Re: The Shock Absorber!

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if we're posting old stuff, i hope ogged posts those fighting vid3eos


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:25 PM
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This is old and they haven't fixed "exercise"?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:33 PM
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That's great, but it would have been even better if they'd used live models and not copped out with CGI.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:33 PM
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I first saw it about a month ago; not sure how long it's been around.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:36 PM
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Might as well make this the baseball thread, eh? 10-2 in the 6th!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:36 PM
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I found the wireframe animations more helpful for evaluating the relative effectiveness of the two bras.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:36 PM
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Is baseball really still going on? There's nothing interesting after the Yankees are done, right?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:37 PM
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The nude and thet "regular bra" show no difference at all, do they?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:39 PM
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The nude and thet "regular bra" show no difference at all, do they?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:43 PM
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Shit. I meant to add:

No, TJ, in the nude version, you can see the boobies.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:43 PM
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But I was trying to determine the effectiveness of various support options with the aid of the bounceometer.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:46 PM
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I think you've misjudged the point of the bounceometer.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:47 PM
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Computers! The final enemy, taking jobs loyal God-fearing Americans are willing to do. Ladies....


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:51 PM
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I couldn't find the 10-pound breasts setting.


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:54 PM
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As God is my witness, I can hear the eyerolling of half of our crowd.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:55 PM
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As God is my witness > literally


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:57 PM
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The nipples move in circles. Sweet lord.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 7:58 PM
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To be honest, the nipples seem to be sliding freely over stationary breasts. Like googly-eyes.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:02 PM
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apo, please tell me that you're not a Yankees fan.

I have 2 tech blegs.

(1.) I'm interested in getting some sort of computer, preferably a laptop. The idea would be to get something used or refurbished that's really cheap and has wifi.

My old computer was an original Titanium G4 powerbook from 2001. The screen died, and the hard drive is really iffy. When I was using it, it crashed a lot. I'd have to let it rest before trying to turn it on again. I'd love to get some sort of Mac, but I'm also being realistic. How much do the 2003 white ibooks go for? What's a reliable source?

Where does one go to get reliable used stuff?

(2.) Is there a good online storage solution that would allow me to upload the old files and e-mails that are on that laptop and then download them? (The DVD is broken too, so I can't burn them to a disk.)


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:06 PM
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I pwned the mighty Apostropher! I linked to this here in comments a few months ago.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:06 PM
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Apple sells refurbished computers.

Rather than uploading the stuff somewhere, why not buy a cheap flash thumb drive?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:11 PM
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Where does one go to get reliable used stuff?

Do you have any connections to people at fancy universities? They often have surplus departments that will unload old (ie only a few years old) hardware for next to nothing.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:11 PM
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22: I got for free an apple mouse and keyboard that the Boston Pub/lic Health Com/mission was going to throw out.

The people I know with the connections (biphysicist) bought himself a refurbished acer that was super cheap, but it's ginormous.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:16 PM
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mrh,

Those are much newer and much more expensive than what I was thinking of. Is it possible to get something semi-decent for less than $500?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:18 PM
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apo, please tell me that you're not a Yankees fan.

I'm not a baseball fan. It registers below hockey and roughly in line with golf and NASCAR on my sports radar. I was a Yankees fan when I was a little kid because I liked Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson (and the Goose!), but I stopped paying attention after the '81 strike.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:22 PM
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It's important to run any potential computer purchase through the bounce-o-meter.

mrh: don't seem like too much suspense in this game, I must say.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:23 PM
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Fox SUCX. How much time did they spend with King while the game went on? This is what we'll get for the WS. At least King made a crack at Fox's expense.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:25 PM
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BG, if you can afford one of the (used/refurb/whatever) Intel Macs, I would really strongly recommend going that route, since the software will be from here on out.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:26 PM
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Indeed, Sifu, this isn't exactly a nailbiter. Can we bring on Carmona already?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:26 PM
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It's important to run any potential computer purchase through the bounce-o-meter.

I know that this was meant as a joke, but in my case, this is sort of true. "Will this work if it's ever dropped?" is an important criterion.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:27 PM
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We should put in Gagne: instant excitement.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:29 PM
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That reminded me of an old Herman cartoon, where the employer says: "Darndest thing - your last 5 references spelled exercise with an extra 'c' when describing your leadership abilities..."


