It’s no secret that everyone needs a little pick-me-up now and then. Whether you’re feeling stressed out, exhausted, or straight-up unmotivated, it’s easy to get caught up in our everyday burdens. Luckily, sometimes all it takes to step out of that zone is to glance at something sweet or chucklesome.

If you think it’s time for some entertaining memes, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at Humans of Tumblr, an Instagram account documenting some of the best content from the site and sharing it with more than 32.9K of their followers. The creators of this page share humorous and wholesome pictures to show you that it’s not all bad.

Bored Panda has collected some of their best posts that reveal how a few funny images can help you cope with the stresses of life. So scroll down, get ready to smile, and upvote the pics you enjoyed the most!

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Robin vs The Crow

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Because I have an endless suply of housechores to do. I feel like Sisyphus

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The Humans of Tumblr website was launched in 2013 and since then, it has been posting memes and interactions from the site for people to enjoy. The creators of this project are very clear about their aims: “Our mission is to help people laugh, find entertainment from our content, and … take the time to relate to the fun and stressful situations we all go through in life.” 

Needless to say, Tumblr is a perfect site to witness some of the most entertaining memes, back and forth exchanges, and generally wholesome pictures that can brighten your day. Usually, when you stumble upon an interesting thread, you don’t know where it’s going and don’t expect things to take a surprising twist. Yet, it happens quite often. 

That’s why this site is appreciated by many—such surprises are what’s bringing humor and relief into our daily lives, and a lot of people think that it’s worth their time.

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Madison Feehan
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FACTS! At least masking is for a good cause!

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that expression says it all

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Speaking of jokes and memes, it seems that looking at a couple of funny images a day can improve your mood and general wellbeing. A study published in the Psychology of Popular Media journal revealed that memes helped people better cope with the everyday stresses of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that “viewing memes generated higher levels of positive emotions, which were positively related to COVID-19 coping efficacy.”

Researchers surveyed 748 people online to study whether viewing different comical photos influences emotions, anxiety, information processing, and the way they’re coping with the pandemic stress. The participants looked at a variety of memes and were asked to rate the cuteness, humor, their emotional response, and to report if these jokes made them think about COVID-19. 

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Perfect

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Jessica Myrick, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University and the lead author of this study, is researching the psychology of how media messages can affect us. “As the pandemic dragged on, I got more and more interested in how people were using social media—and memes featuring cute and funny pics, in particular—as a way to think and communicate with others about life during a global pandemic,” she wrote.

The professor partnered up with a few colleagues and went through hundreds of real memes they found floating around social media. “We developed two pools of memes using the same images: One set had captions about COVID-19 and another set had captions unrelated to COVID-19.”

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A.J Milne
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6 months ago

reblogged!

KyletheWolf
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6 months ago

Same.

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Rissie
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6 months ago

That cutie is so not ugly. Tired. Yes. As we all are.

Don't Look
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6 months ago

but he's not ugly....

Mazer
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6 months ago

Needing this on a t-shirt, bumper sticker AND doormat

Jane Rubie
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6 months ago

Quokka!!!

Mark Fuller
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6 months ago

Totally not ugly. Adorable!!

Cathy Ward
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6 months ago

A Rotto Quoka at its finest!!

Nasta Klein
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6 months ago

Should print this and glue to my forehead i'm feeling sleepy

Ti Wa
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6 months ago

I ATEN'T DED

Cactus McCoy
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6 months ago

Granny Weatherwax wants her sign back.

Liam Walsh
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6 months ago

I love Granny Weatherwax!!

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kath morgan
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6 months ago

I aten’t dead

Cat Crazy Lady
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6 months ago

NOT ugly. (The quokka not me)

Jo Choto
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6 months ago

That is so NOT ugly.

Mokayokok
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6 months ago

What the hell is that exactly?

Missy Moo Moo
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6 months ago

Find them on Rottnest Island Western Australia. Rottnest is Dutch for "rat nest" after all the quokkas. They're actually really nice and cute

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Erik Granqvist
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6 months ago

Grandma Weatherwax in Terry Pratcetts novels had a sign like that.

Hannah Edwards
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6 months ago

I aren’t dead.

ThEboRedEsTpANdA
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6 months ago

I don't think its ugly!

Ash
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6 months ago

I have never related to something so much in my life...

