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Aral: "Other than that, how was Kyril Island, Lt. Vorkosigan? You didn't vid home much, your mother noticed.
Miles: I was busy. Lessee. The climate was ferocious, the terrain lethal, a third of the population including my own superior was dead drunk most of the time. The average IQ equaled the mean temperature in degrees cee, there wasn't a woman for five hundred kilometers in every direction, and the base commander was a homicidal psychotic. Other then that, it was lovely.
Aral: Doesn't sound like it's changed in the smallest detail in twenty-five years.
The people of a territory can petition the Darrian Council to remove their knight if he does not do a good enough job representing them. Such a petition must be granted after which the knight is usually transferred to a territory with few or no people, where he "can't do any harm". This is considered a great disgrace and effectively ruins the knight's further career in government.
"There's a ship leaving for Eastwatch by the sea tonight. From there I'm afraid it's a rather long walk to Castle Black. I hope you enjoy the Wall. I found it surprisingly beautiful, in a brutal, horribly uncomfortable sort of way."
"The provisional government and I disagree on a lot of things, which is why they sent me to this godforsaken place."
"Running down people that buy fertilizer? This is scut work, bozo work. The FBI equivalent of being made to wear an orange jumpsuit and pick up trash by the side of the highway."
"One of my colleagues lost a fierce battle with a rival store and got sent off to Greenland. You don't want to be sent to Greenland, do you?"
— MgRonald's Manager, The Devil is a Part-Timer!
"Myerson's in a sweat because you let that Russian go. He's talking about the Russians in Cuba again. He's talking about sending you to Cuba."
Father Dowling: Remember what I said about the bishop sending me to Nome, Alaska?
Sister Stephanie: He didn't...
Father Dowling: No, Anchorage.
S.H.I.E.L.D. has facilities in some of the most remote places on the face of the planet. There are certain people you do not want to upset if you have no desire to be assigned to one.
"Uh, sir? This probably isn't the best time, but what May told you I would have preferred it to stay between me and her."
"Well, "it" is happening on my bus, amongst members of my team."
"No, we've never... done - It's never happened on the bus, sir."
"You want to do this now? Okay. What you're doing is against protocol, so if you endanger an operation or if anyone gets hurt, I'll reassign you to Barrow, Alaska, and you'll spend the rest of your years pulling the night shift guarding Blonsky's cryo-cell. Am I clear? (Looks at Ward's face) I'll take that as a yes. And if it's really just sex, Ward you should get more comfortable using the word."
— Grant Ward and Phil Coulson, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.