News From November 2006

It was only three 15-year old girls...

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What's the Big Deal? (not Ed, thats for sure...)
Posted November 30th, 2006 by KOTR madness by gryfyndor
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Mike gets a photo boner...

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While Ed rocks his skate guitar...

Pola's by professor Grif
Posted November 30th, 2006 by Gettin' weird is what we do...
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Griffin's Letter Writing Contest...

See the RANDOM section for details...
Posted November 29th, 2006 by Hit Enter On the Flow Section Titles!
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First ever "Griffin's Letter Writing Contest"

Best letter per month get a FREE TOY MACHINE DECK! (while supplies last)

Send letters to: Griff's Letter Contest

Here are the RULES: I believe in freedom of speech, meaning write what ever you want. However, there must be a set of DOs and DON'Ts for a letter contest to work.

DO send in your story about the most embarrassing moment in your life, the alien abduction, the thing you found under your mom's bed, a brush with death, sweet make outs and rejections, or anything to keep your letter entertaining.

DON'T whine or beg. Let's leave that to the hippies.

DO include drawings, videos, pictures, clippings and cut-outs

DON'T ask for anything free. This is an automatic disqualification.

Remember, you can't bullshit a bullshitter, but embellishing is storytelling. Who knows, your waste of time could win you a brand new TOY MACHINE!

Get the address from the 'Contact' link on this website...
Posted November 29th, 2006 by Griffin
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More of Griff's Polaroids.

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Posted November 29th, 2006 by Gotta love the 'roids...
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The Tempster Shines On

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You're being blinded by the brightness of Ed's blossoming art career. He takes off for Belgium tomorrow. Wish him luck.
Posted November 29th, 2006 by Hit Enter On The Flow Section Titles
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Cap' Shue

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This is the scene at HB park on Friday evenings. Sketchy.
Posted November 28th, 2006 by Perv Out
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Bennett Is Smokin'

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Matt is heading up to SF with Fallen this weekend. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

He also has the first 'Clips from the Cutting Room Floor' of Suffer the Joy coming this week on sufferthejoy.com. Stay tuned for details.

And go to the Skatepark of Tampa website to possibly win some FREE gear in their Toy Machine give-away!
Posted November 28th, 2006 by I Told You, Hit Enter On the Flow Section Titles!
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Polaroids from Griff's camera...

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From the KOTR.
Posted November 27th, 2006 by New Series...
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Harmony In The Marble Forest

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This spot is fun for the 5 minutes before you get kicked out.
Posted November 27th, 2006 by Hit Enter On The Flow Section Titles
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Bradford In His Natural Habitat

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See Billy, along with J-Lay, Diego and Josh tear the Moscow skatepark a new A-Hole then click right here.
Posted November 26th, 2006 by Crusty Ball Bag
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Billy's Secrets Revealed!

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To get that extra something out of all of his shred sleds, Bilbo grips his boards with a shoelace.

And if you want to see Billy, along with J-Lay, Diego and Josh tear the Moscow skatepark a new A-Hole then click right here. It's well worth it.
Posted November 26th, 2006 by Hit Enter On The Flow Section Titles
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The Agony Of Defeat

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The last days of filming are either filled with uplifting victories of dream tricks being fufilled, or heartbreaking injuries that frustrate and demoralize. While the vid is filled with the former, Matt B is caught here taking in the latter. Bummer.

"Suffer The Joy" of filming for the next video already.
Posted November 25th, 2006 by Hit Enter On The Flow Section Titles
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Taking the rough with the smooch

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Another one of Ed's wonderful hip bruises...
Kevin said my ass and hips look like a gaseous planet, like Jupiter for instance, with an ever changing red spot floating around, and you can never quite get or remember the shape, because it is always in some sort of flux. A shapeless lumpy mass...
Posted November 24th, 2006 by Not Kevin
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I saw the worlds lamest painting today...

