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"I am reminded of a morbidly depressing anecdote. . ."
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"So then I'm, like, 'Waaaaah! Waaaah!'"
"I don't have a bedtime story - how about a bedtime joke or anecdote?"
"We never have any activities that make for cute anecdotes anymore."
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Doctor reads 'Anecdotal Evidence'
"Don't you remember? We were at Herb and Sally's."
"This one allows release of your information to a sitcom."
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"All this talk of Viagra and penile implants reminds me of a charming story about my own penis."
"I don't mind emotional trauma if I can turn it into a really funny anecdote."
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"Did I ever tell you what happened to a friend of mine once?"
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'Why are you still working? It's Saturday night.'
'Fine, I'll go to my room, but one day when I'm a famous artist you'll be telling this story as an amusing anecdote!'
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'Wow! What a dream I had last night!'
"The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'."
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"So I said to Cousteau, 'Look, pal, you're not the only frog in the sea.' But, seriously, Jerry . . ."
"Still, you've got to admit our being swallowed by a fish has its humorous aspects!"
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"A funny thing happened to me at work today."
'If you'll indulge me for a moment, there's a rather amusing little anecdote behind the managerial layoffs I'm about to announce!'
"He'll never win this negotiation. He's saddled with numbers...but we have anecdotes."
Newton discovers surrealism
'I know, we'll lead off the presentation with me telling an incredibly long and seemingly pointless anecdote about the time I burned my finger while lighting the back yard grill...'
'Quick! Give me another folksy anecdote!'
'I'd like now to introduce Len who will tell slightly humourous stories in his inimicable self-serving way,'
'When I'm a CEO on Wall Street this will make a wonderful anecdote.'