"Hey, sorry to call you guys this late on a weeknight, but I just happened to be in your basement."
"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
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"I have a bad association with people."
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"I feel like all of a sudden my entire life is in the hands of some guy named Poindexter."
"Would it be considered racially insensitive for me to ask what would be considered racially insensitive?"
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"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
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“No, I don’t know what Doctorow is trying to say, I don’t even know what you’re trying to say.”
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"Sure I'm Alfred the Great now, but in high school I couldn't get a date."
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"How much do you tip your genie?"
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PULL CORD IN CASE OF SUDDEN AWARENESS THAT THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU IS FACING YOU
"We're going to be late for the awkwardly standing around."
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"I think I'm having pre-traumatic stress disorder."
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That party went well.
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"Sorry about the mask. I'm always afraid my fame will overwhelm people."
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"OMG, here comes my old lover."
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"Damn it, when things were going well there was nothing but eye contact."
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"So, how long have you been old?"
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An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"I have a problem with boundaries."
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A halo lifts a toupee off an angel.
(We've) Met Gala
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Too Little, Too Late
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"I'm terribly sorry, but I forgot to bring my talking points."
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"And what do you do to maintain your cardiovascular fitness, Miss Holt?"
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"You were a schlub in all of your previous lives, too."
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