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Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for September 11, 2011

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    michael100  over 8 years ago

    very good you three.

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    margueritem  over 8 years ago

    Thank you, Lincoln.

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    NightHawk2005  over 8 years ago

    I have no idea where I was or what I was doing. To be totally honest, the calendar says it’s been 10 years, but it feels to me like that attack happened on Sept. 11, 1901, it’s been so long. I really only barely remember it.

    It actually took me about two minutes to realize that it was the Twin Towers. I initially thought Nate had put a rod in one of them, which would result in a foot injury if Randy tried to knock it over, hence fulfilling his prediction.

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    cpl.jarhead  over 8 years ago

    I was in the V.A. hospital in Little Rock,Ar.. I just woke up from3 bypasses and realized that my problems and worrieswhere small. I greaved for our lost of peace.

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    Plods with ... Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Nice

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    Tricorvus  over 8 years ago

    Slept in. My mother called me and said “Watch the news. Some poor pilot’s run into the big tower in New York.” I stood there watching with her, over coffee, and while we watched, the other plane struck. We both about hit our knees. This was no poor pilot’s accident. This was a terrorist act. Yes, we were selfish. “Why, Lord, after what happened in our own hometown, only 6 years ago?!!! (OKC bombing, April 1995) Why will you continue to let innocent babies and others die for a madman’s insanity?!!!” At least now, McVeigh and Bin Ladin are down in the flames in front of their Master. “And the smoke from their torment will rise forever…”

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    sharrenm  over 8 years ago

    I was getting ready to go to work – didn’t have to be in quite so early that day – and my husband called to tell me that some pilot had hit one of the towers. I turned on the TV and was talking with him, relaying what the Today Show commentators were saying, and saw the 2nd plane gliding in. I remember telling him that it was going to hit the 2nd tower, and a split second later, it did. Terrible.

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    marcus54  over 8 years ago

    im not trying to be rude or anything but it wouldve been creepy if a boy with a remote control airplane flew the airplane into the sand casttle

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    marcus54  over 8 years ago

    stop bothering him he deleted it just end the conversation dont try and make him look bad

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    mac47  over 8 years ago

    He BETTER not knock that over.

    Never forget

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    fanvoice3000  over 8 years ago

    Great comic for such a sad day.

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    machpovii3  over 8 years ago

    Awesome. Alot of respect for Nate.

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    OldestandWisest  over 8 years ago

    I was working in my office when I heard on my radio that a plane had hit the WTC. I thought at first that it was just an accident (during WWII, an Army bomber accidentally ran into the Empire State Building when on a training flight). Then my boss came into my office and told me a SECOND plane had hit…

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    Lawrence Stetz Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Out of curiosity how did they get the sand to stay straight up and down like that?

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I was on my way to work in Edmonton. It was 6:45-ish. The radio personalities I was listening to had CNN on. By the time I got to work, they had reported seeing a second plane striking the twin towers. By then I knew the U.S. was under attack.

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    GROG Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Nice tribute by the way.

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    jadelovesjelly  over 8 years ago

    When this happened, I was 2, there is no way I remember where I was.

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    PNmom06  over 8 years ago

    Good one.Thank you, Lincoln.

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    cactuslady100 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I can not forget that horrible day!! It took me months to stop crying for those selfless hereos. It still rocks me to this day and most of the comics I have read have had some beautiful tributes to those hereos!!

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    Donna White  over 8 years ago

    I was in bed, recovering from pneumonia. Got bored with the book I was reading and turned on the TV just in time to see the second plane hit. Later that day I got a call from my mother that my cousin, who worked at the Pentagon, hadn’t been heard from. It was 2 days before we learned he was safe and unharmed.

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    fanvoice3000  over 8 years ago

    Huh!

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    Creature950  over 8 years ago

    I used to live in NY City. However, I was visiting Japan when 9/11 happened.

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    LovDComix  over 8 years ago
    Thank you, Mr. Peirce!
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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 8 years ago

    Ooooh the dilemma for Mr. Bully :D

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    Comic Minister  over 8 years ago

    Because of those sand towers.

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    arson549  over 8 years ago

    Did anyone else notice Randy looks like he’s wearing underpants?

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    gailf548  over 8 years ago

    Wonderful

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    UMaDOS  over 8 years ago

    How very touching.

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    buddytoe  over 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tribute Lincoln!

    That day, I have no idea where I was or what was I doing, since I was only 3.

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    buddytoe  over 8 years ago

    BTW, is there any other comic strip with a 9-11 tribute?

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    SapphireSkies Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I was at my desk about a mile from the Pentagon, with a clear view of National Airport. I must have turned off my car radio about the time the first plane struck. By the time my boss told me the news, the second had struck too. I joined everyone watching TV, trying to comprehend that this had been a deliberate attack, when someone rushed in saying another plane had hit the Pentagon, and we could see the smoke from the windows on one side. After a while, we were told to get back to work. While watching people stream out of the airport on foot, I tried to reach my brother in NYC, because I knew his wife worked for a financial firm, but I couldn’t reach him. I finally reached my parents, who said she didn’t work there but cousins did. One never came home. I had lunch with a stranded stranger. I will never forget the emptiness of the airport for weeks, the impromptu memorials along a fence not far from the Pentagon, the fighter planes overhead, the fear and the sadness balanced by the sense of community and mutual support.

