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20th Sep '16 7:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, Vice President UsefulNotes/DanQuayle held a debate against UsefulNotes/BillClinton's running mate, AlGore. At one point in the debate, Quayle said: "You're pulling a Clinton. You say one thing, then you do another."

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* In the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, Vice President UsefulNotes/DanQuayle held a debate against UsefulNotes/BillClinton's running mate, AlGore.UsefulNotes/AlGore. At one point in the debate, Quayle said: "You're pulling a Clinton. You say one thing, then you do another."
13th Sep '16 8:33:30 AM hullflyer
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* {{Spenser}}, in ''Hush Money'', refers to an apparent suicide jumper as "doing a Brodie", an old slang term.
5th Sep '16 4:57:06 AM F1Krazy
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* Plenty of these in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball:
** In [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague England]], the act of overspending in pursuit of success and then going bankrupt is known as "doing a Leeds", after Leeds United took out enormous loans in the late 90s to try and reach the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague. When they failed, they couldn't pay the loans back, had to sell off most of the squad, and plummeted into the third tier for the first time in their history.
** A "Panenka" is a penalty kick chipped into the centre of the goal, relying on the fact that goalkeepers invariably dive to either the left or right and leave the centre of the goal wide open. It's named after Antonin Panenka, who scored the winning penalty in the 1976 European Championship in such a manner.
** A "Cryuff turn" is a technique in which a player feigns a pass or cross, but instead drags the ball behind them, turns on the spot, and accelerates away. It was made famous by the late Johan Cruyff during the 1974 World Cup.


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* In Season 2.0 of ''Series/BattleBots'', full-body spinner Mauler lost its only battle after a collision with Bigger Brother unbalanced it and caused it to flip over. Ever since, a full-body spinner losing its balance and flipping over has been referred to by robot combat enthusiasts as "doing a Mauler", and the distinctive rocking motions of an out-of-control spinner are known as a "Mauler dance".
7th Aug '16 8:09:56 PM karstovich2
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* "Fisking" is the point-by-point refutation of an article, essay, or statement, often delivered with a heaping helping of snark on the side. It was named after journalist Robert Fisk (long-time Middle East correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Independent]]''), whose articles criticizing UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror were the subject of much derision among pro-war bloggers. The term was originally used mostly by conservatives attacking liberals, but has since spread to the general blogosphere.

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* "Fisking" is the point-by-point refutation of an article, essay, or statement, often delivered with a heaping helping of snark on the side. It was named after journalist Robert Fisk (long-time Middle East correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Independent]]''), whose articles criticizing UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror were who wrote an article that the subject of much derision among pro-war bloggers.blogger Andrew Sullivan (a conservative[[note]]Well, sort of--in the US he's distinctly moderate[[/note]] blogger, and a British expat in the United States) proceeded to pick apart line by line. The term was originally used mostly by conservatives attacking liberals, but has since spread to the general blogosphere.
26th Jul '16 1:41:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: Legion'' Colonel Barclay notes that the Ceph are DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to remove both macrofauna (read: humans and animals) and microbes, obviously having got their tentacles on ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sometime. Hilariously, Dr Gould the scientist doesn't get it at first.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: Legion'' Colonel Barclay notes that the Ceph are DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy enough to remove both macrofauna (read: humans and animals) and microbes, obviously having got their tentacles on ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sometime. Hilariously, Dr Gould the scientist doesn't get it at first.
24th Jul '16 3:42:44 PM nombretomado
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* A ''RocketPower'' ep has a character worried that he's unleashed a curse by taking a small Hawaiian statue saying "I pulled a [[TheBradyBunch Bobby Brady]]."

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* A ''RocketPower'' ep has a character worried that he's unleashed a curse by taking a small Hawaiian statue saying "I pulled a [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Bobby Brady]]."
4th Jul '16 1:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PullAHomer_931.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:[[MedalOfDishonor Probably not how he wanted to be remembered]].]]

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[[quoteright:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons [[quoteright:300:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PullAHomer_931.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:[[MedalOfDishonor [[caption-width-right:300:[[MedalOfDishonor Probably not how he wanted to be remembered]].]]
4th Jul '16 12:59:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** In "The Erlenmeyer Flask", Mulder snaps at Deep Throat to "just cut the [[TheObiWan Obi Wan Kenobi]] crap".

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** In "The Erlenmeyer Flask", Mulder snaps at Deep Throat to "just cut the [[TheObiWan Obi Wan Kenobi]] Obi-Wan Kenobi crap".
2nd Jul '16 10:15:21 AM nombretomado
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* {{Bionicle}}:

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* {{Bionicle}}:Toys/{{Bionicle}}:
25th Jun '16 2:48:48 AM Medinoc
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** A film with stylized violence, pop-culture filled dialogue, and plenty of homages to other genre films will be described as "[[Creator/QuentinTarantino Taratinoesque]]".

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** A film with stylized violence, pop-culture filled dialogue, and plenty of homages to other genre films will be described as "[[Creator/QuentinTarantino Taratinoesque]]".Tarantinoesque]]".
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