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Friday 24 October 2014

Etymology of a microphone

As I was reading about the technicalities of sound recording, I wondered where the lavalier micro­phone got its name​—​(a lava­lier is the little microphone you sometimes see clipped to peoples’ shirts when they are interviewed on TV). I did some digging and here’s what I found.

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Tuesday 31 December 2013

Woodford demographics

I have been at the Woodford Folk Festival for a couple of days, giving a little presentation about researching environmental issues.

Instead of the usual bring-your-own-tent arrange­ment, I stayed in Tent City. This is an area where somebody else has already put up the tents before you arrive, and has put comfortable beds in them. There is also a communal tent with a cold room, tables, chairs, and boiling water on tap​—​and a table with mains power where campers can charge their phones. When I looked, the table was covered with a mess of Apple iPhones, and very few other types.

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

The rowdyism and brutality of the uneducated and ill-bred

As I was searching for references to the Merrie England in the Australian newspapers, I turned up a piece of moralising tit­il­ation which connected that steam yacht with stories of Victorian scandals. The commentary was prompted by the death and life of George Baird, one of Lillie Langtry’s lovers, but it also mentioned Mr Bailey for whom the Merrie England was originally built.

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Monday 20 August 2012

Lovelocked in Paris

In the New York Times Agnes Poirier writes about a social phenomenon I noticed in Paris​—​lovers writing their names on padlocks, snapping the locks on the balustrades of bridges over the Seine, and throwing the keys into the river.

“The fools! They haven’t understood a thing about love, have they?” was the conclusion recently of a 23-year-old waiter at Panis, a cafe on the Left Bank with a view over Notre-Dame. At the heart of love à la française lies the idea of freedom. To love truly is to want the other free, and this includes the freedom to walk away. Love is not about possession or property. Love is no prison where two people are each other’s slaves. Love is not a commodity, either. Love is not capitalist, it is revolutionary. If anything, true love shows you the way to selflessness.
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Tuesday 26 June 2012

A well-executed likeness

I just added to my little collection a carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall (1809-1871). Blackall was ap­point­ed Governor of Queensland in 1868, and died in office. In the photograph he sits in an arm chair with a sword between his legs and a feather hat on his knee. The setting is plain​—​there are no drapes, no columns, no furniture apart from the chair. The only decoration is the patterned linoleum on the studio floor.

It’s odd that he was photographed sitting down, rather than standing upright in a formal military pose as I would have ex­pected for a governor’s portrait. Perhaps he was suffering from the illness from which he died. I don’t know what ailment caused his death, but I have read a suggestion it was something he caught in the tropics​—​he had been governor of colonies in West Africa and the West Indies.

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Tuesday 10 January 2012

A most delightful trip (not)

A hundred years ago the postcard was a favoured medium for quick informal messaging. The limited space, and the idea of quick communication, encouraged a short, informal writing style​—​having a great time, wish you were here. Perhaps the fact that somebody bought and posted a card said as much as the words written on the back.

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Tuesday 20 September 2011

Cairns Railway Red Cross Guild

My grandfather John Victor Marquis-Kyle (1897-1981) believed in doing volunteer work for the common good. During the Sec­ond World War, working at weekends and evenings with a small group of men in a workshop under his house, he made crutches for the Red Cross. I can remember him talking about this, and it sounded like he enjoyed both the companionship of working together and the feeling of ‘doing something useful’. Making a pair of crutches for an injured soldier was a very personal and practical help.

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Saturday 10 April 2010

Dress code

I did think that the old dress code might still apply at the Queensland Club. I should have acted on that thought yesterday, instead of arriving without a coat and tie. Staff of the club graciously took me aside and fitted me with a jacket and tie from the rack of items kept for times like this.

I was at the club to talk to a group of members who gather each month to hear a lecture about some historical subject. Several dozen men, mostly retired professionals, sat down to lunch of salmon and vegetables, then heard my talk about Queensland lighthouse history. We had some excellent discussion, very good-humoured and companionable.

