There’s something so sweet about seeing a smartass getting off their high horse. And the subreddit “Don't you know who I am?” is giving us a rare glimpse into multiple such occasions. Created on the 21st of June, 2015, the community has grown to 429,000 members who play a part in collecting all the internet’s “gotcha’s!” gone wrong.

“This is a place for instances of people not realizing who they're talking to is who they're talking about,” says the description, and you must already know what to expect. Like, the embarrassing moment when a recruiter rejects a job candidate and sends him some “write-ups to study to get an understanding of the process” only to find out that those were written by that very candidate.

The level of cluelessness in this post is dangerously high, but this is what makes it particularly funny. So, buckle up, we’re about to feast on some hand-picked Don't you know who I am?’s.

#1

Telling A Doctor To Educate Herself

Telling A Doctor To Educate Herself

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Lena Hill
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Why do people just assume that their kids having autism is worse than them dying? Which would you rather have? Plus, she’s right! Vaccines DON’T cause autism!

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#2

Tom Morello Is Raw As Hell

Tom Morello Is Raw As Hell

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Lena Hill
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the guitar.. even though I can’t play guitar

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#3

Oof

Oof

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Dayum tell em sweetie, I haven’t served but I’m proud to know you did

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To find out more about the “Don’t You Know Who I Am” subreddit, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator u/Acoustag, who took over as a head moderator around a year ago since the team at the time didn’t have time to maintain the subreddit any longer. u/Acoustag is now in charge of day-to-day operations of the subreddit.

“At the moment, we average around 20 new posts per day, but usually half or less of those actually get approved,” he said. Turns out, the sub had an issue with mass reposting of content in the past, but the mod team has now solved that.

Meanwhile, they try to keep the content fresh. “Certain niche subreddits like ours definitely struggle for new content, though. There are only so many 'Don't You Know Who I Am?' interactions happening each day,” u/Acoustag explained.

#4

Famous British Writer

Famous British Writer

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 month ago

Just being decent doesn't cost you ANYTHING at all... Even if she wasn't the guest, they could've been nicer about it.

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#5

Christians Owning Christians

Christians Owning Christians

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

It was at that moment he knew he f****d up

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#6

Improve Your Argument

Improve Your Argument

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Wendillon
Community Member
1 month ago

Your argument sucks...we suggest you go study your other argument so that you can improve it.

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Turns out that the viral “Tony Hawk” posts where people don't recognize the legendary skater were the ones that inspired the whole “Don’t You Know Who I Am” concept.

“They definitely started it all for me. Tony holds a special place of reverence in the heart of our community. Just google 'Tony Hawk not recognized Twitter' and you'll find tales of many confused strangers suggesting that Tony Hawk must be related to the skateboarder, Tony Hawk. Or Tony Hawk looks like the skateboarder, Tony Hawk. It's all so ridiculous.”

The overall content in the subreddit is best defined as "light-hearted fun," said the mod. “We're not looking to shame people for acting important, or to 'call them out' for not recognizing somebody important.”

#7

Apparently Women In Science Can’t Be Real

Apparently Women In Science Can’t Be Real

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

This is really sad. I cannot understand how people like this exist in today's times..

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#8

Kindly Remove Yourself, Austrian Overlord

Kindly Remove Yourself, Austrian Overlord

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

F**k off hitler!

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#9

Actually, It's Dr. Science Expert

Actually, It's Dr. Science Expert

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Lena Hill
Community Member
1 month ago

She has the PHD to prove it

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Having said that, some interactions can indeed get a little heavy. Like, “involving gender, race, religion, etc.—we aim to keep the discussion clean & civil, and remind our community that most posts here boil down to an 'Oops! I didn't realize!' moment.”

Today, the subreddit has loosened some of the posting rules to allow for more content (posts no longer require well-known people). At the same time, the team “cracked down on reposting rules due to karma-farming accounts. We've held polls in the past to see what changes the community would like to see, but everyone seems to like it as it is,” u/Acoustag concluded.

#10

Tom Morello Lives On This Sub

Tom Morello Lives On This Sub

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

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Wow this is a new level of ignorance and stupidity

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#11

Barber

Barber

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

bet hes tired of his own voice haha

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#12

It's Always Fun

It's Always Fun

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Full story if curious - https://imgur.com/0GZngPv

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#13

Well Of Course I Know Him! He’s Me!

Well Of Course I Know Him! He’s Me!

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Coala Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

Awwwhhh

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#14

Female? Please Stick To Female Issues Then

Female? Please Stick To Female Issues Then

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

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Would have been a lot more powerful without the f off imo. I understand why, but telling people to f off + the red hair gives a lot of people bad vibes.

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#15

Tony Hawk's Twitter Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Tony Hawk's Twitter Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Barbara Kayton
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahahahaha! I love Tony Hawk's responses to these ongoing existential escapades.

