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punkmonkey received an "Ew" badge on Sep 15 because their post was, frankly, disgusting. It's important to have a little gross stuff in your life every now and then. Builds character or something.
punkmonkey received an "OMG" badge on Sep 15 because their post makes people go, "OMG, check this out! This is so surprising/inspiring/beautiful!" Or whatever.