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15th Jul '17 11:32:19 PM Gorank
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* The artistic variation shows up [[http://starslip.com/2006/10/25/starslip-number-374/ here]], in ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}''. Vanderbeam, alone on the ship, is trying to calm down and forget about ghosts, so he goes around looking at art. He looks at Edward Munch's ''The Scream'', [[AuthorAppeal Henri Fuseli's]] ''Nightmare'', and [[FamousFamousFictional Hox Torvus']] ''Vanderbeam Getting Eaten By A Ghost'', prompting this:

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* The artistic variation shows up [[http://starslip.com/2006/10/25/starslip-number-374/ here]], in ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}''. Vanderbeam, alone on the ship, is trying to calm down and forget about ghosts, so he goes around looking at art. He looks at Edward Munch's ''The Scream'', [[AuthorAppeal Henri Fuseli's]] ''Nightmare'', and [[FamousFamousFictional Hox Torvus']] ''Vanderbeam Getting Being Eaten By A Ghost'', prompting this:
21st May '17 12:26:22 PM Vir
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** In "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]" Doofenshmirtz mentions he once deployed an army of robots and hid the self-destruct buttons on their feet. Guess how the robots were defeated.

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** In "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]" Dimension]]'' Doofenshmirtz mentions he once deployed an army of robots and hid the self-destruct buttons on their feet. Guess how the robots were defeated.
15th May '17 2:48:24 PM Eddy1215
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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' where the three-headed son of the chicken from outer space appears to take revenge on Courage, one of the attempts was a complex RubeGoldberg|Device [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts booby trap]] that lead to Courage being ChainedToTheRailway while the three-headed son came at him on a train. Courage managed to save himself by throwing a track switch, after which the three heads looked over the plans and wondered why in the world that was included in the trap.

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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' where the three-headed son of the chicken from outer space appears to take revenge on Courage, one of the attempts was a complex RubeGoldberg|Device {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts booby trap]] that lead to Courage being ChainedToTheRailway ChainedToARailway while the three-headed son came at him on a train. Courage managed to save himself by throwing a track switch, after which the three heads looked over the plans and wondered why in the world that was included in the trap.
15th May '17 2:47:09 PM Eddy1215
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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' where the three-headed son of the chicken from outer space appears to take revenge on Courage, one of the attempts was a complex RubeGoldberg|Device [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts booby trap]] that lead to Courage being ChainedToTheRailway while the three-headed son came at him on a train. Courage managed to save himself by throwing a track switch, after which the three heads looked over the plans and wondered why in the world that was included in the trap.
15th May '17 12:11:20 PM Schismatism
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* Microsoft Office got a little out of control with its EasterEggs in the 90s, to the point of falling into this trope. Excel 97 contained a ''flight simulator'' that could be accessed by performing a long series of actions in a spreadsheet. Microsoft later banned this practice for worry of complaints regarding their products taking up extra disk space for such features.

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* Microsoft Office got a little out of control with its EasterEggs in the 90s, to the point of falling into this trope. Excel 97 contained a ''flight simulator'' that could be accessed by performing a long series of actions in a spreadsheet. Microsoft later banned this practice for worry of complaints regarding their products taking up extra disk space for such features.features - and because an EasterEgg which increases the complexity of a program for no real reason can result in additional bugs, not to mention you probably don't want your programs to contain potential backdoors which wouldn't typically come up in beta testing.
12th May '17 10:27:46 AM Materioptikon
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** Or the post office sorting machine, which included a wheel with a circumference-to-diameter ratio of exactly 3 (rather than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi the usual three-and-a-bit]], which he thought was untidy), and which soon started sorting letters before they were written. Then the letters from alternate universes started rolling in.

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** Or the post office sorting machine, which included a wheel with a circumference-to-diameter ratio of exactly 3 (rather than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi the usual three-and-a-bit]], which he thought was untidy), and which soon started sorting letters before they were written. Nobody complained. Then it started receiving mail that was never written in the letters from first place. And then the alternate universes universe mail started rolling pouring in.
12th May '17 10:22:30 AM Materioptikon
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** Or the post office sorting machine, which included a wheel with a circumference-to-diameter ratio of exactly 3 (rather than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi the usual three-and-a-bit]], which he thought was untidy), and which soon started sorting letters before they were written.

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** Or the post office sorting machine, which included a wheel with a circumference-to-diameter ratio of exactly 3 (rather than [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi the usual three-and-a-bit]], which he thought was untidy), and which soon started sorting letters before they were written. Then the letters from alternate universes started rolling in.
11th May '17 2:26:48 AM Vir
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** In "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]" Doofenshmirtz mentions he once deployed an army of robots and hid the self-destruct buttons on their feet. Guess how the robots were defeated.

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** In "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]" Doofenshmirtz mentions he once deployed an army of robots and hid the self-destruct buttons on their feet. Guess how the robots were defeated.


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** In "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation", Doofenshmirtz puts a molecular-scale control panel on his De-Evolution-Inator, which comes in handy when he needs to use it on himself after turning himself into an amoeba.
1st May '17 10:47:28 AM PrimeEvil
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* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': The submarine has an easily-accessed ejector-seat button. Captain Fred even ''points it out'' to Ringo, who [[WhatAnIdiot then presses it]] and finds himself discharged into the Sea of Monsters.
25th Apr '17 5:45:43 AM Vir
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** Megas has 3 buttons labeled "Destroy the world", "Smite the world" and [[NoKillLikeOverkill "Destroy the world, worse"]], and one button labeled "Save the world". Guess which button is needed? Guess which one is missing from the control panel?

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** Megas has 3 buttons labeled "Destroy the world", "Smite the world" and [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "Destroy the world, worse"]], and one button labeled "Save the world". Guess which button is needed? Guess which one is missing from the control panel?
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