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"You're awfully tame this evening."
'Man, these ruins are spectacular!' 'Heya that'sa my house... I built it myself!'
"Amazing. Their entire economy was based on gift cards."
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"Well, if it isn't the dawn of civilization."
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The Day They Invented Papyrus
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'Obviously the natives here are sophisticated tool makers.'
'Evolution, eh? - What's our MOTIVATION?'
"No, no, no! Thirty days hath September!"
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Frank peels away civilizations fragile veneer and, much to his surprise, discovers beautiful hardwood floors underneath.
'It's a great invention, but it'll probably mean the end of civilization as we know it.'
"Yee yee hee hee how how yip yip."
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'My apologies for saying you were uncivilised - this wine is excellent.'
The Evolution Of Man - Hunt and Gather/Point and Click
"If the universe is expanding, that's all the more reason to get back to the city."
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'There is no point in leaving civilization, because civilization will not leave you.'
Society's branches of environment and ecology are shorn off by civilisation.
Cavemen and taxation
'I'm here to bring you the civilisation! You can stop being natives and become customers!'
'This civilization collapsed because it abused its environment.'
'It was fun to make bujt don't see any possible use for it in the future.'
Ancient man tries to light a fire with a pencil.
'They sed to be thought of as crackpots.' (Sign reads - civilization is doomed due to overpopulation, pollution, misuse of energy and resources.)
"Woo-hoo! The world's first wheel!"
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'And this is believed to be the head of the Pharaoh's bureaucracy!'
"And then, at the height of their power, they seem to have succumbed to a mysterious people known as 'the bottom-line types.'"
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