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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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'Evolution, eh? - What's our MOTIVATION?'
"Not everyone benefits from technological advances."
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"Did you think the ladder of success would be straight up?"
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"Granted, a living legend. But what has he done for his people?"
"If you ask me, he's come too far too fast."
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"This review calls our comic strip 'sophomoric'.
'...Now we'd be expecting turning water into a decent '67 vintage at the VERY LEAST!'
Career chart: you are here...you should be here.
"I assume that's a no?"
"She plateaued when she hit the glass mezzanine."
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"I'm sorry...but I've just been informed recent technological advances have rendered this course obsolete!"
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'Don't be nervous but I think we're about to go LIVE on the new system.'
"I came up through the ranks."
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"It's called 'bipedalism' -- It'll do wonders for our productivity!"
Global warming causing the spread of deserts
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Men pulling trolley of documents overtaken by document made into paper dart.
"I no longer eat homework. I graduated to term papers."
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"You promised an advance...but this is more of a tactical withdrawal."
Businessman on stilts: 'I had to step over a lot of people to get where I am today.'
National corporate ladder of success monument.
Institute for the study of hypocrisy.
'We'd like to roll over our allowance.'
"Just think, Nora, every year we go on to a higher grade at school."