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"There's and awful lot of anger there."
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The Princess and the Therapist
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'Before we begin, I'd like to say a few words about the concept of 'defence mechanisms'.'
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"I developed my sense of humor as a defense mechanism and it turned into a lethal offensive weapon."
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'Let's just say he had a shock when he tried to catch me...'
"You just missed him. He's gone home."
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My therapist cured me of using humour as a defense...these days I pack a .45.
"Well, sweetheart, it's Mr. Sea Star's only defense mechanism."
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'The only game my Dad knows is playing possum.'
"Oh, don't get all defensive at me!"
"Give it up, Harold. You haven't been able to change colors for 20 years."
"Where has he gone now?"
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Free Hugs Porcupine
'You've had your tongue, ears, nose and naval pierced. Now I think it's time you went to a therapist and had your psychological armor pierced.'
"My tusk broke, so I had it mounted on a sword hilt to defend myself..."
"Yeah, I used to be able to spit, but now I mostly drool..."
'All of your issues are prickly issues.'
'I didn't mean to trip over you so please don't go negative on me.'
'I'm warning you, I have Swine Flu!'
'It's a survival mechanism: Predators don't usually want to eat smokers...'
'I'm warning you, don't come any closer! I'm fully charged with static electricity!'