JFK AirTrain - Jamaica Station

Airport Tram, Train Station, and Coworking Space · Jamaica
146-01 Archer Ave (Sutphin Blvd.), Jamaica, NY 11435, United States
6.1/10

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    Michelle Y.
    "Frequent fliers, get the 10 trip Airtrain Metrocard and save 50%!"(3 Tips)
    Untapped Cities
    "Fastest way to JFK? LIRR from Penn Station to Jamaica."(4 Tips)
    Jaunted
    "... is way better than the Howard Beach one. Have an awesome trip!"(2 Tips)
    Julien G.
    "other track at terminal"(2 Tips)
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  • Armando Bravo M.
    Samosas and coffee!
    Armando Bravo Martinez · July 10, 2015
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  • Koji K.
    a kinnda crowded spot
    Koji Kno · May 26, 2015
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  • Ralph Z.
    Most economical way to get to jfk in nyc
    Ralph Z · April 6, 2015
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  • Puu K.
    Add money to your MTA card and use it. It works fine.
    Puu Kampolratana · February 21, 2015
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  • Jean B.
    Any time I find myself here, I'm rather proud because I just saved cab fare and I'm not running scary late.
    Jean Bæk · January 29, 2015
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  • Elis F.
    Huge AirPort but everything is easy to find your way!
    Elis Forgerini · January 15, 2015
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  • Amol K.
    The train goes to Terminal 1 first; if you're going to Terminal 8 or 7, hop off at T1 and cross to the other line in the other direction.
    Amol K · December 28, 2014
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  • Jon
    Surprisingly easy to use and super cheap.
    Jon · December 13, 2014
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  • Lenny
    Better and safer than a cab.
    Lenny · December 3, 2014
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  • Irma Z.
    Great way to get to JFK. saves you about $50 but it does take about 30 mins longer than a taxi.
    Irma Zandl · November 15, 2014
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  • Kimmie O.
    You pay the $5 fee when you exit
    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
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  • Harumi U.
    Cheapest way to get to JFK and as long as there is no track work, you can estimate door to door commute time most accurately with this
    Harumi U · October 9, 2014
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  • S_J L.
    No more cabbing it to/from JFK!!!! Yeah!! ;)
    S_J L · September 30, 2014
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  • Naty P.
    1st for everything... 🚊
    Naty Parry · September 15, 2014
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  • Karl W.
    Way cheaper than a taxi, no car sickness, faster than a taxi actually
    Karl Warden · September 10, 2014
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  • angela isabel
    Connection to LIRR, $7 brings you to Manhattan in 20 minutes!
    angela isabel · August 25, 2014
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  • Brian B.
    change at terminal 1 one to get to terminals 7 and 8 fastest
    Brian Bulkowski · June 17, 2014
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  • Jeffrey U.
    Dirty ass bathrooms
    Jeffrey Uyanik · May 21, 2014
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  • CurtisTheGeek W.
    The BEST way to get to JFK. Take the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and take the AirTran right to your terminal for $13.25 in about an hour. Free between terminals.
    CurtisTheGeek Weakley · April 22, 2014
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  • Clmedi
    Entering or leaving the system at the Jamaica or Howard Beach stations costs $5
    Clmedi · April 10, 2014
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  • Karl W.
    I take a $6 taxi from my house to 7th Ave/53rd st E train stop, use my metro card for the subway $2.50 take the E uptown and queens to Sutphin Blvd. and take the airtrain $5 and it only takes an hour!
    Karl Warden · March 24, 2014
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  • Andrew R.
    Faster than LGA by car during medium to heavy traffic
    Andrew Reese · October 18, 2013
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  • Julien G.
    The train goes to terminal 1 and then 2. Terminal 8 will be the last stop. Switch to the other track at terminal 1 for faster access to terminal 8. Time is money :D
    Julien G. · October 9, 2013
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  • Anthony L.
    AirTrain is supposed to run every 7 minutes. But it actually runs every 15 minutes... Budget extra time!
