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"Is it dark in here or is it just California?"
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'What's that?' - 'It's in case we have a power failure.'
'Burnout' (head exploded).
'Geeze. When the power's out there's nothing to play with around here.'
"It isn't a romantic candle-lit dinner when you've had the electricity cut off."
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"And then one day the grid went down and never came back up."
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"Whenever my electricity goes out it leaves me powerless."
Candle company meeting - 'The good news is we make record sales every time there's a blackout.'
'We're pleased to announce we're doing a government study to find out just who regulates the electric industry.'
"The power went out and I couldn't find any candles, but I could find your shorts I hate."
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'Looks like a power cut - had we better check that the old people next door are alright?'
Post-Super Bowl XLVII Equipment Updates.
If we lost all electrical power like India did...
'I see you've heard the news.'
"Sorry I'm late, Ms. Dow. The electricity went off last night and we didn't wake up 'til 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00..."
'Shut the door... it's another 10 minutes before your turn.'
'It feels like days!'
'You will be now.'
'Well, it looks like we all get a snow day!'
'So it's not just me, then?'
'Richard, no! We're counting on you to reset the clocks.'
"Listen! Hear that? Nothing is beeping!"
"We keep Frank around, because if there's a power failure he's the only one who can do anything."
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"Are you sure we can't wait till the power comes back on??"
'Dear, it's better to light a candle than curse the nation's crumbling electrical grid.'