Hundo Newbie Asks For Tips

Jesus pops a selfie. Or it could be a Brand Ambassador sponsored runner.

Just before the 2013 Angeles Crest 100, Robert Whited,  as our Candide in the Best Of All Possible Ultra Worlds, asked the AC100 Facebook Page the following brilliant pre-race question: “I’m a newbie to hundos, do you have any tips?”

Sensing a deep need for enlightenment, men and a woman stepped up and shared out their wisdom.  Read on!

Marcus England: The whole course is runnable. Running the uphills is the key to glory.
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Howie Stern: Slather yourself in salad oil.
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Robert Whited: Slather and run all the uphills...check. I’m a finicky eater on a vegan diet. Will the aid stations cater to me?
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Marcus England: Make sure you follow the course markings, despite your obvious need to always go sharply to the right...
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Rainer Schulz: take a lot of selfies to impress the ladies....
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Howie Stern: Wear little shoes
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Marcus England: Howie’s right. They help on the downhills.
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Howie Stern: Rattlers like to be t-bagged
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Lambert Timmermans: If you get sore past Chilao, rub yourself with those purple flowers for a soothing effect
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Howie Stern: Or give them as a pretty gift to your girlfriend
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Robert Whited: Ok. Stay on course...check. Selfies and ladies ...check. Dainty shoes... Rattler tea parties...flower power...
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Howie Stern: Thank Obama for your success
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Robert Whited: Give Obama pretty purple flowers...
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Lambert Timmermans: ya, cause when u finish.. u didn’t do it!
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Bob Sponge Man: Run as fast as u can at the start, talk to a lot of chicks at the aid stations, get as many phone numbers that u can, and always run bare chested Tarzan.
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Robert Whited: Denial tactics...check.
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Lambert Timmermans: you grew a beard, right? and let ur toenails grow?
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Howie Stern: Bring a $20 for Larry Gassan:
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Rainer Schulz: you need long hair to feel like an ultra Jesus...
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Robert Whited: Vanity pose...checkereroooski
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Marcus England: Getting “chick’d” is the key to happiness...
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Chris Gaggia: They’re called Hundies, not Hundos.
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Howie Stern: Have pacers and crew mule everywhere for you
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Larry Gassan: Robert is posing as a newbie, he’s got Obama’s number 44.
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Howie Stern: Don’t wear undies
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Larry Gassan: Carry a flaming hibachi and an Ebonite bowling ball—because chicks dig it.
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Robert Whited: Get chik’d double check...
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Lambert Timmermans: i thought his number was 666
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Larry Gassan: Be sure to swoon every time you come to an aid-station, and announce how you’re gonna retire after your FKT, and shit.
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Robert Whited: Great balls of fire...check.
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Robert Whited: Grandstand with lavish statements...check.
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Larry Gassan: Tape a Whole Foods organic zucchini to your leg, so it peeks out from your compression shorts.
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Howie Stern: Eat lots of natto at every aid station
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Robert Whited: Tube steak boogie...check
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Larry Gassan: At each aid-station, have your crew greet you with either a 21-gun salute, or Roman Candles.
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Lambert Timmermans: Most important.. don’t drink anything. That just makes you sweat which leads to moisture on your feet causing blisters and loss of salt causing cramps.
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Larry Gassan: Get yourself a flat-brim trucker cap and oversize white-framed toy sunglasses, then call iRunFar.
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Rainer Schulz: act like the show must go on
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Robert Whited: Vatican candles, And bring dehydrated water..check
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Larry Gassan: “oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar.
Oh don’t ask why,
Oh don’t ask why..”
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Larry Gassan: For Vatican candles you’ll need altar boys.
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Robert Whited: Find the doors and dress sassy...check
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Larry Gassan: Eat a stick of butter 1/2 hr before the invocation. Share with your friends.
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Robert Whited: Alter my lifestyle...check.
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Robert Whited: Grease my colon... no check
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Howie Stern: Enemas
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Larry Gassan: Push a shopping cart with a keg, and a paint-spattered contractor FM radio, with coat-hanger aerial. Don’t let haters pass you.
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Ivan Buzik DNF at the Inspiration point and everyone will remember you.
