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Date: 10/11/08 07:03 AM

66 Responses to Baby Reads on TV

  1. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Link: Baby Reads on TV - 17-month year old tests her reading skills on the Today Show. This kid is going to be a genius by the time she`s 10.
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    Sillii Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:09 am
    BABY NERD.

    But she`s such a little cutie. :)

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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:09 am
    pretty cool
    but people learn at different speeds throuout their life, shes possibly fast as a child.
    Very intresting though
  4. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:10 am
    haha special abilities. no
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:12 am
    Pretty impressive, actually.
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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:23 am
    awww.....shes adorable!

    Ajikan, could YOU read at that age? )-|

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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:34 am
    future lesbian in training..
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:45 am
    Adorable and impressive, but it`s not necessary. I couldn`t read until the average age (whatever that may be) and became a fantastic reader by third grade while everyone else was stumbling with the words. And this was in English... my second language.

    I am now a Grammarian and writer.

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    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:46 am
    ...so ne028 why is she going to be a lesbian...b/c that was the most random comment.
  10. Profile photo of DaPalooka
    DaPalooka Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:00 am
    @ ne028:
    Wait, what? So, let me get this straight...
    Actually, no. I refuse to try to think at your level. Not worth it T_T

    This is very impressive, but I agree with Bekll. Is all this really necessary?

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    AiriZombie Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:03 am
    I could read at that age too, but nobody made a big deal about it. I started reading at a year. I don`t think it`s that difficult to teach your kids.
    If you have a book for every day of the week and switch it up sometimes, its not enough to memorize it, but it`s enough to teach it.
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    xyra Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:09 am
    Zombie (it`s the haircut)
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:09 am
    That`s really impressive...

    I couldn`t read until I was 5, but I read the first 4 Harry Potter books by myself when I was 6. (seriously)

    All evens out in the end.

    And yea, ne028, totally unnecessary.

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    ty651 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:14 am
    show off...
  15. Profile photo of yo-i-am-luke
    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:16 am
    Wonder if this will give her OCD for books...
  16. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:18 am
    i dont think shes gonna be a genus, just a good reader
  17. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:19 am
    Beneath that cute smile of hers, all I see is pure evil, evil genius. I for once will bow to our young overlord, begging for my life to be spared, when she takes over Earth by when she`s 7.
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:20 am
    @airizombie
    thats pretty damned impressive. i refused to really read until i was about in first grade. i didn`t see the point, but numbers kicked ass. still do imo lol

    though i will agree. things like this do show extreme cognitive development, though little kids about a year old are friggin sponges. most little kids could read or do maths at that age with the right parenting. so kudoos to those parents. they are doing something right, thats for damn sure.

  19. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:59 am
    aww, she`s so cute!
    and its really impressive that she can read so youngg.
    my mom said that when i was little i`d stare at the pages and flip them.
    she said it made her laugh cuz i looked like i was reading.
    i dont know when i started reading, but i do know that i love to read now :D
  20. Profile photo of starfl4ke
    starfl4ke Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:18 am
    My mom said I could read basic by the time I was 2 and I could write my name. I read lots now.
  21. Profile photo of CinematicD
    CinematicD Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:26 am
    absolutely adorable
  22. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:27 am
    That was so cute...and really amazing.
  23. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:46 am
    steroids.
    Only logical explanation
  24. Profile photo of __carebear__
    __carebear__ Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:50 am
    OMG SHE IS ADORABLE. ima steal her. :3

    It`s good she can sound them out too :D

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:52 am
    oooh...ahhh....amazing...yay....

    whatever. Gifted though. But no one cares.

  26. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:55 am
    Why are people acting as if the parents forced their daughter to learn to read at such an early age? All they did was read to her and make sure that she had lots of stimulation in order to ensure that she can speak and communicate effectively. There is nothing wrong with that, and could prevent problems later in life. I had to go to speech therapy when I was little due to a lisp that was partly influenced by people saying how "cute" it was so I made it worse for the attention. This little girl is getting tons of positive reinforcement for speaking properly, and it never hurts to start a love of books and reading at an early age.
  27. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 10:02 am
    Yay! Reading babies!
    I started reading in kindergarten, but I had no idea how to read cursive.
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    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 10:35 am
    cool poo. i dont think theres anything special about this kid tho. just developed quickly
  29. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 10:47 am
    nothing really special, considering that a child develops sight first, and communication second.

    Psych student.

    I guess what makes it different, is that most people don`t try to educate their kids. These people obviously have spent time with their child, and tried to teach her how to read. Also, not talking in baby talk can help a child to talk and communicate earlier. That crap women do, "aw ish a wittle bayyybeeeeeee awent yew!! yesh yew ahhhr!" Well, they learn language that way, and it can slow development considerably.

  30. Profile photo of mimizu
    mimizu Female 50-59
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    October 11, 2008 at 11:24 am
    Hehe, both my sister and I could read before we could walk (me at 17 months and my sister at 16) :->

    Far better than that, too.

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    apel Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 11:59 am
    I had a good laugh when she started saying "cookie" repeatedly. Then I realized she was reaching for a book that had pictures of cookies on it.

    I`d start my kid on the same language learning plan those parents are using. More communication, less whining frustration.

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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    woo shell become more grammatically advanced than i!
  33. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    In first grade, I could read (and spell) better than my teacher. Which was hella annoying.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Thats not impressive.

    Children can do a lot of parents started treating them like adults.

    My mom didn`t want to buy me diapers. I was potty-trained by the year.

