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7th Jun '17 7:42:47 AM Viira
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* In ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red Vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'', [[ProfessionalButtKisser Simmons]] and [[LazyBum Grif]] are negotiating with the leader of a firing squad that wants to execute them for selling ammo to the Blue team, and Simmons tries to delay the firing squad by telling its leader that the rules say that the leader has to read them their charges.
-->'''Simmons:''' "Shouldn't you at least read us our charges?"
-->'''Soldier:''' "You know what you did. You were in charge of our ammunition, and you lost it all!"
-->'''Grif:''' "Don't you think it's ironic that you're about to shoot us because we don't have enough ammo? Also, 'lost' and 'sold to the other team'? Two totally different things."
-->'''Soldier:''' "Oh, you're just delaying."
-->'''Simmons:''' "Yes, that's true, but it's also true that you have to read us a list of charges. It's in the Red Army Handbook, section on firing squads, subsection 2.9C, page 94, third paragraph."
-->'''Grif:''' "You are going to die a nerd. So sad."
-->'''Simmons:''' "Do you want to die in the next two seconds, [[MortonsFork or do you want to die a nerd with me five minutes from now?]]"
-->'''Grif:''' ''{{Beat}}''
-->'''Simmons:''' "Well!?"
-->'''Grif:''' "I'm ''thinking''!

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* In ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red Vs. Blue: ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Reconstruction]]'', [[ProfessionalButtKisser Simmons]] and [[LazyBum Grif]] are negotiating with the leader of a firing squad that wants to execute them for selling ammo to the Blue team, and Simmons tries to delay the firing squad by telling its leader that the rules say that the leader has to read them their charges.
-->'''Simmons:''' "Shouldn't Shouldn't you at least read us our charges?"
charges?
-->'''Soldier:''' "You You know what you did. You were in charge of our ammunition, and you lost it all!"
all!
-->'''Grif:''' "Don't Don't you think it's ironic that you're about to shoot us because we don't have enough ammo? Also, 'lost' and 'sold to the other team'? Two totally different things."
things.
-->'''Soldier:''' "Oh, Oh, you're just delaying."
delaying.
-->'''Simmons:''' "Yes, Yes, that's true, but it's also true that you have to read us a list of charges. It's in the Red Army Handbook, section on firing squads, subsection 2.9C, page 94, third paragraph."
paragraph.
-->'''Grif:''' "You You are going to die a nerd. So sad."
sad.
-->'''Simmons:''' "Do Do you want to die in the next two seconds, [[MortonsFork or do you want to die a nerd with me five minutes from now?]]"
now?]]
-->'''Grif:''' ''{{Beat}}''
''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Simmons:''' "Well!?"
Well!?
-->'''Grif:''' "I'm I'm ''thinking''!
6th Jun '17 11:45:09 AM Julia1984
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This situation is always spawned by SkewedPriorities, and often implies or results in the character being TooDumbToLive. But more often than not it is a CrowningMomentOfFunny. WouldRatherSuffer is the related trope where the character actually ''does'' choose the "wrong" option, or at least says they would if given the chance.

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This situation is always spawned by SkewedPriorities, and often implies or results in the character being TooDumbToLive. But more often than not it is a CrowningMomentOfFunny. WouldRatherSuffer is the related trope where the character actually ''does'' choose the "wrong" option, or at least says they would if given the chance.
chance. Often combined with DeathByMaterialism.


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* Scrooge [=McDuck=], to no one's surprise, reacts this way in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'' when the genie, while they're hiding form the murderous villain, tries to get Scrooge to wish them to safety:
-->'''Genie:''' Quick! You gotta wish us out of here!
-->'''Scrooge:''' Not me! These wishes are worth a fortune!
-->'''Genie:''' What's more important -- a fortune, or ''your life?''
-->''pause''
-->'''Scrooge:''' Well...
-->'''Genie:''' HEY! It's not ''exactly'' a trick question!
9th Feb '17 6:40:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* TomTerrific takes time to think out what to do in certain situations (or what to change into). Mighty Manfred lampshades it:

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* TomTerrific WesternAnimation/TomTerrific takes time to think out what to do in certain situations (or what to change into). Mighty Manfred lampshades it:
11th Nov '16 6:18:58 PM Starfire
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** The story of how the line was invented is also a bit of this trope. Short version: The writers came up with a lot of punchlines. They finally pinned one of the writers for his opinion and his response was "I'm thinking it over!" The longer version is [[url:http://www.jimramsburg.com/your-money-or-your-life-audio.html here]], although there are a few versions of the story floating about. The episodes are hilarious and well worth the listen.

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** The story of how the line was invented is also a bit of this trope. Short version: The writers came up with a lot of punchlines. They finally pinned one of the writers for his opinion and his response was "I'm thinking it over!" The longer version is [[url:http://www.[[http://www.jimramsburg.com/your-money-or-your-life-audio.html here]], although there are a few versions of the story floating about. The episodes are hilarious and well worth the listen.
11th Nov '16 6:18:32 PM Starfire
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** The story of how the line was invented is also a bit of this trope. Short version: The writers came up with a lot of punchlines. They finally pinned one of the writers for his opinion and his response was "I'm thinking it over!" The longer version is [[url:http://www.jimramsburg.com/your-money-or-your-life-audio.html here]], although there are a few versions of the story floating about. The episodes are hilarious and well worth the listen.
5th Jul '16 11:52:41 AM Azreal
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* In one story from ''Comic/UsagiYojimbo'', a minor reoccurring character who loves money is given a choice to give up the money or take a beating. The entire scene is an homage to the Jack Benny routine.

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* In one story from ''Comic/UsagiYojimbo'', ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'', a minor reoccurring character who loves money is given a choice to give up the money or take a beating. The entire scene is an homage to the Jack Benny routine.
5th Jul '16 11:51:47 AM Azreal
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* In one story from ''Comic/UsagiYojimbo'', a minor reoccurring character who loves money is given a choice to give up the money or take a beating. The entire scene is an homage to the Jack Benny routine.
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21st Apr '16 2:56:40 AM aye_amber
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', "[[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041230 George's Decision]]":

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', "[[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041230 "[[http://i.imgur.com/dDXYcQ5.jpg George's Decision]]":Decision:]]"
21st Apr '16 2:52:45 AM aye_amber
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* [[EmoPhillips Emo Philips]] tells a story of offering to rescue a drowning woman if she will have sex with him. So she thinks it over..

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* [[EmoPhillips Emo Philips]] Creator/EmoPhillips tells a story of offering to rescue a drowning woman if she will have sex with him. So she thinks it over..
1st Dec '15 4:11:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'': In one episode, Jon said he'd no longer feed {{Garfield}} unless Garfield got along with Nermal. As Jon started to repeat his ultimatum, Garfield interrupted him to tell he was thinking over it.

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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'': ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': In one episode, Jon said he'd no longer feed {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} unless Garfield got along with Nermal. As Jon started to repeat his ultimatum, Garfield interrupted him to tell he was thinking over it.
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