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Slowly, almost imperceptibly, feelings of futility started to creep in,
Kafka, Age Ten
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"Are you now, or have you ever been."
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Caveman with Boulder
"You can let that go till later, Harris."
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"I've half a mind to protest."
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"We need to rethink our strategy of hoping the Internet will just go away."
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Cat eyes up cocktail olive.
'Somebody left the can open! We're free!!!'
"No, it's not going to be O.K."
Fish Going Around in Circles
Desert island palm tree guard
"Great-now everybody at work is going to know."
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"The way I see it...politics is a lot like driving a car..."
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The Government is anxious that all patients be more involved in the management of the NHS
"It's no use. We just can't improve on perfection."
"I don't know if you're aware of this, but we don't need GPS."
"Hello, department of pointless endeavors and redundant futility."
Two runners optical illusion
Balloon head on a pin body
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do!"
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'No, now I'm just fighting inbox inequality."