"O.K., the third of July is out. How about the fourth?"
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"What a pity the season had to end like this!"
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"Listen, everybody feels a little depressed around this time of year!"
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"The Internet startup had only enough cash for one more day. But, miraculously, the money lasted for eight days, until more venture capital could be raised."
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"Let's try one without smiling."
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"Finding myself between a roc and a hard place...,"
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"You may enjoy swimming with the dolphins, Howard, but do they enjoy swimming with you?"
"When you head off to camp, your parents will want to see some separation anxiety."
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Man takes beach vacation at home.
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"We saw the Great Wall and lots of pagodas, and I have a transplanted stomach."
"Will you turn that TV down? Can't you see I'm on the phone?"
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"No, I've never been to the Hamptons, but I have been in hellish traffic."
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"We spent the summer on the Côte de Jersey."
"For Father's Day, I'm giving my dad an hour of free tech support."
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"Kids, your mother and I have spent so much money on health insurance this year that instead of vacation we're all going to go in for elective surgery."
"We're just here for a few days to get our names crudely Anglicized, do some shopping, sightseeing—stuff like that."
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"I hope we can flip it before the tide comes in."
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Getting Back to Normal for Idiots
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"Would you mind?"
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"It starts earlier every year."
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Mom and Dad Really Lose It - 1/4 Mile.
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"Lookin' good, Frosty!"
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"This is perfect. I could stay like this for the next five seconds."
"We made good time. We're already in the valley of the shadow of death."
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"Yes, I'm somewhat depressed, but seasonally adjusted I'm probably happy enough."
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