"Have you and Tim picked out a name for the career obstacle yet?"
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"Maybe you ought to consider making love in the morning - before you have a chance to piss each other off."
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How To Get Up and Get Dressed
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"As soon as one problem is solved, another rears its ugly head."
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"On the one hand, I know I could make more money if I left public service for the private sector, but, on the other hand, I couldn't chop off heads."
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The Manhattan Triangle
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"I used to hate my body. Now, instead, I hate the forces that conspire to make me hate my body."
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"According to the most recent report, we have no recourse but to abandon ship."
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"Will you be passing a mailbox?"
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Simon Says 'Cross'
"You want the gimmick? Here's the gimmick. Kevin Costner won't produce it, he won't direct it, and he won't star in it."
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"That was just a simulation. Nothing can prepare you for the kind of monkey bars you'll find in an actual war zone."
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"Hey! Get a load of the acoustics."
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"Come with me. I've found someone who'll talk square footage with you."
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Toys from the Pre School of Hard Knocks - Stumbling Blocks.
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"Good news. Your execution was overturned on appeal."
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Tags:problems, obstacles, psychology, stress, insecurity, in door, in doors, out, in, out door, out doors, deep, deeper, in depth, psychologist, psychologists, inner thought, inner thoughts, id, ego, subconscious, subconscious thought, subconscious thoughts, thought, thoughts, private thought, private thoughts
"I'd rather drown."
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A man shovels snow into his neighbor's yard.
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"I know he cheated on me because of his childhood abuse, but I shot him because of mine."
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"It's my first husband. He's trying to win me back."
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"No need to remind me. I'm well aware that I've forgotten completely about you."
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"See, it's right here in the pre-nup. If you walk out, I get two weeks' severance sex."
A Semi-Private Person
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