swing your girlie all around.
We'll be dancing on the cinders
as the town is burning down."
- While he's relatively restrained about it, the title character of Dr. Strangelove seems quite pleased to have the opportunity to put his survival plans into action. General Turgidson also sees the bright side of having a harem of women with whom to start repopulating the world.
- In Metropolis, as the city is on the verge of complete destruction, a group of young upper class twits, emerging from a brothel, are delighted that something is happening.
Let's all watch the world go to the devil!
- The cover of the KISS album Destroyer consists of the band members doing this during a nuclear explosion.
- Everyone who hears the LMFAO song "Party Rock Anthem" (unwillingly) dances with apocalyptic abandon.
- The lyrics of Miracle Of Sound's Filk Song for Saints Row IV, Higher Tonight!, allude to this.
And when the world is comin' down around me... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'... I'm just gonna keep on dancin'!
- The Doomguard faction in the Dungeons&Dragons setting Planescape has this as their ideal. The end of everything can not be prevented, and is therefore desirable. Some members might regret the suffering of the people that have died, but everything that is completely destroyed really makes their day.
- In Left 4 Dead and the sequel, we get Francis, who views the zombie apocalypse as "one big barfight" and holds open disdain for everything except vests, and Ellis, who is clearly having a very good time stealing stock cars, running around on roller coasters, and setting off the Midnight Riders pyrotechnics.
- The player themselves in the Dead Rising franchise which encourages you to play dress-up and revel in amusing deaths of zombies. Several "psychos" also fit the bill.
- In the Chaos ending of Shin Megami Tensei IV, Flynn and Lucifer stare at the burning Eastern Kingdom of Mikado; with the Archangels dead and the rest of the Law faction rendered ineffectual, God's attempt to seal Tokyo has failed and demons and survivors will flock out of their cage into the restored world, resulting in a savage world where only the strongest will survive. Given Flynn's status as a Heroic Mime, it's a bit hard to see whether he considers the situation this trope or While Rome Burns.
- This guy from a Medium Large strip.