Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The divided brain

From a reader:

This may or may not be of interest to you, but it did make me think of you so I thought I'd send it:







It is a new perspective by psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist on the significance of the anatomical division of the brain (i.e. left vs right hemisphere). He does not make reference to sociopathic behaviour but it would be difficult not to make some associations.


It struck a chord with me as I have always found the existence of sociopaths profoundly disembodied, ie living in their heads, in a concrete, abstract, explicit, decontextualised and heavily simplified world.


You might find it interesting.

136 comments:

  1. I have nothing to offer. I'm too good for these types of posts.

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  2. The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry

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  3. Themes for SW RegularsFebruary 8, 2012 at 5:26 AM

    Theme Song for David



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf71XpAot8I

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    1. Themes for SW RegularsFebruary 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Theme Song for Haven


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2aezfS83i4

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    2. Themes for SW RegularsFebruary 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Event Series
      Theme Song for Ukan not being around he he


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSJbYWPEaxw&feature=related

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  4. Huh. This post makes me feel like having divided selves is -normal :) !

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  5. The interpreter pounds down upon an advantageous container. Bi Polar hardens! How will Bi Polar address Beeper? The apology bubbles against a chase. Bi Polar plays on top of the infinite worker

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  6. I like the divided sections ;)

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    1. why do you say you like them? are you going to talk to me some more today? there are several questions you never answered yesterday. you never answered if you do charity work and why you are a flight attendant if you are independently wealthy? you also said you're in to god and stuff. i always thought people who walk with jesus and have tons of money travel to other countries and try to save people. do you help people with your money or are you too in shock to do things like that?

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    2. you keep so much about you secret that most people don't mind to talk about i think. like when you got upset about saying you inherited your money. i wonder about you. also your age is something you won't tell me and i told you mine. i wonder about people who keep secrets that aren't such a big deal like that.

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    3. i forgot to put my name.

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    4. Sweetheart
      We are on a sociopath blog. I need to keep biographical details secret due to the nature of where we are . However, I will share my heart, as freely as I can. Deal?

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    5. Let me say this, Anon 1. I do not want to share more biographical details, beyond what I have. I do not want to elaborate on them, more, either. If you care to share your heart with me, and care for me to do the same, I am game.

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    6. that is a deal i guess. is it biographical to answer if you do charity work? what are you able to share? i don't understand your rules?

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    7. My rules are I do not want to talk about details of my life like actual job, actual charity work. IOW, I do not want any biographical info on here, at all.

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    8. so what else do you want to know about me? i'll let you lead for a while so i can understand what you like to talk about. is that ok?

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    9. how do you share your heart with someone? what can we talk about if we can't talk about the details of our lives?

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    10. feelings? that's it? just feelings? i don't know. i don't see anyone talking about their feelings on here much. ask me a question that will let me answer you with my feelings.

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    11. LOL OK what is the hardest thing for you about yourself?

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    12. having a girlfriend.

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    13. i can get a girlfriend so don't be getting the funny impression that i can't get one. i get girlfriends very easy but i can't keep them.

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    14. No one got any impressions. Calm down :)
      OK, tell me about how you meet them, "court" them, how the relationship goes and how it ends?

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    15. Do you want someone and when you get her, don't want her anymore?

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    16. i meet them either at school or at the clubs. i like to get a girl with a good body and loves to party. i don't know what is "court them". i just start talking to them and hanging out. make it chill like no big deal. we drink and play pool. i like to see what they like. i get to know them pretty good. i tell them we should get to know each other before we do anything. they like that. it makes them feel like i'm not just trying to sleep with them. once we sleep together we keep seeing each other all the time. first it is really hot but then we fight all the time and i start liking other girls. i sometimes see several girls at one time.

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    17. OK, by court, I meant like " seduce" lol. OK, so once they get "old", they get boring. That kind of makes sense, at your age, BUT it bothers you, so lets talk about it :)

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    18. OK, you feel troubled because you don't want to have to keep going from girl to girl. Am I right?

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    19. i don't want to get bored i guess but girls just get mad too easy. they don't like me as myself is also what gets me upset. they want me to change all this stuff about me that i don't want to.

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    20. What do they want you to change, specifically? At the end, do most of them say the same thing?

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    21. they don't like how i talk to them after awhile. sometimes it's because i don't talk to them too much but they don't like how i say things to them. i guess it sounds the same all the time. like i don't care enough or that i am always hurting their feelings when i'm just playing around with them.

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    22. Are you at SW because you think you may be a sociopath? x

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    23. no i just came here because my friend told me i should try it. he comes here sometimes. he is a study in psychology. i liked it before but it changed now. why are you the only one talking on here now?

