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Burt rarely went on a first date without his cellulite detector,
Cambridge dons go hungry as they work out the perfect slice of pizza.
'Can't be high-maintenance, but she must have class. Economy class.'
"Let's cut to the chase, baby. Is the egg salad fresh?"
"He spends hours waiting for his muse to strike..."
'We've got food, shelter and clothing.. and now you want DISHES?'
"Waiter! There's a fly in my soup. My compliments to the chef!"
"She's very fussy about her food!"
How Not To Negotiate
'We've moved some fussy people, but she tops it!'
'Mom. . . not worms again!'
'These ice cubes in my water are too cold. Can I get a refund?'
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'You're absolutely sure your new purse has to be made of t-rex hide.'
The Mothership Has landed
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'Why can't we get the big one?'
'I wanna order an extra-large cheese pizza with no peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, burger, onion, anchovies . . .'
"You'll have one bite of everything!"
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'And for the Queen of Whiny Eaters, two pieces of bologna, cut into quarter-inch squares, coated with Abe's Barbecue Sauce...'
'Pedants Society meeting here Friday...'
'Sweetheart, I love everything about you. Except for your naming you Doug.'
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'I told you I only cook with my mother's Italian spices. She just left Naples and should be here with them in about eight hours.'
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'Yuck! I hate it when you leave the head on.'
'Are they fat free, low carb, high fibre and organic?'
"That staple could stand to be an eighth of an inch higher."
"Stop. I've got sand in my shoe again."