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2013-04-04 03:46:36 PM  
41 votes:
My jaw is on the floor at this news
2013-04-04 03:50:33 PM  
27 votes:
The last movie he reviewed was "The Host".

So thanks Stephanie Meyers, you killed Roger Ebert. I hope you're proud of yourself.
2013-04-04 03:56:33 PM  
7 votes:
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2013-04-04 03:50:12 PM  
7 votes:
Video games are officially art again.
2013-04-04 03:57:45 PM  
5 votes:
I hope his will contains a dig at Rob Schneider.
2013-04-04 03:54:53 PM  
5 votes:
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RIP Jaws

2013-04-04 03:52:39 PM  
5 votes:
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So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?
2013-04-04 03:50:56 PM  
5 votes:
The balcony better be closed. Everybody who goes up there gets cancer.
2013-04-04 04:37:58 PM  
4 votes:
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RIP Dodger Elbert
2013-04-04 03:56:55 PM  
4 votes:

SlothB77: RIP

it is going to happen sooner or later.  so might as well get the ball rolling.

R.I.P., Q*bert.

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2013-04-04 03:55:19 PM  
4 votes:

I Said: My jaw is on the floor at this news

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Got you an aisle seat.
2013-04-04 03:49:27 PM  
4 votes:
No more "Men On Film"
2013-04-04 04:39:23 PM  
3 votes:
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RIP Like button

2013-04-04 04:25:30 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-04-04 04:12:19 PM  
3 votes:
My favorite memory of Roger Ebert is that I went to a movie review with a friend (who was a reviewer outside of Chicago) and I was was talking during the opening credits; no actors on the screen. (It was Dante's Peak). Mr. Ebert was seated across the aisle and leaned over and told me to shut up.
2013-04-04 04:08:37 PM  
3 votes:
Somewhere out there, Armond White cackles as he bathes in the Fountain of Youth.
2013-04-04 04:03:27 PM  
3 votes:
I'm not refreshing, so my apologies if someone else posts this:

Roger Ebert, Bill Gates, and RuPaul are playing golf. A lightning bolt outta nowhere strikes them all dead. God meets them at the Pearly Gates and says, "Sorry, guys, I missed. Jesus left his toys out and I stepped on one. I can send you back, but you each have to give up something you love."
Ebert: "I can give up pizza."
God sends Roger back to earth.
Gates: "I love money, but I can give up money."
God sends Bill back to earth.
RuPaul: "I love men, but to live, I can give up men."
God sends RuPaul back to earth.
The three men are later walking down Sunset Boulevard when they pass a California Pizza Kitchen.
Roger goes, "I just wanna smell." He goes inside and takes a big whiff. Pretty soon he is next to a thick, smelly, greasy, beautiful slice of pepperoni, and BANG! Roger Ebert goes to heaven, having had a bite of the forbidden pizza.
Bill and RuPaul look at each other and agree to keep watch so the other doesn't give into temptation.
As they continue walking, Bill eyes a shiny, brand new quarter, the one he's been missing from his Presidential quarters collection. "I'm not gonna touch it, I just wanna look at it," he says to himself.
He bends over, getting closer, and closer. . . until. . . finally. . . BANG! RuPaul goes to heaven.

/RIP. I've known your face for as long as I can remember watching TV. "Leave of presence" my arse.
2013-04-04 04:02:05 PM  
3 votes:
North (1994)

"I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."

Roger Ebert
2013-04-04 03:59:00 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-04-04 03:52:01 PM  
3 votes: Full Size

RIP Ebert
2013-04-04 03:51:11 PM  
3 votes:
I love the thought of Gene Siskel and Ebert reuniting at this very moment and Siskel giving Ebert a hard time for liking "Carnosaur."
2013-04-04 03:49:05 PM  
3 votes:
Still no cure for Siskel.
2013-04-05 12:20:03 PM  
2 votes:

squrrelco3: I hate it when anyone dies... but I'm not going to deify them in death.

He was an asshole as far as I'm concerned so...

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You and the other fan of Battleship will get over it someday.
2013-04-04 08:53:27 PM  
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: 1) Meh. I don't worship at the temple of Ebert the way 80% of Farkers seem to.
2) ONCE AGAIN it's proven that when a 'famous' person reports that they are sick but things look good it's a
    certainty that they will be dead sooner rather that later.
3) Read one of the obits in the Trib - guy's name is Kogan or something like that. It was so over the top in it's praise for
    Ebbie that it was like he was giving Rog slobbering obiturially blow job. I don't think the guy would have written one like
    that for someone who actually matter.

