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22nd Apr '17 9:00:16 AM nighttrainfm
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* This is how The Human Torch in the 2005 ''Film/FantasticFour'' film discovers his powers -- he is skiing with a friend and he suddenly catches fire.

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* This is how The the Human Torch in the 2005 ''Film/FantasticFour'' ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' film discovers his powers -- he is skiing with a friend and he suddenly catches fire.
19th Apr '17 3:28:08 PM karstovich2
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* In an attempt to ruin the Victorian millionaire [[TheFool Timothy]] [[IdiotHoudini Dexter]] (who is [[Literature/APickleForTheKnowingOnes known]] for being, frankly, insane), a few of his business rival somehow convinced him to spend most of his capital to send a ship-load of coal to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a city that is the major producer of coal in England; in effect, literally sending coal to Newcastle (an idiom in the vein of "selling ice to a penguin"). Coincidentally, when the coal arrived, the city was in the middle of a particularly hard frost and a coal miner's strike. Between the weather and the coal shortage, Dexter managed to make a killing.

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* In an attempt to ruin the Victorian American millionaire [[TheFool Timothy]] [[IdiotHoudini Dexter]] (who is [[Literature/APickleForTheKnowingOnes known]] for being, frankly, insane), at some point in the 1780s or 90s, a few of his business rival rivals somehow convinced him to spend most of his capital to send a ship-load of coal to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a city that Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Newcastle is the major producer of coal in England; in effect, literally sending coal England, and "sending coals to Newcastle (an Newcastle" is an idiom in the vein of "selling ice to a penguin").penguin" to suggest giving something to someone who already has too much of it. Coincidentally, when the coal arrived, the city was in the middle of a particularly hard frost and a coal miner's strike. Between the weather and the coal shortage, Dexter managed to make a killing.
12th Apr '17 10:48:43 AM MBI
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** Stan's mom has an actual Aunt Flo who visits about once a month and stresses her out. In Stan's words, whenever her monthly visitor Aunt Flo arrives his mom turns into a real bitch.
10th Apr '17 8:10:42 PM zequeins
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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' had one when Hades' coup on Mt. Olympus was foiled by Hercules.
-->"Thanks a ton, Wonderboy! But At least I've got one swell consolation prize! A friend of yours, who's ''[[YourSoulIsMine dying]]'' to see me!"
8th Apr '17 7:57:28 AM jakobitis
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** Todd (another evil ex) is called incorrigible, to which he replies that '[he] doesn't know the meaning of the word.' A caption then pops up telling the reader that Todd really ''doesn't'' know what it means.
4th Apr '17 6:40:06 AM Andyroid
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* ''Film/TheCobbler'' revolves around a magical shoe-stitching machine that lets the main character turn into his customers by trying on their shoes, i.e. literally letting him walk a mile in their shoes.
29th Mar '17 11:48:07 AM MBI
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--->'''Jack:*** You have a house in Connecticut?
--->'''Tracy:*** No.

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--->'''Jack:*** --->'''Jack:''' You have a house in Connecticut?
--->'''Tracy:*** --->'''Tracy:''' No.
29th Mar '17 11:47:38 AM MBI
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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career when they met five years ago, Tracy counters, "Five years ago, ''I'' saved ''your'' show! I rode in here on my white horse, which **you made me me leave in the lobby!**"

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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career when they met five years ago, Tracy counters, "Five years ago, ''I'' saved ''your'' show! I rode in here on my white horse, which **you ''you made me me leave in the lobby!**"lobby!''"
29th Mar '17 11:47:14 AM MBI
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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career when they met five years ago, Tracy counters, "Five years ago, ''I'' saved ''your'' show! I rode in here on my white horse! Which you made me me leave in the lobby!"

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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career when they met five years ago, Tracy counters, "Five years ago, ''I'' saved ''your'' show! I rode in here on my white horse! Which you horse, which **you made me me leave in the lobby!"lobby!**"
29th Mar '17 11:46:26 AM MBI
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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career, Tracy counters, "''I'' saved ''your show!'' Five years ago, I rode in here on my white horse which ''you made me me leave in the lobby!''"

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** When Liz angrily says that she saved Tracy's career, career when they met five years ago, Tracy counters, "''I'' saved ''your show!'' Five "Five years ago, ''I'' saved ''your'' show! I rode in here on my white horse which ''you horse! Which you made me me leave in the lobby!''"lobby!"
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