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    arson549  over 8 years ago

    New Sizeman comics starting September 14 :DAnd @buddytoe the best ones I’ve seen so far are Big Nate and Over The Hedge.

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    astar15  over 8 years ago

    If Randy throws a paper plane at that…GOD!!!

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    folklegendredux  over 8 years ago

    Beautiful comic today.

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    Saucy1121 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Was at work (medical office with no TV), trying to get news from radio and intermet. Remember calling home and telling my mom to turn on the TV. The local paper put out an Extra edition. First I can ever remember.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Fanatics don’t need a point.

    Lovely Lincoln!

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    rogcbrand  over 8 years ago

    I was at work and on my breaks and lunch I’d run upstairs to watch a tv. We also rounded up all the radios we could find so everyone could listen as they worked.

    Our dental equipment company had sent a team, including one of my friends, to New York to install equipment and they were staying maybe a dozen blocks from the World Trade Center. They had even planned to go visit there before starting work that morning but had stayed out late the night before so didn’t go!

    Anyway, it was tough waiting to hear from them- they were too scared to fly home, when planes were finally back in the air, so they drove all the way back to Oregon in a rental car!

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    jploch5408  over 8 years ago

    Well done, Nate.

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    deltiger  over 8 years ago

    I read a news story about all the 9/11 comics being put onto one site – does anyone know what the url is?

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    alan valdes  over 8 years ago

    i was 2 playing in the living room why my mom watched it.

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    alan valdes  over 8 years ago

    hmmmmmmmm where is sparkbell and carl

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    alan valdes  over 8 years ago

    by the way this is johphan but i changed my name to alan valdes

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    cknoblo Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I was at work at the phone company, and just checked the stock market. It was closed, and I wondered why. When I found out, I went to the break room in time to see the second plane hit. We had restricted access rules the rest of the day.

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    alan valdes  over 8 years ago

    hey spark bell could i have the url for your comics i lost it. btw this is johpan but i changed my name. btw x2 im 12 too!

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    fanvoice3000  over 8 years ago

    joke of the night: Q: What’s half insect , Half Rabbit? A: Bugs Bunny

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    astar15  over 8 years ago

    Nice, sally.

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    bignate creator over 8 years ago

    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words.

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    ComicsFan76  over 8 years ago

    Cool tribute comic strip Lincoln

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    hippogriff  over 8 years ago
    ghostkeeper: Thanks. It is also the anniversary of the CIA-led massacre of a church in Haiti, the death-squad murder of an anthropologist in Guatemala, the end of the protest and the beginning of the torture at Attica State Prison in New York. And just so it isn’t all doom and gloom, the founding in 1906 of the satyagraha nonviolent protest movement by Mohandas Gandhi.
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    ComicsFan76  over 8 years ago

    I was right here in my bedroom. I awoke shortly after the first plane hit. I learned that after I had turned the TV on.

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    Comiclover4ever  over 8 years ago

    ethier those kiddies are small or castle is big!

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    ineza Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Well done.It was one of the brightest clearest beautiful days you hear about, it was the first day of school for NYC kids I was at work in the school. It was a few days after we had burried my dad, who had spent his life working in downtown Manhattan. We heard the news around the floor that a plane had hit the tower. Like everyone we thought it was an accident, then another we heard I couldn’t believe it. We put a little radio on & heard about the pentagon this just didn’t feel real. I looked across the room at the other teacher with the " k" kids n I said/mouthed we are being attacked! We are at war! Then we went on lock down all morning lines of parents running to get their kids n staff members leaving n wondering if their loved ones where anywhere near what we now call ground zero. It was needless to say surreal tragic heartbreaking and angry day. I and everyone will never forget.

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    Grecommando  over 8 years ago

    Nice comic strip Mr. Pierce!!!! You managed to mix the blackletter day of 2001 with your wonderful idea,Nate!!!Well done!!!

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    koopatroopafan  over 8 years ago

    75th comment… if randy knocked it over i would hate him

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    2121Isaac  about 8 years ago

    You know thats not what they’re comemmorating in the comic strip, plus that was much longer ago PLUS 38 isn’t a round number like 10

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    Parmenio  almost 8 years ago

    The reason for no rememberance of the Chileans is because the U.S is a superpowerand will do what it wants and will depend onthe mainstream media to not cover the attrocities the country is doing. Yes 9/11 in theU.S is a tragedy but the reason it happened isbecause of the U.S going into other countriesand killing their citizens. It was not unprovoced

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    kenivlikesbignate  over 7 years ago

    great comic!

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    De_Faulto  over 7 years ago

    Man, I remember playing in the garage with my brother when I found out what happened. That whole day I felt just sick. Even a few days after.

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    nateiscool!!  over 7 years ago

    i still cant beleve that 2,996 people died on that day. :’(

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    DiscipleOfFire  over 7 years ago

    Even Randy, the resident scuzzball, wouldn’t dare to knock over a sandcastle shaped like the twin towers.

