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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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"It takes a while for technological advances to benefit everybody equally."
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'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?'
"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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'Evolution, eh? - What's our MOTIVATION?'
"I'm not your instructor - I'm just a weird guy making an unwanted advance."
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"He owed me a month's wages when he died and he's going to work it out."
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'Change, change, change - all we ever seem to get is change!'
"You have to get up early tomorrow, too? We have so much in common!"
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'It's a newspaper! Brought it online for me dad's birthday. Apparently it's the forerunner of the tablet!'
"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.'
"Yes, it's self-defrosting. It also does a daily inventory, searches for the best deal and runs over to the store for you."
Taking Technology to the Developing World.
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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'You mean in the time it took me to walk from the counter to here this device has become obsolete?'
Trust me, you said. Technology gives us a competitive advantage, you said.
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'Since I plan on working for your company for the next 20 years, I was hoping to get all my paychecks up front.'