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15th Jan '17 11:15:52 PM Averagemoe
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* ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn: Phoebe tries to look through her dad's browsing history, and finds that his last search was for "Hello Phoebe, I know you're reading this."
29th Dec '16 11:08:05 PM Xtifr
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* In ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'', the taped briefing Angleton leaves for Bob does this -- to a certain extent. Angleton, while very good, ends up underestimating the time it will take for Bob to complete it, and [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct the tape self-destructs]] before Bob is fully briefed.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'', ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'', the taped briefing Angleton leaves for Bob does this -- to this--to a certain extent. Angleton, while very good, ends up underestimating the time it will take for Bob to complete it, and [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct the tape self-destructs]] before Bob is fully briefed.
29th Dec '16 10:57:32 AM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Conan}}'' (on TBS), Steve Martin shows up with a Top Ten List titled "Top Ten Reasons Conan Will Try To Ruin This Bit". Conan tries to stop Martin, since this is clearly DavidLetterman's bit (even the onscreen font). Every item Martin reads is just what Conan says- like "Stop this!" and "Who the hell is that!" (in response to the sudden appearance of a Paul Schaffer lookalike).

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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Conan}}'' (on TBS), Steve Martin shows up with a Top Ten List titled "Top Ten Reasons Conan Will Try To Ruin This Bit". Conan tries to stop Martin, since this is clearly DavidLetterman's Creator/DavidLetterman's bit (even the onscreen font). Every item Martin reads is just what Conan says- like "Stop this!" and "Who the hell is that!" (in response to the sudden appearance of a Paul Schaffer lookalike).
8th Dec '16 6:27:49 AM FordPrefect
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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Fathers and suns" has Dave make messages (then getting very drunk so he can forget he made them) in order to have a [[ContinuityNod father and son]] chat [[MyOwnGrandpa with himself]]. Each message ends with him leaving instructions for himself to do before moving onto the next one. And each one begins with him shouting at himself for not following instructions.

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* The ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Fathers and suns" Suns" has Dave make messages (then getting very drunk so he can forget he made them) in order to have a [[ContinuityNod father and son]] chat [[MyOwnGrandpa with himself]]. Each message ends with him leaving instructions for himself to do before moving onto the next one. And each one begins with him shouting at himself for not following instructions.
19th Nov '16 2:01:15 AM bwburke94
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* [[http://www.qdb.us/96097 This]] quote.
** And [[http://bash.org/?59703 this]] one.
** As well as [[http://qdb.us/305711 this one]].
* Automated active telemarketing systems take advantage of this. A call is made, and if a certain pattern of silence/sound/silence is detected (that would be a person saying "Hello" or their name and waiting for a reply), the system assumes there's a real person to be [[strike:harassed]] offered wonderful opportunities, and the call is automatically switched to a live operator.

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* [[http://www.qdb.us/96097 This]] quote.
** And [[http://bash.org/?59703 this]] one.
** As well as [[http://qdb.us/305711 this one]].
* Automated active telemarketing systems take advantage of this. A call is made, and if a certain pattern of silence/sound/silence is detected (that would be a person saying "Hello" or their name and waiting for a reply), the system assumes there's a real person to be [[strike:harassed]] offered wonderful opportunities, on the line, and the call is automatically switched to a live operator.
6th Nov '16 8:57:16 PM kyeo
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* ''WesternAnimation/Steven Universe'': When Steven finds Peridot's tape-recorded diary, he can't resist listening to it. But when he gets to the end, he hears a message from [[{{Seers}} Garnet]] telling him he's heard enough and to give the tape recorder back to Peridot now.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Steven Universe'': ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When Steven finds Peridot's tape-recorded diary, he can't resist listening to it. But when he gets to the end, he hears a message from [[{{Seers}} Garnet]] telling him he's heard enough and to give the tape recorder back to Peridot now.
6th Nov '16 8:56:59 PM kyeo
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* ''WesternAnimation/Steven Universe'': When Steven finds Peridot's tape-recorded diary, he can't resist listening to it. But when he gets to the end, he hears a message from [[{{Seers}} Garnet]] telling him he's heard enough and to give the tape recorder back to Peridot now.
3rd Nov '16 7:45:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* A skit from ''Series/ChappellesShow,'' purportedly introducing a posthumously released TupacShakur track starts out by vaguely describing events that happened long after Tupac's death to parody the theories of him still being alive. While several events in the video could be explained away, it ends with the tape observing and admonishing people in the club where it's being played, including repeatedly pointing out Dave shouldn't be there.

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* A skit from ''Series/ChappellesShow,'' purportedly introducing a posthumously released TupacShakur Music/TupacShakur track starts out by vaguely describing events that happened long after Tupac's death to parody the theories of him still being alive. While several events in the video could be explained away, it ends with the tape observing and admonishing people in the club where it's being played, including repeatedly pointing out Dave shouldn't be there.
21st Oct '16 3:24:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', Cube's chapter, you get repetitious video dialogues with the captain. Did you think [[TheyJustDidntCare the programmers were lazy]]? Well, maybe, but those later turn out to be a recording. [[spoiler:The captain is long dead and the ship computer is keeping the ruse to kill the rest of the crew.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', Cube's chapter, you get repetitious video dialogues with the captain. Did you think [[TheyJustDidntCare the programmers were lazy]]? lazy? Well, maybe, but those later turn out to be a recording. [[spoiler:The captain is long dead and the ship computer is keeping the ruse to kill the rest of the crew.]]
12th Oct '16 12:31:46 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has a downplayed example when Midoriya gets his U.A. entrance test results, in the form of a recorded projection from All Might. All Might never directly responds to Midoriya, but he does pause at exactly the right times for Midoriya to respond before beginning to talk again.
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