There Are Certain Rules That One Must Abide By In Order to Survive a Horror Movie. If You Dont Know Them, You're As Dead As a Cop In a Horror Flick

When it appears you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.
Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
Do not go search for something in the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not speak, or if they speak to you using a voice which is not their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you the grief in the long run. *NOTE* It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.
When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off or go alone.
As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
Never stand in, on, above, below, beside or anywhere near a grave, tomb, crypt, mausoleum or any other house of the dead.
If you are searching for something which caused a loud noise and you find out it's just the cat, leave the room immediatey if you value your life.
If appliances start operating by themselves, move out.
Do not take *anything* from the dead.
If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a good reason. Take the hint and stay away.
Do not fool around with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you are doing.
If you're running away from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.
If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, developing a fascination with blood, glowing eyes, foaming at the mouth and increasing hairiness, get away from them as fast as possible.
Stay away from certain geographical locations. Such as: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog, the Bermuda Triangle or any small town in Maine.
If your car runs out of gas late at night, do not go to the nearby deserted looking house to call for help. Likewise if your car has broken down, and the only refuge for miles is that creepy old mansion/castle on the hill. Stay in the car.
Beware of strangers bearing tools such as chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, lawnmowers, butane torches, smoldering irons, band saws or any device made from deceased companions.
Listen closely to the soundtrack and pay attention to the audience. They are usually far more intelligent than you could ever hope to be.
Never listen to music that contains staccato shrieking violins.
If you are a woman, never ***** and take a shower in slow motion.
Do not keep all your sharpened kitchen knives in one of those wooden block thingies on your worksurface.
The first woman to either lose or remove her clothing is dead meat.
The guy with the testosterone overdose is also dead meat.
Along with the guy that is always making jokes
When you are searching a house because you think there is something dangerous there, turn on the damn lights!
Never back out of one room into another without looking. It's always behind you.
If you are traveling with friends, never let any hitch hikers into the van with you. It'll be the worst (if not the last) day of your life.
Never babysit.There are enough babysitter-in-danger-thanks-to-a-stupid-killer flicks out there already.
If you ARE stupid enough to babysit, never try on the mom's nightgown collection. You'll only end up showing more skin. Remember: Skin=Death.
If you are being chased, never lean against the wall when you think you lost him. He'll just pop through and kill you.
Same goes for leaning against the window.
If you are at your Senior prom, and the school reject has just won prom queen, slowly back away and run for the exit. All hell is about to break loose.
If you are a stoner among other stoners, be the quiet one or the lovable one. All the other stoners will be killed.
If the killer has stalked you over the phone lines, don't take a job as a phone counselor.
Never let someone hypnotize you at a party.
Stay away from sewers.
If you sense something is behind you, don't bother turning around to check. Just run.
If you are trying to escape the killer, sliding through the cat door in the electronic garage door will not help you any.
After you manage to kill the monster/killer, never sit beside it and cry. It will suddenly pop back up to finish the job.
Never go to camp or become a counselor. You'll be dead by the end of summer.
Never say "I'll be right back." You won't be back. End of story.
Don't ever do something just because someone dares you to.
If you ever visit some distant planet and find objects that look like eggs, LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!
Then when one of your spaceship's crew members finds a hideous parasite attached to his body (as a result of breaking the pervious rule), don't let him back on the ship.
When a hideous alien menace is hunting you (as a result of breaking the previous two rules) NEVER wander off alone to hunt for the ship's cat.
If someone tells you to do or not to something (example: DON'T fall asleep, DON'T go out there, DON'T go look for the homicidal-chainsaw-wieldi ng psychopath by yourself) by all means, LISTEN TO THEM!!
A small town's little summer celebration might sound like fun. But if you hear the locals say things like, "Why you're the guest of honor! We couldn't even have the barbecue with out you!", run like hell.
If you are trapped in a house surrounded by demons, making coffee will not help anyone.
Always be nice to the shy, quiet, unpopular girl in school.
Clowns never have, nor will they ever be helpful to hang around while in a horror movie. As harmless as the might seem, they WILL kill you once you let your guard down.
Never go back for anything you lost.
Avoid people with pointy teeh.
Avoid people with lots of facial hair.
Avoid people with pale complexions who sway and moan,
If the barber remarks on the "666" tattoo your kid has, abandon the kid and move to Irkutsk.
If you see a burly man wearing a hockey mask and toting a chainsaw, DO NOT stick around to see if he's with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Never buy your kid a toy that talks back.
Remember: Just say "NO" to human blood.
Never watch a horror movie while you're in a horror movie.
Never, under any circumstance, plan a camping trip that coincides with Friday the 13th.
Pigs blood is not now, nor has it ever been funny.
If the young girls of the neighborhood start singing songs about boogeymen while jumping rope, consider moving.
If you hit a man with a car in the middle of the night and try to roll him off of a dock, make sure that he is dead!
Never EVER play with any Ouijia board that you find in the basement of your newly bought, run-down house.
Never run into a deserted graveyard at night,
