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Good News? Bad News!

federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky...Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
edited October 23 in General Banter

Here's a new, fun little game if anyone wants to join in (makes a little change from the Word Association thread!):

GIve a bit of 'good' news - but then, point out the 'bad' news!

The following player MUST give some good news about the previous bad news - but then add some bad news of their own still staying pertinent (just about, sort of) to the subject!

I'll give an example.

Good News!
At least 100 new applicants a week!

Bad News!
98 of them are Spam!

lobsterWalkerDavid

Comments

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited October 23

    Good News!
    It keeps Fede on her toes!

    Bad News!
    Her gammy leg means she keeps falling over!

    lobsterWalkerhowDavid
  • Good News
    Only being reported by media

    Bad News
    Circulation falls

    Walkerhow
  • Good News
    Fake news declared Alternative Truth

    Bad News
    Rise of opinion

    how
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited October 23

    Bad News
    Trump creates company for new social media platform

    Good News
    Company now has 30 days to make its GPL-ripoff-code public

    how
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    Good news:
    That means Trump will likely fail in this endeavor.
    Bad news:
    He will come up with something else

    Walker
  • WalkerWalker Veteran Veteran

    Good news:
    Trump is the gift of laughing at absurdity that keeps on giving

    Bad news:
    Trump is absurd

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited October 24

    Good News!
    Trump is no longer POTUS!

    Bad news!
    Someone let him BREED!

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    Bad news!
    Someone let him BREED!

    Good News
    We live in a society where everyone is free to breed or not breed with whomever they choose.

    Bad News
    In a few centuries we'll be living in Idiocracy

    WalkerShoshin1
  • WalkerWalker Veteran Veteran

    Good news: I think your timeline is off @person
    Bad news: I think we're already living in an idiocracy

    Shoshin1
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Good News!
    We can actually avoid jumping into the Gene Pool!

    Bad News!.
    It seems those diving in are using the shallow end. And feeling no pain...

    Shoshin1
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    Bad news!

    Lockdowns are about to be lifted so I can mix with people again

    Good News:
    You'll be glad to see them

    Bad News:
    They may not be glad to see you!

    (My understanding of this game is you start from the previous post's news rather than starting your own)

    federica
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran
    edited October 31

    Good news:
    I can listen to any song in the universe!

    Bad news:
    It only lasts 14 days, it’s a Spotify free trial.

    (Oh right, I seem to have misunderstood the rulez)

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited October 31

    @person said:.. (My understanding of this game is you start from the previous post's news rather than starting your own)

    YOUR understanding is correct.
    It seems other people haven't read the "rules" of engagement properly... but it seemed a bit churlish and 'Monica-ish' to delete posts or keep badgering people...

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Jeroen said:

    Bad news:
    It only lasts 14 days, it’s a Spotify free trial.

    Good News! If you pay a small fee, and download the songs, you can listen to them off line!

    Bad News!
    It don't half eat up your battery, and the laptop version constantly malfunctions!

    (Oh right, I seem to have misunderstood the rulez)

    Yuss, don't do it again!

  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran
    edited October 31

    Good News
    I don't know or care to know what spotify is...

    Bad News
    Somebody's gonna tell me...

    Walker
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    Bad News
    Somebody's gonna tell me...

    Good News
    Spotify is a music streaming service

    Bad News
    I think this means I just mansplained something?

    WalkerShoshin1
  • Good News
    I still don't understand...

    Bad News
    Somebody might try again...

  • WalkerWalker Veteran Veteran

    Good News
    I won't try to explain

    Bad News
    @Shoshin1 will still be in the dark

    Shoshin1
  • Good News
    I have candles

    Bad News
    No matches

    Walker
  • Rulez eh? No news there.

    No rulez badly broken or whim fixed …

    … and now back to the matching good and bad game

  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    Good news: No matches means you are special.

    Bad news: Nobody really knows what "special" really means.

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the liminal space Veteran

    Good News
    Since no one knows what special means no one has to worry about living up to expectations

    Bad News
    Everyone is now considered identically average in all things

  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran
    edited November 1

    Good news: identically average means no competition.

    Bad news: Everyone is a bit different and to be unique is to be useful so there is still personal responsibility.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Good News! Personal responsibility is not the same as 'Blame'!

    Bad News! I don't care, I'm THE Mod, and AFAIAC, It is!

    Walker
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    Good news: I am not accepting either today!

    Bad news: They don't seem to be going anywhere.

  • Good News
    Change is inevitable...

    Bad News
    Shit happens

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited November 2

    @Shoshin1 said:
    Good News
    Change is inevitable...

    Bad News
    Shit happens

    Read the first post again, @Shoshin1 Your post must be a direct follow-on from the previous "bad News!" comment...

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @David said:
    Good news: I am not accepting either today!

    Bad news: They don't seem to be going anywhere.

    Good News! 'They' have found a road map!

    Bad News! It's Google, and about 5 years out of date!

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