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21st Jan '17 12:07:58 PM Sakubara
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** While it is likely supposed to a case of WindmillCrusader, a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJEvTCqToCk live performance in Japan]] naturally replaced the country's name to "Sudan" playing this trope more straight as a result.
15th Jan '17 5:29:11 AM Doug86
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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', when Pete tries to get Karen to eat her greens:

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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', ''Series/{{Outnumbered}}'', when Pete tries to get Karen to eat her greens:
14th Jan '17 11:01:08 AM Smitty300
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* In the wake of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown the shooting of Michael Brown]] in the US, a number of pundits and politicians downplayed the seriousness of possible police misconduct by saying that black-on-black crime is far worse, falling squarely into this trope.
16th Sep '16 12:54:45 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Discussed in the third book of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents - The Wide Window''. The author points out that while pointing out that things could be worse might be true, it's still ineffective at distracting oneself from one's current problems, likening it to trying to ignore a pimple on your nose by imagining oneself being attacked by a bear.
1st Sep '16 6:54:14 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The Music/WeirdAl song "Eat It" opens with the lyrics "How come you're always such a fussy young man/Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran/Well don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan/So eat it, just eat it."

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* The Music/WeirdAl song "Eat It" opens with the lyrics "How come you're always such a fussy young man/Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran/Well don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan/So eat it, just eat it."
" Keep in mind that, when this parody was written, Japan still was an economic superpower, so it's a parody of this way of thinking on top of that.
27th Aug '16 11:10:58 AM Premonition45
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# Fallacy of relative privation (its proper name).



# Fallacy of relative privation (its proper name).

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# Fallacy of relative privation (its proper name).
22nd Aug '16 9:24:07 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Jul '16 8:33:26 PM Josef5678
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie often points out the stupidity of this.
-->'''Mrs. Mudd''' My attempt to get you to eat your peas by instilling global perspective is going to haunt me forever isn't it?

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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' often points out the stupidity of this.
-->'''Mrs. Mudd''' Mudd''': My attempt to get you to eat your peas by instilling global perspective is going to haunt me forever isn't it?
4th Jul '16 6:12:11 PM Averagemoe
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie often points out the stupidity of this.
-->'''Mrs. Mudd''' My attempt to get you to eat your peas by instilling global perspective is going to haunt me forever isn't it?
30th Jun '16 5:32:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In "Amy's Baking Company" on ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', one of the owners actually uses this when a customer complains about the food.

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* In "Amy's Baking Company" on ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', one of the owners actually uses this when a customer complains about the food. Never mind that "Well, our food at least keeps you from starving" is a peculiarly low bar to clear for a professional eating establishment.
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