In 2017, Spanish news outlet ElPais.com posted a piece called "La jugada mágica de Bogolyúbov" or "The magical play of Bogoljubov." The article recalled a chess match between grandmasters Ludwig Rellstab and Efim Bogoljubov in 1940. In the video attached to the article, Leontxo García, the host of a video series on chess for El Pais, used a chessboard diagram to re-enact the match. At one point in the video, García described a particular move by Bogoljubov as "maravillosa" or "outstanding". Pretty soon, people started using the screenshot of that particular moment as a meme.

The reaction image is often posted to express a genuine or, in some cases, sarcastic response to a well-executed (or poorly executed) plan. The phrase is usually quoted as a caption in an image featuring a man gesturing towards a chessboard diagram. And some of them are as outstanding as Bogoljubov's move!

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Maryam Siddiqui
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XD kinda sad tho

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As for the perpetrators who inspired the original video in the first place, Bogoljubov and Rellstab faced off 14 times playing classical chess, and Bogoljubov won 7 to 1, with 6 draws.

Sam Copeland, National Master and Director of Content for Chess.com, told Bored Panda that he really enjoyed not only the 'outstanding move', but the entire game García had analyzed."[It's] a gorgeous 'miniature' (a game of fewer than 25 moves, rare among masters) which shows some very attractive ideas from White to force the early victory."

Copeland also provided us with very interesting details surrounding the game. "Interestingly, it was organized by the Nazis in occupied Poland. The white player, Efim Bogoljubov, a two-time world championship challenger, was actually born in Kiev but lived in Germany after he was interred there during WWI. This happened because he was playing the Mannheim 1914 tournament when war was declared between Germany and Russia, and he was not allowed to leave Germany thereafter," he explained.

"The star move is 16.Bg6!!", he said, highlighting that chess players add two exclamation marks to indicate a brilliant move. "It is striking because White offers three sacrifices: the bishop may be captured by two black pawns (either capture allows Nxd6+ as in the game) and the knight on c4 may be captured (when White has the excellent move Rxe6+!). Sacrifices in chess are always attractive, but sacrifices on an 'empty square' such as g6 are considered particularly striking because you are offering up your pieces without immediately gaining anything in return."

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Well played!

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Candidate Master (CM) James Coleman from England also agreed to take a look at it, saying that his impression is "Black played a risky opening that didn't pay off and never fully equalized the game. Black probably should have tried 10...d6 to stop White from playing e4-e5, although White would have retained the advantage in any case. This was definitely one key moment." 

As for 16.Bg6, the 'outstanding move', Coleman described it as "beautifully aesthetic".

"[White put the piece] on a square where it could've been captured two different ways, but neither capture solved Black's problems. It's the sort of move that can be quite hard to see as the brain often filters such moves out as they are counter-intuitive in appearance."

"Realistically though, the game was just a typical example of a top player dismantling his weaker opponent and the game seems unremarkable with the exception of the Bg6! Bolt from the blue." Coleman said.


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Downunderdude
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1 month ago

Brilliant!

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

It's not dangerous to flat earthers because there is a wall of ice around the earth.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

He just pointed out how unfair dress codes can be.

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

Am I the only one who's rubbed the wrong way by the policy? Ugh. (No discussion about how excellent the guy in the picture is, though.)

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

now that IS indeed an outstanding move

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

Bro said he wants to leave LET HIM LEAVE

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

They made a good move, but he was unbelievably naive.

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

cat.exe has stopped working. Disable lemon virus to reactivate the cat.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

yess i dont get it with hieght, i mean i know its good to have some standards but men cant change their hieght, i mean the perfect man could be waiting for u and u wont date him cause he 5'7 or somethin?

Lousha
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1 month ago

It's not a job interview. You're trying to find a relationship. Physical attraction is kinda important. It should never be the main or only thing but it has to be there. If you can't get attracted to someone who is shorter than you than there's no point wasting their time. For some it's not important. For others it is. Same as men can't change their height you also can't change your sexual preferences. Lots of men also can't imagine being with a really tall woman. That said it's also true that we tend to overthink it and have too specific ideas about who we could imagine ourselves with.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Who cares about the height when he's that witty?

Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Wonder why he'd waste the time...?

purple pill pete
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1 month ago

Tinder is actually full of women who state on their profile they don't want guys under 1,80M. Like one of the most important criteria. I wonder what'd happen if I stated I only date women under 70 kilos or with breasts C cup and up. (still weird this pisses me off since I'm 1,85)

Tovah Roche
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1 month ago

I'd definitely ignore the height deal beaker for a guy with humorous creativity. Personality and character are far more important than physical features.

Monday
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1 month ago (edited)

I admit I'd feel weird dating a shorter guy (I'm 5'2)...but I'm not going to discount someone completely just because they're short. It might take me a while to get used to the idea of dating someone shorter but personality is important too.

WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Now imagine a guy posting that he only dates women that are without children and weigh less than 165 lbs...

CzechPanda
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1 month ago

dating only people without children is a valid point, I also wouldn't want a guy with children

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abn_gator
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1 month ago

So it's ok for a woman to not be interested in someone because of their height but if a man mentions something about weight, he is insensitive and shallow???

Signe Manat Hansen
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1 month ago

No, it's not okay for anyone to be this superficial and phony

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Nancy Jeckells
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1 month ago

can't help saying that if Tom Cruise didn't want taller women, he wouldn't be dating much

Donny Cromwell
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1 month ago

I feel the same why about this as I do about guys complaining about a girl not being skinny enough.

Fact Perils
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1 month ago

This is annoying for tall girls because all the short girls take the tall boys. Am I supposed to be with a guy who’s 5 ft shorter than me? At least be my height!

Jace
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1 month ago

5 foot SHORTER than you??? What are you 10-11’ ???

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abn_gator
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1 month ago

So it's ok for a woman to specifically say they won't date someone because of height but if a guy says a woman weighs too much.....he's insensitive and an a***hole?????

Potato
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1 month ago

Can you point to the person who said that?

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kjorn
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1 month ago (edited)

he dodge a bullet there. it's like saying : i only date girl who's only 5'4'' and lower.

Daria B
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1 month ago

The real Spider Man

Val Izhakevich
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1 month ago

Six feet apart :)

Doggo Georgia
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1 month ago

Does that mean they are 0 feet tall, or 12?

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Blackheart
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1 month ago

The guy is brilliant, but Sy is ridiculous. You can miss out on meeting some outstanding people with superficial standards like that!

jiriw
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1 month ago

Wonder if someone told the same to girl.....

Geoff Craig
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1 month ago

When I was on dating websites, girls would ask how tall I am. My response would be a question “how much do you weigh?” They all would immediately get offended, but i would always get a response from them. Usually in the form of “why the fuck does that matter?” Yada yada yada. I would then point out the double standard in the comparisons, and point out at least a person can change their weight, men can’t change their height. Either way, if the woman asked that question. I wouldn’t ever meet up with them. And unmatch them right away after or just ghost them.

Morgan Carpenter
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1 month ago

I had a guy ask how much I weigh and I said, "Enough to break the ice... Hi, I'm Morgan"

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Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
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1 month ago

He's kind of cute. If he's a nice person that's what matters. Back surgeries sent me down from 5"3 to 4.5.........I'd be in trouble if that meant my worth.

Laura Gastelum
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1 month ago

I can get past anything physical as long as my mind is attracted to their mind

Janette Parker
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1 month ago

If you're a woman who is 5'11" and has been the tallest (boys as well as girls) since school and stood out and made fun of as being taller you might want this. Example: this happened to me a few times, at a school dance, was asked to dance, then when I stood up the guy said "I don't think so". You don't want that awkwardness (or recurrence of psychological trauma) on a first date or anytime after. So I'd hope she had a good reason for asking for this & not vanity. Good reply though, I'd be tempted just on the humour alone. Ps my husband was 5'8"

Jace
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1 month ago

I’m sorry you were emotionally abused for being tall. Tall women are only a problem for insecure boys. I’ve always liked taller women. The only opportunity I had to actually date a taller woman who said she was into me eventually resulted in her ditching me because of her insecurity over her height. She preemptively defended herself against her presumption of eventually being dumped. Lots of insecurity out there and I fucking hate the people who’ve caused this for people just by mocking and harassing them. Psychological abuse is fucking awful shit.

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Jeroen Keppens
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1 month ago

I honestly understand this when it is a tall girl. Unfortunately I have seen this from girls that are tiny as well. It is just ridiculous when you see them on the street. Guy 2m tall, girl 1m50,... Always looks like daddy took his girl out on a walk ☺️

Eloisa Hilton
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1 month ago

You ASKED FOR IT.. he is showing you he has SIX FEET!!

Lucy Hollings
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1 month ago

He's got a sense of humour and he thinks outside the box. He's a keeper, honey!

RitaGG
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1 month ago

I met a guy on Match. His profile said 5' 8". I'm 5'3" on a good day. He showed up for the first date and was shorter than me! I called him out on it and he said his Doctor must have lied to him. {{eye roll}}. One and done date.

Chutney Hawkes
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1 month ago

Yet imagine if a male sets a weight limit for the women he wants to date...

Signe Manat Hansen
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1 month ago

What a shallow and dull person

Debra Powers
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2 weeks ago

Marry him.

ArhomR
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2 weeks ago

Great comeback!

SF Angel
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1 month ago

🤣🤣

OdangaUsagi
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1 month ago

People who only date people over a certain height are assholes

Dolevaal
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1 month ago

You should date him anyway. Love the confidence.

