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27th Nov '17 7:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* In some {{Linux}} distributions (for example SUSE 10), the default wallpaper for "root" user is the bomb on red background. To emphasize how dangerous it is to work as a superuser.

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* In some {{Linux}} UsefulNotes/{{Linux}} distributions (for example SUSE 10), the default wallpaper for "root" user is the bomb on red background. To emphasize how dangerous it is to work as a superuser.
26th Nov '17 4:18:16 PM Theriocephalus
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This actually has a basis in history: Before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[AluminumChristmasTrees a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from the traditional US song "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.

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This actually has a basis in history: Before before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[AluminumChristmasTrees a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from the traditional US song "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.
18th Nov '17 10:36:55 AM dotchan
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** The Bombinomicon also clenches its teeth around one of these. As the name implies, badges made in its likelyness are MadeOfExplodium.

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** The Bombinomicon also clenches its teeth around one of these. As the name implies, badges made in its likelyness likeness are MadeOfExplodium.
28th May '17 11:38:38 PM Gatordragon24
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}, Bomb King and his bombs resemble cartoon bombs, with cute little faces to boot.
29th Apr '17 8:56:36 PM PhantomRider
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*In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge,'' the bomb the villains hid to get rid of the Rangers (not caring about a good chunk of the city being wrecked too, natch) didn't have the fuse but was black and spherical.
6th Apr '17 12:57:20 AM Cryoclaste
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* A variation in ''VideoGame/ReVolt'' -- when the [[PoisonMushroom bomb powerup]] is collected, the entire car turns black, becoming the body of the bomb. The aerial becomes the fuse. The bomb can be passed off to another driver by bumping into them.
18th Mar '17 7:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' has a bomb like that in its "Sutek's Tomb" game.

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has a bomb like that in its "Sutek's Tomb" game.
11th Mar '17 6:53:00 AM Silverblade2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Game Over for Owlman!", in the big climactic fight scene, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker basically pulls out a big Cartoon Bomb and runs around, giggling like the maniac he is, for the entire fight.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Game Over for Owlman!", in the big climactic fight scene, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker basically pulls out a big Cartoon Bomb and runs around, giggling like the maniac he is, for the entire fight.
9th Mar '17 1:22:29 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Bob-Ombs from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games are a [[WaddlingHead slightly]] [[ActionBomb anthropomorphised]] version.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' also has a different kind of bomb, which players can pull out of the ground and is thrown by Mouser, the boss of World 1 (and a few others.) In this game, you pull items out of the ground indicated by a tuft of grass (''not'' limited to vegetables.) Many a CartoonBomb is found this way (though some Mouser encounters have no such mercy; you must catch the bombs he's throwing at you and send 'em right back before boom time!). There is at least one instance of a Bob-Omb being pull-out-able this way, but its fuse is much shorter than the ones you normally run across; it's more of a trap. Better think fast and throw it away quick!
** The Bob-Ombs in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' looked like a diagonally bisected Bob-Omb with an LED counter in the centre. Players could use the Bob-Ombs by freezing them and then throwing.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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Bob-Ombs from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games are a [[WaddlingHead slightly]] [[ActionBomb anthropomorphised]] version.
version, making their debut in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and having appeared in nearly every game since. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', a red-colored subspecies is introduced, but they're friendly characters who give Mario (and the other playable characters in the DS remake) valuable tips as they aim to confront King Bob-Omb, a KingMook. Bob-Ombs become an obtainable weapon in the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series from ''Double Dash!!'' onwards.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' also has a different non-living kind of bomb, which players can pull out of the ground and is to destroy brakable walls. These bombs are thrown by Mouser, the boss of World 1 (and a few others.) and 3. In this game, you pull items out of the ground indicated by a tuft of grass (''not'' limited to vegetables.) vegetables). Many a CartoonBomb is found this way (though some Mouser encounters have no such mercy; you must catch the bombs he's throwing at you and send 'em right back before boom time!). There is at least one instance of a Bob-Omb being pull-out-able this way, but its fuse is much shorter than the ones you normally run across; across, so [[PoisonMushroom it's more of a trap. Better trap]]; better think fast and throw it away quick!
** The Bob-Ombs in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' looked look like a diagonally bisected Bob-Omb with an LED counter in the centre. Players could can use the Bob-Ombs by freezing them and then throwing.throwing.
** The Bomb Boos in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' are a ghostly version of this. Mario and Luigi can use them as an explosive flail after grabbing their tongues.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Initially, the class emblem on the Demoman's shirt was one of these. It was changed to a representation of the game's sticky bombs when they wanted to sell [[TheMerch car decals]] of all of the class emblems; presumably a car with a picture of a bomb on it, even a cartoon one, would be cause for alarm. The full-color icon representing Demomen in the scoreboard and non-melee Robot Demomen in Mann vs. Machine mode, however, is unchanged (he's not the only class with such a mismatch; the Heavy has a chain of bullets in the scoreboard and a fist on his shirt, and has been this way since the beginning).
** And now, he has an unlockable grenade launcher (the [[JustForPun Loose Cannon]]) that fires miniature cartoon bombs.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
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Initially, the class emblem on the Demoman's shirt was one of these. It was changed to a representation of the game's sticky bombs when they wanted to sell [[TheMerch car decals]] of all of the class emblems; presumably a car with a picture of a bomb on it, even a cartoon one, would be cause for alarm. The full-color icon representing Demomen in the scoreboard and non-melee Robot Demomen in Mann vs. Machine mode, however, is unchanged (he's not the only class with such a mismatch; the Heavy has a chain of bullets in the scoreboard and a fist on his shirt, and has been this way since the beginning).
** And now, he has
beginning). He then gets an unlockable grenade launcher (the [[JustForPun Loose Cannon]]) that fires miniature cartoon bombs.



