There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (148 New Pics)

Tom Bob is not your everyday kind of graffiti artist. Instead of vandalizing urban landscapes, he’s making cities come back to life.

From rain pipes to air conditioners and vents, from manhole covers to random objects, like tactile pavement, poles, bumps, rods, bins, and fire hydrants, everything is really one giant canvas for Tom. And this is where his signature cartoonish creatures find their home.

Initially starting with the streets of New York, the artist has since hopped from city to city, leaving their streets and corners way more colorful in return. No wonder he’s built quite a fanbase with 258k devoted Instagram followers, and many more waiting for his street artworks to pop up in cities around the US.

So scroll down, upvote your favorite ones, and make sure to check out our previous posts here and here with Tom Bob’s brilliant works that perfectly immerse into the concrete jungle.

More info: Instagram#1 

Davy Jones

Davy Jones

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Random Ruocen5 hours ago

hold my hose4Reply#2 

Gnome Down!

Gnome Down!

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Random Ruocen5 hours ago

this is what happens if u get too big headed1ReplyView more comments

The street artist Tom Bob grew up in northeastern Massachusetts and he moved to New York in the ’80s, where he discovered his interest in art. But he only got into street art later in life and he’s been pursuing his colorful projects for 5 years now.

Tom Bob explained, “The emotion I try to create is happiness. That’s my focus. And the thing which I love about street art is that it’s the most democratic art form, the most world-wide, expressive art form in the last 15 years. And it’s for everyone to see.”

The artist who became famous in NYC, after spreading his colorful artworks in cities across the US, believes that the fact street art is available for everyone is what really makes it so special. “So this kind of person is walking down, who’s not going to a gallery, and it just kind of puts a smile on his face.”#3 

Lue Bird Of Happiness

Lue Bird Of Happiness

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Zoltán Gyovai43 minutes ago

imagine when light turns on and the bird seems puking a ray of light right onto the ground1Reply#4 

Homer Simpson Donut

Homer Simpson Donut

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ᑭIᗰᑭᒪE ᖴᗩᑕE5 hours ago

Amazing! How is this possible? Makes me feel like I’m on am acid trip…2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Essentially, Tom Bob’s art creates a whole different perspective on things that we are very familiar with. In an interview, he said he enjoys creating “something that’s kind of mundane, and when you see this everyday object you’re familiar with, it’s turned into something fun and whimsical. That’s the direction and ambition of doing all of this,” Tom Bob commented on his work.

Contrary to much street art, Tom’s street pieces are not static, nor isolated. On the contrary, they’re deeply transformative as they create new meanings and fresh perspectives to mundane things that people don’t take a second look at.#5 

Close Your Eyes, Breathe, Relax

Close Your Eyes, Breathe, Relax

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Suzy the observer4 hours ago

Nice Throwback!0Reply#6 

Star Wars

Star Wars

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I love Star Wars 🙂0Reply#7 

Rack’em Up!

Rack’em Up!

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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

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Only works for certain amount of time but I like this one the most!3Reply#9 

Nurses Always Looking Out For Us

Nurses Always Looking Out For Us

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when fire dpt connects the hoses0Reply

Tom Bob belongs to the wave of American street artists who have been working on colorful and large-scale murals that helped to legitimize street art as an independent form of art. Meanwhile, graffiti evolved in several directions; some artists were using stencils to create more intricate drawings, and others used spray paint to put up murals around their cities. 

The latter is also called tagging, and is thought to be a primitive and often badly regarded form of expression. In many countries across the world, tagging streets even goes against the law.#10 

Bee Kind

Bee Kind

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Zzz35 minutes ago

turn it on0ReplyView more comments#11 

Love Snakes

Love Snakes

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Man with nice beard6 minutes ago

Snek!0Reply#12 

Toasty

Toasty

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Pizza Time

Pizza Time

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Dana1 hour ago

This reminds me of the time I was walking my dogs with my sister and there was a box of pizza on the ground with one piece missing and we were standing there mourning the pizza and then trying to get the dogs away from the box and I turn around and Froggy has an entire piece in her mouth trying to eat the thing whole! We got it away from her but it was still pretty hilarious cuz Scruffy was sad his sister got pizza and he didn’t1Reply#14 

Let’s Start This New Year Off Strong!

Let’s Start This New Year Off Strong!

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Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo

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Renowned contemporary artist Barry McGee is considered to be one of the most pivotal members of the street art movement. San Francisco-based artists have been inspired by the bold, cartoon-like forms that became typical of the movement.

Around the same time, another prominent New York street artist named Keith Haring was actively creating. In 1982, Keith Haring created his first major outdoor mural on the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City, which is now considered one of the most iconic street art pieces ever made.

