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"He's big, but he's no Chuck Close."
Tags:photo realism, photo realistic, photo-realism, photo-realistic, photrealism, photorealistic, artist, aritists, famous artist, famous artists, painter, painter, famous painter, famous painters, modern art, large scale, large scale art, modern artist, modern artists, art gallery, art galleries, giant painting, giant painting, the bigger the better, art critic, art critics, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretension
"Regular service or affected?"
Tags:accent, accents, affects, affected, pretense, pretenses, choice, choices, ordering dinner, order, ordered, dining out, eating out, restaurant, restaurants, posh restaurant, posh restaurants, fancy dining, fancy restaurant, haute cuisine, server, servers, service, waiter, waiters, foreign cuisine, foodie, foodies, date night, date nights, special meal, special meals, pretentious, pretension, ostentatious, affectation, ostentation, posturing, putting on airs, pretentiousness, snooty waiter, snooty waiters
"As if your first clapping faux pas wasn't egregious enough."
Tags:concert, concerts, music concert, music concerts, orchestra, orchestras, audience, audiences, muscian, musicians, conductor, conductor, audience expectations, expectation, expectations, unwritten rule, unwritten rules, faux pas, blunder, blunders, high-culture, low-culture, pretentious, pretention, pretentiousness
"Could I have the fires al dente?"
Tags:fastfood, fastfood chain, fastfood chains, fastfood restaurant, fast food restaurants, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, al dente, pasta, millennial, millennials, spoilt kid, spoilt kids, catering, service industry, catering industry, burger, burgers, fries, customer, customers, stupid customer, stupid customers, bad customer, bad customers
Le Doggy Bag
Tags:doggy bag, doggy bags, dog, dogs, poodle, poodles, to-go, box up, boxes up, boxing up, leftovers, scraps, table scraps, feed, feeds, feeding, poodle, poodles, dinner, dinners, lunch, lunches, restaurant, french restaurant, french restaurants, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants, pretentious, pretentiousness
"You're an attorney. Don't stand so upright."
Tags:monkey, monkeys, gorilla, gorillas, apes, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, corporate law, corporate lawyer, corporate lawyers, corrupt, corruption, white collar crime, white collar crimes, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, upright, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretension, bury evidence, burying evidence
"I've learned not to listen to critics who are right about me."
"I have a food question."
Tags:restaurant, waiter, waiters, wait staff, waiting staff, customer service, menu, menus, question, questions, asking questions, eating out, dining out, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, stupid question, stupid questions, obvious question, arrogant, arrogance, oblivious, obliviousness, bad customer, bad customers
"We grow all our own bad-tasting ugly things."
Tags:modern life, modern attitudes, grow your own, home grown, veg, veggies, vegetable, vegetables, home cook, home cooking, fresh cooking, deluded, delusional, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, bad cook, bad cooks, bad food, home-grown, hipster, hipsters, show off, show offs, showing off, show-off, show-offs
Night of the Living Well-Read
Tags:well-read, pretentious, pretentiousness, opinion, opinions, opinionated, book club, book clubs, horror movie, horror movies, horror film, horror films, obnoxious, obnoxiousness, annoying, annoy, annoys, annoyance, annoyances, irritate, irritates, irritating, irritation, irritations, read, reads, reader, readers, reading, literary group, literary groups
"It makes a four star restaurant look pretty damn small and insignificant."
Tags:night sky, the night sky, star gazing, star gazer, star gazers, astronomer, astronomers, astronomy, observatory, observatories, restaurant, four stars, four star rating, four star ratings, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, natural beauty, starry night, starry nights, clear night, clear nights, four star restaurant, four star restaurants
"I will now play a familiar seasonal piece."
Tags:leaf blower, leaf blowers, autumn, fall, musician, musician, performer, performers, performances, recital, recitals, seasonal piece, seasonal pieces, first work problems, pretentious, pretentiousness, seasonal music, middle age, middle ages, middle class, middle classes, autumn leaves, fall leaves
"We were into things, but now we're into experiences."
Tags:bohemian, bohemians, boho, poem, poems, poet, poets, poetry, bribe, bribes, bribery, culture, cultural difference, cultural differences, interpretative dance, interpretative dances, interpretative dancer, art, artist, artists, artistic, pretentious, pretentiousness, game the system, gaming the system, parent, parents, parenting, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheater, cheaters, school admissions, private school, private schools, good school, good schools
"I miss cubicles."
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Tags:special, daily special, daily specials, mother, mom, moms, parent, parents, mothers, packed lunch, packed lunch, tuna salad sandwich, tuna salad, tuna salad sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretentious, pretentiousness, description, descriptions, lunch special, lunch specials, fancy, fancy food, fancy foods
"I lied in my ad. I hate Wallace Stevens."
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Boy copying abstract artwork in an art gallery.
Tags:modern art, abstract art, modern artists, modern artist, art gallery, art galleries, art museum, art museums, art theft, plagiarism, fake, fakes, pretentious, pretentiousness, art student, art students, copycat, copycats, pretension, plagiarism, copying artwork, wasting time, postmodernism, contemporary art, modernism
"We decided to hang on to the old black-and-white set for watching colorized films."
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"It's a game of power, speed, agility, and grace, but, most of all, Tom, it's a game of points."
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"We do all our own parenting."
The Ancient Tea Ceremony of Astoria
"Take away his brilliant prose, and he's just some depressed guy."
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