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1st May '16 3:34:03 PM hamza678
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* The deaths of celebrities can be met with these, when ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' star, Creator/Paul Walker, died in a car crash there was no lack of people who [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/652285-paul-walkers-death accused the public]] of crying over the death of one rich guy rather than worrying about people dying in wars.

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* The deaths of celebrities can be met with these, when ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' star, Creator/Paul Walker, Creator/PaulWalker, died in a car crash there was no lack of people who [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/652285-paul-walkers-death accused the public]] of crying over the death of one rich guy rather than worrying about people dying in wars.
9th Apr '16 10:20:21 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' book ''The Joy of Work'', Scott Adams responds to Norman Solomon's book ''The Trouble with Dilbert'' by writing a fictional interview between Solomon and Dogbert. When he has Solomon complain that ''Dilbert'' attacks {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es more than {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, Dogbert's counterargument is that Solomon clearly supports teen pregnancy because he didn't write a book about that.
** What makes it more absurd is that, [[WordOfGod according to Adams himself in the same book,]] Normon Solomon's ''The Trouble With Dilbert'' only came about because of [[TwistingTheWords Solomon taking one of Adams' quotes about "Good things about downsizing" out of context]] (the original context was that, since he's always hammering on downsizing in his books and comics, if he could think of anything that is good about downsizing.)

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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' book ''The Joy of Work'', Scott Adams responds to Norman Solomon's book ''The Trouble with Dilbert'' by writing a fictional interview between Solomon and Dogbert. When he has Solomon complain that ''Dilbert'' attacks {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es more than {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, Dogbert's counterargument is that Solomon clearly supports teen pregnancy because he didn't write a book about that.
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that. What makes it more absurd is that, [[WordOfGod according to Adams himself in the same book,]] Normon Solomon's ''The Trouble With Dilbert'' only came about because of [[TwistingTheWords Solomon taking one of Adams' quotes about "Good things about downsizing" out of context]] (the original context was that, since he's always hammering on downsizing in his books and comics, if he could think of anything that is good about downsizing.)



** Mocked in [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=486 this]] ''WebComic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip. "April, you spoiled brat! There are children starving in Africa!"

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** Mocked * This is mocked in [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=486 this]] ''WebComic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip. "April, you spoiled brat! There are children starving in Africa!"



* During a HeatWave, you might see a blurb (sometimes on a picture, sometimes as a Website/{{Facebook}} status, what have you) about how "I'm not going to complain about the heat today because soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan not only experience heat every day, but carry lots of equipment through it and may not even survive the day." [[http://www.hotdogsandguns.com/2012/05/i-was-going-to-complain-about-heat.html Here's a sample.]]
** The inverse applies to a milder extent: Don't complain about how cold it is. Ever. Especially if it's above 0 C. Unless you want to get in a FlameWar with those who live in colder climates.
** Similarly, complaining about the aftermath of a tropical storm/small hurricane or small earthquake will likely get you blasted by people who experienced far worse storms and quakes every year.

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* During a HeatWave, you might see a blurb (sometimes on a picture, sometimes as a Website/{{Facebook}} status, what have you) about how "I'm not going to complain about the heat today because soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan not only experience heat every day, but carry lots of equipment through it and may not even survive the day." [[http://www.hotdogsandguns.com/2012/05/i-was-going-to-complain-about-heat.html Here's a sample.]]
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]] The inverse applies to a milder extent: Don't complain about how cold it is. Ever. Especially if it's above 0 C. Unless you want to get in a FlameWar with those who live in colder climates.
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climates. Similarly, complaining about the aftermath of a tropical storm/small hurricane or small earthquake will likely get you blasted by people who experienced far worse storms and quakes every year.



** Some political discussions [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (we're not naming which ones)]] will often have people bringing up "less important" issues that are only loosely related to the discussion, and they will often receive a dismissive response to keep the discussion on topic.

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** * Some political discussions [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment (we're not naming which ones)]] will often have people bringing up "less important" issues that are only loosely related to the discussion, and they will often receive a dismissive response to keep the discussion on topic.



* You're complaining that [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes ruined your life]]? There are people who are blocked from visiting TV Tropes in the first place!
** [[SerialEscalation Blocked from TV Tropes nothing. There are those who can't even afford Internet access!]]

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* You're complaining that [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes ruined your life]]? There are people who are blocked from visiting TV Tropes in the first place!
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place! [[SerialEscalation Blocked from TV Tropes nothing. There are those who can't even afford Internet access!]]



*** [[DontExplainTheJoke No. There Aren't]].
26th Mar '16 1:10:11 AM eroock
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--> ''Who has time to learn logical fallacies? Don't you know children are starving in Africa?''

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--> ''Who -> ''"Who has time to learn logical fallacies? Don't you know children are starving in Africa?''
Africa?"''
17th Mar '16 1:33:11 AM erforce
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* When WebVideo/JonTron was criticized for referring to the Playstation Now service for UsefulNotes/PS4 as "retarded" on Twitter, he responded that those offended by his word usage should instead direct their outrage at more important matters, like the Gaza strip bombings.

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* When WebVideo/JonTron was criticized for referring to the Playstation Now service for UsefulNotes/PS4 UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 as "retarded" on Twitter, he responded that those offended by his word usage should instead direct their outrage at more important matters, like the Gaza strip bombings.
11th Mar '16 5:39:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* Played for laughs in ''[[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook This Mitchell and Webb Book]]'', which contains a section parodying those people on Twitter who reply to the tweets of politicians and journalists with extremely stupidly rude comments for no real reason. One of the posts is Connie Wyatt making a joke post about ice-cream, with one of the replies reading, "Millions of children die of Malaria in Africa every year, and you're worried about ice-cream? How do you even live with yourself?".

