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30th Jul '17 4:37:26 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has a reference to a gigantic sign reading "SHARE AND ENJOY" (the advertising slogan of the ever-profitable Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Department). Being too heavy, the sign falls into the underground office block underneath, which is a little unfortunate for the occupants. In the local language the exposed top halves of the letters now appear to read "GO STICK YOUR HEAD IN A PIG".

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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has a reference to a gigantic sign reading "SHARE AND ENJOY" (the advertising slogan of the ever-profitable Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Department). Being too heavy, the sign falls into the underground office block underneath, which is a little unfortunate for the occupants. In the local language the exposed top halves of the letters now appear to read "GO STICK YOUR HEAD IN A PIG".PIG" and is only lit up for special occasions.
21st Jul '17 1:49:59 AM Gravityman
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* In ''Borrasca'', the local urban legend in Drisking about the occasional disappearances that happen around down is that the "skinned men" are responsible and that they live up in the hills. The name "skinned men" actually comes from the partially faded sign [[spoiler: DRI]]SKIN[[spoiler:G U]]ND[[spoiler:ERGROUND]] MIN[[spoiler:E]], which turns out to be [[spoiler: where the victims are actually taken]].
2nd Jul '17 6:52:52 PM MikeK
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* During concerts promoting the album ''Brave Enough'', Music/LindseyStirling would show a pre-recorded skit about the many things that can go wrong before a live performance, such as malfunctioning lighted signs. Her band declares "[[spoiler: B]]RAVE ENOUGH" to be an improvement over the original title.
16th Jun '17 1:47:00 PM Andyroid
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** Also done in their comic books. For instance, a sign appears to say "BURY DEAD STUFF HERE", until a lightning bolt knocks over the tree covering the top part of the sign, which includes "[[CameBackWrong WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T]]".

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** Also done in their comic books. For instance, a sign appears to say "BURY DEAD STUFF HERE", until a lightning bolt knocks over the tree covering the top part of the sign, which includes "[[CameBackWrong and the full thing reads "THIS HILL IS HAUNTED! [[CameBackWrong WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T]]".DON'T BURY DEAD STUFF HERE]]".
4th Jun '17 10:18:58 AM AndyLA
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* In the "Never Gonna Give You Up" stage of ''VideoGame/JustDance 4'', a neon sign reading "SOUNDS" is damaged and starts blinking "SOS".

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* In the "Never "[[Music/RickAstley Never Gonna Give You Up" Up]]" stage of ''VideoGame/JustDance 4'', a neon sign reading "SOUNDS" is damaged and starts blinking "SOS"."SOS".
* In ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', knocking your opponent enough times into the marquee of the movie theater in the Gotham stage will change it to read "[[Franchise/MortalKombat FINISH HIM]]" (the original fictional movie titles being "The '''Fin'''al W'''ish''' 2" and "'''Hi'''dden Cri'''m'''es").
7th May '17 7:29:36 PM Discar
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* A promotional image for the TV adaptation of ''Series/AmericanGods'' features the title as a hotel sign with some of the letters unlit; the illuminated letters form the phrase AM I A GOD.

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* A promotional image for the TV adaptation of ''Series/AmericanGods'' ''Series/AmericanGods2017'' features the title as a hotel sign with some of the letters unlit; the illuminated letters form the phrase AM I A GOD.
29th Apr '17 3:02:56 PM MidnightMan
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* In the infamous Levi's "Boombastic" ad from the mid-[[TheNineties Nineties]], an old city building labeled "SCHMITT HOTEL" in neon letters is on fire with a woman stuck on top. In order to rescue her, the protagonist rides a police motorcycle up a telescopic ladder and simply jumps off it onto the roof, leaving it to fly right into the neon sign and taking out the "M" in the course. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar What's left]]?



* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Britain'', the protagonists try to get their stolen barrel of magic potion back from a cart thief. Not only does said thief reside in a street with exactly identical houses, his address being number LVII, but Asterix, Obelix and Teefax accidentally break into number LVIII where the last I has fallen off at some point in the past.



* Done deliberately by the protagonist and antagonist in ''Film/ShootEmUp''. During a rooftop gunfight, Smith shoots out a neon "Faulk Truck & Tool" sign to read, "FUK U," while saying, "Fuck you, you [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment fucking fuckers]]!" The camera pans to show the word "TOOL" next to it, whereupon Hertz shoots out the L to have it read, "FUK U TOO".

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* Done deliberately by the protagonist and antagonist in ''Film/ShootEmUp''. During a rooftop gunfight, Smith shoots out a neon "Faulk Truck & Tool" sign to read, "FUK U," while saying, "Fuck you, you [[ClusterFBomb fucking]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment fucking fuckers]]!" The camera pans to show the word "TOOL" next to it, whereupon Hertz shoots out the L to have it read, "FUK U TOO".


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* ''Otto -- Der Film'' has something that might be an arcade labeled, "FLIPPERBUDE". It only serves to give the protagonist a hint as most letters fade out, leaving behind "_LI__E_B__E" ("love" in German).
12th Apr '17 3:47:38 AM StarTropes
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* For the New Year's Eve special of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', Red sets up a lit sign that says "TOAST YOURSELF AT NEW YEARS EVE". Then most of the lights burn out, leaving "YOU FAT ARSE".
11th Apr '17 8:23:31 AM MikeK
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* World Book encyclopedia sets use IdiosyncraticCoverArt where the volumes spell out "WORLD BOOK" when placed in the proper order. More than one bored high school student has discovered that you can rearrange the books to spell out [[https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1ekz3n/the_kids_at_my_high_school_found_a_new_way_to/ "WEIRD COCK"]].

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* World Book encyclopedia sets use IdiosyncraticCoverArt where the volumes spell out "WORLD BOOK" when placed in the proper order. More than one bored student in a high school student library has discovered that you can rearrange the books to spell out [[https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1ekz3n/the_kids_at_my_high_school_found_a_new_way_to/ "WEIRD COCK"]].
11th Apr '17 8:09:42 AM MikeK
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* World Book encyclopedia sets use IdiosyncraticCoverArt where the volumes spell out "WORLD BOOK" when placed in the proper order. More than one bored high school student has discovered that you can rearrange the books to spell out [[https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1ekz3n/the_kids_at_my_high_school_found_a_new_way_to/ "WEIRD COCK"]].
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