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Boss talking to lawyer, 'These new Terms and Conditions you've drafted for us are extremely long and overly complex - our customers are never going to be able to understand them. Well done Jones!'
"I'm just a simple man preceded by an inordinately complex reputation."
"As you can see, I've gotten in way over my head."
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Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, psychological, psychology, pun, puns, punny, play on words, word-play, word play, anxiety, neurotic, neurosis, neuroses, ocd, obsess, obsessive, complex, issues, issue, mental, mental health, genre lit, genre literature
'Actually I think you'll find it's really more like this.'
Kafka at his typewriter
"Could you read the part where Stephen envisions life outside Dublin again?"
Tags:ulysses, dublin, dubliners, james joyce, joyce, modernism, modernist, modern, literature, modern literature, lit, modern lit, college, college, irish lit, ireland, irish, lit major, lit minor, books, bookish, book, writer, writers, writing, story, storytime, story time, stories, storybook, story book, unorthodox, genius, geniuses, prodigy, prodigies, prodigal, novel, novels, complicated, complex, difficult, difficulties, stephen, stephen dedalus, dedalus, portrait, portrait of the artist as a young man, kids, kid, child, children, precocious, parent, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers
"Every year, the zebras get faster and faster."
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"My father-who the hell do you think named me Edward the Lesser?"
Tags:lesser, denigrate, denigrates, denigrating, nickname, nicknames, nick-name, nick-names, father, fathers, parent, parents, expectation, expectations, high expectations, smother, smothers, smothering, name, names, king, kings, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, monarchies, parental figure, therapist, therapists, therapy, complex, complexes, psychological complex, psychological complexes
"Everybody in the whole damn household is alpha."
Tags:stress, stresses, stressful, personality, personality clash, personality clashes, household, households, wife, wives, husband, husbands, married couple, married couples, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, alpha, alpha dog, alpha dogs, leader, leaders, leadership, complex
"I've got tech support. I'm on hold for tech support translator."
'Yes, we have 'All You Need To Know About The Health Care Legislation' but it is part of a twelve volume set.'
'I proved that when you start to count your blessings, you find that they're infinite.'
"These songbirds every morning at five A.M. would be really annoying if they weren't so damn talented."
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"He used to think he was Napoleon - now he thinks he's Trump."
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"Monkey see, monkey overanalyze."
For Today's Dad
Tags:bitter, bitterness, bitterly, daddy issues, daddy problems, fatherhood, fathers, fathers and sons, dad, dads, parent, parents, parenting, redundancy, redundant, competitive, competitively, cards, card, unemployed, unemployment, complex, oedipal complex, oedipus complex, patronise, patronising, patronised, patronises, retired, retires, retire, retiree, modern, modern family, unhappy families, family matters, modern life, greetings cards, greeting cards, father's day, fathers day
"No, I like it. I just don't see the point."
Tags:invention, inventions, wheel, inventor, inventors, inventing, complicated, needlessly complex, complex, complexity, pointless, useless, uselessness, pointlessness, worthless, overcomplicate, overcomplicating, overcomplicated, solution, solutions, solve a problem, solving a problem, problem solver, problem solvers, technology, technological solution, technological solutions, techie, techies, caveman, cavemen
Tags:2-step verification, two-step authentication, multi-factor authentication, mfa, verification, authentication, password, passwords, weak password, weak passwords, hacker, hackers, hacked, hack, weakness, powerless, apology, apologies, apologise, apologize, computer, computers, computer security, security, internet security, complex, complicated
The Daisy: 2005
Tags:daisy game, he loves me, he loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not, oxeye daisy, effeuiller la marguerite, complex, complexity, relationship, relationships, love, dating, future, futuristic, flower, flowers, petal, petals, complicated, overcomplicated, complicates, overthinking, overthink, prediction, predictions, game, games
"Now is the part of the show when we ask the audience to shout out some random numbers."
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'I can explain the Theory of Relativity, but I can't figure out which is the best Medicare Plan.'
"Where's the business end of this thing?"
Tags:technology, technologies, machine, machines, machinery, complex, complicated, complexity, convolute, convoluted, overcomplicated, labyrinthine, rube goldberg, industry, industrial, industrial design, industrial designer, industrial designs, heath-robinson, contraption, contraptions, confusing, confusion, confused, manufacture, manufacturing, lab, laboratory, equipment
Mensa Does Improv
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