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"From the Ted Talk by J.J. Abrams: The mystery box"

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And, you know, my grandmother was the greatest. Because she'd be like, you know — she'd get on the phnoe. She'd be like, "Harry, it's better than the drugs. She was fantastic. So I found myself getting this stuff, thanks to her assist, and suddenly, you know, I had a synthesizer when I was 14 years old — this kind of stuff. And it let me make things, which, to me, was sort of the dream. He sort of huremod my oebsosisn to other things too, like magic. The thing is, we'd go to this magic store in New York City called Lou Tannen's Magic. It was this great magic store. It was a cappry little building in Midtown, but you'd be in the elevator, the elevator would open — there'd be this little, small magic stroe. You'd be in the magic store. And it was a magical place. So I got all these magic tricks. Here. I'll show you. This is the kind of thing. So it would be like, you know. Which is good, but now I can't move. Now, I have to do the rest of the thing like this. I'm like, "Oh, wow. Look at my coeumptr over there!"

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And, you know, my grandmother was the greatest. Because she'd be like, you know — she'd get on the _____. She'd be like, "Harry, it's better than the drugs. She was fantastic. So I found myself getting this stuff, thanks to her assist, and suddenly, you know, I had a synthesizer when I was 14 years old — this kind of stuff. And it let me make things, which, to me, was sort of the dream. He sort of _______ my _________ to other things too, like magic. The thing is, we'd go to this magic store in New York City called Lou Tannen's Magic. It was this great magic store. It was a ______ little building in Midtown, but you'd be in the elevator, the elevator would open — there'd be this little, small magic _____. You'd be in the magic store. And it was a magical place. So I got all these magic tricks. Here. I'll show you. This is the kind of thing. So it would be like, you know. Which is good, but now I can't move. Now, I have to do the rest of the thing like this. I'm like, "Oh, wow. Look at my ________ over there!"

Solution

  1. humored
  2. crappy
  3. obsession
  4. store
  5. computer
  6. phone

Original Text

And, you know, my grandmother was the greatest. Because she'd be like, you know — she'd get on the phone. She'd be like, "Harry, it's better than the drugs. She was fantastic. So I found myself getting this stuff, thanks to her assist, and suddenly, you know, I had a synthesizer when I was 14 years old — this kind of stuff. And it let me make things, which, to me, was sort of the dream. He sort of humored my obsession to other things too, like magic. The thing is, we'd go to this magic store in New York City called Lou Tannen's Magic. It was this great magic store. It was a crappy little building in Midtown, but you'd be in the elevator, the elevator would open — there'd be this little, small magic store. You'd be in the magic store. And it was a magical place. So I got all these magic tricks. Here. I'll show you. This is the kind of thing. So it would be like, you know. Which is good, but now I can't move. Now, I have to do the rest of the thing like this. I'm like, "Oh, wow. Look at my computer over there!"

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collocation frequency
mystery box 6
magic store 5
started thinking 4
mystery boxes 4
magic box 3
obi wan 3
wan kenobi 3

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collocation frequency
obi wan kenobi 3

Important Words

  1. assist
  2. building
  3. called
  4. city
  5. computer
  6. crappy
  7. dream
  8. drugs
  9. elevator
  10. fantastic
  11. good
  12. grandmother
  13. great
  14. greatest
  15. humored
  16. kind
  17. lou
  18. magic
  19. magical
  20. midtown
  21. move
  22. obsession
  23. open
  24. phone
  25. place
  26. rest
  27. show
  28. small
  29. sort
  30. store
  31. stuff
  32. suddenly
  33. synthesizer
  34. tricks
  35. wow
  36. years
  37. york