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System Of A Down To Enter Studio, Record New Album

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, tentatively due later this year through American/Columbia Records. The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2002's "Toxicity", which album bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

With regards to the recording process guitarist Daron Malakian said in a statement,

"We'll play a song through and record it, listen to it and decide what could make it even better — repeat a chorus, simple rearrangement, we all spark off of each other. Some of the new songs have really great moments — we want to make the entire song a really great moment."

According to Malakian, some surprising influences can be heard in SYSTEM's new work.

"The influences range from KRAFTWERK to DARKTHRONE to the ZOMBIES to the BEACH BOYS, but it all fits together," he said. "It works"

The album will be recorded in a home studio in California's Hollywood Hills.

"We were ready for a change. We wanted a different vibe and we needed to progress," said vocalist Serj Tankian. "We've always recorded in traditional studios, but this was a good move. It's a great place — it's not sterile and there are beautiful grounds to venture into. We're enjoying each other and the music we're making."

Source: blabbermouth

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1. bLOODLETTIGN writes:

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

# Jul 7, 2004 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. war fuck the system writes:

i am so excited about the new record. system of a down has been my favorite group for three years. daron and shavo are gods of rock

# Jul 7, 2004 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rue writes:

sick sh**, this album should be quite a piece of work....system will always kick ass...

# Jul 7, 2004 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. crap poopy a.k.a. linda writes:

this should be cool. system rules

# Jul 7, 2004 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Big Dan writes:

f*** Serj Tankian the Towel head! f*** 'em All!
System of a Downs Syndrome Sucks! Go Back to your own f***ing country!

# Jul 8, 2004 @ 4:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Mug$hot writes:

hey "big dan" if that is your real name, don't be hatin' on s.o.a.d just because you listen and masturbate to pop music.

# Jul 8, 2004 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. yeah i know writes:

he probably is some 40 year old sweaty smelly lonesome guy that tries to get a big pig to f***

# Jul 12, 2004 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zMETALlica writes:

"The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2002's "Toxicity"" - that is false. they came out with an album after toxicity, it was called 'steal this album' but then again noone heard of it. *rollz eyes*

# Jul 13, 2004 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Binj writes:

Iv heard that album and its ok. Its just a bunch of their B Sides and sh**. ANd id liek to leave with a big f*** YOU ALL KNOBHEADS!

# Jul 13, 2004 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. message boy writes:

does anyone remember nothingface? well two members of the band formed "kingdom of snakes" and thier ep will be coming out soon

# Jul 13, 2004 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ? writes:

What does nothingface have to do with System of a Down? that was kind of random...i still love nothingface...but just had to comment on how random that was.

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. relliK writes:

Dude its ok,he's the message boy.

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Big Dan writes:

You dumb f*** "mug$hot". I'm 20, how old are you? oh, 14? you think you are all cool because you use a dollar sign for an "S". you dumb f***! system of a downs syndrome IS POP! The music I listen to doesn't get played on the Radio, More Importantly MTV. If you Get played on MTV you ARE pop. And I don't need to masturbate to my daddy's porn collection in the top of his closet that he doesn't know I know about, because I put every magizine in the same spot I got it from, (like you do) I have a Fiancee that sucks and f***s me in ways you never knew existed, so come back to me AFTER you turn off the TV and Radio and start listening to REAL metal, not some bullsh** they pass for music let alone METAL!

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Big Dan writes:

Oh yeah that is my real name It's DAN SINNOTT, And people call me BIG DAN because I have a 54 inch chest what about you?

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. nin writes:

Dan, you're gross. Stop saying sh** like that.

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 4:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. nin writes:

I'm going to call you Gross Dan from now on. 'Cause you're gross.

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 4:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Mug$hot writes:

I don't think you have a 54 inch chest big dan you fag I think it is 54 inches. and why do you think I want to know about your chest and plus I listened to many underground bands and garage bands. Here I'll name you some. dragpipe, avenged sevenfold, trivium, evergrey, bionic jive, madball, as I lay dying, most precious blood, throwdown, nora, tiamat, dying fetus, symphorce, and other metal bands.

there is that enough metal for you. if not write back

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. mug$hot writes:

I lied it is 54 centimeters i bet

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. relliK writes:

Big Dan,no way your 20.Far too immature to be 20.And Mug$hot,those are hardcore bands you just listed off.BTW SOAD f***in rules,cant wait for their new album.f*** any of you that hate them for their race.

