"Up gets you nowhere."
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"Don't worry—it's just a phase."
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"Oh, love handles! We haven't had those in a while."
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"O.K., then, how about this? I bet you can't do this."
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A doorman hails a taxing for a starving man in the desert.
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"Drat! Someone stole my bike!"
A little boy is crawling through a sandbox towards his mother as though he were dying of thirst in a desert.
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"Don't—they'll only make you thirstier."
"Hold up-I got sand in my shoe again."
Man crawling toward an oasis sees a sign reading "Mirage closed for private event".
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"I'm going crazy staring at the same four legs."
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"Are they wet?"
"I'm liking it already!"
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"Batteries . . . batteries . . ."
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"He talks the talk."
"Fun Fact: 10,000 years ago, this was a lake!
Honey I'm Home
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"Good news-they found water on the moon."
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"Everyone I know has a crazy long commute."
"And I thought we had problems."
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"I wouldn't—there's an awful lot of scary-sounding legalese."
"Flight 22 to J.F.K. Now boarding... Gate 46."
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