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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:27 AM
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Poll question: On a scale of 1-5 how funny do you find constant thinly veiled sexual innuendo?
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 09:22 AM by lionesspriyanka
not just a reference to the lounge but also to real life

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:36 AM
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1. Depends. Is the innuendo itself supposed to be funny? ... (edit)
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 08:45 AM by Deep13
Or is it the fact that someone is making a socially crude remark funny?

I find the running afoul of social propriety to be funny, not the innuendo itself which is usually pretty hackneyed.

Post script- I overlooked the word "constant." It's not funny when its predictable. If it's not funny, then it is just tedious.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:39 AM
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2. Take it or leave it
Most of my perception is individual based. If thinly veiled sex talk is ALL they ever seem to talk about, then they're a bore. Hey, get a hobby or something, man. :crazy:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:41 AM
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3. Depends on the context.
At work - totally inappropriate.

Among friends after some libations - I can giggle.

Splattered all over the place and the ONLY way some grown men and women communicate - gagfest.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:44 AM
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5. agreed
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:42 AM
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4. I like my veils a little thicker n/t
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:51 AM
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6. extremely tedious
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:05 AM
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11. hey love. how are you?
:hi:

:hug:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:53 AM
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7. It's not my funny bone that reacts to thin veils.
:P
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:54 AM
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8. I think it is a sign of coolness...like smoking. nt.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:11 AM
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13. *snarf*
:spray:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 08:55 AM
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9. It was funny in junior high...
but I am not in junior high anymore...
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:00 AM
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10. It's funny as long as it isn't overused.
Which is why I give it a break now and then. :)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:09 AM
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12. "Ignore Threads" is a miraculous thing.
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 09:09 AM by Peake
Those who are not willful troublemakers themselves, may cast the first aspersion.

;)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:11 AM
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14. i was asking also for real life, where access to the ignore thread doesnt exist
:)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:15 AM
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15. Ah, I thought the Lounge context was inclusive.
I'd expected virtual reality to one day bring us helmets (or the sensory equivalent) where you could mute or delete things that bother you. I've since seen this in a story, in a different form. Until then, "hell is other people", as the wise man said. Too many rats in a small cage, requiring transcendence of the situation and its effects.

(Removing soapboxes from feet)
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 05:20 PM
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46. ah satre
i do so adore him.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:17 AM
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16. Not funny anyplace where one can get sued for doing it.
Not funny in any sort of business relationship. Not funny with any gathering of tight-ass Midwestern acquaintances. It can be funny with friends with whom one is comfortable letting ones hair down. Caveat: Things that are funny do not become more funny by repetition.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:17 AM
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17. brilliant caveat
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:47 AM
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35. You said it all.
Although I might disagree about it not being funny around tightasses be they of Midwestern origin or not. :)
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:46 AM
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24. being able to ignore people is a great skill
I am getting better at it, but mostly out of necessity as there are a couple of jackasses who seem to enjoy going to the same places I enjoy.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:22 AM
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18. Depends on who, how often, and how original it is.
The same crap over and over is tediously boring and sophomoric to me. I voted 2.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:22 AM
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19. Depends on the context, I guess
It's it is fun & friendly and the people know each other, it's fine. Other situations, it depends, I guess.

Any sexual innuendo directed at me is welcome, of course - thinly veiled or not. But, I don't recall it ever happening to me here on DU.

I'm usually too dense in real life to pick up on any innuendo from women, and the gay men that have hit on me in my younger days haven't exactly been thinly veiled.





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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:33 AM
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20. Constant - tedious.
It has a time and a place, though subtlety is an essential part. using it as a crutch to hide the fact that a person is actually devoid of humour is just boring.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:43 AM
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21. It gets old faster than the innuendo-er realizes
A couple of comments--funny. A few more after that--halfhearted laughs. But when it goes on for-ev-er, then I just want to put the person on an ice floe and float 'em out to sea.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:44 AM
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22. Among friends, it's fine.
For example,here in the lounge. I may not find some of it funny but then again there are several lounge aspects that don't interest me that much.

IRL, I agree with Deep13, minus the tight-ass relatives. Those are a rare commodity in my family thankfully.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:44 AM
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23. are you hitting on me?
More seriously, there are times I find it tiresome and annoying in general, but usually find it amusing.

Are you saying we should knock it off? If so, I apologize for my part in it.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:50 AM
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25. I chose "not funny at all"
And I happen to like thinly veiled sexual innuendo.

