Top 100 Why Do Sayings

#1. Where is the pain when your pride is wounded? And why do we say that: wounded? There is no gash, no blood, not even a scratch. Which part of us hurts? The brain cells? The neurons? What, for goodness' sake, what?


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#2. Everyone keeps asking me, What are you doing? I say, Why do I need to do anything? I'm rich.

Steve Guttenberg

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#3. Percy: "Hey, why do pegasi gallop as they fly, anyway?"
Blackjack: "Why do humans swing their arms as they walk? I dunno, boss. It just feels right.

Rick Riordan

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#4. Why do I not rather seek some real good - one which I could feel, not one which I could display? These things that draw the eyes of men, before which they halt, which they show to one another in wonder, outwardly glitter, but are worthless within.


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#5. Why do you think you are missing something you never had?

Amy Tan

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#6. Why do the impulsive notions of a would-be do-gooder always translate into the ideals of the next civilization?

Chuck Palahniuk

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#7. Other actors don't get asked about their brothers or sisters, so why do I have to always answer questions about having a twin brother? I suppose it's interesting for everybody other than me.

Luke Treadaway

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#8. Why do big men tend to have such little brains? Perhaps they get by on brawn too often, and their minds dry up like plums in the sun.

Joe Abercrombie

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#9. Why do you always try to downplay my feelings for you?"

"I don't trust them," she says after a minute. "You claim that you love me, but you've loved other women in between.

Tarryn Fisher

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#10. Why do men always have such high opinions of their cock?

Amy Andrews

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#11. Why do you have bungee cords back here?" she asked.
"I'm dating again.

Maurice Pirelli

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#12. If the act of love is so dangerous, why do people risk so much for it?

Helene Wecker

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#13. God gave me the same power He gave Jesus. I ask myself daily, Why do I waste such a priceless gift?

Francis Chan

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#14. If we have such great immune systems why do we get sick in the first place? This may come as a shock, but it's not the viral or bacterial entity that makes you sick. It is your body's reaction to their presence that makes you sick.

Jack Stockwell

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#15. Ask a physics teacher: Why do elementary particles exist? Is it impossible for them not to exist? (Be prepared for the possibility that your physics teacher doesn't want to have this conversation.)

William Lane Craig

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#16. Why do you insist on talking about what does not exist?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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#17. Why do men feel threatened by women?

Margaret Atwood

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#18. I'm wildly unskilled at what I do. Part of me thinks: 'Why do I think I can pull this off?' but the part of me that has to pay the mortgage thinks: 'Just get on with it!' I'll just keep going until someone discovers I'm no good.

Sean Maguire

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#19. Why do you need street smarts? Shrewdness? Toughness? It's to protect something soft that is going to be in danger if it's exposed at the wrong time and place. It's to protect a soul. But to protect your soul, you have to have one to start with.

Peter Schjeldahl

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#20. What are we even doing out here?" Burnett asked, seemingly getting more frustrated the longer he considered things. "The orders were to wait until tomorrow. Why do I give orders around here if no one listens to them?

C.C. Hunter

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#21. Why do non autistic people have interests/hobbies. But, autistic people have obsessions?

Tina J. Richardson

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#22. I loved being pregnant. I felt unapologetically curvy, sexy, and intensely feminine. After giving birth I joined the ranks of millions of new mothers when I moaned, 'Why do I still look pregnant?'

Olivia Wilde

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#23. A marital therapist recently teased me, "Are you writing another book to help women speak up? I'm trying to help my clients be quiet." Then she said more seriously, "Why do people think they have to tell each other everything they feel?

Harriet Lerner

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#24. Why are we smiling when we loathe each other?' 'Why do we sell happiness to the readers of this magazine when we are profoundly unhappy ourselves, the slaves of fame?

Paulo Coelho

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#25. Why do we insist women are cast 10 years younger than the role they're playing? Men don't know what a 30-year-old is supposed to look like because on TV she's always 20.

Carrie Coon

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#26. Why do I have to feed the kids? They just ate twelve hours ago!

Bill Cosby

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#27. Why do we dread adversity when we know that facing it is the only way to become stronger, smarter, better?

John Wooden

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#28. Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.

Shakuntala Devi

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#29. What we require of others so that we may live our lives of easy convenience. Dad, there are people who work all day every day for thirty years assembling the three wires that make a microwave timer beep. What are we supposed to think of this? How do they survive it? Why do we ask them to?

Sunil Yapa

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#30. She is lazy and dissatisfied. But that is not all of it. Supposing her to be as good a woman as any you can find, which she certainly is not, why do you wish to connect yourself with anybody at present?

Thomas Hardy

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#31. Why do we want to have alternate worlds? It's a way of making progress. You have to imagine something before you do it.

Joan Aiken

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#32. Why do I love writing YA? Because I get a chance to re-live my youth knowing all I know now ...

Belle Whittington

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#33. You can't run from your problems, you know." His mouth twisted in annoyance. "Why do people always say that? Of course you can run from your problems. I do it all the time, and it never fails.

Lisa Kleypas

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#34. Why do British people make such good TV? It's so annoying. Stop it. Is it because they have free health care? Uggh.

