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54 Responses to Most Effective Anti-Smoking Ad Ever

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 21, 2012 at 8:20 am
    Link: Most Effective Anti-Smoking Ad Ever - This ad is everything an anti-smoking PSA should be...poignant, touching, emotionally triggering, logical & in your face
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Haha, I`m sure if that were the states, we would have given them a light. Maybe even a Mary Jane, smoked it with them, took a picture and posted it on facebook....

    LOL..
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:12 am
    The man/woman who thought of that should get a medal for being a genious..
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:23 am
    "I`m sure if that were the states, we would have given them a light."

    Eh, no. I mean, really, scale "child over protection" by culture and rethink that statement. If these kids did this with successful upper middle class americans/europeans, as these thai`s appear to be, there would likely be cops called to find out why the parent is allowing this to happen.
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    bloomi Male 18-29
    148 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:26 am
    The reason why adults smoke, but do not wish children to smoke is that they do not think that children have enough understanding of how smoking would affect their life and decision making ability to choose for themselves.

    Am I the only person who thinks this is a crap advert that proves nothing?
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:33 am
    "Am I the only person who thinks this is a crap advert that proves nothing?"

    Yes, because we ALL know that. You go into a situation trying to teach the child the consequences of smoking that you already understand. You`re smart enough to make that decision for yourself. But then the child hands you a card stating "I`m smarter than you." in essence. Assaults on the ego, which this is, ARE effective. Those not directly involved in this demoralizing encounter probably aren`t hit as hard, but those who are handed that "You`re an idiot." pamphlet will most likely quit.
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    Lespaul Male 18-29
    32 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am
    when will the powers that be realise that these ads just don`t work for the most part, regardless of how effective they seem. smoking is first and foremost an addiction. people are ADDICTED to it, no reasoning or logic will stop them being addicted. the people that make these adverts have probably never smoked in their lives, and therefore think telling people how bad it is will do the trick. you think smokers dont know it`s bad for them?! they talk themselves into thinking it`ll be ok, just so they can get their fix. its one of, if not the most powerful drug on earth, and certainly the most accessible. ads like this seem great, but unfortunately, just don`t work.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:34 am
    Nice advert.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Useless ad is useless. I think Denis Leary said it best when talking about a guy wanting larger warnings on packs:

    "Like the problem is we just haven`t noticed yet, right? Like he`s going to get his way and all of a sudden smokers around the world are gonna be going `Yeah, Bill, I`ve got some cigarettes...HOLY SH|T! These things are bad for ya! Sh|t I thought they were good for ya, I thought they had vitamin C in`em and stuff!!`"
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:47 am
    This is just as stupid as the other anti-smoking ads. You`re never going to get anywhere by treating smokers as these inferior, helpless people who just need to be shown the light to quit.

    People smoke for a lot of different reasons, but I haven`t ever encountered someone where "I didn`t know it was bad" was one of them.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 21, 2012 at 10:58 am
    None of these smokers were unaware that smoking is bad for you, but they had compartmentalised that knowledge. I thought it was a very good advert.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Having said that I just realised I had a rollie between my fingers as I posted.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
    I don`t think any of them were inhaling.
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:19 am
    My philosophy is that although smoking in and of its self doesn`t show a lack of intelligence it does show a lack of judgement and maturity.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:37 am
    My philosophy is that although smoking in and of its self doesn`t show a lack of intelligence it does show a lack of judgement and maturity.

    What an asinine, idiotic, putrid statement.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Extremely effect. Well made.
    @maddux32
    "What an asinine, idiotic, putrid statement."
    How?
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Smoking is a stupid and fruitless thing to do and a result of stupidity, that`s not to say people who smoke are stupid but they made a stupid decision to start in the first place. The sick thing in this situation of course is the underhanded tobacco companies are allowed to operate in the way that they do.
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    BlazingBird Male 13-17
    98 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    With maddux32 on this one - time and place Chris.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    I am not a smoker, I have never been into it that much..I am not going to say I have never tried it before,It has never really been my thing..
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    433 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    The end text seems to indicate that it was effective. The goal is not to get them to immediately quit, but to seek help in quitting. If a slap in the face like this does that, then it is effective.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Tobacco is bad for you!?!?!? I thought it contained vitamins and s**t!!! Guess I`ll have to start giving Timmy the patch or flinstones nicorette!
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    "Smoking is a stupid and fruitless thing to do and a result of stupidity, that`s not to say people who smoke are stupid but they made a stupid decision to start in the first place. The sick thing in this situation of course is the underhanded tobacco companies are allowed to operate in the way that they do."

