KIDS IN THE HALL
AWTM always reminds me of things that I like. Weeks ago she put up a link to a Kids In the Hall sketch called "Seven Things To Do." I was reminded of how much I love that show and prompted to go buy three seasons of it.
Here's another good one I found, which I think is especially germane today...
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I have done this kind of list twicebefore, but I started thinking this morning that it'd be a hoot to do one for my husband. And then see what he thought of it.
THINGS MY HUSBAND LOVES
Deadwood Wolverine bacon saving money Dexter Wu-Tang Clan Greg Mankiw Thai food The Black Crowes the RX-8 his XD-M "I'm On a Boat" Alton Brown me wearing pink Burn Notice beer the St. Louis Cardinals sleep My New Haircut not having to do laundry Jim Gaffigan early Simpsons
(I showed this to my husband this evening, and he said it was a pretty accurate list. He would've added one thing though.)
Posted by: awtm at April 30, 2009 08:26 AM (YvNb4)
OMG - My New Haircut! I LOVE that video. "So everybody can see how tan and jacked I am." LMFAO! Dude, he'll love Guido Beach on YouTube if he hasn't seen it already. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAzwREVBZs
Posted by: Beth at April 30, 2009 10:05 AM (W3XUk)
His team at work has totally started calling themselves Task Force Jacked & Tan.
Posted by: Sarah at April 30, 2009 12:59 PM (TWet1)
I LIKE SOMETHING HE DOESN'T? WHA?
My husband and I are the exact same person replicated in two different bodies, and we've decided that when we're super old, we're going to catapult ourselves into a black hole so we can be smushed together into an eternal quantum singularity.
Therefore, I am disturbed that he doesn't grok Retweet Theater. We love all the exact same things, so how can he not find this hilarious? Nothing makes me giggle more than spelling "t-o-a-s-t"...except for the fact that the Lileks character has the exact same voice as our Garmin, so every time I drive, I am chuckling to myself about $37 waffles.
Seriously, if he doesn't like Hamiflu, we may have to rethink this eternally smushed thing.
This video cracks me up!
M-V, Martha's Vineyard, Holla back!
I think they should have used Henry as the chocolate lab, though, as he is so much prettier than the one in the video.
Do they have a product list attached to this I wonder? I'd like to pick up that little pink argyle the blond is wearing. LOL
Posted by: Guard Wife at April 16, 2009 05:31 AM (Bfea2)
O.M.G - I LOVE it!
The dock shoes without socks... I nearly died. But I also feel a strange urge to watch Miami Vice re-runs.
Posted by: airforcewife at April 16, 2009 07:05 AM (Fb2PC)
OK, I finally just watched this, and OH. MY. WORD. That is soooo funny! I'm not entirely sure how many levels of parody to get out of it, but it's HILARIOUS!!!!!
Posted by: kannie at April 17, 2009 10:27 AM (iT8dn)
OMG - Love this video. It's so funny to me that it is a commercial.
But totally had a random thought. All I kept hearing from the liberal media is that the people protesting were those making over $250k because they just didn't want their taxes raised. It was pretty ridiculous, but made me think that this video is probalby who those liberal party poopers were talking about. But then I see the video and not only laugh my ass off but am reminded that people in CT are usually limo liberals.
Posted by: BigD78 at April 19, 2009 05:13 PM (g3z97)
As we all know, when a veteran runs into a problem, we just pull out the gun we've hidden in our bible and start shooting.
I am still working on my answer to Sis B. I wrote for over an hour this morning, but I need to sit on it a little longer. I am not good at blog assignments: the longer it takes me, the less I like the result. But we'll see what I manage to come up with.
For what it's worth, I'd love to have Sis B write on the same topic: what the role of government is, what powers it should have, etc. Because I don't understand her side any better than she understands mine.
DON'T DO THISHow To Drive Yourself Insane
1) Marry the most wonderful person on the planet. Have everything in common, down to what foods and movies and columnists you like. Never quarrel. Have the happiest homelife imaginable.
2) Save 50% of your income for the first five years of marriage. Never go out to dinner or on vacation. Delay all gratification. Make every decision based on your financial calculator so that you'll have a substantial nest egg.
3) Reach all your financial, professional, and emotional goals. Decide it's finally time for life's most important goal: to become a family.
4) Watch all your babies die and half of your money disappear in the stock market.
