The street artist Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, is frequently called The French Banksy. These two artists share a critical view of society, power figures and are not afraid to expose their beliefs publicly.

"My father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to the drawing," said the artist.

Dran mainly creates paintings, drawings and graffiti art all over France. With his art, he addresses important current issues such as the powers of the authority, sexual harassment, internet addiction, exaggerated media and many more.

Take a look at some of his incredible works and vote for the most powerful ones.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Is a bit ironic...we use paper (from downed trees) to pass out “save our forests” flyers!!!

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DimChance Cariad
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4 years ago

Hate Zoos. .

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alwright
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4 years ago

this one is sweet, it conveys the power of imagination in times of isolation

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is incredible. I feel this is how the elderly are seen and treated. Just keep giving them more and more pills!!! !!

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Hari Onago
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4 years ago

I had a teacher who would shout at me "WALK WITH YOUR BACK STRAIGHT" every time I arrived at school, in front of everyone. I was a shy, skinny kid and we were forced to carry a bag full of books from and back to school almost everyday because every teacher had homework for us. One day I became so enraged, I screamed back at him: "DO YOU WANT TO HOLD MY BAG, SEE HOW MUCH IT WEIGHTS? MAYBE YOU CAN CARRY IT FOR ME!" Not only did I not get scolded, he did not bother me anymore. We had so much homework and zero free time after class, and all the weight they put on our backs… It's not healthy for the kids. This illustration is so accurate, sure brought back memories :)

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The homeless are invisible............

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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4 years ago

Loss of freedom to express....again true and sad. Must be diligent to protect our freedoms!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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4 years ago

#thoughtsandprayers

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

24/7 whether men or self righteous women want to believe it or not!!!!

Audrey Cooper
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4 years ago

what?

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Elizabeth Moore
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4 years ago

The problem with this art is that it says that people aren't even allowed to THINK. It also depicts the idea that only men think like this. If that is the case, then why to thousands of women attend those Chippendale-like shows every year? Thoughts, even if wrong, are not harmful to others. It is when people take action based on those thoughts that the trouble begins. We need freedom of thought but control over our own actions.

Diane Gallagher
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3 years ago

Actually, my comment was, this is fine as long as it remains a thought and not an action.

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Ioan Tudor Detesan
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4 years ago

this goes both ways

adoracat
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3 years ago

It does. The difference is, most women keep their comments in their mind, and don't get angry when the man isn't flattered by their comments. They also don't assume the man is their RIGHT to have, as some men assume they have the right to touch/grab/molest/assault any woman they see. I don't see all men like that. There are PLENTY of good men who don't act that way.

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Bob Sacamento
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3 years ago

It gets worse when people are literally blaming and gas lighting us!

katt
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3 years ago

"Grabbieyes"

DimChance Cariad
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4 years ago

This is spot on. .dont know why men cant do what women do. . look but dont touch. .

Hunter Walker
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4 years ago

Men do the same thing women do all the time, just because there are outliers means nothing, women can be just as bad as men if not worse and men can be worse, it depends on a lot of factors, not whether you're male or female.

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Iak Ringo
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3 years ago

Let’s just say: it’s nice to see something beautiful in a sad world. You also look at a butterfly, don’t you? This is not worth the discussion..

Diane Serpa
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't touch strangers. and if you look too long, you deserve a shame glare. Eyes up and look where you're going, yall.

Jim Rich
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3 years ago

When we stop looking lustfully at women............always been one of my favorite past times. "Standin' on the corner, watchin' all the girls go by........."

Dunadan
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3 years ago

Judging by the comments, we're entering a PC time where even looking is forbidden. I'd hate to be a man in today's society. Whatever you do can be misconstrued as sexual harassment.

arthur lindsay coker
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3 years ago

The eyes don't lie

Ellie Rolfe
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3 years ago

Works both ways with both genders

Ellie Rolfe
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3 years ago

Works both ways

Tonita Brimson
Community Member
3 years ago

One word...Italy !!

