The first of three debates between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has left a foul aftertaste for a lot of Americans and watchers worldwide. Instead of a polite and informative debate between politicians who are supposed to represent the very best the US has to offer, on Tuesday, September 29, we saw a belligerent shouting match that left a lot of Americans annoyed.

Bit of an overstatement? Not quite. According to a CBS News/YouGov post-debate poll, 69 percent of respondents said that they felt annoyed. Meanwhile, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS found that six in ten voters thought that Biden won the first debate. But plenty of people also thought that there were no real winners after Tuesday’s debacle but there was a clear loser—America. Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest reactions to the interruption-riddled debate and memes to come out of the chaos, so scroll on down, upvote your fave ones, and let us know what you thought of the Trump vs. Biden debate in the comments.

Bored Panda reached out to award-winning author, founder of Millennial Politics, and political commentator, Nathan Rubin. Read on for his take on what happened on Tuesday night.

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Sonja
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8 months ago

can I upvote this more than once? pleeeease! The world needs this!

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

I know. We've all been telling him to shut up from our living rooms. And it wasn't working.

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Aaron W
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8 months ago

And women are too sensitive, and women talk too much. The same people who told you that are supporting Trump.

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"I think there was only one President on that stage, and there was only one leader on that stage, and he didn’t fly in on Air Force One," Nathan shared his opinion. "Trump’s petty attacks and uncontrollable rants showed his true colors as someone who is simply incapable of growing into the job of President."

Nathan said that Biden spoke to the American people "even while being constantly interrupted" and it's his belief that the candidate came across as the more pragmatic and realistic leader of the two.

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Marc
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8 months ago

You just have to love Mark Hamill.

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Chewie Baron
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8 months ago

This is so HILARIOUS!!!!!!

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8 months ago

OMG YES

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The debate wasn’t without controversy. Biden called Trump a ‘clown’ and told him to ‘shut up’; meanwhile, the President refused to condemn white supremacy and tried to walk back on his comments on Wednesday.

However, one positive thing to come out of the chaos is that the rules of the remaining two Trump vs. Biden debates will be changed. The BBC reports that the Commission on Presidential Debates said it will alter the format.

One proposed measure is to cut the microphones of the candidates if they interrupt one another. That could reduce the amount of time the candidates talk over one another and squabble instead of actually, well, debating.

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Googleman1234
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8 months ago

I support this but i also want us to hide a camera in trump's room and see what he does when he thinks no ones looking

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Sunzilla
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8 months ago

Dang! I should have done that! 😂

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Sunzilla
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8 months ago

Thing is, they're within ear shot of each other, so that won't entirely work. I'm thinking the moderator should use a bullhorn.

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"Regarding the debate changes, anything they do that can prevent further interrupting from Trump (because let’s be honest, it was entirely one-sided), will save the future debates," Nathan gave his take on the proposed changes by the Commission on Presidential Debates. "But I doubt they can restrain Trump because he can’t even restrain himself. And that’s why I think we’re in for two more wild and whacky debates."

The first presidential debate was watched by 65 million TV viewers. The second debate will happen on October 15 while the final bout will occur on October 22. Meanwhile, vice-presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will verbally spar on October 7. Can we hope for a more civil and informative debate? We hope so.

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Tilly Jean
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8 months ago

Wouldn’t have swapped places with him for all the Nutella in the world.

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alwaysMispelled
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8 months ago

That was my favorite part.

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You Dont Attack Family. For me, the biggest win for Biden was that he did not bring up Trumps kids even though Trump kept attacking his son.

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True Blue
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8 months ago

Biden may be older but hey he seems nicer then Trump and a lot smarter

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Mike Crow
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8 months ago

Yes, and brining up Biden’s son is not a good idea as we can all look at Donald’s children and their actions as well.

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Tilly Jean
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8 months ago

So terribly sorry to read this 😢

Clem
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8 months ago

I can't image the deep pain you are going through. May God help you through your grief.

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PupGirl
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8 months ago

I hope you are doing ok :)

Dorothy Parker
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8 months ago (edited)

This is the fine mayor of Long Beach, California.

