Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our New Show Calendar

So lately we've been thinking about the way we do things around here and actually taking the time to listen to our audience for a change: we know it can be kind of a drag to wait until 5 o'clock to see our It List every day, especially if you'd like to, you know, make plans to go see a show and need a little more advance than we've been able to give you lately. And while we can't promise that we'll be able to post It Lists earlier every single day, we are going to make a few changes that will allow us to post lists at 3 or 4 in the afternoon as opposed to 5 or 530 from now on.  So that's the first thing we're going to do to make you people happy.

Next, even though we don't plan to change the content of the It Lists all that much, we do feel that it might be important to give you guys a more comprehensive look at upcoming shows, including shows that will occur a few weeks in advance, without having to write about all of them. Furthermore, we receive dozens of email and Myspace messages every week from people telling us about their shows, and unfortunately, we sometimes overlook these messages completely by accident, resulting in shows being left off our lists, and occasionally, a few hurt feelings to go along with it :-(.   So we wanted to do something that would help us with both of these issues, which is why we are introducing the We Shot J.R. Show Calendar

If you click on the link above, you'll find the simple beginnings of what the show calendar will become.  We'll be adding all different kinds of shows to this list in the next few days, including some of the bigger shows that might be happening months down the road.  The show list features all the usual show info you'll find in other places (time, place, cover, venue, bands, etc.), as well as links to bands' Myspace pages and venue websites (all of this will develop over the next few days, so please be patient).  And perhaps the best part, especially for bands, booking agents and venue operators, is the "add show" feature in the top left corner of the calendar-- you can click on that and submit information about an upcoming show of your choice using a very simple form-- there's even a space for you to include a line up list with hotlinks to Myspace pages, and you'll also be able to describe the bands, copy and paste short press releases, and share any other information you'd like to provide about the show in the "description" section.  As long as your information is legit, we'll add the show to the calendar without considering whether or not we personally like the bands involved.  If it's a real show, we'll add it to our calendar ASAP.  This doesn't mean we'll talk about everything on the calendar in the It Lists, but the information will be there for all to see in that section.

Essentially, this will be the best way to alert our staff about an upcoming show, and it will also be a great resource for readers too.  Give it a try... we think you'll like it.

And PS-- if you have any technical problems, please email richardsonheights@weshotjr.com to let us know.  We'd also like to thank RH for all the hard work and long hours spent making this thing a reality.

146 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it because of ntxshowlist.com ?

1:43 AM  
Anonymous reader said...

i wish u guys had done this a long time ago, but good job anyway

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

negaduck

1:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ exploding house feb21st

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, the calendar is a great idea~

1:51 AM  
Anonymous jarod said...

ntxshowlist.com is better

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is great!

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think ntxshowlist is good but it's also nice for readers of weshotjr to be able to check out information right on the site. Also-- it gives a bit more detail for bands to input their info.

Both are valid resources.

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt see the cool out for next monday on there. is the cool out cancelled? oh my god,oh my god, oh my gooooood. whatm i gonna dooo.

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is hilarious. You guys have no imagination do you?

3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual.. Dallas is 5(maybe 10 in this case) years behind everywhere else.

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well this is cool for the 6 or so people who rely on this site for actual information, since they couldn't find the other obvious more objective sources.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like how people always have something shitty to say. no matter how trivial. sad.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job. Good idea.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous http://www.ntdaily.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticleComments&ustory_id=0978c2d8-ff10-4e29-af77-159b020cfc0f said...

as per usual

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the fact that people constantly talk about how only six people use this blog. if it's more, who cares? What are you so afraid of?

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Jason from Giggle Party said...

I know at least seven people who use this blog. I enjoy the new calendar.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Jason from Giggle Party said...

I know at least seven people who use this blog. I enjoy the new calendar.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha. you guys are like pepsi.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMPETITIVE

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CUTTING EDGE

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good

10:28 AM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

the seven people who will use the calendar are well worth the effort.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I don't even know 7 people who read this website... I know like, 4 maybe.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make that 8

11:05 AM  
Anonymous ricky said...

Gutterth or whatever they are called got you scared?

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this a case of gutterth influencing weshot jr? i don't see the fine print.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous hey jason said...

i mean lameson are you 2 of the 7 people?

