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Show Of Hands October 21st, 2013 1:01am

SOH On-Air #20 is recorded and in the blog. Any questions?

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Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
10/21/13 12:21 pm

When can users ask multiple choice questions?

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/20/13 11:06 pm

Didn't get to watch tonight :( ah well. You guys know I love you all.

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greatnest florida
10/20/13 7:57 pm

Do you think cigarettes should be illegal?

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:58 pm

Depending on what device & platform you're using, there's probably a button somewhere that says "Blog" on it. Or try this; this is where that button leads: sohso.tumblr.com/

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:14 pm

I don't like it when you all leave and my screen goes dark and very very silent.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:11 pm

My audio cut out to the robot noises for the last 10 minutes. So I just sat there....in silence.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:13 pm

It's fine. I think you did great!

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:15 pm

It was still fun to have you there. It was REALLY nice to see & hear all of you "new" guys.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:16 pm

Thanks. I caught snippets of the last topic, and I was gonna say something, but I couldn't tell where everyone was in the conversation. That was fun though.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/20/13 7:29 pm

Yeah man, you're my #11 on my agreement list. Super cool to meet you!

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:48 pm

Almost the top ten! And you too!! Party man of nova!

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:48 pm

Or laid back, radio man of nova!*

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/21/13 5:55 am

I just noticed we agree over 65% of the time and I'm #11? That's impressive... You're an agreeable man!

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 7:08 pm

Wear a canes shirt next week rob! ;)

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:07 pm

Come on! Who's single? ;-)

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:12 pm

Sadly. You're reminding me!

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:13 pm

Haha, sorry, I'm very happily married to my best friend in the world. We just had our two-year anniversary a few weeks ago.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:14 pm

Hey, I am too, hombre!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/20/13 7:10 pm

It was an organic cigarette to be fair

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:12 pm

Organic cigarettes still generate benzo[a]pyrene and hundreds of other mutagens/carcinogens. (I'd only bug you about it because I like you.]

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/20/13 7:16 pm

Lmaoo I was talking crap, it was no such thing. I didn't know such a thing exists. I appreciate the concern <3

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:18 pm

Y'all should have heard this dude when I said my screen name before we went on air.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:21 pm

Haha Beach, that was pretty funny. Admittedly, even I was taken aback for a moment. Great meeting you guys though!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/20/13 7:27 pm

Yoo lmao I was stunned I didn't know who it was I was shocked.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 7:47 pm

Yeah, you too, rich. You sure seem like an aspiring CEO!

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:49 pm

Haha, I'm trying. Just taking it one day at a time.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:01 pm

I really dislike the two party system. We are NOT made of two viewpoints. We can't just have two main representing parties. It's like telling people to fit within one of two boxes. It's just not logical.

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jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
10/20/13 7:03 pm

You like the 1 party libertarian system? Ohhh yeah anarchy is what you like... Hahahahaha

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:04 pm

I agree with what you're saying, but I also dislike the multi-party systems elsewhere. I can often take months to form a majority coalition it's not always one that the original supporters hoped for.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:04 pm

Lol Jake xD I don't even align perfectly with libertarian beliefs. Even a three party system would be bad.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:06 pm

@justrich Why does there need to be a party system? Wouldn't a system in which people vote for the person they agree with most work better? That way people can't just vote for someone based on a label who may or may not represent them.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:10 pm

Hmm, it's an interesting proposal. I like it truly. I think people are drawn to labels though, they want something that they can identify with. If we abolished the parties there would still be people that banded together under a common banner.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:11 pm

Plus we have a lot of voters that vote strictly along party lines without really investigating the candidates. We'd not only need much more information available for voters to educate themselves with, but motivate them to actually do it.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:12 pm

And that would be fine. However, the government shouldn't be forcing people to pick sides. I think it's fine to use labels to summarize beliefs, but the government shouldn't only recognize two of them.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:12 pm

It's harder to vote along party lines without parties. It might encourage people to look into candidates.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
10/20/13 7:13 pm

The government should not tell us what to do ever.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 7:14 pm

Lol Jake. *virtually ever
There are rare exceptions.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 7:16 pm

Well, the government doesn't really recognize them. There are a few independents, but as many studies have shown when you have two dominant parties it's almost impossible to have a strong third party.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 1:13 am

Let me put it this way... At work there are two main job roles, Production (which I'm in) and Engineering. Prod is mainly concerned with output and Eng is concerned with quality. While we both understand the importance of the orher's metric, we...