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Monday 29 March 2010

Pro-macassar

I have just re-discovered this portrait in my little box of cabinet photos. How could you look this stylish fellow in the face and remain anti-macassar?

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Saturday 4 April 2009

David Malouf at West End Library

My local public library opened in 1929, and today we marked it’s 80th birthday with a talk by David Malouf, and a birthday cake.

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Saturday 26 January 2008

Romanian horse ban

In case you missed it: A post to the Transylvanian horseman blog encourages people to lobby the President of Romania to change a law recently imposed. The law prohibits horsedrawn vehicles on National Highways.

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Friday 26 January 2007

Running the numbers

Chris Jordan’s Running the numbers: an American self-portrait is a series of photographs that looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Here are images that give scale to the numbers.

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Saturday 27 August 2005

Bitter fruit

That fine photographer Paul Fusco has recorded the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq. He has web-published 44 of his pictures, with his voice-over narrative, under the title Bitter fruit.

Fusco is passionate, and thoroughly engaged with his subject. He takes us along on his private and independent quest. He is the antithesis of the embedded reporter. The work is published by Magnum Photos, the agency owned by Fusco and other photographers.

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Sunday 31 July 2005

How the other half lived

My thanks to Paul Giambarba for a link to an online version of Jacob Riis’s How the other half lives.

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Friday 20 May 2005

Self-service bikes

The French city of Lyon has set up a fleet of bicycles for anyone to use. Buy a plastic card (€5 for one year) which allows you to take a bike from a bike station. The first half hour’s use is free; after that it costs €1 per hour. Brilliant. Google helped me to translate this piece from the municipal website:

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Thursday 30 December 2004

Susan Sontag remembered

Among the many obits, I particularly liked William Drenttel’s In remembrance of Susan Sontag.

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Wednesday 3 November 2004

Farewell Theo Van Gogh

From Yahoo! News: Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh slain.

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Tuesday 5 October 2004

Health versus Roads

A Sydney newspaper article reveals a piece of single-minded planning.

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Friday 28 November 2003

Charles Cushman photographs

Charles Weever Cushman, amateur photographer and Indiana University alumnus, bequeathed approximately 14,500 Kodachrome color slides to his alma mater. The photographs in this collection bridge a thirty-two year span from 1938 to 1969, during which time he extensively documented the United States as well as other countries.
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Sunday 12 October 2003

Irish sock glue

The irishsteps.com website sells sock glue for keeping your socks secure while you dance. And I thought sock glueing was only a Japanese thing. What next? Hat glue, for windy weather?

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Thursday 9 October 2003

Mobiles and the appropriation of place

Cultural anthropolist Mizuko Ito has written an article about the way mobile phones are changing the experience of being together for young Japanese people:

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Tuesday 7 October 2003

The Kodak Brownies

George Eastman’s Kodak company launched the first Brownie camera in 1900. In 1950 Kodak gave free cameras to 500,000 children, to celebrate 50 years of the Brownie line. (And, perhaps, to ensure continued film sales).

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Monday 21 July 2003

Revolutionary influence of the bicycle

The bicycle has been responsible for more movement in manners and morals than anything since Charles II. Chaperones, long narrow skirts, tight corsets have wilted, strong nerves, legs and language, knickers, knowledge of make and shape, equality of sex, good digestion and professional occupation have bloomed. In four words, the emancipation of women. — John Galsworthy (1867-1933), quoted on Ockhams Razor.
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Monday 24 February 2003

Reclaim the beach!

See Peter Spearitt’s piece on the Brisbane Institute website in which he reveals the liberties taken by beachside developers to lure potential customers, and why we don’t have to keep off the beach, just because they say so. Yes, assert your right to walk on the beach!

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Monday 17 February 2003

Baghdad snapshots

In New York thousands of pictures of people in Baghdad have been pasted up in the streets, a prompt to consider the human consequences of attacking Iraq. Join the campaign.

