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[[folder:Film]]
* The scene in ''Film/OfficeSpace'' when Peter, Michael and Samir destroy the fax machine.
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', after [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms she is fired by Kuzco]], Izma lets off steam by smashing busts of him.
* ''Many times'' in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Most particularly the nice minivan and the gift shop.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Hook tries to hurt Peter by turning his son to his side. He starts out by encouraging Jack to [[CrushTheKeepsake smash a watch that his father gave him]]. After that, Jack starts smashing a room full of clocks, for everything Peter did that annoyed him.
* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Cutter, [[TranquilFury feeling frustrated]], asks the bartender how much it would cost for another beer, then asks how much for the ''mug'', and finally, for the TV on the wall. After handing over the money, Cutter is told by the bartender to "have at it", and he slings the empty beer mug through the television set.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* The scene Referenced by Creator/EddieIzzard in ''Film/OfficeSpace'' when Peter, Michael and Samir destroy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc534eAmyrw this]] sketch about chiropractors from ''Dressed to Kill''
-->"Make
the fax machine.
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', after [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms she is fired by Kuzco]], Izma lets off steam by smashing busts of him.
* ''Many times'' in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Most particularly
noise, make the nice minivan and the gift shop.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Hook tries to hurt Peter by turning his son to his side. He starts out by encouraging Jack to [[CrushTheKeepsake smash a watch that his father gave him]]. After that, Jack starts smashing a room full of clocks, for everything Peter did that annoyed him.
* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Cutter, [[TranquilFury feeling frustrated]], asks the bartender how much it would cost for another beer, then asks how much
noise! I live for the ''mug'', and finally, for the TV on the wall. After handing over the money, Cutter is told by the bartender to "have at it", and he slings the empty beer mug through the television set.noise!"



[[folder:Literature]]
* In Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, all drinks at Callahan's bar are fifty cents, and Callahan only accepts one dollar bills. You get the fifty cents back unless you want to step up to the line and make a toast by tossing your empty glass into the bar's fireplace hard enough to shatter it. It is an exceptionally cathartic action, as it turns out.
** In Robinson's ''Mindkiller'', Joe Templeton deals with a moment of deep frustration by carefully making a pitcher of five-to-one martinis ... then pouring it down the sink, making a pitcher of ''six''-to-one martinis, carrying this to his living room, and throwing it through the television set.
* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's first short story, "Rescue Party", aliens exploring the abandoned Earth as the Sun is about to go nova find an office with its contents trashed. [[StrawVulcan Most of them are baffled]] even after one of them suggests this trope as the explanation.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Jayfeather is so upset that Rock didn't tell him that [[spoiler:Leafpool and Crowfeather are his real parents]] that he decides to break Rock's stick. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)

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[[folder:Literature]]
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, all drinks at Callahan's bar are fifty cents, One "missing scene" fanfiction for the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Windows of Opportunity", where Teal'c gets a door in the face repeatedly thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop, has Teal'c taking his revenge during one loop by bringing an electric saw and Callahan only accepts one dollar bills. You get the fifty cents back unless you want to step up to the line and make a toast by tossing your empty glass cutting said door into the bar's fireplace hard enough to shatter it. It is an exceptionally cathartic action, as it turns out.
** In Robinson's ''Mindkiller'', Joe Templeton deals with a moment of deep frustration by carefully making a pitcher of five-to-one martinis ... then pouring it down the sink, making a pitcher of ''six''-to-one martinis, carrying this to his living room, and throwing it through the television set.
* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's first short story, "Rescue Party", aliens exploring the abandoned Earth as the Sun is about to go nova find an office with its contents trashed. [[StrawVulcan Most of them are baffled]] even after one of them suggests this trope as the explanation.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Jayfeather is so upset that Rock didn't tell him that [[spoiler:Leafpool and Crowfeather are his real parents]] that he decides to break Rock's stick. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)
tiny pieces.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* One time on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' Rob & Laura took their frustrations out on a pile of dishes that they were going to replace anyway because they had chips in them.
* Referenced in whichever Series/{{Mythbusters}} episode had the killer snowplow myth. (where a snowplow could blow a car off the road.)
** Additionally, most Mythbusters episodes end in them causing some sort of explosion. "When in doubt, C4"
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Lassiter's ex refuses a gift. He then uses them for target practice.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', from "A Late Return from Avalon";
-->'''G'Kar''': By G'Quan, I can't recall the last time I was in a fight like that. No moral ambiguity, no hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. They were the bad guys, as you say, we were the good guys. And they made a very satisfying thump when they hit the floor.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* One time on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' Rob & Laura took their frustrations out on a pile of dishes that they were going to replace anyway because they had chips in them.
* Referenced in whichever Series/{{Mythbusters}} episode had the killer snowplow myth. (where a snowplow could blow a car
In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', after [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms she is fired by Kuzco]], Izma lets off the road.)
** Additionally, most Mythbusters episodes end in them causing some sort
steam by smashing busts of explosion. "When in doubt, C4"
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Lassiter's ex refuses a gift. He then uses them for target practice.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', from "A Late Return from Avalon";
-->'''G'Kar''': By G'Quan, I can't recall the last time I was in a fight like that. No moral ambiguity, no hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. They were the bad guys, as you say, we were the good guys. And they made a very satisfying thump when they hit the floor.
him.



