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8th Dec '16 11:16:39 AM Andyroid
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* In ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'', Kermit's CriminalDoppelganger Constantine likes to brag about being "The World's Most Dangerous Frog". [[spoiler: As Miss Piggy points out right before [[CurbStompBattle she wipes the floor with him]], "You may be the world's most dangerous frog, but you're ''still'' just a frog!"]]
4th Dec '16 6:01:35 PM lucy24
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* The New Yorker reviewed Jeff Lindsay's ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' novels by saying "Dexter Morgan is one of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent literature." This is weird on many levels. First, "in recent literature," as if that statement would be any less valid if they just said "in literature" given how few characters fit that crazily specific criteria. Then they complicate things even further by saying he's just "one of" the most likable, as if to cover their tracks in case there are other characters that fit his exact description who are more likable.

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* The New Yorker reviewed Jeff Lindsay's ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' novels by saying "Dexter Morgan is one of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent literature." This is weird on many levels. First, "in recent literature," as if that statement would be any less valid if they just said "in literature" given how few characters fit that crazily specific criteria. Then they complicate things even further by saying he's just "one of" the most likable, as if to cover their tracks in case there are other characters that fit his exact description who are more likable."
4th Dec '16 1:13:18 PM Josh
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* Many car commercials advertise the car as "Best in its class", without defining the class in question. Some of the same commercials describe the car as "in a class of its own".
24th Nov '16 11:47:46 AM ExeloMinish
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* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' congratulate ''Film/PitchPerfect'' for being "the best movie of all time about [[{{Scatting}} making noises with your mouth]]". ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and ''Film/GoneGirl'' are also called the best-directed, well-acted, most shining examples of their genre... except said genres are respectively Cheesy BMovie and LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek.
5th Nov '16 8:54:09 AM dmcreif
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* A rather morbid example from history: when Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed on March 3rd, 1974, killing all 346 passengers and crew, it was, at the time, the deadliest aviation incident ever. Then on March 27, 1977, the Tenerife disaster claimed 583 lives, becoming the new worst aviation disaster ever (a title it still holds nearly 40 years later). However, that crash involved two Boeing 747s. Thus, THY981 was now the deadliest single aircraft incident... until August 12, 1985, when 520 people died in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. THY981 was still the deadliest crash with no survivors... until November 12, 1996, when the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision claimed the lives of all 349 people aboard both aircraft. Thus, THY981 remains the deadliest single aircraft crash with no survivors... for now.

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* A rather morbid example from history: when When Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed on March 3rd, 1974, killing all 346 passengers and crew, it was, at the time, the deadliest aviation incident ever. Then on ever....until March 27, 1977, when the Tenerife disaster claimed 583 lives, becoming the new worst aviation disaster ever (a title it still holds nearly 40 years later). However, that crash involved two Boeing 747s. Thus, THY981 was now the deadliest single aircraft incident... until August 12, 1985, when 520 people died were killed in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. However, there were four survivors on that plane, so THY981 was still the deadliest crash with no survivors... until November 12, 1996, when the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision claimed the lives of all 349 people aboard both aircraft. Thus, THY981 remains the deadliest single aircraft crash with no survivors... for now.now.
* When American Airlines Flight 191 crashed on May 25th, 1979 on takeoff from O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 passengers and crew plus two people in the ground, it was the deadliest aviation disaster in the United States. It held this title until 9/11. As 9/11 was a terrorist attack and involved four aircraft, AA191 is still the deadliest single-aircraft crash and deadliest non-terrorism aviation disaster to have happened in the United States.
3rd Nov '16 4:25:37 PM Gareth23
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* Slavoj Zizek has recently been described as the world's second most famous Slovenian plagiarist. The most famous is Melania Trump.
30th Oct '16 8:55:19 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheFreemakerAdventures'': There are cups describing Palpatine as the best Emperor in the galaxy. Upon receiving one from Darth Vader, Palpatine points out he's the only Emperor in the galaxy.
25th Oct '16 12:48:21 PM Furienna
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* Music/MichaelJackson fans often bring these up to make his career after TheEighties (when he didn't need help from this trope) look better than it actually was. Examples from Wikipedia:
** ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' (1991) "has been listed as the most successful album recorded under the {{new jack swing}} genre of all time."
** "''[[GreatestHitsAlbum HIStory]]'' is the second best-selling multiple disc album ever." (of course number one is ''Music/TheWall'', which surpasses Jackson with ease)
** ''Blood on the Dance Floor'' is "the best selling remix album ever released." ''Rolling Stone'' has noted this as well, but followed that up with "By now, Jackson was breaking records no one cared about."
** ''Number Ones'' (2003) "is one of the ten best selling album [sic] of the present century." As of 2013, it can keep that position if nothing bigger than it comes along in the next 87 years or so.
** ''The Essential Michael Jackson'' is "the highest selling edition in Sony's ''The Essential'' line" (of greatest hits albums).
** The 25th anniversary version of ''Thriller'' "is Jackson's highest charting album in Norway."
22nd Oct '16 10:46:02 AM Lemia
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'', Janet refers to herself on more than one occasion as "Arnold's favorite cousin," to which Arnold replies, "You're my ''only'' cousin, Janet."
20th Oct '16 6:23:32 PM drbreakfast
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* Creator/JamesRolfe sometimes does this in his reviews. Examples include "the worst commercially-sold [=VHS=] tape to feature such high-profile monsters" and "the craziest, most absurd scene in a horror film to feature two actors who would go on to win Academy Awards."
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