Internet Traditions, Continued

It continues on. First, some video:

Even Morans are aware:

Varmints are aware:

Churches are aware:

Al Gore is aware:

The Flying Spaghetti Monster is aware:

The force is strong with internet traditions:

Even Rick Astley is aware:

Many more submissions in the comments here, and for those of you who are not aware, backstory here.

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    […] more here, and here. Filed under: Election, Japan 06, Uncategorized — cleek @ 8:40 am […]

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    nikkos says:

    Gimme a break…it’s not that funny.

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    Jason says:

    Actually it is one million times as funny as that, scientifically speaking, nikkos. You are mistaken.

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    SGEW says:

    Does it bother anyone that all of this will be researched and directly cited someday in someone’s overblown, facile, and sophomoric Masters thesis on Internet Memes for some midwestern third tier university?

    I feel dirty just watching it.

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    Punchy says:

    Hate to say it, but this got old fast

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    Doug H. (Fausto no more) says:

    Gimme a break…it’s not that funny.

    Then you shouldn’t have type it, Gerard.

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    The Other Steve says:

    Gimme a break…it’s not that funny.

    I am aware of all internet funnies.

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    Faux News says:

    How about “I am aware of all internet douchebags”?

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    Mary says:

    I think Dramatic Chipmunk (OK, gopher, groundhog, whatever) has allowed this meme to reach its zenith. I waited hours — simply HOURS — for it to appear after John asked for it. It can’t be topped. We are done.

    That was good. I feel all tingly and relaxed now.

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    4tehlulz says:

    –9000 for Rick Astley

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    EL says:

    John, I’ve been reading you for years.

    I want you to know you have destroyed my ability to do useful work this morning.

    Thanks!

    I have no such skills, but anyone out there doing a Lord of the Rings version?

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    […] There’s an old internet tradition: Don’t feed the trolls. If guys like Iyer and Jason Cole and John Clayton would quit feeding Chad, the whole Ocho Imbroglio would fizzle out pretty damn quick. Quit feeding our troll. […]

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    Cris says:

    I find it ironic that the current top-ranked result for a Google search on the quoted phrase “I am aware of all internet traditions” is Balloon-Juice.com, while the original thread on LGM doesn’t even appear in the first five pages.

    Turns out that riffing on a theme gets more weight than the theme itself. Internet traditions: the Enigma Variations of the web.

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    eck says:

    I am under-aware of all Internet traditions.

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    John Cole says:

    Turns out that riffing on a theme gets more weight than the theme itself. Internet traditions: the Enigma Variations of the web.

    I think that has to do with how the comments work at LGM. I posted the stuff on the front page, there it was buried in the comments.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    The cancer that is killing /B/alloon Juice.

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    Emma Anne says:

    Hate to say it, but this got old fast

    Too bad. I’m still laughing at each one.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    Hate to say it, but this got old fast.

    It’s an Internet Tradition to have things get old fast.

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    slippytoad says:

    Ahnuld is in possession of detailed files

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    It’s an Internet Tradition to have things get old fast.

    Classic.

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    OriGuy says:

    Act fast. It appears internettraditions.com is available. I would take it, but I’m too lazy to actually put anything there.

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    kate r says:

    FINALLY. A shirt. No picture of it, but it’s up, maybe.
    http://www.zazzle.com/pd/find/.....te_created

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    Stooleo says:

    Ok I’m late to the party but here is one

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    kate r says:

    oh. Well. Here’s teh direct link.

    Comes with traditional too many exclamation marks, too.

    So it’s about done. Checking list: lolcat, spock, groundhog, badger, tee-shirt. Yeah, I don’t think any thing is missing from the standard overdone meme list, except maybe coffee mug and urban definition. About now the curtain will come down. The audience applauds, leaves for the next show…and then someone in the MSM notices it.

    Yay!

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    kate r says:

    oh wait! Forgot it has to become a standard acronym. IAAOAIT. Meaning (like most online acronyms) = I know so much more than you when it comes to this matter.

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    jake says:

    It’s an Internet Tradition to have things get old fast.

    Complaining about Internet Traditions is the oldest Internet Tradition of them all.

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    John Cole says:

    So it’s about done. Checking list: lolcat, spock, groundhog, badger, tee-shirt. Yeah, I don’t think any thing is missing from the standard overdone meme list, except maybe coffee mug and urban definition. About now the curtain will come down. The audience applauds, leaves for the next show…and then someone in the MSM notices it.

    Dancing baby and hamster dance.

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    CrazyDrumGuy says:

    One more here.

    </blogwhore>

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    Jon H says:

    > inventory

    You are carrying: All internet traditions.