[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* Referenced by Creator/EddieIzzard in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc534eAmyrw this]] sketch about chiropractors from ''Dressed to Kill''
--> "Make the noise, make the noise! I live for the noise!"

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[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Referenced by Creator/EddieIzzard The scene in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc534eAmyrw this]] sketch about chiropractors from ''Dressed to Kill''
--> "Make
''Film/OfficeSpace'' when Peter, Michael and Samir destroy the noise, make fax machine.
* ''Many times'' in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Most particularly
the noise! I live nice minivan and the gift shop.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Hook tries to hurt Peter by turning his son to his side. He starts out by encouraging Jack to [[CrushTheKeepsake smash a watch that his father gave him]]. After that, Jack starts smashing a room full of clocks, for everything Peter did that annoyed him.
* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Cutter, [[TranquilFury feeling frustrated]], asks the bartender how much it would cost for another beer, then asks how much
for the noise!"''mug'', and finally, for the TV on the wall. After handing over the money, Cutter is told by the bartender to "have at it", and he slings the empty beer mug through the television set.



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': One citizen joined the Frankenstein Destroyers, not because he had anything against bots, but ''just'' because he liked the delightful crunching noise they made when he caved in their [[SpockSpeak cranial appendages]].

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': One citizen joined In Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' series, all drinks at Callahan's bar are fifty cents, and Callahan only accepts one dollar bills. You get the Frankenstein Destroyers, not because he had anything against bots, but ''just'' because he liked fifty cents back unless you want to step up to the delightful crunching noise they made when line and make a toast by tossing your empty glass into the bar's fireplace hard enough to shatter it. It is an exceptionally cathartic action, as it turns out.
* In Robinson's ''Mindkiller'', Joe Templeton deals with a moment of deep frustration by carefully making a pitcher of five-to-one martinis ... then pouring it down the sink, making a pitcher of ''six''-to-one martinis, carrying this to his living room, and throwing it through the television set.
* In Creator/ArthurCClarke's first short story, "Rescue Party", aliens exploring the abandoned Earth as the Sun is about to go nova find an office with its contents trashed. [[StrawVulcan Most of them are baffled]] even after one of them suggests this trope as the explanation.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Jayfeather is so upset that Rock didn't tell him that [[spoiler:Leafpool and Crowfeather are his real parents]] that
he caved in their [[SpockSpeak cranial appendages]].decides to break Rock's stick. (ItMakesSenseInContext.)



[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first weapon you get in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' gives a nice satisfying crunch.
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sho Minamimoto]] "Your opinions are garbage! CRUNCH, I'll add 'em to the heap."
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty Advance'' contains a Gaddget called "Stress Press." The entire purpose of it is to smash various objects with an enormous hammer, for the express purpose of making you feel better.
* When Sasha is teaching Raz how to use the psiblast in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', he tells him to picture something terrible, something that absolutely must die. Sasha's target of choice? Tacky decorative lamps.
* This is the entire reason the game "Boom Blox" for the Wii can be so satisfying. Hurl baseballs, bowling balls, etc, at large, intricate structures and watch them crash to the ground with a nice crunch or boom.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The first weapon One time on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', Rob and Laura takes their frustrations out on a pile of dishes that they were going to replace anyway because they had chips in them.
* Referenced in whichever ''Series/MythBusters'' episode had the killer snowplow myth (where a snowplow could blow a car off the road). Additionally, most episodes end in them causing some sort of explosion. "When in doubt, C4"
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Lassiter's ex refuses a gift. He then uses them for target practice.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'', from "A Late Return from Avalon";
-->'''G'Kar:''' By G'Quan, I can't recall the last time I was in a fight like that. No moral ambiguity, no hopeless battle against ancient and overwhelming forces. They were the bad guys, as
you get in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' gives say, we were the good guys. And they made a nice very satisfying crunch.
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sho Minamimoto]] "Your opinions are garbage! CRUNCH, I'll add 'em to
thump when they hit the heap."
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty Advance'' contains a Gaddget called "Stress Press." The entire purpose of it is to smash various objects with an enormous hammer, for the express purpose of making you feel better.
* When Sasha is teaching Raz how to use the psiblast in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', he tells him to picture something terrible, something that absolutely must die. Sasha's target of choice? Tacky decorative lamps.
* This is the entire reason the game "Boom Blox" for the Wii can be so satisfying. Hurl baseballs, bowling balls, etc, at large, intricate structures and watch them crash to the ground with a nice crunch or boom.
floor.