But Jesus Christ! Constant? Go kill yourself if you feel the need to provide it constantly.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:51 AM
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26. 10
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:05 AM
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27. Funny as long as its used in a general sense and not directed at someone
If the innuendo is specifically directed at someone you don't already know very well, it's just creepy.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:08 AM
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28. When it's constant, it's tedious
not just in the lounge, but in real life.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:12 AM
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29. Depends on the situation
but even a lover should give it a rest once in a while.
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coffee_strong Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:02 AM
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30. high school
locker room humor is more annoying than anything else. I've noticed many posts usually end up devolving into tasteless sexual humor. No I'm not a prude, but like I said, too much is overkill!
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:08 AM
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31. Innuendo? Isn't that an Italian insult? NT
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:43 AM
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33. No, it's an Italian dish. Like pesto linguine.
:9
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:36 AM
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32. Depends on the context and location, I'll agree.
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 11:37 AM by HypnoToad
But I could cite references to innuendo that's so thin, you could see right through it without even having to squint.

BTW: I voted "3".
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:45 AM
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34. tedious, creepy, and telling
telling a lot about the limits of whoever uses them too much
:hide:

(I use the smileys too much though, whatever that means, so I shouldn't put people down)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 04:58 PM
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45. agreed...
bout the "tedious, creepy, and telling" part in particular
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 11:53 AM
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36. Depends if I'm involved in it or not.
;)
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 02:52 PM
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37. it really doesn't matter to me
if someone wants to express themselves that way, fine, let them.

even if they do it over and over and over.

at least they become predictable that way.

i've never been one to get pissy about "why are they ruining my online experience?"

i've known for many years that reality does not conform to my desires. people pretty much are gonna do what they want. so why get upset about it?
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 02:53 PM
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39. its kind of a non du question too
but yes i agree/understand what you mean
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 02:53 PM
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38. A significant reason why I do not watch network TV.
Is that the best they can do? Apparently so.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 03:00 PM
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40. you'd have to define "thinly" in terms someone simple like me could follow
to me

thinly veiled could mean so many different things, as some people are more prudish than others and might even mistake something that wasn't sexual innuendo as such. :shrug:

as for funny, it depends on the context, what is said, what you mean by thinly veiled, etc.

In the lounge, I think that there is hypersensitivity lately to any sexual innuendo. Something that seems rather prudish to me.

I mean, the hide thread feature works on my computer well.

So do ignore, double ignore, and triple ignore.

As long as someone is within the rules of posting in the lounge, then they have a right to post what they want to and not think that there should be some "groupthink" of what is okay to post about in the lounge as long as it is kosher within the rules.

Now, I just live in Arkansas and I don't really know what you might be referring to, but I've been around long enough to know that everything is said or written in reference to something.

So in order to really be able to vote in your poll, I'd need to know more about what you are saying is "thinly veiled" sexual innuendo

:hi:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 03:25 PM
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41. I'd give it about 8 inches on a 1 to 10 scale
you mean this? Yes, I'm calling that about 8 inches
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 03:45 PM
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42. "All thy tediousness on me, ah?" - Leonato ~ Much Ado About Nothing
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 03:45 PM
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43. Awww, I should have read your post before voting
In the Lounge it's horridly tedious, IRL it's *hilarious*. :thumbsup:
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nomorenomore08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 03:46 PM
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44. I rather like it (voted 4).
Then again, most of the sex jokes among my friends are hardly "thinly veiled innuendo." No attempt at veiling whatsoever.
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Genevieve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 05:27 PM
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47. well,
i really couldn't care less.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 05:36 PM
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48. Sexual innuendo *can* be funny if it's done correctly.
That is to say that it's never always funny unless you are the emotional equivalent of a 13 year old boy.

For example, I remember one of the Baldwins (Daniel maybe?) being in a sketch comedy show (was it The State?) where his character had a catch-phrase of "I wanna dip my balls in it". The sketch was funny, because it was making fun of some office loser who resorted to that sort of base humor on every occasion. The sketch was funny because it was lampooning a dumbass who was decidedly not funny.

Additionally, there's the more recent example of Steve Carrell (Michael) on The Office with his unfunny go to phrase of "That's what she said." Again, REAL comedians/writers are pointing out the idiocy of the sadsacks who resort to tired old "dick jokes" as a means of gaining acceptance and/or popularity in one way or another.

That said, I'm a huge fan of dick/fart jokes. They just need to be FUNNY. Not 13 year-old funny, but actually funny. Humor and sexual innuendo often cross paths, but they are NOT the same thing. I don't wanna hear about your dick, tits, ballsack, ass, vag, or anything else unless it Makes Me Laugh. (And, no, I'm not 13.) If you don't know the difference, you're probably doing it wrong.



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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 06:58 PM
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49. Would you like sausage on your pizza?
:hide:
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:09 PM
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50. she has acne?
:hide:

I voted 2 'tedious'
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:17 PM
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51. Amusing in the Lounge... but then I don't get out much!
Seriously, I don't watch network TV and I work in an asexual environment, so the Lounge is the only place I encounter such titillating conversation!

:dilemma:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:51 PM
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52. It's especially annoying...
Edited on Mon Nov-26-07 07:51 PM by fudge stripe cookays
when used with this smiley.... repeatedly.

:hide:
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