It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Long Beach Harbor [ pST #15]

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© Oliverio
5/18/17 

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here. 





The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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With The Empire Of Light But Without The Purveyor of Darkness

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Melania Trump visited  the Magritte Museum
in Brussels on May 25th, 2017

Photographed by
Eric Lalmand 

Art Daily
Best Photos
5/28/17

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An Author By Any Other Name ... Would Be Just As Quotable

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If you're a girl and you're thirty...
and you're falling apart at the seams,
and you've never even had an engagement ring
on your finger before, and the chap is presentable
and he's got a farm and he comes from an old family,
then you're in love.



better known as 
Julian Barnes

A plethora of quotes
from JB begins
here. 

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What Should Be May Never Be Unless ... Things Get Impeachy

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BUT 
repeatedly,
the Prez has 
demonstrated.

What now it 
can be stated:

FEAR 
causes no pain 
for the truly insane 

  UNTIL 
the Kryptonite alarm 
from the impeachment farm.

The next GoFather/Trump page is  here.
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Footnotes

FEAR CAUSES NO PAIN is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
 
As with too many uncountable things,
it was inspired by my smarter half.

Her lesser half feels obligated
to apologize to Superman
and all his fans.  
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Rorschach Page #18: The Shooter And The Subject

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#18
was taken on
the 18th of May
a/k/a
the shooter's
 birthday

The cubist subject
inspired the shooter
–born in '49–
to believe
 68
is the 
sweetest
number
 
The next
GoFather/Rorschach
page is
here. 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blurring The Boundaries (Comic Relief #1754)

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Edward Steed
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The Uber-Truth About Donald Trump (Comic Relief #1753)


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Pat Byrnes

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photoverio © (#247): One More TRUML Point From Europe

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Not to be confused with TRUMp,
TRUML  is a social network
based in Poland.

I joined the network in 2012
but have posted virtually nothing there
since this 2015 photograph.

But yesterday, a TRUML networker
saw this image and liked it enough
to give it one point.
 

© Oliverio

Sky is the Limit
When Life is the Function
And Silhouettes are
Their Co-ordinates
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#66] ... Long Beach Harbor Mates

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© Mrs. CarPeo

I pledge allegiance
to my girlfriend

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Footnote
And Mr. CarPeo also pledges allegiance to Mrs. CarPeo
who made his 68th Birthday (May 18, 2017)
a most immeasurably wonderful day.
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Isn't That Just Ducky ... Adan And Eva's Duckotomy

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Eva:
IS THAT YOUR
NEW GULLFRIEND?

Adan:
She's not a seagull, Eva,
she's a mallard.
Her name is 
Marilyn Mallard.

Eva:
Isn't that just  ducky?


Adan: 
Aren't you clever?

Eva: 
Are you wearing your bathing suit?

Adan: 
Not when we get home, honey.

Eva: 
In your wet dreams, Adan.  
 
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Footnotes
The photograph was taken by
an attendant at the Belmont Shore Pool.

The artwork was done by Mrs. CarPeo.

The title and text was done by Mrs. and Mr. CarPeo.
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Freedom Of Speech [HKu #39]

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When in doubt
Thank You is all it takes
to avoid a confrontation.

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Footnotes
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

"This Is Going To Sound Silly, I Can't Be Sure"

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The title is a quote from
a major league baseball umpire
who made book-ending history

That is the day
the New York Mets
played their LAST GAME 
at Shea Stadium.

One of the umpires
for that game was

 Mr. Gorman made history
that day because when
the Mets' FIRST GAME 
was played there on
April 17, 1964,
one of the umpires
was his father,
Tom Gorman.

The elder Gorman
was such a celebrated umpire,
he numbered amongst his friends
Bob Hope and John Kennedy.

About the New York Mets
first game at Shea Stadium,
the younger Gorman said:

"I think I was there,
but this is going to sound silly,
I can't be sure...
I was only 5 years old at the time.
I have this vague memory of being there,
but I don't know. We went to
a lot of my father's games at Shea.
He enjoyed working games here
because it allowed him to stay at home
after all those trips and hotel rooms."

In 1964,
staying at home
for the Gorman family
referred to 6th Avenue
in Whitestone.

They lived less than
three miles from Shea Stadium.

I know this for a fact
because the Oliverio family
also lived on 6th Avenue
in Whitestone, at the opposite end
of the block from the Gormans.

Another friend of Tom Gorman's
was Sam Oliverio, my father.

This is going to sound silly,
but I can't be sure...
My father once had a twenty-minute
private conversation with Tom Gorman
while I sat on a bus bench
and picked my nose
for the duration.

I can't be sure...
maybe it was only ten minutes
and maybe I didn't pick my nose.

Maybe I just waited for my mother
to get off a bus.

I was ten years old at the time.
It was 1959.

The year Brian Gorman was born.

Sixth Avenue in Whitestone
–between 149th Street
and 150th Street–
consisted of twenty four houses
on each side of the street.

Those houses looked very similar
but their exact twins were 
directly across the street.

The Oliverios lived directly opposite
these three 6th Ave homes.

The Gormans lived eighteen doors
west of them.

