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28th Oct '17 1:58:58 PM Twiddler
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003039 "Here, stick this in your pipe and bleed to death slowly."]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003039 "Here, stick this in your pipe and bleed to death slowly."]]
17th Oct '17 2:20:14 AM CountDorku
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* [[https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/237657/Postmortem_Failbetter_Games_Sunless_Sea.php This]] interview of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' and ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' creator Alexis Kennedy, discussing how ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'' was Failbetter's first foray into full videogame territory after a career heavy on browser-based offerings:
-->''So although it wasn’t our first rodeo, it was… um… our first fish rodeo. I don’t really know how rodeos work. We don’t have them in the UK. This metaphor’s not working out.''
1st Oct '17 1:21:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' opens with creator WoodyAllen explaining why he was approached to do a spy movie:

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* ''Film/WhatsUpTigerLily'' opens with creator WoodyAllen Creator/WoodyAllen explaining why he was approached to do a spy movie:
22nd Sep '17 4:33:04 PM PixelKnight
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---> '''Captain Hammer''': It's curtains for you, Doctor Horrible. Lacy, gently wafting curtains.

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---> '''Captain Hammer''': It's curtains for you, Doctor Horrible. Lacy, gently wafting curtains.\\
''Dr. Horrible makes a sound that can only be described as a FlatWhat.''
1st Sep '17 1:40:04 PM RedScharlach
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-->Ping pong… is not the macarena. It takes patience. She is like a fine, well-aged prostitute… it takes years to learn her tricks. She is cruel, laughs at you when you are naked, but you keep coming back for more, and more! Why? Because she is the only prostitute I can afford!

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-->Ping pong… pong... is not the macarena. It takes patience. She is like a fine, well-aged prostitute… prostitute... it takes years to learn her tricks. She is cruel, laughs at you when you are naked, but you keep coming back for more, and more! Why? Because she is the only prostitute I can afford!



-->There's a time when you can share and you hold hands and be on the same path. But there's always a fork in the road... at some point. And sometimes you have to go on one part of the fork and they gotta go on the other part of the fork. Or just down the back part of the fork while you go forward. And they're like: *sigh* Or they got a salad fork and you have one of the big dinner forks and you have longer to go but they're like done because that's it, they're stuck on a piece of food, that they *sigh*. A dessert fork or like one of those, you know small little shrimp forks or crab forks and you're trying to get out a crab. They're like that and you're over here jumping to the huge serving fork or something like that, or a ladle, you know.
* The educational short ''Drugs Are Like That'' really doesn't know what the metaphor it's going for is. Drugs are compared to legos, cookies, swimming, toys, and pacifiers. Then they say that the human body is like a ''perpetual motion machine that the characters make out of Legos'' (!!) and that moving one piece causes it to ''[[YouFailBiologyForever explode]]'' -- "Drugs are like that!" This is all narrated by [[CulturePolice Anita Bryant.]]

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-->There's a time when you can share and you hold hands and be on the same path. But there's always a fork in the road... at some point. And sometimes you have to go on one part of the fork and they gotta go on the other part of the fork. Or just down the back part of the fork while you go forward. And they're like: *sigh* Or they got a salad fork and you have one of the big dinner forks and you have longer to go but they're like done because that's it, they're stuck on a piece of food, that they *sigh*. A dessert fork or like one of those, you know know, small little shrimp forks or crab forks and you're trying to get out a crab. They're like that and you're over here jumping to the huge serving fork or something like that, or a ladle, you know.
* The educational short ''Drugs Are Like That'' really doesn't know what the metaphor it's going for is. Drugs are compared to legos, Legos, cookies, swimming, toys, and pacifiers. Then they say that the human body is like a ''perpetual motion machine that the characters make out of Legos'' (!!) and that moving one piece causes it to ''[[YouFailBiologyForever explode]]'' -- "Drugs are like that!" This is all narrated by [[CulturePolice Anita Bryant.]]



-->''"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."''
* [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]] seems to have an affinity for strange and humourous metaphors of this kind.

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-->''"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow orangey-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."''
* [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]] seems to have an affinity for strange and humourous humorous metaphors of this kind.



** One of them is the TropeNamer for the TimeyWimeyBall trope. Sally remarks that the sentence started out well and the Doctor admits that "it got away from me". Whether he means the sentence or the ball is ambigious.

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** One of them is the TropeNamer for the TimeyWimeyBall trope. Sally remarks that the sentence started out well and the Doctor admits that "it got away from me". Whether he means the sentence or the ball is ambigious.ambiguous.



** In the 2011 BBC Charity Relief Special, "Space", the Doctor mentions to Rory:
--->''"We're just entering conceptual space. Imagine a banana. Or anything curved. Actually, don't, because it's not curved or like a banana- FORGET THE BANANA!"''

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** In the 2011 BBC Charity Comic Relief Special, "Space", the Doctor mentions to Rory:
--->''"We're just entering conceptual space. Imagine a banana. Or anything curved. Actually, don't, because it's not curved or like a banana- FORGET banana--FORGET THE BANANA!"''



** From the 50th Aniversary Special:

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** From the 50th Aniversary Anniversary Special:



** In the episode where [[spoiler: Sophie]] has her baby Super Hans compares it to seeing the channel tunnel. "And then imagine a fuckin huge baby coming out of there!"

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** In the episode where [[spoiler: Sophie]] has her baby Super Hans compares it to seeing the channel tunnel. "And then imagine a fuckin fucking huge baby coming out of there!"



