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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 28, 2012 - 10:57am

I KNOW IT ISN'T MARCH YET - shut up.  I wanted to do it today. 

So, this is a chance for everyone who is alive to let us know about it.  Also a fun "get to know you" experience.  I thought this might be a little too cheesy for LitReactor, but then I realized that writers love to talk about themselves.  So it seemed fine.

This is simple.  Answer the following questions, thus letting us know you are alive.  Lurkers - this is fun for you too!  You can just answer the questions and then go back to lurking.  No awkward conversation - unless you want one.

Are you Alive?
Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory)
What’s your favorite smell?
Which kind of Fritos do you like best?
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day?
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?
What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all?
What is your first memory about reading?


 

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 28, 2012 - 11:04am

YES! I'm alive! ALIIIIIIIVE!!!
Meat "Settle" Seeker - 27
Coconuts
I don't know what a Frito is.
Pubes
Because Fruitarianism is way more sensible, just no one knows it yet.
Fuckin' blankets, how do they work?
A boy who would only say I Don't Care. "If only you would say you care, I'd let you fold the folding chair."

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 11:04am

I'm alive.

PandaMask, 22.

The smell of meat roasting on burning wood and new books.

Fritos with chili and cheese.

Green cookies.

Because they're a bunch of snobby hypocrites.

How Kim Kardashian ever became famous.

Reading Amelia Bedelia.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 28, 2012 - 11:07am

I love Amelia Bedelia!

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 11:10am

She's hilarious. I had a couple of her books and would reread them over and over.

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. February 28, 2012 - 11:18am

Alive and well!

Dakota Taylor - 18

A new pair of shoes!

Chili Cheese BRO! But maybe the beefy crunch burrito...

Green eggs and ham!!

Because they want to be animals!

Zodiac Killer!

R.L. Stine.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 28, 2012 - 11:24am

@Meat:  Love the ICP reference!  "Fuckin...how do they work?"

I am alive
Utah, age thirty mumblemumble
What’s your favorite smell?  Taco meat.
Which kind of Fritos do you like best?  Chili Cheese (not with chili and cheese, but the kind packaged that way)
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day?  BEER!
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?  Because vegetarians are, at heart, filthy hypocrites.
What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all?  Why does my daughter hate to poop?  I love to poop, and I try to pass that along to her, but she hates it!  And she holds it til it winds up...well, you can guess from here.
What is your first memory about reading?  Some book called The Bear, about a bear cub that grows up, does hallucinagenic mushrooms, kills a person, does other bear stuff.  Gets old.  Wanders on.

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor February 28, 2012 - 11:24am

ever noticed how  girls like to tell people to shut up? Just an observation

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 28, 2012 - 11:28am

Hetch is alive!!

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor February 28, 2012 - 11:45am

Barely 


Hetch (37)
Campfire at the ocean
Chili Cheese

Envy
BECAUSE THEY LETTUCE

Love

The smell of old library books and Crissy Kramer's pink dress

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Michael Thomas from South Jersey is reading books February 28, 2012 - 11:35am

Are you Alive? - Technically, yes. Figuratively, probably not
Name/Age? - Michael Myers - 25
What’s your favorite smell? - Marijuana
Which kind of Fritos do you like best? - Regular? Don't really eat them
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? - Milkshakes
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? - Sharing is caring, plenty to go around
What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? - How the universe really began and why (if there is a reason why)
What is your first memory about reading? - Goosebumps or Night Before Christmas

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff February 28, 2012 - 11:48am

Alivissima!
Cristi "Killer of the Consular Flaminia" Zanelli, age 36.
Orange Cappuccino.
I had to google Fritos, but I'm sure I'd love the burrito ones.
We don't celebrate St. Patrick's here, we've got a procession in my town though following the mummified head of St. Ponziano protomartyr. Well that head is not green, it's brown/blackish and little. I like that.

