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Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #159 :: The “Afternoon Delight” Edition :: 12:06:2017

Afternoon Delight…

On that long ride to SoCal over Thanksgiving, SJ turned on a playlist called “’80s One-Hit Wonders.”

While watching the I-5 go by, we listened to lots of over-played eighties songs like, a-Ha’s “Take on Me,” Matthew Wilder’s “Break my Stride,” and Devo’s “Whip It.”

Then, Josie Cotton’s “Johnny, Are You Queer?” came on and SJ lost it.

She couldn’t believe such a song existed. She made me play it over and over again, laughing in delight. She now says it’s her new favorite song and that (“Of course!) she told all her friends about it.

I was trying to remember what songs I heard when I was young that shocked me. The top one that came to mind was Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight.”

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight
My motto’s always been ‘when it’s right, it’s right’
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?

How could something so racy be so melodic?

Anyway, when I picked SJ up from school the first day after getting home from our trip, that eighties playlist was still going in our car. It was now playing “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors. She got into the car and exclaimed in faux-horror, “Turn that down! Everyone is going to think we’re RACIST!”

I laughed and turned it up louder. Then I unrolled the window and we sang it at the top of lungs all the way home. 

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. We’re not racist, I swear. Though that song might be. Also, sorry for all the earworms.

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As seen on the Internets

 

Mister Fred Rogers

Won’t you be my neighbor? There’s going to be a documentary about Mister Rogers next year!

:: All of MTV’s Liquid Television is online now
:: https://archive.org/details/Liquid_Television

:: My friend Jared had an amazing Bar Mitzvah (on Staten Island) (in 1988). There were roboglasses.
:: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/04/another-80s-shame-video-a.html

:: These pies, yowzers!
:: http://mashable.com/2017/11/30/artistically-designed-pies-yum

:: You can now take a backstage tour of Walt Disney World
:: http://thedisneyblog.com/2017/11/15/backstage-magic-tour-walt-disney-world-need-know

:: Gareth Branwyn’s 2017 “Gift Guide for Tabletop Gamers”
:: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/29/gift-guide-for-tabletop-gamers.html

Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

 

Insult teacups

No one likes you: For the “lady who speaks her mind:” insult teacups by Miss Havisham. $60+ each

Real things you can actually buy: lay!

 

Sponge bed

For all your “co-sleeping” needs: Last week there was that tiny sponge bed and now this… super-sized mattresses. The one pictured can fit five adults. Another smaller one is called the “Player” (no lie) and turned on its side to accommodate taller sleepers. Both are part of the “Ace Collection,” because –you know– an Ace trumps a King.

Thanks, Dixie!

Featured events

Boring Talks

London: [2/28] Boring Talks, “An evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked”

Alameda, California
[12/7] Dj Otto’s Grotto – All Christmas music ALL NIGHT at Forbidden Island

Glendale, California
[January 2018] Museum of Selfies, $25 (story)

San Francisco, California
[12/12-12/13] Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 12 at Castro Theater, Tickets $20- $50

[12/16] SF Krampus 4: “Better not pout” at Bar Fluxus, “More wandering guerilla theater than pub crawl,” 5:30 to 9 PM Thanks, Susie!

[12/20] Nerd Nite: Brainhacking, Holiday Comics, and WWII Botany!, at Rickshaw Stop, 7 PM, Tickets $8

[12/21-12/24] A Charlie Brown Christmas—LIVE!, San Francisco Symphony, Tickets

[12/31] Extra Action Marching Band at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 9 PM, $26

Santa Fe, New Mexico
[5/10/2018] Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville at Meow Wolf, 7 PM to 10 PM

 

Peter Bros. promotional shoe car (1922)

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I miss my pre-internet brain.” –Douglas Coupland


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Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #158 :: The “Thinking Thoughts” Edition :: 11:29:2017

Thinking thoughts…

For me, having big blocks of time to think off-computer is rare. If I’m not blogging for Boing Boing, then I’m sourcing items for this zine, checking email, or writing something up for other clients. What I do for work is time consuming and requires sitting in front of a computer for hours on end. I’m grateful for the work, of course, but I sure do miss having time to daydream.

As Douglas Coupland once said, “I miss my pre-internet brain.”

When I am forced to go offline for long periods of time, it feels like a curse at first. It’s uncomfortable because it feels like I’m not getting any “real” work done. Then, I lean into it and start letting my brain think about all the things it wants. I let it be completely selfish.

When you could first get wifi on planes, I would automatically buy it. Now I pretend it doesn’t exist. Instead I bring a pen and paper and let my brain download everything it’s been holding onto while I’ve been busy doing other things.

