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2nd Feb '17 6:14:32 PM trulymadmoves
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* The ''Daily Prophet'' newspapers in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film releases.

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* The ''Daily Prophet'' newspapers in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film releases. Most notable is one in the first film with an article about a 700-year-old wizard celebrating his birthday, with over a million guests said to attend the party, the hilariously huge numbers being distinctly absurd if you're at all familiar with Potter canon.
19th Dec '16 6:12:29 PM Plactus
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* In the first season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', an invisible girl is (eventually) taken by the government and put in a classroom with other invisible children. They are asked to open their textbooks. We learn today's lesson will be on infiltrating a cult compound to assassinate its leader... the textbook is readable in DVD format, and consists of the lyrics to "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by Music/TheBeatles.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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In the first season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', season, an invisible girl is (eventually) taken by the government and put in a classroom with other invisible children. They are asked to open their textbooks. We learn today's lesson will be on infiltrating a cult compound to assassinate its leader... the textbook is readable in DVD format, and consists of the lyrics to "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by Music/TheBeatles.Music/TheBeatles.
** In "Hush," a newspaper article about the Gentlemen's murders has text taken from Website/TheOnion.
17th Dec '16 5:44:52 AM NanoMoose
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an enormous number of them suiting its long run, but one of the most direct is the list of debunked claims by Rock Bottom in the episode Homer Bad Man. It's... lengthy, and include "[[TakeThatAudience If you are reading this, you have no life," and "[[SelfDeprecation The people writing these have no life]]."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an enormous number of them suiting its long run, but one of the most direct is the list of debunked claims by Rock Bottom in the episode Homer Bad Man. It's... lengthy, and include "[[TakeThatAudience If you are reading this, you have no life," life]]," and "[[SelfDeprecation The people writing these have no life]]."
17th Dec '16 5:44:30 AM NanoMoose
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--> Madam. you gave us the name and details of the actor who was playing the role of the wanted man....

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--> Madam. Madam, you gave us the name and details of the actor who was playing the role of the wanted man....



* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'' has numerous instances of text in the game's {{Fictionary}} slash SubstitutionCipher, Asataran. The longest of these is a very lengthy book title. If you actually take the time to translate it (not easy, since no translation guide is provided with the game manual--you've got to piece it together yourself--and the texture is blurred)--the title of the book turns out to be [[spoiler: "A Lesson in Patience."]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Vexx}}'' has numerous instances of text in the game's {{Fictionary}} slash SubstitutionCipher, Asataran. The longest of these is a very lengthy book title. If you actually take the time to translate it (not easy, since no translation guide is provided with the game manual--you've got to piece it together yourself--and the texture is blurred)--the blurred) -- the title of the book turns out to be [[spoiler: "A Lesson in Patience."]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an enormous number of them suiting its long run, but one of the most direct is the list of debunked claims by Rock Bottom in the episode Homer Bad Man. It's... lengthy, and include "[[TakeThatAudience If you are reading this, you have no life," and "[[SelfDeprecation The people writing these have no life]]."


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* Appropriately for a cartoon about secrets, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' jam packs its frames with secret messages and foreshadowing, but there are occasional straight-up gags. For example, in Irrational Treasure, a list of hidden historical truths includes "Writing jokes for cartoons is more important than sleep."
28th Oct '16 1:31:47 PM nombretomado
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** The episode “The Neutral Zone” has Troi pull up the family tree of Clare Raymond, a woman from the 1990s who has just awoken from cryogenic status. It seems not only are six of her ancestors actors who played [[Series/DoctorWho a certain Doctor]], but also among them are characters from such diverse sources as ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', and ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''. Eventually, it seems the designers of the tree simply gave up and began tacking "Raymond" onto the names of ''TNG'' cast members ("Brent Spiner Raymond", for example.)
** Many of the pipes and ducts in the Jeffries tubes and inside the walls were labeled as "GNDN", an acronym for "Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing". Tiny labels elsewhere on the set featured the birthdates or initials of various members of the behind-the-scenes crew, or short poems or snippets of lyrics to songs from Music/TheBeatles to the theme tune from ''GilligansIsland''.

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** The episode “The “The Neutral Zone” has Troi pull up the family tree of Clare Raymond, a woman from the 1990s who has just awoken from cryogenic status. It seems not only are six of her ancestors actors who played [[Series/DoctorWho a certain Doctor]], but also among them are characters from such diverse sources as ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', and ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''. Eventually, it seems the designers of the tree simply gave up and began tacking "Raymond" onto the names of ''TNG'' cast members ("Brent Spiner Raymond", for example.)
** Many of the pipes and ducts in the Jeffries tubes and inside the walls were labeled as "GNDN", an acronym for "Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing". Tiny labels elsewhere on the set featured the birthdates or initials of various members of the behind-the-scenes crew, or short poems or snippets of lyrics to songs from Music/TheBeatles to the theme tune from ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.
27th Oct '16 10:16:49 PM BURGINABC
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* ''Series/BetterOffTed'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.



* ''BetterOffTed'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.

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* ''BetterOffTed'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.



* In an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' a trashy news program runs a list of errata that scrolls past at a ridiculous speed. [[FreezeFrameBonus Freeze frame reveals]] the message "If you can read this you have no life."
10th Oct '16 12:12:27 PM CommRio
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* ''[BetterOffTed]'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.

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* ''[BetterOffTed]'' ''BetterOffTed'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.
10th Oct '16 12:11:57 PM CommRio
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*''[BetterOffTed]'' has an example in the episode Bioshuffle when Ted and Linda share an office. At one point Linda accuses Ted of not being professional, and proves it by putting pieces of tape on her butt that read, "If you're reading this you're NOT being professional". Needless to say Ted read it.
3rd Oct '16 5:03:13 AM LorienTheYounger
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** Also, in one third-season episode, Garibaldi is flipping through the Book of G'Quan. We see a few pages with Narn writing on them, followed by a few blank pages, followed by what is clearly pages made of newspaper.
12th Aug '16 5:36:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', if you activate a computer console in Zanzibar, it says "A total FU exception has occurred at your location. All system functionality will be terminated. Press any key to power cycle the system. If system does not restart, scream at top of lungs and pound on keypad."

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* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', if you activate a computer console in Zanzibar, "Zanzibar", it says "A total FU exception has occurred at your location. All system functionality will be terminated. Press any key to power cycle the system. If system does not restart, scream at top of lungs and pound on keypad."
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