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Additional Credits:
Starring Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi
Written by Erin Gibson & Bryan Safi
Camera Op: Cristina Dunlap
Editor: Ian Skalski
Camera Op: Matt Sweeney
Art: Tricia Robertson
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(ERIN): THIS IS

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(ERIN AND BRYAN TOGETHER): THROWING SHADE.

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(BRYAN): WHERE FEMINASTY ERIN GIBSON,

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(ERIN): AND HOMOSENSUAL BRYAN SAFI,

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(BRYAN): TAKE A LOOK AT THE HEADLINES
AND POLITICS,

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(ERIN): AND POP CULTURE,

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(BRYAN) AND TREAT THEM WITH MUCH
LESS RESPECT THAN THEY DESERVE.

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(ERIN): CAN YOU HANDLE IT?

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WELL I WOULD ASK YOU
HOW YOUR WEEKEND WAS

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BUT I SAW YOU ALL WEEKEND.

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YOU SAW ME ALL WEEKEND.
WE DID MAXFUNCON.

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WE DID, WE WENT TO LAKE
ARROWHEAD WHERE I ASSUME

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THEY BOTTLED WATER.

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- ASSUME.
- ARROWHEAD WATER.

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YEAH THEY DO.

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THEY JUST DIP IT INTO THE LAKE...

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DO YOU KNOW THAT'S
NOT REALLY A LAKE UP THERE?

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IT'S A RESERVOIR.

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WELL, BECAUSE IT'S MAN MADE.

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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SO...EAT A DICK.

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SO WERE THESE.

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(LOUD SMOOCHING SOUND)

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- YEAH.
- MAN MADE.

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I THINK IT'S TRADITION
TO FLEX WHEN YOU DO THAT.

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- OH.
- YEAH.

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HEY LISTEN, BUCK THE
TRADITION. KEEP YOUR

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EDGE UP. THAT'S WHAT
I ALWAYS SAY TO SWORDS

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AND TO PEOPLE WHO
HAVE LOST THEIR EDGE.

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YEAH. LAKE ARROWHEAD,
I WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO

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SAY IT, IT'S A FALSEHOOD.

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IT IS A TRAVESTY.

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IT IS A LIE.

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IT IS A LIE.

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YOU THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL
UP THERE, AND IT'S ALL

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HEROINE ADDICTS
AND FAKE LAKES.

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YEAH, WELL THAT'S TRUE
OF ANY BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

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HEROINE ADDICTS?

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YEAH, BECAUSE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PLACES DON'T

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HAVE A LARGE POPULATION,
AND DON'T HAVE A LOT TO DO

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ANYTHING SCENIC. SO
EVERYONE THERE, EVERYONE THERE

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IS ADDICTED TO SOMETHING.

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THAT'S JUST HOW IT GOES.

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HUMAN REMAINS EVERYWHERE.

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EITHER ADDICTED TO
NATURE OR HEROINE.

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EXACTLY.

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WHICH IS NATURAL WHICH
IS REALLY A FULL CIRCLE.

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YEAH, AND REALLY ONE IS
NOT BETTER THAN THE OTHER.

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I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE
MORE OBNOXIOUS THAN

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SOMEONE WHO'S LIKE, "UH,
THE FRESH AIR EVERY

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FUCKING DAY MAN."

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SURF, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER.

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OH, THERE'S SO MUCH SURFING
AT LAKE ARROWHEAD.

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I TOLD THEM I SAID YOU
NEED TO GET RID OF THE LAKE,

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AND YOU NEED TO DO A
WAVE POOL, IMMEDIATELY.

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SO THAT THE SURFERS CAN
COME IN AND, SKI, ER, SURF.

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TAKEOVER.

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW
SOMETHING THAT'S

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ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE
THAT'S HAPPENED TO ME?

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ABSOLUTELY I DO. I CAN'T WAIT.

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WELL, I HAVE BEEN ROBBED
BLIND FOR YEARS, AND I'VE

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ONLY BEEN MADE AWARE OF IT.