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    Jon H says:

    You are in a maze of internet traditions all alike.

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    Tread carefully. This is getting too easy…like shooting fish in a barrel.

    I’d hate for this site to be featured on Nancy Grace because Vanderleun suicided hisself.

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    cleek says:

    You are in a maze of internet traditions all alike.

    i was thisclose to trying to put together a quick adventure game with this theme.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    i was thisclose to trying to put together a quick adventure game with this theme.

    Only if it includes the line, “All your Internet Traditions are belong to us.”

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    zeppo says:

    O.K., has anyone done The Fiddler On The Roof version?

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    SDM says:

    Internet tradishuns:

    Yor doin em right

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    t4toby says:

    This shit is like Mickie D’s, ’cause I’m loving it!

    (Full Disclosure: I effing hate McD’s. But I love me some IAAOAIT!!!√121!!)

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    SDM says:

    INTERNET TRADITIONS ARE YOUR NEW BICYCLE

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    CrazyDrumGuy says:

    ZEPPO: This is for you.

    TRADITIONNNNN! TRADITION!

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    Gus says:

    I’d hate for this site to be featured on Nancy Grace because Vanderleun suicided hisself.

    Would it make me a bad person to say that wouldn’t really bother me?

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    Nazgul35 says:

    Why not…

    Bladerunner

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    JoshA says:

    We aren’t done until someone tells what role internet traditions play in liberal fascism.

    I do think I’m getting a t-shirt.

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    zeppo says:

    Crazydrumguy: Thank you! That is exactly what I was looking for….

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    SDM says:

    in Soviet Russia, internet traditions are aware of you!

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    Incontinentia Buttocks says:

    And another one.

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    […] 18, 2008 Make Every Day Internet Traditions Awareness Week Posted by The Editors under Uncategorized   You may think you are aware of all internettraditions. O RLY? Following on the success of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, The Traditional Internet Preservation Society invites you to celebrate Internet Traditions Awareness Week, and help preserve our valuable internet traditions. […]

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    Fred X. Quimby says:

    It was funny and the quote is priceless, but I went and read the original thread and now I just feel sorry for the poor guy.

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    Incontinentia Buttocks says:

    And yet another.

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    Aaron says:

    I am aware of all internet traditions.

    >Get ye internet traditions

    You can’t get ye internet traditions!

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    […] More meme goodness here and here. […]

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    Brandy says:

    I will drink your internet traditions. I will drink it up! (thought I’d combine two things that caught on fast and somewhat jumped sharks)

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    Zardeenah says:

    Hampsters [sic] love traditions

    http://www.hampsterdance.com/classorig.html

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    eck says:

    A friend informs me that Craig van der Leungold — a young boy with terminal brain stupid — is trying to get into the Guinness Book of Internet Traditions by receiving the most postcards containing meta-memetic snark. Won’t you help today?

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    demimondian says:

    I need, need, need Senator Ted “TOOB” Stevens being aware of all intertoob traditions

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    rachel says:

    SGEW Says:

    Does it bother anyone that all of this will be researched and directly cited someday in someone’s overblown, facile, and sophomoric Masters thesis on Internet Memes for some midwestern third tier university?

    It’s an Internet tradition, so what can you do?

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    Mary says:

    I LOVE ALL OF YOU!!! YOU ARE COLLECTIVELY, THE MOST BRILLIANT BUNCH OF SNARKERS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED AND TO YOU I SAY….THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DAY!!!

    If John Edwards had all of you as CONSULTANTS, he would not be standing on the sidelines!!!

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    Smut says:

    I went and read the original thread and now I just feel sorry for the poor guy.

    Mr van der Leun has prior form. Google “tbogg vanderleun” if the remorse is causing too much pain.
    Gratuitous sample (with even less civility among the comments):
    http://tbogg.blogspot.com/2007.....en-to.html

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    […] More here, here, here and here. […]

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    charlotte says:

    Many of you appear to be rejecting and denouncing this particular internet tradition. As far as I know.

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    CrazyDrumGuy says:

    I denounce and reject any denunciations or rejections.

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    Kat says:

    Fred X. Quimby Says:
    It was funny and the quote is priceless, but I went and read the original thread and now I just feel sorry for the poor guy.

    Fred – and anyone else who’s feeling sorry for vanderleun – must not have followed the links far enough.

    Perhaps a larger sample of vanderleun’s writing can disabuse you of your misplaced empathy:

    Jane’s Got Questions. I’ve Got Answers.