    I smoke cigars every now and then. I`m not addicted to smoking, I"ll have a smoke at the end of a long week, and I feel neither stupid nor immature for doing so. The benefit for me is that smoking a cigar is cheaper than a psychiatrist, it lowers my blood pressure, and makes me feel happy. The tradeoff is knowing that doing it in excess could possibly lead to health complications later in life.

    What is stupid about it? It`s no different than having a couple glasses of wine at the end of a long week. Not different
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    Re-reading my earlier post I should have used the term belief rather than philosophy. My belief based on my experiences. It`s interesting Maddux that you`d use a cigar in lieu of what ultimately might be better for you - a psychiatrist. I`d like to postulate that the cigar is a phallic substitution for something else. A Freudian might suggest it`s just a cigar.
    BlazingBird, "time and place" was this a challenge to what a fight? Or are you asking my to take time and place into consideration (as a rationale for smoking)?
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    "Re-reading my earlier post I should have used the term belief rather than philosophy. My belief based on my experiences. It`s interesting Maddux that you`d use a cigar in lieu of what ultimately might be better for you - a psychiatrist. I`d like to postulate that the cigar is a phallic substitution for something else. A Freudian might suggest it`s just a cigar."

    You`re response validates my previous comment.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Seems like alot of people think everyone else wants to live as long as possible. Have you ever seen how miserable most extemly old people are?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    patchgrabber-"Denis Leary said it best."

    Nope, Dennis Leary said it best when he said, "I`m the enemy, `cause I like to think; I like to read. I`m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I`m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I`ve SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It`s a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I`m an Oscar Meyer Wiener"."

    I think a Gurkha is in order. (I`m out of Cuban`s until I go back s
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    ChrisP12-" it does show a lack of judgement and maturity."

    It show`s a personal choice. No more, no less.

    You`re attitude, on the other hand, shows ignorance (and you demonstrate that very well).

    ChrisP12-"I`d like to postulate that the cigar is a phallic substitution for something else."

    Or we can postulate that you`re an ignorant person who likes to sit around and contemplate other mens` phalluses.

    The only time a cigar should ever be considered a `phallic symbol` is when discussing Bill Clinton, who really pissed me off because he ruined a perfectly good cigar on that skank.

    @ spanerbulb...let me fix that statement for you: "Smoking is a CHOICE and A CHOICE thing to do and a result of A CHOICE, that`s to say people who smoke MAKE A CHOICE and they made a CHOICE to start in the first place.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Man, some people are so controlling.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    i wouldnt have lit him up cause i`d go to jail
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    @megrendel: They make a choice alright, but are they willing to accept the consequences of their choice? I think I still have to here the first smoker say he will refuse a treatment for lung cancer because he brought it to himself.
    I think when you decide to poison your body, you forfeit al rights to treatments for diseases that are caused by that choice.
    Same goes for being an organ donor. If you decide to not be an organ donor, you should have no rights for receiving organs.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    deputy-"I think when you decide to poison your body, you forfeit al rights to treatments for diseases that are caused by that choice."

    I pay for my own medical expenses, so it`s a moot point. But, unless you`re a hermit that breathes bottled air and lives off of tofu, you`re in the same boat.

    Do you eat fries? (or any fried food?) May cause cancer (acrylamides formed during frying are a factor).
    Hot dogs? May cause cancer.
    Drink wine? Increases your chances of cancer.
    Use deodorant? May cause cancer.
    Ever had an X-ray? Causes 700 cancer cases per year in Britain.
    Drink Bottled water? May cause cancer.

    I`d be happy to give you a list of at least 200 things to avoid in order to lower your chance at getting cancer. So, until you give up EVERYTHING that may cause cancer, shut the hell up about other`s choices. (btw..should you decide to follow the list, you will have to remove your testicle, if life hasn`t already done so)
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    deputy-" refuse a treatment for lung cancer because he brought it to himself"

    Why are you just limiting it to lung cancer?

    Why shouldn`t the skateboarder be refused medical treatment for his broken leg?
    Someone who choses to ride a horse should not be able to get his arm set.
    The cyclist who flew over his handlebars should not recieve treatment for that head wound.
    Injured in a Car Wreck? Oh well. Your choice to be in the car.

    In fact, the leading cause of preventable death is hypertension. So all you uptight people are just out of luck. No Medicine For You!

