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Claude's reaction to the lack of appreciation for his silly dark emo poetry. "You're all a bunch of sheep!"
Derek runs on it after his parents are killed.
Warped Aesop: Joey tries to find a way out of having to fight the school bully Dwayne, who he knows will beat the tar out of him. So he plans to duck out of it by staying after school studying with a teacher. But at the last minute decides against it, and goes to the fight, and gets the crap beaten out of him. But his friends congratulate him, saying it's better to be beaten, bloody, and limping, than a chicken.