Haring’s famous mural was created using his signature style figures and bold colors, and it became firmly entrenched in the history of graffiti and street art.#16 

Chill Pill

Chill Pill

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Dana1 hour ago

I know quite a few people who need that right now… including myself1Reply#17 

Sunny-Side Up

Sunny-Side Up

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Rench Fry Girl, 1637 Acushnet Ave

Rench Fry Girl, 1637 Acushnet Ave

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unicorn spinach4 hours ago

love it1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

Better To Be 6 Feet Apart Than 6 Feet Under

Better To Be 6 Feet Apart Than 6 Feet Under

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Doggo Froggo2 hours ago

That is a good saying…… I think we should put that as a reminder in cemeteries….0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Gator Sighting

Gator Sighting

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Today, street art is widely associated with terms like “independent art,” “post-graffiti,” “neo-graffiti,” and guerrilla art. Its key message is making art visible and available to all viewers. Oftentimes, many artists find street art as a perfect tool to spread their message, comment on the current events, and criticize what they think is wrong with our current times. 

For example, the legendary British artist Banksy often goes political in his works, making harsh criticism of consumer culture and capitalist society.#21 

Pencil

Pencil

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Verified Light My Fire

Verified Light My Fire

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

haha, super!1ReplyView more comments#23 

Whale Love

Whale Love

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How much time did it take to do this??2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

Love Birds

Love Birds

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Made This Bart Simpson Skydiving Piece 2 Years Ago In The Great City Of Sacramento

Made This Bart Simpson Skydiving Piece 2 Years Ago In The Great City Of Sacramento

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niice ( :2ReplyView more comments#26 

Makeover

Makeover

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Snacktime

Snacktime

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Ha ha. The “before” shot looks like Homer Simpson. I wasn’t expecting a squirrel or chipmunk!1Reply#28 

Here’s To The Class Of 2020

Here’s To The Class Of 2020

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A.J Milne5 hours ago

Me after an entire pizza: “MORE!!!2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

Johnny 5

Johnny 5

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boredpanDaman2 hours ago

tbh, looks more robot-face before than after1Reply#30 

Screw

Screw

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로희5 hours ago

I don’t know why did I wish to see a plate of spaghetti. 3Reply#31 

Accordion Player

Accordion Player

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Verified I Left My Heart In Sacramento

Verified I Left My Heart In Sacramento

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Some Cool Guy4 hours ago

I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh0Reply#33 

Who’s Ready To Change

Who’s Ready To Change

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boredpanDaman2 hours ago

look fwd to the remake of this one1Reply#34 

Meet Dustin Reynolds

Meet Dustin Reynolds

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Oh wow. What an inspiration. I’d never heard of him, so I Googled him. Sailed around the world, literally “single-handedly”. https://www.cruisingworld.com/story/people/dustin-reynolds-one-arm-one-leg-all-heart/3Reply#35 

Bird Love

Bird Love

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

…they seem to have some weird organs…1Reply#36 

Zebra

Zebra

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Dana1 hour ago

This is really cool but I also like the wood without the paint1ReplyView more comments#37 

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

I Want Candy

I Want Candy

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

nom nommmm1ReplyView more comments#39 

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

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Pufferfish

Pufferfish

Tiger

Tiger

Lizzard

Lizzard

Verified Its So Hot In NYC, Even The Traffic Cones Are Wilting

Verified Its So Hot In NYC, Even The Traffic Cones Are Wilting

Xylophone Player

Xylophone Player

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

The artist is so original!1Reply#45 

Escape From Alcatraz!

Escape From Alcatraz!

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

hahah1ReplyView more comments#46 

The Big Apple

The Big Apple

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

What’s worse than a worm in your apple? Half a worm! (I’ll let myself out!)0Reply#47 

This Is An Adventure

This Is An Adventure

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What’s Up Doc?

What’s Up Doc?

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Hopefully, not the seat! ;oP1Reply#49 

Break On Through

Break On Through

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

this one kinda made me sad; there should be real flowers there, its their place1Reply#50 

I Come From A Land Down Under Koala

I Come From A Land Down Under Koala

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JuJu3 hours ago

Where beer does flow and men chunder1Reply#51 

Blue Bird

Blue Bird

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

The bluebird of happiness…1Reply#52 

Vote!

Vote!

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Snake Bustin-Out

Snake Bustin-Out

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Joker

Joker

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Joaquin Phoenix, anyone?0Reply#55 

“Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Already Taken”

“Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Already Taken”

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Dana1 hour ago

The before looks cool though too, it looks like splattered paint. I like the color contrast1Reply#56 

Don’t Lose Your Head

Don’t Lose Your Head

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Dana1 hour ago

I immediately started singing SIX1ReplyView more comments#57 

Happy World Emoji Day

Happy World Emoji Day

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See You Soon

See You Soon

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

soon you see1Reply#59 

Robots

Robots

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A.J Milne4 hours ago

You go up and down really fast whilst looking at the last picture’s eyes.1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#60 

Jack-O-Lantern

Jack-O-Lantern

Dalmation

Dalmation

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Appropriate! Dalmatian for a fire hydrant.0Reply#62 

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

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Crab

Crab

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Frog

Frog

This one makes me think of the Short Circuit movie, rather than a frog. http://www.newvideo….rcuit-DVD-f.jpg0Reply#65 

Fish Love

Fish Love

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All Aboard!!

All Aboard!!

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Brilliant!1Reply#67 

Chameleon

Chameleon

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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!!

