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The locked pages page says that Arson, Murder, And Jaywalking is locked partially to prevent it from having a page image. Did the rules change, and someone just didn't update them, or should the image be removed?
I've changed the text on Locked Pages.
Is it possible that a Type 2 of this trope where it goes right back to the more serious examples (as in, "Arson, jaywalking, and murder")? Or would that be a separate-but-related trope?
It would be a separate the trope, if it's a trope at all.
Is Rule of Three needed for this trope? I see this trope sometimes with more than three.
It isn't; although three is common and using less doesn't work, you can have a really Long List preceeding it as well.
Saw this image◊ on Wikipedia, and immediately thought of this trope. :)
No, that only would have count if Durians lead to an even bigger fine.
Would a character's messy room "littered with junk food, dirty clothes, and a box of cereal" count?
I doubt it, it's just a regular piece of clutter you'd expect to find in a teenager's room.
Still a case of One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others though.
Not really. There isn't one particular thing in there that's particularly unrelated to either of the others. Dirty clothes can fit with the junk food (in that junk food is seen as 'bad') food, while the cereal also fits with junk food (both food). There isn't nearly enough of a contrast from one of those entries to make it that trope.
There are people whom think that this comic: http: //th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/264/3/2/flutterbitch_by_niban_destikim-d4ah3lo. jpg in its entirety would be a better first picture indication of this trope than what is here.
Why can't people redirect to the old Bus Full Of Nuns names? It's odd to not see an old name redirect to the new one.
Personally, I think the one reference made to The Bible sounded a little insulting. 'Being a busybody is on par with killing people.' That's not really what the quote was saying; the verse was just listing off some sins to avoid, since the belief is that sins in general are a bad thing - that verse wasn't intending to verify one sin's being worse than the other. Can someone edit that example so it doesn't sound like it was added in there by a Hollywood Atheist?
So anyone who describes religion in a trope in a way you don't like is a Holywood Atheist? That's kind of insulting.
Anyways, I think all the real life/mythology/other examples should be removed for being completely unrelated to the trope.
Am I the only one who sees the recent earthquake in Japan as eerily reminiscient of the Rugrats entry listed? "Mountains crumbled"—yeah, earthquakes can do that. "Rivers overflowed"—a sure sign of a flood, if not of a tsunami. "All the TV shows were cancelled"—yes, I definitely see a retroactive allegory to the state of anime in Japan, what with most broadcasts soon after the earthquake being put on hold for the time being for various reasons, including violent content, content reminiscient of the disaster, and news coverage.
I think that there are two quite different kinds of things merged here. In one, the weak ending is comedic because it is seen to be weak. In the other, the ending is apparently not being seen to be weak by the speaker; the comedy is the assertion that the third thing is more serious than the others. — flaps
From which comic (title/issue) is the Lobo's List of transgressions taken from?
Am I the only one here who thinks this is somehow closely related to Rule of Funny?
I'm not sure where you're going with that question. (<_<)
Does this even count as a trope in itself and not just comedic anticlimax?
Is there a good version of this? It's not uncommon for aces or heroes with good publicity to get a similar kind of treatment. For example, a hero might be described as such...
"He vanquished the tyrant, saved the world, and has a really good smile!"
Basically, any series of heroic deeds followed by a minor accomplishment.
Why would we have a good version if we don't have a bad version?
Thus sayeth Laconic Wiki: "The last thing in a list of bad things isn't all bad. "
The link for that "Hell's Most Wanted" poster (under the Real Life heading) is 404'ed:
Anyone got an alternate link?
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