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Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:17 PM

Ok who took my avatar?

I got up this morning and my avatar is MIA. I have tried to restore it but I can't seem to upload it. The size has not changed and the number of megabytes are the same but it won't upload. Help I have sent a message to admin but it looks like they don't read those messages.

If you have some kind of mojo around here, please help.

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Reply Ok who took my avatar? (Original post)
abakan Jun 2015 OP
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2015 #1
abakan Jun 2015 #6
RiverLover Jun 2015 #2
NV Whino Jun 2015 #3
MADem Jun 2015 #4
abakan Jun 2015 #10
abakan Jun 2015 #21
MADem Jun 2015 #24
lovemydog Jun 2015 #5
bravenak Jun 2015 #7
lovemydog Jun 2015 #11
bravenak Jun 2015 #37
abakan Jun 2015 #41
bravenak Jun 2015 #42
abakan Jun 2015 #8
lovemydog Jun 2015 #12
scarletwoman Jun 2015 #13
petronius Jun 2015 #15
lovemydog Jun 2015 #17
petronius Jun 2015 #27
lovemydog Jun 2015 #32
Make7 Jun 2015 #9
abakan Jun 2015 #22
CTyankee Jun 2015 #35
abakan Jun 2015 #38
brer cat Jun 2015 #43
CTyankee Jun 2015 #45
Mnemosyne Jun 2015 #58
99Forever Jun 2015 #14
lovemydog Jun 2015 #18
Make7 Jun 2015 #20
abakan Jun 2015 #23
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2015 #39
Make7 Jun 2015 #46
Aerows Jun 2015 #60
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2015 #61
scarletwoman Jun 2015 #16
abakan Jun 2015 #19
scarletwoman Jun 2015 #25
abakan Jun 2015 #26
hifiguy Jun 2015 #30
NuclearDem Jun 2015 #44
fredamae Jun 2015 #28
hifiguy Jun 2015 #29
abakan Jun 2015 #31
yuiyoshida Jun 2015 #33
L0oniX Jun 2015 #34
yuiyoshida Jun 2015 #36
L0oniX Jun 2015 #40
kentauros Jun 2015 #64
Warpy Jun 2015 #47
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2015 #48
abakan Jun 2015 #52
petronius Jun 2015 #54
immoderate Jun 2015 #49
yuiyoshida Jun 2015 #50
tularetom Jun 2015 #51
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2015 #56
tularetom Jun 2015 #57
Make7 Jun 2015 #53
Jamastiene Jun 2015 #55
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #59
mahina Jun 2015 #62
abakan Jun 2015 #67
mahina Jun 2015 #69
abakan Jun 2015 #70
kentauros Jun 2015 #63
GeorgeGist Jun 2015 #65
L0oniX Jun 2015 #66
abakan Jun 2015 #68

Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:18 PM

1. Is yours a parrot?

 

I can see a parrot

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:22 PM

6. It is a parrot but I can't see it..thanks

It must be me then.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:18 PM

2. They've got mine too, whoever it is.

Had to go with a site avatar...hmmf

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:18 PM

3. Mmmm, I see a parrot.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:21 PM

4. I see a parrot, a blue parrot, very nice looking, too.

Maybe you need to log out/log back in....or shut down and restart your computer, or just clear your cache...?

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:24 PM

10. I forgot to do that thanks I'll try that

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:34 PM

21. It didn't work.

I see it is not just my avatar that is hidden from the owner. I feel better with company. Thanks

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Response to abakan (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:37 PM

24. I am still seeing the parrot! Maybe the people in the computer section can help...? nt

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:21 PM

5. Same happened to me.

I can see your parrot.

Can you all see my dog?

I can't see it!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:22 PM

7. I can see your dog.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:24 PM

11. Thanks.

I can see your avatar and your lovely face, lol!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:55 PM

37. Whenever they dissappear, I just refresh the page and they come back. :)

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #37)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:59 PM

41. That doesn't work for me but

I am convinced it is a system problem and it will be taken care of in due time.

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Response to abakan (Reply #41)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:00 PM

42. It probably is a system issue.

 

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:23 PM

8. Yes I can see your dog

can you see your dog?

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Response to abakan (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:25 PM

12. I cannot see my dog.

Though it isn't my dog. It's an avatar from this site, of a dog. ROFLMAO.

I even tried changing my avatar this morning. I can see your parrot and everyone else's avatar. But I can't see mine.

Damn. Time to go for a walk!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:26 PM

13. Yes, I can see your dog.

Looks like a happy Golden Retriever with a blue background? Is that it?

