"It's no fun wearing my Tintin shirt now that the masses know who he is."
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"When I grow up, I want to work with the affluent."
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"Senior Vice-President Buffington reporting, sir. Requests permission to advance and be recognized."
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"Once, we were all bugs. Now suddenly she's an insect."
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"Brooklyn is the Manhattan of the other boroughs."
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"Once you get past the divine right of kings, I'm not much into theology."
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"Hey, pal, do you have any idea who I think I am?"
"I forget—are these your friends where we pretend we make more money than we actually do, or less?"
"See? This is why I get the big bucks."
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Goldilocks at Sundance.
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"Our nation hasn't been to war in a hundred years. Where the hell did we get all these medals?"
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"Says here he leaves behind a wife, two children, and forty-seven Twitter followers."
"Does this desk make my job look big?"
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"We're letting him think there's a big media deathwatch."
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Entering "So, what are your kids doing?" (formerly Brooklyn)
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Palanquin Toilet Break
For The Sentimental ExecutiveThe Charm Tie
Owing to a clerical error, Luciano Pavarotti receives kudus instead of kudos for his performance as the Duke of Mantua.
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"I was downgraded to junk status at work today."
Tags:junk bond, junk bonds, junk, junks, status, statuses, credit agency, credit agencies, credit rating, credit ratings, downgrade, downgrades, downgrading, downgraded, fired, laidoff, layoff, layoffs, stocks and bonds, trader, traders, wall street, trading, stock market, stockbroker, stockbrokers, stock broker, stock brokers, break the news, breaking the news, firing, firings, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring, let go
Three Swell Guys Who Expect To Be Completely Exonerated
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"I'm well aware that being dead and buried has weakened my position in the corporation."
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A fish jumping from a tank that reads "Tropical fish $5.00" into a tank that reads "Tropical fish $20.00"
Tags:pet store, pet stores, pet shop, pet shops, aquarium, aquariums, animal, animals, pet, pets, fish, tropical fish, school of fish, tank, tanks, fishtank, fishtanks, fish tank, fish tanks, jumping, price, prices, price tag, price tags, different prices, higher price, more expensive, value, worth, self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, changing sides, switching sides, moving up in the world, social status, social statuses, social mobility, status, upgrade, upgrades, upgrading, net worth, upward mobility, upwardly mobile, hierarchy, hierarchies, upper class, wealthy, elite, elites
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