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stinkbug 1
@blahblah #blahblah

long live CoveritLive

Posted by stinkbug on February 24, 2013 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Knat 2
I thought you guys didn't buy into the Academy Awards hype. Is it that the Oscars are too big a cultural event that you guys feel you can't not cover it live?

Personally, a mention of the major awards won later in the evening or even the next day is plenty. Watching several hours of sometimes beautiful and sometimes talented people weep over some secret cabal of media moguls recognizing their work doing the most coveted and overpaid job in the world is not my idea of a good time.

Also, git off my lawn!
Posted by Knat on February 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM · Report this
3
Also missing CoverItLive. Sigh.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 4
I'm done. The ten or so tweets I read remind me of how I never want to sound. But perhaps I've already been assimilated. Please God, deliver me. I'll even go to Palm Sunday mass this year.
Posted by dnt trust me on February 24, 2013 at 5:03 PM · Report this
5
done.
Posted by tim koch on February 24, 2013 at 5:06 PM · Report this
delirian 6
I only have one horse in this race. I hope Wreck-It-Ralph wins the Animated Film Oscar. I loved that film.

Oh wait. I guess I also hope Zero Dark Thirty wins nothing. Fuck those torture justifiers.
Posted by delirian on February 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM · Report this
bauhaus junkie 7
Westboro Baptist Church's Oscar protest just named the next big capitol hill band: Militant Fag Agenda
Posted by bauhaus junkie on February 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM · Report this
8
I'm with 1 & 3.
Posted by StuckInUtah on February 24, 2013 at 5:22 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 9
Temptation: To tweet/post on facebook, "Wow, (name of Oscar winner) just gave an inspiring Coming Out speech..." after each award.
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 5:29 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 10
Anne Hathaway shows up in pink Prada Butcher's Apron #BoldChoice
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 11
@1 and @3: Sorry it's not for you. When CoverItLive moved too fast, people stopped reading. When we moderated CoverItLive comments, people got upset if their comments didn't show up in the feed and stopped reading.

