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23rd May '16 9:22:58 PM Willbyr
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* Near the end of {{Mahoromatic}}, it's quite clear that something calamitous is going to happen to the planet. However, most people just calmly go throughout their day, with one woman proclaiming happily she's getting the ingredients to cook her husband's favorite dinner.

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* Near the end of {{Mahoromatic}}, ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', it's quite clear that something calamitous is going to happen to the planet. However, most people just calmly go throughout their day, with one woman proclaiming happily she's getting the ingredients to cook her husband's favorite dinner.
13th May '16 10:42:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* During the [[TheYugoslavWars Siege of Sarajevo]], the Serbs would shell the city every night. It was under this backdrop of shelling that cellist Vedran Smailović would play Christmas songs in the middle of the town square ''while the city was being shelled around him!'' He said he did this to prove that, despite all evidence to the contrary, the spirit of humanity was still alive in that place. According to The Music/TransSiberianOrchestra, this act of bravery/craziness was the inspiration for their song Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.

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* During the [[TheYugoslavWars [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Siege of Sarajevo]], the Serbs would shell the city every night. It was under this backdrop of shelling that cellist Vedran Smailović would play Christmas songs in the middle of the town square ''while the city was being shelled around him!'' He said he did this to prove that, despite all evidence to the contrary, the spirit of humanity was still alive in that place. According to The Music/TransSiberianOrchestra, this act of bravery/craziness was the inspiration for their song Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.
1st May '16 1:33:02 PM aye_amber
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* "We dance to the sound of sirens, and we watch genocide to relax."({{Covenant}}, in "Theremin")

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* "We dance to the sound of sirens, and we watch genocide to relax."({{Covenant}}, in " (Music/{{Covenant}}, "Theremin")
30th Apr '16 12:53:18 PM Chris358
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* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'': Thomas Andrews, the ship's architect, and Captain John Smith. Andrews stands in the first class lounge, calmly watching the clock tick away, and Captain Smith remains at his post on the bridge.

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* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'': The ship's architect Thomas Andrews, the ship's architect, bandleader Wallace Hartley, and Captain Edward John Smith. Andrews stands in the first class lounge, calmly watching the clock tick away, Hartley and his band are playing a hymn, and Captain Smith remains at his post on the bridge.
29th Apr '16 8:14:40 PM Str8taim
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29th Apr '16 8:12:54 PM Str8taim
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* Controversy surrounded UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush when he chose to continue reading a children's book about a goat to a grade-school class after being informed that the 9/11 attacks occurred. Though a somewhat more generous interpretation is his not wanting to scare the kids, who would have plenty to worry about later; [[http://www.sptimes.com/2002/09/08/911/The_drama_in_Sarasota.shtml he was told during the event]] "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."
** At least one other source, had him be straight-out told, "Keep reading."
** Bush was also captured on film playing a guitar on a California Naval base the day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.
** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Bush overall faced accusations of being too disinterested in American affairs, having taken more vacations than any sitting president]].
26th Apr '16 12:20:04 AM aye_amber
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* In SaintsRowTheThird, the antagonist Killbane, upon being humiliated on live television, (Either by de-masking him or by defeating him) actually quotes the origin of the trope itself...

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* In SaintsRowTheThird, VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird, the antagonist Killbane, upon being humiliated on live television, (Either by de-masking him or by defeating him) actually quotes the origin of the trope itself...
8th Apr '16 3:48:57 PM morenohijazo
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* While roaming around Endercon in ''Videogame/MinecraftStoryMode'', you can find an oddly nonchalant [=NPC=] hopping on a slime block. Later, when the game's EldritchAbomination shows up and everyone begins to flee in terror, you can see the [=NPC=] continuing to hop amidst the chaos.

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* While roaming around Endercon in ''Videogame/MinecraftStoryMode'', you can find an oddly nonchalant [=NPC=] hopping on a slime block. Later, when the game's EldritchAbomination shows up and everyone begins to flee in terror, you can see the [=NPC=] continuing to hop amidst the chaos.chaos until he gets picked up by the monster's {{tractor beam}}.
20th Mar '16 9:03:31 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos's "Dance Stop" (from ''Music/VoxHumana'') is another song about the masses dancing while the atomic bombs fall.
-->Well, tell me please how love can be\\
With a kick/snare giving you a fantasy\\
(ďAINíT NO FUTURE FAR AS I CAN SEE!Ē)\\
If I could dance, I might agree
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