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And shot a photo of it so you could see it too.
Posted November 24th, 2006 by epicly latr'd sport
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Give THANKS Everybody!

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And time for another installment of Toy Machine's hidden agenda: The brainwashing of Loyal Pawns into compassionate human beings who choose not to kill other animals and take part in the eating of their flesh in a ritualistic ceremony under the guise of giving thanks for the rape and slaughter and non-recognition of the native American people's role in our prospering as a country...
Posted November 23rd, 2006 by Penelope Cruz's Volver
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

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And time for another installment of Toy Machine's hidden agenda: The brainwashing of Loyal Pawns into compassionate human beings who choose not to kill other animals and take part in the eating of their flesh in a ritualistic ceremony under the guise of giving thanks for the rape and slaughter and non-recognition of the native American people's role in our prospering as a country...

But you do what suits you of course... You must choose your own path.
Posted November 23rd, 2006 by The Master Cylinder
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Some European Suffer Premiere...

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The crowd looks amped!
Posted November 22nd, 2006 by shut yer pie hole
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Suffer premiere in RUSSIA!

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Check out coverage on these Russian skate websites: Skateboarding.ru
and Skater.ru...
Posted November 22nd, 2006 by Russian girls!
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Trapassso Lives!

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This is Nick. He got a standing ovation when his video part debuted at the Suffer The Joy premiere. If you don't have the video yet, you are deformed. Nick will be pissed at you, too.


"Suffer the Joy" of being gawked at by your peers.
Posted November 21st, 2006 by Rested and Relaxed But Still Crazed
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Ed Talking with the "Cop"/ Theatre owner...

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...Who allegedly broke a kids wrist...
Posted November 21st, 2006 by Power-tripping
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Crowd waiting to get in to Suffer the Joy

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Can you find the skate Celebs?
Posted November 21st, 2006 by Photo by Don Brown
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Posted November 20th, 2006 by *•°*°°*•°*°•*•*•°
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The Pro who never dies...

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Posted November 20th, 2006 by Kevin, start posting dude!
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Austin Looks over the river...

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Posted November 19th, 2006 by in France
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Billy Marks, Suffer the Joy...

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Posted November 19th, 2006 by of a swellbow
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If you are in Vancouver, go see the vid...

At Leeside this SUNDAY the 19th - 2- 6 pm --------4pm video plays
PRODUCT TOSS FOR BOARDS...
see some BANDS...
eat some bbq - byobbq if yah want
drink some hot cocoa...
skate something in a tunnel away from the rain...
Posted November 18th, 2006 by Concerned party
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If you are in San Francisco...

Go see this photography exhibition with Tobin Yelland & Dennis McGrath!
Posted November 18th, 2006 by Gauranteed to not be Lame.
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Images from Suffer premiere in AUSTRALIA

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People watch in obvious glee, their life becomes whole from the nourishing images of the Team skating...
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Loyal Pawns are frantic to see the life giving nectar that is our video...
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And this lucky chap seems to have won a skateboard autographed by the world famous Johnny Layton...
And Matt Bennett too!
Posted November 18th, 2006 by Thanks OZ! (Pete)
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There wasn't only one...

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Signs of Griffin were everywhere...
Posted November 18th, 2006 by Now write him a letter...
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Again, I am away from my computer...

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...And Kevin is boycotting his job in a serious way...

What gives?

Enjoy this photo of a Triceratops skull I took in Vienna...
Posted November 16th, 2006 by Learn a little bit while you're at it
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Blowing it on the web updates!

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Kevin took off to Arizona, and I am in San Francisco, and I don't have any photos of the team with me!
So here is a link to Skateboarder Magazine's review of the video.
Some kid already plagarized it in his comments...
Posted November 15th, 2006 by A big nose who knows...
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This Guy.

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Mr. Matt Bennett

Prepare.
Posted November 14th, 2006 by To be amazed.
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Grif answers your letters to Toy Machine...

