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  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1277 posts
    January 7, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    Link: First Impressions - A little social experiment on just how people judge each other on first impressions.
  2. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:04 am
    That`s interesting.
  3. Profile photo of tiguno
    tiguno Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:11 am
    Most people said the opposite of what I would have said except for that guy with the rearranged face.
  4. Profile photo of Berserk505
    Berserk505 Male 18-29
    411 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:12 am
    This stuff turns me on. I love social experiments and topics that make you think.
  5. Profile photo of Hungwell
    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:13 am
    I get a boner from such experiments as well
  6. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:14 am
    that was so painfully boring
  7. Profile photo of Berserk505
    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:17 am
    Also points out how out of touch we are with each other. Shiz, I don`t even know most of my neighbors or people on my street. Sometimes, I don`t even know who`s close to me. I don`t make eye contact with people, I`m pretty insecure, and I`m really not intimidating at all.
  8. Profile photo of realblender
    realblender Male 18-29
    536 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:21 am
    i`ve never understood how people who have beards (natural) are seen to be hiding something, whereas people who shave (not natural) aren`t. i think people are just jealous they can`t grow one.
  9. Profile photo of Tomolenko
    Tomolenko Male 13-17
    259 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:25 am
    "She`s like um..someone I don`t know.."

    Hah..wow!

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    heymanivxx Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:30 am
    "I`m pretty insecure, and I`m really not intimidating at all." -berserker505. no no, of course not.. with a name and picture like that you seem quite friendly! :P
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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
    411 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:33 am
    lmao @heymanivxx
  12. Profile photo of notpluggedin
    notpluggedin Female 60-69
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:41 am
    Well, this explains the scary name/picture.

    "Sometimes, I don`t even know who`s close to me. I don`t make eye contact with people, I`m pretty insecure, and I`m really not intimidating at all."

    Barrier much. Keeping people at a distance, not because he is scary, but because he is insecure. Again, the assumption that the name equals personality and such kinda backs up the point of the video. I mean, in reality, the point was missed. Possibly, if i am right.

  13. Profile photo of Berserk505
    Berserk505 Male 18-29
    411 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Notpluggedin, you pretty much summed me up. I`m surprised, you should be a psychologist, seriously.
  14. Profile photo of heymanivxx
    heymanivxx Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:44 am
    haha, i think my sarcasm went overlooked
  15. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:58 am
    That was interesting but what was the rearranged face from 2 technically lethal accidents comment from that rosy fellow
  16. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 2:04 am
    Choices of what avatar you use in public forums can also speak volumes.

    RT the video, a couple of things struck me:
    1) As realblender said, beards make people downright suspicious of you.
    2) Our racial profiles still define what people think of us
    3) Looks can sometimes deceive, thus first impressions are quite dangerous (people not trusting the kid, for example. When he spoke he turned out quite nice).
    4) Most importantly, smiling makes people let down their guard.

    Basically, there`s a lot of things you can`t change about what people make of you on their first impression, but at least you can smile.

  17. Profile photo of Inferno00
    Inferno00 Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 3:01 am
    I died from utter boredness..
  18. Profile photo of kaseyface
    kaseyface Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 3:08 am
    This is the kind of stuff they should post more!! Don`t get me wrong... I love the stupid funny stuff. But they should have a little more of a balance. This was cool. :D
  19. Profile photo of scoobay
    scoobay Male 18-29
    13 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 3:12 am
    I liked how you could read their minds when the Arabic guy was shown. I think everybody wanted to say "Some kind of terrorist - may be?" Haha! But of course the know that this would be too sterotypical and of course they are smart enough to not say so.
  20. Profile photo of 10Bears
    10Bears Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2008 at 3:44 am
    sooooooo dull. no punch line. no twist. absolute rubbish.
  21. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:15 am
    No punch line?
    `I think most people would presume that he would be `out and about`, and, `down with his homies`.
    Thats the funniest thing i have seen all day.
  22. Profile photo of MagicPaul
    MagicPaul Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:17 am
    "he looks very loyal... as a friend. "
    that made me lol when the guy realised he sounded like a slave owner.
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    natakalt Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:34 am
    this was extremedly boring!
  24. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:37 am
    Now this is some good, thought-provoking....stuff. FINALLY.
  25. Profile photo of HI-haole
    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:52 am
    @ MagicPaul..... Wow, your first impression of that guy with his slight of hand comment was a bad one. Maybe because of you took his comment out of context.