Elizabeth Meriwether

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#35. If you want nothing to do with god then why do you say his name all the time

Emily Reimer

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#36. Why do people believe what they read in the newspapers, but question what they read in the Bible?

Denise R. Solomon

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#37. With so many people to love in my life, why do I worry about one?

Ben Harper

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#38. Why do I hate Obamacare? Because it is a blast against freedom. It is a socialist program which will not work. It hasn't worked anywhere in the world. It will be repealed.

John Raese

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#39. stood still and stared at them. 'Why do you stand gaping there?' cried the dwarf, and his ashen-grey face became copper-red with rage. He was still cursing when a loud growling

Jacob Grimm

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#40. Why do you say that I am alone? My body is with me wherever I am, telling me endless stories of hunger and satisfaction, weariness and sleep, eating and drinking and breathing and life. With such company who could ever be alone?

Orson Scott Card

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#41. Sa'Adar's eyes went wide. "You're mad."
"Scarcely. Why do people always accuse me of that when I'm arranging things to my liking instead of theirs?

Robin Hobb

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#42. Why do all Republicans need Lego hair?

Cenk Uygur

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#43. Why do I write? From selfishness. Because this state of liquefied, complex concentration, however faintly and dimly I'm able to perceive it, is the greatest pleasure I know.

Francis Spufford

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#44. My sense of South Africa is that whenever we have a problem we've got to go to the brink before we sort it out. Why do we have to fuck this place up before we fix it? Let's start building now with what we have instead of breaking it first.

Jennifer Lindsey-Renton

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#45. Oh, you break my heart. Why does everything have to be so sad to you? Why do you have so many negative opinions about things you don't know about, like foreign countries and diseases and everything? Why can't you be more like Chief Wayne? He has zero opinions. He's just upbeat.

George Saunders

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#46. Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.

Billy Joel

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#47. Why do we consider that just because people have more money, they do not deserve it? It is totally wrong. They deserve everything they have earned.

Anthea Turner

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#48. Why do so many people yearn for an eternal life when they don't even know what to do with themselves in this brief one?

Sydney J. Harris

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#49. We are told repeatedly in Scripture to prepare for hardships; so why do we believe our lives should be characterized by ease?

Patsy Clairmont

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#50. Bottom trawling is a ghastly process that brings untold damage to sea beds that support ocean life. It's akin to using a bulldozer to catch a butterfly, destroying a whole ecosystem for the sake of a few pounds of protein. We wouldn't do this on land, so why do it in the oceans?

Sylvia Earle

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#51. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

George Carlin

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#52. Why do some memories live only on your tongue or in your nose? Why do others always stay in your heart?

Amy Tan

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#53. Why do so many black and Hispanic people vote for liberals who so energetically support the murder of black and Hispanic babies?

Bristol Palin

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#54. Why do I pray? Because I never know what's going to pop out of my mouth.

Kathie Lee Gifford

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#55. Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

Pablo Picasso

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#56. A young body, a young heart, and endless courage. That last part is the most important. Don't let anyone tell you any differently. Why do you think we used to send so many kids your age off to war?

Karina Halle

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#57. If tomorrow is promised to no one, why do we spend today building the foundation for tomorrow. The future may not be promised, but it may be filled with promise.

Nikki DiCaro

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#58. Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46)


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#59. 'What's the use of their having names the Gnat said, 'if they won't answer to them?' 'No use to them,' said Alice; 'but it's useful to the people who name them, I suppose. If not, why do things have names at all?' 'I can't say,' the Gnat replied.

Lewis Carroll

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#60. Why do you think this great nation of ours loves the Royal Family?
Gun Law. If we didn't have it, you'd be asking the opposite question.

Julian Barnes

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#61. I remember how, when I lived in Paris, there was a McDonald's, and I'd always see Americans eating there and think, 'Why do they come all the way to Paris and eat at McDonald's?'

Diedrich Bader

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#62. Why do you lie" I ask her.
"To block the truth."
Fair enough.
Naomi goes on. "Where did we get it in our heads that we need truth all the time? Sometimes lies are nice, you know? You don't have to know the truth all the time. It's too exhausting.

Rachel Cohn

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#63. Sharp and fell remorse, the offspring of my sin! Why do you, O God, lacerate my heart so late? Why, O boding cries, that scream so close to me,
why do I listen to you now, and never heard you before?

Pietro Metastasio

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#64. Oh, Adam. When will you stop messing everything up? And why do I keep letting you?

Kiersten White

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#65. Breakup is hard enough to live with, why do we need the paperwork of divorce.

Nilesh Rathod

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#66. There's all of us adults, and one of him. We ought to be able to keep up. Why do I feel like he has us outnumbered and surrounded?

Lois McMaster Bujold

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#67. Does god need our prayers? No. God doesn't need anything. A god in need is not a god indeed. So why do we pray? We pray out of a sense of gratitude. Prayer is a thank you. We feel better when we have offered our gratitude to the creator. Prayer is for our emotional and spiritual edification

Bangambiki Habyarimana

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#68. Why do you get angry with the storm? The storm is just going from somewhere to somewhere else, just like you! Everything lives its own life!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#69. Jordan hopped to her feet. "Whoa, whoa, whoa--" She spread her hands out in front of her. "Why do angel boys talk about me like I'm not here?

