"Worst-case scenario? The renovation goes three years and two million dollars over budget, one of you bludgeons me to death with my own hammer, and you both get the electric chair."
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"Hold everything! The P.R. department just sent over this chart."
"And, while there's no reason yet to panic, I think it only prudent that we make preparations to panic."
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"O.K., I'm sitting. What is it?"
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"The good news is that you will have a healthy baby girl. The bad news is that she is a congenital liar."
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"We're still the same, great company we've always been, only we've ceased to exist."
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"We got him onto an exercise bike, but I'm afraid it was too late."
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"Blood pressure is fine. Now let me just check your pessimism for the 'Times.' "
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"I'm afraid I've got some bad news."
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"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"You made that diagnosis just to be mean."
Welcome Stockholders: The Lynching
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"We find pizza softens the blow of bad news."
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"But think of all the things you're not going to die of."
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"I'm not going to shoot the messenger, but I'm also not going to renew his grant."
The News Cycle
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"Bad news-we're all out of our minds. You're going to have to be the lone healthy person in this family."
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"Here's a late bulletin. Wendy and I have been fired, so we'll just say goodbye and God bless."
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"Hank, when you're finished firing this gentleman I have some rather unfortunate news for you as well."
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"Will he ever be able to produce revenue again?"
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The All-Crisis Network
Good News / Bad News
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"Have you consider the possibility that I don't want the paper?"
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