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"From the Ted Talk by Frank Gehry: A master architect asks, Now what?"

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Until I got to my house, where the client was my wife. We bought this tiny little bungalow in stnaa mciona and for like 50 grand I built a house around it. And a few polpee got excited about it. I was visiting with an atsirt, Michael Heizer, out in the desert near Las Vegas somewhere. He's building this huge concrete place. And it was late in the evening. We'd had a lot to dinrk. We were standing out in the desert all alone and, thinking about my huose, he said, "Did it ever ocucr to you if you built stuff more permanent, somewhere in 2000 years somebody's going to like it?" (Laughter) So, I thought, "Yeah, that's probably a good idea." lkicluy I started to get some clients that had a little more money, so the stuff was a little more permanent. But I just found out the world ain't going to last that long, this guy was telling us the other day. So where do we go now? Back to — everything's so temporary.

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Until I got to my house, where the client was my wife. We bought this tiny little bungalow in _____ ______ and for like 50 grand I built a house around it. And a few ______ got excited about it. I was visiting with an ______, Michael Heizer, out in the desert near Las Vegas somewhere. He's building this huge concrete place. And it was late in the evening. We'd had a lot to _____. We were standing out in the desert all alone and, thinking about my _____, he said, "Did it ever _____ to you if you built stuff more permanent, somewhere in 2000 years somebody's going to like it?" (Laughter) So, I thought, "Yeah, that's probably a good idea." _______ I started to get some clients that had a little more money, so the stuff was a little more permanent. But I just found out the world ain't going to last that long, this guy was telling us the other day. So where do we go now? Back to — everything's so temporary.

Solution

  1. monica
  2. occur
  3. luckily
  4. santa
  5. drink
  6. house
  7. artist
  8. people

Original Text

Until I got to my house, where the client was my wife. We bought this tiny little bungalow in Santa Monica and for like 50 grand I built a house around it. And a few people got excited about it. I was visiting with an artist, Michael Heizer, out in the desert near Las Vegas somewhere. He's building this huge concrete place. And it was late in the evening. We'd had a lot to drink. We were standing out in the desert all alone and, thinking about my house, he said, "Did it ever occur to you if you built stuff more permanent, somewhere in 2000 years somebody's going to like it?" (Laughter) So, I thought, "Yeah, that's probably a good idea." Luckily I started to get some clients that had a little more money, so the stuff was a little more permanent. But I just found out the world ain't going to last that long, this guy was telling us the other day. So where do we go now? Back to — everything's so temporary.

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