History Main / GeorgeWashingtonSleptHere

13th Oct '17 8:56:36 AM isolato
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-->''She was nuts on public-houses, was England’s Virgin Queen. There’s scarcely a pub of any attractions within ten miles of London that she does not seem to have looked in at, or stopped at, or slept at, some time or other. I wonder now, supposing Harris, say, turned over a new leaf, and became a great and good man, and got to be Prime Minister, and died, if they would put up signs over the public-houses that he had patronised: “Harris had a glass of bitter in this house;” “Harris had two of Scotch cold here in the summer of ’88;” “Harris was chucked from here in December, 1886.”\\
No, there would be too many of them! It would be the houses that he had never entered that would become famous. “Only house in South London that Harris never had a drink in!” The people would flock to it to see what could have been the matter with it.''
13th Oct '17 8:50:52 AM isolato
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* In ''Literature/ThreeMenInABoat'' the trope is discussed by the narrator - in connection with surprisingly high number of pubs allegedly visited by UsefulNotes/ElizabethI and contrasted with surprisingly low number of pubs his fellow traveller Harris had ''not'' visited.
1st Oct '17 7:45:39 AM Astaroth
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** Also parodied in an episode in which a recording studio engineer tells Homer "This studio has a lot of history. Buddy Holly once stood on this exact spot and said 'There is no way in Hell I'm performing in this dump!'"
9th Sep '17 5:03:02 AM CallingAlameda
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', the house that Joe and Brian grew up in is condemned for demolition after a storm erodes the cliff its on threatening to drop it into the ocean. The cast set out to find a way to save it, and after failing decide to instead let out some childhood angst and wreck parts of it themselves. Queue Fey coming in at the end to announce that the Nantucket Historical Society had found evidence that Creator/HermanMelville had once [[OhCrap rented a room in that house and would therefore preserve it.]]

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* In one the ''Series/{{Wings}}'' episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', "This Old House", the house that Joe and Brian grew up in is condemned for demolition after a storm erodes the cliff its on it's on, threatening to drop it into the ocean. The cast set out to find a way to save it, and after failing failing, decide to instead let out some childhood angst and wreck parts of it themselves. Queue Fey Cue Fay coming in at the end to announce that the Nantucket Historical Society had found evidence that Creator/HermanMelville had once [[OhCrap rented a room in that house and would therefore preserve it.]]
28th Aug '17 6:34:30 PM Jake
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* A closely related phenomenon is the "By Royal Appointment" emblem that British companies are entitled to use if the Royal Household purchases its products. This is an impressive boast if one sold them wine or bespoke furniture or something; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_(brand) Fairy Liquid]], which used to have said emblem printed on every bottle, somewhat less so.
10th Jun '17 11:06:39 AM nombretomado
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* Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer once took a jab at the Austrian preoccupation of claiming that random buildings were in some way tied to the life of Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart:

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* Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer once took a jab at the Austrian preoccupation of claiming that random buildings were in some way tied to the life of Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart:Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart:
22nd Mar '17 5:09:18 PM Amahn
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', the house that Joe and Brian grew up in is condemned for demolition after a storm erodes the cliff its on threatening to drop it into the ocean. The cast set out to find a way to save it, and after failing decide to instead let out some childhood angst and wreck parts of it themselves. Queue Fey coming in at the end to announce that the Nantucket Historical Society had found evidence that ''Creator/HermanMelville'' had once [[OhCrap rented a room in that house and would therefore preserve it.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', the house that Joe and Brian grew up in is condemned for demolition after a storm erodes the cliff its on threatening to drop it into the ocean. The cast set out to find a way to save it, and after failing decide to instead let out some childhood angst and wreck parts of it themselves. Queue Fey coming in at the end to announce that the Nantucket Historical Society had found evidence that ''Creator/HermanMelville'' Creator/HermanMelville had once [[OhCrap rented a room in that house and would therefore preserve it.]]
22nd Mar '17 5:08:57 PM Amahn
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', the house that Joe and Brian grew up in is condemned for demolition after a storm erodes the cliff its on threatening to drop it into the ocean. The cast set out to find a way to save it, and after failing decide to instead let out some childhood angst and wreck parts of it themselves. Queue Fey coming in at the end to announce that the Nantucket Historical Society had found evidence that ''Creator/HermanMelville'' had once [[OhCrap rented a room in that house and would therefore preserve it.]]
4th Dec '16 11:07:57 AM 20person
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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Old Hroldan Inn is said to be where the famous general (and later DeityOfHumanOrigin) Tiber Septim slept on the night before fighting the battle in which he earned the name Talos Stormcrown. Sleeping in Tiber Septim's bed triggers a SideQuest where you have to retrieve his sword for the ghost of his "sworn brother," who has been waiting for him to return for several hundred years. And because you slept in Tiber Septim's bed, the ghost [[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity is convinced that]] ''you'', the PlayerCharacter, are Tiber Septim (even if you are neither male nor even ''human'').

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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Old Hroldan Inn is said to be where the famous general (and later DeityOfHumanOrigin) Tiber Septim slept on the night before fighting the battle in which he earned the name Talos Stormcrown. Sleeping in Tiber Septim's bed triggers a SideQuest where you have to retrieve his sword for the ghost of his "sworn brother," who has been waiting for him to return for several hundred years. And because you slept in Tiber Septim's bed, bed (and you're also Dragonborn like him), the ghost [[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity is convinced that]] ''you'', the PlayerCharacter, are Tiber Septim (even if you are neither male nor even ''human'').
25th Oct '16 9:28:01 PM ropertroper
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* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', Dick is told that it's said James Madison once stayed at the Stratford Inn. In "No Tigers at the Circus", Dick brings up this fact to people inspecting the inn to see if it qualifies to be a historic landmark, but they inform Dick that Madison couldn't have stayed there because history has shown that he never traveled past north of New York.
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