Let’s Review Important Information

5 10 2007

Since July we’ve posted about the dangers of the Kimkins diet and the deceptions used in selling it.

For those just tuning in, please take a few moments to read some of our most important posts:

Information about the class action lawsuit is available here.

Information about requesting refunds at PayPal is available here.

A summary of the controversy is available on Wikipedia. (Wiki deleted the article)

UPDATE: Ducky is taking the weekend off to spend time with family and friends. For those new to our blog, please take some time this weekend to read our posts and understand why we feel it is important the truth about Kimkins and Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) be exposed. For those continuing along and keeping up, we’ll be back on Monday and hope you’ll take a breather this weekend too to relax and have some fun!

We will be moderating comments over the weekend, so if you leave a comment, it will be in the queue until we get to it as we have time throughout the weekend.

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October 5, 2007 at 2:06 pm

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October 5, 2007 at 2:28 pm

McLurkypants

After some back & forth over deletion attempts, I’ve gotten an article to stick on Wikipedia – all familiar with Wikipedia editing should feel free to hop over there and contribute! Kimkins Controversy on Wikipedia.

October 5, 2007 at 2:51 pm

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October 5, 2007 at 2:58 pm

BamaGal

Here is something else that needs addressing, the Ezine articles. I did a couple of blog posts about it. I still have not received any info from them. But they have addressed it in their own blog. Check out these links.

Ezine Articles « Kimkins Scam

EzineArticles Blog » Battles We Did Not Ask For

October 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm

captivated

mclurkypants – that is beautiful!

i can’t stop watching this story unfold. it’s like the OJ trial!

October 5, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Cryssi

*********for ducky**********

This was made by Gina for you over at LCF. These are the new badges we’re all sporting in leiu of the rubber ducks.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/9311882-post872.html

October 6, 2007 at 2:07 am

Susan

Looks like the Wiki article is down. I was really hoping to check it out, too!
Did anyone copy the Wiki article anywhere that can be read now?

October 6, 2007 at 2:58 am

Kimmer Is Busted

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

October 6, 2007 at 3:02 am

kim

Dude, go to LCF, they found the red dress.

October 6, 2007 at 3:02 am

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October 6, 2007 at 3:07 am

kkatastrophediet

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

red dress alert!

October 6, 2007 at 3:12 am

HoneyBee

The big fake picture source was found…Kimmer in the red dress goes by the name Lesya http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

October 6, 2007 at 3:47 am

Concerned about kimkins

Ducky Wake the hell up!!!!

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

October 6, 2007 at 3:53 am

BamaGal

The lady in the red dress as been found!!!

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

October 6, 2007 at 5:34 am

Laura

Here’s the Lady in Red:

Lesya

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=2

October 6, 2007 at 5:47 am

McLurkypants

Have you heard that the RED DRESS photo Kimmer presented as hers has been found on one of those Russian mail order bride sites by a woman named “Buzzybee” at LCF??

HERE she is!

October 6, 2007 at 5:48 am

McLurkypants

OK I don’t know if that link works?

http://www.behappy2day.com/girls_info.php?i=6077&f=1

October 6, 2007 at 8:30 am

Princess Dieter

The Red Dress has been found. 🙂 And Ducky missed it. Dang, Ducky.

But I’m sure by Monday, when you return, there will be all sorts of new reports about the Kimtanic.

Happy Weekend All. I feel sooooo good about that pic being found. YES!

The Princess

October 6, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Susan

Hmm, my post of last night is gone… Anyway, I had posted that the Wiki article is down. Anyone have a copy posted elsewhere that we can read?

October 6, 2007 at 1:13 pm

Princess Dieter

Yeah, it supersucks that they deleted it. McLurky had done a great job, lots of good links. I hope it’s reinstated.

The Princess

October 6, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Susan

PD, I know – I hope to see the Wiki article soon.
McLurky, any chance you kept a copy?
Wow! I wake up this morning to a Blizzard of Red Dresses! This is great.

October 6, 2007 at 3:11 pm

thatgirl

I can’t get into LCF right now. Grrrr. Internet page cannot be displyed. I wonder if Heidi was letting Brandon out his hacker hat on again.

October 6, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Susan

Yep, LCF boards appear to be down. I was able to go to LCD and to the main board page, but was unable to access specific links such as Stillmans etc.

Can’t wait to see what Darth Kimmer still has up her sleeve.

My prediction is her next spin will be to play her sympathy card. She will take a page from the Paris / Brittney playbook.

