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"I've spent the summer speaking out against violence."
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"Quit asking if I'm O.K. If I'm ever O.K., I'll let you know."
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Cocktail Napkins for Today
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The Art of Bantering!
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"How much should I pretend to care how they made their yams."
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"Come with me. I've found someone who'll talk square footage with you."
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"It's your turn. I've run out of pleasantries for the gauntlet."
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"Stick to the script, Larry."
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"Either have dessert or a more interesting conversation."
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"May I air-quote you?"
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"He's a brilliant man in his field, but has absolutely no small talk."
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"Oh, I had some elevator trouble in the morning, but over all it was a pretty good day."
"I couldn't help noticing we both seem about to grab the same little company."
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"Nice business climate we're having."
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"What part of Canada that I know nothing about are you from?"
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"Still chasing a megabuck, Al,?"
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"Can't complain- it's against company policy."
Stabbed in the Back
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Asparagus Beach, Amagansett, NY.
The Land of the Uncomfortable Pause
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"So! Who's the father?"
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"I don't know if he's a great artist, but he's certainly annoying."