Posted by: McKingford | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:33 PM
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Wish granted!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:35 PM
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I linked to this here in comments a few months ago.

All due respect.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:39 PM
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My band was listening to some stuff we had recorded tonight when I clicked on the bouncy meter. The image and the music synced up exactly. Weird.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:44 PM
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It's a sign from God, Stanley.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:45 PM
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So, music video?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:45 PM
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So, music video?

Please!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:47 PM
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"The Rock Absorber"


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:50 PM
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I'm glad they left Gagne in. Get the poor lad's confidence up. Not all that much damage he could do, really.

Woo psyched for tomorrow. It is going to be fucking cold at Fenway!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 8:54 PM
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BG, any reason you need to stick with an Apple? New PCs like this are doable in the $500 range.

I just replaced my 2003 iBook due to its newly developed habit of shutting itself down and munching on my dissertation. I'd be leery of a used one (they seem to go great for three or four years and then kaplooie.), but refurbished might be okay.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 9:14 PM
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The Indians better not roll over in this series. Red Sox fans will be even more insufferable if they win again this year.

Of course, whoever wins the AL will probably lose to the Rockies anyway.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 9:42 PM
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I liked us better when we were fatalistic losers too, Spike. But I ain't gonna say I miss it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 9:45 PM
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I'm something of an arriviste Sox fan, but there is something charming about the earnest/wary way old school new englanders deal with sports success. Every obstacle is insurmountable, and thus, when overcome, clear evidence that the player/team is the best EVAR, until the next thing, repeat.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 9:57 PM
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At least the old fatalistic loser Red Sox fans were real fans. I had a lot of respect for that. But since 2004, its as if all the pink-hatted bandwagon woo-girls have come out of the woodwork and are rooting for the Sawx.

I wouldn't mind it so much, but they come down to Baltimore and act like they own the place. Then all us fatalistic loser Oriole fans get bitter feeling like strangers in our own stadium. Its bad enough that our team has sucked for 10 years without a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies rubbing our noses in it.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 9:58 PM
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all the pink-hatted bandwagon woo-girls

This is a problem?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:06 PM
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I love my pink Red Sox hat.

I can imagine that it's pretty horrible for an Orioles fan. I feel for you, I really do. You did us a solid against the Yankees this year, too.

But hey, forgive me my joy: I grew up with the pain, my dad grew up with the pain, my grandfather... well, I don't know that he's ever been much of a baseball fan. But had he been paying attention, I'm sure it would have been painful for him.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:09 PM
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46: is that your wife or her cousin, Charley?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:10 PM
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48 -- Wife's first cousin's daughter. We say cousin. She says aunt. Cause we're old. Wife and daughter.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:16 PM
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Oh, no doubt Red Sox fans have paid their dues, and many are fine people. I appreciate what they have gone through over the years. Heck, I even married a Red Sox fan. I could never have married a Yankee fan...

But if my wife buys a pink hat, I'm filing for divorce.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:17 PM
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Ooh, pink 'ladies' fan gear drives me up the wall.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:18 PM
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49: now I feel gross.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:24 PM
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Decided against posting the picture of me wearing my pink Red Sox hat. Too bad!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:29 PM
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Our loss...


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:42 PM
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I'm still laughing at the googly eyes comment.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 10-12-07 10:52 PM
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BG -- secondhand IBM/Lenovo thinkpads are usually a good deal. If you get the better, more corporate models (T or X series) they have a useful life of at least five years, and a lot of firms sell them off after two or three. You can also always and easily get spares. Some people hate the trackpoint/nipple mouse replacement, though.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 12:50 AM
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trackpoint/nipple mouse replacement

Commonly known as the clitoris mouse.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 12:56 AM
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Fwiw, I have [via work] an old iBook that's 5 or 6 years old so the same vintage as your G4 [bostoniangirl]. So far it's had a battery replacement and the CD drive is broken. Everything else still works fine and I don't think it's ever crashed.

I suspect the Intel based Mac laptops are out of your price range, although they are very nice [I also use one of those at work].

