"I don't think you're getting enough stress."
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"It's Eden. You don't have to keep checking for ticks."
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The Return of Guarded Optimism
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"Stop worrying about Madonna. She's probably just retooling for her next surge."
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"O.K., I'm sitting. What is it?"
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"No, no, that's not a sin, either. My goodness, you must have worried yourself to death."
"You know, doctor, right now I'd really prefer if your sense of humor were a tad less self-deprecating."
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"I'm starting to get concerned about global warming."
"Not to worry—I'm going to put our best-looking people on the job."
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"You're why I have the moat, Mother."
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"Long term I'm worried about global warming - short term, about freezing my ass off."
"That can't be good."
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"Blood pressure is fine. Now let me just check your pessimism for the 'Times.' "
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"Protect your family, protect your yard, and stop obsessing about port security."
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"If I knew what our 401k was doing maybe I could sleep."
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"Like a duck. Calm and placid on the surface, but paddling like hell. That's me!"
"What riles me is that he got a genius grant and I didn't."
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"Here I was, all this time, worrying that maybe I'm a selfish person, and now it turns out I've been suffering from compassion fatigue."
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"And would you be performing the actual surgery?"
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"I'm making a list of everything we have to do before we go away so we can freak out in some kind of order."
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"I don't know what we'll do when our adjustable-rate mortgage resets."
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"Please tell me you just ate a bucket of eels."
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"Isn't that other plane awfully close?"
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"He rubbed your belly and it felt good - that doesn't make you gay."
"I don't care what your mother did—I'm not eating the fleas off your back."
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