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6th Feb '16 11:56:20 PM MetaFour
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* Deliberately exploited in one ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon, where Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and the Cheat all stand around "Looking at a thing in a bag," and talk about how fascinating it is. There isn't actually anything in the bag--they're just pretending so they can manipulate Homestar into buying stuff for them.
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25th Jan '16 6:20:34 PM FF32
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* The Infocom text adventure based on the Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.

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* The Infocom text adventure based on the Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.
25th Jan '16 6:19:38 PM FF32
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* The Infocom text adventure based on the Franchise/Hitchhiker'sGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.

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* The Infocom text adventure based on the Franchise/Hitchhiker'sGuideToTheGalaxy Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.
19th Jan '16 6:11:22 AM Piando
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* "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do ''That'')" by MeatLoaf is often falsely quoted as an example. If fact, each verse has Meatloaf stating two things that he'll do, and one that he ''will not''. The line "I won't do that" simply reiterates that he won't do the thing he has just said he won't do.

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* "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do ''That'')" by MeatLoaf Music/MeatLoaf is often falsely quoted as an example. If fact, each verse has Meatloaf stating two things that he'll do, and one that he ''will not''. The line "I won't do that" simply reiterates that he won't do the thing he has just said he won't do.



* "One Thing" by FingerEleven. Apparently he'd trade it all for that one thing, whatever it is.

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* "One Thing" by FingerEleven.Music/FingerEleven. Apparently he'd trade it all for that one thing, whatever it is.




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* One of the files in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' remake has John Toleman promising the Groundskeeper "a certain item he had always wanted to get hold on" in exchange for hiding the [[MacGuffin imitation of a key]]. The file hints how to find said key, but you never find out what this item is or if the Groundskeeper ever got to enjoy it before turning into a zombie.

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* One of the files in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' remake has John Toleman promising the Groundskeeper "a certain item he had always wanted to get hold on" in exchange for hiding the [[MacGuffin imitation of a key]]. The file hints how to find said key, but you never find out what this item is or if the Groundskeeper ever got to enjoy it before turning into a zombie.



* The Infocom text adventure based on the Hitchhiker'sGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.

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* The Infocom text adventure based on the Hitchhiker'sGuideToTheGalaxy Franchise/Hitchhiker'sGuideToTheGalaxy features an item in the player's inventory called "thing your aunt gave you that you don't know what it is". When examined, it turns out to carry the informative label "Made in Ibiza". Any attempt to be rid of it fails; it immediately reappears in the player's inventory.

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* From ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', 'That thing' that Potamus always sends people.

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* In RealLife the Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb. Most people in the Project had no idea what it was making. But for the few who did, they often referred to the bomb as "the gadget" for security reasons. Even when the first two bombs were completed, the messages sent to President Truman referred to them only as "special bombs".

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* From ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', 'That thing' that Potamus always sends people.

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* In RealLife the Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb. Most people in the Project had no idea what it was making. But for the few who did, they often referred to the bomb as "the gadget" for security reasons. Even when the first two bombs were completed, the messages sent to [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman President Truman Truman]] referred to them only as "special bombs".
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31st Aug '15 4:03:55 PM Dirtyblue929
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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, a terrified Akihiko exclaims that [[IceQueen Mitsuru]] is going to "execute" them. He doesn't go into detail of what this execution is, but it's apparently something to fear. Should they get caught in the subsequent stealth mini-game, an enraged Mitsuru immediately sentences them to "execution". Cut to about half-an-hour later and the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life, vowing to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of it again]]. The prevailing theory is that it involves Mitsuru's ice powers, but nothing's certain.

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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) accidentally stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, a terrified Akihiko exclaims that [[IceQueen Mitsuru]] is going to "execute" them. them if they're caught. He doesn't go into detail of refuses to explain what this execution is, "execution" ''is'', but it's apparently something to fear. Should they get caught in caught, the subsequent stealth mini-game, an enraged Mitsuru immediately sentences them to "execution". Cut game cuts to about half-an-hour later and with the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life, vowing to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of it again]]. The prevailing theory is that it involves Mitsuru's ice powers, but nothing's certain.again]].
31st Aug '15 4:01:23 PM Dirtyblue929
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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, a terrified Akihiko exclaims that [[TheOjou Mitsuru]] is going to "execute" them. He doesn't go into detail of what this execution is, but it's apparently something to fear. Should they get caught in the subsequent stealth mini-game, an enraged Mitsuru immediately sentences them to "execution". Cut to about half-an-hour later and the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life, vowing to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of it again]]. The prevailing theory is that it involves Mitsuru's ice powers, but nothing's certain.

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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, a terrified Akihiko exclaims that [[TheOjou [[IceQueen Mitsuru]] is going to "execute" them. He doesn't go into detail of what this execution is, but it's apparently something to fear. Should they get caught in the subsequent stealth mini-game, an enraged Mitsuru immediately sentences them to "execution". Cut to about half-an-hour later and the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life, vowing to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of it again]]. The prevailing theory is that it involves Mitsuru's ice powers, but nothing's certain.
31st Aug '15 4:00:38 PM Dirtyblue929
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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, Akihiko mentions that [[TheOjou Mitsuru]] would most likely "execute" them. He doesn't go into detail of what this execution is, but was apparently on the wrong end of it once. Of course, the girls do show up and Mitsuru indeed threatens them with "execution". Cut to at least half-an-hour later and the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life. The accepted theory is that it involves being frozen alive by Mitsuru's ice powers.

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* During the HotSpringsEpisode about halfway through VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, the boys accidentally([[CovertPervert Ish]]) stay in the hot springs during the girls' time. When the girls of the group show up, a terrified Akihiko mentions exclaims that [[TheOjou Mitsuru]] would most likely is going to "execute" them. He doesn't go into detail of what this execution is, but was it's apparently on something to fear. Should they get caught in the wrong end of it once. Of course, the girls do show up and subsequent stealth mini-game, an enraged Mitsuru indeed threatens immediately sentences them with to "execution". Cut to at least about half-an-hour later and the boys are sitting on a bench with their heads low, apparently scarred for life. life, vowing to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of it again]]. The accepted prevailing theory is that it involves being frozen alive by Mitsuru's ice powers.powers, but nothing's certain.
2nd Jun '15 10:08:41 AM nombretomado
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* Also played with in TheITCrowd when Denholm inexplicably starts wearing ear-plugs:

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* Also played with in TheITCrowd ''Series/TheITCrowd'' when Denholm inexplicably starts wearing ear-plugs:
5th Apr '15 10:58:24 AM Rytex
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Hagrid tells the bank goblin, "I'm here to pick up the you-know-what in vault you-know-which." It turns out to be the Philosopher's Stone.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Hagrid tells the bank goblin, "I'm here to pick up the you-know-what in vault you-know-which.713." It turns out to be the Philosopher's Stone.
13th Jan '15 7:57:06 PM RevDave
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* In RealLife the Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb. Most people in the Project had no idea what it was making. But for the few who did, they often referred to the bomb as "the gadget" for security reasons.

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* In RealLife the Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb. Most people in the Project had no idea what it was making. But for the few who did, they often referred to the bomb as "the gadget" for security reasons.
reasons. Even when the first two bombs were completed, the messages sent to President Truman referred to them only as "special bombs".
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