Posted by James Briggs on December 31, 2004
In Reply to: Good news is, but the bad news is posted by ESC on December 31, 2004
: : : A popular metric for decision making is comparing the upside of a decision (its possible positive outcomes) to the downside (the negative consequences) of the decision or event.
: : : Recent news item demonstrates --- the headline -- "Asteroid on Track to Hit Earth in 2029" --- the body of the article said that this event would solve the Social Security problem.
: : : Happy New Year to all the Phrase Finders.
: : Doctor: I have some good news and some bad news.
: : Patient: What's the good news?
: : Doctor: Your tests show you have 24 hours to live.
: : Patient: That's the good news!? What's the bad news?
: : Doctor: The bad news is that I forgot to call you yesterday.
: Funny. In a black comedy sort of way.
Cheer yourselves up from the 'downsides' by going to http://www.icq.com/friendship/pages/view_page_16961.php?prm1=grad