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So be sure to write him a very long and heartfelt letter.
Posted November 14th, 2006 by Jennifer Tilly went down on griff.
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Smog Filled Beauty

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LA has savage grace when viewed from afar.

The first videos should hit shops this Friday at the premiere locations

All other shops, if they freaking ordered them, should get them on the 20th !!
(you should heavily reprimand your local shop if they neglected this!)

Suffer the pleasant Joy of buying an epic skate video...
Posted November 13th, 2006 by Twirling Down The Toilet Like A Flushed Turd
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This is John Bradford...

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He helped Kevin make the video...
Posted November 13th, 2006 by Congrats
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A Brief Respite Before Shredding

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Here the dudes snack out before collecting some choice clips for their parts in "Suffer The Joy".

The first videos should hit shops this Friday at the premiere locations

All other shops, if they freaking ordered them, should get them on the 20th !!
(you should heavily reprimand your local shop if they neglected this!)

Suffer the pleasant Joy of buying an epic skate video...
Posted November 13th, 2006 by Resident Nutjob
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Kevin is so happy that...

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...the video is done, that he is posing epic method airs in glee.

Suffer the Joy of all Joy and no Suffer.
Posted November 13th, 2006 by His boss, Ed
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This guy came to the premiere too...

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Posted November 12th, 2006 by I saw him.
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New Rider NICK TRAPASSO chills with the team...

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...Literally.

Suffer the Joy of seeing his new part in Suffer the Joy...
Posted November 12th, 2006 by And you will Suffer.
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The AFTERMATH of the Suffer Premiere...

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A nice shot of the MANY police equipped with Riot Gear to be used against the Rabid Loyal Pawns
and the Minions of the Bloodsucking Corporation...
They blocked off an entire city block...
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Here is the door that got ripped right off it's hinges by the sheer force of raging skaters' bodies ramming against it. Don't forget the broken glass...

There was about 2000 skaters waiting to see the movie.
Over 12 arrested!!! as reported by the sheriff's department!
Eric from Tum-Yeto counted 51 cops/riot patrol people from where he was standing.
We needed to have 5 showings for everyone to see it.
One kids arm did in fact get broken by a sheriff in disguise as theater employee... that sucks...
Posted November 10th, 2006 by Whoops!
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THE PREMIERE of DEATH...

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I rolled up real early to a line of kids wrapping around the block.
We didn't really have security, so I worked the door, which sucks because I have to hold fans back who just want to see the movie. I fucking hate telling a kid to wait, or having to hold them back. Anyway, we let people in and the theatre got packed. Kids started getting rowdy and the owners of the place started getting bummed.
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We showed the movie, but the sound was fucked! They couldn't turn it up very loud at all, and you had to stay pretty quiet to hear it. Weird, but it worked out OK, and people seemed to be pretty amped on it!

Then we tried to get people out and it started getting crazy. People started barging in, and I had a bunch of VIP's waiting outside that I needed to get in. Daewon Song, Jamie Thomas, Greg Lutzka, Darrel Stanton, and a ton of other friends of mine and the team were waiting in a sweaty, rowdy, and every moment angrier crowd...
The cops showed up to control the crowd, but people started throwing shit at them. I was able to get some people in, but at some point we needed to relieve the kids in the line, some of which were getting crushed, so we started letting people in and a stampede started, I got completely ran over, the door of the theatre got torn off it's hinges and glass started breaking... It turned into total fucking chaos. The riot police started getting aggro and arresting kids, rumors have it that they did so very forcibly, possibly breaking one kids' wrist. I saw 2 kids in the back of the police car when I left the place, and I saw one kid getting slammed to the ground. The theatre people were bumming hard at this point, and wanted to shut it down, but we begged them to just show the movie for the second time... We got the sound figured out, and the second showing went great, aside from the riot happening outside, and the damaged theatre, and all the kids who didn't make it in.
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I am really sorry for anyone who didn't make it in, or anyone I had to hold back. I hate doing that shit.
My apologies to the theatre for the damage. My apologies for the kids who came and didn't make it in. My disappointment with the cops who harshed the Loyal Toy Machine Pawns. My anger with any skaters who caused a riot by fucking with the cops and ruining it for everyone else. My LOVE of the fact that we are skaters and we like it raw. Toy Machine came and left the streets of Long Beach in ashes.
Both good and bad, we fucked shit up.
-ed templeton
Posted November 10th, 2006 by PS: More photos coming soon...
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THE DAY OF RECKONING HAS COME

