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History lesson: Once upon a time (circa 2004-08), the ot...
Harald Hadrada
  06/11/19
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8========D~~~
  06/11/19
Relevance?
~~(> ' ' )>
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fuck nigs lmao
lead singer of hoobastank
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CapTTTainFalcon
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absolutely devastating
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absolutely devastating
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Harald Hadrada
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don't run jogger i see you
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law nigger
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wendy's
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Tall, shambling galoot
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borders
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inscrutable/vulgar feuds between posters
The Sheer Entitled Caucasity
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inclutabre/vurgal
'"""'""'''"'
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180000000000000000
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180
north atlantid
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180
Black People Buying Things and Dancing
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180
yosemite sam
  06/11/19
surprisingly accurate
creampie guy
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You learn more about law here than tls
nude attorney
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Not flame I started my own firm because of xo
....,....,,...
  06/11/19
me too, I figured if Tommy Turdskin could succeed, literally...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
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Proctolgia Fugax + HSV1 + Androgenic Alopecia
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Harsh but fair
Uranist
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Harald Hadrada
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West Walker
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Accurate. The timeline is a little off. As recently as 2013i...
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recentree as twenny turteen...
Insane right-wing gun nut
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borders
  06/11/19
Zimmerman was 2013 and the too gay for stormfront crew had d...
.....;;,,.........;.;.;.;.,;,;,;.;.;,;
  06/11/19
some 180 bar threading in 2013 tho
don't run jogger i see you
  06/11/19
second-rate 4chan knockoff
GnosticBatFraudWang
  06/11/19
third-rate really
.,,.....,,.,.,..,.,.,..,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,....,.,.,..
  06/11/19
They got us pegged!
Upset Jew
  06/11/19
god I wish they did
GnosticBatFraudWang
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The Midsummer Political Anomie
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:.;;.;...;;
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i feel like they don't even know about clutchable trannies
I am thinking of aurochs and angels
  06/11/19
I'm more offended by the fact that the entire crypto saga go...
.....;;,,.........;.;.;.;.,;,;,;.;.;,;
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They didn’t mention wgwag either. Lots was left out.
waiting around to die
  06/11/19
hummingbird hawk moths, too. a lot of notable details really...
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Alpha Aspie ADA, I am a refrigerator, :D family cartoon. If...
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what kind of clothmo history of XO doesn't mention Halford
Krampusnacht
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don't run jogger i see you
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1488 Genocide the Mexican Invaders https://pjb.primecdn.n...
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great moniker
don't run jogger i see you
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Lol someone poast this thread back into that tls thread
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Waiting for deanrobbins1 to get on that. Haven’t poste...
Harald Hadrada
  06/11/19
Johnsmeyer used to have a spare account call him
wendy's
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As if I have johnsmeyer’s phone number
Harald Hadrada
  06/11/19
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which dad
  06/11/19
Lol no one left
Diane Rehm talking dirty
  06/11/19
Holy shit
pork
  06/11/19
We really like it here
and when i started to squeeze the bar brother
  06/11/19
that thread is blowing the fuck up
housewife
  06/11/19
Is 43 posts a big TLS? Lol
Harald Hadrada
  06/11/19
TLS split a while ago when Harrison Barnes bought it and now...
donald draper
  06/12/19
tls still exists?
ORANGE BOOMER BAD
  06/12/19


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Date: June 11th, 2019 11:58 AM
Author: Harald Hadrada

History lesson:

Once upon a time (circa 2004-08), the other law school forums were mostly filled with starry eyed 0Ls debating the relative merits of second and third tier schools. It was very difficult to get real, unvarnished information about law firms and the legal employment market on the internet- especially from the prospective of T14 students and graduates. Xoxo filled that void.