--->'''Shawn''': You are no longer a cop. And unless you plan on going back to the academy, and climbing the high wall, and doing the obstacle course where you shoot the bad guys but not the old lady with the sack, or the blind guy with the cane, or the cute little squirrel with the bushy tail and the big fat nut ... It started off well.

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--->'''Shawn''': You are no longer a cop. And unless you plan on going back to the academy, and climbing the high wall, and doing the obstacle course where you shoot the bad guys but not the old lady with the sack, or the blind guy with the cane, or the cute little squirrel with the bushy tail and the big fat nut ...nut... It started off well.



** Frank Constanza says to his son's boss: "You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a dame ... I lost my train of thought."

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** Frank Constanza says to his son's boss: "You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a dame ...dame... I lost my train of thought."



--->"Well, I'm the boss. Head Honcho. El Numero Uno. Mr. Big. Film/TheGodfather. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]. Film/TheBourneIdentity. Er ... Film/TaxiDriver. Film/{{Jaws}}. I forgot the question quite a while back. Who are you, again?"

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--->"Well, I'm the boss. Head Honcho. El Numero Uno. Mr. Big. Film/TheGodfather. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]. Film/TheBourneIdentity. Er ...Er... Film/TaxiDriver. Film/{{Jaws}}. I forgot the question quite a while back. Who are you, again?"



-->'''Aidric:''' The vents... *gestures dramatically* OF JUSTICE ...wait, that... doesn't work because it's a building of evil, so I guess it's... more like vents of sodomy and villiany and... *pause* ...okay, this is getting away from me now.

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-->'''Aidric:''' The vents... *gestures dramatically* OF JUSTICE ...wait, that... doesn't work because it's a building of evil, so I guess it's... more like vents of sodomy and villiany villainy and... *pause* ...okay, this is getting away from me now.



-->Coming back to the genre has been like finding an old jacket in a box in your garage that you haven’t worn in twenty years, but once you shake the dust off and put it on you realize it’s an amazing jacket and it still fits, and once you patch the holes in the pockets it could easily take a spot in your main jacket rotation.

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-->Coming back to the genre has been like finding an old jacket in a box in your garage that you haven’t worn in twenty years, but once you shake the dust off and put it on you realize it’s it's an amazing jacket and it still fits, and once you patch the holes in the pockets it could easily take a spot in your main jacket rotation.



-->They had but one last remaining night together, so they embraced each other as tightly as that two-flavor entwined string cheese that is orange and yellowish-white, the orange probably being a bland Cheddar and the white . . . Mozzarella, although it could possibly be Provolone or just plain American, as it really doesn't taste distinctly dissimilar from the orange, yet they would have you believe it does by coloring it differently.

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-->They had but one last remaining night together, so they embraced each other as tightly as that two-flavor entwined string cheese that is orange and yellowish-white, the orange probably being a bland Cheddar and the white . . . white ...Mozzarella, although it could possibly be Provolone or just plain American, as it really doesn't taste distinctly dissimilar from the orange, yet they would have you believe it does by coloring it differently.
28th Aug '17 1:42:46 PM Tarvoc
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*** To be frank, ''Voyager'' seems to do this quite often. In the second episode of the show, "Parallax", they explain a highly complicated spatio-temporal problem by using a metaphor - and then ''solve the problem in the metaphor and then re-apply the metaphorical solution to reality''. Don't try this strategy in real life, ''ever''.

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*** To be frank, ''Voyager'' seems to do this quite often. In the second episode of the show, "Parallax", they explain a highly complicated spatio-temporal problem by using a metaphor - and then ''solve the problem in the metaphor and then re-apply the metaphorical solution to reality''. Don't try this problem-solving strategy in real life, ''ever''.
28th Aug '17 1:41:55 PM Tarvoc
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*** To be frank, ''Voyager'' seems to do this quite often. In the second episode of the show, "Parallax", they explain a highly complicated spatio-temporal problem by using a metaphor - and then ''solve the problem in the metaphor and then re-apply the metaphorical solution to reality''. Don't try this strategy in real life, ''ever''.
25th Aug '17 1:37:40 PM MBG
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* Music/JonLaJoie's "MC Vagina" persona is fond of this - in his case, the metaphor usually ''starts out'' nonspecific, vague, and blunt, and then moves right into non sequitur as he overexplains it.

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* Music/JonLaJoie's Music/JonLajoie's "MC Vagina" persona is fond of this - in his case, the metaphor usually ''starts out'' nonspecific, vague, and blunt, and then moves right into non sequitur as he overexplains it.
25th Aug '17 1:37:13 PM MBG
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* Music/JonLaJoie's "MC Vagina" persona is fond of this - in his case, the metaphor usually ''starts out'' nonspecific, vague, and blunt, and then moves right into non sequitur as he overexplains it.
-->My love is like lightning: it gives girls orgasms. My dick is like an airplane: it gives girls orgasms.\\
Yeah, the Eiffel Tower is a lot like my dick: it's big and it stings when soap gets inside the tip.\\
My lyrics are like the movie ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'': they're awesome... and Creator/JeremyIrons is a good bad guy.
25th Aug '17 12:09:29 PM AndyLA
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** Also the description of a sidequest:
--->''Revenge is a dish best served out of some sort of food cannon that shoots out the food with enough force to kill someone. Also, the food is poisoned.''
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