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BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED
IS I GET A BILL IN THE

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MAIL, AND I SAY--

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LIKE MOST PEOPLE, YEAH.

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EXACTLY.

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THOSE WERE THE PEOPLE IN
THE 80S. NOW PEOPLE GET

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BILLS VIA EMAIL.

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I DON'T DO PAPERLESS NOT
FOR ONE SECOND. I GOTTA

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KEEP THOSE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS.

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THE PAPER BUSINESS?

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YEAH. I NEED A BETTER VIEW
SO I'M HOPING THAT SOON

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THEY'RE GOING TO CUT
THE TREES DOWN IN FRONT

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OF MY PLACE. THAT'S WHY
I KEEP THEM IN BUSINESS.

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YEAH.

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SO I GOT THE BILL IN THE
MAIL, AND THANKED THE

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MAILBOX AS I USUALLY DO,

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AND THEN I GRABBED

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ALL MY MAIL, TOOK IT INSIDE...

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AND THEN PUT IT ON--

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MADE IT RAIN. YEP.

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YEAH. THAT'S WHAT I DO.
EVERY PIECE OF MAIL I GET

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I MAKE IT RAIN FIRST,
AND THEN I GO IN THE

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OTHER ROOM, AND I PUT
ON A WIG, AND I COME BACK

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OUT, AND THEN I GO,
"WHO'S GOING TO PICK UP THIS MESS?"

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AND THEN I RUN BACK
OUT, TAKE THE WIG OFF,

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ENTER AGAIN AS MYSELF
AND PICK IT UP.

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I HAVE A SUGGESTION
FOR YOUR HOUSE.

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MM-HMM.

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YOU KNOW HOW YOU HAVE
THAT LONG HALLWAY WITH

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THAT MADONNA POSTER?

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YEAH.

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OK, ON THE OTHER SIDE I
FEEL LIKE THERE'S TONS

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OF ROOM FOR HAT RACKS,
OR HAT HOOKS. YOU SHOULD

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JUST PUT ALL OF YOUR
WIGS ON THERE SO YOU DON'T

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HAVE TO RUN ALL THE
WAY TO YOUR BEDROOM.

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THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

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YEAH.

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AND THAT WAY, IF I
EVER INVITE A GUY HOME

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I CAN BE LIKE, HAVE
YOU EVER SEEN A HALL OF WIG?

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THE POINT IS I PUT MY
ELECTRIC BILL--

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I DOUBT THERE'S A POINT
BUT GO FOR IT.

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THERE ISN'T. I PUT MY
ELECTRIC BILL ON THE FRIDGE,

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BECAUSE THAT MEANS
SOON TO BE PAID. FEATURED

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ON THE FRIDGE. YOU
KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

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YEAH.

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FEATURED STORY.
HEADLINE NEWS.

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MOST PEOPLE PUT PICTURES
OF THEMSELVES AT WEDDINGS--

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NOT ME. I DON'T HAVE ONE
PICTURE IN MY PLACE.

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I PUT UP MY BILLS, AND
THOSE ARE MY FRIENDS.

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SO MY BOYFRIEND COMES
OVER AND SAYS, "WHAT IS

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GOING ON WITH YOUR
ELECTRIC BILL?"

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AND I WAS LIKE, WHAT
DO YOU MEAN?

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HE WAS LIKE, WHY DO
YOU PUT THIS ON A FRIDGE?

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YEAH. I THINK I ACTUALLY--

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YEAH, EXACTLY. AND
I WAS LIKE, WELL, LONG STORY,

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AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME.

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AND HE WAS LIKE,
"THIS IS CRAZY, YOUR ELECTRIC..."

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AND I WAS LIKE, WHY.
THE DUE DATE ISN'T HERE YET

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LIKE CALM DOWN. HE
WAS LIKE, "HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK

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AN ELECTRIC BILL IS?"
AND HE GOES, "HOW LONG

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HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING
THIS?" AND I WAS LIKE,

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I DON'T KNOW I GUESS
AVERAGE $300 A MONTH,

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BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT
I FUCKING PAY IN A ONE

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BEDROOM APARTMENT
WITH NO A/C.

