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* From Creator/GeorgeCarlin's book ''Napalm and Silly Putty'':
-->"Do you ever open the dictionary right to the page you want? Doesn't that feel good?"


* How best to present Cabinet meetings, normally a boring, dry affair, in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''? Turn them into a rap battle.
** HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE!

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* How A couple of examples from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'':
** Near the end of Act I, the new Constitution is about to be ratified but needs rhetorical support in order for the public to buy into it (the Federalist Papers). Aaron Burr says it
best by saying it plain -- it's the only line in the musical that is spoken rather than sung:
-->'''Burr''': The plan was
to present write a total of twenty-five essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote eighty-five essays in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote twenty-nine. Hamilton wrote [[SuddenlyShouting THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE!]]
** Act II has a couple of scenes devoted to
Cabinet meetings, normally a boring, dry affair, in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''? Turn them into a and stuffy affairs. How does the musical approach them? As rap battle.
** HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE!
battles.


* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/07/hitler-mocking-dog-nazis_n_805695.html Dog mocks Hitler, how can it not be awesome?]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_Murder_Incident#Operation_Paul_Bunyan Operation Paul Bunyan]] consisted in chopping down a tree whose position could have sparked a border conflict between the two Koreas without having North Korean soldiers hack to death the choppers as in the first attempt. The Americans sent sixteen combat engineers equipped with [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]], with a direct escort of sixty men armed with pistols and axe handles, an indirect escort including 64 South Korea special forces soldiers armed to the teeth daring the North Koreans to cross the nearby Freedom Bridge, an American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M728_Combat_Engineer_Vehicle M728 Combat Engineering Vehicle]] ready to blow it up and an American infantry company with twenty utility helicopters and 7 attack helicopters, and support from U.S. B-52 bombers and F-4 fighters and South Koreans F-5 fighters. Then, [[NoKillLikeOverkill just to make sure]], the aircraft carrier ''Midway'' and her task force had been moved in the area, and the whole South Korean military and the American troops in Korea (plus troops from Okinawa) were ready to intervene. The tree was cut without incidents.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_Murder_Incident#Operation_Paul_Bunyan Operation Paul Bunyan]] consisted in chopping down a tree whose position could have sparked a border conflict between the two Koreas without having North Korean soldiers hack to death the choppers as in the first attempt. The Americans sent sixteen combat engineers equipped with [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]], with a direct escort of sixty men armed with pistols and axe handles, an indirect escort including 64 South Korea special forces soldiers armed to the teeth daring the North Koreans to cross the nearby Freedom Bridge, an American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M728_Combat_Engineer_Vehicle M728 Combat Engineering Vehicle]] ready to blow it up and an American infantry company with twenty utility helicopters and 7 attack helicopters, and support from U.S. B-52 bombers and F-4 fighters and South Koreans F-5 fighters. Then, [[NoKillLikeOverkill just to make sure]], the aircraft carrier ''Midway'' and her task force had been moved in the area, and the whole South Korean military and the American troops in Korea (plus troops from Okinawa) were ready to intervene. The tree was cut without incidents.incident.


* [[http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417168_342042932514875_100001275120449_981397_716797655_n.jpg This game of Jenga.]]


* ''[[{{Peanuts}} You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown]]'' has a complex, metaphor-laden quartet, crossing multiple musical styles, and has at one point four main characters singing four different melodies with four different texts, reaching an intense musical climax and showing off the vocal talents of the soprano lead. The subject of the song? A 100-word book report on "Peter Rabbit."

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* ''[[{{Peanuts}} You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown]]'' ''Theatre/YoureAGoodManCharlieBrown'' has a complex, metaphor-laden quartet, crossing multiple musical styles, and has at one point four main characters singing four different melodies with four different texts, reaching an intense musical climax and showing off the vocal talents of the soprano lead. The subject of the song? A 100-word book report on "Peter Rabbit."

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** HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE!


** For example, Shinji decides to clean the apartment: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Demons of untidiness! Fear me! I have come, with the mop of justice and the sponge of truth! I shall cleanse you from this home! Let it be sanctified with the sweet scent of the Emperor's soap!"]]