    Jane Hamster @Firedoglake is peeved she’s taken seconds when put in a line with Kos of Kos Daily. That’s par for the course since Jane’s been in a perpetual state of peeve since she caught a dose of BDS and it metastasized into the implants.**

    This unfortunate state of affairs has caused Jane no end of existential complications. You’ve got to expect that when the stamping of her feet and the holding of her breath did not cause George W. Bush to vanish from the planet. Still, Jane’s right to ask the questions she does of her quadraphrenic personality and I thought I’d help her out by supplying a few answers she’s not likely to get in the raging Hamster-Suckupathon that pass for comments on her daily slog:

    What did I do wrong?
    It is hard to know where to begin? Was it your decision to start down the birth canal? Perhaps later when you felt compelled to ask, “Daddy, is this the right thing to do?” Later still when you were rejected for Army Ranger training because you just had to ask and tell? It is difficult to know when that wrong turn leading to the long, wrong road was taken, Jane, but know always that — whenever you are ready — Jesus is there for you.

    Was I not shrill and caustic enough?
    No, I am certain this was not the case. For those afflicted by blazing hormones, there is no such thing as beyond infinity shrill and caustic. You have the tiara, Jane, wear it with pride.

    Did I not do enough to mock Michelle Malkin and her histrionic halucinations?
    No woman in love with an impossible goddess could have done more to mock her love object than you have done, Jane. Just lay back, select a cucumber, and think of England.

    Did I not post the requisite number of offensive images?
    Here’s probably where you lost it, Jane. After that posting of Lieberman in blackface you were clearly the leader in “offensive plantation imagery that I get a pass on because I’m a leftist.” But then you weakened, didn’t you my little minx? You withdrew it and showed in that craven act that while you may have purchased love from your poodles by duct-taping bacon to your thighs, you are not ready to run with the big dogs.

    Sing kumbayah in the comments section too few times?
    No, that was a plus, Jane. We’ve heard you sing and the fact is that the fewer times you sing, the more people there are in the room. Channeling Harpo is your friend here, Jane. Trust me on this one.

    Was it the fact that I simply never compared George Bush to Hitler?
    Ah, my little toasted crumpet with the full Brazilian, you need to be more honest with yourself. The only reason you didn’t is because you knew you couldn’t do it and still claim to be the first to have thought of it. Still, console yourself with the fact that comparing Bush to Vlad the Impaler is not only still available, but should also prove to be very exciting to you.

    Is it just that my megaphone is not as big as Markos’s?
    That depends on what the meaning of megaphone is. Should you be thinking of an actual megaphone — that device that would amplify your shrill and caustic tones to a level that would cause dogs to implode — nobody’s had one of those since the days of Rootie Kazootie. If you are talking about a metaphoric megaphone in which “megaphone” stands for the male organ of generation, be of good cheer. Having one bigger than Markos’s is like bragging about a three-inch penis. He’s not exactly the Ron Jeremy of the Blogosphere you know. Then again, if by megaphone you are thinking of the buttocks, remain confident that you are bigger than Markos.

    Am I not being taken seriously because I am a woman?
    Jane, I assure you that if you were indeed a woman you would be taken seriously as one, but you have to remember that in this day and age a brace of poodles and a thinning fright wig is no guarantee of gender. “Fool us once, etc….”

    I hope that answers your burning questions, Jane. And better luck next year. Remember that if this leftist blogging thing doesn’t work out, you can always go back to film and produce another blot on our culture like your not so recent From Hell (2001). [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120681/] You know, somehow that film’s tagline “Evil has a new address…” always makes me think of your page.

    ** [Note to those that read this far: Please stem your imported ire and reflect that not everybody reads Firedog @ a level of granulation that they know the past and present medical condition of Jane Hamsher. (The link in the post is, I would point out, aimed at a political post, not one in which she discusses her disease.) Without reference to Hamsher’s political opinions, I am, regardless of what the many people lobbing their text bombs may prefer to think, distressed that anyone would suffer the plague of breast cancer. I have, therefore, retracted that jibe, but left it visible at the same time, as a reminder that we all make unwarranted assumptions.]

    If that doesn’t do it, I don’t know what will — unless maybe you check out the comments via the link I posted above — and see for yourself all the ‘editorial’ xxxx’s he inserted in place of the commentors’ original words, and all the complaints about him actually changing the wording of other comments to make himself look better.

    Here’s one of those comments, to whet your appetite:

    I see you’ve started to allow actual disagreement [blathering and spewing and ranting] to appear in your [yes mine] comments on this [wonderful] post, instead of re-writing [improving] them to suit your ego [ceaseless thirst for standards and civility].

    There may be hope for you yet. [Live in hope, die in despair.]

    Posted by: MFA at January 4, 2007 12:11 PM

    Cured yet?

