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  • From Bo Burnham's rap song "Catholic Rant":
    There's so much pain beyond this steeple
    Wars and drugs and homeless people
    Sadness where there should be joy
    hate and rape and Soulja Boy
  • Hannibal Buress remarks on a (seemingly unintentional) appearance of this trope in the Odd Future songs "Pigions" and "Radicals":
    Buress: I saw this group Odd Future perform. They had some good songs, but the hook to their closing song was "KILL PEOPLE, BURN SHIT, FUCK SCHOOL!" ... But doesn't that seem like they get more reasonable as they go along? Like, "kill people," that's murder, that's awful. "Burn shit," that depends on what you're burning, right? "Fuck school" — that's just truancy, what are you standing on, man?! That's weak!
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  • From George Carlin:
    Carlin: I want you to know, when it comes to believing in God, I really tried. I really, really tried... but I gotta tell you, 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.
  • Jack Carroll used this trope back in 2013 when referring to judges.
    Carroll: ... What judges are you most afraid of? Probably have to be Judge Dredd, Judge Judy and Judge John Deed; they're the main ones, aren't they?
  • On the album Salvation, Bill Hicks talks about all the horrible things on the news these days with a Call-Back to how he was in England during the Los Angeles riots and all the BBC channels were only showing snooker for some reason.
    Hicks: This half-hour: War, Death, Famine, Recession, Depression, Drought, Flood, Earthquake, Riots, Quayle... and snooker highlights!
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  • From "The Downtrodden Song" in Denis Leary's No Cure for Cancer:
    Leary: ... Cancer, death, AIDS, inflation, taxes, George Bush, Hell, Satan, cancer of the face, cancer of the colon, cancer of the wrist, yeah... and JOHN DENVER! ON COMPACT DISC!
  • Lampshaded in the title sketch of John Mulaney's "New in Town." Mulaney discusses his bemusement on being accosted by a man who informs him that he's homeless, gay, has AIDS, and is new in town.
  • From Christopher Titus:
    Titus: So I took [my future wife] from the womb to Los Angeles. The city of drive-bys, riots, fires, floods, earthquakes, and producers.
    • Christopher Titus loves to use this trope and Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick. When describing how dysfunctional his family line is in Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, he names off that his family tree is full of mental illness, perscription drug abuse, and worst of all — one of his uncles was a Mormon!
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