October 7, 2007 at 2:13 am

McLurkypants

Susan & Ducky, I am having to go thru the challenge procedure on Wikipedia (AGAIN). I have the support of the admins who deleted it the first time I put it up – we shall see what happens.

I AM SO PISSED that I didn’t save a copy of it! Others had gone on and edited & added so much stuff, it was really growing. I hope it will come back – I’ll spread the word when it does. Glad you appreciated it!

October 8, 2007 at 3:10 pm

theTRUTH

This is for the California attorney generals consumer complaint form.

http://ag.ca.gov/contact/complaint_form.php?cmplt=CL

December 27, 2007 at 4:57 pm

katinsac

Friends don’t let friends do Kimkins! Remember that cover girl on the WW Mag? Well, she learned the hard way about Kimkins and it’s dangers!! Read her blog and decide for yourself.

http://the-journey-on.blogspot.com/

December 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

katinsac

Now that you know the Truth…Join the Lawsuit!!

http://kimkinslawsuit.wordpress.com/

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More Faked Success Stories at Kimkins

4 10 2007

To save time posting, this post will be continuously updated as additional photos are found to match the Kimkins success stories.

The first big batch of faked success stories are in this post.

The photo used as ‘Kimmer’ (Kim Drake aka Heidi Diaz) for the Woman’s World article is found in this post.

Kimkins “Lucy” is Elena

Kimkins “Lydia” is Tatiana

Kimkins “Nikki” is Lyudmila

Kimkins “Catherine” is Irina

Hat tip again to all at Low Carb Friends who keep searching out the source of the success story photos at Kimkins!

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UPDATE

Kimkins “Roz” is Zoechka

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UPDATE 2

Kimkins “Brad” is Ser Petr

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UPDATE 3

Kimkins “Ray” is Joseph

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KTLA Exclusive: Kimkins Internet Diet Scam Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

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October 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm

More fake success stories on Kimkins.com « All about Kimkins & more

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October 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Anonymous

Wow. I can’t believe how many there are, and from how few sites! I’m sure the red dress lady is out there somewhere. Maybe we could get more people involved in the search. Are there any message boards out there for men looking for russian brides? If so, we could post there, asking if any of them know where that photo is from. (Maybe somebody even married her… 😉

Does anyone know when the photo was posted? Having a timeframe might help the search…

October 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm

2big4mysize

great job everybody. Any PR releases from KIMKINS site explaining this?

October 4, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Anonymous

I’d like to stay anonymous, but just posted:
http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5968.msg107248#msg107248

October 4, 2007 at 3:58 pm

Kim

Hats off to the people finding all of this!!! It was just a matter of time until somebody found the right site that had these pics.

Is all quiet over at Kimkins today? Are they going to hope nobody over there sees any of this and just not comment?

October 4, 2007 at 4:19 pm

2medusa

I scoured Globaladies.com (another Russian site) last night, and came across these 2 pics that looked vaguely familiar.

Does anyone recognize these ladies as “after” pics on Kimkins?

I may be way off base, but thought I’d post the links anyway.

Here they are:

http://www.globaladies.com/rwg_showlady.cfm?cycle=4&skala=inches&Input_LadyID=GL52052316&BioID=&vsrc=GooglePPC&vcf=google.com&vovkey=Russian%20girls&vmtype=exact&vsite=RWG&vpage=K20898&vref=1

http://www.globaladies.com/rwg_showlady.cfm?cycle=4&skala=inches&Input_LadyID=GL52050574&BioID=&vsrc=GooglePPC&vcf=google.com&vovkey=Russian%20girls&vmtype=exact&vsite=RWG&vpage=K20898&vref=1

October 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Wendy L

Has anyone sent this link or photos to KTLA?

I’m sure they’d be VERY interested to see this for their next segment….

What a total fraud. OMG.

October 4, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Stiff

I knew Roz was way too hot to be from this side of the world! 🙂

I wish I could search those sites at work! Stupid filters. I’m ready to find the red dress woman! It’s like all of this is building up to the mother-of-all-photos. It’s almost like Heidi is sitting by watching and laughing at how deeply ‘hidden’ the mother-picture is as we unravel all this.

Though I doubt she’s laughing.