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Marcus England: Robert - greasing your colon will help with emergency rehydration.
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Larry Gassan: Then you’ll have a cameo on “Hose The Boss?”
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Robert Whited: Find assistance in colon lubrication...check
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Larry Gassan: #AssBlessed
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Marcus England: AKA “drop the soap”
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Larry Gassan: Smoke Swisher Sweets cigars during the race. They’re Paleo.
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Lambert Timmermans: You probably already ran many miles to prepare. That’s too bad and it’s too late for this race, but for your next race, lie in bed for 3 months prior. Save all your energy for that big day.
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Howie Stern: Stay up all night watching Internet porn on Friday night
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Larry Gassan: “Hundo Pounders 2”
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Marcus England: This year, if you see a bear, remember that they are friendly and like to be petted.
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Robert Whited: Porn prep...check
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Robert Whited: Look for bears on the porn channel...check
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Larry Gassan: Remind Colorado runners that they’re getting California Carpet-Trail burns.
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Howie Stern: Remember you are Thor. Put the hammer down
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Larry Gassan: And remember that Thor was cast into the Ring Of Fire.
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Robert Whited: Give Colonrado the carpet treatment and hammer them...check
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Larry Gassan: Tell all the out-of-towners at the top of the Toll Road that they’re pussies for not racing up to the TV towers like you will.
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Lambert Timmermans: Cyclists and swimmers shave their legs. Don’t be a wuss like them. Shave every hair on your body.. head, eyebrows, arms.. You will show them what streamline is.
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Larry Gassan: Run in motorcycle leathers.
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Howie Stern: New aid station at Dawson saddle
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Robert Whited: Shave all pussies... ceck check
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Robert Whited: Saddle up in leathers...sassy check
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Marcus England: When the going gets rough, just remember you started the most epic thread on the AC100 FB page. You have that going for you, at least...
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Robert Whited: Bring thread and knitting supplies...check
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Larry Gassan: Since nobody mentioned GoPros, get 2—one 3’ in front of you, the other 3’ behind you. Add jangly Newgrass mashed up with Death Metal grinding guitars. Now you’ve got a Kickstarter video for your online demotivational cult!
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Marcus England: Oh, ass-less leather chaps are great for colon lubrication and rattlesnake t-bagging, since you were already advised to not wear underwear... just to bring things full circle.
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Larry Gassan: ^^^Gets that In And Out Urge worked over faster.
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Robert Whited: Self promote is flaming attire...check
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Larry Gassan: Knit yourself a skort while you’re busting out FKTs
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Lambert Timmermans: You have 33 opportunities to pr your 5k. Don’t blow it. Be persistent.
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Rainer Schulz: have your music ready, Queen - I’m going slightly mad...
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Marcus England: Fastest to the top of B-P wins the thousand dollar “King of the Mountain” prize started this year.
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Robert Whited: Fat bottom girls ...check
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Larry Gassan: Dedicate your run to the Supermodel Wildlife Waystation. Be loudly pious about it.
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Lambert Timmermans: Kick the troll at the toll booth in the nards and steal the fur coat from the lovely lady on Baden Powell.. and then run with a purpose!
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Howie Stern: Patience...
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Larry Gassan: Or go to Sea World and run with a porpoise. Your call!
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Robert Whited: Pious grand stand for causes of concern...check
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Ivan Buzik Be nice to your fellow runners and pick every rattle you find on the trail. You are good with handling snakes.
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Larry Gassan: Tell people that “Little Billy in Omaha is a terminal masticator, and you’re raising funds for awareness...”
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Robert Whited: Run? With the psychedelic furs?
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Marcus England: Just don’t film your “snake” handling with your GoPro. Nobody wants to see that.
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Larry Gassan: When you’re projectile vomiting trailside and holding up the conga line, tell them you’re “paying it forward”
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Larry Gassan: “Heh-heh-heh..he said ‘snake’...”
“Dammit, Beavis, I was just about to score!”
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Marcus England: Your goal: catch the unicorn...
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Larry Gassan: ^^^But this means you’ll have to be a virgin, at least retroactively.
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Rainer Schulz: Follow Mr. Hodgson’d advice and take the long way home..

