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Throwing it back to one of my favorite projects ever for this #throwbackthursday. This was the largest run of figures I ever did, and it was the first original sculpt I ever created. I'm still amazed at how much people enjoyed them. Also, Mark Borchardt was absolutely one of the nicest dudes I've ever met in my life. Working with him made this project so fun. #coven #markborchardt #resintoys #resinart #resinempire #customtoys #indiemovie #indiehorror #indiefilm #arttoys #toycollector #toypics #actionfigures #americanmovie #toymaker #resintoy #toycommunity #horrormovies #horrorcollector #autographed #toyworld #toyhoarder #actionfigurecollection #collector #instatoys #toystagram #deathbytoys

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Thank you to everyone who bought a Coven figure. All 85 have sold out. The remaining 15 are reserved for some conventions/sellers. Domestic orders have started shipping and will be finished this week hopefully. International peeps will be handled by this weekend or early next week. Thanks again everybody. You people are my collective hero. #coven #markborchardt #indiefilms #indiemovies #indiehorror #americanmovie #resintoys #resinart #toymaker #toypics #toycollector #toystagram #vhs #vhscollector #toyworld #resincasting #actionfigures #actionfigurecollector #toyseller #deathbytoys

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💚sex, money, power #mikeschank bring vodka and surge and I’ll party with you #markborchardt #horror #vegan #vhs

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Streaming today! Brand new episode of #vcrtv radio. Its alright, its ok. #coven #americanmovie #markborchardt #mikeshank

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💙💀I'm on that devil shit... #liluglymane #horror #vegan #coven #markborchardt

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Oh God, Kick-fucking-ass, I got a Master Card. I don't believe it, man. Life is kinda cool sometimes. // Mark Borchardt // American Movie . . . #markborchardt #americanmovie #cultclassic

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So here's a long story: on our RETURN OF THE LIVING BRICKBATS record, there's a song called "Scream Queen," which was originally written sometime in the late '90s, but both the demo and original lyrics were lost. When we decided to piece it back together from memory, the new lyrics (specifically the 2nd verse) wound up touching on the no-budget horror movie-making exploits of #MarkBorchardt in #AmericanMovie. Later, after the record came out, of course we found the original demo cassette AND the original lyrics. The original "Scream Queen" was much faster (surprise!) and the lyrics featured a reference to actress #FayWray - pictured here in The Vampire Bat, which came out the same year as King Kong (1933). She died in 2004 and we don't think we ever would have guessed that she was alive when we wrote the song the first time. Oh, the batch of tracks we're finishing now includes a 2018/2019 recording of the *original* version of "Scream Queen." Did that make any sense? Have a great Saturday. * #undeadrockandrollmusic #TheBrickbats #90sgoth #gothgothgoth #horrorpunk #deathrock #NYCgoth #oldassmovies

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AMERICAN MOVIE (1999): “They’re makin’ a mockery outta my words, man.” The 3rd new/new to me movie I’ve watched this year. What an experience. My husband introduced this to me by describing Mark Borchardt as the midwestern Tommy Wiseau. A Wisconsinite that lives well-below the poverty line, Mark is dead-set on finishing his low-budget horror movie (already several years in the making). The two main subjects are something out of a Christopher Guest movie. Truly remarkable, one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. I can see why Roger Ebert gave this 4/4. A must-see, no hyperbole. “Kick fuckin’ ass, I got a MasterCard!” #currentlywatching #moviereview #moviereviews #cinephile #americanmovie #markborchardt #mikeschank

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Man, I'm glad director Mark Borchardt got this group shot of us in Houston. I was too busy living in the moment and trying not to get a staph infection to snap any photos of me hanging out with these amazing people. "Hey, let's get a selfie," never crossed my mind. Did I mention that I was trying to avoid a staph infection? But I'm good with this one. It says it all. Well, it says most of what I'd like social media land to know! #marzimontazeri #kylethomas #markborchardt

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Day 12 of 20 movies that had an impact on me. Just an image, no explanation. I nominate @mackspower to start their own 10 days today.

