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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Keep in mind I mentioned that I do like some of their stuff!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Mandom by Gatsby (1970)

    Man-o-man that's mandom.
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers

    Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme Black Eau Sport Cologne
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I agree with these sentiments, but as I've been exploring the house a bit more, I've discovered some things which have me a bit conflicted about them.

    1) They come across as a "Creed Lite" by...
  5. Re: Best aftershave for under $10 on Amazon?

    Most of the old Avon aftershaves have alcohol but also glycerin and other things that actually keep your face from drying out.

    If you want something that isn't creamy but works well and is fairly...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Dior Homme (2005)

    This is perfect for a chill autumn day. Need I say more?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

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    Dior Homme (2005)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

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    Dior Homme (2005)
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Almost all classic chypres and barbershop fougeres
    Most animalic or oud perfumes
    Anything with rose/patchouli
  10. Re: What is that "celery" note specially in Yatagan

    I haven't yet experienced this note in action to really confirm, but oddball things interest me, like the dill note in Mugler Alien Man.
  11. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    I don't think either Youth Dew or Fidji will leave production for at least a while because they both have that "heirloom" effect stuff like No. 5 and Shalimar has: too old for young "fashionable"...
  12. Re: Top 3 scents you love but fail to make the grade

    Calvin Klein Obsessed for Men - Starts off with a really irritating note that smells like Smarties/Fizzers roll candy, then reminding me of a cleaner and more mature Paco Rabanne 1 Million, before...
  13. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    FYI, I've never smelled the AWD, and only tested just the SMW, so I couldn't tell you TBH
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Bogart Eau de Toilette pour Homme by Jacques Bogart (1975)

    Yeah, that's it's full official name, not Bogart Pour Homme (which is a later scent), but for simplicity, we all just call this...
  15. Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I try not to project personality type onto a fragrance even if I do describe an aesthetic that I feel from one

    (e.g. Lapidus Pour Homme = 80's gay club, Eucris by Geo F Trumper = 1800's...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    There's no way to sample Guerlain outside of Shalimar at Ulta where I am, so I've never been able to get my nose on this one. Any version is too expensive for blind buying, so it may need to remain a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)

    The kind of thing that doesn't need a lot of explanation. Basically a democratization of the style Aventus popularized without trying to be a direct copy like...
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Purecaramel? Naw... more like Purepoetry. ;)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Was the Montana to your liking? I think it's nice.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    I'm glad to see the Quorom loosened it's grip on your soul. I was close to calling an exorcist.
  21. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Modern:

    Si by Giorgio Armani
    Libre by Yves Saint Laurent
    Galop de Hermès
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford
    Pure Poison by Christian Dior


    Vintage
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Explorer is "The Aventus for the rest of us" lol
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today was a dumb reach day so Explorer.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

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    Montblanc Explorer (2019)

    This one uses very few listed notes, just 3 per tier.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Niche is slowly dying and transforming into luxury/status/prestige anyway, with very little -actual- niche flavor. We'll have to look towards artisanal houses for that pretty soon.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Avon Everest (1975)
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    You've been sniffing too much Quorum. It's time for an intervention.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Same reason I wore Michael for Men today.
  31. Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I'm mostly outside in my job so there is no such thing as an office fragrance for me, and I very much need to match my scent to weather more so for effectiveness than style. Sweet and spicy scents...
  32. Re: Today can in the mail Declaration Cartier and Opium pour homme

    I love both of these but don't yet own Opium.
  33. Re: What is that "celery" note specially in Yatagan

    Well it's a long-discontinued designer made when naturals were cheaper, focus groups and accountants didn't try to squeeze maximum cost/benefit and market penetration out of a fragrance, and things...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors (2001)

    Boozy dried fruit and tobacco. What's not to love on an autumn day?
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    That really slows my roll on investigating the brand.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Or find exactly 51 senators to spray with it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    My bottle is low so feel free to wing it at me if you want hahaha.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors (2001)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors (2001)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I think it's more like Antaeus meets Polo but you'll have to live in it more than once then wear Polo sometime after to see that bridge.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors (2001)

    A quiet persistence. Very pleasant.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Eternity for Men Eau de Parfum (2019) hasn't been added and people here are already wearing it plus wanna review it :p
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    These are actually much harder to find in cologne format than any unicorn, but just won't have a $400 price tag when they turn up.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Avon for Men (1949)

    If it was good enough for Jimmy Stewart, it's good enough for me.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That sounds like an all-star lineup to me.
  46. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Why did I almost read that as "Baloney Aquatics".

    Gawd that would be an awful combination.
  47. Re: do you like alternating complex/challenging with more mainstream fragrances?

    1) Because I work outside and among the public often, I actually wear more safe fragrances than challenging, which is why my collection (even the vintages) skew into fougères, green aromatic things,...
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    You may be noseblind from overspraying. There's no doubt new Polo is different, but it's not particularly weak to me when I tested it on skin at Ulta.
  49. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Any of my old Avons.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yeah I never got that association either. This is a big old soap bomb though.
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    Re: Spicebomb without the sweetness?

