General George Armstrong Custer gathered his troops around the campfire the day before his last stand. A runner came and told him news of the impending attack.
Custer said to his troops, "Men, I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is the Sioux have us surrounded and are decked out in their war paint and are waiting for dawn to slaughter us all. They're on horseback with their bows and arrows as well as hatchets for scalping. The probability of us surviving tomorrow are very, very slim."
"Well, what's the good news, General?" asked one soldier.
"The good news is we don't have to ride through Kansas again."