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Democracy vs. Natural Selection.
"Well, Mom, I guess you saw what happened."
Tags:boxer, boxers, boxing, boxing ring, boxing rings, boxing match, boxing matches, boxing game, boxing games, fight, fights, fighter, fighters, fighting, conflict, conflicts, mom, moms, defeat, defeats, mum, mums, tv interview, tv interviews, television interview, television interviews, sports reporter, sports reporters, pugilism, pugilist, pugilists, fighter, fighters, proud parent, proud parents, parenthood, proud mom, proud moms, proud mum, proud mums
"But that's the beauty of the game. At this very moment, your absurd vicarious defeat is being perfectly counterbalanced by some opposing fan's absurd vicarious triumph."
Tags:basketball, vicarious, sports, defeat, defeats, defeating, anger, sports fan, sports fans, basketball fan, basketball fans, triumph, triumphs, triumphant, moment of triumph, moments of triumph, beauty of the game, counterbalance, yin and yang, counterbalances, counterbalancing, bad loser, bad losers, bad winner, bad winners, perspective, sense of perspective, mankoff
"We shouldn't be fighting the last war, unless, of course, we won."
"As in real life, Avery, you're only as good as your second serve."
Tags:metaphor, metaphors, serve, serves, serving, server, servers, tennis, tennis game, tennis games, tennis player, tennis players, tennis match, tennis matches, colleague, colleagues, coworker, coworkers, co-worker, co-workers, boss, bosses, second serve, sportsmanship, sporting, defeat, defeats, boast, boasts, boasting, bragging
Dept. of Lost Causes
Tags:lost cause, lost causes, southerner, southerners, confederate statue, confederate statues, statue, statues, confederacy, confederated states, csa, confederated states of america, fail, fails, failure, failures, famous failure, famous failures, monument, monuments, reflecting pool, reflecting pools, defeat, defeats, southerner, southerners, south, shrine, shrines
'I don't remember when I've ever lost such a tough arbitration.'
"That's the game- somebody gets emasculated."
Tags:emasculated, competitor, competitors, competition, competitive, victory, victories, defeat, defeats, business man, business men, businessman, business men, business person, business people, businessperson, business game, ruthless, ruthlessness, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchy, office hierarchies, humiliation
"Don't worry. This year I have a new recipe."
Tags:wife, wives, turkey, turkeys, cook, cooks, cooking, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner, thanksgiving dinners, roast, roasts, roasting, recipe, recipes, defeat, defeats, defeating, defeated, tally, tallies, tally chart, tally charts, husband, husbands, bad cook, bad cooks, competition, competitions, christmas dinner, chrismtas dinners
'I think I'm getting the hang of it now!'
Mighty Man Of Justice VS. The Deadly Killbots
Tags:comic strip, comic strips, comic book, comic books, comic, comics, superhero, superheroes, super hero, super heroes, super-hero, super-heroes, super power, super powers, superpower, superpowers, robot, robots, artificial intelligence, battle, battles, fight, fights, nemesis, enemy, enemies, deadly robot, robot attack, robot attacks, defeat, defeats, villain, villains, good versus evil, good vs evil
"Here's some cash. Run to the toy store and hurry."
Tags:military service, military brass, brass, generals, officer, officers, war tactic, war tactics, tactic, tactics, strategy, strategies, warfare, battle, battles, battleground, defeat, defeats, victory, victories, military history, military historian, military historians, reinforcements, war games, war strategy, war room, general, military officer, toys, toy tanks, the donkeys
"We would have won if it hadn't been for the other team."
"I just thought that a horrific, humiliating defeat at the hands of the French, plus time, equaled comedy."
Tags:jester, jesters, joker, joker, court jester, court jesters, king, kings, medieval king, medieval kings, anglo-french war, anglo-french wars, hundred years wars, war, wars, battle, battles, defeat, defeats, humiliating defeat, humiliating defeats, richard ii, king richard ii, medieval history, history, joke, jokes, comedy, comedian, humor is tragedy plus time, tragedy plus time, comedian, comedians
"Am I sensing defeatism?"
Tags:defeat, defeats, defeatist, defeatism, attitude, attitudes, bad attitude, bad attitudes, attitude problem, attitude problems, attitude adjustment, attitude adjustments, abstract, abstract art, lost at sea, at sea, fear, fearful, afraid, negative, negativity, boss, bosses, manager, managers, motivate, motivates, motivating, motivation, employee, employees, workforce, workforces, work force, work forces
'From the very beginning we felt that defeating the Big Bad Wolf would be meaningless unless we could parlay it into a book deal.'
'Do ya feel it? It's like a dahk, smelly cloud descended on us. Somethin' rotten...somethin'...EVIL!'
Tags:rivalry, rivalries, rival, rivals, baseball, club, clubs, baseball player, baseball players, boston, new york, yankee, yankees, game, games, match, matches, defeat, defeats, major league, melodrama, melodramatic, fan, fans, melodramas, passion, passions, over the top, captain eddie, non sequitur
A boxer refuses to give up after he has lost the fight.
"I take it your £780 titanium shafted raquet with carbon fibre cross section and nano tube strings didn't help you win your match!"
"Sire! -- Your army has been defeated!"
"Not to worry you kid, but if you've got clean underwear, you should put them on before you get into the ring."
'Um. . . Debates are like pancakes. . . you can toss the first one.'
Ultimately, Wyatt's curiosity got the better of him.
Tags:swim, swims, swimmer, swimmers, pool, pools, swimming, dive, dives, diver, divers, diving, board, boars, flush, flushes, flushing, press, presses, warn, warns, warning, warnings, curious, curiosity, defeat, defeats, defeating, wonder, wonders, wondering, plug, plugs, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
Why the GOP lost the election!: 'Are you a pure enough conservative?'
'You need to change your ways, or you might even become extinct!'