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Well, at Least Elmo Got Vaxxed

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Photo: Abir Anwar/Flickr (Roe); Bill Ward/Flickr (Court); Vaping360/Flickr (Juul); Eden, Janine and Jim/Flickr (Vote); Michael/Flickr (Ketchup)
Photo: © 2022 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (Colescott); Joan Marcus (Into the Woods); Matthew WillIiams (Brooklyn Museum); Doubleday (Rogues); Julieta Cervantes (Corsicana); Megan Paetzhold (Kruger); MaryBethWrites/Flickr (Monkeypox); Catapult (Davey Davis)
Photo: Raffi Asdourian/Flickr (Allen); Erran Carey/Flickr (Lifeguards); Whity/Flickr (Alexa); Martin Pettitt/Flickr (Elmo); Candida.Performa/Flickr (Lil Nas X); Rachel Bush/Flickr (Pizza); Judy Gallagher/Flickr (Ticks); Rubel Roy/Flickr (Lamborghini)
Photo: FELGBT (Almodovar); Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans (MUNA); Bex Walton/Flickr (Strand); Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency (Doechii); DVSROSS/Flickr (Cardi B); Barbara Nitke/Hulu (Maclaine); Peacock (Would it kill you to laugh?); Boris Kasimov/Flickr (Medieval Times); Karen Ballard/HBO Max (Stalter); Tina Rowden/Netflix (Stranger Things)

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