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*** As the sandwich was originally set out for The Master, this overlaps EnemyEatsYourLunch. And being a sandwich, this naturally averts TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich.


*** In the late 1980s, there were a couple of TV commercials for Australian-made Violet Crumble chocolate honeycomb bars, with the tagline, "Nothing else matters". One featured a 20-something son berating his father who ignores him by biting into a Violet Crumble bar, the other with the roles reversed.

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*** * In the late 1980s, there were a couple of TV commercials for Australian-made Violet Crumble chocolate honeycomb bars, with the tagline, "Nothing else matters". One featured a 20-something son berating his father who ignores him by biting into a Violet Crumble bar, the other with the roles reversed.


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*** In the late 1980s, there were a couple of TV commercials for Australian-made Violet Crumble chocolate honeycomb bars, with the tagline, "Nothing else matters". One featured a 20-something son berating his father who ignores him by biting into a Violet Crumble bar, the other with the roles reversed.
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* In the late 1980s, there were a couple of TV commercials for Australian-made Violet Crumble chocolate honeycomb bars, with the tagline, "Nothing else matters". One featured a 20-something son berating his father who ignores him by biting into a Violet Crumble bar, the other with the roles reversed.

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* In the late 1980s, there were a couple of TV commercials for Australian-made Violet Crumble chocolate honeycomb bars, with the tagline, "Nothing else matters". One featured a 20-something son berating his father who ignores him by biting into a Violet Crumble bar, the other with the roles reversed.


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* A variant in the film ''{{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}}'' is that ''acquiring'' a snack is more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.
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* A variant in the film ''{{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}}'' is that ''acquiring'' a snack is more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.

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* A variant in ''Film/TheDevilAndDanielWebster'': When Jabez first attempts to break his contract by attacking the film ''{{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}}'' is that ''acquiring'' a snack is tree, Scratch seems more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.interested in eating Jabez's carrot.


** The TortureTechnician called "The Tickler" spends all his torture sessions casually eating a pear while he questions his victims. This shows his [[InappropriateHunger callous detachment to the pain his inflicting]]. Appropriately, [[spoiler:when Jaqen H'ghar kills The Tickler by pushing him down from a window, he's seen munching on a pear in plain sight while everyone gathers to inspect the corpse]].

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** The TortureTechnician called "The Tickler" spends all his torture sessions casually eating a pear while he questions his victims. This shows his [[InappropriateHunger callous detachment to the pain his he's inflicting]]. Appropriately, [[spoiler:when Jaqen H'ghar kills The Tickler by pushing him down from a window, he's seen munching on a pear in plain sight while everyone gathers to inspect the corpse]].


** Tony Stark is often seen eating, be it a burger just before a press-conference or pizza during a heated conversation with Obadiah in ''Film/IronMan1''; donuts before talking to Nick Fury or strawberries after an unsuccessful attempt to explain himself to Pepper in ''Film/IronMan2;'' or dried blueberries while arguing with Captain America in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}.'' It has become such a defining trait of the character that they used it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ty1zVZQ8X4 the teaser]] for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar,'' where Tony is quarreling with Cap over a donut.

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** Tony Stark is often seen eating, be it a burger just before a press-conference or pizza during a heated conversation with Obadiah in ''Film/IronMan1''; donuts before talking to Nick Fury or strawberries after an unsuccessful attempt to explain himself to Pepper in ''Film/IronMan2;'' or dried blueberries while arguing with Captain America in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}.'' It has become such a defining trait of the character that they used it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ty1zVZQ8X4 the teaser]] for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar,'' where Tony Creator/RobertDowneyJr is quarreling with Cap Creator/ChrisEvans over a donut.


