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2013-03-19 01:35:04 PM
Makes you wonder how many past shows that got the axe, or budgets reduced could have turned into something special
 
2013-03-19 01:36:03 PM
I thought dumb people wanted dumb TV, and most people who watch a lot of TV are dumb.  Therefore, dumb TV.
 
2013-03-19 01:40:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 01:52:34 PM
It's true. I tweeted something about the TV shows "Dallas" and "Hawaii 5-0" just last night.

What a happy retro two hours those shows provide some people ...
 
2013-03-19 01:53:01 PM
so sex, twitter and math are giving me Honey Boo-Boo, Ice truckers, Pawn Stars....
 
2013-03-19 02:00:54 PM

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1062]


Yeah that's where I stopped reading too.
 
2013-03-19 02:01:35 PM

Cheron: so sex, twitter and math are giving me Honey Boo-Boo, Ice truckers, Pawn Stars....


My theory is that as the more intelligent people cable cut or more primarily over to Netflix, the Idiocracy gets more of a vote in programming due to the fact only the dumb ones can't figure out how to avoid commercials.
 
2013-03-19 02:03:06 PM
ftfa : From Game of Thrones to the new Arrested Development, television is better than ever

what  farking idiot wrote or thinks this ? TV is as stupid as a lobotamized cow since teh end of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's days and maybe up until Discovery science and civilation before they, uh, changed.
 
2013-03-19 02:04:35 PM
Neilsen Family Dead?


i.imgur.com

/of course
 
2013-03-19 02:04:51 PM

ha-ha-guy: My theory is that as the more intelligent people cable cut or more primarily over to Netflix, the Idiocracy gets more of a vote in programming due to the fact only the dumb ones can't figure out how to avoid commercials.


This. I cut cable not long ago and instead of trying to watch something actually entertaining on say History channel and instead finding Pawn Stars as far as the eye can see, I instead used playon to stream to my roku and watched a few informative stuff they stream online. Then watched a documentary about Jefferson's bible from the Smithsonian.

TV is increasingly moving towards pay for what you want model, not pay for the buffet and hope something is good there
 
2013-03-19 02:07:19 PM

Mimic_Octopus: ftfa : From Game of Thrones to the new Arrested Development, television is better than ever

what  farking idiot wrote or thinks this ? TV is as stupid as a lobotamized cow since teh end of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's days and maybe up until Discovery science and civilation before they, uh, changed.


*Sips a vintage cabernet sauvignon* Nnnnyeessss, I don't "watch" your talkie-boxes. Such things are for proles.
 
2013-03-19 02:13:51 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Makes you wonder how many past shows that got the axe, or budgets reduced could have turned into something special


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-19 02:14:56 PM
Well, that's kind of scary.

I really hate the new 'fake episode' or pod kind of advertising they came up with to slip into TV. Then again, I hated that 'new' form of interactive advertising where, when a movie was playing, they inserted cartoon characters that seemed to interact with what was on the screen, just to advertise an upcoming show.

I despise watching an excellent movie, then when the credits roll and they play a good song and that good feeling still suffuses you, they split the screen, mute the music and display a loud, obnoxious ad for another show.

I've a couple of hundred channels on my cable. I watch maybe 20. After I screen out the mandatory sports channels, the Hispanic stations (I don't speak Spanish), the QVC-type channels, I still have a bunch left. Most of which, IMO, are full of shiat.

I'm tired to Reality programs where everyone argues with everyone else as they fight to be the first to capitalize on the misery of strangers. I'm mildly surprised that loggers don't just kill each other and get it over with. I have no use for motorcycle gang shows nor the unending squabbles and fights that go on between members of assorted towing company programs.

The Pawnshop show in Detroit seems to portray every other Black person as nasty, bitter and argumentative while the family that owns the shop seem to spend half their time trying to screw each other over.

I have learned that it's not worth it to visit a pawn shop, since you're lucky to get less than half of your item's value.

I'd like to have the Scifi channel removed -- since it hasn't shown any science fiction in years and concentrates on 'horror' movies apparently made by folks who visit YouTube.

Then there are the seemingly endless re-runs of sucky shows from the last decade or so.

