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From the Ted Talk by Adam Savage: My love letter to cosplay

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I was a lonely kid. I didn't have an easy time finding _______ to play with, and I ended up making a lot of my own play. I made a lot of my own toys. It _____ with ice cream. There was a Baskin-Robbins in my ________, and they served ice cream from behind the _______ in these giant, five-gallon, _________ tubs. And someone told me — I was eight years old — someone told me that when they were done with those tubs, they ______ them out and kept them in the back, and if you asked they would give you one. It took me a couple of weeks to work up the courage, but I did, and they did. They gave me one — I went home with this beautiful cardboard tub. I was trying to figure out what I could do with this exotic material — metal ring, top and ______. I started turning it over in my head, and I ________, "Wait a minute — my head actually fits inside this thing."

Solution

  1. hometown
  2. cardboard
  3. bottom
  4. realized
  5. washed
  6. counter
  7. friends
  8. began

Original Text

I was a lonely kid. I didn't have an easy time finding friends to play with, and I ended up making a lot of my own play. I made a lot of my own toys. It began with ice cream. There was a Baskin-Robbins in my hometown, and they served ice cream from behind the counter in these giant, five-gallon, cardboard tubs. And someone told me — I was eight years old — someone told me that when they were done with those tubs, they washed them out and kept them in the back, and if you asked they would give you one. It took me a couple of weeks to work up the courage, but I did, and they did. They gave me one — I went home with this beautiful cardboard tub. I was trying to figure out what I could do with this exotic material — metal ring, top and bottom. I started turning it over in my head, and I realized, "Wait a minute — my head actually fits inside this thing."

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