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31st May '16 10:20:35 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after Gil reminds [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080227 Vole]] who's the boss:

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after Gil reminds [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080227 php?date=20080307 Vole]] who's the boss:
31st May '16 10:15:57 AM DaibhidC
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-->'''Doctor:''' [[WordSchmord Gravity, Schmavity!]] My people practically invented black holes. Actually, they did!

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-->'''Doctor:''' [[WordSchmord Gravity, Schmavity!]] My people practically invented black holes. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors Actually, they did!did!]]
31st May '16 10:08:05 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''The Unadulterated Cat'' by Creator/TerryPratchett, Terry describes a particularly lazy cat who gained a reputation as a mouser by stealing mice from another cat with "When it came to delegation, this was the cat who got someone else to write the book".
9th May '16 10:04:42 AM DAMartin
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* In ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', when Green Lantern faces his corrupted son Obsidian, the latter dismisses his willpower, to which Alan answers that he wrote the book about willpower.
18th Apr '16 2:55:19 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]] go to eat in at Planet Krypton (A themed restaurant parodying Planet Hollywood), and Clark is concerned about the two of them possibly being noticed. Diana simply comments, "''You'' wrote the book on secret identities."

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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]] go to eat in at Planet Krypton (A (a themed restaurant parodying Planet Hollywood), and Clark is concerned about the two of them possibly being noticed. Diana simply comments, "''You'' wrote the book on secret identities."



* When Rae Johnston was told by a man who took offense at her ''Bioshock Infinite'' T-Shirt "I bet you haven't even played", she took revenge by [[http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/ultimate-revenge-i-saw-his-face-crumble-20130423-2ibnt.html telling him the ending.]] It was obvious on his face that he hadn't reached the ending yet. The story developed into an urban legend in which the person who was accused of not having played the game was someone who was involved in its' ''creation''. (Or maybe there is an actual event like this that was mixed up with the above-mentioned one)

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* When Rae Johnston was told by a man who took offense at her ''Bioshock Infinite'' T-Shirt "I bet you haven't even played", she took revenge by [[http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/ultimate-revenge-i-saw-his-face-crumble-20130423-2ibnt.html telling him the ending.]] It was obvious on his face that he hadn't reached the ending yet. The story developed into an urban legend in which the person who was accused of not having played the game was someone who was involved in its' its ''creation''. (Or maybe there is an actual event like this that was mixed up with the above-mentioned one)



** In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', when Reverend Oats confronts the Count with passages from the Book of Om, the Count starts quoting the passages back at him, and reveals that he, was involved in writing some sections of the book himself, causing Oats to quite seriously question his faith in the holy text.

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** In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', when Reverend Oats confronts the Count with passages from the Book of Om, the Count starts quoting the passages back at him, and reveals that he, he was involved in writing some sections of the book himself, causing Oats to quite seriously question his faith in the holy text.
21st Feb '16 3:53:28 PM 0emma0
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* "Sound of Madness" by Music/{{Shinedown}} has the lyric "I wrote the book on pain."
19th Aug '15 12:18:57 PM Prfnoff
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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', when Hagrid complains that Lockhart (who ''did'' write the book on dealing with magical pests[[note]]Although not ''the'' book on magical creatures, [[FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem that was Newt Scamander]].[[/note]]) insisted on giving him advice despite the fact it wasn't anything he didn't know.

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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', when Hagrid complains that Lockhart (who ''did'' write the book on dealing with magical pests[[note]]Although not ''the'' book on magical creatures, [[FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem [[Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem that was Newt Scamander]].[[/note]]) insisted on giving him advice despite the fact it wasn't anything he didn't know.
19th Aug '15 10:06:22 AM JamesAustin
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A StockPhrase commonly used when a character complains or brags about something, to which another character disregards their comment by saying something around the lines of "Don't tell me about that, I WroteTheBookOnIt!". There are two distinct contexts in which this gets used:

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A StockPhrase commonly used when a character complains or brags about something, to which another character disregards their comment by saying something around the lines of "Don't tell me about that, I WroteTheBookOnIt!".wrote the book on it!". There are two distinct contexts in which this gets used:
18th Aug '15 6:28:58 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Wonderful Town'', Ruth says that she could write the book on "One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man."
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15th Aug '15 10:42:26 PM jccw227
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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]] go to eat in at Planet Krypton (A themed restaurant parodying Planet Hollywood), and Clark is concerned about the two of them possibly being noticed. Diana simply comments, "''You'' wrote the book on secret identities."
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