    And the experiment keeps right on going.....

  26. Profile photo of Arkenoid
    Arkenoid Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:59 am
    Was interesting to watch though I kinda missed a connection line through the whole thing. I`d have liked hear people describe themselves and then contrasted with multiple first impressions of others.
  27. Profile photo of gustavoserra
    gustavoserra Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 5:02 am
    The problem, I think, is that people can`t talk what they are really thinking. It would be bad if they could, but this sould tell us something: the fact that some people WANT to say, but CAN`T, tells us that people around us must judge us and we don`t know. First impression is not wrong, it is not racional, it is instinct, I think.
  28. Profile photo of teatimecream
    teatimecream Female 60-69
    340 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 5:50 am
    Fascinating subject..Though I am sure we are all guilty of getting people wrong sometimes..<shrug>.....but ewwwwwwwwwwww Mop those sweaty faces before filming...
  29. Profile photo of lunani
    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 6:31 am
    I thought that it was very interesting.

    It`s surprising how sooo many people said that the other person seemed a little intimidating(if they approached on the street). We seem to be really scared of strangers..! ... too tired to analyse more.

  30. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 6:34 am
    I could very much tell that most everybody was holding back their real opinions, at least not saying ALL they were thinking.

    Next experiment, tell the characterizing subjects their identinty will not be revealed and just wait for small-minded comments to go flying. Maybe I just don`t have enough hope for mankind. Oh well.

  31. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 7:38 am
    lol, Mr Sir, i think you`re right on.
  32. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 8:23 am
    god that was boring.
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    kawawakaba
    123 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 8:23 am
    that one chick is pretty hot, until she talks and you hear that ugly british english pouring out...
  34. Profile photo of gingernut333
    gingernut333 Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 8:36 am
    I love this kinda stuff. I think it`s funny to see how people react to others... do you think that the people were told what the others thought of them? =P
  35. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 9:09 am
    Wow this is so inter...zzzZzzzZZZZzZz
  36. Profile photo of notpluggedin
    notpluggedin Female 60-69
    262 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 9:14 am
    heymanivxx: Hehe, i kinda gathered, hence my comment about me taking life to seriously... See... Sarcasm+computer=misunderstanding.


    Berserk505: Lol, i am just good with people. I find that most people don`t listen/understand thier fellow sapiens. I bet your a big softy really! :-P

  37. Profile photo of notpluggedin
    notpluggedin Female 60-69
    262 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 9:18 am
    Bless you Berserk505!

    Nah, i am a writer and people watcher, i have most people pegged! Bet your just in need of a hug and someone that gives a damn! A non-shallow type that thinks, lol.

    Now i am just going over board.


  38. Profile photo of sijp
    sijp Male 18-29
    16 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 9:25 am
    Yeah, fell asleep half way though this.. heh

    I love this kinda stuff. I think it`s funny to see how people react to others... do you think that the people were told what the others thought of them? =P

    Ah, well this would have added an interesting twist: get the camera on the person being told what other people thought of them...! N1 gingernut333

  39. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 9:54 am
    ``i wont talk to him at all ``

    lol

  40. Profile photo of Pinkies
    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 10:04 am
    Pabasa
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    1342 Posts Tuesday, January 08, 2008 2:04:57 AM
    Choices of what avatar you use in public forums can also speak volumes.

