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January 19th, 6:51 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Wait - so flies are deadly to soldiers, but maggots are good for them? And why is it so hard to find a donor for a genital transplant these days? Mary Roach, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” comes by to reveal the weird scientific secrets of the battlefield. And speaking of troops, the aunts come marching in again - we’ve got more auntie stories! Thanks to house band Casey Bozell! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods! ... See MoreSee Less

Wait - so flies are deadly to soldiers, but maggots are good for them? And why is it so hard to find a donor for a genital transplant these days? Mary Roach, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” comes by to reveal the weird scientific secrets of the battlefield. And speaking of troops, the aunts come marching in again - we’ve got more auntie stories! Thanks to house band Casey Bozell! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods!

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Gross as it sounds...maggots are the best at removing dead flesh with out damaging the new healthy flesh. 🤷‍♀️

Please tell Mary Roach I said hello! (I'm quoted in one of her books, also gave her a tour of the Library of Congress and showed her where her books reside in the stacks)

I'm eagerly awaiting Mary Roach's next book!

Love her work.

Mary Roach is an amazing and funny writer!! 😃👍❤️

Love Mary Roach! "Stiff" was a fascinating read.

Great interview: BTW: choosing Moby Dick for the NobodiesBookClub is right in line with 2021 being The Year of the Sea Shanty.

Mary Roach is the best!

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January 17th, 1:37 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

I'm going to start sleeping while standing, so it won't be so hard to get up in the morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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That's thinking on your feet. 🙂

Aw, you're just horsing around.

Good luck with that!

That's why the rest of us sleep on beds, Paula. We're already halfway up!

The trick is going to be not falling out of bed

The older you get the more difficult getting out of bed is. Eventually just being able to get up and out of bed and then actually do stuff is in itself a miracle.

You could then have someone do your hair and makeup before you wake up.

But that’s - that’s - brilliant.

Echoing above ... that’s what’s great about a bed. And mine is on risers. If I had to get up off the floor every morning, the neighbors would hear my agony. I’ve often wondered how you don’t see the advantage when you travel. Or maybe you sleep on hotel floors, too?

Good luck.

I would just fall over.

Better for the hair too

It will get easier after Wednesday. Trust me. 🥰❤

Your feet need sleep too you know

Ingenious! 🤓

I feel you..

A suggestion that works for me. I take my shower at night and put on the clothes I plan to wear the next day. That way, when I finally manage roll out, I am ready to head out the door. I am thinking of marketing a line of clothes designed for donning the night before., lol.

www.britannica.com/story/why-do-horses-sleep-standing-up You will only be napping if you do so, per Britannica

Tell me about it.

Ask Ben Carson how he does it!

Gawd totally. Exhausted.

it helps with draining the sinus passages, as well.

Now, don't go stork, raven mad!

Best idea I have heard all day! Brilliant!

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January 16th, 9:43 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Trump deserves a military send off with only the troops he served with when he was in the military. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent

Good one!

NAILED IT!!👌👏😂

That's a lot of GI Joes with the kung foo grip. Where would you find 'em all???

Yes!

Maybe we ought to shoot him out of a cannon?

“ party of one, party of one, Trump, party of one? Your table is ready.”

Or that extra special salute from each of them🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕

My idea of his military send off would be them shooting him out of a cannon.

I say load him in a cannon and point him east!

Yes!

A most fitting honor!

Yes!!

Perfect. I agree.

Sharing with my cousin

Poor General Bone Spurs has to find a new doctor, too!

Give him a bike and a dollar

I was thinking firing squad.....but ok

The Bone Spur Brigade is ready to serve!

I hope they play Taps.

Love ❤️ that

Only those troops who “suffer” from Bonespurs...

Maybe he can get Captain Hammer 🔨 Toe to join General 🦴 Bone Spur in a tango

so much to learn, message me if you have any questions in a couple days

I'm in favor. 12 riflemen and a blindfold should just about do it.

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January 15th, 2:27 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

The penultimate Press Conference of French Trump is here! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you pod.

Reporter: A number of your cabinet members have resigned, citing your involvement in instigating the attack on the Capitol. Some news outlets are reporting that you are feeling isolated. Are you?

