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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    (a) Bailey (because it would look at home on him)

    (b) ENB (obviously)

    (c) Soave (he thought is was about the Lost character)

  • AlmightyJB||

    A. ENB - for role play night
    B. ENB - for every night.
    C. ENB - thought it was a book on bondage.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Not a bad idea as swag. A monocle with the Reason logo for a donation of $100. $200 gets you an orphan to polish the monocle.

  • Eddy||

    I hear that Yaakov Smirnov is working on a monocle that polishes YOU.

  • Eddy||

    "choosing a school system, hiring an escort, or doing your Christmas shopping"

    AC/DC has two out of three

  • Archibald Baal||

    "That point has come and gone, friend. "

    Should really make The Jacket buy his own weed. The dude doesn't need encouragement.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    The Jacket feeds on homeless people. It is known.

  • sharmota4zeb||

    So that's what happened to ... oh never mind.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Wait, a magazine about cockfighting? Was it a donation from a certain commenter, and are the pages all sticky?

  • n00bdragon||

    Reason has become the "dude weed lmao" site.

  • Hank Phillips||

    KMW does have delightful and refreshing chutzpah, fer shoor! Heck, she even writes well! But... a silver monocle? With gold costing the same pittance as 4 yrs ago, why not a gold monocle?

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