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Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: BBQ ()
Date: February 27, 2009 02:55PM

Anyone know if this place is worth a try? I've seen it driving but I've been too scared to go within 10 feet of the Fresh Shitty it's located next to.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 27, 2009 02:56PM

Red Hot and Blue is the bomb dude beer and ribs yum...

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Date: February 27, 2009 03:02PM

dono Wrote:
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> Red Hot and Blue is the bomb dude beer and ribs
> yum...


Red, Hot and Blue is a weak BBQ chain. Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you think Red, Hot and Blue is "the bomb," you haven't had real BBQ.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: EasyDoesIt ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:27PM

Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and tastes just as good
as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont have to worry about the
kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.

1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown variety)
1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce (American made)

Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock pot.
Place meat in crock pot
Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering the meat.

Cook 4-6 hours..

Very tender and pulls apart for great sandwiches etc..

Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:30PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> Red, Hot and Blue is a weak BBQ chain. Sorry to
> burst your bubble, but if you think Red, Hot and
> Blue is "the bomb," you haven't had real BBQ.


I agree. It's hard to find good BBQ around here. If your into NC bbq, Burger Delight is the only place I know around here.

Peppers and Dixie Pig used to be really good, but they're long gone.
Famous Daves can be hit or miss.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:38PM

EasyDoesIt Wrote:
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> Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and
> tastes just as good
> as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont have to
> worry about the
> kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.
>
> 1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown
> variety)
> 1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce (American
> made)
>
> Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock pot.
> Place meat in crock pot
> Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering the
> meat.
>
> Cook 4-6 hours..
>
> Very tender and pulls apart for great sandwiches
> etc..
>
> Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!

That is not BBQ you fucking tool.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Sculler ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:45PM

Dixie Bones. But don't tell anybody.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: EasyDoesIt ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:49PM

496 Wrote:
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> EasyDoesIt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and
> > tastes just as good
> > as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont have
> to
> > worry about the
> > kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.
> >
> > 1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown
> > variety)
> > 1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce
> (American
> > made)
> >
> > Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock pot.
> > Place meat in crock pot
> > Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering
> the
> > meat.
> >
> > Cook 4-6 hours..
> >
> > Very tender and pulls apart for great
> sandwiches
> > etc..
> >
> > Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!
>
> That is not BBQ you fucking tool.


It is if I say it is. Cooks license. Find your own recipe you vulgar
cibophobe.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: WTF ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:49PM

496 Wrote:
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> EasyDoesIt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and
> > tastes just as good
> > as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont have
> to
> > worry about the
> > kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.
> >
> > 1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown
> > variety)
> > 1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce
> (American
> > made)
> >
> > Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock pot.
> > Place meat in crock pot
> > Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering
> the
> > meat.
> >
> > Cook 4-6 hours..
> >
> > Very tender and pulls apart for great
> sandwiches
> > etc..
> >
> > Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!
>
> That is not BBQ you fucking tool.


I agree - London Broil - yuck - what don't you just use a friggin raccoon -

Red Hot & Blue - better food than Daves and better managed

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: ernie ()
Date: February 27, 2009 03:57PM

Sculler Wrote:
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> Dixie Bones. But don't tell anybody.


It is hard for me to drive through Woodbridge without stopping at Dixie Bones.
Their sweet tea is the best around as well.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:23PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> dono Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Red Hot and Blue is the bomb dude beer and ribs
> > yum...
>
>
> Red, Hot and Blue is a weak BBQ chain. Sorry to
> burst your bubble, but if you think Red, Hot and
> Blue is "the bomb," you haven't had real BBQ.

Hmmm, well I have had it in Texas at Blue Cactus Café in San Antonio, Corky's in Memphis, Smokey John's in Dallas and lots of other places. You really are not bursting my bubble as much as making me think you are sort of a jerk about this topic.

Perhaps at birth you were swaddled in short-ribs, pulled pork and a side of slaw (no cornbread). Maybe you were born a culinary genius with a rarefied palate and we are all fortunate to have you tell us what we have and have not eaten. Thanks for that.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2009 04:26PM by dono.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Porky's ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:35PM

There's this little country store on Rt. 50 in Aldie (on the way to Middleburg) that does pig roasts every Sat a.m. The guy has everything prepped and cooked in a smoker out front and cuts it up for the store to sell throughout the week. It's easily the best I've had around NoVA. I think the place is called Aldie Country Store. It's worth the drive out west.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:42PM

red hot and blue fired me.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Date: February 27, 2009 04:42PM

496 Wrote:
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> EasyDoesIt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and
> > tastes just as good
> > as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont have
> to
> > worry about the
> > kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.
> >
> > 1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown
> > variety)
> > 1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce
> (American
> > made)
> >
> > Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock pot.
> > Place meat in crock pot
> > Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering
> the
> > meat.
> >
> > Cook 4-6 hours..
> >
> > Very tender and pulls apart for great
> sandwiches
> > etc..
> >
> > Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!
>
> That is not BBQ you fucking tool.