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    24. Do you think they are the most beautiful, exciting thing when you first meet, but after awhile do you start seeing all their flaws and don't like them too much, anymore?

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    25. LOL I don't know.

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    26. i think like i want to eat them. they just are so delicious and i can't get enough from them. they smell so good and skin so nice. i want to bite them everywhere. then they try to change me not the other way. i don't try to make them different. i just want them to stop trying to change what it is with me.

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    27. Ok, so it is good UNTIL......... Tell me exactly how it starts going downhill, with specifics x x

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    28. you'll get mad when i tell you and stop talking to me. we are doing so well to this point. i want to ask the questions now. do you a man to seduce you slowly?

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    29. Your a little tease Anon 1 Monica won't get mad.

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    30. V-E-R-Y s-l-o-w Anon 1

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    31. if i am a tease then she is a mysterious. she keeps so many secrets from me already that i don't know what to think. monica if you should let me practice my seduction techniques on you then we can see if you like what i say. as a woman you can tell me if you would get mad at me for these things i say.

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    32. Themes for SW RegularsFebruary 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

      Theme Song for Anon 1



      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04BGU4H8tkE

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    33. so i have to take my time with you like you said. and if i don't get to the extreme parts of my seduction for a while it is only your fault. but i will start off by noticing little things about you. maybe they are things no one else will notice that you do and you want them to. i will point them out to you in my admiration of them.

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    34. like what i see of you is in your intuitive nature. how you are able to see things with your feelings even though you say you are numb.

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    35. did you run away again? :(

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    36. Anon 1 Darling I am here. You make me feel so special. Tell me more, please.

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    37. Anon I have a special song for you.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyD5tAGBP9U

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    38. you have a mothers voice so i think you must like to nurture the childhood of your love affairs, yes? i can see you stroking my hair with soft fingers and a doting expression always looking at your love. never looking away from. am i right in saying these things so far?

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    39. Forgive me for being overly excited but please accept this song, Anon 1

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOvfctgwnug&feature=related

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    40. Yes Anon Picture us making love to these songs.

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    41. oh you like old music. i like old music also. i listen to them on pandora internet radio. do you know it?

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    42. Yes Anon 1 I think of you me making love to me when we listen to the 2nd song

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    43. making love? why have you changed your modest tone?

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    44. Anon 1 You can make love to me, right now, if you can sing like that( and dance, too)

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    45. You drive me wild how you see me Anon 1. I can't control myself when I hear this music and think of you.

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    46. I CAN"T CONTROL MYSELF. Where do you live?

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    47. i feel like i'm talking to someone different now. are you trying to trick me? i thought we would go slow in our seduction like you said.

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    48. This is too much for my sensitive nature. I hope I didn't lead you on but I must end our relationship, but I will leave you with a song.

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    49. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wrtoloJ6k&ob=av2e

      Good Bye My Love Anon 1

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    50. Did you have an orgasm between 5:43 and 5:48?

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    51. you aren't the monica i spoke to before. you have a different style in your manner of tone.

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    52. Good Bye Anon 1 Listen to the song

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    53. why are you acting like a crazy woman?

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    54. Good Bye Anon 1 Take care. I am not going to answer, again.

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    55. what did i say to make you act like this? i was playing out what i would do only. why would you stop talking over nothing?

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    56. may I send you one last song as our Farewell, My Darling Anon 1?

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    57. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYBSayCsH0


      For Anon 1--my love

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    58. have it your way. i will only find more people to talk to one here. you can keep yourself protected.

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    59. yes Anon 1 spread your wonderfulness everywhere like sacred seed, sacred sperm, sacred sputum, sacred feces, sacred urine. Namaste

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    60. i can't believe you turned out to be such a crazy bitch like that.

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    61. why are you acting so crazy?

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    62. You are a fucking whore Raven/Eden FUCK OFF

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    63. you need to be using the comment place at the bottom of this blog anon. this was one conversation between monica and myself. you are starting at the wrong place. why are you acting so different to me than before monica? i really want to know. is that such a hard question to answer?

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    64. You think you are a sly piece of fucking shit Eden. You are a fucking loser, as usual

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    65. i've decided that i'm still going to talk to you even if you no longer are willing at this time. when you're willing to change your mind then we can pick back up from where we stopped at, before you decided to get mad. i can go back to asking you questions if that is what you'll be needing for your comfort? now i'm going to do my studies and see if you will be here later.

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    66. You fucking piece of shit, Eden. Who do you think you are fooling, you repulsive piece of dog shit.

