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19th May '16 5:04:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Also happened in the UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'': Vince had a date and kept nattering on the phone to various people who were bugging him and Cameron grabbed the phone and tossed it into the canal. This is a slightly different angle because it wasn't Vince's work that the phone represented so much as his willingness to let other people use him (so Cameron grabbing the phone was his way of saying "be selfish for once in your life").

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* Also happened in the UK version of ''QueerAsFolk'': ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': Vince had a date and kept nattering on the phone to various people who were bugging him and Cameron grabbed the phone and tossed it into the canal. This is a slightly different angle because it wasn't Vince's work that the phone represented so much as his willingness to let other people use him (so Cameron grabbing the phone was his way of saying "be selfish for once in your life").
6th Oct '15 7:48:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Charlotte does this at the end of ''The {{Rugrats}} Movie'', but she doesn't abandon her job. It's just that her reunification with her lost daughter takes precedence.

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* Charlotte does this at the end of ''The {{Rugrats}} Movie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', but she doesn't abandon her job. It's just that her reunification with her lost daughter takes precedence.
6th Oct '15 7:48:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* The RayBradbury short story ''The Murderer'' is quite possibly the UrExample: a man gets fed up with his AdvertOverloadedFuture filled with wristwatch phones, portable radios, and [[TalkingApplianceSidekick talking appliances]]. He starts by crushing his wristwatch phone and happily sharing a bowl of ice cream with his car radio.

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* The RayBradbury Creator/RayBradbury short story ''The Murderer'' is quite possibly the UrExample: a man gets fed up with his AdvertOverloadedFuture filled with wristwatch phones, portable radios, and [[TalkingApplianceSidekick talking appliances]]. He starts by crushing his wristwatch phone and happily sharing a bowl of ice cream with his car radio.
10th Sep '15 11:22:08 AM Jake
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** Perhaps this is also why the ban on cellphones aboard aircraft in flight has stood for so long despite the actual safety hazard proving to be negligible?
18th Aug '15 10:50:09 AM Willbyr
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* In ''RealBoutHighSchool'', Kyoichi Kunugi ''crushes'' his cell phone in his hand after being informed by his employers that if he doesn't cooperate with them his family will be killed. Of course, that was an act of rage rather than an attempt to free himself, and he did go ahead with his boss' plans, if grudgingly.
* In ''CodeGeass'', during Lelouch's HeroicBSOD in response to [[spoiler:Nunnally being viceroy of Area 11]], he snaps his cell phone in half and throws it out the window of a moving monorail.

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* In ''RealBoutHighSchool'', ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'', Kyoichi Kunugi ''crushes'' his cell phone in his hand after being informed by his employers that if he doesn't cooperate with them his family will be killed. Of course, that was an act of rage rather than an attempt to free himself, and he did go ahead with his boss' plans, if grudgingly.
* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', during Lelouch's HeroicBSOD in response to [[spoiler:Nunnally being viceroy of Area 11]], he snaps his cell phone in half and throws it out the window of a moving monorail.
24th Jul '15 6:06:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[MetalGearSolid3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater]]'' does this in [[spoiler:the ending, where EVA throws Snake's ringing radio (on which he's been getting calls about his mission entire game) into the fire, and Snake, rather than protesting like he normally would, proceeds to....well, the two have a very ''interesting'' night together.]]

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* ''[[MetalGearSolid3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater]]'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' does this in [[spoiler:the ending, where EVA throws Snake's ringing radio (on which he's been getting calls about his mission entire game) into the fire, and Snake, rather than protesting like he normally would, proceeds to....well, the two have a very ''interesting'' night together.]]
17th Jul '15 2:09:48 PM Scorpion451
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* The RayBradbury short story ''The Murderer'' is quite possibly the UrExample: a man gets fed up with his AdvertOverloadedFuture filled with wristwatch phones, portable radios, and [[TalkingApplianceSidekick talking appliances]]. He starts by crushing his wristwatch phone and happily sharing a bowl of ice cream with his car radio.
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1st Jul '15 3:27:19 AM Kinitawowi
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** So-called "digital detox holidays" are becoming a thing; check your phone, tablet and laptop at the desk and disconnect for a break. Particularly in the modern always-online always-available business world.
14th May '15 7:40:46 AM StFan
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Nope, screw all that, you're [[RuleOfSymbolism Making A Statement!]] Toss it in a river, off a cliff, over a rainbow! Drop it on the floor and [[AgitatedItemStomping grind it underfoot]] like your job does to you! [[WillItBlend Find out what a blender will do to it!]] For bonus points, give a wittily appropriate BondOneLiner to the person on the other end before you do it.

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Nope, screw all that, you're [[RuleOfSymbolism Making A Statement!]] Toss it in a river, off a cliff, over a rainbow! Drop it on the floor and [[AgitatedItemStomping grind it underfoot]] like your job does to you! [[WillItBlend [[Advertising/WillItBlend Find out what a blender will do to it!]] For bonus points, give a wittily appropriate BondOneLiner to the person on the other end before you do it.
6th Mar '15 2:03:02 AM jormis29
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* Done on UK sketch show ''SmackThePony'': A character throws her phone into a lake. She immediately regrets it and goes into the water to look for it.

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* Done on UK sketch show ''SmackThePony'': ''Series/SmackThePony'': A character throws her phone into a lake. She immediately regrets it and goes into the water to look for it.
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