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"California has always been too big for its britches."
Tags:california, hollywood, out of touch, behind the times, different generations, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, britches, complain, complaining, getting old, ageing, getting older, old fogey, old fogeys, la, l.a., los angeles, film industry, movie industry, san francisco, entertainment industry, pompous, pompousness, pomposity
"Since, as you say, Geoffrey, you're only passing this way once, it seems a shame to be such a pompous ass."
"Say something pompous!"
Tags:interview, interviewing, interviews, going to interview, suit, suits, clothes, clothing, men's clothes, men cloths, businessman, business man, businessmen, business men, business person, businessperson, businesspeople, business people, new clothes, new suits, new suit, parenting, parenthood, pompous, pomposity, pretentious, pretentious, prep, preppy, prepare, preparation, privilege, privileged, white male privilege, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, interview preparation, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, overparent, overprotective, stuck up, stuck-up, smug, first impression, first impressions
'You need to lose about 30 pounds of gravitas.'
"What would you recommend for someone who's wealthy?"
Tags:dining, fine dining, dining out, eating out, waiter, waiters, waiting staff, menu, menu, restaurant menus, wealth, wealthy, privilege, privileged, entitled, entitlement, ignorant, uncultured, uninformed, rich people, rich men, patron, patrons, customer, customers, pompous, pomposity, imperious, self-important, self-importance, excessive wealth, expensive restaurants
"I've found my voice, Penny. It's deep, wise, and compassionate."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, finding your voice, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, mansplain, novelist, novelists, writers block, writer's block, conceit, conceited, conceitedness, pompous, pomposity, wise, wisdom, compassion, compassionate, literary style, literary styles, writing style, writing styles, narrator, narrators, contradiction, couple, couples, bad relationship, bad relationships
"I've always found enough to keep me busy right here on the Atlantic RIm."
Tags:atlantic rim, the atlantic rim, busy, occupied, engaged, rich people, rich person, the one percent, the 1 percents, travelling, traveling, well travelled, well traveled, well-travelled, well-traveled, privilege, privileged, privileges, male pale stale, white trash, out of touch, oblivious, obliviousness, pompous, pomposity
"I may not have invented the wheel or discovered fire, but I am the first to comment visually on their impact on our lives."
Tags:artist, artists, artistry, caveman, cavemen, neanderthal, neanderthals, cave painting, cave paintings, prehistory, prehistoric, fine artist, fine artists, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretense, snob, snobs, snobby, first, firsts, claim to fame, claims to fame, gimmick, gimmicks, gimmicky, invention, inventor, inventors, commentary, commentaries, pompous, pomposity, pompousness, discover fire, discovers fire, wheel, art gallery, art galleries, curator, curators, museum, museums, art museum, art museums
Sports Utility Cubicle.
Tags:workplace, office job, office jobs, cubicle, cubicles, co-workers, staff, employee, employees, car, cars, auto, automobile, automobiles, sports utility, suv, sports utility vehicle, sports car, vanity, men, ego, egos, egotistic, pomposity, pompous, narcissism, narcissistic, vain, pride, prideful, boast, boastful
The simultaneous development of dining and pomposity.
"Thanks, baby. Ciao."
Tags:arrogance, arrogant, sunset, sunsets, sunrise, sunrises, skyscraper, skyscrapers, exec, execs, executive, executives, corporate culture, businessmen, businessmen, workday, workdays, work day, work days, work-day, work-days, office view, office views, goodbye, goodbyes, opulence, pompous, pomposity, pompousness, sun-set, sun-sets, narcissist, narcissistic, narcissism, ego, egos, egotist, egotists, egotistical
"But I see you're having difficulty following my argument."
Tags:argue, argument, discuss, discussion, bored, boredom, boring, conversation, conversations, lecture, lectures, lecturing, boring conversation, boring conversations, sleepy, tired, worn out, tiring, falling asleep, fallen asleep, falling asleep standing up, lack of attention, attention failure, inattentive, inattentiveness, pompous, pomposity, self important, self importance, self-important, self-importance, selfimportant, selfimportance, stuck up, stuck-up, conceit, conceited
No Pontificating in the Bean Bag Chair
Tags:chair, chairs, bean bag, bean bag chair, bean bag chairs, bean bags, pontificating, pontificate, pontification, lecture, moralize, bluster, pompous, pomposity, intellectual, intellectuals, academic, academics, philosophy, philosophies, etiquette, bad manners, lectures, moralise, moralizing, moralising
'Nice to meet you. Plumber Greg.'
If it says that once more, I'm going to pull it's plug.
"I'll see if he's in, sir."
'The speech was fine, until you said self-importance instead of self-regulation.'
'My whole life to date catalogued - so when I pop my clogs, those who follow will know what they are chucking away
British Veto, Continent Isolated.
"I can't give you a reason for what I do or a logical explanation as to what I do: I'm an artist..."
"Sometimes, just to agitate them, I flash my jar on instant coffee."