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The Emperor's Newspaper
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"I don't mean to keep popping in on you, sir, but I just naturally gravitate toward power."
"I realize you're an attorney, Hargraves, but you're also a team player. Now go down to the sixth floor and be an accountant."
"Complete the Nelson deal without delay or complication and this peanut is yours."
"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
"Hurry, or we will be late for my lecture on how to delegate work."
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"We've been accused of being a group of 'Yes' men!"
"I hope you realize you have access to someone with tremendous power."
"...show some pride in yourself, Larry! We may be bottom-feeders, but we don't suck up to ANYBODY!"
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"When will this country get serious about tax relief for absentee landlords?"
"Your resume is impressive, but most importantly...how may years experience do you have as a 'yes man'?"
"As my assistant it's your job to do my job while I play golf."
"You better go with the flow!"
"Timmins, you're weak, spineless...intent on climbing the greasy pole by crawling before your superiors...you;ll do well!"
"Don't worry, Bob. There are some jobs a robot just can't do. . . like kissing butt."
"I don't like labeling people either. I get my rate-faced, bootlicking, brownnosing, liver-lipped, waste-of-space flunky to do it."
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"Still, Edgar, you were loyal longer than most, and I'd like to thank you for that."
"Before you disagree look at both sides - my side and the outside."
Frankenstein's monster picking out his brain for the day.
"My definition a leader is any human who does exactly as I ask without complaining."
"You're looking sharp today, Appleby."
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"I'll be honest with you. I'm only hiring you because I need someone new to abuse."
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"Everything's DNA these days. Find me some!"
"So it comes down to this. Two people, but only one opening for a junior partner. Well Jenson? How are you going to compete with piggy-back rides?"
'Haddock, how about one final 'yes sir' before I fire all the yes-men.'