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The Last Throes of Summer and Real Life.
"I had this horrible nightmare that I went to bed in my toupee and spent the entire night looking like an idiot."
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"Tell me, what did you do in real life?"
"...No, he can't really fly...No, the bad guys really don't have a ray gun...no, this cereal really isn't the best food in the whole world...no, it won't make you as strong as a giant..."
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"This is a selection from my novel about a writers' group that has one real writer and five wanna-be b*****s."
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"The labor market is awaiting you!"
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"The robbery and car chase are better in the movie but the hostage situation was definitely better on the cable news coverage."
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"Looks like the Huffman divorce is in previews."
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"You Have Hate Mail"
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What TV Shows Think 12 Year Old Girls Are Like/Me at 12.
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"I'm too busy recommending things to experience them myself."
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Inside a trader's brain.
"I'm beginning too think that our ?2000 hi-def plasma that's 'soo realistic you'll think you're looking through a window' is a window!"
Truth in Christmas letters
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'I know the legal process doesn't really work like it does on TV, but couldn't you at least have a sound track.'
'Why won't you 'friend' me on Facebook?'
"What's that persistent, irritating noise?"
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"How Much Everyone Got Upset in Real Life."
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"Realism! . . . Realism!"
'Welcome to the new reality show, Who's the Real Life Whistle Blower?'
"I once had a firm foothold in reality, but I found that it seriously undermined my ability to function as a financial market analyst."
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'I just feel like we're setting him up to be disappointed in the real world.'
We now return you to reality, which is already in progress.
'I faced my first reality check today. My mom kissed my boo boo but it didn't get better.'