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16th Jun '17 5:01:34 AM Trooper924
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** To elaborate, Souji had an endless supply of profound sounding quotes made by his [[TheGhost never seen grandmother]] which he readily used at every opportunity--even if they were only tangentially related to the matter at hand.
15th Jun '17 4:05:29 PM Anddrix
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* The increasingly trite sayings given by The Sphinx in ''Film/MysteryMen''. For example: "When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack." [[GenreSavvy Mr. Furious]] later [[LampshadeHanging points out to the others]] that the Sphinx's koans are just rearranging the words in a given question asked him. [[OnlySaneMan Nobody else seems to see his point]]. Lampshaded when Sphinx tries to get Furious to calm down:

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* The increasingly trite sayings given by The Sphinx in ''Film/MysteryMen''. For example: "When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack." [[GenreSavvy Mr. Furious]] Furious later [[LampshadeHanging points out to the others]] that the Sphinx's koans are just rearranging the words in a given question asked him. [[OnlySaneMan Nobody else seems to see his point]]. Lampshaded when Sphinx tries to get Furious to calm down:
8th Jun '17 1:52:31 PM name_already_chosen
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* A common practice amongst real life TricksterMentor teachers is to toss a few Ice Cream Koans in among the genuine Koans. This both tests the student to see whether he or she was really paying attention and forces the student to learn to differentiate real wisdom from what merely pretends to be wise.
28th May '17 4:47:14 PM DaibhidC
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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn." This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.

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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn." This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
28th May '17 4:46:49 PM DaibhidC
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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn."
** This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
** Also the scene in ''Mort'' where Princess Keli consults Cutwell and they decide to try the Discworld equivalent of I Ching. They get no information at all from "at evening the mollusc is silent among the almond blossom," and Cutwell concludes it probably lost something in translation.

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** The [[SpySpeak passwords]] for the secret society in ''Guards! Guards!'' are meaningless phrases that the society thought sounded wise, like "The significant owl hoots in the night" and "Yet verily the rose is within the thorn."
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" This is then repeatedly lampshaded when ''several'' secret societies meet in the same street (or the same building at different times) and are so similar that a newcomer only realizes halfway through the password exchange that he's at the wrong door.
** Also the scene in ''Mort'' ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' where Princess Keli consults Cutwell and they decide to try the Discworld equivalent of I Ching. They get no information at all from "at evening the mollusc is silent among the almond blossom," and Cutwell concludes it probably lost something in translation.
28th May '17 4:45:57 PM DaibhidC
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* Spoofed in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'':
-->''In the Second Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised'' a story is written concerning one day when the apprentice Clodpool, in a rebellious mood, approached Wen and spoke thusly:\\

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Spoofed in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'':
-->''In
'Discworld/ThiefOfTime'':
--->''In
the Second Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised'' a story is written concerning one day when the apprentice Clodpool, in a rebellious mood, approached Wen and spoke thusly:\\
17th May '17 2:29:38 PM Andyroid
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-->'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a forest ranger and no one's around, does ''he'' make a sound?

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-->'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a forest ranger lumberjack in the forest, and no one's around, does ''he'' make a sound?
14th May '17 4:19:21 PM Andyroid
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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?

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* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': In one episode BJ and Lydia deal with a sentient roast poultrygeist, a ghostly chicken that has answers to every question, so they start confuse it into submission by asking it hypothetical questions.
koans. Beetlejuice delivers this gem:
-->'''Beetlejuice:''' If a tree falls on a man forest ranger and no one's around, does he ''he'' make a sound?
12th May '17 7:43:21 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': [[WarriorPoet The Leper]] is usually a fan of regular koans and other sayings, whose meaning you ''can'' discern with a little thought even if they can be a little complicated. When he loses his mind and goes [[CloudCuckoolander Irrational]], however, his sayings, spouted with the same conviction and erudite tone, stop making any sense whatsoever and just sound ridiculous.
5th May '17 7:04:49 AM isolato
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* "Let things have been as they have been, nonetheless they've been somehow; so far it has never been that things would be nohow." - Josef Švejk from Jaroslav Hašek's ''The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War'' mentions a man he knew, who said this before court.

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* "Let things have been as they have been, nonetheless they've been somehow; so far it has never been that things would be nohow." - Josef Švejk from Jaroslav Hašek's ''The ''[[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War'' War]]'' mentions a man he knew, who said this before court.
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