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Geez, the left. I'm now seeing the posts about, "RIP Twinkie, you will not be missed" on Facebook. "Laying off workers without any regard to them whatsoever", "the symbol of american increasing waistbands and the type 2 diabetes epidemic". I guarantee if they went bankrupt without the labor problems these same people would be posting about how much a part of America they were. I wouldn't put Twinkies as the face of the diabetes epidemic because they were much more popular when i was a kid, i don't think i've had a Twinkie in 30 years.
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Geez, the left. I'm now seeing the posts about, "RIP Twinkie, you will not be missed" on Facebook. "Laying off workers without any regard to them whatsoever", "the symbol of american increasing waistbands and the type 2 diabetes epidemic". I guarantee if they went bankrupt without the labor problems these same people would be posting about how much a part of America they were. I wouldn't put Twinkies as the face of the diabetes epidemic because they were much more popular when i was a kid, i don't think i've had a Twinkie in 30 years.

I haven't had a Twinkie in a long time, but I *love* Hostess Cupcakes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hostess-Cupcake-Whole.jpg
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I haven't had a Twinkie in a long time, but I *love* Hostess Cupcakes.
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I think the last hostess product i ever had was the Fruit Pie, those were goooooob. Speaking of cupcakes did you ever have the Hostess orange cupcake? I grew up down the street from a 7/11 and i went there everyday to play pinball and games like Asteroids, yeah, that long ago, i had a first hand knowledge of every Hostess product and candy bar in the galaxy at one point in my life.
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I haven't had a Twinkie in a long time, but I *love* Hostess Cupcakes.
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I think the last hostess product i ever had was the Fruit Pie, those were goooooob. Speaking of cupcakes did you ever have the Hostess orange cupcake? I grew up down the street from a 7/11 and i went there everyday to play pinball and games like Asteroids, yeah, that long ago, i had a first hand knowledge of every Hostess product and candy bar in the galaxy at one point in my life.


I forget what game that I used to play at our 7/11. I remember that my friends and I used to go to some bar to play Asteroids when we were just little kids. They didn't seem to have a problem with it.

I don't remember the orange cupcake, but I remember Sno Balls. I've had them recently.

http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/iamges/sub13/hostess-snobal...

Do you remember this? :-)

http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/02_celebrities/c_reggie.jp...
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Didn't eat twinkies but loved the cupcakes..especially the orange ones....or yellow....icing on top and two in a package.....

and the Sno-balls.....

oh, but the calories....in the last 10 years maybe had 2 or 3 of them.


But as a skinny kid....I could scarf them up...but they were a treat every now and then.

Someone might buy those brands up and make them again....


If the government lets them.


Probably banned in NYC from now on.


t.
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"Geez, the left. I'm now seeing the posts about, "RIP Twinkie, you will not be missed" on Facebook. "Laying off workers without any regard to them whatsoever", "the symbol of american increasing waistbands and the type 2 diabetes epidemic". I guarantee if they went bankrupt without the labor problems these same people would be posting about how much a part of America they were. I wouldn't put Twinkies as the face of the diabetes epidemic because they were much more popular when i was a kid, i don't think i've had a Twinkie in 30 years." - 2828

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I'll miss them. Haven't had a Twinkie in a while but I like them. My usual way to eat a Twinkie is to take a big Ol' bite of it and feel that sugary white frosting come oozing out in my mouth but sometimes it's fun to stuff the whole thing in your mouth and squish it around. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

People are idiots. I don't pay too much attention to what they have to say. It's best not to care too much what comes out of other people's mouths. Most of them are encyclopedias of misinformation.

Art
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We had a Hostess 'day old store' here for a while.....it had the day old stuff and stuff about to expire...

I visited it about 10 times in five years...then it west bust or went away..really didn't miss it....

Lots and lots of fattening stuff....by the ton....


t.
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"Didn't eat twinkies but loved the cupcakes..especially the orange ones....or yellow....icing on top and two in a package..... and the Sno-balls.....oh, but the calories....in the last 10 years maybe had 2 or 3 of them. But as a skinny kid....I could scarf them up...but they were a treat every now and then. Someone might buy those brands up and make them again....If the government lets them. Probably banned in NYC from now on." - tele

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Just for the record ya'll Tele isn't fat. He's tall and slender. He's about 6' 3" tall and either normal or slim sized. His waist is probably about 32" or 33".

