Playboy #v15#5
(May 1968)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
15
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
230
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor and publisher)

Issue Notes

Illustration of Beep-Beep and Wile E. Coyote in ad for Plymouth Road Runner automobile on page 5.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Colors
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Bascombe and I intend to try for a new altitude record.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A scientist intends to have sex in the gondola of a hot-air balloon.
Keywords
hot-air balloon

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Pencils
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Inks
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Colors
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harold! What is the meaning of this?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and his lover are nude in front of the fireplace when his wife unexpectedly returns from a trip.
Keywords
adultery; fireplace

Indexer Notes

Page 104.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Dink Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dink Siegel (signed)
Inks
Dink Siegel (signed)
Colors
Dink Siegel (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is nothing—wait till you see the WOMEN!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two farmers watch from cover as semi-nude Amazon-size women come from a space ship and make scientific observations.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer

Indexer Notes

Page 117.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes old 'Two's company, three's a ball'!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Three nymphs see a satyr coming down the path toward them.
Reprints
Keywords
nymphs; satyr

Indexer Notes

Page 129. Part of Satyr series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's hoping you turn out to be a crowd pleaser, Miss Howard.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy young man entertains a young woman, with the assistance of a butler for the wine and musicians for background music.
Keywords
butler; violins; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 133.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Vargas / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Inks
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Colors
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't mind if a man loves me and leaves me—as long as he leaves me enough.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Page 140.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, it's still just the same as when I was a little kid!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and his wife return to the man's boyhood home, only to find that everything is twice normal size, as it would appear to a small child.

Indexer Notes

Page 143.

Exotica (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Pencils
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Inks
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Letters
Jules Feiffer (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Dialogue between two lovers in the dark.
Keywords
birth control; kiss

Indexer Notes

Pages 146-147. Story consists of 16 pure black panels, with just dialogue in white letters in them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Inks
Dennis Renault [as Renault] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the sit-in, how about a lie-in at my place?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy and a girl at an anti-war sit-in make plans for afterwards.
Keywords
demonstration; sit-in

Indexer Notes

Page 154.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Pencils
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Inks
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
So then I gave her this big song and dance about being a prince, and just like that I was in bed with her!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A frog tells his buddies of his encounter with a princess.
Keywords
fairy tale; frog; princess

Indexer Notes

Page 158. A parody of "the frog turning into a prince when kissed by a princess" fairy tale.

[Do Not Fondle] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)
Pencils
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)
Inks
Mischa Richter [as Richter] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a museum, a man looks at a statue of a nude woman, which has the sign "Do Not Fondle" on its pedestal.
Keywords
museum; nude; statue

Indexer Notes

Page 155. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's been such a lovely evening ... let's not spoil it!
Genre
humor
Keywords
television

Indexer Notes

Page 164.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Pencils
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Inks
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Colors
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
She says she wants to give her body to medical science NOW!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude woman sits on an examining table, while befuddled doctors discuss the situation.
Keywords
doctors

Indexer Notes

Page 170.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Pencils
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Inks
William O'Brian [as O'Brian] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After all my years at sea, I still feel a little tingle of excitement when I shout 'Women and children first.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A captain talks to his first mate on the bridge of a sinking ship.
Keywords
lifeboats; sinking ship

Indexer Notes

Page 172.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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? [as Alain] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Alain] (signed)
Inks
? [as Alain] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A nice touch. Now they are CERTAIN to pull it inside the gates.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A nude woman is added to the Trojan Horse to make it more desirable.
Keywords
Greece; Trojan Horse

Indexer Notes

Page 174.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beat it—don't you know a bull dyke when you see one?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to pick up a women at a bar.
Keywords
bar; lesbian

Indexer Notes

Page 180.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Colors
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a poor workman who blames his tools...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A depressed man lies in bed, while a nude woman makes a disparaging comment.
Keywords
bed; impotence

Indexer Notes

Page 184.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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Script
Bob Zahn (signed)
Pencils
Bob Zahn (signed)
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Bob Zahn (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a woman meet on the building ledge between adjacent apartments. The man is outside because his lover's husband came home, the women is outside because her lover's wife came home.
Keywords
adultery; apartments

Indexer Notes

Page 186.

[Gallows Turnstyle] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Inks
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A condemned prisoner has to find a coin to drop in the turnstyle at the top of the stairs to the gallows.
Keywords
execution; gallows; turnstyle

Indexer Notes

Page 187. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rub me.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An Aladdin-style lamp in an antique shop asks a customer to rub it. He does, but nothing happens.
Keywords
antiques; lamp

Indexer Notes

Page 189. Three-panel comic story. Signature is illegible.

[Rats Deserting the Ark] (Table of Contents: 21)

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Script
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
Inks
Rowland B. Wilson (signed)

Genre
humor; religious
Characters
Noah
Synopsis
Noah is unsettled when he sees the pair of rats deserting the Ark.
Keywords
Ark; Bible; Noah; rats

Indexer Notes

Page 190. Gag is based on the "rats leaving a sinking ship" saying. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware! Martini power!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An inebriated businessman faces his irate wife when he enters his apartment.
Keywords
drunk; martini

Indexer Notes

Page 192.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phoebe, you don't know a THING about golf!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a party, a man practices his putting by aiming at a woman's cleavage as she's lying on the floor. A bystander doesn't understand what's going on.
Keywords
cleavage; golf; putting

Indexer Notes

Page 193.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M] (signed)
Pencils
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M] (signed)
Inks
Charles E. Martin [as C.E.M] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something's very wrong here. What I sent to Hong Kong were the exact measurements for a natural shoulder, three-button, oxford gray, light-chalk-stripe flannel.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mail-order suit from Hong Kong is the exact opposite of the ultra-conservative one ordered.
Keywords
Hong Kong; mail-order suit