* Elevated to a BatmanGambit in Stefan Poliakoff's 1999 BBC miniseries ''Shooting the Past''. An American businessman (Liam Cunningham) has bought the BigFancyHouse that for decades has been the home of the immense Fallon Photo Collection and its QuirkyHousehold curators. By the end of the day, the librarians must leave and the collection, with the exception of a few valuable pieces, is to be destroyed. Chief archivist and BunnyEarsLawyer genius Oswald Bates (Creator/TimothySpall), suggests having lunch as if nothing whatsoever was happening. As businesses and authorities run on fear, he reasons, not showing any will impress and scare the Americans and they'll possibly back out of the deal and leave, or at least allow more time to find a new home for the collection.

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* Elevated to a BatmanGambit in Stefan Poliakoff's 1999 BBC miniseries ''Shooting ''[[http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/523425/index.html Shooting the Past''.Past]]''. An American businessman (Liam Cunningham) has bought the BigFancyHouse that for decades has been the home of the immense Fallon Photo Collection and its QuirkyHousehold curators. By the end of the day, the librarians must leave and the collection, with the exception of a few valuable pieces, is to be destroyed. Chief archivist and BunnyEarsLawyer genius Oswald Bates (Creator/TimothySpall), suggests having lunch as if nothing whatsoever was happening. As businesses and authorities run on fear, he reasons, not showing any will impress and scare the Americans and they'll possibly back out of the deal and leave, or at least allow more time to find a new home for the collection.


* A variant in the film {{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}} is that ''acquiring'' a snack is more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.

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* A variant in the film {{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}} ''{{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}}'' is that ''acquiring'' a snack is more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.

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* A variant in the film {{WesternAnimation/Paranorman}} is that ''acquiring'' a snack is more interesting. A man sees a group of zombies coming toward him down an alleyway while he waits for a vending machine to dispense his bag of chips. He hesitates as they get closer and closer, not wanting to abandon his snack. In the end he ''does'' run off...only to come back a second later to grab the chips once they have finally fallen, and run off again.

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* A rather dark example appears in ''VideoGame/JustCause3''. After blowing up the power plant at Vis Electra, you are treated to a cutscene where the BigBad Generalissimo Sebastiano Di Ravello takes his subordinates to task and hands one of them a pistol. He then turns his undivided attention to a charcuterie platter while a gunshot is heard in the background.

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* Elevated to a BatmanGambit in Stefan Poliakoff's 1999 BBC miniseries ''Shooting the Past''. An American businessman (Liam Cunningham) has bought the BigFancyHouse that for decades has been the home of the immense Fallon Photo Collection and its QuirkyHousehold curators. By the end of the day, the librarians must leave and the collection, with the exception of a few valuable pieces, is to be destroyed. Chief archivist and BunnyEarsLawyer genius Oswald Bates (Creator/TimothySpall), suggests having lunch as if nothing whatsoever was happening. As businesses and authorities run on fear, he reasons, not showing any will impress and scare the Americans and they'll possibly back out of the deal and leave, or at least allow more time to find a new home for the collection.


* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'': [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Spider Man]] is first introduced disguising himself as a table full of delicious food to lure the starving heroes. However, the heroes hungry that they promptly ignore him when he tries to introduce himself and decides to finish the food before paying attention to him.

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* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'': [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Spider Man]] is first introduced disguising himself as a table full of delicious food to lure the starving heroes. However, the heroes are so hungry that they promptly ignore him when he tries to introduce himself and decides to finish the food before paying attention to him.


* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Spider Man]] is first introduced disguising himself as a table full of delicious food to lure the starving heroes. However, the heroes are so starving, infact, that they promptly ignore him when he tries to introduce himself and decides to finish the food before paying him attention.

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* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'': [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Spider Man]] is first introduced disguising himself as a table full of delicious food to lure the starving heroes. However, the heroes are so starving, infact, hungry that they promptly ignore him when he tries to introduce himself and decides to finish the food before paying him attention.attention to him.


-->'''Gus:''' How can you eat with a dead guy sitting right there?

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-->'''Gus:''' How can do you just eat with when there's a dead guy sitting right laying there?

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