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25th Sep '17 12:31:42 PM Chabal2
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* A groom asks the priest how much they owe him for the ceremony. The priest replies that there's no fixed scale, but he can always make a donation based on, for example, the beauty of the bride. The groom looks awkwardly around him and pulls out a quarter. The priest goes to the bride, lifts up her veil, then goes back to the man with two dimes saying "Here's your change".
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* ''Literature/TheNameOfThRose'': In front of a crowd of monks, William of Baskerville credits inquisitor Bernardo Gui for the most important decision of hs life. All the monks view it as a major compliment, but as Adso points out, the most iportant decision William ever made was to ''suit'' the Inquisition... and Bernardo is clearly aware of William's true meaning.
22nd Sep '17 7:59:13 PM ixfd64
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* Number 26 of ''UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems'': "Point at the Mulberry tree, but curse the Locust."
22nd Sep '17 12:05:37 AM Octorok103
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** Saying that the main problem with the system is BIOS. [[FunWithAcronyms As in, Blind Idiot Operating the System]].

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** Saying that the main problem with the system is BIOS. [[FunWithAcronyms As in, Blind Idiot Operating the System]]. This one's actually got some potential to confuse other IT people, since BIOS is also a legitimate technical term[[labelnote:*]]Basic Input[=/=]Output System, if you were wondering[[/labelnote]], referring to the firmware on most [=PCs=]; if there's a problem with your actual BIOS, you're ''really'' in trouble. That being said, the BIOS has mostly been phased out in favor of its successor, UEFI[[labelnote:*]]Unified Extensible Firmware Interface[[/labelnote]], so the snarky definition is becoming less risky.
28th Aug '17 9:28:35 PM Chaosenvoy
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--> '''Lucy:''' This is how you do it.

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--> '''Lucy:''' This is how you the way to do it.
28th Aug '17 9:26:31 PM Chaosenvoy
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* ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'' has a moment during Violet's Halloween Party. Everyone decides to have a round bobbing for apples, with Lucy being the first to take her turn.
--> '''Lucy:''' This is how you do it.
--> '''Violet:'''Yeah, Lucy, you should be good at this. You have the perfect mouth for it!
** The insult does not go unnoticed by Lucy, who crossly shoots her a glare.
1st Aug '17 10:45:37 AM DragonRanger
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* When ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' had a crossover with the preceding season, ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'', Megogog greeted Lothor with "Your reputation precedes you." For context, Mesogog had previously made an offhand reference to Lothor back when ''Dino Thunder'' premiered -- and called him "that idiot".
18th Jul '17 5:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* Could have been attempted at the end of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s final episode from Season 18, "[=#HappyHolograms=]". It looks like Stan is about to summon Mr. Hankey, since this is a Christmas episode and the season is full of callbacks to earlier episodes. But the real-life PewDiePie instead appears and takes the role of Mr. Hankey to teach everyone a lesson. The implication is of course that [[spoiler:PewDiePie is just another piece of shit]].

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* Could have been attempted at the end of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s final episode from Season 18, "[=#HappyHolograms=]". It looks like Stan is about to summon Mr. Hankey, since this is a Christmas episode and the season is full of callbacks to earlier episodes. But the real-life PewDiePie LetsPlay/PewDiePie instead appears and takes the role of Mr. Hankey to teach everyone a lesson. The implication is of course that [[spoiler:PewDiePie [[spoiler:[=PewDiePie=] is just another piece of shit]].
15th Jul '17 10:51:18 AM nombretomado
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* The deposed [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Kaiser Wilhelm II]] sent a congratulatory telegram to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler on June 17th, 1940, [[WorldWarII after the fall of France]], which read: ''"Under the deeply moving impression of the capitulation of France I congratulate you and the whole German Wehrmacht on the mighty victory '''granted by God''',in the words of the Emperor Wilhelm the Great in 1870: What a turn of events brought about '''by divine dispensation'''! "'' - basically the Emperor said in diplomatic language [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Führer]] was an incompetent who only got lucky by the will of God. Hitler understood the subtext and got appropriately angry, but answered one week later in [[PolitenessJudo similar diplomatic, but hollow language]].