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HE THOUHT IT WAS A MISTAKE.

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YES. HE THOUGHT IT WAS--

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AND YOU SAID, I'VE BEEN
PAYING THIS FOR HOW MANY YEARS?

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4.

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MM-HMM.

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I HAVE OVERPAID $8500
DOLLARS TOTAL. I'M

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BASICALLY OWED $10,000
DOLLARS, AND SO I CALLED

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THE DWP, LIKE 10 DAYS
LATER, AND I WAS LIKE--

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YOU AIN'T GETTING THAT MONEY.

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- HUH?
- HMM.

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AND I CALLED, AND I SAID,
I'VE BEEN OVERPAYING

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MY BILL, AND THEY WERE
LIKE, LIKELY STORY,

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WE HEAR IT EVERYDAY.
AND I GO, NO, I REALLY HAVE.

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AND NOW I HAVE TO
NORMA RAE IT. SO I AM RECRUITING

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ANYONE WHO'S LISTENING
TO MEET ME ON THE CORNER

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AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO
GO TO THE DWP TOGETHER

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AND I'M GOING TO MAKE
A SIGN THAT SAYS $8500 FOR YOU?

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TRY FOR ME I NEED IT BACK.

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WHY IS THAT NORMA RAE?

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WELL BECAUSE NORMA
RAE DID UNION.

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THAT WAS HER MOVE,
SO THEY WOULD UNIONIZE.

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YOU'RE GOING TO UNIONIZE
A BUNCH OF PEOPLE SO

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YOU CAN GET WHAT'S
RIGHTFULLY OWED TO YOU?

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I'M TRYING TO GET SAG
INVOLVED, AND WRITERS

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SO WE CAN ALL GO DOWN.
WRITERS WILL HELP ME

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MAKE THE SIGNS.

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YOU KNOW WHAT? IF YOU
DIE TOMORROW, THIS WOULD

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BE YOUR LEGACY.

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YOU WANNA KNOW THE
OTHER FALL OUT FROM IT?

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IT WAS THE FIRST TIME--

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NO, THAT'S ENOUGH.

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ERIN, MY LETTER WRITING
HAS REACHED AN ALL TIME

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HIGH THE PASS COUPLE OF WEEKS.

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WHY? I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
YOU WERE DOING A CAMPAIGN.

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WELL IT'S NOT A CAMPAIGN.
IT'S JUST THAT

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I'M WRITING LETTERS TO
EVERYONE WHO I EVER MET.

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ARE YOU JUST TAKING A
PIECE OF PAPER AND

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JUST WRITING ONE LETTER
OF THE ALPHABET, AND

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THEN FOLDING IT UP AND
THEN MAILING IT OFF.

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YEAH... MAILING IT OFF.

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AND THE REASON I'M DOING IT...
LIKE WHEN WAS THE

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LAST TIME YOU WROTE A
LETTER OUT, STAMPED, MAILED IT?

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LETTER OR CARD?

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LIKE A LETTER, OR A CARD.
I DON'T KNOW, ANY OF THEM.

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A CARD, ALL THE TIME.

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LIKE A THANK YOU CARD?

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YEAH.

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LIKE IF I GET GIFT.

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MM-HMM.

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I SEND A THANK YOU CARD.

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RIGHT.

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WHEN MY MECHANICS DO A
GOOD JOB, I SEND A THANK YOU CARD.

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DO YOU REALLY?

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I HAVE TO SEND A THANK
YOU CARD TO STARBUCKS

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LIKE ONCE A DAY.

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YOU SEND A THANK YOU
CARD FOR EVERY PURCHASE

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YOU MAKE? BUT YOU'RE
PAYING FOR THAT SERVICE.

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WELL, BIG NEWS, AND THIS
HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A

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WHILE, BUT IT JUST GOT
RELEASED. THE HARVEY MILK

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STAMP IS NOW AT THE POST OFFICE.