There’s another time when my brain is all mine: when I’m driving. Now, I just went on a long road trip to SoCal with SJ. She’s 13, so I did all the driving. The ride home was nearly 10 hours. Now the thing about this is that I can’t be jotting down notes while I’m behind the wheel. This puts me in a predicament. I have all these ideas and no way to capture them.

What do I do? I really go deep into my thoughts and imprint them in my mind. I think out all the scenarios on a certain subject and burn those ideas inside my head.

The good news is that from Alameda to Twentynine Palms and then from Palm Springs to Alameda, I came up with a cool business idea. It’s firmly in my head for good too. Stay tuned!

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Hope everyone’s holiday was a good one. Mine aren’t always great but this year’s was and I’m grateful for SJ and my friends who made it so. 

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As seen on the Internets

 

5:04 PM

Wanna support some badass artists? Meow Wolf’s online store is now open! 

:: Oldie but a goodie: The real story of the “boy in the bubble”
:: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/us/the-boy-in-the-bubble-moved-a-world-he-couldnt-touch.html

:: About those Prongles…
:: https://thetakeout.com/original-prongles-chips-an-elaborate-cards-against-huma-1820767785

:: Eighties kid loses it upon receiving a Nintendo (1988)
:: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/28/watch-this-kid-lose-it-over-hi.html

:: All about kilts
:: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/debunking-the-myths-about-kilts

:: “Family, Faith, and Faygo: A Journey Through the Dark Carnival of the Juggalos”
:: https://parabola.org/family-faith-and-faygo-a-journey-through-the-dark-carnival-of-the-juggalos-by-kitty-stryker

:: Love this: Science comedian Brian Malow shares how he helps scientists communicate with the public
:: https://youtu.be/ziv9BG61k-M

:: Turning 10K pounds of spoiled mayo (yuk!) into fuel
:: http://nowiknow.com/what-do-you-do-with-10000-pounds-of-spoiled-mayo

:: “How Seth Godin Would Launch a New Business With $1,000 And 90 Days to Spare”
:: https://medium.com/the-mission/seth-godin-new-business-5-step

The Art of the Sailor
Remember this? If you’ve ever wondered about the impact of my work, read on.

November 30, 2016: I first posted cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s Art of the Sailor here in RED.

June 2017: I started blogging for Boing Boing.

October 21, 2017: I posted Lucy’s art, along with links to where you could get prints of it, on Boing Boing. It did well and was picked up by other blogs, with a hat tip to my post. In fact, it’s safe to say, it went viral.

November 22, 2017:  On her Patreon blog, Lucy details the “financial realities of going viral.” It’s awesome.

She writes, “I am delighted at all the press this piece has garnered, and of course very grateful to Boing Boing for conscientiously sourcing their material. It can, as this has hopefully demonstrated, have a very real impact on the livelihood of the people involved.”

Folks, I am but a cog in a wheel but it’s true that I do help people by blogging. I have seen it time and again. Stories like Lucy’s are why I keep doing what I do. Each time you share a blog post I’ve written that features an artist’s work, you too are part of helping them making a living off their art. It’s all rainbows, glitter, and caSh-money from there!

Take a look at Lucy’s full post.

Real things you can actually buy: no way!

 

Birkenstock foot boots

Booted: Birkenstock is bringing the medical walking boot into the forefront of fashion* with their knee-high suede and sheepskin Danbury boot.

*j/k! Neither boot is fashionable!

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

 

Sponge bed

Shut up and take my money: My kitchen has been under renovation since September. Mark my words, when it’s done, I’m totally getting this tiny sponge bed. I mean… c’mon.

It’s called Clean Dreams and it’s $13.95.

(Don’t you think a couple of faux dishwashing pods would have made great pillows?)

Real things you can actually buy: hay!

 

Hipster Nativity Set

Joseph and his man bun: Ok, ok, I’ll fess up. I posted this last year too. But, look… it’s the Hipster Nativity Set. Joseph has a man bun, Mary is making a duck face, and the Three Wise Men are delivering Amazon Prime packages on Segways.

Was $130, now $109.99.

P.S. Your Christmas nativity scene is a LIE.

Featured events

 

Mid-century Supper Club Holiday Potluck

Cartoonist Mimi Pond covered the Mid-century Supper Club HALLOWEEN Potluck in… wait for it… wait for it… The New Yorker! Crazy!

