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1st Aug '17 2:33:23 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The show's characterization is so strong a lot of viewers will laugh at jokes despite not completely grasping the subtleties of the underlying gag. For instance, Lionel Hutz changing the punctuation on his business card from saying "Works on contingency -- No money down" to "Works on contingency'''[++?++]''' -- No'''[++,++]''' money down'''[++!++]'''" is funny simply as evidence of Hutz' shamelessness, even if you don't know what a lawyer working on a contingency basis is.

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** The show's characterization is so strong a lot of viewers will laugh at jokes despite not completely grasping the subtleties of the underlying gag. For instance, Lionel Hutz hastily changing the punctuation on his business card from saying "Works on contingency -- No money down" to "Works on contingency'''[++?++]''' -- No'''[++,++]''' money down'''[++!++]'''" is funny simply as evidence of Hutz' shamelessness, even if you don't know what a lawyer working on a contingency basis is.
1st Aug '17 2:32:33 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The show's characterization is so strong a lot of viewers will laugh at jokes despite not completely grasping the subtleties of the underlying gag. For instance, Lionel Hutz changing the punctuation on his business card to read "Works on contingency? No, money down!" is funny simply as evidence of Hutz' shamelessness, even if you don't know what a lawyer working on a contingency basis is.

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** The show's characterization is so strong a lot of viewers will laugh at jokes despite not completely grasping the subtleties of the underlying gag. For instance, Lionel Hutz changing the punctuation on his business card to read from saying "Works on contingency? No, contingency -- No money down!" down" to "Works on contingency'''[++?++]''' -- No'''[++,++]''' money down'''[++!++]'''" is funny simply as evidence of Hutz' shamelessness, even if you don't know what a lawyer working on a contingency basis is. is.
30th Jul '17 11:02:39 PM CaptEquinox
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** The other thing you'll see in older literature is Latin tags -- sayings or phrases in Latin in an otherwise English work. At a time when little children were taught Latin (partly as a basis or intro for learning other Romance languages), these little tags like ''sine qua non''[[note]]without which there is nothing[[/note]] or ''et hoc genus omne''[[note]]and all those guys; or, and all that sort of thing[[/note]] were assumed to be understood by anyone who could read. Some like "pro tem[pore]" and "RIP" (requiescat in pace) have made it into modern usage. Less often, you'll see Greek tags. Biblical phrases are also commonly used.


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18th Jul '17 5:29:18 AM IamTheCaligula
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* ''Franchise/BlazBlue'''s plot is already pretty difficult to follow due to a GroundhogDayLoop, AlternateTimelines and one heck of a TimeyWimeyBall, but that's just the beginning of your brain's struggle to keep up with the creators: Both characters and the lore include allusions to {{Christian|Mythology}}, {{Classical|Mythology}}, {{Norse|Mythology}} and JapaneseMythology, history and legends. Taxonomies, character names, {{Significant Birth Date}}s and character crests all include some level of GeniusBonus and not even the command lists go safe what with the ThemeNaming of the special moves (e.g., MadScientist-[[WasOnceAMan turned]]-EldritchAbomination Arakune's command list consists entirely of references to advanced mathematics). Finally, there's also the importance of things like "Observers" and [[QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything "Phenomena Intervention"]], which are allusions to QuantumPhysics, most importantly the SchrodingersCat Paradox and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation Many-Worlds Interpretation.]]
13th Jul '17 10:02:36 AM matruz
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* During ''Manga/NarutoGaiden'', Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, undergoes a [[DaddyDNATest [=DNA=] Test]] to find, once and for all, if her real mother is Sasuke's former teammate, Karin. The test result comes out showing a perfect 100% match seemingly confirming it; [[spoiler:However those who know genetics will point out that a parent and child only share 50% of their [=DNA=], one only has a 100% genetic match with oneself (or an identical twin), which fits with the reveal later that the umbilical cord used for the test belonged to Sarada and not Karin]].
6th Jul '17 6:05:26 AM jormis29
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** Some can be thoroughly enjoyed without being well-versed in [=McCarthy=]'s interests or history -- such as ''All the Pretty Horses'', ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', and ''Literature/TheRoad'' -- but it definitely helps to make sense of it all (especially with ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' and ''Suttree'').
** His ''Border Trilogy'' (of which ''All the Pretty Horses'' is the first) has characters have whole conversations entirely in Spanish. There's a website where you can download a list of all of the translated dialogue, which you may need by your side during the reading.

