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7th Jan '18 10:08:39 AM nombretomado
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** On file-sharing sites, any song is likely to be attributed to one of the most famous artists of that genre. Reggae songs are all by Music/BobMarley, arena rock songs are all by Music/{{Journey}}, orchestral film pieces are always by JohnWilliams, and so forth.

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** On file-sharing sites, any song is likely to be attributed to one of the most famous artists of that genre. Reggae songs are all by Music/BobMarley, arena rock songs are all by Music/{{Journey}}, orchestral film pieces are always by JohnWilliams, Music/JohnWilliams, and so forth.
30th Jul '17 6:50:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Brian Wallows While Peter Swallows" Brian sings about Neil Armstrong, whereupon Meg confuses him with Music/LouisArmstrong: "Was he the trumpet guy?"
** Played for laughs when Brian fought to change the name of James Woods High School to Martin Luther King Jr. Peter mistakes King for Martin Landau, Martin Lawrence, Dean Martin, Martini and Rossi, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, and Tom Berenger.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Brian Wallows While Peter Swallows" Brian sings about Neil Armstrong, whereupon Meg confuses him with Music/LouisArmstrong: "Was he the trumpet guy?"
** Played for laughs when Brian fought to change the name of James Woods High School to Martin Luther King Jr. Peter mistakes King for Martin Landau, Martin Lawrence, Dean Martin, Creator/MartinLawrence, Music/DeanMartin, Martini and Rossi, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Tom Berenger.Creator/TomBerenger.
26th Jul '17 3:42:39 PM Ccook1956
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-->'''Trapper:''' (''miffed'') Doesn't he know it's Aaron Burr's birthday?\\

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-->'''Trapper:''' (''miffed'') Doesn't he Henry know it's a holiday?\\
'''Hawkeye:''' (''dryly'')
Aaron Burr's birthday?\\birthday.\\



'''Trapper:''' Aaron Burr. The man who shot John Wilkes Booth!

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'''Trapper:''' Aaron Burr. The man guy who shot John Wilkes Booth!
25th Jul '17 12:22:16 AM PaulA
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* Many people assume that any horror film made in Britain in the sixties or seventies must be Film/HammerHorror. ''Dr. Terror's House of Horrors'', ''Tales From the Crypt'', ''The Vault of Horror'', and ''And Now the Screaming Starts'' are by Creator/AmicusProductions, and ''Curse of the Crimson Altar'', ''The Blood Beast Terror'', ''Witchfinder General'', ''Blood on Satan's Claw'', and ''The Creeping Flesh'', are by Creator/TigonBritishFilmProductions.

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* Many people assume that any horror film made in Britain in the sixties or seventies must be Film/HammerHorror. ''Dr. Terror's House of Horrors'', ''Tales From the Crypt'', ''The Vault of Horror'', ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''Film/VaultOfHorror'', and ''And Now the Screaming Starts'' are by Creator/AmicusProductions, and ''Curse of the Crimson Altar'', ''The Blood Beast Terror'', ''Witchfinder General'', ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'', ''Blood on Satan's Claw'', and ''The Creeping Flesh'', are by Creator/TigonBritishFilmProductions.
22nd Jul '17 9:15:53 AM Ccook1956
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'''Radar:''' Aaron Burr?\\

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'''Radar:''' Who's Aaron Burr?\\
22nd Jul '17 4:15:02 AM Ccook1956
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** At the start of the episode "The General Flipped At Dawn," Henry calls his senior officers in for a meeting, right after an exhausted Hawkeye and Trapper come out of the O.R.:
-->'''Trapper:''' (''miffed'') Doesn't he know it's Aaron Burr's birthday?\\
'''Radar:''' Aaron Burr?\\
'''Trapper:''' Aaron Burr. The man who shot John Wilkes Booth!
8th Apr '17 2:16:00 PM pvsage
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* The expression "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" was popularized by Creator/CarlSagan and is almost universally attributed to him, but various phrasings of this date back to David Hume, who wrote "A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
2nd Apr '17 8:46:27 AM TFSyndicate
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* ''Series/TheITCrowd'': This exchange
-->'''Roy:''' [[Film/TheGodfather Fredo]], in the film, he was essentially a pimp.
-->'''Moss:''' No. [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings He took the ring to Mordor!]]
19th Mar '17 2:24:39 PM Mineboot45
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* In early ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' there was a running gag about the narrator quoting things and then attributing it to the wrong source. They started out plausible enough if you didn't know your literature but quickly turned ridiculous, e.g., when 'Drop It Like It's Hot' was sourced to 'English romantic poet John Keats'.

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* In early ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' there was a running gag about the narrator quoting things and then attributing it to the wrong source. They started out plausible enough if you didn't know your literature but quickly turned ridiculous, e.g., when 'Drop "[[Music/SnoopDogg Drop It Like It's Hot' Hot]]" was sourced to 'English "English romantic poet John Keats'.Keats".
12th Mar '17 3:29:40 PM Xtifr
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* Some people think that Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar never said ''"Tu quoque, fili?" ("You too, my son?")'' and claim that it was a line Creator/WilliamShakespeare thought up for his play about Caesar. Actually, "Tu quoque, fili?" is taken from chapter 82 of Suetonius' biography of Caesar as something some people reported Caesar said. Suetonius (died ca. 150 A.D.) notes that Caesar was said to have spoken the phrase in Greek ("''kai su, teknon?''"). (Shakespeare actually used the words "Et tu, Brute?" in his play, but he was not the first to use that particular wording either.)

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* Some people think that Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar never said ''"Tu quoque, fili?" ("You too, my son?")'' and claim that it was a line Creator/WilliamShakespeare thought up for his play about Caesar. Actually, "Tu quoque, fili?" is taken from chapter 82 of Suetonius' biography of Caesar as something some people reported Caesar said. Suetonius (died ca. 150 A.D.) notes that Caesar was said to have spoken the phrase in Greek ("''kai su, teknon?''"). (Shakespeare actually used the words "Et tu, Brute?" in his play, but he was not the first to use that particular wording either.)
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