There's something about classical art that just turns me off. Endless portraits of pale and plump aristocrats looking all fancy in the classical paintings, bucolic rural scenes, religious iconography... I can certainly appreciate the skill and relevance back in the pre-photography age, but these days we need a message!

What is a better way to make these historical artifacts more accessible to the youth of today than to turn them into memes? Entertaining, amusing and easily shareable, a whole new generation is being exposed to the famous paintings of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Goya, and friends, albeit with a cheeky modern twist that would likely make them turn in their graves if they knew about these art memes.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a hilarious list of our favorite classical art memes, to help you decipher what those enigmatic old artists were really trying to say! Scroll down below to check the newest memes out for yourself, and if you find yourself thirsting for more, there is a previous list of these art-themed funny memes here!

#1

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela
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1 year ago

When you go shopping on boxing day but you don't technically end up "buying" something

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#2

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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João Ferreira
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1 year ago

Accurate.

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#3

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela
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1 year ago

My dog when she wants a treat :)

Týna Ef
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1 year ago

my cat everytime I eat something :D

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

That third painting is my favorite. Jesus looks like he's saying "Judas, we've talked about this." Judas: I know, but I can't help it!

Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

Dudes on left: "BOUNDARIES!"

~Milo~
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1 year ago

My cat when his food bowls been empty for 4 minutes

Flash The Cat
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1 year ago

Ahem! 4 minutes is 4 years for cats!

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Peta_C
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1 year ago

Judas. #firstbeststalker.

Norman van Druten
Community Member
1 year ago

In all these paintings it looks like Jesus is thinking: "Not this guy again!".

Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

"I'mma have you killed. By some dude called Pontius Pilot. Yeah that's right. He's the first person with a stupid name, but it's better than ABCDE, or Squire Sebastian Senator."

Gabrielle Daylano
Community Member
1 year ago

My toddler when I need to go to the bathroom

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

✊🏻😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

Kat Khatib
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1 year ago

Didn't realize Judas was so touchy-feelie either!

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

I think most of us didn’t!

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Kala Subramaniam
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1 year ago

Me when i want something from my mom.

Magdalina777
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1 year ago

Wow @first one, the black and white one. Anyone know the name of that painting?

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

I would like to see that picture.

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Rafael Martinez
Community Member
1 year ago

nobody likes a ass kisser...lol...

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Or a face licker, except for dogs.

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gökhan YAKACIK
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1 year ago

hahhahah.

Sah'Real Taylor
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2 weeks ago

judas really wanted a sniff of jesus

E Tc
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11 months ago

That was his only crime

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha, true

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

How come Judas Iscariot too has a halo around his head?!

Joann Barry
Community Member
1 year ago

What's that funny smell?

Paula Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

What a kiss up

Antoilene Du Toit
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm crying-laughing at this one

Inga Viviane
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Judas. He looks like the gay hopelessly in love with his hetero best buddy, but his best bud kinda hates him now.

Francie Traschen
Community Member
1 year ago

why is jesus blonde? and light skinned?

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Because he was painted by Anglo Saxon painters and that’s how they depicted him back then.

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Kiya Ward
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1 year ago

in the first picture he looks like the devil

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

Downright invasion ! :)

Edgar Fernandez
Community Member
1 year ago

duh...not funny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_of_Judas

S Bagci
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL :)

Lenny
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I am dying from laughter, kiiieeeee!

Azure Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

The Js inbetween making out

John Fasano
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1 year ago

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Not funny

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago (edited)

Oh, them good ol' days where yo had to walk 40 miles in the snow to go to school. That is after you delivered the newspapers and fed all the farm animals. That's when the houses were so tiny you could only have small talk and where you would sleep in the refrigerator to stay warm.

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#5

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Just another user...
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1 year ago

This is too true, I am NOT photogenic, where as all my friends AND dog are..

