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'Doctors scare me.'
'That's right! No huffing a puffing for 30 minutes on a treadmill. We've developed a new stress test that is faster and more accurate.'
"There's nothing to be scared of, Mrs. Miller, it's just another teaching tool!"
"this week on, 'Celebrity Fear Factor,' contestants are threatened with total anonymity."
'Would you mind holding my hand Jim? The truth is, I'm deathly afraid of flying.'
"Remind me—what's scary about a chair?"
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'They've been like this ever since Mary presented her report. It's the worst case of paralysis by analysis I've ever seen!'
'Oh my God! Brace yourselves! . . . Wait - this just in: everything's fine. . . for now'
An old-time engineer enters the cockpit on a flight.
Tags:flight, flights, cockpit, cockpits, pilot, pilots, engineer, engineers, engine drive, engine drivers, train driver, train drivers, train, trains, conductor, conductors, captain, captains, plane, planes, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, frequent flyer, frequent flyers, ominous, worry, worries, fear, fears
Annual fear of failure marathon.
"For God's sake, Parker, show some guts and stand up to them!"
Tags:insect, insects, entomology, entomologist, entomologists, bully, bullies, bullying, bullied, explore, explores, exploration, explorer, explorers, exploring, butterfly, butterflies, moth, moths, lepidopterist, lepidoptery, lepidopterists, fear, fears, phobia, phobias, entomophobia, phobic, giant bug, giant bugs, giant insect, giant insects, monster, monsters
"Gretel, I don't like living in this culture of fear."
Tags:culture of fear, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, hansel and gretel, fairy story, fairy stories, fairy tale, fairy tales, german fairy tale, german fairy tales, fear, fearful, wicked witch, wicked witched, gingerbread house, public discourse, climate of fear, climates of fear, emotional bias, the brothers grimm, brothers grimm, grimm's fairy tales
"We've heard the rumors, ma'am—there's absolutely nothing to them."
Tags:rumor, rumors, rumour, rumours, monster, monsters, kidnap, kidnaps, kidnapping, alien, aliens, abduct, abducts, abduction, abductions, mislead, misleads, misleads, paranoia, paranoid, fear, fears, fearful, fearfulness, deny, denies, denying, denial, denials, refute, refutes, refuting, refutation, refutations
"Audit him - but make it look like an accident."
Tags:mob, mobs, mobster, mobsters, mob boss, mob bosses, mafia, mafia boss, mafioso, organised, organized, organised crime, organized crime, criminal, criminals, robbed, rob, robbery, robbers, daylight robbery, tax, taxes, audit, auditing, audits, hitman, lingo, jargon, play on words, word play, word-play, threat, nightmare, fear, money, accounts, accounting
"It turns out crows find a bunch of dead crows more frightening than a man made out of hay."
"So tell me, what exactly does fear smell like?"
'I think we should make an offer on this house, what do you think?'
"We made good time. We're already in the valley of the shadow of death."
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, road, roads, roadtrip, roadtrips, road trip, road trips, vacation, vacations, trip, trips, holiday, holidays, sign, signs, road sign, road signs, religion, religious, bible, old testament, psalm, psalms, psalm 23, david, king david, the lord is my shepherd, valley of the shadow of death, death, evil, fear, valley, valleys, shadow, shadows, word play, wordplay
"It's...it's...learning to appear vaguely Presidential!"
Tags:trump, president trump, president donald trump, presidential, behavior, behaviour, behaving, professional, professionalism, fear, fears, liberal, liberals, democrat, democrats, democratic, reelection, reelection chances, reelect, reelects, reelecting, re-elect, re-elects, re-election, re-electing, second term, second terms, two-term, appearance, fake, fakes, faking, republican, republicans, conservative, conservatives, never trump, #nevertrump, nevertrump
"Don't worry—I had one of those when I was a kid, but eventually he just drifted away."
Tags:lovecraftian, cosmic, cosmic entity, cosmic horror, cosmic horrors, monster, monsters, monstrous, child, kid, kids, monster under the bed, real, reality, realistic, really there, monster in the closet, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood, fathers and sons, parent, parents, parental, parenting, relating, comfort, comforting, comforts, tentacle, tentacles, fear, fears, afraid, afraid of the dark, fear of the dark, childhood, family, care, caring, cares, irony, ironic
"I'm facing my fears in alphabetical order. How about you?"
J.J. Smithers: Veterinarian and Taxidermist
Tags:vet, vets, veterinarian, veterinarians, veterinary surgeon, veterinary surgeons, taxidermist, taxidermists, day job, day jobs, dog owner, dog owners, phobia, phobias, vet's office, second job, second jobs, taxidermy, multitask, multitasks, fear, fears, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, vet phobia, vet phobias, professional conflict, conflict of interest, conflicts of interest
How Grandma Sees the Remote
Tags:grandma, grandmas, grandmothers, remote, remote control, remote controls, technology, technological device, newfangled, newfangled technology, newfangled technologies, luddite, luddites, confused, confusion, fear, fears, fearful, old people, old age, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens