We all know that nothing is perfect. Our modern society included. Many things are problematic and troubling, and even though we notice them, we are not too fast to work on fixing pressing social issues.

Al Margen, an illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina, creates depressing drawings pinpointing the world problems of our times. He creates dark drawings that are sometimes louder than words and are extremely thought-provoking. The author himself is very critical about his works and talks about them in a really artistic manner: "They are children of boredom, nonconformity or anger. <...> They are the representation of discarded ideas. They are the garbage of the subconscious. But they are more visceral and sincere than other sad drawings because they have no obligation to please. <...> Because they were born only by an impulse and nothing more. Because they were born to annoy because they show the problems with society."

Take a look at some of his satirical works on social problems below and let us know which one was your favorite.

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Amy Radie
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4 years ago

Too true.

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

Black mirror-ish

Layla
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4 years ago

*cough Kim Kardashian *cough

Donna Mixon
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3 years ago

My thoughts exactly

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varwenea
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4 years ago

Once it's out there, a million, billion eyes are upon it. And some clearly likes it that way -- KK.

Aysha Barber
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4 years ago

She sent to one eye though. Then it webbed out

Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

I see no problem here.

Ana Zayas Sanabria
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4 years ago

Really! You don't see the problem? Then you must be one of those eyes then.

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Ie Va
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4 years ago

Yes, selfies for thousand eyes, no privacy.

Lyn Limpert
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3 years ago

Vain creatures we are.

Jacqui O'Rhea
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4 years ago

taking a selfie so all eyes will be on them.

Tony Cabré
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4 years ago

Brilliant

Dennis Reyes
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4 years ago

Likeability Quotient.

FINDING PURPOSE
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4 years ago

Soo sad still soo true

Ildikó Ryan
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5 months ago

I interpreted this being sent like a private message but ended up being seen by lots

Rick Van Hatten
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3 years ago

A picture can show more than words. It can show how your feeling at the time, can make a fashion statement, it can make you laugh and it can be artwork. If you're too ashamed of yourself to take your own pic, then don't. But don't dis those that don't suffer from your problem.

Roger Stroupe
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3 years ago

~ The mental illness of the internet age began with the avatar as the narcissistic were given a reason to say "Look at me, look at me" and had a place to gather.

Natt Sook
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3 years ago

Isn't it her purpose of taking selfies?

Loes Hozeman
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3 years ago

... being angry if they don't get enough likes, but als being angry if they do get likes, because then others are perverds for watching them 🤔

Diane Romero
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3 years ago

Think about it!

Robert Snow
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3 years ago

Kardashian’s 😜

Anne Mayo
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3 years ago

LOL I hate people who are more interested in taking selfies than taking interest in the world around them! This is PERFECTION !!!!!

Glenn Speake
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3 years ago

nice butt

Chitta Mylvaganam
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3 years ago

Blatantly naked egotism and its multiplier effect !

Chris Jones
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4 years ago

and so it goes

Patrick Drnec
Community Member
4 years ago

So many women whose social media posts are all about how beautiful they are. Physical beauty is fleeting, so sad how they end up when that is gone.

Dianna Slowey-Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Some things never change

Ron Stephan
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4 years ago

So true!!

endelbendel
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4 years ago

Attempting to control how other see one.

Loraine MacGinness
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4 years ago

Sooooo ! All eyes are on her !

Rick Ludlow
Community Member
4 years ago

Must be a Kardashian!

Louis Zamora
Community Member
4 years ago

See me?

Norma Brown
Community Member
4 years ago

he got the essence.

Miss Midnight
Community Member
4 years ago

Quite a few comments here re Kim Kardashian, but having to put a photo of oneself on the internet every 27.3 seconds is certainly not exclusive to her. Will someone PLEASE explain this SELFIE CULT to me? Why is it that millions of people simply have to have their photo out there ALL THE TIME? When do they actually DO anything - like live, learn, laugh and have experiences? I do not get it!