French Trump: Those Cabinet members were never on my side. I just threw them some crumbs. Imagine fucking Betsy DeVos resigning on “Moral grounds?” Do you know that her name is actually Betsy Vos? The De stands for her school grade average. And Mitch McConnell’s wife, Chow, Chow? She doesn’t have a moral bone in her body? She is married to Mitch McConnell, for Christ sake. That’s why I chose these assholes. They are corrupt as the year 2020 was long. I chose them, so that when I cheated, bilked the taxpayer for money, and tried to amass more power for myself, they would not say anything.

I am not isolated, you fuck wad. Why, just last night Toby Keith stopped by to visit moi. Next question.
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The penultimate Press Conference of French Trump is here! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you pod.

Reporter: A number of your cabinet members have resigned, citing your involvement in instigating the attack on the Capitol. Some news outlets are reporting that you are feeling isolated. Are you?

French Trump: Those Cabinet members were never on my side. I just threw them some crumbs. Imagine fucking Betsy DeVos resigning on “Moral grounds?” Do you know that her name is actually Betsy Vos? The De stands for her school grade average. And Mitch McConnell’s wife, Chow, Chow?  She doesn’t have a moral bone in her body? She is married to Mitch McConnell, for Christ sake. That’s why I chose these assholes. They are corrupt as the year 2020 was long. I chose them, so that when I cheated, bilked the taxpayer for money, and tried to amass more power for myself, they would not say anything.

I am not isolated, you fuck wad. Why, just last night Toby Keith stopped by to visit moi. Next question.Image attachment

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Is he going to be your 100th caller?

Keith is a serious chode

January 14th, 10:08 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Something to lift your spirits this week!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much crazy lady. I wish I still had my head scratcher. I didn't know what to do with it so I threw it out.

January 14th, 8:17 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

I highly recommend a podcast: Sounds Like Hate, made by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It tells a lot about the White Power movement. It's sad, and scary, and if we don't recognize the problem, it will destroy us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Like when white supremacists launched a (successful) coup? We must always be vigilant. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898

Thanks Paula

SPLC is a terrific organization, worth you time and [hopefully] your money.

Speaking of not recognizing white power stuff, did you all know that the "ok" hand gesture was a white supremacist's sign? I certainly didn't until today. The more you read, the more you learn....

Thanks for the info! There is also a podcast Motive, which tracks the white supremacist movement too. It is about the more recent resurgence than a historical perspective.

SPLC has been tracking and documenting this for almost 40 years.

Thanks I listen to lots of podcasts and will add this one.

Thanks for this recommendation. Paula. I'm listening to Michael Moore's latest podcast about this very issue, so this is timely.

SPLC is a great organization. Thanks for the heads up!

Southern Poverty Law Center is a tremendous organization.

Please don't be another white man hater.😉✔👌🤔

We've been supporting SPLC for years. The work they do is incredibly important, especially now. Thanks for promoting their podcast.

Thanks. I am going to check it out.

Thank you! And thank you for using your voice! ❤️

SPLC has had great data over the years. Yes we need to be more aware of what's going on around us.

Yes, this problem will destroy us if we don’t change.

Thanks, Paula. Did not know they have a podcast.

AGREE!

Subscribed. Thanks Paula bin a SPLC member, but somehow I missed this.

Thanks for the suggestion

I will listen later. Thank you! Can't wait to see you at a show again.

Thanks. I'm a regular supporter od SPLC, how did I not know that they have a podcast?

Won't BLM and NeoRacism destroy us first?

Thanks for the heads up. I am an admirer and supporter of the SPLC and have been for at least a decade.

Anything from Southern Poverty Law Center is worth the listen or read

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January 13th, 8:16 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

#RenewDemocracy ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Paula — I love it!!!

Great story and so true. Love your Lucy and Ricky! From Jamestown NY, home of Lucille Ball.

Bravo!

Amen and hallelujah Paula!

Thank you Paula

Paula that was Great! Love it! & Amen! Those were the days. ❤

Love this. Love you

Love this! Aunt Nancy will be so proud to be the spark of democracy for our generation! Nancy Ross

I love this post. - Maureen from Natick but really from Southborough, but the poor side.

YES! And yay for Mrs. Ross!

Great logic. Now can we get politicians to listen

Wonderful. Thanks Paula!

Very well said, Paula!

Beautifully said

Love it!

Sweet

I love this!

