After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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glowworm2
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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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2 months ago (edited)

And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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2 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Did you hear about Ethel?

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

And then he said "You can't eat me, I'm the president..."

Anonymous
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2 months ago

Or, you can't eat me, I have rights!

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Eulalie Grace
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2 months ago

Does my breath smell like zebra?

boredkitten
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2 months ago

"So who is going to scare the hell out of the photographer this time?"

Gerrit
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2 months ago

What's the difference between tiger and lion? Tiger has the mane part missing!

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Did you notice the new female in the pride WOW

BusLady
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2 months ago

Did you see what she was wearing?

AM Del
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2 months ago

And then SHE said.....

Ms Forty Seven
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2 months ago

I love this because I never see images of male lions getting along

Eulalie Grace
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2 months ago

Males can band together in small groups of "bachelors" called coalitions They usually don't mate with other pride's females, but lions are still social animals at heart 💓

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Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"See? I think I've got a bit of Hyena stuck between these fangs."

Ctirad Macháček
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2 months ago

See that photographer? Let's eat him!

Stefan Jankovski
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2 months ago

And than Pumbaa said : "THEY CALLED ME, MR. PIG!"

Sophia Graubart
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2 months ago

Susan did what!

Squirrelflightisawesome
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2 months ago

Oh my gosh jessica just did whattttt

d bradley
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2 months ago

... and she says the antelopes I'm bringing home are eating enough green vegetables

Drew Swirczek
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1 month ago

think that girl over there is cute: totally

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Will you help get this splinter out

ArhomR
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2 months ago

I gots a liddle thorn in my paw. Can’t get it out...

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

Did you hear what happened to Scar?

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

"..and then Elsa said to Simba, are ya gonna Cheetah on me???"

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

'Then I showed him ma paw........'

Jean Thompson
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2 months ago

two old boys just shootin' the breeze.

Madzdad the bard
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2 months ago

She asked, "Are you busy tonight?", and I said, "No, I'm just lion around!"

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

dude, look at that stupid other lion, he does NOT kno how 2 hunt agreed

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

omg look at her haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

Noddy
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2 months ago

Hehhehehehe i told u he is a schmuck!

qwerty
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2 months ago

And then you will NEVER guess what that lioness did. She ate a GAZELLE! Without ME! Can you IMAGINE?!?! ...is what I imagine as lion gossip.

ning ding
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2 months ago

i heard that brad said that jade said that alexis said that......

Claudia
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2 months ago

And than Laura said....

Najeh Omri
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2 months ago

eyy Bro gotta use some Deodorant! -(sniffes) : oooh hell you'right ,i smell like a zebra !

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

OMG

ML
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2 months ago

Should we tell the human we will eat him?

Delen Leonard
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4 weeks ago

I heard a nala is going of to be a movie star

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

...and then she relented and the rest is history.

Sarjana Lastname
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1 month ago

planing something

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Did you see his face??? Hehehehe 😏

Peggy Staiano
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1 month ago

....and then she said...

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago

LOL! And the cheetah fell head over tail for about 200 feet after that antelope side-stepped him!

Avery Day
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2 months ago

"Oh have you heard what they say about Jimmie's mane problem?" "No, did he get a new hair system in Turkey?"

Abri Correa
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2 months ago

Hey Michel *gossip* *gossip* *gossip*

Stormy Ashes
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2 months ago

Dude did you hear about Arlene having a crush on John? Yeah I know right, XD

Viv Bot
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2 months ago

Thought you’d like to see two gossiping lions...

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 months ago

"And then HE said...."

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

So sorry, your paw hurts !!!

RP
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2 months ago

can you keep a secret?

Steve Cruz
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2 months ago

"I understand the lockdown, but I really need to visit the hair salon."

Carole Hamilton
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2 months ago

so I said to her....

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

I have a plan ♥️♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

plotting to take over leader of pride

Kikka io
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2 months ago

be careful that that also takes pictures of you while you go to the bathroom

Bevie
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2 months ago

Don’t look now but here comes that hot chick I told you about!

Grayshine
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2 months ago

"OMG Karen did you see Larry, his zipper was undone"

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Confidentally!

