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" 'Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin'? What kind of cookie is this?"
Tags:fortune cookie, fortune cookies, babylon, babylonian, king, kings, mene mene tekel upharsin, prophecy, prophecies, omen, omens, warning, warnings, warning from god, warnings from god, chinese restaurant, chinese restaurant, rich, riches, blasphemy, blasphemer, blasphemous, fortune, fortunes, prediction, predictions, curse, curses, old testament, torah, belshazzar's feast, writing on the wall, daniel, arrogant, arrogance, businessman, businessmen, business man, business men, cookie, cookies, dessert, desserts, humility, humble, humbles, god, jehovah
The Fall Collection
Tags:fall, fall collection, fall collections, fashion, fashion sense, fashion senses, short day, short days, early evening, early evenings, changing of the seasons, seasonal change, seasonal changes, cold, dark, darkness, holiday season, holiday seasons, foreboding, sense of foreboding, impending, october, september, ritual, rituals, omen, omens, ominous
"I'm going to need to speak to someone from either personnel or maintenance."
'This is Madame Muggins, she's in charge of budget allocation.'
The Handwriting on the Wall
"I don't like the looks of this!"
Tags:bad sign, bad signs, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, ominous, omen, omens, understate, understates, understating, understatement, understatements, bad feeling, bad feelings, big fish, eat, eats, eating, flying fish, dislike, dislikes, fear, fears, fearful, ichthyophobia, monster, monsters
'Look! A buy signal.'
Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall Street
Tags:humpty dumpty, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, wall street, investor, investors, investing, banker, bankers, investment banker, investment bankers, investment banking, stocks and shares, stock market, the stock market, financial crash, the financial crash, recession, the recession, doomed, economic crash, the economic crash, omen, omens, dark omen, dark omens, warning, warnings, warning sign, warning signs, volatile market, volatile markets, risk, risks, financial risk, financial risks
"None for me, thanks."
Tags:anniversary, anniversaries, diet, diets, dieting, anniversary dinner, anniversary dinners, go out, goes out, going out, omen, omens, bad omen, bad omens, ominous, married life, married lives, matrimony, lose weight, loses weight, losing weight, husband, husbands, wife, wives, first anniversary, 1st anniversary, paper anniversary, cotton anniversary, harbinger, harbingers, celebrate, celebrates, celebrating, celebration, celebrations, gain weight, gains weights, gaining weight, anxiety, anxieties, insecure, insecurity, insecurities
"Yee yee hee hee how how yip yip."
Tags:caveman, cavemen, prehistory, prehistoric, pre-history, pre-historic, volcano, volcanic, volcanoes, volcanic eruption, religion, faith, worship, idol, idols, idolize, power dynamic, power dynamics, god, gods, coincidence, coincidences, logical fallacy, science, scientific method, act of god, acts of god, religious danger, divine intervention, religious framework, religious interpretation, religious interpretations, primitive, primitives, civilization, civilisation, faith, faiths, religions, natural disaster, anthropologist, anthropologists, anthropology, dog, dogs, omen, omens, miracle, miracles, dog god, dog gods
"This city is becoming unlivable."
Tags:city life, city living, urban life, urban living, modern life, city, cities, urban, urban world, modern, modern life, metropolitan, metropolis, big city, life in the big city, grim, grim reaper, reaper, reapers, death, dead, die, dying, dies, died, grimme, omen, omens, literal, literally, play on words, word-play, word play, property, moving, move
Pterodactyl poos on a cavemans head
"Sorry, boys, but we're cutting back on bean counters till we have more beans."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, redundancy, redundant, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off, fired, financial crash, severance, severance consultant, severed, bearer of bad news, warning, warning sign, warnings, warning signs, red flag, red flags, bad omen, omen, omens, bean, bean counter, bean counters, counting beans, beans, metaphor
"Don't freak out - it's just a save-the-date."
Tags:death, dead, die, dies, dying, grim, grim reaper, reapers, reaper, creepy, save the date, save-the-date, knock, knocked, visit, visiting, visited, visits, scythe, scythes, bad omen, omen, omens, bad omens, portent, portents, spectre, spirituality, afterlife, life after death, soul, souls, warning, warnings, invite, invitation, invitations, fate, fatalism
Fishing with God
"Banning A-Rod for the entire season is tragic. However, banning him for the postseason might be a good omen."
"It`s a sign of things to come."
Tags:expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, future, futurist, futurists, prediction, predictions, predict, predicts, predicting, sign, signs, sign of things to comes, signs of things to come, coming soon, billboard, billboards, bill board, bill boards, omen, omens, warning, warnings, warning sign, warning signs
"I've come across a rather disturbing find, Carstairs!"
Tags:find, finds, treasure, treasures, treasure hunter, treasure hunters, curse, curses, archaeologist, archaeologists, archaeology, archeologist, archeologists, archeology, hieroglyphics, curse, curses, cursing, curse of the mummy, mummy, mummies, tomb, tombs, entombed, omen, omens, prediction, predictions, predicting, predictor, prophesy, prophesies, disturb, disturbs, disturbing, upset, upsets, upsetting, discover, discovers, discovery, ancient egypt, egyptology, egyptologist, egyptologists
"Jim, say hi to Tom, our severance consultant."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, redundancy, redundant, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, laid off, fired, financial crash, severance, severance consultant, severed, bearer of bad news, warning, warning sign, warnings, warning signs, red flag, red flags, bad omen, omen, omens
'Nurses' station please, hurry.'
'Are you sure this isn't the point in which we should stop following the invisible hand of the marketplace?'
"Uh-oh. Not a good start to the holiday shopping season."
Tags:shop, shopping, shopper, shoppers, shopping season, shopping seasons, retailers, parade, parades, float, floats, balloon, balloons, omen, omens, bad omen, bad omens, city, cities, thanksgiving, crash, crashes, deflate, deflated, deflating, collapse, collapsed, parade balloon, parade balloons, consumerism, advertise, advertising, consumer, consumers
A pair of fishermen see themselves reflected in the water as skeletons.
"That white guy crossed our path - bad luck."
'No kidding? You're the bluebird of mutually assured destruction deterrants?'