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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

Heh

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#18

Oof

Oof

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahaha... this one is good.

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#23

Someone Just Told Me

Someone Just Told Me

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Well, not everyone realizes that Ed Solomon wrote the screenplay for "Men in Black". Still, those people shouldn't have been rude to him. And, he was humble enough to apologize.

Shaquille Oatmeal
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd go as far to say most people don't know know he wrote the screenplay. The issue is discrediting someone's opinion on the fact they're an old white male. I get that there are issues with people 'mansplaning' but those sort of people don't tend to offer their explanation first.

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

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

John and Brandy Keippala
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so very true!!!!!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

The people were unnecessarily rude. I love when people add their thoughts. Hubs and I were in a beverage shoppe looking at wines and an older man offered his advice. We were delighted. It was Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter from M*A*S*H*.

Earl Grey
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I would have politely vetted him first. Was he going to offer advice as the kindly Col. Potter, or as the insane Maj. Gen. Bartford Hamilton Steele?

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lara
Community Member
2 months ago

Being rude does not mean you are "more intelligent" or "more conversant" or "more anything" it just means you are rude. Mr. Solomon was the epitome of a gentleman, they were rude bullies.

SykesDaMan
Community Member
2 months ago

Aaaah, the zingers and one-liners culture!!

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Peter Bear
Community Member
2 months ago

If you default to 'all old white males are wrong', well... let me mansplain it for you. That's ageism, racism, and sexism, so you just hit the bigotry trifecta.

I want cake
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

One of the people in this tweet recognised themselves and reached out to him to apologise.

Premislaus de Colo
Community Member
2 months ago

Taking the funny part aside, I am terrified about the amount of intolerance he experienced due to his age, race and gender.

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
2 months ago

Premislaus de Colo Ouch.

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Requiem
Community Member
2 months ago

The movie is f****n OLD so YES you do need to be "mansplained" to by an Old white man. Old White men make those movies

Bunny Lady
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do people have to be rude? I'll never understand it.

Robert Ham
Community Member
2 months ago

There's a difference between being wrong about something and being an assh@le. They should teach it in kindergarten.

Michael Capriola
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe he misheard and they were talking about Men In Back. Parliament's "back benchers." The people sitting up front find the Men In Back useful when a vote is taken, but wouldn't bring them home to meet the parents.

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahaha, well said @Michael Capriola!

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Asper Rated
Community Member
2 months ago

Racist right out the door....

Boopie Dew
Community Member
2 months ago

I would have loved some input!!

Susan Williams
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope they read this and realize how stupid they sound and behave.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 months ago

Done next people out there! They missed a chance to meet a clever man and share a good discussion, as well as being their answers. Doomed to eternal ignorance.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 months ago

I always want someone’s opinion on something if they want to join in!

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
2 months ago

“Old white man.” Again , kindness.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
2 months ago

What where the origins

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that we all quickly identified the demographic(s) of the aggressive vocalists.

Ilona
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh how I WISH he would have told them!

no_name
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love to hear a story about the origins of Men in Black, at which cafe should I loiter? :D

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
2 months ago

Jerks are everywhere. This is awesome!

marianne eliza
Community Member
2 months ago

Ed and I got into a bit of a pickle in high school and he was chivalry personified, at 16/17.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor Ed :'(

thepinkrobot
Community Member
2 months ago

It is true though. No one asked for your explanation. This is like just randomly giving people advice on the street. ANNOYING AF.

Estelle Winwoode
Community Member
2 months ago

He didn't explain or just blurt out advice. He asked if he could speak. A civil response would have been if they had asked how he knew about the subject. Sure, some people are mean tempered and want to be left alone, but some people are friendly, and happy to talk to others. Since he had the answers to their questions he offered to help. They didn't want to know so he apologised and shut up.

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HerBlock
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2 months ago

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The "woke" crowd wins again? lol maybe always playing a victim isn't a great strategy.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m not sure what you’re on, but I’m amazed you haven’t od’ed yet.

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satan's girlfriend
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2 months ago

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okay but imagine discussing something with a friend and some random old white dude says "hey lemme tell you about it".......... I feel like their response (tho a lil rude) but is still justified cause honestly how many of us remember the faces of writers of movies we watch.....

lenka
Community Member
2 months ago

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On the other side.... old white men are really very good at forcing themselves into other peoples personal conversations and mansplaining. Mr Soloman may have been trying to be nice, but it would have been polite to properly introduce himself and apologise for eavesddropping before being offended that people didnt immediately recognise him.

Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly. They werent as polite as they should have been. But ot is super common for a woman to be interrupted by a random man that believes that he knows better just for having a penism

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Loretta
Community Member
2 months ago

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How are those girls supposed to know that old white man wrote it? He asked in a really patronizing way, nobody asked his opinion, if a random dude jumped up in my conversation to "clear up things to me", I would be pissed, too. I realize that in this particular situation he was right, but it doesn't make those girls stupid, because all they did wrong was not recognizing the writer of a movie (which I believe most of us wouldn't).

Thomas brennan
Community Member
2 months ago

I dunno, if I was having a debate and someone piped up that they could settle it, I would be intrigued enough to at least listen to what they had to say. It may be nonsense, or it could be a scenario like the above. Eitherway it costs nothing to listen.

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#32

Looks Like Himself

Looks Like Himself

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months 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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Steve Wilson
Community Member
2 months ago

American here. I’m guessing that a ‘warrant card’ is some sort of law enforcement identification?

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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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

😹😹😹

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#38

When They Don't Know

When They Don't Know

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Vic
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
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2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

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