Art
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I wouldn't put Twinkies as the face of the diabetes epidemic because they were much more popular when i was a kid, i don't think i've had a Twinkie in 30 years.
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Well, precisely. They're like old Disney movies or candy cigarettes or Mr. Rodgers. Part of Americana and your childhood. I mean, how often do you watch Snow White or even Leave It To Beaver reruns. It all goes away evenually. Does Brylcreem or Pepsodent stil exist? I dunno.

arrete
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People are idiots. I don't pay too much attention to what they have to say. It's best not to care too much what comes out of other people's mouths.
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feel that sugary white frosting come oozing out in my mouth but sometimes it's fun to stuff the whole thing in your mouth and squish it around.
As long as it isn't a smooshed up Twinkie. <g>


arrete
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I forget what game that I used to play at our 7/11. I remember that my friends and I used to go to some bar to play Asteroids when we were just little kids. They didn't seem to have a problem with it.


Funny, we also had a 7-Eleven where I lived with a gameroom inside. I had the occasional Twinkle, but Snickers and Reeses Pieces were the thing.

Over the course of a few years (games revolving in and out), it was pinball machines (Xenon), Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Centipede, DigDug, Mrs. Pac Man (that was really big for awhile), Space Invaders, Galaga, etc.

Even now, sometimes when I'm at bars or restaurants, I still see Mrs Pac Man and Galaga....they're usually on the same machine.

Those were the days in the 1980's when you lived moment to moment.
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I forget what game that I used to play at our 7/11. I remember that my friends and I used to go to some bar to play Asteroids when we were just little kids. They didn't seem to have a problem with it.

I don't remember the orange cupcake, but I remember Sno Balls. I've had them recently.

http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/iamges/sub13/hostess-snobal......

Do you remember this? :-)

http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/02_celebrities/c_reggie.jp......
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Oddly, i've never had sno balls, never appealed to me. Oh, yeah, the Reggie bar, those were good. Remember Marathon Bars? Those were a disaster, "Quick Carl" couldn't eat it fast because there was so much caramel it was impossible. Wasn't a fan. Tell me this, did you leave to frosting in place or did you eat it separately from the cake part of the cupcake? I'd eat it separate. Actually the frosting was the best part and after that it was a glorified Susie-Q, meh.
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Here's my gift to 2828 and Madcap.....my Gen X brothers.


Link to Asteroids game. Almost exactly like 30 years ago. Click screen to start. Use left/right arrows on your computer to rotate. Down arrow for thrust. Space bar to shoot.

You're welcome....

http://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/21612/asteroids.html
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Funny, we also had a 7-Eleven where I lived with a gameroom inside. I had the occasional Twinkle, but Snickers and Reeses Pieces were the thing.
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When i was a kid Reese Pieces weren't invented yet. I think the first game i played at 7/11 was this:

http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/seawolf.htm
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When i was a kid Reese Pieces weren't invented yet. I think the first game i played at 7/11 was this:

http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/seawolf.htm



That game looks faintly familiar. I may have played that as well, but it would have been when we still in the old country. I don't recall ever playing that in the US.
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Link to Asteroids game. Almost exactly like 30 years ago. Click screen to start. Use left/right arrows on your computer to rotate. Down arrow for thrust. Space bar to shoot.

You're welcome....
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I can't, if i start i won't be able to stop. Plus the chinese food i just had is giving me a salt headache.
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Even now, sometimes when I'm at bars or restaurants, I still see Mrs Pac Man and Galaga
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That's because Ms Pac-Man rules (well, except for People Pong - the one where people bleed to death, not the present usage).

arrete - jiminy, AOLF - Mrs Pac Man? Sometime I wonder about you. I never stick Mrs on anything except an envelope that starts "Mr and Mrs".
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Even now, sometimes when I'm at bars or restaurants, I still see Mrs Pac Man and Galaga
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That's because Ms Pac-Man rules (well, except for People Pong - the one where people bleed to death, not the present usage).

arrete - jiminy, AOLF - Mrs Pac Man? Sometime I wonder about you. I never stick Mrs on anything except an envelope that starts "Mr and Mrs".
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My sister has Pac-man/Galaga arcade game in her basement bar. It's two games in one console.
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Does Brylcreem or Pepsodent stil exist? I dunno.

Yes, they does.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsodent

Pepsodent is still sold as a Unilever property in all markets except the United States and Canada.

Brylcreem Original Hair Groom Original

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/brylcreem-original-hair-gro...{adtype}&Kpid=prod8649&sst=03ccd20c-3427-17e8-d2f2-000041ac4418
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--fleg, who misses Ipana, favorite toothpaste of the girl from Ipanema
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My sister has Pac-man/Galaga arcade game in her basement bar. It's two games in one console.
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Your sister rocks. Inspite of all the christenings, etc.

arrete
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arrete - jiminy, AOLF - Mrs Pac Man? Sometime I wonder about you. I never stick Mrs on anything except an envelope that starts "Mr and Mrs".


Haven't you heard arrete?? She finally got married!

