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20th Mar '17 6:54:42 AM jccw227
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* Happens once in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' when pop music starts playing.
-->'''Tom:''' What the hell is that?
-->'''Daria:''' Either a traveling band of eunuchs, or Quinn's figured out how to turn on the radio.
11th Nov '16 12:46:51 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Creator/BoBurnham has an example in his song "Sad" that doesn't follow the usual format, but otherwise fits perfectly:
--> ''I saw a red giraffe who had a short neck, that was sad! ...Or a deer.''
29th Oct '16 2:30:35 PM nombretomado
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* In GuildWars2, while looking for an infiltrator who is apparently stealing people's uniforms and able to paralyze with a touch, Rhytlock comments

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* In GuildWars2, ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', while looking for an infiltrator who is apparently stealing people's uniforms and able to paralyze with a touch, Rhytlock comments
27th Oct '16 10:18:29 PM Tahaneira
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' gets in on this during the Cell saga, after the inhabitants of Kame House witness the ocean being parted down at the beach:
-->'''Roshi:''' Well, either [[BigEater Goku's]] awake, or Moses has brought the Jews. Either way, my pantry's not full enough.
18th Aug '16 5:36:10 AM KingLyger
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* During the "Inspector" sketch of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', Inspector Lookout sees the body of Inspector Tiger. Lookout surmises that either the murderer is someone in the same room, or else he had 40-foot long arms.
16th Mar '16 5:36:00 PM StFan
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* In "The ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Principle", Scott Adams describes the two possible results of a career in engineering:
-->'''Risk:''' Public humiliation and the death of thousands of innocent people. '''Reward''': A certificate of appreciation in a handsome plastic frame.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
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In "The ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert Principle", Scott Adams describes the two possible results of a career in engineering:
-->'''Risk:''' --->'''Risk:''' Public humiliation and the death of thousands of innocent people. '''Reward''': A certificate of appreciation in a handsome plastic frame.



-->'''Mother:''' NOO!
-->'''Noo:''' Has my mother just found my father's corpse inside of the microwave, or she is calling me for supper.

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-->'''Mother:''' NOO!
-->'''Noo:'''
NOO!\\
'''Noo:'''
Has my mother just found my father's corpse inside of the microwave, or she is calling me for supper.




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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} "Did that just say "Grand Central Station", or "my aunt's constipation?""]]

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* Groucho Marx in ''ADayAtTheRaces'':
--->"Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped."

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': "Did that just say "Grand 'Grand Central Station", Station', or "my 'my aunt's constipation?""]]

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* Groucho Marx in ''ADayAtTheRaces'':
--->"Either
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this man is dead or my watch has stopped."

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* In the Mad Magazine parody for ''Series/CharliesAngels'', the angels are given "costumes" to wear, namely skimpy bikinis. One of them quips:
-->"Do we put these on our bodies, or do we paste them on an envelope?"

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* In the Mad Magazine parody for ''Series/CharliesAngels'', the angels are given "costumes" to wear, namely skimpy bikinis. One of them quips:
-->"Do we put these on our bodies, or do we paste them on an envelope?"

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--> '''Dax:''' "During The Reckoning, the Bajorans will either suffer horribly or eat fruit."
--> '''Sisko:''' "Eat fruit?"
--> '''Dax:''' "Given the tone of the rest of the inscription, I would bet on the horrible suffering."

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--> '''Dax:''' "During -->'''Dax:''' During The Reckoning, the Bajorans will either suffer horribly or eat fruit."
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'''Sisko:''' "Eat fruit?"
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Eat fruit?\\
'''Dax:''' "Given Given the tone of the rest of the inscription, I would bet on the horrible suffering."



-->'''Doctor''': Engin, I can feel my hair curling, and that means either it's going to rain or else [[EurekaMoment I'm on to something]].

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* Pakistani women's rights activist Shahnaz Bukharihas on bride burning:
-->''Either Pakistan is home to possessed stoves which burn only young housewives, and are particularly fond of genitalia, or (...) there is a grim pattern that these women are victims of deliberate murder.''

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-->'''Doctor''': -->'''Doctor:''' Engin, I can feel my hair curling, and that means either it's going to rain or else [[EurekaMoment I'm on to something]].

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something]].
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* Pakistani women's rights activist Shahnaz Bukharihas on bride burning:
-->''Either Pakistan is home to possessed stoves which burn only young housewives, and
In the Mad Magazine parody for ''Series/CharliesAngels'', the angels are particularly fond given "costumes" to wear, namely skimpy bikinis. One of genitalia, or (...) there is a grim pattern that them quips:
-->"Do we put
these women are victims of deliberate murder.''

