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9th Aug '16 11:55:09 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.

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* In ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.Wastebasket Ball.
9th Aug '16 11:54:42 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Orca]]'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.

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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Orca]]'', ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.
5th May '16 9:55:17 PM WanderingTedium
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* There's an [[http://www.apptism.com/apps/paper-toss app]] for that.
** Several, actually. Paper Toss, Catch It, and Toss It are all examples.
* And a [[http://www.digyourowngrave.com/paper-ball-throwing-game website]].
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* There's an [[http://www.apptism.com/apps/paper-toss app]] for that.
** Several, actually. Paper Toss, Catch It, and Toss It are all examples.
* And a website: [[http://www.digyourowngrave.com/paper-ball-throwing-game]]
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28th Apr '16 8:55:39 PM aye_amber
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* In an early episode of ''{{ER}}'', John Carter loses a bet with Doug Ross, and his buttocks have to be the backboard for Doug's wastebasket.

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* In an early episode of ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{ER}},'' John Carter loses a bet with Doug Ross, and his buttocks have to be the backboard for Doug's wastebasket.
11th Apr '16 10:35:33 PM MrBadAxe
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* Prodigy dial-up internet had a series of "before they were famous" ads, one of which featured NBA star Larry Bird working the paint counter at a hardware store. He wipes his hands on a cloth, tosses it at a trash can, makes the shot perfectly, and smirks as if to say "Hey, wait a minute..."
2nd Apr '16 6:44:58 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', when Sulley points out a flaw in Mike's plan to get rid of Boo, Mike crumples up the paper he was writing on and tosses it into a wastebasket overflowing with flawed plans.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode [[VerySpecialEpisode "April 9th"]], Arthur's father David tells him a story from his youth about how he feared for his mother's safety when she was in a car accident, and how he used to throw crumpled paper into his wastebasket for luck when she left the house in her car. He later realized that he had nothing to worry about when she came home safe one day when he forgot to do it.
27th Jan '16 3:59:11 PM nombretomado
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* Lois Lane does this in an episode of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Later in the episode, when she has to get a chunk of kryptonite into a lead cup, [[ChekhovsSkill it ends up being a useful skill]].

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* Lois Lane does this in an episode of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Later in the episode, when she has to get a chunk of kryptonite into a lead cup, [[ChekhovsSkill it ends up being a useful skill]].
17th Dec '15 12:19:33 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "Role Models", Sonic and his friends do this with the wrappers from their food at Meh Burger. Lady Walrus' Baby tries to do the same with his bottle, but misses the trash can. Lady Walrus sees this and reprimands Sonic and his friends for being bad role models... [[HypocriticalHumor just before she says she's going to find a precarious ledge for her baby to play on]].
8th Dec '15 3:03:47 PM Austin
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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/The25thHour'', this happens after a guy correctly calls a stock-changing event.

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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/The25thHour'', ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'', this happens after a guy correctly calls a stock-changing event.



* In the novel ''TheManWhoNeverMissed'', the title hero makes his reputation by tranq-darting several ''thousand'' enemy soldiers with a tiny personal firearm, each one with a single perfect shot. In the last scene, after the hero has retired and opened a bar, he makes a paper-ball-and-wastebasket shot - and misses.

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* In the novel ''TheManWhoNeverMissed'', ''[[Literature/MatadorSeries The Man Who Never Missed]]'', the title hero makes his reputation by tranq-darting several ''thousand'' enemy soldiers with a tiny personal firearm, each one with a single perfect shot. In the last scene, after the hero has retired and opened a bar, he makes a paper-ball-and-wastebasket shot - and misses.
28th Nov '15 11:51:50 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Best Moment", when all the characters are reflecting on their best moment in medicine, Dr Cox remembers a time he was trying this, when he saw a woman choking. He performed the Heimlich, whatever she was choking on flew out and landed in another patient's mouth, he performed the Heimlich again, and it went right in the basket.

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* In the ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Best Moment", when all the characters are reflecting on their best moment in medicine, Dr Cox remembers a time he was trying this, when he saw a woman choking. He performed the Heimlich, whatever she was choking on flew out and landed in another patient's mouth, he performed the Heimlich again, and it went right in the basket.
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