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Handwritten Lawsuit Accuses Google Having A Name Similar To Accuser's Social Security Number

from the plaintiff-and-defendant(s)-have-a-responsibility-to-fight-the-war-on-terrorism dept

We've seen some really bizarre and silly lawsuits filed against Google over the years, but this latest one wins hands down. Eric Goldman gets all the credit in the world for sending this one over. Someone has filed a handwritten lawsuit against Google, asking for $5 billion in damages, because his social security number, when turned upside down and scrambled spells Google. And then it gets weirder. The war on terrorism makes an appearance, as does a Burton snowboard. If you're reading this via RSS, click on through to see the filing in all its handwritten glory. Update: As pointed out in the comments, the guy actually filed 8 other things with the court, including a rather detailed description of how the Philadelphia 76ers play a key role in the code to unscramble his social security number to spell Google.

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  • identicon
    Danny, 19 Sep 2007 @ 12:51pm

    I don't do this often...

    but I have to.


    WFT?!?!

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    Shun, 19 Sep 2007 @ 12:56pm

    Wonderful Complaint

    Hey, for a rambling piece of garbage, this is pretty well written. Why doesn't he just go ahead and sue Yahoo and Microsoft, while he's at it. Oh, right, the scrambled and turned upside-down angle. Oh well, good luck with that, pro se plaintiff, in forma pauperis. Classic.

    Something tells me he's going to get his Burton Snowboard repo'd from him when Google files their malicious prosecution suit against him, but maybe they won't bother.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:02pm

    Piss-take

    Come on guys, this is as blatant a piss-take as ever I saw one.

    And they say Americans have no sense of humor... :P

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    Steve LeVine, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:04pm

    Things that make you go hmmm...

    Is this guy entitled to royalties every time someone Googles the term "frivolous lawsuit?"

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    WarOtter (profile), 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:13pm

    Jack Thompson moved to PA and changed his name?

    Hmmm.... Jack Thompson may want to take note of this guy, as it looks like this is what Thompson will be reduced to in the coming years as a result of his own frivolous lawsuits.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:21pm

    cant seem to find a gibberish translator can any one help me out?

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    Stute, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:22pm

    Just...

    Wow...

    Seriously... I'm amazed. I hope he wins. Then I can go sue Microsoft for stealing my socks at night.

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  • identicon
    Jeff, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:29pm

    HAHAHAHAHA

    This guy is fucking nuts, if I were Google I'd flip him 20 bucks just for trying.

    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-pamdce/case_no-3:2007cv01677/case_id-69169/

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    U Bet Ya, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:30pm

    It's amazing what you can find on the internet...

    go to http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-pamdce/case_no-3:2007cv01677/case_id-69169/
    and open up the second exhibit - or specifically:
    http://casedocs.justia.com/pennsylvania/pamdce/3:2007cv01677/69169/1/2.pdf

    then go to page 18.

    It shows the specifics of this loon's SS Number and how it spells Google (with the help of the Philadelphia 76ers)

    wow.

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    Kevin Laing, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:32pm

    Conflict of Interest?

    I found this related article on the justia news website. I find it interesting that they suggest to their visitors that google be used to research the lawsuit in question, even though google is listed as a defendant.
    http://news.justia.com/cases/20070525211884/

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    BillGod, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:39pm

    DAMN...

    Google maps says theres no millridge road in milford PA.. guess its not real.. who would have thunk it.

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      hometoast, 20 Sep 2007 @ 8:07am

      Re: DAMN...

      @BillGod: It's probably really named "State Route 230948" or "Township Route 222222" or something generic. We have lots of those.

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    RandomThoughts, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:41pm

    For some reason I doubt that identity thiefs will run out and try to use this guys SS#

    Have a feeling using that might bring you a whole lot of trouble. Is this guy an inmate or a patient?

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      Philip, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:13pm

      Re:

      Why look for the SSN? It's in the original doc in prefect view. Somebody forgot to black out the number in the online PDF from the above (in comment) links.

      They blacked it out at the bottom, but not from within the document. Oops.

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  • identicon
    Shannon, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:41pm

    ID Theft

    Someone should take the pdf on page 14 and write fake checks from his account!

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  • identicon
    Vincent Clement, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:44pm

    Some one forgot to take their meds. This guys needs medical help, and soon.

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  • identicon
    Nurse Caregiver, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:45pm

    There's medication on the market for people like this....

