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"If it makes you feel better—yes, I am heterocentric."
Hecklers On Poetry Night
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"Hey, what if marriages had term limits?"
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Sixth grade teacher Linda LeBlanc was having a tough time getting psyched up about the new school year.
'...and right after scissors comes first aid kit.'
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"The animal-rights folks are getting on our case for cow punching."
The 2012 campaign trail runs through these troubled areas.
'I hate the first day of school.'
'There they go...mentally shredding.'
'They're jumping up and down on the couch in there.'
"I wouldn't call you crazy. But only because nobody uses that word anymore."
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"You're welcome to follow me, but no drafting."
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"After all, what is 'yo'? Only 'oy' backward."
'I understand that Mrs. Doan is retiring at the end of the semester.'
'Don't call me mutt. I prefer the term 'hybrid.'
Back to school.
"Shaded blue box on our org chart, meet dotted red arrow."
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US Credit: 'I'm down grading your credit rating...'
"My clients object to the term 'hit men.' They like to think of themselves as a well-regulated militia."
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Three favourite words: Back to school.
'I know school doesn't start for another week, but any chance I could just drop them off now?'
"So either it's about to rain a lot or this is what they call 'big data'."
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"Once, we were all bugs. Now suddenly she's an insect."
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"Don't you think after thirty years of marriage you could stop referring to me as 'the military'?"
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