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Christine Bilange: Pre race delirium all the way !!
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Larry Gassan: But its a dry heat...
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Robert Whited: Use dry humorous delirium for the supertramps...check
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Ivan Buzik post #100
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Robert Whited: I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for such wonderful advice. I feel warm fuzzies and sentiment beyond expression. To all those that are partaking in this event I wish you all the grandest of experiences. Fare thee well...blah blah blah
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Larry Gassan: Be sure to thank God®™, your Pilates coach, the Academy, and all the little people while you’re at it.
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Rainer Schulz: This was fun, thanks Robert... one last question if you allow please... what’s a hundo?
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Howie Stern: Well played sir
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Larry Gassan: And half a hundo with twice the fun is a hemmie.
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Joey Morrison: Make sure to take a picture of your aid station fare and post it to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and MySpace. Then be sure to see how many likes you get.
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Larry Gassan: Selfies with GU for the foodies out there.
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Dominic Grossman: Run the uphills, walk the downhills.
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Dominic Grossman: Wear a condom. Just trust me.
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Mark Tanaka: Remember though to always train with 2 so that during the race it feels like your are wearing nothing! I guess the race is real soon. Put on the whole 12-pack.
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Larry Gassan: I forgot to mention—drag a tire. Or drag attire. Whichever makes you feel like a queen for a day.
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Robert Whited: Run up and sashay down hills clad in prophylactics....check
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Larry Gassan: #TrojanBrandAmbassador
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Dominic Grossman: Stab yourself in the quads in Wrightwood so it doesn’t hurst as bad when you feel like you’re being stabbed in the quads on Sam Merrill (ask Katie).
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Chris Gaggia: And use Yucca--break off the tip so it, you know, lasts...
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Larry Gassan: Smoke a joint after getting to Mt Hillyer. It’ll make routefinding the next section more rad, dewd.
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Robert Whited: Smoke yucca weed through boulder patches ..check
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Dominic Grossman: No, use a dull knife. They’re more painful.
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Dominic Grossman: Similarly have your pacer slap you every time you stupidly leave an aid station. It makes the stupidity accounted for and dulls the ensuing pain.
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Robert Whited: Use the Oj technique with blunt object...czech
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Larry Gassan: Extra points if your pacers are women with riding crops wearing black-leather bustiers. You know, lace ‘em if you got ‘em.
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Ivan Buzik Be sure to hydrate properly with Tarahumara corn beer at the aid stations. You will not have to chase Unicorn - he will be chasing you!
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Robert Whited: Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn 
Tryin’ to find a woman who’s never, never, never been born. 
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams, 
Telling myself it’s not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.
August 1 at 11:37am · Like · 1

Robert Bracero: Man I’m so glad I’m not running this year. You guys are great!!! I’m on my second page of notes and I’ll be we’ll prepared for next year! Look out.... I’ll be ready!
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Joey Morrison: Make sure you Chihping Fu, ultra paparazzi, captures your moments of glory while you do all of the above.
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Larry Gassan: Be certain that you have A Spiritual Crisis Of Faith®™, agonize over it on camera, then A Compelling Uplifting Resolution. We’ll fix the music and overdubs in post.
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Robert Whited: Exultation of illustrious grandeur for the bona fide believers.
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Robert Whited: sound check...
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John Chin: Tarzan Rob. Seize it and gut it. See you at Alta loma park.
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Robert Whited: Still open for tips...
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Ivan Buzik: Rob, you haven’t listen to me. I said DNF at Inspiration point, you could save a lot of time 
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Robert Whited: Call it my youth , Ivan Buzik. I should lave listened. It would have been memorable.
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Howie Stern: Take a selfie in front of the church on Acorn Street
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Chris Gaggia: Start last, go real slow.
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Chris Gaggia: Drop when suckage reaches level Red.
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Robert Whited: Take a sucking selfie for acorns...chec
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Chris Gaggia: Check for acorns and avoid unicorn horns...
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Howie Stern: Book a gig the same day you finsh, then drop when you realize you’re going to slow and will miss gig...
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Robert Whited: Unicorns are fast in these parts...check
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Robert Whited: Cue music when dropping...check 1 2 3
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Howie Stern: Slayer-South of Heaven
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Chris Gaggia: War Pigs
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Chris Gaggia: “begging mercies for their sins--AC laughing spreads her wi-ings...”
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Robert Whited: Oh no!
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Chris Gaggia: oh lord--yeah!
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Robert Whited: An unforseen future nestled somewhere in time.
Unsuspecting victims no warnings, no signs


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