Format: Picture a well-known or historical situation and combine it with an over-used phrase or platitude that might have been said by one of the participants.
As J. Bruce Ismay said upon arriving in New York in April,1912, "That couldve gone better."
As the Johnstown fire department said about the blaze onMain Street, "Theres good news and bad news"
As Shackleton said to the man who brought ice cream, "Thatdoesnt really help."
As Pyrrhus said, "At least we won."
As Gavrilo Princip said before shooting Archduke Ferdinand, "Whats the worst that could happen?"