WillemPenn
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8 months ago

I feel for his loss, but he is far from a fine mayor. Very corrupt.

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H Edwards
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8 months ago

When the statistics are given a human face. It doesn't matter if both his parents had underlying health conditions (IDK if they did, but that's what people always go on about) he didn't deserve to lose both of them like that. Poor man. Covid also took my mother this year.

Bender Bending Rodríguez
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8 months ago

Remember when democrats and President Obama were fighting to pass Univeral Healthcare, republicans went around saying democrats want to put granny on the deathbed. The truth is repubs killed over 200K people where democrats' health plan, whatever they were able to get passed saved lives. And guess what repubs still want to repeal it during pandemic so they can kill more people.

Katy McMouse
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8 months ago

Unfortunately, many of us are in, or will be in, the same nightmare scenario this man currently occupies.

Sunzilla
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8 months ago

BOTH his parents?! 😳😥

Adrienne Doyle
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8 months ago

His mom and stepfather both died from Covid.

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Mike Crow
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8 months ago

Breaking News. Donald Trump and the First Lady now have been diagnosed with Covid-19

Sue Hazlewood
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8 months ago

Sorry for your losses. Karma has kicked in, Trump now has the virus.

Freedomiscoming
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8 months ago

Yes it has! I don't know how he got it since he says it's a hoax. KARMA. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/hope-hicks-positive-coronavirus/index.html

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Angela Allen Simms
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8 months ago

I'm a nurse in a small community hospital that is crazy busy. My condolences to you and your family! It breaks my heart that family doesn't get to say goodbye, we can barely get them in to see the birth of a baby! please know that we do care even from afar. GOD bless you!

Iapetos
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8 months ago

Poor America...

Robin DJW
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8 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My son's death can be partly blamed on Covid Version USA, which can be blamed on the OB. He turned leadership into bleatership, and let us all down - supporters and opponents included.

Kelly Hartle
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8 months ago

Karma’s sharpening her nails right now for it.

Bob Belcher
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8 months ago

Karma is catching up to him.

Steve Cruz
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8 months ago

And now Trump has Covid… which just isn't the same thing considering he has the best health care in the world and we're paying for it.

KAREN
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8 months ago

I can only imagine how you feel and am so sorry for your loss, Trump now has covid, but also has the best possible care of any human on the planet it almost doesn't seem fair considering he has made fun if masks and treated the virus as unimportant, wondering what his fate will be🤔😯

Jibek Mechler
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8 months ago

Karma

Andrea Delden
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8 months ago

And now Karma! 😊

Brooke Purvis
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8 months ago

😭😭😭

Monica Reed
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8 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss this breaks my heart...

Jay Broderick
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8 months ago

This made me pause.

Arctic Fox Lover
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8 months ago

When Biden said "How many of you have an empty chair at your table because of COVID?" I just shook my head, because I don't have a kitchen table :,)

Colormeneutral
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8 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Monika Soffronow
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8 months ago

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/11/long-beach-mayor-loses-mother-stepfather-covid-19-while-he-battles-virus-his-city/

Patricia Kasprowski
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8 months ago

So sorry you were exposed to such nastiness after having suffered such a tremendous loss.

Sue Clifford
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8 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine your pain and frustration.

Gigi Baldez
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8 months ago

Prayers for you loss................

MrsGodezira
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8 months ago

So very sorry for your losses.

Shika Louis
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8 months ago (edited)

:( - I feel bad for him.

Kerry Alderson
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8 months ago

😢 💚 💚💚

Chris Kayser
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8 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about your mom and dad.

Eglė Bukauskaitė
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8 months ago

😥

Lady Clare
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4 months ago

it is a deadly virus, it's just that for some people it's deadly and for others it isn't. I hate that these people think it is deadly for everyone. it is most deadly for elderly people, and, knowing that, the doctors put COVID patients in the nursing homes, even when the hospitals were empty. Let's see how many downvotes this comment gets

Misty Cat
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5 months ago

So sorry!