    Sexually transmitted disease ranks in the top five. That`s voluntary. So, from now on, only virgins can get medical treatment (if they`re not uptight). (Congrats, you still qualify.)
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    MeGrendel, my god you might be right, maybe I am obsessed with phallic symbols. For instance when I think of you I thinks - what a d*ck.
    It`s a choice (that you are and should be free to make) but it still reflects poorly on your judgement.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    @MeGrendel-where as all of the examples you provided MAY be linked to cancer, Smoking is directly linked to cancer, and a whole host of other diseases. It`s spurious to suggest that people who eat hot dogs (and are not morbidly obese) are in the same boat as people who smoke.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    But in fairness to you, (over here in the UK at least) our nhs simply wouldn`t survive without the tax revenue brought in by smokers, so to ban them from having their various diseases treated would be ungrateful and unfair to say the least.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Smoking is harder to quit than Heroin. Trust me I know.
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Name calling aside MeGrendel. Do you believe that the choices we make shouldn`t be judged by others. Is smoking a rational choice?
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    I smoked for years. It`s not that hard. it`s just the same as fighting any urge. Like the urge to masturbate in public, or punch a woman in the face everytime she calls you a no good useless lump, or even take a creamy poo on a slide. You just say naaah
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    mal_BB-"where as all of the examples you provided MAY be linked to cancer"

    All of the example have proven to increase your risk of cancer. Just as smoking has proven to increase your rish of cancer. If you smoke, it is not guranteed that you will automatically develop cancer, just that your chances are increased. (Heavy smoking runs in my family, cancer does not.)

    BTW, I do not consider myself a smoker. I can`t stand cigs, but enjoy the occasional expensive cigar.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    ChrisP12-"Do you believe that the choices we make shouldn`t be judged by others."

    All choices of individuals and groups are judged by everyone. It`s human nature. People who `claim` not to judge are lying.

    My problem is when someone deems their judgement to be superior enough to determine what consequences others should suffer for their choices.

    I am not one to say that `if you do this, you can`t enjoy the access to the same care the rest of us do`. Smokers are welcome to the best medical care they can afford (and, yes, I expect them to pay for it).

    Every pays the consequences for thier decisions. If you want to make it illegal, find. Try. But as long as it`s legal it`s not anyone`s plaace to put false consequences in the way because the action is not politically correct.
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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Well good thing weed`s illegal
    It`s totally worse, right?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Welp, time to light up,......
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Reminds me of those missionaries/evangelicals that give you a "million dollar bill" and troll you into turning it over to reveal the saviourist message on the reverse.
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    thecurt Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    ggwp
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Big differance between and adult making a choice and a child.
    Why not run a commercial of a kid asking for a condom? Or passing around a bottle of booze? or any other adult activity.

    Fail commercial.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    June 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    hursday, June 21, 2012 11:36:50 PM
    I agree, people feed their kids pharmaceutical cocaine to get them to study, and use pharmaceutical heroine for pain. They irradiate themselves constently, over-use and then under-use antibotics causing resistant viruses. Everybody fights enough skin cancer each day from UV rays. Obesity is still just as big a killer. And...a whole bunch of other poo.

    The point is, your gonna die and it`s gonna hurt. But everyone seems to do something unhealthy everyday and it`s impossible not to! I get sick of people chanting "It could hurt you," so could everything else in this world.

    I`m not saying, do anything you want because anything can happen, but smoking is taken far to seriously and it takes the spotlight away from real health issues.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Now that this is a PSA
    PSA
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2012 at 6:35 am
    Here ya go kid!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 6:45 am
    Don`t think for yourselfs people tobacco is the cause of rising cancer rates da goberment sayz soz it couldn`t be anything else too.....

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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2012 at 7:06 am
    @MeGrendel: Leary has said many good things, hasn`t he?

    I have no problem with someone smoking, so long as they aren`t standing right outside a door or blowing it in my face. I don`t pester smokers so I expect the same in kind. I used to smoke, and one day as I was walking to a physics lecture I decided to have a smoke as I walked. An annoying girl walking a good 4-5 metres behind me started fake coughing, small at first, but then as she caught up to me was fake hacking, then said "Smoking is a rude and disgusting habit," to which I replied "So is talking to strangers."
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    797 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 8:28 am
    I smoked for 20 years starting at 9 years old. Stayed off for three years, relapsed for a little over a year.
    Last cigarrette was May 8th.

    Being able to come to the logical conclusion that smoking is bad for your does not mean that you can always overcome the physical and mental drive to smoke. Fighting any addiction is hard work.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6952 posts
    June 22, 2012 at 11:12 am
    patchgrabber

    Yes, Leary has said many good things, some of which might even have been his own.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    well, i cant believe the most selfish people (according to this add) in the world would not help a kid out, but then they were prolly teaching the kid to get their own goddamned lighter themselves
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    softpuppy Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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