„Most sensitive part of the male human physique, and he places it in almost the exact geological centre of the body, right between the legs, dangling down in it's own special bag. He might as well have painted them fluorescent orange and made the hair above it grow into the words 'your foot goes here.“

Where God Went Wrong
Fully Ramblomatic, Essays

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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