"He's no longer here!"
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"Unfortunately, the law allows me no leeway in the case of an acquittal. I have to let you go."
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"I don't want to remember her like this. I want to remember her for the mean thing she said in 1981."
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The Three Graces
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"And then, having shaped up, he shipped out."
"I'm not sending Christmas cards this year."
For Today's Dad
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Congratulations- Wholehearted/Tinged with Envy
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"I won't need a bag. I'll eat it here."
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Make an Offer
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"Let's not forget one thing—theirs is California money."
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"Negotiations are going to be tougher than I thought. Your wife is being backed by Syria."
"We planned to go out for a birthday dinner, but he's decided he'd rather celebrate by staying home and obsessing about what he's failed to accomplish over the past forty years."
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"I've never forgiven him for that thing I made up in my head."
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"What can I say? I was an English major."
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"I told you coming to your ex-wife's wedding was a mistake."
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"That's the dating guru."
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"Oh, not much. Just sitting here sifting through an old scrapbook of past injustices and imagined slights."
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Dark Thoughts in Buckingham Palace
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"What next?" "Don't tell me."
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"His coffee's always crap for about a week after the MacArthur genius-grant winners are announced."
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"If you tasted like a Umami, where would you be hiding?"
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A Winter's Day by Mary Lou Fleckner
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"Yeah, we renewed our vows--his vow of silence and my vow of abstinence."
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"I just don't have it in me today..." "Well, aren't you the lucky one."
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