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23rd May '17 11:29:31 AM crazysamaritan
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* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" implies this. The Ferengi agree to free a Vorta held captive on Deep Space Nine in exchange for Quark's mother. This [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] when one of the Ferengi accidentally shoots the Vorta prisoner dead, forcing them to reanimate the body with a neural stimulator [[OfCorpseHesAlive to fool the other Vorta into thinking he is still alive]]. At the end of the episode, the reanimated corpse is left on the abandoned space station where the botched exchange was to have taken place, repeatedly bumping its head against a wall, and thus presumably will keep doing so until the device's power runs out.
** In the "Q-Less" Q sends Bashir off to sleep near the beginning; Bashir is then absent for the entire episode and [[BrickJoke shows up at the end yawning and announcing that he feels like he's been asleep for days]].

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" implies this. The has Ferengi agree to free a Vorta held captive on Deep Space Nine in exchange for Quark's mother. This [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] when one of the Ferengi accidentally shoots the Vorta prisoner dead, forcing them to reanimate the body with a neural stimulator [[OfCorpseHesAlive to fool the other Vorta into thinking he is still alive]]. At the end of the episode, the reanimated corpse is left on the abandoned space station where the botched exchange was to have taken place, repeatedly bumping its head against a wall, and thus presumably will keep doing so until the device's power runs out.
** In the The episode "Q-Less" has Q sends sending Bashir off to sleep near the beginning; Bashir is then absent for the entire episode and [[BrickJoke shows up at the end yawning and announcing that he feels like he's been asleep for days]].
23rd May '17 11:10:05 AM crazysamaritan
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* During the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' arc where the protagonists were taken to a virtual world, [[AxCrazy Yami Marik]] is left on board the blimp, able to do what he likes. The only thing that's stopping him from getting into the room the protagonists are locked in is the door, which he can't open. It's implied that he spends the entire arc just wandering around the blimp, occasionally trying to get open the door and kill the heroes. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries The Abridged Series]], naturally, has a field day with this.
--> '''Yami Marik:''' 1111! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1112! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1113! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1114! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' THIS DOOR IS A BITCH!!!

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* During the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' arc where the protagonists were taken to a virtual world, [[AxCrazy Yami Marik]] is left on board the blimp, able to do what he likes. The only thing that's stopping him from getting into the room the protagonists are locked in is the door, which he can't open. It's implied that he spends the entire arc just wandering around the blimp, occasionally trying to get open the door and kill the heroes. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries The Abridged Series]], naturally, has a field day with this.
--> '''Yami Marik:''' 1111! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1112! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1113! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' 1114! '''*ACCESS DENIED*''' THIS DOOR IS A BITCH!!!
20th May '17 11:46:50 AM Silverblade2
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** A DeletedScene from ''Fire Walk With Me'' shows what happens next: [[spoiler: BOB lies down on the floor to fake an accident.]]
19th May '17 8:44:40 AM monarc
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* The myth of the [[FlyingDutchman Wandering Jew]]. While preaching, Jesus told His audience that some of them would live to see the Kingdom of God, which was a Jewish concept about the restoration of Isreal and the renewal of the covenant that Jesus redefined. Later, people started interpreting the saying as referring to Jesus' second coming and, since (most people agree) the second coming hasn't happened yet, someone from that audience was supposed to still be alive and wandering the earth.

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* The myth of the [[FlyingDutchman Wandering Jew]]. While preaching, Jesus told His audience that some of them would live to see the Kingdom of God, which was a Jewish concept about the restoration of Isreal Israel and the renewal of the covenant that Jesus redefined. Later, people started interpreting the saying as referring to Jesus' second coming and, since (most people agree) the second coming hasn't happened yet, someone from that audience was supposed to still be alive and wandering the earth.
19th May '17 8:43:07 AM monarc
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* A memorable commercial for Krazy Glue in the late 1970s showed a construction worker whose hat is stuck to a steel beam, glued by one single drop of the adhesive. Since the commercial was a 30 second commercial it didn't have time to resolve whether the worker was ever rescued from the beam.

