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22nd Apr '16 2:30:44 PM BKelly95
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* A 2016 commercial for that year's new Toyota Prius starts with a group of criminals exiting the bank they just robbed to discover their getaway car's been towed. One of the robbers quips "Told ya someone should have waited in the car." After they steal the Prius and make their getaway, this same robber repeatedly makes himself look like the least intelligent member of the crew and the one who least takes the situation seriously. (For example, they encounter a police roadblock. He instead points out the farmer's market behind the roadblock and suggests getting some flowers for the car.) Now, it makes sense why they didn't take a perfectly logical suggestion seriously.
10th Apr '16 6:08:04 PM karstovich2
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* The summer-2011 jingle for Quebec radio station Rythme FM was "Ça me fait du bien" ("It does me good")...which can also be heard as "''Summer'' fait du bien".

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* The summer-2011 jingle for Quebec radio station Rythme FM was "Ça me fait du bien" ("It does me good")...which can also be heard as "''Summer'' fait du bien". (The majority of francophone Quebeckers can speak enough English to get the bilingual pun.)
23rd Mar '16 8:47:20 PM kensu
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* In antiquity and even up until the middle ages, pretty much everything was written in verse. Not just poetry, literature, or even drama: philosophy, scientific and medical texts were also written in verse, as were histories. This seems like a strange affectation at first, but remember that during these periods there wasn't such a thing as movable type. All manuscripts had to be copied BY HAND; as such most learned people never actually owned the books, but memorized them from copies they read in a library or school. What's one way to aid memorization? Put the information into the form of a poem or song, where the regularity of the meter and rhyme will help you memorize it!
21st Feb '16 1:47:00 PM Dere
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20th Feb '16 8:35:41 AM Dere
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* Microsoft's choice to give window borders a glass look in Windows Vista and 7 may seem like a random choice made only because it would look flashy, akin to Apple's infamous tendency to give nearly all of its programs a look based on materials like chrome, leather, etc. But think about it for a second: programs are depicted as windows, and what are real life windows are made out of? Glass! Add to that the fact that the OS itself is named Windows, and it makes sense that its interface has a glass look in general.
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15th Jan '16 5:57:39 AM case
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* The PG-era in general. Back when first enacted, they'd literally stop the match if someone was bleeding to patch them up and wrestlers would apologize immediately after shows for using words like ass. Now that they've let up on these restrictions in 2011, it's become shocking again when wrestlers say ass or douchebag (see Wrestling/CMPunk) and the few times when wrestlers bleed make huge impacts in storylines (see Wrestling/CodyRhodes).

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* The PG-era in general. Back when first enacted, they'd literally stop the match if someone was bleeding to patch them up and wrestlers would apologize immediately after shows for using words like ass. Now that they've let up on these restrictions in 2011, it's become shocking again when wrestlers say [[PrecisionFStrike ass or douchebag douchebag]] (see Wrestling/CMPunk) and the few times when wrestlers bleed make huge impacts in storylines (see Wrestling/CodyRhodes).
1st Jan '16 6:26:07 PM jormis29
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* Pandora's Box initially portrays the addition of Hope to the world as uplifting and positive. The myth, though, can be painting hope as another evil. Or, since hope is the only thing left in the box, there is no hope. Dark stuff, either way.

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* Pandora's Box PandorasBox initially portrays the addition of Hope to the world as uplifting and positive. The myth, though, can be painting hope as another evil. Or, since hope is the only thing left in the box, there is no hope. Dark stuff, either way.



* Pandora's box can be a euphemism for the female nether regions. So opening the box is the same as child birth. The children born are in essence the next generation. The ancient Greeks saw what mankind had been doing until then (wars, killing, etc...) and pictured themselves a bleak future. Each child born would just add to the crimes of humanity. BUT there was still hope. Maybe the child would grow up to be a better person than all those that came before it. This being said, it is a rather misogynistic view: it's the womans fault to put evil into this world.

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* Pandora's box PandorasBox can be a euphemism for the female nether regions. So opening the box is the same as child birth. The children born are in essence the next generation. The ancient Greeks saw what mankind had been doing until then (wars, killing, etc...) and pictured themselves a bleak future. Each child born would just add to the crimes of humanity. BUT there was still hope. Maybe the child would grow up to be a better person than all those that came before it. This being said, it is a rather misogynistic view: it's the womans fault to put evil into this world.
24th Dec '15 9:20:39 AM pingastroper
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** There is an 11-year old who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbK0YiOKWo recreated this commercial]] for his mom, and at first you think, "Aw, cute, the boy your man could smell like"...until the clouds and shirt drop down from above and the awesomeness quotient is taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]

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** There is an 11-year old who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGbK0YiOKWo recreated this commercial]] for his mom, and at first you think, "Aw, cute, the boy your man could smell like"...until the clouds and shirt drop down from above and the awesomeness quotient is taken [[UpToEleven up to to]] [[VisualPun eleven.]]
8th Dec '15 4:31:41 AM Freshmeat
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* After playing on ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', I thought that the subtle addition system the creators used within the game (known as digital root") would be an interesting way to do LampshadeHanging. But then I noticed something odd after browsing through TV Tropes: ThirteenIsUnlucky -> 13 -> 1 + 3 = 4 -> FourIsDeath. OhCrap, how closely related are these tropes anyway?



* The answer to the "Why does the chicken cross the road?" question. The [[CaptainObvious obvious]] answer is to get to the other side. The brilliance kicks in when you realize that "the other side" could also mean death. [[DrivenToSuicide Must be one hell of a depressed chicken...]]
** The Chicken Joke is an example of an "Unjoke", where the punchline is deliberately not funny. This goes contrary to the ''expectation'' of a punchline, which is what makes punchlines funny in the first place. Note that an Unjoke is really only funny the first time you hear it; it falls apart once you know how it ends.
** So it's a SubvertedTrope of {{Punchline}}?



* The word "weird" violates one of the most basic grammatical rules ("I before E except after C") that has been beaten into our heads since first grade. But then I realized...''this is the word we use for describing things that are out of order or otherwise bizarre''. ''Of course'' it would violate a basic rule like that.
** This actually isn't that weird. There are more words that violate this saying than there are words that follow it. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_before_E_except_after_C Read here]]



* The Big Bang. Why is it named the "Big Bang" when it's not an explosion? Well, [[SexTropes how did]] ''[[SexTropes your]]'' [[SexTropes life begin?]]
** Joke aside, the person who popularized the term hated the theory as he favored another. He hoped by simplifying the Big Bang theory to "giant explosion" it would sound so stupid the average person wouldn't believe in it. It backfired.
3rd Dec '15 11:50:34 AM Geigerton
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** Joke aside, the person who popularized the term hated the theory as he favored another. He hoped by simplifying the Big Bang theory to "giant explosion" it would sound so stupid the average person wouldn't believe in it. It backfired.
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