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Suffer the Joy premieres tonight!
Posted November 8th, 2006 by Love it or Commit Suicide
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THE DAY OF RECKONING HAS ARRIVED

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Suffer the Joy premieres tonight!
Posted November 8th, 2006 by Like it or Die
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Suffer the Joy - The Website...

Go to SUFFER the JOY.com---
To see footage from the cutting room floor in the coming weeks...

The TIME HAS COME...
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For Kevin to relax and enjoy the premiere.
Posted November 7th, 2006 by A person who knows...
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Tempster Leads The Way

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That's Ed pointing you all in the right direction, telling you to go to....
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TO THIS!!!!

"Suffer The Joy" in two days.
Posted November 7th, 2006 by Sappy Lunatic
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Mrs. Templeton

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Wherever she goes, Deanna is surrounded by a circle of youth and happiness. Spain is no exception.
Posted November 6th, 2006 by Dignity? What's That?
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Harmony Surveys The Wave Of Mutilation

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Josh is often mystified when required to manage the product toss. He dislikes the violent chaos and usually just hands the decks to well deserving kids keeping quiet with battered boards.


"Suffer the Joy" pick out your Sunday best, 'cause you're wearing it this Thursday.
Posted November 6th, 2006 by Bonkers
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Random Muska

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He has braids here during his early Toy Machine days.
Posted November 5th, 2006 by I Copied Shoe Choice Back In The Day
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Sometimes You Eat The Bear...

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While attempting to tame a wild beast of a rail, Josh ripped his shoulder out of socket. Here he is bumming.


"Suffer The Joy" we're taking a beating so you don't have to.
Posted November 5th, 2006 by The Marbles Are Gone
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Gnar-dog!!

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We don't hang people anymore over here...
Posted November 5th, 2006 by perhaps we should? No.
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Lurker

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This guy lurked on everyone while they skated in Oz.

Posted November 4th, 2006 by Will You Ever Shut Up?
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Diego Does It

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I don't think this photo is getting used, but it's too sweet not to be seen. Good one, Butch.


"Suffer The Joy", creeping up on you like a silent killer.
Posted November 4th, 2006 by I AM Insane
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Wearing The Dudes

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Posted November 3rd, 2006 by Captain Wuss
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The Open Road

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With a blank canvas in front of him, Matt B. has nothing but choices about how to paint his next video part.


"Suffer The Joy", winding down for us, just starting for you.
Posted November 3rd, 2006 by I Feel Insane
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NOW HEAR THIS!

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You know that if you're not there, you are a mongoloid.
Posted November 2nd, 2006 by Spilling Over The Precipice Of Meltdown
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You Want Random...?

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...we give you random.
Posted November 1st, 2006 by Doosh Baggis
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A Head Shake Of Disappointment

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Ed is disgusted with me for not updating promptly. Can't you tell? Sour-puss of despair...


Suffer The Joy, it's a week away. Wusses beware.
Posted November 1st, 2006 by I Kevin, am a Crybaby
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More toys to enjoy until Kevin wakes up...

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Posted November 1st, 2006 by Boo.
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Billy.

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Posted November 1st, 2006 by Marks.
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Kevin, refusing to update...

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forces me to update from Europe.

Grif lurks...
Posted November 1st, 2006 by Arizona
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