"Relax. Even in a recession, people need rare tropical fighting fish."
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The Return of Guarded Optimism
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"Most of all, he'll be remembered for his irrepressible spirit."
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"What I'll miss most is his indefatigable optimism."
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"I feel that if I wait here long enough Oprah will give me something."
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"You tested positive for being negative."
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"My leaving Wilkins & Jennings was perfectly amicable. They felt that I should be fired, and I agreed."
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"Gee, I'm sorry this had to happen on our first date!"
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"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
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"When life gives you lemonade, make a highly caffeinated, alcoholic lemon-flavored drink."
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"Watch out for his being better at boxing than you."
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"I'd like to announce my candidacy for President of the United States."
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Realists and Idealist Numbers
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"We find the defendant guilty on all charges, Your Honor. On the positive side, we really liked his openness and energy."
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"So far, so good!"
The Pessimist, the Optimist and Uncle Stan.
"Couldn't I do a couple of hundred hours of community service instead?"
"Cursed To Live In HowdyTown."
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"You will have a nice day."
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"He's dead- but that's normal for his age."
Tragedy and Material
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"I fully expect the third grade to hold plenty of difficulties, but I've had a restful summer and think I'm up to whatever challenges I encounter."
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"We're hoping for an uptick."
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