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    A. L. Flanagan, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:46pm

    Wow

    So the guy's entered his driver's license, his social security records, his bank statement, etc. into the public record now. Let's see, which is a more likely cause of his overdrawn bank account:

    1. The fact he hasn't earned any money for the last 3 or 4 years, or
    2. The fact that if you fiddle with his SSN enough it looks kinda sorta like "google"?

    I wonder.

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  • identicon
    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:53pm

    Finally...

    a sane lawyer! I've been looking for one.

    I wish I could combine two upside down 7's to make an E.

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  • identicon
    DC, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:54pm

    WTF!?!?

    I turned my cell number upside down and it is scrambled code for go sue somebody. Guess I will sue Verizon. Wait…… maybe that is a bad idea. They may send a Verizon FIOS tech to ‘accidentally’ start a fire……:)

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 1:59pm

    wow

    "Prevent Identity Theft - Protect Your Social Security Number". Did anyone read the big bold letters? How is that site able to post all of that personal info? Now those people, he *can* sue.

    He talks about not getting his anxiety medication while in jail in one of the complaints so definitely an inmate or recently released. Anyway, just google the phone number he left on the complaint form and you'll see a real phonebook entry. (That's a 570 area code)

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:10pm

      Re: wow

      Phonebook results for phone 5702961145

      Kathy S Jayne (570) 296-1145 Milford, PA 18337

      I bet Kathy's gonna be steamed at Dylan...

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  • identicon
    Me, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:04pm

    Perhaps the silliness has to do with the drugs he has been smoking instead of getting a life. What 25 year old has only made $2300 in 6 years prior to 2006. My 12 year old son made more than that at a small paper route in 2 years.

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  • identicon
    Rishi Shukla, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:09pm

    People are fucking stupid.

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    Just Me, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:17pm

    My dog spelled "Microsoft" in his bowl with his kibbles. Think I'll sue!!!

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:28pm

    Re: Comment 12

    Google maps says theres no millridge road in milford PA.. guess its not real.. who would have thunk it.Try Mill Ridge Drive. (On page one of the document linked in the article the address is Drive, not Road)

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    TheDock22, 19 Sep 2007 @ 2:36pm

    Hey....

    My SSN spells google to if you turn it upside down, scramble it, and then squint really hard. Maybe we can make a class action lawsuit.

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    B, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:03pm

    Wow..

    All of this guy's info is in this PDF:
    http://casedocs.justia.com/pennsylvania/pamdce/3:2007cv01677/69169/1/2.pdf

    His driver's license, social security card, bank card, bank statements (although that account is closed)...
    Someone need an identity?

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  • identicon
    me, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:21pm

    Duh

    whatEVER!!!

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  • identicon
    Shohat, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:25pm

    I love

    I LOVE Americans.
    I ADORE Americans.

    My god, I just want to pet you and feed you and play with you all day.

    I love Americans.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:28pm

    Only in America ....

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:35pm

    if it wasn't for the 8 his address number would be 1337

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:39pm

    I plan to sue techdirt for $50,000,000.

    While reading this article I started laughing so hard I spilled hot tea into my lap causing great discomfort and ruining a perfectly good pair of pants.

    Publishing this article showed a complete disregard for my health and wellbeing and was clearly irresponsible.

    You will be hearing from my lawyer.

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  • identicon
    Blackblade, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:43pm

    Moron

    Wow, this has to be the stupidest lawsuit I've ever seen. Part of me wants to cry about the stupidity of some people.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2007 @ 3:57pm

      Re: Moron

      blackblade, you and others taking the lawsuit as if it were filed as a serious lawsuit makes me cry about the stupidity of some people.

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  • identicon
    jon, 19 Sep 2007 @ 4:07pm

    There really isn't anything funny about this. This person is clearly not well. I really wish this person well.


    Also, to suggest that this only happens in America is silly, mental health problems are a human condition and don't have borders or politics.

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    MooseDog, 19 Sep 2007 @ 4:08pm

    i dunno

    i don't know what to make of this myself.

    I mean, the guy lays it all out on the table: he's been in jail for the last several years, during which he was also "hospitalized" in the psych ward, so he's obviously out there.

    yet, he sure seems to know his shit when it comes to writing properly structured motions and submitting the proper supporting documentation.

    hannibal lector anyone?

    so, is he just taking the piss out of a system he knows and loathes, or his he serious? can't figure it out.

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  • identicon
    brwyatt, 19 Sep 2007 @ 4:48pm

    WTF?