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Monday 10 February 2003

Rice for Iraq

This is from an email message that is going around:

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Sunday 9 February 2003

The third gasoline war

From a piece by Professor Ian Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: The second gasoline war and how we can prevent the third:

War in Iraq is inevitable. That there would be war was decided by north American planners in the mid-1920s. That it would be in Iraq was decided much more recently. The architects of this war were not military planners but town planners. War is inevitable not because of weapons of mass destruction as claimed by the political right, nor Western imperialism as claimed by the left. The cause of this war, and probably the one that will follow, is car dependence.

The United States has paved itself into a corner. The physical and economic infrastructure of the United States is so highly car dependent that it is pathologically addicted to oil. Without billions of barrels of precious black sludge being pumped into the veins of the US economy every year, the nation would experience painful and damaging withdrawal.

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Wednesday 29 January 2003

An Act to Protect Motor Vehicles from Dangerous Pedestrians

From the annals of wrong thinking​—​an American politician has tried to solve a problem by introducing a bill:

[Democrat Representative Christopher O’Neil] is sponsoring a bill to repeal Maine’s law that says a motorist must yield the right of way to a pedestrian who is crossing within a marked crosswalk.

The very title of his bill, “An Act to Protect Motor Vehicles From Dangerous Pedestrians,” has generated a round of chuckles and wisecracks in the State House among those who are convinced that O’Neil can’t be serious. But the Saco Democrat has news for them.

“It’s not a joke bill,” said O’Neil, who has no co-sponsors on the measure before the Transportation Committee.

O’Neil said it’s time for Maine to rethink a law that he believes has put too many people at risk of injury or death on the state’s streets, particularly in congested downtown shopping areas.

Rise up, you pedestrians, and Be Dangerous!

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Monday 20 January 2003

Fire at Mount Stromlo

The ABC website has a story about the tragic fires around Canberra. Four people dead, at least 368 houses destroyed, and the historic Mount Stromlo Observatory in ruins.

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Thursday 16 January 2003

Everything Bucky knew

Everything I know is a complete video, audio and text record of a Richard Buckminster Fuller talkathon:

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Wednesday 15 January 2003

Blogging Australian historiography

My thanks to Dr Cathie Clements for pointing out her post on the Australian Council of Professional Historians Forum (14 January 2003). She starts with an annotated list of blog entries, sign­posting recent arguments about The Truth of what happened between Aborigines and Europeans.

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Thursday 9 January 2003

Signs of discrimination

The US Library of Congress houses the work created in the 1930s by Farm Security Administration photographers​—​Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and others. On the library website is a col­lec­tion of photographs of signs enforcing racial discrimination. From the web page intro:

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Tuesday 7 January 2003

Rewriting Australian history

Gary Sauer-Thompson’s public opinion weblog carries a piece by Dr Cathie Clement — here’s an excerpt:

Australia’s past is under the microscope. Allegations are flying thick and fast as scholars endeavour to defend “orthodox” history against the tabloid version preferred by Keith Windschuttle and his supporters. The term “orthodox”, as it is being used in the press, is misleading because, until the battle over Aboriginal history began, the historiography now targeted by conservative commentators was generally viewed as left-wing rather than orthodox.
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Sunday 5 January 2003

With friends like these…

US Congressman Tom DeLay:

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Monday 30 December 2002

Traditional fire warning rhythm

Jeremy Hedley, an Australian in Tokyo, has posted a sound clip on his blog. He writes:

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Friday 6 December 2002

4 wheel drivers

Just as I thought. From a book review in the Washington Monthly:

According to market research conducted by the country’s leading automakers, Bradsher reports, [Sport Utility Vehicle] buyers tend to be “insecure and vain. They are frequently nervous about their marriages and uncomfortable about parenthood. They often lack confidence in their driving skills. Above all, they are apt to be self-centered and self-absorbed, with little interest in their neighbors and communities. They are more restless, more sybaritic, and less social than most Americans are. They tend to like fine restaurants a lot more than off-road driving, seldom go to church and have limited interest in doing volunteer work to help others.” [Link from Arts & Letters Daily].
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Sunday 1 December 2002

World AIDS Day 2002

Red ribbon

Six weeks ago, the mother of a five month-old baby girl noticed that her daughter was breathing rapidly. She had never been to the pediatrician before — somehow, the mother had managed to avoid all of the regular infant visits — but she knew that there was something wrong with her daughter’s health, and felt that a doctor’s visit was in order… [Read the rest of this story in Q Daily News.]

