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It's just a game vs. get real.
Tags:football, football player, footballer players, player, players, sports, sports team, sports teams, get real, reality, perspective, sense of perspective, game, games, just a game, professional athlete, professional athlete, athlete, athletes, footballer, footballers, pro, pros, important, importance, important game, important games
"Around here his word is law."
Prisoner Stretches Before Stretching Torture
Tags:torture, tortured, stretched, stretches, stretch, important, importance, fit, fitness, gym, gyms, yoga, yogi, essential, warm up, warm-up, routine, medieval, castle, castles, dungeon, dungeons, peasant, prisoner, prisoners, executioner, preventative measure, health, healthy, lifestyle, static stretches, static stretching, visual gag
"Sure, dead is important. But it has to taste good."
"As this is the only pond I've ever been in, I don't know if it's big or small."
"O.K. Which one of you worried well is the most worried?"
Tags:nurse, doctor’s office, waiting room, neuroses, worried well, hypochondriac, hypochondriacs, hypochondria, worrier, worriers, neurosis, disease, diseases, ill, illness, illnesses, priority, priorities, prioritize, prioritizing, important, importance, waiting rooms, wait, waits, waiting, medical care, healthcare, mankoff
"I'm sorry, Ms. Farkas can't see you right now. Can you come back when you're more important?"
"I want everyone to leave the room, except for the cat."
Tags:pet, pets, cat, cats, will, wills, death, dying, deathbed, death bed, deaths, everyone leave, leave, leaving, wish, wishes, final wish, final wishes, last wish, last wishes, final-wish, last-wish, final-wishes, last-wishes, cat, family, families, love, important, importance, priority, priorities
'I'm sorry, he's not available. Can you call back when you're more important?'
A tombstone in a cemetery reads "Prentiss W. Burchmeyer - Born July 16, 1908, Dined at the White House May 3, 1984, Died March 30 1987".
Tags:death, dead, cemetery, cemeteries, graveyard, graveyards, tombstone, tombstones, headstone, headstones, gravestone, gravestone, grave, graves, important, importance, important dates, birth, born, died, dinner at the white house, white house, dinner, dinners, epitaph, epitaphs, inscription, inscriptions, life events, life event, important even, important events, honor, honors, honored, honour, honours, honoured
Tags:no comment, comment, comments, commenting, media attention, media focus, mainstream media, 24 hour news, 24 hour news cycle, news cycle, news cycles, newsvan, newsvans, news van, news vans, importance, media importance, journalist, journalists, journalism, tv news, news show, news shows, ratings, ratings-driven
"We're letting him think there's a big media deathwatch."
Tags:deathwatch, deathwatches, ego, ego-stroking, ego stroker, ego strokers, big up, big ups, bigging up, self-esteem, self-esteem boost, self-esteem booster, self-esteem boosters, deathbed, deathbeds, death bed, death beds, terminal, terminal condition, terminal conditions, sense of importance, importance, inflated, self-worth, egotist, egotists, egotistical, white lie, white lies, lie, liars, liar, good friend, good friends, public figure, public figures, minor celebrity, minor celebrities, status, social status, die, dies, dying
'Halloween, Thanksgiving, and at last it's really you...the Big Enchilada!'
"I may be a big frog in a small pond, but I'm still a damn big frog."
"For God's sake, Parker, there are twenty-three of us vice-presidents in the company! Stop with this 'heartbeat away' garbage!"
Tags:vice president, vice presidents, company, companies, job title, job titles, mislead, misleads, misleading, overinflate, overinflated, importance, sense of importance, self-important, self-importance, exaggerate, exaggerates, exaggerating, conflate, conflates, conflating, business role, business roles, brag, brags, bragging, braggart, braggarts, boast, boasts, boasting
"It helps me stay focused on what matters most."
Tags:focus, focuses, focusing, focussing, self-interest, self-interested, executive, executives, selfish, narcissist, narcissists, narcissism, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, self-centered, self-centred, greed, greedy, capitalist, capitalism, important, importance, priority, priorities, prioritize, prioritise, prioritizing, prioritising, self
"John Stuart Mill taught that the happiness of the individual is paramount. He didn't name names, but I suspect that you and I are the sort of individual he had in mind."
Tags:john stuart mill, economist, economists, classical economist, classical economists, economics, utility, happy, happiness, happiness, importance, life philosophy, life philosophies, self-interest, self-interested, self-centered, self-centred, businessman, businessmen, business interest, business interests, psychology, ego, egotist, egotists, egotistical, individual, individuals, justify, justifies, justification
Executive Asks Death To Wait
Tags:death, dead, die, dies, dying, grim, grim reaper, reapers, reaper, creepy, creeps, self important, important, importance, workaholic, work addiction, work-a-holic, overworked, overwork, wait, waiting, finger up, hold a finger up, cell, cells, cell phone, cell phones, phone, phones, mobile, mobile phone, mobile phones, call, called, calls, phone call, phonecall, one second, delay, delayed, delays, delaying, fate, businessman, business man, businessmen, business men, exec, execs, executive, executives, corporate, big business, boss, manager, managers, management, perspective
'The project isn't that important, so put some of your worst people on it.'
"Why don't you come out and join us Tuesday night. We're a group committed to peacefully and nonviolently watching television."
Tags:tv, television, after work, after hours, peace, peaceful, peacefully, working world, working life, persuade, persuasive, persuasion, persuading, word play, word-play, play on words, group, commit, committed, activism, activist, reversal, couch potato, exhausted, water cooler, cooler, businessmen, businessman, office life, office drone, office drones, offices, modern life, modern world, importance, inflate, inflated
'Come now. It doesn't mean you're not important just because you've never been wiretapped.'
'And last and least...'
"The vastness of space sure makes you feel insignificant, doesn't it?"
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'I think it's time I put my priorities in order... I want you to find out what they are.'
You are very important to me!