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Real Life Epiphanies: Ed crosses the fine line separating apathy from ennui, and realizes his life will never be the same again...
'I dunno Jim...Accounting just doesn't thrill me like it used to.'
"It's not you, it's ennui."
"I'm upstairs right now. On weekends and holidays, I go downstairs."
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Welcome to ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? Theatre
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"Next time you hire a futurist, don't hire a good one."
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The Little Engine that Couldn't Care Less
"Our flavors of the day are Prodigal, Importune, and Mal de Siècle."
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'I wouldn't say I was lost, it's more of a disaffected malaise.'
"I'm tired of food."
'Let me through, I'm a doctor of philosophy ...'
Whatever in the Sixties?
"It's so refreshing to see someone smile for a change."
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"And this little poet cried ennui, ennui, ennui all the way home."
'Whoa, where are you going?'
Jacques et Jille
"There were balloons and games and cake, yet somehow I was infected by a sad sense of time passing."
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"There's no hot line for ennui, Harold."
A therapist joins his patient on the couch.
'I've always felt that if Harold could just find a way to harness and focus all of that tremendous ennui, he'd do great things!'
The Confessional: a bored priest listens to a confession.
'The crushing boredom has become somehow ennobled since I started calling it ennui.'
'I dunno Jim...Accountancy just doesn't thrill me like it used to.'
'The doctor can treat ennui and lassitude, but he can't touch torpor.'
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