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June 02, 2008


What can I say? I love the poem even if it is not accurate in all details. For example, it was $25 not $15 that bought me the dick in the face that you mention. But I am glad you changed the names of the living to conceal the dead and I want you to know that April turned into May and now it is June, so there.

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