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 1:15 am

end up butting heads a lot because the two are diametrically opposed. If you focus just on output, quality will suffer, and vice versa. Since we're both focusing on our own metric, when it comes time to make a judgment call we'll eventually settle...

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 1:16 am

on a solution that favors both parties, while not sacrificing too much to either one. Sometimes it can get heated because we have pretty important goals built around both metrics. But in the end we work it out. This is exactly how I *want* the...

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 1:19 am

2-party system to work. The main differences I see between what I do and politics is that my job is not dependent on convincing my managers that I'm more right than the engineers and if I were too rigid and bombastic, I'd probably be out of a job.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 1:20 am

I should also add that sometimes one of us does end up ceding more ground to the other than we personally get in return. It's all about keeping the interests of the company first.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/21/13 5:41 am

Eloquently put sir, I agree. That's how I'd like to see it work too, and of the systems that exist I think the two-party system most favors that.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/21/13 5:52 am

That would be nice if we were all producers or engineers, to go along with that metaphor. Not to mention that while your groups want what's best for the company, I think the 2 party system usually favors beating the other party more than what's best.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:56 pm

Also, all of you gentleman are lovely ^_^

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glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:50 pm

I think voting rights should be restored, at minimum.

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Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/20/13 6:50 pm

For me, some topics resonate with me and I want to participate in a discussion, whether for or against regardless of the vote spread on the poll. Other polls I vote and move on the the next.

MJSeals J.D.
10/20/13 6:47 pm

Tony my former user name wasn't MoFo it was FoMo and I didn't have any cardboard

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 6:52 pm

Lolol mofo...

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:45 pm

I would have to say the difference between Bin Laden and an officer, is Bin Laden made his decisions, the officer may have had no choice.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 6:46 pm

There is always a choice.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:47 pm

Your entire family tortured and killed, or strangers? It's not an easy decision for most.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 6:48 pm

It may not be an easy choice, but there is always a choice.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:48 pm

Either way, comparing Bin Laden to a peon is like comparing any random Islamic extremist to Hitler. It isn't a fair comparison.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:54 pm

Alice, you would choose to allow your family to be tortured and killed then?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:02 pm

I don't know what I would do. I've never been in that position, so I can't say. But, I think about the people who hid Anne Frank, for instance. They took a risk, to do what was right.

But, don't confuse that with the death camp officer. He was ...

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:03 pm

... an officer, not just a peon. If he rose to that position, he was somewhat willing.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:06 pm

They were brave, the officer may have been a coward. Should we condemn all cowards? True evil is blissfully rare and all comes down to perspective. Everyone always thinks they're doing what's best...

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 7:06 pm

Alice - so the officer should choose to let his family be killed and tortured. Right?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:15 pm

Katz and asjeu, I admit that it's complicated. I admit that most people try to do the right thing.

I also know, from my reading on the subject, that there were many death camp officers who were truly evil and not just innocent pawns.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:17 pm

Remember, this is a hypothetical officer. We don't know anything about him. We can make all sorts of assumptions, one way or another.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:23 pm

But, the hypothetical officer wasn't just a peon guard. By definition, he helped to make decisions. He was a Nazi officer.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:26 pm

I dunno, call me naive or what have you...but even with such an atrocity I always think the best of the human spirit. We can never know the truth inside someone's head, we can only judge them by their actions. As our hypothetical...

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:26 pm

Officer doesn't have his specific atrocities listed, I still have to go with redemption.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:28 pm

And as perspective, due to the Holocaust I genuinely have very little family on the Jewish side. An uncle and two cousins, my grandparents that escaped died years ago. My grandfather traveled all of Europe and Israel to find lost family...

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 7:28 pm

Well, we will have to agree to disagree. We did have a nice talk.

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 7:28 pm

After the war was over, and found no one. I understand the impact of the decisions that were made.

HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 6:45 pm

If you arent that person anymore, then you aren't that person anymore.
Forgive yourself and move on.
I believe you personally can be redeemed from anything. The hard part is getting other people to forgive and to see that you have turned a new leaf

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HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 6:46 pm

Wouldn't it be awful if you screwed up early on and life and no matter what you do.. You will never be redeemed from it?

