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Fly back in time and go shopping.
And when I die ...
Oh sweet mystery of life!
First rule of the animal kingdom: No pants.
Do you haiku? You can.
Filled with delicious eye rolling horror!
It's not in, it's not out, it's not there.
Crime does not pay. And makes you look bad, too.
But it obstructs my view of Venus!
Yo ho ho my aching back!
More proof that cats are secretly taking over the world.
They said it would never last. And they were right.
It's the Hit Parade that marches to the (off)beat of a different drummer.
It's what's not for dinner.
All I want for Christmas is you, or not to hear that song again.
Don't get smart with me!
He turned his amp up to 11 and then this happened.
Up in the air, commercial satellite man!
Are you my doggie or are you just happy to see me?
Sophocles long ago/Heard it on the Ægean. You can read it here.
Why there is no "Dr. Frosty, Brain Surgeon."
And the house just keeps rollin' along.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
That's what they said, almost.
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas ... isn't it?
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Progress is our most important product. Also laughs.
I'll never forget whatshisname.
Dopers are doing the Dippity Do. (Just in time for the holidays!)
An army marches on its stomach. Even over the Alps.
Must have left them in my other pants.
Apparently "snake hips" is just a figure of speech.
"I still want a hula hoop!" he sang slowly.
Already the criticism, but also some history.
I can see (it) clearly now.
So bad it's GOOD.
Strong as a tank! Maybe not.
It's time for NaNoWriMo! Let's do it together.
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax; Of cabbages and kings. And such.
Getting your vehicle repaired? Safety third!
The cosmetics industry: Science or science fiction?
What has been seen cannot be unseen.
Name the object, win no prize!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Former President.
I can see that. Well, actually, you can't.
Remember my name, especially if you read it somewhere.
It's a stinky, buggy subject.
The Teeming Millions got to roll the tumbling dice.
Dopers find that the head coach wants no sissies, said Thudlow Boink.
Drone strike? The Teeming Millions get the indie sound.
Which country has the most generous free-speech protections?