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  • The site Free Republic managed one quite by accident, when giving a serious prediction of what, according to them, would (and according to reality, didn't) happen in the second term of Barack Obama. Among them are two nuclear attacks by China and North Korea, the outlawing of all non-homosexual marriage, the roundup and slaughter of all gun-owners and Christians, Arizona placed under martial law, a 100% tax rate on all income earned over $20,000, and the suspension of the Miami Marlins baseball teams manager.
  • Literary magazine N+1's about page: "Interns are involved in...research, fact-checking, proofreading, publicity, mailing, distribution, web administration, and bartending."
  • According to pop music reviewer Todd in the Shadows, "Grenade" is about a woman who is abusive, demonic, insane, evil, deceitful, and bad at auto repair.
  • Comedian George Carlin did this during one of his rants about God in relation to the state of the world:
    "The longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize; something is fucked up. Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades."
    • Not to mention the immortal (and 100% NSFW) routine "The Seven Words You Can't Say On Television":
      You wanna know what they are? There's seven of them. note 
    • The revised version of the list is even better: motherfucker is exchanged for "fart," which as Carlin points out couldn't even be alluded to on TV at the time he performed the routine (whereas all of the others could be referred to with some kind of euphemism).
    • In one of his books he mentions a news story of two men who were arrested for forcing a little boy to smoke, drink, and perform oral sex on them. "Can you imagine?" he comments. "Smoking!"
  • A whiny email to a Web site mocking America's more recent President Bush's Malaproper tendencies limply defends him by pointing out that his predecessor "only mangled the honor of the White House, inconvenient witnesses, innocent people in asprin [sic]note  factories, and the word 'is'."
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  • Movie does this a lot, but a particularly hilarious example occurs in their Brüno review.
    Very strong pagan, pornographic worldview with very strong and often pornographic scenes as well as several scenes mocking conservative Christians and Evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews and Orthodox Judaism, the military, Southerners, rednecks, heterosexual men, hunters, and African Americans, especially older blacks (apparently because blacks voted 70-30% in favor of traditional marriage in California in 2008 and tend to oppose the radical homosexual agenda of this movie's pornographic filmmakers), plus a scene with occult content, which includes a psychic.
  • Rex's rapsheet starts out strong. Murder. Torture. Arson. Domestic violence. Brutal assalt. Treason. Smuggling. Piracy. Kidnapping. Espionage. Drunken espionage. Aggravated Mischief. Cattle forgery. Forgerous brutality. Brutal Drunkenness. Moving violations, kittennapping, littering, chain pulling... you get the idea; The number of silly crimes outstripes the serious ones, and "Drunken {something}" recurs often.
  • A hilarious quote from a New Media Are Evil website that quite obviously didn't do its research:
    "Something Awful is a cult that supports drug use, rape, racism, illegal use of firearms, harassment, piracy and child pornography."
  • A youtube user called Songunblog publishes propaganda videoes from North Korea (it is probably done it for the comedic effect, see this video). Oneis a a comparsion between North Korea and USA, portraying North Korea as a Utopia and USA as a Dystopia. The text about the video says that the USA is "awash with crime, guns, violence, prostitution, drug trafficking, murder and jaywalking."
  • Billy Connolly once read out a lengthly and utterly hilarious business card that began with this: "Albert Richardson Nelson, 1952 East Belfast. Film and TV VIP, Seeker of the Peace, Part-time Chandelier Cleaner..."
  • British comedian Marcus Brigstocke in a bit on global warming: 'Listen, there's a lot China doesn't do that's worth our while. Democracy. Human rights. Cheddar. There's three.'
    • Also, from one of his Now Show rants against religion: "The Bible contains examples of acts of wanton genocide, infanticide, fratricide, straight murder, rape, pedophilia, enslavement, brutality and sexism. And before anyone asks 'Would you say the same about Islam?', yes, if I was going to critique Islam I would mention the beheadings, underage sex, mysogeny, and the fact that Mohammad was an illiterate."
