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29th Mar '16 1:26:45 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]].

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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]]. To put it this way, a good portion of this series isn't as funny if you don't have an above average knowledge of pop-culture stuff.
25th Mar '16 4:24:06 AM jormis29
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* The date the dolls are sewn on in the ''Lala Loopsy'' line could count as this. One example is Patch Treasurechest, a living doll who likes to play at being a pirate. He's said to have been [[SignificantBirthDate sewn into life on September 19th]]... but how many grade-schoolers are going to recognize that as International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day?

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* The date the dolls are sewn on in the ''Lala Loopsy'' ''Toys/{{Lalaloopsy}}'' line could count as this. One example is Patch Treasurechest, a living doll who likes to play at being a pirate. He's said to have been [[SignificantBirthDate sewn into life on September 19th]]... but how many grade-schoolers are going to recognize that as [[UsefulNotes/TalkLikeAPirateDay International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day?Day]]?
24th Mar '16 9:44:45 AM ironicusername
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* One of the dolls in the ''Lala Loopsy'' line is Patch Treasurechest, a living doll who likes to play at being a pirate. He's said to have been [[SignificantBirthDate sewn into life on September 19th]]... but how many grade-school girls are going to recognize that as International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day?

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* One of The date the dolls are sewn on in the the ''Lala Loopsy'' line could count as this. One example is Patch Treasurechest, a living doll who likes to play at being a pirate. He's said to have been [[SignificantBirthDate sewn into life on September 19th]]... but how many grade-school girls grade-schoolers are going to recognize that as International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day?
17th Mar '16 6:48:51 PM ironicusername
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': TransparentCloset Jonath-ahem, Than, compares Brittany Matthew's genitalia to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Eye Of Sauron]].
8th Mar '16 12:13:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ListeningTo11975Mhz'', if you understand every obscure literary, mathematical, and radio reference, you ''need to get out more often''.
* As a comic that bounces around between physics, psychology, math, philosophy, and general geekery jokes, you need to be fairly cosmopolitan in your background to enjoy ''DresdenCodak''. It's worth it though.

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* ''ListeningTo11975Mhz'', ''Webcomic/ListeningTo11975Mhz'', if you understand every obscure literary, mathematical, and radio reference, you ''need to get out more often''.
* As a comic that bounces around between physics, psychology, math, philosophy, and general geekery jokes, you need to be fairly cosmopolitan in your background to enjoy ''DresdenCodak''.''Webcomic/DresdenCodak''. It's worth it though.



* The entire cast (and most of the dead bodies) in ''WeaponBrown'' comes from various syndicated comic strips. Identifying all of them and picking up all the references and in-jokes would take someone who's a talking encyclopedia of the hundred year history of comic strips.

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* The entire cast (and most of the dead bodies) in ''WeaponBrown'' ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown'' comes from various syndicated comic strips. Identifying all of them and picking up all the references and in-jokes would take someone who's a talking encyclopedia of the hundred year history of comic strips.



* ''{{Narbonic}}'' is chock full of refs on literature and manga and comics, many of which are not apparent even to the aficionado without reading the "Director's Cut" version.

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* ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' is chock full of refs on literature and manga and comics, many of which are not apparent even to the aficionado without reading the "Director's Cut" version.
18th Feb '16 7:32:25 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': While the Drawfs forcibly wash Grumpy, they put a ring of flowers on his head and Sneezy comments that he smells like a petunia. In botany, petunias symbolize anger and resentment, which explains Grumpy's MeaningfulName.
6th Feb '16 7:08:24 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* GeniusBonus/{{Jokes}}



[[folder: Jokes]]
Genius Bonus jokes are hilarious to those in the know, however they are notorious for having to be explained to folks who simply don't know the reference. That makes these jokes specific to certain crowds because of DontExplainTheJoke.
* (You need to know your Bible verses, or the teller has to know them here) A new preacher comes to a small town on a Friday, and decides it would be a good idea to visit each member of his congregation at home to get to know them before Sunday's service. All goes well until he comes to one house. The preacher knocks, and rings the door bell, but even though the lights are on and activity can be seen inside, no one answers the door. Exasperated, but deciding it's best not to bother them, the preacher takes a card out of his pocket and writes "Revelation 3:20"[[note]]''Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.''[[/note]] on it, before slipping it under the door and leaving. Come Sunday, after finishing his sermon at the local church, the preacher finds the card in his collection basket, and sees that the resident of the house has written "Genesis 3:10"[[note]]''I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.''[[/note]].
* An [[TooSoon inappropriate]] 9/11 joke relies on a person's knowledge of geometry, generally above LowestCommonDenominator knowledge:
-->'''Q:''' When does a pentagon[[note]]the five-sided figure[[/note]] only have ''four'' sides?
-->'''A:''' When it's bisected[[note]]split into two equal parts[[/note]] by a plane[[note]]the flat, two-dimensional surface[[/note]].
* There's a grammar joke that goes like this:
-->Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex (OhCrap)
** The joke being that the periods after each "sex" are ''menstrual'' periods, resulting in a SurprisePregnancy.
* A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get scrod?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone ask that question in the third-person pluperfect indicative!"[[note]]There's actually a lot of debate among grammar nerds over what is the actual proper name for using "screwed" in this tense, but if you're telling jokes, most GeniusBonus people will get it's a play on obscure grammar[[/note]]
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6th Feb '16 7:05:13 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get scrod?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone ask that question in the third-person pluperfect indicative!"

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* A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get scrod?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone ask that question in the third-person pluperfect indicative!" indicative!"[[note]]There's actually a lot of debate among grammar nerds over what is the actual proper name for using "screwed" in this tense, but if you're telling jokes, most GeniusBonus people will get it's a play on obscure grammar[[/note]]
6th Feb '16 6:59:25 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* An inappropriate 9/11 joke relies on a person's knowledge of geometry, generally above LowestCommonDenominator knowledge:

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* An inappropriate [[TooSoon inappropriate]] 9/11 joke relies on a person's knowledge of geometry, generally above LowestCommonDenominator knowledge:
6th Feb '16 6:57:24 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get scrod?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone ask that question in the third-person pluperfect indicative!"
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