"What is friendship if not constant amateurish psychoanalysis?"
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"Of course mating is natural. It's just not the kind of thing you want to see your parents doing."
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"So I like rutting. So sue me."
"If I have to ask permission for every bite, dearest, we'll be mating all day."
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"I heard they mate for life."
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A man in an armchair watches TV beside a fish in a fishbowl who is also sitting in an armchair.
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"This place would be so bucolic without you."
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"Oh, no, it's that guy we meet so often we think we know him."
"Look, until there's a Tinder for pandas, we have to meet the old-fashioned way: being locked in a room together by scientists."
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Co-pilot smirks at paper airplane stuck in the hair of the pilot
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"I invited a few friends over who think you should see a psychiatrist."
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"Dick, would you be the keynote speaker at my funeral?"
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"My mom says you can sleep on the top bunk if your parents will sign a release form."
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"Let's focus on the case before you start thinking about befriending a guard."
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"I would share my cookies, but I'm afraid I'll set up a cycle of dependency."
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"Mate with you? I was just going to use you as a Q-tip."
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"It would appear that the sequinned youngster is preparing to challenge the authority of the silver-backed alpha male."
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"May I speak to the kid of the house?"
"Tonight I'm getting together with pals to sit around and croak."
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"Instead of mating for life, why can't we just be a flock with benefits?"
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"After all these years together, the mating is still reasonably good."
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"We have what you young people might call an old-fashioned marriage—we are not best friends."
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"Next year, I'm pleasuring myself."
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