In the Nostalgia District
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"These maps are old, so pay no attention to the borders."
"We had an expert restore all the original shag carpeting."
"Before Carlo did us, we thought the whole nineteenth century was clunky."
"My mistake, really. I thought your ad said you were into cross-training."
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Pasta of the Eighties
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"And remember those goofy old movies that showed everyone in the twenty-first century wearing the same unisex outfit?"
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Attack of the Creeping Doily
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Signs of the Times
After traveling across the universe for thousands of years, an episode of "Leave It To Beaver" is received by an inhabitant of a distant galaxy.
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"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
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"He's moved beyond iconic to totemic."
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"Don't you understand, Winsome? I'm throwing myself at you."
"There I go - still writing 'B.C.' on my checks."
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"I'm in a band."
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" 'Best if used before 1/1/2000.' "
"You're always coming home late, there's not enough food money, the baby never stops crying. . . I'm beginning to wonder, Conrad, whether we should get married after all?"
The Tin Man Moves On
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"…Of course, a new model can't expect to understand how it is when they discontinue your line and parts get scarce!"
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Penguin Mating Rituals Modernize With Fashion
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"Hey, Eddie, wanna hear a joke that's offensive now, in bad taste two years from now, funny in eight, and no one gets in twenty?"
"I'm trying to decide between a cocktail with a cute name and one that's blatantly sexual."
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"I'm not an emotional person myself. Fortunately, Georgine feels things for the both of us."
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"Bill and I hate the same books."
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