Cathrina Constantine

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#70. Why do men carry guns and build prison camps, when the nurturing earth is made for freedom?

Cynthia Ozick

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#71. OMG OMG OMG, Shane is totally crushing on the new roomie! I can't believe it. I always pictured Shane going after blond beach hotties. Who knew he liked big brains and teeny little bodies? Although, to be fair, she is cute as a button. (Why do we say that? What's so cute about a button, anyway?)

Rachel Caine

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#72. If you don't read it, you don't know. I mean, that's why I have a PR team. They read it and tell me if there's something, and that keeps you focused. I know my family and me well enough; why do I need to read about myself? I'm not going to change, I'm very stubborn in this way. I am what I am.

Anne Wojcicki

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#73. And if we know how to light a fire, why do we carry tinder around with us?"
Because you're humans," the little one explained serenly. "You're stupid.

Silvana De Mari

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#74. Why do so many frown so sternly at the idea of having fun? Perhaps out of fear that it connotes you aren't serious. But best as we can tell, there is no correlation between appearing to be serious and actually being good at what you do. In fact an argument can be made that the opposite is true.

Steven D. Levitt

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#75. Einstein said that the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. So why do so many of us try to explain the beauty of music, thus depriving it of its mystery?

Leonard Bernstein

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#76. Nowadays, to be frank, every week is a good week for freakshow television. we might start asking, Why are there so many freaks? And why do they all want to be on television?

Caitlin Moran

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#77. Why do you want to read others' books when there is the book of yourself?

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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#78. I know I was drugged but that is still no excuse. Why do they want to do things like that?

Beatrice Sparks

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#79. They gave our Master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses?

Martin Luther

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#80. Why do women have to be so complicated, Wellborn?" he grumbled. The butler shook his head, a hint of a smile lighting his eyes. "I suppose God wanted to ensure we never grew bored, sir.

Karen Witemeyer

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#81. Why do you pray if you doubt you are heard?

Alexandra David-Neel

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#82. Why is that? Why do we love each other?" "Because we are what we are, and we're both okay with it.

J.D. Robb

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#83. Why do women go out with jerks? Because jerks ask.

Zan Perrion

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#84. Why do grown-ups think it's easier for children to bear secrets than the truth? Don't they know about the horror stories we imagine to explain the secrets?

Cornelia Funke

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#85. Victor kept telling me to breathe, and I told him that I already knew how to breathe and why do people even say that because it's not like people just forget to breathe. He

Jenny Lawson

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#86. What man art thou that, thus bescreened in night,
So stumblest on my counsel?
*Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?*

William Shakespeare

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#87. Why do I need ID to get ID?
If I had ID, I wouldn't need ID.

Mos Def

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#88. With a traditional human resources system, we would work with a company, select the product, customise and implement the system, and our job would be over. Some companies are changing and asking why do they need to own the HR system when they can connect to an Internet service and pay as you go?

Kris Gopalakrishnan

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#89. I get glimmers of the bad nineteenth-century teaching which has made Mother remove God from the realm of mystery and beauty and glory, but why do people half my age think that they don't have faith unless their faith is small and comprehensible and like a good old plastic Jesus?

Madeleine L'Engle

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#90. I see your point. It irks you to see anyone at all who is able to work permitted to live without working. But why do you consider work a virtue?

Robert A. Heinlein

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#91. Why do you and I have to hold these memories?" "It gives us wisdom," The Giver replied.

Lois Lowry

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#92. /Why do you insist on taking the scooter if you know you're not going to want to use it?'The child spoke with her wet lips brushing the flesh of her mother's ear: 'I don't know what I'm going to want until when I want it.

Zadie Smith

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#93. Leo," Amelia asked suspiciously, "what are you planning to do to her?" "Why do you always insist on asking questions when you know you won't like the answers?" "Because, being an optimist," she said tartly, "I always hope I'm wrong."
- Amelia & Leo

Lisa Kleypas

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#94. Why do we wear them? They're so painful.

Emma Thompson

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#95. Why do Christians sing when they are together? The reason is, quite simply, because in singing together it is possible for them to speak and pray the same Word at the same time; in other words, because here they can unite in the Word.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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#96. Green vegetables are something that fascinate chefs; the ability to keep vegetables green. How do we keep them green? What makes them green? Why are they green? And then that sort of army green. Why do they go from bright vibrant electric green to army green, and how can we avoid that?

Wylie Dufresne

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#97. Lee Iacocca, who said to Dolly Parton, Why do you need an airbag? Never got a dinner!

Red Buttons

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#98. I applied for a job at Starbucks. One of the questions was, 'Why do you want to work at Starbucks?' Uh, because my life is in shambles.

Hannibal Buress

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#99. Nobody stopped believing that other people were more guilty than they were. Why do people have so much trouble seeing their own faults but such an easy time seeing everyone else's?

Carol Plum-Ucci

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#100. Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET.

Greg Giraldo

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