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Topic: Roy
Posted By: Bob Dale
Subject: Roy
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 11:17am
A thread to keep up with Mr Slaper's experiment.

Saw this on his site earlier this morning, not sure if he'll extend this to folks with OG's too or not (maybe?).

your patch here

On the latest run of jeans (RS3 and RN3), I didn’t do any “faux aging” on the patch. They are just treated with neatsfoot oil (explore that term if you are so inclined) and smoothed out. Since I am curious how they will look after a while I came up with a way to entice people to send me pictures of their aged patches. Its pretty informal. Send me a photo. If I like it, I’ll put it right here on the screen and you will receive the warm feeling of accomplishment and a pair of jeans. Photography counts here; Its a combo thing. There is no time limit. Essentially, they take a while to look cool and it can’t be rushed. I imagine there will be a bell curve of admissions and as they taper off, I’ll pass judgement.

roy patch0001





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Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2012 at 7:46am
great find robbie, heard about the new ROY jacket to be released soon as well. anyone else thinking of one?

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012 at 4:26pm
thinking, interested to see more details(... and the price tag.)

Though there is the slim possibility I could miraculously win the contest and get the unique one he's worked up.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012 at 5:34pm
Hopefully I'll have some new pics of Roy and the studio by this weekend. Any requests for subject matter? Specifically things. Don't say "denim" smartass rnr.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2012 at 6:32pm
Machines!  I've been dying for Roy to update his 'Machine Spotlight'.

Also, maybe some kind of 'panoramic' type shot just giving us a better sense of his studio (if this si something Roy is cool with).

-rF



Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2012 at 5:50am
Maybe some outside shots of the studio.  I take it the studio is in an industrial part of Oakland.  Try to steal some shots of the denim jacket he will be releasing, but we know how secretive he is on that stuff.


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2012 at 6:14am
i'd love to see some pictures of the denim he has been wearing/worn, as well as any secret fabric lying around. heh.

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2012 at 8:21am
Could you get some pics of his secret illegal workers please? Maybe their appalling living quarters in the cellar beneath the sweatshop, sorry workshop!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2012 at 7:41pm
Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

Could you get some pics of his secret illegal workers please? Maybe their appalling living quarters in the cellar beneath the sweatshop, sorry workshop!

Already have pics of them:




Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 3:29pm












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Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 3:38pm




















Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 3:43pm
This is the new denim that Cone developed specifically for Roy. The darkest blue they are capable of producing, over 15oz loomstate. Plain white selvedge. Check out the fat fill yarn.
















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Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 3:47pm













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Date Posted: 05 Feb 2012 at 3:53pm

























Posted By: Happy Hooligan
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 11:56am
awesome photos.  I really love the whole "Roy" thing.  I love that his truck has real rust on it and not faux rust. He's the real deal.  

Plus, I'd love a to own a  few of his machines too...




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Posted By: b_F
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 1:13pm
I spot a woman on a sewing machine. Now the whole "one man workshop magic" is gone!

The denim looks really great! Will this be his standard denim now or just for the RS03 and RN03?


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 1:39pm
Yeah, come on Mark, what's the crack on that new heavy dark denim?


Posted By: ihatebrianwilliams
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 1:49pm
Nice to see the world tour pants made it home. Great update Mark. 


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 5:04pm
Thanks guys!

The lady is Roy's girlfriend, not staff, so the magic remains.

The denim is going to be Roy's signature denim for here on out. Looks similar to the RxC denim, maybe slightly heavier.

The tour pants are getting hemmed before they go back to Roy's favorite poster from the tour.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 5:52pm
So lucky for whomever that favorite poster is!


Posted By: ThisSunday
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 5:58pm
Great photos, Mark. I love seeing workspaces/studios. The new Con denim looks nice


Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2012 at 10:47pm
love all the pics!  new denim=drooool.  hope those tour jeans get a good home. . .


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:10pm
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

So lucky for whomever that favorite poster is!


My guess is tvshooter.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 2:12pm
Did I see rounded pockets in there somewhere.


Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 5:30pm
you think he's gonna give em to me after this debacle?



Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 5:36pm
^^^

I forgot about that video, so awesome.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 5:39pm
I think Roy is that kinda dude.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 8:27pm
There's also that OTHER video, Aaron...


Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 9:37pm
yeah, ok, shhh.  that was just for your eyes. . . 


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2012 at 11:44pm
No no, not that one. The Hermaphrodite Lady one.


Posted By: ihatebrianwilliams
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2012 at 11:35am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

The tour pants are getting hemmed before they go back to Roy's favorite poster from the tour.
 I really wish he would consult with me on these kind of things.  I am very particular about my capris. Clown
There are so many of those things.


Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 6:22pm
check out who's the proud new owner of a pair jeans!  for a guy who initially was reluctant to do the tour and tried to mess up the jeans in every way possible, i'm incredibly stoked to have these back!  huge thanks to mr. roy slaper and our own roy6 for making this happen (and of course Medine for organizing the tour)

not sure what i'm gonna do with the jeans next.  roy took a few inches off the legs and they fit perfectly.  think i'm just gonna enjoy them for awhile.  

***for those who don't know.  these were a one off jean made by ROY for a 1 year tour.  he used some crazy rainbow selvedge nihon menpu something or another denim and a special cut. the jeans were sent to Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, Germany, Italy, California, Virginia etc.,  

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php?/topic/111341-the-great-roy-world-tour/" rel="nofollow - http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php?/topic/111341-the-great-roy-world-tour/  

















Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 10:03am
rs1




Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:34pm








New Roy denim produced by Cone. Similar to the RxC jeans denim, but a lot heavier and with an incredibly smooth, tight, strong hand.




Roys straight leg, new batch.



Roys for ladies!




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Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:40pm
















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Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:46pm

























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Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:50pm










Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:50pm
The wife is curious if the 'Roy for ladies' is a limited run: one time deal type thing, or if they are something that might be on the market in the near future?




Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 8:56pm
I am only somewhat jealous...

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

The wife is curious if the 'Roy for ladies' is a limited run: one time deal type thing, or if they are something that might be on the market in the near future?



Still in development, not a sale batch. I believe Roy may need lady guinea pigs...


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2012 at 10:48pm
this is so cool, thank you so much for thos pics, i am so jelous, man, you guys are really lucky over there!! new roys look great, mikes rxcstill looks awesome! yes would be interesting to get some roys for my lady too.


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 12:00am
great photos, thanks for sharing. workshop looks great and that ladies cut looks fantastic. for sure. many a husbands will be pleased.

what's been tweaked apart from the denim? fit looks good on you, you should pick up a pair if you haven't. happy to see no men in their underpants this time round..


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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 6:49am
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

The wife is curious if the 'Roy for ladies' is a limited run: one time deal type thing, or if they are something that might be on the market in the near future?



Still in development, not a sale batch. I believe Roy may need lady guinea pigs...
 
Hmmm, the wife and I are thinking of a So-Cal trip this spring. 


Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 12:31pm
awesome photos mr. randal. thanks for posting. looks a fun time.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 6:45pm
My lady is up for it.  She is still waiting for me to buy a pair of decent jeans for her, but I can't ever find anything worthwhile.

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: Beandrake
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 7:17pm
so RN04 comes with a new cut? or same but using a newest fabric?


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Posted By: tvshooter
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 7:23pm
yeah rnr, would be cool to see if ROY can sew in a belly band thing for wife so she can rock em during the pregnancy.  Wink


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by Beandrake Beandrake wrote:

so RN04 comes with a new cut? or same but using a newest fabric?


not sure if a "N" version will be released alongside but looks to me like the regular "RS" version. if im not wrong the RS04 is a new fabric run from CONE to Roy Slaper's specifications, with a couple of minor tweaks to the "RS" cut.


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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Jack/Knife
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 9:53pm
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:



























What an inspiring/influential workshop and team!


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 10:50pm
^ don't let the pictures fool you.