She’s probably packing. 🙂

October 9, 2007 at 5:37 pm

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Kimkins Faked Success Stories

4 10 2007

Kimkins “Christy” is Olga

Kimkins “Dina” is Liudmila

Kimkins “Annette” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Victoria” is Olga and Olga

Kimkins “Jilllian” is Larisa

Kimkins “Joann” is Elena

Kimkins “Bambi” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Cami” is Lyudmila and Elena

Kimkins “Anne” is Svetlana

Kimkins “Lori” is Galina

Hat tip to all at Low Carb Friends who spent hours searching various websites for the source of the pictures used as success stories on Kimkins!
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KTLA Exclusive: Kimkins Internet Diet Scam Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

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October 4, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Lisa J/wettybauer99

Like I said before…a new challenge for the KK site

“100 lbs until I am Russian”

LOL LOL 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Willa Smith

For Pete’s sake SingingLass and TT…if you don’t get it now, you never will. If the Hideygate video tapes and pictures didn’t do it SURELY this will.

October 4, 2007 at 1:32 pm

MicheleP

Kimmer lied? OMG! Kimmer used fake pics? No, come on, why would she lie. Her diet works, just ask anyone…..the diet works, who cares? (typed with lots of sarcasm just in case you didnt know, lol)

October 4, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Tam (Kimkins refugee)

Ducky, thanks for putting this these fake pics together so it’s easy to follow. I have a feeling you’ll be updating this all day. Those LCF “detectives” are GOOD! Wooooooo!

Hope the proper authorities and investigative reporters have been notified! Double Woooooooo!

October 4, 2007 at 1:33 pm

kar_kar

please give a hat tip to the ladies at LCF, if this is where you got your info. They did a lot of searching.

October 4, 2007 at 1:46 pm

On the Sidelines

Kimmer/Hidey is so busted. Current please look at who you are following a fake, a phoney, a criminal. She is not this miracle saint she is a criminal.

October 4, 2007 at 1:48 pm

LJ

LOL Lisa J…

Доктор, помогает мне.

Kimkins сделало меня тонко но русского, также.

October 4, 2007 at 1:57 pm

On the Sidelines

I had a typo in my last post. It should say “Current supporters of Kimmer and KimKins”

October 4, 2007 at 2:05 pm

SydneyNelson

And I would like to know how she is going to explain this one? Before she said she has no control over whether or not members send in fake pics. But I seriously doubt they all sent in fake pics from a russian dating site! I mean, give me a break!

If the people over “there” stay, they are crazy!!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:14 pm

regandy

The more that is uncovered the STUPID-er I feel. I could KICK myself for being so trusting. Yeah, yeah, I know I wasn’t the only one, but still it really makes me feel sooooo stupid.

I think they are going to find the woman in the red dress buried somewhere in that website!! Excellent work!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Amy (curlygirl)

As one of the “real” success stories, it’s clear we were the minority. It makes me so mad that the handful of us that were real were (and probably still are) up there with a bunch of russian mail order brides! I feel so used! Seriously, if you have not left Kimkins yet, do it now! This is coming from someone who did lose weight and had no side effects and even I am saying – KIMMER IS A FRAUD! You don’t need her to lose weight! There are tons of other forums that will provide support and these other forums are filled with REAL people and REAL success stories, not fake successes pulled off of russian bride sites.

October 4, 2007 at 2:22 pm

WatchingfromHere

Holy crap. Hopefully KTLA and the BBB catch on to this part of the fraud.

October 4, 2007 at 2:24 pm

regandy

Stupid because I used to sit and look at these over and over and read them for inspiration.

October 4, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Michalle

I wonder how long those stories will stay on the site!! ROFL!!!

October 4, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Michalle

I know what you mean, regandy! I am embarrassed at myself for believing all that crap! I’m usually not so gullible!

October 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm

TerryC

regandy -we ALL feel that same way. Amy this does not in ANY way diminish your accomplishment.

October 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm

DucksForTruth&Justice

Hugs for those who have been hurt by this SCAMMER. You did nothing wrong and you are far from stupid, what you are guilty of is being honest and trusting people who believes in others. You could never treat others this way and had absolutely no way of knowing what Heidi Diaz was capable of. My family was infected by someone with this type of personality disorder and it stung us very deeply. It takes time to heal, please surround yourself with those you know who are true and honest and be kind to yourselves I will tell you that your sh*t detector will be on high alert from now on and you will be able to spot garbage a mile away. Heidi/Kimmer is truly is a very sick human being.

