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20th Oct '17 12:21:14 AM PaulA
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* When Creator/EricFlint expanded ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' from a one-off novel to a SharedUniverse, he set out to avert this trope, by laying down rules for what characters other writers could create. Otherwise,
--> ... In addition to the half who are rocket scientists and the other half who are SEALS, Eric has provided us a list of the following additional halves:
--> The half who are engineers, which are in turn divided into half electrical engineers, half locomotive engineers, half chemical engineers, half mechanical engineers, and too many thirds and quarters to count.
--> ...
--> There is, I believe � at last count � exactly one person in everybody's fantasy Grantville who is elderly and illiterate. Of course, he's also the son of Alvin York and shoots even better than his daddy. "[[http://1632.org/authors_manual/many_halves.html The Many Halves of Grantville]]"

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* When Creator/EricFlint expanded ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' from a one-off novel to a SharedUniverse, he set out to avert this trope, by laying down rules for what characters other writers could create. Otherwise,
Otherwise, as explained in "[[http://1632.org/authors_manual/many_halves.html The Many Halves of Grantville]]":
--> ... In addition to the half who are rocket scientists and the other half who are SEALS, Eric has provided us a list of the following additional halves:
-->
halves:\\
The half who are engineers, which are in turn divided into half electrical engineers, half locomotive engineers, half chemical engineers, half mechanical engineers, and too many thirds and quarters to count.
--> ...
-->
count.\\
...\\
There is, I believe -- at last count -- exactly one person in everybody's fantasy Grantville who is elderly and illiterate. Of course, he's also the son of Alvin York and shoots even better than his daddy. "[[http://1632.org/authors_manual/many_halves.html The Many Halves of Grantville]]"
20th Oct '17 12:19:39 AM PaulA
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* From the Literature/KnownSpace book ''Destiny's Forge'':
-->'''[[ColonelBadass Tskombe]]''': Half a sense of adventure, half a sense of duty, half no better plan for my life.\\
'''[[LadyOfWar Cherenkova]]''': That's three halves.\\
'''Tskombe''': If I was smart enough to do math I wouldn't be in the infantry.

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* From the Literature/KnownSpace book ''Destiny's Forge'':
''Literature/DestinysForge'':
-->'''[[ColonelBadass Tskombe]]''': Tskombe]]:''' Half a sense of adventure, half a sense of duty, half no better plan for my life.\\
'''[[LadyOfWar Cherenkova]]''': Cherenkova]]:''' That's three halves.\\
'''Tskombe''': '''Tskombe:''' If I was smart enough to do math I wouldn't be in the infantry.
30th Sep '17 5:37:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''CarTalk'': Frequently, Tom & Ray would give the answer to last week's Puzzler, then promise "We'll have a new Puzzler for you in the third half of the show."

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\n* ''CarTalk'': ''Radio/CarTalk'': Frequently, Tom & Ray would give the answer to last week's Puzzler, then promise "We'll have a new Puzzler for you in the third half of the show."






23rd Sep '17 8:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* This quote from [[{{Baseball}} Yogi Berra]]:

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* This quote from [[{{Baseball}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Yogi Berra]]:
20th Aug '17 8:34:14 AM ZanathKariashi
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** 61.2% Fiend / 38.8% Human, actually.
13th Jul '17 2:38:14 PM luiz4200
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* ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone: The Holiday Heist]]'': When Sinclair's accomplices believe the house they're breaking in is haunted, they demand a bigger share than the initially agreed 25% for each of them. Hughes suggests 50% for him, 50% for Jessica, ''and'' 25% for Sinclair. They eventually settle for one third each.
4th May '17 7:56:13 AM kquinn0830
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* A ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short has the Big Bad Wolf telling his son that catching pigs is "fifty percent" whatever lesson he's trying to teach at the moment. Eventually, the son dryly informs him of just what all the "fifty percents" add to by that point.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short has the Big Bad Wolf telling his son that catching pigs is "fifty "ninety-nine percent" whatever lesson he's trying to teach at the moment. Eventually, When they get to the third attempt, the son dryly informs him of just what all the "fifty percents" add they're up to by that point.297 percent.
15th Apr '17 8:21:13 PM LadyJafaria
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* "Anguished English", a collection of pupil bloopers, funny typos etc. dug up: "[[GeorgeFredericHandel Handel]] was half German, half Italian and half English."

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* "Anguished English", a collection of pupil bloopers, funny typos etc. dug up: "[[GeorgeFredericHandel Handel]] was half German, half Italian and half English. He was very large."
19th Mar '17 1:56:46 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Film/Marius'' (and the play it was based on), the bartender César tries to explain how to make a cocktail to his son Marius. Said cocktail contains one third of Curaçao liquor, one third of lemon juice, one third of Picon, and one third of water. When told by his son that it makes four thirds, he answers : "It depends on how big the thirds are !"

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* In ''Film/Marius'' ''Marius'' (and the play it was based on), the bartender César tries to explain how to make a cocktail to his son Marius. Said cocktail contains one third of Curaçao liquor, one third of lemon juice, one third of Picon, and one third of water. When told by his son that it makes four thirds, he answers : "It depends on how big the thirds are !"
16th Feb '17 8:10:28 PM Darkmoonfire
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* James Veitch of the ''Scamalot'' series from Mashable proposed the following split to a scammer named Mary Gary: Mary 40%, James 70%, Charity 20%, Charlie 1/5, James 20%, and Gary 35%. Mary Gary's only objection to this? "You put yourself twice."

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* James Veitch of the ''Scamalot'' ''WebVideo/{{Scamalot}}'' series from Mashable proposed the following split to a scammer named Mary Gary: Mary 40%, James 70%, Charity 20%, Charlie 1/5, James 20%, and Gary 35%. Mary Gary's only objection to this? "You put yourself twice."
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