Quotes / Sorting Algorithm of Mortality

In this episode, GAINAX tells us that Toji Suzuhara is three days from retirement, that he always carries a photo of the girl back home whom he's going to marry as soon as this is all over, and that he's the black guy. And then they sit back, smiling, and give us plenty of time to worry about the implications.
Shadowjack on episode 17 of Neon Genesis Evangelion

"Word of advice, if the will says you need to spend the night in a haunted house you better hope everybody else there are black guys and sluts."
Liz, 30 Rock

"Surviving a war story is actually pretty straightforward. The less poignant the death would be, the more likely a soldier is to survive. Only characters devoid of motives or attempts to humanize them in the downtime between battle scenes have any chance of making it until the end. Being sympathetic is a surefire way to die."