Indexer Notes

Page 196.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't we go somewhere and unwind?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wind-up soldier doll makes a play for a wind-up Dutch girl doll.
Keywords
toy soldier

Indexer Notes

Page 199.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Script
Alden Erikson [as A Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as A Erikson] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't make out the two lines in the middle, but the first one reads, 'Find 'em'; and the last one seems to be, 'Forget 'em.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A team of archeologists try to decipher hieroglyphics beneath the large figure of a beautiful woman.
Keywords
archeology; Egypt; hieroglyphics

Indexer Notes

Page 201.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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Script
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)
Pencils
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee [as Jaffee] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry—I've got you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A trapeze artist catches his partner in a classic pose, but the catcher's feet aren't on the trapeze.
Keywords
circus; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Page 204.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You want bread, go into the kitchen; you want money, ask for it!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father complains about the slang used by his teen son.
Keywords
generation gap; slang; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 206.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Script
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Inks
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Gibson is out ... but we borrow from each other.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man comes to call on a woman, but gets a greeting from the girl in the apartment next door.
Keywords
apartment

Indexer Notes

Page 210.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
My philosphy, Mr. Mathews, is to love everyone—not make love to everyone.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young woman turns down a proposition by an older man.
Keywords
generation gap; hippie; nudist

Indexer Notes

Page 213. Part of "Nudist Camp" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at it this way, Dillon: The bank had ninety million apples; of these the auditors found eighty-nine million. What happened to those other apples?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A detective questions a man accused of embezzlement.
Keywords
embezzlement; interrogation; police

Indexer Notes

Page 216.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you suppose Alice used to get to Wonderland?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A counterculture couple wonder what drugs Alice took.
Keywords
Alice in Wonderland; counterculture; drugs

Indexer Notes

Page 217.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Charlie, let me in on when you guys are making the break!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A prisoner in the top bunk talks to his cellmate in the lower bunk, not realizing that he's escaped and left a dummy in his place.
Keywords
bunk beds; escape; jail

Indexer Notes

Page 220.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think she comes AFTER the birds and bees.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple of young boys on a park bench discuss an attractive woman walking by.
Keywords
park bench; sex education

Indexer Notes

Page 221.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tyrone, remember how I've been begging my folks to come up for a visit? Well, guess what...?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man greets his wife at the door with an amorous interlude, not realizing his in-laws are sitting on the couch, watching.
Keywords
apartment; in-laws

Indexer Notes

Page 222.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Pencils
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Colors
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mustn't mix business with pleasure, Marie.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The madam removes a portable television set from a working girl's room.
Keywords
brothel; cat; television

Indexer Notes

Page 225. Part of the "Brothel" series.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Miss Bascombe and I intend to try for a new altitude record."]
  2. 2. ["Harold! What is the meaning of this?"]
  3. 3. ["This is nothing—wait till you see the WOMEN!"]
  4. 4. ["Here comes old 'Two's company, three's a ball'!"]
  5. 5. ["Here's hoping you turn out to be a crowd pleaser, Miss Howard."]
  6. 6. ["I don't mind if a man loves me and leaves me—as long as he leaves me enough."]
    Vargas
  7. 7. ["Gee, it's still just the same as when I was a little kid!"]
  8. 8. Exotica
  9. 9. ["After the sit-in, how about a lie-in at my place?"]
  10. 10. ["So then I gave her this big song and dance about being a prince, and just like that I was in bed with her!"]
  11. 11. [Do Not Fondle]
  12. 12. ["It's been such a lovely evening ... let's not spoil it!"]
  13. 13. ["She says she wants to give her body to medical science NOW!"]
  14. 14. ["After all my years at sea, I still feel a little tingle of excitement when I shout 'Women and children first.'"]
  15. 15. ["A nice touch. Now they are CERTAIN to pull it inside the gates."]
  16. 16. ["Beat it—don't you know a bull dyke when you see one?"]
  17. 17. ["It's a poor workman who blames his tools..."]
  18. 18. ["Hi!"]
  19. 19. [Gallows Turnstyle]
  20. 20. ["Rub me."]
  21. 21. [Rats Deserting the Ark]
  22. 22. ["Beware! Martini power!"]
  23. 23. ["Phoebe, you don't know a THING about golf!"]
  24. 24. ["Something's very wrong here. What I sent to Hong Kong were the exact measurements for a natural shoulder, three-button, oxford gray, light-chalk-stripe flannel."]
  25. 25. ["Why don't we go somewhere and unwind?"]
  26. 26. ["I can't make out the two lines in the middle, but the first one reads, 'Find 'em'; and the last one seems to be, 'Forget 'em.'"]
  27. 27. ["Don't worry—I've got you."]
  28. 28. ["You want bread, go into the kitchen; you want money, ask for it!"]
  29. 29. ["Miss Gibson is out ... but we borrow from each other."]
  30. 30. ["My philosphy, Mr. Mathews, is to love everyone—not make love to everyone."]
  31. 31. ["Look at it this way, Dillon: The bank had ninety million apples; of these the auditors found eighty-nine million. What happened to those other apples?"]
  32. 32. ["What do you suppose Alice used to get to Wonderland?"]
  33. 33. ["Come on, Charlie, let me in on when you guys are making the break!"]
  34. 34. ["I think she comes AFTER the birds and bees."]
  35. 35. ["Tyrone, remember how I've been begging my folks to come up for a visit? Well, guess what...?"]
  36. 36. ["Mustn't mix business with pleasure, Marie."]
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