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At Marzi Montazeri's - Heavy As Texas - video shoot this past weekend. Mark Borchardt directed it and I can't wait to see the final product! My wife, Charlotte, looks cool wearing this hat. Me, not so much.😬 . #marzimontazeri #kylethomas #heavyastexas #crunchywesternrecords #markborchardt

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Girlfriend perfectly reflected Glynn c.a. 2018 in gift form.

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Beyond stoked on gettin this guy #coven #markborchardt #vinyl

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@nostudiosmke screening was a resounding success! Very proud to have Milwaukee titan @markborchardt in attendance! Thank you to all who came out on a chilly Friday night to support LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER. I sincerely appreciate it! Next screening is at the @beloitfilmfest in two months! Stay tuned! 🍺 ⚓️ 🎅🏻 #lakemichiganmonster #film #indiefilm #nostudios #mkefilm #milwaukeefilm #filmscreening #markborchardt #cinemafireside #creaturefeature #genrecinema #cultcinema #cultclassic #milwaukee #wisconsin #midwest #milwaukeefilmmakeralliance #mfa #comedy #stepandrepeat #americanmovie #schlitz

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Sup macheteers! This #fridayrecommendation is American Movie. A 1999 documentary about a true american dreamer. His dream? To make a movie in his hometown Milwaukee. But in order to do that he needs to finish his horror shortfilm 'Coven' first. But he has no money, not much of a talent nor professionals assisting him. Only weird friends and family will try to help him because somehow, they believe in him. This is a funny, sad, inspiring and somethimes pathetic journey led by it's creator's passion for cinema and great charisma. You truly wants him to succeed. Will he? // Que tal macheteros, la recomendación de este Viernes es American Movie. Un documental de 1999 acerca de un verdadero soñador americano. Cual es su sueño? Realizar una película en su pueblo natal de Milwaukee. Pero para lograrlo debe primero finalizar su cortometraje de terror 'Coven'. El problema es que no tiene dinero, estudios, mucho talento ni profesionales que lo asistan. Lo que si tiene son amigos y familia que lo tratarán de ayudar porque, de alguna manera creen en él. Este es un viaje divertido, triste, inspirador y a momentos un tanto patético. guiado por la pasión que nuestro protagonista siente por el cine y su gran carisma. Uno quiere realmente que lo logre. Lo conseguirá? #wearemachete #AmericanMovie #Documentary #MarkBorchardt #FilmIndustry #filmmaking #productioncompany #indiemovie

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Tune in to hear @mikeches talk #LakeMichiganMonster and movies with Milwaukee hero Mark Borchardt on Riverwest Radio 104.1 (riverwestradio.com) @ 7pm Miller Time! - Also tickets to this Friday’s screening at @nostudiosmke still available! Ticket link in bio. Mark Borchardt will be there, won’t you? - #film #indiefilm #markborchardt #riverwest #riverwestradio #milwaukee #creaturefeature #genrecinema #milwaukeefilmmakeralliance #mfa #nostudios #mkefilm #cultclassic #cultcinema #radio #lakemonster

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Milwaukee icon Mark Borchardt invited me to discuss Lake Michigan Monster on Riverwest Radio 104.1 and riverwestradio.com today at 7PM CT. . . . #riverwestradio #milwaukee #markborchardt #lakemichiganmonster #indiefilm #mkefilm #mkefilmfest #nostudios #creaturefeature #coven #riverwest #americanmovie #dallasdeacon

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Mark Borchardt with his Uncle Bill, who became Executive Producer on “Coven” for an investment of $3,000. From “American Movie” (1999). #americancinema #filmdocumentary #moviedocumentary #documentary #comedy #badmovies #amateurmovies #markborchardt #chrissmith #1999film

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#Repost @thehellwiththispodcast ・・・ Ep. 66 – “American Movie” (1999) This week's movie is a legitimate classic - a #1999 #documentary entitled #AmericanMovie. We're digging it up because maybe the world's forgotten it, or maybe you're just one of those folks who missed it at the time. In any case, it's a goddamned treasure - and you should see it. Performers of note: #MarkBorchardt, #MikeSchank, #ChrisSmith Podcast available on #iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever podcasts are found. Also check our profile for our official website link. #film #podcast #thehellwiththis #movies #a24 #reaction #reactionpodcast