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#16

The Irony Of It All

The Irony Of It All

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Thats funny. The burn that fizzled out.

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#17

Condescending People Are The Worst

Condescending People Are The Worst

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 month ago

Heh

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#18

Oof

Oof

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Naturopathic """doctors""" should be imprisoned for scamming, fraud, spreading extremely dangerous misinformation, & endangering lives. Same with anyone who practices pseudoscience for anything more than recreation. This s**t kills people.

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#19

Artist Blows Shot

Artist Blows Shot

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
1 month ago

Karma is a wonderful thing, more so when it's of the instant variety.

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#20

What’s Your Source, Eh?

What’s Your Source, Eh?

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

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#21

Whether A Weather Girl Or Not, This Was A Good Take Down

Whether A Weather Girl Or Not, This Was A Good Take Down

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Willem Groenewald
Community Member
1 month ago

So much about that tweet from Craig makes him deserve a smack.

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#22

Wholesome Interaction. Most Writers/Accusers Should Be Chill Like This

Wholesome Interaction. Most Writers/Accusers Should Be Chill Like This

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

See? you can always turn it around! lesson of the day, kids.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, accept it and even better say sorry. No one actually looks smaller for realising they are wrong and apologising.

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

Well Emma I think you did retain a bit of dignity by owning your mistake

Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Attn: planet earth. Just do this.

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Eric Law
Community Member
1 month ago

Admitting you made a mistake seems to be a dying art.

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

She owned her mistake and was witty about it. He gave her the right to not lose face. Both people came out of this really well.

no_name
Community Member
1 month ago

At least she admitted her defeat and came out of it with a quip

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have the ability to learn from your mistakes, you're ok with me.

Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
1 month ago

All those kids named Daenerys...

Boopie Dew
Community Member
1 month ago

I think her admission of whoops was awesome

satan's girlfriend
Community Member
1 month ago

Accepting you're wrong is THAT EASY?? hmmm who knew /s

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 month ago

At least she accepted she was wrong, and made a joke out of it. It's ok to be wrong. What's not OK is doubling down on it.

neil jagurdo
Community Member
1 month ago

That is one classy apology!

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't have to be an "expert" to have common sense. What was Emma's point to begin with??

Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 month ago

I understand it, a lot of people speak on many subjects as if they were the expert without any actual expertise and it might get rather frustrating. But on the other hand, you're right, what Mr Federman said here should be common sense.

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KT
Community Member
1 month ago

atleast she didnt keep arguing and comedically appologized

Jenna
Community Member
1 month ago

I have never seen Zoidberg used to back pedal. That was pretty brilliant.

Benjamin Niemet
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with Matthew. You can't go wrong with a Zoidberg gif!

Alison Wells
Community Member
1 month ago

I assume this was written soon after King's Landing got torched.

Michael Capriola
Community Member
1 month ago

And consolations to the parents who named their newborn "Maga."

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 month ago

Why do people have such a hard time admitting their mistakes? We ALL make mistakes...we're human. When you refuse to admit your mistake, you're actually making a second mistake.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Daenerys approves this message :D

TiredMomma
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't understand this at all. What did the person mean by "arcs"?

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 month ago

I thinks it is don't name your kid after tv kids whose story hasn't ended yet. What if they turn out to be an embarrassing character?

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha... this one is good.

eezycheezes101
Community Member
1 day ago

I like this a lot because she isn't afraid to own up to her mistakes and apologize for things she does wrong. Good on her.

Yes, I’m a Bookworm
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Who else tried to click the arrow

LegendYak
Community Member
1 month ago

Well at least she admitted she was wrong

Fencat
Community Member
1 month ago

That turned out really nice.

Robert Ham
Community Member
1 month ago

She gets full points for admitting she was wrong

Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 month ago

Well at least she admitted her shame

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 month ago

Best strategy and I employed often enough: Just admit your deafeat with a flourish :)

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol, I love that she acknowledged and owned her fck up lol

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
1 month ago

At least she had the smarts to know and apologised in her own way. Good on you lady.

Virginia Ordaya
Community Member
1 month ago

I have so much more respect for her because she actually responded and swallowed the big plate of crow she ordered for herself lol. Absolute class as opposed to all the cowards who just run when they mess up.

Calypso poet
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously I love her response. Stench and Stenchability is on right now! Where Zoidberg and the flower sales woman fall in love 😂

unusual spider
Community Member
1 month ago

only brave people ever admit to being wrong

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#23

Someone Just Told Me

Someone Just Told Me

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

People just want to put other people down

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#24

Telling A Cardiologist She Needs To Do A Study On The Heart

Telling A Cardiologist She Needs To Do A Study On The Heart

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Oxygen passes through the mask just fine. It's saliva that gets caught in the fibers. The worst you'll feel is a little stifled.

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#25

Ever Been On A Dairy Farm?

Ever Been On A Dairy Farm?