She sent me an invite to the wedding. I declined because I had a date that night with an alien from Space Invaders.
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Oddly, i've never had sno balls, never appealed to me. Oh, yeah, the Reggie bar, those were good. Remember Marathon Bars? Those were a disaster, "Quick Carl" couldn't eat it fast because there was so much caramel it was impossible. Wasn't a fan. Tell me this, did you leave to frosting in place or did you eat it separately from the cake part of the cupcake? I'd eat it separate. Actually the frosting was the best part and after that it was a glorified Susie-Q, meh.

I used to pull the frosting top from the cupcakes. Now I don't bother. I also used to peel the chocolate off Ring Dings and eat it last. I'm not sure why. We always used to freeze Ring Dings, Devil Dogs, and stuff like that at my house. I think it started when my brothers and I used to hide goodies from each other. Even at that young age, we understood the "tragedy of the commons." LOL
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Haven't you heard arrete?? She finally got married!

She sent me an invite to the wedding. I declined because I had a date that night with an alien from Space Invaders.
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arrete - By Grapthar's hammer...
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Your sister rocks. Inspite of all the christenings, etc.

arrete
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I also saw my niece starring in "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" today, it isn't just christenings <g>. My niece was Lucy and did a pretty good job.
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Well, precisely. They're like old Disney movies or candy cigarettes or Mr. Rodgers. Part of Americana and your childhood. I mean, how often do you watch Snow White or even Leave It To Beaver reruns. It all goes away evenually. Does Brylcreem or Pepsodent stil exist? I dunno.

arrete


My parents still use Listerine. That stuff is so disgusting. I would rather have morning breath. Yuck.
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My parents still use Listerine. That stuff is so disgusting. I would rather have morning breath. Yuck.
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Does it burn your cankers?
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My parents still use Listerine. That stuff is so disgusting. I would rather have morning breath. Yuck.


Hey, i used that stuff up until a couple of years ago. If you get the blue mint version, it's not that bad.....but the yellow, original....oh my Lord. Really bad tasting.

Then I started using Hydrogen Peroxide (6%). Man, you won't believe how well that stuff works.
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arrete - By Grapthar's hammer...

I had to look that up!
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Then I started using Hydrogen Peroxide (6%). Man, you won't believe how well that stuff works.
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Oh yeah, i can totally tell how well it works from all the dates you go on and how you never post on saturday nights.
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My niece was Lucy and did a pretty good job.
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Takes after her uncle, does she?

arrete
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i had a first hand knowledge of every Hostess product and candy bar in the galaxy at one point in my life. --2828

I loved the chocolate ones, cream filled. I discovered them when I was working at the Bayview Hunter’s Point branch library in San Francisco and had them often as an afternoon snack. I worked there maybe 2 years or 3 eating Hostess Cupcakes. I don’t believe I ever had another after I left that branch.

Now I’m thinking about different library assignments and associating certain kinds of foods with them. Richmond Branch goes with morning Maple Bars from a little bakery on Clement; Eureka Valley Branch goes with lunches at a Swedish Smorgasbord; Excelsior Branch goes with Joe’s Fish Grotto, usually for lunch, sometimes dinner, right across the street on Mission. Joe’s fish was so fresh and perfectly cooked it would almost melt in your mouth. Nice and dark in there too, with cozy booths.

Most of my 32 years with San Francisco Public were at the Main Library though, where I was surrounded by a variety of cafes, restaurants, delis, shops, and it is impossible to narrow it down to an overall impression per department or job assignment, although in my early years I do associate the Art and Music Department mostly with the Walk-In directly across the street on McAlister, coffee in the morning, sometimes lunch, or dinner if I was working in the evening, sometimes a beer after work—it was so convenient and I didn’t want to be late getting back ever because my boss was a stern taskmaster named Miss Ashe. Miss Mary Ashe. My idol.

That was followed by a few years in the Office of Adult Services and a new idol. Miss Kincaid, Miss Anne Kincaid, Coordinator of Adult Services. That job I associate most often with the Merchandise Mart, two martinis in a row topped off by a grilled tuna and cheese sandwich. That was a good lunch, and if it occasionally went a little overtime it was all right. I could get away with it because I was with my boss who believed in working hard and playing hard and loved two-martini lunches and discussing the library affairs of the day and plans for the future over lunch and martinis rather than in a stuffy office.

By the mid 70s when I no longer had a “boss” but was a “boss” my food work life became less of an interesting event and that continued through the 80s and 90s. Being a boss takes the pleasure right out of a nice leisurely meal and most everything else if you are the least bit compulsive about responsibility. The food and meals I remember with pleasure at that point had more to do with what happened away from work—dinners with friends, associates, family. Oh my god, so many good places to eat in the Bay Area. I hope I appreciated it. I did and I may not want to see dead relatives when I depart this body but I do have a number of specific eating establishments, breakfasts, lunches and dinners I wish to revisit and enjoy if eating is still something one can do.

I’m still ok and not starving though. I find things to like right here in the country and try to stay alert for anything new that hasn’t been tried.