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:27 PM

15. I see your dog in the thread, but not in the "post a reply view"

And it seems to be "Waiting for upload.democraticunderground.com..." for a very long time.

When I press preview, I see neither your avatar nor mine.

And now that I've posted and refreshed the thread, I see avatars for everyone except me and Reply 1...

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Response to petronius (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:28 PM

17. Oh, same. I can see your avatar, but not when I reply to your post.

This is pretty funny. Talk about first world problems!

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:42 PM

27. First world maybe, but I demand resolution! Skinner better drag Elad out of his

luxury suite down at the Met, slap that glass of Krug Clos dAmbonnay out of his hand, and put him to work. Pronto!

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Response to petronius (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:49 PM

32. LOL!

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:23 PM

9. I see this:



Try Ctrl+F5 to reload the page without using your browser's cached files.

If it's supposed to be something else, put the picture in a reply so people can try to see if there's a problem.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:36 PM

22. That's my girl...Thanks

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Response to abakan (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:52 PM

35. It's weird. When I look at your avatar I see an Arab woman in a blue headdress and

robe. My eyesight sucks, but I know you must think I have a strange mind, too. I guess it's true...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:56 PM

38. Well if I ever get a chance I'll post a better one.

One that can't be mistaken for anything, except a beautiful blue bird. I think your mind is just fine. I've been known to be a little off myself.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:00 PM

43. Quick!

Get that on facebook. You will be an internet sensation overnight.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #43)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:13 PM

45. Really? I will? Do you promise?

I'd do ANYTHING to be an internet sensation overnight!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:35 PM

58. I saw the same thing first look, my sight sucks too. Weird. nt

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:26 PM

14. It's a bandwidth thing.

When DU gets extra busy, less needed data isn't always there. ( As best I understand.)

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:30 PM

18. Thanks 99Forever. That makes sense.

Maybe when it's extra busy they can remove half the posts here where people are yelling at each other or calling each other names, roflmao.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:33 PM

20. It appears that 'upload.democraticunderground.com' is not responding.

The html code shows that everyone's avatar is loading from 'www.democraticunderground.com' except for the avatar of the person logged in, which is on 'upload.democraticunderground.com' - which seems to be offline.

So everyone should be able to see other member's avatars but quite possibly not their own (although they likely have a cached version their browser is using).

Strange symptom of 'upload.democraticunderground.com' not responding.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:37 PM

23. Thank you for the explanation.

I appreciate your time.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:58 PM

39. and it also gets used for the post you're replying to in 'Post a Reply'

I've now got an image of an unavailable image, and 'view prof', showing where your avatar should be, even though yours shows fine when I'm viewing the thread (because there, the images are all without the host name, just relative to the main URL, which is 'www.democraticunderground.com/...'.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:26 PM

46. At some point I think they changed our own avatars to 'upload.democraticunderground.com'...

... to address the issue of custom avatars not showing up right away after being uploaded because browsers would serve up a cached 'www.democraticunderground.com' version of the previous avatar.

Although I may be misremembering how things were when there seemed to be a lot more issues with getting custom avatars to work.
[div style="width:100%; height:1.23em; border-bottom:1px solid #aaaaaa;"]

It looks like EarlG's Pic of the Moment images are also being served from 'upload.democraticunderground.com' - you'd think he'd have this fixed by now.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:58 PM

60. I kind of miss your Isopod

 



But the vole is precious

ETA: Or is that the grasshopper mouse that is immune to scorpion and snake venom and eats both of them as prey?

Can't remember which one I read about with that picture.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #60)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:07 AM

61. No, it is a vole

Yeah, the shade-wearing isopod was cool, though it really needed the better resolution, like your picture, to be fully appreciated.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:28 PM

16. I see a blue parrot. Is it a Norwegian Blue? Maybe he's pining for the Fjords...

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:31 PM

19. ha ha no I don't think so

She is an Indian Ringneck and she talks up a storm. Her name is Miracle, because I had to hand raise her from two days old. It is a miracle she survived

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Response to abakan (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:38 PM

25. Oh, that's sweet! Nice that it's your own parrot!

How old is she now?

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:42 PM

26. She is a year and five months

I love her very much. She is very funny and makes me laugh every morning when I go to her cage to feed her, she says,"whatcha doing baby?" cracks me up.

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Response to abakan (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:45 PM

30. With a parrot you always have someone to talk to

 

who will talk back.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:04 PM

44. Damn it, you beat me to it.

 

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:43 PM

28. It happened to me as well...

today.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:44 PM

29. Mine - Bernie - is gone too

 

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #29)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:48 PM

31. They all must be on break...

Sitting back with a latte, and chillin, while we all wonder where they went.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:49 PM

33. I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!

I sent a message to EarlG



This has disappeared too!!