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* A memorable commercial for Krazy Glue in the late 1970s showed a construction worker whose hat is stuck to a steel beam, beam and whose legs are dangling wildly, glued to the beam by one single drop of the adhesive. Since the commercial was a 30 second commercial it didn't have time to resolve whether the worker was ever rescued from the beam.
18th May '17 9:42:13 AM monarc
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* A memorable commercial for Krazy Glue in the late 1970s showed a construction worker whose hat is stuck to a steel beam, glued by one single drop of the adhesive. Since the commercial was a 30 second commercial it didn't have time to resolve whether the worker was ever rescued from the beam.
17th May '17 8:18:28 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/FantasticMrFox'' the animals are hiding out underground while the farmers guard their main escape route, and find it's actually quite comfortable. They decide to stay. "The farmers sat around the hole, watching. As far as I know, they are still sitting there." The film adaptation [[AdaptationExpansion expands on this]]. [[spoiler:In that one, the farmers do get fed up and realize that the animals can still steal food, so they flood the tunnels. After some more battles, the animals wind up in a very similar situation, this time with a supermarket instead of the farms]]. Mr. Fox acknowledges that maybe this status quo will eventually be shattered as well, but here and now they have won and will survive.

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* In ''Literature/FantasticMrFox'' the animals are hiding out underground while the farmers guard their main escape route, and find it's actually quite comfortable. They decide to stay. "The farmers sat around the hole, watching. As far as I know, they are still sitting there." The film adaptation [[AdaptationExpansion expands on this]]. [[spoiler:In that one, the farmers do get fed up and realize that the animals can still steal food, so they flood the tunnels. After some more battles, the animals wind up in a very similar situation, this time with a supermarket instead of the farms]]. Mr. Fox acknowledges that maybe this status quo will eventually be shattered as well, but here and now they have won and will survive."
21st Apr '17 3:00:08 PM MetaFour
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** Subverted in the last minute of season 4's "Whacking Day" when Bart gets let back in school after being expelled by pulling a prank on Superintendent Chalmer's inspection. He says he will be reunited with the rest of the students he locked in the basement for Chalmer's inspection with the lie of mountain bikes. Skinner realizes this and desperately drives alongside Willy to the school where the four bullies have been eating rations and talking for the few ''days'' of being locked up.

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** Subverted in At the last minute beginning of season 4's [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E20WhackingDay "Whacking Day" when Day"]], Principal Skinner punishes Bart gets let back in school after being expelled by pulling and a prank on Superintendent Chalmer's inspection. He says he will be reunited with the rest of the few other students he by luring them into the bomb shelter (by promising mountain bikes) then locking them in. Bart escapes, but not the others. At the end of the episode, several days later, Principal Skinner invites Bart back into the school... and suddenly realizes those other students are ''still'' locked in the basement for Chalmer's inspection with the lie of mountain bikes. Skinner realizes this and desperately drives alongside Willy to the school where the four bullies have been eating rations and talking for the few ''days'' of being locked up.bomb shelter.
17th Apr '17 5:07:11 PM nombretomado
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** In a StephenBaxter story there's still a lander abandoned on the Moon in the year ''171,257''. It's a historical monument of sorts.

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** In a StephenBaxter Creator/StephenBaxter story there's still a lander abandoned on the Moon in the year ''171,257''. It's a historical monument of sorts.
14th Apr '17 4:56:14 PM Loyal2NES
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* In ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/it-ends-in-triumph Kratos and King Leonidas]] get into a battle of [[GayBravado Gay Chicken.]] Thing is, they're both Spartans, and they [[SeriousBusiness play for keeps.]] Sure enough, ''neither'' character is seen again except with ''each other.'' They're still staring angrily at one another while the game of chicken has long since graduated past kissing and well into bickering like a married couple over things like what kind of tea lights to buy. The author eventually admits that she has to retire the gag just so she can get back to using Kratos in regular comics again.
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