Roy = Roy Slaper, from pattern to post it's one man. :D




Posted By: Beandrake
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2012 at 12:11am
Thanks Rano, i guess we have to wait then.  hopefully in the future he will re-release the RoyXCone type again Clap liking that cut very much

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Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 9:48am
I will start with the beginning of the day on sunday....when Mark, Kevin, Mike and i woke up early and traveled across the Bay Bridge to Oakland. we met up at a buddist temple and followed Roy and Molly to petes coffee...everyone gathered around the street corner in the freezing wind and chatted(it was sooooo cold) Mike and Roy talked about skateboarding in their earlier years......... when the buddist temple opened we went back and had the most amazing thai breakfast. we all sat at the long picnic benches provided and shivered in the scattered sunlight as we devoured the hot curries and soups. Roy and Mike discovered they had a bottle hunting friend in common in oakland and Roy talked about how this guy digs up outhouses in various towns in the bay area..................



we parked in his studio parking lot, the area was an industrial area with old brick buildings





This was the first time we had been to his studio so I was very curious to see what it was like......he opened the first outerdoor and that opened up into a large woodworking shop, we walked through that and then came to a sliding white door........




the workshop up next...............


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 10:19am
When I entered the space, I was taken by the amount of light, even on a rainy day that poured through the large opaque industrial windows...to my left in a cabinet was stacks of pants he had just completed and were ready to ship out.........




I asked about how long it takes him to make these and if I remember correctly he said it varies but on average 8 pairs a day as long as all the elements of the pants are pulled together ahead of time and he isn't interrupted a lot by phone calls and such.......

Mark and Roy talked about the new run of jeans.............and Roy showed us how the pockets were all lined......they were beautiful.

more up next.........


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 10:48am
Good stuff Charla.  Looking forward to hearing a little more about the denim on those new roys.


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 10:58am
Everyone settled in and started looking at michaels box of denim...........







Michael's wearing his Roy competition jeans and a jacket that was a gift from Mark

Kevin and michael above

I took the oppurtunity to walk around and absorb some of the details of the space........the more I looked the more I realized that I was observing an authentic workshop, just like my brothers copperworks shop and my grandpa's sheet metal shop, all had similar qualities.......similar smells and feels. all over the floor was the cotton remnants of the cutting and trimming needed to create a pair of pants just like the metal shards in grandpas workshop........these are the kind of spaces America had more of prior to shipping all the labor overseas..........




Molly was great to talk to, we realized she grew up not far from my house in Orange County....she works at Levi's right now....we had fun joking about the housewifes of orange county.....



as we left Roy made us our own personalized handkerchiefs, and we got to see and hear some of the machines in actions.......






great people, great space, great jeans............
I think we are seeing the old saying "do one thing and do it well" in action here in Oakland.....


Posted By: danisdead
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 11:21am
Amazing stuff! I love seeing and hearing about all these experiences.  Thanks for taking us along for the ride.


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 11:37am
Thanks danisdead.....no problem, fun watching these guys........when I compare other workshops to this one i am beginning to ascertain the differences between authentic and not........helps to see the real deal


Posted By: denimdart
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 12:16pm
Great picture thread, love your old pick up truck.


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 1:05pm
Great photos. Thanks for sharing them with us!


Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by danisdead danisdead wrote:

Amazing stuff! I love seeing and hearing about all these experiences.  Thanks for taking us along for the ride.


Same. Thanks again.


Posted By: Beandrake
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 5:47pm
jolly good time at Roy's.  thanks for sharing 

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Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 6:08pm
really appreciate you taking the time to do the narratives as it really tells us a lot more about all the pictures. great people in that picture, great space.

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: entertainment!
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 6:51am
I've always wanted to live in the Bay Area so badly.  But now more so.
Thanks Mark and Charla for all the pictures.  Just catching up with this forum now.  It nice to have capital letters again.


Posted By: dkatz
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2012 at 10:28am
I love that it seems like Mike and Charla are traipsing around being vintage denim inspiration angels to leaders of the indy local denim-production world. Sprinkling their vintage denim inspiration fairy dust wherever they go. Who knows what seeds of ideas have been planted by their visits!

Originally posted by ranonranonarat ranonranonarat wrote:

happy to see no men in their underpants this time round..

