Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

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I can see where they're coming from with respect to #3 -- they don't want their pages to be polluted by the Neanderthals hanging out at -- and find their grammar nazi behaviour naive and endearing, but I still think their backsides need a strong and liberal application of the cluestick.