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Economy falling apart? Doesn't matter, put up goddy-signs. Infrastructure crumbling? Doesn't matter, put up goddy-signs. Climate change eating your coastline? Doesn't matter, goddy-signs. Another pandemic? More goddy-signs! Youth mental health crisis? Goddy-signs!

(๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ- ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ?!)

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"(๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ- ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ?!)"

You need a IGWT sign on your forehead.

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The Pelican State personifies the clinical definition of insanity:

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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Exactly, they don't really address real problems. They don't have too for as long as they push culture war ideology of hate for trans and foisting pseudo-science, it seems to win the hearts of these illiterate tribesmen.

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Inbred. Too recycle an old joke:

Q. What are girls who can outrun their brothers called in Louisiana?

A. Virgins.

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Louisiana. Where cousins are as close as brothers.

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Classic

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Make sure they know what is causing their misery.

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Conservative Christians can never stop trying to mark their territory in the public schools, paid for with everyone's tax dollars. Do the people who passed this idiotic law think it's actually going to make better citizens out of these kids? The great irony here is that the harder the evangelicals try to accomplish through the courts and legislatures what they failed to achieve from their pulpits, the more people they alienate.

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As it comes to "marking their territory," what they fail to recognize is that it isn't just THEIR territory, any more than it's ours. They think this is the Christian States of America when it isn't, and using techniques such as what Chaz Stevens and others like him may just possibly wake at least some people up to that fact.

Not the christers, that's a hopeless cause ... but OTHERS who still know how to THINK for themselves.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

To them, pissing on the constitution will make better citizens of the kids. They think better citizens means compliant fundie Christians.

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After all, it's God's will, right?

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I think you misspelled swill.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Merely added an unnecessary apostrophe.

Godswill. Or God swill.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Mason: "Goodspeed, godspell...I'm sure you know the etymology of your name?"

Goodspeed: "To wish someone a prosperous journey, why?"

Mason: : "if you fancy a journey, I recommend Ft. Walton Kansas"

Goodspeed: "I was thinking Maui"

Mason: "Forget Maui"

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It might make a few better citizens, just not in the way they think. Putting up these signs may annoy some HSers into looking further into issues of church-state separation that they would otherwise not bother with.

This doesn't make it a good idea. You don't go to war to drum up opposition to the draft...but you take the unintended consequences where you can get them.

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Christians don't trust their god. That's just it. They're constantly thwarting his will and disobeying him. They certainly don't trust in the guy they refer to as their savior. They continually ignore his teachings.

IGWT is a monumental joke.

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It is so great that Louisiana has no other educational issues to deal with that they can spend all this time, energy, and money (not all posters are donated) on this useless trash. There arenโ€™t hungry children requiring free and reduced lunches or breakfasts in the state. No problems hiring and retaining quality teachers and paying them log wages. No problems accessing textbooks and technology to educate the students. The buildings are all up to code and functioning properly. And clean. Children requiring additional support have everything they need to succeed. Never mind the likelihood of a school shooting happening.

No? Well, stick a poster over it, that fix it. Legislators need to be held accountable. This isnโ€™t governing, itโ€™s pandering and navel gazing with a side of power grabbing. I really do not understand the Republican voter. The GOP, nationally and locally, actively opposes policies that are popular with all voters, intentionally legislates policies that hurt their base, but if they say they hate the right people the republican voters go all in. Maybe I do understand them, their bigotry overrides their own needs, but I donโ€™t want to be that cynical.

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Tell me about it. I live in the state with the highest auto and property insurance rates. It looks like we are headed to a point where monthly property insurance premiums will be more expensive than mortgage payments. And what did our state government do? Attacked drag queens, the transgender, banned books, and started a war with Disney.

https://media.tenor.com/xu4FBBIrFvIAAAAC/toaru-kagaku-no-railgun-head-bang.gif

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Do you all drive like maniacs and cook up a lot of meth? ๐Ÿ˜‡

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Every last one of us lol

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We don't say that part out loud.

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There's a major problem nation wide with kids not learning to read. If we could solve that and making sure they are fed and don't have hungry stomachs we would have a better world. But no, we need words on a wall to take up time.

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You can't fix stupid. It's that simple.

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Well, you *can*......

(See also: tubal ligation, vasectomy.)

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But thatโ€™s aginst ma religion, so yโ€™all cainโ€™t dur it.

