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War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds (2005)
This list was started on 27th February 2010 by Anon
There are 63 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 12th July 2016

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Alien invasions provide great covers for unconsciously wanting to get rid of an emo son.
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    Posted, 27th February 2010
    by Anon
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    Your son runs towards giant things killing the Army soldiers en masse with heat rays and lasers? 1. Don't do anything serious to try to stop him. 2. Don't worry, he'll be fine for no apparent or adequately explored or explained reason.
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    • 6th November 2010 by AKenjiB
      Well he did try to stop him
    • 1st March 2010 by agentdc7
      That was one thing that ruined the ending for me. I was pretty sure he was dead.
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    Posted, 28th February 2010
    by miquonranger03
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    The voice of Morgan Freeman is bigger than aliens, Jesus, The Beatles, H.G. Wells, and Orson Welles combined.
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      Posted, 27th February 2010
      by Anon
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      The weather in the front of a home can be vastly different than the weather in the back.
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        Posted, 27th February 2010
        by Anon
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        Hiding under the kitchen table in stupefied silence is reassuring to your young, frightened daughter.
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          Posted, 27th February 2010
          by Anon
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          You're completely in control of the situation, and nothing says it louder than giving the window a peanut butter sandwich.
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          • 30th January 2017 by Shellybabe
            Haha!! Brilliant!
          • 23rd September 2011 by wildmorgan
            LMAO!
          • 1st March 2010 by kvn8907
            Best comment of the list so far. This deserves to be #1.
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          Posted, 27th February 2010
          by Anon
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          Tom Cruise has the patience of a saint. Anyone else would shoot those two kids for being so damn annoying....especially Dakota Fanning.
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          • 20th July 2012 by dogma420
            Simply because it's Dakota Fanning, this comment should be #1.
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          Posted, 24th September 2011
          by njackson84
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          Thousand year old machines are better than anything the aliens have today. Aliens buried machines thousands of years ago to use in an invasion. Don't you think the aliens would have developed better machines and technology in a thousand years? That would be like humans burying clubs and spears hundreds of years ago to use in a war today.
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          • 3rd July 2014 by catmunch1
            that's good, didnt think about that.
          • 20th July 2012 by dogma420
            maybe the tripod aliens are kinda like the star wars universe, where there is nothing new and improved, and everything is just perfect the way it was first made....and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot too.
          • 9th January 2012 by bourbonphantom
            They were here to kill the dinosaurs, but they were already extinct, so they figured they'd wait around until we had evolved enough to be challenging prey.
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          Posted, 9th January 2012
          by Sharkus
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          If someone says get in or you're gonna die, you ought to listen to him.
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            Posted, 27th February 2010
            by Anon
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            There are hundreds of alien war machines hiding below the surface of the Earth, which have been there for at least hundreds of years...but for some reason no one has ever found a single one of them.
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              Posted, 1st March 2010
              by kvn8907
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              Tom Cruise is slightly taller than microbes and Dakota Fanning.
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                Posted, 27th February 2010
                by Anon
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                On ordinary days when you can't even move your car on the highway, a catastrophic invasion will, however, conveniently clear you a path.
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                  Posted, 27th February 2010
                  by Anon
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                  Nothing halts a bowel movement like a river of death.
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                  Posted, 27th February 2010
                  by Anon
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                  Tom Cruise knows how to solve problems caused by a massive EMP.
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                    Posted, 27th February 2010
                    by Anon
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                    Aliens never improve their invasion techniques even after thousands of years. Especially their biological research.
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                      Posted, 27th November 2010
                      by Thalidomide Squid
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                      If every electrical item in your house, including your watch stops functioning, at least your neighbor's personal video camera will still function before he dies.
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                        Posted, 19th July 2012
                        by dogma420
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                        If you need pants, wait a couple of seconds and it may rain Levis.
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                          Posted, 27th February 2010
                          by Anon
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                          A lullaby and blindfold can ease the grim reality of a brutal beating.
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                            Posted, 27th February 2010
                            by Anon
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                            Sometimes, it's smart and commonsensical to stop filming and just run like hell.