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* Subverted in an ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, when Roy (as a spirit in the AfterlifeAntechamber) attempts one after his father hands him copies of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/IRobot'', ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' and ''Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Your Dead Body Being Used To Make A Bone Golem (But Were Afraid To Ask)'' to "help [him] come to terms with the [[GoodNewsBadNews bad news]]".
-->'''Roy''': Either you're trying to tell me that my body was used to make a golem, or... actually, I can't think of any other possible interpretation.

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* Subverted in an ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, a strip from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when Roy (as a spirit in the AfterlifeAntechamber) attempts one after his father hands him copies of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/IRobot'', ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' and ''Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Your Dead Body Being Used To Make A Bone Golem (But Were Afraid To Ask)'' to "help [him] come to terms with the [[GoodNewsBadNews bad news]]".
-->'''Roy''': -->'''Roy:''' Either you're trying to tell me that my body was used to make a golem, or... actually, I can't think of any other possible interpretation.




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-->'''Major Monogram:''' Good morning, Agent P. The entire Tri-State Area is becoming riddled with holes. Also, numerous light beams have been shot from Doofenshmirtz's building. Either he's having some sort of a rave, or he's the one behind all those holes.

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-->'''Major --->'''Major Monogram:''' Good morning, Agent P. The entire Tri-State Area is becoming riddled with holes. Also, numerous light beams have been shot from Doofenshmirtz's building. Either he's having some sort of a rave, or he's the one behind all those holes.



-->'''Major Monogram:''' Morning, Agent P. We've recently found surveillance footage of Doofenshmirtz buying fresh produce. We've concluded that there are two possibilities: either he's up to something sinister that is food-related, or he's cooking dinner because he's got a beautiful woman coming over and he wants to imp... Never mind, it's obviously the first thing.

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-->'''Major --->'''Major Monogram:''' Morning, Agent P. We've recently found surveillance footage of Doofenshmirtz buying fresh produce. We've concluded that there are two possibilities: either he's up to something sinister that is food-related, or he's cooking dinner because he's got a beautiful woman coming over and he wants to imp... Never mind, it's obviously the first thing.



-->'''Major Monogram:''' Good morning, Agent P. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is on the move. We tracked him to these coordinates when we suddenly lost his signal. We have two scenarios to explain his disappearance. First, that magical elves have caused Dr. Doofenshmirtz to vanish to the land of angry corn people. The second, is that he may be on his secret, hideout-shaped island with the initial "D" carved into it that satellites found in the exact, spot, where he... vanished... uh, you know what? Uh, forget the magical elves thing. Way off base with that.

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-->'''Major --->'''Major Monogram:''' Good morning, Agent P. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is on the move. We tracked him to these coordinates when we suddenly lost his signal. We have two scenarios to explain his disappearance. First, that magical elves have caused Dr. Doofenshmirtz to vanish to the land of angry corn people. The second, is that he may be on his secret, hideout-shaped island with the initial "D" carved into it that satellites found in the exact, spot, where he... vanished... uh, you know what? Uh, forget the magical elves thing. Way off base with that.



-->'''Bart:''' Hey look! Is that Dad?
-->'''Lisa:''' Either that or Batman's really let himself go.

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-->'''Bart:''' Hey look! Is that Dad?
-->'''Lisa:'''
Dad?\\
'''Lisa:'''
Either that or Batman's really let himself go.


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* Pakistani women's rights activist Shahnaz Bukharihas on bride burning:
-->''Either Pakistan is home to possessed stoves which burn only young housewives, and are particularly fond of genitalia, or (...) there is a grim pattern that these women are victims of deliberate murder.''
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28th Feb '16 2:39:45 PM maxwellsilver
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* From ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer stands in front of a lighthouse, [[BatSignal causing his silhouette to be projected onto the clouds]]... [[labelnote:*]](although this is entirely accidental on Homer's part.)[[/labelnote]]

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* From ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E9ElViajeMisteriosoDeNuestroJomer El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer]]", when Homer stands in front of a lighthouse, [[BatSignal causing his silhouette to be projected onto the clouds]]... [[labelnote:*]](although this [[note]](this is entirely accidental on Homer's part.)[[/labelnote]])[[/note]]
15th Nov '15 9:48:31 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Either that kid has a lightbulb up his butt, or [[IdeaBulb his colon has a great idea]]."''

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->''"Either that kid has a lightbulb up his butt, or [[IdeaBulb his colon has a great idea]].idea."''
17th May '15 9:18:12 AM SquirrelGuy
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* In the Mad Magazine parody for ''Series/CharliesAngels'', the angels are given "costumes" to wear, namely skimpy bikinis. One of them quips:
-->"Do we put these on our bodies, or do we paste them on an envelope?"
12th May '15 5:38:37 PM billybobfred
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' -- a scientist tells a reporter "Either we had a slight measuring error, or all of science is wrong." Again, she says this to a ''reporter'', a profession notorious for misleading attention-grabbing science headlines. [[http://smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=3732 You can probably guess the result]].
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