So what I'm saying here is that no solution is perfect for live-Slogging. People come away unhappy no matter what we choose to do. That's just the nature of running a blog. As it is, Twitter is the easiest solution we've encountered, more people can participate when we use Twitter, and the comments are open for conversation and for things we have to say that don't fit in the Twitter-box. I hope you know we're not doing this to annoy you; we're just trying to figure this stuff out as we go along.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 12
Seth Macfarlane welcomes you to the biggest, gayest birthday cake ever on a stage.
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM · Report this
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Coveritlive was fun. Since that's not happening, with no community flavor this thing can't compete with the people who actually are blowing it up on Twitter. Have fun though! Maybe it'll be profile-raising, or something.
Posted by gloomy gus on February 24, 2013 at 5:35 PM · Report this
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I agree with Captain Kirk. This opening is lame, including the Capt Kirk bit.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 15
James Tiberius Kirk commands host heteronormatize Oscars 2013
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM · Report this
heywhatsit!? 16
Leave Shatner alone, you guys. He's the only self aware person I've seen in this mess.
Posted by heywhatsit!? on February 24, 2013 at 5:41 PM · Report this
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Good grief, how long is this bit going to go on? It's like an SNL cold open or something.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM · Report this
Fnarf 18
I'm loving all the shots of stars in the audience with grim unhumored faces.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 19
I have no idea how people are going to write about this thing tomorrow. I don't think it was a disaster, any more than the other recent Oscar shows, but I do think it was too self-referential to be very good. Also: Not funny.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 20
@ 2, I don't give a crap for the Oscars, either. I haven't since I was a kid. But lots and lots of people do, including lots of regular Slog readers. Let them have their fun. (Slog used to liveblog the Super Bowl, too...)
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM · Report this
Fnarf 21
I don't get the gimmick of "sung live" about Les Miz. It's not live; it's a movie. They could have manipulated it to hell and gone and the audience wouldn't know. It's not better for it; it's not better music, either. It's not even close to the best singing in a movie, "live" or not.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 6:03 PM · Report this
Fnarf 22
Kind of a sausagefest so far. Too bad there aren't any women in Hollywood. I guess they're all out somewhere showing off their boobs.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM · Report this
Fnarf 23
Some guys look great in these new super-slim suits and tuxes. Seth McFarlane is not one of those guys. He's got turkeyleg.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 6:13 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 24
@23: I think we've hit Peak Slim Suit this year. Tom Ford has to be stopped.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 25
Slog Poll:
Best Bond Film?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM · Report this
Fnarf 26
Ooh, Shirley Bassey -- finally someone on stage I respect. Shame it's not fifty years ago.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 6:26 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 27
Tommy Lee Jones Consolation Prize--making commercials for Wall Street
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 28
Contrary to rumor, Jamie Foxx is not a licensed undertaker. #Oscar2013
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM · Report this
Simone 29
Shirley Bassey and her singing was great. But, the rest of the Bond tribute was boring.
Posted by Simone on February 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 30
Remember the Liam Neeson Koan: "The Nose is the Penis of the Face"
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 31
@25: That is a great idea and I just stole it.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 32
Tackiest Joke In History of Oscars; Contrats, Seth. Don't let it go to your head.
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:43 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 33
Bruce Villanch to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater STAT! #Oscars2013 #ComedyDamageControl
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 34
Someone please convince Kanye to grab the mic...
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM · Report this
stinkbug 35
Will Spielberg's speech get cut short by Jaws music?
Posted by stinkbug on February 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM · Report this
36
Seth McFarlane is killing it
Posted by Seattle14 on February 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM · Report this
37
Best Bond Film poll fatally flawed by not including Thunderball.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM · Report this
Andy Niable 38
Solution: Someone commandeer the orchestra and play the entire JAWS soundtrack until Seth gives up and lets someone else host.
Posted by Andy Niable on February 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM · Report this
39
@36, yes he is. The Oscars are dead to me now.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 40
I think Twilight 2: Breaking Wind will sweep all the Oscars this year.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on February 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM · Report this
delirian 41
Ralph was robbed! Robbed, I tell you! I guess nobody really does like a bad guy.
Posted by delirian on February 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM · Report this
42
@ 39 I meant that in a positive way man is a great host.
Posted by Seattle14 on February 24, 2013 at 7:19 PM · Report this
43
@42, I know what you meant. I also know what I meant. He's awful. Franco was probably worse. That's not a compliment.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 44
What, Hathaway is too good for Jaws?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM · Report this
stinkbug 45
Some "unattractive" winner needs to say during their speech "Quick aside: I start to strip whenever I hear the Jaws theme."

Posted by stinkbug on February 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM · Report this
Fnarf 46
Mrs. Fnarf is home, so we've switched over to "Live From The Red Carpet" on the DVR. Are we missing anything?
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 47
he's just as funny as bob hope. make of that what you will.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM · Report this
48
Argo. For when you need to get the F out of Fargo.

/writingmyownlamejokes
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 49
@37,
Thunderball was solid, but it also felt like Connery's most cornball performance as Bond.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM · Report this
Fnarf 50
Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a wedding dress. Sorry. Can't wait for Tom and Lorenzo to tear these apart.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 51
pass the shoe, urgutha.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM · Report this
Fnarf 52
"From Russia, With Love" and "Dr. No" are the best Bonds.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 53
Goldmember
Posted by Gern Blanston on February 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM · Report this
Fnarf 54
No, wait -- the best Bond film is "The Silencers" with Dean Martin. Second is "Our Man Flint" with James Coburn.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM · Report this
Fnarf 55
The scene where Matt Helm's round bed tilts up and slides him into the pool for a morning dip, followed by the round things that rise up out of the floor covered with towelling, that spin so he can dry off against them, blow away anything Bond ever dreamt of.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 56
Fnarf, I have to part ways on Jennifer Lawrence's dress. I think it's nice and classy.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM · Report this
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The Oscar writers said "let's do a show with a tribute to musicals", but everyone in the room was only twenty years old and so all they could think of was Chicago. Be grateful they were too young to remember Romeo + Juliet.
Posted by Christy O on February 24, 2013 at 8:11 PM · Report this
Fnarf 58
Well, that's the first time anyone has EVER disagreed with me. I'm shocked.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM · Report this
Original Monique 59
This oscars is so confusing and terrible. The only thing it's done is make me want to watch Dream Girls and punch MacFarlane's face.
Posted by Original Monique http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/group.php?gid=124801948427 on February 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM · Report this
stinkbug 60
It's getting harder to tell Norah Jones and Alia Shawkat apart.
Posted by stinkbug on February 24, 2013 at 8:15 PM · Report this
Fnarf 61
I thought Jessica Chastain's flesh-colored (puce? mauve? copper?) dress was better.

