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16th Jun '17 9:41:26 AM JackG
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** One of those poems (Sonnet 130, a satire of the flowery love sonnets prevalent in his era) has Shakespeare complaining of his Dark Lady's reeking breath. Turns out his own is nothing to boast about when Martha turns down an offer of romance from Shakespeare because his breath stinks.

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** *** One of those poems (Sonnet 130, a satire of the flowery love sonnets prevalent in his era) has Shakespeare complaining of his Dark Lady's reeking breath. Turns out his own is nothing to boast about when Martha turns down an offer of romance from Shakespeare because his breath stinks.
16th Jun '17 9:41:09 AM JackG
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** One of those poems (Sonnet 130, a satire of the flowery love sonnets prevalent in his era) has Shakespeare complaining of his Dark Lady's reeking breath. Turns out his own is nothing to boast about when Martha turns down an offer of romance from Shakespeare because his breath stinks.
23rd May '17 3:24:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''TheSquiresTales'' has Geoffrey of Monmouth as a scholar at Myth/KingArthur's court.

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* ''TheSquiresTales'' ''Literature/TheSquiresTales'' has Geoffrey of Monmouth as a scholar at Myth/KingArthur's court.
21st May '17 2:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' loves these. Expect to hear at least two per episode. Usually in a one-line throw away gag, or even just items sitting innocently on shelves in the background.

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' loves these. Expect to hear at least two per episode. Usually in a one-line throw away gag, or even just items sitting innocently on shelves in the background.
5th May '17 5:52:59 PM MrGuy
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* The Bakumatsu chapter of ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' sees the ninja Oboro-maru set out to stop a man named Ode Iou from throwing Japan into war by infiltrating his castle, rescuing a man he has prisoner, and killing him. The man turns out to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma Ryoma Sakamoto]], and you have the option of joining him at the end of the chapter. If you choose to, Oboro-maru becomes Sakamoto's bodyguard, and is seen stopping an assassination attempt. In real life, Ryoma Sakamoto was assassinated.

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* The Bakumatsu chapter of ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' sees the ninja Oboro-maru set out to stop a man named Ode Iou from throwing Japan into war by infiltrating his castle, rescuing a man he has prisoner, and killing him. The man turns out to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ryōma Ryoma Sakamoto]], and you have the option of joining him at the end of the chapter. If you choose to, Oboro-maru becomes Sakamoto's bodyguard, and is seen stopping an assassination attempt. In real life, Ryoma Sakamoto was assassinated.
26th Apr '17 5:17:49 AM AgentSalt
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' suggests that UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was started due to a badly worded sexual innuendo about someone wanting to "invade her Alsace", and things spiraling out of control from there. Whether they were joking or not seems to be unknown.
10th Apr '17 2:25:45 AM NightShade96
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5th Apr '17 8:15:18 AM Gregzilla
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** In fact, in the old World of Darkness, the one thing [[WordOfGod the supernaturals never had an active hand in]] was [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct the Third Reich and the Holocaust]]. This itself proved to be a pretty funny, if unintentional, historical joke in the context of the game. The ''intent'' was to avoid cheapening the full inhumanity of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany by ascribing it to supernatural influence; the ''effect'' was to make readers scratch their heads wondering how, in a game overflowing with BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, none of the countless supernatural groups had anything to do with the largest war and most notorious genocide in history.

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** In fact, in the old World of Darkness, the one thing [[WordOfGod the supernaturals never had an active hand in]] was [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct the Third Reich and the Holocaust]]. This itself proved to be a pretty funny, if unintentional, historical joke in the context of the game. The ''intent'' was to avoid cheapening the full inhumanity of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany by [[WeDidntStartTheFuhrer ascribing it to supernatural influence; influence]]; the ''effect'' was to make readers scratch their heads wondering how, in a game overflowing with BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy, none of the countless supernatural groups had anything to do with the largest war and most notorious genocide in history.
4th Apr '17 5:47:31 PM HotelCalifornia
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* Some of the author's notes for ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' reveal several examples. Many of them relate to the Bible and Koran.
** Most notable is the biblical Massacre of the Innocents; King Herod was planning on sacrificing the souls of the murdered babies to speak to Maledict. He succeeded - and Maledict was [[EvenEvilHasStandards so offended by Herod's hubris]] that [[ShaggyDogStory he killed Herod instantly with a glance]]. In a similar vein, the HumanSacrifice practiced by the Aztecs and other ancient civilizations were attempts to speak to Maledict too (with little success).
** The presence of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad as characters is pretty much due to an ''entire series'' of this trope.
** Beelzebub invented rock n' roll music. By accident, [[NoodleIncident during the mother of all drug trips]].
3rd Apr '17 5:34:00 PM jamespolk
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* The novel series about Literature/ErastFandorin ''revels'' in {{Historical In Joke}}s. [[AncientConspiracy What caused the rapid scientific advancement of late 19th century?]] [[SpyDrama Why did the Siege of Pleven take place?]] [[ProfessionalKiller Who murdered General Skobelev?]] Who was UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper ''really''? [[DiabolicalMastermind Who was behind the Khodynka Tragedy?..]]

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* The novel series about Literature/ErastFandorin ''revels'' in {{Historical In Joke}}s. [[AncientConspiracy What caused the rapid scientific advancement of late 19th century?]] century?]] [[Literature/TheWinterQueen A secret society]] of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]]. [[SpyDrama Why did the Siege of Pleven take place?]] [[Literature/TheTurkishGambit The machinations of a clever Turkish spy]]. [[ProfessionalKiller Who murdered General Skobelev?]] A hitman [[Literature/TheDeathOfAchilles hired by the government]]. Who was UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper ''really''? ''really'', and why did his London murder spree end? He was a Russian med student, [[Literature/SpecialAssignments and he went back home]]. [[DiabolicalMastermind Who was behind the Khodynka Tragedy?..]]Tragedy?]] [[Literature/TheCoronation A criminal mastermind who kidnapped a Romanov prince]].
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