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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:30 PM
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Woman Attacks Topless Gauguin Painting

Screaming This is evil, a woman tried to pull Gauguins Two Tahitian Women from a gallery wall Friday and banged on the pictures clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there.

She was really pounding it with her fists, Degotardi said. It was like this weird surreal scene that one doesnt expect at the National Gallery.

Gallery spokeswoman Deborah Ziska said no damage to the 1899 painting was immediately apparent after the 4:45 p.m. incident. But she said a more thorough examination will be conducted Monday

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/national-...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 PM
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1. Dollars to donuts she's religious
Can't say that's usually atheistic behavior now...
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:44 PM
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15. Maybe, maybe not
But almost for sure she's having a psychotic breakdown. I find it interesting that psychotic breakdowns more often have religious overtones than not.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:36 AM
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25. She's both - she said the painting "is very homosexual. I was trying to remove it.
http://gay.americablog.com/2011/04/was-attack-on-gaugui...

Suspect Susan Burns, who turned 53 Friday, also said that the Gauguin painting Two Tahitian Women, which is pictured at right and valued at $80 million, is very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned, according to a criminal complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you, added Burns, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:32 PM
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2. I had a dyslectic moment and thought this said "topless woman
attacks."
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:39 PM
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6. Me too. I was hoping for photo goodness...
But the ones who run around topless are generally those who should not.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:42 PM
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10. For some reason "Superman The Movie" was on cable this
weekend, google Margot Kidder, Playboy 1975. No tats, no bikini wax....
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 PM
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21. Because goodness knows women who are not physically perfect should have their clothes nailed on.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:51 PM by Maru Kitteh
Right?

We wouldn't want to make you uncomfortable. Perhaps women should submit an application and ask your permission before being allowed to be seen, you know, naked ? ?
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:40 AM
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26. YES!
When ugly people get naked in public its nauseating!

Get naked in the privacy of your own home all you want. Otherwise cover that up.
and yes, I would like to give permission before ugly people get naked.

This isn't an issue of rights. Its an issue of good taste.
Clothing makes the man/or woman in this case.

I'm not perfect and I don't get naked in public for that reason. I just wish everyone had my good sense.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:53 AM
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:58 PM
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33. No. My picture will be found under "Mr. Studley: Gift to Women."
Ya have to face facts.
RULE OF LIFE #110: People who like to go naked in public are -always- the ones who should not.

People say to me, "Hey! Lets to to a naked protest!" I will pass. Why? Rule #110.

Its not cruelty to say, "Honey, you're gonna wanna cover that up. Look at the audience. Its a total barf-a-thon out there. think of the children you're gonna screw up for life."

I understand people will not stay perfect all their lives. Fine. just don't get naked in public and we'll be OK.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:18 PM
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34. so, it is all about turning you on? not about growing up about naked and seeing naked as natural?nt
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:59 PM
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36. No. No. No. Has nothing to do with turn ons. Public nudity is STUPID.
Bottom line: No one wants to see naked ugly people.

If public nudity were no big deal it would be flaunted all over. But most local govts have laws against public nudity for good reasons. No one wants to see what gravity can do, given time...lots of time...

Face the facts: Perfect people never get naked in public. Never ever. We all wish they would but they won't. And the ones who do show up to naked protests and such, are the ones local laws were made for.

its not an issue of turn ons or free speech. Its simple decency.

So please, as a public service to your fellow humans...DON'T get naked in public. Thank you.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:37 PM
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42. of course you are right. and at least, honest
but, whenever a naked woman is involved we are continually lectured on what prudes, and it is nature, natural.... get over it.

reality is, only some are allowed naked and it is for the entertainment of others. if it was a get over it thing, than any naked is fine. and naked would truly not be a big deal. but it is an immature thing... oh yea, boobies, boobies. lookie, see, boobies. those people make as big a deal of nudity as this woman.
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blaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:09 PM
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37. Wait.... what???
Reading thru the thread.... do you think the women painted here are not attractive? Should not have been painted?

Or maybe I'm missing your point? :shrug:
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:28 PM
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40. No. I'm not talking about the painting
People who opt for public nudity are usually the ones no one wants to see naked.

and then the conversation took a whole weird turn. but thats karma...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:55 PM
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43. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
bless your little heart
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:39 PM
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44. When gravity makes beauty sag to your knees, I pretty much draw the line.
eye of the beholder or no.
besides, there's kids out there.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:17 AM
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45. Most people who are more than 1/8" deep will easily ascertain that hateful and/or prudish attitudes
are more likely to cause a child harm than the sight of a sagging scrotum.
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:41 AM
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46. Most people don't force public nudity on other people's children.
This isn't some obscure right here. Its common decency.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:15 AM
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47. you mean like this?
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:40 AM
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51. NO. I'm talking about nude protests.
please catch up on the conversation. this wasn't about art.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:46 AM
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52. You take your children to nude protests?
Why?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:45 AM
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50. Please! Think of the children!