Mattwall1
10/21/13 12:06 am

I'm assuming this is about the nazi officer? If so, it's one thing to be forgiven for small things, but genocide?

HayleyS looking up.
10/21/13 4:27 am

I know it's easier to say this when not actually a part of the situation, but I think genuine change is genuine change. If 80 year old ex nazi is a sweet and loving man, then he is now a sweet and loving man.

HayleyS looking up.
10/21/13 4:30 am

But I know I'm also heavily influenced by Christianity in this instance.

Mattwall1
10/21/13 5:11 am

I just don't see how anything ,ales up for being a part of the genocide of 11 million people. But I suppose well have to agree to disagree on that

beanD California
10/20/13 6:45 pm

Are these episodes stored, so we can access them somewhere later?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 6:46 pm

They are put on YouTube. You can access all of them through the blog

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 6:46 pm

I'm sure there is another way, but you can go to YouTube and search Tony Bacos and find all of them

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:49 pm

Or search YouTube by "tony bacos" & you'll pull them all up. (Don't search by "show of hands"; too many extraneous hits.)

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:52 pm

The blog is most efficient, all in one place.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:18 pm

You don't have to scroll & flip from page to page, 2katz? That's what I don't like about poking back so far in the blog. But hey, if you like the blog better, great!

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/20/13 6:41 pm

If the heart is in the right place, why not?

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Mattwall1
10/21/13 12:48 am

And the hearts of 11 million victims of genocide and bigotry against homosexuals? What about them!

HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 6:36 pm

The thing about this kind of art is that it is difficult to appreciate if you aren't educated about it.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/20/13 6:36 pm

I would have passed them both by. Banks pieces can be easily copied and I don't have a trained ear for classical music.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/20/13 6:38 pm

It's not that they're not appreciated for their talent, you just can't sell the idea to anyone walking by. And again with banksy, why pay $60 for a piece that is most likely a fake (even though it wasn't)

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 6:30 pm

I think having a wider access to information HAS encouraged me to learn more. I've been exposed to a wider variety of topics and that has motivated me to seek out more knowledge.

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HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 6:30 pm

Party justin does have a great voice haha

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Tony SOH Founder
10/20/13 8:41 pm

I hope you didn't mind the "party Justin" thing, Tyrian. :)

You were awesome tonight...

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/20/13 8:56 pm

Thanks Tony! Nah, I don't mind at all. Susan's already suggested I change my screen name, so that may be happening soon. :)

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 9:09 pm

I don't think he minded AT ALL, Tony!

Tony SOH Founder
10/20/13 9:09 pm

lol. love it!

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:30 pm

Talk about the practice of reposting the same poll and asking people to share it, just because it's reached it's non-subscriber 100-vote limit but you want more responses.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 6:37 pm

Sharing a poll does not let you get around the 100-vote limit. If the original poster is not a subscriber, the poll will still close at 100 votes, after it is shared.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:40 pm

Right -- that's why the original poster reposted it, to get around the limit.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 6:45 pm

2katz, I'm confused about what you are getting at. If you repost a question, you will still get a total of 100 votes for your new poll - if you are not a subscriber. I don't see how you can really "cheat the system." Maybe, I'm missing something.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:50 pm

By asking your few followers (different ones presumably) to share it again you hope to get a new sample.

Skarface Banned
10/20/13 6:28 pm

Cole's Pennsylvania accent reminds me of back home.

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Skarface Banned
10/20/13 7:13 pm

Pennsylvanians pronounce their long o sounds and a couple of other sounds differently compared to most American accents.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 6:27 pm

I know Rob, cole and jive, who else is there? I missed the intro

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 6:28 pm

Look about halfway down the comments - they are all spelled out

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:29 pm

justrich1 (with tie); tyrianpike

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 6:35 pm

Or there, rather.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 6:36 pm

I saw you beach! Hi said hello but you prolly couldn't hear me :-))

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:37 pm

Oh, sorry, Beach! I thought you'd been listed. I know you're there - & it's good to see & hear you!

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:26 pm

Will someone please Velcro Rob's shirt to the back of his chair?

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/20/13 6:24 pm

Talk about the poll about the death camp officer.

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LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 6:22 pm

Yea kinda wondering where my invite is?