Hey Giou
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it's more accurate to say selfish than selfie..."Hey look at me a am beautiful", "Hey look at me having a great time with friends", "Hey look at me in my new clothes" , ...."Oh hey just have a look at me!!! ...." e.c.t ...e.c.t...

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Dmitri Maxim
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4 years ago

Russians watching you

Janice
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4 years ago

Dat booty

Princess Jade
Community Member
4 years ago

Please love meee!!!

Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
4 years ago

Exactly. Everyone you know. Then everyone they know. Then everyone They know. Until the internet knows.

Sylvia Soares
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4 years ago

!!!

Lorraine Lau
Community Member
4 years ago

This is really so true of the Facebook era, look at me!!

Cherryl Sagan
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4 years ago

From one to another...and another...and yet another, ad nauseum

Stephanie Ellen
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4 years ago

and the more we comment the more eyes ..

Brian Brunner
Community Member
4 years ago

Ass-abitionist?

PARANOIDANDROID
Community Member
4 years ago

but dont objectify women

Enomfon Asuquo
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3 years ago

Then women shouldn't objectify themselves, I'm a woman by the way. If you are going to send nudes then be careful about who has access to photos of your body or else they will end up in unwanted places

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Carla Coco
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4 years ago

This says it all

Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

Kim Kardashian-ish.

Jock Doubleday
Community Member
4 years ago

Great work! Some of my drawings: https://www.facebook.com/JocksArt/photos/a.537292419655677.1073741828.537266709658248/537293102988942/?type=1&theater

It was Mark!
Community Member
4 years ago

Keeping up with the Kardasians

It was Mark!
Community Member
4 years ago

Keeping up with the Kardashians

Lucine K
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4 years ago

The thumb 😳

TC Van Tayain
Community Member
4 years ago

dat A$$ tho

cyberbird
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4 years ago

Eye's capturing device.

cyberbird
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4 years ago

* Eyes

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varwenea
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4 years ago

A viewer/reader needs to be judicious on how they process info. Information is rarely absolute. Hero and villain are often opposite sides of the same coin; just a matter of perspective.

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varwenea
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4 years ago

This is so horrible and so true. Sad for the child.

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

Those drawing are really dark and powerfull!

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Too many extra-academic obligations.

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Bob 3.0
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4 years ago

This perfectly sums up anorexia.

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

I prefer coffee :)

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nameme the undieing
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4 years ago

2 seconds before a jaguar eats her face off

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nameme the undieing
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4 years ago

I know how it feels to walk up dollar stairs and be met with a dick to the face

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nameme the undieing
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4 years ago

reminds me of dr who

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Alia Gail
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4 years ago

I hate seeing old buildings knocked down, or old businesses going out, or anything like that. It makes me so sad.

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Cheryl Adams
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4 years ago

Who shall I be today?

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Diana Lazar
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4 years ago

Tinder?

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

It reminds me a scene from Midnight Express

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

A baby machine to feed a hungry world.

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Crimefighting sistem dissected

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Tina Nebiolo
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4 years ago

When the mind's defense mechanism is to drown the possibility of thoughts in music.

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Kane Cheung
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4 years ago

Peace does not always bring about freedom. And not hard to become a prisoner of peace. Bane said it best, victory has defeated you.

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Sweep the Leg
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4 years ago

I really like this one!

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Stefania PiovPr
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4 years ago

I think , socety tries to make you look mad if you have different opinions ...or ideas

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

In today schedule no need for brains.

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bon dok
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4 years ago

Some refugees couldn't find a land

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Allie Orona
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4 years ago

It's hard to be a kid in a money-less family, when the parents won't change their lifestyles to the lesser amount of money they now have. You have to give up so much of yourself to try to make things better, as far as money goes, and it all goes down the drain anyway. It really, really sucks.

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Ποιητικό Αίτιο
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4 years ago

Look at that. He's only chained by his mind. His feet and arms are let free. And the chains leading to his mind are connected to negligible obstacles. It's the mind that's keeping you away from love...

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Rogue Angel
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4 years ago

Shackled to the internet. So true. So many people live their lives on the Net, they forget there's a life away from it.

