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"We're still getting used to feeling patriotic."
"Have you met my backstory?"
"So, how long have you been old?"
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"You're a latitude-and-longitude person, which will be helpful to you, I'm sure, in 1992."
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"Kevin is one of those fabulously charming young right-wing sociopaths you've been reading about."
The Schmoozy Reaper
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"I've told you again and again, don't tell people about the time we had mauve wall paper."
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"You're probably wondering how I got the nick name, kill-bot. Well, it's a funny story. . ."
"I just got into a serious relationship. . . with the Southern District of New York."
"What might you have written that I might say I've read?"
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"Don't assume everyone here is a Democrat."
"You teach? How did you become interested in knowledge?"
"Here comes fury without purpose."
"I don't usually tell people I'm a writer because I've never actually written anything."
"I'm a voracious amasser of reading material."
"Funny, you don't look hawkish."
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"Wow! The big guy! And what kind of B.T.U.s am I looking at here?"
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"Don't talk to him. He's some crazy moderate."
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"It's wet, but it's a dry wet."
"Whatever you do, please don't edit yourself."
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"Do you think of yourself as a spiritual person?"
"The David Attenborough look."
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"Dinner was absolutely delicious, and thanks again for the bombers."
"What do I want to be when I grow up? See the FAQ page on my website."
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