So they can get one day to the point they can fight for plants rights.
Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus. Still don't get that.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 11:52am

@Avery

You never answered.

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Chris Davis from Indiana is reading A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews February 28, 2012 - 11:53am

Yes, I’m alive
Chris Davis / 29
fresh laundry
Chili Cheese Fritos
A few years ago while three sheets to the wind I colored my friends baby with a marker.
I can’t find logic in vegetarianism.  If you refuse to eat meat, please rip out your canine teeth, they’re wasted on you.
How people on 24 hour news networks became respected journalist.
My mother reading me a children’s book called “I’ll Love you Forever”
 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 28, 2012 - 1:10pm

Alive and didn't catch shit while fishing so going to review some stories. 

Matt, 31

Also, I'm not answering any questions. 

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money February 28, 2012 - 12:59pm

Are you Alive? Yes, but only in the colloquial sense.

Name/Age? Clint - 32

What’s your favorite smell? I have a very poor sense of smell, but I still love fresh brewed coffee.

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Regular ones, covered in chili and cheese

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? Body paint

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? "We weep for the bird's cry, but not for the fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice." or alternately, "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? The origin of consciousness

What is your first memory about reading? I tried writing my first story when I was three or so. I remember sitting down with a pencil and a piece of paper, and squiggling out several lines in what I thought writing was: the motion of scribbling on paper in horizontal lines. I even knew it went from left to right. But when I tried to read it, clearly I had done something wrong because it didn't mean anything to me. It was just some squiggly scribbles... it took me a couple tries before I realized that I couldn't read the story I had written, because I hadn't learned to read yet. So I went to go find an adult to read this story to me, so I could tell if it was good. But my parents were away, and my aunt was busy with my baby siblings and just sent me to play outside with my cousins, and being three or so, I promptly forgot about the whole thing in light of the possibility playing in some mud... To this day, I still don't know if that story was any good or not; I suspect I used too many adverbs.

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spence from planet is reading Books February 28, 2012 - 1:06pm

Are you Alive? i don't know anymore

Name/Age? spencer

What’s your favorite smell? my farts. nobody thinks their own baby is ugly, you know?

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Reg

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? the streaks on my toilet bowl

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? low IQ

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? why everyone's an expert on everything when all they do is pull all their info from the internet.

What is your first memory about reading? going to the book fairs at school.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 28, 2012 - 1:25pm

@Panda - True, but I thought me making the thread proved I was alive.

Are you Alive? Yep.  Despite your best efforts - you know who you are.

Name/Age? Averydoll - 29

What’s your favorite smell? bread

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Honey BBQ Twists

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? All of it.  What a stupid holiday.

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?  Who thought up these questions?  Because rocks hurt your tummy.

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all?  Why people still believe in Big Foot.

What is your first memory about reading?  Mom reading me Nancy Drew mysteries and Little Women

 

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Chris Davis from Indiana is reading A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews February 28, 2012 - 1:34pm

Maybe we believe in Big Foot because we've seen the photos.  Next you're going to try to debunk the Chupacabra.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 28, 2012 - 1:35pm

@Chris, c'mon, the Goatsucker HAS to be real. 

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade February 28, 2012 - 1:53pm

Are you Alive?  Me and Eddie Vedder, oh-ho we're still alive....
Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory) My name is Jim. I'm a young 39 or an ancient toddler.
What’s your favorite smell? Earth basements
Which kind of Fritos do you like best? I do not like Fritos. They give me the sh*ts.
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? Green lipstick kiss-marks 
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? Here, I'll quote A. Whitney Brown: "I'm not a vegetatrian because I love animals; I'm vegetarian because I hate plant-life."
What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? The cure for chronic stupidity.
What is your first memory about reading? My grandmother read us the same copy of "Mother Goose Tales" that her mother & sisters read to her when she was a child - printed in 1901, I still have this book. I saved it from my book-hating parents, who would have thrown it out after my grandmother died because it was "old."

