"Once, I tried to change the laces, and the Landmarks Commission came down on me like a ton of bricks."
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"This wasn't commissioned by the Emperor. This is just my random thoughts on stuff."
"I hoped you'd like the size of it."
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"Three wishes less commission."
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"If you're on a budget, I have something uglier."
"I can sleep late, but, as his agent, I still get ten percent of the worm."
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"I'm bored with triptychs. Paint me a quadriptych."
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"He had it commissioned just before he died."
Man sitting at desk with burned out light bulb in thought balloon over his head; the sign on the door reads "California Energy Commission".
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"I love being your agent, Nick, but the guys making the really big bucks now are the managers. Let me be your manager."
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"Paint something nice."
"If you're not happy with the brokerage of with my service the commission checks will mean nothing to me."
"Not bad. Not bad at all."
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