I tried watching the game channel and decided that hitting myself in the head with a hammer was less painful.

I peeked at the cartoon channels for kids and wondered if the creators of 'Adventure Time' were on acid. SpongeBob has been stupid for so long that I don't think anyone cares. (I used to watch him with my little niece, who is now in college.) Those brats that live on a cruise ship need to be transferred to one of the Carnival Cruise Line vessels. Then sunk.

Law and Order SVU turns my stomach. Bad behavior all of the time. Jeff Goldbloom joined the cast, but I can't find the new episodes with him in them because all they seem to play are the hundreds of old ones.

If they put on one more cop show, where the officers are eaten up with personal angst, I might barf.

"Fringe' was interesting. Naturally, it's been cancelled. 'Bones' was good, but they kept killing off or getting rid of interesting characters, like Zach or the English kid who got shot.

I look through my lineup and wonder why I'm paying all of this money for what I'm getting. 'How I Met Your Mother' sucks. 'Mad Men' sucks. I'm tired of 'House'. 'Eurika' became predictable along with 'Warehouse 13'.

I enjoyed the movie 'Cowboys and Aliens', but they've rerun it about 27 times and it's become a tad annoying. 'How to Train Your Dragon' made me laugh, until they turned it into a kid series.

I would be happy if they removed all of the UFO Conspiracy series from the line up and would just leave 'Area 51' alone for a decade or two. (It's hard to take the UFO series seriously when one of the professionals has hair that looks like a grenade went off in it.)

Professional wrestling? Dump it. I gave up on that stuff when I was 10.

All of the real survivor series, I like. I'd prefer though, that Les Stroud do less biatching about having to carry his camera gear.

I used to thoroughly enjoy the National Geographic books and channel. However, after around 40 years, I've had enough concerning the pyramids to last me for a life time, am really tired of landscapes consisting of dull colored sand and rocks and came to the conclusion that no matter where you dig 'over there' you're going to find bones.

Apparently, the ground is nothing but layers of old bones and ruins, which might explain a few things going on there today.

TV needs to be fixed -- but I don't know how to do it.
 
2013-03-19 02:17:21 PM
It ranked 193rd among broadcast shows. In May 2012, series creator and showrunner Dan Harmon had been unceremoniously canned. And on the night it aired, the season premiere pulled in just 4 million viewers.

4m is a failure?
 
2013-03-19 02:22:15 PM
My take away from that article is that VEEP needs to play some serious catch-up on the sex scene count.
 
2013-03-19 02:22:24 PM
We cut the cord some months ago. HDMI from my PC out to flatscreen in living room.  Fixin to put up fancy TV antenna, ought to net us 30 or so channels.  Trying out Amazon Prime for streaming.  Pirate sports streams if necessary.  Hulu, network's sites, etc.

Fark cable.
 
2013-03-19 02:25:19 PM
www.wired.com

That is a sexy woman
 
2013-03-19 02:26:03 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Makes you wonder how many past shows that got the axe, or budgets reduced could have turned into something special


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 02:27:39 PM

Rik01: Law and Order SVU turns my stomach. Bad behavior all of the time. Jeff Goldbloom joined the cast, but I can't find the new episodes with him in them because all they seem to play are the hundreds of old ones.


You're never going to find it because Jeff Goldblum was on Law and Order: CRIMINAL INTENT, not SVU
 
2013-03-19 02:28:14 PM

Rik01: TV needs to be fixed -- but I don't know how to do it.



That is a lot of words. You seem pretty self-aware and analytical to be investing that much energy into something as mundane as commercial TV.

Consider Netflix. There are a lot of good series in addition to the movies. I'm a big fan of documentaries when I want to watch something and they have quite a few. Most importantly there are no commercials.

I bought an antenna at Christmas to get Over-the-air sports and was pleased to find that we get about 15 channels in HD.

