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Things That Are Extinct

Taking photography class in high school where you went into a dark room for 30 minutes to process photos.

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Delayed gratification…

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The dodo.

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Dialing a rotary phone with a pencil

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My waistline.

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Writing letters on stationery

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Decency and shame in the GOP.

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Man, that processing liquid smelled terrible.

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Gender binary system

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The Box

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Things from my teen years:

Getting film developed

Buying CDs

Printing out mapquest directions

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Chadwick Boseman

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Female pop singers that don’t exhale the words

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The "Oh Dear" troll

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Armie's career.

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You can still by CD’s fool. I buy new remastered deluxe editions like Prince’s Sigb O The Times boxed set last fall.

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[quote]You can still by CD’s fool.


(Sorry, r13)

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Cars with BENCH seats.

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Floppy disks that held a whopping 1.4 MB

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When with NATURAL bodies.

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500 free hours of AOL

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ALL the supermarkets from my childhood-




Grand Union


Daitch Shopwell

Pantry Pride


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I meant to say MEN with natural bodies not when.

by Anonymousreply 2405/01/2021

[quote] When with NATURAL bodies.

Then but not now.

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Working public telephones.

I'm OLD , I can remember when public phones even had a telephone directory chained to the phone.

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Cursive writing

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ANY American television manufacturers -









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Big gay dance clubs.

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Teaching real science in the public school system; e.g., XX and XY-chromosomes, DNA, etc.

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8 Track tapes

Cassette tapes

Video tapes

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BIG American cars

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Illuminated manuscripts

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OP. My kid in NYC public high school is taking a photography class and is learning to work in the darkroom.

Not totally extinct, thank goodness.

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Dying and soon dead, at least in America - manual transmissions. I'm shocked by how many people cannot drive a stick shift. Yet some of these same queens rave about being DP'd and fisted. You can take a fist and you can't figure out how to work a clutch and a stick shift at the same time?

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The Transatlantic accent.

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My sex life

by Anonymousreply 3705/01/2021

R37 it never was.

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Standalone video arcades as destinations.

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TEENS wearing JEANS.

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Carnys. The ran the Tilt-A-Whirl kind

Scruffy-faced, tank-top wearing, old denims, heavy-shoed, cigarette dangling from the lips, "hands and feet stay in the car" said with that air of authority with a tinge of fascinating menace.

Now they're in uniforms. And smoking on the job is a termination-of -employment event.

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Anything like Dragon’s Lair.

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Civics and History classes

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Most Gay bars. Everyone's online with all their goods on full display. Whores.

by Anonymousreply 4605/01/2021

Britney’s independence

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Britney's underpants

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Britney's happenstance

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[quote] Now they're in uniforms. And smoking on the job is a termination-of -employment event.

For carnies? Really? That is very sad.

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journalistic neutrality

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Only on the right.

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Saving my virginity.

by Anonymousreply 5305/01/2021

Shut up Nestor.

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My $

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White men getting promoted in any government job.

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Fun for fun’s sake.

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R56 Right wing lunatics are not extinct on DL.

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A regular postal service.

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Posting nudes just for the hell of it, without a link to your OF

by Anonymousreply 6205/01/2021

The entire crew of The Shuttle Challenger

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When being gay meant being private

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8 track

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Joy, drive, honor, love, sex...

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Busy signals.

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Recipe cards - I have so many from my Grandma and Aunt with the twee illustrations

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Ambrosia Salads.

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Ken-L Ration

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Table lighters

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R72 lives inside a bubble

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My 28 year old self waistline, hairline, and jawline. The only thing that has been a nice increase is my bottom lin.

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Taxi cabs

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“Going up! Floor, please.”

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Gay magazines with nudes.

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The concept of shame.

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Vogue's glory years

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[quote]The Transatlantic accent.

Sadly, Kitty Carlisle Hart

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Gay men at Stonewall

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Proper grammar and spelling.

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That IS the correct grammatical usage, you dolt.

"None" is always singular. It's less than one, how could it be plural?

Were you homeschooled?

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cheap store bought cookies and cakes made with tasty, locally produced lard or even, gasp!, butter.

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The good old boys.

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England is a forever "at war with France" country. They got stuck in the middle ages

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TV static.

