A tombstone in a cemetery reads "Prentiss W. Burchmeyer - Born July 16, 1908, Dined at the White House May 3, 1984, Died March 30 1987".
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"I want everyone to leave the room, except for the cat."
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"I may be a big frog in a small pond, but I'm still a damn big frog."
"Sure, dead is important. But it has to taste good."
"Around here his word is law."
"Why don't you come out and join us Tuesday night. We're a group committed to peacefully and nonviolently watching television."
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Blew off my S.A.T. prep class.
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"It helps me stay focused on what matters most."
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"We're letting him think there's a big media deathwatch."
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"John Stuart Mill taught that the happiness of the individual is paramount. He didn't name names, but I suspect that you and I are the sort of individual he had in mind."
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Man watches a cat enter a pet door to a "V.I.P. Lounge" in an airport
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Prisoner Stretches Before Stretching Torture
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It's just a game vs. get real.
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"For God's sake, Parker, there are twenty-three of us vice-presidents in the company! Stop with this 'heartbeat away' garbage!"
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"As this is the only pond I've ever been in, I don't know if it's big or small."
"Your comments are interesting, but demographically you don't count."
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Executive Asks Death To Wait
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"O.K. Which one of you worried well is the most worried?"
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"Let's not waste missiles on cities not important enough to have a professional sports franchise."
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"You don't understand the gravity of the situation."
"I'm sorry, Ms. Farkas can't see you right now. Can you come back when you're more important?"