout wings to fly on them if they have the power of a Witch's soul. [[spoiler:Maka uses Soul's scythe form to accomplish it.]] * In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'' the witches ride brooms and the title character, Alice, combines this with SkySurfing. * Somehow subverted in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' with Jun Ezumi, a girl who rides a flying broom that really is a "dragon", one of the {{Mons}} equivalent of the series. The protagonist Shiina even mistakes her for a witch, but Jun says she choose that specific form for her dragon (aptly if not creatively named "Broom") just for fun. * Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a broom, preferring it even over the carpet the other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the name of a person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms. * A variation in the ''[[Creator/RumikoTakahashi Rumic Theater]]'' story "One Hundred Years of Love". Ninety-year-old Risa Hoshino gains weird telekinetic powers after a near-death experience, and then can fly by riding a ''crutch''. She doesn't really need it, but it helps her stand up once she reaches the ground. Note also that since she's a {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}, the crutch is twice as tall as her. * Subverted in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', with broomsticks being relegated to use as training devices, as season 2 episode 3 demonstrated the UnfortunateImplications and other [[GroinAttack problems]] of their use. * In ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'', Kiki normally uses a traditionally made broom. At the end of the film, however, she is forced to improvise, using a mass-produced deck brush. The deck brush works, but is extremely difficult to control. * Brooms in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' comes in several flavours, aside from the standard ones: Modern ones, vacuum cleaners, and giant eating utensils.

* [[CuteWitch Fabia Crozelg]] of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' uses a witch broom called Hell Gazer as her [[EmpathicWeapon Device]].
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* [[CuteWitch Fabia Crozelg]] In the first season of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' ''{{Franchise/Jewelpet}}'', almost all the titular pets, who're wizards, ride flying brooms everywhere. * In ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'', Kiki normally uses a witch broom called Hell Gazer as her [[EmpathicWeapon Device]].traditionally made broom. At the end of the film, however, she is forced to improvise, using a mass-produced deck brush. The deck brush works, but is extremely difficult to control.

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''. * [[CuteWitch Fabia Crozelg]] of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' uses a witch broom called Hell Gazer as her [[EmpathicWeapon Device]].Device]]. * In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', several minor magical characters have brooms, and Negi uses a staff that's functionally the same. He later switches to SkySurfing on it, and by the end of the series he can fly unaided. ** [[DarkMagicalGirl Yue's]] artifact includes a flying broom, and [[WizardingSchool Ariadne Academy]] has classes of broom-riding. * Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a broom, preferring it even over the carpet the other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the name of a person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms. * Somehow subverted in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' with Jun Ezumi, a girl who rides a flying broom that really is a "dragon", one of the {{Mons}} equivalent of the series. The protagonist Shiina even mistakes her for a witch, but Jun says she choose that specific form for her dragon (aptly if not creatively named "Broom") just for fun. * Brooms in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' comes in several flavours, aside from the standard ones: Modern ones, vacuum cleaners, and giant eating utensils. * A variation in the ''[[Creator/RumikoTakahashi Rumic Theater]]'' story "One Hundred Years of Love". Ninety-year-old Risa Hoshino gains weird telekinetic powers after a near-death experience, and then can fly by riding a ''crutch''. She doesn't really need it, but it helps her stand up once she reaches the ground. Note also that since she's a {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}, the crutch is twice as tall as her. * ''Manga/SoulEater'': ** We first see Medusa riding a broom... that has an arrow/snakehead. ** Jacqueline turns into a lantern which can propel itself by shooting fire and grow a pole for her partner Kim to hang onto, visually evoking this trope. [[spoiler:Which hints at Kim really being a witch.]] ** People with a certain type of soul can make a [[EquippableAlly Weapon]] they're holding sprout wings to fly on them if they have the power of a Witch's soul. [[spoiler:Maka uses Soul's scythe form to accomplish it.]] * Subverted in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', with broomsticks being relegated to use as training devices, as season 2 episode 3 demonstrated the UnfortunateImplications and other [[GroinAttack problems]] of their use. * In ''Anime/TweenyWitches'' the witches ride brooms and the title character, Alice, combines this with SkySurfing.
13th Nov '15 1:28:07 PM StFan
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* In the indie comic ''ComicBook/{{Underburbs}}'', main character Angela is a witch who rides a broom, complete with a black cat living in it. Bearing in mind the broom was part of a Halloween costume made real by magic.
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* In the indie comic ''ComicBook/{{Underburbs}}'', ''ComicBook/TheUnderburbs'', main character Angela is a witch who rides a broom, complete with a black cat living in it. Bearing in mind the broom was part of a Halloween costume made real by magic.
13th Nov '15 1:17:34 PM StFan
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* In the indie comic ''{{Underburbs}}'', main character Angela is a witch who rides a broom, complete with a black cat living in it. Bearing in mind the broom was part of a Halloween costume made real by magic.
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* In the indie comic ''{{Underburbs}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Underburbs}}'', main character Angela is a witch who rides a broom, complete with a black cat living in it. Bearing in mind the broom was part of a Halloween costume made real by magic.
12th Nov '15 2:28:42 AM mirisu92
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Another—considerably more NSFW—explanation involves sex and drugs, in a certain sense. Accounts from the 16th century revealed that witches' potions contained hallucinogens that, when consumed, gave the sensation of flying. As oral ingestion put them at risk of overdosing, suspected witches applied these hallucinogenic potions topically. It turns out the most effective places for absorption were under the arms and … in their lady parts. Guess what they used to apply the ointment. That's right, ''riding'' a broom is really a 500-year-old DoubleEntendre.
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Another—considerably more NSFW—explanation involves sex and drugs, in a certain sense. Accounts from the 16th century revealed that witches' potions contained hallucinogens that, when consumed, gave the sensation of flying. As oral ingestion put them at risk of overdosing, suspected witches applied these hallucinogenic potions topically. It turns out the most effective places for absorption through the skin were under on the arms armpits … and in their lady parts. Guess what they used to apply the ointment. That's right, ''riding'' a broom is really a 500-year-old DoubleEntendre.
12th Nov '15 2:24:55 AM mirisu92
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Another—considerably more NSFW—explanation involves sex and drugs, in a certain sense. Accounts from the 16th century revealed that witches' potions contained hallucinogens that, when consumed, gave the sensation of flying. As oral ingestion put them at risk of overdosing, suspected witches applied these hallucinogenic potions topically. It turns out the most effective places for absorption were under the arms and … in their lady parts. Guess what they used to apply the ointment. That's right, ''riding'' a broom is really a 500-year-old DoubleEntendre.
9th Nov '15 5:21:46 PM NoirGrimoir
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Brooms are the traditional flying mount of witches. Some even use them [[ImprobableWeaponUser as weapons]].
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Brooms are the traditional flying mount of witches.the WitchClassic. Some even use them [[ImprobableWeaponUser as weapons]].
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