History Main / CirclingVultures

26th Mar '18 10:43:43 PM BattleMaster
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* Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a starving child in the Sudan, with a vulture waiting in the background. After accusations of cruelty for failing to come to the child's aid, Carter took his own life at the age of 33.[[note]]According to other witnesses' accounts, this all happened a few tens of meters from the feeding center, where the child's parents were receiving corn. Also Carter chased the vulture away after making the photos.[[/note]]

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* Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of a starving child in the Sudan, with a vulture waiting in the background. After accusations of cruelty for failing to come to the child's aid, Carter took his own life at the age of 33.[[note]]According to other witnesses' accounts, this all happened a few tens of meters from the feeding center, where the child's parents were receiving corn. Also Carter chased the vulture away after making the photos.photos.
* Leaks in natural gas lines invoke this trope: the oderizer that's added to it makes it smell like rotting meat to turkey vultures, so they'll circle the gas line looking for the corpse. Gas company technicians have learned to use this to locate leaks more quickly.
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1st Mar '18 6:01:20 PM Prfnoff
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* The subject of several gags in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', one example being a depiction of "the perils of improper circling": two of the vultures bonk heads in mid-air.

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* The subject of several gags in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** One
example being a depiction of "the perils of improper circling": two of the vultures bonk heads in mid-air.mid-air.
** Another strip cartoon has a parched desert traveler crawling his way towards a pool of water. This prospect disappoints one vulture hovering above him, but a second vulture prepares to [[PianoDrop drop a piano on him]] before he reaches it.
10th Sep '17 9:04:58 AM nombretomado
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* All three branches of the ''Franchise/{{CSI|Verse}}'' franchise have used the spot-the-vultures technique of finding human remains. ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': In "No Good Deed", vultures circling a body on a rooftop lead investigators to it after a long search.

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* All three branches of the ''Franchise/{{CSI|Verse}}'' ''Series/{{CSI|Verse}}'' franchise have used the spot-the-vultures technique of finding human remains. ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': In "No Good Deed", vultures circling a body on a rooftop lead investigators to it after a long search.
7th Jul '17 5:40:57 PM SilentStranger
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* In ''BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', Beavis and Butthead wander off into the desert in an idiotic attempt to try and reach Washington D.C on foot (from ''New Mexico!'') and end up slowly dying from dehydration (after briefly stumbling across two drifters who are heavily implied to be their long-lost fathers). Sure enough, the vultures show up. One even attempts to gnaw on Beavis while he's still alive.
--> '''Beavis''': Cut it out, butthole! *smacks it away*
** While very near death, they still take a moment to giggle at two of the vultures having sex. [[spoiler: They're eventually found by Muddy, the movies BigBad who "rescues" them just so he can shoot them]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'', the boys are lost in the desert when vultures start circling. Even in this dire situation, the little boneheads still take the time to "huh-huh!" when they see a pair of vultures "doing it".




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** In "The Love God", Robbie is lying in an open grave and mopes loudly about how much he misses Wendy. A vulture shows up, and Robbie tells it to just go ahead and eat him already. Once it does, however, he quickly backtracks.
--> '''Robbie''': OW! I was just being dramatic! VULTURE!!
10th May '17 11:21:16 AM AreYouTyler
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* Music/WesleyWillis wrote a song called "The Vultures Ate My Dead Ass Up".
--> Once upon a time, a team of hungry birds came down on a dead body.
1st Mar '17 11:44:50 AM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', in the Desert of Mystery, vultures leave their cactus perch and circle around Link. During the ending credits, vultures in the desert circle around the Master Locksmith, the Average Middle-Aged Man.
11th Jan '17 9:56:55 AM jamespolk
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* During his escape through the jungle in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', Shears notices a couple of vultures waiting for him to die.



* ''Film/TheCaveOfTheYellowDog'': Some vultures, who don't have any carrion handy, start circling a lost toddler who is very much alive.



* During his escape through the jungle in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', Shears notices a couple of vultures waiting for him to die.

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* During his escape through the jungle in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', Shears notices a couple of vultures waiting for him to die.

9th Oct '16 3:10:07 AM Phred
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* The PteroSoarer Scrapadactyls from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' will often circle above injured Dinotrux, making it easy to find someone in need of rescue.
4th Aug '16 11:57:23 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, jhereg take the place of vultures for purposes of this trope. Loiosh and Rocza, seen circling Vlad's unconscious body in ''Tiassa'', are mistaken for this by some guardsmen.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, jhereg take the place of vultures for purposes of this trope. Loiosh and Rocza, seen circling Vlad's unconscious body in ''Tiassa'', ''Literature/{{Tiassa}}'', are mistaken for this by some guardsmen.
9th Jul '16 2:59:39 PM ThatBitterTase
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* One phone commercial has a guy waiting for his phone to connect, while someone using the product being advertised sits next to him and goes through what needs to be done in a few seconds. When he walks away, a pair of vultures settle next to the guy with the slow connection.
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