Bizarre Totino's Pizza Rolls Advertising Campaign Created By Tim & Eric

Comedy duo Tim and Eric are known for their bizarre characters, public access television inspired sketches and a generally strange sense of humor, and now they can add Totino’s Pizza Rolls spokesmen to their eclectic CV.

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Totino’s is obviously trying to add some net cred to their brand by bringing T&E on board, hoping to catch on with consumers the same way Old Spice and Axe did by changing their ads to a comedic format.

And if you pay the website totinosliving.com a visit you'll find all sorts of pizza roll inspired weirdness, as they've apparently given T&E full control of their snack food kingdom.

Doesn't this darling image make you hungry for pizza flavored snack nuggets? Nothing says delicious like true love!

-Via A.V. Club



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6 Organization Tips to Make A Geek Girl's Life Easier

Geek girls have a unique set of organizational needs -combining all those girly possessions like hair ties and makeup with all those geeky items like electronics and gaming goodies. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up six handy tips that can help us nerdettes store our stuff in simplicity.

From using convention badges to hold up your hair accessories to organizing your unused cables with empty toilet paper holders, these handy dandy tips might be useful for some girls and some geeks, but for most geeky girls. Have any other organization tips for the nerd gals out there? Share them in the comments here.

Check out the full list of tips at Homes and Hues: 6 Geek Girl Organization Tips 



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The Empire

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What if the BBC remade The Office using Star Wars characters? That’s the premise of this parody by Carl Whiteley. You’ll see the best-known scenes from The Office as they would be portrayed by Darth Vader, Luke, Leia (and forget they are related; this is the workplace), Chewbacca, C3PO, and more. It’s long, but worth it to see Leia twerking and security video of Storm Troopers in the toilet. And yeah, all your favorite Office tropes and catchphrases are there somewhere. -via Laughing Squid



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Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-Off

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The movie Guardians of the Galaxy really should have had more dancing in it. It could have! In this clip from the film’s blooper reel, the characters don’t fight, but instead have a dance-off. The pros have nothing to worry about from these guys, but the movie, as goofy as it was, could have used this bit of goofiness well. -via The Mary Sue



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Family Of Guardians Fans Created This Amazingly Detailed Groot Swing

What is a geeky family to do when their collective love of Groot cannot be contained indoors? Why, build a life sized Groot swing, of course!

A family in the UK built this amazingly detailed Groot swing for an upcoming show called Super Fans Super Builds, and now their kid is the luckiest junior grade geek in the entire galaxy!

Their awesome creation captured the attention of director James Gunn, who shared their masterpiece with the world via Instagram...for a few hours at least, until it mysteriously disappeared from his account. 

Why are the creators trying to keep the Groot swing under wraps when it might just be the coolest Groot themed fan creation ever constructed? Most likely because the show has yet to air. Too late to take it back now, guys!

-Via Yahoo! Movies



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Fan-made Millennium Falcon

Thomas Richner is a Star Wars fan. A crafty Star Wars fan with some spare time. He spent 140 hours building an elaborate replica of the Millennium Falcon out of cardboard, internal structures and all, and it look just like the real thing. He even photographed it in front of a green screen so he can add effects! Oh, you say the “real thing” is a cardboard model in front of a green screen? Well, then of course this is exactly like the real thing! See a series of photographs that follow the build process.   



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Car Mechanic Leaves Note for Whovian Car Owner

What makes your car run? Well, it's hard to explain. Your car engine is a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. If it breaks, take the car to your neighborhood auto mechanic and TARDIS technician. Tumblr blogger Traci took her car to one, who, after seeing all of the Doctor Who-themed paraphernalia inside, left an appropriate note.


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The reference to the "thingy that goes ding" is from this scene in "The Day of the Doctor."


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"Round things" is a reference to another scene in that same episode.

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Classic ABC Afterschool Special Warns Parents About Kids Who Go Punk

Parents are always trying to keep their children from becoming like some group society has deemed undesirable, like the Hare Krishnas in the 70s or the Juggalos today, but for my money there has never been a group more reviled than those rotten punk rockers.