# Jul 14, 2004 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Mug$hot writes:

those are bands i know. if you want metal
hammerfall, iced earth, behemoth, racer X, KMFDM, shadows fall, dark tranquility, rapture, darkest hour katatonia, kataklysm, living sacrafice. just let me know if you need me to list better bands

# Jul 15, 2004 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. bill writes:

dan you are a douche bag, soad's popular songs are normally not their better songs, and have you ever heard of genres? pop is a genre, and alternative is a genre, big difference. most of us listen to good bands, instead you listen to trash, go away and leave these people alone before they find you and castrate you.

# Jul 18, 2004 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. wally writes:

i hate this these notes always start out as yay for like soad or w/e and then u dudes start getting into fights like cmon new album YAAAAAAAY

# Jul 19, 2004 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Josh writes:

Well if you all havent known this but i did some research on the following album ( not yet named) and this is going to be the last and final album. So every pray to god this is their best album!

# Jul 22, 2004 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kommisar Ren writes:

SOAD sucks, they're no-talent new-metal (not nu) crap!! I can't believe that people say this band is better, if not equal to Rage Against The Machine!! RATM is far superior to SOAD in all aspects!! First of all, RATM doesn't water down or hide their politics, SOAD does. RATM is really talented, Zach De La Rocha's rapping is alot better than Serj Tankian's random screaming. Also, Tom Morello's guitar playing is alot better than Daron Malakian's.

Let's not forget who's hypocritical and who isn't. RATM and SOAD both cry fowl against Corporate America, both are rich, but RATM gives a good sized chunk of their profits to charities and political groups, SOAD keeps all of the money for themselves. Also, RATM had a much bigger political impact; they gave financial aid to the International Commitee for Democracy in Mexico. This resulted in the demise of Mexico's dictatorship and the birth of democracy for that country. They also gave financial aid to the Zapatista movement (aka EZLN). This resulted in them taking back the territory of Chiapas in southern Mexico in 2002. SOAD had no political impact on the world what so ever. Face it SOAD fans, RATM was, is, and always will be better than SOAD. If you can't handle the truth, suicide is your answer.

# Jul 26, 2004 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. up your @$$ writes:

i couldnt give less of a flying f*** about ratm, but i will not diss them or say anything of the sort, i just dont like them, ...as for system of a down, they are a great METAL band, and are pretty open about their political beliefs...hah....like SOAD fans will really think that rage against the machine is better, just because you say so Kommisar Ren!

# Jul 26, 2004 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. up your @$$ writes:

if system of a down always keeps all the money they make for themselves, then what was the CHARITY show they headlined in La all about?

# Jul 26, 2004 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. rue writes:

if you are a true system of a down fan, then it really doesnt matter what Kommisar Ren says, you will go your own way.....and what the f*** is that about suicide?? that is the biggest load of bullsh** i have seen on this site so far...suicide because you can handle the truth of ratm being better then soad.....well i guess i wont have to worry about suicide cuz im a System of a Down fan, and nothing you say will change my mind

# Jul 26, 2004 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Kommissar Ren writes:

Hey up your @$$, do yourself a favor by standing in front of an incoming train, you should do that because you favor SOAD over RATM. SOAD is still a no-talent meaningless greedy band made up of filthy Turks. The screaming in their noise (not music) is them laughing their way towards the bank. By the way, rue, you should kill yourself because you like SOAD. I heard that SOAD doesn't care about their simple instrumentation, they just want to get their point across about politics. They're failing at that too!! None of SOAD's songs have anything to do with politics!! What's so political about Chop Suey or Psycho? Nothing!!That's what!! The smart will always be victorious over the stupid. RATM rules SOAD sucks!!

# Jul 26, 2004 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. rue writes:

greedy? no talent? meaningless? when did you pull that out of your ass? somebody must think they are talented, if they are putting out a 4th album, and they sold 3.3 million copies of their last one... Kommisar Ren, why is that everytime somebody says they like system of down, you say they should commit suicide? seriously, whats your f***ing problem? theres a lot of stuff on steal this album that is political...you just have to listen....honestly, nothing you say will make me change my mind about system of down, and stop this bullsh** about suicide and killing yourself!