Linda Sayles-Chaney
Community Member
4 years ago

Women are guilty of this also. Anytime people wear skin tight clothing they are at danger of being ogled. Actually ogling has been going on for time unknown! People have a hard time remembering we are animals and we have a driving urge to mate at certain ages and ogling is part of this. Yes, both men and women need to learn to control their urges. How many of us have taught our children not to ogle? We've a long way to go as humans and this is just scratching the surface of that subject.

Hayley Lightcap
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4 years ago

Ogling has been going on since humans grew eyeballs. I personally don't think it's too much of a problem as long as you don't get creepy with catcalling and stalking.

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Ojberretta Berretta
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3 years ago

women check out crotches too its normal human behaviour however soon feminist gonna outlaw checking out women even they tits and ass hang out and they do everything to get the looks form men 2017 the yr reasonin has died

lazy panda
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3 years ago

You're an idiot. Just because a woman's "tits and ass hang out" does NOT give men the right to harass or assault a woman.

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Jeremy Oliveria
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3 years ago

Everybody's guilty of this

Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

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Speak for yourself.

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Maggie Crooks
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4 years ago

I love this one. So true!

Master Markus
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4 years ago

Looking is not the same as touching - who are you, Jesus? (See Matthew 5:28)

Helen K
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4 years ago

It's not the same, but you can still make the person uncomfortable if done in a creepy way. Someone looking quickly is okay, but some people stare in this creepy way that makes you feel very uncomfortable - those moments are different. You know how the vibes you get from a creepy person is different from ones you get from a "regular" person who has respect and boundaries for others? Some people have no boundaries and they be creepin'

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Niño Catubig
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3 years ago

#rudeEYE

Fajri Prasetyo
Community Member
3 years ago

eyes can touch everything

Heather Ferreira
Community Member
3 years ago

Yup

cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

BT, DT

Katie Pedelty
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS IS BOTH WAYS!!! We need to stop blaming men for groping women so much because a lot of us are big girls and are able to smack a hand every now and then. The women being traded as a peace offering by gangs ARE being sexually abused. Women are just as bad, if a women is so much as called "darling" then a man can be tackled. A women can grope a man and he will be told to "get over it" not all women are overreacting and aren't treated properly but those claims are diluted by the stupid ones. Grow up.

Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

I am a man, and I would have to disagree with the part of your statement that a woman is strong enough to stand up and slap a hand away now and then. There is no instant where a guy grabbing at a girl at some random time would be acceptable. I may look, and get caught looking. I would never, and no man or woman should ever think that they should have to put up with an idiot trying to cop a feel. Just saying.

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Babai
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3 years ago

What is wrong with that ? Everyone has their own fantasy. And its perfectly ok to watch someone ass unless the other person feeling uncomfortable.

Julian Santos
Community Member
3 years ago

Sadly there are men out there like that but we should show appreation to those who aren’t like that and show more pictures to show that woman are like this as well

Janine Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish it wasn't so but I observe it every day - being a people watcher it is kind of depressing how many times a day you see this. I get the male/female attraction thing but had an ex partner explain to me once that to assist in w***ing he would conjure up a person he might have driven past and checked out that day or day before - it is really quite depressing. Imagine someone doing that look to your brain! Is the content and intelligence and sex appeal of a personality not sexy? Well for me - a man's eyes and brain is such a turn on. The soul - that is something a person can work on - the rest is genetic randomness.

DimChance Cariad
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4 years ago

Dont know why men cant do what women do. . look but dont touch. . .

lazy panda
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3 years ago

There's a difference between looking and staring directly at our tits with your mouth on the ground as we're talking to you.

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Some Body
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3 years ago

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Oh yes, 100% true! That's how we look on girls. Always!

Some Body
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100% true! That's how we look on girls. Always!

Melody Lanzatella
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OMG!!! THE BEST ONE!!! Its SOOOO TRUE!!!

