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18th Feb '17 7:21:59 PM Vir
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scoutmaster getting Billy to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scoutmaster getting Billy to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
6th Feb '17 10:42:11 AM weirdfantasy
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* Inverted for the same effect in ''Film/StrokerAce''. Clyde Torkle's contract is so long that its bound form is larger than most phone books. That and some quick smooth talk ensures that Stroker signs it anyway, even after insisting that he read the whole thing. Torkle then spends the movie forcing Stroker through some truly embarrassing advertising gags. In addition, Torkle worded his contract so that Stroker can't race for three years if he quits. Stroker spends the rest of the movie trying to get Torkle to fire him so the clause doesn't come into effect.
30th Jan '17 5:23:49 AM Ccook1956
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster getting Billy ti sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster scoutmaster getting Billy ti to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
30th Jan '17 5:23:11 AM Ccook1956
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster getting Billy ti sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
26th Jan '17 9:51:16 PM JMQwilleran
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[[folder: Radio]]
* Fine print is often a topic of discussion on the radio show and associated website of Clark Howard, a consumer advocate, who humorously refers to it as "mice type."
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20th Dec '16 8:39:10 PM BattleMaster
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* In the short story anthology ''All Hell Breaking Loose,'' one story is about the Devil visiting a CorruptCorporateExecutive from a record company so that he can add a new clause to the company's Terms of Service agreement that would enable him to [[YourSoulIsMine steal the soul]] of anyone who [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil illegally downloaded one of their songs]]. The executive agreed, since he was getting a dramatic drop in music theft and a Get Out Of Hell Free card out of the deal.
13th Dec '16 4:33:24 AM JackG
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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. In a spoof of per-nuptual agreements, a young couple at a singles bar agree to go to a hotel room for sex, whereupon the woman introduces her lawyer who insists on a "pre-sexual agreement". The man gets more and more flustered as the lawyer explains the contract, until he finally objects that he's not going through with this...until his own lawyer checks it (said lawyer is also waiting nearby). Later we return to the skit with both lovers and both lawyers in the same bed, negotiating the move from foreplay to sexual intimacy.

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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. In a spoof of per-nuptual pre-nuptual agreements, a young couple at a singles bar agree to go to a hotel room for sex, whereupon the woman introduces her lawyer who insists on a "pre-sexual agreement". The man gets more and more flustered as the lawyer explains the contract, until he finally objects that he's not going through with this...until his own lawyer checks it (said lawyer is also waiting nearby). Later we return to the skit with both lovers and both lawyers in the same bed, negotiating the move from foreplay to sexual intimacy.
13th Dec '16 4:31:21 AM JackG
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* In the 1957 musical of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', the Mayor produces the 'receipt' for the piper's services, carefully unrolling only the bit where his signature goes. Suspicious, the piper insists on reading it...and the unrolled scroll stretches halfway across the room. "I see as we go up the line the print gets rather fine." After numerous deductions for various expenses, it ends with a clause stating the Piper must forfeit the entire sum he's paid should the rats come back. We all know what happens next.

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* In the 1957 musical of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', the Mayor produces the 'receipt' for the piper's services, carefully unrolling only the bit where his signature goes. Suspicious, the piper insists on reading it...and the unrolled scroll stretches halfway across the room. "I see as we go up the line the print gets rather fine." After numerous various deductions for various unrelated expenses, it ends with and a clause that his fee can be held in escrow for a hundred years, the contract ends by stating that the Piper must forfeit the pay 50,000 guilders (the entire sum he's paid owed) should the rats come back. We all know what happens next.
13th Dec '16 4:28:48 AM JackG
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* In the 1957 musical of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', the Mayor produces the 'receipt' for the piper's services, carefully unrolling only the bit where his signature goes. Suspicious, the piper insists on reading it...and the unrolled scroll stretches across the room.

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* In the 1957 musical of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', the Mayor produces the 'receipt' for the piper's services, carefully unrolling only the bit where his signature goes. Suspicious, the piper insists on reading it...and the unrolled scroll stretches halfway across the room.
room. "I see as we go up the line the print gets rather fine." After numerous deductions for various expenses, it ends with a clause stating the Piper must forfeit the entire sum he's paid should the rats come back. We all know what happens next.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tommen Baratheon is eventually made King of Westeros. It soon becomes clear that he's just a PuppetKing controlled by his mother Cersei as all he does is sign and stamp royal decrees at her direction without reading them. Justified in that he's just an eight year old boy and has no idea what he is doing.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tommen Baratheon is eventually made King of Westeros. It soon becomes clear that he's just a PuppetKing controlled by his mother Cersei as all he does is sign and stamp royal decrees at her direction without reading them. Justified in that he's just an eight year old boy and has no idea what he is doing. [[spoiler:This backfires on Cersei when a paper dissolving her administration is put in front of King Tommen by those seeking to remove her from power.]]
13th Dec '16 4:07:35 AM JackG
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* In the 1957 musical of ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', the Mayor produces the 'receipt' for the piper's services, carefully unrolling only the bit where his signature goes. Suspicious, the piper insists on reading it...and the unrolled scroll stretches across the room.
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