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Saturday 30 November 2002

Whale on the menu

IKEDA, Osaka — Children at public elementary schools in Ikeda will be feed [sic] whale meat with their school lunches for the first time in 23 years, education officials said Saturday. [From the online Mainichi Daily News today.]

From other headlines I gather this is a newspaper with a specific range of interests. The twelve big stories today include a fatal knifing, a fatal car crash, torture of a schoolgirl, a captive teen sex slave, discovery of three skeletons, a child molesting cop, offensive actions by a business man towards a schoolgirl on an escalator, and (see above) whale meat.

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Friday 15 November 2002

Rock art under threat

Robert Bednarik has published this web page about the threatened destruction of a rich collection of Indigenous rock art in north-western Australia:

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Saturday 7 September 2002

Waste management in Nevada

Steel cargo containers of solid transuranic waste are being stacked for above ground storage at the Nevada Test Site Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site. Each con­tainer holds up to 50 drums of transuranic waste.

This is a photograph made available by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office, Office of Public Affairs and Information.

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Friday 6 September 2002

11 September

My sister, blogging vicariously, has asked me to mention an anniversary that’s coming up in a few days. OK Fiona, I’ll do it by quoting from Salvador Allende’s leftist regime 1970-1973:

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Sunday 1 September 2002

Disposable computers

The computer in front of me is my ninth. Its predecessors averaged less than two years on my desk. The superseded computers have trickled down to other people, then been sold or given away. When last seen, all of them worked well but couldn’t manage the latest software — practical proof of Parkinson’s law of data. Here’s the list of PCs and where I last saw them:

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Thursday 1 August 2002

Swarming

From an article in the Washington Post:

“A quite sophisticated text messaging network has sprung up,” an “insider” told the Scottish Daily Record. “If [Prince] William is spotted anywhere in the town then messages are sent out” on his admirers’ cell phones. “It starts off quite small. The first messages are then forwarded to more girls and so on. It just has a snowball effect. Informing 100 girls of his movements takes just seconds.” At one bar, the prince had to be moved to a safe location when more than 100 “lusty ladies,” so alerted, suddenly mobbed the place like cats responding to the sound of a can opener.
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Friday 3 May 2002

Just say non

Image from textism.com, no longer available

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Wednesday 24 April 2002

Bringing dummies to life

The Homeland Secuirty Home Page [sic] promotes a line of dummy security officers, intended to stand around giving people a sense of protection: These are no ordinary dummies. They are robotic and made to fool even the biggest skeptic. There are two models, a full length standing figure of 6’2” that gives the impression of a man that would weigh 220 pounds although he only weighs 35 pounds, and an above-the-waist-only figure designed to lurk behind rooftop parapets (adjustable for different parapet heights). The pictures and video clips did not convince me. One of those loudspeakers that says woof! woof! would make me feel more protected.

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Wednesday 17 April 2002

Hats of meat

To follow yesterday’s piece about animal glue, I want to thank SauteWednesday for this link.

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Monday 1 April 2002

Zanzibar in Dublin

When I wondered yesterday what does a themed bar look like when it’s in Ireland?, I should have known the answer would be on the web: The theme is African/Middle Eastern and thank­fully there’s not too much wood. Lots of marble effect, big paint­ings and drapes. A huge place with a very high ceiling, it can hold around 1,500 people. A most impressive pub. And as for the women…hey, hey, party on.