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OH IT IS?

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YEAH.

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DOES IT TASTE LIKE MILK?

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NO. MM-MM.

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IT'S A FOREVER STAMP
WHICH IS VERY EXCITING.

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AND IT'S REALLY A NICE
PICTURE OF HIM, THAT

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I THINK WAS TAKEN AT HIS
SHOP, CASTRO CAMERA.

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LIKE THIS?

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NO, JUST SMILING AND LOOKING,
AND THERE'S A LITTLE--

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WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE?

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I DON'T KNOW JUST LIKE THIS.

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OH, YEAH.

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REGULAR.

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I'M SURE HE WOULD'VE DONE
IT LIKE THIS.

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NO HE DIDN'T, AND I DOUBT
THE POST OFFICE

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WOULD'VE PICKED THAT ONE
ALTHOUGH IT WOULD'VE

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BEEN GREAT.

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HARVEY MILK AS YOU KNOW,
WAS ONE OF THE FIRST

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OPENLY GAY ELECTED OFFICIALS.

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YEAH.

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IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND IS
THE REASON THERE WAS A

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NON-DISCRIMINATION BILL
PASSED IN SAN FRANCISCO

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SO THAT GAYS COULD
STOP GETTING DISCRIMINATED

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AGAINST. I MEAN, IT USED
TO BE THAT YOU COULD

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GET EVICTED FROM YOUR
APARTMENT IF THERE WERE

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TWO MEN LIVING IN THERE,
AND IT WAS A KNOWN

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SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.
MUCH LESS BEING IN A GAY

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BAR. YOU KNOW, BEING A
SCHOOL TEACHER, ALL THIS

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STUFF, AND HE WAS AT THE

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FOREFRONT OF SORT OF

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ENDING THAT WITH HIS
LEGISLATION, AND OF

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COURSE AS WE KNOW, WAS
TRAGICALLY KILLED, BUT SO--

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AND THEN PLAYED BY SEAN
PENN WHICH IS REALLY

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THE THING YOU NEED TO
TAKE AWAY FROM THIS.

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THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

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SO THIS IS A VERY NICE
THING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S

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SO PUBLIC THAT ANYONE
CAN RECEIVE, AND THEN IF

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SOMEONE ASKS, WHO IS
THIS? MAYBE THEY WILL

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LOOK IT UP. MAYBE THEY
WILL LEARN A LESSON.

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YEAH. THEY'LL GO IS THIS
THE GUY FROM QUEEN?

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AND YOU GO, NO IDIOT.

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RIGHT, BECAUSE ALL GAY PEOPLE
LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME.

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DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT?

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I GUESS I DIDN'T.

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YEAH.

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BUT THERE IS ONE GROUP THAT IS
NOT HAPPY AT ALL THAT THIS HAPPENED.

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AND LGBT GROUP?

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- UH, NO.
- OH.

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UH, THE AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION.

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WHICH IS RUN BY A GUY NAMED--

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(ERIN): AFA?

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YEAH, AFA.

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AFA!

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AFA.

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THEY SHOULD GET WHAT'S
HIS NAME TO DO THE DUCK

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NOISE FOR THEM.

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GILBERT GOTFRIED? YEAH.
I DOUBT HE'LL DO THAT,

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BUT MAYBE HE WOULD.

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SO, AMERICAN FAMILY
ASSOCIATION WHICH IS

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A MAJOR ANTI-GAY GROUP.
I THINK WHAT THEIR MISSION

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STATEMENT IS THAT
THEY'RE WATCH DOGS FOR

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MORALITY IN THE MEDIA.

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FUN.

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WHICH IS GREAT. SO THAT'S--

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PARTY AT THEIR HOUSE.

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SUPER, SUPER FUN.

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OK, SO HERE IS WHAT--

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I BET THEY LITERALLY, AT
THEIR PARTIES THEY SERVE

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ICE WITH WATER.

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YEAH.