If you are running away from the killer/monster, don't even try to start the car. It doesn't matter if the car is brand new, it won't start.
If running from the monster/killer, try to make the least amount of noise possible. Especially if you are female. Panting, crying and screaming is not going to help you hide any better.
For pete's sake...NEVER stick your hand down the garbage disposal. Especially if you just heard strange noises in your house or while sinister music is playing.
Don't marry a guy that has Satan Worshippers as friends. They will want you to birth the new Anti-Christ.
Never answer the phone when you are babysititng. Just get the hell out of there and leave the kids for dead.
If you think you see your girlfriend/boyfriend and they are wearing a mask, not talking, or conspicuously hiding their face, it's not them.
Don't be mean to the new kid. They will just end up killing you.
If you hear a strange noise coming from upstairs that sounds similar to, oh let's say a severed head falling to the floor, don't go trying to find out what it is.
Never touch something that just oozed out of a comet that landed near an abandoned farm house.
When battling zombies, always sever their head or shoot them in the brain. If you they still want to eat you after that, just surrender. There's no hope for you anyway.
Never wait until you NEED the gun to check and see if it's loaded.
If you have to stay out in the woods or at camp you're pretty much screwed. But at least you'll have a fighting chance in the cabin. Never EVER take the tent.
Never try to unmask the killer.
Never hide in a closet.
If you buried your child in a strange place and he came back as a demon, DON'T bury your wife in the same place.
If you find the mangled body of a friend, camping partner, janitor, or whom ever, don't stay and investigate. Run like hell.
Don't spend a lot of time in houses decorated with an excessive amount of medivel weaponry. It will be used eventually.
Do not make a documentary that requires you to hike through the woods while looking for a witch that leaves stick figures hanging in trees.
If you are going to the bathroom in a movie theatre and you think you hear a guy and a girl making out in the stall next to you, do not put your ear closer to the wall to listen.
If you see a short guy wearing green and wearing a shamrock hat, I wouldn't stick around to ask about his pot of gold.
Never transport the killer in an ambulance from one place to another. Even if they've been in a coma for 10 years, they'll wake up.
Never listen to strange voices on the telephone.
Never say "Who's there?"
If your hand has been possesed by the Force of Evil, do NOT chop off your hand. Doing so will merely allow the disembodied hand the freedom to wreak havoc independent of your body. And now you have to spend the rest of the film trying to track it down,
If you have a feeling you'll end up being chased by zombies during the night, remember to wear comfortable running shoes.
After babysitting, don't walk down any deserted streets with lots of trees and bushes, but no lights.
If you are a girl with long blonde hair, blue eyes and big boobs, well, you are pretty much screwed.
Always check the backseat of your car before you get in.
When running away from the killer/monster, NEVER run upstairs.
If you see someone who is within screaming distance while running from the killer/monster, for the love of god, SCREAM!!
If a giant shark is chasing your family, do not go swimming. Actually, stay away from the water, period.
If you are babysitting, don't let the kids play with the Chucky doll.
If one night you see a dark haired girl carrying around dolls with the eyes scratched out, back away slowly, then run like hell.
If you go to your school library and there are a lot of books having to do with vampires and demons...move away ASAP
If you are fleeing from a killer or supernatural being and you see a cop car, run right by it. There are three possible ways that things will turn out if you try to get the cops attention and none are good:
A. The cop is already dead in some gruesome way that will cause you to scream and alert the killer/monster as to where you are.
B. The cop will probably end up dead as he tries to help you, this will only distract the killer away from you for a few seconds, but chances are you will end up getting killed anyway.
C. The supernatural being has assumed the form of a cop and just when you
think you are safe...he will kill you.
If the locals say the camp is haunted, it probably is.
If people in your neighborhood have been disapearing and there's talk about a surge of any type of insect...move. Stuborn home owners always die.
When and if you fall while running and the killer/monster is near you, don't just sit there screaming like someone will hear you. Get up and RUN!!
Kill the Scientist. No matter what else you do, kill him off right away. They always want to study "it," or take "it" back to the corporate masters, or learn from "it" at the expense of comrades lives. Eggheads are always trying to understand the unknown, and get nearly everyone killed doing it. Get a clue, kill the guy with the pocket protector, he's going to sacrifice you anyway.
If the killer if after you and you somehow manage to knock him down,
don't get up and run for help. Believe me, he will stay down much longer
after you kick him a couple times.
If the movie is directed by someone named Wes Craven or John Carpenter, you're pretty much screwed.
If the killer/monster is dead, do not dig up his grave to try to do a final resurrection. He will only come back to life.
If you disobey the previous rule, don't try cutting off his head or anything cheap. Stick a grenade in his mouth and run for it.
If the killer is standing three feet in front of you, don't just stand there and scream while he comes running towards you. It may comes as a shock, but he DOES in fact want to kill you.
A female should never wear a white shirt without a bra while escaping the monster. It will only increase your chances of falling and causing a freak rainstorm that will make your shirt transparent and result in your immediate death.
If you live in Maine and your hometown includes a clown driving a car he calls Christine with a large ,rabid St. Bernard in the backseat, while residing in an old, haunted hotel near a strange Pet Semetary and hangs out with teenage girls with telekenetic're pretty much screwed.
If you DO happen to get killed, make sure it's in a cheap low-budget gore-fest with no plot, so you can come back and kick ***, no explanation needed.

Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here:

  • Amityville
  • Elm Street
  • Transylvania
  • Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one)
  • anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold
  • the Bermuda Triangle
  • any small town in Maine

Never, ever, ever turn off the paved road onto a gravel or dirt road.

Always make sure that your car has a fresh battery and a full tank of gas so it will start immediately in times of crisis.

Never say that you'll be right back, because you won't.

Never stand in, on, above, below, beside or anywhere near a grave, crypt, tomb, mausoleum, or any other house of the dead.

If anything other than water (i.e., blood or thick goo of any color) comes out of a faucet, do not call a plumber. Leave the house immediately.

If, while looking in a mirror, you see a figure behind you that you don't see upon turning around, a room different from the one you are in, or a figure other than yourself looking back, or your reflection tells you to get out before it is too late, proceed to the nearest exit with all speed.

If you open a door and the room you see is not the room that should be there, do not explore it. In fact, even if you close the door and see the correct room after re-opening it, vacate the house.

When the family pet runs away, DO NOT GO LOOKING FOR IT -- pets are usually not killed, and even if they are, it's just a warm-up for the next, human victim.

Never unlock the doors and look outside.

If it's late at night and your dog suddenly perks up his ears and growls lowly in his throat, never EVER say "Whassa matter Boy? Gotta go out?"

If you use gasoline to destroy your attacker, make sure your Zippo is in fine working order. Also, make sure it's not the one your grandfather used in WWII because you have to throw it away with a witty one-liner.

Make sure you get up early enough so you can kill the vampires during the day.

When you are trapped in a strange old house with your date, NEVER say: "Let's try the basement!" or "Look! The stairs up to the attic!"

