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Date: 06/19/07 02:18 AM

110 Responses to Musical Tesla Coil

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    June 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    Link: Musical Tesla Coil - Someone figured out how to control the tones made by a tesla coil
  2. Profile photo of luke182
    luke182 Male 18-29
    415 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:14 am
    hahaha! thats freakin awesome!
  3. Profile photo of cannibal151
    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1550 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Super Mario FTW
  4. Profile photo of LarsMikki
    LarsMikki Male 18-29
    28 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Thats so cool!
  5. Profile photo of Tweetness
    Tweetness Male 18-29
    292 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:27 am
    very nice
  6. Profile photo of zirak
    zirak Male 13-17
    223 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:37 am
    i wish i couldve learned to play the tesla coil, but my parents wouldnt pay for lessons...
  7. Profile photo of mrsptrmurphy
    mrsptrmurphy Female 13-17
    58 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:38 am
    sweetness
  8. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2007 at 2:42 am
    WOW.
  9. Profile photo of danasmana
    danasmana Female 13-17
    66 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:44 am
    that was f*ckin awesome

    i want one

  10. Profile photo of ImDanny
    ImDanny Male 13-17
    123 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:54 am
    I believe these should completely replace strobe lights. They would be the ultimate party machine. Also, it`d be cool to see someone die due to the Mario theme song.
  11. Profile photo of Centauris
    Centauris Male 18-29
    10 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:06 am
    very cool that a connection (no pun intended) was made between the voltage/current and the sound it made. Very well done!
  12. Profile photo of Centauris
    Centauris Male 18-29
    10 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:07 am
    ^
    |
    with a Tesla Coil of corse
  13. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:17 am
    Tetris AND Mario? Sweeeeet. :-D
  14. Profile photo of hiltacular
    hiltacular Male 13-17
    161 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:20 am
    im going to buy me a tesla coil!
  15. Profile photo of Zinabas
    Zinabas Male 18-29
    31 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:26 am
    If only I could hook one up and had one I`d be attracting crowds like that too.
  16. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:30 am
    hmmmm...if only I had one id use it to shock people to death...
  17. Profile photo of japan_irish
    japan_irish Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:40 am
    music......... ok then ......
  18. Profile photo of Ianislevi
    Ianislevi Male 18-29
    209 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:45 am
    That made my day!
  19. Profile photo of DiceMan
    DiceMan Male 18-29
    80 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:47 am
    That is AWESOME, jeezes that is THE best post ever.
  20. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:58 am
    Freakin` awesome!! Great find Buddy
  21. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
    185 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:01 am
    sounds like a snes game.
  22. Profile photo of Lost_turkey
    Lost_turkey Male 18-29
    33 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:22 am
    wow i would love to know how he did that and i want to know why no one died
  23. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:26 am
    i almost don`t believe it, it is that cool
  24. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:31 am
    Nice!
  25. Profile photo of ellinht
    ellinht Female 18-29
    62 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:34 am
    :O woooahhh.

    That is really awesome.

  26. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 4:48 am
    This is too awesome to even comment on...
  27. Profile photo of tominated
    tominated Male 13-17
    17 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:53 am
    don`t you just wanna touch it? BTW: f***ing AWESOME! I WANT ONE!
  28. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
    496 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:58 am
    I`ve seen this done with a lot of other songs too. It`s still awesome though.
  29. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:01 am
    What I don`t get is why the band TESLA hasn`t jumped aboard this burgeoning technology?
  30. Profile photo of Dukit
    Dukit Male 13-17
    78 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:06 am
    lol wish I was there.
  31. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:07 am
    That`s pretty damn clever. It sounds pretty good for electricity.
  32. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:10 am
    These Tesla "this is awesome" comments come to confirm my theory about how people watch music but do not ear it. Jean Michel Jarre is the perfect example. But if someone should put something like thisin front of you all, only some would understand the beautiful meaning of music.
  33. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:26 am
    This submission was obviously more about novelty than pure musical sublimity; don`t be so hasty (though the link was appreciated)!
  34. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:28 am
    You know what`s weird, Argh-beast? I always recognized your avatar as a shirtless black man flexing his pecs; though now I see that it is a cat brutalizing a bird, for on an impulse I decided to click to enlarge and finally see what all this hype was about. Quite fascinating!
  35. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:56 am
    The Cat name is Cesar! He ruled my backyard for 2 years. Actually i never layed my eyes on another cat whyle he was alive. Then he tryed to expand his territory and got killed. I have to stop giving these names to my cats or they will all die young.
  36. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:22 am
    Yet another reason not to stay at a Holiday Inn. You know, silly me. I always make my icons small to "fit" in the little window. You know so people could tell what it is without having to make the drater bigger. Silly me.
  37. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:28 am
    Silly you indeed.
  38. Profile photo of eyesore
    eyesore Female 13-17
    170 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:35 am
    OMG that`s well cool. I bet everyone`s hair was standing on end by the time it finished though.
    Did the coil burn out or something? I thought they were permanent things... It seemed it just ran out of fuel or something.

