"Worst-case scenario? The renovation goes three years and two million dollars over budget, one of you bludgeons me to death with my own hammer, and you both get the electric chair."
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"You're not going to put that there, are you?"
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"It was worth waiting four months for a reservation."
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"I'm not a guru. I'm just hanging out here till my renovation is done."
"Harry insisted on doing everything himself."
"Funny - that doesn't sound like 'Louie, Louie.'"
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"Thanks, guys. Looks great!"
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"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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A giant boxing glove attached to a wrecker smashes into a building.
"Six months from now, some Harvard guy will be standing here looking out this window."
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"This is nothing. You should have been with us last year at Fifty-third and Lex."
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"Do you mind? I happen to be on the phone!"
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"Do you have something more like Alex the Architect?"
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"We begin the day hammering. Then there's 'Regis and Kathie Lee.' Then we do some more hammering, followed by lunch and 'Days of Our Lives,' more hammering, 'Oprah,' and, finally, home."
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"Uh-oh, Justin Legoed himself into his room again."
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Office Cubicle Pallets
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"I want the whole thing gutted."
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"You fellas need a job?"
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"Remember how we used to put nice little smiles on their faces?"
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We apologize for the inconvenience.
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"You'll see it when it's done."
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"And, in suburban news, construction of the new, attached four-season solarium at 6870 Evercrest Drive continued amid the silent, seething envy of the neighbors."
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"I've done my tour of duty on Wall Street."
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"Escher! Get your ass up here."
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"Look, just nuke them and build something terrific."
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