BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 9 November, 2015


9 November, 2015

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from Bruce

I recently watched I'll Be Me, the powerful documentary chronicling music legend Glen Campbell's 2011 tour and simultaneous walk into the dark night of Alzheimer's disease.

Bridget Christie: 650m reasons to dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Guardian)
He flew in to vote in support of tax credit cuts for the working poor. Time to send in the cats.

Cate Blanchett: 'I used to be very socially awkward' (The Guardian)
From Bob Dylan to 1950s vamp, Cate Blanchett's career looks effortless. Not true, she tells Xan Brooks, underneath, she's 'sweating bullets.'

Anonymous, Amanda Madden: "You Can Prescribe Sex Workers: 5 Realities Of Sex Therapy" (Cracked)
Sex is great, until it's not, and then it's really, really not. Problems in bed can have a huge impact on your whole life. Not that we'd know anything about that. We're, uh ... typing for a friend right now. A distant friend. You probably don't know them. They're Canadian. Anyway, for totally not-personal reasons, we found ourselves talking to Amber, a licensed sex therapist. Here's what she told us about human sex in general ...

Karina Longworth: The Fixer (Slate)
MGM's Eddie Mannix and the lives he ruined.

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen: A Mind of One's Own (Dissent Magazine)
Perhaps it is now time to take (re)new(ed) interest in the wisdom of the second sex, and to dispense with the 2.0 version of the first.

Scott Burns: Why It's a Good Thing to Live Beyond Age 75 (AssetBuilder)
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made an important announcement last year. He hoped to die at 75. Born in 1957, that's easy for him to say. His chosen death date would be in 2032. That's a long way off, by most standards. Personally, I view his notion with some alarm. Tomorrow is my 75th birthday.

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Which Greek Olympian deity is the god of earthquakes?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What is the national flower of Wales?

       Daffodil                                                      Source

The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, associated with Saint David's Day (March 1). The narcissus is also a national flower symbolising the new year or Newroz in the Iranian culture.

In the West the narcissus is perceived as a symbol of vanity, in the East as a symbol of wealth and good fortune (see Eastern cultures), while in Persian literature, the narcissus is a symbol of beautiful eyes.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:

Alan J wrote:
   The Daffodil.

Deborah said:
   The daffodil is the national flower of Wales.
  DJ, sorry to hear of your woes, and that your landlord is a - well, not a decent landlord. I don't know where you live but in CA he'd owe you for the time you spend in the motel & meals. I hope that's something you can pursue.
  Marty, I hope things go better than you expect tomorrow.
  Gorgeous sunrise and now the clouds have moved in. Rain is imminent. Bring it.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and is worn on St David's Day each 1 March.

Adam answered:
   Now that I see Welsh and the spelling of daffodil in one place, it makes sense.

Marian replied:

DJ Useo said:
   sure'n thats an easy one for a bloke wi' my heritage. It be the daffodil.

BttbBob   responded:
   The daffodil, or what the Welsh call, "Peter's Leek'...


  Wales, along with Cornwall in England, are the bastions of what was left of the ancient Britons who fought the Saxon invasion. They are Celtic in nature, and language, and belong to The Celtic League . The league comprises Ireland (Eire), Scotland (Alba), Wales (Cymru), Cornwall (Kernow), Brittany (Breizh) and The Isle of Man (Mannin).


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Lois Of Oregon answered:
   The national flower of Wales is the pretty little daffodil, a gay little springtime eruption of a flower that appears briefly then withers, NOT to be confused with the Buttercup, which despite it's effeminate name, is a poisonous badass, and would have been a far better choice! Or Scotland's representative, the friggin' THISTLE, which will burrow up under yer kilt and prove to the world what a tough mofo' your country is! But seriously...national flowers? Whatever.

MAM   wrote:
   Daffodil known as "Peter's Leek" ~ Worn on St David's Day each 1 March. The date of Saint David's death is recorded as 1 March, but the year is uncertain - possibly 588.

  Took 4 days off to go to the hospital to get blood. All refueled and ready to go!

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

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I'll take it as a complement.
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Last Night

Added another new over-the-air channel - Comet TV - Sci-fi, fiction & fantasy. Channel 56.4 in LA.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Scorpion', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Ethan Hawke, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are LL Cool J, Gina Rodriguez, and Alanis Morissette.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, and Chris Janson.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Kathy Griffin, Paul Bettany, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Jeremy Gara.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Mat Franco, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Margaret Qualley.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Ty Burrell, Lake Bell, and Mash-Up Monday with Joss Stone Temple Pilots.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH 'Jane The Virgin'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Gotham', followed by a RERUN 'Bones'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 3 hours of old 'My Haunted House', followed by a FRESH 'Cursed: The Bell Witch'.