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** For example, Shinji decides to clean the apartment: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Demons of untidiness! Fear me! I have come, with the mop of justice and the sponge of truth! I shall cleanse you from this home! Let it be sanctified with the sweet scent of the Emperor's soap!"]]


** Play "I Would Walk 500 Miles" next time you take a stroll anywhere.

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** Play "I Would Walk 500 Miles" "[[Music/TheProclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)]]" next time you take a stroll anywhere.


* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' features [[BigGood The Grand Ruler]] playing hopscotch to a disco remix of "Pop Goes the Weasel".

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' For a given measure of "awesome", ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' features [[BigGood The Grand Ruler]] playing hopscotch to a disco remix of "Pop Goes the Weasel".


* While you're at it, a full Moon night is more appreciated when you think no other Solar System ''planet'' except UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}} (and for a very narrow margin) has a satellite that appears on its sky so large as ours, and especially not as luminous, as for example the already mentioned Jupiter receives just 1/30th of the sunlight received by Earth.

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* While you're at it, a full Moon night is more appreciated when you think no other Solar System ''planet'' except UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}} (and for a very narrow margin) has a satellite that appears on its sky so large as ours, and especially not as luminous, as for example the already mentioned Jupiter receives just 1/30th of the sunlight received by Earth.Earth.
* Air New Zealand created a ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''-themed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOw44VFNk8Y airline safety video]] to celebrate the release of ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies''. And you thought those pre-flight videos would never ''not'' be boring.

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** On the opposite side: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino_Bartali#1948:_Second_Tour Gino Bartali]] winning the 1948 UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance ''prevented a civil war''.[[note]]Political tensions in Italy in the aftermath of World War II were very high, especially after American pressures caused the government to adopt a heavy-handed anti-Communist stance. Then, on July 14 1948, the Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti was shot by a madman, causing an acute crisis, a general strike and riots... And then Bartali won three stages in a row and conquered a lead in the Tour, and sportive fervor calmed the tensions long enough for Togliatti to come out of the coma and calm the situation, with Bartali then proceeding to win the whole competition.[[/note]]



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* In ''[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/dcu-general-bat-brats.653422/page-68#post-49247590 Bat Brats]]'', Blackfire explains she used to dogsit ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog. Netted her a billion dollars, as [[https://arousinggrammardotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/krypto11.jpg Krypto can be quite dangerous]].

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** Isn't this basically the function of driving music?


* Italian radio comedy show ''"610"'' [[StealthPun (in Italian, spelling each digits of the title results in]] [[YouSuck an insult)]] has a sketch based on this trope, involving "Pier Maria Carletti", a character 100 times dumber and weaker than an average man. When he ate his own vegetables after they got corrupted by an alien fuel, he gained a superpower: his strength, as well as his brain, got enhanced. But becoming 100 times stronger than he was, ironically Pier Maria Carletti becomes - therefore - like any other average guy. This didn't stop him from making a superhero costume however, resulting in the "super hero" Normalman. Also, as a twist on your usual ClarkKenting (despite both Pier Maria and Normalman wearing glasses), [[TakeOurWordForIt he has to]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscate stupidity!]]

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* Italian radio comedy show ''"610"'' [[StealthPun (in Italian, spelling each digits of the title results in]] [[YouSuck in an insult)]] has a sketch based on this trope, involving "Pier Maria Carletti", a character 100 times dumber and weaker than an average man. When he ate his own vegetables after they got corrupted by an alien fuel, he gained a superpower: his strength, as well as his brain, got enhanced. But becoming 100 times stronger than he was, ironically Pier Maria Carletti becomes - therefore - like any other average guy. This didn't stop him from making a superhero costume however, resulting in the "super hero" Normalman. Also, as a twist on your usual ClarkKenting (despite both Pier Maria and Normalman wearing glasses), [[TakeOurWordForIt he has to]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscate stupidity!]]


* 24 hour sports news channels. Sky Sports News is a particularly {{egregious}} offender. Its overly dramatic theme music and presenters who constantly act excited, even in the off-seasons when ''nothing is happening''.

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* 24 hour sports news channels. Sky Sports News is a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} offender. Its overly dramatic theme music and presenters who constantly act excited, even in the off-seasons when ''nothing is happening''.

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