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Happy Birthday, America [50 Pics]

D.I.Y. “Zines
Before the Internet, this is how go-getters blogged.

One World Trade Center
A big “F*ck You” to the dicks that were responsible for 9/11.

Ian MacKaye
Indie punk icon, still sticking to his guns and has never wavered from his beliefs.

David Lynch
The most inventive director America”s got. Subtle genius.

Vans
The only shoe that defines youth–straight outta Anaheim, 1966. Spans ever genre.

Twinkies
Born in 1930 by Chicago”s James Dewar. A staple in every kid”s diet at one time or another.

Billy Murray
There are no words to describe Bill”s awesomeness. He could start a religion and we”d all join.

The Beastie Boys & Run-DMC
Together forever.

Everyone Serving With Kids Back Home
Unless you”ve done it, you”ll never know how bad it sucks.

Sarah Silverman
Jerry Lewis is a dick for saying there aren”t any funny chicks.

Navy SEALs
Responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden. Nice.

Allison Stokke, Pole Vaulter
Yes, still.

The Microwave Oven
Introduced to the public in 1947, snacking was never the same again.

Michael Jordan
The greatest athlete ever. Lebron James will never even get close.

John Hughes

The man who perfected the angsty teen movie genre. No adult got it like John.

In-N-Out Burger
Making other fast food taste like fast food since 1948.

The Fender Thinline Guitar
The Gibson Les Paul is fine, but Fender”s tone is the aural equivalent of a cooing baby angel.

Two-Buck Chuck
Yeah, a bottle of Charles Shaw is about $3.50 now, but you won”t find a tastier wine in California.

The Guys Who Maintain New York”s Skyscrapers
What, you”re gonna do it?

Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger
Sky ninja.

The Electromechanical Vibrator, 1902
Amirite, ladies?

Madonna (1983 to 1992 Only)
Understand how boring the Billboard charts were before her first LP.

The Remote Control

Zenith introduced the first remote in 1950, it was called “Lazy Bones.” Nuff said.

Andy Warhol
Made you look at art in a completely different way.

Dennis Hopper
Specifically his photography of 1960s Americana. The modern Norman Rockwell.

TiVo
Introduced to the world in “99 by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay. I bet they hated commercials as much as I did.

Every Protestor In The 1969 Stonewall Riots

Willing to get their faces bashed in for love.

The Ford Mustang Fastback

Greatest muscle car ever made.

Bettie Page
Single-handedly introduced America to light bondage.

The Roller Derby
Formed in Chicago around 1935. Just go to a match and you”ll see what I mean.

Levi”s 501 Jeans
Born in the 1890s in San Francisco. They”ve trancended everything since.

Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut writes his greatest piece of work in 1969. Flawless.

Charles Bronson
Yeah, Clint Eastwood is a bad ass, but Bronson was just a gritty vigilante.

Bill Clinton
If America is a lady, Bill”s two terms was its eight-year orgasm.

The Zippo Lighter
If you”re gonna smoke to look cool, don”t half-ass it with a Bic. You go Zippo.

Clerks By Kevin Smith
Love it or hate it (or him), but Smith turned the indie movie industry on its ass with this one.

Prom Night

When every girl is a princess and every guy hopes to get into that princess” chiffon gown.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Pizza might have been invented elsewhere, but Chicago perfected it in 1943.

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones
You ever take a coast-to-coast flight without a pair?

George Costanza
Finally, a slacker that the rest of us slackers could look up to.

Happy Hour
You bet your sweet ass Happy Hour started in America. I”d be dead without this invention.

The Beer Bong
No backyard kegger is complete without one. Feels so good when it hits the lips.

Iggy Pop
The Godfather of Punk. Bare-bones rock, no filter. A dirty by-product of Detroit.

Charles and Ray Eames
Anything and everything this husband and wife design team did was f*cking perfection. That is all.

Duct Tape
Johnson & Johnson developed it in 1942 for use in World War II. And now, this…

Kate Upton
The anti-waif.

Stan Lee
Reimagined a world with technicolor superheroes. He”s finally considered a god.

The Ramones
If America has a house band, it”s The Ramones. Simple, hard, poppy, beautiful.

Dave Grohl
The most awesome person in rock and roll. The guy you wanna share a beer with.

Submitted by: littlemissqt (1-25), eugenius (25-50)

It”s just 50 of the greatest American things that make the United States so bad ass, no big deal.

