I used to think that entering your thirties would be like putting one foot in the grave. However, after crossing the bridge, the only thing that's changed is I finally feel like an adult. Kinda.

The clichés your relatives have been saying on your birthdays like "you make your own choices" and "be who you want to be" start setting in. You realize the weight of these once empty phrases.

I finally understand that my life is my responsibility, and am making more long-term commitments whether it's my relationships, health, money, or other important things I care about. I'm not saying that I suddenly "got" life. But I actually feel like I'm getting closer to it.

After all, there are still plenty of things in the way. The lack of sleep and stress haven't disappeared. Plus, there are a lot of new ones that weren't here ten years ago too, for example, a mortgage.

Wait, this isn't my diary. For a second there, I forgot I'm writing for Bored Panda. Enough confessions. Let's take a look at "30 And Tired" instead. This meme page captures the decade I'm talking about in a way funnier manner.

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#1

It’s Actually Two Spatulas

It’s Actually Two Spatulas

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Lauren Ward
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3 months ago

I laughed way too hard at this and my laughter turned into tears. This is my life summed up in a nutshell

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Might Watch It All In One Sitting Too

Might Watch It All In One Sitting Too

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Riani Kivela
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3 months ago

That's the gateway drug to binge-watching every season of a whole series in any available free-time for a week and a half solid.

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We got in touch with the person behind this hugely successful account (as of this article, "30 And Tired" has over 225k followers), Tyler Mann, and he agreed to tell us more about what goes into managing it, which has become pretty much second nature to him.

"When it comes to finding a meme or an image, it could be from anywhere," Tyler explained to Bored Panda. "Some sources that stand out would be Imgur, Reddit, and other meme accounts that I've communicated with. I'll also think of memes while watching a show or movie or just walking around Target."

#3

This Is Great

This Is Great

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

I think I found my spirit animal. 😳

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#4

Pick One Or The Other Or Neither Preferably

Pick One Or The Other Or Neither Preferably

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Nadia Monteira
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3 months ago

And sometimes I can't do either...

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#5

Who Are All You People!?

Who Are All You People!?

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MarmotArchivist
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3 months ago

Raise your hand if you say: 'who the f**k is this?!' with every other contact.

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Tyler said that there aren't any fixed criteria that determine if a picture is worthy of a feature; if it makes him laugh or he finds it super relatable to his own life, he'll just post it on the page.

In fact, his personal experiences also make it into the page's feed. "I also use my life and random thoughts or scenarios that pop into my head to create memes and tweets that others might relate to," he said. "I have a pretty sarcastic personality so it makes it pretty easy to find the humor in most situations. Memes have just become the way to express that humor for me."

#6

Massive* Poofy* Paws

Massive* Poofy* Paws

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Jaenette S
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3 months ago

Every single day

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#7

Aleve* But Yeah I Took It

Aleve* But Yeah I Took It

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Best game is the Pinball, and you know it ;)

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#8

It’s Gettin A Little Too Low

It’s Gettin A Little Too Low

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MarmotArchivist
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3 months ago

It feels as if it would be easier to scroll up from 1900 rather than scrolling down from the current year.

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Since the source of the content can be virtually anything, the subject matter is also loose.

"Honestly, the posts about the everyday stress or exhaustion of getting older and dealing with life or a [lousy] job probably get the most traction because we're all experiencing some form of it, especially in our thirties."

"Our thirties are funny, because we join this strange club where no one knows what is going on and we're all trying to figure out how to be adults all while clinging onto the youth of our twenties and I like to find the humor in all of it. Which it turns out, so do a lot of other people!" Tyler said.

#9

Can’t Argue With Science

Can’t Argue With Science

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3 months ago (edited)

Our washing baskets go on rotation a lot of the time. Clean clothes in one basket, dirty in the other. You get what you want to wear out of the clean basket and when dirty, put in dirty basket. Wash dirty basket of clothes then put in clean clothes basket and the cycle just continues lol.

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#10

*promptly Deletes My Own Cancellation Of Plans Text*

*promptly Deletes My Own Cancellation Of Plans Text*

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

Me cancelling from my pillow fort,while sipping on Pepsi from a crazy straw and watching WWE

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#11

Yaaaaaaas

Yaaaaaaas

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Tigerpacingthecage
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes! I always feel super anxious right before a thunderstorm and when it's finally happening it feels a lot better. Like your mind is charging up with the weather too. Weird.

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Tyler really enjoys when people connect to each other through his content; his favorite comments are of the "I feel seen!" type.

"It's almost like these relatable posts have become a form of therapy or self-validation for all of us."

"Nostalgia posts are also a hit. Anything and everything '90s or early 2000s. Nostalgia posts are probably the most fun because I get a lot of interaction from people in the comments talking about whatever it is I posted and how they shared the same thoughts about it that I had."