    OK, what does terrorism, police brutality, and public drunkenness have to do with all this? Seriously.... WTF...

    I think this kid should have patented his social security number first... that way we could have had a stupid patent as well... and he would have had a better case against Google.... sort of...

    Jesh.... hell, my SSN multiplied by a certain number is the amount Google pays in taxes each year.... I'm sooo suing.

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    Zaxk, 19 Sep 2007 @ 6:13pm

    This guy...

    makes George W. Bush look like a genius and an angel.

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    CJCtr, 19 Sep 2007 @ 7:09pm

    Wow!

    You can spell almost 1000 company/brand names with the letters of my name! Guess I'll have a lot of money comin' my way now! Oh, and not to mention the endangerment to my right hand while I'm writing out all of these reports. I could have a cramp for a whole hour if I'm not careful.

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  • identicon
    Big-Chipper-wink, 19 Sep 2007 @ 7:25pm

    under the WTF topic

    im sitting here TRYING to read what this chucklehead wrote and i keep comming back to the same question.. WTF was he smoking..

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    Big-Chipper-wink, 19 Sep 2007 @ 7:28pm

    part2

    i just looked at my DL's.. if u flip my name upside down.. it tells the location of Noah's ark....... maybe i could sue the Church?????? just a thought..

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  • identicon
    Johan, 19 Sep 2007 @ 7:55pm

    j. Your Honor telefax the order of summary judgement to the defendant(s) appropriate account holder

    So he just wants to get his overdrafted account paid off? very clever...

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    Boris Jacobsen, 20 Sep 2007 @ 2:39am

    379009

    On an old calculator, 379009 would look quite a lot like Google.

    I've never thought about this much before, but I have '666' in the middle of my (UK) National Insurance number. I think I need to sue someone for emotional distress.

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    Boris Jacobsen, 20 Sep 2007 @ 2:41am

    sorry - 376006

    sorry - when you turn it upside down, the number is 376006

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2007 @ 3:09am

    Dylan Stephen Jayne - Google Finance Search

    Your search - Dylan Stephen Jayne - produced no matches

    First link for googling "Dylan Stephen Jayne"

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    Snakeyez, 20 Sep 2007 @ 5:51am

    XD

    I could see a group of buddies sitting around getting drunk, writing this and laughing about it. Either that, or this guy is wearing a tin-foil hat.

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    Leo, 20 Sep 2007 @ 7:32am

    WTF?

    LOL LOL LOL
    ROFL ROFL ROFL
    I love it!!! I live in Monroe County, 10 minutes away from this guy!
    LOL LOL LOL

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  • identicon
    amazed, 20 Sep 2007 @ 8:22am

    A Joke, Right

    This couldn't be serious.

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  • identicon
    Carolyn, 20 Sep 2007 @ 8:38am

    Problem Child

    If you look through the exhibits, it's apparent that he's in prison. And, not getting his medications. I agree the suit is silly, but it's also plain he's not mentally competent. It's sad, actually.

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      apparent?, 20 Sep 2007 @ 12:57pm

      Re: Problem Child

      How is it apparent he's in prison? Would he have access to a photo copier and his drivers license, SS card, Library card, wachovia card, wachovia statement, etc.? What's sad is that you can't just laugh like the rest of us. Maybe he is mentally competent and was tired of the system... but guess what no one reading this thread on here knows, so stop diagnosing someone based on a handwritten lawsuit. Yeah it's crazy but what else would you be looking at while you are supposed to be working???

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      Pi, 21 Sep 2007 @ 12:54pm

      Re: Problem Child

      I think he's mentally competent; could you write out a law suit without any forms?

      But he is clearly a paranoid and delusional nut-case...

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    Jack Sprat, 20 Sep 2007 @ 4:41pm

    This is called a "warning sign"

    One day, this weirdo is going to walk into a busy mall and start shooting, because he just can't deal with the pressure any more. And then the media will find these fine specimens and blame the Pennsylvania police for not acting responsibly to protect the public.

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    Mike, 21 Sep 2007 @ 3:27am

    I'm not sure which is more f**ked up:
    The lawsuit or the dumbass embedded jpg viewer you have to use to try and read the thing.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2007 @ 5:21am

    I haven't read anything that funny since the last time I looked in on the Mind Control Forums. I'm surprised he's not suing the CIA while he's at it.

