"Now for the high point of the evening - a videotape of my elevation to regional director of marketing."
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"Hey, Doug! Great Party!"
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"Just don't be yourself."
"You were wonderful at the Gardners' last night, Fred, when you turned on the charm."
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"He's not much fun, but he's made entirely from recycled materials."
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"My friend with the long-haired dachshunds is Noreen."
"Did we mention that we spent last summer in Maine?"
"Oh God, here they come-act green."
"We didn't have time to pick up a bottle of wine, but this is what we would have spent."
"All this talk of Viagra and penile implants reminds me of a charming story about my own penis."
"You look great. Let's go!"
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"Sure, they drank it - but did they get it?"
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"I do hope you're here for the circumcision."
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"We're running late. Just pick a facial expression already."
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"Judith is someone who needs her sleep."
"We're still moving in."
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"We're still getting used to feeling patriotic."
"I stuffed it with things found around the house."
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"Tell them that hilarious story about your colonoscopy."
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"When portions are this huge, I eat half now and the rest in a few minutes."
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"It started out with lactose, but now he's intolerant of everything."
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"Listen up, everybody—Charles is going to fill us in about the Grenache grape."
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"Barry made the wine. I made the cheese."
"Have you ever checked out London?"
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"We'll alternate the windbags with the hard-of-hearing."
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