/ Your post also made me think about Zoobooks.
// Just call this number and we'll send you a shiat-ton of zoo books. Prolly more than you have room for.
///  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKNuBoymppk
 
2013-03-19 02:28:55 PM
Rik01:

The article kind of hinted at what we can do to fix tv.  We can spread buzz about it online, do things like tweet about it.   If you make a big public deal they can see and measure about the stuff you do like on TV and want to see more of, it's going to increase the likelihood of it sticking around and of more shows being more like that and less like the crap you don't like.  Television's like anything else in the world.  You get out what you put in.  If viewers want better,  want television that's really cool enough to be an actually entertaining and enriching pastime rather than just something to blare in the background while we eat and facebook, we have to put out a little effort to interact with it and about it and promote and encourage the stuff that's great.
 
2013-03-19 02:33:15 PM

Rik01: Well, that's kind of scary.

I really hate the new 'fake episode' or pod kind of advertising they came up with to slip into TV. Then again, I hated that 'new' form of interactive advertising where, when a movie was playing, they inserted cartoon characters that seemed to interact with what was on the screen, just to advertise an upcoming show.

I despise watching an excellent movie, then when the credits roll and they play a good song and that good feeling still suffuses you, they split the screen, mute the music and display a loud, obnoxious ad for another show.

I've a couple of hundred channels on my cable. I watch maybe 20. After I screen out the mandatory sports channels, the Hispanic stations (I don't speak Spanish), the QVC-type channels, I still have a bunch left. Most of which, IMO, are full of shiat.

I'm tired to Reality programs where everyone argues with everyone else as they fight to be the first to capitalize on the misery of strangers. I'm mildly surprised that loggers don't just kill each other and get it over with. I have no use for motorcycle gang shows nor the unending squabbles and fights that go on between members of assorted towing company programs.

The Pawnshop show in Detroit seems to portray every other Black person as nasty, bitter and argumentative while the family that owns the shop seem to spend half their time trying to screw each other over.

I have learned that it's not worth it to visit a pawn shop, since you're lucky to get less than half of your item's value.

I'd like to have the Scifi channel removed -- since it hasn't shown any science fiction in years and concentrates on 'horror' movies apparently made by folks who visit YouTube.

Then there are the seemingly endless re-runs of sucky shows from the last decade or so.

I tried watching the game channel and decided that hitting myself in the head with a hammer was less painful.

I peeked at the cartoon channels for kids and wondered if the creators of 'Adventure Time' were on acid. SpongeBob has been stupid for so long that I don't think anyone cares. (I used to watch him with my little niece, who is now in college.) Those brats that live on a cruise ship need to be transferred to one of the Carnival Cruise Line vessels. Then sunk.

Law and Order SVU turns my stomach. Bad behavior all of the time. Jeff Goldbloom joined the cast, but I can't find the new episodes with him in them because all they seem to play are the hundreds of old ones.

If they put on one more cop show, where the officers are eaten up with personal angst, I might barf.

"Fringe' was interesting. Naturally, it's been cancelled. 'Bones' was good, but they kept killing off or getting rid of interesting characters, like Zach or the English kid who got shot.

I look through my lineup and wonder why I'm paying all of this money for what I'm getting. 'How I Met Your Mother' sucks. 'Mad Men' sucks. I'm tired of 'House'. 'Eurika' became predictable along with 'Warehouse 13'.

I enjoyed the movie 'Cowboys and Aliens', but they've rerun it about 27 times and it's become a tad annoying. 'How to Train Your Dragon' made me laugh, until they turned it into a kid series.

I would be happy if they removed all of the UFO Conspiracy series from the line up and would just leave 'Area 51' alone for a decade or two. (It's hard to take the UFO series seriously when one of the professionals has hair that looks like a grenade went off in it.)

Professional wrestling? Dump it. I gave up on that stuff when I was 10.

All of the real survivor series, I like. I'd prefer though, that Les Stroud do less biatching about having to carry his camera gear.

I used to thoroughly enjoy the National Geographic books and channel. However, after around 40 years, I've had enough concerning the pyramids to last me for a life time, am really tired of landscapes consisting of dull colored sand and rocks and came to the conclusion that no matter where you dig 'over there' you're going to find bones.

Apparently, the ground is nothing but layers of old bones and ruins, which might explain a few things going on there today.

TV needs to be fixed -- but I don't know how to do it.


