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* One of the empty chest messages added to the English-language localization of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsFromZeroAndTrailsToAzure The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero]]'' reads "An unassuming-looking, middle-aged scholar who turns out to be evil? In MY Trails game?! ...It's more likely than you think." (A ShoutOut to the "Pornography? On ''my'' computer?" ad seen on this page.)
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* Sensationalist headlines claiming we are in danger from "poop bacteria" found in beards or Starbucks coffee. Said bacteria are fecal coliforms which really can be found, well, just about anywhere...

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* Sensationalist headlines claiming we are in danger from "poop bacteria" found in beards or Starbucks coffee. Said bacteria are fecal coliforms which really can be found, well, just about anywhere...anywhere. [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/04/no-your-beard-isnt-full-of-poop-probably/ As a Washington Post article put it]]:


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* Bill Watterson, creator of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', has a very low opinion of television. In one strip a TV news promo takes this trope UpToEleven, and Calvin's father opts to read the newspaper instead.

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* Bill Watterson, creator of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', has a very low opinion of television. In one strip a TV news promo takes this trope UpToEleven, has this, and Calvin's father opts to read the newspaper instead.


See also YouMayPanicNow. The equal and opposite reaction to RippedFromTheHeadlines. Usually involves several {{Commercial Break Cliffhanger}}s that promise the answer is coming up next! Might lead to CryingWolf. This trope may be invoked and PlayedForLaughs as part of a ClickbaitGag.

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See also YouMayPanicNow.MediaScaremongering. The equal and opposite reaction to RippedFromTheHeadlines. Usually involves several {{Commercial Break Cliffhanger}}s that promise the answer is coming up next! Might lead to CryingWolf. This trope may be invoked and PlayedForLaughs as part of a ClickbaitGag.


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* An episode of ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' dealt with the ridiculous question of whether or not your intestinal gas could cause the toilet to explode. Lester the Rat spends the entire segment holding it and waiting to see if it's safe for him to use the restroom. [[WhatAnIdiot Apparently all the times throughout his life that he used the toilet without an explosion weren't proof enough for him.]]

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* An episode of ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' dealt with the ridiculous question of whether or not your intestinal gas could cause the toilet to explode. Lester the Rat spends the entire segment holding it and waiting to see if it's safe for him to use the restroom. [[WhatAnIdiot Apparently all the times throughout his life that he used the toilet without an explosion weren't proof enough for him.]]


* The "X? In ''my'' Y?" [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-in-my-y meme]] started from [[PoesLaw the pictured ad]] that took this approach to porn.

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* The "X? In ''my'' Y?" [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-in-my-y meme]] started from [[PoesLaw the ad pictured ad]] in this very page]] that took this approach to porn.


* The "X? In ''my'' Y?" [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-in-my-y meme]] started from an ad that took this approach to porn.

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* The "X? In ''my'' Y?" [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-in-my-y meme]] started from an ad [[PoesLaw the pictured ad]] that took this approach to porn.


[[caption-width-right:346:[-Great, next you'll be telling me there's an ''invisible bomb'' in my hard drive-].]]

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[[caption-width-right:346:[-Great, next you'll be telling me there's an ''invisible bomb'' ''[[VideoGame/SuzukiBakuhatsu invisible bomb]]'' in my hard drive-].]]

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* ''Film/RiotOnSunsetStrip'': "Our story starts on the campus of an ordinary high school. It could be in your town or mine. With ordinary kids like yours or mine."
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* One ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book, ''Cabin Fever'', had a flashback of Greg (doing a good deed for a Boy Scout merit badge) and Rodrick giving an elderly woman a lift to the supermarket; what they hadn't known was that they'd opened a new supermarket right next to Leisure Towers, and when they went back to retrieve the woman, she blew them off. Cut to Greg, Rodrick, and their mom watching TV -- "Teens are kidnapping residents of Leisure Towers! Could ''your'' grandmother be next?"


->''"Let's cut to the commercial break like a news show. (''ominous voice'') Something in your house may kill you. Find out what--after the break."''

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->''"Let's cut to the commercial break like a news show. (''ominous voice'') ''(ominous voice)'' Something in your house may kill you. Find out what--after the break."''

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* ''Series/CSICyber'' has "It could happen to you" as a tag line, "it" in this case being HollywoodHacking.

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* [[Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal Zack Weinersmith's]] advice to science journalists: If your article ("Will the world end in 6 months?" "Is a universal cure around the corner?" "Was Darwin wrong?") can be summarized as "No", don't write it.

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