With their spiked hair, tattered clothes and general F-off attitude it’s no wonder parents didn’t want their kids growing up to be punks, and parents are still afraid of their kids succumbing to punk syndrome to this day.

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This legendary ABC Afterschool Special from 1987 was created to help parents and kids avoid making bad punk-related decisions in their lives, such as dying their hair radical colors or wearing too much jewelry.

The Day My Kid Went Punk is a warning to all parents- keep your kids away from that evil punk rock music or suffer the consequences!

-Via Dangerous Minds



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SNL Shows Why You Shouldn't Let The Internet Help You Write A TV Show

When people reach out to the internet community for help on a project it rarely ends well, and as more and more people offer up suggestions the entire online community created project slowly turns into total rubbish.

Saturday Night Live recently made fun of internet community contributed content with a sketch called Meet The Dudleys, which introduces the family Twitter users helped create.

The cast of The Dudleys is constantly changing to fit Twitter user suggestions, and the result is a ridiculous mash-up of political correctness, satire and the latest trends, all co-starring Woody Harrelson!

It's a hilarious look at what television productions might look like in the future, when writers stop trying and simply hand the whole production process over to the people, in other words must not see TV!

-Via Gizmodo



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The Top 50 Video Games Of All Time, Ranked

If you want to provoke an argument, just try to tell someone that their favorite video game didn’t make the top 50. Business Insider took that chance, and presents a ranked list.

We did have some parameters, however, when choosing the games: This list includes console video games, spanning from the 1980s to today, and includes only games from more-modern consoles (sorry, Atari and ColecoVision fans!). In most instances, we chose an entire franchise or series of games, rather than just one, as our favorite.

We also took into consideration Metacritic scores, user reviews, as well as our own personal experience to choose the games on this list.

Not being much of a gamer myself, I don’t have specific quibbles with the list. The games at the top (which are at the bottom of the page) are long-lived franchises that people still play like crazy. The comments at the post, of course, contain angry gamers pointing out the omissions. You might have some opinion on the list yourself.    

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Crack Master- The Sesame Street Short Deemed Too Scary For Kids

Sesame Street isn’t known for having edgy or scary content, it’s a show with friendly content for the little uns and therefore tries to keep the tone of the show fun and upbeat.

However, back in the good ol’ BE (Before Elmo) days Sesame Street featured some far out psychedelic animated shorts that definitely had some edge to them.

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Things weren’t totally shiny and happy in these animated worlds, but the message was always one of triumph over fear and learning to rely on your wits in time of danger.

Cracks (aka Crack Master) is an animated short from 1975 deemed too scary for kids, shown only eleven times before disappearing into the cracks in our minds. Now, thanks to the YouTubes we can see what all the fuss was about:

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Didn’t seem very scary, did it? Definitely not any scarier than this psychedelic trip they played on Sesame Street when I was a kid- Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home. What the heck was that kid on?!

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-Via Dangerous Minds



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Two Twisted Remakes Of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"

Laura Numeroff’s classic children’s book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie isn’t a frightening or disturbing book in any way, in fact it’s tame even by children’s book standards.

The simple tale deals with a mouse who doesn’t seem to know when to stop asking for stuff, and the comically circular tale can, at most, be seen as a warning against unending desire and greed.

If you go with an extremely moralistic, and totally bleak, view of Numeroff's tale you might end up with something that looks like the Gritty Reboots version of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a version sure to give kids nightmares:

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But if you like your mouse themed fare a bit more lighthearted then you'll enjoy Anne Droyd's modern mouse-terpiece If You Give A Mouse An iPhone, as narrated by Fred Armisen.

If You Give A Mouse An Iphone warns readers about all the fun and adventure you'll miss in real life while you're staring at your iPhone screen all day:

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-Via Laughing Squid 1/2



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What Are The Worst Comic Book Character Names Ever?

