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Frank75
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08:05:11 AM Dec 6th 2012
So who made this joke first? Probably one of the three cited another, but let's sort it out.

  • Raj Patel, from his book The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy:
    "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
  • Christian conservative Chuck Colson did this in his criticism of Atlas Shrugged:
    "There are two novels that could change a bookish 14-year old's live, The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One's a childish fantasy that often engenders a life-long obsessions with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood; unable to deal with the real world. The other of course, involve orcs."
    • Actually, that was liberal writer and Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman.

Sol9000
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11:29:03 PM Oct 26th 2011
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Can I tell you a joke that uses this (That I made up)?

TS stands for both Teta Sixties and The Simsons. One is like a cancer THAT EATS AT YOUR SOUL UNTIL YOU ARE NOTHING LEFT BUT A CRIPPLED MONSTER! And the other is just a fancy nickname I made up for this joke for Crack! xD
Ronnie
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08:15:09 PM Apr 16th 2011
Does this Hipster Hitler strip count?
Evalana
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06:06:35 PM Mar 17th 2010
edited by Evalana
Wait, how is this not And Zoidberg?
GlennMagusHarvey
06:34:50 PM Mar 17th 2010
And Zoidberg is leaving an item out of a group.

This trope is about switching comparisons.
Evalana
08:04:56 AM Mar 18th 2010
Ah, it looks like a recent split. That's why I was confused.
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