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has Torg get people together for a party where they [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090119 step on a scale that mocks their weight]] just so they can have fun [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090120 smashing it with crowbars]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Ethan really has it in for [[https://web.archive.org/web/20171126121606/http://www.shortpacked.com:80/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ Alternators Tracks]].

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has Torg get people together In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', when a muckraking reporter and her film-crew kept following [[BoisterousBruiser Stone]] around, looking for a party where ''something'' to tarnish up his already shaky reputation with, he finally got so fed up with her that he flattened the newsvan they [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090119 step were using to follow him. And you should take the word "flattened" literally, as he used his SuperStrength to drop a bulldozer on a scale that mocks their weight]] just so they can have fun [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090120 smashing it with crowbars]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Ethan really has it
eight or nine times in for [[https://web.archive.org/web/20171126121606/http://www.shortpacked.com:80/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ Alternators Tracks]].quick succession. Then he got himself a beer.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', when a muckraking reporter and her film-crew kept following [[BoisterousBruiser Stone]] around, looking for ''something'' to tarnish up his already shaky reputation with, he finally got so fed up with her that he flattened the newsvan they were using to follow him. And you should take the word "flattened" literally, as he used his SuperStrength to drop a bulldozer on it eight or nine times in quick succession. Then he got himself a beer.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': One citizen joined the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Frankenstein Destroyers, not because he had anything against bots, but ''just'' because he liked the delightful crunching noise they made when a muckraking reporter and her film-crew kept following [[BoisterousBruiser Stone]] around, looking for ''something'' to tarnish up his already shaky reputation with, he finally got so fed up with her that he flattened the newsvan they were using to follow him. And you should take the word "flattened" literally, as he used his SuperStrength to drop a bulldozer on it eight or nine times caved in quick succession. Then he got himself a beer.their [[SpockSpeak cranial appendages]].



[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes had its share. One good example was "Tugboat Granny," when Sylvester's motorboat sped down a waterfall and had a crash landing. The motor runs in the totaled vessel; Sylvester pounds it with a club. The motor sputters; Sylvester gives it one more good pound, and it promptly wilts.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes had its share. One good example was "Tugboat Granny," when Sylvester's motorboat sped down The first weapon you get in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' gives a waterfall nice satisfying crunch.
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sho Minamimoto]] "Your opinions are garbage! CRUNCH, I'll add 'em to the heap."
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty Advance'' contains a Gaddget called "Stress Press." The entire purpose of it is to smash various objects with an enormous hammer, for the express purpose of making you feel better.
* When Sasha is teaching Raz how to use the psiblast in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', he tells him to picture something terrible, something that absolutely must die. Sasha's target of choice? Tacky decorative lamps.
* This is the entire reason the game "Boom Blox" for the Wii can be so satisfying. Hurl baseballs, bowling balls, etc, at large, intricate structures
and had a watch them crash landing. The motor runs in to the totaled vessel; Sylvester pounds it ground with a club. The motor sputters; Sylvester gives it one more good pound, and it promptly wilts.nice crunch or boom.



[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has Torg get people together for a party where they [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090119 step on a scale that mocks their weight]] just so they can have fun [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090120 smashing it with crowbars]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Ethan really has it in for [[https://web.archive.org/web/20171126121606/http://www.shortpacked.com:80/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ Alternators Tracks]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes had its share. One good example was "Tugboat Granny," when Sylvester's motorboat sped down a waterfall and had a crash landing. The motor runs in the totaled vessel; Sylvester pounds it with a club. The motor sputters; Sylvester gives it one more good pound, and it promptly wilts.
[[/folder]]



* This trope is the exact reason why many people dream of walking into a fine china shop with a [[CarryABigStick large]] [[DropTheHammer blunt]] [[BatterUp object]] in hand.
** And why a common carnival game is throwing balls at clay plates.

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* This trope is the exact reason why many people dream of walking into a fine china shop with a [[CarryABigStick large]] [[DropTheHammer blunt]] [[BatterUp object]] in hand.
**
hand. And why a common carnival game is throwing balls at clay plates.


* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Ethan really has it in for [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ Alternators Tracks]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'': Ethan really has it in for [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20171126121606/http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ com:80/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/gangsta/ Alternators Tracks]].

