Friday, January 30, 2009

Video of the Day: Novel ft. Talib Kweli and Spree Wilson "I AM"

I <3 motivational hip hop. Come to find out that since Pac passed, 80% of all motivational hip hop has either been a Talib Kweli track or featured Talib Kweli, just like this cut right here from Novel.

This is dope music.



KK with the dime

Air Max Griffey 1

When it's all said and done, when the legends are all enshrined in the hall of fame and the shoe game is completely burned out, with only retros releasing, when the bootleggers are dead and gone and the limited editions are disappearing, I think these will be my all-time favorites.

They bring back memories of my glory days in the 206, of Griffey snatching homeruns out of the Kingdome air and of my middle school buddies and our youthful shoe pursuits that started at Chubby & Tubby.

And the good news for me is that they're re-releasing in April.








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The nuts, just grab the nuts and squeeze baby

I understand that this is a self defense video but really... who thinks about shit like this?



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Engaged



I'm putting the over/under on this marriage at eight months. Apparently Martin was inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's strong marriage so he decided to propose to Trina. Right. Take a look at the most successful and powerful couple in the world, then propose to a washed up female rapper who used to get her joints ran by Lil Wayne and cite the powerful couple as your motivation. I can't wait until they divorce and he blames it on John McCain or G-Dubb.

Good luck.

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Download: 50 Cent "Officer Ricky" Rick Ross/DJ Khaled/Lil Wayne Diss



I have to say I'm glad that someone finally came at Rick Ross and called his ass out on all the bird flippin bullshit that he spews. As much as 50 had fallen off, at least we know he comes from something real.

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50 vs. Wayne? That's intriguing.

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It's Friday



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Apple's New Laptop

LOL, sadly if Apple did actually come up with something like this, there really would be a long line of people camping outside stores to get their hands on these.

"I'll buy almost anything if it's shiny and made by Apple..."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daily Dunk: Andre Igoudala

I love Yao Ming. I'm half Chinese.

But damn does he not get dunked on more than anyone in the NBA? He's like a taller version of Steve Nash when it comes to getting shat on.

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Trek Life Interview and Download

Abraham Beltran interviews Trek about songs he drives home to, Kanye West's singing endeavors, and other music stuff...

Also Download: Oddissee/Trek Life "Get High" Zshare Download

Shout out to Trek

Part 1



Part 2

Great Bridgestone commercial

This is a couple years old but I've never seen it. And if I've never seen it, then most likely you've never seen it either.

Just wait to see why it's a Bridgestone commercial.



Tony G with the assist

Managing your bankroll

I've had this discussion a few times in the past week so I thought this would be a good link to post for all the poker players of the world.

Cliffnotes: Have 10-20 buy-ins in your bankroll for your level, treat your BR conservatively, play your level for six months to a year. Take shots. But don't put an emphasis on taking shots.

Got it? This is a link to the video on Cardplayer's site.

Here we go



ESPN has already given us a healthy overdose of Terrell Owens, but now VH1 will finish us off, stuffing T.O. down our addicted throats with his own reality show.

And the kicker?

They've already started filming.

From Yahoo:

The plot of Terrell's show offers echoes of VH1's 2007 series, " Scott Baio Is 45 & Single," which found the former "Joanie Loves Chachi" star re-examining his personal life and commitment issues.

While Scott had pals Johnny V and former "Wonder Years" star Jason Hervey guiding his journey on " Scott Baio Is 45 & Single," Owens has friends Monique Jackson and Kita Williams helping his path to self-discovery.

VH1 confirmed that the two women will work as "matchmakers and therapists" for the pigskin star.
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Stand-Up Month: Stephen Lynch (and friends)

Normally, I'm not a huge fan of the guitar-as-prop stand-up comedy, when entertainers use humorous songs to cover their lack of creative jokes. But this little ditty by Stephen Lynch and two of his pals is an exception to that rule. Hilarious performance here (unless you're a Dungeons & Dragons fan).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daily Dunk: Brandon Roy

Welcome to the states sucka emcee.

Market Report

The Barack Market is on the up and up!

The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate near 0 percent today, and said it is prepared to take additional steps to try to fix the troubled U.S. economy and credit markets.

Peta Ad: Banned from the Superbowl

This is not that bad, is it?


