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Real Life examples of Hypocritical Humor:

I made this post, since the actual Hypocritical Humor page has none, although it does have a Troper Tales Page.

I think one good example would be Charles Bronson once saying that he hated cartoons (Looney Tunes specifically), because they contained too much violence.

Yeah... this from the same guy that starred in the Death Wish series.

Can we think of any other examples?
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Don't know anything specifically, but alot of stuff from the Fundies say the darndest Things should qualify along with Bill o' Reilly.
 
How about people in general, when they call someone else lazy or mediocre, when most of them are that?
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 4 captainbrass 2, Sun, 14th Aug '11 1:01:04 PM from the United Kingdom
Up to a point, a lot of humour is hypocritical, since it's often based on mocking people for weaknesses that the people telling the jokes probably share in some way.
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 5 Psyga 315, Sun, 14th Aug '11 3:54:46 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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 6 Pykrete, Sun, 14th Aug '11 4:09:54 PM from Viridian Forest
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That one had me facedesking pretty hard.

 7 Loni Jay, Tue, 16th Aug '11 12:05:49 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I recall an example from the staff of the anatomy labs. One of them told a group of girls that they shouldn't be in that side of the lab because she was hosing down the floor, and they could be splashed with dirty water - which is a biological hazard* , and hence a big no-no.

She then proceeded to illustrate this danger by pointing the hose at their feet, spraying them with water, and saying "See? See how dangerous that is?"
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From the trope page:

"Please do not attempt to add examples of people doing this unintentionally (nearly all Real Life examples would fall under that). This trope refers to deliberate uses of hypocrisy for humor's sake, at least by the writer. The same goes for Wicks and Pot Holes, so if you catch any, feel free to destroy them without pity."

This is essentially a writing trope. None of the examples in this thread would qualify unless they were employed as an author's tool. It's probably not too difficult to find some of them in works, however, particularly in political lampoons.

edited 21st Aug '11 8:15:46 PM by ForlornDreamer

Well how about this an excellent example indeed? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Qrt1k8qHo&feature=plcp

Sorry about my message looking botchy, I'm new at these markups things so...

edited 11th Oct '12 1:49:46 PM by SilverDollar

 15 Madrugada, Thu, 11th Oct '12 3:01:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Still not an example. As Dreamer said over a year ago, before this thread died of attrition, Hypocritical Humor is a writer's tool, a deliberate use of hypocrisy to make a joke.

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 16 Madrugada, Thu, 11th Oct '12 3:04:49 PM Relationship Status: In season
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This thread is horrible, it's nothing but calling people who say something you don't like Hypocrites. I don't know why anyone would post in it. And it's a complaining thread. I hate complaining threads. There's never anything interesting in them, just bitch bitch bitch.

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'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
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