Been working in an internet startup long? How's it going? Good? Any layoffs lately?
How about an acquisition?
Hmm. Guess it's just me.

There are many mottos floating around the office, some of which are not doing a very good job of inspiring, such as:
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away!

I've found one that really makes sense:
Succeed in spite of management.

They will hate this. And you will look great.

Okay, time to go drink away my bitterness at Jake's down the road.
We're all going. It's team building, you might say.