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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:51 PM

34. I blame Hillary for this.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:53 PM

36. Best be careful ...all our Bernie stuff

will disappear

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #36)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:58 PM

40. The plan is to make it mandatory that everyone change their avatar to Hillary.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #40)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:58 AM

64. Then I will use one for Hilarity and blame the confusion on dislexicography.




Or I'll just use a Cake Wreck

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:29 PM

47. I can't see mine but I can see yours

I'm hoping it's just gremlins and they'll get bored and go away, hopefully over to Freak Republic or one of the other wingnut sites.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:29 PM

48. Things apparently got a little flaky a little while ago.

No need to worry unless it changes to a picture of Carrot Top.

P.S. I can't see mine, either. He'll be back, now that I've cleared the cache, restarted the computer, and flatuated three times in the direction of Ted Cruz.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #48)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:50 PM

52. I tried everything except the latter.

I wouldn't mess with Ted Cruz, he is one pathetic, scary guy. I wouldn't want him following my trail.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #48)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:58 PM

54. That'll show him! Being flatulated at by 'Buns of Fire' is nothing to sniff at!

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:32 PM

49. Mine too! I use a photo from photobucket, and I don't see where to reload it(?)

 



Creepy -- It's there when I edit!

--imm

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:36 PM

50. WHO IS VIE PRO and where DID HE TAKE OUR AVATARS?

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:48 PM

51. I can see everybody's avatar in the whole effing world!!1!

Except mine.

I know what it was this morning.

Can somebody tell me what it is now?

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Response to tularetom (Reply #51)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:04 PM

56. Sure. It's Carrot Top. (Strange choice for an avatar, I must say.)

Nah, just pulling your chain. It's still "Bernie". All is well. The Goddess of the Internet is just jerking us around a little.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #56)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:12 PM

57. That's weird, the last time I actually SAW my avatar, it was "groundskeeper Willie"

But, "Bernie" is cool as well.

BTW, yours was Jack Nicholson until I clicked on your post, then it changed to a white question mark in a little blue box in a larger white box.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:53 PM

53. DON'T PANIC: Everyone's avatars are still there - you just can't see your own.

Open this thread in another browser where you are not logged in to see everyone's avatars including your own.

The problem is that 'upload.democraticunderground.com' is offline. The avatar for the logged in account is loaded from that domain - everyone else's from the same domain you are viewing DU on (typically 'www.democraticunderground.com').

Once 'upload.democraticunderground.com' is back online things will go back to normal - no need to try to change or re-upload your avatar.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:59 PM

55. DU has been slower than cold molasses today.

I have had to hit reload on just about every thread I have clicked today. Half the signature pictures and some of people's avatars are not loading for me. As I type this, my status bar (I have my status bar at the bottom visible, old Netscape user here), is constantly going back and forth with Connecting to upload.democraticunderground.com...

I think it's just a high traffic day and DU is deciding that our beloved pets and other personal pictures are not worth loading. I blame GrovelBot. He's probably bored and decided to come out and have some fun messing with us today. It's not like he has anything else to do any more. What better time to sneak out of the Archives and wreak havoc?

On edit: For the record, I see a parrot as your avatar when I reload the page and catch that one break every few minutes that will let the page actually load for me today. Pages actually load off and on if I hit Reload often enough. Feels like Dialup, only nothing else is this damn slow in the internet for me. Just DU...

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:49 PM

59. This is today's winning thread.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:39 AM

62. Elad posted that there is a server giving us trouble, and images won't all be loading.

It's not about you.

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Response to mahina (Reply #62)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:36 PM

67. Thanks I read his post

By then it was clear the problem was a system problem.

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Response to abakan (Reply #67)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 07:37 PM

69. I like your pin.

Wish I could figure out how to get some sense into people.

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Response to mahina (Reply #69)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:47 PM

70. Thanks, I like your Bernie...

I am afraid it will take a baseball bat to get sense into some people.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:41 AM

63. I think after reading all of the posts and subthreads questioning

"Can you see my avatar? I can't see yours!" "I can see yours! Can you see mine?" "I can see yours unless I reply to your post and then your avatar disappears!!!1!"

that I think I'll change my avatar to a mirror and the sig-line of "If you can't see yourself in my avatar, then you're a [font color="purple"]vampyr[/font] because your avatar is missing."

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 07:47 AM

65. $25000 or the parrot gets it.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #65)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:34 AM

66. LOL

 

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #65)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 05:40 PM

68. Oh no!!

I'll have to fight you then and I'm a big mean mama bird. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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