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    Kat says:

    Just in case my previous comment gets moderated into the ozone, here’s a shorter version:

    Fred X. Quimby Says:
    It was funny and the quote is priceless, but I went and read the original thread and now I just feel sorry for the poor guy.

    Fred – and anyone else who’s feeling sorry for vanderleun – must not have followed the links far enough.

    Perhaps a larger sample of vanderleun’s writing can disabuse you of your misplaced empathy. I suggest you also check out the comments at this link.

    Cured yet?

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    Kat says:

    Kat Says: Cured yet?

    If not, here’s a sample of the current ‘shorts’ in the right-hand column at vanderleun’s American Digest:

    My pathetic husband: Michelle Obama on the View describes husband:

    “You know, I did not want Barack to go into politics because I thought politics was a mean business. And you know, I knew this man that I loved, he was sweet and pathetic, I thought. there was no way……. [links]Lynn Sweet: “The View” ladies dive in to rescue Michelle Obama after she calls Barack “pathetic.” UPDATE Obama spokesman Vietor said Michelle said “empathetic.”

    “Empathetic” Yeah, right.

    On the manufacture of stereotypes:

    “I do have recollections of black women who aren’t angry, and each and every single one of them is a person I know from talking face-to-face. Electronic media is a very different thing, because in that forum there are powerful nameless faceless people who get to decide what I’m ready to see. And for reasons I don’t quite understand — or maybe I do, and that’s a loathsome thought by itself — these nameless faceless people seem to think the black woman I’m ready to see has to be angry, or else I have little interest in seeing her.” – [link]House of Eratosthenes

    Plus there are loads of photos of women in hotpants – accompanied by his assertions that they remind him of wife # 1, wife # 2, girlfriend #49, etc. — as well as other blockquotes accompanied by his sexually-suggestive comments about them.

    And, hey, it’s not like the guy doesn’t have a sense of humor:

    Letter from The Big O to ScarJo:

    “I hope it was a good idea to appease those Hillfems by partnering with Elizabeth Edwards on my Health Care platform. I’ll let you in on a little secret, the health care plan is one of those “throw away” platforms every candidate has. We never really plan on improving or changing it, it’s what we call a “filler piece” we can fall back on if we hit a hard spot. See also the Environment. I gotta run Countdown is about to start, hit me back when you get a chance. I left you a message on myspace.” – [link]vksempireofdirt.com

    Here’s the actual url for this ‘delightful’ bit of parody – and I think it’s relevant to note, this ‘Obama quote’ isn’t identified as parody at vanderleun’s website…
    http://vksempireofdirt.com/?p=825

    This parody is based on this news article:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new.....s_mut.html

    Oh look – Scarlett talked with Politico about her email-exchange with Obama.

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    Johnny Pez says:

    Meddle not in the internet traditions of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

    (Insert Ian McKellen pic.)

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    Tattoosydney says:

    From teh Googles:

    Musical Traditions Internet Magazine

    Musical Traditions is an online magazine celebrating all aspects of traditional music, from all parts of the world. It contains record, book and tape …
    http://www.mustrad.org.uk/ – 15k – Cached – Similar pages

    These guys have plunged from number two search result on “internet” and “traditions” to about number 38… Oh noes!

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    BTW, the Risk Astley video is fake, and none of your links leads to a video by him. And we know how much we like the Astley.

    Awareness of *all* Internet traditions – * F A I L *

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    A Hidell says:

    INTERNET TRADITIONS ARE EXCELLENT NEWS!!!! FOR HILLARY!!!!

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    Babylon Anon says:

    Don’t pack up the meme party yet!

    I just got here!

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    […] This may be the first instance of a troll doing something useful in the history of the ol’ tubes, and we applaud the success of their continued mocking. The estimable John Cole has much, much more on this meta-meme. […]

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    wasabi gasp says:

    This WordPress plugin is aware of the internet tradition of posting long links in comments.

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    Jonah says:

    So it’s about done. Checking list: lolcat, spock, groundhog, badger, tee-shirt. Yeah, I don’t think any thing is missing from the standard overdone meme list, except maybe coffee mug and urban definition.

    You forgot the graph meme.

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    4jkb4ia says:

    I was that close to being the one made fun of there. Ta-Nehisi Coates may have saved me.

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    Thanks for the background info. This is the guy that used to change the text of comments I’d make on his site. He was otherwise completely forgettable other than his childish way of controlling the narrative.

    Wasn’t he runner-up in the Biggest Douche in the Universe contest?

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    lewisclark says:

    wait! what about?:

    “I drink your internet traditions… I DRINK THEM UP!”

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