OK, I'm about an hour behind y'all, and I just saw Travolta's hair. Wut.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM · Report this
Fnarf 62
ORIGINAL MONIQUE IN THE HOUSE YALL
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 63
Jesus Christ, Russell Crowe is a godawful singer. This medley is appalling. I'm feeling ill. Gimme 100 cc of Catherine Deneuve, stat.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM · Report this
Original Monique 64
Been lurking all night fnarf -- watching the glory. Finally felt moved to post after the rage a disgust hit boiling point.
Posted by Original Monique http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/group.php?gid=124801948427 on February 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM · Report this
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Fnarf is posting from my past. The liveliest part of the show so far has been the death montage.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM · Report this
Original Monique 66
Also Lindy West mentioning Troop Beverly Hill, the best movie ever?, is why she is one of my favorites. #lindy4oscarshost
Posted by Original Monique http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/group.php?gid=124801948427 on February 24, 2013 at 8:27 PM · Report this
delirian 67
@59: I'd pay to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bullrush the stage and tackle that misogynist asshole.
Posted by delirian on February 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 68
bumrush, honey, not bullrush. he's not moses.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM · Report this
delirian 69
@68: Ha! I was thinking football, but you're right.
Posted by delirian on February 24, 2013 at 8:47 PM · Report this
Fnarf 70
John Williams is the worst movie score-writer in history.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM · Report this
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Will they play Daniel Day Lewis off with the Gone With The Wind music, too?
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 72
There Will Be Lincoln's Left Foot
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM · Report this
Fnarf 73
Tarantino gets -1000 pts for the leather tie.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:54 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 74
Michelle Obama is a nice addition
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM · Report this
75
Bonus -500 to Tarantino for "Peace out."
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM · Report this
Fnarf 76
Oh, my DVR ran out, I'm live. In time for Jack. So very, very tired of Jack.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM · Report this
Fnarf 77
"Gigli" wins best picture!
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM · Report this
Fnarf 78
Kristen Chenoweth is more entertaining than any of the nominees.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 79
I would not have guessed Ben Affleck would win another oscar ahead of Matt Damon.

Not that I thought either of them would ever win another oscar ever again
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 80
Worst. Host. Ever.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on February 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM · Report this
Original Monique 81
I'm surprised Chicago didn't win best picture.
Posted by Original Monique http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/group.php?gid=124801948427 on February 24, 2013 at 9:09 PM · Report this
82
Letterman: "Miss me yet?"
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 83
Holy shit. Holy shit that was awful. Holy fucking shit that was awful. Everything about that was awful except for Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, and Christoph Waltz.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM · Report this
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Seth McFarlane Oscar host for life, or another couple shows. Great job. Why is this the only site that seems to not like him.
Posted by Seattle14 on February 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 85
@81 and @82: I love you both.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 86
@84: Whatever, Seth. Nice try. Go learn how to do another cartoon voice, or something.
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on February 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM · Report this
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Paul I am a fan yes but I'm not the only one praising him go look for yourself. but I guess the hipsters will never be happy,
Posted by Seattle14 on February 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 88
Personally, I didn't think Seth was a bad host, just boring.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM · Report this
Original Monique 89
Paul, you forgot Jennifer Hudson. She was phenomenal.
Posted by Original Monique http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/group.php?gid=124801948427 on February 24, 2013 at 9:22 PM · Report this
90
Don't need to be a hipster to hate MacFarlane's performance tonight.
Posted by rainbird on February 24, 2013 at 9:23 PM · Report this
Fnarf 91
He wasn't THAT bad. Not good by any means, but not as bad as Franco, not by a long shot. His jokes didn't all work, but at least he was chuckin' 'em in there. Franco was a friggin' zombie. And another Billy Crystal show is just too painful to think about. Remember, it's the ludicrously pompous and self-impressed Oscars we're talking about; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would never be allowed within a mile of them, let alone Ricky Gervais. It's a no-win situation.