Yes, but it is what you get at Red, Hot and Blue.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Date: February 27, 2009 04:44PM

bdimag Wrote:
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> red hot and blue fired me.


I don't know why, but I got a chuckle out of that.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: EasyDoesIt ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:51PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> 496 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > EasyDoesIt Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Stay home and make your own. Its cheaper and
> > > tastes just as good
> > > as any restaurant barbeque. Also, you dont
> have
> > to
> > > worry about the
> > > kitchen staff's cleanliness or legal status.
> > >
> > > 1 London Broil (Angus or other American grown
> > > variety)
> > > 1 Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce
> > (American
> > > made)
> > >
> > > Pour some sauce in the bottom of the crock
> pot.
> > > Place meat in crock pot
> > > Pour rest of barbeque sauce on top, covering
> > the
> > > meat.
> > >
> > > Cook 4-6 hours..
> > >
> > > Very tender and pulls apart for great
> > sandwiches
> > > etc..
> > >
> > > Serve on toasted Kaiser roll. Yum!
> >
> > That is not BBQ you fucking tool.
>
>
> Yes, but it is what you get at Red, Hot and Blue.


Precisely! and for the last batch I used a bottle of Famous Dave's sauce
from Wegmans. No difference. Now if I could just find Hooters wing
sauce again. (havent seen it for a while)

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: isdlt ()
Date: February 27, 2009 05:03PM

Here's the anwer to Red,Hot and Blue:

Get a beef brisket, put some salt and Liquid Smoke on it. Wrap it tightly in foil and bake at 225 degress for about 9 hours.

Remove, flake it and add your favorite BBQ sauce.

None better. Try it...you'll see!

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: EasyDoesIt ()
Date: February 27, 2009 05:24PM

isdlt Wrote:
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> Here's the anwer to Red,Hot and Blue:
>
> Get a beef brisket, put some salt and Liquid Smoke
> on it. Wrap it tightly in foil and bake at 225
> degress for about 9 hours.
>
> Remove, flake it and add your favorite BBQ sauce.
>
>
> None better. Try it...you'll see!

Excellent suggestion! I'll try that one next time for varietys sake.
My kids will let me know their favorite in a second.
Thanks and Bon Apetite!

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Date: February 28, 2009 03:26PM

dono Wrote:
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> WashingTone Locian Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > dono Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Red Hot and Blue is the bomb dude beer and
> ribs
> > > yum...
> >
> >
> > Red, Hot and Blue is a weak BBQ chain. Sorry to
> > burst your bubble, but if you think Red, Hot
> and
> > Blue is "the bomb," you haven't had real BBQ.
>
> Hmmm, well I have had it in Texas at Blue Cactus
> Café in San Antonio, Corky's in Memphis, Smokey
> John's in Dallas and lots of other places. You
> really are not bursting my bubble as much as
> making me think you are sort of a jerk about this
> topic.
>
> Perhaps at birth you were swaddled in short-ribs,
> pulled pork and a side of slaw (no cornbread).
> Maybe you were born a culinary genius with a
> rarefied palate and we are all fortunate to have
> you tell us what we have and have not eaten.
> Thanks for that.


I aim to please.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: February 28, 2009 08:04PM

If you head out Rt. 29, west of Gainesville in New Baltimore is Smokey Joe's BBQ. It's some of the best. They're closed for the winter, but should be opening in March I think.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: mmm... BBQ ()
Date: February 28, 2009 08:38PM

Boss Hoggs in Mclean is good.

BTW, real BBQ is pork, not beef.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: dahshiznat ()
Date: March 03, 2009 12:20PM

Red Hot and Blue may not be the best BBQ around, but their dry ribs are excellent! Anybody know of any other places that serve them in that style?

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: BBQ Food ()
Date: March 03, 2009 01:39PM

If you're on your way to the Fauquier wineries or I-81, Apple House in Linden (Linden exit off of I-66) smokes their own pork and puts together a pretty good pulled pork sandwich (a little more smoke and a little less spice would make it perfect).

I've always believed that without smoke, there is no BBQ. That being said, I'm no snob - the crock pot or the oven can be well-utilized for tough pieces of pork or beef. I'm not going to call it "barbecue," but that doesn't mean it can't taste good.

"BBQ" on a gas grill - take an aluminum foil bread loaf pan and poke about 5 holes in the bottom. Fill the pan with wood chips and place it on one side of the grill on the lowest flame possible. Once it begins to smoke, add your prepped meat to the opposite side of the grill and cook until tender. Every hour our so check the chips and replace when needed (a second pan filled with chips is best for this). It's not "true Q" since there is some direct heat involved, but as long as you keep the grill in the neighboorhood of 225-250, you should still end up with a nice, smoky dinner.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: coolhandbane ()
Date: March 04, 2009 12:09AM

They are amazing. go there.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Alberto ()
Date: March 04, 2009 05:04AM

mmm... BBQ Wrote:
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> Boss Hoggs in Mclean is good.

