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Eskay64
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10:50:14 AM Feb 13th 2014
Is it possible that a Type 2 of this trope where it goes right back to the more serious examples (as in, "Arson, jaywalking, and murder")? Or would that be a separate-but-related trope?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
01:53:27 AM Feb 14th 2014
It would be a separate the trope, if it's a trope at all.
tropeicalparadise
topic
06:36:51 AM Dec 18th 2012
Is Rule of Three needed for this trope? I see this trope sometimes with more than three.
Telcontar
moderator
07:22:59 AM Dec 18th 2012
It isn't; although three is common and using less doesn't work, you can have a really Long List preceeding it as well.
tropeicalparadise
01:16:54 PM Dec 18th 2012
Thank you!
Stratadrake
topic
05:39:03 PM Jan 21st 2012
Saw this image on Wikipedia, and immediately thought of this trope. :)
Soupdragon
01:23:59 AM Mar 20th 2012
No, that only would have count if Durians lead to an even bigger fine.
Stoogebie
topic
09:30:49 PM Oct 21st 2011
Would a character's messy room "littered with junk food, dirty clothes, and a box of cereal" count?
CrypticMirror
08:59:47 AM Oct 22nd 2011
I doubt it, it's just a regular piece of clutter you'd expect to find in a teenager's room.
Stoogebie
04:39:37 PM Oct 27th 2011
MrDeath
08:28:34 AM Oct 28th 2011
Not really. There isn't one particular thing in there that's particularly unrelated to either of the others. Dirty clothes can fit with the junk food (in that junk food is seen as 'bad') food, while the cereal also fits with junk food (both food). There isn't nearly enough of a contrast from one of those entries to make it that trope.
invinible
topic
08:06:06 PM Sep 23rd 2011
edited by invinible
There are people whom think that this comic: http: //th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/264/3/2/flutterbitch_by_niban_destikim-d4ah3lo. jpg in its entirety would be a better first picture indication of this trope than what is here.
MadMan400096
topic
10:02:31 AM Jul 7th 2011
edited by MadMan400096
Why can't people redirect to the old Bus Full Of Nuns names? It's odd to not see an old name redirect to the new one.
GirlwithAPlot
topic
11:51:07 AM Apr 15th 2011
edited by GirlwithAPlot
Personally, I think the one reference made to The Bible sounded a little insulting. 'Being a busybody is on par with killing people.' That's not really what the quote was saying; the verse was just listing off some sins to avoid, since the belief is that sins in general are a bad thing - that verse wasn't intending to verify one sin's being worse than the other. Can someone edit that example so it doesn't sound like it was added in there by a Hollywood Atheist?
aaeyero
01:13:38 PM May 11th 2011
So anyone who describes religion in a trope in a way you don't like is a Holywood Atheist? That's kind of insulting.

Anyways, I think all the real life/mythology/other examples should be removed for being completely unrelated to the trope.
ryanasaurus0077
topic
01:17:02 PM Mar 15th 2011
edited by ryanasaurus0077
Am I the only one who sees the recent earthquake in Japan as eerily reminiscient of the Rugrats entry listed? "Mountains crumbled"—yeah, earthquakes can do that. "Rivers overflowed"—a sure sign of a flood, if not of a tsunami. "All the TV shows were cancelled"—yes, I definitely see a retroactive allegory to the state of anime in Japan, what with most broadcasts soon after the earthquake being put on hold for the time being for various reasons, including violent content, content reminiscient of the disaster, and news coverage.
65.93.178.236
topic
07:50:17 AM Jan 29th 2011
I think that there are two quite different kinds of things merged here. In one, the weak ending is comedic because it is seen to be weak. In the other, the ending is apparently not being seen to be weak by the speaker; the comedy is the assertion that the third thing is more serious than the others. — flaps
arisboch
topic
12:12:16 PM Jan 23rd 2011
From which comic (title/issue) is the Lobo's List of transgressions taken from?
Duneflower
topic
09:16:12 PM Jan 1st 2011
Am I the only one here who thinks this is somehow closely related to Rule of Funny?
Eamil
03:20:30 AM Jan 9th 2011
I'm not sure where you're going with that question. (<_<)
99.238.41.159
topic
06:47:47 PM Nov 18th 2010
Does this even count as a trope in itself and not just comedic anticlimax?
Sines
topic
03:25:53 PM Oct 28th 2010
Is there a good version of this? It's not uncommon for aces or heroes with good publicity to get a similar kind of treatment. For example, a hero might be described as such...

"He vanquished the tyrant, saved the world, and has a really good smile!"

Basically, any series of heroic deeds followed by a minor accomplishment.
ading
01:21:06 PM Mar 5th 2011
Why would we have a good version if we don't have a bad version?
Webby
05:04:18 PM Sep 7th 2011
Thus sayeth Laconic Wiki: "The last thing in a list of bad things isn't all bad. "
MightyJAK
topic
07:27:48 AM May 3rd 2010
The link for that "Hell's Most Wanted" poster (under the Real Life heading) is 404'ed:

Anyone got an alternate link?
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