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30th Mar '18 6:24:30 AM GauriR
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* In ''Manga/SamuraiX'', Kenshin uses a stack of books as a comfortable place to sleep.

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* In ''Manga/SamuraiX'', ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kenshin uses a stack of books as a comfortable place to sleep.
27th Mar '18 1:07:17 PM margdean56
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Cut to Alice suddenly realizing the book in question is a {{Doorstopper}} -- and Bob expects her to finish in half an hour. It might be a religious text, a very wordy legal document, a dictionary, an obscure scientific (or arcane magic) textbook, the phone book, a catalog with no index, possibly even a TomeOfEldritchLore or GreatBigBookOfEverything - anything that normally would take longer than an hour or so to read through.

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Cut to Alice suddenly realizing the book in question is a {{Doorstopper}} -- and Bob expects her to finish in half an hour. It might be a religious text, a very wordy legal document, a dictionary, an obscure scientific (or arcane magic) textbook, the phone book, a catalog with no index, possibly even a TomeOfEldritchLore or GreatBigBookOfEverything - -- anything that normally would take longer than an hour or so to read through.
9th Mar '18 3:14:23 PM ErichoTOME
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Dumbbell Identity", Homer in prison finds a book from Hans Moleman titled "How To Tunnel Out Of Prison". He says it could be useful...and promptly hits Moleman with it allowing him to escape.
4th Mar '18 9:28:32 PM jamespolk
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Mouse Wreckers", Claude Cat is being driven insane by the mice Hubie and Bertie. Looking up a book on mental diseases, he finds "the very page I've been looking for". He tears it off to make a [[NapoleonDelusion Napoleon hat]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Mouse Wreckers", "WesternAnimation/MouseWreckers", Claude Cat is being driven insane by the mice Hubie and Bertie. Looking up a book on mental diseases, he finds "the very page I've been looking for". He tears it off to make a [[NapoleonDelusion Napoleon hat]].
17th Sep '17 1:03:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Amusing Ourselves to Death'', Neil Postman gives examples of [[TropesAreFlexible Useful Television]]: a TV set being used as a light to read by, as a way to display teletext, and as a bookshelf:

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* In ''Amusing Ourselves to Death'', Neil Postman gives examples of [[TropesAreFlexible [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible Useful Television]]: a TV set being used as a light to read by, as a way to display teletext, and as a bookshelf:
24th Jun '17 3:41:29 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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>'''Cohen:''' Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper.

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>'''Cohen:''' '''Cohen:''' Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper.
20th Jan '17 11:19:25 AM REV6Pilot
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* To ThrowTheBookAtThem.

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* To ThrowTheBookAtThem.[[ThrowTheBookAtThem use as a projectile]].
19th Dec '16 11:08:31 PM MsChibi
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* Old phone books and other thick books have been used as makeshift booster seats for small children.
16th Aug '16 6:54:54 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "Starsitting", Buff-Frog enlists Marco and Star in looking after his dozen baby tadpoles, and gives them a large scrapbook containing info such as his kids' schedules and sleeping habits. HilarityEnsues, especially when the kids' legs come in (something ''not'' covered in the book, to the horror of by-the-book babysitter Marco) and they run around the house causing a ruckus. Star and Marco eventually find another use for the book... for setting off a field of bear-traps standing between them and the youngest, Katrina, when it's almost time for Buff-Frog to pick the kids up.
12th Jul '16 6:46:04 AM LentilSandEater
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* Lampshaded by one book reviewer:[[http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/64755274]]

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* Lampshaded DiscussedTrope by one book reviewer:[[http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/64755274]]
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