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                              Posted, 27th February 2010
                              by Anon
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                              Humans may have looked through telescopes at Mars, taken pictures of Mars, and landed unmanned probes on Mars, and not found so much as a microbe. But there's a vast alien civilization on Mars, ready to beam into ancient war machines they burried on Earth. They're just hiding.
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                              • 20th July 2012 by dogma420
                                uhh....who said they were from Mars?
                              • 20th July 2012 by dogma420
                                uhh....who said they were from Mars?
                              • 20th July 2012 by dogma420
                                uhh....who said they were from Mars?
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                              Posted, 1st March 2010
                              by kvn8907
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                              The proper response to an alien invasion is to screech and scream at everyone within earshot, and hope the problem solves itself.
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                                Posted, 1st March 2010
                                by kvn8907
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                                When all the cars stopped working and crowding up the highway, there will always be an open path to drive through.
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                                  Posted, 1st March 2010
                                  by agentdc7
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                                  If you don't go back home like Tom Cruise told you, he's going to slap you.
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                                    Posted, 1st March 2010
                                    by agentdc7
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                                    News cameras have very high framerate capture. They can capture aliens entering tripods at lightning speed.
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                                      Posted, 1st March 2010
                                      by agentdc7
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                                      When a civilization reaches a certain level of evolutionary narcissism, their highly advanced craft will tend to look like themselves.
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                                        Posted, 2nd March 2010
                                        by Anon
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                                        "OMG I got people dust all over me"
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                                          Posted, 19th April 2010
                                          by TiffYG2133
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                                          An advanced alien civilization supposedly buried its war machines on our planet thousands, maybe even millions of years ago, instead of conquering the planet there and then when mankind was in its infancy.
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                                          • 3rd July 2014 by catmunch1
                                            they needed a larger human population to harvest the planet.
                                          • 6th November 2013 by CgiFanofDoom
                                            I think they needed to wait when their planet (Mars) was dying out before they needed to invade Earth, and it just so happened to be dying when humans finally matured from infancy but it's just a theory. :)
                                          • 1st November 2011 by wildmorgan
                                            Lol, I think they wanted to give us a fighting chance... sorta...
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                                          Posted, 23rd September 2011
                                          by wildmorgan
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                                          In Hollywood movies, almost everyone ends up safe somehow, even if the situation they were in didn't look like it took any prisoners.
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                                            Posted, 20th February 2012
                                            by Movie Genius
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                                            Don't even think the mechanic dude saw the tripod come out of the ground and start torching everyone....I mean, hey....it was at least 3 blocks away!
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                                              Posted, 19th July 2012
                                              by dogma420
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                                              If you should see rabbits in the clouds, there is probably an alien invasion about to occur.
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                                                Posted, 19th July 2012
                                                by dogma420
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                                                If Dakota Fanning is your child, and she is abducted into an alien tripod, dude, forget about it.
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                                                  Posted, 19th July 2012
                                                  by dogma420
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                                                  Alien weed, when eaten, tastes like chicken.
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                                                    Posted, 19th July 2012
                                                    by dogma420
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                                                    If Tom Cruise recommends you go to the back yard to get a better view, please ignore the bridge overpass that is actually obstructing more of the view, because hey, he's Tom Cruise.
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                                                      Posted, 19th July 2012
                                                      by dogma420
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                                                      Learned that if your emo son calls you an a-hole, and if you're Tom Cruise, and you state "Is that why you're such a d***?"....you might be gay.
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                                                        Posted, 20th July 2012
                                                        by dogma420
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                                                        Learned that posting just one post on this list brings up multiple listings for the same item. Even Tom Cruise would be concerned.
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                                                        • 22nd July 2012 by dogma420
                                                          uhh, doesn't have anything to do with clicking the button a 2nd time....it's what I would call a glitch with the website's software, and double posts, by simply clicking F5 or 'refresh'.
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                                                        Posted, 20th July 2012
                                                        by dogma420
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                                                        In every alien attack movie they have shields!
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                                                          Posted, 25th September 2012
                                                          by catmunch1
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                                                          Lets travel billions of light years to attack a planet and not wear a bio suit to protect us from the environment... Also, let's not pack some lunch because we won't stay long anyway...