BigOrangeTractor
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6 months ago

Granny Weatherwombat

Auntriarch
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6 months ago

Hahaha!

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GPZ
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4 weeks ago

Quokkas are extremely cute, even if the little varmints are covered in ticks

Mahogany Eclipse
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1 month ago

I feel this in my soul 😅

María Hermida
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1 month ago

What animal is that?

Fearhunter
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3 months ago

It's not ugly. It's beautiful and cute.

Lynn Stultz
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3 months ago

Same

vxbes 🇺🇦
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3 months ago

REBLOG!!!

Kellie Whyte
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3 months ago

🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

Kellie Whyte
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3 months ago

What??? It is not ugly!!! How DARE you call a Quokka ugly!!!

Miranda Senden
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3 months ago

Quokkas are not ugly!

Quoth_the_raven
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4 months ago

It's a wild me in it's natural habitat

Emma Jolivet
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5 months ago

I'm dead, tired, AND ugly, leave me alone

Nina MacDonald
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5 months ago

Meee

Tracy Wallick
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6 months ago

How dare, he is not ugly!

Rosie Mroczynski
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6 months ago

not at all ugly

Amaranthim Talon
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6 months ago

AWWW- HE'S NOT UGLY!! Just cuddly tired-

Cel Ru
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6 months ago

Quokka is deeply offended by this sign and has succumbed to depression.

Lynn Morello
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6 months ago

Quokka is NOT UGLY< Quokka is cute.

Riley Quinn
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6 months ago

Not only am I reblogging, I'm making a sign for my door.

Helen Davies
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6 months ago

What is that animal?

Evelyn Haskins
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6 months ago

Not ugly at all!!

Maria Mendez
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6 months ago

i can relate!

Pia kjærgaard
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6 months ago

Allways tired & ugly!!!

Bubbly Axolotl
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6 months ago

How do I make this a profile picture? Asking for a friend.

Baali Venomax
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6 months ago

Not ugly, just misunderstood. Poor critter.

Ozymandias73
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6 months ago

Hims not ugly.

Linda HS
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6 months ago

Reblogged here too….

Jill Tremblay
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6 months ago

Nope - not buying it. It looks dead.

Natalie Kelsey
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6 months ago

Amen

Bobby
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6 months ago

Where did it learnt writing?

MagicalUnicorn
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6 months ago

quakkas are not ugly! they are cutest animals on the planet

GoddessOdd
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6 months ago

Am I the only one who wants to make quoka a soft and comfy bed and tuck him in?

Betsy Novack
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6 months ago

I've used that same sign but I get too many people waking me up to agree with me. Yeah. You ugly. Puleeeze

mehoi
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6 months ago

Quokkas aren't ugly! I didn't realize they slept like that though. Cutie does look pretty dead... xD

Quinn
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6 months ago

Reblogged foo shoo

Eileen Barnett
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6 months ago

That would be me...lol

Sofia Gonzalez
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6 months ago (edited)

Reblogging as we speak!

Nena Rosebud
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6 months ago

If I ever decide to venture into online dating, this will be my bio.

Alexia
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6 months ago

I laughed so loudly at this :)))

Warped Katana
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6 months ago

hes not ugly!!

Lovin' Life
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6 months ago

But your so cute!

PurpleUnicorn
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6 months ago

Quokkas could never be ugly!!

MJR_007
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6 months ago

aaaaa poor wee Quoka tired out

Meghna Mohan
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6 months ago

Me all day everyday these days🙄

Sabrina Fisher
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6 months ago

I'm also dead inside--- does that count?

katekat_1
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6 months ago

Awww definitely not ugly though

13
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6 months ago

Upvote for whoever had the heart to write this. ❤

Anthony Andreassen
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6 months ago

Upvoted!

riley jordan bremenkamp
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6 months ago

reblogged

Scarlett
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6 months ago

Reblogged because that’s my permanent state.

existn't
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Sue Lynn Chan
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6 months ago

Can I share though?

Buren
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6 months ago

Ah, that's why they keep kicking me

KM
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6 months ago

Finally I feel seen!

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6 months ago

They look so worried, like asking "Is hooman OK?"

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Then they asked the participants to look at the images: “One group saw the COVID-19 memes, while a second group saw the memes not about COVID-19. A third group saw image-free plain text that summarized the general idea of the memes, but was not in the least bit funny.”

