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30th Aug '17 7:55:11 AM TargetmasterJoe
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** A later episode has a broader example when Hank and Dale need to catch a runaway snake:
-->'''Dale:''' I got a hold of [the snake]! It's trying to wrap itself around me, but it didn't count on my strategy of ''me'' wrapping around ''it''!
25th Aug '17 6:39:21 PM nombretomado
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The Russian Reversal, more technically called the transpositional pun, is a type of joke popularized by Ukrainian comedian Yakov Smirnoff. It is based on taking a statement about capitalist United States and inverting it to describe the then-communist Russia as an [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] hellhole. Smirnoff later added the prefix "Soviet" to indicate the jokes were meant to target the past regime, as opposed to TheNewRussia. For instance:

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The Russian Reversal, more technically called the transpositional pun, is a type of joke popularized by Ukrainian comedian Yakov Smirnoff. It is based on taking a statement about capitalist United States and inverting it to describe the then-communist Russia as an [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] hellhole. Smirnoff later added the prefix "Soviet" to indicate the jokes were meant to target the past regime, as opposed to TheNewRussia.UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia. For instance:
15th Aug '17 12:41:02 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness (alternately: "[[ShowDontTell Tell, Don't Show]]")
8th Aug '17 8:14:11 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' has a serious example, when Donkey asks Shrek what his problem with the whole world is, and Shrek says "Look, I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with me!"

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* ''Film/{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' has a serious example, when Donkey asks Shrek what his problem with the whole world is, and Shrek says "Look, I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with me!"
3rd Aug '17 7:51:19 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* CopKiller (from KillerCop)



* A NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning was based on the idea of not interrupting the movie because "movies don't interrupt YOU" and showing people whose lives ''were'' being interrupted by movie characters.

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* A NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning was based on the idea of not interrupting the movie because "movies don't interrupt YOU" ''you,''" and showing people whose lives ''were'' being interrupted by movie characters.
2nd Aug '17 1:00:20 AM Dravencour
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* Farnese nearly becomes the victim of a horrific variant of this in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' when [[spoiler:she orders the horse Guts kidnapped her on to let her mount it so she can escape, only to find that it's been possessed by one of the demons after Guts and [[AttemptedRape intends to "mount" HER instead]]]]. She is only saved when [[spoiler:Guts [[FlashbackEcho flashbacks to a certain horrific moment from the Eclipse]], goes berserk and kills the horse]].

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* Farnese nearly becomes the victim of a horrific variant of this in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' when [[spoiler:she she orders the horse Guts kidnapped her on to let her mount it so she can escape, only to find that it's been possessed by one of the demons after Guts and [[AttemptedRape intends to "mount" HER instead]]]]. instead]]. She is only saved when [[spoiler:Guts Guts [[FlashbackEcho flashbacks to a certain horrific moment from the Eclipse]], goes berserk and kills the horse]].horse.
1st Aug '17 7:26:14 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', the Boss Baby tells Tim that "Either you run the day, or the day runs you."
30th Jul '17 12:34:42 PM ironballs16
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* This is ''ComicBook/{{Bizarro}}'''s entire shtick - he does the opposite of what Superman does, due to belief in BadIsGood.

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* This is ''ComicBook/{{Bizarro}}'''s ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}'''s entire shtick - he does the opposite of what Superman does, due to belief in BadIsGood.BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad.
30th Jul '17 12:34:09 PM ironballs16
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* This is ''ComicBook/{{Bizarro}}'''s entire shtick - he does the opposite of what Superman does, due to belief in BadIsGood.
28th Jul '17 8:56:03 AM KnightSpark
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--> '''Leonard:''' Screw the roommate agreement!\\
'''Sheldon:''' No, ''you'' don't screw the roommate agreement. The roommate agreement screws ''you''!

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--> '''Leonard:''' Screw Aw, screw the roommate agreement!\\
'''Sheldon:''' No, ''you'' don't screw the roommate agreement. The agreement, the roommate agreement screws ''you''!
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