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The profile pic is literally her and the cow...idk what else they need lol

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#26

Doctor

Doctor

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

So, he just likes being around alcohol?

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#27

She's A British Olympian

She's A British Olympian

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 month ago

Lmfaooo

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#28

This One's A Classic But Haven't Seen It On Here Yet

This One's A Classic But Haven't Seen It On Here Yet

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

BOOM!

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#29

Yes, Yes, Yes And Yes

Yes, Yes, Yes And Yes

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Lena Hill
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder what Kaz felt like reading that response

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#30

So, Someone Decided To Rick Roll Tiktok

So, Someone Decided To Rick Roll Tiktok

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I love RIck's response!

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#31

Old White Men In Black

Old White Men In Black

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

People don't want answers or the truth, they just want to be right.

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#32

Looks Like Himself

Looks Like Himself

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Tony Hawk has the greatest stories like this. It seems to happen to him daily.

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#33

Off Duty Police Chief Challenges Shopper Over Mask, Shopper Responds With "Who Are You, The Police?", Comedy Ensues.

Off Duty Police Chief Challenges Shopper Over Mask, Shopper Responds With "Who Are You, The Police?", Comedy Ensues.

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Wonderland Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

People these days. So many narcissists.

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#34

What Makes You Think That Video’s About You?!

What Makes You Think That Video’s About You?!

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahhahahh

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#35

Guy Attempts To Call Out An Expert On Twitter, Gets Shut Down

Guy Attempts To Call Out An Expert On Twitter, Gets Shut Down

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 month ago

People will do anything to discredit women :/

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#36

Tony Hawk With His Existential Crisis Again

Tony Hawk With His Existential Crisis Again

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Mina Minx
Community Member
1 month ago

Mask...better than cosmetic surgery and Clark Kent's glasses. Just put it on for a brand new you minus the recovery time!!!

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#37

Book People Reminiscing Words From Not-So-Book People

Book People Reminiscing Words From Not-So-Book People

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Melanie Gallegos
Community Member
1 month ago

😹😹😹

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#38

When They Don't Know

When They Don't Know

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

They need to read the document more carefully..

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#39

Ah, Quora

Ah, Quora

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

Who wastes their time arguing with people on Quora? Nobody there ever changes.

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#40

Telling Buzz Aldrin To "Do Your Research" On The Moon Landing

Telling Buzz Aldrin To "Do Your Research" On The Moon Landing

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Bellatrix Lestrange
Community Member
1 month ago

This has to be satire. At least I hope.

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#41

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

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Could we stop blaming ALL men for the actions of some really stupid ones? I mean Trump is also of the male gender but you can't call him a man, though. No one's blaming all men in the world for the havoc he wreaked....

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#42

Dude Attempts At Justifying The Stupidity Of Americans

Dude Attempts At Justifying The Stupidity Of Americans

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S. Tor Storm
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1 month ago

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should have pointed out that the us has 50 different states, I think thats more important.

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#43

Telling A Marine To Ask A Marine

Telling A Marine To Ask A Marine

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just your opinion, man.

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#44

Hah, Gotcha!

Hah, Gotcha!

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

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Ill just say this. Shaun King is a retard.

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#45

Doki Doki Literature Club Creator Told He Was Demonitized For Not Adding Creative Value To The Music He Created

Doki Doki Literature Club Creator Told He Was Demonitized For Not Adding Creative Value To The Music He Created

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago

Youtube are such extremly huge f*****g assholes. That whole site needs to change.

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#46

The Governator Himself

The Governator Himself

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Arnold: I'll be baak! Dutch: I don't believe you. *Starts panicking thinking he's not coming back*

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#47

How Dare You Play Your Own Music, It Is Copyrighted

How Dare You Play Your Own Music, It Is Copyrighted

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

If they can't make money from something, they will try everything to ban you

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#48

We Are Moving Forward With Another Candidate But Let Me Refer You Some Write-UPS That You Wrote Because I Can't Do Basic Research

We Are Moving Forward With Another Candidate But Let Me Refer You Some Write-UPS That You Wrote Because I Can't Do Basic Research

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Marnie
Community Member
1 month ago

In the reply, I don't know that it would jump out at the recuiter that he was saying he wrote that write-up. Saying " I am literally that guy" might just go over their heads and not even try to interpret it literally. Also, the horrible punctuation and grammar in the resonse would not lend itself to a message that the recruiter is likely to pour over in great detail. They would probably give it the briefest of glances and dismiss it without thought. Not a great comback on D's part.

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#49

Now That You Mention It

Now That You Mention It

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

They aren't wrong.

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#50

A Bioweapons Expert Refutes That The Coronavirus Is A Bioweapon

A Bioweapons Expert Refutes That The Coronavirus Is A Bioweapon

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

Refusing to wear a mask in favor of spreading a highly contagious & deadly disease is biological warfare.

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