October 4, 2007 at 3:19 pm

More Faked Success Stories at Kimkins « Kimkins Exposed

[…] The first big batch of faked success stories are in this post. […]

October 4, 2007 at 3:27 pm

More fake success stories on Kimkins.com « All about Kimkins & more

[…] I’m sure the stories will be taken down soon. If that’ll be the case, go here & there. […]

October 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Becky/Littlebit

Amy (curlygirl) – THANK YOU for coming out and saying this! I am so glad you are speaking up like this, since you have always been such a role model and inspiration to others. I hope people listen to you!

Kimmer’s misuse and exploitation of others is a crime, in every sense of the word.
PLEASE, people, do not have ANY part of her criminal enterprise!

Folks, you can lose weight with friends for support, WITHOUT aiding and abetting a criminal.

Amy is a REAL success, and has her own free forum, http://forum.eatinglow.com/

Also, lots of Kimkins folks are at http://www.lowcarbdiscussion.com/

Others have joined http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ and http://forum.lowcarber.org/. among others.

Just leave! Find a better online home. You’ll have to soon anyway — the site is going down before too long.

October 4, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Eat, People, EAT!

I remember Heidi’s defense about people sending her those photos, and she also said that SHE tried to Photoshop them to adjust the lighting since most people don’t know how to take good photos of themselves. (insert rolling eyes) What are the odds that EVERY one of those alleged members lifted their pics from the same Russian site??? ROFLMAO.

It was also interesting when ALL of those new photos showed up at the same time after the remodel. She got rid of the old ones that people had questioned, and just put up a batch of new fake ones.

It’s so insulting how she just laughs in the face of morality. Some of those pictures clearly looked dated and just embarassingly awkward, we hashed over these at ALC but there was no way of figuring out where they came from. This is a MAJOR coup! Much props to all of the cyber detectives for finding these!

Wonder what she’ll put up now?

October 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Caro

I am the person who found the fake “Annette” photo that got this ball rolling,
and even I am shocked that almost every single success story is a fake! I thought there would be a few, sure, but this many? Unbelievable!

I just had a hunch yesterday afternoon, and got lucky right away. The photos would have to be available *somewhere* and there was something vaguely Russian/Eastern European about many of the them. Pay dirt!! I knew once I posted it everyone would dig until every last one was turned up and they did so in record time! Awesome work guys!

Caro (aka vanillasky, autumn, cilantro) <–needs to pick a name and stick with it! 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Caro

PS — Dasvidanya, “Kimmer”!

October 4, 2007 at 5:30 pm

Becky/Littlebit

You are a true hero, Caro!!!

You ought to get a medal for this one!

October 4, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Just one more dupe

I can’t believe you all would be so suspicious of someone wanting to look their best to trap..er I mean find their future mate…Kimmer to the rescue!

October 4, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Amy

the woman in the red dress was actually on the success stories the other week as Nikki?? she lost 60 pounds in 3 months. She was an Italian who loved to cook but changed her lifestyle..it was the same woman who had the dark hair and the brown shirt and was leaning in for a picture. Which I think, is the same as the red dress lady…

October 4, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Stiff

Caro, you are amazing.
I had the Russian/Eastern Euro hunch too!
But then I thought, what are the odds?
Next time, I’ll dive!

October 4, 2007 at 9:32 pm

CR

who’s gonna write to all the Russian women and tell them that a scammer has stolen their pics and uses them to make money?????????

October 5, 2007 at 6:37 am

Stiff

Annette is also here:
http://www.russian-brides-service.com/content/profiles/lady/3394
As Svetlana, of course.

October 5, 2007 at 6:47 am

Stiff

Raquel’s midpoint picture also looks a lot like Zeinap…

http://www.chanceforlove.com/main.php?action=details&do=details&id=0000001268

October 9, 2007 at 5:36 pm

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Kimkins Success Story Faked

4 10 2007

Success Story “Annette” is a fake!

The ‘after’ picture above is a Russian “model” named Svetlana; her portfolio is available through Elena Model’s, a site which appears to be a service for men to meet Russian women. Note the identical picture as above is on the left sidebar of photos to view.

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If you have not yet watched the KTLA broadcast, you can watch the video here. Tonight KTLA will broadcast part 2 at 10:00 PM PDT.

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October 4, 2007 at 1:19 am

omgwtf

Bet you almost anything the infamous “red dress photo” came from this or a similar site. Because who would reasonably expect an American *woman* to ever cruise these sites and recognize a ripped “success story” photo? Heidi probably thought she was quite safe in lifting those photos.

October 4, 2007 at 1:20 am

Michalle

OMG!! That is (almost) unbelievable!! I’m ‘pretty sure’ that would be considered fraud! Good God, what hasn’t Heidikin thought of???

