three or more things, apparently the rule is to not
finish strong: list some strong examples followed by a very weak example.
It is most often used for comedy, but can also be used for character development. It is frequently used in a List of Transgressions
See also: Arson Murder And Life Saving
, Felony Misdemeanor
, Good News, Bad News
, Odd Name Out
, The Triple
. Compare Poke the Poodle
, All Crimes Are Equal
, Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life
, when the minor crime carries significant consequences.
The inverse is Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick
, where a list of seemingly mundane things ends with something much darker.