History Main / MiseryPoker

10th Oct '17 8:17:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Some experts on communication between the sexes believe that this is a cause of tension in couples. Generally speaking, men tend to cheer people up by suggesting concrete solutions, while women tend to cheer people up by [[YouAreNotAlone creating a sense of solidarity by pointing out that they have a similar problem]]. To men, this approach comes across as a challenge to a game of misery poker, which causes friction if they were looking for advice and get what looks to them like unsympathetic oneupsmanship.

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* Some experts on communication between the sexes believe that this is a cause of tension in couples. Generally speaking, men tend to cheer people up by suggesting concrete solutions, while women tend to cheer people up by [[YouAreNotAlone creating a sense of solidarity by pointing out that they have a similar problem]]. To men, this approach comes across as a challenge to a game of misery poker, which causes friction if they were looking for advice and get what looks to them like unsympathetic oneupsmanship. To women, the 'male' approach may come off as the "suck it up and get over it" part of this trope.
16th Sep '17 10:21:54 PM pvsage
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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "As You Were", Riley finds Buffy working at a BurgerFool and promises to swap stories if they get a chance and see whose were more exiting/dangerous/crazy etc.
-->'''Buffy:''' Did you die?\\
'''Riley:''' No.\\
'''Buffy:''' I'm gonna win.
18th Jun '17 4:04:13 PM TheCuza
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* From ''Series/{{House}}'':

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* From ''Series/{{House}}'':''Series/{{House}}'': House, who suffers from chronic pain, argues with a patient who [[FeelNoPain can't feel pain]] about who has it worse.



'''House:''' See? How juvenile was that? [[FeelNoPain You can't feel pain.]] Nothing left but pleasure. Why don't you tell me how wonderful that is?\\

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'''House:''' See? How juvenile was that? [[FeelNoPain You can't feel pain.]] pain. Nothing left but pleasure. Why don't you tell me how wonderful that is?\\



* The ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Andrea Doria." The owners of a desirable apartment have decided to rent it to someone who survived the sinking of the SS ''Andrea Doria'', because of his sad past -- until [[TheChewToy George]] comes along and entertains the panel with a [[CallBack recap of all the banally depressing or humiliating things that have happened to him since the show began]], from being ChainedToABed and robbed to having a woman see his penis post-cold-water-shrinkage.
-->'''George:''' ''[speaking to an obviously deeply moved panel]'' In closing, these stories have not been embellished, because they need no embellishment. They are simply, horrifyingly, the story of my life as a [[LoserProtagonist short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man]]. Thank you. ''[He goes to leave, then turns around.]'' Oh -- [[SkewedPriorities and my fiancee died from licking toxic envelopes that I picked out.]] ''[The panel bursts into tears.]'' Thanks again. ''[Exit.]''

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* The ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Andrea Doria." The owners of George finds a desirable great apartment have decided for himself, but the owners decide to rent it to someone an old man who survived the sinking of the SS ''Andrea Doria'', Doria'' instead, because of his sad past -- until past. George realizes that if it's misery they want, [[TheChewToy George]] comes along and he's got more of it than anyone else]], so he entertains the panel with a [[CallBack recap of all the banally depressing or humiliating things that have happened to him since the show began]], from being ChainedToABed and robbed to having a woman see his penis post-cold-water-shrinkage.
-->'''George:''' ''[speaking to an obviously deeply moved panel]'' In closing, these stories have not been embellished, because they need no embellishment. They are simply, horrifyingly, the story of my life as a [[LoserProtagonist short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man]]. Thank you. ''[He goes to leave, then turns around.]'' Oh -- [[SkewedPriorities and my fiancee died from licking toxic envelopes that I envelopes... that]] ''[[SkewedPriorities I]]'' [[SkewedPriorities picked out.]] out]]. ''[The panel bursts into tears.]'' tears]'' Thanks again. ''[Exit.]''''[Exit]''
** In the end, despite clearly winning the game of misery poker, [[spoiler:he loses the apartment to someone else who simply bribed the owners with cash to get it]].
18th Jun '17 3:45:50 PM TheCuza
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'''Woman:''' ''[plays card]'' ''I'' can't have an orgasm unless I'm on ''CRACK!''