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#6

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Lady Perkele
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1 year ago

I'm screaming

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#7

Ending A Relationship Is Always A Hard Thing

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Crystal Martin
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1 year ago

WOW

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mark
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1 year ago

It's better than picking my own nose, yes?

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#9

We're All The Same

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

when they tell you no flash, but you take a pic with a flash anyways

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#10

Netflix And Still

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Mark
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1 year ago

I would question who watches Netflix with their breasts out :)

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#11

Packing Like Amazon

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~Milo~
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1 year ago

Call me Dickasso

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#12

Booty Call

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

This is the kind of humour I love

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#13

The Logical Thing To Do

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Good choice, I can relate

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#14

A Magical Moment In Motherhood

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My O My
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1 year ago

Ah. Been there

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#15

Pull Out Method Weak

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

true story!

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#16

Ahh, The Good Ol' Days

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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1 year ago

yea just for the fun of it!

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#17

The Magical Bond Of Motherhood

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panda_legerdemain
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1 year ago

The man-child series

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#18

I Knew I Forgot Something

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Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

Oh! The butler did it!

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Annie Hu
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is so true, especially when you get older

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#20

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

Apparently they've been smoking that medieval stuff again

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#21

Going Rafiki In The Rough

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

so we are just going to ignore that the men are fighting naked

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#22

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Seriously, artists DID NOT know how to draw cats back then.

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#23

When You Try Being Healthy But Friends Don't Approve

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PandaJon
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1 year ago

Now we sit back and wait for the hamburger to be invented

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#24

Can You Grab Me A Drink?...

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

Every parent since the beginning of time

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela
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1 year ago

If the guy died his name would be Post Bitchface Malone III :)

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#26

Can We Take Another One?

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PandaJon
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1 year ago

Mona Lisa's uglier sister Gristellda

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#27

Gonna Need Some Mega-Bloks For That

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

Trump: the early years

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu
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1 year ago

you know, no one ever reads them. we all just sign our names or click "I agree"

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#29

This Is Especially Egregious In A Public Restroom

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

it's called the Kiss of Poseidon

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#30

When They Say "Continental", They Must Mean A Continent Without Food

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didi
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1 year ago

Cool glove

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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pandamonium
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1 year ago

I must be beyond an intellectual because i judge people for the mistakes I'm currently making

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#32

Politics And Family

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Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

Same result when discussing religion.

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#33

Doctors Orders!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

give him some milk of the poppy

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#34

I Don't Want To Get Up Now

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Mark
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1 year ago

"Alexa...."

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That nose ring! arrrggg.

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#36

If I Can't See You, You Can't See Me

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Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

Yes I was in Game of Thrones! Now bugger off! I'm trying to read!

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#37

We All Know That Couple

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Dave van Es
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1 year ago

Humpty dumpty and his wife?

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#38

Nah, April Fools Mates Lol

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm going to hell in a hand basket for laughing at this

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#39

What Are You Looking At?

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Not his fault, chap next to him pinched his stool!

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#40

Browsing Tinder With Friends

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, the good old penis tree :)

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#41

Don't Be That Guy

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Dibbo Sadhukhan
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1 year ago

oh no i was just gonna start smelly cat

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#42

Just Stand Still Until They Go Away

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Wolf and Grandma caught in compromising position!

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#43

I Guess I Was Dead

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pandamonium
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1 year ago

I'd like to take a nap and woke up after the sun set. Was seriously disoriented when i woke

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#44

Oh No...

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

We'll try again in a few minutes :)

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#45

Modern Art

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't worry guys, anything can be art nowadays!

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#46

It Looks Better This Way

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Roger Haywood
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1 year ago

Are you sure this is how you do a hair transplant?

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#47

The Struggle Is Real

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

me trying to do my homework before google-ing it.

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#48

Oh No Not Again

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

when you come out the womb and realize there is a FreAking cow next to you!!

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#49

When Talking To Anyone Is Worse Than Suicide

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year ago

Dog: "Hoomans are stoopid"

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#50

This Trip Bites

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Jesus Christ!

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