Tailsdollmaker/TDM
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4 years ago

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Thanks for making me hate myself. XD

Petar
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4 years ago

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This topic is dangerous. It is exactly the same as racism. So women can look but not touch, they can dress sexy and appealing, but still it is forbidden to watch them. "passive rape" or whatever. So sexist and the racist people are these that are allegedly discriminated, because the no body says anything about women looking at men. Why is this picture drawn in this way?

Patrick McKenna
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why are her jeans so tight? let's start there.

Mama Panda
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3 years ago

Why does that matter? let's start there instead!

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

This is sad, because one day, this will Be True. Children will not know what real animals look like!!!

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

The starving artist.

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Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

Not trying to be controversial but sometimes we need those little outs to be able to survive. Yes, it's important to know the state of our world, but you also need the little things to make you happy. If we constantly focus on the negative and the horrible things, depression will start kicking in. It's the sanity in the insane.

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Linda Sayles-Chaney
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4 years ago

Yup, the drive to survive in this world. Sad.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Sick sense of humor here! Pretty good!

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alwright
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4 years ago

i like this one, the power of imagintion

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Yezid Puerto
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4 years ago

uffffff............ fuck,.............. so accurate :(

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Hopefully, the Earth will destroy us before we destroy it!! !!

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JJ
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4 years ago

Time to upgrade those flip phones.

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alwright
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4 years ago

the importance of hope

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Pandola
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4 years ago

that's reality...

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Han Lu
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4 years ago

working class woke up earlier than the sun for money

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

No humans allowed!!! Good idea!!!

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Wendy Woo
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4 years ago

Sometimes the people you trust the most are the best at being predators...evil in disguise! Can be clergy...can be boy scout leader. Can even be your friend!

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Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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4 years ago

Mailman? LOL

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Zinti
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4 years ago

When you already know you're a piece of shit and you're okay with it.

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earringnut
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4 years ago

playing war is far different than being in the middle of a war.

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
4 years ago

This happens, all too often. Here, the Black man is trying to cover up graffiti, and it’s immediately assumed he’s doing something wrong!

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

Yeah. I feel this.

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htbq
Community Member
4 years ago

his body is limited but his mind is endless.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The world is not just black and white. This needs to change

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago

I don't think the point of this illustration is that he's "wasting" his job time on art, or that art is not needed..... but that there are so many talented people who cannot pay for proper education that can boost their talent, and their needs are so many that they have to just put their talent aside and "get a job to pay the rent".

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Galeanthropy2017
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4 years ago

Test dummy child? Maybe the couple's first child to raise.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Welcome to France!!!

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htbq
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4 years ago

Value

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Sivi
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4 years ago

Click bait :o

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alwright
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4 years ago

getting squashed by the big man

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

The cd is going extinct as well. Just a flash drive is all you need..

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Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
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4 years ago

There's no need for that, actually. Both can totally coexist in peace

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
4 years ago

This is why I don’t like to eat out!!!

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4 years ago

Ads are too sexualized these days

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4 years ago

Take me anywhere that's better and happier than this place

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Misterscooter
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4 years ago

I feel like those tats should be red and green.

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Community Member
4 years ago

I'm from NY and I can completely relate! I honestly HATE it here and feel like most New Yorkers do. But we constantly pretend we love it here and like it's the greatest place in the U.S.A.

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Renee C Radclyffe
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4 years ago

Unanswered questions???????

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CozaEVE
Community Member
4 years ago

Who dares to paint the vulgar paint the royal flower bed for painting my roses red someone will lose his head

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Star
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4 years ago

The anternet

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Renee C Radclyffe
Community Member
4 years ago

...Unless it’s a piece of art work.....

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Igor Pismensky
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3 years ago

Some people just aren't going anywhere in life.

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Clair Lestrange
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4 years ago

I think its about how we all have a happy face in the public, just like Tthe Clown's mask, and it all is just substained in things bought with money - e.g. the cocaine

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