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Re: Dojo Forum Update: Moderation Team

I'm sure these guys will be good and take their mod powers seriously but use them in moderation at the same time.

Bad pun?

What in tarnation are you talking about?
BANNED!

Thanks for putting me back in the saddle, Yama. Happy to be aboard. I'll do my best. As I'm sure Pete will (and always has been), he's a class act and to be honest, I didn't know who the other mods would end up being until just now. So yeah, the team looks really good and I'm damn sure we'll all get along just fine, no worries folks. This is the best and only internet forum that I frequent and there's a reason for that, the community (yes, Shenmue too, of course!), all the personalities make this place a real neat place to be. I think that together we can make this place thrive again. There's a reason some of us have been on here for ten years (some even longer) surely? We all know why, we like this place so much.

And if anybody wants to chat about any issues about these forums, we're here to listen, you won't be talked down to, I'm here to help and I'm sure the other mods feel the same way. Now that that's over, let's have fun, fellow Dojo-ites.

And no, my brother will not be a problem. :-"
by Henry Spencer
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:51 pm
 
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Re: Have most of the forum members dissappeared?

I'm not so abstinent now am I ;-) good to have you back anyway mue
by south carmain
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:51 pm
 
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Does Yu Have The Eye Of The Tiger?

I was watching one of the finest films to ever be made the other day Rocky III. I couldn't help but be reminded of Yu's struggle in trying to make SIII. Both Rocky 1&2 are just like Shenmue 1&2.

Shenmue 1 came out and did pretty good but many felt it could do much better, many wanted to see much more of this gem just like Rocky Balboa in Rocky 1.

Shenmue 2 came out and smashed the record for most imported game taking the title just like Rocky does against Apollo Creed in Rocky 2.

Then Yu sold out and signed a deal with Microsoft and seemed to not be that bothered anymore. At the start of Rocky 3 we see Rocky selling out, advertising credit cards and cars loosing the passion he had for boxing. The port was poor and it seemed he lost his passion. This may have to do with the death of SEGA just like the death of Rocky's trainer Micky. Shenmue 2x came out and just like the first fight against Mr T it got knocked on it's arse.

Now we are in the present day and we need Yu to get back that passion for game making. Rocky had Apollo Creed to help him get out of his rut but who can help Yu?
by Riku Rose
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:57 pm
 
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Re: The Shenmue Dojo - 10th Anniversary Video & Members Gall

Action shot of KiBa lurking at ShenmueDojo

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by Thief
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:34 pm
 
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Re: Persona Series

Merged together the Persona threads. This series definitely deserves a huge and lasting thread.

Little story time on my time with the series. It's pretty obvious to those who know me, but maybe not so much around here. I'm a huge Persona fan since literal day one, one of my top three series. I started following the series when Revelations Persona was first shown in GAMEFAN. It looked unique, enough that I went on a whim and decided to keep tabs on it and eventually picked it up day one at my local shop.

Then came Persona 2: Tsumi, my favorite title in the series along with it's counterpart Batsu. Before the series was widely known, a lot of people around me just knew it for that random game I played with the crazy art style. Truer words couldn't have been spoken though, the games music and art style are still unrivaled imho. So stylish. I played through the Japanese original before the Guido patch and before the official translation. I printed out a huge translation called the Oracle of Maya, pretty much wasted an entire day at my aunts law firm one summer printing it out. Hilariously good times, but pure dedication. The series also got me into Soul Hackers, which I put only behind Tsumi in terms of quality.

After Tsumi and Batsu I faithfully played the series over and over, but knew a true sequel would never happen. To me, my 'Persona 3' was SMT Nocturne. Loved Nocturne so much, still do. But then the unthinkable happened, Persona 3! A lot of people thought the premise looked interesting, yet I was already in ecstasy. Where as Shenmue III is my gaming nightmare, this is my gaming feel good story. Many newcomers enjoy the games dungeon layout, though while I do think it's adequate, I don't think it keeps up in terms of keeping things fresh like Persona 2. You never quite knew what was going to happen next in that game. Nevertheless, the game was still amazing and quite possibly one of my favorite that generation, it actually lived up to my expectations all of those long years later. The rest is history as the series has since achieved decent popularity (without selling out) and I couldn't be happier. Feels good being there since day one. Really looking forward to Golden and the eventual fifth installment, that will be a slice of heaven if it's presented anything like Catherine is.

If you started with P3 or P4, put down the evoker and go play the best game in the series. P2. Fact.

http://zotaku.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/271010_persona2.jpg
by Yama
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:07 pm
 
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Re: Persona

Haha, good stuff.