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Submitted by: fancylad

LBC bon vivant, short skirt historian, born-again empathizer, rock n' roll raconteur and first-and-foremost a family tripper.

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114 Responses to Happy Birthday, America [50 Pics]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:16 am
    Link: Happy Birthday, America - It`s just 50 of the greatest American things that make the United States so bad ass, no big deal.
  2. Profile photo of AlexTron
    AlexTron Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:44 am
    In N Out!! YESSS!!!
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am
    i like
  4. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Captain Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger
    just a guy who was tring to save his own ass
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Two-Buck Chuck the wine bottle says
    "Product of Australia"

  6. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:50 am
    I`m fairly sure America has supplied more good to the world than that list.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Yay America! George Costanza and Two Buck Chuck... seems pretty stupid to think those are two of the greatest things about America until you realize that they just about sum everything up.
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    wildancrazy Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Agree with a lot of `your` choices Fancylad , But Bill Clinton..Really? You are all over the place in your estimations of Greatness, but you go back to "Bill Clinton"? ..Really?..Greatest President is "Bill Clinton"..Huh..Well what ya know...Really? "Bill Clinton"?..Theres so many oth.."Bill Clinton"?.I....HAPPY FORTH EVERYBODY! ..
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    piperfawn Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    Is all real good except Andy Warhol for me.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    @wildancrazy
    ya what was so great about Bill Clinton?
    so what if he stopped the genocide of white people. that was the only good use of soldiers ever
  11. Profile photo of wildancrazy
    wildancrazy Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    @dm2754 ..Oh i don`t know, Washington? Started a country..Forth of July..See a connection?
    Lincoln? Freed the slaves, killed all those Vampires. Jefferson? Moved on up, was a job provider.Franklin? invented the Meca..And dental floss(for His friend Washington, but was a little late in getting it to him..)And many many more who ..Oh never mind..Happy 4th..
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    WHY isn`t Norman Borlaug on this list! are we trying to keep it shallow and superficial?
    he has saved about a billion people
  13. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    @wildancrazy
    Lincoln was wose then Adolf Hitler
    Freeing the slaves was just a was to drat with the south.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    And the 51st reason America is great...
    You are entitled to your opinions even when you are wrong, just like half of this list.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    meh, the only thing i think america was good for was 1950`s to 1990`s cars
  16. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    @Enjin
    hell ya man you said it all.

    lets add inventing the Internet
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Bill Murray is Canadian. Clinton is an philandering idiot
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Bill Murray isn`t Canadian, he was born & raised in Wilmette, Illinois.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Happy 4th. The USA is the best.

    Nice pics and thoughts... But Clinton should never be offered as a representation of our finer Presidents. Der Schlickmeister is that salesman that gives the profession salesman a bad name.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    No, actually I don`t want to drating share a beer with Dave Grohl. That c#nt can get his own.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6737 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    I hope all our American friends will be thanking those whom made their independence possible?

    France, Spain, Netherlands and the incompetence of the British land commanders in not closing out the war when they could have.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    is there any non-philandering Presidents?
  23. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    I really liked this. I only had two things I disagreed with. Vans are the only shoes that define youth? Please. And Madonna has made amazing music since 1992. Her 2000 Music album is still my absolute favorite. 2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor ruled! 2008 Hard Candy was incredible. Just because you let yourself get old and loose track of dance music doesn`t mean that she is no longer good.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Happy birthday, America.

    (Although in retrospect, independence was probably a mistake.)

    I`d buy you a pint if you were here.
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    tehbionic Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Gotta love Europeans who think Americans owe them something.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Yeah, thanks, Buiadh!
  27. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    handimanner

    Clinton was (is?) a philanderer. Clinton wasn`t (and still isn`t) an idiot. Philandery is between you and the missus.
  28. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    "Gotta love Europeans who think Americans owe them something."

    I know right? Why would we think that? You may want to go back an look at History 101. We would not have won the American Revolution without the help of Spain and France.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @tehbionic - I don`t think Americans owe Europe anything.

    I just think they need to give credit to the appropriate sources.
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    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    iab should be on the list...my favorite thing about America.
  31. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    AlexTron-"In N Out!! YESSS!!!"

    I was not able to enjoy my first In N Out burger until I was 45 years-old. It made me realize that I`d lived a deprived life.

    LordJim-"(Although in retrospect, independence was probably a mistake.)"

    Nope, independence and freedom are never a mistake.