MarkandVicki Aked
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2 months ago

Hey, brother, can you find me a strong mouse, I got this huge splinter I just can't get out

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

....now let me tell you how I "ghosted" her... I ate her... now she's a ghost

Beverly Ujanen
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2 months ago

I'll take the guy on the right.....

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Let's do it before the kids come home!

Hailie Power
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2 months ago

thats just wrong

Annette Rainbow
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2 months ago

did you hear what happened to the photographer who took a photo of 2 lions? He went missing they only found the camera.....

Helen Ian Zierk
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2 months ago

You go round back of 'em, I'll keep em busy til you are in position then..........!!

Kathy Stadler
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2 months ago

Pretend you don't see them, maybe they will come closer, hee hee

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

Does this thing on my paw look normal to you?

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

The yentas!

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

So I told Louie to knock it off & he laughed at me!

Maureen Peters
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2 months ago

Much to talk about the good old days?

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

And then Carole asked him out and he said no because he likes me! *insert ugly annoying mean girl giggling*

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Engagement photo!! Lol

T.Milly
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2 months ago

....We were eating & all of the sudden, I was engulfed by this horrific stench. It smelled like week old rotting hyena carcass! I nearly got sick to my stomach. AND then she said, "OMG, that was me!!!!Sorry! I have the WORST gas. Do you have any Beano?" "Oh you have to be kidding me!" "Nope. First & last date. That was my weekend. How about you?"

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Umm, that's two guys...

Judith Wilson
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2 months ago

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Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

And the lion will lie down with the lamb and there will be peace. No more killing and sorrow.

Mary Patterson
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2 months ago

What the heck did I step in?

Bern Webb
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2 months ago

..And then he said "but I've had you since you were a cub"

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

"OK Tom,You come from up wind in that short grass,let them see you while I will be waiting in the high gress down wind."

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

See I told you you must always clean your paws and armpits

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Yeah...so what did you do?

Yeet zloth
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2 months ago

What is that DU-REESSS? It look like my grandmas nightgown!!

Joyce Berman
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2 months ago

I think they're telling dirty jokes.

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

..and he said I bet you 1 gazell I can get that lioness to leave with ME..

Curry on...
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2 months ago

So this is what I do to attract the lionesses. Works every time.

Bruh.
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2 months ago

“Bro she said ur hot” “yo, really?” “Yeah you should go up and talk to her”

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

And he said to her, pispispispis.

Chris Harriman
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2 months ago

and then she said...

Stephanie Hinchliff
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2 months ago

MMM those campers were delicious

Colin Martin
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2 months ago

...and Kevin didn't even SEE the toilet paper!

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

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Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

She's a real cool cat, know what I'm sayin'?

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Telling tales.

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

so i heard Sherry didn't even get her claws done!

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

...and then I heard...

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

And then... she said she liked me! A lot! It was great! I think we might just bond!

Rhys Griffiths
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2 months ago

A bloke called Androcles took the damn thing out.

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Let me see that thorn.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago

"Omg Katherine, did you hear Jenny talking about that yesterday?"

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Don't repeat this, but

Marlene Ricker
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2 months ago

Wanna know a secret?

Peggy Wilson
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2 months ago

Boys club!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Boys Locker Room stuff!

Maripat Webber
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2 months ago

See? Males DO gossip the most!

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Don't tell her a word about last night

Rikke Hackner
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2 months ago

so here's a secret, "I bite my nails when nobody is watching"

JJM
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2 months ago

So, I says to her, like, maybe you wanna hang out sometime.

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

Hank doesn't know I ate the leftovers last night.

HissyFitzz
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2 months ago

"Omg and talk about Monica! and did you SEE brad today? Like wheres your mane honey."

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Have you heard about...

Sin Nee
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2 months ago

Psst imma tell you bout my girlfriend ,don’t let Mom knows...

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

The girls are ....

Ugyen Penjore
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2 months ago

To be honest, it was the leopard who killed the deer we just ate!

OTTER
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2 months ago

Does my breath smell??

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Watch out for Mona she is a real old ....tyrant

Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

And then I said biiìiiiiiitch....

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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