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 6:23 pm

Rob was looking for you. I'm not sure what happened though,

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 6:25 pm

I've been online waiting since like 7.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 6:27 pm

Yea so you could say I'm just a little pissed cause I emailed him and messages him twice and got no response.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/20/13 6:34 pm

Tony sent the invite to the email I've been talking to you from. I invited you at 8 the same way I did before. I don't know what happened, sorry. We can try another time.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 6:37 pm

Well I never got anything. It's whatever. I doubt I'll be trying to get on again. Pretty pissed that I waisted my time.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 6:40 pm

Nooo, we want you on at some point!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/20/13 6:40 pm

That's unfortunate for everyone involved. My apologies.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/20/13 6:41 pm

I'm not going to waist my time again. I was online waiting at 7pm central time and never got jack. So it's whatever.

TheMrs09 Texas
10/20/13 6:41 pm

He probably typed the address wrong or something. Maybe it went to your junk folder. Idk.

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
10/20/13 6:18 pm

From left to right, who are the people on air?

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Skarface Banned
10/20/13 6:20 pm

BeachSt, Cole12, JustRich1, Rob, JiveYoungKing, Tony, TyrianPike

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 6:20 pm

Beach, Cole, Justrich, rob, jive, tony, tyrianpike

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 6:20 pm

Beachst, cole12 ( I think?), justrich1?, rob, jive, tony, tyrianpike

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 6:21 pm

Thank you everyone

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/20/13 6:17 pm

Who has the loud keyboard?

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BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 6:18 pm

That was my bad. I muted it. Haha, sorry.

TomM
10/20/13 6:17 pm

They should just suggest to rename the Fedskins to the Washington Bureaucrats. That should shut up the pc police. They have had that name for 90 years or so, let it be.

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TomM
10/20/13 6:17 pm

*Redskins

TomM
10/20/13 6:19 pm

As Rebel suggested the other day, the first part of the name Washington, is more offensive these days.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/20/13 6:19 pm

The one that JUST came in is Cole.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/20/13 6:15 pm

Justin # 2 has a cool voice made for radio.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:15 pm

Art?! Do we ever talk about art? How novel. I like it. (Or maybe I should be frightened.)

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 6:17 pm

I would love to talk more about art. I would like to talk about the importance of "The Arts" in education

ChubbyWombat The Shire
10/20/13 6:13 pm

How has the government shut-down affected you, if at all?

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jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
10/20/13 6:13 pm

DAMN NO MORE TAXES!

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Skarface Banned
10/20/13 6:11 pm

Is Tony high? He just brought up maralizing legajuana...

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/20/13 6:10 pm

I love Beach and Jive - this is cool - who are the Justins?

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BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 6:17 pm

I;m the Justin wearing the tie, AKA, business Justin.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:19 pm

"Party" Justin is tyrianpike.

Cole12 ...
10/20/13 6:10 pm

Hey Puppy, how did you get around the age thing last week? It won't let me change my age and join.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/20/13 6:11 pm

I made a new account entirely and joined from the old email invite.

Kris Humidity Central
10/20/13 6:11 pm

Cole, you'll have to make a new email just for it...just don't tell anyone.

MrAngerer
10/20/13 6:08 pm

Broncos vs. Colts. Who do you think will win?

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SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/20/13 6:12 pm

Pat Angerer! Sweet name.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/20/13 6:13 pm

Definitely the Colts.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/20/13 6:07 pm

What's everyone's favorite part of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Kris Humidity Central
10/20/13 6:06 pm

How awesome would it be if SOH and OA its self became such a phenomenon you actually got a TV program to run based on it? And what are the odds you see this happening with SOH's (seeming) growing popularity?

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:20 pm

Kris, I thought you were going to be there.

Kris Humidity Central
10/20/13 6:39 pm

I tried. There's no good signal with a quiet area here for me to participate.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 6:41 pm

OK, as long as you didn't get forgotten!

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/20/13 7:32 pm

Sorry it didn't work out, Kris. I was hoping to meet you!

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 7:34 pm

I wanted to see the new haircut, in motion!

HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 6:06 pm

Lol not everything is a tapestry.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 6:05 pm

Robs adoring fans :)

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/20/13 6:04 pm

@Tony: is there anything that inspired you to create SoH or did the idea just come out of the blue?

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/20/13 6:19 pm

Under bridges?

MJSeals J.D.
10/20/13 6:03 pm

Wether or not they feel football is getting so dangerous that parents will stop letting their kids play it!

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