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31st Mar '18 12:48:16 PM Jake
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* A meta-example comes from the Website/SpaceBattles discussion thread for ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'', after an emphatic ShrugOfGod about just how the [[AlcubierreDrive Alkerbierre Drive]] actually works:
--> '''The author''': "If I liked writing pages and pages of exposition about technological minutiae of no relevance to the actual plot I'd get a job ghostwriting for Creator/CliveCussler."
7th Feb '18 8:03:54 AM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]", when Launchpad inadvertently dumps himself into outer space and sees the Earth far below him, he exclaims, "If I wanted to see the world, I would have joined the Navy!"

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]", when Launchpad inadvertently dumps himself into outer space and sees the Earth far below him, he exclaims, "If I wanted to see the world, I would have joined the Navy!"
1st Feb '18 6:09:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMrMenShow'': Often done by Mr. Grumpy.

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* ''TheMrMenShow'': ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'': Often done by Mr. Grumpy.
7th Sep '17 1:16:23 AM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5409173/chapters/13496263 Harry Potter and the Gaining of Faith]]'':
-->'''Faith:''' No one gives a squirt of piss what you think, Trollbridge. You're nothing but a Wizengamot lackey. When we wanna know what you think...we'll owl ''them''.
9th Jul '17 3:15:43 AM Doug86
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-->-- '''Neal Page''', ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''

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-->-- '''Neal Page''', ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''
''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''



* From ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'':

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* From ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'':''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'':
5th Jan '17 5:40:23 PM billybobfred
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': When I want your opinion I'll mind-rip it out of your shattered skull, thank you

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': When I want your opinion I'll mind-rip it out of your shattered skull, thank youyou.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3390 opposes]] Station's idea of orbital railgun strikes against [[spoiler:Corpse Witch, for blackmailing Bubbles with encrypted memories]] because "If I wanted to live in a '''''crater''''' I would have moved to the '''''moon'''''."
27th Dec '16 5:47:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''

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* ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher''
18th Oct '16 5:20:59 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''{{Friends}}'', Phoebe is dating two men at once -- a teacher and a fireman. She's out with the teacher when they see a car catch fire, and he's confused when her response to the sound of sirens is to run away (so he doesn't find out about the fireman).

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* In one episode of ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe is dating two men at once -- a teacher and a fireman. She's out with the teacher when they see a car catch fire, and he's confused when her response to the sound of sirens is to run away (so he doesn't find out about the fireman).
4th Oct '16 5:38:37 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Yahtzee:''' If I wanted to be a space quantity surveyor, I'd play ''EVEOnline''.

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-->'''Yahtzee:''' If I wanted to be a space quantity surveyor, I'd play ''EVEOnline''.''VideoGame/EVEOnline''.
26th Sep '16 4:11:07 PM MrBadAxe
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* Discussed in the ''JargonFile'', beginning with the [[http://www.cosman246.com/jargon.html#If%20you%20want%20X%20you%20know%20where%20to%20find%20it%2e example]] "If you want PL/I, you know where to find it."

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* Discussed in the ''JargonFile'', beginning with the [[http://www.cosman246.com/jargon.html#If%20you%20want%20X%20you%20know%20where%20to%20find%20it%2e catb.org/jargon/html/I/If-you-want-X--you-know-where-to-find-it-.html example]] "If you want PL/I, you know where to find it."
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