"Look, I can't promise I'll change, but I can promise I'll pretend to change."
"You only think you're barking at nothing. We're all barking at something."
Tags:bark, barks, barking, woof, woofs, woofing, imagination, imaginary, imagine, pretend, pretends, pretending, dog, dogs, pet dog, pet dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, philosophy, life philosophy, life philosophies, threat, threats, threatening, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry
"Young people today need heroes - that's why I hired a P.R. firm."
Tags:pr firm, p.r., public relations, public relations firm, public relations firms, hero, heroes, lie, lies, lying, heroic, inspiration, inspirations, inspired, representative, representatives, representation, pretend, pretends, pretending, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misrepresentations, positive spin, spin, spins, spinning, spin doctor, spin doctors, muse, muses
"I get it!"
Tags:science, pseudo, animals, history, olden days, ancient, space, cat, cats, stonehenge, ancient technology, ancient technologies, wonder of the world, wonders of the world, druid, druids, pretend, pretends, pretending, pretender, pretenders, enlightenment, enlightened, get it, gets it, getting it, understanding, intelligence, animal intelligence
"'A writer?' she gasped, her perky breasts heaving. 'God I love writers!'"
Exposed as a fraud.
"Barking at the mailman doesn't make you a media watchdog."
Tags:poser, posers, phony, phonies, discontent, discontents, dog, dogs, pet, pets, domestic, domestic pet, animal, animals, talking animal, post, postal, postal service, postman, postmen, post man, post office, media, media watchdog, watchdog, watch dog, pun, puns, guard, guard dog, pretense, pretenses, pretence, protest, protests, protesting, bark, barks, barking, pretend, all talk, fake news, fake, ombudsman, media watchdog, anthro, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, modern media, corrupt media, politics, political
"Well, no, but I always rooted for them."
"You always get to be the therapist! I never get to be the therapist!"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, patient, patients, mental health, doctor, doctors, kid, kids, child, children, playing, pretend, pretending, make-believe, make believe, role playing, taking turns
"I'm droppin' all my 'G's for a while."
Tags:western, wild west, the wild west, cowboy, cowboys, accent, accents, regional accent, regional accents, regional dialect, regional dialects, lazy, laziness, dress-up, dress up, dressing up, costume, costumes, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, pretend, pretending, pretender, immature, immaturity, childish, childishness, modern life, cow boy, cow boys, westerns, spaghetti western, spaghetti westerns, drawl, drawling, drawls
"Seeing it again, I was newly struck by whatever you thought about it."
Tags:couple, couples, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, bad relationship, bad relationships, concede, conceding, cinema, cinemas, movie, movies, film, movie theatre, movie theatres, movie theater, movie theaters, appease, appeasing, agree, agreeing, lie, lying, pretend, pretending, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, reconsider, reconsidered, reconsidering, keep the peace, keeping the peace
"The word 'slave' is so degrading. Why don't we call you intern."
Tags:intern, interns, internship, internships, slavery, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, unpaid intern, unpaid intern, unpaid internship, unpaid interships, foot in the door, hierarchy, hierarchies, pretend, pretending, cover up, cover ups, cover-up, cover-ups, ancient rome, ancient roman, ancient romans
"Please stand and join us in half-assing your way through our national anthem."
Tags:baseball, base ball, national, national anthem, anthem, us, usa, audience, audiences, the game, the big game, live sport, sport, sports, tv sport, effort, efforts, low effort, sing, singing, forgetting the words, lyrics, pretend, pretending, pretence, pretense, pretenses, star spangled banner, star-spangled banner, american pride, national pride, national identity, cultural identity, commit, non committal, non-committal
"Please don't tell my husband about us. I promise I'll run away with you."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, toy, toys, doll, dolls, playing, make-believe, pretend, pretending, bad sign, red flag, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, infidelity, cheater, cheaters, extramarital affairs, affair, affairs
"Hobart, this is Merlin, my science adviser."
