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18th Mar '17 6:33:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fic [[http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=25907&chapter=8 Ten Moments]], the Eighth Doctor is nearly given this treatment while in the middle of foiling some unspecified evil plot. After failing to convince the mobsters that's it's in their best interests to let him go, he simply turns the concrete to dust with his sonic screwdriver. The only thing that ''really'' annoys him is that they've ruined his shoes.
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7th Jan '17 6:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EternalDarkness'', the sacrifices for the Pillar of Flesh are stacked high in a tower and then buried in concrete, their images shown on the outside of the stone tower.

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* In ''EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', the sacrifices for the Pillar of Flesh are stacked high in a tower and then buried in concrete, their images shown on the outside of the stone tower.
28th Nov '16 4:53:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* An old skit from ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' involves two StupidCrooks holding a tied up and gagged hostage and threatening to apply this trope unless he spills "what we want to know". Unfortunately - for them - they get into a heated argument about whether the material is actually cement or concrete, until the captive manages to get loose and find a cop. (And to add insult to injury, after said cop hauls them away - still arguing over it - the would-be victim says to the viewer that [[ShaggyDogStory he had no idea what they wanted him to tell]] them in the first place.)
4th Nov '16 10:56:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Happens in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnlZtAYAOt8 this]] commercial for Tombstone pizza; the victim is told it's NothingPersonal before being asked [[TagLine what he wants on his Tombstone.]]
2nd Nov '16 10:00:13 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' uses the construction site variation. Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong, a LadyOfWar and FourStarBadass in charge of Fort Briggs (home of the toughest troops in Amestris), plays along with SmugSnake Lt. General Raven from Central Command to find out about the AncientConspiracy that the Elric brothers are up against, having already seen some rather shady behavior from him. She learns that the Central leaders have been offered immortality in exchange for furthering Father's plans, and Raven offers her the opportunity to gain immortality as well. As she leads him down to a construction site, Raven rants about how the weak of Amestris will become the foundation for the strong. Having finally heard enough, Olivier stabs Raven in the hand, retorts that ''he'' is the weak one, having become a [[FallenHero shell of his former self]], and slashes him before knocking him into the newly-poured cement floor. As Raven drowns, she [[PreMortemOneLiner comments]] that [[KarmicDeath the weak will indeed become the foundation for the strong]] - in this case, Raven becoming the foundation for Briggs.
23rd Oct '16 6:21:21 PM MagnusForce
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "[=CatDog=] sent me", Cat does this to Winslow after the latter squeals to the police about Cat's black market burger bone business. Winslow later attaches a spring to it so he can use it to get around.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "[=CatDog=] sent me", "Just Say [=CatDog=] Sent Ya", Cat does this to Winslow after the latter squeals to the police about Cat's black market burger bone business. Winslow later attaches a spring to it so he can use it to get around.
25th Sep '16 8:03:08 PM AtticusOmundson
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'', of the "poured floor" variety. During the construction of their house, Constance and Mr. Nebbercracker started being antagonized by a couple of boys on Halloween when they didn't have any candy to give (why the boys attempted to go trick-or-treating at a half-finished house is a completely separate matter). When Constance attempts to threaten them with an axe, she accidentally ends up losing her footing and falls into the dug-out basement, burying herself in cement at the same time.
19th Jul '16 7:00:46 AM Grade0
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* During a loading screen in ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', Jackie muses that sometimes, people that cross TheMafia get a new pair of shoes out of the bargain, but "people tend to not swim so well with shoes on."
15th Jun '16 1:43:54 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's non-fiction guide to cat ownership[[note]]non-cat-people get the relationship betwen "owner" and "owned" completely wrong[[/note]], ''The Real Cat'', he speculates that one way of disposing of an unwanted cat after all other methods have failed (the little buggers keep on coming back) is to hire the Mafia, although he adds the caveat that four little concrete shoes will cost a lot more than one big one, like the thing where children's shoes cost more than adult sizes.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's non-fiction guide to cat ownership[[note]]non-cat-people get the relationship betwen "owner" and "owned" completely wrong[[/note]], ''The Real Unadulterated Cat'', he speculates that one way of disposing of an unwanted cat after all other methods have failed (the little buggers keep on coming back) is to hire the Mafia, although he adds the caveat that four little concrete shoes will cost a lot more than one big one, like the thing where children's shoes cost more than adult sizes.



* In the ''Space Precinct'' novel ''The Deity Father'', a rival mobster to the BigBad is found ''floating in space'' in CementShoes. It's pointed out that there's no reason for the concrete, except tradition.

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* In the ''Space Precinct'' novel ''The Deity Father'', a rival mobster to the BigBad is found ''floating in space'' in CementShoes.cement shoes. It's pointed out that there's no reason for the concrete, except tradition.
26th May '16 7:22:51 AM Kalaong
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This is largely a DiscreditedTrope, as few gangland murders are actually performed in this manner. Most are simple bullet/tire iron to the head affairs that generally lack the torture that fiction demands.[[note]]Though the gangsters can kill someone in a more prosaic way, ''then'' weigh the body down and toss it over, making this a way of DisposingOfABody.[[/note]] It may be related, however, to a similar method of execution supposedly once used by the Freemasons against oath-breakers.

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This is largely a DiscreditedTrope, as few gangland murders are actually performed in this manner. Most are simple bullet/tire iron to the head affairs that generally lack the torture that fiction demands.[[note]]Though the gangsters can kill someone in a more prosaic way, ''then'' weigh the body down and toss it over, making this a way of DisposingOfABody.[[/note]] It may be related, however, to a similar method of execution supposedly once used by the Freemasons against oath-breakers.
oath-breakers.[[note]]"Never to reveal our secrets under no less a penalty than my throat be cut across, my tongue be torn out by its root, and that I be buried in sand a cable's length from shore.[[/note]]
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