    GIVING IT UP, as we are currently doing, is the mistake.

    LordJim-"Clinton was (is?) a philanderer. Philandery is between you and the missus."

    He was also a perjurer and obstructor of justice (those being the charges for impeachment). THOSE are between an elected official and his/her constituents.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Happy birthday USA!
  33. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    "He was also a perjurer and obstructor of justice (those being the charges for impeachment). THOSE are between an elected official and his/her constituents."

    You forgot to add that Clinton was also the victim of the largest Republican witch hunt in the history of America.
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    Boresome Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Hmm , i do belive if u go back far enough .. you owe europe thx for all this :P
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    `Two-Buck Chuck the wine bottle says
    "Product of Australia" `

    Some Two Buck Chuck is made in Australia, but not all.
  36. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    "Hmm , i do belive if u go back far enough .. you owe europe thx for all this :P"

    Good luck getting that through some of these knuckleheads brains. Glenn Beck spent a couple years rewriting history for his followers. Up is down and down is up and hate will live on through.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    if you are proud of those, no wonder you are all sick ducks
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    I never knew Iggy Pop was a yank. Allison Stokke`s cute, but a bit too young for me.
  39. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    markust123-"We would not have won the American Revolution without the help of Spain and France."

    Study a little history yourself.

    As for Spain: A little thing called the Spanish-American War pretty much ended any `cudos` America needed to send Spain`s way.

    As for France: Germany invaded France in 1914 (WWI). France was more than please when Pershing showed up with US Army and Marines. Then there`s the matter of Fall of France & WWII, Germany invades France again. France, again, was happy to the the 6th Army group, VI Corps (3rd, 36th & 45th Infantry), along with USS Texas, USS Nevada and USS Arkansas (just as a start, Operation Dragoon).

    I think these debts have been repaid, with interest.
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    @Boresome...

    Hmm , i do belive if u go back far enough .. you owe Africa thx for all this :P
  41. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    markust123-" victim of the largest Republican witch hunt"

    So the Republicans made him perjure himself? Made him obstruct justice? You ever heard that you can`t entrap an innocent man?
  42. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    "So the Republicans made him perjure himself? Made him obstruct justice? You ever heard that you can`t entrap an innocent man?"

    This was a person issue. Trying to make him confess in front of congress was part of the witch hunt. Christ, Newt Gingrich was having an affair during this time. Don`t get me wrong I do not have respect for the act of cheating. I think it is one of the scummiest things you can do but it is a personal issue between you and your partner. This was 100% a witch hunt by people doing the same scummy act.
  43. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Sorry, I have gone off on a partisan rant. It`s those damn gay posts that pull me in. I`ll stop. Happy Birthday America. Stay safe everyone. Remember we are not liberal or conservative we are Americans.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    @Boresomoe, jealous much?
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Happy birthday jesus.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Kate Upton? Really?

    Wait...I guess I`m not suprised.
  47. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    markust123-"This was a person issue."

    Yes, the person of Bill Clinton. But I`m sure you meant `personal`. It does not matter what the issue, if you`re under oath, you tell the truth. Otherwise you are guilty of perjury.

    If you`re guilty of purgery, you have no business holding office (I know, that requirement would empty congress...on both sides).

    From MY viewpoint, I would not have cared if he had admitted to diddling Monica. I was most pissed off over the waste of a perfectly good cigar.

    BUT, lying under oath should not be tolerated.
  48. Profile photo of wildancrazy
    wildancrazy Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    @HI-haole

    Hmm , i do belive if u go back far enough .. you owe Zenu thx for all this :P
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Republicans who complain about wastes of taxpayer money should admit that the Clinton impeachment was one of the biggest wastes of all time.
  50. Profile photo of MarkusT123
    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    "BUT, lying under oath should not be tolerated."

    We`ll have to agree to disagree because I feel strongly that this was an issue where he should never have been put under oath. As you corrected my grammar this was a personal matter.
  51. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    And now, a dangerous Supreme Court precedent which threatens to justify the application of any overweening compulsion by Congress so long as its penal alternative is considered a tax by somebody (even if this isn`t the attorney for the same bunch who penned the law). I won`t be attending the fireworks this year I-A-B.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    "And now, a dangerous Supreme Court precedent which threatens to justify the application of any overweening compulsion by Congress so long as its penal alternative is considered a tax by somebody (even if this isn`t the attorney for the same bunch who penned the law). I won`t be attending the fireworks this year I-A-B."

