By allowing the predator to blend in with his surroundings, nature affords him the protection he needs to effectively stalk his prey.
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"Try as we might, sir, our team of management consultants has been unable to find a single fault in the manner in which you conduct your business."
"I get the sense there's some large body of water you're longing to return to - not a lake, maybe a sea? Is it an ocean?"
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3 Card Monte
"Fortunately, Mr. O'Brien, a sucker's attorney is born every half a minute."
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The Easter Bunny plays three card monte with Easter egg.
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"My next guest is a charming grifter with a record as long as your arm. Let's give him a big 'Jaws of Justice' welcome."
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The Las Vegas Oddsmakers
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"You've lived many lives, all as an accountant."
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"Give me a dollar, I'll save you a trip."
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"I've come for your tires."
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"Get your knockoff pretzels."
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"Zero to sixty in seven point eight seconds."
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"It's our credulity tax—we owe seventy-two hundred dollars."
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"That's a real nice touch, Lenny."
"You may already be a Nobel Prize winner!"
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"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
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Fight Crime - Give Generously
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"Do you mean three hundred million dollars on top of what we already have here, or three hundred million dollars including what we already have here?"
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"Each of us harbors a secret fear he'll be unmasked as a fake, a fraud, a charlatan."
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"To be completely frank, we have now discovered all your country's secrets, except how to make a million dollars in one's spare time at home with no personal investment."
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