11:33 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Gutterh has always been a HUGE influence on us, duh.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous primordial booze said...

i'll probably only use this if you guys still do all the snarky remarks about the bands

11:35 AM  
Anonymous cereboso said...

your list sucks balls dude

11:36 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

We'll keep doing everything we've always done, don't worry!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous giggling jason said...

wow yeah oh goody giggle giggle there is so much to enjoy enjoy oh enjoyous calendaritis

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael from gutterth is probably devistated

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill come back if i cant think of any "snarky" remarks of my own, and thats gonna be rare. im thinking vapor.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous cail in the noffin said...

wow!!!

that was a quik re ak shun...
i take back all o that stuff i said bout ntxshowlist being the end.

but until u get smell-o-vision like that other local music blog then u'll still b number 2 n my book.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous meh said...

the calendar is awesome.
keep up the good work.
who cares if the idea isn't original.

suggestion:
have you thought about perhaps putting some kind of star or something next to the shows ya'll recommend as opposed to only listing them in the 'It List'?

oh, and i can think of at least 4 other people that read this blog, and i doubt more than two of them are overlaps with Mr. Giggles.

so that brings us up to what?
about 10 people that read this blog.

and lets not forget the assholes in austin and portland that think their city's music scene is the mecca of all music scenes.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous I still can't said...

believe people get their music info from a dude who looks like a young Santa Claus

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weshotjr is different. ntxshowlist is a love thing. And you should give ntxshowlist props for inspiring your change. or for doing first what you've been thinking about doing for a while.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the people you get your music info from look like paris hilton becuz that's HAWT. People who know about music should be ssooooo hot.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

test post to trigger new comment time stamps

12:45 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

bitchin'. it worked. comments now have time stamps! as do new blog posts. i love you.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

it would be nice if the time zone were CST, wouldn't it?

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job ripping off people who don't get their jollies by tearing people down

12:56 PM  
Anonymous health penis said...

I appreciate weshotjr. I hope all the bad comments and negative criticism in the comment sections doesn't get you down about what you are doing Collin. People do appreciate this blog. Please never go away. Keep rollin.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous http://www.ntdaily.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticleComments&ustory_id=0978c2d8-ff10-4e29-af77-159b020cfc0f said...

I appreciate the drama going on over there in that above thread address used in the name box.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scoff
negaduck
electric vengeance
division of power
rocket for ethiopia
@ exploding house sat feb 21

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay im ready for the it list wednesday

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok... first off, different people go to different places to find different information. if people want a list of who is playing where, they go to the Observer or the newspaper. If they wanna see people talk shit about each other, they come here.

i think the fact you're inching closer and closer to the observer's territory says something. ready to ditch the parasitic teenagers and idiots who poison this blog every day? you could start by deleting all the posts that announce ridiculous shows that aren't happening... you know, the stupid shit like "Tool at Dan's Silverleaf".

Until that stuff is gone, I wouldn't expect that anybody is gonna believe WS Junior as a source of valid info.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont really give a fuck unlike 1:33 as long as i can call him a douchebag anonymously

1:36 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Well thanks for the advice, Mr. Helper. The fact is that all of our actual posts, aka It lists, reviews, etc. are ALWAYS based on facts, when appropriate, and almost never contain incorrect information. The show calendar will contain the same level of accuracy.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeh the tool listings are ONLY in the comment sections. Why those lines are being blurred by 1:33 is beyond me. Someone should get a checkup.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with that being said Tool is playing at Dans this saturday.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're such a sweety colin, thanks for clearing that up!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous colin said...

You're welcome pumpkin.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UP THA PUNX

1:46 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

hey 1:28PM - be a sweetie and use the "Add Show" button the calendar if you want to add a show. this is all like Web 2.0 and shit.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sexy sexy

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the calender is great! much needed.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really have been wondering if people really think this blog is titled We Shot Junior? I have always assumed it's a play on the show Dallas and am constantly surprised that people don't pick up on that. I know there was the video made by whoeverthefuck...about we shot junior....but is the joke on me or what?

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont be mad cause electric vengeance is the best band on earth

2:07 PM  
Anonymous k wad said...

i just picked up an observer for the first time in two years yesterday.

i needed packing paper to move out of denton...

the observer fucking sucks, by the way. i am shocked anyone could possibly compare that clueless, "last-to-know" press to what is, in not only my own opinion, but my peers as well, the most solid source for upcoming shows and new music in the area (wsjr).

wsjr, you fucking rule. the people that hate wsjr are the ones that never leave the house and couldn't care less about seeing shows, and find it easier to judge from their dark rooms through the window of the internet.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, 205, the joke is on you.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According the people who own JR's in Oak Lawn, you guys had better hope the name of this blog is "We Shot Junior" and not "We Shot JR"... especially if you aren't deleting the comments which demean or verbally assault the homosexual community here.

You're just asking for it. These guys might put you on the map after all - and it won't be in a way that you will enjoy. So, yeah. Best of luck with that.

