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"The Sudden, Sure Knowledge That One's Best Efforts Have Come To Naught."
Tags:effort, efforts, death, deaths, die, dies, deadly, escape, vaudeville, song-and-dance, grim reapers, grim-reapers, grim reaper, grim-reaper, audience, audiences, dying, dies, cheating death, cheats death, performance, performed, barbershop music, barbershop, disappointed, disappointed, fail, failed, effort, efforts
"To be clear, I said I want your 'A' game, not your 'Eh?' game."
Tags:a game, football, footballers, american football, american footballers, football players, coach, coaching, motivate, motivation, motivates, motivating, bring your a game, a game, unperformed, underperform, underperforming, effort, mediocre, mediocrity, push, pushing, inspire, inspiring, rally, rallying, confusion, homophones, coached, plan, planning, tactic, tactics, strategy, strategies
"Just remember, if you give a hundred and ten per cent, I get twenty per cent of that."
Tags:agent, agents, sports agent, sports agents, percentage, percentages, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, player, players, representative, representatives, greed, greedy, greediness, give it your all, giving it your all, effort, efforts, money, 110%, fee, fees, bilk, bilks, bilking, overcharge, overcharges, overcharging, surcharge, surcharges, hidden fee, hidden fees, hidden cost, hidden costs
"Still, diving for it would look good on my college application.
Tags:extracurricular, extracurricular activity, extracurricular activities, application, applications, dive, dives, diving, effort, put in effort, puts in effort, putting in effort, effort, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, softball, softball player, softball players, college, colleges, high school, university, dive, dives, diving, first base, outfield, outfielder, outfielders, defensive play, defensive plays, motivation, motivations, motivating
"Evan and I have an open relationship, but, really, who has the energy?"
"When I listen to Mozart, the numbers just seem to crunch themselves."
Tags:mozart, wolfgang amadeus, number cruncher, number crunchers, number crunching, numbers, accountant, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, study, studies, studying, classical music, studying music, concentrate, concentrates, concentration, concentrating, effort, effortless, time flies
"I could be a saint if I really wanted to."
"Here comes the really hard part!"
Tags:mountain, climb, climber, climbing, climbs, mountaineering, mountaineer, mountaineers, peak, peaks, visual gag, visual joke, sight gag, sight joke, absurd, challenge, challenges, challenging, overcome, overcoming, hard work, effort, hard, mountains, climbers, bouldering, boulders, conquer, conquering, conquers, persevere, perseverance
'I find that if you want to reach your goal sooner, double your failure rate.'
'All options are on the table. That includes defriending on Facebook.'
Caveman with Boulder
Progress: The amount of effort expended multiplied by the square of the ratio of scientists to managers: P=E X (S/M)2.
'It's true that each week you give 100% to your teaching, but you're giving it 20% per day.'
"Let's go with the farm-raised salmon tonight."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, bear, bears, fish, salmon, salmons, food, farm-raised, meal, meals, meal planning, dinner, dinners, wet, soaking, soaked, starving, hungry, difficult, challenging, hunting, hunter, hunters, fisherman, fishermen, fishing, angler, anglers, angling, catching fish, effort, efforts, farm, farms, farming, farmer, farmers, fresh fish
'Are you sure you tried hard enough to be on time?'
The Lives of the SaintsThis Week: Frieda Witherspoon
Tags:spoof, spoofs, parody, parodies, sarcasm, sarcastic, saint, saints, saintly, modern, modern life, modern world, modernity, tech, technology, religion, religious, religious imagery, sainthood, routine, daily routine, routines, pay it forward, inconvenient, inconvenience, inconveniences, inconvenienced, petty, pettiness, effort, efforts, hard, hard work, do your best
'We're being paid minimum wage so do only a minimum amount of work.'
"I tried to rob a bank and failed! I tried to steal an old ladies bag and failed! So why not use as my defense, the old saying, 'You can't blame a person for trying'?"
Tags:crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, defense argument, defense lawyer, defense lawyers, attorney, attorneys, lawyer, lawyers, jail, jails, effort, trying, court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, legal argument, legal arguments, convict, convicts, bank robber, bank robbers, bank robbery, bank robberies, incompetence, incompetent
'I'm sorry but you don't get any credit for giving it 'the old college try'.
'That's your report card and might I add you need to try a little harder.'
'It's not as easy as it looks.'
Every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.
Small arms training
"Please stand and join us in half-assing your way through our national anthem."
Tags:baseball, base ball, national, national anthem, anthem, us, usa, audience, audiences, the game, the big game, live sport, sport, sports, tv sport, effort, efforts, low effort, sing, singing, forgetting the words, lyrics, pretend, pretending, pretence, pretense, pretenses, star spangled banner, star-spangled banner, american pride, national pride, national identity, cultural identity, commit, non committal, non-committal
"Are you sure this is worth the effort?"