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In a quest to support a local business, I went to a printer and bought personalized stationery. I plan to compose letters with cursive handwriting. I bought stamps and will mail them.

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Besides a few still hanging on, video stores.

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TV programs like Monstervision and USA Up All Night that showed trashy horror/sci-fi/sexploitation movies late at night. I guess when 6 year olds can access porn on their tablets at any time, sneaking out of bed to stay up and watch a sleazy B movie just isn't as exciting.

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Defuckto's "sobriety."

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The Middle Class

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Indoor smoking.

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R97 only trashy people miss that.

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Commitments of any kind. Even minor ones.

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My ability to walk into any gay bar in the world and pick up a trick if I'm horny.

(went the way of the DODO 2 decades ago)

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I just bought a brand new Washer and Dryer. A few things surprised me. First the washer - it's all electronic controlled and high efficiency. Second - it's all made int he United States. It's branded Amana but Whirlpool owns them. Only about $450 for each. So all total $900 for the pair. Now years ago I bought a stacked washer/dryer. That was $1,200 in 1999.

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R100- You are OLD.

Who says TRICK anymore?

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I have Fresca in my fridge right this moment...not extinct. Also, pre covid, I took darkroom classes at a local community college. Love b&w 35mm photography! We process our own film and print our own photos.

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The KMart Cafeteria/Eatery (which is NOT the K Cafe, NOR the front-end sandwich counters that preceeded those)!

...And KMart in general.

Chocolate pudding with whipped topping never tasted as good as when I had it at the KMart Eatery!

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Bobby Short

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[quote]Taking photography class in high school where you went into a dark room for 30 minutes to process photos.

Actually a lot of old school photographers and novice photogs are interested in and working with print film. Film is still available, but it's now more expensive,

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R109- You sound like a LITTLE OLD LADY.

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They didn't bring back Daisy*s either, r110. Only Bugles.

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USPS rail mail. I think it ended in the late 70s.

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Continental Trailways hostesses...

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There were even dolls...

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Manual credit card imprinters when making purchases.

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Sending letters via Air Mail written on onion skin paper.

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Carbon paper

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[quote]That IS the correct grammatical usage, you dolt.

I’m absolutely hysterical. Mere coincidence that your post came before mine. I was being generic, not specifying your post.

Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.

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[quote]I bought stamps and will mail them.

They still sell stamps?

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[quote] Also, pre covid, I took darkroom classes at a local community college.

Honey, going to the local adult shop’s arcade doesn’t qualify as “darkroom classes.”

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r125 To be fair, such visits can often be learning experiences.

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Or shall I say touchy?

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The three-Martini two-bottle four-hour lunch.

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Flying commercial

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When I was in photo class we used to smoke weed in the dark room.

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OP, I just watched the web series “your Honor” and the son of the main character is in high school, studying art, wants to go into photography and develops photos by hand. The series just came out this year

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JELL-O 1*2*3

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my sex life

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Are there still Automats around, with full kitchen staff on the other side ready to the compartment? I was watching "That Touch of Mink" the other day and I was intrigued by the process.

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*ready to [italic]fill[/italic] the compartment

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Kinko's. Jell-O Pudding Pops. Hot Sean Cody models.

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ZIP discs, Syquest discs, CRT monitors, Mac clones.

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Are laserdiscs still a thing?

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^^^No, but there are devotees of the technology.

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I was going to say "dot-matrix printers" but I think I've seen some businesses still using them in recent years.

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[quote] When I was in photo class we used to smoke weed in the dark room.

This is going in your permanent record.

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Oh, well that IS a coincidence. It appeared so quickly and there are so many real cunts around here I jumped to a conclusion, r85.

Sorry about that.

[quote]Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.

Ok, I kind of want to take it back for the use of that hackneyed quote. You're not using it in the correct context really. Generally it is used when someone is projecting, announcing a fault of their own by criticizing it in others. My grammar is fine, thanks.

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Campus glory holes. Or so I'm told.

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Birthday, Thank You and sympathy cards sent via USPS.

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Common sense.

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Dignity Especially in the US.

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r144 I still send those. And there are still large card selections in stores.

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The respect.