'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

The NFL Fantasy Files

Check out this vid of some NFL players doing some crazy sh*t. Fake or not, it's pretty entertaining to watch and the one with Mason Crosby had me rolling.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Video of the Day: Lady Gaga "Poker Face"

This one is for all my poker heads.. well.. it's not really about poker but for the simple fact that she called the song "Poker Face" and is singing about some guy reading her, I'm posting it. Plus she seems to hit a set of aces in one of the illest home games I've ever seen on video.

Not to mention if you're into this type of music, it's a good song and the video is pretty dope too, although it would have been a classic if she had Phil Ivey or Jesus Ferguson taking her out on a date or something.

If you get an ad before the video, just ignore it until the vid plays.

Market Report

The Barack Market making back-to-back greens...

Download: Jay-Z "Money Goes"



Just let this one grow on you. Jay gettin' his grown man on. *updated with CDQ version.

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Oz with the assist.

Stand-up Month: George Carlin

Here's a classic clip from George Carlin's (R.I.P.) 1996 HBO special, "Back in Town." George was quite possibly the best comedian of all time, and a large part of that is the brutal truth that he brings to every joke. Good stuff here.

WSOP 2009 Schedule Announced



*EDIT: I've put the events I'm hoping to enter in bold.

2009 World Series of Poker Schedule

Event Number Date, Time Tournament Buy-in
1 May 27, noon Casino Employees Event no-limit hold 'em (two-day event) $500
2 May 28, noon 40th annual no-limit hold 'em (four-day event) $40,000
3 May 29, noon Omaha high-low split eight or better (three-day event) $1,500
4A May 30, noon No-limit hold 'em (four-day event) $1,000
4B May 31, noon No-limit hold 'em (four-day event) $1,000

5 June 1, noon Pot-limit Omaha (three-day event) $1,500
6 June 1, 5 p.m. World Championship seven-card stud (three-day event) $10,000
7 June 2, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
8 June 2, 5 p.m. 2-7 draw lowball (three-day event) $2,500
9 June 3, noon Six-handed no-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
10 June 3, 5 p.m. Pot-limit Omaha/hold 'em (three-day event) $2,500
11 June 4, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $2,000
12 June 4, 5 p.m. World Championship mixed event (three-day event) $10,000
13 June 5, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $2,500 14 June 5, 5 p.m. Six-handed limit hold 'em (three-day event) $2,500
15 June 6, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $5,000
16 June 6, 5 p.m. Seven-card stud (three day-event) $1,500
17 June 7, noon Ladies no-limit World Championship (three day-event) $1,000
18 June 7, 5 p.m. World Championship Omaha high-low split (three day-event) $10,000
19 June 8, noon Six-handed no-limit hold 'em $2,500
20 June 9, noon Pot-limit hold 'em $1,500
21 June 9, 5 p.m. HORSE (three-day event) $3,000
22 June 10, noon No-limit hold 'em shootout (three-day event) $1,500
23 June 10, 5 p.m. World Championship 2-7 draw lowball (three-day event) $10,000
24 June 11, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
25 June 11, 5 p.m. Omaha/seven-card stud high-low $2,500
26 June 12, noon Limit hold 'em $1,500
27 June 12, 5 p.m. Pot-limit Omaha high-low split $5,000
28 June 13, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
29 June 13, 5 p.m. World Championship heads-up (three-day event) $10,000
30 June 14, noon Pot-limit Omaha (three-day event) $2,500
31 June 14, 5 p.m. HORSE (three-day event) $1,500
32 June 15, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $2,000
33 June 15, 5 p.m. World Championship limit hold 'em (three-day event) $10,000
34 June 16, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
35 June 17, noon Pot-limit Omaha (three-day event) $5,000
36 June 18, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $2,000
37 June 18, 5 p.m. World Championship 7-card stud hi-lo split (3-day event) $10,000
38 June 19, noon Limit hold 'em $2,000
39 June 20, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
40 June 20, 5 p.m. World Championship pot-limit Omaha (three-day event) $10,000
41 June 21, noon No-limit hold 'em shootout (three-day event) $5,000
42 June 21 , 5 p.m. Mixed event (three-day event) $2,500
43 June 22, noon Seniors World Championship (three-day event) $1,000
44 June 22, 5 p.m. Razz (three-day event) $2,500
45 June 23, noon World Championship pot-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $10,000
46 June 23, 5 p.m. Omaha high-low split $2,500
47 June 24, noon Mixed hold 'em (limit/no-limit, three-day event) $2,500
48 June 25, noon Pot-limit Omaha high-low split (three-day event) $1,500
49 June 26, noon World Championship HORSE (five-day event) $50,000
50 June 26, 5 p.m. Limit hold 'em shootout (three-day event) $1,500
51 June 27, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
52 June 28, noon Triple chance no-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $3,000
53 June 28, 5 p.m. Seven-card stud high-low (three-day event) $1,500
54 June 29, noon No-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $1,500
55 June 29, 5 p.m. 2-7 triple draw lowball (three-day event) $2,500
56 June 30, noon Six-handed no-limit hold 'em (three-day event) $5,000
57 July 3 -- July 15 No-limit hold 'em main event $10,000