    I'd say Parfums de Marly Kalan, but it's pricey.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Jovan Secret Amber (2012)

    A surprise with how good this is. I liked Jovan Intense Oud (2012) but could clearly see the rough edges, however this is far more refined. The amber feels more...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

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    Jovan Secret Amber (2012)
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    Jovan Secret Amber (2012)

    Very good for the money.
  55. Re: Bogart Singature - worth looking for "vintage"

    ^^^^^^^^^
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Still rocking this for now. Stuff lasts forever.
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    Re: Curve for men

    All "niche" means is something that won't appeal to everyone, like a niche music genre (eg. Jazz Fusion), or niche eatery (aka a local gastropub). Niche is not a bestowal of class or ranking,...
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    Re: What cologne was joker wearing

    If the bottle isn't shown I'd have noooo idea.
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    Re: I miss Grey Flannel!!

    when classic brands go downmarket they always suffer.

    That's what killed English Leather too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That's me and struggling to use every discontinued "unicorn" I own. Damn this hobby.
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    Re: Versace dreamer new batches

    Beat me to it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I fell in love with this one myself recently.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Assuming you bought only fragrances you like, there can be no wrong decision, just more or less optimal ones, hopefully. XD
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    No time to explore your options? :p
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed some Green Irish Tweed in my life and the weather was perfect for it.
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    Re: Best, beast mode cheapies?

    All Bogart
    All Lapidus
    Early Jovan (Musk, Sex Appeal, etc)
    Avon Mesmerize for Men
    Avon Black Suede
    All Giorgio Beverly Hills
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I love this stuff and to me, Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is the "Nü Barbershop 2.0" accord that needed to be made to keep the style from being relegated to overpriced niche recreations (I'm looking at...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)

    The whole chicken and the egg argument surrounding this and Cool Water is irrelevant to me because they're so different in tone and texture outside one...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Mouchoir de Monsieur (1902) was a reaction from Guerlain to more men initially using Jicky (1889) than women. It literally translates as "handkerchief of mister" because it was to be sprayed on the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lord Molyneux is basically a dank mossy musky rose for men. It's very Victorian and a kissing cousin to GFF Uomo.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I love Ténéré as a drier take on the Lapidus Pour Homme style, and Lord Molyneux, which itself is a lot like Aramis 900 mixed with some Joint by Roccobarocco. Paradigm shouldn't be sampled until...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (1991)

    A very enjoyable "jumble up" of floriental chypre notes with a clean fougère-like top and ambery base. This is very hard to describe and...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I'm an Avon to Zegna kinda guy, and always will be.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Actually the newly-marketed YSL Libre (2019) is all but a fougère (no oakmoss) for women. It has a lavender-forward construction, a citrus top, tonka and musk in the base, and differentiates itself...
  78. Re: Penhaligon's Chester - a game of two halves!

    I would have reminded her that regardless of my income level, I'm not going to fork over an undisclosed sum of money just for the privilege of her customer service. I need prices just as much as I...
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    Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne XS

    I'm sorry you got burned by a fake. The tester white boxes of the original bottle are still floating around, and since the cap is built-in on a hinge, you don't have to worry about it being capless....
  80. Re: Hi there,trying to find the value of 6 x 7.5ml bottles of versace jeans miniature coffret from 1

    None of the Jeans fragrances came out in the 80's so I'd double check your reference sources on age.
  81. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night I ended up in JB by Jack Black (2010)
  82. Re: Essence mâle "JPG" or Dylan Blue "Versace", ?

    Neither is sexy to me but Dylan Blue is more versatile
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    For me it's either:

    Royal Mayfair
    Royal Water
    Himalaya
    Original Vetiver
  84. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A cheapie Jovan I was curious about called Secret Amber.
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    Re: Would you.....

    Absolutely not, especially after having sampled it and finding it just okay.
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    Re: share your method of application

    1 spray into hand for application behind ears, then 1 spray to forearms in summer, tops of hands in winter when wearing long sleeve.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Drakkar Noir because it was a former mainstay and it had been too long since I wore it last. I also toyed with Figment Man. Whoo boy that's a live one.
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Parfums de Marly Akaster.

    Another winner from a house I don't want to like.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)

    The classic and iconic 80's aromatic fougère that informed so many fragrances to come. Fresh minty bergamot and lavender, artemisia and spice, oakmoss,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

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    I see where this is going, so I'm just going to pull a live and let live before rolling out. Remember, if you believe perfume has gender, and someone else does not, believe so, please do...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's called Gieffeffe (1995)

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120680.html
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I haven't, but I'd love to taste all 3 eventually.
  96. Re: Dunhill Cologne / Dunhil for Men (1934)

    They sure are!



    ErMaHgErD rEfErMaLeRsHuN!!!111 (JK man :p )
  97. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    I'd say JB by Jack Black (2010) would pair well with Proraso. It's not a fougère though.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    There should be an M on the cap under GFF. The feminine world have a W.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    A nice crisp eucalyptus and geranium chypre-type masculine over sharp woods base. Very groomed and bright, dry and well put-together.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)
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