    Ooooh, what does mine say :)

  41. Profile photo of biffyclyro27
    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
    151 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 10:11 am
    they picked a right bunch of racists and morons, i would have said the opposite of a lot of those people
  42. Profile photo of Unbeginning
    Unbeginning Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 10:14 am
    Hi, new here. Like the fact you "can`t" see comments until you watched the video.

    Cool experiment, but English isn`t my umm primal language so I had trouble understanding. Loved it when both said they look sleepy. So ironic.

    To Pinkies: idk, that you`re an open person?

  43. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 10:39 am
    pinkies, how about: you`re loyal,friendly and an all round nice person :D
  44. Profile photo of lauralegend
    lauralegend Female 13-17
    149 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 10:58 am
    "that one chick is pretty hot, until she talks and you hear that ugly british english pouring out..."

    I thought that bit was funny too, but hey, dont assume we all speak like that. I speak nothing like that girl!

  45. Profile photo of wake_n_bake
    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 10:58 am
    Very interesting. But I`m almost positive that tired guy was on some serious drugs.

    Everyone looked quite strange, in fact. : /

  46. Profile photo of digganob
    digganob Male 30-39
    135 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 11:04 am
    Pinkies wants to be seen as cute and likable. Animal lover. Attention hog. Possibly one of them enviro-friendly types.
  47. Profile photo of Unbeginning
    Unbeginning Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 11:25 am
    ""that one chick is pretty hot, until she talks and you hear that ugly british english pouring out..."

    I thought that bit was funny too, but hey, dont assume we all speak like that. I speak nothing like that girl!"

    Yeah I kind of didn`t expect such an accent from her either.

    About the big nose guy, I don`t think he was thinking about slavery at all when he added "as a friend" to word loyal. I mean, he did describe him right after saying for the woman that she would make a good wife, didn`t he?

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    pwswhskrs Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 11:42 am
    aww, it didn`t load for me =[
  49. Profile photo of pwswhskrs
    pwswhskrs Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 11:45 am
    speaking of accents, this one chick walked into work one day and asked about the Acai Smoothies, but she had this british accent. I had to fight the urge not to start speaking with one too.
  50. Profile photo of ChestyLaRoo
    ChestyLaRoo Female 18-29
    215 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 11:47 am
    -Ok umm... am I the only one that thought the old guy in the trucker hat looked like Bill Cosby =?

    "that one chick is pretty hot, until she talks and you hear that ugly british english pouring out..."

    -Yeah I`d say that she was the one who surprised me the most...

  51. Profile photo of whyaskwhy
    whyaskwhy Female 13-17
    275 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 11:55 am
    this was not very interesting. most of the people said something really obvious.

    funny at times, though

  52. Profile photo of xKaleigh
    xKaleigh Female 13-17
    93 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    well that tired guy was pretty attractive.
    that`s the first impression i got.
  53. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    this was really boring, yet so interesting
    i want to become apart of an expirement like this :)
  54. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    Yeah...too slow for my taste..... T_T;
  55. Profile photo of omta
    omta Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Interesting, IAB should post more stuff like this. :)
  56. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    wow. i thought this was very interesting. i never go by my first impression though. it takes a whole lot more than looking at a person to get a first impression. i need an interaction with that person before i can even think about making a comment like that about them.
  57. Profile photo of gnctrkcll
    gnctrkcll Female 18-29
    82 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    could it be any more boring?
  58. Profile photo of rach27
    rach27 Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    Anyone else notice the one guy (i think it was broken face man) said the girl looked like she would be a good wife?
    Creepy...
  59. Profile photo of Ninja_Meep
    Ninja_Meep Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    I couldnt stand to watch the whole thing. It was too dull.
  60. Profile photo of fearthekrken
    fearthekrken Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    i don`t get it. =-/
  61. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    Lol @ "2 major accidents, both of which I died in. Err, clinically dead."
  62. Profile photo of GVP
    GVP Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    It`s so funny how wrong some first impressions can be.. but sometimes people make themselves look that way for that effect, just to prove that looks don`t necessarily portray your personality. I do. *shrugs*
  63. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    January 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    I enjoyed that, but it would have been nice to see a little of how the people really are to see if the impressions matched up...don`t know how they`d do that in a few seconds, though. Maybe if they had one of his or her friends describe the person afterwards.
  64. Profile photo of phettachu
    phettachu Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    every person i saw, i either thought "mean b*tch" or "criminal".
  65. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    This was fun! It made me feel like I was in sociology class again. mine ended last semester :(
  66. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Cool
    I guess
    Not one of my favs
  67. Profile photo of jerseydude
    jerseydude Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    "out and about and down with his homies" LOL
  68. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    This was a horribly boring video..and it wasn`t interesting at all
  69. Profile photo of FireBlur
    FireBlur Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    That was...akward.

