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"Ex-cuse me! We're trying to hold a meeting here."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, writer's write, write, written, writes, author, authors, poet, poets, poetry, pom, poems, distract, distracted, distraction, insurance, insured, insure, comp, compensation, compensate, compensating, compensates, insurance broker, broker, brokers, invest, investment, spoof, spoofed, parody, parodied, parodies
A tightrope walker is thrown off by birds landing on one side of his balancing pole.
Tags:tightrope, tightropes, tightrope walker, tightrope walkers, balance, balances, balancing, balancing act, balancing acts, distraction, distractions, distract, distracts, distracting, telephone pole, telephone poles, daredevil, daredevils, circus, circuses, circus act, circus acts, throw off, throws off, throwing off, bird, birds, pigeon, pigeons, feat, feats, telephone wire, telephone wires
"...And those are some of the books I would have read if the internet had never been invented."
Tags:book, books, internet, world wide web, www, read, reads, reading, invented, invent, invents, inventing, chat up, chats up, chatting up, chatted up, invent, invents, invented, inventing, bookworm, bookworms, flirt, flirts, flirted, show-off, shows off, showing off, showed off, lazy, laziness, distract, distracted, distracting, distracts, inventor, inventors, social gathering, social gatherings, distraction, distractions, millennial, millennials
"We thought it would help distract you from our sinister objective."
"Beastly sorry about all these interruptions."
Tags:interruption, interrupted, interrupt, interrupts, beast, beasts, monster, monsters, distraction, distracted, distract, distracts, gun, guns, revolver, smoking gun, phone, phones, phone call, phone calls, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, landline, home phone, horror, horrors, classic horror, creepy, spooky, scary, imagery, halloween
"Look, I didn't come down here to work on our relationship. I came here to work on my backhand."
Tags:relationship trouble, relationships troubles, backhand, backhands, forehand, forehands, tennis, tennis instructor, tennis instructors, talk, talks, talking, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, tennis player, tennis players, couple, couples, couples counselor, couples counselors
"If this doesn't distract him, Ulysses, we'll go with the sheep idea."
Tags:ulysses, odysseus, polyphemus, cyclop, cyclops, cyclopses, escape plan, escape plans, the odyssey, classicist, classicists, classics, ancient history, ancient greek, ancient greeks, ancient greece, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, plan b, plan bs, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, idea, ideas
The Letter E
Tags:enron, enemy, enemies, evidence, epitaph, epitaphs, expletive, expletives, word association, word, words, word games, the letter e, logo, logos, logo association, word association, controversy, controversies, group think, corporate, corporation, corporations, scandal, scandals, political scandal, political scandals, news, news stories, new story, thoughts, thinking, think, distracted, distract
After years of waiting, the Feds finally get into podcasts.
Tags:fed, feds, police, policemen, police officers, officer, officers, stake out, stake outs, staking out, fbi, headphone, headphones, listening in, listening, podcasts, podcasts, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, radio, radio communication, communicate, communicates, communications, communicating, surveillance, surveying, diversion, diverting
"While Covid is still our top story scientists remain focused on Earth's pending collision with Jupiter."
Tags:covid, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, corona, covid 19, virus, viruses, virologist, news, top story, top stories, scientist, scientists, priority, priorities, prioritise, prioritising, prioritised, collision, collisions, earth, space, collision, collisions, jupiter, planet, planets, distracted, distract, distracting, distracted
"Me? I thought you were raising them."
Tags:adults, adulthood, parents, parent, parenting, parenthood, parental, child, childhood, kid, kids, motherhood, fatherhood, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, neglect, neglected, neglectful, modern, modern life, modernity, distract, distracted, distractions, married, married life, blame, blaming, blames, i thought you, young parent, young parents, new parents, new parent
Ice cream flavors.
Tags:ice cream, ice cream parlor, ice cream parlors, ice cream parlour, ice cream parlours, bribe, bribes, tantrum, tantrums, temper tantrum, temper tantrums, placate, placates, flavor, flavors, flavour, flavours, distraction, distractions, reward, rewarding, bad behavior, hissy fit, rage, rages, enraged, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, pacify, pacifies, pacifying, distract, distracts
A baseball player is too busy checking his smartphone to catch a ball.
Tags:outfield, outfields, outfielder, outfielders, catch, catches, catching, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, ignore, ignores, ignoring, shut out the world, shuts out the world, shutting out the world, modern life, modern times, pay attention, paying attention, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans
It was dawning on Ed that maybe his conscience wasn't such a good guide after all.
"Are you taking anyone for the pain?"
Tags:pain, pains, medication, medications, medical, prescription, prescriptions, prescription med, prescription meds, prescription medication, prescription medications, lingering pain, lingering pains, painful, painfulness, doctor, doctors, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions
One of the chief causes of the War of 1812 was British insistence on impressing American seamen.
Tags:war of 1812, james madison, blockade, blockades, naval blockade, naval blockades, napoleon, napoleonic war, napoleonic wars, navy, british navy, little belt, little belt affair, chesapeake-leopard, chesapeake-leopard affair, historian, historians, american history, americanist, americanists, distract, distracts, distraction, distractions, cause, causes, war, wars
Vince learns an important golf lesson: Always tip the beverage cart girl.
"Quick, we need a distraction. Release the pee pee tapes!"
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"We were looking for suitable human DNA to help save our species from extinction but we got sidetracked by your huge selection of seasonal coffees."
"You know, during these debates there's something that all too often gets ignored."
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"Can we forget about our dainty little tracks in the snow for ﬁve seconds and try to concentrate on what we're out here for?"
Tags:snow, snowing, snowstorm, snowstorms, tracks, track, paw print, paw prints, pawprint, pawprints, ice, cold, freeze, freezing, winter, snowfall, animal, animals, dog, dogs, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog owner, dog owners, walking the dog, walkies, distract, distracted, bathroom, toilet, concentrate, concentration, blizzard, blizzards, weather
"If anyone wants me, I'll be right in front of your face while you're furiously texting."
Tags:text, texts, texting, texter, texters, ignore, ignores, ignoring, millennial, millennials, generation gap, generation gaps, parent, parents, teen, teens, teenager, teenaged, adolescent, adolescent, dad, dads, generation gap, generation gaps, digital generation, digital generations, distraction, distractions, distracting, distract, distracts, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, daughter, daughters
War never felt the same after the Great Puppy Ambush.
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