After that, people had to answer questions about how they felt at that particular moment. “People who viewed just three memes rated themselves … as calmer, more content and more amused compared with people who didn’t see the memes,” the author of the study explained. “For instance, people who saw memes scored, on average, a 4.71 on our positive emotions scale, compared with an average of 3.85 for those who did not see a meme.” 

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6 months ago

My Mom thinks I've got both things going for me so, hey! 😊

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6 months ago

I'd love to see this! 🐕🐕‍🦺

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I need to find him and ask him to scratch my lotto ticket!

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So the research revealed that viewing comical images on social media gave a quick boost of positive emotions. However, the topic of the memes mattered. Those who saw COVID-19 related memes “rated themselves as less stressed about life during a global pandemic” and “reported thinking more deeply about the memes and their meaning.” 

“More information processing was related to more confidence in their abilities to handle pandemic-related stress,” Myrick explained. “It’s possible that exerting more effort thinking about the topic could lead to mentally rehearsing ways to cope with the related stress, instead of avoiding it entirely.”

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6 months ago

this is actually so smart

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6 months ago

I love this so much 😂

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6 months ago

I'm sorry but i noticed the username and i love that username-

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It seems that spending time on the internet or scrolling through your social media feeds is not always a waste of time as so many people think. It all depends on the content you’re watching and consuming. So take a break, look through what the Humans of Tumblr has to offer, and tackle your everyday stress with laughter.

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6 months ago

Also if it turns your finger green it means you're dying.

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6 months ago

😂😂

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6 months ago

My heart. I love this.

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C'mon Tumblr! Leaf them alone already. Just sit back at let the well... leaves fall where they may.

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Pokemon?

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6 months ago

I can confirm this is indeed customer service smile

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6 months ago

This is my cat, except they're both on my bed at 3am. FML

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6 months ago

*Boop*

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6 months ago

This comment is my spirit animal

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6 months ago

You could shine colored lights at it then oooooo 😯

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6 months ago

Me: Has never watched a romcom or a xmas movie in netflix. Neflix: We recommend you this three super cheese xmas romcoms! Our algorithm is written by three drunk monkeys!

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6 months ago

"Self esteem" starts similiar

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6 months ago

I do wonder occasionally how many of my acquaintances have done things like abuse, rape or murder. Whats wrong with me?

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September
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6 months ago

Welsh isn't a choice, somw people are just born that way 😉

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6 months ago

Maybe he wants free

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Slick
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6 months ago

I heard the book was very poorly writent. But if this post is real, "poorly written" is a poor understatement.

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6 months ago

I'm remembering this one.

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6 months ago

That is great :) Anybody can be abused and abusive.

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I hate how mamy useless things they teach kids in school when they leave out some very important ones. Like basic healthcare (antibiotics, some diseases, menstruation etc) (sex is always about condoms and stds not diseases or what is normal for a woman). Or informatics, which are crucial nowadays to do any job. We learned what Plato and Aristoteles tought thousands of years ago but never how to use basic excel.... Dont get me wrong, plato is interesting and I enjoyed it but its useless. Or things like the structure of vegetable tissues and types of rocks, which again is very interesting but usesless.

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6 months ago

Oh the disappointment in this one. You see fries, shovel them in your mouth like crazy (because, fries) and then wonder how the taste so weird.

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Madison Feehan
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6 months ago

Plot Twist: It's not your skin.

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Madison Feehan
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6 months ago

Blame it on brain freeze!

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6 months ago

I WANT THIS

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Madison Feehan
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6 months ago

But I want a giant bed like this!

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6 months ago

WHAT?

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Sue Lynn Chan
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6 months ago

Stop! This is embarrassing

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6 months ago

Its called makeup and photoshop.

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6 months ago

Teaching!

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Nika De Beer
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6 months ago

Gives living on the edge a whole new meaning haha

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Nika De Beer
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6 months ago

Worst video-game idea ever

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6 months ago

Same morons who think tampons are sex toys, and think women in showers gently caress their breasts, instead of, youknow, just trying to wash the boob sweat off.

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6 months ago

such a cheesy joke

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Centu Rionick
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6 months ago

How about income tax? Oh no wait... those guys don't play that game

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6 months ago

Pita Pocket.

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The mightiest of predators, the deadliest of reptiles, the most terrifying of them all! An empty roll of quicker picker-upper.

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6 months ago

Cringe

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