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7th Jan '18 8:21:44 AM wingedcatgirl
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[[caption-width-right:198:[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/peanuts/images/3/33/Pe811004.jpg "No, Olivier, I don't want your autograph!"]]]]

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autograph!"]]
4th Jan '18 8:05:28 PM erforce
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* A Fall 2011 commercial for the ''Film/XMen'' film series on Time Warner On Demand advertised the "Top 5 X-Men Movies." At the time, there were ''only'' five ''X-Men'' movies (unless you count the one with ''ComicBook/GenerationX'').

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* A Fall 2011 commercial for the ''Film/XMen'' film series ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' on Time Warner On Demand advertised the "Top 5 X-Men Movies." At the time, there were ''only'' five ''X-Men'' movies (unless you count the one with ''ComicBook/GenerationX'').
21st Dec '17 2:36:44 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089693/14/The-Last-Straw The Last Straw]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' You know you keep promising to cook for me. But all I've seen is your prowess with takeout menus and sandwiches.\\
'''Tim:''' But you have to admit that I make the best peanut butter and jelly you've ever tasted.\\
'''Harry:''' Only because you've made the only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I've ever eaten.
14th Dec '17 4:23:28 AM KayEss
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* American computer scientists like telling people that the American ENIAC, finished in 1946, was the first-ever working, fully electronic computer. European computer scientists like to point out that the "fully electronic" part makes this an Overly Narrow Superlative, only necessary so they can avoid mentioning the working electro-mechanical computers that existed in Europe five years prior, most notably the Zuse Z3. Not to mention mechanical analogue computers - the oldest known example is dated to around 150 BC.\\

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* American computer scientists like telling people that the American ENIAC, finished in 1946, was the first-ever working, fully fully[[note]]apparently, the 1500 electro-mechanical relays didn't count[[/note]] electronic computer. European computer scientists like to point out that the "fully electronic" part makes this an Overly Narrow Superlative, only necessary so they can avoid mentioning the working electro-mechanical computers that existed in Europe five years prior, most notably the Zuse Z3. Not to mention mechanical analogue computers - the oldest known example is dated to around 150 BC.\\



Another Overly Narrow Superlative is such a big deal that it rather cancels the over-narrowness, though. ENIAC was the first computer known to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_complete Turing Complete]] during its operational life. (The Z3 ''was'' Turing Complete, but this was only demonstrated in 1998, using programming techniques not available in its time.)

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Another Overly Narrow Superlative is such a big deal that it rather cancels the over-narrowness, though. ENIAC was the first computer known to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_complete Turing Complete]] during '''during its operational life.life'''. (The Z3 ''was'' Turing Complete, but this was only demonstrated in 1998, using programming techniques not available in its time.) The Mark I (appeared after the Z3 and before the ENIAC) was also Turing Complete, proven in 1998. The Zuse Z4 from 1945 was not Turing Complete right from the start - the conditional jump instruction was added after 1945 (possibly in 1950). Coincidentally, the ENIAC also lacked a conditional jump instruction at first and was not Turing Complete, until it was "hacked" to allow for some sort of conditional execution.)[[note]]Back in these days, few people cared about whether a computer was Turing Complete or not. Usually, the problems the computers had to solve did not require Turing Completeness.[[/note]]
14th Dec '17 3:41:38 AM KayEss
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* American computer scientists like telling people that the American ENIAC, finished in 1946, was the first-ever working, fully electronic computer. European computer scientists like to point out that the "fully electronic" part makes this an Overly Narrow Superlative, only necessary so they can avoid mentioning the working electro-mechanical computers that existed in Europe five years prior, most notably the Zuse Z3. \\

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* American computer scientists like telling people that the American ENIAC, finished in 1946, was the first-ever working, fully electronic computer. European computer scientists like to point out that the "fully electronic" part makes this an Overly Narrow Superlative, only necessary so they can avoid mentioning the working electro-mechanical computers that existed in Europe five years prior, most notably the Zuse Z3. Not to mention mechanical analogue computers - the oldest known example is dated to around 150 BC.\\
14th Dec '17 2:20:33 AM Mareon
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* ''WebVideo/Moviebob'' mentions that the scene where Poirot rants in the snow in Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017 is "the Gold Winner in the Category of '''Creator/KennethBranagh Directing himself [[LargeHam Hamming it up]] on top of a snowy mountain'''", taking the first place from his "My Thoughts be Bloody!"-monologue in his Theatre/{{Hamlet}} from 1996.

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* ''WebVideo/Moviebob'' ''WebVideo/MovieBob'' mentions that the scene where Poirot rants in the snow in Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017 is "the Gold Winner in the Category of '''Creator/KennethBranagh Directing himself [[LargeHam Hamming it up]] on top of a snowy mountain'''", taking the first place from his "My Thoughts be Bloody!"-monologue in his Theatre/{{Hamlet}} from 1996.1996's Theatre/{{Hamlet}}.
14th Dec '17 2:18:54 AM Mareon
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* ''WebVideo/Moviebob'' mentions that the scene where Poirot rants in the snow in Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017 is "the Gold Winner in the Category of '''Creator/KennethBranagh Directing himself [[LargeHam Hamming it up]] on top of a snowy mountain''", taking the first place from his "My Thoughts be Bloody!"-monologue in his Theatre/Hamlet from 1996.

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* ''WebVideo/Moviebob'' mentions that the scene where Poirot rants in the snow in Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017 is "the Gold Winner in the Category of '''Creator/KennethBranagh Directing himself [[LargeHam Hamming it up]] on top of a snowy mountain''", mountain'''", taking the first place from his "My Thoughts be Bloody!"-monologue in his Theatre/Hamlet Theatre/{{Hamlet}} from 1996.
14th Dec '17 2:18:02 AM Mareon
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* ''WebVideo/Moviebob'' mentions that the scene where Poirot rants in the snow in Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017 is "the Gold Winner in the Category of '''Creator/KennethBranagh Directing himself [[LargeHam Hamming it up]] on top of a snowy mountain''", taking the first place from his "My Thoughts be Bloody!"-monologue in his Theatre/Hamlet from 1996.
13th Dec '17 2:24:25 PM eroock
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* PlayedForLaughs and SelfDeprecation in season 5 of ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', where contestant Jinkx Monsoon describes herself as "Seattle's premier narcoleptic Jewish DragQueen." She ''can'' claim a more legit record: she is the show's first contestant from [[TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]].

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* PlayedForLaughs and SelfDeprecation in season 5 of ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', where contestant Jinkx Monsoon describes herself as "Seattle's premier narcoleptic Jewish DragQueen." She ''can'' claim a more legit record: she is the show's first contestant from [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]].
2nd Nov '17 6:00:21 AM luiz4200
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* A Brazilian band known as "Mamonas Assassinas" has a song titled "Uma Arlinda Mulher" where a singer tells a girl she was then the most important thing that ever happened to him at that moment in his whole life.
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