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* The deposed [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Kaiser Wilhelm II]] sent a congratulatory telegram to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler on June 17th, 1940, [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII after the fall of France]], which read: ''"Under the deeply moving impression of the capitulation of France I congratulate you and the whole German Wehrmacht on the mighty victory '''granted by God''',in the words of the Emperor Wilhelm the Great in 1870: What a turn of events brought about '''by divine dispensation'''! "'' - basically the Emperor said in diplomatic language [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Führer]] was an incompetent who only got lucky by the will of God. Hitler understood the subtext and got appropriately angry, but answered one week later in [[PolitenessJudo similar diplomatic, but hollow language]].
12th Jul '17 8:03:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* NFL.com naturally produces highlight packages when their players perform well on the field. When a player has a bad game, the site will typically just ignore them. Unless they have a '''really''' bad game, in which case they will produce a "highlights" video showing their repeated failures.
** [[http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000267791/Week-7-Josh-Freeman-highlights Josh Freeman's disastrous Week 7, 2013 start is one example.]]
** [[http://www.nfl.com/videos/cleveland-browns/0ap3000000443523/Week-15-Johnny-Manziel-highlights Johnny Manziel's first start in Week 15, 2014 is another]]
* When [=PETCO=] won the naming rights to the San Diego Padres' new ballpark, [=PETA=], who had been protesting [=PETCO's=] activities for many years, tried to stop the deal from going through. After failing at that, they decided to have an anti-[=PETCO=] message inscribed on a brick inside the stadium. Their first couple of attempts spelled their message out directly and were rejected by the Padres as unsuitable. When they switched to the [[http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/peta.asp stealth method]] of insulting [=PETCO=], their message made it through.
* In American Football; sportswriters often will refer to some quarterbacks as "game managers"; a term used to describe quarterbacks that on one hand wouldn't hurt a team by forcing plays that often result in interceptions... but on the other hand said quarterback generally doesn't put up huge stats; as their team typically relies on a strong defense and running game to win.
* The 1966 MLB All-Star Game was played at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, where a severe {{heat wave}} resulted in a scorching game-time temperature of 105°F. Asked for his opinion of the venue, retired New York Mets manager Casey Stengel replied, "It sure holds the heat well."

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball:
** Sportswriters will often refer to certain quarterbacks as "game managers"; a term used to describe quarterbacks that on one hand wouldn't hurt a team by forcing plays that often result in interceptions... but on the other hand said quarterback generally doesn't put up huge stats; as their team typically relies on a strong defense and running game to win.
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NFL.com naturally produces highlight packages when their players perform well on the field. When a player has a bad game, the site will typically just ignore them. Unless they have a '''really''' bad game, in which case they will produce a "highlights" video showing their repeated failures.
** *** [[http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000267791/Week-7-Josh-Freeman-highlights Josh Freeman's disastrous Week 7, 2013 start is one example.]]
** *** [[http://www.nfl.com/videos/cleveland-browns/0ap3000000443523/Week-15-Johnny-Manziel-highlights Johnny Manziel's first start in Week 15, 2014 is another]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}:
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When [=PETCO=] won the naming rights to the San Diego Padres' new ballpark, [=PETA=], who had been protesting [=PETCO's=] activities for many years, tried to stop the deal from going through. After failing at that, they decided to have an anti-[=PETCO=] message inscribed on a brick inside the stadium. Their first couple of attempts spelled their message out directly and were rejected by the Padres as unsuitable. When they switched to the [[http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/peta.asp stealth method]] of insulting [=PETCO=], their message made it through.
* In American Football; sportswriters often will refer to some quarterbacks as "game managers"; a term used to describe quarterbacks that on one hand wouldn't hurt a team by forcing plays that often result in interceptions... but on the other hand said quarterback generally doesn't put up huge stats; as their team typically relies on a strong defense and running game to win.
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** The 1966 MLB All-Star Game was played at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, where a severe {{heat wave}} resulted in a scorching game-time temperature of 105°F. Asked for his opinion of the venue, retired New York Mets manager Casey Stengel replied, "It sure holds the heat well."
12th Jul '17 7:59:39 PM Mdumas43073
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* The 1966 MLB All-Star Game was played at then-new Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, where a severe {{heat wave}} resulted in a scorching game-time temperature of 105°F. Asked for his opinion of the venue, retired New York Mets manager Casey Stengel replied, "It sure holds the heat well."
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