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"We're still pretty far apart. I'm looking for a six-figure advance and they're refusing to read the manuscript."
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"I'm reserving my spot for Hillary's inauguration."
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"It takes a while for technological advances to benefit everybody equally."
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"I appreciate traditional values as well as the next man, Belknap, but you'll have to convert to battery power like the rest of us."
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"Bad Credit OK."
'If you'll give me an advance on my allowance, I'll show you how to get the little circle around the 'a' on all your email addresses.'
'What happened between design and development?'
"Your book stinks—we want to publish it."
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"And, in the ongoing saga of Western civilization, declines continue to lead advances by a wide margin."
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'But this is the way we've always done it.'
"So, now you don't want him 'whacked'. Do I get a 'kill' fee?"
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"I'm not your instructor - I'm just a weird guy making an unwanted advance."
'Evolution, eh? - What's our MOTIVATION?'
"He owed me a month's wages when he died and he's going to work it out."
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'And one and two and let change through and three and four and collapse on the floor.'
Map Showing Great Distance Between Man And The Zeitgeist
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'It's fine to sow some wild oats. Just make sure you finally get a harvest.'
"Granted, a living legend. But what has he done for his people?"
'Thank you for calling Tech Support. Your computer is one month old. We no longer support that model. Good day.'
Then - 'Oh no did I really say that last night??' Now - 'Edit, delete, delete, edit, edit, delete'
Joe posthumously advances to the next rank...
"This review calls our comic strip 'sophomoric'.
The Quack Quack Diaries: Quack Quack Writes A Novel
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'I'm not kidding! Poop used to stink.'
"But I can't arrest him, lady—not on Christmas Eve!"
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