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goatboy
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At least I think it's part 5, maybe it's part 6?

Anyway, here goes. How would you complete the following:

The only thing worse than _______ is _______.


My answer: The only thing worse than being arrested and taken to jail, is being arrested and taken to the hospital.


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HSO
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About time the nosy questions returned.

Why does this one feel a lot like The Newlywed Game?

*cue cheesy 70's music*

Right, then.

The only thing worse than politics is the sensationalist media.

That's my answer.


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Jaina
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The only thing worse than a cold, dreary day is a beautiful one that I can't go out and enjoy.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because I had so much to do today (what "had"? I still have a lot to do today, I'm just procrastinating!) and I didn't get to spend more than fifteen minutes outside... and it was SO nice out... but such is life.


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If my yo-mama-joke-obsessed nephew were here, I don't know how he'd end, but he'd start with, "The only thing worse than HAVING TO LOOK AT YO' MAMA ..."

The only thing worse than "worse" is "worst"!


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politician lawyer


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The only thing worse than a rainy muddy day is having to vaccinate young horses in it.

Ni!


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I keep thinking of a Monty Python sketch featuring Oscar Wilde which has a number of lines in this exact format that I'm dying to use, but, out of deference to community standards, cannot.

The only thing worse than an Elvis impersonator is a BAD Elvis impersonator.


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The only thing worse than having allergies is nobody believing it.
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I'm going to stray from the comedy here. Sorry if I kill the mood.

The only thing worse than burying a child is burying two.


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Hmmm...but, as the form of this last answer suggests, when you try to take the question seriously you find that there is never only one thing worse than the worst thing.
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You're okay, Dakota. I left the question open ended on purpose. So, whether the answer is good or bad is dependent entirely on the reader.

What I enjoy about these questions is seeing the different places everyone is coming from. I could think up a hundred answers, and still not think of the things you guys come up with.


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The only thing worse than getting slapped by the woman you love is getting axed by the woman you love. (Take Axed any way you want.)
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The only thing worse than home root canal is.....well nothing.
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You've clearly never tried one. It seriously isn't that bad. And you can do it yourself.
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Owww! Survivor! That hurts even to think about.
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The only thing worse than a muddy, wet dog shaking on you is a muddy, wet dog jumping on you! (I have got to teach them when hugs are appropriate and when they're not.)
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The only thing worse than discovering your child, naked, in front of an open window, is watching your naked child wave to a group of people looking through your open window.
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I suppose it depends on your neurophysiology a bit. But if the taste of your own blood affects you like a savory and chemically harmless form of PCP....

I would have said the only thing worse than discovering your child naked in front of an open window would be discovering your parent/sibling/spouse/evil twin....

Okay, since only implies something singular, I suppose I wouldn't have said "only". But how about if the people in the car were also naked?


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