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“I’m sure he’ll have many special nights for us. I think it’s fun to have an ally in Chauncey.”

Nuggets head coach George Karl, on the team’s acquisition of Chauncey Billups, as reported by the Associated Press.

“If you’re a hard-liner in Tehran, a U.S. president who wants to talk to you presents more of a quandary than a U.S. president who wants to confront you. … Obama just doesn’t fit the radical Islamist narrative of a racist, blood-thirsty America, which is bent on oppressing Muslims worldwide. … It’s like Hollywood casting Sidney Poitier to play Charles Manson. It just doesn’t fit.”

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert at the Carnegie Endowment, as reported by The New York Times.

“While I was in the bathroom, Willie started screaming like I’d never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings. Then he started saying ‘mama baby’ over and over and over again until I came out. … Hannah’s face was turning blue because she was choking on her pop tart.”

“Meagan” a babysitter, who was alerted by parrot that a 2-year-old girl was choking at a Denver-area home, according to CBS.

“I’ve resolved not to touch alcohol again.”

New Jersey councilman Steven Lipski, after he was arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers seeing a Grateful Dead tribute band from the balcony of a Washington, D.C., nightclub, according to the Associated Press.

“These are findings that are really going to impact the practice of cardiology in the country. It’s at a minimum an extremely important study and has the potential to be a landmark study.”

Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (which was not involved in the study), responding to findings that millions of people could benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering drugs even if they have low cholesterol, because the drugs will significantly lower their risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, according to The New York Times.

“We would prefer to recall the product to avoid explosions in people’s kitchens. They could go off like a small bomb, wounding consumers or causing damage to kitchens.”

A spokesman for Garbit, a French food manufacturer, on why thousands of packages of ready-made couscous were recalled, according to the Telegraph in London.

“Just hearing about it makes your heart skip a beat.”

Andrew Niemeyer, chef at Risque Cafe in Chicago, which introduced breaded, deep-fried bacon dressed in country gravy, according to the Chicago-Sun Times.

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