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'''Woman:''' ''[plays card]'' ''I'' can't have an orgasm unless I'm on ''CRACK!''''CRACK!''\\
18th Jun '17 3:45:37 PM TheCuza
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* Invoked in Richard Jeni's Card Table Dating routine - on a first date, the two people write down their problems on cards and then take turns playing one card at a time and showing their issues.
-->'''Man:''' I'm neurotic - I need to see other people.
-->'''Woman:''' I'm schizophrenic - I AM OTHER PEOPLE!

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* Invoked in Richard Jeni's Card Table Dating routine - on a first date, the two people write down their problems on cards and then take turns playing one card at a time and showing their issues.
issues. Though this quickly becomes less Misery Poker and more Insanity Poker.
-->'''Man:''' ''[plays card]'' I can't have an orgasm unless I'm neurotic - on top.\\
'''Woman:''' ''[plays card]'' ''I'' can't have an orgasm unless I'm on ''CRACK!''
'''Man:''' ''[plays card]'' I'm neurotic.
I need to see other people.
-->'''Woman:'''
people.\\
'''Woman:''' ''[plays card]''
I'm schizophrenic - schizophrenic. I AM ''AM'' OTHER PEOPLE!
13th Jun '17 1:01:19 PM Ccook1956
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* "Four Yourshiremen," which was first performed in Great Britain TV on ''At Last The 1948 Show,'' detailed four upper class gentlemen trying to out-brag one another over how difficult and poverty stricken they were as children. It would be repurposed by MontyPythonsFlyingCircus for their ''Drury Lane'' and ''City Center'' live albums. The text can be [[http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/finalripoff.htm#FourYork found here.]]
13th Jun '17 1:00:31 PM Ccook1956
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* "Four Yourshiremen," which was first performed in Great Britain TV on ''At Last The 1948 Show,'' detailed four upper class genetlemen trying to out-brag one another over how difficult and poverty stricken they were as children. It would be repurposed by MontyPythonsFlyingCircus for their ''Drury Lane'' and ''City Center'' live albums. The text can be [[http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/finalripoff.htm#FourYork found here.]]

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* "Four Yourshiremen," which was first performed in Great Britain TV on ''At Last The 1948 Show,'' detailed four upper class genetlemen gentlemen trying to out-brag one another over how difficult and poverty stricken they were as children. It would be repurposed by MontyPythonsFlyingCircus for their ''Drury Lane'' and ''City Center'' live albums. The text can be [[http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/finalripoff.htm#FourYork found here.]]
13th Jun '17 12:59:13 PM Ccook1956
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* "Four Yourshiremen," which was first performed in Great Britain TV on ''At Last The 1948 Show,'' detailed four upper class genetlemen trying to out-brag one another over how difficult and poverty stricken they were as children. It would be repurposed by MontyPythonsFlyingCircus for their ''Drury Lane'' and ''City Center'' live albums. The text can be [[http://www.ibras.dk/montypython/finalripoff.htm#FourYork found here.]]
29th May '17 11:16:04 AM Jeduthun
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Compare WhenIWasYourAge and AngstDissonance. Contrast IfYouThoughtThatWasBad. See also AppealToWorseProblems.

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Compare WhenIWasYourAge and AngstDissonance. Contrast IfYouThoughtThatWasBad. See also AppealToWorseProblems. SisterTrope to OuthumblingEachOther.
21st May '17 4:45:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WeissKreuz,'' after Tomoe Sakura has one of her kidneys stolen by a MadScientist and becomes the subject of a great deal of prying media attention, she laments what's happened to her and that the surgery has left her unable to run track like she could before. Aya, whose [[IllGirl little sister]] and only living family has been in a coma for two years and shows no signs of ever waking, delivers a verbal slap to Sakura in which he roughly points out to her that at least she's still alive and conscious and capable of moving under her own power.

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* In ''WeissKreuz,'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', after Tomoe Sakura has one of her kidneys stolen by a MadScientist and becomes the subject of a great deal of prying media attention, she laments what's happened to her and that the surgery has left her unable to run track like she could before. Aya, whose [[IllGirl little sister]] and only living family has been in a coma for two years and shows no signs of ever waking, delivers a verbal slap to Sakura in which he roughly points out to her that at least she's still alive and conscious and capable of moving under her own power.
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