Wednesday, November 10, 2004
We're all adults here, so please behave like one.
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I try to avoid profanity on this site, and you should too. A good guideline: the strongest word I have ever used on this site is "suck" (though I did quote a passage with stronger language here).
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- They are a public figure.
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- Your reference is unequivocally positive.
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Posted by Dave at 4:07 PM
Dave probably thought I wouldn't actually say this on his site, but he has such a cute butt. Now that the word is out, he better have eyes in the back of his head to watch out for all the ladies. Ow ow!
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 8:24 AM
It's true. But Karen's butt is at least as cute as mine.
This brings up the question: does my comments policy now need to address sexual harassment?
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