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Ep. 66 – “American Movie” (1999) This week's movie is a legitimate classic - a #1999 #documentary entitled #AmericanMovie. We're digging it up because maybe the world's forgotten it, or maybe you're just one of those folks who missed it at the time. In any case, it's a goddamned treasure - and you should see it. Performers of note: #MarkBorchardt, #MikeSchank, #ChrisSmith Podcast available on #iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever podcasts are found. Also check our profile for our official website link. #film #podcast #thehellwiththis #movies #a24 #reaction #reactionpodcast

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(Full film in bio) American Movie is a 90s cult-favorite of the documentary world and a film everyone should watch before turning 30. Mark Borchardt, an aspiring filmmaker from the Wisconsin countryside, is set on finishing his low-budget horror movie, despite a barrage of difficulties. Lack of cash, unreliable help and numerous personal problems plague the project and with the assistance of his bumbling, loyal and hilarious friend Mike Schank, Mark struggles to move forward. The film makes for a beautiful and bittersweet portrait of an ambitious man that all dreamers will find familiarity in. Massive Shout out to @the_originathaniel for the suggestion! Title : American Movie Director : Chris Smith Release : 1999 Length : 1h47mins Where to watch : Amazon Prime, torrent sites Link in bio #americanmovie #america #usa #film #filmmaker #filmmaking #dreams #documentary #documentaryweekly #sony #sonypictures #documentaryphotography #film #mikeschank #markborchardt #cultmovie #movietrailer #trailer #80s #90s #watch #watchnow #horror #horrormovies #horrormovie #horrormoviefan #tbt

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Got totally bombed at Cinema Wasteland a few months ago and thought I scored a copy of Piranha in the big stack of tapes I picked up. Got even more bombed after that. Turns out I was so bombed I didn't realize I bought the remake. It's pretty much non-stop death scenes but still isn't great. It's not even really that good. It's got Tommy from The Who and Carrie , that lady from Baywatch who's really tall, and Mila Kunis makes her film debut. It also has Leland Orser , which I thought was kinda cool. Not sure if anyone else thinks that cool. This remake isn't that cool. Is that really what you wanna do with your life? Suck down peppermint snapps and buy copies of the Piranha remake? That's senseless! But that's what happens, man. 🐟 🐟/ 🐡 🐡 🐡 🐡 🐡 #ratherbewatchingamericanmovie #markborchardt #mikeschank #kenmotherfuckinkeen #piranha #remake #vhs #moviereview #williamkatt #alexandrapaul #darleencarr #milakunis #lelandorser #montemarkham #nicename #not #shiteater #shithouse #deathtotheshittersoftheworld #ratherbewatchingchristine #fanboat #summercamp #deadinthewater #snoozer #asleepatthebeach #cinemawasteland #gettingbombed #learningtolovethebomb

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“Yeah I just like reAaAALy need to find a second job u kno? Saving is becoming a priority in 2019!”

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Day 8: Instrumental Album Coven soundtrack I still can’t believe this even exists. If I ever had to make a list of my top 5 favorite movies, American Movie would be real close to the top. The absolute legends over at @forevermidnight_podcast decided it would be a good idea to fund the release of the soundtrack to the greatest movie to not rhyme with “oven.” It’s alright, it’s ok. Jesus told me so!!! #novvinylchallenge #coven #americanmovie #markborchardt #patricknettesheim #forevermidnight #mike @jaclyn_oconnell @vinylxdenim

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Perfect day for some "scarecrows on a killer slant"... #coven #vhs #markborchardt #horror #americanmovie

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Such a great way to end the week. Met Mark Borchardt and had some good conversation. Can’t wait to try the coven wine. Got a #crumble cookie as well. #coven #markborchardt #winecoven #covenwine

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We’re pleased to present our video for DEADPAN from our LP ‘Strictly Rude’ written & directed by the epic & inspirational Mark Borchardt - “Just walking back from Central Square thinking about what I heard this smart guy (Mark Borchardt) share, ‘There's a time to drink and dream and then create and complete...’“. This weekend, hit up our 21st annual ~A Nightmare Before Halloween~ shows w/ Bigwig & The Creepshow. GET IN...!!! Oct. 26th Brooklyn New York - Brooklyn Bazar Oct. 27th Boston - The Middle East Cafe Get Tickets before it sells out. @sideonedummy @bigwigband @thecreepshow_official @sgtscag @markborchardt @donahertheband #graveyard #deadpan #markborchardt #americanmovie #skapunk #halloweenshows #strictlyrude

