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From the Ted Talk by Maz Jobrani: Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American?

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But the fact is, there's good people everywhere. That's what I try and show in my stand-up, good people everywhere. All it takes in one prseon to mess it up. Like a clpuoe months ago in Times Square in New York, there was a Pakistani Muslim guy who tried to blow up a car bomb. Now, I happened to be in tmeis Square that night doing a comedy show. And a few months before that, there was a wthie aercamin guy in Austin, Texas who flew his aprnliae into the IRS building, and I happened to be in Austin that day doing a stand-up comedy show. Now I'll tell you, as a Middle-Eastern male, when you show up around a lot of these activities, you sartt feeling guilty at one point.

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But the fact is, there's good people everywhere. That's what I try and show in my stand-up, good people everywhere. All it takes in one ______ to mess it up. Like a ______ months ago in Times Square in New York, there was a Pakistani Muslim guy who tried to blow up a car bomb. Now, I happened to be in _____ Square that night doing a comedy show. And a few months before that, there was a _____ ________ guy in Austin, Texas who flew his ________ into the IRS building, and I happened to be in Austin that day doing a stand-up comedy show. Now I'll tell you, as a Middle-Eastern male, when you show up around a lot of these activities, you _____ feeling guilty at one point.

Solution

  1. couple
  2. start
  3. person
  4. white
  5. american
  6. airplane
  7. times

Original Text

But the fact is, there's good people everywhere. That's what I try and show in my stand-up, good people everywhere. All it takes in one person to mess it up. Like a couple months ago in Times Square in New York, there was a Pakistani Muslim guy who tried to blow up a car bomb. Now, I happened to be in Times Square that night doing a comedy show. And a few months before that, there was a white American guy in Austin, Texas who flew his airplane into the IRS building, and I happened to be in Austin that day doing a stand-up comedy show. Now I'll tell you, as a Middle-Eastern male, when you show up around a lot of these activities, you start feeling guilty at one point.

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