My pick for next year is Liam Neeson, standing stock still and haranguing the audience with his stand-up material that he worked on with Ricky on "Life's Too Short". Totally grim, totally deadpan, totally uncomfortable. That's the show I want to see. I want to see actors in tears. I want to see people walk out.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 92
1. MacFarlane wasn't the worst host ever (sadly, that must go to James Franco, much as I love him otherwise), but he was a long way from good. Please ask Hugh Jackman to host next year. Or anybody with an ounce of talent.

2. Loved Adele's acceptance speech. Also, Daniel Day-Lewis. Terantino looked drunk (but he always looks sorta drunk, so who knows).

3. I love Michelle Obama, but the live feed was a bit weird.

4. The closing number was cringe-worthy. Just painful. MacFarlane should be banned forever on the basis of that alone. A particularly dickish way to insult all the nominees that didn't win.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on February 24, 2013 at 9:41 PM · Report this
Fnarf 93
Minus one million points to the Academy, for including all manner of executives and publicists and car parkers and whatever the fuck on the death reel, but leaving off the immortal HAL DAVID, who wrote about a hundred top movie songs including the Oscar-winner "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", "Alfie", "The Look of Love" (from "Casino Royale"), "What's New Pussycat?". He died in September.

Fuck the Academy.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 9:56 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 94
Searching for Sugarman won. yay!
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 24, 2013 at 10:01 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 95
Oscar for Best Film that was Completely Ignored goes to:

http://safetynotguaranteedmovie.com/
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on February 24, 2013 at 10:02 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 96
no, hal david was on the 'in memoriam' segment, Fnarf. square biz.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on February 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM · Report this
Fnarf 97
@96, gah, how did I miss him?
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 98
At least James Franco was terrible. He was 10000000x more interesting by being horrible than Seth was by being thoroughly mediocre. Seth was purely boring, and there's nothing worse than being a boring host.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on February 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM · Report this
Clara T 99
Jack Black turned in the best acting performance last year. Sounds insane but if you saw it think about how he absolutely channeled Bernie Tiede. The movie completely pivoted on Black's performance and he nailed it. Linklater is a great director too, and the film was very interesting in how it hybridized acting with documentary testimonial. Wouldn't call in a snub, just a type of film that doesn't show up on the academy's radar.
Posted by Clara T on February 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM · Report this
antiuser 100
Was there an actual awards ceremony? I turned it off after 20 minutes of Seth MacFarlane masturbating and telling misogynistic and near-racist non-jokes. Yawn.
Posted by antiuser http://antiuser.org on February 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM · Report this
sheepsclothing 101
Over 100 comments on the FUCKING ACADEMY AWARDS? FUCK THE FUCK OFF, ALL YOU DISPOSSESSED, ZOMBIE, HIPSTER, FUCKING DOUCHE BAGS.
Posted by sheepsclothing on February 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM · Report this
sheepsclothing 102
And yes, I just realized the irony of adding to the comments.
How about 100 comments on McCutcheon v FEC; all you self-centered, narcissistic, fucking assholes? No, you'd rather talk about what 'the stars' are wearing...
Posted by sheepsclothing on February 24, 2013 at 11:31 PM · Report this
Big Matt G 103
@102) I'm sorry. It appears you may have missed your afternoon nap...
Posted by Big Matt G on February 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 104
@101,
Who's scruffy looking?!?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM · Report this
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@2, Knat balls,

"Also, git off my lawn!" --- Don't you mean, "vagina patch"?

Also, in case you missed my response to your last infantile comments:

@Knat balls You want to meet me in a secluded alleyway late some night, just you and me, vagina boy?

Once again, you are required to refrain from repeating that tedious phrase you halfwitted twits and talking twats use when you can't respond factually, "conspiracy theory" --- first appearing in CIA Document 1035-960, published in 1964 in response to the shitstorm of criticism provoked by similar halfwitted twits on the Warren Commission. (From a FOIA request by the NY Times in 1976, and detailed in Lance deHaven-Smith's book, Conspiracy Theory in America, and we all know that Knat testicles can't read an entire book, now don't we).

Posted by sgt_doom on February 25, 2013 at 10:49 AM · Report this
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@2: "secret cabal of media moguls "

Geez, next vagina boy will be prattling on about the Masons????
Posted by sgt_doom on February 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 107
@101 - Innoncents are dying and you're posting comments in the Interwebs? You should be ashamed of yourself.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on February 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM · Report this

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