Alameda, California
[12/16] Tickets are available for the Mid-century Supper Club Holiday Potluck Extravaganza at the Eagles Hall, El Vez and the Devil-Ettes will be performing!

San Francisco, California
[1/11-1/28] SF Sketchfest

[Ongoing] Museum Hack, I went on their Badass Bitches tour at the deYoung recently and it was SO MUCH FUN!

Palm Springs, California
[Now until 1/8] Robolights, Kenny Irwin Jr.’s must-see trip-tastic winter wonderland is open 4 PM to 9:30 PM daily, Go to: 1077 E Granvia Valmonte

(SJ and I visited it for the first time over Thanksgiving break and we were blown away! Promise me you’ll put visiting Robolights on your bucket list. See gif below…)

Current mood: ROBOLIGHTS

 

Robolights, photo by Rusty Blazenhoff

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Issue #157 :: The “Broken” Edition :: 11:15:2017

Broken…

The first time I broke a bone, well bones, I was fifteen.

Hiking back up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, I had to wear my youth group leader’s way-too-small extra pair of boots. My own shoes, a simple pair of Keds, were still damp from wearing them in the (omg-so-stinkin’-gorgeous) turquoise pools of Havasupai Falls. To go swimming there, you’ve got to protect your feet because it’s sharp and rocky. “Water shoes” had not yet been invented at that time, so I wore my sneakers in, thinking they would dry in time.

I remember the boots felt uncomfortable but truly everything was uncomfortable about that hike back up: the oppressive heat, the 50-lb backpack, the steep incline, the lack of carbs except those nasty trail mix raisins, all of it.

When I got home, my feet hurt for weeks after. I eventually learned that the boots had crushed my baby toes, breaking the bones inside in several pieces. There was really nothing to be done about it, and my toes have never been the same since.

The second time I broke a bone was this past Sunday.

I was going upstairs in my home wearing my Birkenstocks, which are sort of my indoor everyday shoe, and the top of the sandal caught on the outer lip of the tread. I fell hard. I fell on my right side, trapping my pinky finger under the weight of my body.

In the moment, the pain was excruciating but waned within about half an hour. My finger is now in a splint and is only painful if I accidentally hit it on something else. I’m fine, in fact I consider myself lucky. It could have been much worse. It’s mostly inconvenient.

Some observations/notes about this incident:

1. I didn’t have my phone on me when I fell and, after the initial pain and shock, I self soothed by taking big, deep breaths and saying out loud, “It’s going to be ok, Rusty.” There was no one who could help me in the house and I had no way of contacting anyone outside of the house.

But then my brain immediately dove into self pity and fear. I heard the mean girls in my head saying stuff like, “If you had a boyfriend, you’d have help already,” “What is wrong with you?,” and “Why ARE you still single?”

Oof! I provided my own insult to injury. “Thanks,” brain.

2. Once I was able to get my phone, which was on my desk downstairs, I then pretended I was a Navy SEAL and that pain didn’t bother me. I was able to get dressed and get myself to ER that way. If no one could help me, I needed to survive on my own. And I did.

3. When I went to the ER, I got the feeling, from the line of questioning, that the medical staff was trying to figure out if I was a victim of domestic violence or not.

Nope. Single, clumsy and needs new house shoes.

4. SJ was at her dad’s when I took the fall. I told her in a text. She took the accident as a sign that I shouldn’t be wearing my sandals anymore. You know, the funky hippie-mom sandals she doesn’t like to begin with.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Hey hey hey, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! There will be no issue next week. You can follow my SoCal holiday “Friendsgiving” adventures on Instagram, if you wish.

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As seen on the Internets

 

5:04 PM

I’m so grateful for all of YOU!

:: “How a secret Los Angeles club hid an interactive story inside a music festival”
:: https://www.theverge.com/cloak-and-dagger-dusk-till-dawn-music-festival-immersive-theater

:: Pretending to be Emily Dickinson on OkCupid
:: https://boingboing.net/how-would-emily-dickinson-fare.html

:: Headline fail: “Sex Clams”
:: https://boingboing.net/headline-fail-alabama-republi.html

:: Joe Biden and Lady Gaga plan to open trauma centers
:: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/lady-gaga-joe-biden-reveal-plan-to-build-trauma-centers-w511760

:: Don’t unlock your phone with your face
:: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/why-you-should-never-unlock-your-phone-with-your-face

:: The moment you realize everyone has noise in their head too
:: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/the-sonder-breakthrough.html Thanks, Piph!

:: The Clampers: a fraternal (dis)organization 
:: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-clampers-history-20171110-htmlstory.html

:: Ferry McFerryface
:: http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/new-fleet-ferry-mcferryface-name-backfires/

Real thing you can actually buy: yay!

