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24th Feb '18 3:24:21 PM Tightwire
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Sometimes the character will realise they've spoilt the metaphor and admit they've lost their train of thought, or perhaps they'll try to reconnect the mess they've made back to the original metaphor, which just prolongs the joke further.
18th Feb '18 9:19:32 AM CerotechOmega
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* Marina tries to talk Pearl down from her [[SoreLoser salt overdose]] after the Money vs Love Splatfest in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', but does Pearl truly understand?
-->'''Marina''': The more money you spend, the less money you have. The more love you spend, the more you get in return.\\
'''Pearl''': So love is like the stock market? Got it.\\
'''Marina''': What?! That's not what I-\\
'''Pearl''': [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Don't forget, participants: your prizes are waiting for you in the Square!]]
2nd Feb '18 4:49:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''MyLifeIsAGoddamnMess'': "Social links are like Pringles. They come in a can and they don't taste good."

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* ''MyLifeIsAGoddamnMess'': ''Fanfic/MyLifeIsAGoddamnMess'': "Social links are like Pringles. They come in a can and they don't taste good."
31st Jan '18 2:47:19 PM margdean56
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': The baker Raguenau, obsessed with poetry, tries to combine the poetry with the cooking when talking to his cooks at his bakery. Of course, the cooks don't understand anything he says:
--> '''Raguenau:''' ''(ceasing to write, and raising his head)'' Aurora's silver rays begin to glint e'en now on the copper pans, and thou, O Ragueneau! must perforce stifle in thy breast the God of Song! Anon shall come the hour of the lute!—now 'tis the hour of the oven! ''(He rises, and addresses a cook)'' You, make that sauce longer, 'tis too short!\\

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': The baker Raguenau, Ragueneau, obsessed with poetry, tries to combine the poetry with the cooking when talking to his the cooks at his bakery. Of course, the cooks don't understand anything he says:
--> '''Raguenau:''' '''Ragueneau:''' ''(ceasing to write, and raising his head)'' Aurora's silver rays begin to glint e'en now on the copper pans, and thou, O Ragueneau! must perforce stifle in thy breast the God of Song! Anon shall come the hour of the lute!—now 'tis the hour of the oven! ''(He rises, and addresses a cook)'' You, make that sauce longer, 'tis too short!\\



'''Raguenau''' ''(standing before the fire)'' My muse, retire, lest thy bright eyes be reddened by the fagot's blaze!''(To a cook, showing him some loaves)'' You have put the cleft o' th' loaves in the wrong place; know you not that the coesura should be between the hemistiches? ''(To another, showing him an unfinished pasty)'' To this palace of paste you must add the roof... ''(To a young apprentice, who, seated on the ground, is spitting the fowls)'' And you, as you put on your lengthy spit the modest fowl and the superb turkey, my son, alternate them, as the old Malherbe loved well to alternate his long lines of verse with the short ones; thus shall your roasts, in strophes, turn before the flame!

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'''Raguenau''' ''(standing before the fire)'' My muse, retire, lest thy bright eyes be reddened by the fagot's blaze!''(To blaze!'' (To a cook, showing him some loaves)'' You have put the cleft o' th' loaves in the wrong place; know you not that the coesura caesura should be between the hemistiches? ''(To another, showing him an unfinished pasty)'' pastry)'' To this palace of paste you must add the roof... ''(To a young apprentice, who, seated on the ground, is spitting the fowls)'' And you, as you put on your lengthy spit the modest fowl and the superb turkey, my son, alternate them, as the old Malherbe loved well to alternate his long lines of verse with the short ones; thus shall your roasts, in strophes, turn before the flame!
30th Jan '18 5:38:41 AM Cryoclaste
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** Raj tries to convince Leonard to ditch his date with his sister and go on a mission with the guys to track down the guy that hacked Sheldon's WorldOfWarcraft account:

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** Raj tries to convince Leonard to ditch his date with his sister and go on a mission with the guys to track down the guy that hacked Sheldon's WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' account:



** From a Cracked article describing WorldOfWarcraft [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-it-impossible-to-quit-world-warcraft like a girlfriend]]: "Over time, the relationship gets stale because you're just doing the same old shit. So you either call it quits or you grit your teeth and fight through it because the idea of finding another game to fuck is just mentally exhausting. And then one day you log in to find that it's gotten a boob job and lets you do anal. Wait, I think I got my analogies crossed somewhere."

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** From a Cracked article describing WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-it-impossible-to-quit-world-warcraft like a girlfriend]]: "Over time, the relationship gets stale because you're just doing the same old shit. So you either call it quits or you grit your teeth and fight through it because the idea of finding another game to fuck is just mentally exhausting. And then one day you log in to find that it's gotten a boob job and lets you do anal. Wait, I think I got my analogies crossed somewhere."
25th Dec '17 5:20:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* German Communist Thälmann (active during the WeimarRepublic) was infamous for this. One of his (translatable) goofs: "The hour of the moment has arrived!"

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* German Communist Thälmann (active during the WeimarRepublic) UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic) was infamous for this. One of his (translatable) goofs: "The hour of the moment has arrived!"
27th Nov '17 9:29:26 PM rjd1922
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--> '''Nostalgia Critic:''' You know how with the Grinch, you kinda love to hate him? Well, Adam Sandler movies are worse than cancer.

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--> '''Nostalgia Critic:''' You know how with the Grinch, you kinda love {{love to hate hate}} him? Well, Adam Sandler Creator/AdamSandler movies are worse than cancer.


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** In his ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' review, when discussing how he is embarrassed to look at how the film turned out considering all the time it spent in DevelopmentHell:
-->'''Critic:''' It's like that kid that joins the football team even though he's like that big (holding his hand up to his chest) and you show your support anyway, but that turns out you shouldn't have because he's in the hospital with five fractured ribs and he's like, "Why'd you support me? Why'd you show your support?" and it's like "I don't know, I saw a movie where a woman sniffed catnip and it fucked me up!"
27th Nov '17 1:47:21 PM captainspycrab
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** Another in his Turducken Chef video, again lampshaded:
-->Hey, if the sun don't rise in the east, then that ain't a beautiful filet. If the sun ''does'' rise in the east, then... [{{Beat}}] I don't know what kind of metaphor I'm goin' for here, what I'm tryin' to say is that's a ''beautiful bird.''
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.''
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