[The rain] descends with the enthusiasm of someone breaking bad news.
– H. V. Morton
Good grief. I really need to stop falling asleep with the news playing on my TV!
Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.
– Douglas Adams
With continuing coverage of the potential invasion of the Ukraine by Russia, the ongoing search and recovery efforts after the horrible mudslide in Washington state, and, of course, the never-ending quest to find out what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it’s no wonder I woke up in such a grumpy mood! 😡
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses; but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
And it isn’t as if the bad news stopped when I woke up. After all, I had to check on what’s happening in my local area, right? Well, in addition to the usual crazy car wrecks and overnight murders, it seems that the mumps outbreak that’s been in the news here for a couple of weeks has now reached 87 cases and has spread beyond just my city! 😮
The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
– Peter McWilliams
And then, to top all that off, I checked my email only to see a fellow blogger reporting that some folks are attributing the disappearance of Flight 370 to, of all things, Cyber Hijacking! Damn, that’s even scarier than the “it was snatched from the sky by aliens” scenario!
The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way. In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on.
– James Reston
All of which reminds me of a line from Tuesday nights episode of NCIS, “Laissez le bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll.” After all, who exactly is it that would see all this bad news as something to celebrate? Why, the “Blues Media” of course! And, after seeing how they have no problem whatsoever delivering all that bad news with smiles on their faces…
I can easily imagine them singing this song at the after-party as well!
The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he’s really pissed off.
– Bob Hope
Nobody likes the bringer of bad news.
Let the good times roll!!!
I want ice water.
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