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Say Anything is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, Music/RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.

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Say Anything is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style stylized Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, Music/RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.



Subsquent to the critically lauded album(s), ''...Is A Real Boy'' and ''...Was A Real Boy'', Say Anything has produced four new records: the double-album, ''In Defense of the Genre,'' ''Say Anything,'' ''Anarchy, My Dear,'' ''Hebrews'', and ''I Don't Think It Is."

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Subsquent Subsequent to the critically lauded album(s), ''...Is A Real Boy'' and ''...Was A a Real Boy'', Say Anything has produced four five new records: the double-album, double album, ''In Defense of the Genre,'' Genre'', ''Say Anything,'' Anything'', ''Anarchy, My Dear,'' Dear'', ''Hebrews'', and ''I Don't Think It Is."
Is'', and ''Oliver Appropriate''.



* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the emo and pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Pete Yorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Matt Skiba, Anthony Green, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.
* CharacterFilibuster: Though not going to unbelievable extremes, as many other examples of filibusters do. The protagonist of ''... Is A Real Boy'' goes into a six-minute-long rant about pseudo-intellectual hipster types in the final track, "Admit It!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Max Bemis (though he seems to have gotten better) is prone to psychotic breaks. While recording ''...Is A Real Boy'' he thought he was being followed by people with cameras and [[WhatTheHellHero spit in a woman's soup]].
* ConceptAlbum: ''...Is A Real Boy'' was originally intended to be a full RockOpera with full spoken word interludes. Sadly, that was scrapped.
** Their latest album Oliver Appropriate is a concept album about a tragic love affair between two men.

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* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the emo and pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Pete Yorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra Lazzara and Fred Mascherino]], Matt Skiba, Anthony Green, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.
* CharacterFilibuster: Though not going to unbelievable extremes, as many other examples of filibusters do. The protagonist of ''... Is A a Real Boy'' goes into a six-minute-long rant about pseudo-intellectual hipster types in the final track, "Admit It!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Max Bemis (though he seems to have gotten better) is prone to psychotic breaks. While recording ''...Is A a Real Boy'' he thought he was being followed by people with cameras and [[WhatTheHellHero spit in a woman's soup]].
* ConceptAlbum: ''...Is A a Real Boy'' was originally intended to be a full RockOpera with full spoken word interludes. Sadly, that was scrapped.
** Their latest album Oliver Appropriate ''Oliver Appropriate'' is a concept album about a tragic love affair between two men.



* GenreRoulette: "I Don't Think It Is" goes through PostHardcore, ScreamoMusic, mellow IndieRock, and even HipHop.
* HarshVocals: Most of ''I Don't Think It Is".

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* GenreRoulette: "I ''I Don't Think It Is" Is'' goes through PostHardcore, ScreamoMusic, mellow IndieRock, and even HipHop.
* HarshVocals: Most of ''I Don't Think It Is".Is''.



* LongTitle: "Alive With the Glory of Love"
** "I Want To Know Your Plans"

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* LongTitle: "Alive With with the Glory of Love"
** "I Want To to Know Your Plans"



** "The Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me"

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** "The Truth Is, You Should Lie With with Me"



** "I Will Never Write An Obligatory Song About Being On the Road and Missing Someone" takes the cake.

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** "I Will Never Write An an Obligatory Song About Being On on the Road and Missing Someone" takes the cake.



** Most notably for ''In Defense'' is "Shiksa (Girlfriend)"
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Give A Damn" is the band being killed in cartoonishly graphic fashion by a disgruntled fan.

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** Most notably for ''In Defense'' Defense...'' is "Shiksa (Girlfriend)"
(Girlfriend)".
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Give A a Damn" is the band being killed in cartoonishly graphic fashion by a disgruntled fan.



** "Give A Damn"'s music video is a swipe at fans who complain loudly about bands changing their sound.

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** "Give A a Damn"'s music video is a swipe at fans who complain loudly about bands changing their sound.



** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[JustForFun/OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[Music/TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and Music/KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").

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** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[JustForFun/OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[Music/TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With with the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and Music/KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").



** "It's A Process"

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** "It's A a Process"

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** "It's A Process"
--> ''Do you know I have the right to own a gun?!''

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** Their latest album Oliver Appropriate is a concept album about a tragic love affair between two men.


** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[Music/TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and Music/KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").

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** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[Music/TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and Music/KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").


Say Anything is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.

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Say Anything is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, RiloKiley, Music/RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.


** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").

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** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[TheKillers [[Music/TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and KanyeWest Music/KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").


'''Say Anything''' is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.

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'''Say Anything''' Say Anything is a "vaguely indie punk-pop" style Music/{{Emo}} band composed of frontman Max Bemis, drummer Coby Linder, and their [[IAmTheBand revolving group]] [[RevolvingDoorBand of bandmates]]. Like the origin of any unlikely hero, Say Anything was forged from conflict: a feisty young punk band from Hollywood formed during the birth of "hipster" elitism, always out of place. In that day any group of rich kids with a penchant for the Music/VelvetUnderground and enough five o'clock shadow could be paid millions of dollars to be walking billboards for "anti-culture" consumerism. Say Anything shunted pretension, choosing initially to play sincere and nervous rock music and opening locally for the touring bands they closely identified with (The Weakerthans, RiloKiley, The Promise Ring). A few years passed and songwriter Max Bemis continued to feel alienated from the collegiate "scene;" He witnessed young rebels devolve into the counter-culture clichés they sought to avoid in the first place, "reverse psychology" victims of homogenized humanity. By identifying this mass-marketed "hip lie," Bemis found his "arch villain" and, imbued with purpose, Say Anything's music became a new monster - as theatrically pop-based as it was angular and dark.


* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Pete Yorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.
* CharacterFilibuster: Though not going to unbelievable extremes, as many other examples of filibusters do. The protagonist of ''... Is A Real Boy'' goes into a six-minute-long rant about know-it-all intellectual types in the final track, "Admit It!"

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* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the emo and pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Pete Yorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Matt Skiba, Anthony Green, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.
* CharacterFilibuster: Though not going to unbelievable extremes, as many other examples of filibusters do. The protagonist of ''... Is A Real Boy'' goes into a six-minute-long rant about know-it-all intellectual pseudo-intellectual hipster types in the final track, "Admit It!"



** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").

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** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[OneOfUs Actors Who Seem Genuine]], [[TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").


The band soon released their rock-musical debut ''...Is a Real Boy'' on Doghouse Records, garnered a cult fan base, and then entered a partnership with RCA Music Group. They earned a niche of their own, more relatable than sometimes high fallutin' "indie rock" bands but more intelligent than the youth oriented "emo craze." A cathartic live show began to attract thousands of kids a night. Say Anything became unusually critically-lauded for such a pop-based "punk" band. Bemis's openness with his bipolar disorder increased awareness of the disease's affect on musicians and led to him creating a close, respectful relationship with Say Anything fans that has endured their success. Their sophomore double record ''In Defense of the Genre'' affirmed they weren't leaving fans behind despite the "hype machine" they'd been placed in. Say Anything's first two records went on to sell several hundred thousand copies and the band became an underground rock fixture rapidly leaking into the mainstream.

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The band soon released their rock-musical debut ''...Is a Real Boy'' on Doghouse Records, garnered a cult fan base, and then entered a partnership with RCA Music Group. They earned a niche of their own, more relatable than sometimes high fallutin' "indie rock" bands but more intelligent than the youth oriented "emo craze." A cathartic live show began to attract thousands of kids a night. Say Anything became unusually critically-lauded for such a pop-based "punk" band.critically-lauded. Bemis's openness with his bipolar disorder increased awareness of the disease's affect on musicians and led to him creating a close, respectful relationship with Say Anything fans that has endured their success. Their sophomore double record ''In Defense of the Genre'' affirmed they weren't leaving fans behind despite the "hype machine" they'd been placed in. Say Anything's first two records went on to sell several hundred thousand copies and the band became an underground rock fixture rapidly leaking into the mainstream.



* SillyLoveSongs: DarkerAndEdgier of course, but "Crush'd", which is Max's song to his wife (one of many). They also compromise about half of ''In Defense of the Genre''.

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* SillyLoveSongs: DarkerAndEdgier of course, but "Crush'd", which is Max's song to his wife (one of many). They also compromise about half of ''In Defense of the Genre''.



* TakeThat: Mara and Me: "There are babies with guns beheading their friends in shopping malls around the world / but somehow the Music/KingsOfLeon still find the time to write songs about girls / I don't suck much less..."

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* TakeThat: Mara "Mara and Me: Me": "There are babies with guns beheading their friends in shopping malls around the world / but somehow the Music/KingsOfLeon still find the time to write songs about girls / I don't suck much less..."


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** "Admit It" is a wonderfully brutal evisceration of {{Hipster}}s.
** "Hate Everyone" lives up to its name, attacking, among other things, [[TheKillers Brandon Flowers]] ("The Singer With the Denim Skin"), The Menninger Clinic ("That Hospital in Texas") and KanyeWest ("The Rapper in the Lexus").

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* GenreRoulette: "I Don't Think It Is" goes through PostHardcore, ScreamoMusic, mellow IndieRock, and even HipHop.

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* SurrealMusicVideo: "Give A Damn" is the band being killed in cartoonishly graphic fashion by a disgruntled fan.


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** "Give A Damn"'s music video is a swipe at fans who complain loudly about bands changing their sound.

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* HarshVocals: Most of ''I Don't Think It Is".


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* LoudnessWar: ''I Don't Think It Is'' has poorly balanced dynamic range.


Subsquent to the critically lauded album(s), ''...Is A Real Boy'' and ''...Was A Real Boy'', Say Anything has produced four new records: the double-album, ''In Defense of the Genre,'' ''Say Anything,'' ''Anarchy, My Dear,'' and ''Hebrews.''

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Subsquent to the critically lauded album(s), ''...Is A Real Boy'' and ''...Was A Real Boy'', Say Anything has produced four new records: the double-album, ''In Defense of the Genre,'' ''Say Anything,'' ''Anarchy, My Dear,'' ''Hebrews'', and ''Hebrews.''
''I Don't Think It Is."



* IntercourseWithYou: "We Killed It", and to a lesser extent "A Boston Peace".

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* IntercourseWithYou: "We Killed It", and to a lesser extent "A Boston Peace".Peace" and "Goshua".


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* NewSoundAlbum: ''I Don't Think It Is'' is perhaps the most avant-garde album the band has put out.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: "The Bret Easton Ellis School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry" is about a former punk friend of Max's turned trendy yuppie.


* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Music/PeteYorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.

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* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Music/PeteYorn, Pete Yorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.


* TheCameo: ''In Defense of the Genre'' is chock full of guest vocals from known names in the pop punk world: [[Music/DashboardConfessional Chris Carrabba]], [[Music/NewFoundGlory Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], Music/PeteYorn, [[Music/TakingBackSunday Adam Lazarra and Fred Mascherino]], Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line, [[Music/{{Paramore}} Hayley Williams]], among others.



** Also applies to the interjection of ''we're not their fuckinging dogs!!'' in "Signal the Riflemen."

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** Also applies to the interjection of ''we're not their fuckinging fucking dogs!!'' in "Signal the Riflemen."

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