"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.
"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
Gossip, Rumours and Wacky Stunts
"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
"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-def, 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
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
"You have a really lousy sense of humor."
Tags:king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, history, historical, medieval, humour, humor, sense of humor, sense of humour, joker, jokers, fool, fools, jester, jesters, actor, actors, acting, pretending, make-believe, role-playing, comedian, comedians, imitator, imitators, imitating, imitation, imitations, unamused
"That one goes particularly well with you tie."
Tags:tie, ties, suit, suits, outfitters, outfitter, mask, masks, mens fashion, mens fashions, men's fashion, men's fashion, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, putting on a mask, pretending, pretender, pretenders, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, self image, self-image, self-presentation
"Mommy and Daddy and their friends are pretending they don't have horrible lives now."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, childhood, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, up late, bedtime, bedtimes, past bedtime, pretend, pretending, show-off, show off, showing-off, showing off, couple, couples, marriages, difficult relationship, diffiult relationships, relationships, pretence, guest, guests, house guest, house guests, middle class, middle class life, soccer mom, soccer moms, suburbia, suburban life, divorce, divorcing, divorced
Tags:farmer, farmers, farm, farms, agriculture, agricultural management, pretentious, pretensions, illusions, illusion, ambition, ambitious, aspiration, aspirational, aspirations, illusion of grandeur, urban skyline, urban skylines, city scape, city scapes, kidding yourself, office, offices, office worker, office workers, rural, country, countryside, interior, interiors, office interiors, wallpaper, cover up, coverup, cover-up, disguise, disguised, disguising, pretend, pretending, window, windows, view, views, landscape, landscapes, cow, cows, cattle, barn, barns, ranch, ranches, cattle ranch, cattle ranches, trompe-l'œil, trompe l'oeil, trompe l oeil, trompe-l oeil, agribusiness, agribusinesses
"Whenever I sense an earthquake coming, I close my eyes and pretend I'm napping."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, talking pet, talking pets, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking cat, talking cats, cat, feline, felines, cats, cat owner, cat owners, dog, dogs, earthquake, earthquakes, natural disaster, natural disasters, cat nap, cat naps, sleeping, sleep, nap, naps, napping, pretending, pretend, uncaring, indifferent