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The comeback trail
" 'Nantucket Vice.' "
"Sure, you used to be a YouTube sensation. But what have you done lately."
"I think I've already had my fifteen minutes of fortune."
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"Now don't tell me, but you used to be somebody didn't you?"
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"Why did we stop having people fade into obscurity?"
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"I Envy you Hayward. I'm a nobody but you're a 'has been'."
Jack and the has-been stalk
"You can't do infomercials until you've paid your dues by being a has-been first."
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Pop Prison: Life in the Has-been ward.
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What could be worse than being a celebrity on Big Brother? Wanting to be a Celebrity on Big Brother!
'Remind me again, are we hopeless old has-beens or fashionable retro?'
'Listen my dear fellow, a 'has been' is better than a 'never was'!'
Up and ComersHas Beens.
Doors marked 'Up and comers', 'Also rans', 'Has beens' and 'Exit'.
'Not the Adam Ant!'
"Oh no! We've lost a competition and now some old, forgotten pop singer from the eighties is going to perform in our living room!"
All Washed Up
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"Can you spare some Cafe Latte for a has been?"
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