AMC offers the movie 'Constantine', followed by the movie 'The Matrix'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Planet Earth-Ep 1 - From Pole To Pole
 [7:00AM]    Planet Earth-Ep 2 - Mountains
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Jack's Waterfront
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Hannah & Mason's
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 2 - The Fires of Pompeii
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Planet of the Ood
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Contagion
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 12 - The Royale
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 3
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 4
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 5
 [7:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 7
 [8:00PM]    Top Gear: Patagonia Special-Season 22 - Part 1
 [9:30PM]    Top Gear: Patagonia Special-Season 22 - Part 2
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 1
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 1
 [12:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 2
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 4
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 5
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 7
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: Winter Olympics Special Season 7     (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH 'Ladies Of London', then a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Apres Ski', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Pras.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Judah Friedlander, Jen Kirkman, and Brendon Walsh.

FX has the movie 'Fast & Furious 6', followed by a FRESH 'Fargo'.

History has 'Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide', followed by the FRESH 'Bigfoot Captured'.

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 [8:00AM]    CRASH
 [10:30AM]    HARD RAIN
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 [5:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-What Is and What Never Should Be    (ALL TIMES EST)

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 [6:00AM]    The Missing Person
 [8:00AM]    Backdraft
 [11:00AM]    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
 [2:00PM]    The Brave One
 [4:30PM]    Training Day
 [7:00PM]    GoodFellas
 [10:00PM]    GoodFellas
 [1:00AM]    Behind the Story With the Paley Center-The Good Wife
 [2:00AM]    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
 [4:30AM]    The Writers' Room-Sons of Anarchy
 [5:00AM]    The Name of the Rose    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Live Free Or Die Hard', followed by the movie 'Aeon Flux'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Antonio Banderas, Charlyne Yi, and Ed Gamble.

 [6:00 AM]      Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)
 [7:30 AM]      The Conquerors (1932)
 [9:00 AM]      Cracked Nuts (1931)
 [10:15 AM]      Hold 'Em Jail (1932)
 [11:30 AM]      My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)
 [1:00 PM]      Parnell (1937)
 [3:00 PM]      Paradise For Three (1938)
 [4:30 PM]      The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
 [6:15 PM]      Lydia (1941)
 [8:00 PM]      Gypsy (1962)
 [10:30 PM]      Limelight (1953)
 [1:00 AM]      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
 [2:45 AM]      2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  11/10/15

TCM spends the night with Norma Shearer
 [6:00 AM]      I Love You Again (1940)
 [7:45 AM]      Double Wedding (1937)
 [9:15 AM]      The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
 [12:30 PM]      The Thin Man (1934)
 [2:15 PM]      After the Thin Man (1936)
 [4:15 PM]      Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
 [6:00 PM]      Evelyn Prentice (1934)
 [7:30 PM]      MGM Parade Show #11 (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Private Lives (1931)
 [9:30 PM]      A Free Soul (1931)
 [11:15 PM]      Let Us Be Gay (1930)
 [12:45 AM]      The Divorcee (1930)
 [2:15 AM]      Their Own Desire (1929)
 [3:30 AM]      The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

 [5:15 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Joan Allen (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)

TNT has a FRESH 'Major Crimes', followed by a FRESH 'Legends'.

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Guitar Fetches $2.4 Million

John Lennon

A guitar beloved by John Lennon for writing Beatles hits such as "She loves you" and "All my loving" sold for a record $2.41 million, a US auction house said.

The 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic guitar was bought by the famous Beatle in Liverpool in September 1962 for 161 pounds, Julien's Auctions said.

Another item that went under the hammer at the Los Angeles auction house Saturday included the Ed Sullivan drum head, billed as the most famous of the seven known Beatles drop-T logo drum heads and the only one to be featured on a Beatles album jacket.

It sold for $2.125 million.

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Down To 6 Players

World Series of Poker

Pierre Neuville's wife couldn't watch.

She stood in the audience with her back turned as the 72-year-old retired board game executive from Belgium went all-in at the World Series of Poker Main Event on Monday night with a good hand, ace-jack suited, in hopes he'd stay alive.

Neuville was the third player to bust out of the poker championship, their dream of winning the $7.6 million top prize and poker champion title each dashed by 24-year-old chip-leader Joe McKeehen of Pennsylvania.

