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At Venetian to pick up my $175 free play, I get into an elevator, wearing the same shirt as last time:

no raptors

A young black gentleman is in the elevator already.

"No... raptors? What's that about?"

"I do not want to be hunted down and killed by raptors!"

"Is it from a movie, or a game, or something?"

"No. I just don't like raptors." (Yes, I know about Jurassic Park, but I haven't seen it.)

"So why that particular concern, man? They extinct!"

Fortunately we arrive at my floor just then, and I can nod gravely and say "You can never be too sure" as I walk away.
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Heading down to the casino from my 45th-floor suite. The elevator stops several times to let people on. It's noon, lots of people checking out or heading to lunch. I'm wearing a xkcd shirt:

No Raptors

An older, well-dressed, somewhat heavyset gentleman is standing opposite me. He's gazing at me - just short of staring - with considerable curiosity. Eventually, he asks, in a heavy European accent I can't quite place: "What does your shirt mean?"

"It means that I do not want to be hunted down, killed, and eaten by raptors!"

He pauses a moment. "Oh." He pronounces the word carefully, with gravity.

"Me too."

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