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26th Mar '17 7:20:05 AM TheWhistleTropes
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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is an entirely different formula from Coke Classic.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)

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Despite being a staple joke on obesity and hypocrisy (especially the trusted [[{{Eagleland}} "Americans are fatasses"]] routine), it happens in RealLife for various legitimate reasons. Diabetics may not be concerned about their intake of savories but must watch their sugars. Some people just ''prefer'' the taste of diet sodas (Diet Coke, for instance, is an entirely different formula from Coke Classic.based upon the failed New Coke's formula, rather than Classic Coke.) Finally, even from the much-mocked calorie intake standpoint it actually does make sense-- a thousand calorie gut bomb with a diet soda may be silly on its face, but it's [[LesserOfTwoEvils still relatively better]] than a twelve-hundred calorie meal with a regular soft drink! (Soda averages 150 to 200 calories; a heavy soda drinker can see a tremendous benefit from cutting those calories, as soft drinks are the biggest source of sucrose and fructose in fast food.)
16th Mar '17 10:38:17 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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One early ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' strip strip uses this joke, with a horrified Rocky and Tommy witnessing a rather large man with greasy hair ordering a hot dog wrap from a street food vendor, but with cheeseburgers ''as well as hot dogs'', mashed potatoes, fried onions and french fries with the oil still on them... and a Pepsi Light. The vendor describes the following scene as watching a komodo dragon devour a pig.

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* One early ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' strip strip uses this joke, with a horrified Rocky and Tommy witnessing a rather large man with greasy hair ordering a hot dog wrap from a street food vendor, but with cheeseburgers ''as well as hot dogs'', mashed potatoes, fried onions and french fries with the oil still on them... and a Pepsi Light. The vendor describes the following scene as watching a komodo dragon devour a pig.
16th Mar '17 10:38:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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One early ''Comicbook/{{Rocky}}'' strip strip uses this joke, with a horrified Rocky and Tommy witnessing a rather large man with greasy hair ordering a hot dog wrap from a street food vendor, but with cheeseburgers ''as well as hot dogs'', mashed potatoes, fried onions and french fries with the oil still on them... and a Pepsi Light. The vendor describes the following scene as watching a komodo dragon devour a pig.
1st Mar '17 2:40:23 PM Landis
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* ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'' has a variation: Wax, in order to use [[NotQuiteFlight his powers]], needs to drink steel flakes in a non-aqueous solution in order to be effective in combat. He prefers whiskey. His wife, Steris, prefers [[IAteWhat cod liver oil]].
-->'''Steris:''' A wife needs to look after her husband's health.
6th Feb '17 2:18:36 PM Ezclee4050
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6th Feb '17 2:18:06 PM Ezclee4050
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[[/folder]]* Creator/DonaldTrump reportedly subsisted on fast food and Diet Coke while on the 2016 campaign trail.
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17th Jan '17 2:01:21 PM Rebu
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** Diet Cokes and Pepsis contain more caffeine than the standard fare, so if you, say, want caffeine for an asprin, but don't want to eat it on an empty stomach...
29th Dec '16 1:45:47 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* The ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "First Day of School!" introduces the character of Atso (short for "Fatso"), an ugly and obese kid who is surrounded by Twinkies, a Hershey's candy bar, Zebra Cakes, and a Diet Pepsi.
10th Dec '16 4:32:43 PM Vlax
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* In [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-06-06 this page]] of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Sonja (who is [[GenderBender actually Jason under a spell]], and [[AttractiveBentGender not overweight at all]]) orders a huge number of snacks on a mock-date (hey, "her" figure was magically created, and she's not the one paying!) Her clueless date jokingly asks if she also wants a Diet Coke. Sonja's response? "Are you calling me fat?!"

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* In [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-06-06 com/?comic=date-night-of-doom-23 this page]] of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Sonja (who is [[GenderBender actually Jason under a spell]], and [[AttractiveBentGender not overweight at all]]) orders a huge number of snacks on a mock-date (hey, "her" figure was magically created, and she's not the one paying!) Her clueless date jokingly asks if she also wants a Diet Coke. Sonja's response? "Are you calling me fat?!"
27th Nov '16 11:30:14 AM falcon2484
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* In Creator/LouieAnderson's stand-up special "Louie in St. Louie," he details his trip to the grocery store for "some tuna and some bread, some milk, chips and cookies and Diet Coke."

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* In Creator/LouieAnderson's Louie Anderson's stand-up special "Louie in St. Louie," he details his trip to the grocery store for "some tuna and some bread, some milk, chips and cookies and Diet Coke.""
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Creator/DennisMiller in ''They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They?'', while talking about air travel:
--> "Boy, they apologize a lot on the flight now, don't they? These people say "we're sorry" more than Exxon's field rep in Alaska. Swear to God, if the plane ever does go down, that's the last thing you'll hear: 'This is your Captain speaking. You're about to bite it. Sorry 'bout that. Your last drink's on us, okay?' 'Yeah, stewardess, I'll have a, uh, Diet Coke...well, fuck it, gimme a Coke.'"
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