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Rosencrantz: Shouldn’t we be doing something – constructive?
Guildenstern: What did you have in mind?…A short, blunt human pyramid?
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Rosencrantz: It’s all right – I’m demonstrating the misuse of free speech.
If I might make a suggestion – shut up and sit down. Stop being perverse.