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—> We’re pleased to present our video for DEADPAN from our LP ‘Strictly Rude’ written & directed by the epic & I inspirational Mark Borchardt. “Just walking back from Central Square Thinking about what I heard this smart guy (Mark Borchardt) share - ‘There's a time to drink and dream and then create and complete...’“. This weekend, hit up our 21st annual ~A Nightmare Before Halloween~ shows w/ Bigwig & The Creepshow. GET IN...!!! Oct. 26th Brooklyn New York - Brooklyn Bazar Oct. 27th Boston - The Middle East Cafe Get Tickets before it sells out. @sideonedummy @bigwigband @thecreepshow_official @sgtscag @markborchardt @donahertheband #graveyard #deadpan #markborchardt #americanmovie #skapunk #halloweenshows #strictlyrude

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#markborchardt and I reading and writing romance.

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I really need to figure out my Halloween lewk👻🎃💀 . . . #halloweencostume #thehorror #noideas #americanmovie #markborchardt #genius

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Favorite Movies DAY 8 of 10 #americanmovie has only been on my #radar about 5yrs or so but I gotta tell ya, after seeing it, it became very high on my list of #favoritmovies I watched it over and over for weeks after because nothing else could compare. I love #documentary #films about #characters & this one has two! #independent #filmmaker #markborchardt and his #bestfriend #mikeshank 🎞Dispite there #differences they #loveeachother and are able to complete Mark's goal of finishing the #shortfilm #coven Superbly #entertaining Incredibly #funny #unclebill #billborchardt #saraprice #chrissmith #documentaryfilms #comedy #northwestern #northwesternfilm #sonypicturesclassics

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Been unpacking old posters recently to frame for the house... This beauty is courtesy of my buddy Brian @bluemeaniebwo . Can you fathom my shock unrolling a signed 'American Movie' lobby poster? One of the coolest gifts I've ever received. ❤ Sometimes I wish I was in AC⚡DC too Mike! Gonna blast 30 years of posters on my story starting Monday...i think many of you will dig it. #americanmovie #coven #markborchardt #mikeschank

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Do you think this is a little bit cathartic for you? Uh, very cathartic, Mark. Do you know what that means? No. #AmericanMovie #Coven #MikeSchank #MarkBorchardt

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#vhseptember Day 21 Coven-Fresh 🔮 went with the obvious (though admittedly this all @galadrielviolet’s stuff I just stole it for the picture) bonus pic of the time #markborchardt tweeted a picture of our son! #coven #americanmovie #mikeschank #vhs #vhscu #feedyourvcr #horror #horrormovies

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"American Job," (1996). This is the first film in Chris Smith's "American" trilogy, with the second being "American Movie," a documentary that features the making of the film "Coven," the soundtrack of which is here, as well as a tidy little print of a Mike Schank painting. And then there's the Super7 ReAction King Diamond figure hanging out with Regan, created by @durobo / @nekosatsu_toys / and @w.media , warlock of head sculpting. --- On the swipe: King: Why does your cross smell like that? Regan: ... --- Thanks to @thebetamaxrundown for gifting me two-fifths of these items. --- #vhseptember #covenfresh #americanjob #americanmovie #markborchardt #mikeschank #theexorcist #kingdiamond #super7 #reactiontoys #vhs #feedyourvcr

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“It’s pronounced Co-ven, man. What else could it be pronounced?”💀 #vhseptember #vhs #americanmovie #covenfresh #covensoundslikeovenman #horror #coven #markborchardt #mikeschank #slabs #pabstblueribbon

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#VHSeptember Day 21: Coven-Fresh Coven (1997). It rhymes with oven.

