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11-Year-Old Girl Sings The National Anthem


Some are calling this the worst rendition of a national anthem ever in the history of national anthems. Is it that bad?

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Date: 07/30/12 06:00 AM

68 Responses to 11-Year-Old Girl Sings The National Anthem

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 5:01 am
    Link: 11-Year-Old Girl Sings The National Anthem - Some are calling this the worst rendition of a national anthem ever in the history of national anthems. Is it that bad?
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:03 am
    I thought it was awful, then felt bad for thinking that because she`s just a kid. I still can`t tell if she`s purposefully making her voice sound like it`s cracking.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:11 am
    I dont want to be mean to a little girl, but it kind of felt like treason just listening to that. How did she get the gig, she has to have some talent. Maybe it was nerves?
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:11 am
    yeah, couldn`t get through it. Yes it is that bad.
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:17 am
    Some one needs to tell that poor girl that she can not sing. Not sure it is as bad as Rosanne`s effort from years back.
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    blk954 Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:30 am
    At least she TRIED to sing it properly. Unlike that fat whore Roseanne Barr that purposely sang it wrong and then spit on the ground.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:31 am
    This poor kid`s been watching too much "American Idol" (which is to say, ANY amount of "American Idol" is too much "American Idol"). It makes you appreciate a rendition like this one even more:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH8ObibNCoo
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Really hate to be mean to the kid, but damn! Damnnnnn! Was she crying while doing this??
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    FinkStinger Male 30-39
    147 posts
    July 30, 2012 at 6:42 am
    Well, better than I could do, but someone should have told this girl she had no business being out there before she embarrassed herself like that.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:54 am
    She makes Carl Lewis sound good.
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:00 am
    I`m just waiting for us to start singing all four stanzas again - as it`s properly meant to be - and sing the last line of the first stanza as a question.

    I mean... it`s the freakin` NATIONAL ANTHEM - and we can`t spend the extra few minutes to sing it all the way through? Such a patriotic country are we.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:02 am
    I made it to "light." And yes it was really that bad and NO she wasn`t trying to sing it right. The first "Oh" takes a second to sing not 3 or 4.
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:06 am
    DromEd: "I made it to "light." And yes it was really that bad and NO she wasn`t trying to sing it right. The first "Oh" takes a second to sing not 3 or 4."

    I beat you; I barely made it to the end of `Oh` and I cut it off at `say`. Yes, really. Ugh.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:11 am
    11-year olds aren`t songwriters. Any song would be horrible tripe about Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus or...who else do kid`s like these days?.....Morgan Freeman.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:13 am
    That was Christina Aguilera bad. If they were gonna do a fly over, those planes would`ve ran out of gas. At least make it funny.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:26 am
    Reminds me of the Maya Rudolph version
  17. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:30 am
    I`m not going to comment on her singing ability. She makes the same mistake, though, that many people make which is to try too hard to sing something "artistically" instead of just singing. It tends to make their singing sound awkward and contrived. Just sing the song!
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Must not watch or listen.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:53 am
    Her voice is fine, it`s her attitude that needs to be put in check.
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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:10 am
    She`s just trying to hard to be something she`s not. Just relax and sing - stop thinking about what it should sound like based on TV.
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    kemic Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:28 am
    it`s like rubbing two huge metal plates against eachother, well done.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:32 am
    The SSB needs to be sang/played at around 100 BPM, after all, the tune was a drinking song before they put Key`s poem to it.

    To quote an actual composer and educator, Dr. Jack Stamp, "Sing like a musician; not like a singer."

    simbha, I disagree. Singing all four verses of the SSB would be a bad idea. The, I believe, third verse is a giant middle finger to our closest ally, Great Britain, and the NAACP would have a field day with it as well.

    Not to mention the democrats would complain that the fourth verse is littered with references to a divine being.
  23. Profile photo of An-egg
    An-egg Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Here it is
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:34 am
    TBH the way Americans have been ruining a national anthem for the past couple of decades, this poo surprises me little.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Little girl, that was bad and you should feel bad.
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:03 am
    i blame american idol
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:27 am
    So, they never tried this out first, then? They CAN`T have, can they? Somebody needs sacking.....and QUICK! Jesus wept!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:31 am
    I am more impressed that a 11 year old American knows all the words of the National Anthem
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Stong voice but too jazzy for a little white girl.
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:51 am
    just cause she is good on cd with autotune does not mean let her sing the national anthem....
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Horrible...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Ugh! It WAS horrible!