When approaching a room with a door that hasn't been opened in decades, and the knob begins to slowly turn back and forth on its own, back away! Do NOT ask loudly, "Who's there?"

When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off or go it alone.

If appliances start operating by themselves, MOVE OUT.

Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness, and so on, get away from them as soon as possible!

If your car runs out of gas at night, DO NOT go to the nearest deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that is strange because you thought you had half a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one!), the Bemuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

Beware of strangers bearing tools such as chain saws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawn mowers, butane torches, band saws, or any device made from deceased companions.

Listen closely to the sound track and pay attention to the audience, since they are usually far more intelligent than you could ever hope to be.

If you are running for your life and are being chased by a monster/psychopath/axe murderer and you happen to be female, take the high-heeled shoes OFF!

Also, if you've just pushed the monster/psychopath/axe murderer in the lake from your boat dock or a bridge, don't lean over to see if he's gone!

When confronted by the walking dead, aim for the head.

If you're female, never EVER take off your shirt. They like to attack you when your bejoobies are hanging out.

Lock your darn doors, make sure the gas tank is full, and if you hit something that was weird looking, make the cops go look and see what it was.

If the creepy bag lady of the town tries to give you some advice, TAKE IT! For some reason she always seems to know what she is talking about during her brief moments of lucidity.

Join the police or the military right away! That way, you won't be anywhere near the monster until it's really dead.

Remember, the monster cannot be stopped by bullets, the army or an atomic bomb. Only a mob bearing pitchforks and torches will be able to inflict significant damage.

Monsters are generally radioactive, so always carry a Geiger counter in your car.

When confronted with a large, animated flying reptile, aim for the wires.

If you can get around the creature, and get to the zipper on his back, you can render him helpless.

If you are female, and intend to go swimming in a haunted pool/black lagoon/deserted lake, a white one-piece bathing suit is de rigueur.

Girls, if you are going on a date to Lovers Lane, make sure you are wearing shoes with proper ankle support. Statistically you will turn an ankle and the creature will get you.

Avoid going to isolated research stations whenever possible. Arctic weather stations, foreboding pacific atolls, distant space stations, and island bases for gene-splicing corporations top the list.

When finding a meteor/egg sac/fetal creature of any kind, step away! DO NOT give in to the diabolical urge to poke it with a stick.

Unless you are in the company of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their talking dog, the creature/ghost coming at you is most likely REAL.

If you see some strange, globulous, slimy, pulsating thing in your house, don't mutter "What the hell?" to yourself and reach for it.

If some guy comes to your door who looks exactly like an ancestor of yours who "died" 200 years before, claiming to be a cousin from England, SHUT THE DOOR!

When killer bees, flesh eating worms, or Cujo have trapped you in your car, make sure to turn OFF the oldies station. It just seems to excite them.

Always check the back seat of your car.

The first time that you are absolutely sure that the monster/killer is dead or the hellgate is finally closed forever, you are in the most danger. Don't relax.

objects moving in a mysterious fashion should be considered a very bad sign.

If, on a stormy night, you find a window open which you thought was previously closed, do not close it. It may be your only way out when whatever has come in through it is chasing you.

If you come into possession of a strange old artifact and any exotic person (old wizened oriental, gypsy, Indian medicine man) warns you to do/not do something, do not do just the opposite in order to demonstrate how silly he/she is.

Anniversary nights of executions, horrible murders, or terrifying rituals should be viewed with fear. Especially on the spot where the event took place. Most especially on even century anniversaries. And certainly if you or a friend is somehow descended from one of the original participants.

If one of your group is missing for a while and, upon returning, no longer seems as frightened, assuring you that there is really nothing to be worried about, do not let him/her get behind you. He/she has joined the other side.

If your friend turns into a demon and then suddenly turns back to normal, kill him because he is not normal!

After you kill the maniac, don't stand anywhere near the body and don't drop the gun, knife or other instrument of death because (1) he is not dead and (2) you will be needing the instrument of death again.