# Jul 27, 2004 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. up your @$$ writes:

i agree with rue, f*** Kommisar Ren and his suicidal ways, i will always like system of a down and the music they put out

# Jul 27, 2004 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Kommissar Ren writes:

I know who thinks these chodes are talented, you f*cking idiots do!! I hate bands that are untalented and overrated. I know for a fact that SOAD is greedy, not talented, and meaningless. Fine, there's about two songs on Steal this Album that are political, the rest are sh*t!! I hope terrorists attack a SOAD concert, killing them and their fans!! I'd laugh my head off if i saw a plane fly into a SOAD concert and seeing SOAD and the fans explode and go up in flames!! DIE RUE DIE!! DIE UP YOUR @$$ DIE!! DIE SOAD DIE!!

# Jul 27, 2004 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. rue writes:

f***ing nutcase

# Jul 27, 2004 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Kommisar Ren writes:

rue is a f*cking retard. SOAD blows!!

# Jul 27, 2004 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BNN writes:

holy sh** that guy got pretty worked up. it's an opinion! and really, system of a down is quite similiar to rage, i personally love them both, but system of a down must have more musical security and more solid view of things considering they are still together. well so a few of system's songs aren't political so what, most of them are especially if you can see some of the metaphors, and their message is clear. and you can't know for a fact something that is an opinion. yeah that one dude seems like a nutcase.

# Aug 4, 2004 @ 1:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Fuck SOAD haters! writes:

hey ren, ratm broke up years a go becase their "singer" is a total a**hole.And(although tom morello is a f**cking god!)ratm is g@y, and not true metal if it wasn't for tom.By the way,if soad is soooo gready,then how come they:

a:did the souls 2004 cocerts to benifit the poor
b:serj and tom morrelo formed the axis of justice program,which has a political talk show,and are on tour to raise money to help poor people

Final comment:F**k ratm and you kommisar.I am sooo happy that morrelo is using his talent for real metal with cris cornell of sound garden,insted of that fag that is zak de la roch.kommisar,go back to masterbating to gay porn in your parents basement you nerd!and leave us real fans alone!

# Aug 4, 2004 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. I LOVE RATM AND SOAD writes:

They are both great bands, ratm and soad are f***ing awesome

# Aug 4, 2004 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Kommissar Ren writes:

Hey f*** SOAD Haters!, go take it up the a$$ from your butt buddy Serj Tankian!! SOAD is greedy and gay, RATM isn't. Audioslave isn't metal, it's hard rock. I have a girlfriend who sucks and f*cks me in ways you can't imagine because you're the one who jacks off to gay porn in your parent's basement!! She also hates that no-talent greaseball Armenian excuse for a band, SOAD. So what if RATM isn't together anymore, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin aren't together anymore.

Face it, RATM was, is, and always will be better than SOAD!! Final comment: F*ck SOAD and f*ck f*** SOAD Haters!!! Also, f*ck Armenia!! I wish the Turks were successful in wiping out those inferior lifeforms!! If that happened, there would be no SOAD. DIE f*** SOAD HATERS! DIE!!!! DIE SOAD DIE!!!!

# Aug 5, 2004 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Draukau writes:

Nothingface f***in rocked, ive got all 5 cds.
Soads steal this album was already released under a different name with a few singles like sugar way back before toxicity.

God damn kiddies and they p***y sh**.

Bring me the f***in metal.

# Aug 5, 2004 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brokenwings13 writes:

i have a copy of toxicity that's getting dusty. and SOAD and RATM are just like
all other liberal artists, they complain about the tax cut for the rich people but
have no realization that they are the rich people and shouldn't be begging off
others to share income. doing that is communism. if they want to support some
organization, be my guest, just don't tell me what to support and not to support!

SOAD have noting better to do than to complain and make music videos
with michael moore.

# Aug 5, 2004 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. FUCK SOAD haters+Komassir ren writes:

Kommasir,sbbath and zepplin both recently and still are doing reunion tours
SOAD rocks,RATM(excluding tom morello)Can bite you(Not me!)
and kommasir,you really nead to come out of the closet,because lets face facts:You're here,You're queer,and if you stop f***ing bothering us We'll get used to it.