And when you die, no one but your cat will care, and she will eat your face.
2013-04-04 06:08:46 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP Herbert.
2013-04-04 05:45:11 PM  
2 votes:

dramboxf: The point is that the eyes rarely stay closed when you do that with a real dead body. Also, you never see them actually close the eyes; they just pass their hands over the eye "area". Try closing someone's eyes (dead or alive) with the pinky-edge of your hand. They do it that way, I'm almost certain, so as not to mess up the makeup.

Well I guess SOMEONE works in a morgue.
2013-04-04 05:01:32 PM  
2 votes:
at least he died doing what he loved,   being alive.
2013-04-04 04:57:15 PM  
2 votes:
                   RIP Lodger Egret

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2013-04-04 04:53:42 PM  
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [ image 692x700]

So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?

2013-04-04 04:38:43 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP Franz Schubert
2013-04-04 04:32:04 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-04 04:30:07 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-04 04:21:26 PM  
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2013-04-04 04:17:24 PM  
2 votes:
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His corpse STINKS!

/i am so sorry
2013-04-04 04:13:56 PM  
2 votes:
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R.I.P. St. Hubert

2013-04-04 04:12:42 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP Roger Ebert

2013-04-04 04:11:34 PM  
2 votes:
thank farking god.  Since his jaw went bye bye it was horrifying to watch anything about him.  He should have been placed in a dark room somewhere and handed food through a tiny slot in the door.
2013-04-04 04:06:13 PM  
2 votes:
Thanks goodness we still have Michael Medved to review movies.

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2013-04-04 04:01:33 PM  
2 votes:
RIP Bert...

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2013-04-04 04:01:14 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-04 03:59:00 PM  
2 votes:

downstairs: Watched him growing up.


What, were you perched outside his bedroom window? How'd you know he'd get famous?
2013-04-04 03:58:27 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-04-04 03:57:57 PM  
2 votes:

2013-04-04 03:56:29 PM  
2 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?

Depends where they both ended up..

Upstairs, it's All Goodfellas reviews for eternity.

Downstairs, it's Ishtar.
2013-04-04 03:53:40 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP Eggbert

2013-04-04 03:51:14 PM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: RIP

it is going to happen sooner or later.  so might as well get the ball rolling.


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2013-04-04 03:49:06 PM  
2 votes:
Great, now we'll never get to see the final chapter of the "Valley of the Dolls" trilogy.

/goodnight, man who thought "The Jerk" was just about "funny hats"
2013-04-04 03:49:03 PM  
2 votes:
Get ready for Roeper and White
2013-04-04 03:47:48 PM  
2 votes:
In before some dumbass comments on his lack of a ja-....too late...
2013-04-04 03:46:49 PM  
2 votes:
Watched him growing up.

2013-04-04 10:29:43 PM  
1 vote:

Knucklepopper: That was such a shocking bit of news; like finding out your fifth grade teacher died.
But now I'm obsessed; what did Ebert say about Siskel's death in 1999? I can't find an obit him quoting anywhere.

Here (in 3 parts) is the tribute episode of the syndicated program Ebert filmed the week after Siskel's death: atch?v=bzsmNHrZVeY    (part 1) atch?v=Hh0bKJWs0Vw    (part 2) atch?v=K-hX5FepO3g    (part 3)
2013-04-04 09:29:55 PM  
1 vote:
Interestingly, my father, a movie buff who bore more than a passing resemblance to Roger Ebert, died twelve years ago today of cancer, and he would have been 70 this year had he lived.  Coincidence?

Cancer sucks.  Thumbs down.

RIP, Mr. Ebert.  I shall ram my car into a fruit cart in your honor.

Failing that, a hay wagon.
2013-04-04 08:53:54 PM  
1 vote:
I saw someone upthread mention they had corresponded with Roger and are included several times in one of his movie glossaries. That's an actual csb and made me decide to add mine.

A few years ago Roger wrote a blog post about limericks, in limerick. It was brilliant. The commenters began to write their comments in limerick as well and it inspired Roger to turn the thread in a contest. Once the contest was announced, people from literally all over the world began to submit limericks, me among them. The votes were counted and three finalists were named. I was one. I got to correspond with Roger several times. We sent him pictures of ourselves to post with the final group of limericks and people voted again. I placed third, which was still fantastic to me. Roger had told us that he'd selected some items from his home as prizes. About a week later I received a framed print of a bird done by Edward Lear, who was also a renowned illustrator in addition to being the inventor of the limerick, and a small hard cover book of his poems and illustrations. The print had obviously been hanging somewhere in Roger's house and now it hangs in mine. I'm honored to have it.