Marilyn Bojanowski
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1 month ago

Bro that girl want Squidward

Lindy Mac
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1 month ago

This guy has a great sense of humor - grab him before his gone ( not the one with the chessboard- I don't know about his humor)

Isabella Vega
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1 month ago

Aw! Hope he’s a keeper!

Diana Dodd
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1 month ago

Had a coworker years ago that wouldn’t date any man under 6’4”. Last time I saw her she was 65 year old and still single!

TiaCalenture
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1 month ago

I like the feeling of being engulfed, protected by a man over 5'10". And they lie about their height. I don't like when a man says he is 5'6" and when we are talking our eyes are even. I (F) am 5'3 and a half", I dated a man that was 6'4". He loved shorter women. He said he loved the feeling of feeling protective of her, of wrapping around her when he bent over. He made an acception for me. I was the tallest woman he had ever been with. He swore he could tell I had an extra half inch. Standing next to him it looked like he kidnapped me. We have muscle memory and when we do repetitive actions they know when to stop the movement, like bending over. Think about when your kids were growing, your muscles knew when it was different. I have dated men 6'2" and 6'3", and I could tell the difference. Its where their shoulders touch on your arms when you reach up for a hug. I know exactly where a mans shoulders touch on my forearms when he is 6'0". I would know if he was 5'11"."

Beli Keshini
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1 month ago

You should absolutely date him! Funny, creative and does things to please you even bevore your first date

Rustyn Birch
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1 month ago

Pretty shallow. She'll most likely be a very unhappy person.

Ellen Daniels
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1 month ago

This guy is fun and creative! What, are you trying to breed a super tall race?

backatya
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1 month ago

I bet she's short like 5'. Don't know why these little women want to date real tall guys. She'll need a ladder to kiss him

Ula
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1 month ago

Stupid rule in the first place?

Id row
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1 month ago

So, did he get the date?

Thomas Turnbull
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1 month ago

I would forget her if she thinks like that and your not missing much.

OS
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1 month ago

She said 6 feet not 6 legs

Caroline Starr
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1 month ago

My daughter is 5'10" (1.77m) her fiancè is just below 5'7" (1.69m). You have never seen a happier couple.

Sati
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1 month ago

He has nice eyes

Ginny Swart
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1 month ago

He deserves a date , you cant go wrong with a guy who has a sense of humour. Buy him a pair of elevated shoes if it bothers you so much!

manon M
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1 month ago

Il mérite qu'elle lui consacre autant de temps qu'il a passé à ctrl C ses jambes

CzechPanda
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1 month ago

the guy is funny, you're just a bitch

Nadine Bamberger
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1 month ago

Marry him.

Har
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1 month ago

Why does this remind me of Squidward on Spongebob Squarepants and I can't stop laughing.....

katz up!
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1 month ago

Clever ever!!!!

White Wolf
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1 month ago

MARRY HIM.

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1 month ago

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Mary Haynes
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1 month ago

that's kinda creepy

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Al Jones
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Kind of funny and kind of smart, yes. But why even bother creating/joining a team if you're tricking teams into not showing up?

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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I actually don't want nudes. Yes, I'm old.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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I wonder how many people fell for this.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

You have to expect dad replying with a dad joke.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

McDonalds losing this trademark was a case of hypocrisy. They tried to ban the company supermac's from using their similar sounding name but couldn't prove their case and lost their entire trademark in return.

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Vic
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If you are emailing the doc, just pray the teacher does not decide to select all and check.

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Daniel H.
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This is from a Swedish cartoonist called Jan Stenmark. His humor is very specific. I find him hilarious but a lot of people don't. I would recommend checking him out.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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do ppls parents actually do this!!??(also that was great payback😉)

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Madison Feehan
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I wish for a million more wishes....

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

It definitively broke for the better.

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chi-wei shen
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This gave me an idea for my own funeral. May I'll add knocking sounds.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Now, this was an unexpected move.

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

Make it a million!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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bahaha, that would suck big time but it is so creative.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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wait is it biting her or hugging her hand.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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I was curious and decided to google why a school would ban bags and apparently it was for health and safety reasons. The students were expected to just carry their books in their arms instead.

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Ben Smith
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Old bay is amazing. I use it nearly everyday

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Vic
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1 month ago

If you copy from one source it's plagiarism, if you copy from multiple it's research..

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Anne
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so now he only eats dominos?

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Madison Feehan
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Same here

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

UNO REVERSE

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Vic
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1 month ago

And they are dumb enough to fall for that! It's a win!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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Yes, but it'll only last half as long.

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chi-wei shen
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Now we all can clap on our own shoulders.

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Ilya Ditkovskiy
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*cocks a magnum* magic missile

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chi-wei shen
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You can't be that desperate, can you?

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visvalin Vamadevan
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Dad jokes for the win

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