Tyler Hansbrough a.k.a. B. Rabbit?

Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Ron Artest...these days, it's somewhat commonplace for basketball stars to try their hand at hip-hop stardom. The worry of team owners, coaches, teammates, and fans, however, is often that a successful music career will distract the wannabe entertainer from his duties and responsibilities on the court.

Somehow, I don't think Tyler Hansbrough elicits much of that fear from those who have an invested interest in the North Carolina Tarheels.

From Rick Reilly at ESPN The Magazine (.com):
At the end of my interview with North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough in Chapel Hill recently, I threw out: "Is it true you freestyle?" And he said, "Yeah, you wanna hear one?" And then he delivered this, without a milliliter of gangster:

Give the ball to
The tower of power
Pass it back out
Watch my main man Bobby
Drain threes like
He's in the shower

(Unsolicited rapper name suggestion: T-Painful.)

Daily Dunk: Jarrett Johnson

This is just ridiculous.

Enough about the kid flying over someone from outside the key and smashing all over his forehead, but watch it a second time and notice how he starts timing the dunk from damn near half court, obviously planning to smash the whole way.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you set a crowd of 35 in a community college gym on fire.

Yuck.

Oh yeah, AND ONE.



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"I have so much to stunt about..."

He's funny, energetic, arrogant and annoying and I can't help but watch this clip as Kanye West explains his new Louis V kicks and his ridiculous swagger. Now if only this arrogant bastard would stop singing and start rapping again.


A message from kwest on Vimeo.

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Ato Matsumoto Cowhide Sneakers



Yes, I'm feeling these. By Japanese designer Ato Matsumoto and available at Revolution.

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Nasty Girl casting call (Ludacris)

If you've ever been to a rap video casting call, you know the deal: a bunch of hungry sexy women willing to show out just to get 10 seconds of fame.

If not, here's a sample of what it's like:


Nasty Girl Casting from DTP TV on Vimeo.

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Dunk SB "Goofy Boy"







Dropping in February on SB accounts.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Download: Dyme Def "Def2TheRecord" Produced by Bean One



Bean One is now one of my heroes.

Shout II 800lb.

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Seattle Hip Hop.

Market Report

Happy Chinese New Year



Today is the first day of the Chinese lunar new year... go out and celebrate... Panda Express at the minimum... it's the year of the Ox..


Air Force 1 Black History Month



This shoe won't be sold but given to select individuals who are active in the black community (I don't think I'll be receiving a pair unfortunately).

KK with the dish via kixandthecity

Obama Run DC shirt



Available at Run DC

KK with the assist via Kanye's Blog

Daily Dunk: Josh Smith

I know... I was MIA last week. I had the beginning of the year bug.

Anyways Tyrus Thomas was set to be in this spot until I saw this Steve Nash retirement party that was thrown by Josh Smith.

Goodness.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Video of the Day: Joaquin Phoenix Losing Himself

When the story of Joaquin's first foray as an M.C. broke earlier this week, I knew there eventually would be video of it floating around the net. Thank you, YouTube.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The George Jetson Days Ain't Far Away

The world is one step closer to the days of flying cars, thanks to this new product from Terrafugia, a Boston-area company. The Transition will retail at $194,000, so it is probably just outside the price range of the average person. Personally, I'm anxious to see BMW's design team get to work on a flying car of their own. By the time they invent one, I may actually be able to afford it.

The full story can be found at Discovery.com.


Most Desirable Woman of 2009

The results are in, and the people have spoken. Or maybe it was just TJ repeatedly submitting his vote. Either way, Ms. Eva Mendes has been named AskMen.com's Most Desirable Woman of 2009, beating out Megan Fox (#2) and Marisa Miller (#3). Though physical beauty is one criterion, the annual poll is also based on various intangible characteristics that men look for in a potential mate, such as personality, sense of humor, lack of a gag reflex, etc.

