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Quotes: Dead Horse Trope
If there's one thing TV executives like doing it's raping a dead horse.
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The entire crime-writing fraternity yesterday bade a tearful farewell to the last "locked room" mystery at a large banquet held in it's honor. . . . DCI Chymes then gave a glowing eulogy before being interrupted by the shocking news that the 'locked room' concept had been 'murdered' - and in a locked room.

Right, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Or maybe, what doesn't kill you is just killing you slowly. I first read that line on the internet ten years ago. The rebuttal to the cliché is, itself, now a cliché. That's how cliché it is!

"Zombie Apocalypse was old hat. Now it's a dusty, torn-up section of brim that came off an old hat because the rest of the old hat was eaten by a Stegosaurus."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Zero Punctuation review of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

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