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* Referenced by Creator/EddieIzzard in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUwnkTnHrtI this]] sketch about chiropractors from ''Dressed to Kill''

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* Referenced by Creator/EddieIzzard in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUwnkTnHrtI com/watch?v=wc534eAmyrw this]] sketch about chiropractors from ''Dressed to Kill''


RingRingCrunch is a subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping. DieChairDie may also be related to this when used as a CatharsisFactor. Not to be confused with SickeningCrunch, which involves living beings instead.

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Sister trope of AgitatedItemStomping. RingRingCrunch is a subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping.PercussiveTherapy when the item being smashed was unrelated to the cause of the rage. DieChairDie may also be related to this when used as a CatharsisFactor. Not to be confused with SickeningCrunch, which involves living beings instead.


* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Hook tries to hurt Peter by turning his son to his side. He starts out by encouraging Jack to smash a watch that his father gave him. After that, Jack starts smashing a room full of clocks, for everything Peter did that annoyed him.

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* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Hook tries to hurt Peter by turning his son to his side. He starts out by encouraging Jack to [[CrushTheKeepsake smash a watch that his father gave him.him]]. After that, Jack starts smashing a room full of clocks, for everything Peter did that annoyed him.


* Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'': The Joker shoots a TV set whenever Batman comes on.


[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* Katchoo in ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' breaks/smashes/destroys (in various ways) [[RingRingCrunch her alarm clock]] ''every time'' when it rings in the morning.
[[/folder]]


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RingRingCrunch is a subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping. DieChairDie may also be related to this, depending on the game.

This is the most common way of achieving a CatharsisFactor in video games.

[[DontTryThisAtHome For obvious reasons, this is rarely something you can do in real life without legal consequences at the least.]] Not to be confused with SickeningCrunch, which involves living beings instead.

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RingRingCrunch is a subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping. DieChairDie may also be related to this, depending on the game.

This is the most common way of achieving a CatharsisFactor in video games.

[[DontTryThisAtHome For obvious reasons, this is rarely something you can do in real life without legal consequences at the least.]] ]]

RingRingCrunch is a subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping. DieChairDie may also be related to this when used as a CatharsisFactor.
Not to be confused with SickeningCrunch, which involves living beings instead.


The visceral joy one gets from ruthlessly smashing or otherwise destroying some inanimate object, especially if said object (or whatever it represents) has caused you a great deal of annoyance. Implements favored for this kind of catharsis include, but are not limited to: [[BatterUp Baseball Bats]], [[DropTheHammer Sledgehammers]], [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]], Woodchippers, Heavy Construction Equipment, Clubs, and in some cases High Explosives. As a general rule, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill the more over the top the means of destruction, the greater the satisfaction.]] RingRingCrunch is a subtrope of this. DieChairDie may also be related to this, depending on the game.

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The visceral joy one gets from ruthlessly smashing or otherwise destroying some inanimate object, especially if said object (or whatever it represents) has caused you a great deal of annoyance. Implements favored for this kind of catharsis include, but are not limited to: [[BatterUp Baseball Bats]], [[DropTheHammer Sledgehammers]], [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]], Woodchippers, Heavy Construction Equipment, Clubs, and in some cases High Explosives. As a general rule, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill the more over the top the means of destruction, the greater the satisfaction.]] ]]

RingRingCrunch is a subtrope of this.subtrope. Compare AgitatedItemStomping. DieChairDie may also be related to this, depending on the game.


* For some, why the crack of a NeckSnap is a MostWonderfulSound.

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* For some, why the crack of a NeckSnap is a MostWonderfulSound.SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound.


* Katchoo in ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' breaks/smashes/destroys (in various ways) her alarm clock ''every time'' when it rings in the morning.

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* Katchoo in ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' breaks/smashes/destroys (in various ways) [[RingRingCrunch her alarm clock clock]] ''every time'' when it rings in the morning.


* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Cutter, [[TranquilFury feeling frustrated]], asks the bartender how much it would cost for another beer, then asks how much for the ''mug'', and finally, for the TV on the wall. After handing over the money, Cutter is told by the GenreSavvy bartender to "have at it", and he slings the empty beer mug through the television set.

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* In ''Film/MenWithBrooms'', Cutter, [[TranquilFury feeling frustrated]], asks the bartender how much it would cost for another beer, then asks how much for the ''mug'', and finally, for the TV on the wall. After handing over the money, Cutter is told by the GenreSavvy bartender to "have at it", and he slings the empty beer mug through the television set.


* In ArthurCClarke's first short story, "Rescue Party", aliens exploring the abandoned Earth as the Sun is about to go nova find an office with its contents trashed. [[StrawVulcan Most of them are baffled]] even after one of them suggests this trope as the explanation.

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* In ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's first short story, "Rescue Party", aliens exploring the abandoned Earth as the Sun is about to go nova find an office with its contents trashed. [[StrawVulcan Most of them are baffled]] even after one of them suggests this trope as the explanation.

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