Law, morality, and common sense aren’t always one and the same. We all have our own personal insights into what society does wrong and there’s no denying that there should (probably) be some new laws to improve everyone’s lives.

Well, Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, invited his followers to participate in the #ThereShouldBeALaw challenge. He asked them to tweet out their opinions about what new laws we should totally have.

We collected some of the very best responses, so scroll down, upvote the suggestions for new laws that you agree with, and remember to share them with your friends. If you have any ideas for laws yourselves, share your thoughts with everyone in the comments below.

When you’re done looking through this list, check out our previous posts about Jimmy’s challenges, including the dumbest family fights, ruining movies with one extra word, and the coldest insults they’ve gotten.

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

If This were physically feasible, this would be a fantastic law!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Or if your church openly supports politicians and donates to them.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Fair enough.

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Bored Panda reached out to Abby Lampe, one of the people who responded to Jimmy Fallon and said that people who "can't use the correct use of too, to, two, and your, you're" should go to a mandatory workshop.

She believes that "a lot of people misuse homophones and although they may have been through the education system, they still have flawed grammar."

"I see it all the time throughout social media and people texting," Abby added.

"The law would be helpful for those who maybe were dropouts or didn’t take school very seriously. It would emphasize that grammar is important in today’s society and hopefully would allow them to understand the differences and how to use homophones correctly," she explained why such a law would actually be useful.

Abby told Bored Panda that she's a big fan of Jimmy's: "I’ve been in the audience and I’ve had two tweets appear on his show. I’ve been a fan for about 7 years now."

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Michelle Chevalier
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1 year ago

AMEN to that!

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Whiterain25 furry
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1 year ago

yesss

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Whiterain25 furry
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1 year ago

i agreeeee

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Bored Panda also spoke with Jesser who explained how there should be a law against using the same knife for peanut butter and jelly when making a sandwich.

According to the Twitter user, their family inspired them to come up with this law and they hope that this new law would teach people better manners and etiquette.

Jesser revealed that they're a fan of Jimmy's as well. "I rarely watched The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon was the host. He's fantastic!"

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

I like I like

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago

It's "slightly" difficult to implement such a punishment while a politician speaks, but we should put together a review board that analyses every political speech and if a sufficient majority thinks that politician has lied they should punish him. I would prefer to see a public caning.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

And kitchens.

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A lot of the things that people tweeted about in response to Jimmy’s challenge have to do with common sense. And you’re probably sick and tired of hearing this, but it’s applicable here: common sense is not common.

According to Dr. Jim Taylor on Psychology Today, common sense is one of the most “revered” qualities in the United States. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are as down to earth and practical as we might expect.

Taylor explains that if common sense were common, most people wouldn’t make the silly mistakes that they do every single day of their lives. In his opinion, if people had common sense, they wouldn’t “buy stuff they can’t afford.”

What’s more, they “wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or eat junk food.” In Taylor’s view, common sense is limited by our personal experience which can lead to bad decisions. In other words, for common sense to be common, we all need more education and worldly experience.

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Kurisurin Sutaringu
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1 year ago

Can I send this to my teachers?

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

People should just mind their own business, seriously. People can speak whatever language they want... they're not hurting anyone! I commend people that frequently travel or after drive to pick up and move to an entirely different country. It's become so intolerable, I just don't get it

Atlas
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1 year ago

Exactly! Honestly, the only time you should ask someone to speak x language is when they're talking to you and you just can't understand what they're saying. If they're not talking to you, then why should it be a problem?! Just mind your business!

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Marcellus the Third
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1 year ago

That won't work because 99% of those already don't travel.

Laura Catania
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1 year ago

I've actually come across a few while traveling. Most that do insist everyone and everything in the world should be in English. I have actually had someone ask me why the signs in the Louvre (not sure why but strangers talk to me) were in French...yeah

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Marky Mark
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1 year ago

Sadly the people who say "English Only" tend to: a) speak English poorly b) never go abroad, unless its to 'exotic' Toronto or Vancouver.

Anne
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1 year ago

Well, I try.. if I go to a country that has a language I do not speak, I try to learn at least some basics. It's not that hard to do.

Uchman
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10 months ago

And while you're trying your "basics" in say Greek, someone should shout at you "Greek, please!"

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Stephanie Blasyak
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1 year ago

I'm guessing people who say this aren't cultured enough to travel, they are just ignorant.