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* Played for laughs in ''[[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook This Mitchell and Webb Book]]'', which contains a section parodying those people on Twitter who reply to the tweets of politicians and journalists with extremely stupidly rude comments for no real reason. One of the posts is Connie Wyatt making a joke post about ice-cream, with one of the replies reading, "Millions of children die of Malaria in Africa every year, and you're worried about ice-cream? How do you even live with yourself?".
8th Mar '16 7:19:13 PM Josef5678
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* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' book ''The Joy of Work'', Scott Adams responds to Norman Solomon's book ''The Trouble with Dilbert'' by writing a fictional interview between Solomon and Dogbert. When he has Solomon complain that ''Dilbert'' attacks {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es more than {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, Dogbert's counterargument is that Solomon clearly supports teen pregnancy because he didn't write a book about that.
** What makes it more absurd is that, [[WordOfGod according to Adams himself in the same book,]] Normon Solomon's ''The Trouble With Dilbert'' only came about because of [[TwistingTheWords Solomon taking one of Adams' quotes about "Good things about downsizing" out of context]] (the original context was that, since he's always hammering on downsizing in his books and comics, if he could think of anything that is good about downsizing.)



* Frank Burns tries to use this argument in ''{{MASH}}'' when he sees Radar throwing away a half-eaten (and inedible) dinner:

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* Frank Burns tries to use this argument in ''{{MASH}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' when he sees Radar throwing away a half-eaten (and inedible) dinner:



* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' book ''The Joy of Work'', Scott Adams responds to Norman Solomon's book ''The Trouble with Dilbert'' by writing a fictional interview between Solomon and Dogbert. When he has Solomon complain that ''Dilbert'' attacks {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es more than {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, Dogbert's counterargument is that Solomon clearly supports teen pregnancy because he didn't write a book about that.
** What makes it more absurd is that, [[WordOfGod according to Adams himself in the same book,]] Normon Solomon's ''The Trouble With Dilbert'' only came about because of [[TwistingTheWords Solomon taking one of Adams' quotes about "Good things about downsizing" out of context]] (the original context was that, since he's always hammering on downsizing in his books and comics, if he could think of anything that is good about downsizing.)



* When WebVideo/JonTron was criticized for referring to the Playstation Now service for PS4 as "retarded" on Twitter, he responded that those offended by his word usage should instead direct their outrage at more important matters, like the Gaza strip bombings.
* Mocked on the Internet where someone once said, "If we really had no right to complain about stuff because others have it worse, then by that logic, people like MichaelMoore and every radio talk show host should be out of a job, and most of the northern hemisphere should be ''dead silent'', because the only people who have a right to complain are those in Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, etc."

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* When WebVideo/JonTron was criticized for referring to the Playstation Now service for PS4 UsefulNotes/PS4 as "retarded" on Twitter, he responded that those offended by his word usage should instead direct their outrage at more important matters, like the Gaza strip bombings.
* Mocked on the Internet where someone once said, "If we really had no right to complain about stuff because others have it worse, then by that logic, people like MichaelMoore Creator/MichaelMoore and every radio talk show host should be out of a job, and most of the northern hemisphere should be ''dead silent'', because the only people who have a right to complain are those in Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, etc."



* Parodied in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2314#comic this strip]] of ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', in which people who try to use the argument are constantly interrupted by people with even worse problems until they finally reach the least fortunate man in the world.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2314#comic this strip]] of ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', in which people who try to use the argument are constantly interrupted by people with even worse problems until they finally reach the least fortunate man in the world.



* During a HeatWave, you might see a blurb (sometimes on a picture, sometimes as a {{Facebook}} status, what have you) about how "I'm not going to complain about the heat today because soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan not only experience heat every day, but carry lots of equipment through it and may not even survive the day." [[http://www.hotdogsandguns.com/2012/05/i-was-going-to-complain-about-heat.html Here's a sample.]]

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* During a HeatWave, you might see a blurb (sometimes on a picture, sometimes as a {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} status, what have you) about how "I'm not going to complain about the heat today because soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan not only experience heat every day, but carry lots of equipment through it and may not even survive the day." [[http://www.hotdogsandguns.com/2012/05/i-was-going-to-complain-about-heat.html Here's a sample.]]



* The deaths of celebrities can be met with these, when ''Franchise/FastAndFurious'' star, Paul Walker, died in a car crash there was no lack of people who [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/652285-paul-walkers-death accused the public]] of crying over the death of one rich guy rather than worrying about people dying in wars.

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* The deaths of celebrities can be met with these, when ''Franchise/FastAndFurious'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' star, Paul Creator/Paul Walker, died in a car crash there was no lack of people who [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/652285-paul-walkers-death accused the public]] of crying over the death of one rich guy rather than worrying about people dying in wars.
20th Feb '16 7:25:40 PM delightfulCheshire
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****** [[DontExplainTheJoke No. There Aren't]].
8th Feb '16 4:15:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheCatWhoSeries'', one time when Qwilleran's pampered Siamese turn up their noses at the food he gives them, he makes some reference to there being cats in another country that don't know where their next mouse is coming from. It makes no difference to the spoiled kitties.

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* In ''TheCatWhoSeries'', ''Literature/TheCatWhoSeries'', one time when Qwilleran's pampered Siamese turn up their noses at the food he gives them, he makes some reference to there being cats in another country that don't know where their next mouse is coming from. It makes no difference to the spoiled kitties.
2nd Feb '16 12:29:46 PM hamza678
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A close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker.

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A close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency
19th Jan '16 12:27:31 PM jedidarrick
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