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18th Feb '18 3:39:24 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* One of Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Swinelight Zone'' strips in ''ComicBook/Oink'' was about a guy who, unlucky in love, asked a wishing well for "a great bird who'll sweep me off my feet". Nothing happened. "Just typical", he said to himself, as the giant talons descended towards his shoulders...

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* One of Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Swinelight Zone'' strips in ''ComicBook/Oink'' ''Oink'' was about a guy who, unlucky in love, asked a wishing well for "a great bird who'll sweep me off my feet". Nothing happened. "Just typical", he said to himself, as the giant talons descended towards his shoulders...
18th Feb '18 3:37:46 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* One of Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Swinelight Zone'' strips in ''Comics/Oink!'' was about a guy who, unlucky in love, asked a wishing well for "a great bird who'll sweep me off my feet". Nothing happened. "Just typical", he said to himself, as the giant talons descended towards his shoulders...

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* One of Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Swinelight Zone'' strips in ''Comics/Oink!'' ''ComicBook/Oink'' was about a guy who, unlucky in love, asked a wishing well for "a great bird who'll sweep me off my feet". Nothing happened. "Just typical", he said to himself, as the giant talons descended towards his shoulders...
18th Feb '18 3:36:02 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* One of Creator/CharlieBrooker's ''Swinelight Zone'' strips in ''Comics/Oink!'' was about a guy who, unlucky in love, asked a wishing well for "a great bird who'll sweep me off my feet". Nothing happened. "Just typical", he said to himself, as the giant talons descended towards his shoulders...
10th Feb '18 2:44:01 AM jormis29
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* Occurs in a commercial for the Toyota [=Rav4=] with the [=Rav4=] Genie (played by Kaley Cuoco). A family is granted wishes after the father rubs the vehicle's emblem.

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* Occurs in a commercial for the Toyota [=Rav4=] with the [=Rav4=] Genie (played by Kaley Cuoco).Creator/KaleyCuoco). A family is granted wishes after the father rubs the vehicle's emblem.
17th Jan '18 2:38:07 PM Crino37
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* A portuguese language joke: A man was telling a story of when he found three magic eggs that would grant wishes when they are broken, but while returning home he stumbled and one of the eggs fell into the ground, breaking apart. Frustrated, the man screamed "caralho!" (a curse word which literally means "dick") and them suddenly a lot of penises have gronw into the grass around him, so he broke the second egg and wishes for all the dicks there to be gone. "And the third egg?", asked a friend who has listening to the story. "I had to break it to wish mine back", answered the man.
12th Jan '18 8:43:19 AM BKelly95
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* Occurs in a commercial for the Toyota [=Rav4=] with the [=Rav4=] Genie (played by Kaley Cuoco). A family is granted wishes after the father rubs the vehicle's emblem.
-->'''Father:'''''(patting large belly)'' I kinda wish the old spare tire was gone.\\
'''Genie:''' Out of everything, you wish for...okay.\\
''Makes the [=Rav4's=] spare tire disappear.''
28th Nov '17 8:32:28 AM LordInsane
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** This trope ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' being the case is one of the usual advantages of the clerical counterpart, "Miracle" -- being exactly what it says, IE. an impressive magical result provided by a being who unlike genies does ''not'' have any reasons to not look at intent or just say no, it is limited compared to "Wish" (since the god you're asking can decide something otherwise reasonable is not in their interest) but also less risky (since an unreasonable request is more likely to result in the god saying no and nothing happening than a literal, jackass or undesirable partial result).
20th Nov '17 4:58:07 PM ironcommando
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** The [[https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Paperclip_maximizer Paperclip Maximizer]] is a thought experiment by Nick Bostrom that shows how an artificial general intelligence, even one designed competently and without malice, could ultimately destroy humanity. Its sole directive: Maximize the amount of paperclips in its collection. It would improve its intelligence so that it can find more efficient ways to make more paperclips, and said methods will soon include "turn all matter on Earth and the cosmos into paperclips".
12th Nov '17 10:09:31 AM shokoshu
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* In [[http://www.snakecartoons.com/wish.htm "Snake Tales"]] by Sols, the snake wants to be a sex symbol. ♂.
9th Nov '17 5:25:38 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* In ''The Summoning'', a short from ''GO! Cartoons'', Claire is attempting to summon a demon, and needs troll fat to do so. She's inadvertently summoned some wish-granting clowns instead, and when they insist on granting her wish, she wishes she could get some troll fat. They proceed to hand her a crudely-drawn map to its location (and she notes that her wish phrasing need work).
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