Merby's 2018 Calendar
“Dudeoir”: The hairy gents of the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club are raising money for a mental health charity by posing as mermen for this 2018 Merb’ys calendar. Fun!

Thanks, Susan!

Featured events

 

Mid-century Supper Club Holiday Potluck

Alameda, California
[12/16] Tickets are available now for the Mid-century Supper Club Holiday Potluck Extravaganza at the Eagles Hall, El Vez and the Devil-Ettes will be performing!

 

San Francisco, California
[12/13] SF Cuddles Party, hosted by my friend Yoni in the Richmond district, Tickets available now

[12/16] SF Krampus 4: “Better not pout” Thanks, Jake!

Oakland, California
[11/17] Roller Disco at the Omni, Omni Commons, 7 PM to 10 PM

[1/28] White Elephant PREVIEW Sale, Sign up to learn when tickets go on sale

Current mood: Boop

 

Perfect Stranger Things

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Issue #156 :: The “Come here, baby” Edition :: 11:08:2017

Come here, baby…

It’s turning cold here. Perfect sleeping weather.

The other night I had a fabulous detailed dream:  I was on an airplane (flying to Europe! with friends!) and there were not one, not two, but *three* open rows, perfect for laying down and sleeping out the long ride.

I realized I had a young baby, maybe six months old. I said, “Come here, baby” and motioned it (boy? girl? who knows!) over to snuggle with me. I had a long delicious dream about sleeping on a plane with my baby.

Then I woke up and there I was in the same position, cuddling my warm purring cat, my “baby.” Heaven!

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Lots of great shows coming up, including El Vez!

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As seen on the Internets

 

5:04 PM

And she claims she used that 71-year-old typewriter to hammer out 163 novels: Ladies and Gentleman, Danielle Steele’s writing desk

photo by Aubrie Pick

:: West Hollywood’s swanky Formosa Café to reopen, all restored to its former glory
:: http://www.lamag.com/askchris/formosa-cafe-will-reopen-2018

:: A really great interview with a Japanese man who rents himself out as a friend/father
:: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/11/paying-for-fake-friends-and-family/545060

:: For when you need a Spaghetti Western rickroll
:: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/07/for-when-you-need-a-spaghetti.html

:: “The Church Of the SubGenius Finally Plays It Straight”
:: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-church-of-the-subgenius-finally-plays-it-straight

:: “From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene”
:: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/marty-balin

:: “How Fluff Became Famous” 
:: https://www.theatlantic.com//fluff-science-history/541143

:: TIL: there’s a heavy metal mariachi band
:: http://metalachi.com Thanks, Sandwich Girl!

Real thing you can actually buy: nay!

Tiffany's sterling silver tin can
Not joking: Here’s my “everyday” sterling silver “tin” can from Tiffany’s. I bought 10 of them because they’re only a Grand apiece.

Your$, Richie Rich

P.S. I also got this $9K ball of yarn to knit a scarf for my pet chinchilla. Cool, huh?

Real things you can actually buy: no way!

Creepy manicure hand
I want one: So I was trying to find out where to buy one of those nail polish bottle holders and came across this in my travels, a “Gel & Acrylic Practice Utility Flexible Nail Training Hand.” It’s so creepy! 

Featured events

 

El Vez and The Devil-Ettes

West Coast
[Starting 12/20] Don’t miss El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, on his short Merry Mex-Mas tour! The Devil-Ettes will be performing at the first two shows in San Francisco. Squee!

Alameda, California
[12/2] Mid-century Craft Night: Make Your Own Winter Putz House with JoAnne Yada at the Sewing Room, 7 PM to 9 PM

[12/16] Mid-century Supper Club Holiday Potluck (Save the date for now)

San Francisco, California
[11/18] Elsewhere Philatelic Society’s Bridgeing the Bridge, Bridgely, 1 PM to 3 PM

[12/12] CatVideoFest 2017 at YBCA, 2 PM to 4 PM, Tickets are $12

[1/3/18] Pocket Full of Colors: An Illustrator’s Dive into the World of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum, 2 PM

Los Angeles, California
[11/30, 12/1, 12/2] Allee Willis’ Love ‘N Latkes Chanukah Christmas Shopping Show! at Vitello’s, Tickets 

[12/9] SantaCon LA 2017, 11 AM to 10 PM, hosted by Heathervescent

Kent, Connecticut
[9/14-9/16] The Return of Camp John Waters, tent camping still available

Cool AF: This steam car

 

Kimric Smythe's steam car

Save Ferris, I mean this steam car: Kimric Smythe’s steam car needs some repairs, so Al Ridenour’s Krampus Los Angeles Troupe and Drakenstein Art are hosting a raffle of cool art and prizes. The vehicle carries St. Nicholas during the LA and Bay Area Krampus events looking for “naughty little children” to “serve up their season’s beatings.” Tickets are $15 each. I bought one.