    Anthony Laudato · September 19, 2013
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  • Gordon Z.
    The ride is super smooth. Fare is $5.00 and uses the MTA MetroCard
    Gordon Zheng · September 16, 2013
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  • Tanika M.
    LIRR from Brooklyn to JFK is 22 minutes and $4 (weekend City ticket). Fastest, cheapest option. (Subway is 60 min + and cab is $50+)
    Tanika McKelvy · August 24, 2013
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  • Keith G.
    Get your ticket before you get on train, it's way cheaper
    Keith Giddings · July 19, 2013
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  • Michael M.
    Plan at least 23 minutes under the new, painfully less frequent schedule to get from Jamaica to Terminal 1.
    Michael Moses · July 6, 2013
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  • Robert O.
    Before your flight you need to visit Air Bar.
    Robert Osano · June 23, 2013
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  • Erik L.
    Busy as hell
    Erik Lievano · May 31, 2013
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  • Wilfred T.
    Power outlets and USB power outlets can be found in the Upper Concourse at 2 of the 3 trianglar shaped info kiosks.
    Wilfred TR · May 26, 2013
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  • Celina C.
    Watch your surroundings...this is South Jamaica Queens ...They don't play fair!!!
    Celina Crump · May 21, 2013
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  • Jordan C.
    Be prepared to pay $5 extra bucks to either leave or get on the AirTrain. So stupid.
    Jordan Carson · May 6, 2013
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  • Elvia N.
    give yourself enough time and mass transit is really the way to go...saved me a lot of money
    Elvia Negron-Perez · May 3, 2013
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  • Jeremy C.
    Be careful of all the homless people that hang around there who scream and curse you out that security seems to refuse to get rid of.
    Jeremy Carlisle · May 1, 2013
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  • Alexander C.
    Beware you can't smoke even if it's 10° and your train is two hours late. Smdh
    Alexander Cavaluzzo · May 1, 2013
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  • Josean R.
    Check the airbar
    Josean Rosado · March 24, 2013
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  • Ernest L.
    Great smoothies at the NY Deli coming off or on to the air train
    Ernest Lehmann · March 11, 2013
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  • Eric W.
    Federal circle to terminal 1 takes about 5 minutes
    Eric W · February 23, 2013
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  • Paul F.
    High five everyone you pass that's heading down the escalator as you go up.
    Paul Fort · January 31, 2013
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  • Jane J.
    Of course here you can buy a joint Airtrain/LIRR Ticket #makessense
    Jane Jagger · January 15, 2013
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  • Matthew C.
    Just paid 2 bucks for bad coffee so I can sit on the nice side while waiting for the LIRR.
    Matthew Chung · January 13, 2013
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  • Bobby J.
    Super quick. Way better than a taxi or town car. Save yourself and your company the money and time.
    Bobby Jenkins · November 23, 2012
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  • April
    Best way to get to JFK. 30 mins off peak is less than $12
    April · October 19, 2012
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  • Cynthia D.
    DO NOT give your unlimited/weekly passes away to the people who ask for them. They turn & sell them to make quick booze/drug bucks. It's a real problem in the elevators & now, even on subway level.
    Cynthia Drescher · September 7, 2012
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  • Untapped Cities
    Frequent fliers, get the 10-trip Airtrain Metrocard for $25 and save 50%! Just use within one year. Fastest way to JFK? LIRR from Penn Station to Jamaica.
    Untapped Cities · June 26, 2012
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  • Louis L.
    The bathrooms are absolutely DISGUSTING and there's always a line
    Louis Lafata · June 20, 2012
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  • Amy C.
    save $ sat/sun by buying $3.75 o/w City Ticket to go into Penn Stn or anywhere w/in 5-boris of NYC.
    Amy Chin · June 9, 2012
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  • Petra M.
    Absolutely THE Fastest/Cheapest way to/from JFK-Manhattan ($12) *From Penn Station take the LIRR to Jamaica then AirTain*OR*From JFK take AirTrain to Jamaica then the LIRR to Penn Station
    Petra Martinez-Orlando · May 21, 2012
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  • Sofia R.
