History Main / ComeToGawk

16th Jul '16 1:32:51 PM Skuld
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saartjie_Baartman Saartjie Baartman]] was forced to exhibit herself around Europe, often nude to show off her "inhuman features" (partially due to being born with a condition that prompted enlargement of the lower regions, but you get the idea). Her owner and his brother had sent her from colonial South Africa with a promise of half the profits. When the public lost interest, she was forced into prostitution, and died possibly of smallpox at age 26.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saartjie_Baartman Saartjie Baartman]] was forced to exhibit herself around Europe, often nude to show off her "inhuman features" (partially due to being born with a condition that prompted enlargement of the lower regions, her [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatopygia steatopygia]], but you get the idea). Her owner and his brother had sent her from colonial South Africa with a promise of half the profits. When the public lost interest, she was forced into prostitution, and died possibly of smallpox at age 26.
18th Jun '16 2:15:34 AM Dravencour
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* In Alan Moore's ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', Jim Gordon is locked naked in a cage with a bunch of carnival freaks staring at him while SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker makes a speech about how frail and pathetic man is, in an attempt to drive Gordon insane.

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* In Alan Moore's ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', Jim Gordon is locked naked in a cage with a bunch of carnival freaks staring at him while SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker makes a speech BreakingSpeech about how frail and pathetic man is, in an attempt to drive Gordon insane.
7th Jun '16 11:46:12 PM GEPFC
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* HL Mencken's savage little TakeThat:
-->'''Q:''' If you find so much that is unworthy of reverence in the United States, then why do you live here?\\
'''A:''' Why do men go to zoos?
14th May '16 6:28:46 AM Seanette
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** A recent Internet meme involves people doing this with their pets.

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** A recent Internet meme involves people doing this with their pets. Not that the pets, especially cats, really care.
12th May '16 8:52:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', there's a Magic Researcher on the second fall of Baroque Castle. If the player visits him after completing the Lament Mirror sequence (available only in the PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease of the game), he will ask if the party has come to laugh at them and orders them "GetOut!" Polka and Frederic, however, note that he's studying magic, and quickly explain that they're both magic users, delighting him as he rarely gets to meet live magic users, and he reveals a lot of interesting information.

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* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', there's a Magic Researcher on the second fall of Baroque Castle. If the player visits him after completing the Lament Mirror sequence (available only in the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease of the game), he will ask if the party has come to laugh at them and orders them "GetOut!" Polka and Frederic, however, note that he's studying magic, and quickly explain that they're both magic users, delighting him as he rarely gets to meet live magic users, and he reveals a lot of interesting information.
4th May '16 1:28:12 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', [[spoiler: Beatrice forces Battler in a HeroicBSOD to parade around nude and be used as furniture in front of a pack of goat-servants. Shortly afterwards, he's devoured.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: Beatrice forces Battler in a HeroicBSOD to parade around nude and be used as furniture in front of a pack of goat-servants. Shortly afterwards, he's devoured.]]
1st Apr '16 12:24:06 PM ObsidianFire
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'''[[GenreSavvy Phoenix:]]''' No, it's a trap. If we laugh, he'll get mad... [[StoicWoobie or burst into tears.]]

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'''[[GenreSavvy Phoenix:]]''' '''Phoenix:''' No, it's a trap. If we laugh, he'll get mad... [[StoicWoobie or burst into tears.]]
24th Mar '16 5:57:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Anthony And Cleopatra'', Cleopatra's motive for [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] is to avoid this.

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** In ''Anthony And Cleopatra'', ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'', Cleopatra's motive for [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] is to avoid this.



** In ''Henry VI, Part 2'', Eleanor Duchess of Gloucester is subjected to public penance after being accused of witchcraft: ''Enter the Duchess barefoot in a white sheet, with verses pinned upon her back and a taper burning in her hand, with the Sheriff and Officers and Sir John Stanley. A crowd following.''

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** In ''Henry VI, Part 2'', ''Theatre/HenryVIPart2'', Eleanor Duchess of Gloucester is subjected to public penance after being accused of witchcraft: ''Enter the Duchess barefoot in a white sheet, with verses pinned upon her back and a taper burning in her hand, with the Sheriff and Officers and Sir John Stanley. A crowd following.''
24th Mar '16 5:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Jan '16 9:10:45 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Nathaniel Hawthorne's ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' opens with Hester Prynne standing on a pillory before the crowd as part of her punishment.

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* Nathaniel Hawthorne's ''Literature/TheScarletLetter'' opens with Hester Prynne standing on a pillory before the crowd as part of her punishment. (And that was the ''easy'' part. She'd be stared at the same way by the townsfolk and even by visitors the rest of her life, due to the MarkOfShame she had to wear.)
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