I am opposed to forced sterilization, bodily autonomy and all that, but no one should get in the way of those who wish to, no matter what any god supposedly says on the matter.

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Though I might counsel caution, I support 19 year olds getting such procedures if they want to. If they later regret it, well we've all made choices we regret.

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Some procedures are reversible. At worst you can freeze your sperm/eggs.

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I agree with you completely on this one.

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Generally, I agree with you; I'm just concerned about those abusing the privilege. How many is it now, Michelle and Jim Bob?

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Sometimes I want licenses for parents, but then I remember who would be setting the requirements and decide despite it's problems, the status quo is better.

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Michelle had a doctor tell her to stop her body canโ€™t take anymore.

It is terrible that some abuse it in this way, however to use these few to restrict all birth control or force it is worse. Just by shear numbers of oppressed. Allow the excess but monitor child abuse among them. We donโ€™t do that enough.

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That's how to prevent Stupid. As in 'Christianity is a preventable disease.'

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Is it cynical when it becomes a reality in some states ?

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Louisiana. Ranked dead last Overall as "Best State to Live In."

Also dead last in both Economy and Crimes and Corrections. 49th in both Infrastructure and Natural Environment. 48th in Opportunity, 46th in Education. 45th in Healthcare. A "bright spot?" 38th in Fiscal Stability.

Little wonder Lousyanans are trusting in an invisible, imaginary sky pixie. Because nobody on the ground there has a clue on what to do.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

On the plus side, Louisiana is #43 in obesity rates--trailing only WV, KY, AL, OK, MS and AR, its bible belt neighbors.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

I can't pretend to be surprised. All that good (but fattening) food they consume.

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Fried fish, fried chicken, fried okra, fried...fried...fried...

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Fried chicken livers. ๐Ÿคค

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Gizzards and lizards...

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Well we got plenty lizards here. My brother and I never ate the gizzards our mother cooked because it was like eating shoe leather. Same with her cube steak. ๐Ÿ˜’

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Fried ice cream ๐Ÿคข

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Deep fried butter. Yes, really. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o7E3ioJ9Ek

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๐Ÿคฎ

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Living in Louisiana reminds me of watching prison videos. It is so racial, like prison, the whites stay with the whites and the blacks stay with the blacks. Both groups hate each other. Literally like one entire state of Aryan brotherhood vs the Black guerilla family like in Folsom prison.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Louisiana. Ranked dead last Overall as "Best State to Live In."

"Everybody gotta be somewhere." (Eccles, 1972.)

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Itโ€™s one thing to be last in a class of excellence, but the lowest performing states are so far behind the middle, itโ€™s not even funny.

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They've been 50th for years.

Probably because there's no place lower that they can go.

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The seas are rising behind those levees. And RWNJ hit bottom and break out the jackhammers. The list will eventually include Guam and PR and the others and they'll slip farther.

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I kinda feel like these signs should have a 'some limits, terms, conditions and exclusions apply' disclaimer on them. Seems only fair, since their god just doesn't appear to take everyone regardless of their color, gender, nationality, preference, etc.

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"God's love is UNCONDITIONAL"*

*terms apply

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No. Leviticus 20:13 is pretty damn clear. Even in a children's bible. Despite the communist hippie saying Love was what mattered.

No wonder Jews reject the New Testament. AFAICT the Old Testament is pretty consistent that you're supposed to hate all non-Jews and their customs are forbidden on pain of death. Being a woman was also a great sin, but it only made you unclean, not worthy of death.

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Leviticus is totally ignored, except for that bullshit about Gays. How do I get a restraining order against churches and anyone receiving any renumeration from churches? Leviticus is a death threat and needs to be taken seriously.

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If Louisianans have trouble with IGWT being in Arabic, then I'm sure they'll forego using 0 - 9 in their everyday lives, as those are Arabic numerals.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Louisiana by every metric is arguably the worst place in America to live. I was stationed there in my Army years. You couldn't pay me to go back there.

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This is the kind of "IN YOUR FACE!" action which may be necessary to get evangelicals and Christian Nationalists to realize that, maybe just maybe, their efforts may be pissing into the wind in the long haul. It also demonstrates their thoughtlessness and tendency toward assumptions in how this ill-conceived law was written. I would hope that the sponsors and supporters might actually recognize that there is opposition to their efforts, and that said opposition has a foundation in the Constitution which their law lacks.

I won't bet the farm on that, though.