    My sister would always say "agua" to me over and over again.
    I learned to speak within 5 months, made sentences in between 5-6 months.
    Spoke well by 2 years.

  35. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    I love how everyone is bragging about how awesome they were as babies.
  36. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    I totally got all of those words, too.
  37. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    "I learned to speak within 5 months, made sentences in between 5-6 months.
    Spoke well by 2 years."

    Wow, it`s amazing that you can remember things from when you were a baby. :O I have no clear recollection of my life until about 3-4 years. Just bits.
    Or maybe I`m just not a baby genius like you.

  38. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    lmao prime, agua was one of my first words too :P
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    I didn`t say a thing until i was 3... now i`m working on my doctorate - big woop!

    It`s like all those kids in the spelling bees - wow, you can spell everything that others just use a spell check for - useful!

    ...this kid may be able to read but at most she`ll have a head-start on her vocabulary. HArdly gonna get her a better job

  40. Profile photo of Manny135
    Manny135 Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    I agree with you "primetimekin".
    This is definitely not impressive.
    After two days of being born I was able to read, drive and I was potty trained.
    After six months I could speak in 32 languages and I had my first job translating egyptian hieroglyphs.
    On my first birthday I was trained in the art of tae kwan do and I could fly.
    I was elected as the mayor of my town 2 months later.
    Maintaining all of this I still found the time to be a super hero and save people from burning buildings and what not.
    now age five and a father of 18 kids, I am living a happy life.
    I guess people are very easily distracted from the true baby geniuses like you and me.
  41. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    Not as impressive as the baby reading off the all the presidents.
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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    I was a little smarter than my 6th grade teacher, I guess.

    But only in a few things.
    He didn`t know what a spirit bear was, or that it was a kind of bear.

    And a few other crappy things that don`t matter.

    I . . Have a feeling. . . He`s right . . behind me.

  43. Profile photo of catlikegrace
    catlikegrace Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    That`s incredibly impressive. I wasn`t an early reader at all. I -do- remember when I first learned, though, when I first caught on to it. I was five and I read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    I called BS on Manny135`s claims, just off the basis that he`s writing comments on the comment section of an IAB link. rofl
  45. Profile photo of d3xy
    d3xy Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    Manny, you made my day. lmao
    This baby is adorable, and very impressive.
    :]
  46. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    I started reading at about three or four. I love reading.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    Oh everyone just needs to shush.

    The kid`s amazing. You are not the kid.

    I could play with pudding by the age of 6 months. Doesn`t everyone just LOVE to brag about themselves?

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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    Manny135 made my day! lol, that was hilarious!

    And, catlikegrace, I remember when I first started reading too. It was while my sister was reading "There`s A Monster At The End Of This Book" featuring Grover from Seasame Street. I started reading it myself and realized I recognized the words. So to test me my sister gave me "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss and told me to try reading it. It was a bit harder, but I could do it. I had just turned 4.

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    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    dang
  50. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    "
    Wow, it`s amazing that you can remember things from when you were a baby. :O I have no clear recollection of my life until about 3-4 years. Just bits.
    Or maybe I`m just not a baby genius like you."

    Sucks to be you.

    "lmao prime, agua was one of my first words too :P"

    blow it up
    *extends fist and anticipates you "dabbing" and then extending your fingers making it seem like our fist blew up


    "I guess people are very easily distracted from the true baby geniuses like you and me."

    very easily....prick

  51. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    My uncle is freaking out because his son is turning 4 in December and can`t read... he knows letters, it`s just that my uncle, being a professor in engineering, is afraid his kid not being like 99th percentile in intelligence.
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    Tch, I can read all that crap AND write it in half the time it took her to sound out the last card.

    Where`s my Good Morning America segment? :|

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    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    she`ll be working a stripper pole by the time she`s 20. childhood fame is a bitch. fake
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    ricki24 Female 13-17
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    October 12, 2008 at 12:10 am
    . . .
    Well, I could........
    I can`t come up with anything!
    I`m a FAILURE!
    But I can tell you right now, those parents are going to be pressuring her on her grades and projects and all that crap that ends up making kids into lonely 26 year old accountants.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    This is nothing. I did Calculus by 14 months.
    >>
    <<
    ^_^
    She is real cute tho
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    skibblesx Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    OMGZ SO CUTE!!!!
  57. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
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    October 12, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    I can`t remember when I learned to read.
    But I remember reading silently, in my head for the first time! It was a Spot book (the dog?). I was so proud.
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    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    I learned how to read when I was about late-year 2 or early-year 3.
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    well i could walk and talk early but i didnt start learning to read til bout 3 this child is impressive and we r probably gonna hear alot more from her... when she rules the world at 12
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
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    October 12, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    i dont remember when i started learning to read
    but i do remember seeing this on tv

    she is real cute :)

  61. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
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    October 12, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    I could speak without stuttering at ALL when I was like 1 or 2. In third grade I totally owned my teacher in reading XD
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    Harkannin Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 8:26 pm
    Next superpower on Heroes . . . intellectual toddler to save the world
  63. Profile photo of Codmily
    Codmily Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    month year old? month year old? no.
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    TiffLevowit Female 13-17
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    October 13, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    Oh, please. B-| As they say in the start these are words and phrases that she`s seen alot and MEMORIZED. I was beginning to read at 2 years old, and before I turned 3 I could read any beginner level book you gave me. I didn`t memorize words, I went through Phonetics. This segment isn`t ANYTHING special.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2008 at 11:52 am
    keeping up with the Jones` slave work your kid
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    that wasn`t cursive.. dumb host.

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