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade February 28, 2012 - 2:26pm

(I killed your thread)

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly February 28, 2012 - 2:30pm

Alive

Dave/31

Smell:My daughter's blanket (smells like her)


Fritos: I can stomach the honey bbq

St. Patty's: Everything

Vegetarians: Does anything they do make sense?

Unsolved mystery: Women, just women.

Reading: my Nana reading some Sesame Street book to me

@Boone, I also have my grandmother's Mother Goose book 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 28, 2012 - 3:54pm

Are you Alive? Just barely.

Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory) Danny, um 29

What’s your favorite smell? Poop

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Chili cheese

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? Uhhh leprauchauns

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? Cause kangaroos are too expensive.

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? Why Jesus just didn't hop off the cross and breakdance.

What is your first memory about reading? My dad reading me a comic book.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 4:13pm

Alive!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 28, 2012 - 4:15pm

Panda, I love you.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 4:17pm

(。◕‿◕。)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 28, 2012 - 4:21pm

I have no idea what that is.

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. February 28, 2012 - 4:26pm

Getting to know each other and getting some lurkers to earn their first post achievement. 

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 4:30pm

ʕ◉ᴥ◉ʔ (Official PandaMask Face)

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 28, 2012 - 4:33pm

Yes.
Nicholas Karl Wilczynski, 25
Leaves, Plants in bloom, all plants.
Regular Fritos.
Beer.
Well, I don't know how many animals starve because of vegetarians. 
What is the nature of the human soul?
Frog and Toad.

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines February 28, 2012 - 5:42pm

Are you Alive? Not much longer if the auditor currently sitting in my office has anything to say about it. 

Name/Age? Andrea/36 

What’s your favorite smell? The smell of a horse's nose and rain on hot pavement. 

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Any at 2 a.m.

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? Midgets 

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? They are just contributing extra fertilizer to grow more healthy food. 

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? Why do good girls like bad guys? 

What is your first memory about reading? Insisting on learning to read myself before Kindergarten. 

Thanks, Avery! 

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 28, 2012 - 5:57pm

Are you Alive? As long as I didn't drink the night before, yes.
Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory) Jose Fernando Diaz, 31
What’s your favorite smell? Vanilla
Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Scoops
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? Scrotom...You asked. j/k beer
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? They are stupid and should be forced into slavery.
What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? How did the universe come to exist.
What is your first memory about reading? Standing at the edge of my crib watching my family run around doing things. I don't know what they were doing, but they were doing things. It was odd. Curious George someshere in there.

Mahalo Avery.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 28, 2012 - 6:14pm

"rain on hot pavement. "

Good one.

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 28, 2012 - 9:05pm

Are you Alive? Alive and well, thanks!
Name/Age?  Jason, 34
What’s your favorite smell? weed
Which kind of Fritos do you like best? I don't eat Fritos really, so I'm not aware of all the permeations. This is my fault. I've cheated myself. I change the answer to Are You Alive. Maybe. But I ain't living.
Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? The amateurs & frat boys when they get sick. 
If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? Contrary to popular belief, what's good for the goose is not good for the gander.

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? I am not qualified to answer this. Consult with Robert Stack.

What is your first memory about reading? The old man reading Huck Finn to me, which I'm not sure we finished. That, and Batman.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter February 28, 2012 - 10:12pm

Are you Alive? - Sounds like a Christian concert weekend question. But I'm breathing.

Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory) - Rebecca Jones-Howe is halfway to 50.

What’s your favorite smell? - Hawaiian hazenut coffee is pretty damn good.

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? - I'm more of an Old Dutch kind of girl.

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? - Eco-friendly bamboo shamrocks.

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? - Because they just want something to bitch about when they're forced to go to birthday dinners at steakhouses.

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? - When God created whales, did he actually make a full-size clay version or did he make a small one and it expanded in the water to its full size like those dollar store toys that kids grow in water?