  • Jeff Dunham let Walter, dressed as Santa, answer questions from the public. To the question "If you could rename your reindeer, what would you call them?" Walter ansewered: "Moron, Dimwit, Numbnuts, Pinhead and Chuck."
  • Gilbert Gottfried's version of The Aristocrats joke:
  • Inverted in this MLIA post.
  • The Unfortunate Name of this poor child: Jesus Joseph Dewey.
  • Web MD's Symptom Checker— and how! A simple headache may be the sign of brain cancer, Type II diabetes, or might just be a tension headache.
  • The expression "OMGWTFBBQ."
  • On this article, a music critic listing the weird/awful stuff in which Mötley Crüe was involved, does it twice: "Vince Neil killed Nicholas Dingley of Hanoi Rocks in an auto accident.., Tommy Lee served time for beating up Pamela Anderson... Nikki Sixx served as songwriter for hire to Meat Loaf, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw... Vince Neil's ex-wife accused him of spousal abuse... married family man Sixx slept with tour drummer Samantha Maloney and slammed her for it on his website after the fact... and what the hell is that thing sitting on top of Mick Mars' head? Is that hair?"
  • A Daily Mail article discussing the Glee episode "Britney/Brittany" said it was accused of promoting "Drug use, masturbation, and burlesque" Sure burlesque is a bit a 1920's sort of way.
  • An io9 article on improbable natural disasters asks, "what would happen if the moon disappeared?" It goes on to describe the resulting earthquakes, volcanoes, chaotic changes in the Earth's rotation with all sorts of weird consequences, and then ends with "it would also be harder to see at night."
  • Steven A. Grasse's "nonfiction" book The Evil Empire: 101 Ways That England Ruined the World is chock-full of this. He accuses England of everything from World War I, World War II, Islamic terrorism, and the Opium War to the Piltdown Man hoax, homosexuality, the Industrial Revolution, and *gasp* knighting Elton John.
  • From a recent issue of Readers Digest: "Three Reasons to be Happy: The divorce rate in the United States has fallen by 13 percent since 2000. The average credit card debt is under $5,000 for the first time since 2002. Scientists have discovered that gorillas play tag."
  • Upon locking an intfiction thread, the mod sternly announced, "I hate to do this but we're only on page two and we've already seen Nazis, accusations of trolling, unnecessary profanity and the omission of a serial comma."
  • SCP Foundation Characters/SCPFoundation
  • Passware advertises their computer forensics program as being able to decrypt TrueCrypt volumes, acquire physical memory images over FireWire, and instantly reset passwords for QuickBooks 2010.
  • This review of The Cabin in the Woods notes that the cast is forced to fight "endless evil, including — but not limited to — zombies, aliens, fearsome monsters, graves, ghosts, grim clowns, grim reapers, dead-eyed dolls, SWAT teams, janitors, more zombies."
  • MacNeil/Lehrer (PBS NewsHour) Journalism consists of the following principles:
    1. Do nothing I cannot defend;
    2. Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me;
    3. Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story;
    4. Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am;
    5. Assume the same about all people on whom I report;
    6. Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise;
    7. Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything;
    8. Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions;
    9. No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously;
    10. And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.
  • A Natalie Angier science editorial uses this trope twice in the introduction, asking first whether you "think it unfair to blame one lousy little chemical for war, dictatorships, crime, Genghis Khan, Gunga Din, Sly Stallone, the N.R.A., the N.F.L., Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf and the tendency to interrupt in the middle of a sentence", and then going on to say that testosterone "may not be the substance that drives men to behave with quintessential guyness, to posture, push, yelp, belch, punch and play air-guitar."
  • raocow is rather fond of this trope.
  • WWWF Grudge Match did this during their sixth annual tournament of champions, which had each contestant on death row: The Joker for trying to gas the entire city of Gotham, Mad Max for sand smuggling, excessive homoeroticism, and furthering Tina Turner's career, Dr. Evil for attempted world domination, Emperor Palpatine for attempted universe domination, Jackie Chan for repeated counts of attempted murder and assault with deadly playground equipment, Stephen Hawking for breaking the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and worst of all, Hobbes for stealing a tuna sandwich.