Layla Corman
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1 year ago

I never understood those people. Languages are all so beautiful and different.

Jasmina Pavlovic
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1 year ago

I politely ask, if the person speak english or mý own language. Otherwise I try my best in the foreign language or use my hands to point something out. 🐞

Lisa
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1 year ago

Except most people who say "English only" never leave the US or bother expanding their horizons.

Not what you think.
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1 year ago

Wouldn't work very well. Those are the people who probably don't even set foot outside of their state.

Joe Zaynor
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1 year ago

While this one sounds like a good idea, I would bet that most people who say english only are not interested in visiting other countries.

Bonny Saxon
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1 year ago

I love listening to other languages. I think the bias comes from the idea that it's rude to exclude someone from the conversation. If you all speak a common language you should use it.

Susan
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1 year ago

The "bias" comes from racism my friend. Now, stand back and watch the racists come out from beneath their rocks, and commence to wail.

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Mark Kelly
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1 year ago

Wrong. We are talking about ones that want to live in English speaking countries?

Geoffrey Holland
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1 year ago

Yeah but those are the kind of people that never leave their county let alone their state or country.

Carol Lewis
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1 year ago

Most people I know only say that when they go to a store or restaurant, you should be fluent in the language of the country you are working in. I have Korean relatives who, when they arrived in the US could not speak English. They all learned English immediately. All work and flourished. None were wealthy or had higher than high school education. They all have kept their heritage and language. It can be done. I had a co worker from Mexico who had a language tutor on his phone. He learned English and was starting German. It shows a willingness to move forward, to succeed and respect for your new home.

El Dee
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1 year ago

Anyone saying this in the US has a cheek, English speakers are immigrants..

Felix Feline
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1 year ago

If you decide go and live in a foreign country, you should make an attempt to speak the language of your new home.

earringnut
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1 year ago

But only when interacting with folks who speak that language.

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Sherri McArdle
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10 months ago

It's people who move here and live and get benefits and yet don't give the people the respect to learn the language of the country they are claiming benefits from.

SummerFan21442
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1 year ago

There's a difference between visiting a country and living in one

Cate Partridge
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1 year ago

Indeed.

Sea Urchin
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1 year ago

honestly, yeah

Kjorn
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1 year ago

yeah! People in Europe understand that since many of them speak many language. a quality lot of american doesn't have

WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

Especially when said people demand it when they are visiting a country where English isn't even the national language.

Leah Watters
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1 year ago

If you are going to live in a country you should learn the language & speak it when out in public,so to be understood. If only visiting you should at least learn enough of that language to get you through the day like where is the bathroom, directions, food ect.

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

Moreover they should make damn sure that their own English is perfect. Because they always seem to be barely literate!

Karen Klinck
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1 year ago

People who demand 'English only' should be required to spend a month in Quebec where the inhabitants feel the same way about the bastardized French they speak.

Alex Donnatelli
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1 year ago

Maybe I am missing the point of this, but I am one of these that say English only. This though comes based on location. Currently in the U.S., I was born in Italy, I spoke Italian, I traveled spoke french, German, English, Greek, little Russian. But i tried speaking the language in which country i was in at the time. I feel the same now that I am in the U.S., in a professional setting (so not on your own, with friends at home, etc.) should be spoken. I understand the U.S. does not have an official language, but the thought is that in the U.S., American English is the spoken language.

Karen Klinck
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1 year ago

This assumes these people travel farther than the corner. Most of them don't even know what the next state over looks like.

Amie Thornburg
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1 year ago

I'm betting most of those people don't travel to other countries.

Lars M
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1 year ago

I already try to do this, and I speak German, Italian, Spanish, French, and a bit of Russian, although I have not been to Russia yet. I did have problems in Brazil because I did not speak Portuguese, but I went with a friend who is fluent. It is difficult to find Portuguese classes, and I would have taken them if I could find them.

kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Yes. Especially when on holiday.

kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Edit. At least learn to say hello, thank you, please, goodbye.

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Joseph Georgiadis
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1 year ago

Same applies to MANY peoples. French and German for example.

Hilzillah
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1 year ago

Why is this down voted. It's true. It's only for the past 10-ish years that kids in school learn other languages then their own. All movies and TV shows on TV are dubd. Also in the cinema.