#12

Eating More Pizza Is Always Good Advice Though

Eating More Pizza Is Always Good Advice Though

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kristina law
Community Member
3 months ago

*Agonize over that one time you said that one stupid thing to that one person who probably doesn"t even know your name lol

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#13

You Can Go Buy All The Snacks Right Now And No One Can Stop You

You Can Go Buy All The Snacks Right Now And No One Can Stop You

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Crease Almighty
Community Member
3 months ago

I bought loads of snacks yesterday and then decided to go on a diet… am I adulting right?

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#14

Make It Two

Make It Two

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Domo KO
Community Member
3 months ago

"Welp I tried"

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Looking at student debts and real estate prices, it's tempting to think that millennials are leading a life nothing like the generations that came before but Tyler thinks deep down we're all the same.

"I only know what being a 30-something is like in present times, but if I had to guess, I would say that all generations have their differences and their similarities."

"I think in your 30s, you're still figuring life out. You still ask yourself so many questions. Should you have gone to college? If you did, did you pick the right major? Did you pick the right career? Is it too late to change careers? Why does my knee always hurt? Do I want kids? And if you have kids, you're trying to figure out what does it mean to be a parent and how to be a good one. Some people are married. Some aren't. If you aren't, maybe you love it. Maybe you think it's too late, and on and on and on it goes," he said.

#15

Go On.. Get

Go On.. Get

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MarmotArchivist
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Me touchig the door k**b and hearing a noice in the staircase: I wish they would hurry up so that I can leave too.

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#16

Where Are My Bob Saget Ogs

Where Are My Bob Saget Ogs

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Briana Burton
Community Member
3 months ago

I am 13 and this is how it looked when I was 5

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#17

Yet Here You Are

Yet Here You Are

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Greatlolxx
Community Member
3 months ago

Menacing

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In a previous interview for our list of hilariously true adulting memes, Diana Divecha, Ph.D., who is a Berkeley-based developmental psychologist, focusing on the science of how children, teens, and families grow and develop, told Bored Panda that "developmental scientists consider adulthood to begin when the prefrontal cortex, the front-most region of the brain, finishes developing, at around 25 years of age."

Dr. Divecha pointed out that in WEIRD societies (Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich, Democratic), the on-ramp to adulthood has become very long—a period of about 10 to 15 years. She thinks of 'entering adulthood' as having three phases.

#18

Where Is It All Coming From??????

Where Is It All Coming From??????

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Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

Neverending chorey, Na na naa, na na naa, na na naa.

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#19

Okay But Hear Me Out, I’m Not Very Good At Listening To Myself

Okay But Hear Me Out, I’m Not Very Good At Listening To Myself

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MarmotArchivist
Community Member
3 months ago

Me: I'm gonna get up early to work out. Also me: we both know that's a lie.

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#20

You Know What I Mean?

You Know What I Mean?

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Antisocial potato 🥔
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3 months ago

I feel ya

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"The first phase begins with puberty, when the sex hormones begin their real job, to remodel the brain in order to prepare for adulthood. This is a time when respect from the peer group takes on new importance as nature prepares young people to eventually leave the nest and form new social groups."

"But this can be a bumpy period at first, so it’s helpful for teens to stay open and optimistic, and to have a few different peer groups. It’s also easy to be impulsive in this phase, so cultivating discernment (wise decision-making and action), and taking a moment to think before acting can be helpful, and at times, even life-saving," Dr. Divecha said.

#21

Aah Squeegee Squeegee My Windows!

Aah Squeegee Squeegee My Windows!

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Ouch

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#22

Well Isn’t That Just Kick You In The Crotch Spit On Your Neck Fantastic

Well Isn’t That Just Kick You In The Crotch Spit On Your Neck Fantastic

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

Or, have you been getting enough sleep?

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#23

That’s Just Simple Economics Though

That’s Just Simple Economics Though

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Mama Penguin
Community Member
3 months ago

That's $0.41 I could put towards another item.

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The second phase, according to the developmental psychologist, is identity exploration —a time when we start asking ourselves questions like: 'Who am I?' 'What's important to me?' And 'Where do I fit in?'

"This is a period of great creativity, so to the extent possible, it’s helpful to try new things and explore possible interests," Divecha explained. "Some will fit, others will not, but all will be helpful information about what matters to each individual. Learn how the world works: Get real-world work experience, learn how corporations and social media manipulate the public for profit, work on real-world problems, and find adult mentors—they offer crucial bridges to adulthood. And finally learn skills—practical skills like cooking, laundry, cleaning, and personal finance, as well as interpersonal communication and emotion-regulation skills."

#24

Worth It

Worth It

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Lakota Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

This is also me all day on any day I have off work.

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#25

Haaaawwwwyea!

Haaaawwwwyea!