CincyReds
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7 months ago

This just hurts me to my core reading this

Jaybird3939
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8 months ago

I'm so very sorry you lost your parents. I lost both of mine at the same time. Your world shifts on its axis and it doesn't seem to tilt back any time soon.

Karen Lyon
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8 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My parents are also gone (cancer, not COVID) -- I have a good idea of what that hole in your life is like. My heart hurts for you.

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
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8 months ago

Well... now he has COVID if that makes you feel any better...

WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

But he's got Covid-20 because his number is always higher and he tested brilliant on it. No one has ever tested better than he did. The doctors even told him that he was the best on Covid tests. And yes, millions of people all around the world are delighted that he finally gets to suffer the consequences of his stupid behavior during a pandemic.

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Ojberretta Berretta
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8 months ago

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so you want to vote for the guy who said to do anything is racist against china?cuz thats what the dems said they said go hug chinese ppl dont close the border go visit china ...just a lil reminder to those who like to forget what happened nothing else

Oskar Wolski
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8 months ago

Maybe... just maybe because it IS racist to be calling covid the "china plague" and try to enact a ban on china when it had already spread globally by December

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No such thing as covid.

Justin Seagull
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8 months ago

Really? How long has it been? Half a year. Even if you don't believe it, stop spreading the wrong idea.

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Aaron W
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8 months ago

This comparison is correct on many levels.

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Sunzilla
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8 months ago

I would've smacked that man with something, so telling him to shut up was taking the high road. Trump is an incorrigible arsehole.

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kurisutofu
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8 months ago

Me: what happened?

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WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

What did you expect? He always refused to denounce racism and white supremacy. The guy is a genuine racist who actually wanted to "Make America White Again". But MAGA sounds better as MAWA.

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MrTree1779
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8 months ago

Men, women, space aliens...three ANYONE talking at the same time, unless they're singing as a chorus, is an awful sound.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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8 months ago

I just looked it up, and now there are "Will you just shut up, man?" T-shirts. xD

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Monika Soffronow
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8 months ago

Why did my mind start singing "Hooray, and up she rises, hooray and up she rises" There are certain images conjured up from the lyrics that I find would be amazingly appropriate, if you get my drift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNh-D1wb0bw

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Mike Crow
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8 months ago

Because he has no concept of science.

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Aaron W
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8 months ago

Debate 2, just throw a knife on the ground between them and walk away.

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soni w
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8 months ago

*an Australian*

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Aragorn II Elessar
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8 months ago

That awkward moment when the debate is replayed in the comments section

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🥨Doof🥨
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8 months ago

Okay but in the next one arm the moderator with a tranquilizer dart

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WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

I wonder how many people started drinking and smoking again after this mudfight of 2 pensioners.

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Katy McMouse
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8 months ago

I loved the playing dumb f&@k face tried pulling off. Not. Working.

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alwaysMispelled
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8 months ago

Yup.

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Woltax
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8 months ago

How is it possible that about 40% are willing to vote this orange flop.🤦‍♂️🤢🤮

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Evan Scheu
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8 months ago

That was a good movi

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Victoria
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8 months ago

This is an everyday occurrence between two Canadians

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Tabitha L
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8 months ago

I love Merriam Webster. They have so much great content on their website, in addition to all the words. They have the best words.

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Marcia Cash
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8 months ago

well, our founding fathers were mostly slave owners who got rich by stealing land from the peoples they slaughtered, and believed only white males with property should vote.

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8 months ago

I- your right

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kira griffin
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8 months ago

If I had a dollar for everytime he said mr.president and tried to stop trump . . . well, let's just say I wouldn't need money from my dad

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Tilly Jean
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8 months ago

Dun dun duuuuuunnnnn.....TBC

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Bob Belcher
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8 months ago

That's always annoying. I play just for fun, I don't need 2 hours of cutscenes that I don't care about.

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Katy McMouse
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8 months ago

Didn't he say "Don't ever use the word smart with me"? I almost choked on my cyanide capsule. The great debater walked right into a perfect meme.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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8 months ago

I don't wanna know the story behind the bar thing...

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