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    67. who are you talking to anon? are you a troll or what?

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    68. What is going on, Anon 1?

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    69. This is crazy LOL

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    70. i don't know. i'm so confused now. who is the real monica? i want to talk to her or are you really not wanting to talk to me? i was being nice i thought.

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    71. Anon 1 We will talk tomorrow. Don't worry about these crazy trolls LOL

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    72. ok monica. i thought at first it wasn't you but the comments kept coming as the same thing, so i thought maybe i had you all wrong or something. i will save my conversations for tomorrow. nite monica. :)

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    73. good Night Anon These crazy people are not I LOL

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    74. The Delfonics were all on the d l.

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    75. Anon 1
      I have a lot of things going on, right now, and will not be able to go on with our discussion. Take care.

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  7. hello sw from frankfurt

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  8. No it caught my attention actually. It is good to find out what you've just shown.

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  9. (((Sigh))) So boring in here. I guess that means it's back to psychopathicwritings. At least I can still get a laugh there.

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    1. Zhawq's are kinda cool, wish he'd post more though. Things maybe boring most of the time, but at least its consistent here.

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    2. His friend Brandon told me he was incarcerated. aGAIN.

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    3. Lol. he posted on here a few days ago, so I doubt that! :p Although it would be rather amusing.

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    4. Fools, that wasn't the real Zhawq posting here. She's not in prison, she started a new blog, and then got caught continuing to pretend to be a sociopath but with a completely different story, and then she took it down.

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    5. I have news for you all. Zhawq smuggles in sob stories for prison inmates. He's best friends with Dr. Hare (biggest psycho on the dl) and they make a bundle training psychopaths in prison to pass the PCLr. First they charge the families of the arrested 100 grand way before sentencing, and regardless of the upshot they get to keep all the dough. If they're freed, the crimials pay them off for the rest of their lives or else Zhawq threatens to kill them. He and Hare are rich, biatch.

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    6. Hare and Zhawq are Christian zealots. They actually deluded themselves into thinking freeing all psychopaths helps the apocalypse along. But why not make a profit at the same time? -That's a psychopath for ya.

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  10. someone killed again?

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    1. Killed their joy of blogging. Again.

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  11. http://www.sociopathworld.com/2012/02/divided-brain.html#comment-form

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  12. Good Evening SW. I'm bored, lonely, and about to get drunk. Who wants to chat?

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  13. Hi Haven. I can't right now, but I can later. Maybe we can have a cocktail later?

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    1. Well I"m having a cocktail or 12 now, so I'll probably be around =(

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  14. frankfurt will be back after dinner, a nice geek meal.

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    1. Hi frankfurt. I should probably eat and not drink on an empty stomach.

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    2. haven i would like to take you out for geek food.

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  15. Where the hell is UKan? Is he taking his dirt nap? God rest the man's soul, of course.

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    1. He's here alright...

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    2. having a conversation with Monica

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    3. No, Yellow. That shithead is Eden

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  16. Of course *roll eyes*

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  17. Turk you're not saying hello to me =(

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  18. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Fk6MI2-seQsJ:www.goldenegg.ie/2012/social/galway-shopping-centre-fashion-show-extravaganza/+cirara+mannion+galway+ireland+arrest&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


    Mrs Ukan the uglier of the two

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    1. There's a play set in Galway with a socio Mother who pretends she's wheelchair-bound to keep the daughter home. The daughter had been institutionalized years earlier. During the play the daughter forces the Mom to drink lumpy complan as punishment, she holds the Mom's hand on the hot stove, and in the end she kills the bitch with a fire poker to the head. The Mom keeps pissing in the sink throughout. Apparently this stuff takes place in Galway. Galway is also the location where in that movie with Don Cheadle, they make the distinction between a sociopath and a psychopath.

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  19. Where's the party at?

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  20. What's happening to this shithole?

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  21. Brutal

    http://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f10/horrific-raped-tortured-murdered-sexual-sadist-46158/

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    1. Anyone have an invite to that site?

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  22. who has link to the those close up beheadings

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    1. that's' the same incident as the long video with the guys lined up(soldiers I think?) with talking in the background, and at the end you see one them trying to run from them?

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    2. Dunno. Not a huge fan of gore. I am pretty indifferent to it. I just know that one because someone said it was the worst thing they have ever seen.

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  23. haha

    http://blog.ted.com/2008/03/12/jill_bolte_tayl/

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  24. http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

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  25. Theme Songs for SW RegularsFebruary 9, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    Theme Song for Monica Moo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylQMhYqSntk

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