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"I like the Easter Bunny - I find him less judgmental than Santa Claus."
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"What do we do with all the guys who ate meat on Friday?"
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The house apropos-of-nothing committee
"Someday when you have a kid of your own and you feel the urge to arbitrarily say no just because you can, you'll understand."
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'We never should have brought him that little lawyer kit. Suddenly, everything I ask him to do is capricious and arbitrary.'
"Race along is an absurd, arbitrary and nonsensical reason to hate someone."
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"Tell me the fairytale about the economy."
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"We're waiting to see if he'll see his shadow."
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"Look, I say 'Star Wars' and you say 'Strategic Defense Initiative,' so let's call the whole thing off."
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'We never should have bought him that little lawyer kit. Suddenly, everything I ask him to do is capricious or arbitrary.'
How Not To Do Conflict Resolution
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"We're 'vermin' and the cat is a 'pet' - It's all so arbitrary!"
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"This is all so ARBITRARY!"
Even in his dessert choices he tended to be arbitrary and unilateral.
'Gimme one-third of all your money.'