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Alex Libre
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4 years ago

I think it's more to do with stereotyping and how we view people based on a few arbitrary "defining" characteristics. Rich people are greedy, fat people only think about food, police officers are just out to stop people from having fun, and a beautiful woman is just a beautiful body. Flawed thinking.

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Taylor Chrisley
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4 years ago

Domestic Violence

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Edouard Youssef
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4 years ago

The one think too much of the past, the other one is embarrassed by the future and the third one can't live the present day, so they all come here to take their "carpe diem" pils...

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Cheryl Adams
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4 years ago

Turn off consumer mentality. We're supposed to care for the earth, not consume it.

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Martin Forbes
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4 years ago

With these drawings, as I believe most of us get what the artist is trying to say here, its clear that we really are in a dystopian society and we just don't see it because we don't want to see it. sigh...

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Danielle Scott
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4 years ago

Really? I see power stripping away dignity, strength, and freedom from helpless individuals & obliterating them

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Amy Noble
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4 years ago

They don't fit

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Kaeli McIntyre
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4 years ago

anxiety

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Kane Cheung
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4 years ago

Biological clock is ticking

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Kari Ann Popovic
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1 year ago

How about he who has help and access to better technology is going to produce more than one who's working with old technology on their own. It's about the inherent advantages in the class disparity that leads those who don't even see what they have as an advantage to think they're simply better, or that others are less: less clever, less creative, less able.

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Jennifer Nicholson
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4 years ago

mowing down the resistance

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Brandon Paltoo
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4 years ago

Plastic surgery

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It was Mark!
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4 years ago

The thinker. Planting more seeds to ponder about.

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Jacqui O'Rhea
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4 years ago

Love is blind. You will open the door to your heart and let them walk right in if you don't know the person and only go by appearances, and they could be hiding their intent to do you harm.

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Trapped by TV

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Cheryl Adams
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4 years ago

Cue the Kardashians.

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Dennis Reyes
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4 years ago

Religion as big buck business.

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Birchy Cat
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4 years ago

Surrogate

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Two different outcomes with the same potion

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Bridgitt Belanger
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4 years ago

Her blood, sweat, and tears have gone down the drain as a college graduate.

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Patti
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4 years ago

The price she had to pay to get there

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Dennis Reyes
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4 years ago

Finding inspiration.

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Jessica Roose
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4 years ago

Dude takes pills either for drug addiction or Rx and it alters his state of mind so that he is unable to write. Everything that comes from him goes to waste hence the trashcan

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Patti
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4 years ago

Horse power

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Jacqui O'Rhea
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4 years ago

Finger nails have a nail bed, so the roses under the nail of the fingers with wedding rings are "a bed of roses". The barbed wire represents a prison you can't escape from. What they though was bliss when they got married turns out to be a life sentence. The man and woman are popping up from a toaster. They are done, dry. Their love has dried up. From her head is a spool of silk. A spring silkworm produces silk until it dies. There is a Chinese thought that likewise, giving one's thought to another person is like a spring silkworm producing silk until it dies. He has a banana on his head. There is a book called Mr. Bananahead at Home about Mr. Bananahead who tries hard to do all the chores on Mrs. Bananahead's list but can't get them right. So the symbolism on their heads means even though they both have tried to to please each other, in the end it is no good, if that is all they do. It is too consuming and they dry up as people.

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Yes, instead of commiting suicide, he prefers to destroy his memories. Nice move.

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Nickie Pacheco
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4 years ago

The life of social media. Everyone posts looking for validation via likes. Only to find opposition from people close to them.

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Jessica Roose
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4 years ago

She is a prostitute. Her tongue holds powerful men in her prison. Bc with the ability to blackmail she has power over them with the words she speaks. The only one who pleases her is her drugs where she can find escape from what it is she does.

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Possessiveness

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Arshad Ali
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4 years ago

Ayer means yesterday in Spanish and his mind is a pencil being shaven (wasting away) because all he can focus on is the past.

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Drew Williams
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4 years ago

Staying Squared Away with Military Service

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