* ''Zelda''
** The bombs in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' are pretty much like this, only due to NES colour restrictions and tradition, respectively, they're deep blue rather than black.
** Link uses smaller, hand-grenade sized bombs of a similar style in the VideoGame/SuperSmashBros series. Unlike the main Zelda games, they're small enough to be carried in one hand, though [[HyperspaceArsenal where he pulls them from]] remains a mystery.
** And where Mario has Bob-omb, Zelda has Bombchu: mouselike explosives. There are enemy versions called Real Bombchu (apparently what the regular bombchu are based on?) whose tails end in cartoon bombs. (They can walk up walls just like the bombchu item. You... basically want to ''not'' get their attention in close quarters.) And now, ''bombfish,'' which look like fish with cartoon bombs in their mouths. (The advantage is that they can be used underwater unlike normal bombs.)
** What's more, a common plant in the franchise is the "Bomb Flower", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: it's a Cartoon Bomb-shaped flower that explodes. It's heavily implied in several games (and pretty explicit in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'') that the Cartoon Bombs Link uses are made from Bomb Flowers.
** Furthermore, they're harvested by Gorons; it's their 'special fruit' that only grows in the caverns they live in. Bombs are a common buyable item; the Gorons have a pretty sweet business going in a world that apparently has a ''lot'' of demolition being done by casual citizens.

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* ''Zelda''
''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The bombs in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' are pretty much ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' work like this, only due to NES colour restrictions and tradition, respectively, they're deep blue rather than black.
** Link uses smaller, hand-grenade sized bombs of a similar style in the VideoGame/SuperSmashBros ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. Unlike the main Zelda ''Zelda'' games, they're small enough to be carried in one hand, though [[HyperspaceArsenal where he pulls them from]] remains a mystery.
** And where Mario has Bob-omb, Zelda has Bombchu: The Bombchu, first appearing in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', are mouselike explosives. There are enemy versions called Real Bombchu (apparently what the regular bombchu are based on?) on, though they only appear in ''Majora's Mask'') whose tails end in cartoon bombs. (They bombs; they can walk up walls just like the bombchu item. You... basically You want to ''not'' get their attention in close quarters.) quarters. And now, ''bombfish,'' which look in ''Twilight Princess'', ''bombfish'' make an appearance, looking like fish with cartoon bombs in their mouths. (The mouths (the advantage is that they can be used underwater unlike normal bombs.)
bombs).
** What's more, a A common plant in the franchise is the "Bomb Flower", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: indeed just that: it's a Cartoon Bomb-shaped flower that explodes. It's heavily implied in several games (and pretty explicit in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'') that the Cartoon Bombs Link uses are made from Bomb Flowers.
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Flowers. Furthermore, they're harvested by Gorons; it's their 'special fruit' that only grows in the caverns they live in. Bombs are a common buyable item; the Gorons have a pretty sweet business going in a world that apparently has a ''lot'' of demolition being done by casual citizens.