Current mood: Perfect Stranger Things

 

Perfect Stranger Things

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Issue #155 :: The “Teen angel” Edition :: 11:01:2017

Teen angel…

I shared this on Facebook the other day with this note: “This is SJ’s school outfit today. I said to her, ‘That’s quite an outfit!’ She smiled and replied, ‘I’m a theater kid, Mom!’ 

What I didn’t mention is that she’s going to be THIRTEEN on Saturday. Send advice/snacks.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

This space intentionally left in tears

As seen on the Internets

 

5:04 PM

TWA has gone all retro: A luxurious new TWA Hotel will be opening soon at New York’s JFK International Airport. To give a peek of what’s to come, TWA made this incredibly-cool retro lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. image via CNN

:: Jeff Goldblum rates Jeff Goldblum tattoos
:: https://youtu.be/E6PsttriaFE

:: Oldie but a goodie: A witness to the Lincoln assassination appears on TV in 1956
:: https://boingboing.net/last-surviving-witness-of-linc.html

:: Photos from the John Waters summer camp
:: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/style/john-waters-camp.html

:: “A neural network designs Halloween costumes”
:: http://aiweirdness.com

:: “The story of goth in 22 songs” Thanks, Tim!
:: https://pitchfork.com/the-story-of-goth-in-33-songs

:: Someone needs to explain this collection’s name to me
:: https://www.gucci.com/us/en/ca/women

:: Headline fail: Kansas students get ‘first hand job experience’
:: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/31/headline-fail-kansas-students.html

:: Mark Frauenfelder shares his story of losing $30,000 in Bitcoin
:: https://www.wired.com/story/i-forgot-my-pin-an-epic-tale-of-losing-dollar30000-in-bitcoin

:: Swoon: A look inside the witches house in Beverly Hills
:: http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/exclusive-look-inside-witchs-house-beverly-hills

:: Cartoonist Brian Fies shares his “Fire Story” Thanks, Stewart!
:: http://brianfies.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-fire-story-complete.html

:: New documentary spills secrets from The Prisoner
:: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/the-prisoner-50-year-anniversary

Real books you can actually read: yay!

 

Enid Blyton for Grown ups

‘Famous Five’ books for grownups: If you’re a fan of British author Enid Blyton’s award-winning adventure books for kids, something tells me you’re going to LOVE this set of books.

Rather than gallivanting around the place; solving mysteries, seeking out bully adventures and drinking lashings of ginger beer – times have changed and the Famous Five are a little bit older now.

Enid Blyton for Grown Ups documents the the illustrious return of Julian, George, Dick, Anne and their dog Timmy as they grapple with the trials and tribulations of the modern world – like pointless strategy away days, going gluten-free and struggling with life on Brexit island.

It’s quintessential British ludicrousness remixed into hilarious hipster vignettes.”

Each title is available for $10.59 each at Firebox or for about $1.81 at Amazon.


To be clear, these are parodies and not written by Ms. Blyton, who died in 1968.

Real things you can actually eat: ew-way

 

SPAM classic flavor macadamia nuts

Uh, what:  I spotted these in Janelle Hessig’s Instagram feed. I mean, I know both Spam and macadamia nuts are both popular in Hawaii but I can’t fathom combining them!

Spam Classic Flavor Macadamia Nuts are available for $11.75/can on Amazon.

Featured events

The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

San Francisco, California
[January 2018] The Immersive Design Summit, The Palace Theatre, only 100 tickets will be available, sign up to be alerted when they go on sale

Oakland, California
[11/4] Pacific Coast Brewery’s Last Hurrah holiday tasting, $75 (I just heard that PCB is closing for good!)

Scottsboro, Alabama
[11/4] Ski sale at Unclaimed Baggage Center (I really have to get there someday)

Cool AF: This 3D crosswalk

 

3D crosswalk

“Going thirty-eight, Dan, chill the fuck out”: In Ísafjörður, Iceland, they have painted a 3D crosswalk in an effort to get drivers to slow down (in the coolest way possible).

Current mood: Not in danger

 

3D crosswalk

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a weekly inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff.

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