  • According to Skippy's List, "The following words and phrases may not be used in a cadence- Budding sexuality, necrophilia, I hate everyone in this formation and wish they were dead, sexual lubrication, black earth mother, all Marines are latent homosexuals, Tantric yoga, Gotterdammerung, Korean hooker, Eskimo Nell, we’ve all got jackboots now, slut puppy, or any references to squid."
  • Top 60 Ghetto Black Names spends the whole video Crossing The Line Twice with stereotypical ghetto black-sounding names like 'Sha'Londria' and 'La'Quaysha' (while occasionally holding up things like a bag of fried chicken, a glass of Kool-Aid or a watermelon) until it gets to the #1 name, Courtney.
  • Slacktivist describing young-earth creationists:
    They can get quite nasty when cornered, baring their teeth, snarling and getting elected to school boards.
  • The Library of Congress subject terms assigned to books in library catalogs, which are intended to help people search for items of interest to them, can sometimes provide unintentional examples of this trope. For instance, these are the LOC subject terms for the teen fiction novel Highway to Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore: Monsters, Chupacabras, Psychic Ability, Witchcraft, Demonology, and Journalism.
  • In Judaism, the Vidui, or Confessional Prayer, is recited numerous times on Yom Kippur. It is an acrostic in Hebrew, with a list of sins, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, in order (ashamnu for aleph, bagadnu for bet, etc.) One English translation is not literal, and instead is also an acrostic (we abuse, we betray, etc.) Because some English letters are seldom used, this forced the author to get creative in some cases. Many sins are severe, like stealing, killing, or rebelling. However, the last three sins, for the seldom-used letters X, Y, and Z, are "We are xenophobic, we yield to evil, we are zealots for bad causes."
  • Even distiguished science journals can't resist. "Disability, Despotism, Deoxygenation"...with gratuituous Alliterative Title via Alliterative List.
  • Formally, a slogan of the supporters of German soccer club St.Pauli (their political standpoint is best described as Lulz Left) fits well here: "Never again war! Never again fascism! Never again 2nd Division!" It could be argued, though, that playing only 2nd Division is no "jaywalking" matter for a supporter.
  • In one entry of the blog Gaijin Chronicles, the blogger, a large black man who at the time taught English to Japanese middle-school kids, was watching an after-school girls dodgeball game. After it unexpectedly turned from timid to violent, he said if he was in a house and had the choice of facing "a group of Japanese girls in K-Groove Jack Bauer berserker mode" downstairs or "Freddy Krueger, Jason, the masked guy from the Scream movies, Predators, Aliens, and Céline Dion singing the Titanic song" upstairs, he’d go upstairs and take his chances, because he’d actually have a remote chance of coming out of it alive.
  • A Wonkette post notes that when a Wisconsin judge overturned the gay marriage ban in the state, "a vengeful Jehovah did not hurl any lighting bolts at the courthouse or suddenly afflict the greater Madison area with plagues of boils, frogs, or Minnesota Vikings fans."
  • An old bit of Web 1.0 e-mail humor that used to make the rounds holds that at a computer expo, Bill Gates compared the advancement in computer technology to advancements in automotive technology, stating that if General Motors kept apace of Silicon Valley, we would be driving 25 dollar cars that got 1,000 miles per gallon. The response from GM is, supposedly, a list of the things that would be wrong with such a car, an obvious Take That! to the problems that many computers suffered from back then, and the last item on the list is something to the effect of "You would have to press the start button to turn off your car."
    • Guess which thing on that list is true for some newer models of car?
  • In a Collegehumor video called "The Six Ways You'll See Your Dad", one of the ways he is seen as a tyrant. The narrator starts by saying "He's like Darth Vader, Hitler, and the Reverend from Footloose all rolled into one."
  • This photo.