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                                                            Posted, 3rd December 2012
                                                            by M0ngoB0ngo
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                                                            Tripods make the most haunting sound effect in movie history
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                                                              Posted, 26th October 2013
                                                              by CgiFanofDoom
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                                                              Alien's have intellects like summer lemonade and swimming: Vast and Cool.
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                                                                Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                by Anon
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                                                                Clumsy metaphors for nature can be found embedded in the palm of a little girl's hand.
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                                                                  Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                  by Anon
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                                                                  Weird alien probes, tentacles, and orifices aren't nearly as erotic as they are sometimes made out to be.
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                                                                    Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                    by Anon
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                                                                    Even though the book of Revelations has its own end-scenario, Christian icons are always amongst the first to go in an epic disaster.
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                                                                      Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                      by Anon
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                                                                      Instead of the humans soiling themselves in fear, the alien's land-based craft will beat us to the punch on the soiling part.
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                                                                        Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                        by Anon
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                                                                        Aliens with heat-rays of death are kind of like over enthusiastic steam cleaners.
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                                                                          Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                          by Anon
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                                                                          The NRA will be well represented by a cool-headed resistance of one.
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                                                                            Posted, 27th February 2010
                                                                            by Anon
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                                                                            Some semi-ironic jerk will insist on playing Tony Bennett's "If I Ruled the World" while everyone is fleeing from near certain death.
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                                                                              Posted, 27th February 2010
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                                                                              Deaf people can hear tripod horns.
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                                                                                Posted, 1st March 2010
                                                                                by agentdc7
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                                                                                When you make someone surrender their gun and vehicle in a crowd of desperate people, it would be wise to take that gun too, so someone else won't do the same or worse to you.
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                                                                                  Posted, 1st March 2010
                                                                                  by agentdc7
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                                                                                  Lightning bolts are very cold.
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                                                                                    Posted, 1st March 2010
                                                                                    by agentdc7
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                                                                                    The first thing Tripods do when they come out of the ground is take a dump.
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                                                                                      Posted, 1st March 2010
                                                                                      by agentdc7
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                                                                                      Super aliens don't have decongestants.
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                                                                                        Posted, 27th November 2010
                                                                                        by Thalidomide Squid
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                                                                                        Apparently, if our vehicles had shields, those shield wouldn't function if WE got ill.
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                                                                                          Posted, 23rd September 2011
                                                                                          by wildmorgan
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                                                                                          A couple of anti-infantry frag grenades become devastating explosives if armed just inside of a giant alien tripod.
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                                                                                            Posted, 23rd September 2011
                                                                                            by wildmorgan
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                                                                                            Quite a few people can pull a guy out of an alien tripod with ease even if he looks like he's about to digested.
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                                                                                              Posted, 20th February 2012
                                                                                              by Movie Genius
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                                                                                              Dakota Fanning can go from a screaming banshee to a pale deathly quiet zombie in minutes.
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                                                                                                Posted, 20th February 2012
                                                                                                by Movie Genius
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                                                                                                Don't even begin to imagine what's inside the alien tripod when a guy is pulled inside. Don't imagine that either. You did, didn't you? Gross.
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                                                                                                  Posted, 20th February 2012
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                                                                                                  When an alien dies, it will become some kind of dry tissue instead of being a corpse first.
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                                                                                                    Posted, 28th December 2012
                                                                                                    by Nokitron
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                                                                                                    Aggression never succeeds. Maybe striking the 100-feet-alien tripod from underground with a shotgun will help it.
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                                                                                                      Posted, 28th December 2012
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                                                                                                      The Alien's machines got sick and weak too.
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                                                                                                        Posted, 3rd July 2014
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                                                                                                        The alien tripod uses big buttholes to pull people inside.
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                                                                                                          Posted, 3rd July 2014
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                                                                                                          you can pull pins off grenades upside down with one hand.
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                                                                                                            Posted, 3rd July 2014
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                                                                                                            So aliens chose our planet, planted people-killing machines, and waited all this time to invade...but didn't spend any time exploring our planet to make sure it was habitable for them?
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                                                                                                              Posted, 9th June 2016
                                                                                                              by cindykay15
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                                                                                                              I learned that aliens help homeless people with clothes... If they haven't been harvested or incinerated already.
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