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Sunday 31 March 2002

Irish themes

Around here a lot of hotel bars are turning Irish. It seems you can pull in more drinkers by calling your bar Molly O'Some­body's Irish Pub and laying on draught Guinness and fake wooden beams. This piece from Dublin makes me curious; what does a themed bar look like when it's in Ireland?:

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Saturday 30 March 2002

Pebbledash people

The BBC’s E-cyclopedia: the words behind the headlines explains a new British use of pebbledash as a term indicating suburbia. Pebbledash people is spin doctor's shorthand for a social group.

Thought to be Tories' paradigm target voter, numbering 2.5 million in 178 target seats. Derives from “pebbledash subtopia”, one of 52 postcode categories employed by market research specialists Experian. Average household income: £25,000; likely to read Daily Mail; not very neighbourly; keen on DIY.
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Friday 22 March 2002

Country log caskets

Another thing you didn’t know you needed — a coffin made in the form of a log cabin. Choose the Pioneer (US$3,995, with saddle-notch corners and full leather lining), the Rancher, the Trails End, or the Countryside ($2,295).

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Thursday 21 March 2002

Socks glue

Something you didn’t know you needed. A supplier of Japanese socks glue. Explanation:

Japanese high school girls wear outrageously oversized socks called ‘loose socks.’ How do they keep their socks from falling down? You guessed it — they use ‘socks glue.’ Here’s some authentic socks glue for you, straight from Japan.
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Saturday 9 February 2002

Feline reactions to bearded men

A scientific study has some surprising findings.

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Monday 4 February 2002

Ugly quilt

An ugly quilt is a sleeping bag that’s been made from scraps, old clothes, bedspreads, and any material you can spare. It is an inexpensive way to make a difference in a homeless person’s life. [Quote from the ugly quilts website].
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Monday 7 January 2002

Sumo aprons in triplicate

See this photo essay on the retirement ceremony for Akebono, the Japanese sumo champion. Akebono was born in Hawaii of Irish-Hawaiian and Cuban-Hawaiian parents. He was the biggest yokozuma (203cm, 233kg), and the first foreigner to gain this rank. The emotional climax of the ceremony was the cutting of the champ’s topnot, involving 300 VIPs. Read closely to discover why yokozumas have aprons in sets of three.

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Saturday 8 December 2001

Brand new BMW for $495

That’s US dollars, about $1,000 Australian. A bargain? Well no, it’s not a car, just a skate board called the Street Carver. Ask Santa, he just might… Sure, and pigs might fly.

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Tuesday 4 December 2001

World AIDS Day 2001

I’m prompted by the Link and think campaign to mention William Yang’s wonderful performance piece, Sadness. In this show he stands in front of the audience telling his story and work­ing a set of slide projectors. With his quiet voice, his deadpan photographs, the varied pace of the story and the way he engages us with it, this goes way beyond the old living room slide show.

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Lovelocked in Paris
A well-executed likeness
A most delightful trip (not)
Cairns Railway Red Cross Guild
Dress code
Pro-macassar
David Malouf at West End Library
Romanian horse ban
Running the numbers
Bitter fruit
How the other half lived
Self-service bikes
Susan Sontag remembered
Farewell Theo Van Gogh
Health versus Roads
Charles Cushman photographs
Irish sock glue
Mobiles and the appropriation of place
The Kodak Brownies
Revolutionary influence of the bicycle
Reclaim the beach!
Baghdad snapshots
Rice for Iraq
The third gasoline war
An Act to Protect Motor Vehicles from Dangerous Pedestrians
Fire at Mount Stromlo
Everything Bucky knew
Blogging Australian historiography
Signs of discrimination
Rewriting Australian history
With friends like these...
Traditional fire warning rhythm
4 wheel drivers
World AIDS Day 2002
Whale on the menu
Rock art under threat
Waste management in Nevada
11 September
Disposable computers
Swarming
Just say non
Bringing dummies to life
Hats of meat
Zanzibar in Dublin
Irish themes
Pebbledash people
Country log caskets
Socks glue
Feline reactions to bearded men
Ugly quilt
Sumo aprons in triplicate
Brand new BMW for $495
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