The three-day poker-playing marathon began Sunday in Las Vegas as nine men battled for the annual World Series of Poker title and chance at $7.6 million.

They last matched wits in July for the series' Main Event and returned to the Rio All-Suites casino-hotel with their remaining chips for the final matchup after outlasting several thousand players, with each paying $10,000 for the chance to win the no limit Texas Hold 'em event.

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Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You're a racist!"

But the "heckler" was comedian Larry David, who before Trump arrived onstage had been seen impersonating Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

"Larry, what are you doing?" Trump asked with a trace of exasperation.

"I heard if I yelled that, they'd give me $5,000," said David with a shrug, echoing an offer made publicly by one of the Hispanic groups protesting Trump's appearance.

Trump's 90 minutes in the "SNL" spotlight followed weeks of growing anticipation, increasingly sharp criticism and mounting calls for him to be dropped from the show. But the Republican presidential candidate hosted Saturday's "SNL" as scheduled. And, at least in NBC's Studio 8H, there was no more unrest - orchestrated or otherwise. (Deport Racism, the group that made the $5,000 offer, tweeted that David would get the bounty, "joke or not.")



Actor Jared Leto arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California November 7, 2015.
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Naval Missile Test


A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law enforcement, turned out to be an unarmed missile test-fired from a Navy submarine off the coast Saturday evening, officials said.

Kevin Stack was walking to dinner with his young son in northeastern Los Angeles when he was stopped in his tracks by what he thought was an especially intense light from a police helicopter - except that it was completely silent.

Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted a missile test at sea from the USS Kentucky, a ballistic missile submarine, Cmdr. Ryan Perry said in a statement.

The launches are conducted on a frequent basis to ensure the continued reliability of the system and that information about such test launches is classified prior to the launch, he said.

The lack of information about the streak of light just after sunset led to panicked calls to police and lit up social media as people posted photos and video of the celestial sight.



Wake-up Call


'Prostitutes Over Patriots'


There have been some harsh words exchanged so far in the 2016 Republican presidential campaign - but none as harsh as those included in a new attack ad in the Louisiana governor's race.

The ad, released by Democrat John Bel Edwards, accuses Republican Sen. David Vitter of abandoning a vote honoring U.S. war veterans while carrying on extramarital relations.

"The choice for governor couldn't be more clear: John Bel Edwards, who answered our country's call and served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division," a voiceover begins. "Or David Vitter, who answered a prostitute's call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. David Vitter chose prostitutes over patriots. Now the choice is yours."

According to the Louisiana News-Star, the vote in question - House Concurrent Resolution 39, which honored soldiers killed by an Iraqi missile attack during Operation Desert Storm - occurred on Feb. 27, 2001, when Vitter was a U.S. representative. Records show Vitter missed the vote.

The Louisiana gubernatorial election is scheduled for a runoff on Nov. 21, and recent polls show Edwards holding a double-digit lead - a surprising cushion considering Louisiana has no Democrats in statewide offices.



Mexican actress Salma Hayek arrives for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art? Gala in Los Angeles, California, USA, 07 November 2015. The fifth annual event honored Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and US artist James Turrell.
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Destroying Marijuana Crop

Flandreau Santee Sioux

An American Indian tribe slated to open the nation's first marijuana resort is destroying its crop and temporarily suspending the project in South Dakota while leaders seek clarification from the federal government, according to the tribe's attorney.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, which planned to open a lounge selling marijuana on New Year's Eve, was the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize the drug following the U.S. Department of Justice's decision last year to allow tribes to do so on tribal land.

Seth Pearman, the tribe's lawyer, said in a statement Saturday to the Argus Leader newspaper that the tribe was destroying its existing crop and temporarily suspending its marijuana cultivation and disturbing facilities. He said tribal leaders were confident that the venture would succeed after seeking clarification on regulations from the Justice Department.

Attorney General Marty Jackley told The Associated Press that the tribe's attorney and local law enforcement informed him Saturday about the decision, which he said was "in the best interest of both tribal and non-tribal members." Jackley acknowledged that he and tribal officials haven't always agreed, but said their discussions about the issue have been good and promised to help the tribe as it moved forward. He said he planned to meet with tribal officials Monday or Tuesday.

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Hindu priests put the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, November 8, 2015. Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated across India on November 11.
Photo by Amit Dave


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Homelessness Grows


Homelessness in Hawaii has grown in recent years, leaving the state with 487 homeless per 100,000 people, the nation's highest rate per capita, ahead of New York and Nevada, according to federal statistics.