    ...

    Mmkay then.

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    robertdog Male 13-17
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    January 8, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    that was really truly awesome i wish more tests like this were ran and published.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    lame,people are people,in the end,we´re all just a bunch of monkeys with good tools for killing each other.
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    Halcyone Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    I kept waiting for something to happen...and waiting...and waiting. Then it was over.
  73. Profile photo of CSAlvnRednek
    CSAlvnRednek Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    damn...aint a single one of them were attractive..that was my first impression...and i found it super creepy when the rearranged face dude said the frizzy haired chick would make a good wife...he`s like 50 yrs older then her...ick
  74. Profile photo of mrlenderful
    mrlenderful Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2008 at 10:46 pm
    Seeing that this was an "experiment" I was hoping to learn something from the results. Kinda disappointed, as it was merely 7 minutes of assembled shallowness. I`d like to have seen those same people get dressed nicely and comb their hair, and then have a different group of people subjects give opinions based on appearance -- show how appearances make a difference. If I want unsubstantiated gossip, I`ll turn on MTV.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2008 at 11:22 pm
    The guy at the end who said "old lady, maybe a mother" etc looked like Marc from Ugly Betty.
  76. Profile photo of teatimecream
    teatimecream Female 60-69
    340 posts
    January 9, 2008 at 12:05 am
    Lesson one on educating people that there is actually no such thing as a `British Accent`..The United Kingdom has stacks of accents..mostly spoken in English...Pretty much as you do in the US...but we speak quieter lol :o)
    I`ve never met one English/Irish/Welsh or Scottish person, infact any part of the UK who has ever referred to themselves as a `Brit`...(only when they are trying to lick yankee AsS...)
    As an ENGLISH person...dialect and accents are not such a big deal I guess <shrug>
  77. Profile photo of Azszk
    Azszk Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 11:40 am
    nothing compared to when people do it naked
  78. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    ahahahahahah. "i died both times"
  79. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    That girl with the roosterney-ish accent didn`t surprise me at all. Mainly because her hair reminded me so much of Lady Sovereign.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    By the way, the word blocked "c0ckney" accent. So there.
  81. Profile photo of fleurdelys
    fleurdelys Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    Wow, i got bored after a minute of it. With English as a second language, I understand very well "regular" English, but add strong accents and you`ve lost me.
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    "Now this is some good, thought-provoking....stuff. FINALLY."
    My thoughts, exactly. ^_^
  83. Profile photo of backgammon
    backgammon Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2008 at 2:47 am
    Yo this one time me and my mates had been blazing for like 4 hours straight, and we got this idea to walk around at this party in a line, leaving about 8 feet between each of the four of us, so we got to hear what people we walked by would say about the person in front of us. It was crazy.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2008 at 5:58 am
    It would have been better if it had been put together better.

    Was I the only one who thought that one guy looked like an alcoholic wife-beater...?

  85. Profile photo of MariRAWR
    MariRAWR Female 13-17
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    January 15, 2008 at 2:59 am
    I watched 10 seconds of it and got bored
  86. Profile photo of unintrasting
    unintrasting Female 18-29
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    January 19, 2008 at 9:29 am
    that was boring as hell.. Why would someone actually sit there and watch the whole thing and how do i know they didn`t spend more time with each other than just a first impression.

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