"Mommy can be tough like Janet Reno. But she can also be vulnerable like Al Gore."
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"Son, your mother is a remarkable woman."
"It's a really cool game! You're Bill Gates, and you have to fight off the evil agents of the Justice Department before they destroy your planet."
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"Here we go—Xena, Warrior Princess, versus Sheena, Queen of the Jungle."
"Take us to Lady Gaga."
"Why can't you be more like Hutchinson? You don't hear him complaining."
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How to Tame Your Child's Fear of the cultural elite.
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"Do you have something more like Alex the Architect?"
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"Madeleine Albright kicked butt in that suit."
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"Well, it works for Susan Sontag."
"Dad, where were you when the big money was being made?"
The Incorrectness of Santa
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"Sweetie, words have the power to hurt. I'll teach you some of the most effective ones."
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"Tell us again how you took five thousand head out to Kansas City and made it back in time to pick up the kids from gymnastics."
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"You have an air of Camille Paglia about you."
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"We don't mind the clones watching 'Roseanne,' but I don't think they should stay up for Charlie Rose."
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"You cast a heavy shadow on your son."
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"I'm less a role model than a cautionary tale."
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"All my children have the potential I never could afford."
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"Don't worry. When I was ten I flew alone from Colombia to Azerbaijan with a backpack full of black-tar heroin, and I survived."
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"Yes, but Mummy and Daddy are on legal drugs."
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"He was a very good boy."
"Behold, the ten commandments of highly successful people!"
"I utilize the best from Freud, the best from Jung and the best from my uncle Marty, a very smart fellow."
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"How is it that Mick Jagger still has the energy to be Mick Jagger, but you're exhausted just from being you?"