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25th Jul '16 3:49:41 PM nombretomado
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* In Edmond Rostand's play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano is assassinated by someone throwing a log off a tall building on him.

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* In Edmond Rostand's play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano is assassinated by someone throwing a log off a tall building on him.
19th Jun '16 5:15:53 PM BioSafety
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'': In the ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' parody ''Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler'', one of Watson's maids drops an anvil out the window onto Sheerluck's head.
7th May '16 7:00:07 PM WillKeaton
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** And in "WesternAnimation/Thirteensomething", Plucky (facing unemployment as part of the episode's story) holds up a sign citing 'Will take falling anvils for laughs'. 'Ah ... that actually felt ''good''.'

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** And in "WesternAnimation/Thirteensomething", "Thirteensomething", Plucky (facing unemployment as part of the episode's story) holds up a sign citing 'Will "Will take falling anvils for laughs'. laughs." 'Ah ... that actually felt ''good''.'
7th May '16 6:59:34 PM WillKeaton
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* Used brilliantly by Deux Ex Machina Man in this [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20071209 strip]].

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* Used brilliantly by Deux Ex Machina Man in this [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20071209 strip]].strip.]]



* Picking up a coin? Why, it's perfectly ... [[http://www.goodtimescomic.com/?p=466 safe]].

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* Picking up a coin? Why, it's perfectly ... [[http://www.goodtimescomic.com/?p=466 safe]].safe.]]
7th May '16 6:58:38 PM WillKeaton
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In some cases, especially if full-body crushing is desired, an ''n''-ton weight may be substituted for the anvil. This is a metal weight shaped like a pyramid with the top cut off, a ring at the top for attaching a rope, and the exact weight (usually 1, 10, or 16 tons) painted in white on the front[[note]]16 tons was the heaviest weight commonly used for weighing things. Why 16? Because it had 8, 4, 2, and 1 junior brothers which allowed you to, between them, get any tonnage up to 31 tons with as few weights as possible, and weigh something up to 31 tons in as few rounds of moving those weights around as possible (neither being a trivial concern when dealing with objects weighing that much).[[/note]]. The 16-ton weight was favored by ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. In cartoons, if the toon is driven completely out of sight, often a CranialEruption will shove the weight out of the way. Or, if the cartoon is very zany, the victim might have either [[WingdingEyes the "NO SALE" eyes]], or the CirclingBirdies.

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In some cases, especially if full-body crushing is desired, an ''n''-ton weight may be substituted for the anvil. This is a metal weight shaped like a pyramid with the top cut off, a ring at the top for attaching a rope, and the exact weight (usually 1, 10, or 16 tons) painted in white on the front[[note]]16 front.[[note]]16 tons was the heaviest weight commonly used for weighing things. Why 16? Because it had 8, 4, 2, and 1 junior brothers which allowed you to, between them, get any tonnage up to 31 tons with as few weights as possible, and weigh something up to 31 tons in as few rounds of moving those weights around as possible (neither being a trivial concern when dealing with objects weighing that much).[[/note]]. [[/note]] The 16-ton weight was favored by ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. In cartoons, if the toon is driven completely out of sight, often a CranialEruption will shove the weight out of the way. Or, if the cartoon is very zany, the victim might have either [[WingdingEyes the "NO SALE" eyes]], or the CirclingBirdies.
7th May '16 6:58:06 PM WillKeaton
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* {{VideoGame/Pokemon}} has Bounce, Body Slam, Sky Drop and Flying Press. For a more literal version: [[RocksFallEveryoneDies Flying Golurks]]

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* {{VideoGame/Pokemon}} ''{{VideoGame/Pokemon}}'' has Bounce, Body Slam, Sky Drop and Flying Press. For a more literal version: [[RocksFallEveryoneDies Flying Golurks]]
7th May '16 6:57:05 PM WillKeaton
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* From 2001/10/21 to 2001/10/27 of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' had every strip end with a dog in a superhero cape and appropriate shirt crushing the title character.

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* From 2001/10/21 to 2001/10/27 of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' had every strip end ended with a dog in a superhero cape and appropriate shirt crushing the title character.
7th May '16 6:56:33 PM WillKeaton
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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'''s third page has a 100 weight that was apparently dropped by [[FanNickname Snowflake]][[note]]The big muscle pony from "Hurricane Fluttershy"[[/note]], prompting an "OUCH!" from the pony underneath and laughter from a pony in a doorway nearby.

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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'''s third page has a 100 weight that was apparently dropped by [[FanNickname Snowflake]][[note]]The Snowflake,]][[note]]The big muscle pony from "Hurricane Fluttershy"[[/note]], Fluttershy"[[/note]] prompting an "OUCH!" from the pony underneath and laughter from a pony in a doorway nearby.
7th May '16 6:56:06 PM WillKeaton
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* The [[http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/OADS/anvil_chorus.html Orbital Anvil Delivery System]], for all your spammer-flattening and clue delivery needs!

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* The [[http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/OADS/anvil_chorus.html Orbital Anvil Delivery System]], System,]] for all your spammer-flattening and clue delivery needs!
7th May '16 1:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' and ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' favored the X-ton weight.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' and ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' favored the X-ton weight.



* Discussed over a Friday dinner conversation in an episode of ''GilmoreGirls''. Lorelai continues that anvils must have been plentiful in days of old cartoons, enough so that children would instantly recognize them for their tremendous weight and toughness. Which raised the question, if there were so many anvils back then, and they were really so tough, was there some sort of secret storage facility filled with indestructible anvils? Lorelai's mother quickly asks to change the subject.

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* Discussed over a Friday dinner conversation in an episode of ''GilmoreGirls''.''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Lorelai continues that anvils must have been plentiful in days of old cartoons, enough so that children would instantly recognize them for their tremendous weight and toughness. Which raised the question, if there were so many anvils back then, and they were really so tough, was there some sort of secret storage facility filled with indestructible anvils? Lorelai's mother quickly asks to change the subject.
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