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    kenivlikesbignate  about 7 years ago

    i now have more respect for nate

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    Cabeman1099  about 7 years ago

    I’m glad there is tribute to that horrible day

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    Cabeman1099  about 7 years ago

    What’s frustrating is this is the first time yes ever down it.

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    reshiram501  almost 7 years ago

    chileans are also humans not just americans

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    youaregreat  over 6 years ago

    9/11

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    AgentSaltyDynamite  over 6 years ago

    May God Almighty Rest Their Souls In Peace.

    Randy, if you knock that sand sculpture over… do NOT knock that over.

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    Hermione4Ever  over 6 years ago

    Excuse me, but 9/11 is more than a sad event. It brought the USA together, and helped us create safety measures for any possible terrorist attacks in the future. Having a comic be a tribute to 9/11 is just a way of showing our thanks to those heroes who saved people in the twin towers, steered the plane away from the capital, and helped people out of the rubble. It is also important to keep it in our minds that this sort of thing can and will happen, so that we do not become ignorant.

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    Jax2013  over 5 years ago

    great comic

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    Tater  over 5 years ago

    WOW! That’s taller than all four of them are!

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    SuperJBoy1304  almost 4 years ago

    Great strip, Lincoln… Yes, it was a sad time and I’m happy that Ted, Nate and Francis made that sancastle to remember.

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    BiggerNate91  over 3 years ago

    What’s with the Throwaway Art? I realize it’s also supposed to be the Twin Towers, but pencils have nothing to do with this strip. And why’s it in color?

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    BiggerNate91  over 3 years ago

    When this appeared in “Welcome to My World” they left the date on it

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    MajesticFalcon  over 3 years ago

    That was a sad day… Please don’t knock that over, Randy.

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    UniformTrain3  about 3 years ago

    This comic marks the 10th anniversary! R.I.P ;(

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    Chad Cheetah  almost 3 years ago

    RIP

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    nathancclu  almost 3 years ago

    Never Forget 9/11

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    ImTheRealDirtyDan  almost 3 years ago

    Throws a glop of sand shaped like an airplane at the north tower, then the south tower

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    ComixAce8  over 2 years ago

    He won’t knock it over.

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    srijanoduru9  over 2 years ago

    God bless everyone who died that day.

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    BoomToll  over 2 years ago

    Randy is in a lose-lose situation. If he tries to knock it over, he will be hated by everyone. If he avoids that, he won’t get to knock it over.

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    ilikeafish123  over 2 years ago

    one of the worst incidents of terrorism ever

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    Comic Lover 2020 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    9/11/01: We will always remember.

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    jobdlight  about 2 years ago

    If Randy goes for it, he’ll be pinned a teriest.

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    firstname_lastname  over 1 year ago

    I don’t know what exactly happened, I was born in 2006

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    Godzilla2016  over 1 year ago

    I don’t know why it took me so long to get that they made the twin towers from sand. And I don’t know where I was on that day. I was born a year before this happened. I’m sorry for the people who lost their family members on this day.

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    mrawesome768  over 1 year ago

    I just realized what the last panel meant

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    Dibs on this Chair  over 1 year ago

    Wow, look at Nate’s serious face in the last panel!

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    HaloComics  over 1 year ago

    Wait, i dont get it, whats the joke?

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    (insert name here)  about 1 year ago

    really nice tribute to 9/11

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    That one Big Nate fan from YouTube  about 1 year ago

    I, fortunately, wasn’t born during 9/11.

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    ComicComet  about 1 year ago

    What an amazing strip.

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    Plethoris  11 months ago

    Best strip of all time.

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    K0FER   11 months ago

    sniffle sniffle IT’S BEAUTIFUL

    tbh though this is one of my favorite comic strips of all time, glad mr.pierce (however you spell it) was able to take the time to draw this.

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    wyattstevens333  9 months ago

    Thank you for writing this. Thank you.

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    Victor Fizix  7 months ago

    This is the comic that restores all my faith in big nate…. The one that assures me that no matter how many bone-headed things he does, He and his friends will always remember and respect the men and women who experienced that day, Those who went in to help people… and did not come out, are the greatest heroes I can think of. (can I get an “Amen?”)

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    Victor Fizix  7 months ago

    Anyone reading this…..Never forget.

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    ComicRater  7 months ago

    As much as a jerk randy can be, at lease he respects 9/11.

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    Clarence  7 months ago

    9/11 reference and R.I.P. the people who died

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    MasterOfZombiezz  6 months ago

    The War of Afghanistan.

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    grantlong  5 months ago

    Is this a tribute to 9/11? If so then that’s beautiful great job Peirce

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    coolguy79  5 months ago

    Great tribute.

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    That one Big Nate fan from YouTube  13 days ago

    The ten-year anniversary.

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    BigNateBaseball  10 days ago

    Congrats! You found the next egg! Remember to like the comment so we know you found it! Your next easter egg is: What a bad day. Summer school stinks. But a new friend appears, maybe she’s more to him.

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