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13th Apr '18 8:47:37 PM Jacob175
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': During one of Jon's dates with Liz, he asks their regular waiter Armando while they always ends up with him. Armando replies by showing them a very, very tiny straw.
-->"I am, how you say, cursed."



-->"Rrrrrrrinspot! One-sa, two-sa, zig-zag-zav, poptie, gimmega, tin-lie, tav, harem, scarem, moychan, tarem, tare, tore...''[points to himself]'' I did it wrong"
::Eventually he just points to Harpo's character and says "'''You''' go."

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-->"Rrrrrrrinspot! One-sa, two-sa, zig-zag-zav, poptie, gimmega, tin-lie, tav, harem, scarem, moychan, tarem, tare, tore...''[points to himself]'' I did it wrong"
::Eventually
wrong."
** Eventually
he just points to Harpo's character and says "'''You''' go."



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe choses the designated driver of the night by having the others pick pickled eggs from a jar and seeing who gets the black one, "the same way the Vatican picks the new [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]]".

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe choses chooses the designated driver of the night by having the others pick pickled eggs from a jar and seeing who gets the black one, "the same way the Vatican picks the new [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]]".



* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Room With a Feud", Madame Foster does this to decide who gets the new room. [[spoiler:Eduardo gets the shortest straw and wins the room, but eventually, [[Main/StatusQuoIsGod Wilt, Coco, and Bloo move into the new room as well]].]]

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* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Room With a Feud", Madame Foster does this to decide who gets the new room. [[spoiler:Eduardo gets the shortest straw and wins the room, but eventually, [[Main/StatusQuoIsGod [[StatusQuoIsGod Wilt, Coco, and Bloo move into the new room as well]].]]
13th Mar '18 11:53:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Film/HaloNightfall'', after TheDropship is destroyed, the only way off the Halo fragment is a two-person shutte. When asked how to choose who will go and who will die, characters suggest this tripe. Some don't agree. By the end, only three characters participate in the draw, done with beads from a rosary. [[spoiler:The ex-Spartan, who has lost his daughter earlier in the film, cheats and stays behind to detonate the nuke, allowing his subordinate and Locke to escape]].

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* In ''Film/HaloNightfall'', after TheDropship the dropship is destroyed, the only way off the Halo fragment is a two-person shutte. shuttle. When asked how to choose who will go and who will die, characters suggest the group settles on this tripe. Some don't agree. trope. However, a few members disagree with this, to the point where they start trying to kill off their teammates to save themselves. By the end, only three characters survive to participate in the draw, done with beads from a rosary. [[spoiler:The ex-Spartan, who has lost his daughter earlier in the film, cheats and stays rigs the draw so he can stay behind to detonate the nuke, allowing his subordinate and Locke the other two to escape]].escape.]]
8th Feb '18 5:12:34 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "Spacemageddonocalypse", when a large asteroid is headed towards Earth, Dr. Eggman has an underground bunker to protect the citizens of Bygone Island. When he is unable to figure out who he should allow in his bunker, Eggman sends Cubot out to have the attendees draw straws. After wondering if he should include someone he hates to replace Sonic as his new nemesis, Cubot returns- [[LiteralMinded with drawings of straws]].
-->'''Cubot:''' I like the bendy one!
23rd Oct '17 3:09:01 PM Chabal2
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* Used routinely in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', hence the page quote. To be fair, it's probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that they are doing most everything on the fly, and have to make decisions quickly if no one volunteers. In #27, ''The Exposed'', Tobias uses his position in the air and his hawk eyesight to see which of the straws is shortest. When his girlfriend, Rachel, glares him into telling her which it is, so she can have the most dangerous job and be the one who gets the mission back on track, he gives himself the second-shortest so that he ends up being the one to accompany her and make sure she doesn't get killed.

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* Used routinely in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', hence the page quote. To be fair, it's probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that they are doing most everything on the fly, and have to make decisions quickly if no one volunteers. volunteers.
** In #9, they draw straws to see who'll be the distraction. To everyone's surprise, not least his own, Jake TheLeader draws it.
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In #27, ''The Exposed'', Tobias uses his position in the air and his hawk eyesight to see which of the straws is shortest. When his girlfriend, Rachel, glares him into telling her which it is, so she can have the most dangerous job and be the one who gets the mission back on track, he gives himself the second-shortest so that he ends up being the one to accompany her and make sure she doesn't get killed.
18th Sep '17 6:47:00 PM FactoidCow
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Dilbert and his co-workers are drawing straws to decide who has to murder an annoying co-worker. Dilbert gets a long straw, but is told they weren't drawing for short, they were drawing for the differently colored straw (which he, of course, had).

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
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In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, Dilbert and his co-workers are drawing straws to decide who has to murder an annoying co-worker. Dilbert gets a long straw, but is told they weren't drawing for short, they were drawing for the differently colored straw (which he, of course, had).had).
** In a variation, the Boss once had his employees draw ''donuts'' to see which one of them would be laid off; the "losing" donut contained a memo firing the recipient. Somehow, to the Boss's annoyance, the meeting ended without anyone losing their job.
---> '''Dilbert:''' How was your donut?
---> '''Wally:''' The first two were great. The third was papery.
1st Sep '17 5:20:15 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/HaloNightfall'', after TheDropship is destroyed, the only way off the Halo fragment is a two-person shutte. When asked how to choose who will go and who will die, characters suggest this tripe. Some don't agree. By the end, only three characters participate in the draw, done with beads from a rosary. [[spoiler:The ex-Spartan, who has lost his daughter earlier in the film, cheats and stays behind to detonate the nuke, allowing his subordinate and Locke to escape]].
24th Jul '17 10:27:30 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first, but because Officer Barbrady put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.

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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first, but because it was [[TheDitz Officer Barbrady Barbrady]] who put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.
24th Jul '17 10:11:37 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first. However, ''everybody'' got the long straw.

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* Subverted on a Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when the adult authority figures get trapped in a snowstorm while re-enacting when Dr. Mephesto got shot before revealing who Cartman's father was. They drew straws over who would be eaten first. However, first, but because Officer Barbrady put together the straws, and [[TheDitz Barbrady is an idiot]], ''everybody'' got the long straw.straw.
-->'''Jimbo:''' ''Dammit, Barbrady!'' When you draw straws, you're supposed to have one of them ''short''! That's how you decide who loses!\\
'''Barbrady:''' That's not how ''I'' played it!
10th Mar '17 12:36:06 PM TheWanderer
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* Played for laughs in ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido''. A [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad group of assassins]] draw straws to see who gets to go after their target. Uso, the MasterOfIllusion, wins... and then Ryoku, the BlindWeaponmaster, cuts his straw shorter and declares that he's the true winner. Uso angrily challenges Ryoku, but when Ryoku accepts Uso reconsiders, since [[LogicalWeakness his visual illusions would have no effect on Ryoku]] and a battle between the two would result in Uso getting killed easily.
6th Mar '17 4:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', [[TheMarxBrothers Chico]][[FakeNationality lini]] decides who will join the battle with a variant of "Eeny meeny miny moe":

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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Chico]][[FakeNationality lini]] decides who will join the battle with a variant of "Eeny meeny miny moe":
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