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AND THEY CLINK IT, AND
THEY GO CHEERS

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EVERYONE TO ANOTHER
YEAR OF GOOD WORK.

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AND THEY GO IN THE
BATHROOM AND SMOKE METH

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AND SELF FISTS.

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YEAH.

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SELF FISTS?

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MM-HMM.

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COULD YOU DO IT?

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I DON'T KNOW.

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COULD YOU SELF FIST?

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LIKE RIGHT NOW?

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NO, BUT DO YOU DO IT IN GENERAL?

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YEAH.

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I DO A SELF PUNCH FIST.

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YOU WIND UP FOR A GOOD 10 MINUTES, JUST TO GET--

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LIKE LITTLE RASCALS PUNCH,
YEP. MM-HMM.

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EXACTLY. AND SO I DO THIS,
DO THIS, DO THIS,

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BEND OVER, AND I GO WAM, A'BAM!

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AND THEN, BOOM.

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AND I JUST, ALL THE WAY
UP TO MY GUTS, AND THEN I COME

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BACK OUT AND I GO, OH, THANK YOU.

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TO WHO?

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THE MIRROR.

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YEAH.

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SO HERE IS WHAT THE AFA
HAS SAID ABOUT THIS:

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HONORING PREDATOR HARVEY
MILK ON A US POSTAGE STAMP

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IS DISTURBING TO SAY THE
LEAST. HARVEY MILK--

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THE GUY WAS SHOT.

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I KNOW. I KNOW.

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YOU FUCKING MONSTERS.

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ONE OF THE FIRST OPENLY,
I MEAN JUST LIKE A

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TRAILBLAZER, A PIONEER,

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WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED

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ALONG WITH THE MAYOR OF
SAN FRANCISCO, AND WAS

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DOING GROUNDBREAKING THINGS.

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HARVEY MILK WAS A VERY
DISREPUTABLE MAN, AND

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USED HIS CHARM AND POWER
TO PREY ON YOUNG BOYS WITH

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EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND
DRUG ADDICTION.

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HE IS THE LAST PERSON WE
SHOULD BE FEATURING ON A STAMP.

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SO THAT'S OBVIOUSLY NOT
TRUE. HE DID DATE YOUNGER

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MEN, HE DID NOT DATE BOYS.

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WHO DOESN'T? HA-HA.

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YOU DO DATE A YOUNGER MAN.

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I KNOW MY BOYFRIEND'S
5 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME.

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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AND SO THEN THE AFA--

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AFA.

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SAID THAT IT WAS A
COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

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AS A WAY FOR THE RADICAL
HOMOSEXUAL LOBBY TO

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ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES TO
USE THESE STAMPS, AND

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THEN HERE ARE THE WORDS
THAT THEY USE THAT ARE

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BAD. ALL IN THE NAME
OF INCLUSIVENESS, POLITICAL

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CORRECTNESS, AND
DIVERSITY. DISGUSTING.

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THEY USE THOSE
LIKE CURSE WORDS.

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DO THEY EVEN KNOW
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING?

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I KNOW. SO THEN THEY
SAID, WELL UNFORTUNATELY

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THE DEED IS DONE. THE
UNITED STATES POSTAL--

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OH, THANK YOU. GOOD
THAT YOU PUT EFFORT INTO IT.

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NO, THEY HAVE AN
INITIATIVE, BUT THEY SAY

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UNFORTUNATELY THE
DEED IS DONE, THE UNITED--

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THIS IS MY FAVORITE
SENTENCE IN THE HISTORY

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OF THE WORLD.

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THE UNITED STATES POSTAL
SERVICE HAS HONORED A

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CHILD PREDATOR AT THE
WHIM OF A DRAG QUEEN.

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SO HERE'S WHAT THEY
ADVISE THAT YOU DO,

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SHOULD YOU GET A HARVEY
MILK STAMP IN THE MAIL

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ON A LETTER, OR
WHATEVER. NUMBER 1,

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REFUSE TO EXCEPT THE
HARVEY MILK STAMP IF

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OFFERED BY YOUR
LOCAL POST OFFICE.

