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The Adventures of Break-O-Man
"Now, how can I be of assistance?"
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Every now and then, Doreen liked to see how many people were paying attention to her safety talk.
"The wetter the better."
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'Your son pays attention in class, but only to his iPod and cell phone.'
"Hey! Guess what?"
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A sign language interpreter makes a dirty hand gesture.
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"Funny - that doesn't sound like 'Louie, Louie.'"
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"He's a good man, but he's prone to reverie."
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"Lady Fowler, how long has your husband been missing?"
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"OK, I never look at you anymore, but I can see you perfectly in my peripheral vision."
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'Talking to you when you're on the computer is like talking to a sheet of drywall. You have no idea what I'm saying. I ought to rip that thing off your lap and hit you over the head with it.'
"I wasn't paying attention in school and accidentally became an attorney."
"The notion that *CRUNCH* architectural *CRUNCH CRUNCH* forms can *CRUNCH* express anything may *CRUNCH* seem difficult *CRUNCH* to *CRUNCH CRUNCH* grasp at *CRUNCH* all,"
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"Looks like my proposal bridged the first crack at falling through one."
'Sarah, are you still with us? You have that screen-saver look in your eyes.'
Here in body, but mentally, far, far away....
"How come no one told me we got a brand-new hair dryer!"
"In conclusion, J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye' is a commentary on the injustices and problems of society, especially pertaining to the isolation of individuals."
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"Nothing ever happens in this town."
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'Waiter, now that we have your attention. . .'
"I talked to my son for nearly twenty minutes last night before I realized he had his earbuds in and never heard a word I said!"
"You see, love is a wonderful thing. You share with someone you truly care about. As you become a man, these feelings and desires will only grow."
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"But enough about you..."