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** In the Festivus episode, Kramer brings home some leftover stock from the bagel shop. It's only after Jerry and George have tied in that he mentions that the homeless got first pick and these were the ones they wouldn't take, [[NauseaFuel after running their hands all over them.]]

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** Another episode featured this exchange:
--->'''Penny:''' Today I drove to Van Nuys for an audition I thought was going to be for a cat food commercial. Turned out to be porn.\\
'''Sheldon:''' Did you get the part?\\
'''Penny:''' I didn't do the audition!\\
'''Sheldon:''' Given the state of your career, can you really afford to be picky?


* When the New Zealand based dog food manufacturer Mighty Mix [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4664884.stm tried to donate Raw Dry Nourish]] (a ration pack that was ''not'' dog food) to Kenya, the Kenyans angrily refused. Even though she explained it wasn't dog food and it was created for exactly this situation (Kenya had declared the situation a national disaster) ''and'' that the CEO ate the mixture, they still refused.

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* When the New Zealand based Zealand-based dog food manufacturer Mighty Mix [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4664884.stm tried to donate Raw Dry Nourish]] (a ration pack that was ''not'' dog food) to Kenya, the Kenyans angrily refused. Even though she explained it wasn't dog food and it was created for exactly this situation (Kenya had declared the situation a national disaster) ''and'' that the CEO ate the mixture, they still refused.

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Inverse of TooDesperateToBePicky.

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/ZorroTheGayBlade'' when Bunny Wigglesworth tells a crowd of peasants, "Remember my friends, there is no shame in being poor, only in dressing poorly!"


* [[Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow Phil Harris]]' "The Thing" (the song that provides the current page quote follows the life-long HumiliationConga of a man that finds a thing (which is never described) on the beach and everybody who sees it gets outraged that he has it (even Saint Peter himself gets angry, ''sending the poor man to Hell just for owning it''). Sure enough, he tries to give it away to a poor man (after trying to pawn it off ended with the shop keeper kicking him out and threatening to call the cops) and the poor man decides to run away when he sees it.

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* [[Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow Phil Harris]]' "The Thing" (the song that provides the current page quote quote) follows the life-long HumiliationConga of a man that finds a thing (which is never described) on the beach and everybody who sees it gets outraged that he has it (even Saint Peter himself gets angry, ''sending the poor man to Hell just for owning it''). Sure enough, he tries to give it away to a poor man (after trying to pawn it off ended with the shop keeper kicking him out and threatening to call the cops) and the poor man decides to run away when he sees it.

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* [[Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow Phil Harris]]' "The Thing" (the song that provides the current page quote follows the life-long HumiliationConga of a man that finds a thing (which is never described) on the beach and everybody who sees it gets outraged that he has it (even Saint Peter himself gets angry, ''sending the poor man to Hell just for owning it''). Sure enough, he tries to give it away to a poor man (after trying to pawn it off ended with the shop keeper kicking him out and threatening to call the cops) and the poor man decides to run away when he sees it.


* Military rations are called MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat, often joked to be "three lies for the price of one"). According to some the letters stand for [[FunWithAcronyms Meals Rejected by Ethiopians]] and countless other variations. The seriousness varies immensely by era, country and specific item.

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* Military rations are called MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat, often joked to be "three lies for the price of one").one": it's not a meal, it's not ready, and you definitely can't eat it). According to some the letters stand for [[FunWithAcronyms Meals Rejected by Ethiopians]] and countless other variations. The seriousness varies immensely by era, country and specific item.

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* ''{{Discworld/Mort}}'': On seeing the suit Mort is wearing in hopes of getting a job (from a shop famed for budget clothing), Death has this to say: [[AC:It certainly adds a new terror to poverty.]]

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* A photo of a supermarket shelf stripped bare of everything except vegan food [[https://twitter.com/MattOswaltVA/status/903834627768324096 went viral]] in the wake of the massive flooding in Houston caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.


* The Goodwill thrift store chain offloads the junk, broken items, and other crap they won't even sell in their thrift stores in "outlets" where the brave or crazy can buy it by the pound. One of these outlets (the one on 6th Street South in {{Seattle}}) was one of the shops {{Music/Macklemore}} used in his "Thrift Store" video.

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* The Goodwill thrift store chain offloads the junk, broken items, and other crap they won't even sell in their thrift stores in "outlets" where the brave or crazy can buy it by the pound. One of these outlets (the one on 6th Street South in {{Seattle}}) UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}) was one of the shops {{Music/Macklemore}} used in his "Thrift Store" video.

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** And in a nested example of this, even these will no longer accept bulky old-model televisions because they simply ''won't sell'' and it costs too much for them to recycle or dispose of them.

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* Creator/DaveBarry [[http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1986/07/06/page/139/article/dave-barry describes]] the rapid obsolescence of consumer electronics:
-->So as your consumer electronics adviser, I am advising you to donate your current VCR to a grate resident, who will laugh sardonically and hurl it into a dumpster.
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* Military rations are called MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat, often joked to be "three lies for the price of one"). According to some the letters stand for [[FunWithAcronyms Meals Rejected by Ethiopians]].

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* Military rations are called MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat, often joked to be "three lies for the price of one"). According to some the letters stand for [[FunWithAcronyms Meals Rejected by Ethiopians]]. Ethiopians]] and countless other variations. The seriousness varies immensely by era, country and specific item.


-->-- '''[[ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow Phil Harris]]''', "The Thing"

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-->-- '''[[ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow '''[[Radio/ThePhilHarrisAliceFayeShow Phil Harris]]''', "The Thing"

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