"She's a little traumatized—this is her first Wal-Mart."
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"Mom, please! I'm a married woman whose friends have been reviewed favourably by the New York Times."
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A family is chased by a pack of wild dogs at a drive-thru in Russia.
"Go easy on Jason. He just hit the big one-oh."
"I take it this is a very special occasion."
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"His first words were 'Been there, done that.' "
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"He's two onths old and already drooling at a four-month-old level."
"Quick, hon. I think he's got it."
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"Our little girl is growing up - this very morning she told me she hates me."
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"Gee, Jeffrey, an annual report on our marriage is a novel anniversary gift, but I was hoping for something a little more romantic."
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"This is our first recession together."
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While You Were Here
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"Well, if it isn't the dawn of civilization."
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"Actually ours started walking on water at nine months."
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