Oh, and Quick has a more comprehensive and accurate show list than either your blog, or the Dallas Observer... that must hurt.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous ghostbustler said...

2:14

2:37 PM  
Anonymous ghostbustler said...

2:14, aren't you judging people on the internet IN YOUR COMMENT ABOUT HOW THAT SUCKS OHHHH

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scoff is filming a short movie about DFW and it's coming out tonight!! they are everywhere with a camera i saw them filming @ exploding house sunday

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Colin and Chris said...

ARE SUCH HAWT BLAWGGERZ

2:46 PM  
Anonymous p said...

Thank you for all the hard work in putting this together

2:48 PM  
Anonymous GHOSTHUSTLER THE NEXT BIG THING said...

do people realise Stoned Ranger wrote for the Observer briefly a few years ago?

Briefly.

I bet that's why he so pissy about them.

Or maybe they didn't tell him about Dorito dust in his beard or something once

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm..... a refreshing douchebag.
how nice.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:34 - call me crazy, but I highly doubt "the people who own JR's in Oak Lawn" somehow own and control all references to a TV show from the 80's. And how long have you been reading the comments sections here? People post demeaning comments about everyone and everything under the sun, there's no specific targeting of the homosexual community.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous ghosthustler the next big thing said...

do people realise that i have a fake name and I'm attacking someone else with a fake name and you have no idea who i am so you should trust what I say
because I'm a reliable source
and I'm one of many people who have failed miserably to take this blog down
and i'm a pussy that cries alone at night
and i'm doomed to the same irrelevant fate as the rest of them.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the writing on this blog has been more gay-friendly and shed more light on gay artists than any other piece of shit media around here.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:34.....what planet have you been on? JR's has NOTHING to do with the name We Shot JR

but hey, thanks for proving that the joke wasn't on me. it was actually on you!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JR' started in 1969. That was a little before the TV Show.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah but the WELL KNOWN catch phrase, "who shot JR" began in 1980

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it doesn't matter if the name came from "Dallas", "Hee Haw" or a gay lube ad. it doesn't matter if everybody gets shredded here, and it doesn't matter if the majority of the comments are "gay friendly" (which we all know they aren't, but whatever...)

all that matters is that these guys own a copyright, they were here before you were, and there exists the possibility that they feel threatened by the commenters on your blog promoting animosity towards their clientele.

the opportunity to make and prove your case will happen in a court of law, not on the comments section of this blog.

who knows? maybe they will finally put you on the radar.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so did the owners of JR's sue the show Dallas for throwing around the phrase Who Shot JR when J.R. Ewing was shot in the last episode of Dallas?

that must be what put that show on the radar

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and are you the fucking attorney? Why do you care so much? you're making an ass out of yourself.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooh kay Mr. Intellectual Property Attorney, thanks for keeping us informed!

whats the problem?
is metallica not paying their attorney's fees?

even _if_ JR's decided to _try_ and file suit, they would fail miserably.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ntxshowlist copied dallas show list bc they don't list denton shows. Then weshot copied ntx. Nothing wrong with making the same thing better and better.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can sue anyone for anything.
that doesn't mean you will win.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow what a retarded faggot

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that would happen. Why would someone take a relatively unkown blog to court and make them more popular and also waste their money over something so trivial? I really don't see that happening. What are they going to do? Charge the blog owners with allowing anonymous people to post hateful comments? You're a fucking idiot. If the owners of this blog actually had negative feelings towards homos then they wouldn't post half the shows they do that have large amounts of homos in attendance. You my friend are a scaremonger.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol this blog just got REALLY good again. Thank you mr Intellectual Property Attorney.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous colin and chris said...

Yeh man.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must suck to be so boring and uninteresting that you have to pretend to be other people. Who pretends to be you? Nobody I'm sure.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous colin and chris said...

Yeh man.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT IS IS STONEDRANGER'S REAL IDENTITY? REAL NAME? I NEED TO KNOW CAUSE I'M 2KURIUS

just wonderin yalll

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this blog is lively. All the other music blogs in texas have little to no comments. At least people give a shit on webspace!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous whiskey dick ramblers said...

I think the chinese are watching this blog.

4:27 PM  
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4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:31 PM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

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4:34 PM  
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4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:36 PM  
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4:49 PM  
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4:52 PM  
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4:53 PM  
Anonymous tina turner said...

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5:03 PM  
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5:09 PM  
Anonymous misty said...

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5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the vain

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is "worst local band, ever"? for $300

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

voot cha

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything with wanz dozer

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey everyone! no one's going to read this, but:

you have to put http:// first in the links or else it'll just put your url at the end of the existing page url.

also, yay time stamps! yay site development!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous http://www.dallasobserver.com/2006-04-13/music/islands/ said...

is colin spelled with one or two Ls?

