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29th Apr '16 7:53:44 PM sylviasybil2
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* In ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'', mob boss Broat [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/177949.html cheerfully informs]] his legal business associates that he has to go hire mob hitmen.
-->'''Voes:''' Your wife hates when you do that.
-->'''Broat:''' And they never suspect a thing.
29th Apr '16 10:57:57 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In a column included in the Harper Collins paperback edition of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Lemony Snicket says that the best way to keep a secret is to tell it to everyone, but pretend you are lying.

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* In a column included in the Harper Collins paperback edition of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Lemony Snicket says that the best way to keep a secret is to tell it to everyone, but pretend you are lying.



* In the world of Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'', "the Wit", a magic allowing for communication with animals, is considered by many to be a vile sort of magic, justly punishable by death. In one scene in Fool's Errand, Fitz uses it to help him track a missing prince, his companion doesn't believe his lies as to how he managed it, and before thinking, he admits (sarcastically) that he could have used the Wit. Of course, Laurel didn't believe that, either.

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* In the world of Creator/RobinHobb's ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'', "the Wit", a magic allowing for communication with animals, is considered by many to be a vile sort of magic, justly punishable by death. In one scene in Fool's Errand, Fitz uses it to help him track a missing prince, his companion doesn't believe his lies as to how he managed it, and before thinking, he admits (sarcastically) that he could have used the Wit. Of course, Laurel didn't believe that, either.
28th Apr '16 7:56:15 AM Tdarcos
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* In Paul Robinson's ''In the Matter of'' series book ''The Gatekeeper: The Gate Contracts'', Dr. Sign has a secret he doesn't tell people. (It's not revealed for real until the next book in the series, that he has discovered a way to read minds, along with other things). When Dr. Sign has simply made an enlightened evaluation of George's condition because of his experience, George asks him, but doesn't believe it when he tells him the truth.
22nd Apr '16 11:31:53 PM jormis29
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--> In ''Discount Armageddon,'' after Dominic reacts with horror to Verity talking about TheMasquerade in a coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, Verity promptly gets up on a table and describes the substance of their conversation to onlookers. Not surprisingly, said onlookers make fun of the revelation.
--> Revisited in ''Chaos Choreography,'' where Verity explains that if you start talking about creatures that everybody knows to be fantasy, those around you assume you are talking about a recent episode of a TV show and tune out. She explains this to a {{chupacabra}} ballroom dancer.

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--> ** In ''Discount Armageddon,'' after Dominic reacts with horror to Verity talking about TheMasquerade in a coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, Verity promptly gets up on a table and describes the substance of their conversation to onlookers. Not surprisingly, said onlookers make fun of the revelation.
--> ** Revisited in ''Chaos Choreography,'' where Verity explains that if you start talking about creatures that everybody knows to be fantasy, those around you assume you are talking about a recent episode of a TV show and tune out. She explains this to a {{chupacabra}} ballroom dancer.
22nd Apr '16 3:32:05 PM ScandalousWaheela
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* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Rione convinces Geary that she and Desjani are not [[LoveTriangle fighting over him]] by... accusing him of being arrogant enough to assume that they're fighting over him. It works, and Geary remains ignorant until Rione decides to tell him.

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* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Rione convinces Geary that she and Desjani are not [[LoveTriangle fighting over him]] by... accusing him of being arrogant enough to assume that they're fighting over him. It works, and Geary remains ignorant until Rione decides to tell him.
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* ''Literature/InCryptid,'' twice by Verity.
--> In ''Discount Armageddon,'' after Dominic reacts with horror to Verity talking about TheMasquerade in a coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, Verity promptly gets up on a table and describes the substance of their conversation to onlookers. Not surprisingly, said onlookers make fun of the revelation.
--> Revisited in ''Chaos Choreography,'' where Verity explains that if you start talking about creatures that everybody knows to be fantasy, those around you assume you are talking about a recent episode of a TV show and tune out. She explains this to a {{chupacabra}} ballroom dancer.
22nd Apr '16 11:22:03 AM Prfnoff
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* New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was asked in a press conference if he had anything to do with the lane closures on the perpetually congested George Washington bridge. He joked that you might not have noticed, but he was the one setting up the traffic cones. A month later, his office was implicated in closing lanes on the George Washington bridge to punish a mayor who didn't endorse him.