[What's that? It's not one of the criteria? Says who?]

Hopefully Eva heeds the lesson of last year's No. 1, Katherine Heigl, who this year fell all the way down to 81st spot (out of 99). Also notable is the return to the list of Britney Spears (#90), and Halle Berry's ranking at No. 13, an impressive feat for any 42 year old woman (though I think most people will agree with me that Halle is far from being just "any woman"). The full list can be found here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Daily Dunk: Vince Carter (the college years)

My first introduction to Vince Carter was a baseline inbounds alley-oop where he dunked on an entire country at UNC.



V the Pro with the assist.

B.O.B., Charles Hamilton, Asher Roth: Change Gonna Come

I'm not a huge fan of these artists (although B.O.B. is sick) but KK just sent me this song and I'm diggin it. Change is here...

Damn I'm feeling patriotic today.


Barack Obama "Change Gonna Come" feat B.o.B, Charles Hamilton and Asher Roth from TJ Chapman on Vimeo.

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Go to Seattle for 50% on Southwest



Southwest is having a three-day sale on tickets to Seattle. Get there!

Here's the link to the sale.

Corner Sleeper with the assist.

My president is black but in fact...

...he's half white...so even in a racist mind he's half-white, if you got a racist mind it's alright, my president is black but he got a house that's all white!!

I had to take the day off yesterday in celebration of our new president, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama!! AKA MR. PRESIDENT.

Jay-Z, speaks on it:


Jay-Z My President is black Remix LIVE 1-18-09 from pleasedontstare on Vimeo.

Full remix Zshare download Jigga/Jeezy/Nas My President is Black

Here's the studio version. I have a feeling this country is about to grow...



KK with the assist via nahright

Monday, January 19, 2009

M.C. Joaquin?

Watch out Jay, there’s a new star in hip-hop. While it’s somewhat common these days to hear of popular rappers who quit or postpone their music careers to pursue dreams of acting, Joaquin Phoenix has taken the opposite track. Phoenix, best known for playing Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line,” recently retired from movies and is now focusing his time and energy on hip-hop.

Yes, hip-hop. No, not as an exec/label owner; no, not even as a producer. Phoenix is following his dream of clutching the mic and rocking crowds.

Personally, I support him; but, that's not to say that I don't find the whole thing rather amusing. A 34 year old white Hollywood actor, who has never been known for his charisma, decides to “spit hot fiyah”? It almost sounds like a publicity stunt for a new movie.
Fluttering around the club's catwalk, Phoenix, 34, rapped to the sounds of a drum beat and encouraged the crowd to dance. Though dancing was at a minimum, the crowd watched intently as a scraggly Phoenix – who donned a scraggly beard, long, unkempt hair and a ripped gray hat – hopped up and down and pumped his fist in the air during certain lyrics.

The full article can be found at People.com.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Download: Nas "The World" produced by Kanye



Nas proves once again that he is a lyrical titan.

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Trek Life with the assist via 2dopeboyz

Video: LMFAO "I'm in Miami Bitch"

The song that has undoubtedly been stuck in all our heads sometime during the past few weeks finally has a video full of lucious young ladies and absent minded rapper types to accompany it.

May not be safe for work, but definitely safe in the privacy of your house, apartment, or dorm room. These guys are blowing up and the funny thing is they occassionally go through my casino (yeah, MY casino) to play NL Hold 'Em. I had no idea who they were (although they're very noticeable because they're both tall) until seeing this video.

Market Report

Two in a row! Despite the Circuit City failure, markets improved today.

Daily Dunk: Jerryd Bayless

This one caught me by surprise, I didn't even know Bayless got off the bench for P.O... The kid dropped 23 points last night on 6-9 shooting and 11-11 from the line in sparking the Blazers comeback win over the Nets. Not bad at all.

Download: BirdmanxLil Wayne "Always Strapped"



I'm feelin this song. For some reason I feel like it was recorded a while ago, I'm sure Cash Money has a huge vault of unheard music.

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Three day weekend

Just cuz.

Another one bites the dust: Circuit City


Our beloved electronics retailer, Circuit City, has just announced that it will be closing all (567) retail stores across the country. That's 30,000 employees and a lot of sales going down in the coming months.

This really sucks. Ugh.

Here's the full story on CNN.