  • Mathew Buck's ''Projector'' rant about the titular character from Keith Lemon: The Film:
    "The guy doesn't talk about anything but holes! He talks about his penis, he talks about his asshole, and he also talks about the hole that isn't commonly found on people of his own gender. That's all he ever talks about. Oh, and tits."
  • El Chigüire Bipolar's article Maduro: The National Electoral Council gave me the internet history of all of you says that Maduro knows if you voted, didn't vote, bank account stats, internet history and what you had for breakfast.
  • This review of Final Destination 3 in its "What Parents Need To Know" section gives us this hilarious gem:
  • From BIONICLE:
    Vezon: So, what am I supposed to do on Destral? Theft? Assassination? Running with sharp objects?
  • In a post about how early psychedelicists were incredibly weird[1]: "During his later life, he wrote books about how the human brain had hidden circuits of consciousness that would allow us to live in space, including a quantum overmind which could control reality and break the speed of light. He eventually fell so deep into madness that he started hanging out with Robert Anton Wilson and participating in Ron Paul fundraisers."
  • In an article that Henry Kissinger wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine in 1999:
    By the summer of 1974, when Gerald R. Ford took over as president, Richard M. Nixon's foreign policy had become controversial. Liberals chastised him for inadequate attention to human rights. Conservatives depicted his administration as overeager for accommodation with the Soviet Union in the name of detente, which, in their view, compounded bad policy with French terminology.
  • Walter Moers "Essay" Warum Sie unbedingt mal auf der Damentoilette nachsehen sollten contains the following list of consequences of the first women appearing on earth
    ...Der Untergang der griechischen Kultur...Elend und Not...Weltkrieg I und II, Vietnam, Sarajewo, runtergeklappte Klodeckel
    • Translation
    ...The downfall of ancient Greek culture...misery and destitution...World War I and II, Vietnam, Sarajewo, closed toilet lids
  • This article about why Deadpool isn't appropriate for kids. In order, the reasons given are: extreme levels of violence, gore, profanity, nudity, sex... and kids won't even get most of the clean jokes.
  • The New York Times article states that voters have no interest in denying gays civil rights, controlling women's healthcare choices, or telling people where to go to the bathroom.note 
  • From this very wiki: the Locked Pages article explains why FATAL, (notorious for an obsession with rape, sexual violence, molestation, possible paedophilia, etc) is locked for editing - with this line:
    FATAL: Trimmed down and locked under content policy. Pervasive objectionable content and confusing math.
  • While most of Joan Cornellà's surreal visual strips rely on the "Tomato Surprise" trope to act as a punch line, sometimes they use this trope as one. In one strip a man in a red coat shakes hands with a man in a white shirt, who has a needle stuck in his arm and pisses all over the man in the suit's pant's leg. It doesn't phase him at all...until he see's the other man works in marketing.
  • After George Orwell published Nineteen Eighty-Four, he had his publishers send a copy of it to Aldous Huxley, the author of another significant dystopian novel, Brave New World. After Huxley read Nineteen Eighty-Four, he wrote a letter to Orwell to share his thoughts. The letter ends this way:
    In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large-scale biological and atomic war —- in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.
    Thank you once again for the book.
  • This Harpers article on juror selection for the Martin Shkreli trial is structured to use this joke as a punchline. After a long series of jurors saying they wouldn't be able to judge him fairly due to the way he raised the price on prescription drugs, the potential harm it could do to them, hatred for corporate greed, etc, it ends on this note:
    THE COURT: All right. We are going to excuse you, sir.
    JUROR No. 59: And he disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • The Villains Wiki page for Segata Sanshiro lists his crimes as "assault, attempted murder, murder, using an illegal tactic in soccer."
  • Chinese animated series Happy Heroes has at least one example. In Season 2 episode 16, Big M. lies that he wants to quit working at the school. Someone hears him and tells him he hasn't paid his rent and utility bills, another appears afterward saying he also hasn't paid his property management fees, elevator and broadband fees, or cleaning fees, and then a third one appears and mentions that he hasn't paid for two onions he purchased earlier.


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