Hugs to a real American

Thank you! Clear & simple! 🎉😘

You have a way of putting things into perspective. Thank you for your common sense. It's too bad that grownups can't resolve what children can by simply being fair and honest. Love the tie....and the hat. Miss seeing you in person. Love and hugs....oh....and take care of yourself and stay safe.

I love Mrs. Ross and her gift of a social tool to y’all ❤️🗳✅ oh, and whole Ross crew is also quite outstanding!

Much love and thanks sent to you, Paula Poundstone.

I always suspected that many never grow up past about the age of 10. Good points paula.

amen

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January 13th, 12:57 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Punctuation bedevils me everyday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Me too!

*every day

Don't get me started on grammer....

Punk-tuation? 😉

Grammar is how we dress our ideas. Let's not be fashion police unless someone has their butt hangin out. Metaphorically speaking. 🤷‍♂️

Well, definitive language doesn't. Impressed with the word 'bedevil" ... now will be my latest go-to word!

You nailed it in this post.

I have inexplicably lost my ability to use question marks. Apparently, I now only make statements.

What,,, ??? 😜😆

Me too!

Is bedeviling yourself even allowed by the constitution?

Mee too!!

That was punctuated perfectly!

Me, too!

Punctuation saves lives. It's the difference between "Let's eat, grandpa" and "Let's eat grandpa."

I can help you with that.

Punctuation bedevils me every-space- day.

Or as Captain Kirk put it, "Punctuation! Bedevils! Me! Every! Day!"

Better than the devil punctuating you.

just use semicolons

At least you know what it is

Ditto

It's a comma thing in this period of time.

It is the difference between Helping your uncle jack, off a horse. Or.....

What makes your bed so evil?

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January 12th, 6:37 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

We know that contact tracing is vital these days, but how does it work? Who’s doing it? Well, Dr. Marta Induni, for one! She’s the Principal Investigator of the PublIc Health Institute, and she’s here to tell us how she’s tracking us. Plus: Bring a warm plate of your best facts— it’s our first Potluck Info Party! Thank you to house band, Jay Clanin! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get those pods. ... See MoreSee Less

We know that contact tracing is vital these days, but how does it work? Who’s doing it? Well, Dr. Marta Induni, for one! She’s the Principal Investigator of the PublIc Health Institute, and she’s here to tell us how she’s tracking us. Plus: Bring a warm plate of your best facts— it’s our first Potluck Info Party! Thank you to house band, Jay Clanin! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get those pods.

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I had deja vu at the beginning of this episode, with the story about Paula’s neighbor. Is this a repeat?

Thanks for having PHI on your show! We are always around to talk about science, public health and socks.

January 10th, 8:49 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

I didn't realize Roger Stone had found Jesus. I guess he's good to go, now. ... See MoreSee Less

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and Jesus wept

He was behind the sofa ALL THIS TIME!

Good to go back to prison where he belongs.

I hadn’t realized that Jesus had gone missing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Good to know. 😁

Jesus is tattooed on his back.

Let’s hope he gets to meet Jesus very soon.

His credibility is a little suspect though, given the convictions and acceptance of guilt.😏

Original author of the "STOP THE STEAL" campaign. When is STEAL a noun?

Stone really didn’t find Jesus. What happened is the police found Jesus tied up in the basement of Roger Stone’s house, and Stone claimed he found him that way, and just stored him in the basement for safe keeping. Stone was going to post something on Facebook, but got distracted by a cute kitten video. It was really the kittens’ fault. They were probably work for antifa.

He "found" him behind his legendary $40,000 shower curtain.

If Jesus was hiding from, maybe Stone should've taken the hint!

Oh yes, good to go to the next trump rally, yes still..https://www.vox.com/22215120/trump-stop-the-steal-protests-downtown-washington-dc-electoral-college

So weird cuz we lost Jesus!

He must want to jump on the money making Christian band wagon.

I didn’t realize that Jesus was lost. Thanks Roger, you can climb back in your hole now.

Yet another posturing “Christian”.

He found Nixon first.

He’s good to go to hell!

I guess Jesus is more forgiving than me.

This Jesus person needs to work on his hiding skills.

He found Jesus inside FUCKTRUMP’s ass.

