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16th Nov '16 9:19:38 AM Nazetrime
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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.

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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: news, they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.
9th Nov '16 12:27:06 PM Nazetrime
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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.
27th Oct '16 3:32:48 PM CyberTiger88
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Maybe the messenger was just fulfilling his role as the comic relief, maybe he's a {{Jerkass}} with a really mean-spirited sense of humor, maybe he's [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and can't comprehend that others might not regard the irrelevant news as good, or maybe he's TheDitz and was thoroughly convinced that his piece of good news was every bit well placed. Whatever the case, the receiver is usually anything but amused.

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Maybe the messenger was just fulfilling his role as the comic relief, maybe he's a {{Jerkass}} with a really mean-spirited sense of humor, maybe he's [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and can't comprehend that others might not regard the irrelevant news as good, or maybe he's TheDitz [[InnocentlyInsensitive and was thoroughly convinced that his piece of good news was every bit well placed.placed]]. Whatever the case, the receiver is usually anything but amused.
28th Sep '16 12:30:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Concession}}'' does it [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20061117 here]].
* ''IrregularWebcomic'' does it [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1221.html here]] with good news and bad news in an order that makes the good news irrelevant news.

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* ''{{Concession}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' does it [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20061117 here]].
* ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' does it [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1221.html here]] with good news and bad news in an order that makes the good news irrelevant news.
20th Aug '16 2:43:20 PM Morgenthaler
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[[folder: Film ]]
* In the movie ''Film/TwentyOne'', a friend of the main character declares "[[ShoutOut I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance]]," but does not mention GEICO.
* Creator/{{Seltzer and Friedberg}}'s ''Epic Movie'' does this too, in a GagSub, but without the setup. [[FleetingDemographicRule Although given their modus operandi, we shouldn't be surprised.]]

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[[folder: Film ]]
* In the movie ''Film/TwentyOne'', a friend of the main character declares "[[ShoutOut I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance]]," but does not mention GEICO.
* Creator/{{Seltzer and Friedberg}}'s ''Epic Movie'' does this too, in a GagSub, but without the setup. [[FleetingDemographicRule Although given their modus operandi, we shouldn't be surprised.
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* In the movie ''Film/TwentyOne'', a friend of the main character declares "[[ShoutOut I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance]]," but does not mention GEICO.
* Creator/{{Seltzer and Friedberg}}'s ''Epic Movie'' does this too, in a GagSub, but without the setup. [[FleetingDemographicRule Although given their modus operandi, we shouldn't be surprised.]]
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29th May '16 5:29:07 AM anza_sb
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* From [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/121/ an entry]] in Creator/RandallMunroe's ''Blog/WhatIf'' blog:
-->This is another question that turns out even worse than I expected.
-->''Image of Randall sitting at his computer desk with questioneer Zoe Cutler behind him''
-->'''Zoe:''' Is there ''any'' upside?
-->'''Randall:''' I would have an excuse to quote Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mr. Freeze]] from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' constantly!
-->'''Zoe:''' Oh no.
26th Mar '16 7:22:04 PM maxwellsilver
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* A Advertising/{{GEICO}}[[note]]The largest car insurance company in the US. For non-Americans, it's easier to note that it's the company that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway got the money to do all the investments.[[/note]] campaign (the [[SwitchingToGEICO former]] TropeNamer, as it happens) used this trope. This type of spot goes like this: A guy talks to someone else, saying "I've got bad news. ''[insert story here]''...but I've got good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!" which of course is of no use whatsoever to the person hearing those words. Even [[Anime/SpeedRacer Speed-about-to-fall-off-a-bridge]] on Trixie's insurance plan is of no immediate help to Speed Racer himself

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* A Advertising/{{GEICO}}[[note]]The largest car insurance company in the US. For non-Americans, it's easier to note that it's the company that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway got the money to do all the investments.[[/note]] campaign (the [[SwitchingToGEICO [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] TropeNamer, as it happens) used this trope. This type of spot goes like this: A guy talks to someone else, saying "I've got bad news. ''[insert story here]''...but I've got good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!" which of course is of no use whatsoever to the person hearing those words. Even [[Anime/SpeedRacer Speed-about-to-fall-off-a-bridge]] Anime/{{Speed|Racer}}-about-to-fall-off-a-bridge on Trixie's insurance plan is of no immediate help to Speed Racer himself
26th Mar '16 7:20:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* In one episode of ''Series/CornerGas'', after the Rough Riders lose and Brent is blamed because he wasn't wearing a Rough Riders jersey, someone tells Brent he now has to tell his wife he lost the farm. When Brent asks if he bet the farm on a football game, he clarifies he's just bad at business and was hoping to invoke this trope to lift his wife's spirits.



* Multiple characters on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as the emphasis on humor [[{{Flanderization}} eventually turned most of them into]] [[IdiotBall idiot]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]]. This was particularly apparent with Dr. Rip Studwell, a charming but self-absorbed fairy doctor who would rather talk about the success of his golf swings rather than diagnosing his patients:

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* Multiple characters on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as the emphasis on humor [[{{Flanderization}} eventually turned most of them into]] [[IdiotBall idiot]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]].into idiot jerkasses. This was particularly apparent with Dr. Rip Studwell, a charming but self-absorbed fairy doctor who would rather talk about the success of his golf swings rather than diagnosing his patients:
19th Mar '16 4:01:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the movie ''21'', a friend of the main character declares "[[ShoutOut I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance]]," but does not mention GEICO.

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* In the movie ''21'', ''Film/TwentyOne'', a friend of the main character declares "[[ShoutOut I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance]]," but does not mention GEICO.



* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: The Meltdown'', has the vulture that tells everyone that the flood is coming soon and they need to move fast if they are to survive. But there is good news, the more of them that die the better he eats. He never said it was good news for them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: The Meltdown'', ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', has the vulture that tells everyone that the flood is coming soon and they need to move fast if they are to survive. But there is good news, the more of them that die the better he eats. He never said it was good news for them.
19th Mar '16 3:48:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* A highly surreal edge-case from ''TwinPeaks'': Agent Cooper is blessed in a [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone prescient dream]] with the good news that "that chewing gum you like is coming back in style".

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* A highly surreal edge-case from ''TwinPeaks'': ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Agent Cooper is blessed in a [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone prescient dream]] with the good news that "that chewing gum you like is coming back in style".



* A comedian from ''TheTonightShow'' was talking to Manny Ramirez c. 2003. He mentioned that the Red Sox hadn't won a World Series in 85 years. "But you know what the good news is? I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance."

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* A comedian from ''TheTonightShow'' ''Series/TheTonightShow'' was talking to Manny Ramirez c. 2003. He mentioned that the Red Sox hadn't won a World Series in 85 years. "But you know what the good news is? I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance."
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