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Erica: Well, what are you going to do about it?
Joanna: Go on strike! Picket!
Erica: If you pick it, it will never heal.
Joanna: Right, if you picket, you just get scabs.
Erica: That's . . . true, actually.

Just got back from Chicago. Not the city, the show. It was super fun. Since the tickets were free, the total cost of the evening was $5 for Chik-Fil-A, $10 for parking, and whatever gas money it takes to get from Catonsville to Baltimore city. Not bad for a night at the theatre.
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From:rosewater
Date:January 3rd, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
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Coincidence, evidently. Wikipedia says "scab" was just an old insult.

Which is good, because it keeps reality from detracting from your cleverness.
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From:khakipants
Date:January 3rd, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
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Heh. Although I might not really mind losing the cleverness angle if I got to know that the term came from such a silly pun.
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From:wowbagger
Date:January 3rd, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
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Reality wishes it were as cool as we are.

Reality is our bitch.
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From:wowbagger
Date:January 3rd, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
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In the interest of accuracy, I should point out that what I actually said was, "It won't get better if you pick it." (Or "picket." Whichever you prefer.)

I think that's what I said, actually.

Whatever.

-Erica the Buzzkill
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From:khakipants
Date:January 3rd, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
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I choose to say that this is a dramatization of the actual events.

(In reality, of course, I just forgot the exact wording.)
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