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22nd Jun '17 4:12:24 PM TonyG
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* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai and Rigby are asked to paint the garage door. As a prank, they paint it to look exactly like the inside of the garage. Unfortunately, Pops falls for it and drives his car through it, so Benson orders Mordecai and Rigby to go buy a new door.
19th Jun '17 6:04:15 AM y2k890
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** [[http://neuromancer.hu/neuroblog/simpsonsnemcouchgag.png Ceci n'est pas une couch gag.]]

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** [[http://neuromancer.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20131225231622/https://neuromancer.hu/neuroblog/simpsonsnemcouchgag.png Ceci n'est pas une couch gag.]]
1st Jun '17 7:35:16 PM PaulA
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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.[[note]]Also, she had been specifically asked to "put [her] Fair Witness robes on", to help make this very point. Otherwise, she presumably could have gotten away with making assumptions like anyone else.[[/note]]

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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.[[note]]Also, she had been specifically asked to "put [her] Fair Witness robes on", to help make this very point. Otherwise, she presumably could have gotten away with making assumptions like anyone else.[[/note]]
3rd May '17 8:41:12 AM ProgenyExMachina
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* There is an urban legend about a philosophy class where the final exam was to write an essay arguing that a chair placed at the front of the room did not exist. One student simply wrote down "What chair?" and got the highest grade.
26th Apr '17 9:38:11 AM BrendanRizzo
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' tackles the subject in its initimable style [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-best-day-ever here]].
16th Apr '17 5:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Concession}}'': This is a [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20061121 penis.]]
* ''{{Starslip}}'': Behold! This isn't the [[http://starslip.com/2007/12/05/starslip-number-667/ Spine of the Cosmos!]]

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* ''{{Concession}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'': This is a [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20061121 penis.]]
* ''{{Starslip}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'': Behold! This isn't the [[http://starslip.com/2007/12/05/starslip-number-667/ Spine of the Cosmos!]]
1st Mar '17 9:17:47 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=234455 Ceci n'est pas une Tsukasa.]] Exacerbated by the fact that [[LuckyStar Tsukasa]], as a fictional character, doesn't exist any ''other'' way, either ...

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** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=234455 Ceci n'est pas une Tsukasa.]] Exacerbated by the fact that [[LuckyStar [[Manga/LuckyStar Tsukasa]], as a fictional character, doesn't exist any ''other'' way, either ...
2nd Feb '17 10:20:39 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.]]

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* Part 3 of ''Anime/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' has Hol Horse try to kill Jotaro and co with his gun Stand (capable of firing bullets that he can control the path of) and the help of another Stand user who's whose power takes the shape of a comic book that predicts the future (but who's whose predictions can also come true [[ProphecyTwist in unexpected ways.]]) When he reads that Hol Horse is about to fire some bullets into a nearby pipe, causing them eventually to headshot Jotaro, he quickly does so, then panics when they barely miss him, causing him to lose track of his bullets until they actually ''do'' hit Jotaro...'s picture in the comic book from behind, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then keep going and hit Hol Horse right in the face.]]
15th Jan '17 11:56:34 AM SteveMB
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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. See also {{Expospeak}} and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.

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Compare TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, a darker version when someone forces you to see and believe things like these. Compare and contrast ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve & WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Contrast PerspectiveMagic, in which reality conforms to even the unrealistic aspects of an image. See also {{Expospeak}} and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
26th Dec '16 4:32:51 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.

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* In several Creator/RobertAHeinlein books, Fair Witnesses will reply to 'What color is that house' with 'It appears to be white on this side', as they have not seen the other side, and even if they were to walk over there and look, they could not be sure that someone had not repainted it as soon as it was out of their sight. This extends so far that they will even look over at the house before answering, just to make sure. Note that in the case of this example, the house in question was the property next door to the one the woman lived at, and that she was probably very familiar with it. But her training was such that she was unable to assume anything.[[note]]Also, she had been specifically asked to "put [her] Fair Witness robes on", to help make this very point. Otherwise, she presumably could have gotten away with making assumptions like anyone else.[[/note]]
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