That’s all it takes):

When your Neoliberal savior loves Austerity and hates the Poors www.jacobinmag.com/2020/12/joe-biden-austerity-stimulus-bill-cut-in-half-covid-19

He found Jesus, so he could send him invites to a billionaire sex club he is starting. He figures, Christ lived in poverty and all, but he has crazy powerful PR and is a chick magnet.

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January 8th, 9:43 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Sometimes, I just get scared. I wonder what the dinosaurs might have been thinking at this point in their journey. They probably thought, "If we don't wake up, Trumpasaurus is gonna make us extinct." ... See MoreSee Less

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AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED

I wish I could make you laugh like you make me laugh, Paula. Your comedy helps me calm down. Remember to breathe.

Did we wake up yet? Are I here? Where are I?

Where is that Delorean time machine when we need it?

There's alternate universe in which President Bernie Sanders just got re-elected.

I think we have stopped the Tinpot Tyrant but it was close and there will still be battles to be fought. I predict more than 1000 of his associates and supporters in prison.

Keep thinking about all the smart strong women in the new administration. We got this.

Due to the ReTrumplican Party... America has to go through another “Reconstruction”... ☹️

Paula thank you for keeping me laughing all year! Love you!

ooooooh, Look Roger, a Comet!

I’m still hiding under the bed. Did 2020 end? It did? So how’s 2021 this far along? Eww… Already? It just started! Let me know when it’s 2022.

Have any of Trump's followers bathed or shaved since he got in office? Well, other than the Florida Man who just got arrested for stealing the Speaker of The House's lectern. They at least shaved him for his mugshot, I noticed. Wow, think about that sentence for a minute. Florida Man stole the Speaker of the House's lectern. 2021 saw what 2020 did and said, "Hey y'all. Watch this." I wanna go back to 2019. As bad as that year was for me, at least it wasn't...THIS nightmare that won't end. I wish my aunt was still alive. She could at least tell me what to do and what is going to happen. She was Army Intelligence back when women were WACs. She knew this kind of stuff. I don't. I'm just watching and hoping with everyone else that things will settle down. Will they though? I want the 90s back. I hate the future. Take me back to the 90s someone, please.

The new ice age is coming and here we are with a generation who knows all the words to LET IT GO, so it's gonna be rough.

I have been saying for years the human species is de-volving...

I often think about what life would be like today if the Democrats actually got us Universal Healthcare when they had a Super Majority in Congress rather than getting their plan from the Right Wing Heritage Foundation and Mitt Romney And then I think about how Democrats have a Majority in Congress again and wonder what other Right Wing think tanks they're going to get their legislative ideas from this time

You are a Huge Bright Spot! Thank You

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January 8th, 2:15 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

French Trump is back this week - take a listen before he gets kicked to the curb! paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods.

Reporter: You told the insurrectionists that you were going to march with them. Did you?

French Trump: It was a mile. Are you crazy? I take a golf cart to the bathroom, for christ sakes. I'm not going to walk a mile. Besides, they are not clean, those people. I'm not going to walk with them. That's not the kind of cult leader I am. Let Charles Manson walk with them. They are furry, and they smell. I could fart right near them, and they would not even know it.

I like to be with people like Dianne Feinstein. I fart near her, she at least makes a face. Next question.
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French Trump is back this week - take a listen before he gets kicked to the curb! paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods.

Reporter: You told the insurrectionists that you were going to march with them. Did you?

French Trump: It was a mile. Are you crazy? I take a golf cart to the bathroom, for christ sakes. Im not going to walk a mile. Besides, they are not clean, those people. Im not going to walk with them. Thats not the kind of cult leader I am. Let Charles Manson walk with them. They are furry, and they smell. I could fart right near them, and they would not even know it. 

I like to be with people like Dianne Feinstein. I fart near her, she at least makes a face. Next question.

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C'est magnifique!

What will Karen von Carlson from OAN do now?

January 7th, 10:16 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

2021. We're back. ... See MoreSee Less

January 6th, 7:36 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

We have a chance to be a more perfect union. Thank you, Georgia. ... See MoreSee Less

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💙

I am so excited for a change!

I surely have won the prize for the most HuffPost refreshes in one morning.

THANK YOU, GEORGIA!!! 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑

Stacy Abrams is a real peach!!

I’m so very proud of my home state!!!

Georgia! 💙🍑💙🍑

Proud of my blue home state! 💙

Great news!

