"Sounds good. We'll just have to run it by the Hawaiian Shirts."
"Uh, Trudy, how's the coffee coming?"
"Don't repeat this."
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"The starred items are hot and spicy."
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"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
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"First of all, this meeting never happened."
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"On the one hand, eliminating the middleman would result in lower costs, increased sales, and greater consumer satisfaction; on the other hand, we're the middleman."
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"Take the severance package, Hayward. The rest of the board wanted a ritual slaying."
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"The Woofs have it."
"All those in favor of the new me say 'Aye.' "
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"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
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"O.K., who can put a price on love? Jim?"
"The figures for the last quarter are in. We made significant gains in the fifteen-to-twenty-six-year-old age group, but we lost our immortal souls."
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"Langsford, will you please stop interjecting quotes from Kahlil Gibran?"
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"Do you ever catch yourself wondering what the hell's gone wrong with this corporation?"
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"Someday, gentlemen, I promise you - the heady days of 'Come a ti yi yippie yippie yay' will be back."
"The proposal sounds good. Of course, I still have to run it by my people over at the Psychic Friends Network."
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"Well, so far I'm managing to stay above the fray."
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"Sure, money may be imaginary - but at least it's got everybody imagining it."
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"In the interest of cultural diversity, we've hired Jason, here, who owns a number of hip-hop CDs."
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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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"How about air-quality canaries on every flight?"
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