A lot of series can be fixed really easy. Allow them to end before the writers run out of ideas. Preferably 5 seasons max, but let us average at 3. That way people will stop watching with good memories of the characters, storyline and maybe some bittersweet sadness at seeing it end. That way you get condensed writing and the ability to resurrect the series at a later point for a movie or something like that. The production companies would have to work harder to keep content on their channel but at least they won't get to run a franchise.into the ground. himym us a good example, I loved the first few seasons yet after season 3 things went downhill after season 4 I stopped watching. Now they are at season 7 and they still haven't actually met. The writers are even retconning stuff from previous seasons just to be able to keep on going (at least if my friends who still watch it are to be believed). Just end it already. There is a clear "victory" condition, just move toward it.
 
2013-03-19 02:40:16 PM

DerAppie: A lot of series can be fixed really easy. Allow them to end before the writers run out of ideas. Preferably 5 seasons max, but let us average at 3


This is both very true and not going to happen.  It's still economically viable to have shows go 9 seasons so why end it?  Why risk losing market share, or guaranteed viewers for something new and risky?

the only way that changes is if people stop watching.  I stopped watching how I met your mother after se5 because I simply could not take it anymore.  Unfortunately when I left there were about 10 viewers to pick up the slack.
 
2013-03-19 02:47:04 PM
It's time to shrug off the stigma of being the doesn't-even-own-a-tv guy. It all sucks. All of it. Your choices are reality tv, which no one really wants, or the "great" shows, which feature assholes being assholes to other assholes punctuated by stomach-turning violence and gore. Shrug. I don't know why I even care. I haven't watched a show regularly since Lost. I guess I'd just like to see something that doesn't make me wince, cringe or anticipate the inevitable exploding head.
 
2013-03-19 02:52:59 PM
I'm honestly looking forward to how many subscribers jump on Netflix right before Arrested Development shows up.

Speaking of getting rid of smart shows and all.

/Netflix at the house
//Parks and Rec, Community, Daily Show, Colbert, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Downton/Who/Sherlock are the only current shows I watch.... and they're all streaming online for free
///I'm sure Nielsen counts all of that
////[rolls eyes]
 
2013-03-19 02:53:16 PM
Netflix and the BBC are all you need.
 
2013-03-19 02:56:24 PM
"twitter" and "smarter" in the same sentence?
 
2013-03-19 03:00:07 PM

heywood-jablome: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Makes you wonder how many past shows that got the axe, or budgets reduced could have turned into something special

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


Its not a "WAAAAAUGH TV IS SO BAD!" until some butthurt Browncoat brings up FIREFLY.

/Get over it, nerds.  Its been 11 years.
 
2013-03-19 03:00:47 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Downton/Who/Sherlock are the only current shows I watch.... and they're all streaming online for free


Where?
 
2013-03-19 03:00:48 PM

23FPB23: We cut the cord some months ago. HDMI from my PC out to flatscreen in living room.  Fixin to put up fancy TV antenna, ought to net us 30 or so channels.  Trying out Amazon Prime for streaming.  Pirate sports streams if necessary.  Hulu, network's sites, etc.

Fark cable.


This.
I quit cable almost as soon as I had broadband. I was able to "find" every show I wanted. Now a child does it faster than I ever could, commercial free, in HD, on demand. The thing that made me drop cable was the news, both local and "syndicated". It was so much fluff and opinion that I just couldn't watch it anymore. The ratings grabbing leads were more than I could stand with kids in the house.
I'd be watching the sports highlights and then, "tonight at 11, the debate over how best to clean mercury from the rivers, ANAL RAPE IN HIGH SCHOOL, and recipes from Martha Stewart may cause water retention."
I never wanted to explain Martha Stewart to my kids.
/Seriously, some of those leads were shockingly bad for prime time.
 
2013-03-19 03:06:34 PM

Wellon Dowd: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Downton/Who/Sherlock are the only current shows I watch.... and they're all streaming online for free

Where?


some combination of the words project and free and tv.  Okay, maybe they're in that order.
 