    Carry some cash with you. Sometimes the AirTrain metro card machines only accept cash after midnight!!
    Sofia Rodriguez · May 19, 2012
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  • Joshua K.
    No doubt, subway to airtrain, safest, quickest, cheapest way to JFK
    Joshua Kash · May 3, 2012
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  • Jessica F.
    Taking the E here is a super easy way to get to JFK--and wayyy faster than a cab at busy times.
    Jessica Fjeld · March 6, 2012
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  • Anthony M.
    Tim hortons is expensive....
    Anthony Macciola · March 3, 2012
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  • Billy K.
    If you're going to terminals 8 or 9, get off at terminal 1 and switch to the train across the track that circles the terminals in the opposite direction. You'll save 3-8 minutes.
    Billy Kolber · March 2, 2012
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  • Kelly A.
    Needs more LIRR Ticket machinery!!! Lines are too damn long for my liking...in sub below weather.
    Kelly A · February 13, 2012
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  • Paul M.
    Less than an hour from 145th
    Paul Martin Kovic · February 4, 2012
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  • Abiola A.
    Don't wander away with the gypsy cab drivers on foot to find their cabs. If no cars out front, there's a taxi stand around the corner!
    Abiola Abrams · January 29, 2012
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  • Justin W.
    don't forget to take the air train travel time into account - it's about 15 minutes
    Justin Waters · January 26, 2012
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  • Michelle Y.
    Frequent fliers, get the 10 trip Airtrain Metrocard and save 50%!
    Michelle Young · January 13, 2012
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  • Zach A.
    May be the best way to to JFK from Midtown. LIRR from Penn or the E train for about 10 bucks, under an hour total.
    Zach Austin · November 21, 2011
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  • Charles B.
    If you live in Park Slope / Cobble Holl / F Greene the LIRR to the AirTrain is the only way to go to JFK. No good way by car.
    Charles B · October 27, 2011
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  • Elyse A.
    Take the e train then catch the airtrain. Fastest and easiest way to JFK
    Elyse Antonia · October 26, 2011
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  • stowe b.
    You can't get off at station 1 to cross over and get the other line to 8 anymore. A guard told me to get back on.
    stowe boyd · October 25, 2011
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  • Matthew H.
    $5 fare is dumb
    Matthew H · October 16, 2011
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  • Kendra L.
    So easy! Subway to Jamaica Station, air train to JFK.
    Kendra Losee · October 9, 2011
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  • Marvin M.
    Stop asking dumb questions!!! Think before you speak
    Marvin Mayfield · October 4, 2011
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  • The Transit Navigator
    If you're coming from / going to Long Island, there's no question that the AirTrain is the best way to/from JFK. Even better and more convenient than flying from Islip!
    The Transit Navigator · October 2, 2011
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  • J M.
    I miss the days when Airtrain was barely used by people. Now it smells like a dirty, subway cart. Ugh...
    J M · September 9, 2011
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  • Liciia G.
    Step to the side to allow everyone to come off the airtrain before you start entering the train.
    Liciia G · September 7, 2011
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  • Best Delegate
    Pay your fare when you're leaving the station or when you enter. MTA attendants may also sell tickets if the machine line is too long.
    Best Delegate · September 6, 2011
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  • Gene S.
    One of the cables broke - delays....
    Gene Super · September 2, 2011
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  • Joseph S.
    Depending on the time and day, the bus to Grand Central can be MUCH faster.
    Joseph Shipley · July 15, 2011
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  • Randy B.
    If you are going to Terminal 8, get off at Terminal 1 and crossover to the other track. Terminal 8 will be the next stop.
    Randy Baker · July 14, 2011
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  • Union Coast
    Check-in for your international or domestic flight using the Airline Checkin Android app. Read more
    Union Coast · June 13, 2011
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  • Union Coast
    Check-in for your international or domestic flight using the Airline Checkin iPhone App. Read more
    Union Coast · June 13, 2011
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  • Sam S.