October 4, 2007 at 1:26 am

regandy

I bet you that woman in the RED dress is here also … somewhere! Her facial features and makeup have a european look… possibly Russian, you think?

Worth looking into… I would REALLY like to know who that woman is!!

October 4, 2007 at 1:27 am

ally

I have been waiting for the source of these “success” photos to come to light. There seems to be no end to this story. “Kimmer/Heidi” better get her legal “ducks” in a row.

October 4, 2007 at 1:39 am

Tooter

She also stole the kimkins logo from that site.

Take a look

:http://www.elenasmodels.com/services/membership.htm

October 4, 2007 at 1:46 am

Deni

And Svetlana is listed at 110 pounds! I bet she wouldn’t be to happy to see her “after” story listed at 142!!! 🙂

October 4, 2007 at 1:50 am

Ginger

I never joined Kimkins, so I’m not familiar with the members there. However, I’m convinced many of the success stories are fabricated. Their before/after face shots don’t look similar enough. Or they look too young and firm to have lost a huge amount of weight that fast. Some of the stories sound gimmicky, like they were written by PR instead of average people.

Has anyone compiled a list of which of those success stories are traceable to specific members, and which are mysterious?

October 4, 2007 at 1:58 am

anonymouse

The look, quality, and background of this shot resemble the red dress shot very much in my mind — low-budget studio shot.

October 4, 2007 at 2:02 am

jenx

OMG. You can’t make this stuff up. Hahahaha.

October 4, 2007 at 2:39 am

Gordi

Who found the pic?

October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am

Chimp

Maybe this Russian bombshell was only able to achieve her dream of becoming a model after hot enough to date an American man until she did Kimkins and used Kimmer’s Retin A program.

I don’t think any of us realized that Kimmer is such an international globe trotting philanthropic success. It must be hell when one is such a private person. Serving orphans, obese Russians, helping the blind . . . No wonder she hides behind her good fat friend Heidi Diaz.

October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am

TerryC

I KNEW this was a fake…I tried to post the pictures on LCF before to ask if anyone else thought they were fake, but I didn’t know how and then I messed it up and then I gave up…But I was right.

October 4, 2007 at 3:05 am

Michalle

Tooter is correct . . . she did steal the logo from that same website. How much do you want to bet the red dress photo came from there too!?!? The poses of some of the girls and quality of the pictures are identical to the red dress photo.

October 4, 2007 at 3:07 am

itscloudyinhere

What about Annette? Is she known to others beside Heidi?

Have any of the “before’s” spoken up or do they not know that they’re being featured on that site?

October 4, 2007 at 4:05 am

Tam (Kimkins refugee)

The “Dina” after pic at Kimkins has been proven to be a fake also. A poster named stardust at LCF found that pic at one of the Russian bride sites too. See page 47 of the Fascination Thread #5 at LFC.

http://www.kimkins.com/component/option,com_cxportfolio/task,showdetails/id,4/Itemid,/

October 4, 2007 at 5:27 am

Mimi

Good catch, Tooter!

October 4, 2007 at 5:48 am

2big4mysize

lowcarb4me found 2 more http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/kimkins/519036-why-fascination-kimmer-5-a-55.html#post9301305

so does that leave any real ones?

October 4, 2007 at 5:59 am

freedomtochoose

Interesting stuff. However, if I recall correctly, Slamboard posted that Catherine McDonald did the website programming, marketing, and technical stuff and assembled content so it may be wise to hear from her before accusing anybody of “stealing” logos. Maybe she could also say whether Kimmer was solely responsible for success stories at the beginning of the partnership.

Also, way back on this blog at the time of the “Selling an Image” post, there was a group of success story photos and commentary as to why they might be fake, but those later disappeared from the blog. Why were they removed, Ducky?

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Perhaps you’re mistaking our blog for another? We did not tackle the issue of faked success stories previously, nor remove a post about such.

October 4, 2007 at 11:06 am

Princess Dieter

Well, as of this minute, the LCF ladies have found a bunch of false success story pics from the Russian bride/model sites. I believe it’s 10 totally confirmed fakes (with links to the Kimkins success story and to the Russian dating/model sites).

Ten.

Oh, yeah. That red dress pic will be showing up. It’s a matter of time.

The Princess….really needs to go sleep…

October 4, 2007 at 6:01 pm

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October 4, 2007 at 6:57 pm

Stiff

I TOTALLY guessed Russian!!!!

I figured a good percentage would be Russian!