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'Man, these ruins are spectacular!' 'Heya that'sa my house... I built it myself!'
'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.'
'My apologies for saying you were uncivilised - this wine is excellent.'
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!'
"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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"So far, the collapse of civilization hasn't particularly affected my life style."
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A Truism's Journey
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"Anyhow, according to the Science 'Times,' things would have turned out quite a bit differently if that meteor had hit Earth."
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Over the Hill Birthday Cards
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"Our civilization is thousands of years more advanced than yours, yet still sort of kitschy."
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By the year 2500, 1 in 10 academics will devote their entire career to divining the meaning of the word 'sussudio'.
"I invented the wheel, but he invented the hubcap."
Change and barter machines.
"I wonder what ruined this civilisation..."
The Dawn of Civilization.
"The most dangerous threats to civilisation are terrorism, TTIP and Kim Kardashian."
The Progress Bridge
"This 'language' thing is a great invention, but what if it leads to too much information?"
"I just invented the 'church' - It's for donating money to."
"It's a great invention, but will it start up on cold mornings?"
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