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20th Sep '16 4:53:56 PM StongRadd
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*** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/fire-consumes-big-happy-farm-where-families-send-s,20641/ "Fire Consumes Big Happy Farm Where Families Send Sick Dogs To Run Free And Play"]].

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*** Deconstructed in [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/fire-consumes-big-happy-farm-where-families-send-s,20641/ "Fire Consumes Big Happy Farm Where Families Send Sick Dogs To Run Free And Play"]].
19th Sep '16 9:31:36 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* An underground city in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has little food and and water and are unable to reliably care for more then 50 people. Every time the population reaches more than 50 people, they draw straws to see who gets "the blessing of the gods" meaning they get sent up to the surface, which is crawling with HumongousMecha that are charged to kill ''anyone'' on the surface. Tragedy ensues when a pregnant woman gives birth to triplets, bringing the population to 52. The family with triplets doesn't "win," but two {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s (Gimmy and Darry) do, specifically because they ''were'' orphans and therefore had no family to grieve for them. An older but sharp boy (Rossiu) then learns the truth and decides to go with them: to help care for the orphans and to help maintain the {{Masquerade}} by removing himself and the possibility of uncomfortable questions. The dark nature of the trope is subverted in this case, as the whole episode occurs while Simon and Kamina's group were in their city; the trio end up going with them, becoming significant characters as the series progresses.

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* An underground city in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has little food and and water and are unable to reliably care for more then 50 people. Every time the population reaches more than 50 people, they draw straws to see who gets "the blessing of the gods" meaning they get sent up to the surface, which is crawling with HumongousMecha that are charged to kill ''anyone'' on the surface. Tragedy ensues when a pregnant woman gives birth to triplets, bringing the population to 52. The family with triplets doesn't "win," but two {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s (Gimmy and Darry) do, specifically because they ''were'' orphans and therefore had no family to grieve for them. An older but sharp boy (Rossiu) then learns the truth and decides to go with them: to help care for the orphans and to help maintain the {{Masquerade}} by removing himself and the possibility of uncomfortable questions. The dark nature of the trope is subverted in this case, as the whole episode occurs while Simon and Kamina's group were in their city; the trio end up going with them, becoming significant characters as the series progresses. However, it does add further tragedy, since Rossiu is placed in an extremely similar situation post-TimeSkip
29th Aug '16 4:59:20 PM MFLuder
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* The pet version is subverted in a ''Series/ModernFamily'' episode when Jay, Gloria, and Manny are annoyed by their neighbor's dog's constant barking. One day the dog disappears and the owner accuses them of killing him. Jay suspiciously confronts Gloria, who tells him she took the dog to a farm and "He's in a better place." Jay calls these phrases out as euphemisms for killing the dog, but it turns out Gloria's telling the literal truth: she sent the dog to live on her hairdresser's brother's farm.
31st Jul '16 1:35:16 PM nombretomado
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* According to the comics podcast ''Podcast/HouseToAstonish'', DCComics have sent WildstormComics to live on a farm. It's very happy there, but Wildstorm fans can't visit because it's too far away.

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* According to the comics podcast ''Podcast/HouseToAstonish'', DCComics Creator/DCComics have sent WildstormComics to live on a farm. It's very happy there, but Wildstorm fans can't visit because it's too far away.
31st Jul '16 8:06:33 AM Discar
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->'''Yinsen (translating):''' He wants you to build the missile... *original speaker* ...the Jericho missile... *original speaker* ...and when you're finished, they will set you free.\\
'''Tony Stark:''' ''[ironically shakes terrorist's hand]'' No, they won't.\\

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->'''Yinsen (translating):''' He wants you to build the missile... *original speaker* ...''[terrorist says something]'' ...the Jericho missile... *original speaker* ...''[terrorist says something]'' ...and when you're finished, they will set you free.\\
'''Tony Stark:''' ''[ironically shakes ''[shakes terrorist's hand]'' No, they won't.\\
30th Jul '16 6:00:15 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry once wrote about how his daughter Sophie took in a bug from the porch which she named "Melvin". Melvin of course quickly died and he and his wife, instead of explaining this to her, kept replacing it with a new "Melvin" from the porch (there were a lot of those kinds of bugs apparently). The same column detailed his attempts to buy a pet fish for Sophie which he said had to "look like other fish in case - God forbid - we have to Melvinize it".

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry once wrote about how his daughter Sophie took in a bug from the porch which she named "Melvin". Melvin of course quickly died and he and his wife, instead of explaining this to her, kept replacing it with a new "Melvin" from the porch (there were a lot of those kinds of bugs apparently). The same column detailed his attempts to buy a pet fish for Sophie which he said had to "look like other fish in case - God forbid - we have to Melvinize it".
24th Jul '16 8:59:36 AM Pichu-kun
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-->'''Julien''': This (1% disapproval) is literally the worst thing of all time that has happened to me ever!

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-->'''Julien''': This (1% disapproval) [1% disapproval] is literally the worst thing of all time that has happened to me ever!


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' episode "And Then She Was Gone", Ginger writes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFgswwugEDs a poem]] about a girl who was heavily implied to be DrivenToSuicide. To quote the poem: "Some say she wished too hard, some say she wished too long, but we awoke one autumn day to find... she was gone".
29th Jun '16 12:45:50 PM GMantis
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** Of course, there were also people who were genuinely sentenced to ten years in the gulags in Siberia, but given the extreme conditions, for most of them it was but a death sentence in slow motion.
28th Jun '16 1:43:55 PM lightningfury
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Andy: "Dad took them out for a swim. Said they needed the exercise. They never came back. And then one day neither did he...Sure miss those kittens though."

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Andy: "Dad --> '''Andy:''' Dad took them out for a swim. Said they needed the exercise. They never came back. And then one day neither did he...Sure miss those kittens though."
28th Jun '16 1:42:10 PM lightningfury
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* In ''VideoGame/{{The Secret World}}'', Andy Gardener relates the tale of the kittens.
Andy: "Dad took them out for a swim. Said they needed the exercise. They never came back. And then one day neither did he...Sure miss those kittens though."
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