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    Anime and Manga 

When I close off my ears, I close off my heart, too. Then, I don’t have to face this world I hate.
Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Comic Books 
Peter: Tell me if it's not OK for me to blow off homework tonight.
Paige: Tell me if it's not OK for me to order this sweater on your credit card.
Jason: Tell me if it's not OK for me to eat this box of ho-hos before dinner.
Roger (facepalming): Tell me you haven't been wearing headphones all afternoon.
Andrea (taking off her headphones): The kids bought me a Walkman. Isn't that sweet?
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    Fan Works 

In the room across the hall, an old SDAT tape player sat on the desk in a beam of moonlight, gathering dust. It hadn't been touched in two months; retreat and escape from the world were no longer needed.
Advice and Trust, prologue

He laid in bed, music in his ears from his headphones and tried to zone out, but his mind kept spiraling back to Asuka.

He was not much for the boob-tube, preferring instead the quiet solitude of his S-DAT, but it seemed wrong to walk away from the moment.

    Music 

You spend half of your life trying to fall behind.
You ease in your headphones to drown out your mind.
Regina Spektor, "Eet"

    Videogames 

It gets difficult trying to calculate the total external applied torque to a body's rotational motion through its moment of momentum vector while the distracting sounds of gunfire and death are all around you. Build a better, safer machine with the silence of the Safe'n'sound!
Safe'n'sound description,Team Fortress 2

    Web Original 

"My headphones prevent me from seeing everyone running away!"
Allison Pregler as a woman listening to music while a bull is loose on the beach, Baywatching

"Squidward, the truck is coming! Oh my God, he has AirPods in, he can't hear us!"

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