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There was a time when the Court would have struck this down in a heartbeat. That was before we had SC Justices who put grinding their religious axes ahead of the Constitution.

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That "Satan" in the background in one image looks a lot like Hellboy to me.

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Still a better god than YHWH

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I'm thinking Tim Curry from Legend.

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OT: The Proud Boys, sans their incarcerated leaders, appear to be on an anti-LGBT crusade now. Let's hope a lot more of them end up taking residence in the ol' Graybar Hotel. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/07/lgbtq-violence-protest-glendale-unified-school-district

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And, again, the majority doesn't care. They say they support LGBT rights in a poll, but they don't do anything about the extremists, hoping if they ignore it, it will all go away and they won't have to think about it.

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Bullies feeling sorry for themselves looking for victims.

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The louder they scream the harder they are fighting their same-sex desires.

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If you ever want to make ANYTHING more popular...

Make it ILLEGAL!

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Preferably get banned from the pulpit.

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That's called the "Streisand Effect," Floridians.

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Good! She's a talented young lady, and she deserves the success. I hope the miserable fuckwit who got her poem banned has a rage-aneurysm when they see the news.

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OT: Moms for Liberty has been labeled an โ€œanti-government extremistโ€ group by the SPLC. I think they're the ones who have been causing all sorts of problems in our libraries here. The local Unitarian church hosted a Town Hall meeting last week to discuss the possible upcoming changes to school policies. I wanted to go, but wasn't able. I haven't heard anything about what actually went on, but I did hear a lot more people than they were expecting showed up, mostly supportive.

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"Liberty" is the LAST thing on the minds of reichwing hate groups.

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First bit of advice in the authoritarian handbook: attach words with positive connotations to the name of your organization, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ if they're antithetical to your actual goals. This confuses the stupid and gullible who are your allies, and frustrates your enemies who know better.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

Chaz Stevens can also make some historical posters in French and American Natives tribes living in Louisiana if they still have their languages.

By the way does the law says that the text must be written from left to right ?

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OT

Probably been posted already, but here's a slap to the face of Ron DeInsane...

"Federal judge blocks DeSantis ban on gender-affirming care for Florida trans youth: 'Gender identity is real'

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/florida-transgender-law-desantis-lawsuit-b2352446.html

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A break in the clouds,. Wish I believed the storm was clearing. I don't have hope that this SCOTUS would stand for the rights of trans youth. (Or really, anyone's rights. Rights get in the way of authoritarians.)

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At least deNazillon won't be able to retaliate against this judge.

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"We've found a witch. May we burn him?"

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How about we just drop a house on him?

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Will we have to wear his shoes after ? If yes, I pass.

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There's no place like...Ya know, I'm good here.

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Don't worry Toto. We won't go back to Kansas.

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Little dogs are next on the Republican agenda. Maybe people will actually care.

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Especially with their attitudes towards women seeking abortions and transgender minors seeking gender-affirming care/transgender medicine.

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Hey, if he's wearing the ruby slippers, why not go for it? It might be a good look for you! ๐Ÿ˜

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Even ginger candies* would not be enough to block the stench.

* It's what I use to trick my sense of smell when I throw the garbage.

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We'd have to boil them in a strong soap.

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Works for me.

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Can't see FB images, but later comments imply it's Trump, in which case, don't get my hopes up.

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It's Trump. Upper half is him (wearing a witch's hat and carrying a broom), while the lower half is a stripe-socked female in ruby shoes.

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"carrying a broom"

With very tiny hands

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And is that a gym bag he's got slung over his shoulder? THAT I refuse to believe.

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Could be anything. I'm going with a bag of classified documents.

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I would say a floppy handbag, "borrowed" from melanoma.

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We're just short of a house with a weak foundation but strong enough construction to survive whole being battered about by a tornado. Actually, I'd be okay with one sweeping him up and depositing him in a far away land with no way back.

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Preferably in one of those countries he labeled "shitholes."

On top of that, they be there to greet him as he touched down. With big smiles on their faces and weapons in their hands.

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North Sentinel Island. Naked.

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Before or after throwing him in water to see if he floats ?

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Trump float? He would sink like a stone.

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Fat floats.

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Shit does, too. Guess we know what Trump is full of besides hamberders.

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Unless he is burned first.

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He isn't made of wood, but all that fast food grease in him would see him ignite like The Human Torch.

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Jun 7, 2023ยทedited Jun 7, 2023

The candle effect in real life ?

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I canโ€™t stop laughing

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