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Instead, no sooner had he finished describing his plans for spurring an economic recovery and shoring up the crippled automotive and banking industries than he was off to the races, outlining his ambitions for overhauling energy, health care and education policy.
The House chamber was filled with veteran legislators who have spent decades wrestling with those issues. They know how maddeningly difficult it has been to cobble together a coalition large enough to pass a significant education, health care or energy bill.
And here stood Obama, challenging them to do all three, at a time when trillions of borrowed dollars already have been committed to short-term economic rescue schemes and when new taxes risk stunting any recovery.
Is he naive?
There's a simple answer to that last rhetorical question.
(My husband and I love making that goofy face and answering obvious questions with that stupid uh-huh. It was the first thing I thought of when I read that absurd article.)
So complex no government can control it.
I wouldn't call this a gamble. The outcome is certain.
The House chamber was filled with veteran legislators who have spent decades wrestling with those issues. They know how maddeningly difficult it has been to cobble together a coalition large enough to pass a significant education, health care or energy bill.
They may have "spent decades" talking about those issues, and they may understand them better than Obama does, but does that really qualify them to make decisions about them? Very few can truly be experts in education, medicine, and energy at the same time. How many polymaths are in office?
My guess is few to none. Voters reject the best and brightest in favor of the most charismatic. Elections are just popularity contests. And politicians with star power constantly acquire more real power over their cheering audience. Those of us who cannot clap for our Great Leaders can only wonder ... why?
Posted by: Amritas at March 01, 2009 08:41 AM (Wxe3L)
YES, IT DOES SUCK
I am going to do short book reviews on everything I read this year during The George Bush 2009 Reading Challenge, but I couldn't wait to discuss this one. I read the book Infertility Sucks, and it is hilarious. Even though I haven't had to do IVF (yet), I could relate to everything in this book. And I have to quote you my favorite part:
Mr. and Mrs. Lifesabich, this is obviously not working out for you. Have you tried prenatal vitamins, valerian root, baby aspirin, changing doctors, standing on your head after sex, standing on your head during sex, exercising, not exercising, praying, having sex on Friday nights, trying a doctor in New York, trying a doctor in Colorado, increasing your medication doses and wearing boxer shorts?
Good, very good. Keep up the good work. Stay optimistic. Keep communicating with each other. Keep up on the latest research. Get to the pharmacy on time. Make sure your health insurance is up to date. Don't miss any doctor's appointments, even on the weekends. Make sure you've had all the necessary tests. Try not to miss too much work; you need to save up those parental leave days, just in case. And above all, don't forget to relax. That's very important.
And in googling for the book link, I came across a funny list of what not to say. I was just thinking about this yesterday when I remembered that I forgot to mention someone on my post of people I'm grateful to have in my infertile life. A girl I know here in town went through fertility treatments unsuccessfully a few years ago. She always asks how I'm doing and listens to me talk, and she never comments. Nothing optimistic, nothing pessimistic. She just says, "I know, girl, I know." Once she explained that she purposely doesn't say anything because she hated every single thing that every other person said to her during the process. So she just says nothing. I respect and appreciate that.
There's some decent advice in the comments on this blog post for what to say if you have a friend who's struggling to have a baby. But I recommend buying this book! As long as your friend is a little irreverent, she will love this book.
And I thank my dear friend for recommending it to me.
LOL! Too funny. I agree - the single most helpful thing to hear is, "I know." And for those who can't say that, PLEASE don't feel bad about that, either - "Sorry" or "I'm here for ya" is perfect. :-) IMHO.
Posted by: kannie at February 12, 2009 12:20 PM (iT8dn)
Lol. Even though we finally did get lucky, trying for more than a year got us through at least half (if not more) of that "have you tried X?" list.
Posted by: Leofwende at February 12, 2009 01:56 PM (28CBm)
So glad you enjoyed it. Let the irreverent t-shirts begin. Many hugs now and always. xoxoxoxo
Posted by: Lane at February 12, 2009 02:02 PM (OviHe)
"I'm here for ya" is the best I can do. "Sorry" makes it sound like it's my fault (though we know it's not) and I don't know and never will know what it's like.
That Infertility Sucks excerpt matches what I imagined the book to be like.
The Not Guilty blog post sickened and amused me at the same time. I know people don't think before they talk, but simply reading example after example gets annoying quickly, and I never had to endure someone saying such rubbish to me with a straight face. The comebacks were hilarious. My favorite line is the final one:
Infertility sucks for the infertile people; it doesn't have to make you suck too.
