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JoieDeCombat
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07:49:14 AM Jul 25th 2014
Inspired by the disclaimer on one of the Real Life examples that admitted it was not actually an example of the trope, I trimmed several entries from that section that were just about regular old gross things in fridges. The trope description and laconic make it pretty clear that the trope is supposed to be about the untended fridge generating sentient life. Even expanding that definition to include other forms of hyperbole, there are still a lot of examples on the page that are just about normal spoiled food, or people keeping disturbing non-food perishables like specimens or body parts in their fridge.

I started to go through the various sections but I was going to end up removing more than I was comfortable with. Still, it really seems like some cleanup is in order; the trope isn't "spoiled food is gross."
Camacan
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09:03:35 PM Oct 21st 2010
Removed from Stargate SG-1: we need the name of the comic. And we should not use double star bullet points as a line break — probably better as a separate single star bullet point example.

  • A comic that I saw references this and takes it a step further:
Daniel (Looking at Anubis): See, Jack? I told you that one day your dirty laundry would evolve into a sentient life-form!
Jack (thinking): That's it. That salsa's going in the garbage tonight.

Camacan
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09:00:59 PM Oct 21st 2010
Probably not an example: no fridge.

  • Though it doesn't feature a fridge, SuperSizeMe shows some extreme food metamorphosis. Perhaps, more horrifying is how certain popular foods are unaffected when left in a jar for weeks.
JoieDeCombat
07:48:14 AM Jul 25th 2014
edited by 10.130.136.58
Oops, this was supposed to be a separate topic. Please disregard.
Camacan
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09:00:57 PM Oct 21st 2010
edited by Camacan
Probably not an example: not rotten, just robustly long-lasting artifical food.

  • In Avatar, when the scientists move to a remote shack that hasn't been used in a while, Trudy opens its refrigerator, peers in, and says "That stuff's nasty".
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