F*** My Life (FML)

Think your life sucks? Try comparing it to the entries on this site, where people can post daily anecdotes from their own lives. There are some fantastic reads here, and it's hard to feel too badly for yourself afterward—unless, that is, you are the guy who posted the excerpt below:
Today, I organized a party, invited a girl I've been secretly in love with for years, as well as a friend of mine who brought along an unknown mate of his. The party was fine, although the unknown mate threw up all over the floor. Now, the girl is dating that unknown mate and is in love with him. FML

Props to One Ten for the find.

F*** My Life

For the love of music

Here's a homeless dude who is most likely on crack, just spittin his flows in the Jack in the Box parking lot of Houston. Not bad either.

This actually reminds me of a homeless dude that lives in South Central L.A. near USC. He was happy to rap for some change. One night a few friends and I had just finished blazing and were walking to a party when we ran into the homeless rapper. Not only did he just rap but he rhymed every sentence when he talked, so we talked to him all night and ended up just chilling in front of Del Taco for three hours. Good times.



KK with the assist via Kanye's blog

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Death Row Records sold for $18 million



Death Row records, said to include masters of recordings by Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and other rap pioneers, has sold for $18 million.

An auction was won by Canadian-based Wide Awake Holdings, which seems (according to a Web site bearing the same company name) to be in the business of developing “entertainment products in film, music, television production, and technology.”



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Kobe Bryant selling insurance

In a move to stay on par with Lebron's incredible acting and advertising skills, Kobe presents this great commercial for Kobe's new insurance company...

The Cadillac World Thorium Fuel (Cadillac WTF)

This shit is seriously called the WTF. Nice.

Here is another concept car design by the most succesfull car manufacturer, the Cadillac World Thorium Fuel concept. Otherwise known as the Cadillac WTF. Design by Loren Kulesus, everything about the WTF has been created to last 100 years without maintenance. That's the reason for the element number ninety, thorium: to act as a nuclear fuel powering batteries that would power the car.

Elsewhere, every major system is redundant in case of a failure. The wheels don't have individual tires. In fact, what's located at each corner is one combined unit made up of six individual wheels. So if you count ,it will gives a total of 24 wheels, and each wheel has its own induction motor.

"The vehicle would require the tires to be adjusted every five years, but no material would need to be added or subtracted."







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Oakland Tech High School

Damn I <3 The Bay. These are old but I came across them on the tube.

Turfin: Controlled movements like popping (struttin) but with more fluid movements and not as precise as poppin. Turfin started in Oakland, Ca. Oakland has a long history of poppin (such as the Oakland Street Poppers, etc.). When you see "Turfin" one can't help but see the popping influences (mixed with a little bayness like poppin collars and the general swagger baydestrians tend to have) and the general bay surroundings. Since the west coast basically perfected popping, it was only natural for similar derivatives to come out. It is a natural evolution from it's b-boying roots to it's mainstream popularity today. Elementary to high school students to twenty-somethings are turfin and it has since become the dance of the bay area.

Were your high school assemblies like this? Neither were ours. Although we did have 112 sing at one rally.



In this video, Jon >>>> Dom

Market Report

A small win is better than a big loss. Right? So make it pricey when you have aces preflop unless you can release on the flop. Let's go Wall Street!

Daily Dunk: Al Thornton

As the basketball season(s) progresses, the facials and vicious posterizations are increasing.

Last night's victim was Solomon Jones, who won't be forgetting this one anytime soon.

Joke: How to start a fight with your wife



My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"

"No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?"

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started....

Diddy discusses the relationship between Pac and Biggie

"It was like two children in grade school that just hit it off..."

Diddy also says that the west/east beef broke Biggie's heart.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Market Report

Yeah, I know what you're thinking 'shit!' and that's what you should be thinking. Not sure if this had anything to do with Steve Jobs announcing that he's taking a leave of absence through June or not, but it's going down down down right now.

Daily Dunk: Jonny Flynn

Umm...Jonny Flynn is listed at 6'0"...

Download: Twista "Wetter"



Here's a new Twista track in an attempt to get back on the radio waves. I'd rather listen to this over 75% of the shit they're playing on the radio these days.

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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Here's a new documentary on Los Angeles gangs directed by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Zboys, Riding Giants), produced by Baron Davis and narrated by Forest Whitaker.

Based on this trailer it looks pretty promising. You can order the DVD now at cripsandbloodsmovie.com.

Dunk Premium Limited Edition Woven





Dropping April 1st. Nike Sportswear

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