And yeah Mue, I feel it lives up to the original. Outside of a few senseless edits (Hitler wearing sunglasses, lol), the game is more or less 1:1 as is the script. All musical content that was modified is still available, so there is just more to choose from this time around. The menus have been updated to look more in line with current generation Persona, which I admittedly love, though do miss the older layout time to time just based on principal. Some of the newer artwork is far less charming, though fitting nonetheless. The bulk of it however is still there. Solid port and necessary considering Tsumi never received official exposure outside of Asia.
by Yama
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:26 pm
 
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Re: Persona

To be fair, Japan was months ahead of the USA too. But I feel your pain, reminds me of the OG P3 delays... over the binding in a mini art book. ](*,)
by Yama
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:12 pm
 
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Re: Team Yu needs you!

I would but apparently no one understand what I'm saying :lol: if you liked the avatar I made yokosuka martian I could provide some artwork though
by south carmain
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:52 pm
 
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Re: Final Fantasy

Great music, battle system, art direction and overall visuals. At the time that alone was enough to impress and as an art major, it still has it's ways of smoothing over the overall package. It's not some historic title to me, but I accept it for what it was.
by Yama
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:24 pm
 
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Re: Final Fantasy

And thats why you're not allowed to talk sometimes :lol:

*Plus dorian gave you way more shit for liking it then I did*

^Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean everyone else didn't.

Thats certainly true but with only 1/3rd of the audience buying into the sequel it seems like the majority didn't.
by Segata Sanshiro Jr.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:17 pm
 
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Re: You crazy sexy SOBS What is on your minds!

gboy here, just thought I would pass by and say hi after all this time, tried to log on my account but it has been deleted and renamed funnily enough

just to set one thing straight when I was banned I wasn't actually mocking ryudos health but got carried away and challenged him because of the argument, a lot seem to portray me as a monster here because of that it seems, as for why I might of appeared aggressive well we had our history following up to that and a lot of things that you're all pissed off about I was pissed off about back then, I won't get into it as people have said enough already and I don't really hate the guy to put him down further despite his continuous insults after I was banned

anyway I don't think I'll be a regular poster here anymore but I will pop in now and then to see what's up, so see you guys around ;-)

you thought this was going to be a panda didn't you
by justforlulz
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:18 pm
 
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Re: Have most of the forum members dissappeared?

Wow, this thread is effective!
Welcome back: Clint, James, St. Elmos Fire, Hazuki Legend.

I'm glad to see that past members still come by once in a while to say hello.

Despite feuds, I wonder what LanDC is up to. His mods were pretty cool.

I miss Gamer2 alot, we used to share games through snail mail.
Before April, i didn't see Miles Prowler that much, what ever happened to your 600 person character page? I remember your signature for the longest time said it was going to be up soon.

I haven't seen Silas and Daemos in a while. b_ren as well and cyberman too.

Despite the members who are long gone who used to be around a lot, I really appreciate everyone who still posts here.

It has been a long ride and I'm happy to have been here for most of it.
by shengoro86
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:41 am
 
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Re: What movie are you watching right now?

THELONIOUS MONK: STRAIGHT NO CHASER. Omg I miss the times of greats.
by Jokatech19
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:33 pm
 
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Re: Studying Abroad in London

Mittz form of sorting someone out is to internet bully and fuck with their mind until they cry. He's more of a Joker than a Batman.
by Sailors?
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:47 pm
 
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Re:

Bluecast wrote:I boycott the whole idea of saying "I'm leaving" I'm back"

Just freaking go and shut up and when ready come back and post as normal.

Otherwise it's lame. IMO


Fucking lol
by QWERTY
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:58 am
 
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Re: Team Yu needs you!

Done!!! :nice!:
by Peter
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:57 pm
 
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Re: The Philosophy Thread

UnHoly Bible wrote: I knew something once, then I forgot.


Did you ever really know it then?
by Rakim
Thu May 09, 2013 9:00 pm
 
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New York Renaissance Faire

http://www.renfair.com/ny/

Has anybody been there? The fair was pretty cool. Tons of mead and beer along with big turkey legs.

If your in the NY area, I suggest you check it out.

They had a guy to throw rotten tomatoes at, lots of archery, knife throwing, and axe throwing. It was just a great time.

Group photo.

http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p622/shengoro86/185074_10151227975441320_843705823_n.jpg

I'm holding the mead of course.
by shengoro86
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:24 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

In about the last 10 years, we've seen the wait times for our health care increase, which is a drag. Other than that, it's one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
by Mitsuzuki
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:07 pm
 
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Re: Post a PM

Ryudo it is not appropriate to argue with other members over what you think is a rule violation. We are regular members now. If you feel QWERTY has violated one of the rules, you can report the post to the staff so they can take a look at it and determine if action on their end is necessary. After you do that, consider your job is done. Nothing more is to be gained from that point in further back and forth.
by Sonikku
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:04 pm
 
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Re: Post a PM

Ryudo it is not appropriate to argue with other members over what you think is a rule violation. We are regular members now. If you feel QWERTY has violated one of the rules, you can report the post to the staff so they can take a look at it and determine if action on their end is necessary. After you do that, consider your job is done. Nothing more is to be gained from that point in further back and forth.
I did report his posts and the most action I have seen is just a mod thanking your post. But no action taken.