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INSTEAD ASK FOR A STAMP
OF THE US FLAG.

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I WANTED TO SEE, EXCEPT
THEN I WOULD'VE HAD MY

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NAME ON IT, BUT I WANTED
TO MAYBE WRITE A DONATION

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IN THEIR NAME, A CHECK
TO THEM, AND THEN PUT IT

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IN AN ENVELOPE WITH A
HARVEY MILK STAMP

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AND THEN SEE IF IT'S CASHED--

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THEY CASH? WELL JUST DO
IT FOR $5 DOLLARS.

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THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

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THEN I'LL DO $10 DOLLARS SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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YEAH.

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AND THEN THAT'S IT FOR THE YEAR.

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I'M DONATING $15 DOLLARS
AND THEN I'M DONE.

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YOU SHOULD JUST SEND THEM
POST CARDS AND THEN JUST

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WRITE THEIR MESSAGE.

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AND YOU SHOULD PUT WHAT
WOULD JESUS DO ON THE FRONT.

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YEAH.

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AND IT HAS THE HARVEY MILK STAMP.

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YES.

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AND THEN THEY'RE LIKE...

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CONUNDRUM, AND THEY ARE
LIKE THE ROBOT, ANY ROBOT

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IN ANY MOVIE THAT GETS
CONFUSED. BRAINS JUST GO

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LIKE BLEH!

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OR JUST WRITE AT THE
WHIM OF A DRAG QUEEN.

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BRYAN, IN THE GOOD OL'
DAYS SEXISM USED TO LOOK

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LIKE THIS, HEY SLIT GIVE ME
SOME COFFEE. YOU KNOW?

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OH YEAH. THEY USE TO--

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IT WAS REALLY OVERT.

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- RIGHT.
- YEAH.

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OR IT WOULD BE LIKE,
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE

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SECRETARY? A PAIR OF
WALKING TITTIES, AND

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SOME TYPING FINGERS.

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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REMEMBER THOSE DAYS?

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YEAH. WHEN PEOPLE
SAID SLIT AND TITTIES?

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- UH-HUH.
- YEAH.

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SEXSIM USED TO BE OVERT,
BUT NOW IT'S SUBTLE.

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OOH. NOW THAT'S
DEFINITELY NOT HOW YOU

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SAY THAT WORD.

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IT'S SNEAKY.

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OK.

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SHE GOT REAL SNEAKY.

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THERE'S AN ARTICLE IN FAST
COMPANY WHICH IS UH,

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A MAGAZINE ABOUT
COMPANIES THAT ARE LIKE...

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(SINGS) MOVING ON UP.

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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AND THIS IS FRESH OFF
THE HEALS, THE HIGH

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HEALS OF JILL ABRAMSON'S FIRING--

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(BRYAN): RIGHT.

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(ERIN): WHY CAN'T I SAY HER LAST NAME?

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(BRYAN): IT'S A MOUTHFUL.
JILL ABRAMSON.

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ABRAMSON, YEAH.

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BUT SHE WAS THE FIRST
FEMALE EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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EVER HIRED IN THE HISTORY
OF THAT NEWSPAPER.

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160 YEARS IN PUBLICATION BUSINESS.

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YEAH. HUGE DEAL.

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FIRST ONE WAS FIRED,
AND YOU KNOW THERE'S BEEN

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A LOT OF LIKE--

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WHAT WAS THE REASON?

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SHE HASN'T REALLY COME
OUT AND SAID ANYTHING,

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BUT SOME PEOPLE SAY
THAT SHE WAS INVESTIGATING

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THAT THERE WAS A PAY
DISCREPANCY. SOME PEOPLE

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THINK THERE WAS A GENDER BIAS.

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WE DON'T REALLY KNOW
THE FULL STORY.

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RIGHT.

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BUT WE THAT IT HAS
CATAPULTED A

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CONVERSATION ABOUT
SEXISM IN THE WORK PLACE.