* This is Bomb Man's WeaponOfChoice from ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', as well as the player after defeating him.
** The Black Bomb chips in the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series are of this nature. The fuse doesn't come lit, however, meaning they need to be hit with fire or tossed at a fire element enemy to get them to explode.
*** In the sixth game, the same bombs appear to impede you in Dustman's garbage recycling minigame, occasionally flying his way along with the garbage he needs to vacuum up. This gets the simple HandWave that in the [[WretchedHive Undernet]], it's typical for the navis to keep dangerous objects like that on their person.

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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This is Bomb Man's WeaponOfChoice from ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'', as well as the player after defeating him.
** The Black Bomb chips in the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series are of this nature. The fuse doesn't come lit, however, meaning they need to be hit with fire or tossed at a fire element enemy to get them to explode.
*** In
explode. And in the sixth game, the same bombs appear to impede you in Dustman's garbage recycling minigame, occasionally flying his way along with the garbage he needs to vacuum up. This gets the simple HandWave that in the [[WretchedHive Undernet]], it's typical for the navis to keep dangerous objects like that on their person.



* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', these take a form similar to Bob-Ombs but look more like traditional cartoon bombs with arms and legs. When Luigi activates them with his flashlight, they typically chase after him until they explode.

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* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', these ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'':
** Bombs
take a form similar to Bob-Ombs but look more like traditional cartoon bombs with arms and legs. When Luigi activates them with his flashlight, they typically chase after him until they explode.



* Very common in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons.
** The one Missing Lynx tries to plant on a bridge in ''Confusions of a Nutzy Spy'' had "Hallelujah, I'm a Bomb" on it.
* Seen in some ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons.

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* Very common in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons.
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cartoons. The one Missing Lynx tries to plant on a bridge in ''Confusions of a Nutzy Spy'' had "Hallelujah, I'm a Bomb" on it.
* Seen in some ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons.cartoons, to the point that they're almost the only type of weapon used in at least one case. Amusingly, there's an episode when Jerry tries to attack Tom with a microscopic bomb; the latter thinks it's harmless, but its power if as big as that of a regular-sized bomb, as he learns the hard way.



* The ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short "WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath" has one.
** Very reminiscent of the sequence in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', too. Probably deliberate.

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* The ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short "WesternAnimation/AMatterOfLoafAndDeath" has one.
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one. Very reminiscent of the sequence in ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'', too. Probably deliberate.



* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': In the opening sequence, Gadget thinks he's arresting Dr. Claw, but then the chair spins around, it's a phony arm, and guess what's on the chair? Then the explosion forms the title, with the Inspector himself forming the "I".
** Occaionally used by MAD Agents (natch) during the show, though they actually tend to be bright red as opposed to black.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': In the opening sequence, Gadget thinks he's arresting Dr. Claw, but then the chair spins around, it's a phony arm, and guess what's on the chair? Then the explosion forms the title, with the Inspector himself forming the "I".
** Occaionally
"I". They're occaionally used by MAD Agents (natch) during the show, though they actually tend to be bright red as opposed to black.



* A diagram of a cartoon bomb appeared in [[http://youtu.be/YcUTm850BIc this speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu]] to the United Nations in 2012. Netanyahu drew a red line on the cartoon bomb, to argue that Iran must not acquire enough medium-enriched uranium to build its first nuclear bomb. Unsurprisingly, his critics widely mocked his use of a cartoon bomb drawing.
** Creator/JonStewart had an appropriately [[HollywoodMagnetism cartoony]] [[http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/vkw7yr/bore-games solution]] (at ~5:20).

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* A diagram of a cartoon bomb appeared in [[http://youtu.be/YcUTm850BIc this speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu]] to the United Nations in 2012. Netanyahu drew a red line on the cartoon bomb, to argue that Iran must not acquire enough medium-enriched uranium to build its first nuclear bomb. Unsurprisingly, his critics widely mocked his use of a cartoon bomb drawing.
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drawing. Creator/JonStewart had an appropriately [[HollywoodMagnetism cartoony]] [[http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/vkw7yr/bore-games solution]] (at ~5:20).





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3rd Mar '17 8:47:57 AM Iknewwhothekillerwas
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* The 1965 "Time Bomb" game / toy by Milton Bradley looked like this, a black ball with a fuse. The game was basically like the old-fashioned "hot potato" game, as people would toss the toy bomb to each other, and whoever was holding the bomb when the timer ran out was the loser.
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