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Date: 07/03/12 04:01 PM

59 Responses to The Great East Coast Black Out Of 2012 [Pic]

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    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    Link: The Great East Coast Black Out Of 2012 - Any East Coast I-A-Bers dealing with no electricity? Then how are you reading this? Oh, cell phone--right.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    This is why the U.S. is doomed. This.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    I have a friend affected by this who spent 2 days and a half without electricity and almost went crazy. I would have gone crazy after the first hour.
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    The video game was powered by "a" inverter. I am saddened.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    What did people DO before the internet?!
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    I am so glad I grew up in an era where kids still played in the woods. Why did my generation turn into such bad parents? We had it so good.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    "What did people DO before the internet?!"

    We drove to adult stores to rent videos and purchase magazines.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    @markust The internet must have been invented because people were tired of spending gas to get porn!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    didnt this happen before in 2005-ish?
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    @markust it is because parents are scared of all of the millions of creepers waiting outside their door to steal their children. It`s better to keep them inside where they are safe.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    "@markust it is because parents are scared of all of the millions of creepers waiting outside their door to steal their children. It`s better to keep them inside where they are safe."

    When I was a boy living in Seattle another boy my age in Tacoma had his thingy cut off and shoved in his butt and left to die. We still got to play in the woods. And these woods were only 2-3 miles North of the strip where the Green River Murderer got most of his girls. Looking back I think our parents were trying to kill us.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    "When I was a boy living in Seattle another boy my age in Tacoma had his thingy cut off and shoved in his butt and left to die. We still got to play in the woods. And these woods were only 2-3 miles North of the strip where the Green River Murderer got most of his girls. Looking back I think our parents were trying to kill us."

    When I was a kid a guy tried to kidnap me, but I was still allowed to go play in the wood too. I miss those days. Sometimes I still go to the woods and run around to this day.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    "When I was a kid a guy tried to kidnap me, but I was still allowed to go play in the wood too. I miss those days. Sometimes I still go to the woods and run around to this day."

    My brother and I went back and played in the big woods a couple years back. We had a blast. We`re going to get machetes and go back again.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Did you guys skateboard in the cemetery? Well what kids back then called skateboarding (Siting on your board and going down the hills).
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Not me yet...

    Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power try that!!

    Power companies have monopolies in areas it`s a problem! They don`t care.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    I never skateboarded in the cemetery but I did used to run around in the cemetery. Kids today are little babies.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    @markust123

    Get a gun! You;ve got another hobby!
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    "Get a gun! You`ve got another hobby!"

    My brother has a 357 Magnum I get to play with. I mean shoot responsibly.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    "I never skateboarded in the cemetery but I did used to run around in the cemetery. Kids today are little babies."

    We were monsters. I remember one time we grabbed a stuffed bunny with long arms and tied him to a grave cross with wire and lit him on fire with lighter fluid. Can you image going to visit your grandfathers grave and finding those ashes? We used to also steal the dead kids candy on Easter. They weren`t going to eat it. For years I thought dead kids were haunting me. I think it was just my conscience.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    ***Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power***

    2 hard kore!!
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    AN* inverter. Sad
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    markust123:I am so glad I grew up in an era where kids still played in the woods. Why did my generation turn into such bad parents? We had it so good.

    I`ve wondered about this also. We made weekly trips to my grand parents place. Which was basically acres of woods around a small farm, that backed up to acres and acres of deep woods. I was allowed to frolic around as I please, but I wonder. This was the kind of place that you could test your kids. If they broke a leg between a couple of logs or got a 50 pound flint slab in the face trying to climb the wrong place, they wouldn`t come back. Maybe an evolution enhancer?
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    hahahaha markust that`s fantastic!!! We used to steal kids candy at Halloween. We were such jerks when we were kids, but at least we got out of the house and got some exercise.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    Oh reading thelonius` comment reminded me of when I would go to my aunt`s house and we would play in her barn. We would have corn cob wars and crab apple wars. Those were good times. I would go home bruised from head to toe.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    blackout?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    McGovern1981-"Spent like 4 days without power in an ice storm this year without power try that!!"

    Hurricane Camille (69): Weeks without power.

    Hurricane Frederic (79): Three weeks without water, four weeks without power.

    Hurricane Katrina (05): Three weeks without power, over a year to move back into my home.

    These people are experiencing a common situation on the Gulf Coast.

    When I was 12 it was nothing for me and my friends to walk down the road carrying rifles & shotguns going hunting in the woods. The neighbors would just say `good luck` & `be careful`. Now you get the cops called on you.

    One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    "One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?"

    Love this comment. And I am for electric cars.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    ""One question: How do all those `environmentally conscious" like those electric cars NOW?"