Comic book characters are generally created with fan appeal in mind, and therefore everything from their outfit to their signature catchphrase is tailor made to appeal to readers.

There’s one thing the creators don’t seem willing or able to spend enough time on, one superheroic failure that often makes an otherwise cool character seem a bit campy, and that one thing is their name.

When superhero names aren’t utterly uninspired they’re downright dumb, like Paste Pot Pete or Matter Eater Lad, and terrible names tend to take the wind right out of those superfolks's capes.

io9 asked readers What's The Absolute Worst Name Of Any Comic Book Character Ever? and readers responded with some real gems like Codpiece, the guy with a cannon attached to his crotch, and Turner D. Century, who rides a bike through the air like a real dandy!

Two of my picks for worst name also happen to be utterly failures at supervillainy- Trapster, the guy who traps people with his trapping devices and paste gun, and Egghead, the evil mastermind with the egg shaped head who died Elmer Fudd style when Hawkeye shot an arrow into his energy pistol, causing it to explode.

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Have any picks of your own for worst named comic book character? Include them in the comment section below, superfriends!



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Why So Strangely Yoda Speaks

Any Star Wars fan will recognize an imitation of the Jedi Muppet Yoda even in text because of his peculiar syntax. But is it really so peculiar? There are plenty of examples from history -many from Shakespeare- of the same rearrangement of subject, object, verb, and sentence clauses.

When you bring a later part of the sentence to the beginning, it's called fronting. You can front just a noun or prepositional phrase — "Jackets we hang here, ties we pile over there"; "The life of Riley, you live"; "For $5 you came here?" — or you can front a verb with it as well, as long as you keep a conjugated verb (such as an auxiliary do or have or will) at the end — "Likes it hot, he does"; "Park in my spot, will he?" Sometimes we even leave off the verb at the end, when we start with a shortened sentence and then clarify: "Makes a lot of money, your friend?"

Furthermore, Yoda’s syntax varies from movie to movie, because the scriptwriters were different. Read about how Yoda’s distinctive way with words is perfectly understandable to us because it’s not that new or different, at The Week.



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Amazing! This Bird Sounds Just Like R2-D2


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This is Bluey, a parakeet owned by Carli Jeffrey. Bluey loves to imitate sounds, including human voices, laser sound effects, and kissing sounds.

Jeffrey played a video of R2-D2 from Star Wars. After hearing it about 4 or 5 times, Bluey was ready to offer this perfect imitation of the droid.


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You can compare Bluey's imitation with the original sounds of the foul-mouthed droid in this clip from Episode III. Bluey is ready to be a voice actor!

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Man Walks 5,600 Miles across Australia in Stormtrooper Armor

Now this is obviously a good idea. But Scott Loxley is doing more than being cool by dressing as a stormtrooper from Star Wars. He's a member of the 501st Legion, a charitable organization operated by Imperial stormtroopers. Loxley plans to walk around the entire coast of Australia--that's almost 10,000 miles--to raise money for a children's hospital.

So far, Loxley, 47, has traveled about 5,600 miles in a year and a half. He hopes to finish his journey by July of next year. He has raised about $19,000 (USD) for Monash Children's Hospital in Melbourne, which will open in 2016. Loxley hopes to get as much as $87,000 (USD) by the end of the project.

It's hard journey, but Loxley is committed to it. Jenni Ryall writes for Stuff:

He has gone through more than 20 pairs of shoes, eaten roadkill and slept in a swag by the side of the road. […]

It is an amazing story of survival in the harsh Australian outback, where he says his own company is the enemy but to get through he thinks of the children he can help. "You are fighting a mostly mental battle. Some days you wake up and don't want to get up, and you think why I am doing this," he said. "Before I started I went and visited the kids quite a lot of times, I dwell on that a lot and think of those kids on my bad days. Their bad days are worse than this."