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Day 21 - Coven Fresh . ‘It’s pronounced coh-ven man, what else could it be pronounced?’ Today’s challenge is ultimately what made me decide to participate in vhseptember ...... Mark Borchardt is a goddamn genius #coven #americanmovie #markborchardt #mikeschank #vhseptember

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Watching American Movie (1999). Directed by Chris Smith.

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The defunct drive-in Starlight Theatre seen in @markborchardt's film Coven. I saw Jaws, The Pinball Wizard, and Pink Floyd's The Wall here when I was a kid, sitting on the roof of my dad's car. Who remembers seeing a movie here before it was torn down? #wisconsin #milwaukee #mke #wisco #markborchardt #drivein #horror #wisconsinhorror #weirdwisconsin

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Repost from @yusaku_director #filmdirector #directing #filmmaking #motivation #markborchardt #映画監督 #監督 #映画 #モチベーション

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Today’s motivation 今日のモチベーション #filmdirector #filmmaking #coven #markborchardt #americanmovie #documentary #motivation #映画監督 #映画 #監督 #モチベーション

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🌨🌳🌲☠️🌲🌳🌨 I’m so late to the #AmericanMovie shebang 🤓. Somebody recently showed me the way via their #Shudder movie app thingie. #Coven #oven #horror #documentary #horrorbaby #dontdodrugs #heavymetal #speedmetal #MarkBorchardt 🌲🌳

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A very Happy Birthday to the super awesome @markborchardt! As someone from the Midwest who aspires to be a filmmaker he’s been one of my personal heroes for a long time. #markborchardt #americanmovie #midwestfilmmaking #coven #themorethescarier

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Day 108/1460: One of my favorite filmmakers Mark Borchardt retweeted me. DM for info. "Now when you go in the grave, and you're just laying there in the casket - the last hurrah, the final goodbye - what are you gonna think about, Bill? Huh?" -Mark Borchardt(American Movie). #1460 : \ • / : #screenplay #screenwriter #screenwriting #film #story #pilot #actor #script #makingmyownopportunities #grinding #hustling #selfemployed #successfulmindset #shortfilms #bts #behindthescenes #filmmaker #filmmaking #writer #writing #writersofinstagram #writersofig #film #ART #artistsoninstagram #pa #productionassistant #markborchardt

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It’s alright! It’s okay! There’s something to live for! Jesus told me so! #americanmovie #markborchardt #coven #mikeshank #isawtheflyin1986 #allofyourworstnightmaresareabouttobecometrue #hornyforbarf

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Feeling especially nostalgic today, so here’s one more #tbt to prob my favorite collaboration ever. This project was a lot of firsts for me. My first collab, my first time sculpting a figure head-to-toe, and my first time casting anything more than 5. This was basically the project that I learned to resin cast with. Anyway, enough memory lane... #coven #markborchardt #arttoys #americanmovie #indiemovies #indiehorror #horror #horrortoys #resincasting #resinart #resin #toymaker #instahorror #vhs #toys #toycollectors #toyshelf #toystagram #instatoys #actionfigure #actionfigurecollector #vhs #vhstapes #tapehead #toyshelf #toys #toygroup_alliance #deathbytoys

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Check out the latest Nostalgia Bite on the 1999 documentary “American Movie” (Link in bio) #podcast #nostalgia #americanmovie #markborchardt #blairwitchproject

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“Is that what you wanna do with your life? Suck down peppermint schnapps and try to call Morocco at 2 in the morning?? That’s senseless! But that’s what happens man” 🎥 I really love this film, hit me with your favorite quotes below pretty please!! #americanmovie #markborchardt #mikeschank #coven

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"Look. It's Cove-en. Not Coven. Cause 'coven' sounds like 'oven', man......" "Is that what you wanna do with your life? Suck down peppermint schnapps and try and call Morocco at 2 in the morning?? That's senseless....." Haha. Classic #americanmovie #coven #markborchardt #wisconsin #cheapthrills #unclebill

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It’s special guest star time as Dan’s wife and Ryan’s friend Heather joins in to talk about the 1999 documentary American Movie; which Ryan relates to more and more each day. (Link in bio) #americanmovie #markborchardt #nostalgia #podcast #documentary

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YIKES!!! 🤷🏻‍♀️ #markborchardt #americanmovie #cöven #dankmemes

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