"It's a really cool game! You're Bill Gates, and you have to fight off the evil agents of the Justice Department before they destroy your planet."
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"Of course, you could try another bank, if there were any other banks."
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Coffee and a Kick in the Pants (formerly Tea and Sympathy)
"Benign so far."
"Could you please refer to this as a merger rather than being in cahoots?"
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"In a controversial move today, the State of Rhode Island made a tender offer for the State of New Jersey."
"You've got mail! Also, Time, CNN, HBO, ICQ, Warner Bros, Netscape, Sports Illustrated. . . . ."
"Today, gentlemen, we trade in the brute force of the T. Rex for the cunning of the raptor."
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Acquisition Fever Hits The Girl Scouts
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"It's been taken care of."
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Clip 'n' Send Cards for Lockheed and Martin Marietta
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A man notices the Chase logo has turned into snakes eating themselves."
"Then, after you have spent those 30 years working your heart out on the company's production line, you will be laid off because of a corporate merger, only to discover you have lost all your retirement benefits."
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Actually, I'm not Mr. Weintraub. I'm just, sort of, taking over for awhile."
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"Nobody wants to merge with us."
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