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24th Mar '17 11:03:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In finance, this is called a "dead cat bounce", a short-lived recovery in the price of a declining stock that soon goes right back to falling. The origin of the name comes from the idea that [[GallowsHumor "even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from a great height."]]
28th Feb '17 2:23:06 PM LtFedora
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* After the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, Anne Frank's father, Otto, desperately applied for visas for the United States. He eventually had a single visa approved for Cuba, but while it's unknown if it ever reached him, it was cancelled when Hitler declared war on America.

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* After the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, Anne Frank's father, Otto, desperately applied for visas for the United States. He eventually had a single visa approved for Cuba, but while it's unknown if it ever reached him, it was cancelled when Hitler declared war on America. Three years later, they got their hopes up again when the Allies landed in France and started to liberate the continent. They were captured by the Gestapo long before Amsterdam was freed.
25th Feb '17 12:42:03 AM LtFedora
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* After the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, Anne Frank's father, Otto, desperately applied for visas for the United States. He eventually had a single visa approved for Cuba, but while it's unknown if it ever reached him, it was cancelled when Hitler declared war on America.
3rd Feb '17 10:57:26 PM 333kenshin
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*** Earlier in the same episode, Katara raises the possibility of resolving Zuko's inner conflict by using her skills to heal Zuko's facial burns - the physical embodiment of his daddy issues. But then Azula walks in and offers an alternate path to daddy's good graces: turn on Katara and bring down the Avatar.
24th Jan '17 9:30:47 PM TheCuza
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* Creator/JohnMulaney's ''The Salt and Pepper Diner'' is about how John and his friend bought 21 plays of ''[[HellIsThatNoise What's New Pussycat]]'' in a row off s jukebox, but put ''It's Not Unusual'' in slot 8 (of 21) in order to invoke said trope.

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* Creator/JohnMulaney's ''The Creator/JohnMulaney tells of a time in his childhood when he and his friend went to a restaurant called the Salt and Pepper Diner'' is about how John Diner and his friend bought put enough money into the jukebox to play 21 plays songs in a row, then made ''all of ''[[HellIsThatNoise them'' "[[Music/TomJones What's New Pussycat]]'' in a row off s jukebox, but put ''It's New, Pussycat?]]"... except for #8, which they made "It's Not Unusual'' in slot 8 (of 21) in order Unusual" [[InvokedTrope purely to invoke said trope.a Hope Spot]] [[{{Troll}} and make it that much worse for everyone when "What's New, Pussycat?" came on again]].
20th Jan '17 9:17:26 AM TTFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': At first, the plan in ''Take Bake the Falls'' goes off smoothly: Bill Cipher is distracted long enough for the strike team to get into his castle and rescue the rest of the town, and [[spoiler: Ford is able to draw the 10-symbol zodiac cirle, and get one person for each symbol to stand in the circle,]] giving them a way to defeat Bill. Then, just when it looks like it's going to work, [[spoiler: Ford and Stan's bickering breaks the circle, and Bill, no longer distracted, destroys the drawing of the circle and imprisons most of the people making it up in tapestries.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': At first, the plan in ''Take Bake ''Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls'' goes off smoothly: Bill Cipher is distracted long enough for the strike team to get into his castle and rescue the rest of the town, and [[spoiler: Ford is able to draw the 10-symbol zodiac cirle, and get one person for each symbol to stand in the circle,]] giving them a way to defeat Bill. Then, just when it looks like it's going to work, [[spoiler: Ford and Stan's bickering breaks the circle, and Bill, no longer distracted, destroys the drawing of the circle and imprisons most of the people making it up in tapestries.]]
10th Jan '17 7:35:10 PM Az_Tech341
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* After Disney/{{Cinderella}} does the impossible in a rousing work montage and meets [[AbusiveParents Lady Tremaine]]'s demands...Tremaine's daughters rip it to shreds while she's wearing it, mocking every part of her beloved handiwork. No NobleDemon[=s=] here.

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* After Disney/{{Cinderella}} does the impossible improbable in a rousing work montage and meets [[AbusiveParents Lady Tremaine]]'s demands...Tremaine's daughters rip it to shreds while she's wearing it, mocking every part of her beloved handiwork. No NobleDemon[=s=] here.
10th Jan '17 6:09:38 PM Argon2
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* After Disney/{{Cinderella}} does the impossible in a rousing work montage and meets [[AbusiveParents Lady Tremaine]]'s demands...Tremaine's daughters rip it to shreds while she's wearing it, mocking every part of her beloved handiwork. No NobleDemon[=s=] here.
25th Dec '16 2:23:36 AM BlackBaroness
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* There's the infamous story of a dog, a German Shepherd-mix named Zuzu, that was abandoned at a Los Angeles shelter because she became depressed after another pet died. Her owners returned to the shelter, making Zuzu excited that they were taking her back... except they intended to adopt a different puppy. After this story went viral, [[HappyEnding she was instead taken in by Pet Adoption Fund]].
7th Dec '16 7:22:03 PM This1person
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* In the preview to episode 4 of ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', Enrico Maxwell delivers this line to a priest who was [[TheMole a spy]] for Millennium before having Heinkel execute him. Given that said priest was also a PedophilePriest, this ends up [[KickTheSonOfABitch being more heroic than other examples]]:
-->'''Maxwell:''' Oh do not worry, father. I assure you, God is forgiving!\\
'''Priest:''' Really? Oh, please, be to- ''[Heinkel holds him up at gunpoint]''\\
'''Maxwell:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Just make sure to ask him when you get there.]]
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