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    eeyore, 21 Sep 2007 @ 5:38am

    Look at his other case filings:

    Case 3:07-cv-01113-EMK-LQ Document 1 Filed 06/21/2007

    Not often you see the phrase 'corpse abuser' used in a sentence.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2007 @ 7:47am

    How one could make "google" from "166706077"???

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    Ian McAnerin, 21 Sep 2007 @ 6:46pm

    Interesting

    Yes, he's clearly crazy. After all, apparently his current problem is that (he feels) he is falsely imprisoned and that a certain newsman has a video of the incident which he feels will vindicate him.

    And now this document has made this information public in a manner there is no way someone like this would have ever been able to do otherwise, simply by suing someone famous for something dumb.

    I don't know anything about the video, or the circumstances of the arrest, but it seems to me this is a very effective way of getting information out there publicly.

    Crazy or not, maybe he knows the system better than you think...

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    FacingTheSharks, 21 Sep 2007 @ 9:36pm

    I guess if a senator can file a lawsuit against God, then someone should be able to file one against Google huh?

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Sep 2007 @ 8:40am

    Why just $5Bn?

    Mr. Jayne obviously knows something the market doesn't about Google's enterprise value. Perhaps he has uncovered a portfolio of sub-prime motgages lurking on Google's books.

    This is another obvious hedge fund ploy to get out of bad short situation.

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    jaylweb, 24 Sep 2007 @ 3:17pm

    hmmm

    The guy must have read a lot of law books while in prison. I have to say it's certainly creative and after reading all of the paperwork, including exhibits; it definitely took a lot of effort on his part to file this case. I also believe the guy knows he won't win and submitted this in hand writing to prove a point on how silly our justice system can be. He mentioned "national security" and "terrorism", so they can't just throw it out in the "event" there was some merit to those accusations. Gotta love Homeland Security!! :P

    Definitely the best laugh I've had in a really long time. LOL

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    Just Some Guy, 15 May 2009 @ 5:22pm

    Why doesn't he sue the 600673 folks first?

    It seems to me that the website http://www.600673.com/ resembles his (descrambled?) social security number even more than Google does...

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  • fighting against hate

    everything pinful tht could happen to someone who has been victimized by hate has happened to my daughter/myself. for years i have fed the hungry and fought for those needing social security, or the homeless, that's what activist do. pls google my name and see how in many instances i and my daughter have been lied on and slandered because no one has wanted to be accountable, and through irresponsible journalism and police abuse and straight out corruption, it's easier to not be accountable, it's been easier for the long beach police not to protect and serve. pls see the video, google star harris and see the links. i as a mom have written more than 2 million words in my attempts to wake up justice. where is it? i know her to be blind now and heartless in order to not know, nd we as a people must keep waking her up, even if it means talking loud and over the sounds of hatred. i grow more tired daily and i'm now in the hospital again. after the win of the slip/fall i know there is no such thing as winning when legal corruption has beaten you and your down to an actual pulp. when nothing you knew before the hate crime remains the same, when your whole life has now been severely nd irrepairably fragmented. winning is now word to me. i still ask why, and who, and we deserve to know. i knew when i took up this staff against hate that i would be victimized, i just never knew how raunchy our legal system was, nor our police syatem. who do we turn to when those sworn to protect and serve us, only hurt us? sleep nd food now ellude me and pain, intractable hs become a familiar that hurts my nights and controls my day's. pls pry for me and star s this is a bumby road, but hopefully it's the road to justice. hate is never a good thing and no one should die for a big gulp. youtube, the one who stood up at the women's conference, maria shriver, 2008. we were drugg like dogs thru the building, tazed, beaten, jailed/hospitalized, and now i con't to pay for it by hospital visits, one after another. the world is becoming progressively uglier. god have mercy on us all. 6613493761/5625199294/5624952017forgive my typing errors for this is'nt my forte'

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  • identicon
    DeeAnne Hedrick, 2 Jun 2010 @ 5:41pm

    Not Fair

    They are posting very confidential information on Google...Everyone Beware! I read this article and found confidential information about myself on the google website. It is good if you have research but beware again because not all of them speak truth anymore...compare information.

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  • identicon
    Mark, 19 Oct 2011 @ 3:41pm

    Very Funny

    I guess some people are just there to sue other gaint organisations.
    I can't believe how can someone be so stupid.

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    Steve, 19 Mar 2012 @ 11:25pm

    Ha Ha Ha

    How people can be so stupid, very funny indeed.

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    that's insane!

    why don't everyone just sue google for using too many o's on their logo?

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    Very new information that hardly made it to the social media.

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