It was originally an offshoot of the Princeton Review forum for LSAT takers who were shooting for top scores and T14 schools. There was a certain self-deprecating pride in the snobbishness of the forum- hence the tagline "the most prestigious law school discussion board in the world." Nevertheless, the forum managed to attract a lot of people who could give you the inside track. The anonymity of the forum (many of the accounts were "community" accounts where may people knew the password) meant information could be shared without fear of reprisal. If you wanted a comparison of the culture at Gibson and Paul Weiss, Xoxo could give it to you, complete with the names of partners to avoid. There were also bitingly sarcastic pieces such as this classic on working at S&C (reposted on TLS):

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=253012

But, there was a distinct darkside even then, and the unmoderated nature of the forum meant that sexist/racist posts were relatively common. There were posters who seemed to thrive on being transgressive, and would make posts consisting of nothing but racist/sexist epithets. But if you were willing to filter that stuff out, there was still useful content.

Then, around 2007, someone on the forum decided to launch a "Women of the T14" contest where they posted photos of students and ranked them by attractiveness (often with vulgar descriptions of their bodies). Women who protested this exercise were viciously attacked. This lead to litigation, the "outing" of some of the anonymous posters, and the eventual unraveling of the forum into what it is today. Most of the posters who actually provided useful information were scared off by the behavior of the miscreants engaging in harassment as well as the litigation.

One would have thought the xoxo forum would have died out entirely a long time ago, but it remains surprisingly active in terms of post volume. While it's clear a plurality of posters tend to have some connection to the legal industry, it mostly seems to be a second-rate 4chan knockoff these days. Evidently, the types of folks who were harassing women back in 2007 are now content to use the platform for racist jokes and inscrutable/vulgar feuds between posters.

Xoxo is a cautionary tale of how people will behave on an unmoderated forum while cloaked by anonymity. I suppose it serves some purpose as a quarantine for the folks who probably shouldn't be posting on TLS.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=301616

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38372486)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:21 PM
Author: 8========D~~~

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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375110)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 1:30 AM
Author: ~~(> ' ' )>

Relevance?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376752)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 12:00 PM
Author: lead singer of hoobastank

fuck nigs lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38372504)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:14 PM
Author: """"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38372995)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:15 PM
Author: north atlantid



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38372999)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:16 PM
Author: nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373001)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:17 PM
Author: kike casino nightmare machine



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373006)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:36 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373141)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 2:03 PM
Author: warlord kanye ()



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373340)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 7:05 PM
Author: harold lauder



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38374695)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:19 PM
Author: 8========D~~~

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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375094)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:34 PM
Author: CapTTTainFalcon



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376003)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:37 PM
Author: ` `

absolutely devastating

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376019)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:39 PM
Author: :.;;.;...;;



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376039)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:40 PM
Author: absolutely devastating



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:41 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376049)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:42 PM
Author: don't run jogger i see you



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376057)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:45 PM
Author: law nigger



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376078)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:47 PM
Author: wendy's



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376092)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 2:56 AM
Author: Tall, shambling galoot



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376905)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:39 PM
Author: borders



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376041)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:13 PM
Author: The Sheer Entitled Caucasity

inscrutable/vulgar feuds between posters

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38372989)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:22 PM
Author: '"""'""'''"'

inclutabre/vurgal

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373050)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:15 PM
Author: """"

180000000000000000

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373000)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:16 PM
Author: north atlantid

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373002)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:16 PM
Author: Black People Buying Things and Dancing

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373005)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:17 PM
Author: yosemite sam

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373011)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:17 PM
Author: creampie guy

surprisingly accurate

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373012)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:19 PM
Author: nude attorney

You learn more about law here than tls

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373025)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:20 PM
Author: ....,....,,...

Not flame I started my own firm because of xo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373033)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 3:06 PM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed

me too, I figured if Tommy Turdskin could succeed, literally anyone could

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373650)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:13 PM
Author: Proctolgia Fugax + HSV1 + Androgenic Alopecia



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375055)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:18 PM
Author: """"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375893)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:20 PM
Author: Uranist (GROW IT BIG)

Harsh but fair

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373028)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:24 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373062)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:39 PM
Author: West Walker (🇨🇭 👨‍⚕️)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373168)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:25 PM
Author: .,,.....,,.,.,..,.,.,..,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,....,.,.,..


