"If you were to boil your book down to a few words, what would be its message?"
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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The Knowledge Hut - Formerly P.S. 102
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"By 'lighten up' do you mean 'dumb down'?"
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"It's basically the 'Tragedy of King Lear' but with animated penguins."
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"Smart stuff, Chip, but wise up and dumb it down."
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"Dumb it down or sex it up."
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"I dumbed it down."
"History Channel Bingo"
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"Next we've got our awards for imperfect attendance."
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"Allow me to put this in term you'll think you understand."
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