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8th Dec '17 7:08:55 PM Xtifr
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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross has a DoubleSubversion: the protagonist's girlfriend Mo is established as a tough customer, and always carries a violin case with her. When she's forced to open it at customs, it actually contains a violin--and she thinks to herself that it's a good thing [[BrownNote they don't ask her to play it]].

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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross has a DoubleSubversion: the protagonist's girlfriend Mo is established as a tough customer, and always carries a violin case with her. When she's forced to open it at customs, it actually contains a violin--and she thinks to herself that it's a good thing [[BrownNote [[InstrumentOfMurder they don't ask her to play it]].
6th Dec '17 5:24:22 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's and DaveMcKean's ''Violent Cases''.

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* Creator/NeilGaiman's and DaveMcKean's Creator/DaveMcKean's ''Violent Cases''.
5th Aug '17 5:34:26 AM Bissek
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* A subversion in a sketch on ''Series/WelcomeFreshman''. The sketch, which parodies the Prohibition era with students making bathtub bubblegum, has the students drive away teachers who were onto their operation by pulling out violin cases, which they remove violins from... and then play very badly.

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* A subversion in a sketch on ''Series/WelcomeFreshman''.''Series/WelcomeFreshmen''. The sketch, which parodies the Prohibition era with students making bathtub bubblegum, has the students drive away teachers who were onto their operation by pulling out violin cases, which they remove violins from... and then play very badly.
16th Jul '17 12:04:06 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.auto-ordnance.com/Cases/Thompson-T30-Violin-Case-Thompson-Rifle.asp There actually are gun cases made to look like violin cases]]. And some of the modern semi-automatic Thompsons are shipped straight from the dealer in violin cases. After all, anybody who buys a Tommy gun (or at least, one that's not the WW2 military model) would probably want the violin case anyway, as iconic as it's become.

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* [[http://www.auto-ordnance.com/Cases/Thompson-T30-Violin-Case-Thompson-Rifle.asp There actually are gun cases made to look like violin cases]]. And some of the modern semi-automatic Thompsons are shipped straight from the dealer in violin cases. After all, anybody who buys a Tommy gun (or at least, one that's not the WW2 [=WW2=] military model) would probably want the violin case anyway, as iconic as it's become.
7th Mar '17 5:32:11 PM nombretomado
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* This happens in, of all movies, ''Film/DuckSoup'', with [[MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] doing the shooting! (During the war between Freedonia and Sylvania, Groucho and company are caught in a house between the front lines; after one particularly fierce attack, Groucho demands his "Stradivarius", intending on teaching the enemy to "[[JustForPun fiddle with him]]"...)

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* This happens in, of all movies, ''Film/DuckSoup'', with [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] doing the shooting! (During the war between Freedonia and Sylvania, Groucho and company are caught in a house between the front lines; after one particularly fierce attack, Groucho demands his "Stradivarius", intending on teaching the enemy to "[[JustForPun fiddle with him]]"...)
7th Jan '17 9:32:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'': Inspector Tequila uses two guitar cases full of guns in the Mega Restaurant mission of the JohnWoo game.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'': Inspector Tequila uses two guitar cases full of guns in the Mega Restaurant mission of the JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo game.
3rd Jan '17 3:14:38 PM margdean56
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* One ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' has the Black Spy open his violin case and produce.. a violin, which he proceeds to play so horrifically badly the White Spy is forced to [[FateWorseThanDeath flee in pain]].

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* One ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' has the Black Spy open his violin case and produce..produce ... a violin, which he proceeds to play so horrifically badly the White Spy is forced to [[FateWorseThanDeath flee in pain]].



* In the ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Living Daylights]]", "Trigger" stores her AK-47 in cello case.

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* In the ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Living Daylights]]", "Trigger" stores her AK-47 in a cello case.
3rd Jan '17 3:11:27 PM margdean56
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* ''{{ComicBook/Nextwave}}'': Elsa Bloodstone keeps two Uzi's and two shotguns in her guitar case she carries around.

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* ''{{ComicBook/Nextwave}}'': Elsa Bloodstone keeps two Uzi's Uzis and two shotguns in her guitar case she carries around.



* Subverted hilariously in one short story of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'': one of Angus's friend is the only gangster who keeps a violin in the case, but play it so badly that Angus ask him to put a machine gun like every other criminals.

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* Subverted hilariously in one short story of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'': one of Angus's friend friends is the only gangster who keeps a violin in the case, but play plays it so badly that Angus ask asks him to put in a machine gun like every other criminals.criminal.
6th Nov '16 1:49:13 PM nombretomado
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* JackBenny, whose stage persona was a notoriously DreadfulMusician, was asked to dine at the White House, and while he was there he would play his violin. When he arrived, a Secret Service agent asked him what he was carrying in his violin case. Benny answered that he had a Thompson submachine gun in there, "the old Chicago typewriter". The agent sighed and said [[SnarkToSnarkCombat "Thank God, I was afraid you had your violin in there!"]]

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* JackBenny, Creator/JackBenny, whose stage persona was a notoriously DreadfulMusician, was asked to dine at the White House, and while he was there he would play his violin. When he arrived, a Secret Service agent asked him what he was carrying in his violin case. Benny answered that he had a Thompson submachine gun in there, "the old Chicago typewriter". The agent sighed and said [[SnarkToSnarkCombat "Thank God, I was afraid you had your violin in there!"]]
13th Oct '16 3:54:21 PM sablesword
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* ''Literature/DocSidhe'': The thugs who attack Doc's office arrive at the building dressed as musicians and carrying instrument cases.

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* ''Literature/DocSidhe'': The thugs who first attack by the bad guys on Doc's office arrive at the building headquarters was made by thugs dressed as musicians and carrying instrument cases.
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