    Oh and Argh_Beast? We`re not saying that it was the best music, just that it was original and pretty creative to be honest. And the fact that you could recognise the tunes shows some kind of musicianship there too. So calm down, okay?
    BTW that link was pretty good though. Have to say I don`t enjoy Mendohlsson that much usually, but this was an exception!

  39. Profile photo of blackmind
    blackmind Male 13-17
    695 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:37 am
    :-D that was interesting but imagine the electricity bill :-P
  40. Profile photo of omgwtflol
    omgwtflol Male 18-29
    96 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 7:33 am
    I note that people turned on their flash to take pictures of the lightning.
  41. Profile photo of citruspinman
    citruspinman Male 70 & Over
    169 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 9:23 am
    -gasp- thats how they REALLY made the sounds in the gameboys!!!
  42. Profile photo of blakborn
    blakborn Male 18-29
    98 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:24 am
    uhm, aint tesla coils very very dangerous?
  43. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:28 am
    I`d like to see the science behind this, does anyone have a link?
  44. Profile photo of rofl-sockz13
    rofl-sockz13 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:42 am
    shopped
  45. Profile photo of Korrente
    Korrente Male 13-17
    15 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:44 am
    Yeah, Argh_Beast, I don`t think it`s that they are "Watching" the music, it`s that it is something new. Yes, you can appreciate music from instruments that have been around for hundreds of years, but they really just get old after a while. And I can play a Sax, a Harmonica, Electricity...all the same and still appreciate music just as much, though maybe not with the Mario theme song, however awesome it may be.
  46. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:48 am
    Found one! Warning: gets technical.

    Link

  47. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:52 am
    Argh_Beast you sweety you, lol.
    I now see the cuddly side of you. *smile*
    I loved this link...
  48. Profile photo of the_ocarina
    the_ocarina Male 18-29
    5 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:56 am
    The tesla coil wasn`t making the music, it was hooked up to a synth. (keyboard)
    when a note was played on the keyboard it triggerd the tesla coil.
    nice visuals but it`s not an instrument.
  49. Profile photo of ivanot
    ivanot Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 11:00 am
    outch, my light bill... xD
  50. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 11:15 am
    larajunky: Cuddly? I`m not cuddly? I`m a fearsome beast GHAAARRRR!
  51. Profile photo of sheaton319
    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 11:30 am
    kewl...very kewl
  52. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 11:36 am
    Just kidding Argh_Beast. Your very ferocious *shiver*
  53. Profile photo of bullshiznit0
    bullshiznit0 Male 13-17
    177 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 11:50 am
    PLAY FREE BIRD!!!!! lol
  54. Profile photo of edron122
    edron122 Male 13-17
    41 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    i wonder how long it took to actualy program it to do tat......
  55. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    PLAY FREE BIRD!!!!! lol

    AHahahahaha! :-D

  56. Profile photo of iluvtubby
    iluvtubby Female 13-17
    13 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    that was so awesome i like how you could see a guy dancing to it in the left hand side somewhere in the beginning
  57. Profile photo of 23scadu
    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:37 pm
    the deadlist instrument :D
  58. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    hmm strange. Great novelty value. At first. The sound gets irritating quite quickly.
  59. Profile photo of YourHoNess
    YourHoNess Male 18-29
    85 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    Does n e one else sit there and wonder why the dumbarses are using their flashes while taking a picture? or was that just me!

