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3rd Jun '16 6:25:19 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.

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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans and Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:25:00 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.

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** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Wheedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:24:18 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', one village of anti-witchcraft fanatics get their information from the ''Magavenatio Obtusis'', which [[FootnoteFever a footnote]] helpfully translates as ''Witch-Hunting for Dumb People''.

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In ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', one village of anti-witchcraft fanatics get their information from the ''Magavenatio Obtusis'', which [[FootnoteFever a footnote]] helpfully translates as ''Witch-Hunting for Dumb People''.People''.
** ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has ''Blert Weedown's Guitar Primer: Play Your Way to Success in Three Easy Lessons ans Eighteen Hard Lessons''.
3rd Jun '16 6:19:38 AM DaibhidC
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Bio-Tech'' includes several quotes from ''Nanovirus for Dummies'' by possible MadScientist Dr Lucien Locke. One excerpt has Dr Locke assuring the reader that a GreyGoo scenario can't possibly happen unless you intend it to. And if you ''do'' intend it to, here's what you do...
9th Mar '16 11:42:33 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Cartographer'' one of the books on Reuben's desk at the inn he runs is ''Managing Inns for Dummies: Version 3.2''.
5th Mar '16 9:36:15 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4177266/chapters/9575796 The Consequences of a Binding Ritual]]'' Harry considers suggesting that a course on "Wizarding Cultures and Traditions for Dummies" should be added to the Hogwarts curriculum.
22nd Jan '16 12:24:58 PM twilicorn
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* Upon her arrival in Munchkinland in ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz'', the Munchkins quiz her on exactly what they are using the book ''Oz for Dummies''.
20th Dec '15 8:19:02 PM CassandraLeo
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[[folder:Music]]
* Budgie's "Crash Course in Brain Surgery" (later CoveredUp by Music/{{Metallica}}).
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5th Dec '15 4:53:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/{{Slackerz}}'' has a great example. One of the characters attempted to program his own game called Matt's Kickass Game for Winners (a reference to VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople) However, he knows absolutely nothing about programming. So he consults a regular programming book, a For Dummies book, and a book called [[SesameStreet Grover's Magical C++ Garden]]. (He even denounces that as too difficult.)

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* ''Webcomic/{{Slackerz}}'' has a great example. One of the characters attempted to program his own game called Matt's Kickass Game for Winners (a reference to VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople) However, he knows absolutely nothing about programming. So he consults a regular programming book, a For Dummies book, and a book called [[SesameStreet [[Series/SesameStreet Grover's Magical C++ Garden]]. (He even denounces that as too difficult.)
26th Oct '15 4:54:36 AM DrFraud
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* The introduction to ''Magic Life'' shows a student making a potion while reading ''Alchemy for Dummies''.
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