    Just out of curiosity were you as upset with Citizens United which allows individuals to donate unlimited money to sway elections? Or is it only judicial activism when the jury doesn`t go your way?
  53. Profile photo of PirateWillis
    PirateWillis Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    Some things: Hell yes
    A few things: Eh.
    A couple of things: No, America has something better than this and why is it something so unimportant?
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    FinkStinger Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Grand canyon, Henry Ford, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, Michael Jackson, MLK, Mark Twain, NASA, Wright Brothers, Muhammad Ali, Lucille Ball, Andrew Carnegie, Johnny Carson, Thomas Edison, Silicon Valley, Hugh Hefner, Old Faithful, etc...etc...etc..oh and how could I forget the #1 American badass of all time, Dr. Seuss. Happy Birthday down there.
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    wildancrazy Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    If your leader is committing a act which places them in danger of exposure, they are able to be controlled..Thats why all those pesky Moral clauses exist, why someone in public office IS held to a higher standard, for your Countrys, in the end,your protection. Just because we have voted excrement into office in the past,does not mean we keep having to step into it..
  56. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    i remember my first In-N-Out burger
    it sucked. sonic is 100x better
  57. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    markust123, are you just trying to bait a flame war or are you asking me a legitimate question?

    I`m not sure which jury you`re referring to, unless it was colloquial for the Supreme Court justice who tipped the scale on the decision, and I`m not sure what Citizens United had to do with it - but regardless of your affinity for the flaming, I`ll attempt to answer your question.

    I did at first uphold the court`s decision as valid in my own worldview, because I think there are a lot of smaller entities known as "corporations" simply because of their legal classification which aren`t out to enslave the natives or strip the Earth of its natural resources, and deserve to have their political interests voiced just as the people who might run them do. However, unions have long been political contributors via the lobbyists they employ, so I`m not sure how this decision affected that. If anything, I view collusive interests as the danger, regardless of their classifica
  58. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Btw, I didn`t use the term "judicial activism" - I appreciate your liberal projection of bias though! Makes the thrust of the conversation easier to identify from here.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    I was asking you a legitimate question @Suicism. The fact that Citizens United did not infuriate you, yet this recent ruling did says a lot. But it also says a lot about me. Because my anger on these two issues is the opposite. I see citizens being able to buy elections with unlimited funds a huge threat to our democracy. A 100 year precedence was over ruled. But with the health care ruling I don`t see a problem taxing people who can offered health care but chose not to get it. When they get really sick they will be a drain on our economy.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    "Btw, I didn`t use the term "judicial activism" - I appreciate your liberal projection of bias though! Makes the thrust of the conversation easier to identify from here."

    Really? This coming from the guy that is so mad at the Supreme Court for judging against his partisan issue that he is going to skip the fireworks this year. I was just trying to highlight how ridiculous you sounded.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    screw the mustang... Chevelle SS all the way...
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Damn it I got partisan again. I am so sorry. The 4th of July is a time to bring Americans together not push each other away. I will really stop this time.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    I did have a thoughtful and earnestly composed response to your inquiry prepared until I saw how you reacted to being called-out on putting words in my mouth. You can resort to `consider the source` and ad-hominem tactics if you want, but I`d like to keep this conversation elevated to a level I think we`re both capable of. Can you handle that, or should I abandon your petty prodding in advance?
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Sorry, not going to bite. Have a wonderful 4th.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Ok Markust - next time you decide to start sh*t, try to back it up with more than just these juvenile hit-and-run tactics. For all your highminded rhetoric, you really prove to be full of crap.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    that pole vaulter is fat now

    and sarah silverman isn`t funny
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    some of these are pretty stoopid
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    @dm2754

    Would you have preferred Lincoln not emancipating and Eurpope supplying the south?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    @Buiadh

    WW2 UK military casualties 383,800.

    US military casualties 416,800.