The tree you see used to be third base
when we played stick ball in the street.

In 1961, Tom Gorman
umpired one of our games
during which I hit three home runs,
the longest of which landed
on the Gorman's lawn.

Please accept my apology
but that fabricated sentence
was  too nostalgically beautiful
to NOT be told.

However everything else on this page, 
is gospel truth, unsure memories included. 


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Footnotes
The TOM GORMAN mentioned on  this page 
bears no relation to the Tom Gorman of Whitestone.

This is what Shea Stadium looked like
in 1964:

This is what it looked like
after the 2008 season:

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With Great Surety + Perfect Logic

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Look at the way I've been treated lately, 
specially by the media. 
No politician in history 
—and I say this with great surety— 
has been treated worse or more unfairly
Donald Trump 
(5/17/17)
     
Of course, no President
has been treated worse
because Trump 
is the worst President
AND THE SCARIEST
AND THE MOST UNPREPARED
  AND THE LEAST PRESIDENTIAL  
 
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Footnotes
It was not  a Presidential Election that
Donald Trump won on November 8, 2016.

It was a Suicide Mission.

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 
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Brexit Taken To The Banksy

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Banksy

Brexit is a concept
based on the fact that
There are no more  melting pots, 
there are only volatile vats.  
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Footnote
The emboldened quote is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Too Much Of The Opposite [HKu #38]

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The more you go
over the top,
the closer you get
to the bottom.

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Footnotes
TOO MUCH OF THE OPPOSITE
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here.

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Photoverio © (#247): Long Beach Reconstruction Project

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© Oliverio
 Curb Your Tax Dollars
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Rorschach Page #17: Cauliflower Ear Or Heirloom Growth?

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© Oliverio
Looking Sad or Snarly
Yet She is Very Juicy

The next
GoFather/Rorschach
page is
here.
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This Is Not ... This Is ... [TIN/TI #41]

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  ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT 
The Scream.


THIS IS
The Scream.
 


The second image
is the very famous
and controversial
painting by
Edvard Munch

The first image
is a photograph
taken by Paul Oliverio.

It has the cumbersome title
Disembodied and Floating,
A Scream in Search of
Current Events 
  Electrical Current.  

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Salads Made With Circular Syllables And Toxic Phrasing

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▽▽
Number one, there’s great responsibility. When it came time to, as an example, send out the fifty-nine missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I’m saying to myself, “You know, this is more than just like, seventy-nine [sic] missiles. This is death that’s involved,” because people could have been killed. This is risk that’s involved, because if the missile goes off and goes in a city or goes in a civilian area—you know, the boats were hundreds of miles away—and if this missile goes off and lands in the middle of a town or a hamlet …. every decision is much harder than you’d normally make. [unintelligible] … This is involving death and life and so many things. … So it’s far more responsibility. [unintelligible] ….The financial cost of everything is so massive, every agency. This is thousands of times bigger, the United States, than the biggest company in the world.                -President Donald Trump
 △△△


Trump's word-[salads] fill
public space with static.

That is like having the air
we breath filled with 
carbon monoxide.
...

Masha Gessen 
New York Review of Books

The next GoFather/Trump page is  here.      
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Number One + Number Two

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Jerry Seinfeld
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Photoverio © (#246): A Most Accurate Caption

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© Oliverio 
 
This is a No-No
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Footnotes
Allow me to say
YES-YES and HAPPINESS
to everyone who celebrated
Mother's Day.

This image does NOT  exemplify  Superimposed Text
because the text is the entire fabric of the image.  
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Multiple Choice Question With No Incorrect Answer [ pST #14]

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© Oliverio
     
Let There Be Light

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here.



The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Midnight Madness With HER Country Boy Named Chris

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The moon ran ahead of them,
it shook out a lapful of stars

One of them swooped down
into a meadow,
others followed dizzily

Chris had to stare fixedly
at them to hold them 
in their proper orbit

Each time he winked
stars jumped about restlessly
while the moon bumped
up and down 
on the horizon

A rubber ball
in a game of jacks.



The Story of a Country Boy
 
The quote is from
p.197 of this edition.

Dawn Powell's words
were converted
from prose to verse.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Four Strike Outs + Two Images Dedicated To Jimi Hendrix

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Excuse me while I  kiss the sky  touch the cruise ship

Purple Haze

Catalina Haze

***
***



There's a Red House over yonder
There's some Red Doors over yonder


Red House

Red Doors
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FOOTNOTES
Top image photographed by  ©Mrs. CarPeo.

Bottom image photographed by ©Oliverio.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The I-word Is Back In The News (So Is Richard Nixon)

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Read the article 
here

At least Richard Nixon
did not fire
the director of the FBI

Dubious Donald
has out-Nixoned
Tricky Dick

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here.  
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Photoverio © (#245): Walk That Way

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© Oliverio

He was 40 steps ahead of me

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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#65] ... This Is Not ...

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This is Not
a Black and White
Photograph


Because 
Pink is Inescapable

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Footnote
This copyrighted photograph
was taken by Mrs. CarPeo.
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Photoverio © (#244): This Is Not...

