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"I suppose I could, John. But then everyone in upper management would will want a hug."
"Every day's a nice day. Just keep lowering your standards."
"What's the matter with this place? Don't they know there's a war on?"
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The Hendersons: The Shitty Years
Recipes for comfort drinks.
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"Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a dollar-sixty-a-pound sirloin?"
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First National Bank of Armageddon
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"This is Miss Jones, Doctor - I want you to cheer her up. She's been through hell recently."
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"The salad days are over. Time for the big fork."
Bad news airbag
"Things have gotten bad here. There's talk of a war with another gated community."
"I did seize the day. But then it seized me right back and used some kind of jujitsu move to flip me on my ass."
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"It's Parkins, sir; we're 'aving a bit of a time below stairs."
"First time, long time."
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"There'll be no fortune for the foreseeable future"
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"Yo've got to be more specific, Ed. Wake you when what's over?"
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Reality, and lots of it!
"What's wrong, Nora?"
"I was 13 once. It was hard."
'Our company has hit an icebery and is sinking fast. Of course, it's all very symbolic.'
Getting through a trying year, but not without scars...
'We live in difficult times. These underwear don't help one bit.'