For instance, right now my favorite thing to do is call Pizza Hut for an individual Super Supreme pizza (pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, pork, beef, green peppers, red onions, mushrooms and black olives), hand tossed style, $7.00, and also a side green salad from their salad bar with a little of everything available and blue cheese dressing on the side, $3.00. Whoever takes my order always makes the salad. Since I say “everything” they even put a dill pickle spear on top. When I open the container there are all those things ready for me to eat, and their blue cheese is delicious. I was back here 10 years before I discovered they deliver; how dumb I was not to know that for so long. I also have decided maybe I do like pizza. At least for the time being.

I wish our Chinese family would start delivering. They have set up a buffet finally and people love it so much they have extended the hours. I went through the line on Monday as a reward for getting a bunch of stuff I needed at WalMart, brought my choices home in a container and enjoyed the heck out of them.
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Oddly, i've never had sno balls, never appealed to me. Oh, yeah, the Reggie bar, those were good. Remember Marathon Bars? Those were a disaster, "Quick Carl" couldn't eat it fast because there was so much caramel it was impossible. Wasn't a fan. Tell me this, did you leave to frosting in place or did you eat it separately from the cake part of the cupcake? I'd eat it separate. Actually the frosting was the best part and after that it was a glorified Susie-Q, meh.
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Hostess cupcakes? Definitely ate all the cake first, then wrapped the chocolate around the frosting and ate it like Art with a Twinkie, just crush it and enjoy the frosting explosion.
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People are idiots. I don't pay too much attention to what they have to say. It's best not to care too much what comes out of other people's mouths. Most of them are encyclopedias of misinformation.

Art



Or, as Ronald Reagan would put it, they "know so much that isn't so."

-andrew, who never liked Twinkies or Sno Balls, but liked Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, and the cupcakes -- both chocolate and orange, although in recent years they didn't seem nearly as good as they used to be
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We had a Hostess 'day old store' here for a while.....it had the day old stuff and stuff about to expire...

I visited it about 10 times in five years...then it west bust or went away..really didn't miss it....

Lots and lots of fattening stuff....by the ton....



We had one of those on West 25th Street in Cleveland... sometimes I would go there and stock up on Ho Hos and such at half price... and they had a sign in the window proclaiming Wednesday as "Bargin Day" (yes, that's how they spelled it).

Around the corner from there, a few blocks away, there was a Hostess factory, and they renamed the numbered street it was on to "Twinkie Lane".
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Does Brylcreem or Pepsodent stil exist? I dunno.


I liked Macleans toothpaste when I was a kid. It tasted soooo good...
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Funny, we also had a 7-Eleven where I lived with a gameroom inside. I had the occasional Twinkle, but Snickers and Reeses Pieces were the thing.

Over the course of a few years (games revolving in and out), it was pinball machines (Xenon), Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Centipede, DigDug, Mrs. Pac Man (that was really big for awhile), Space Invaders, Galaga, etc.



Centipede was the only video game I ever got good at. There was one at a gay bar near where I lived in Lakewood, Ohio that I used to go to... a friend got me started on the game, and I was hooked. Got to put my initials on the board many times, although I never came close to the top score.
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I can't, if i start i won't be able to stop. Plus the chinese food i just had is giving me a salt headache.


I've been getting headaches from the vegetarian Middle Eastern food buffet they have at a little restaurant near me called Falafill. Only thing I can figure is that there must be too much sodium or MSG in the food. And here I thought it was so healthy! I never get headaches from eating Big Macs and fries... isn't the world strange.
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Does Brylcreem or Pepsodent stil exist? I dunno.

Yes, they does.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsodent

Pepsodent is still sold as a Unilever property in all markets except the United States and Canada.

Brylcreem Original Hair Groom Original



I was in panic mode today because I think I discovered, quite by accident, that Flents "Quiet Please" earplugs have apparently been discontinued. They're the only ones that work for me... all others I've tried are garbage... and now all of a sudden they're scarce. This afternoon I was like Elaine with the Today sponge on Seinfeld... going from store to store like a madperson, hoarding. I'm gonna clean out the entire North Side. I must have my Flents "Quiet Please"!
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I used to pull the frosting top from the cupcakes. Now I don't bother. I also used to peel the chocolate off Ring Dings and eat it last. I'm not sure why. We always used to freeze Ring Dings, Devil Dogs, and stuff like that at my house. I think it started when my brothers and I used to hide goodies from each other. Even at that young age, we understood the "tragedy of the commons." LOL


I've never had Ring Dings or even seen them anywhere. And I've only ever heard of them on Seinfeld. Are they just an East Coast thing?
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My parents still use Listerine. That stuff is so disgusting. I would rather have morning breath. Yuck.


Oh, but they make it in flavors now.
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