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    Still plays with dolls Pagey's_Girl's Avatar
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    The Good, the Bad - And the Ugly

    I got this idea from an email a friend sent me. Basically, you take the good news, like:
    Your son is seeing someone new

    Then the bad:
    She's already married

    Then the ugly:
    She's your boss.

    The person who breaks the ugly news gets to start the next one.

    How about:
    The Good: You got a promotion...
    "Making words believe in themselves is an art form of a kind/Grasping branches that are too weak to hold the weight of lies..." Satellite Paradiso, "Big Block."

    "Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies." Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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    The Farm - (tentative title) - being rewritten.





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    The Good: You got a promotion...
    The Bad: It means moving to the other side of the world

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    The Good: You got a promotion...
    The Bad: It means moving to the other side of the world
    The Ugly: And you have to wear a tutu all day long.

    The Good: You learned how to cook French haute cuisine.
    ~ Vita Brevis, Ars Longa ~

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    The Good: You learned how to cook French haute cuisine
    The bad: All your family hate it and rush out to
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    The Good: You learned how to cook French haute cuisine
    The bad: All your family hate it and rush out to
    MacDonalds
    The Ugly: Your dog went with them.


    The Good: Your book got published!
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    The Good: Your book got published
    The Bad: By PublishAmerica
    Last edited by Pagey's_Girl; 10-16-2008 at 10:56 PM. Reason: cross post
    "Making words believe in themselves is an art form of a kind/Grasping branches that are too weak to hold the weight of lies..." Satellite Paradiso, "Big Block."

    "Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies." Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    My about everything except writing blog:
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    The Farm - (tentative title) - being rewritten.





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    The Good: Your book got published
    The Bad: By PublishAmerica
    The Ugly: Through their branch office in Nigeria



    The Good: You're going to be on Dancing With the Stars


    Two months ago I couldn't even spell freelance writer
    and now I are one.


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    The Good: You're going to be on Dancing With the Stars
    The bad: You must spend the next few weeks closeted with your partner.

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    The Good: You're going to be on Dancing With the Stars
    The bad: You must spend the next few weeks closeted with your partner.
    The ugly: Your partner hasn't bathed for six months.



    The Good: You are offered a role in a film starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Angelina Jolie and Christian Bale.


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    The Good: You are offered a role in a film starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Angelina Jolie and Christian Bale.
    The Bad: The contract specifies you put $250,000.00 as "co-producer".
    Joy

    Writing is a lot like sex.
    At first you do it because you like it.
    Then you find yourself doing it for a few close friends and people you like.
    But if you're any good at all...you end up doing it for money.


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    The Good: You are offered a role in a film starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Angelina Jolie and Christian Bale.
    The Bad: The contract specifies you put $250,000.00 as "co-producer".
    The Ugly: The day y.Your IRA account check cleared the DOW fell 11 percent, and the studio canceled the film.



    The good: John McCain fired Palin and asked you to take her place.

    When winter wanes,
    set summer's speed swift;
    winter will waken willingly.

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    The good: John McCain fired Palin and asked you to take her place.
    The bad: You've been plumbing without a license.


    Two months ago I couldn't even spell freelance writer
    and now I are one.


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    The ugly: And that makes you more appealing to voters!

    The good: Your mom wants to take you on an all-expenses paid cruise . . .

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    The good: Your mom wants to take you on an all-expenses paid cruise . .
    The bad: She and her two best friends will be with you every minute.



    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    The good: Your mom wants to take you on an all-expenses paid cruise . .
    The bad: She and her two best friends will be with you every minute.

    The Ugly: And they have a "nice boy" all picked out for you.

    The Good: Your boss is on vacation
    "Making words believe in themselves is an art form of a kind/Grasping branches that are too weak to hold the weight of lies..." Satellite Paradiso, "Big Block."

    "Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies." Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    My about everything except writing blog:
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    The Farm - (tentative title) - being rewritten.





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    The Good: Your boss is on vacation
    The Bad: You are self employed


    Two months ago I couldn't even spell freelance writer
    and now I are one.


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    The Good: Your boss is on vacation
    The Bad: You are self employed
    The Ugly: the IRS is auditing him


    The Good: Your daughter will be High School Valedictorian
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    The Good: Your daughter will be High School Valedictorian
    The Bad: She had ADD and is hooked on meth
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    When winter wanes,
    set summer's speed swift;
    winter will waken willingly.

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    The ugly: She's still the best candidate in the whole school.

    The good: You just got a brand new puppy
    Last edited by TsukiRyoko; 10-18-2008 at 11:58 PM.

    RIP Anthony Shane Taylor.
    You will be loved and missed. I will never forget the tragic morning of Oct. 11, nor the many amazing times we spent together. You were one in a million and a great friend to many. Whatever's on the other side will treat you very well, and I know that someday I'll get the chance to see that shit eating grinning of yours again.

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    The good: You just got a brand new puppy.

    The bad: It was through mail-order.

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    The ugly: it came about 3 weeks late.

    The good: You just had your teeth cleaned at the dentist.

    RIP Anthony Shane Taylor.
    You will be loved and missed. I will never forget the tragic morning of Oct. 11, nor the many amazing times we spent together. You were one in a million and a great friend to many. Whatever's on the other side will treat you very well, and I know that someday I'll get the chance to see that shit eating grinning of yours again.

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    The good: You just had your teeth cleaned at the dentist.
    The bad: The dentist was an impostor, with no professional training.


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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    The good: You just had your teeth cleaned at the dentist.
    The bad: The dentist was an impostor, with no professional training.
    The Ugly: Ah, san-i-flush, cleans your teeth without a brush.


    The Good: Madonna just called and asked you to marry her.

    When winter wanes,
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    winter will waken willingly.

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    The Good: Madonna just called and asked you to marry her.
    The bad: You say yes but demand a prenup.

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    The Good: Madonna just called and asked you to marry her.
    The bad: You say yes but demand a prenup.
    The Ugly: She agrees to a prenup. If you divorce, everything you have belongs to her.



    The Good: Your great-uncle died and left you his 50-room mansion.


    "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens." -- William Beveridge

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