Kill the person in the group who suggests that you split up. That will eventually get you killed.

Kill the greedy person in the group. He/she will eventually get you killed.

Never make fun of the local yokel's stories about deformed killer babies in backwoods towns--you can bet they are real and you might get them angry.

Never be with the group who plays vicious pranks on the shy strange new kid. Those pranksters will soon meet their doom and often in a horribly gory way.

If someone in your group is too scared to shoot when the monster is bearing down on you, grab the gun and shoot the monster yourself, or use your weapon to kill both the monster and your friend, especially if there are more monsters around. Your friend was dead weight.

Go ahead and slap the screaming hysterical girl because she will be the one to distract everyone when there really is danger.

Nothing is ever over if it is still nighttime.

If it seems as though you have just woken up from a horrible nightmare, chances are you are still in grave danger.

Take heed of all warnings from animals and children. They usually know more than you do.

When fleeing some peril (mutant rats, lava, Oakland Raiders fans, etc.), do not keep turning around to see how close it is/they are behind you. This slows you down and increases your chances of getting caught by said peril.

Never run to the top floor of any building if you are being chased by a maniac/monster. Your only way out will be to jump.

Never publicly announce your plans for the future if you make it out alive. It guarantees that you have no future.

Never under any circumstances run upstairs if you are being chased.

If you're ever lost in the woods filming a documentary, don't stop and collect little stick figures.

Never trust your best boy/girl friend. As soon as the monster or spirt can, it's going to take over his/her mind and that friend will turn on you.

If your children or pets speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, or if they speak to you using a voice which is other than their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. NOTE: It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This applies also to people who speak with somebody else's (usually deep) voice.

Don't make fun of or play with dead things.

If you see a town that looks deserted except for children, do not try to "help" them - they will eat you.

Whenever you land on a distant planet and find some objects that look like eggs, leave them alone.

Do not allow crewmates back aboard the craft if you find hideous parasites attached to their bodies.

Be forewarned that a gun is good only for ALMOST killing the monster, never for COMPLETELY killing it. Be sure to have an extra weapon, preferably one with a "flair" (a knife, a harpoon, a heavy box, razor confetti, pop tarts, etc.)

Don't open the closed door, especially if you hear scratching, heavy breathing, or the voice of a dear relative whom you THOUGHT was dead.

Never bathe, especially when in the house alone.

Never camp or build homes on Indian burial grounds.

If the phone lines are dead, and you hear footsteps upstairs, and you say "Tom, Tom is that you?" and Tom does not answer, run away.

If you have to run away, taking a bus is your best bet. If you take a car, the monster will be in it.

Never bring the cat or any member of your family back from the dead.

Try to make friends with someone from your own species. If your only friends are rats, insects or anyone who is invisible, you are going to DIE.

If you realize that a car has been operating on its own, get away from it immediately. Do not touch it, and above all, NEVER get in, especially in the driver's seat!

If your child or infant seems especially bright, beautiful, AND has piercing blue eyes, kill it immediately. If you can't do that, have a priest or retired mystery writer do it for you. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you lean over a cliff, shimmy out on a tree branch, cross a train tressle, or climb a ladder to rescue the tyke from certain death - it is a TRAP.

Never accept a job as a camp counselor.

Do NOT drink alcohol if you are underage.

Never turn off the radio or TV when an emergency news bulletin is on - unless you want to be in the next bulletin.

If someone tells you "Wait right here," heed that person's order and don't go anywhere.

Never assme that everything is going to be all right. It won't be.

Never go for a walk by yourself, especially in the wilderness.

Don't mockingly go "Oo-ee-oo!" to jokes about how creepy something is.

When the monster is running after you, run out the door rather than up the stairs.

When the exorcist/priestess/whoever declares the house is "clear", your troubles have just begun.

Never look under the stairs, or the bed, or in the closet, or the cellar, attic, etc.

Don't take anything back to the lab that looks like it might hatch real soon-especially if it is transparent, something inside is moving, or it appears to be lighted from within.