2013-03-19 03:13:14 PM

DjangoStonereaver: heywood-jablome: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Makes you wonder how many past shows that got the axe, or budgets reduced could have turned into something special

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

Its not a "WAAAAAUGH TV IS SO BAD!" until some butthurt Browncoat brings up FIREFLY.

/Get over it, nerds.  Its been 11 years.


Nobody is more annoying that Firefly fans.
 
2013-03-19 03:13:54 PM
I'm not complaining, mind you, but I wasn't expecting LARGE PICTURES OF ALISON BRIE upon clicking the link.
 
2013-03-19 03:16:45 PM
Cut cable years back when I built a HTPC. It hooks to the surround sound with a toslink, the plasma with an HDMI, acts as a DVR for around 30 over the air HD channels, streams Netflix and Amazon, plays blue rays in 3D and acts as a huge ipod. And you can game and surf the web, and since it's always on, it serves as the base phone for a magic jack.

I've not missed cable once.
 
2013-03-19 03:18:51 PM

GAT_00: Nobody is more annoying that Firefly fans.


This. I actually thought it was a pretty good show, too, but FFS...
 
2013-03-19 03:25:42 PM

Killer Cars: GAT_00: Nobody is more annoying that Firefly fans.

This. I actually thought it was a pretty good show, too, but FFS...


I like the episode where they went to the planet that looked just like Southern California.
 
2013-03-19 03:26:13 PM

thecpt: Wellon Dowd: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Downton/Who/Sherlock are the only current shows I watch.... and they're all streaming online for free

Where?

some combination of the words project and free and tv.  Okay, maybe they're in that order.


Thanks.
 
2013-03-19 03:28:19 PM

Killer Cars: GAT_00: Nobody is more annoying that Firefly fans.

This. I actually thought it was a pretty good show, too, but FFS...


Its the only Whedon creation (aside from DR. HORRIBLE, and THE AVENGERS) that I like.  Heck, I've
even run a campaign with the SERENITY RPG.  But the whining entitled fans utterly turn me off.

I remember the days before ST:TNG came back; heck, I remember a time before there were STAR TREK
movies, and old school Trekkies weren't anywhere near as butthurt and whiny back then.
 
KIA
2013-03-19 03:32:22 PM
I miss Firefly and Jericho. Good shows gone too soon for poor reasons.
 
2013-03-19 03:40:33 PM

DjangoStonereaver: (aside from DR. HORRIBLE, and THE AVENGERS)


do try the cabin in the woods.  Trailers and commercials hurt it, but it is truly fun for the sake of fun (like the ones you liked)
 
2013-03-19 03:58:32 PM

Rik01: Well, that's kind of scary....

(It's hard to take the UFO series seriously when one of the professionals has hair that looks like a grenade went off in it.)

Which is exactly why I cannot watch "NCIS" - coal-black hair parted to show a gulley of white scalp tortured into two ponytails (perhaps because she owns no mirror?) - every time I tried to watch that show I was unable to convince myself that it was supposed to be serious, not a parody.
 
2013-03-19 03:58:36 PM
I cable cut a few months back and I doubt I'll ever get it again. Now I just download entire seasons of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, etc.... So I can watch commercial free and whenever I want.
 
2013-03-19 04:05:19 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I cable cut a few months back and I doubt I'll ever get it again. Now I just download entire seasons of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, etc.... So I can watch commercial free and whenever I want.


Where?
 
2013-03-19 04:09:32 PM
"I object to all this sex on the television. I mean, I keep falling off."

3.bp.blogspot.com

/can hardly believe I wasn't beaten to this one.
 
2013-03-19 04:10:55 PM
Wow, what a terrible, terrible article.  Where do we start?

That Mad Men chart is crazy stupid.  Do Mad Men and Breaking Bad pull great numbers?  No, but they pull a hell of a lot more than whatever random movie AMC would air instead.  And a lot of AMC's ad revenue has come from the fact that it currently airs the highest-rated scripted show on television in The Walking Dead.  The caption shouldn't be "quality original programs instead of reruns mean big money," it should be "quality original programs bring more viewers which means more money."