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!!

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Flamingo

Flamingo

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You Are Stronger Than You Think

You Are Stronger Than You Think

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

you are stronger than you pink1Reply#71 

Diving Bell

Diving Bell

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Doggy Style

Doggy Style

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Let The Sunshine In

Let The Sunshine In

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Money, So They Say

Money, So They Say

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Doggy

Doggy

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Kudu

Kudu

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Dana1 hour ago

He has come back for revenge1Reply#77 

It Was Like Running Into A Brick Wall!

It Was Like Running Into A Brick Wall!

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Robots

Robots

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Unicorn

Unicorn

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Lady Bugs

Lady Bugs

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

whenever i hear ‘lady bugs’ i think of some shop assistant complaining about a lady that bugs them…1Reply#81 

Raccoon

Raccoon

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Over the Hedge!0Reply#82 

Spiders

Spiders

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Let’s play a game of “Squash the spider with the ball”!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#83 

Pig

Pig

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Doggo Froggo2 hours ago

Oink oink.1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#84 

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Kit Kat Kid

Kit Kat Kid

kit kat kid could carry a cat. C. see?1ReplyView more comments#86 

Vinnie The Frog

Vinnie The Frog

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Verified Butterfly

Verified Butterfly

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Hold Your Head Up High

Hold Your Head Up High

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Buzzzzz!!!!

Buzzzzz!!!!

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Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

This comment has been deleted.1Reply#91 

Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith

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Suzy the observer4 hours ago

This rock should have been left bare.0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#92 

Poppin Wheelies

Poppin Wheelies

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Dana1 hour ago

I hope someone agreed to this…1Reply#93 

Robot Water Fountains

Robot Water Fountains

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“Break A Leg” Or Two!

“Break A Leg” Or Two!

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Caterpillar

Caterpillar

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Zip It!

Zip It!

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Verena Gitterle41 minutes ago

wonderful!1Reply#97 

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

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Putt

Putt

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Robots

Robots

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Alien Sighting

Alien Sighting

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Snake. Beware Of Snakes!!

Snake. Beware Of Snakes!!

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago

dont worry. this CROC is not afraid of any snakes1Reply#103 

Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Cone

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Oh yeah – this is really COVID-safe!0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#104 

Marshmello Crossing

Marshmello Crossing

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Elvis Crossing

Elvis Crossing

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Rat

Rat

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Hitting The Slopes

Hitting The Slopes

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boredpanDaman1 hour ago(edited)

can u do that? on a sign? not hitting the slopes on a sign but putting a sign on a sign1Reply#108 

Are You Ready To Take The Leap?

Are You Ready To Take The Leap?

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Diamond Ring

Diamond Ring

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Here’s To The Dreamers!

Here’s To The Dreamers!

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

Very clever! Shadow of the waiter looks like the Oscar trophy.0Reply#111 

Prison Break!

Prison Break!

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Hanging Around

Hanging Around

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Snake

Snake

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Lady And The Tramp

Lady And The Tramp

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Feed Me!!

Feed Me!!

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“You Can Fall Many Times In Life, But Your Never A Failure Until You Refuse To Get Back Up”

“You Can Fall Many Times In Life, But Your Never A Failure Until You Refuse To Get Back Up”

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Spread Your Wings!

Spread Your Wings!

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Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

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Busting Into Fort Knox

Busting Into Fort Knox

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Yoga Frog

Yoga Frog

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat”

“You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat”

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Snail

Snail

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Don’t Lose Your Head

Don’t Lose Your Head

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Baseball Catcher

Baseball Catcher

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Elephant

Elephant

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Roller Girl

Roller Girl

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Kashink1

Kashink1

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Who’s Ready For A Change?

Who’s Ready For A Change?

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Who Needs A Haircut?

Who Needs A Haircut?

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SoozeeQ3 hours ago

This would look cute in a hair salon.0Reply#132 

Got A Nikon Camera

Got A Nikon Camera

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Ground Control To Major Tom

Ground Control To Major Tom

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Miami Marlin

Miami Marlin

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Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua

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Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

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Katie Eddington. Lost Her Leg Resulting From A Lawnmower Accident In 2013. Now At Age 9 She Runs, Swims, Plays Basketball & Soccer

Katie Eddington. Lost Her Leg Resulting From A Lawnmower Accident In 2013. Now At Age 9 She Runs, Swims, Plays Basketball & Soccer

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse

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ᑭIᗰᑭᒪE ᖴᗩᑕE5 hours ago

Well that escalated quickly 1Reply#141 

Sam The Monkey

Sam The Monkey

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The Solution We All Live With

The Solution We All Live With

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Stop Coronavirus

Stop Coronavirus

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Next… Sewer… 1995…

Next... Sewer... 1995...

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Snake In La

Snake In La

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Mad Max

Mad Max

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If You Ever Wondered Where #lovepotioncomes From It’s Made Deep In The Jungle Of #colombia

If You Ever Wondered Where #lovepotioncomes From It’s Made Deep In The Jungle Of #colombia

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Say Ahhh!

Say Ahhh!

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