Ummm, no, it's not.

>
> BTW, real BBQ is pork, not beef.

Only if you're from North Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia. Northern Alabama is known for a white sauce on Chicken and Beef. Maryland is known for pit-beef. Believe it or not, in parts of Kentucky the meet of choice is sheep.

Anyone who tries to tell you that "Barbecue" or "BBQ" is ONLY this or that, with ONLY this type of sauce or that type of sauce is not a very intelligent person capable of complex thought. They experienced only one type of barbecue growing up, and therefore, that is the only true barbecue. They are limited thinkers with poor reasoning skills. BBQ can be vinegar based, ketchup based, mustard based, dry rub, smoked, direct heat, etc etc. The white sauce in Alabama is Mayonnaise and vinegar based, and that's still BBQ.

Most people would recognize it as barbecue sauce if you made up a mixture of ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper and whatever seasonings you can think of adding, and if you really hate good barbecue, you can throw in some vinegar, but only if you know the meat you're using is of poor quality anyway. If you use a good cut of meat, adding vinegar isn't necessary since you aren't trying to hide the flavor of rotting low quality meat, and actually want to taste the quality meat. Better to use beer or whiskey instead of vinegar. I've even used vodka in BBQ sauce, but never vinegar. That shits just too nasty to put on food. To me, vinegar is a cleaning product, not a food product. I pour it on the carpet to kill odors if my dog has an accident.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 04, 2009 06:40AM

The only REAL pizza is New York pizza... btw, does anyone know where I can get the best, most authentic New York pizza in this area? I need something to eat while my windows are being tinted.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: FFX CO BBQ ()
Date: March 04, 2009 09:09AM

After sampling the majority of FFX Co's BBQ establishments my vote goes to Willard's by the Expo Ctr. Good size portions, nice selection of sauces, a little pricey but delicious. Red Hot and Blue is too commercial just like Famous Dave's. Smokey Bones (Woodbridge) is also too commercial but fairly good.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: suburbanmom ()
Date: March 04, 2009 10:44AM

I second the vote for Willard's. I thought Smokey Joe's was more expensive, and only okay in flavor. Famous Dave's is OK not great.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Date: March 04, 2009 10:51AM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> The only REAL pizza is New York pizza... btw, does
> anyone know where I can get the best, most
> authentic New York pizza in this area? I need
> something to eat while my windows are being
> tinted.


Sbarros is the bomb dude beer and a slice yum...

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: May 22, 2009 09:00PM

Red, Hot and Blue is overrated. It's OK, but nothing special.

For EXCELLENT BBQ sauce, go to www.headcountry.com. That sauce (and seasoning) ROCKS! I've been ordering my sauce *giggle* from there for years.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: May 22, 2009 09:14PM

Virginia BBQ in manassas off of Liberia avenue. kicks ass

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: observer ()
Date: May 22, 2009 10:04PM

Believe it or not, some of the best BBQ in the area can be found at the Herndon golf course. JJ Deli in the clubhouse has excellent BBQ pork and beef brisket.

http://www.jjdeli.com/index.htm

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: youknowhim ()
Date: May 23, 2009 09:03AM

for the best bbq in the area you will have to head into dc....capitol q bbq on h st near verizon center and rocklands in upper northwest near cleveland park

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: May 23, 2009 09:09AM

Concur with Capitol Q. Rocklands on Fairax in Arlington is pretty good, too.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: old school ()
Date: May 26, 2009 10:38AM

My personal opinion is that RH and B is a great restaurant. It may not the best BBQ but it is definitely better than most. The quality of the meat and sides is comparatively very high and cost is relatively inexpensive. I love eating there and do so several time a month.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: May 26, 2009 10:40AM

watch out for the tea

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Junior Cheeseburger Mafia ()
Date: May 26, 2009 04:38PM

Carolina BBQ is the best.

Vinegar and spices beats ketchup and fake smoke sauce anyday.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: May 26, 2009 04:41PM

Puke. If I want sour, I will eat a lemon.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Cypress Hilltop ()
Date: May 26, 2009 04:58PM

And as the saying goes, "if no lemon, then a cock will do just fine."

Right IFAIL?

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: May 26, 2009 05:36PM

Cypress Hilltop Wrote:
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> And as the saying goes, "if no lemon, then a cock
> will do just fine."
>
> Right IFAIL?


you must hate your dad for what he did to you as a child.



//edit: lol lifer



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2009 12:26PM by bdimag.

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Re: Red Hot & Blue @ Clocktower
Posted by: Lifer ()
Date: May 27, 2009 12:13PM

bdimag Wrote:
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> Cypress Hilltop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > And as the saying goes, "if no lemon, then a
> cock
> > will do just fine."
> >
> > Right IFAIL?
>
>
> you must hate your dad for what he did to you as a
> child.


Wow, okay this should be the end of this thread

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