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** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' say [[http://xkcd.com/409/ Hi]]. And [[http://xkcd.com/702/ again]] (this one also contains {{Shout Out}}s to ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' and ''TheLordOfTheRings'').

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** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' say [[http://xkcd.com/409/ Hi]]. And [[http://xkcd.com/702/ again]] (this one also contains {{Shout Out}}s to ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' and ''TheLordOfTheRings'').''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'').


* RecycledScript: [[https://xkcd.com/973/ This]] 2011 strip is about people complaning about the "MTV Generation" as if it means "kids today" even though it hasn't been accurate for decades. [[https://xkcd.com/2165/ This]] 2019 strip is the same joke for "Mllenials" being used for college-age, even though the older millenials have their own kids in college now.

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* RecycledScript: [[https://xkcd.com/973/ This]] 2011 strip is about people complaning about the "MTV Generation" as if it means "kids today" even though it hasn't been accurate for decades. [[https://xkcd.com/2165/ This]] 2019 strip is the same joke for "Mllenials" being used for college-age, even though the older millenials have their own kids in college now.

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** In [[https://xkcd.com/1052/ "Every Major's Terrible"]] the singer compares choosing an academic major to ''Literature/SophiesChoice''.


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* AppealToFamilialWisdom: In [[https://xkcd.com/357/ "Flies"]], a character falls back on this only to discover their mother's ProverbialWisdom was far from infallible.


->''"Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers advanced mathematics]] ([[HardOnSoftScience which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors]])."''

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->''"Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers advanced mathematics]] ([[HardOnSoftScience which mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors]]).majors)."''

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* ExpertInUnderwaterBasketWeaving: [[https://xkcd.com/1052/ "Every Major's Terrible"]] is a TakeThat to nearly every academic major for training students to have completely useless skills and knowledge. The only one ''not'' insulted is engineering.
-->''Though physics seems to promise you a UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman-like career, the wiki page for "Physics Major" redirects to "Engineer."''


* GlassesPull: Done by both [[JustForFun/RickRoll Rick Astley]] and UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton for particularly dreadful puns.

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* GlassesPull: Done by both [[JustForFun/RickRoll Rick Astley]] Music/RickAstley and UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton for particularly dreadful puns.


* GlassesPull: Done by both [[RickRoll Rick Astley]] and UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton for particularly dreadful puns.

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* GlassesPull: Done by both [[RickRoll [[JustForFun/RickRoll Rick Astley]] and UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton for particularly dreadful puns.



* {{Rickroll}}:
** Mentioned several times. [[http://www.xkcd.com/389/ This strip]] actually includes the opening score, making for what has to be the most subtle Rickroll ever (unless you can read music).
** [[http://xkcd.com/351 They actually rickrolled Rick Astley]]
** Subverted [[http://xkcd.com/524/ in this strip]] -- they hire Rick Astley to show up at a party and ''not'' sing. Complete with GlassesPull and QuipToBlack.
** [[http://xkcd.com/396/ "They kept Rickrolling me! It was only fair."]]


* ShamWedding: [[https://www.xkcd.com/1100/ #1100]] comic has a fake wedding (and, it's implied, a years-long FakeRelationship) as a misdirection play in a high school football game.

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* ShamWedding: [[https://www.xkcd.com/1100/ #1100]] comic has a fake wedding (and, it's implied, a years-long FakeRelationship) as [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a misdirection play in a high school football game.game]].

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* ShamWedding: [[https://www.xkcd.com/1100/ #1100]] comic has a fake wedding (and, it's implied, a years-long FakeRelationship) as a misdirection play in a high school football game.

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* ChessWithDeath: Although Death didn't take into account having to play TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons.
-->'''Creator/GaryGygax''': I add the paladin to my party.\\
'''Death''': Oh, Jesus. He's getting out ''another'' rulebook.


* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: [[http://xkcd.com/1772 "Startup Opportunity"]] ponders the idea of disrupting the industry of Little Shots That Weren't There Yesterday. Also, Beret Guy says he gets his groceries from them.

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* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: [[http://xkcd.com/1772 "Startup Opportunity"]] ponders the idea of disrupting the industry of Little Shots That Weren't There Yesterday.these kinds of shops. Also, Beret Guy says he gets his groceries from them.


* ShearMenace: In [[https://xkcd.com/697/ Tensile vs. Shear Strength]], Black Hat Guy cuts the SpaceElevator with a pair of pruning shears.

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* ShearMenace: In [[https://xkcd.com/697/ Tensile vs. Shear Strength]], Black Hat Guy cuts the SpaceElevator with a pair of pruning shears.

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