Community (and other low-rated darlings) aren't getting saved because of their social media profiles.  They're getting saved because every network and every show is drawing fewer viewers than they did even five years ago.  Community has been getting pretty terrible ratings this year (averaging 1.2-1.3), but that makes it the highest-rated sitcom on NBC this spring because all of their sitcoms have been doing terribly.

But that's not how we watch any more. Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Roku, iTunes, smartphone, tablet-none of these platforms or devices are reflected in the Nielsen rating.

The average person who streams (not the average viewer but the average streamer) streams 20 minutes of TV per day, versus 230 minutes watched traditionally.  Source  The other problem is that most of these services don't have commercials.  This statement betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of what television is and why it's measured.  The purpose of television shows is to keep people entertained between commercials.  Neither networks nor advertisers care if somebody is watching a show on Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes.  They care a little about Hulu but, again, most advertisers don't care about Hulu because they're not advertising there.  The purpose of television ratings is to measure ad viewership, which is irrelevant to any of those alternative viewing sources.

In 2007 the company hammered out its "C3″ rating, a metric that includes the number of people who watched a show-and therefore the commercials-up to three days after its original airing.  ... Viewers who recorded a show on a DVR were assumed to be fast-forwarding through the commercials and thus immune to sales pitches.

This is just flat wrong.  What the author is talking about is the Live+3 Ratings.  The C3 rating, which advertisers pay for, is a measure of the actual commercial time watched over the first three days.  So a person fast-forwarding a DVR'd commercial doesn't get counted in the C3, but would get counted in the Live+3.  And advertisers still don't care abut 7-day viewing because they time their ads for three days.  Macy's doesn't care if you see their 3-day sale ad a week after the show airs.  Nor does a film company care if you see their movie trailer after the opening weekend.

And that's why, some day in the near future, a show's tweetability may be just as crucial as the sheer size of its audience.

Only for non-ad-supported networks.  Unless those tweets are "What an awesome Walmart commercial during NCIS tonight! #AlwaysLowPrices."

I'm not sure where they got their Live+7 numbers, but Fringe didn't once increase its audience by more than 90% last season, let alone average more than 100% increase in viewership.  Only about a dozen network shows in any given week will have less than 2/3 of their audience watch after the airdate and, again, most of this moot since advertisers don't care about Live+7, they care about Live +3.  And the rest of those are cable shows, which have different viewership requirements.
 
2013-03-19 04:21:55 PM

The Singing Bush: [www.wired.com image 850x1062]

That is a sexy woman


I will make a pact with Satan if I could die today and come back as a sentient version of that dress.
 
2013-03-19 04:23:31 PM

Bruxellensis: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I cable cut a few months back and I doubt I'll ever get it again. Now I just download entire seasons of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, etc.... So I can watch commercial free and whenever I want.

Where?


In my living room usually, or on the bed.
 
2013-03-19 04:27:25 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Bruxellensis: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I cable cut a few months back and I doubt I'll ever get it again. Now I just download entire seasons of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, etc.... So I can watch commercial free and whenever I want.

Where?

In my living room usually, or on the bed.


Ah, thanks!
 
2013-03-19 04:32:06 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: ha-ha-guy: My theory is that as the more intelligent people cable cut or more primarily over to Netflix, the Idiocracy gets more of a vote in programming due to the fact only the dumb ones can't figure out how to avoid commercials.

This. I cut cable not long ago and instead of trying to watch something actually entertaining on say History channel and instead finding Pawn Stars as far as the eye can see, I instead used playon to stream to my roku and watched a few informative stuff they stream online. Then watched a documentary about Jefferson's bible from the Smithsonian.

TV is increasingly moving towards pay for what you want model, not pay for the buffet and hope something is good there


WTF? you understood that?
 
2013-03-19 04:39:05 PM
I recently began watching "24" on Netflix because everyone told me how great it was and it won a bunch of Emmys and Golden Oscars and stuff.

That show is so laughably bad I can't stand it.  Or I should say I can stand it because it makes me laugh out loud at least three times an episode.     That this crap ran for eight seasons and was a top rated show tells me everything I need to know about TV.

It sucked then.  It sucks now.  It will suck forever.
 
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