    Terminal 8 is about 25 minutes on the airtrain from the subway. Terminal 1 is about 7.
    Sam Saunders · June 10, 2011
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The BEST way to get to JFK. Take the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and take the AirTran right to your terminal for $13.25 in about an hour. Free between terminals.
    The Corcoran Group · June 7, 2011
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  • Jesse J.
    Awesomely non-sketchy.
    Jesse Jack · May 31, 2011
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  • Kenneth B.
    Try the the new air train station food court. The sandwiches at NY Deli are pretty good.
    Kenneth Bishop · May 16, 2011
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  • Katrina W.
    Jamaica station has a map of where the terminals and airlines are located at JFK (for exiting the AirTrain). It's a simpler station than Penn by far!
    Katrina Wood · May 10, 2011
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  • J S.
    if you need a pitstop, there are Bank ATMs a chain Drug Store and other necessities at street level, come out of the LlRR station and turn left.
    J Scott · May 8, 2011
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  • D-log
    Theres a 30 day $40 unlimited air train pass you can buy from the machines. If you work at JFK or travel frequently, it's a huge money saver!
    D-log · May 7, 2011
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  • Jaunted
    A true jet setter takes the AirTrain and knows this line is way better than the Howard Beach one. Have an awesome trip!
    Jaunted · April 16, 2011
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  • Justin M.
    If you're coming from the city, take the subway to Penn Station, then take the LIRR to Jamaica and hop on the Air Train and you're at JFK in half the time any cab or A train could get you there!
    Justin Mashia · April 5, 2011
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  • Jonathan H.
    The $5 bucks to take the train into the airport is a total crock! The cost should be less than half of this....
    Jonathan Harris · March 29, 2011
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  • Kinichiro F.
    10-ride AirTrain ticket is good for 1 year. Regardless of date shown on the card. Seems some groups share a card.
    Kinichiro Fujikawa · March 23, 2011
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  • jonathan s.
    Be careful of all the luggage people bring on the airtrain!
    jonathan s · February 2, 2011
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  • Ken. B.
    JCC is located in this building.
    Ken. B. · January 24, 2011
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  • John F.
    AirTrain shut down due to Holiday Blizzard. No public transit alternative. Taxi is only other option. Beware of price gouging!
    John Fiorentine · December 28, 2010
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  • 👉Big Mike 👈
    Best way to get to JFK Period!
    👉Big Mike 👈 · December 23, 2010
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  • Jason F.
    Lots of bums camp here during winter season...
    Jason Finesse · December 21, 2010
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  • Suman G.
    Buy a 10-ride AirTrain metrocard for $25 & keep it in your wallet..cheaper & faster than buying a $5 card each time
    Suman Ganguli · November 1, 2010
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  • Benny B.
    It's not as bad as you'd think, especially not during the day. They are building up the area. Airtrain to LIRR takes 40 min, Airtrain to E takes 50 min, and same if you take the J to lower Manhattan
    Benny Bang Bang · October 2, 2010
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  • Vladimir G.
    Becareful when transfering to the subway or buses here. This area is NOT SAFE. People get robbed here all the time. Stay in groups and take the LIRR if you can.
    Vladimir G · September 27, 2010
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  • Terance T.
    The absolute best (and fastest) way to get from JFK to Manhattan.
    Terance Thatch · September 17, 2010
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  • Theodore L.
    I'm never cabbing it to/from JFK again; AirTrain is cheap, comfortable, and runs constantly.
    Theodore LaBarbera · August 9, 2010
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  • Jenny D.
    Signage has been greatly improved. If you're going to Terminal 5, get on the first car as it pulls into the station.
    Jenny Dervin · July 23, 2010
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  • Ronald F.
    Don't take any taxi rides from these guys!!
    Ronald Foster · July 10, 2010
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  • Phil H.
    Crown fried chicken on the corner if you have time to kill and want to take your rage out on your own body!
    Phil Holm · May 20, 2010
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