    But Rosanne Barr`s was WORSE, that`s for sure!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:46 am
    Further evidence about US kids and their monumental self esteem to capability ratio.
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    Spaztazoid Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Why so sloooooow?? Im embarrassed for this poor girl :(
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    That`s what happens when a kids parents tell them that they are a great singer because that`s what they want to hear, instead of giving them criticism...

    Kinda like Rebecca Black...
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    imho it sounds like she was trying too hard to have a deep voice. some parts where she wasnt forcign a deep voice she sounded fine. im guessing someone tried coaching her last minute telling her how they thought she could improve it and totally drated her up
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    MrLill Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    I blame bieber, rebecca black, and miley cyrus
  38. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Watched this live and couldn`t help but think how horrible it was. Ashamed that she`s from Texas :(
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    FoSchizle Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    Ouch. There were a few moments that she was on-key and sounded good, but she is clearly tone deaf and can`t keep it that way haha.
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    jaralax Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    @patchgrabber Mozart was writing songs by the age of 6.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    what would you expect from a nation that looks up to it`s famous people with such an unhealthy ambition?
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    She may actually have done all right if she sang the song correctly. She went up when you`re supposed to go down and down when you are supposed to go up. The National Anthem is not a song to be f*cked with. I was at a Utah Jazz game in SLC when a Mormon boy band massacred the song. They were so stupid they had added lyrics. It was so bad the crowd was silent at the end.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    "Ashamed that she`s from Texas :("

    Come on man. She`s 11.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    The best part of this video was the crowd reactions
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Well, it`s no worse than Rosanne Barr...

    It`s no better either.
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    Overbored- Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    She must be the daughter of someone important
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    BuerreBlanc Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    I got to "OoohhHHHOOOhhhhhhhOOOHHhhh ssssAAAyyyy" that`s about all I could stand
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    Robespierre Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    My school`s homecoming singer was so bad my freshman year she made it to Time`s worst national anthem list (has since been displaced, though for the love of god I know not why): Here
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Proof that David Beckham is the ONLY good thing about US "soccer". You`re welcome.
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    overbored- that`s what I was thinking myself
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Ahhhhh! I really do feel sorry for the kid. That was really unbearable to listen/watch.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Not to be mean but I bet her parents probably think she is going to be the next Miley Cyrus..poor kid..i hope she does not give up her education to chase a singing career..
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Good grief. As an act of mercy, they should`ve dragged her off the field with one of those shepherd`s crooks.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    She had moments of not badness....then she would make my ears bleed for a while....
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    For god sake somebody should`ve unplugged the mic!
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    darkly_jewls Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    she sounds like a moaning cow trying to give birth. people always try to spruce it up. quit taking liberties and just sing the damn song.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm
    why did she have to sing in slow motion? Seriously just get the song over with. everyones face was priceless
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2012 at 12:44 am
    For those bashing Roseanne: She never claimed to be a singer. She quickly realized she wasn`t going to be able to perform the song correctly, so she tried to do what she`s good at, comedy. When she spit on the ground afterwards, she was lampooning baseball players. Be mad at whoever hired her to "sing" in the first place.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2012 at 9:51 am
    It is very hard to sing when you can`t hear yourself. I ran audio in the local arena for a few years. Most all of the speakers in a arena do not point tward the field. If they did, there would be too much feed back. With out the proper monitors, she would have a hard time hearing herself...And also she sucks.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    "singer, songwriter..."

    bs
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    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    hahahahaha... "Moaning cow giving birth". Right on target.
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    AywooJablome Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    Powerful voice, she hit all the notes - yeah her timing is a bit off, but so what? I kinda liked it.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Holy crap. People couldn`t even sing along because of an almost random cadence to that. And some of that timbre made me shudder. Hoping that this recording of a recording depreciated the quality. I can tell she had heart, but good lord, so does Barney the purple tyrannosaurus rex, doesn`t justify him.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    Not so much a "Performance" as much as "Slaughter"
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    I`m ashamed of Texas, myself.
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    cartright Male 30-39
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    August 2, 2012 at 8:37 am
    That was Trrrble. She hit all the notes - with the ugly stick!
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    brieslew Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    That took forever.
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    andybme Male 50-59
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    August 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    No where near as bad as that clusterfck performed by Roseanne Fat Mouth Barr.

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