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YES.

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BASICALLY THE ARTICLE
MAKES THE POINT THAT

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SEXISM DOES STILL EXIST
IT'S JUST VERY SUBTLE AND

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WE'RE DOING IT IN SUCH
AN INSTITUTIONALIZED

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WAY THAT IT'S VERY
HARD TO FIGHT.

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I WOULD COMPLETELY
AGREE WITH THAT.

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YEAH. THIS ARTICLE
MENTIONS THIS BOOK--

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CALLS IT A SOFT WAR ON
WOMAN, AND THAT COMES OUT

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OF A BOOK THAT WAS
PUBLISHED LAST YEAR CALLED

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THE NEW SOFT WAR ON
WOMAN. HOW THE MYTH

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OF FEMALE ASCENDANCE IS
HURTING WOMAN, MEN, AND

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OUR ECONOMY. ACCORDING
TO THIS ARTICLE SOCIAL

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SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT
THERE ARE TWO FORMS OF

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MODERN WORKPLACE BIAS.
THE FIRST ONE IS CALLED

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DESCRIPTIVE STEREOTYPE.

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IN GENERAL, WOMAN ARE
ASSIGNED CHARACTERISTICS

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IN PEOPLE'S HEAD, RIGHT,
AND THEY ARE THESE:

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CARING, WARM,
DIFFERENTIAL, EMOTIONAL,

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SENSITIVE, AND SO ON. NOT
REALLY NEGATIVE THINGS RIGHT?

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MM-HMM.

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THESE ARE THE DESCRIPTIVE
WORDS THAT

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MOST PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK OF

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MALES: COMPETENT,
ASSERTIVE, DECISIVE,

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RATIONAL, AND OBJECTIVE. YEAH.

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JUST A WALKING FUCK YOU.

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YEAH.

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JUST A DUDE WALKING DOWN
THE HALLWAY, MIDDLE

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FINGER OUT--

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I GOT THIS!

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DICK OUT...

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- YEAH. EXACTLY.
- YEAH.

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SO WHEN PEOPLE IN A
HIRING POSITION DON'T

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REALLY KNOW A LOT ABOUT
THE CANDIDATE THEY FILL

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IN THE BLANKS WITH THESE WORDS.

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MM-HMM.

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SO DEPENDING ON YOUR JOB,
IF YOU WANT TO BE A

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MANAGER OF A HEDGE FUND

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AND SOMEONE SEES THAT
YOU'RE A WOMAN, THEY

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MIGHT FILL IN SOME OF
THESE TRAITS THAT ARE

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VERY STEREOTYPICAL, AND
NOT HIRE YOU BECAUSE

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YOU'RE NOT ASSERTIVE, YOU KNOW...

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YEAH.

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THEY WON'T THINK YOU'RE
COMPETENT. COMPETENT IS

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THE WORSE ONE. IT IS
THE WORSE ONE.

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IT IS SO INSULTING.

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BECAUSE THE ONLY OTHER
WORD IS INCOMPETENT.

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YEAH. AGREED.

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SO THIS STUDY PUBLISHED
EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE

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PEOPLE WHO WERE THE TEST

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SUBJECT WERE ASKED TO

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HIRE CANDIDATES FOR A
MATH TASK THAT BOTH

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GENDERS PERFORM EQUALY.
THE PARTICIPANTS WERE

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TWICE AS LIKELY TO HIRE
THE MAN EVEN WHEN THE

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CANDIDATES WERE IDENTICAL
FOR THE SIMPLE

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REASON THAT WOMAN ARE
SEEN AS WORSE IN MATH

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THAN, WORSE AT MATH THAN MEN.

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I USED TO CHEAT IN
CALCULUS OFF BOTH GIRLS

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SITTING ON EITHER END
OF ME. SO I DO THINK

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WOMAN ARE SMART.
ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW

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HOW SMART BECAUSE I
ENDED UP WITH A B-MINUS.

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SORRY?