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're REALLY into authors and their work. You like, care about stuff.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous junior from "hee haw", right? said...

mr. intellectual property attorney does have a point. wsj might win a legal decision (I would think, anyway), but attorneys cost a fuckload of money.

they'll have to decide if it's it worth it to fuck with the expense and hassle... not to mention having to sacrifice the anonymity that comes with the aka screen names.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god who seriously gives a fuck who sr and dl are at this point? people try to call them out like 5 times a week on here and nothing ever happens because of it

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so a bar wants to sue a lawyer? oh, that sounds like a good idea.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Wow... don't you little pussies get it? Whether it's accusing us of being different people every other week, or indirectly threatening us with a completely baseless and ridiculous lawsuit (from a third party who probably doesn't even have any idea we exist) that no lawyer in his or her right mind would file, or threatening physical violence against us (this has happened recently), or attempting to fuck with us in any number of other childish ways, WE DONT GIVE A SHIT, ok? What do you expect, that we'll just shut this blog down and run away every time someone says we're this or that person or threatens us with lawsuit? Think again. We're staying right where we are and we'll continue to do what we do, ok?

And if one of you has something to say to me and you're SO SURE of my identity, then feel free to come up and say it to me in person... just be sure to remind me that I'm supposed to give a shit first.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahahaha. someone threatened physical violence against you guys? who was this, if you don't mind me asking?

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but what you don't GET, Stoned Ranger, is that it's fucking hip to be obsessed with you and DL. It makes me look smart, emotionally healthy, confident, and makes it seem like I have a life besides making really shitty music.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and i was laughing at the thought of someone doing that, not that you claimed it.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fucking fact that you let this blog get the best of all of you is such a joke. you've been fighting it for years. shame on you, dallas denton fort worth.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

concerning the new show list, who cares who did what first? pegasus news has show listings, but no one would ever accuse weshotjr of ripping them off, and the add show feature is a smart touch. how difficult is it to get your show in the club listings of the observer?

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sr, i don't think anybody threatened you with a lawsuit, did they? i think they just want you to be held philosophically accountable for anonymously giving hateful zealots a safe venue to spew their bile.

no big deal. kinda like makin' a klan member take off his hood in public. you can do it.

oh, and congrats on the show list. about time...

6:39 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

haha... yeah, it's EXACTLY like that.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Oh, and thanks for all the compliments and positive comments.... we spend so much time fighting with the shitheads on here that we forget to thank the people who support us...

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it a beating knowing that the majority of your readers are gutless parasites?

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

inter gravissimas!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous beaker said...

his name is josh whitley...he's one of the whitley brothers

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SUCKIN' THAT BLOOD

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no real JR at "JR's", and there is no real JR on this blog... so maybe they'll hold the trial in an imaginary court with an imaginary judge in front of an imaginary jury.

and a bunch of real gay people standing around wondering what the hell is going on.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

assless chaps and mustaches in the courtroom

10:46 PM  
Anonymous 200 naked push-ups said...

judge rob halford presiding will now sentence you to death by cornholing.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous sam m. said...

This calendar is pretty slick. Customizable sorting? Hell yeah. Way better than adapting Google Calendar. Congrats.

3:44 AM  
Anonymous ernest p. said...

thanks bosephus

6:36 AM  
Anonymous richardson heights said...

Sam M: it's the fucking magic of ExtJS (www.extjs.com). Like totally the best component-based object oriented Javascript framework ever!!!!

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmm..... geek talk.

almost makes me look forward to the homotrial.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=2363866 said...

tell us who you are SR and i will definitely tell you about how you can do an actual service to the dfw art community to your preppy ass face. or are you scared?? we all can only assume you are until you let us all know.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=2363866 said...

tell us who you are SR and i will definitely tell you about how you can do an actual service to the dfw art community to your preppy ass face. or are you scared?? we all can only assume you are until you let us all know.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish evan horn had taste half as good as this site. and what's your face look like? what a hypocrite.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woah, so you guys are getting a lot of hate lately. shiza!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god, half you people are so stupid i can't believe you can even operate a computer in the first place.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let them get you down SR. They're secretly doodling your name in their trapper keepers.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous evan horn said...

sr can suck my ass

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even hornier says..

11:47 PM  
Anonymous http://www.ntdaily.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticleComments&ustory_id=0978c2d8-ff10-4e29-af77-159b020cfc0f said...

k

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is the DMZ?

Someone flushed.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAS SOME GOOD BLOOD

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody feed dwight.

4:30 PM  

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