So until the staff make a determination, what more do you think you can accomplish here personally? Do you believe QWERTY will potentially be persuaded by your opinion to back off? That seems unlikely. Will you continue to argue your message until one of you is banned? I don't want to see that happen. I haven't familiarized myself with all the technicalities of the rules lately, so I cannot say one way or the other if a rule is being broken here (perhaps I should brush up) But either way, you are not helping yourself, or anyone else here with further escalation. You've reported the post and stated your case. Until the mods confer, take a step back and give them time to make their determination.
by Sonikku
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:21 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

So I was at work the other day, and I noticed one of the new guys is sitting around playing a PSP I walk over and ask what he is playing, and he is playing FF8 on a hacked PSP 3000, and I was like sweet. Next thing I know he starts playing a PSP homebrew magic the gathering game called wagic and we start talking about play magic and what not. So long story short I found another nerd at work to talk about games with, also I think we are going to start hanging out soon and I will have a buddy to play MTG with sometimes now. 8)
reminds me of how I used to make friends as a child lol I wish things were as simple nowadays
by south carmain
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:35 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Obama a socialist? Now that's hilarious
by Yokosuka Martian
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:23 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Makes sense people wanting to make sure their taxes are spent properly since they work hard for that money. It seems more understandable people being concerned about their healthcare system as that is what looks after them should they get old and ill or just get a disease like cancer.

Then again we can just forget all that shit and get angry about Kojima making another Metal Gear game.
by Riku Rose
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:16 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Yep no point in trying to make the world a better place or care about things that give us a better future cause it's all pointless and we're all going to die anyway, yatta yatta yatta.

If you want to believe we're powerless, go ahead. But I'd rather try and change things. I, in fact, believe we have more power than we even realize. So what if there are things that happen outside of your control. It doesn't have to stay that way. We've already proven we have the power to change things repeatedly throughout human history.
by Yukupo
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:29 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

why do pessimists always try so hard to bring everyone down to their level?

anyway I recently went and dug out my psp and remembered why I had stopped playing it in the first place, the screen has these blue lines that do from top to bottom, it used to go away by applying pressure but that doesn't work anymore unfortunately, anyone got any idea how to fix it?
by south carmain
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:48 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

We all have issues in life some worse than others it's how we choose to deal with them. I have dealt with things very poorly and slowly VERY slowly I'm trying to do better and I am getting help for it from counslers. Going out more eating better exercise. Some choose to deny it's them and blame the world and always ends up worse for them.
by Bluecast
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:55 pm
 
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Re: Celebritys You Look Like

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Leo dicaprio and emile hirsch

But i may just be tooting my own horn :rotflmao:
by Yokosuka Martian
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:17 pm
 
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Re: Tea

I'm an island man, so I mostly drink fruit teas. while in Canada I picked up some great Blueberry tea in New Brunswick.

I'm not above a good herbal tea though, its great to go to Chinatown and have some freshly made tea with dim sum in the winter.
http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=2&t=45001&p=1005403#
You know I actually didn't know tea did all that stuff for you.
yeah man tea is great for you, it's linked to the high expectancy of living in places like hong kong and Japan (not the sole reason but an important factor in some cases) if someone is prone to disease through genetics I would highly recommend it to lower their chances of catching such diseases (it's not a miracle cure though so doesn't totally exempt the chances)

people often see this as zen bullshit from far eastern fairy tales but it's 100% true, in some cases white tea has even been found to reduce tumours in size

This is true, it can be very good for you. Though I would point out that green or white teas are usually healthier, due to lower caffeine levels mainly I guess. But in general, it's always better to find a good one that suits your own needs, as opposed to just sticking on a PG Tips or whatever.

A Qi Gong grand master once recommended to my brother that he make some crazy Chinese herbal tea that had all kinds of herbs and even dried Chinese berries in, for his stomach. There was no real 'tea' in it, but it did the job and helped alleviate my brothers issues :)
I don't know why but I read that in your avatars voice. I think I will do that from now on.....am I Micheal Wincott or Billy Bob from Varsity Blues?
by Bluecast
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 pm
 
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Re: Tea

I'm an island man, so I mostly drink fruit teas. while in Canada I picked up some great Blueberry tea in New Brunswick.

