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"Don't you remember me? During the blackout we slept on the same sidewalk."
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"We blew a fuse."
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'Put that light out!'
"Of course, you'll have to be on the qui vive during the blackouts."
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The Penguins of Las Vegas
"Is it dark in here or is it just California?"
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"Curse Con Edison! Another brownout!"
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"I don't know how I find my way home, ....especially when I'm drunk."
"I don't know what the big deal is. I've been having rolling blackouts for years."
'How long have you been having these blackouts?'
Man sitting at desk with burned out light bulb in thought balloon over his head; the sign on the door reads "California Energy Commission".
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'Geeze. When the power's out there's nothing to play with around here.'
'We're pleased to announce we're doing a government study to find out just who regulates the electric industry.'
Candle company meeting - 'The good news is we make record sales every time there's a blackout.'
Ol' Drunken Stupor
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'Oh, those are just for show. We don't have electricity.'
"Sir, please pull the vehicle over first."
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Post-Super Bowl XLVII Equipment Updates.
'I see you've heard the news.'
"In science class, we learned that a solar eclipse is not due to a rolling blackout."
'So it's not just me, then?'
"I am not being ridiculous! Have you seen our electricity bills?"
'I'm sorry, sir, but you can't use your frequent-flier miles because one of our blackout dates,,,'
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"We keep Frank around, because if there's a power failure he's the only one who can do anything."
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