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17th May '18 12:57:08 PM StFan
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* Early in ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga Light's younger sister found a dirty magazine is his room, which he claims he only read for the article about Kira.

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* Early in ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga manga, Light's younger sister found a dirty magazine is his room, which he claims he only read for the article about Kira.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': when asked by Miss Kitty in New Reno why you have some Cat's Paw magazines on you, you can reply that you read them for the articles.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'': ''VideoGame/Fallout2'': when asked by Miss Kitty in New Reno why you have some Cat's Paw magazines on you, you can reply that you read them for the articles.
14th May '18 9:02:57 PM Willbyr
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25th Apr '18 11:02:06 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': While investigating the murder of a magazine editor in "Traffic", Nichols comments that his father used to read it and remembers an article featuring Ursula Andress in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Steven wryly asks "Your father read it?", he admits it was shared, then adds there was always a fight over the crossword.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': While investigating the murder of a magazine editor in "Traffic", Nichols comments that his father used to read it and remembers an article featuring Ursula Andress Creator/UrsulaAndress in a brassiere that fired bullets. When Steven wryly asks "Your father read it?", he admits it was shared, then adds there was always a fight over the crossword.
11th Mar '18 3:04:03 PM DrFraud
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* Mao of ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' ''claims'' that his obsessive collection of comics and videogames is merely research on heroes... it's pretty obvious that he's one of TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.

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* Mao of ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' ''claims'' that his obsessive collection of comics and videogames video games is merely research on heroes... it's pretty obvious that he's one of TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.


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* In ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' Doc claims that he only reads ''Kitten Magazine'' for the articles shortly after commenting that Sandy, who posed for it once a few years ago, has nothing to be ashamed of.
27th Feb '18 11:58:37 AM nanakiro
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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-watch-it-for-the-plot "I watch it for the plot"]] image macro meme follows this line of thought. The text would mention common criticisms of the series, such as CharacterDevelopment, engaging storylines, and humor, while showing off images of (usually female) characters' chests and butts.

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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-watch-it-for-the-plot "I watch it for the plot"]] image macro meme follows this line of thought. The text would mention joke in this case was associating common criticisms of the series, literary devices ( such as CharacterDevelopment, engaging storylines, and humor, while showing off humor) with images of (usually female) characters' chests and butts.butts as a sort of UnusualEuphemism for {{Fanservice}}.
27th Feb '18 11:43:17 AM nanakiro
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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-watch-it-for-the-plot "I watch it for the plot"]] image macro meme follows this line of thought. The text would mention common criticisms of the series, such as CharacterDevelopment, engaging storylines, and humor, while showing off images of (usually female) characters' chests and butts.
26th Feb '18 6:02:05 AM RedScharlach
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* In one sketch, the French comedian trio "Les Inconnus" mentioned the magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_%28French_magazine%29 Photo]]'', an art photography magazine featuring naked models , which can "provide a good alibi" when in society:
-->''"...it looks very smart, you can read it in front of people: '- what are you reading ?' '- I'm reading ''Photo''... You know, I recently took interest in Photography...'"''

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* In one sketch, the French comedian trio "Les Inconnus" mentioned the magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_%28French_magazine%29 Photo]]'', an art photography magazine featuring naked models , models, which can "provide a good alibi" when in society:
-->''"...it looks very smart, you can read it in front of people: '- what are you reading ?' '- I'm reading ''Photo''... You know, I recently took an interest in Photography...photography...'"''



** In another one, Peter claims to have bought the ''Sports Illustrated'' Swimsuit Edition for an article on marlin fishing off Bora Bora. His mother offers to cut the article out for him and his impassioned response is "And read it out of context?".

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** In another one, Peter claims to have bought the ''Sports Illustrated'' Swimsuit Edition for an article on marlin fishing off Bora Bora. His mother offers to cut the article out for him and his impassioned response is "And read it out of context?".context?"



* ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'': In one strip Clive his shocked when he flicks through his boss's collection of leatherbound Victorian pornography and discovers how explicit they are. Penny remarks that he shouldn't be, as they were that era's equivalent of ''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse''. Clive responds that this is why he thought they would have the occassional article about Stephenson's Rocket or spinning jennys in them, so that a chap could claim to be reading them for that.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'': In one strip Clive his shocked when he flicks through his boss's collection of leatherbound Victorian pornography and discovers how explicit they are. Penny remarks that he shouldn't be, as they were that era's equivalent of ''Playboy'' and ''Penthouse''. Clive responds that this is why he thought they would have the occassional occasional article about Stephenson's Rocket or spinning jennys in them, so that a chap could claim to be reading them for that.



* In the Most Unperceptive Review Ever Written, ''Country Life'' magazine praised ''Literature/LadyChatterleysLover'' for its decription of the life and duties of a professional Gamekeeper, only noting that "regrettably, the reader has to wade through a great deal of extraneous material to reach the interesting passages....."

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* In the Most Unperceptive Review Ever Written, ''Country Life'' magazine praised ''Literature/LadyChatterleysLover'' for its decription description of the life and duties of a professional Gamekeeper, only noting that "regrettably, the reader has to wade through a great deal of extraneous material to reach the interesting passages.....passages..."



* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Sam's excuse while hiding a tape recorder under Gene's copy of Jugs.

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* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'': Sam's excuse while hiding a tape recorder under Gene's copy of Jugs.''Jugs''.



* One of ''Radio/RoundTheHorne''[='s=] running gags is Kenneth Horne mentioning some absurd and often vaguely smutty-sounding publication and claiming to read it for the crossword/spot the ball competion/etc.

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* One of ''Radio/RoundTheHorne''[='s=] running gags is Kenneth Horne mentioning some absurd and often vaguely smutty-sounding publication and claiming to read it for the crossword/spot the ball competion/etc.competition/etc.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=35 comic]] where [[RobotBuddy Pintsize]] swears he is reading a Apple magazine for the benchmarks despite a suspicious can of [[ADateWithRosiePalms WD-40 lubricant]] nearby.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=35 comic]] where [[RobotBuddy Pintsize]] swears he is reading a an Apple magazine for the benchmarks despite a suspicious can of [[ADateWithRosiePalms WD-40 lubricant]] nearby.



** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] about ten seconds later when Francine comes barging in and thinks that Tangueray has stolen all the jewelry and silverware. Which [[ZigZaggedTrope Stan then admits ]] that he sold to finance his latest schemes]]

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** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] about ten seconds later when Francine comes barging in and thinks that Tangueray has stolen all the jewelry and silverware. Which [[ZigZaggedTrope Stan then admits ]] that he sold to finance his latest schemes]]schemes.]]
2nd Dec '17 6:03:14 AM rjd1922
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* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if for the fighting.

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* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if it for the fighting.
27th Nov '17 12:44:47 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', an unused "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Guenevere the Vampire Slayer]]" arc strip ([[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3515.htm published in script form]] when Paul started wrapping things up) would have had Arthur-as-Xander claim he only reads ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' for the articles.
25th Nov '17 9:10:36 PM rjd1922
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* The Discovery Channel used this trope to market the show ''SmashLab'' when it premiered.

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* The Discovery Channel Creator/DiscoveryChannel used this trope to market the show ''SmashLab'' ''Series/SmashLab'' when it premiered.



** Playboy actually sold compilations of all its articles. You can get the last Playboy John Lennon interview as a book too.
** The founder actually stated that, without the naughty pictures, Playboy would have been a literary magazine.

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** Playboy ''Playboy'' actually sold compilations of all its articles. You can get the last Playboy ''Playboy'' John Lennon interview as a book too.
** The founder actually stated that, without the naughty pictures, Playboy ''Playboy'' would have been a literary magazine.magazine.
* One commercial for the {{fanservice}}-ridden ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 3'' for has a player insisting he only plays if for the fighting.
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