I'm offended, ranon.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 5:34am





Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 11:14am
whats going on here? ^


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 1:52pm
I am not sure, but thought it ought to
Be posted for posterity's sake.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 7:23pm
I would totally tap that.

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 7:47pm
Uh-oh, drunk posting......


Posted By: Beandrake
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 8:13pm
what Roy is that?

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Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2012 at 7:00am
looks like the other side of mark's rooftop.

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2012 at 11:23pm
Looks like the other side of the looking glass. 
So wrong. And yet...


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2012 at 11:31pm
DKATZ!

Where are the pics of your jacket? Come on now, man. Don't make me come down there.


Posted By: dkatz
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 2:59pm
now what sort of example would I be setting if I gave into that kind of pressure?


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 8:03pm
you're killing me!

I got all stoked that there were more pictures!

where's that dunce cap?!Tongue


Posted By: dkatz
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 4:08pm


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 7:24pm
Rude.

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: rnrswitch
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 7:24pm
If it doesn't fit I got first dibs.

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Too bad your momma's a bitch, cuz I totally coulda been your daddy.


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2012 at 9:33am
What, the dunce cap?  We all know that fits...Tongue


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2012 at 8:01pm


Any news on your trophy jacket Dkatz?




Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 8:09pm
A 5 minute video/interview on Cool Hunting with our friend Roy Slaper.

 http://vimeo.com/41777744

alright, crap I am not sure how to link a video from vimeo and have a player, so follow the link.


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 09 May 2012 at 6:22am
thanks for sharing that. very cool...

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2012 at 5:57am
it looks like self edge is getting ready to receive a new batch of ROYs this weekend


Posted By: elclintor
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2012 at 7:29am
Took a couple pics of my Roys this morning.. I have a lot of jeans, so I rotate quite a bit. These have approx 4-5 months of actual wear. A couple soaks and washes as well..





Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2012 at 10:41am
My Roy OG's after twelve months pretty much daily wear, mostly at work.  Bought them from a sufu member in one-soak condition, they are from that last big run before Mr. Slapper started his narrow and slim variations.  Really like the '40's cut on these.
 
 
 
Will try and get a fit-pic at some point.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2012 at 11:06am
And my RoyxCone contest jeans. Worn for six months solid, had a few soaks and washes, now worn only occasionally.  Probably the nicest fading denim I've ever experienced.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: fardin
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2012 at 2:59pm
although mine are to small for me now that i washed em, i can only agree, its the nicest denim i ever had. wish there would be more like that. 


Posted By: attackwithstones
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2012 at 8:18pm
maybe you can send them to someone who can fit them?  ;)  

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Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2012 at 8:28am
couldn't agree more. i've been wearing my pair a lot more these days and they are by far the most comfortable and fade beautifully. still looking for something similar but haven't come across something like that yet...

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faithless, the wonderboy


Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2012 at 9:14am

Where's Dkatz and his championship jacket?



Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2012 at 9:23am
Originally posted by Joseph Hill Joseph Hill wrote:

Where's Dkatz and his championship jacket?



for REAL


Posted By: topgearskin
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 11:55am
+1


Posted By: dkatz
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 1:43pm
Haha, it's been a process. But that only adds to the drama, right?

Soon...


Posted By: entertainment!
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 4:34pm
Both pairs look great Dr.


Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 2:48pm
Originally posted by entertainment! entertainment! wrote:

Both pairs look great Dr.
 
Many thanks J.  You gonna post some pics of yours soon?  (and the Lvc 1880's?)


Posted By: Shorty Long
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2012 at 4:47pm
looks like ROY is set to offer chambray shirts at self edge in the near future


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2012 at 7:04pm
Originally posted by Shorty Long Shorty Long wrote:

looks like ROY is set to offer chambray shirts at self edge in the near future


SAY WUT???

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YES.







Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2012 at 8:25pm
You can see it on Self Edge twitter feed, they have a pic up.  Sept 15 or so I think.


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 11:04pm
I came home to discover a nice box from out west late last saturday.

Here are some pictures of my new favorite shirt from Mr Slaper's laboratory de nimes








Posted By: erk
Date Posted: 18 Sep 2012 at 7:06am
so awesome.thanks for sharing bob.



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