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Typing classes

Home Economics classes

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Calling older people or superiors with honorifics like "Mr." or "sir." Now it's first names for everyone.

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R147, Yeah, and they're way overpriced. When I was a kid, the fanciest Hallmark card was just fifty cents.

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[quote]Yeah, and they're way overpriced. When I was a kid, the fanciest Hallmark card was just fifty cents.

Well, they have some way to fund all of those sappy movies and keep Canadian actors employed.

by Anonymousreply 15205/06/2021

Megaupload, Rapidshare, and various file sharing sites.

You could get whatever you wanted, pron, music, even games software FREE!

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by Anonymousreply 153Last Saturday at 9:27 AM

This bitch. Miss Trilobite was THIRSTY on her social. She had a great lower carapace but she couldn’t live forever.

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Games AND software.

Though technically games are software.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Saturday at 11:24 AM

Skateboards and roller skates with metal wheels

Pipe smoking

The typing pool

Twelve year old babysitters

Candy cigarettes

This item in the photo

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by Anonymousreply 157Last Saturday at 11:34 AM

Televisions mounted at the proper height

When they were heavy enough to require their own cabinet, the screen was perhaps eighteen inches off the ground. Bigger screens allowed cabinets to bring them up to four feet off the ground - a perfect height.

Now that the screen is huge and it weighs only 30 pounds, idiots hang them over fireplaces or tilted down from the ceiling. If I have my face pressed to a pillow, I want a clear view with my good eye without craning my head.

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[quote] I want a clear view with my good eye

Sammy? Sammy, is that you?

OMG, it’s Sammy Davis Jr.!

by Anonymousreply 159Last Saturday at 12:17 PM

Cyclamates (at least in the US)

by Anonymousreply 160Last Saturday at 2:46 PM

Shitting in cars

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G's chance for an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Saturday at 5:36 PM

Public bathrooms

by Anonymousreply 163Last Saturday at 5:43 PM

Growing up in a devout Catholic family, I remember receiving presents on Easter Sunday, a la Christmas.

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Saving it for the wedding night.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Saturday at 9:04 PM

Armie Hammers career

by Anonymousreply 167Last Saturday at 9:14 PM

R167, Might as well throw in mine.

by Anonymousreply 168Last Saturday at 9:16 PM

Get back that line, call *69!

Party lines.

Rabbit ears on TVs.

Huge satellite discs in yard to get cable.

Metal slides on the playground (that burn the shit out of your legs during summer because they are super-heated from the sun and you're in shorts).

by Anonymousreply 169Last Saturday at 9:41 PM

Video rental stores

by Anonymousreply 170Last Sunday at 8:28 AM

[quote]Rabbit ears on TVs.

These made a huge comeback when cord-cutting became a thing. (And also when we switched to digital broadcasting.)

by Anonymousreply 171Last Sunday at 8:41 AM

[quote] Huge satellite discs in yard to get cable.

When we were kids we would steal those to use for cereal bowls.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Monday at 1:49 PM

[quote] Saving it for the wedding night.

Saving what?

by Anonymousreply 173Last Monday at 1:49 PM

Good manners.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Monday at 2:03 PM

The Clapper

by Anonymousreply 175Last Tuesday at 7:40 AM

Local television shows that aren't the news;

Commercials for local businesses that aren't ambulance-chasers.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Tuesday at 8:12 AM

Full-service gas stations.

by Anonymousreply 177Last Tuesday at 8:33 AM

R177, Not in New Jersey.

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by Anonymousreply 179Last Tuesday at 9:21 AM

R179, Singing telegrams.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Tuesday at 9:40 AM

What about Candygrams?

by Anonymousreply 181Last Tuesday at 9:41 AM

Calling a phone number to know the correct time.

by Anonymousreply 182Last Tuesday at 9:42 AM

[quote]Not in New Jersey.

Or Oregon.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Tuesday at 10:12 AM

John Mulaney's marriage and heterosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Tuesday at 11:11 AM

Making crank calls on the pay phones in the mall food court.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Tuesday at 11:33 AM

I’m still looking for you!

by Anonymousreply 186Last Tuesday at 4:40 PM

Normal fun intelligent people on DL, especially posters who aren't trolls or ReThug conspiracy assholes.

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