"Spare us the gory details."
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" 'No!' shouted Mr. Bixbey, slamming his fist down on the table. The floor shook, the walls trembled. Mr. Watson turned ashen. 'Y-y-you m-m-mean w-w-we . . .' The words wouldn't come out. He seemed to choke on each syllable."
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"In my country I was a taxi dispatcher."
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"I think it's a bit late in the evening, Harold, to tell them about your watershed experience."
"Stop me if you've heard this one before."
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The Dying Art of Storytelling
"When we left off last night, we were on page 15 of the National Intelligence Estimate. "
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"And that's how Twitter almost crashed the Dow."
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"My narrative have so arc."
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Tristan & Isolde in a Happier Ending.
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