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14th Apr '17 6:40:23 AM shadowmanwkp
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11th Apr '17 3:44:03 PM SantosLHalper
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* {{Downplayed}} during the Middle Ages, when [[https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/the-humorous-and-absurd-world-of-medieval-marginalia disgruntled scribes would insert complaints]] about the drudgery of their jobs in the margins of books.

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* {{Downplayed}} during the Middle Ages, when [[https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/the-humorous-and-absurd-world-of-medieval-marginalia disgruntled scribes would insert complaints]] about the drudgery of their jobs in the margins of books.the books they hand-copied.



-->"Writing is excessive drudgery. It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach and your sides."

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-->"Writing -->"Let me now be blamed for the script, for the ink is excessive drudgery. It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach bad, and your sides.the vellum defective, and the day is dark."
11th Apr '17 3:43:05 PM SantosLHalper
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[[folder:Urban Legends]]
* {{Downplayed}} during the Middle Ages, when [[https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/the-humorous-and-absurd-world-of-medieval-marginalia disgruntled scribes would insert complaints]] about the drudgery of their jobs in the margins of books.
-->"The work is written, master, give me a drink. Let the right hand of the scribe be free from the oppressiveness of pain."
-->"Writing is excessive drudgery. It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach and your sides."
-->"St Patrick of Armagh, deliver me from writing."
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15th Feb '17 4:22:14 AM narm00
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* Creator/WarrenEllis in DC's house ads for the 2017 Creator/{{WildStorm}} relaunch:
-->'''''Q.''' What made you come back to [=WildStorm=]?''
-->'''''A.''' I was abducted. Please help. I'm sending this message out through an advertisement in the hope that Jim Lee won't see it and therefore won't give me the hose again. I'm in a bunker under a building in Burbank. '''Please help me.''' ''

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* A message in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' is in a Christmas Cracker and says "Help help help Ive fallen in the crakker machine I cant keep runin on this roller please get me ou-". Someone says it's the same old mottos as when they were kids.

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* A message in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' is in a Christmas Cracker cracker and says "Help help help Ive fallen in the crakker machine I cant keep runin on this roller please get me ou-". Someone says it's the same old mottos as when they were kids.



* The episode titles the first part of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s fourth season form the message "Help me. I'm trapped in a DVD factory. They took my thumbs. Two weeks without food. Tell my mom I love her, but not in that way. Love, Maurice PS: Yes, in [[ParentalIncest that way]]." In a twist to this trope, the second half's episodes titles make up the factory's response: "Dear Consumer, we are a humble factory. Maurice was caught unionizing our labor. [[RedChina President Hu]] forbids it! Due to constraints of time and budget, the ramblings of Maurice cannot be erased, so sorry. Please do not notify our contractors. Especially [[BitingTheHandHumor the animal]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Keith Crofford]]!"

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* The episode titles of the first part of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s fourth season form the message "Help me. I'm trapped in a DVD factory. They took my thumbs. Two weeks without food. Tell my mom I love her, but not in that way. Love, Maurice PS: Yes, in [[ParentalIncest that way]]." In a twist to this trope, the second half's episodes titles make up the factory's response: "Dear Consumer, we are a humble factory. Maurice was caught unionizing our labor. [[RedChina President Hu]] forbids it! Due to constraints of time and budget, the ramblings of Maurice cannot be erased, so sorry. Please do not notify our contractors. Especially [[BitingTheHandHumor the animal]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Keith Crofford]]!"
15th Jan '17 6:39:27 PM jormis29
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* According Creator/DaveBarry, when the dome of the United States Capitol was being built nobody realized the writing on the ceiling was Italian for "Help I'm trapped up here and am starving to death".

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* According to Creator/DaveBarry, when the dome of the United States Capitol was being built nobody realized the writing on the ceiling was Italian for "Help I'm trapped up here and am starving to death".
15th Jan '17 3:51:09 PM NateTheGreat
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* According the Creator/DaveBarry, when the Washington Capitol was being built nobody realized the writing on the rotunda was Italian for "Help I'm trapped up here and am starving to death".

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* According the Creator/DaveBarry, when the Washington dome of the United States Capitol was being built nobody realized the writing on the rotunda ceiling was Italian for "Help I'm trapped up here and am starving to death".
5th Dec '16 12:15:04 PM Allronix
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* The earliest use that has been found for "I'm being held prisoner at [a Chinese food preparation place] is from 1955 [[http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/fortune_cookie_or_fortune_cake_help_im_prisoner_in_a_chinese_bakery/ (listed here)]] but [[WeaselWords some suspect]] that it's been around for longer than that.

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* The earliest use that has been found for There's an urban legend of an immigrant or other forced labor using the fortune cookie as a "I'm being held prisoner at [a Chinese food preparation place] place]." The earliest documented one is from 1955 [[http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/fortune_cookie_or_fortune_cake_help_im_prisoner_in_a_chinese_bakery/ (listed here)]] but [[WeaselWords some suspect]] that like most urban legends, it's probably been around for longer than that.
20th Oct '16 3:14:23 PM Luigifan
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo becomes a celebrity, but his agent won't let him go. So on his variety show, Bloo tap dances a Morse code message saying "Help me, Mac!" so Mac and the rest of the friends wo are watching can go to the studio and save him.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo becomes a celebrity, but his agent won't let him go. So on his variety show, Bloo tap dances a Morse code message saying "Help me, Mac!" so Mac and the rest of the friends wo who are watching can go to the studio and save him.
30th Aug '16 6:03:51 AM tropower
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* ''Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library'' by Eth Clifford, although it's not exactly the main focus.
30th Aug '16 5:58:17 AM tropower
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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' animated movie where Madeline ended up in a sweatshop making lace, and she and the other girls attempted to knot lace patterns that spelled out a message for help.

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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'' animated In the direct-to-video movie where ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}: Lost in Paris'', Madeline ended up in a sweatshop making lace, and she and the other girls attempted to knot lace patterns that spelled out a message for help.
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