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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]]
29th Apr '16 4:21:58 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''CaptainPlanet'', in which ancestors of the Planeteers actually were captured and tied up, with their feet in cement.

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* Played straight in ''CaptainPlanet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'', in which ancestors of the Planeteers actually were captured and tied up, with their feet in cement.
17th Apr '16 9:51:20 AM NegiSpongie
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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.
8th Apr '16 4:21:36 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Polish priest [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Popieluszko Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko]] was kidnapped, beaten to half death, and then subjected to this in the Vistula Water Reservoir in 1984.
5th Apr '16 1:50:09 PM Turrican
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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', when Guybrush is thrown off a pier tied to an idol. He ''cannot'' reach any of the sharp objects in view to free himself. He ''can'' [[spoiler: pick up the idol itself and put it in his pocket, at which point [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he can swim to the surface as if the idol is not encumbering him]].]]

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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', when Guybrush is thrown off a pier tied to an idol. He ''cannot'' reach any of the sharp objects in view to free himself. He ''can'' [[spoiler: pick up the idol itself and put it in his pocket, at which point [[ArtisticLicensePhysics he can swim to the surface as if the idol is not encumbering him]].pocket.]]
3rd Apr '16 11:25:03 PM jameygamer
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* In {{Disney/Aladdin}}, Jafar attempts to kill Aladdin in this manner. Thankfully for our hero, he has [[GenieInABottle a little help to get out of the predicament]].

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* In {{Disney/Aladdin}}, ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Jafar attempts to kill Aladdin in this manner. Thankfully for our hero, he has [[GenieInABottle a little help to get out of the predicament]].
2nd Apr '16 12:57:15 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/NightOfTheHunter'', Harry Powell (RobertMitchum) uses a variation on this method to [[DisposingOfABody dispose of the body of his wife]], Willa Harper (ShellyWinters), after he slits her throat: he ties her body to the front seat of a car and pushes it (the car) into a river.

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* In ''Film/NightOfTheHunter'', ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'', Harry Powell (RobertMitchum) (Creator/RobertMitchum) uses a variation on this method to [[DisposingOfABody dispose of the body of his wife]], Willa Harper (ShellyWinters), after he slits her throat: he ties her body to the front seat of a car and pushes it (the car) into a river.
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