"Hello, Braque? Picasso here. Cubism is out."
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"Pardon me, but I couldn't help overhearing your conversation."
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40 Days without an on-the-job conversation.
"But I see you're having difficulty following my argument."
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"I'm sorry, dear. I wasn't listening. Could you repeat what you've said since we've been married?"
"I have a lot of angst, but I haven't figured out how to package it."
"I converse. You declaim."
"I have to hang up now. You just walked through the door."
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"He's not much fun, but he's made entirely from recycled materials."
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"You're the Maharaja of Chitchat!"
"Le roi s'amuse. Now put your father on the phone."
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"Take your pick—those people are talking schools. Next to them is real estate, and over by the stairs is money."
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Man and a woman sit in a living room; a sign on the wall behind them reads "100% Recycled Conversation".
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"I, too, want to preserve the environment, just as it is: acid rain, holes in the ozone layer, lots of crap in the air."
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"With your permission, gentlemen, I'd like to offer a kind word on behalf of John Maynard Keynes."
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"Would you mind talking to me for a while? I forget my cell phone."
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The International Date Line
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"Should we keep talking about it calmly or go on the Internet and get scared about it?"
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"She's in a conversationally induced coma."
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"The question, Leon, is: What is man?"
A Heart to Heart Talk
"That reminds me of a scene from 'The Big Lebowski.'"
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"Tell them that hilarious story about your colonoscopy."
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"Can't we just this once, for God's sake, stay on topic?"
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