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** Some can be thoroughly enjoyed without being well-versed in [=McCarthy=]'s interests or history -- such as ''All the Pretty Horses'', PrettyHorses'', ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', and ''Literature/TheRoad'' -- but it definitely helps to make sense of it all (especially with ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' and ''Suttree'').
** His ''Border Trilogy'' (of which ''All the Pretty ''Literature/AllThePretty Horses'' is the first) has characters have whole conversations entirely in Spanish. There's a website where you can download a list of all of the translated dialogue, which you may need by your side during the reading.
5th Jul '17 8:13:18 AM Couran
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', at its best, combines this trope with [[GeekReferencePool jokes that the average viewer might understand]]. In one Halloween episode Leonard uses several scientific references to insult Penny's ex, which can be funny if you understand them, though {{justified|Trope}} in that he didn't want [[TheDitz the guy]] to realize he was being made fun of. Of course, this can fall flat when the writers try too hard to find a way of putting a line to qualify as a statement as a GeniusBonus, when it really just comes across [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness as pretentious to anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of the notion.]]. On the latter seasons, they have fallen into reciting geek references and slamming the laugh track hoping you feel smart just because you "get it".

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', at its best, combines this trope with [[GeekReferencePool jokes that the average viewer might understand]]. In one Halloween episode Leonard uses several scientific references to insult Penny's ex, which can be funny if you understand them, though {{justified|Trope}} in that he didn't want [[TheDitz the guy]] to realize he was being made fun of. Of course, this can fall flat when the writers try too hard to find a way of putting a line to qualify as a statement as a GeniusBonus, when it really just comes across [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness as pretentious to anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of the notion.]]. On the latter seasons, they have fallen into reciting geek references and slamming the laugh track hoping you feel smart just because you "get it".
4th Jul '17 1:57:30 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** It should be noted: unlike with many other works on this page, Joyce was actually courteous enough to provide a ''guide'' to reading ''Ulysses'', as he recognized that the novel might otherwise be a bit hard to follow. When he sent to the book to his friends Stuart Gilbert and Carlo Linati, he gave both of them rough outlines of its fundamental structure, pointing out some basic details of plot progression (like when and where each episode takes place, and which episodes are meant to parallel which chapters in the ''Literature/{{Odyssey}}''), as well as listing some of the core symbols and themes in each episode, and laying out the central images and ideas of each episode (like which body parts, colors, and academic disciplines are supposed to figure into each episode). These outlines, now known as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_schema_for_Ulysses The Gilbert Schema]]" and "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linati_schema_for_Ulysses The Linati Schema]]", are very helpful in making the novel a bit more accessible.
19th Jun '17 4:24:56 PM Eddy1215
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* The DarkerAndEdgier (but still childish) sequel of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' makes accurate statements about biological structures and Darwin's natural selection theory when talking about the alien's artificial evolution and their DNA database system. Psychological issues, such as StockholmSyndrome and personality disorders,are also current, though in a much lighter way due to the TV ratings. The series also references characters and lines from Greek and Hebrew myths, H.P. Lovercraft's books, and Richard Lovelace's poems, alongside other pop culture elements, the most (in)famous being the character Will Harangue, a journalist whose show is a FrankensteinsMonster of various Fox News programs and a spoof of "Steven Colbert's Colbert Nation".

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* The DarkerAndEdgier (but still childish) sequel of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' makes accurate statements about biological structures and Darwin's natural selection theory when talking about the alien's artificial evolution and their DNA database system. Psychological issues, such as StockholmSyndrome and personality disorders,are disorders, are also current, though in a much lighter way due to the TV ratings. The series also references characters and lines from Greek and Hebrew myths, H.P. Lovercraft's books, and Richard Lovelace's poems, alongside other pop culture elements, the most (in)famous being the character Will Harangue, a journalist whose show is a FrankensteinsMonster of various Fox News programs and a spoof of "Steven Colbert's Colbert Nation".




The last stanza of the song seals the deal even further:

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15th Jun '17 3:31:57 PM jormis29
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* Much of Peter Greenaway's work fits this trope. For example, he commented in the DVD bonus features for ''The Draughtsman's Contract'' that he did not want to explain the plot and its ending within the film, feeling that the audience would understand what had happened. Many people disagree.

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* Much of Peter Greenaway's work fits this trope. For example, he commented in the DVD bonus features for ''The Draughtsman's Contract'' ''Film/TheDraughtsmansContract'' that he did not want to explain the plot and its ending within the film, feeling that the audience would understand what had happened. Many people disagree.
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