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7th Mar '17 5:48:37 AM Adept
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->''[[ClarkesThirdLaw "Any sufficiently advanced riddle is indistinguishable from gibberish."]]''

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->''[[ClarkesThirdLaw "Any ->''"Any sufficiently advanced riddle is indistinguishable from gibberish."]]''"''
5th Mar '17 1:43:52 PM Mineboot45
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* Several such sayings, in which reference to the phrase "ice cream koan" was coined, originated at MIT in the 1970s and found their way into the JargonFile. One example:

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* Several such sayings, in which reference to the phrase "ice cream koan" was coined, originated at MIT in the 1970s and found their way into the JargonFile.[=JargonFile=]. One example:
25th Feb '17 12:18:10 PM Ccook1956
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** Father Mulcahy handwaves this when General Steele ("The General Flipped At Dawn") says "There are no atheists in foxholes."
25th Feb '17 2:33:04 AM Ccook1956
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' plays it seriously in "Sometimes You Hear The Bullet." An underage soldier confides to Hawkeye so he can serve but later Hawkeye's childhood friend dies before him in the O.R. Henry tries to offer a note of philosophy.
-->'''Henry:''' All I know is what they told me at medical school. Rule one: kids die. Rule two: Doctors can't change rule one.


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* Music/TheBeatles' "I Am The Walrus" starts off with this ("I am he as you are he and you are me and we are all together") and is chockfull of these.
25th Feb '17 2:24:19 AM Ccook1956
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--'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a man and no one's around, does he make a sound?

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--'''Beetlejuice:''' -->'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a man and no one's around, does he make a sound?
25th Feb '17 2:22:22 AM Ccook1956
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* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} and Lydia deal with a sentient roast chicken that has answers to every question, so they start asking it hypothetical questions.
--'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a man and no one's around, does he make a sound?
24th Feb '17 3:17:33 PM Ccook1956
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* Monty Python's "The Adventures of Ralph Mellish, Hot Dogs And Knickers" 9from ''Matching Tie & Handkerchief''):

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* Monty Python's "The Adventures of Ralph Mellish, Hot Dogs And Knickers" 9from (from ''Matching Tie & Handkerchief''):
24th Feb '17 3:16:35 PM Ccook1956
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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Creator/RossNoble's ''Unrealtime'' DVD has the announcer of the intro movie muse that "'It is no easier for a blind man to see the pigs of reality, than it is for a man with no arms to throw open the doors of perception.' And from this, we learn that old Chinese people don't half talk a load of old bollocks."


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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Creator/RossNoble's ''Unrealtime'' DVD has the announcer of the intro movie muse that "'It is no easier for a blind man to see the pigs of reality, than it is for a man with no arms to throw open the doors of perception.' And from this, we learn that old Chinese people don't half talk a load of old bollocks."
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24th Feb '17 3:15:33 PM Ccook1956
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[[folder:Recorded Comedy]]
* Monty Python's "The Adventures of Ralph Mellish, Hot Dogs And Knickers" 9from ''Matching Tie & Handkerchief''):
-->'''Dr. Quaff:''' The human brain is like an enormous fish. It's green and slimy, and has gills through which it can see.
12th Feb '17 9:15:34 AM WillyFourEyes
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* The [[http://nzbekitty.tumblr.com/post/56015661606/welcome-to-night-vale-proverbs-episodes-1-29 proverbs]] at the end of every episode of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''.

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* The [[http://nzbekitty.tumblr.com/post/56015661606/welcome-to-night-vale-proverbs-episodes-1-29 [[http://nightvale.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Proverbs proverbs]] at the end of every episode of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''.
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