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26th Nov '16 5:16:53 PM nombretomado
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* EvilTastesGood: Which might involve a completely mundane substance like [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Turkish Delight]] magically being ''made'' addictive;

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* EvilTastesGood: Which might involve a completely mundane substance like [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Turkish Delight]] magically being ''made'' addictive;
26th Nov '16 1:49:16 PM mat
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* Turkish coffee can be extremely potent and serves almost as a replacement for alcohol, which is forbidden according to Islamic law. In fact, when coffee was first introduced into the Ottoman Empire (or it might have been the Seljuks), some Islamic scholars '''did''' in fact declare it an intoxicant, and so ''haram''. The government attempted to ban it, which worked even less well than our own equivalents, despite the executions. Another Islamic scholar finally declared that coffee should be allowed because, while alcohol made you lose your focus, coffee ''increased'' it, so you would have more energy for your prayers and good deeds. (which raises the question of whether coffee would be legal for those who ''weren't'' intending to do any good deeds...)

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* Turkish coffee can be extremely potent and serves almost as a replacement for alcohol, which is forbidden according to Islamic law. In fact, when coffee was first introduced into the Ottoman Empire (or it might have been the Seljuks), some Islamic scholars '''did''' in fact declare it an intoxicant, and so ''haram''. The government attempted to ban it, which worked even less well than our own US equivalents, despite the executions. Another Islamic scholar finally declared that coffee should be allowed because, while alcohol made you lose your focus, coffee ''increased'' it, so you would have more energy for your prayers and good deeds. (which raises the question of whether coffee would be legal for those who ''weren't'' intending to do any good deeds...)
15th Nov '16 2:55:34 PM Brosandi
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* Receiving tattoos, particularly ones that take over an hour to complete, results in a warm, drowsy, fuzzy feeling from endorphins. This is usually why people with tattoos almost never have only one- you can indeed become addicted to tattoos!
5th Oct '16 9:11:08 PM Aiguille
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* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process ''itself'' is an "aggressively primal cultural high."

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* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process ''itself'' is an "aggressively primal cultural high."
5th Oct '16 2:15:12 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Burglary. Richie ponders that the burglars are maybe looking for drugs, Eddie notes they don't have any - therein lies the problem as the burglars will continue to search in vain 'til sunrise. Thinking of an appeasement strategy, they try to think of the strongest thing throw down the stairs to make them go away. The best Eddie can think of is Lemsip.

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* ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Burglary. Richie ponders that the burglars are maybe looking for drugs, Eddie notes they don't have any - therein lies the problem as the burglars will continue to search in vain 'til sunrise. Thinking of an appeasement strategy, they try to think of the strongest thing throw down the stairs to make them go away. The best Eddie can think of is Lemsip.Lemsip (cold medicine).
30th Sep '16 3:16:35 PM xXD347HXx
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** This example is TruthInTelevision, as sugar does have addictive properties and a extremely well-known tendency to make you hyper.
Also, excessive consumption of sugar *can* induce a sugar headache.

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** This example is TruthInTelevision, as sugar does have addictive properties and a extremely well-known tendency to make you hyper.
hyper. Also, excessive consumption of sugar *can* can induce a sugar headache.
30th Sep '16 3:15:51 PM xXD347HXx
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** This example is TruthInTelevision, as sugar does have addictive properties and a extremely well-known tendency to make you hyper.
Also, excessive consumption of sugar *can* induce a sugar headache.
24th Aug '16 2:18:22 AM MorganWick
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* As [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18195_how-breakfast-cereal-mascots-brainwashed-you.html discussed in this Cracked.com video,]] a large number of breakfast cereals would belong on the DEA's controlled substances list if their commercials were taken at face value, because they are depicted as astonishingly addictive and stuff that people will go to great lengths to obtain. Some of this may be a result of marketing to children, who have to beg or bargain with their parents rather than simply going down to the store and buying a box for themselves. Parodied and almost justified in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', where a box of cereal actually contains a huge (stolen) diamond, and the thief will do ''anything'' to get it back... including dressing up as a cereal mascot and trying all the usual tricks, only to be thwarted again and again.

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* As [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18195_how-breakfast-cereal-mascots-brainwashed-you.html discussed in this Cracked.com video,]] a large number of breakfast cereals would belong on the DEA's controlled substances list if their commercials were taken at face value, because they are depicted as astonishingly addictive and stuff that [[CerealViceReward people will go to great lengths to obtain.obtain]]. Some of this may be a result of marketing to children, who have to beg or bargain with their parents rather than simply going down to the store and buying a box for themselves. Parodied and almost justified in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', where a box of cereal actually contains a huge (stolen) diamond, and the thief will do ''anything'' to get it back... including dressing up as a cereal mascot and trying all the usual tricks, only to be thwarted again and again.
15th Aug '16 10:24:07 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Specifically to Blythe, her mother Betty's journal becomes very addictive for her to read in "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S4E2PitchPurrfect Pitch Purrfect]]." Blythe will prioritize reading it above all other things, gets antsy and cranky if she is forcibly made to stop reading it, and even starts suffering from withdrawal if taken away from her. The addiction renders her unable to perform any task, no matter how simple, due to her overwhelming urge to continue reading the journal. Blythe eventually realizes she has a problem with it consuming her life, however, and snaps out of it by the end of the episode.
15th Aug '16 12:37:45 PM Aiguille
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* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process ''itself'' is an "aggressively primal cultural high."
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