Thanks, Stacey!

Its pretty amazing. I love seeing McTurtle get demoted.

Sweet Georgia Brown sings the blues🎶

The dark clouds are dispersing and soon we will see some light. This is nothing short of saving democracy.

Now if we could just get rid of the human turtle, Mitch McConnell!

One of your biggest fans is so proud to be a Dekalb County Georgia voter.

Thank you 🙏 Trump for successfully helping Democrats win the Georgia elections and control of the United States Senate.

May we all be happy, juicy Peaches!

Georgia the entire USA owes you! Make sure you to collect!

Has Perdue lost yet?

Not so perfect right now... the hell mouth is wide open in DC.

Union sez Hold my meth pipe...

Thank you Georgia voters. Vote thise racists out and send them back into the dark.

Well that Euphoria lasted less than 5 hours... the rumptumpers are breaking into the Capital. Oh my, stay safe America, even those who incited this chaos. They turned off their brains to follow a mad man and now, sadly, they are lost.

If we can get those nuts out of the Capital Building.

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January 5th, 7:45 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

In a world where people can’t congregate, what’s a live performer supposed to do for a living? Tim Lo, founder of Your Next Jump, helps Paula and Adam polish up their resumes. Plus: Our 1st “Mailbag!” of the New Year. Thanks to house band Cory Springhorn! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods. ... See MoreSee Less

In a world where people can’t congregate, what’s a live performer supposed to do for a living? Tim Lo, founder of Your Next Jump, helps Paula and Adam polish up their resumes. Plus: Our 1st “Mailbag!” of the New Year. Thanks to house band Cory Springhorn! Listen at paulapoundstone.com or wherever you get your pods.

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...mailbag!

If Paula runs out of money she can come live with me for free, except she'll owe me one good laugh a day. I've got two spare bedrooms, but unfortunately, she wouldn't be able to bring her cats, so I guess I'll have to get my laughs on Wait Wait ...

When will the new movie "A New Year's Carol," the one about Ebenezer Poundstone, come out?

Paula Happy New Year😆 Happy New Year😀 Happy New Year🎉

January 1st, 10:59 am

PAULA POUNDSTONE

I'm looking back at my achievements in 2020: There was that time I got up. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year to you

Happy 2021: The Great Awakening

We made it through.

2020? What is that?

are you still a million in debt? if so i got some good news

I even managed to dress and shower sometimes

I did that a couple times and once I even put real pants on!

You kept us laughing, Miss Nancy and Joan of Arc! Thank you, and Happy New Year!!

I remember that time I showered back in September. I can still feel the shampoo suds in my hair. 😊

And someone in the other room whispered She insisted on getting up! Lol! 😂

Got to feed the cats...... 😄✌️♥️ Happy New Year.😊🎉

So far, you already accomplished it in 2021! That’s assuming, you got up today 😉

Happy New Year! Take Care and stay safe.

Happy New Year!

I loved your exercise with pets videos!

You and your partners in crime made The Nobodies laugh many, many times in 2020. It was an amazing accomplishment. Thank you so much! My personal favorite single podcast moment was the time in which Captain Crinkle used the word “lubricant”, and you couldn’t stop laughing. It was unbridled joy.

Your achievements made us laugh throughout the year. You even gave us an exercise video. Enjoy the first day of the new year. Being around nature helps too.

I decked the halls big time. Putting it away is still up in the air.

C'mon, I heard you win on Wait, wait, don't tell me. Gotta be at least as good as getting up??

You still found ways to make us laugh...that's the most important thing anyone can do!! Thank you!

Pure ambition

Happy New Year Paula

I successfully retired!! And happy, happy new year, Paula!

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December 29th, 12:56 pm

PAULA POUNDSTONE

Happy Birthday to the one & only Paula Poundstone!!!!! We love you, Paula!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday!

And a very happy day to you.

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday!!

Happy Birthday! 🎁🎊

Happy Birthday Paula!

Your the greatest, Paula!!

I hope your birthday is wonderful.

Happy Birthday Paula 💜💜💜

Happy Birthday To you!!

Happy birthday Paula your the best!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Paula!!

Happy Birthday!

It's your Christmas present too!

Happy birthday

🍾🎂🥃🎉🍷🎈🍾🍸

Happy birthday and thanks for the continuing laughs.

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