    You`re welcome.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Sarah Silverman = not funny, voice that makes you cringe, best when viewed on mute.
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    rickbub Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Ramones=Agree
    2 Buck Chuck "you won`t find a tastier wine in California." REALLY!?! W...T...F..?
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    The list is right about some and wrong about many. That`s okay, everyone`s entitled to their opinion, but on what planet is David Lynch subtle?!?!?
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Do one on Australia now, NOW!
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    Well this was heteronormative as all f*ck.
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    luxardo Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    50 things that make Britain Great

    WWW - invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    Real Castles
    Joe Strummer
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Doc Martens
    Welsh Cakes
    Peter Sellers
    The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
    Our Armed Forces too
    French and Saunders
    SAS
    Victoria Pendleton
    Radar
    David Beckham
    Ridley Scott
    Fish N Chips
    Marshall Amps
    Country Manor
    London Underground Maintenance Crew
    Ann Timson (google her)
    Viagra
    Queen
    TV
    Damien Hurst
    Ian McKellen
    Skyplus
    Miners Strikes
    The Mini
    Kelly Brook
    Football
    Mini Skirt
    Lord Of The Rings
    Gary Oldman
    Churchil
    Corkscrew
    Monty Python`s Life Of Brian
    The Last Night Of The Proms
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    Steel Ribbed Umbrella
    Fry and Laurie
    Drinking at 18 not 21
    Pint (imperial measure)
    Pete Townsend
    James Dyson
    NHS
    Lily Donaldson
    Alan Moore
    Led Zeppelin
    David Bowie
  76. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14328 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    @uxardo

    It`s not your holiday now munch the queen while you work to pay her for nothing!
  77. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    35085 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    Mostly agree... still kinda `meh`

    But regardless: I :heart: USA!

    Have fun tomorrow my southern cousins!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    35085 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    @FinkStinger: I`ll agree with you on that one!

    Mark Twain > Vonnegut!

    (I was trying to come up with an obviously better writer, not enough folks know about PK Dick, eh?)
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11740 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    The 2 things that make Ireland great.

    Guinness
    Jameson

    Yeah, Ireland only needs two to trump the rest of you pussies.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    658 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    This is a pretty pooty list.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1410 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    I always thought Iggy was from England for some reason. Also, Can`t stand Sarah Silverman.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    "I just think they need to give credit to the appropriate sources."

    Thank you European countries, for the Revolution.

    In turn, you are welcome for:

    WWI and WWII.

    We`re about even. ;)
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    I`m confused what are we celebrating about this?
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    LuckyMisfit Female 18-29
    4 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    Eff yes roller derby!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6737 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 12:24 am
    @mcgovern1981 - British casualties were 450,900. You have to include civilians seeing as we got the poo drated out of us for a few years while America sat comfy and watched. If it wasn`t for the Brits holding off the Germans what`s to say there wouldn`t be a German-controlled Nazi superstate sitting across Europe now? You`re welcome.

    And USA in WW1? If you guys were any later to the party you`d have missed it all together. Your troops were ineffectual cannon fodder for a few months while you adjusted to new warfare strategies you hadn`t encountered. You added numbers, that`s what finished the war when it did.

    No, we`d not have won WW2 without America`s help. But WW1? Yes. You can`t take credit for a war you had very little part in, supplied less troops than most others, and suffered a fraction of the casualties other nations suffered.

    Anyhow. Have a great fourth of July America. :)
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1569 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:00 am
    Where`s Bill Gates?
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:17 am
    the microwave oven is an english invention, invented at birmingham university, facts need to be straight, oh and while i`m at it, also the pc and internet ;-)
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2513 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 4:23 am
    Jerry Louis is still correct. Sarah Silverman is annoying, not funny. There is a difference.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14769 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 6:58 am
    "A big "F*ck You" to the dicks that were responsible for 9/11."

    As soon as they get it filled with jewish bankers, the arabs will probably smack it back down like the jenga tower that it is.
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    jaymeister Male 30-39
    39 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 7:27 am
    @buiadh - I don`t leave comments much , but it was Russia that won it , no intervention or intervention the Ruskies had it.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5811 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 7:53 am
    @Buiadh: Don`t forget that the Third Reich was also split in three directions by the time the US finally entered the war.

    That being said the US did an amazing job fighting a war on two fronts of their own.
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    MarkusT123 Male 40-49
    4083 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 8:16 am
    "the microwave oven is an english invention, invented at birmingham university, facts need to be straight, oh and while i`m at it, also the pc and internet"

