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Originally posted by jason adam: Freud would have a field day with this
Which reminds me of the one about the proctologist and psychiatrist who decided to set up a practice together and were trying to find just the right name for their clinic. They decided against "Rears and Queers" and "Nuts and Butts". They ended up going with "Odds and Ends".
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