    Btw, cool link, thanks!!

  60. Profile photo of thebeast12
    thebeast12 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    not better than guitar
  61. Profile photo of Shrikil774
    Shrikil774 Male 13-17
    581 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    pretty cool,but... what`s a tesla coil?
  62. Profile photo of ARC123
    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    Awesome! That was so cool!
  63. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    Yay electronic music
  64. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    hah awesome
  65. Profile photo of mrsayao
    mrsayao Male 18-29
    155 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    were people taking photos with the flash on? or was that residual light from the tesla? as far as I know, the tesla will only light up in one continuous fashion, no erratic flashes meaning some people were taking pictures with the flash on........
  66. Profile photo of Oks
    Oks Male 18-29
    189 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    wow, tetris music >.<

    Argh_Beast, I loves my jarre.

  67. Profile photo of cantab
    cantab Male 18-29
    170 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    The_ocartina: The tesla coil _IS_ making the sound. Yes it`s hooked up to a keyboard, but there`re no `conventional` speakers anywhere.
    Search Youtube for `plasmasonic` and you`ll find some very high-fidelity stuff.
  68. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    Haha, my dad had me Google some plans on how to make a Tesla coil after I mentioned this.

    Also, I have Tetris in my head now. >_< ¬

  69. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    It would be great if they could put that in a club without killing anyone.
  70. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    what the hell is that?
  71. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    its all about the frequency of the electrical current sent to the coil
  72. Profile photo of elroy72
    elroy72 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    Sounds to close to Testicle :P
  73. Profile photo of Axiom23
    Axiom23 Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    i gotta say that`s badass
  74. Profile photo of tannerwoody
    tannerwoody Male 18-29
    134 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    freakin awesome, it`d be sweet to incorporate this into like a live rock show right in the middle of the stage. how would u amplify it without getting getting the mics too close to the arc tho hmmm
  75. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    that was cool
  76. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    So what? Computer science students were doing things like that with processors and punched tape decades ago.

    Put a radio near the processor (back in the good old days) and feed it the right input. Now they use a tesla coil. I guess every science`s students get bored once in a while ;)

  77. Profile photo of taha1
    taha1 Male 13-17
    21 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    woah
    CRAZY GOOD
  78. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    On 6/19/2007 7:33:37 AM omgwtflol wrote: I note that people turned on their flash to take pictures of the lightning.On 6/19/2007 12:47:52 PM YourHoNess wrote: Does n e one else sit there and wonder why the dumbarses are using their flashes while taking a picture? or was that just me!

    A lot of "point-and-shoot" cameras use the flash automatically when it`s dark out.

  79. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 4:54 pm
    i was hoping for some intelligent comment about the technology behind it. instead i see 20 variations of "thats cool" and even a "whats a tesla coil?" or 2. if you realy dont know google it.

    i know that a change in the voltage can change the sound produced by the arc win im welding so it could be possible to do something like this. the music on this video sounded like the a keyboard was being played over the normal buzzing sound you get from high voltage electricity, 2 separate sounds.

  80. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    WHOA!!! BADASS!!! I WANT ONE!!!
  81. Profile photo of BlazinHazin
    BlazinHazin Male 18-29
    9 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    Amazing.
  82. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    i`m thinkin: midi controller and maybe sticking a fork in the outlet. maybe hooking my toaster up to the computer via usb...
  83. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    On 6/19/2007 4:54:01 PM jebler wrote: i was hoping for some intelligent comment about the technology behind it. instead i see 20 variations of "thats cool" and even a "whats a tesla coil?" or 2. if you realy dont know google it. i know that a change in the voltage can change the sound produced by the arc win im welding so it could be possible to do something like this. the music on this video sounded like the a keyboard was being played over the normal buzzing sound you get from high voltage electricity, 2 separate sounds.
    Tiredofnicks posted a link to an explanation on page 2. I only watched the beginning of the video he linked to: if I understood it aright, they`re using digital circuitry to switch the coil on and off at whatever frequency corresponds to a given tone. Kind of a cheat, in other words. I might have misunderstood the details, though.
  84. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    neat. Too bad the people viewing it seemed to be morons.

    about 2 minutes into Mario someone screams "MARIO!"