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This is Not an out-of-focus photograph


It is  an impressionistic painting without paint
or color but with KWIK KLIK

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Footnotes
The copyrighted photograph
was taken by Paul Oliverio.

KWIK KLIK is a Rorschach Photography App. 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Did You Hear The One About ... The So-Called Free Elections?

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The candidate receiving  nearly three million less votes
from the electorate was declared the winner.

Let us call the winner 
The Big Enchilada.
 
Mr. Enchilada then selects an elected 
representative from Georgia
to be in his posse cabinet.

Let us call the representative 
Lap Doggy.

Mr. Doggy then leaves
his Georgian constituents  
un-represented and the state
has to hold a special election.

Eighteen candidates
vie for the position
vacated by Mr. Doggy.

Candidate Y receives 
more than twice as many votes
as the second place finisher
and fifty percent more votes
than all other candidates
combined.

Guess what?

Candidate Y 
was not declared
the winner...



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Footnote
The next GoFather/Trump page—where the President is not only
identified by name but he is likened to Richard Nixon—is  here.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Presently On Exhibit In France w/o Superimposed Text [ pST #13]

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Or any acknowledgement of the theft!


Camille Pisarro 
Pea Harvest


© 
Art Daily
5/7/17

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here. 



The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

This Morning At The Beach [HKu #37]

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A seagull just winked at me.
I think we fed him crackers
yesterday.

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Footnotes
THIS MORNING AT THE BEACH
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here.

This Haiku is dedicated to
my much smarter half. 
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Friday, May 5, 2017

From Bebe's Homage To My First Cigaret

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September, 1961

The summer is over therefore 
the Oliverios return
to our winter home

All those wonderful
summer days and nights
will have to wait
another year
to happen again.

The school year began
the next day.

Sandy Rosenblatt and Michael Catera,
my two best friends in Whitestone,
greet us upon arrival.

I did not have to help
the family unload the car
because my friends
were anxious to take me

Where we navigated our way
behind many bushes.

Thirteen, twelve and eleven
are the ages of the three boys.

Sandy is the youngest.

Michael stole a pack
of cigarets from his Father
(or maybe it was from his Mother).

Sandy had a silver lighter
monogrammed with
his Father's initials.

The two of them
had been smoking
all summer long.

I was a twelve year-old
tobacco virgin.

The two of them
were much much smarter
than I would ever be
because I said No
to breath mints
after losing my virginity.

I was too busy coughing. 

When I get home,
the smoke was on my breath
and I could not deny what happened.

It was a Sunday.
***

The next day my punishment
was meted out by my parents.

From Solomon's Candy Store,
school supplies for me
and my sister, Linda,
were purchased.

Mother and Father Oliverio
demanded, as a punitive measure,
that I had to carry
Linda's school supplies
home from two blocks away.

I had to carry ten pencils
instead of five and 
four notebooks
instead of two
... 

Michael and Sandy spent
the week mocking me
for two reasons:
my "punishment" for getting caught
and my inability to inhale a cigaret.  


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Footnote
Every word of the above is pure fact,
including the names of my two friends
whose parents were never informed
about their son's tobacco transgressions.
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O How Sexy Soma, Lea

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Oh how sexy
to be in Somalia
and be a
Navy Seal

How good it
must feel


No smarter forces
in reality
that is real

Than to be
a Navy Seal

You are beyond
uber-Special:

Mensas are mincemeat
if you compare gradin'

Only YOU
could take out
Bin Laden

YOU: the most uber
uber Special group

But there is a loop:

YOU are just another
American military presence
trying to knock sense
into another nation's defence

But it is not wise
regardless of your size
to improvise
with gun


Just more American military
in another nation

inching us closer
to global devestation

But in closing
i only say

Have a nice day
Have fun

Today
because
Tomorrow
   may be the last one

On earth
as we have known it
before them and us
nuke it

To dust
if they must

© PAUL OLIVERIO
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From Bebe's Homage To Eric's Declaration

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I smoked my first cigarette at ten
And for girls, I had a bad yen
And I had quite a ball
When I was young
When I was young, 
it was more important
Pain more painful
Laughter much louder
Yeah, when I was young
 

I met my first love at thirteen
She was brown and I was pretty green
And I learned quite a lot when I was young
When I was young


The Animals
were the blusiest
of the British Invsaion bands
that followed on the heels
of The Beatles' trajectory

ERIC is also the inspiration 
for the verse
I AM THE EGGMAN

The Animals were also 
the band who gave birth
to the term FOLK ROCK
because of their rendition of
House of the Rising Sun  


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Footnote
Documentaries about bands and the music
from the Sixties never fail to intrigue
but NONE is better than
"Eric Burdon: The Animals and Beyond."

Four reasons being:

1.
Backstory about Chuck Berry
and Jerry Lee Lewis on a British tour.

2.
What Eric has to say about his friend
Jimi Hendrix that no alleged Hendrix authority
ever stated so clearly.

3.
What happened when Nina Simone
met Eric Burdon whose cover of
House of The Rising Sun
was modeled after her rendition
of the same song.

4.
The price of poor management
of an institution.

The next GoFather/Cigaret
page is
here. 

Two words in closing:
Sky Pilot 
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