"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
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"Don't repeat this."
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"The meeting will come to order."
"In the interest of increasing revenue this quarter, Evan, here, will be leading an initiative to rip off liquor stores."
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"And, while there's no reason yet to panic, I think it only prudent that we make preparations to panic."
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"For God's sake, Edwards. Put the laser pointer away."
"Damn it, Hopkins, didn't you get yesterday's memo?"
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"I was just going to say, 'Well, I don't make the rules.' But, of course, I do make the rules."
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"Everybody gets a raise."
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"All those in favor of the new me say 'Aye.' "
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"Perkins here, representing taxes."
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"I want to apologise for calling this meeting on such short notice."
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"We need to rethink our strategy of hoping the Internet will just go away."
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"I'm sorry, Wilson, but here at Tastee Cookie Corp. we no longer recognize the Geneva Conventions."
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"May I offer a very different scenario?"
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"O.K. Will somebody please bring me up to date?"
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"This is where things started getting really weird."
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"I like it. It's dumb without trying to be clever."
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"How about some little pads and pencils?"
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"Perhaps we should take a fresh look at the methods of the much maligned Spanish Inquisition."
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"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
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"My instincts tell me to call an emergency board meeting. My emotions tell me to have it at the all-nude bar across the street."
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"The resolution has been made and seconded that we stick our heads in the sand."
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"Wouldn't you want it to end sooner if you knew we were planning a fantastic après-war party?"
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"First Big Oil, the Big Steel, and now, Big Cookie."
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