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Ojberretta Berretta
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1 year ago

idk if u in argentina ppl when they dont speak ur language will tell u solo hablo español its not racist its not discriminating its language of my countryy so i dont think its bad when americans say it

Peter Bear
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I have no issue at all with anyone who makes an effort to communicate with me, even if it's not in my primary language. I have a good ear, and I know little bits of a bunch of languages, and if you try to make yourself understood to me, I will do everything in my power to communicate with you. But. If we're in a professional situation, working for a company where my primary language is a requirement of the position, and you don't make any effort at all to communicate in any language other than that primary language... then I'm going to get annoyed at you. Because you're just being an ass.

Full Name
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Nobody is yelling that tourists need to speak the language. This is empty virtue signalling.

Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

In France if you make a mangled effort in French, they tend to be more welcoming and speak to you in English, than if you just ask them. But then again, England and France have a huge history of rivalry to put it lightly ^-^

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That Hockey kid
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1 year ago

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Well, some people don't want to learn a language, like how a friend of mine can't speak Spanish, yet visits relatives every year in Spain

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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1 year ago

Read again, this is targeted to entitles racist people that don't like people speaking a different languaje besides the mother languaje in that country, or expect everyone on earth to speak english. (Hope I expressed well, english isn't my 1st languaje)

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Karen Johnston
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How about they actually learn to speak English properly, as well? And maybe a little grammar lesson would be nice, too.

Bill
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So Paris gets a pass? Try speaking anything other than French in that sh*thole

FrancesCat
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1 year ago

Bill, you are truly missing out if you think Paris is a sh*hole.

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If you are going to live in America, you should be required to know (and be able to speak) English. If you are visiting as a tourist, you shouldn't have that requirement. However, you should be able to communicate basic needs, whether through speech, a translating program, or whatever. Personally, I always learned basic phrases for the various non-English speaking countries I've visited. Locals always appreciate it when a visitor at least tries to speak to them in their language. Plus, the more you speak a foreign language in its native setting, the better you will get at it.

Louis Holler
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1 year ago

shut up

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But what about morality not always being the same as the law? According to Dr. Eva Tsahuridu, the law “sets minimum standards of behavior while ethics set maximum standards.” That’s why something that’s legal doesn’t necessarily mean that we see it as acceptable or ‘good.’ It also works the other way, too: something that we consider to be ‘good’ doesn’t always become law. There’s an overlap between the two, sure, but they’re not one and the same.

However, that doesn’t mean that laws are useless. In fact, they’re vital for preserving civilization and allowing society to function. But it’s important to keep in mind that laws are very specific while morality is concerned with doing the right thing in life as a whole.

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

There is actually the CALM act

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Unicornstar
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1 year ago

That depends on their soap. Some rest rooms have this foamy soap that literally burns my hands on impact. In fact a lot of soaps. I can only use ph balanced soaps like Dove or simple. Usually I just run water over my hands. Rather that then blisters.

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Yes. I am joining in.

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Electric Ed
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1 year ago

Wait, wat?

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

I don't anyway. Deadleg ensues.

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Such a waste of time

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Brivid
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1 year ago

Oh the paper I have seen wasted!

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1 year ago

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Children should be happy to return the favor. They cared for you. They changed your diapers, bathed you, fed you, made you the center of their whole world, and you can't briefly return the favor? You'd rather send them to a home, where they could potentially be abused or not properly cared for? That's just cold.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Why is this not number one?

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Not really.

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Karen Johnston
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1 year ago

Oh thank god you didn't use Karen....

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That Hockey kid
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1 year ago

I hope it affects Sandy Hook PSAs

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Apart from the problem of employers not allowing you to be off work through sickness

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

...and there should be a secondary law that they must reply....bc that's just rude.

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That Hockey kid
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I agree, because imagine it got to the point where leggings are considered "formal" then someone could just wear flesh colored leggings, and boom, they look half naked. If people don't want to be stared at, (people I know only want the attention of their crush, not the dude on the street) they shouldn't wear revealing clothes. Cold shoulders aren't revealing anyway.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

In my country the police just flashes a sign: STOP POLICE. Sirens and blue lights are only used when someone refuses to stop or isn't paying attention.

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

This will pass. Just like my totally cool crocheted pantsuit 50 years ago. Don't worry. Lol :)

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Adrianna Mattox
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1 year ago

Decorations are fine, but Christmas music...

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