To purposely mention and point out a distracting cliche in your work, and then to move on like nothing happened. Used to have the audience of your work be less likely to murder you for using the cliche.
"Writer: 'The world was overrun by vampire robot zombies, what else would it be? Anyways the vampire robot zombies were defeated by a guy with a whole bunch of guns, silver bullets too. And a garlic flavored wooden stake Electromagnetic Pulse antivirus firing machine. Seriously that made it so easy. Anyways yeah there were a bunch of explosions. Fuck yeah!'

Reader: What a Lampshade Hanging sunufabitch. It's funny because he pointed it out."
by Tekwerk September 05, 2010

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