Posted by: Amritas at February 12, 2009 02:08 PM (Wxe3L)
I may not know, but I do care. Enough to try to avoid saying stupid nonsense. Please forgive me when I do.
Posted by: Amritas at February 12, 2009 02:14 PM (Wxe3L)
Amritas - I don't use a simple "sorry," either, actually... I was too brief in my choice of words here, but normally, I use "sorry to hear that..." instead. (I have the same objection to "simple sorry," LOL...)
Also, while I can't speak for anyone else who's struggled with this, I would HATE for someone with caring, honest intentions to have their words picked apart and be made to feel bad about a) their situation or b) whatever they try to say.
We all have different challenges, and care is always appropriate. :-)
Posted by: kannie at February 13, 2009 10:59 AM (iT8dn)
When I took that one year of ROTC, I couldn't attend the Dining In because I was performing in a play that weekend. Apparently I missed out on a roaring good time, because afterwards it was decreed that there would be no more alcohol served at Dining Ins in the future. The husband says it was pretty crazy.
In Dining Out news, when the husband and I were first married, they made all the wives come up and drink from the grog bowl. I thought it would be oh-so-funny to go last, and instead of taking a little sip and making a horrible face like the other wives, I wanted to grab the cup, chug the whole thing, and walk away without blinking. And I did, and it was funny...until I spent the rest of the night puking in the 3 Putt Willie's parking lot.
A Generals wife taught me many moons ago to "pretend to drink the stuff"....it is nasty beyond belief she said....
So I pretend to take a sip, and hope everyone is too loaded to notice.
Posted by: AWTM at February 04, 2009 12:38 PM (yufL5)
Our grog was compiled by one of the LTs in the company who spent his college years as a bartender. That stuff was DAMN good. We're having a Dining Out in a few weeks and I'm looking forward to his grog again.
So good that there might still be puking in the parking lot...
Posted by: HomefrontSix at February 05, 2009 09:27 AM (RlqpK)
Okay, I finally watched the video. Now I get your bicep kissing Barack Obama reference.
I think that Jason Bateman did a good job in that...he came away not looking too douchey...I mean, he seemed more like he was making fun of it all.
I come from Los Angeles, and love it, but it has to be the most self-absorbed places in the world. I love how introducing yourself to your neighbors is like a novel idea for them. And helping others. And smiling. And not flipping people off in traffic. Sounds like it was more a How to Change Los Angeles video than anything else...and PDiddy is going to turn off the lights when not in use...wow...that's great...seriously, these people are really clueless...let's all be nice and happy and not use plastic bags and bottles and drive hybrids and the world will be a better place...yay!
I watched the video last week it with the sound off until the end. Just looking at the thing was bad enough. I finally heard the rest today. Of course the audio made it even worse. But it was worth it to understand Iowahawk.
I still don't recognize the majority of people in the video. Has someone posted a roll call of the guilty parties? I've been trying to Google a cast list, but no luck so far. I assume that one of Obama's fans (or foes) would have gone to the trouble of naming the ones for the One.
Posted by: Amritas at January 25, 2009 02:16 PM (y3aIN)
I, honestly, couldn't make it through the entire 4-plus minutes, but once I had a sense of it, I still enjoyed Iowahawk's post very much. If, when I'm over my food-borne illness completely, I can stomach the entire video, I will do it.
Posted by: Guard Wife at January 25, 2009 02:31 PM (IADCv)
Posted by: Sara at January 21, 2009 12:08 PM (Iwnkf)
The eOn will be pOetic. I'm going to apply for a government grant so I can write the IliOd (sic) at your expense! Long live Matthew Lesko! バラク萬歲!
Posted by: Amritas at January 21, 2009 12:21 PM (+nV09)
I wrote a translation haiku for that "benediction". I tried posting it before, but mu.nu did not approve of my tone, I think.
So, here it is:
What I meant to say
Is that all white people suck.
give me your money.
Posted by: airforcewife at January 22, 2009 03:52 AM (Fb2PC)
LOL, AFW! I was with him for the first minute or so, but had to disengage when the "prayer" turned into a political sermon and then a stand-up routine...
Posted by: kannie at January 22, 2009 09:04 AM (iT8dn)
Thank you for sharing our masterpiece with us.
The ChildrenÂ™ don't need Finn and Finch anymore. They need your seventeen syllables. So give them to us. We will include it in our new govschool literature textbook with appropriate credit, of course. We can't admit that such insight came from someone associated with the military. It's not fair that some are better poets than others.