Tags:king, kings, monarch, monarchs, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, royalty, royal, king arthur, arthur, merlin, arthurian, arthurian legend, arthurian legends, camelot, literature, history, medieval, science, scientific, advisor, advisors, adviser, advisers, magic, magician, magicians, wizard, wizards, wise, intelligent, advise, advice, pseudo, spurious, pretend
"I lied in my ad. I hate Wallace Stevens."
Tags:poet, poets, poetry, poem, poems, lie, lies, white lie, white lies, personal ad, personal ads, profile, profiles, dating profile, dating profiles, online profile, online profiles, date, dates, well-read, ad, ads, modern poet, modern poets, modern poetry, wallace stevens, pose, poses, poseur, poseurs, pretend, pretending, pretentious, pretentiousness, writer, writers, author, authors
"I can't protect you from everything, but I can read you stories that make you believe I can protect you from everything."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, boy, boys, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, bed, beds, bedtime, story time, storytime, night, nighttime, reading, reading out-loud, reading aloud, book, books, story, stories, fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, literature, children's story, children's stories, read, reader, readers, protect, protection, security, safe, safety, believe, belief, beliefs, pretend, make-believe
"I forget—are these your friends where we pretend we make more money than we actually do, or less?"
"You haven't enjoyed the Yule log till you've enjoyed it in high def."
Tags:fire, fires, fireplace, fireplaces, hearth, hd, hd tv, hd video, tv, television, televisions, tvs, high def, high definition, yule, yule log, yule logs, christmas, xmas, yule, noel, christmas eve, log, logs, fake, false, useless, wood burning, burning wood, burning logs, logs burning, make-believe, make believe, pretend, pretending, video, videos, film, films, streaming, stream, technology, modern life, high-definition
"A lot of them I only pretend to watch over."
Tags:religion, religious, heaven, god, angel, angels, watch over, watching over, guard, guarding, protect, protecting, christianity, christian, christians, pretend, pretending, make-believe, human, humans, prayer, prayers, pray, praying, impossible, overworked, limited time, confession, confessions, confessing, admission, admissions, admitting
"This has been fun, Hank, but let's not forget that the bus back to the city leaves in fifteen minutes."
Tags:stranded, marooned, adventure, adventures, pretend, pretends, pretending, pretender, pretenders, sail, sails, sailing, tourist, tourists, tourism, city slicker, city slickers, city folk, safari, on safari, tough guy, tough guys, fake, fakes, faking, facsimile, facsimiles, tour, tour group, tour groups, coward, cowards, cowardly, roleplay, roleplays, roleplaying, role play, role plays, role playing
"I'm a bird dog."
Tags:dog, dogs, bird, birds, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, birdhouse, birdhouses, bird house, bird houses, confused, confusion, pretend, pretending, role confusion, mix-up, mix up, mixed up, mix ups, mix-ups, swapping roles, make believe, play, playing, child, kid, kids, childhood, gun dog, gun dogs, hunting, hunter, hunters, hunting dog, hunting dogs, determination, determined
"What's the right age to tell him he's stuffed?"
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, girl, girls, toy, toys, play, playing, stuffed toy, stuffed toys, stuffed animal, stuffed animals, stuffy, stuffie, stuffies, bunny, bunnies, rabbit, rabbits, tea set, high chair, high chairs, age, ages, appropriate age, news, identity, personal identity, development, truth, stuffed, tell, telling, make-believe, pretend, realistic, modern life
Trash Recycle Pretend to Recycle
Tags:trash, garbage, rubbish, trash can, trash cans, trash bin, trash bins, garbage can, garbage cans, garbage bin, garbage bins, rubbish bin, rubbish bins, recycle, recycling, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly, pretend, pretending, fake, throw away, throw out, bin, bins, can, cans, sorting garbage, sorting trash, sorting rubbish, sorting recycling
A little boy is crawling through a sandbox towards his mother as though he were dying of thirst in a desert.
Tags:park, parks, playground, playgrounds, sandbox, sandboxes, desert, deserts, middle of nowhere, middle of the desert, lost, traveler, traveler, travellers, travellers, crawling, dying, thirst, thirsty, dehydrated, dehydration, kid, kids, child, children, playing, pretending, make-believe, pretend, acting, parent, parents, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, family, families