    Well no duh!!!

    damn people are getting so slow witted these days.

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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    I got shocked with one of those and died. They shocked me again and now people call me Doc.
  86. Profile photo of lestat221
    lestat221 Male 18-29
    213 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 8:44 pm
    Dangerous? Pfft hardly... didn`t you see Hugh Jackman walk into one of these things? He survived. In fact, he multiplied. Yup. The Prestige. He was using clones made by the machine. Sorry if I ruined anything for you. Ha!

    Pfft it was the dungeon level of Mario, not the kick ass underwater song or even the regular field song. OH well...

  87. Profile photo of Fishfood123
    Fishfood123 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    did anyone else notice that it was next to a holiday inn? classy...
  88. Profile photo of Defaced
    Defaced Female 18-29
    55 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 8:56 pm
    needs more bass.:-|

    maybe a beat

  89. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    Now THAT`S Techno.

    That was awesome. It reminds me of my brother`s tesla coil he made. As well as many other things, what mean practical jokes were pulled from an engineer... It`s painful.

    Never shake a PVC tube without knwing what else is in it. I got a good shock from that prank, and a minor heart-attack.

  90. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
    1725 posts
    June 19, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    YES MARIO AND TETRIS AWESOMENESS i woulda loved to b there when it happened :)
  91. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2007 at 11:39 pm
    Synths, lightening, Nintendo songs; this is like a New-Wave wet dream. 8-)
  92. Profile photo of thewabbit
    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 12:28 am
    just think of a song and touch it, it`s a mind reading tesla coil
  93. Profile photo of Perseus
    Perseus Female 18-29
    222 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 12:38 am
    I second luke182`s comment that was freaking awersome!
  94. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 1:04 am
    Awesome O.O
  95. Profile photo of ADRUNKHOBO
    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 1:31 am
    that`s awsome... but I did have to wiki to what a tesla coil is...
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:58 am
    This makes me want to sing the body electric and trip the light fantastic!
  97. Profile photo of the_ocarina
    the_ocarina Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:59 am
    i originally didn`t think it was possible, i watched the explination and then it made sense, (it`s not the actual tesla coils charge making the noise though, they`re turning it off and on really fast to create the frequencies, the same way that a speaker moves really fast to produce frequencies.
  98. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    That. Was SO. freaking. AWESOME!

    I want to do that :-O

  99. Profile photo of punk1n
    punk1n Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    Hehe in the first song look at the left...I`m not sure if that idiot is trying to dance or what. =\
  100. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    Kinda dangerous, that much voltage,m but would be ok if you had very strong attractors in all pitch directions.
  101. Profile photo of stumped4ever
    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    awesome man!
  102. Profile photo of DRSSTC
    DRSSTC Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Im the creator of this machine. In fact, i never thought it would gain such popularity. I see many people asked for some more details, so i whipped up another page on my website to give an overview of the project.

    At the time, i had those musical sequences programmed into the micro controller, but next "performance" will be MIDI controlled with 2 tesla coils running at once.

    My website (for those who want to see the tech specs):

    http://www.stevehv.4hv.org/

    Thanks for the encouragement guys! If i had the time, space and money, there would be a full tesla orchestra, but not on my wallet!

  103. Profile photo of scar104
    scar104 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 9:16 am
    Uber-modernistic orchestra anyone?
  104. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    wow. just wow.
  105. Profile photo of chillywhack
    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:48 pm
    Am I the only one who has no idea what a tesla coil is?
  106. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    Too bad all the people weren`t wearing 24 inch chains and dancing around it. The more jewelry, the less distance, the better.

    WTF were those songs the people were cheering for?

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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    June 26, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    Wicked.
    All I can say.
  108. Profile photo of EvilBloop
    EvilBloop Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2007 at 4:21 am
    REPOST!!!11!!!one!!!1111!!
  109. Profile photo of llamaseacow
    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2007 at 4:28 am
    THAT IS THE BEST!!!!!!
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    gammapane Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    guy dancing at bottom left corner at beginning is great. gotta bring in mario and tetris classic.

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