I'm not above a good herbal tea though, its great to go to Chinatown and have some freshly made tea with dim sum in the winter.
http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=2&t=45001&p=1005403#
You know I actually didn't know tea did all that stuff for you.
yeah man tea is great for you, it's linked to the high expectancy of living in places like hong kong and Japan (not the sole reason but an important factor in some cases) if someone is prone to disease through genetics I would highly recommend it to lower their chances of catching such diseases (it's not a miracle cure though so doesn't totally exempt the chances)

people often see this as zen bullshit from far eastern fairy tales but it's 100% true, in some cases white tea has even been found to reduce tumours in size

This is true, it can be very good for you. Though I would point out that green or white teas are usually healthier than black, due to lower caffeine levels mainly I guess. But in general, it's always better to find a good one that suits your own needs, as opposed to just sticking on a PG Tips or whatever.

A Qi Gong grand master once recommended to my brother that he make some crazy Chinese herbal tea that had all kinds of herbs and even dried Chinese berries in, for his stomach. There was no real 'tea' in it of course, but it did the job and helped alleviate my brothers issues :)
there's a syrian tea that is great for stomach issues as well, it's sold as medicine out there, I think it's something like "ibn sama" or something similar :-k
by south carmain
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:04 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cg_demA3yg[/youtube]

I'm gay for his voice. Seriously I love his voice. While I can do many voices including the deep gravely one it's nowhere near as cool as his. Also don't have his delivery. The vid is samples from his work.
by Bluecast
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:05 pm
 
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Re: AVATARS AND SIGS

mue 26 wrote: I need an avatar for my SUK account, but I don't know what to use (and I kind of like the default "No avatar" Ryo one). Any ideas of what would reflect my personality, Joe?


Yeah but they are all NSFW.
by Joe Pesci
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:34 am
 
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Re: AVATARS AND SIGS

mue 26 wrote: I need an avatar for my SUK account, but I don't know what to use (and I kind of like the default "No avatar" Ryo one). Any ideas of what would reflect my personality, Joe?

no avatar adequately represents your personality, I'd say
by beedle
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:42 pm
 
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Re: Post a PM

Hey
Sent: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:06 pm
From: Joe Pesci
To: Yama

So I am just curious as to why Beedle was banned. I think that the lack of explanation is almost worse than the banning itself. Right now I am under the assumption that Ryudo is just abusing his power and it seems like a poor example of moderating to me. I heard that you never replied to Beedle but it would cool to see something from you at least.


Turns out beedle deserved it.
by Joe Pesci
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:21 pm
 
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Re: AVATARS AND SIGS

Why are you asking Jesus you atheistic fuck?
by Joe Pesci
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:37 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Like this guy?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWLnvqOsls[/youtube]
by Yama
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:17 pm
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki should be ashamedof himself!

I may be wrong, but I don't think it's in Yu's nature or indeed his culture to openly point the finger at Sega just to take the heat off himself. Even though he's independent he still has a working relationship with the company, so it would not be "good form" to publicly distance himself from their mistakes. He's said enough here and there to make it clear that the situation's been out of his hands, most specifically that if given the opportunity he would like to make Shenmue III. To go into detail on the knockbacks he has received behind closed doors at Sega HQ would risk putting a strain on their continued business association.

That's why it's up to the fans to go to bat for him and make it known where the fault lies, because Yu's too nice a guy and far too professional to labor the point himself.
by Let's Get Sweaty
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:41 pm
 
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Re: So whatever happened to...

Sega don't have the balls to do it right now. Because IF they release them then success or not Sega put more pressure on themselves to finish the story.

Why they wont just give Yu the rights and let him try and find a publisher i don't know because its clear how little Sega thinks of Shenmue now.
by Who Really Cares?
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:26 am
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

The westernization of the east (which is also the easternization of the west) seems good and desirable. Sonic 2 is an excellent example of how an admixture can surpass its parts, memetically. Genetically, the following is proof that there could still exist beauty under such circumstances that the races of mankind tended toward hybridization:

https://www.google.com/search?q=half+japanese+half&rlz=1C1LENN_enUS496US496&aq=f&sugexp=chrome,mod%3D1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&authuser=0&ei=oiBiUKD-MsiTqwGSnoDoAw&biw=1280&bih=622&sei=tCBiUNreKsOlqgGbwIHQAw#um=1&hl=en&rlz=1C1LENN_enUS496US496&authuser=0&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=half+japanese+&oq=half+japanese+&gs_l=img.3..0l10.2155.2155.0.2453.1.1.0.0.0.0.83.83.1.1.0...0.0...1c.1.CkjPbbpC824&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=39f9061d043c8ae2&biw=1280&bih=622
by KiBa
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:30 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Yeah, I used to feel similarly. But that's the way the world's headed, might as well at least look forward to the positives like the breakdown of nationalistic and racial bullshit. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play some weirdly mediocre Capcom games and have a partay. Rock on.
The way the world's headed... yeah, that's kinda the problem. Anyway, enjoy your Crapcom and the partay .
by Dorian
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:26 pm
 
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Re: Things That Made You Laugh Today

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-gwjRBfqg[/youtube]
by Brothaman
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:32 am
 
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