# Aug 6, 2004 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. FUCK SOAD HATERS+Kommasir ren writes:

Michael moore is right.All those f***ing republicans don't care about anything going on in the world.they just f***ing care about themself.they don't have morrales,and they have(to the poor and middle class)a "f*** you" reaction

Here's a transcrip from the 'I hate george W. bush reader' about the many things this a$$hole we call a president and his supporters have done:

1.Bush's 'no child left behind act'has poised our public school system
2.his regressive tax cuts have created huge deficit in the economie and have cost this nation more than two million jobs
3.bush has done more damage to the envirment than any one in the history of the world

the list goes on and on.

i don't mean to get pollitical on everyone here,but it's these things that SOAD and micahel moore stand against.they both contruibute against this by making movies,writing songs,and other ways.RATM did this too,and i respect them for that,but they aren't true metal.maybe SOAD aren't either,but nobody in their right mind can tell me that they like RATM,but hate SOAD because it's not metal,it's hard rock.

Ha!beat that!

# Aug 6, 2004 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Kommissar Ren writes:

What gives you the idea that I'm gay. I just told you I have a girlfriend you f*cking fruit moron!!!! SOAD is mallcore metal sh*t just like Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and Mudvayne. I bet you that 10 years from now everyone will forget about this mallcore sh*t including SOAD. RATM will be remembered for a long time along with Black Sabbath and Tool. You have nothing better to do than to jack off your preppy friends, go to the mall and listen to mallcore garbage at Hot Topic!! If SOAD ever comes to Chicago, I'll sneak into the backstage and kill them!! F*ck F*CK SOAD haters!!!! Kill him!!!!

# Aug 6, 2004 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. relliK writes:

Yeah,your gonna kill them.Sure buddy.

# Aug 6, 2004 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Fuck SOAD HATERS+Kommissar Ren writes:

Corection:

Ha!Beat that(without swearing,gay references,or death threats)!

what the f*** is a fruit moron?RATM isn't metal,it's raprock.Hot topic is home of some of the most metal sh** you can't find anywhere else.

lol rellik! go ahead,kill me.first though,you have to:

a:figure out where i live
b.think of a way to kill me without being prosecuted
c.figure out a way to make it past SOAD's security to kill them
d.figure out a way to make it past your computer screen to mine
e.figure out why every time i post something in this comments section,i end up turning it in to a list

Here's something for you(depending on your pollitical position,you can take this as an offense or compliment):you remind me kommasir of bill o'reiley.instead of trying to prove someone wrong when they argue with you,you just say bad things,like DIE!!!!,or KILL HIM!!!!!,or You have nothing better to do than to jack off your preppy friends, go to the mall and listen to mallcore garbage at Hot Topic!! this is why this is a bad thing:it doesn't help your point at all.not one person has said to you,through out this whole conversation,"Gee,you're right!RATM is awesome,and SOAD sucks!i hate them now!"instead,you have just cause angry SOAD fans(like myself)to gang up against you.all you do to fight back is Swear,offend a country after all the hardships it has faced(i.e. Aremania)Just because a band you don't like feels strongly about the deaths of millons of their race.You are not the kind of person who's going to have many people like him/her/it.You are just lying to all of us about a girlfriend because you don't have one and want to sound cool.i doubt you will ever get a girl friend because the way you talk makes you soud like you don't have any respect for women at all.you are just one of the many f***ed up people who bring this country enemys.you are the kind of person who doesn't vote but complains when the person he doesn't like gets elected.You are the person who worships satan,and has no respect for the world around you.that is how i see you kommisar,or should i say comunist ren.

kommissar,if you wish to show me more of your personality,e-mail me at flameboy67@msn.com

ZING!

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45. Fuck SOAD haters+kommasir ren writes:

see you in hell buddy!

# Aug 7, 2004 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. sss writes:

weeeeeoooooo

# Aug 7, 2004 @ 12:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. brokenwings13 writes:

a fruit moron is another term for a gay person if you think about it because
there are references to gays as being "fruity" and etc.

and can i email you f**K SOAD Haters+ Kommisar Ren??

# Aug 7, 2004 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. brokenwings13 writes:

and i forgot to add...

what's makes you think your so smart?? you can't even spell Armenia right.

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