Posted by: kevin at January 22, 2009 11:33 AM (+nV09)
Oda Mae sent me a link and I have spent wahhhhhy too much time on this today, but I love reading everyone's favorite movie quotes.
Around our house, we have some tried and true quotes. I like when I am explaining something complicated to my husband and he brushes me off with Jack Burton's "I know, there's a problem with your face." When the dog does something cute, we fake cry and say, "Ah luve him so much." When someone says something illogical, we always say that electrolytes are what plants crave. Yesterday I was so mad at someone that this came out of my mouth: "I hated her, so much... it-it- the f - it -flam - flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breath..." Ha. I could go on and on.
But lately the thing that has cracked me up the most is when my husband makes our life part of FAIL blog. The other day we were in a loud place and he was telling me about an upcoming movie, and I misunderstood the first sentence he said so none of the rest of the plot made any sense. The whole thing got so muddled, and finally my husband just goes, "Conversation FAIL" and I cracked up.
I think So I Married an Ax Murderer is the most quoted movie in the AF Household.
The most versatile quotes coming from the part of the movie where the father is discussing world domination and Col. Sanders.
"Och, I hate the Colonel with his wee beady eyes! You're gonna eat my chicken!"
Useful in situations where there is fried chicken involved or when we're talking about worldwide evil cabals.
Posted by: airforcewife at January 06, 2009 09:10 AM (Fb2PC)
AFW, that's a good one too! Sometimes my husband says he's gonna cry himself to sleep on his giant pillow. Heh. Oh, and I like saying, "Excuse me, there's been a mistake, I ordered the LARGE coffee."
Posted by: Sarah at January 06, 2009 09:40 AM (TWet1)
We're big time movie quoters in this household. Most of our quotes come from the second Austin Powers movie (and mostly things Dr. Evil said). The husband quotes lines from Full Metal Jacket once in a while, no big surprise there.
Oh, happy new year btw!
Posted by: Pia at January 06, 2009 09:41 AM (MJr9d)
I would say Forrest Gump, for whatever reason, and Wedding Singer, for obvious reasons, are quoted most at our house.
"And then, Ah was ruh-ning..."
And, any time we have shrimp it's suh-rimp and we name off as many suh-rimp dishes as we can.
In the wedding singer, if we deal with a crazy person, it's "Hey, psycho. Why don't you take off my Van Halen t-shirt b/4 you jinx the band and they break up?!"
"Again, something I could have benefited from knowing YESTERDAY." (very popular at Casa W).
We lurve our movies!!
Thank God you posted, Sarah...I was worrying maybe you and Russ were trapped under something heavy.
Posted by: Guard Wife at January 06, 2009 11:43 AM (N3nNT)
Whenever our kids are running around outside we'll yell, "Ruuuun, Forrest!"
And The Wedding Singer is such a classic! When AFG is sick, we ask him how dead he is (the Princess Bride). When I'm being really bitchy, he'll tell me, "As you wish..."
When he's being a dork, I'll tell him, "No, I didn't ask what you did for a living. I asked who you are," from Anger Management.
Posted by: airforcewife at January 06, 2009 12:05 PM (Fb2PC)
I know I've spent too much time in cartoon movie land. My favorite that I've actually been heard quoting in public is from Kung Fu Panda "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That's why they call it the present."
Posted by: dutchgirl at January 06, 2009 12:17 PM (rVkwX)
When I was in Afghanistan, about 90% of my team's communication was in quotes from either Anchorman or Napoleon Dynamite. I had to watch both movies before I could effectively communicate.
Posted by: Sig at January 06, 2009 01:22 PM (uGgey)
8This one gang kept wanting me to join because I'm pretty good with a bow-staff.
I'll try to stop now.
Okay, one more. When we see someone we really hate, AFG will copy the baby in Meet the Fockers, "Ass...Hooooole"
I could totally do this all day...
Posted by: airforcewife at January 06, 2009 03:01 PM (Fb2PC)
Lately, one of our frequent movie quotes is from the second Austin Powers movie (I think Â– I haven't seen it): "We do not gnaw on our kitty" (complete with accent). Ian has a stuffed tiger, and shoves its face in his mouth when we hand it to him. I think he's kissing it.
Monty Python, Anchorman (another I haven't seen, but my husband has), MST3K, Simpsons, Futurama, and some others I can't remember right now tend to sneak into our conversations.