Accurate. The timeline is a little off. As recently as 2013ish, there was still a lot of law / law school stuff here. The 4chan style posting really didn't predominate until 2015 or so. Hopefully it will go back to the way it was after Trump loses in 2020.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373069)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 3:12 PM
Author: Insane right-wing gun nut

recentree as twenny turteen...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373694)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:40 PM
Author: borders



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376047)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 7:03 PM
Author: .....;;,,.........;.;.;.;.,;,;,;.;.;,;


Zimmerman was 2013 and the too gay for stormfront crew had definitely taken over by then, but I guess you could argue that it was the real inflection point. I remember Rachel Jeantel's testimony being blogged in real time here, and it was super racist and also pretty funny. Boston bombings were the same year and that was another moment of racist/hilarious and XO ahead of the zeitgeist/XO scoops the MSM with its superior news aggregating skills.

I think that period may have been less useful for the average aged poaster than the current one is because the inhouse takeover was just beginning, so no one had good info about going inhouse nor did anyone care to obsess about biglaw anymore.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38374685)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:40 PM
Author: don't run jogger i see you

some 180 bar threading in 2013 tho

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376043)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:34 PM
Author: GnosticBatFraudWang

second-rate 4chan knockoff

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373122)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:34 PM
Author: .,,.....,,.,.,..,.,.,..,.,,.,.,.,.,.,.,....,.,.,..


third-rate really

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373131)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 1:36 PM
Author: Upset Jew

They got us pegged!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373146)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 6:20 AM
Author: GnosticBatFraudWang

god I wish they did

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38377057)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 6:24 AM
Author: The Midsummer Political Anomie



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38377064)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 2:03 PM
Author: ''''''''''''''''''''''



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373337)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 3:05 PM
Author: :.;;.;...;;



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373641)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 3:08 PM
Author: I am thinking of aurochs and angels

i feel like they don't even know about clutchable trannies

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38373664)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 6:57 PM
Author: .....;;,,.........;.;.;.;.,;,;,;.;.;,;


I'm more offended by the fact that the entire crypto saga goes unmentioned, and I have never owned any crypto.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38374664)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:01 PM
Author: waiting around to die

They didn’t mention wgwag either. Lots was left out.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38374974)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:03 PM
Author: ...,...,.::..;,.,:,:,,..,::.,:,.,.:.:.,:.::.,


hummingbird hawk moths, too. a lot of notable details really.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38374990)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:25 PM
Author: .....;;,,.........;.;.;.;.,;,;,;.;.;,;


Alpha Aspie ADA, I am a refrigerator, :D family cartoon. If this dweeb was in my Auto Admit 101 class I’d flunk the fuck out of him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375950)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:10 PM
Author: Krampusnacht

what kind of clothmo history of XO doesn't mention Halford

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375041)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 9:20 PM
Author: """"



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:39 PM
Author: don't run jogger i see you



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376035)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 8:18 PM
Author: 8========D~~~

1488

Genocide the Mexican Invaders

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FUCK LIBS



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375084)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 9:21 PM
Author: """"



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38375579)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:39 PM
Author: don't run jogger i see you

great moniker

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376033)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:42 PM
Author: :,..,:,,;,,.,;:;,..:;,.:;,.


Lol someone poast this thread back into that tls thread

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376055)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:43 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada

Waiting for deanrobbins1 to get on that. Haven’t posted on TLS since 2013.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376065)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:46 PM
Author: wendy's

Johnsmeyer used to have a spare account call him

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376090)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:47 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada

As if I have johnsmeyer’s phone number

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376095)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:49 PM
Author: which dad



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:46 PM
Author: Diane Rehm talking dirty (octavian)

Lol no one left

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376084)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:49 PM
Author: pork

Holy shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376104)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:50 PM
Author: and when i started to squeeze the bar brother (http://youtu.be/sqLsqHctThU)

We really like it here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376105)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:51 PM
Author: housewife

that thread is blowing the fuck up

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376107)



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Date: June 11th, 2019 10:52 PM
Author: Harald Hadrada

Is 43 posts a big TLS? Lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376116)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 1:29 AM
Author: donald draper

TLS split a while ago when Harrison Barnes bought it and now both it and the breakaway forum have no activity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38376750)



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Date: June 12th, 2019 5:38 AM
Author: ORANGE BOOMER BAD

tls still exists?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280746&forum_id=2#38377012)