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago

Monster in my closet: Aaargh Me: AAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH Monster: I was just kidding you know

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#26

Oh No

Oh No

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Smile in pain Adult edition 30.0+

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The third phase is early adulthood and it's usually defined with first commitments to jobs/careers and relationships. "Learning from mentors and gaining emotional and interpersonal skills continue to be important. Flexibility and adaptability are key, too, as young adults frequently change jobs until they land one that feels like a good fit or they create their own independent/entrepreneurial path," Divecha said.

"It seems you just have to figure it all out on your own," Tyler said. "So in that way, I think every generation is similar. How we're all different? I don’t know, previous 30-something generations probably weren't making TikToks and running meme pages. They were probably buying a second home or something by now."

#27

Well Okay Then

Well Okay Then

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NsG
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha, MY knees are fine! My hip on the other hand (tries to find the next dose of ibuprofen...)

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#28

I’m Not Crying. Youre Crying

I’m Not Crying. Youre Crying

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
3 months ago

I miss going to Blockbuster on Friday nights to get some movies! (And the takeaway place was right next door!).

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#29

Back To My Comfort Zone I Go

Back To My Comfort Zone I Go

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Tigerpacingthecage
Community Member
3 months ago

Pretty much life if you are an introvert. The memories of deep conversations or real intimacy can give you joy for a long time though.

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Tyler also wanted to explicitly thank all of his followers. "I really didn't think when I started this page at the start of quarantine 2020 that it would turn into what it is and it has been incredible so far."

"I'm just glad that I'm able to provide some laughs to people during these crazy times. I have plans to expand the page into more at some point, I just need to find the time to do it, but I’m excited to see where '30 And Tired' goes!"

#30

Why Though??

Why Though??

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

😂

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#31

Diet Starts Today

Diet Starts Today

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

I like the look of this, but without the eggs

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#32

Just A Smidge Thanks

Just A Smidge Thanks

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

You will never see me at a club!

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#33

About To Start Subscribing To The Phone Book Again

About To Start Subscribing To The Phone Book Again

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kristina law
Community Member
3 months ago

Paper towels are seriously such a luxury though tbh lol

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#34

For Me It’s Pickle Jars With Like A Single Pickle Left

For Me It’s Pickle Jars With Like A Single Pickle Left

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Look forward to 60 then - yayy they're gone off so I can throw them out and eat something I actually like

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#35

Aleve And Coffee Are My Frens

Aleve And Coffee Are My Frens

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Crease Almighty
Community Member
3 months ago

Exhaustion come in tsunami like waves… drowning in tiredness.

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#36

B-But Those Are Worry Snacks? They Don’t Count

B-But Those Are Worry Snacks? They Don’t Count

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MarmotArchivist
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah yes, the circle of worry.

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#37

I Should Probably Figure That One Out

I Should Probably Figure That One Out

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago

Did I throw it out this morning with trash paper?

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#38

This Movie..

This Movie..

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Lakota Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I was 6 when TLBT came out and thus this is pretty accurate, tbh.

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Just To Be Safe

Just To Be Safe

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Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel attacked 😂

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#40

I…… I Don’t Think We Can Be Friends Anymore

I…… I Don’t Think We Can Be Friends Anymore

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MarmotArchivist
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm fine with 9pm but if you suggest anything before 9am, we can't be friends anymore.

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#41

What Are Those? Buttons?

What Are Those? Buttons?

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago

"You know, I'm a human too!"

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#42

I, For Some Reason, Have Forgotten How To Function As A Human Being

I, For Some Reason, Have Forgotten How To Function As A Human Being

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Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol, so true. That's why I pay with a card. :P Also when you forget to weigh something or there's an issue with the price and the clerk leaves to check with you just standing there and staring at the ground.

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#43

It’s That A Challenge

It’s That A Challenge

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm eating for three. My tummy, me and my anxiety

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#44

Yell At Me Okay!

Yell At Me Okay!

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

i tried to use the force

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#45

I Need Some Aleve

I Need Some Aleve

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Jaekry
Community Member
3 months ago

I literally twisted my ankle during sleep. I think when I was turning. In my bed. At home. I am really hoping that is what happened, because I woke up with a second degree bruised ankle.

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#46

I Have Earned This

I Have Earned This

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Lakota Wolf
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3 months ago

Turns 40: I have earned the right to die.

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#47

Churning Butter.... Not As Hard As I Thought

Churning Butter.... Not As Hard As I Thought

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
3 months ago

I bake.... potatoes (yes,I'm aware that's cannibalism),bread,cakes..... dolls,cakes,..... donuts,cakes and of course, potatoes

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#48

I Need A Taco

I Need A Taco

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ErrorGamer2000
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3 months ago

Rule #1 of zombieland

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#49

It’s A Problem I Know This

It’s A Problem I Know This

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kristina law
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep the Crocodile really wasted its money this time!

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#50

Just A Typical Monday

Just A Typical Monday

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DUN DUN
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

My mom agrees to this 😂

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