What is your first memory about reading? - I remember pretending that I could read when I was really just looking at the pictures.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 28, 2012 - 10:15pm

Hawaiian Hazelnut is so good!

I have a thing about hazelnut...

 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 28, 2012 - 10:36pm

Are you alive?  --  What am I, a doctor?

What’s your favorite smell?  --  Pipe tobacco.

Which kind of Fritos do you like best?  --  Bugles are better.

Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day?  --  Foil chocolate candy wrappers.

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?  --  Whatever, they still have grass.

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all?  --  The degree to which our perception limits our knowledge of reality; in other words, how right can we actually be?  All other mysteries, scientific and philosophic, may be subject to scrutiny if you really want to get down to it (and I usually don't, but there it is, the ultimate mystery.)

What is your first memory about reading?  --  Trying to speak out the front page of the newspaper.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 28, 2012 - 11:11pm

Are you Alive? Like Steve Austin immediately following the aviation accident but prior to the six-million-dollar android rebuild.


Name/Age? (if you want you can skip this, all others are mandatory): Chester Alabaster Pane III/Ancient Toddler=I want to skip on my grave.


What’s your favorite smell?


Which kind of Fritos do you like best? Frijoles refritos


Favorite thing made green for St. Patrick’s Day? My Wallet.


If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? If God didn't want us to eat animals why did she make them out of meat?


What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? The Mystery of Tomorrow


What is your first memory about reading? Not knowing how. Ooops, I almost forgot the Red.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 29, 2012 - 6:09am

ALIVE!!!

For reals, had a big scary tornado go by me, but we are well.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 29, 2012 - 6:49am

Alive!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 29, 2012 - 7:07am

Ok, I am giving in and answering. 

Are you Alive? Yes. Clearly. 

Name/Age? Matt, 31

What’s your favorite smell? The smell right before a thunderstorm. It's like water mixed with electricity...and its one reason why thunderstorms are some of my favorite things. 
 

Which kind of Fritos do you like best? ​  None, I don't eat snack food. 

 
Favorite thing made of green on St. Patricks day?  Clothing

 

If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? You got to eat something. 

 

What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all? ​  42

What is your first memory about reading?  I had trouble sleeping one night and my mother sat me in her lap while she sat in the rocking chair and read me "Curious George". Then she sang until I fell asleep.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 29, 2012 - 7:59am

Is it March yet? Stupid feb 29th, so awkward.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 29, 2012 - 8:01am

Well who knows some lucky young litreactor gent may get proposed to today. It is tradition on Leap Year for a girl to propose to a guy. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 29, 2012 - 8:04am

Good luck.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 29, 2012 - 8:05am

How many people can I propose to, and does it matter if I am already married?

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 29, 2012 - 8:06am

Online marriages don't count.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 29, 2012 - 8:16am

Well, if you're Mormon no. Apparently within the polygamist branch of that it is already the women who propose to their husbands, even though he is the one with multiple wives. Alien, you are correct sir. You can propose to whoever you want....but I am afraid polygamy is illegal. 

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade February 29, 2012 - 9:08am

@averydoll: Michigan avoided thundersnow and an ice storm, narrowly, for which I'm thankful because I had to travel to Lansing for a SSDI hearing (client's, not mine). I was checking the weather last night/this morning - you guys and Tenn. got some f*cked up storm systems.

More about scary tornado?

(glad it went by and didn't stop to visit)

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 29, 2012 - 9:11am

Alien, Laurance and I (we can speak for each other, obviously) are offended by your offensive marriage bashing. Our marriage is as legitimate as that woman's who married that roller coaster. BUILT ON LOVE AND LOLCATS!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner February 29, 2012 - 9:15am

Doin it for the lulz babe. hahaha, If I remember right, that sort of thing is legal in Canada isn't it? Some guy in Manitoba has like 40 wives or something. I think I would be down with it, as long as there were no other dudes involved.