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17th Nov '17 1:09:11 PM Shishkahuben
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** That example is unintentionally not lame, as people with diabetes sometimes have trouble getting blood to clot, and can bleed out from what would've been a minor wound, sort of like a hemophiliac.
10th Nov '17 10:03:29 AM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}'' features [[http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=128 this rather impressive case]]:
-->"If these ain't alkyhol, then why does they got X's on 'em?"
-->"Uh ... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Why, because this water is highly pornographic]]!"

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* ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}'' features [[http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=128 this rather impressive case]]:
-->"If these ain't alkyhol, then why does they got X's on 'em?"
-->"Uh ... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Why, because this water is highly pornographic]]!"

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10th Nov '17 10:00:05 AM eroock
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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog."

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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog."
"INeedToGoIronMyDog". See IHaveToWashMyHair when a lame excuse is used to avoid a date.
21st Aug '17 9:51:16 AM Wildstar93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': While Alex is putting the finishes on his Statue Of Liberty made of branches and vines, Melman [[StatingTheSimpleSolution asks why they can't ask Marty]] (who's busy making his own island shelter) [[StatingTheSimpleSolution if they could borrow some fire to light it up]]. Alex's response? "That's wildfire! We're not using wildfire on Lady Liberty!"
21st Jul '17 4:44:56 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': In "The Beep Test", Melanie attempts to get out of the beep test by claiming to have broken her foot and stealing a walking cast off a younger boy. Mrs. Goncha doesn't buy it because her foot wasn't broken two minutes ago and makes her give the cast back. During the test, Melanie realises that she has actually injured her foot by trying to jam it into the too small cast.
30th May '17 2:37:49 PM quasarsky
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* The premise of a Creator/FoilArmsAndHog sketch, How to be Late for Work”.

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* The premise of a Creator/FoilArmsAndHog sketch, How ''How to be Late for Work”.
Work''.
30th May '17 2:36:58 PM quasarsky
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* The premise of a Creator/FoilArmsAndHog sketch, How to be Late for Work”.
9th Apr '17 10:55:46 AM nombretomado
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* In the RoosterTeeth Short 'Catch', Matt tries to reverse the order they throw the ball in, because he's sick of baseballs being thrown at his head by Nathan. Joel insists they can't switch because the rotation of the earth doesn't allow for it.
* Also in a RoosterTeeth creation, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the character Caboose says, "I am allergic to things I do not want to do." The way he says it with complete seriousness might even suggest he believes it himself (his intelligence is certainly faulty enough for it to seem plausible to him).

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* In the RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth Short 'Catch', Matt tries to reverse the order they throw the ball in, because he's sick of baseballs being thrown at his head by Nathan. Joel insists they can't switch because the rotation of the earth doesn't allow for it.
* Also in a RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth creation, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the character Caboose says, "I am allergic to things I do not want to do." The way he says it with complete seriousness might even suggest he believes it himself (his intelligence is certainly faulty enough for it to seem plausible to him).
9th Feb '17 3:57:06 PM MarsJenkar
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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does; the main difference between the False Excuse and the classic Lame Excuse is that the latter is a (generally) understood euphemism that isn't to be taken literally.

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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does; the main difference between the False Excuse and the classic Lame Excuse is that the latter is a (generally) understood euphemism that isn't ''supposed'' to be taken literally.
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