I think Nworb is right that a second hand corporate model PC laptop is probably better value for money (if you aren't committed to OS X). Actually, for that matter, my wife's new, and surprisingly decent PC laptop only cost about $750.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 12:59 AM
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The behavior of Boston sports fans over recent years displays all that is sick and wrong in the human spirit. Red Sox and Patriot fans once bore their many tragedies with wit and good humor, until they had the merest taste of success. Then they became as monstrous as any Cowboys or Yankee fan. Their suffering meant nothing! They learned nothing!


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 1:39 AM
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No, TJ, in the nude version, you can see the boobies.

It must be earlier. MRH almost made me spit out my coffee.



Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 6:03 AM
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59: I think you are mistaking the joy of the blessed for the triumphalism of the wicked.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 6:51 AM
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52 -- It's not the best picture of the wife I've ever taken, granted, but I'm think gross is an overreaction.

Or is it gross to suggest that I might be married to someone who attended my actual wedding as a 4 year old? Don't worry about that, familiarity with the biography is not assumed.

The cousin went from never having seen a baseball game in August to making her boyfriend watch the playoffs in September (while they were touring the West Coast), cheering wildly when 'the guy with the dreadlocks' hit that game ending homerun. Winning over Europeans, one pink-hatted woo woo girl at a time.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 7:15 AM
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62: I just felt gross perving on the youth. It's okay, though, she's totally legal.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 7:21 AM
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Man, I was on fire last night. Thanks, Becks and Will!

Let it be said, Spike, et al, that Red Sox fans who have become insufferable gloaters are not true Red Sox fans. True Red Sox fans turn to their spouse and say, "Well, bases loaded, nobody out, I think we can pretty much assume: strikeout, double-play."

We've seen two Red Sox-Orioles games in Baltimore, and both times felt strongly compelled to cheer for the Orioles. Someone has to.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 7:49 AM
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Not just totally legal. I'm just lucky the doc hasn't paid enough attention catch me using the word "girl" here -- I swear it's only tongue-in-cheek endearment -- to describe a 28 year old architect (back in school for an advanced degree), accomplished salsa dancer, excellent cook, 3 years into living with a fine fellow.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 9:28 AM
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Its bad enough that our team has sucked for 10 years without a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies rubbing our noses in it.

It's the curse of fucking Jeffy Maier.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 10:14 AM
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I do love OS X, but I could probably live with a PC. I just thought that it might be easier to transfer the old files I want to keep to a Mac. The monitor doesn't work, because one of the wires fried. I had someone solder it at one point, but that's not worth trying again.

It has a disease quite similar to Cala's. I could probably hook it up to an Apple compatible monitor to get the files I care about off of it. (I'm not good about backing things up. All of the automatic solutions seem to involve owning really expensive equipment--but I don't like just backing up individual files, because it's never just your documents and songs, it's also your software updates.)

Thanks for the suggestions though. Doing resumes and cover letters on library computers is kind of a pain. At the public library you only get 30 minutes, and I don't like having to go to my college's library all the time.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 5:25 PM
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speaking of rubbing noses in it: hi from Fenway. Bout them aces walking in runs eh?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:07 PM
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Sadly for you, Sifu, no one gives a fuck about baseball anymore.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:09 PM
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sadly for me the sox are losing. Anyhoo I picked a dead thread because I love you all so much.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:17 PM
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Looks like you spoke too soon.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:43 PM
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IT'S TRIBE TIME


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:50 PM
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how you figure, neddy?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:53 PM
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augh.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:56 PM
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Wave to us, Sifu!!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 8:59 PM
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fox roving camera keeps comingpast: I'll yell 'who wants to sex mutombo' at it if I can.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 9:07 PM
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I'll be looking for it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 9:23 PM
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Extra innings!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 10:45 PM
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holy stressful aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 10:46 PM
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9 were enough.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 10:49 PM
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Damn.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 11:22 PM
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What a game.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-13-07 11:38 PM
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(melodramatically grabs fat choking fuck of a pitcher close)

I know it was you, Gagme.

(kisses on both cheeks)

You broke my haaaht.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-14-07 12:10 AM
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