Posted by: Deltasierra at January 06, 2009 07:14 PM (uGgey)
We do Monty Python--"I'm feeling much bett-ah!"--and So I Married an Axe Murderer. I love "flames on the side of my face". But the family favorite is The Princess Bride. There's a quotation for every situation. Every. Single. One.
Posted by: Lucy at January 06, 2009 10:45 PM (LRv+G)
JUST FOR LAUGHS
My friend said something a while back to the effect of: Sometimes life gets so crappy that you forget it's not normal to do shots of vodka at 3 PM. It made me snicker at the time. I was reminded of it today at 3 PM and thought, what the heck.
Hooo boy. Why couldn't she have said "White Russians" instead?
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While our troops go out to defend our country, it is incumbent upon us to make the country worth defending. --Deskmerc--
Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, WWII, and the Star Wars Trilogy. --Bart Simpson--
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Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind. --Jed Babbin--
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. --President John F. Kennedy--
War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. --General Patton--
We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over. --Full Metal Jacket--
Those who threaten us and kill innocents around the world do not need to be treated more sensitively. They need to be destroyed. --Dick Cheney--
The Flag has to come first if freedom is to survive. --Col Steven Arrington--
The purpose of diplomacy isn't to make us feel good about Eurocentric diplomatic skills, and having countries from the axis of chocolate tie our shoelaces together does nothing to advance our infantry. --Sir George--
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Bumper stickers aren't going to accomplish some of the missions this country is going to face. --David Smith--
The success of multilateralism is measured not merely by following a process, but by achieving results. --President Bush--
Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.
First, go buy a six pack and swig it all down. Then, watch Ace Ventura. And after that, buy a Hard Rock Cafe shirt and come talk to me. You really need to lighten up, man.
You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they stop fighting --General Curtis Lemay--
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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
--John Stuart Mill--
We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other. --General George Marshall--
We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
Recent anti-Israel protests remind us again of our era's peculiar alliance: the most violent, intolerant, militantly religious movement in modern times has the peace movement on its side. --James Lileks--
As a wise man once said: we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Unless the price is too high, the burden too great, the hardship too hard, the friend acts disproportionately, and the foe fights back. In which case, we need a timetable.
I am not willing to kill a man so that he will agree with my faith, but I am prepared to kill a man so that he cannot force my compatriots to submit to his.
You can say what you want about President Bush; but the truth is that he can take a punch. The man has taken a swift kick in the crotch for breakfast every day for 6 years and he keeps getting up with a smile in his heart and a sense of swift determination to see the job through to the best of his abilties.
In a perfect world, We'd live in peace and love and harmony with each oither and the world, but then, in a perfect world, Yoko would have taken the bullet.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. --Ronald Reagan--
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Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. --Mark Twain--
The Enlightenment was followed by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, which touched every European state, sparked vicious guerrilla conflicts across the Continent and killed millions. Then, things really turned ugly after the invention of soccer. --Iowahawk--
Every time I meet an Iraqi Army Soldier or Policeman that I haven't met before, I shake his hand and thank him for his service. Many times I am thanked for being here and helping his country. I always tell them that free people help each other and that those that truly value freedom help those seeking it no matter the cost. --Jack Army--
Right, left - the terms are useless nowadays anyway. There are statists, and there are individualists. There are pessimists, and optimists. There are people who look backwards and trust in the West, and those who look forward and trust in The World. Those are the continuums that seem to matter the most right now. --Lileks--
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
A man or a nation is not placed upon this earth to do merely what is pleasant and what is profitable. It is often called upon to carry out what is both unpleasant and unprofitable, but if it is obviously right it is mere shirking not to undertake it. --Arthur Conan Doyle--
A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself. --John Stuart Mill--
After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference." --Dave Grossman--
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By that time a village half-wit could see what generations of professors had pretended not to notice. --Atlas Shrugged--
I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and everything seemed so shitty. And he'd say, "That's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way too." --Alabama Worley--
So Bush is history, and we have a new president who promises to heal the planet, and yet the jihadists donâ€™t seem to have got the Obama message that there are no enemies, just friends we havenâ€™t yet held talks without preconditions with.
"I had started alone in this journey called life, people started
gathering up on the way, and the caravan got bigger everyday." --Urdu couplet
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There are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms
of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. --James Madison--
It is in the heat of emotion that good people must remember to stand on principle. --Larry Elder--
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