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* New Jersey UsefulNotes/NewJersey Governor Chris Christie was asked in a press conference if he had anything to do with the lane closures on the perpetually congested George Washington bridge. He joked that you might not have noticed, but he was the one setting up the traffic cones. A month later, his office was implicated in closing lanes on the George Washington bridge to punish a mayor who didn't endorse him.



* As a young man, Gaius Julius Caesar (future Emperor of Rome) was captured by pirates and held for ransom, which was a common tactic at the time. Apparently, Caesar was so charismatic that the pirates took a liking to him, and laughed when he joked that once he was released, he would ''definitely'' raise a naval task force, come back, and crucify them all. Once the ransom was paid, Caesar went back to Rome, raised a naval task force, came back, and crucified them all.

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* As a young man, Gaius Julius Caesar Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar (future Emperor of Rome) was captured by pirates and held for ransom, which was a common tactic at the time. Apparently, Caesar was so charismatic that the pirates took a liking to him, and laughed when he joked that once he was released, he would ''definitely'' raise a naval task force, come back, and crucify them all. Once the ransom was paid, Caesar went back to Rome, raised a naval task force, came back, and crucified them all.
22nd Apr '16 8:51:39 AM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', this is how Winsbury and Janet hide their SecretRelationship; as soon as one of their friends expresses [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=935 the first hint of suspicion]], they admit to being together, then tell a highly implausible and self-contradictory tale of how it happened. By the time they've finished, everyone has lost interest and assumed the whole thing is nonsense. Even Bud, their psychic crab chaperon, seems to have dismissed their relationship as too unlikely.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', this is how Winsbury and Janet hide their SecretRelationship; as soon as one of their friends expresses [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=935 the first hint of suspicion]], they admit to being together, then tell a highly implausible and self-contradictory tale of how it happened. By the time they've finished, everyone has lost interest and assumed the whole thing is nonsense. Even Bud, their [[ItMakesSenseInContext psychic crab chaperon, chaperon]], seems to have dismissed their relationship as too unlikely.
11th Apr '16 12:48:40 PM Greenygal
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* Neal also invokes this in the first season finale, wherein he tells everyone at a party that he's an art thief who's about to rob them. Though the party guests laugh it off, the security guards don't, and they haul him off. Turns out it was all part of the plan.

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* ** Neal also invokes this in the first season finale, wherein he tells everyone at a party that he's an art thief who's about to rob them. Though the party guests laugh it off, the security guards don't, and they haul him off. Turns out it was all part of the plan.
27th Mar '16 1:10:00 PM nighttrainfm
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** Lydia takes precautions to keep Walter from killing her, prompting Walter to impatiently say that, yes, he will actually kill her in ''broad daylight'', in a ''public place'', with ''witnesses everywhere'' [[spoiler:which he was in fact totally planning to do by poisoning her tea]].

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** Lydia takes precautions to keep Walter from killing her, prompting Walter to impatiently say that, yes, he will actually kill her in ''broad daylight'', in a ''public place'', with ''witnesses everywhere'' [[spoiler:which he was in fact totally planning to do by poisoning her tea]].tea.]]
17th Mar '16 5:41:18 PM rjung
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* Done non-verbally as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in the Creator/MelBrooks' remake of ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe''. The theater trope sneaks several dozen Jewish refugees past a theater full of Nazis by dressing them up as clowns and making their getaway part of the show. When an elderly couple begins to panic, one of the clowns puts on a Nazi hat and pretends to be a Gestapo officer, then slaps Stars of David on them and marches them out to uproarious laughter.
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