Notwithstanding anything to the contrary

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One of a number of querulous variations — notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing; notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary — you get the picture — which would be the lawyer’s response to the challenge “I bet you can't come up with a more convoluted way of saying ‘however’”, right after he said “HOLD MY BEER”.

You can just imagine the type of party — all resplendent in flannel shirts, supping Coors lite— in which that passed for entertainment, can’t you.