In the same vein, never bend over to look into anything that looks like an opening egg.

If you don't want to be chased by the monster (or serial killer, shark, alien, giant snake, radioactive ants, etc.) don't wear skimpy clothes or wet T-shirts.

If you are being chased by a car, don't run into the building, the car will corner you and rev its engine menacingly before destroying the house, business, police station, etc. Whereas, if you just run down the road, it won't catch you.

Never unwrap the mummy. (Always good, though, to have duct tape around in case something unravels).

When flying on an airplane at night, in a storm, don't raise the shade to see what that noise out on the wing was.

Don't talk to sheriffs wearing reflecting sunglasses in towns that are so small the gas station has one pump.

Silver works, garlic doesn't.

And the #1 rule for surviving a horror movie:


Cars that drive by themselves = evil.

Man + Mask = Evil

Planning on falling asleep? Your dead!

The likely suspect is never the killer!

Expect to get killed if you take a shower.

Minor charecters always have the most messiest deaths and usually die first.

If you smoke, take off your clothes, do drugs, or have sex, you'll probally get killed.

Avoid anywhere that is dark and spooky.

Talking toys = Evil.

The Sherrif will never believe a word you say.

The telephone and electricity will go out. DO NOT attempt to repair them. That is asking to die.

Killer inside your car? Your dead!

Never try to unmask the killer.

TV sets = evil.

Taking a shortcut throught the woods? Your Dead!

Never try to find out where a loud noise is coming from.

Nailing doors and windows shut with wood, isn't going to help you.

Ominous music = something bad is about happen.

Avoid answering the phone.

If you fall down while running away, you will die. Do not run upstairs or you are a goner.

Clowns = Evil.

Always listen to old people, even if they are crazy!

Beware, the overly posessive mother.

That annoying man or woman will get killed eventually but always late in the movie.

Answer the door? Kiss your butt goodbye!

Are you a friend, sibling, family member, girlfriend or boyfriend of the primary target? If so, your dead!

Don't watch/play that video tape!!!!!!!!

Friend missing? They are dead!

Going skinny dipping in the lake? Your dead!

Never hide or search in the basement.

Friends acting weird? Your dead!

Just because you survived the killer in the original film, doesn't mean you survive in the sequel.

The "brainy" person always comes up with a good plan but dies before implementing it.

The sherrif/cop is always an idiot or possibly evil, don't trust them!

It never pays to be a practial joker or a friend of one.

You don't have to run faster then the killer, you just have to run faster then all of your friends.
27. Don't go near anyone wearing a hockey mask.

The scary things pop out after long uncomfortable silences...

If the scary music just turns off your ****ed

penguingirl penguingirl
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10 Responses Jul 5, 2007

"If your car runs out of gas late at night, do not go to the nearby deserted looking house to call for help. Likewise if your car has broken down, and the only refuge for miles is that creepy old mansion/castle on the hill. Stay in the car."<br />
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unless the creepy old mansion/castle belongs to a certain dr. frank-n-furter................then you're in for a night of fun, music and.......more fun

Lol. Good tips, thanks (:

this is HILARIOUS.<br />
i love horror movies,<br />
but it's not hard to see that most people in them are complete idiots!

yeah, ok, but do you know how to survive a zombie epidemic?

lol, awesome! i don't have time to read them all now cause i'm at work, but the first few are right on. what the heck are you thinking reading the necronomicon outloud! and recording it no less! DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or....just remember that its all a movie>>>> Hence it's not real. Sorry to take out the fun folks!!

Actually some of these are good advice... like checking the backseat of your car and such... sad thing is, I've probably never seen most of these movies and never will, but I know what they're talking about.

Man I wish I'd known that sooner.<br />
<br />
signed your dead weight friend

What about the dumb ***** in Tremors 2 that put one of those creatures in a cage and feed it like a puppy? That one was just as Thanks for the story though, it is kind of funny how you eventually catch on to these things.

This is exactly why I ONLY watch Walt Disney and P0rn0s!! =}