Since 2010, the rise has come even as the national rate has fallen during the economic recovery. The increase, driven by years of rising costs in the island chain, low wages and limited land, thrust the image of people sleeping on beaches alongside the state's famed one of a relaxing tropical paradise.

Officials have tried to solve the problem, which is centered on Oahu, the most populated island. They've offered homeless services, banned sitting and lying on Waikiki's sidewalks and proposed using shipping containers as temporary housing.

While the state doesn't have a break down by race of the overall homeless population, data on homeless shelter use show that 30 percent were Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian; 27 percent Micronesian, Marshallese or other Pacific Islanders; and 26 percent white.



A model presents a creation of Haitian fashion school Etra Coupe during Haiti Fashion Week 2015 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 7, 2015.
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Kosovo, Serbia Tug-Of War


Sitting in the courtyard of the 700-year-old Gracanica monastery in Kosovo, ethnic Serb farmer Marija Krstic frets about the future of her beloved church, a world heritage site at the centre of a tug-of-war between Pristina and Belgrade.

"This is our monastery and no one else's. How can someone now say that Albanians can take care of it?" she said, while her friends sitting next to her on a wooden bench tried to stop her speaking to AFP.

The women belong to the minority ethnic Serb community in Kosovo, a predominantly ethnic Albanian and Muslim territory that broke away from Serbia in 2008. Its independence is recognised by more than 100 countries, but staunchly denied by Belgrade.

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO is scheduled to vote on Monday in Paris on whether to accept Kosovo as a member, after its executive board recommended the move last month -- despite Kosovo not being a UN member state.

UNESCO membership would put the government in Pristina in charge of managing all of Kosovo's heritage, including Gracanica and three other Serbian Orthodox Christian sites that are on UNESCO's endangered world heritage list.



Human skulls or "natitas" crowned with flowers and surrounded by offerings of coca leaves, flower petals and cigarettes, are displayed outside the Cementerio General chapel, during the Natitas Festival, in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Although some natitas have been handed down through generations, many are from unnamed, abandoned graves that are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church.
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Weekend Box Office


It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office after a disastrous few weekends of flops. Both "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie" reinvigorated moviegoers who turned out in droves to check out the new fare, including buzzy limited-release titles like "Spotlight."

"Spectre" took an easy first-place spot with an estimated $73 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, to become the second-biggest Bond opening of all time. The 24th film in the 53-year-old series stars Daniel Craig as the dapper spy and cost a reported $250 million to produce.

"The Peanuts Movie" provided a family-friendly alternative to James Bond's guns and martinis and took second place with a strong $45 million. The film cost around $100 million to make.

Holdovers "The Martian," ''Goosebumps," and "Bridge of Spies" rounded out the top five, while new opener "Miss You Already," staring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, opened in 384 theaters to only $572,160.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Spectre," $73 million ($117.8 million international).
    2. "The Peanuts Movie," $45 million ($4.6 million international).
    3. "The Martian," $9.3 million ($9.3 million international).
    4. "Goosebumps," $7 million ($3.8 million international).
    5. "Bridge of Spies," $6.1 million ($3.1 million international).
    6. "Hotel Transylvania 2," $3.6 million ($15 million international).
    7. "Burnt," $3 million ($3.6 million international).
    8. "The Last Witch Hunter," $2.7 million ($10.7 million international).
    9. "The Intern," $1.8 million ($2.8 million international).
   10. "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," $1.7 million ($6.9 million international).



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In Memory

Gunnar Hansen

Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68.

Hansen starred in the 1974 film that has become a classic among horror-movie aficionados and spawned a series of sequels. In the movie, friends visiting their grandfather's house are hunted by Leatherface, a chain-saw wielding maniac.

Hansen's character in the movie "is one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema," said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, who confirmed the death.

Hansen lived in Maine for about 40 years, where he worked as an actor and writer, Eisenstadt said.

At the time of his death, Hansen was at work on a film called "Death House," his agent said. Hansen was a writer and producer of the film, which the Internet Movie Database says is about how a secret government facility becomes ground zero for the most horrific prison break in the history of mankind. The film is scheduled to come out next year, Eisenstadt said.

Hansen was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. He came to the U.S. and studied at the University of Texas, where he majored in English and Scandinavian Studies, Eisenstadt said.

Surviving Hansen is his partner of 13 years, Betty Tower.

Gunnar Hansen



Jaguar cubs are pictured at the Quito Zoo in Guayllabamba November 8, 2015. The cubs were born at the zoo in late September, according to local media.
Photo by Guillermo Granja



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