"My approach is nontraditional, but from a uniquely Western perspective."
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"He's certainly been getting a lot more than his normal share of media coverage lately."
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"I'm sure you two will discover that you're both plagued by the same nonexistent problems."
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The Dinner Builiding
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Artisanal Everything, Inc,
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"I would happily pay more in taxes, if somebody made me."
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Hunter-Gatherers, North America, Late 20th Century
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The Dying Art of Storytelling
"Aside from poverty, chastity and obedience, he's a great monk."
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Pay As You Go, Inc.
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"I have to take it back to the shop and throw it away."
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