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IT'S COOL.

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YEAH. AND THE PROBLEM IS
I DON'T THINK A LOT OF

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PEOPLE ADMIT THAT THERE'S A PROBLEM

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BECAUSE IT'S NOT SO AGGRESSIVE AND

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SUPERFICIAL AS IT USED TO BE, BUT THAT'S NOT

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SAYING THAT WE CAN'T FIX IT.
HERE'S ARE SOME

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COMPANIES THAT ARE DOING

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SOME REALLY GREAT THINGS.

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DELOITTE, DO YOU KNOW
DELOITTE AND TOUCHE?

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DELOITTE AND TOUCHE.

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DELOITTE AND TOUCHE.
THEY STARTED A PROGRAM

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CALLED THE 3,4,5 PROGRAM.

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I KNOW THAT ONE.

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WHAT IS IT?

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YOU MAKE EVERYONE PICK A
NUMBER, AND THEN ALL

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THOSE PEOPLE GO ON TEAMS,
AND YOU PLAY WIN,

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LOSE OR DRAW.

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I WISH THIS IS WHAT THIS WAS.

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SO IN THE 90S TO CONFRONT
THE LACK OF FEMALE

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LEADERS IN THE COMPANY
WHAT THEY DID IS THEY

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STARTED 3,4,5. WHAT IT IS,
IS CONSULTANTS SPEND

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3 NIGHTS ON THE ROAD.

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I THINK IT'S ALSO A DEAL AT IHOP.

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IT IS. THE 3,4,5.

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MM-HMM.

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SO YOU SPEND 3 NIGHTS ON
THE ROAD, 4 DAYS WITH A

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CLIENT, AND THE 5TH BACK
AT THE HOME, OR THE 4TH

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DAY WITH THE CLIENT AND
THE 5TH DAY BACK AT THE

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HOME OFFICE. THE PROGRAM
REDUCED THE NEED FOR RISING

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WOMAN TO CHOSE BETWEEN
FAMILIES AND CAREERS,

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AND MADE THE CLIENTS
HAPPIER TOO OUT IN THE ENDS.

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YEAH, SURE.

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YOU KNOW THIS IS THE END.

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- YEAH.
- THAT.

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OH, SO THE MOVIE?

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- YEAH.
- YEAH.

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STEP 1, IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM.

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STEP 2, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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THOSE ARE USUALLY THE
STEPS WITH ANY KIND OF THING.

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MM-HMM.

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BUT JUST RECOGNIZING
THAT THIS SHIT HAPPENS.

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I SAY THIS, LETS DO ANOTHER THING.

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TIER 3 OF SOLVING THIS
PROBLEM. LET'S MAKE

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NEW WORDS FOR MEN.

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OH, OK.

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SO ONE CAN BE, DOESN'T
LOOK LIKE A WET DOG.

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YEP.

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LOOKS GREAT IN A T-SHIRT.

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YEAH.

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AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN.

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JUST TALK IN YOUR REAL
VOICE, NOT IN THE FAKE

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ONE THAT YOU LOWER.

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OH, YOU THINK ALL MEN
TALK LIKE THIS...

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(HIGH PITCHED) HI, HOW ARE YOU?

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YEAH.

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YOU KNOW, THE CHIPMUNKS
IN ALVIN IN THE

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CHIPMUNKS THOSE WERE
ALL VOICED BY MEN

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ORIGINALLY.

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BUT SPED UP RIGHT?

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NO. SO BRING BACK--

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SO BRING BACK THE HASHTAG REAL MEN.

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FREE ALVIN'S VOICE.

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THAT SHOULD BE THE INITIATIVE FOR THE...

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WHOEVER ROMNEY? I DON'T
KNOW, SOMEONE ELSE WHO

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IS GOING TO RUN AGAIN.

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ROMNEY.

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RUBY...

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RUBY TUESDAYS?

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YEAH, THAT SHOULD BE A
RUBY TUESDAYS SPECIAL ON --

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THE RESTAURANT YEAH.

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