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Why South Asian Men <3 Drake, The Bygone Pastime of Quoting Movies and the Sunburned Men Harvesting Their Own Aloe Vera

Have comedies become less quotable since we began trading content online, as Miles Klee argues, or is it because all the good quotes have been taken already, as I’m arguing? I mean, Army of Darkness pretty much used the best ones, as far as I’m concerned:

I think my theory makes more sense, but you be the judge.

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Bottled Aloe Vera? Pfft

Going to CVS and buying some aloe vera lotion is certainly one way you can take the bite out of a nasty sunburn. I’m not knocking it, but let’s be real: It’s not exactly “manly” to outsource your relief to a third-party, especially when there’s plenty of good aloe vera plants around for you to make your own, DIY-style. That’s what real men are doing, anyways.

A Slice of Aloe Vera from oddlysatisfying