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Curious State
Curious State
QuickAndDirtyTips.com, Doug Fraser

Could we have domesticated a T-Rex? Is the mafia really that violent? Haven't all the possible songs been written by now? Unexpected... more

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Curious State
What's it like in the Pixar writers' room? | feat. Matthew Luhn
Curious State