    Percy Spencer, an American, Invented the Microwave at Raython an American Company. US patent 2,495,429. Or were you just trolling?
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    whatru Male 50-59
    19 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden, but President Barack Obama was RESPONSIBLE for killing Osama Bin Laden. Fact is he gave the order. An important moment in USA history deserves carefully chosen words. Enjoyed the post. Happy Fourth of July!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Deep dish pizza blows.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 9:50 am
    I love America as much as the next redneck, but one must give credit where credit is due. I`m pretty sure the french are responsible for happy hour.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 9:55 am
    @markust123, please tell me you`re kidding about madonna. Confessions on a dance floor had 2, maybe 3 OK tracks. The rest were utter trash.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
    And for all you non-Americans who are wishing to bring us down today, please STFU and let us enjoy being American on OUR NATIONS BIRTHDAY of all days. Yall can start hatin` again on July 5th.
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Fair enough, but seriously who cooks with a microwave anyway lol
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
    81 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 11:14 am
    No sarcasm here... a simple Happy Happy to our American cousins :-)
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    @patchgrabber The US was fighting on three fronts by 1944, including participating, and leading, the largest maritime invasion in the history of the world, plus supplying the USSR.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14328 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    @Buiadh

    You`re ignoring that we supplied the UK and Russia with materials while we "sat on our asses" without those you`d have been screwed. As for WWI it was a stalemeate up until we entered.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Yay, Chicago Deep Dish!
  103. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    35085 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    The US was fighting on three fronts by 1944, including participating, the largest maritime invasion in the history of the world
    Of which Canada had 1/4 of the forces (D-Day) and we fought on 2 of those fronts with 1/10 the population... since 1939... just sayin.

    As for WWI it was a stalemeate up until we entered.
    @MacGovern: You are 100% correct that the USA aided both UK and USSR before entering WW2 (illegally? yes, but I`m not complaining!)
    However in WW1 the US contribution was mostly "too little too late" eh?
    The Allies (France UK and Canada) had survived the collapse of the Russian front and the unleashing of the Stormtroopers, right? Vimy Ridge had fallen (yay Canada!) and the writing was on the wall for Germany.

    No offense, but stick to cheering about WW2... Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm & etc.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
    294 posts
    July 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    Someone mentioned america. Cue political comments!

    Now for non-political comments; first off, f-ck sarah silverman. She`s absolutely NOT something that makes america badass. She`s not funny and she`s not hot.
    Also, madonna may have been a musical pioneer, but she`s stolen music a # of times over the years and looks a little like an alien monster nowadays. She flashed one of her funbags on tour. Rolling stone had the picture; it was horrifying.

    On the other hand there were enough appropriately awesome things and actually hot chicks to counterbalance. Bettie page could have had her way with me, and that pole vaulter is just crazy fine. An honorable mention goes out to the beer bong and duct tape chicks as well. They`re doing it right.

    Eh, I guess kate upton too. Idk why ppl are so obsessed. poo, I`d rather have duct tape girl. I could even say "They say removing tape quickly hurts less; does that mean you`d be completely numb by the time I was done?&qu
  105. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1421 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:52 am
    Sarah Silverman IS hot and funny. I would marry her in an instant.
  106. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5811 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:09 am
    @5cats: I`m not sure many Americans would cheer about Vietnam...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14328 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 8:37 am
    @5Cats

    We supplied the Allies in WW1 also. Also take a look at how the trench lines changed when the US entered the war....
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    JonasQuim Male 18-29
    115 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Few Nit-picky things with this...

    Ian MacKaye - who?

    "Michael Jordan
    The greatest athlete ever." - Pretty broad claim! `basketball player` - probably.

    Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (looks disgusting)

    Dave Grohl = lame

    Everything else... hats off to you America ya dun good (Especially that fine ass pole vaulter jeeeSUS!)

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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 3:01 am
    I would agree with all of those but the "two buck chuck" Bleeeurgh! Yes I have tried Californian wine, many many times, still go back to Mediterranean every time. Anything less than £5/$8 isn`t even worth opening.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 5:46 am
    meh
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    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Forgot to mention The Only Country To Use Nuclear Weapons On A Civilian Population.
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    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 11:45 am
    And wasn`t AIDS invented by an fag American shagging a monkey?
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    TheBadSeed Male 40-49
    17 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Beer bong is just because they haven`t discovered the Yard Glass. Microwave invented in the UK. Bill Clinton couldn`t even smoke a joint properly. Michael Jordan is who?. Sarah Silverman is who?. McDonald is poo and same with them hamburgers and that disgusting pizza. THE NAVY SEALS ARE GAY AND PISS WEAK,couldn`t even capture Bin Laden alive, wouldn`t parading him in chains been a better message to his cronies than making him a martyr.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    19380 posts
    July 16, 2012 at 6:43 am
    Bill Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois, dum-dums.

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