    Love this comment. And I am for electric cars."


    then you`re an idiot. it takes electricity to power gas pumps.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    MeGrendel is a Rush Limbaugh listening knuckledragging mouthbreather. Gas pumps run on ELECTRICITY, you fugging dummies!!!
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Yep , we used to go out and play with our friends and find things to amuse ourselves. That fat little turd probably can only run to the icecream truck. And when the car battery dies, he will just flop around and cry untill daddy gets another one
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    this little dumpling is pretty much what most little kids and adults in the US look like.
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    tehbionic Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    jtrebowski is implying gas stations don`t have back up generators.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    The message is don`t depend on electricity it can fail! It`s almost the 4th here get gun depend for yourself or you may be depended upon like alot of other places!
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Jamie, no they don`t.
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    Butters420 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    MERICA!!!!
  36. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    jtrebowski-"Gas pumps run on ELECTRICITY"

    Take it from someone who has been through plenty of major power outages (previous post):

    A service station running on a single generator can refuel HUNDREDS (if not thousands) of cars that can then run on internal combustion engines.

    On the other hand, every electric vehicle will require a dedicated generator (big one) many hours to recharge, and then require recharging AGAIN before long.

    See the difference? (ya fuggin dummy)

    People that live in hurricane prone zones KNOW how to handle extended power outages. They also know that an eletric car would be useless in such a situation. (A hybrid would have not problems. It would actually be a asset as you get more use for your gas.)
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    @jtrebowski

    After a little research, I learned that my previous post was wrong.
    You CAN NOT USE A GENERATOR TO RECHARGE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE.

    Most user`s manuals for electric vehicles have the following disclaimer: "Do not use portable or stationary backup generating equipment to charge the vehicle. This may cause damage to the vehicle`s charging system. Only charge the vehicle from utility supplied power." (this one is verbatum from the Volt user`s manual)

    So, you`re still a fuggin dummy.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    I just thought his comment was funny jtrebowski.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    I love how when the upper Eastern States experience a spot of difficulty it`s a FRIGGING DISASTER!!!! but when the Gulf or Mid West States get similar it`s nowhere near as big a story.

    Take that hurricane that wasn`t last year. Even here in the UK that would be a relatively non event (we get 1 or 2 hurricane force storms a year). But it sounded like NYC was gonna get destroyed. And... nothing, apart from some pics of garden chairs being blown over...
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    kja1995 Male 18-29
    124 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    I Love how Europeans act like they control the United States media.
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    This should be a "This is why you`re so fat, America" picture. The kid is playing a videogame...outside. /sigh
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    How Ironic? Hopefully that tv will fall off it`s precarious perch.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2012 at 12:05 am
    @kja1995 - We do. Didn`t anyone tell you?
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 12:44 am
    As an East Coast I-A-Ber........Yea, news is overblowing this. Northern VA lost power in SOME parts for 12-72 hours. Even more farther north. Eastern NC: 5.5 at most in one town. Dude, get over the power outages. I lost more power in Hurricane Fran than this stupid storm. If you haven`t experienced Fran, please get off the Internet.
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 12:45 am
    And by "experience Fran": I mean experience 1996, which means you have no idea what you are talking about. So please wait a few years before exploring the expansive W.W.W.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:19 am
    This is our future generation, America...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:57 am
    @MeGrendel: Your assertion that electric cars in hurricane zones are not too useful is correct, but don`t go using one area of the world and assume that you can apply the same logic elsewhere. Electricity in most areas is quite stable.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Also, when I was a kid I played video games AND played in the forest, went dirt biking, golfing, etc. Variety is the spice of life.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 7:07 am
    This is why you`re fat and have no future.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 4, 2012 at 7:44 am
    You could do worse than being a portable windmill salesman in that part of the country right now...
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 9:21 am
    First world problems...
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    chutulhu Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 11:27 am
    @patchgrabber;

    sure you did, but you`re not an american and probably had a life.
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2012 at 11:57 am
    your country is fcuked up lol, land of the free, my arse lmao
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    @patchgrabber

    I LIKE the idea of an electric vehicle. Fewer moving parts, buttloads more torque at all RPMs, etc. I`ve actually been looking into building an electric bike to go to work on clear days when I don`t require my truck. It`d be an interesting project, and fun to ride.

    Actually, the only downside of electric cars are 1) they are not currently viable alternatives to what we have and 2) they do not currently reduce emissions, just move the source.

    Area really doesn`t make a difference. There are quite a few EV`s in my areas, which is hurricane prone. But everyone I know who has one has an ADDITIONAL vehicle that is gas-powered, as they know there is a good chance there will be a time they can not recharge.
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    Mechi Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Well this got all philosophical over a simple picture, glad most people base there opinions of an entire country and what its people are like off of this. xD
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    wow that kid`s a valuable asset in the apocalypse; he is powering his xbox with an inverter and a car battery? pro
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    RedOnTheHead Male 50-59
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    July 5, 2012 at 1:52 am
    "This is why the U.S. is doomed. This."

    I used to worry about this too. Now I see them as fat little drone pilots and sleep well at night.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 6:23 am
    Could be worse you could have to support royalty....
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    817 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Central Air unit died on July 3rd. I went old fashioned; worked in the yard all day then took a cold shower.

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