-via Dave Barry | Images: Storming Australia



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25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter

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In this week’s mental_floss List Show, John Green tells us some interesting things about the Harry Potter books and movies. Find out the inspirations and models for J.K. Rowling’s characters, what happened when all those children were on a movie set together, and quite a few details that carry spoilers, so avoid this if you plan to read the books sometime in the future. Who are you kidding, anyway? If you have put off reading the Harry Potter books this long, you probably won’t get around to reading them anytime soon. So enjoy the video!



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Comic Artist Russ Heath Shares His View Of Lichtenstein's Appropriation

Many artists feel appropriation is a perfectly reasonable form of artistic expression, and Pop Art superstars like Warhol and Lichtenstein had no problem incorporating other people’s artwork into their own.

But what happened to the artists from whom inspiration was drawn, those artists who created the original piece the Pop Art world turned into a valuable commodity?

This is the story of one of those artists left behind- Russ Heath, aka the guy who drew the comic book panel in DC’s All American Men Of War #89 Roy used in his painting entitled Whaam!

Russ created this comic to share his experience with Lichtenstein's appropriation and spread the word about The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic industry professionals in their time of need.

If you ask me Russ handled the appropriation pretty well, but Roy really should have hooked Russ up with a wine of the month club membership at the very least!

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A Visit To Titmouse Animation Studio

Titmouse, Inc. is a chirp-tastic independent animation studio that creates some seriously cool, mind meltingly good animation for (chiefly) Adult Swim.

They’re the wicked visionaries who deliver Super Jail, China IL, and The Venture Bros. to your eyeballs via television waves, basically just a bunch of amazing artists who create cartoon shows for the love of the medium.

Juxtapoz paid the Titmouse crew a visit- they spent some time with studio founder Chris Prynoski, spoke with some of the studio's gifted animators, and discovered that JJ Villard likes to chill in villain mode while he works on his far out show King Star King.

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10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking around New York City

It seems impossible for a woman to walk around Coruscant or through the streets of New York City without being harassed by Star Wars characters. This parody of Hollaback's anti-bullying video shows Princess Leia trying to mind her own business in the midst of a few Jedi, Jawas, and Mandalorians who need to be Force-choked. She's got it as bad as a typical Skyrim warrior.


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Old Paramount Records Ads That Inspired R. Crumb's Artwork

Robert Crumb’s illustrations have a signature style assumed to be entirely of his own creation, but like most artists he drew inspiration for his style from somewhere, and for Crumb that somewhere is an old set of ads for Paramount Records.

These wonderfully illustrated ads ran in the Chicago Defender over 80 years ago, telling the stories behind popular “race music” songs like Lock-Step Blues and So Lonesome by artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ma Rainey.

Crumb’s interest in old timey music and illustration make the influence pretty clear, and he paid homage to the artists, and artwork, found on these old Paramount Records ads in a series of trading cards which are now collected in R. Crumb’s Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country.

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Read more about The Amazing Old Paramount Records Ads That Inspired R. Crumb over at Dangerous Minds



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Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters

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The latest episode of Epic Rap Battles of History pits fictional characters against TV stars as the four Ghostbusters strut their supernatural superhero status against Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who’s main advantage is that they are real. Who won? It really doesn’t matter; it’s all about the sick rhymes. -via The Daily Dot



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Star Wars Babies: The Crib Wars


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Filmmaker Oscar Rene brings us Star Wars Jedi Babies - Crib Wars Episode I : The Baby Menace. While you're waiting for Episode VII to come out, you can feel the thrills of the original series as three warriors--Darth Vader, Leia Organa, and Yoda--battle for control over the one cupcake in the house. Even at a young age, the Force is strong in these three.

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Carl Brings The Creepy To Those Sexy Carls Jr. Commercials

There’s a slovenly man named Carl Brutananadilewski who lives next door to some food monsters, loves the sweet rock 'n' roll sounds of Foreigner, and generally tries to keep things sexy on Adult Swim's hit show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Although he enjoys eating a burger or four, Carl was in no way associated with the restaurant chain Carls Jr. until they decided to bring a new kind of sexy to their burger ads by hiring him as their spokesmodel.

