History PlayingWith / BadNewsIrrelevantNews

28th Jul '17 1:47:26 AM rdococ
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-->'''Alice''': Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the paper cut I had just healed!
* '''Averted''':

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-->'''Alice''': Bob, ** "...But don't worry! I found ''another one.''"
** "Bob,
I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the paper cut I had just healed!
*
healed!"
"*
'''Averted''':
24th Mar '17 1:14:57 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is we won't be able to go to the latest must-see SummerBlockbuster. The good news is, I found a nickel!"
* '''Justified''': [[SkewedPriorities For some reason]], people in this work put a higher value on free tickets to a movie than losing one's job.

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* '''Downplayed''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is is: we won't be able to go to the latest must-see SummerBlockbuster. The good news is, is: I found a nickel!"
* '''Justified''': [[SkewedPriorities For some reason]], people in this work put Alice puts a higher value on free tickets to a movie than losing one's job.job. Bob [[BlueAndOrangeMorality may]] or [[OnlySaneMan may not]] agree.



* '''Parodied''':
** Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
** Alice says, "The bad news is: you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!"

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* '''Parodied''':
** Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
** Alice says, "The bad news is: you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!"
'''Parodied''': ???



* '''Averted''': The bad news and good news is balanced.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does fate has to put irrelevant good luck along seriously bad luck?"

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
** [[GoodNewsBadNews
The bad news and good news is balanced.
are balanced.]]
** Good news and bad news are never given together.
* '''Enforced''': ???
RuleOfFunny
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does fate has always have to put irrelevant good luck along alongside seriously bad luck?"



* '''Defied''': "Wait, wait. If the bad news is much worse that the good news, why not put the good news first? At least that'll reduce my shock!"
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
** Alice tells Bob the good (irrelevant) news first.
** Alice only tells Bob the bad news.
* '''Discussed''':
"Wait, wait. If the bad news is much worse that the good news, why not put the good news first? At least that'll reduce my shock!"
* '''Discussed''': ???
shock!"



* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice says, "The bad news is: you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!"



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
15th Feb '15 11:22:21 AM BananaPancakes
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* '''Straight''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is you just lost your job. The good news is, I got free tickets to see a movie!"
* '''Exaggerated''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, our town had just been attacked by a horde of disfigured monsters, your family is nowhere to be seen, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking you lost your puppy.]] The good news is, I found the penny you lost yesterday!"
* '''Downplayed''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is we won't be able to go to the movie. The good news is, I found a nickel!"
* '''Justified''': For some reason, free tickets to a movie is more prioritized in the universe than losing one's job.
* '''Inverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, I just lost a nickel. The good news is, you just got promoted!"
* '''Subverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is I lost all of our life savings gambling. The good news is, I found a penny. The penny is a misprinted coin and is actually worth $4,000,000 if sold to collectors."
* '''Double Subverted''': "But then I lost the penny down a storm drain."

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* '''Straight''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is is: you just lost your job. The good news is, is: I got won free tickets to see a movie!"
the latest must-see SummerBlockbuster!"
* '''Exaggerated''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, is: our town had just been attacked by a horde of disfigured monsters, your family is nowhere to be seen, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking you lost your puppy.]] puppy]]. The good news is, I found the penny you lost yesterday!"
* '''Downplayed''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is we won't be able to go to the movie.latest must-see SummerBlockbuster. The good news is, I found a nickel!"
* '''Justified''': [[SkewedPriorities For some reason, reason]], people in this work put a higher value on free tickets to a movie is more prioritized in the universe than losing one's job.
* '''Inverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, is: I just lost a nickel. The good news is, is: you just got promoted!"
* '''Subverted''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is is: I lost all of our life savings gambling.[[TheGamblingAddict gambling]]. The good news is, I found a penny. The penny is a misprinted coin and is actually worth $4,000,000 four million dollars if sold to collectors."
* '''Double Subverted''': "But "...but then I lost the that penny down a storm drain."



** The bad news is you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!
* '''Zig-Zagged''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the papercut I had just healed!"

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** The Alice says, "The bad news is is: you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!
job!"
* '''Zig-Zagged''': "Bob, '''Zig-Zagged''':
-->'''Alice''': Bob,
I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the papercut paper cut I had just healed!"healed!



* '''Lampshaded''': "Why do fate has to put irrelevant good luck along seriously bad luck?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Why do does fate has to put irrelevant good luck along seriously bad luck?"



* '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.

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* '''Implied''': The audience doesn't hear exactly what Alice is saying to Bob, but he reacts very unhappily to her first piece of information and only vaguely happily to her second one.
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist {{narcissist}} that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
7th Apr '13 9:18:54 AM Lullabee
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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???Alice tells Bob irrelevant good news after telling him important bad news because it's funny when they do it on TV.
6th Apr '13 9:46:07 PM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???"Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is we won't be able to go to the movie. The good news is, I found a nickel!"
7th Dec '12 12:14:50 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob is cheered up by Alice having tickets, because he's genuinely happy that she's happy, and because it means he has a chance at going on a date with her to see the movie.
* '''Zig-Zagged''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the papercut I had just healed!"

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* '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob is cheered up by Alice having tickets, because he's genuinely happy that she's happy, and because it means he has a chance at going on a date with her to see the movie.
* '''Zig-Zagged''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, you just lost your job. The good news is, the vending machine's working again. Another bad news is, your son is in jail. Another good news is, the papercut I had just healed!" healed!"



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost '''Deconstructed''': Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist that she thinks everyone is always is.
happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.
* '''Played For Drama''': ???
'''Reconstructed''': Bob is cheered up by Alice having tickets, because he's genuinely happy that she's happy, and because it means he has a chance at going on a date with her to see the movie.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
26th May '12 7:57:05 AM Telcontar
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* '''Parodied''': Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
** : The bad news is you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
** : The bad news is you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!



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15th May '12 4:44:51 PM Kotep
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* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???
Already a parody of GoodNewsBadNews.
**: The bad news is you just lost your job. The good news is that I just got promoted to fill your job!
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
Alice is telling Bob that she got free tickets because she's such a narcissist that she thinks everyone is always happy to hear what's good news to her. It makes other people distant and cold toward her.
* '''Reconstructed''': ???Bob is cheered up by Alice having tickets, because he's genuinely happy that she's happy, and because it means he has a chance at going on a date with her to see the movie.
30th Mar '12 4:35:18 PM HotelCalifornia
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* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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* '''Played For Laughs''': ???Almost always is.
23rd Jan '12 4:31:55 PM BlueGuy
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* '''Exaggerated''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, our town had just been attacked by a horde of disfigured monsters, your family is nowhere to be seen, and you lost your puppy. The good news is, I found the penny you lost yesterday!"

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* '''Exaggerated''': "Bob, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is, our town had just been attacked by a horde of disfigured monsters, your family is nowhere to be seen, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking you lost your puppy. puppy.]] The good news is, I found the penny you lost yesterday!"
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