(updated 9 Jun 04) 

It's always darkest before...
(Topic suggested by ccharget@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...you buy new flashlight batteries. (Airfarcewon@aol.com; jdcoops3@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...Daylight Savings Time. (junkmailmagnet42@aol.com; candaceelder2002@yahoo.com)

It's always darkest before...the tan fades in the winter. (scalpel@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...you clap twice. (mykehalpinstudio2aol.com)

It's always darkest before...you scrape off the layer of meat you "torched" on the barbeque. (Pootybrew@goosemoose.com) And they say that guys are the best cooks...sheesh! ;)

It's always darkest before...you realize you didn't pay attention to that 2nd past due electric bill notice. (DOrr@jam.rr.com)

It's always darkest before...the Tony Orlando..or something like that. (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...my lover takes the paper bag off my head!! (pat123z@aol.com; Cantw82paint@Aol.com)

It's always darkest before...you step on a Lego, shriek, and wake up the whole house! (chharget@aol.com)

It's always darkest before... you add cream and sugar.... (cmndrnineveh@aol.com) Oh yeah, that white sugar really lightens everything up.

It's always darkest before...you reach over and grab that handful of Paxil. (william.fishburne@verizon.net)

It's always darkest before...you go into the light...Carol Ann....go into the liiiight. (watch4whales@yahoo.com)

It's always darkest before...the last call lights come on and you see what you've asked to come home with you! (Rabdreadr@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...the sun peeks out from behind the eclipsing moon and scalds your retina. (william.fishburne@verizon.net)

It's always darkest before...the sensory deprivation tank makes me start hallucinating. (chharget@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...hey, I live in Alaska, it's dark six months straight! (davidgotribe@aol.com) Note to self: Don't ever pick davidgotribe for any Rat's Asses...chances are postage to Alaska is REALLY expensive.

It's always darkest before...you get your head through the turtle neck hole. (KatSut78@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...her folks turn on the porch light to catch you groping your date. (chharget@aol.com)

It's always darkest before...darnest, in the dictionary. (maxcel200@aol.com) Hmmm...is "darnest" even IN the dictionary?

It's always darkest before...the officer shines his flashlight in your eyes, and tells you to put your clothes back on. (tackajoey@aol.com)

Not that anyone has ever cared enough to do this to me, mind you...

It's always darkest before...a bunch of idiots jump out yelling "Surprise", giving you a heart attack. (rampage1984@msn.com)