Or better yet, if you're going to take em to the nude beach, don't do it in Mississippi.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:32 PM
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3. This one was attacked in 1976. It's now in Omaha; I don't know if it was attacked there.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:33 PM by Brickbat
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:39 PM
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7. Is this pre-Raphaelite? Who did it? Leighton? Rossetti?
I love that period in art...fascinating...
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:43 PM
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11. Bouguereau.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:44 PM by Brickbat
He actually was a big fan of Raphael himself. Very much a traditional classicist who was huge in his day, but not widely known now.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:45 PM
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16. Oh yeah, Bouguereau! Big in the pre-Raphaelite School!
That was some decorative art! Really pretty stuff! I absolutely LOVE to get into that period because it is so LUSH and gorgeous.
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:34 PM
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30. Wow.
Women even shaved their pubes back then. Who knew?
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:36 PM
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4. If we elect a Repug president, she could be the next Attorney General.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:38 PM
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5. Now, this topless specimen is truly EVIL . . .
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:40 PM
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8. whut?
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:44 PM
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14. Just stupid, only porn actresses wear ties without shirts. n/t
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:41 PM
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9. Whatr topless? Looks like nice tops to me.
The paintings are one hundred and 12 years old. What part of Art doesn't she understand?
And if she is religious, why does she hate art that is representative of her Gods handy work so? I wonder if she knows about the Sistine Chapel?
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:43 PM
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12. More from a smoking gun link in the comments:
"...Suspect Susan Burns, who turned 53 Friday, also said that the Gauguin painting Two Tahitian Women, which is pictured at right and valued at $80 million, is very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned, according to a criminal complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you, added Burns, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia..."
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/gauguin-...

Photo:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/face-behind-name/su...
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:21 PM
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18. I wish the CIA would quit putting radios in people's heads /nt

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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:27 AM
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24. I was wondering if maybe she was one of Lee Mercer's associates
:P
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:39 PM
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19. multiple issues I guess......but why wreck art?
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:26 AM
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23. I'd say the lady has some serious issues of a small piece of art
can make her want to rip it off the wall.
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:30 PM
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41. I hope she gets help for her schizophrenia. :(
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:43 PM
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13. Lots of feminist critics of Gauguin do not like his paintings of women because
of their exploitative qualities (Oceanic-ism was equally as bad to them as Orientalism).

But obviously, this woman was nuts, tho.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:42 AM
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49. And lots of people get mad when they see anything that implies human sexuality.
It's one thing that seems to set off uptight whack-a-doos across the board.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:35 PM
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17. We gots a mugshot!



http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/face-behind-name/su...




She looks like batshit-crazy Bachmann.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:48 PM
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20. OMG she's wearing makeup, what a harlot :=O
obviously makeup is an abomination :evilgrin:

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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:22 PM
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35. +1
was going to say the same thing
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:52 PM
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32. Nuttier than a squirrel turd
That dead, thousand-yard stare is a dead giveaway.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:53 PM
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22. Cheers to Fort Worth, Texas which had the class to NOT attack a Gauguin painting
The Kimbell Art Museum had the exhibit a few years back, not one attack the paintings. As a matter of fact the security staff would not even let anyone within a few feet of the painting. I would know as I was one of the people told not to stand to close.

:applause: to Kimbell and Fort Worth for being worthy of hosting the Gauguin exhibit without a hitch.


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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:52 AM
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27. Love Ft. Worth
Progressive in more ways that folks think.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:29 PM
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29. Thanks for the positive feedback, I came here expecting a rude comment
So it was nice to see a positive response. Fort Worth still has a long way to go to achieve a true progressive status. But hey we are working on it, that is why I am a Precinct Chair.

Are you from this area?!?

We have a pretty active Democratic Party here in Tarrant County.

Thanks again for acknowledging Fort Worth, trumad :loveya: :hi:


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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:46 PM
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31. Ur'gh! I've got Vermeer all down my shirt...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:13 PM
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38. Teh Crazy is everywhere.......




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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:16 PM
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39. Nakedidity!!
It will kill us alllllll!!!!!!! Kill us alllll!!!!!!!!
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kudzu22 Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:25 AM
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48. I make all my Gauguins wear shirts
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