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Move over Paris Hilton, hightail it outta here Hannah Ferguson, there’s a new pair of buns in town and they don’t stop shakin’ til Carl's done gettin’ his freak on.

Will this commercial make you want to buy burgers? Probably not, but there’s no doubt it's the most memorable Carls Jr. commercial so far!

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What It's Like To Walk Around Skyrim As A Woman For 10 Hours

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We recently featured the story of actress Shoshana Roberts, who walked around Manhattan with a hidden camera and recorded all the street harassment she encountered, but that video was full of modern street behavior.

Things weren't so bad on the dusty dirt roads of long, long ago, were they?

According to this video by Shinji72 things were just as bad back then, and even mighty warrior women encountered harassment in the days of swords and sorcery.

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10 Hours of Walking in Skyrim as a woman in skimpy armor is an enlightening video in many ways- it shows that harassment exists no matter where or when, it proves that male NPCs will still speak to you despite your deadly combat skills, and it definitely demonstrates that "I was once a warrior like you..." is a terrible pick-up line!

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The Doctor Comforts a Grieving Child


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YouTube user Ross Goodall has a 9-year old autistic son. Thomas is grieving after the death of his nanny. Peter Capaldi, the actor who currently plays the Doctor, sent him a personal message that arrived right before the funeral. While in character, Capaldi offers a warm and thoughtful reply.


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Artist Creates Amazing Sculpture Depicting Final Level of Doom II

The Doom video game franchise was extremely groundbreaking in many ways, and the series influences the work of many game designers and artists to this day.

Jason Hite is one of these Doom loving artistic types, and he has taken his love of the series to the limit with this incredibly detailed assemblage sculpture depicting the final level of Doom II.

Jason created this amazing ode to the gory glory of Doom out of various parts, including circuit boards, action figure parts and original sculptures, and now Jason's selling his geek craft masterpiece for a mere $6k.

This incredible work of gamer art is being shown at the Copro National Gallery where it will get the attention it deserves, and hopefully fetch Jason's asking price so he can start on another amazing assemblage!

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Physicists Determine That Being Rescued by The Flash Is Worse Than Being Hit by a Car

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In an early scene from the TV show The Flash, Barry Allen rescues a bicyclist from being hit by a taxi. That was really helpful of him, right? Well, no. According to an article published in Physics Special Topics, a student journal at the University of Leicester (UK), the bicyclist would have a better chance of surviving if The Flash had left him alone. The force of hitting The Flash would exceed that of hitting the car:

It has been shown that in the scenario depicted in the trailer that The Flash’s intended heroic act results in more villainous consequences by injuring the cyclist more than the taxi would have. The Flash’s efforts will be serving the greater good if he lowers the speed at which he makes contact. Alternatively, increasing the area over which he makes contact with the cyclist would also lower the pressure and likelihood of injury.

This isn't the first time that Physics Special Topics has addressed the physical realities presented in pop culture. They've also determined that Batman woud die if he attempted to glide and Miley Cyrus would be crushed if she came in like a wrecking ball.

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University Offers Course on Doctor Who


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For the spring semester of 2015, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York offers a course on Doctor Who. Anthony Rotolo, a futurist and public speaker, will teach it. He also teaches a course on Star Trek and is noted for his innovative use of Twitter in the classroom.


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The class is open to the public and free. It does not bear course credit unless a student registers for it as an independent study. Students will watch classic and modern episodes of the show and discuss the significance of Doctor Who.

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Baby Iron Man Costume

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Eric Hart is a professional prop maker in Burlington, North Carolina. His infant son is hospitalized. Hart wanted his boy to experience Halloween and to have “a costume that would help him feel brave.” Iron Man was a natural choice. Hart created a pattern with paper, then cut the pieces out of red and yellow foam.


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-via Technabob



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