After the contest was over I continued to be acquainted with him through membership in his Ebert Club and one year I went to Ebertfest in Champaign and got to watch a film with him and a few hundred other cool people in his hometown theater.

I wouldn't say we were friends, but we were friendly. He always said encouraging things about my writing and it meant more to me than any editor's or professor's comments ever did. I'll miss the hell out of him.

I realize that by posting this I will be identifiable to anyone who would go to the trouble of looking it up, but I don't care. I'm really farking sad.
2013-04-04 08:39:21 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP E-Bert

2013-04-04 08:36:39 PM  
1 vote:

Treygreen13: MOGGEE: .

/RIP. I've known your face for as long as I can remember watching TV. "Leave of presence" my arse.

[ image 237x213] <-- California Pizza Kitchen Pizza

[ image 240x192] <-- Roger was from Chicago and would not have been tempted.

[ image 276x183]

//Pepperoni does not exist at California Pizza Kitchen

Uh, what?

Obvious typo. He meant to say pizza does not exist at California Pizza Kitchen.
2013-04-04 08:19:48 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-04 07:28:43 PM  
1 vote:
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Seriously fark cancer.

RIP :(
2013-04-04 07:15:51 PM  
1 vote:

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RIP Mr. E. Bert

Badger: RIP Bert...

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It's been done.
2013-04-04 07:07:27 PM  
1 vote:

lohphat: Kaeishiwaza: [ image 642x1500]

In the end, no one makes it out alive.

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
2013-04-04 07:04:38 PM  
1 vote:
The Onion weighs in with a surprisingly sweet commentary: - a-triumph,31945/
2013-04-04 06:52:07 PM  
1 vote:

bigbobowski: gunga galunga: bigbobowski: are you kidding me? he turned himself into a sideshow freak! oh I know so sad. I know he couldn't feed himself anymore, but he could have ate a bullet. why not just get a V for vendetta mask and spare us the horror

I live with my mom

Worst attempt I've seen in a long time. And that includes the politics tab.

worst attempt at what? I can't post my opinion because it is not the same as yours? let me know if this is better: He was a great man. granted he made his fortune watching movies, and telling you should go see them or not. 50 percent of the time he may have been right (in your opinion) the other 50 he was just some a**hole. who cares that he's dead. maybe his family and they should be. he added absolutely nothing to the human condition, except whether Aliens vs. Predators should get a thumbs up or thumbs down.

I'm not giving you any points. Deal with it!
2013-04-04 06:37:13 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-04 06:17:14 PM  
1 vote:
Darn, gotta clean up my act so I can go to Heaven and see Siskel & Ebert movie reviews.
2013-04-04 06:15:50 PM  
1 vote:
Well, Ebert just wasn't the same after he got high on PCP and killed and cannibalized Siskel on live television.  He's in a better place, now.
2013-04-04 06:14:24 PM  
1 vote:

bigbobowski: are you kidding me? he turned himself into a sideshow freak! oh I know so sad. I know he couldn't feed himself anymore, but he could have ate a bullet. why not just get a V for vendetta mask and spare us the horror

I live with my mom

Worst attempt I've seen in a long time. And that includes the politics tab.
2013-04-04 05:49:53 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Herbert

2013-04-04 05:46:27 PM  
1 vote:

rickythepenguin: dramboxf: When a relative of partner of the hero is murdered, and the hero must view the body, (always still at the scene of the crime,) the hero will pass his hand over the eyes of the victim and voila! magically, the eyes will remain closed.

well.....true, it is cliche, but the custom is that he physically closes his eyes.

adam carolla mentioned a good one;  in sports movies, whenever the stadium/arena's/boxing ring lights get turned on, you have to Foley in a MASSIVE sound of like, a hundred circuit breakers going SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHMAAAAACCCCKKKKCRUNCH!!!  he's like, "how many times have you been at a game and the lights come on and you don't hear anything?  NOT IN THE MOVIES!  Every lightswitch that gets hit sounds like a godamn space shuttle launch!"

One of my favorites was one given to him by long forgotten comedian, Emo Philips, on how the two most difficult words to say in the english language are "yes" and "no". A foreign character, no matter how good his english is, will say "yes" and "no" in their native tongue.
2013-04-04 05:39:49 PM  
1 vote:

Zapruder: The very last lines of his review of the new Evil Dead:

"I love horror films that truly shock, scare and provoke. But after 30 years of this stuff, I'm bored to death and sick to death of movies that seem to have one goal: How can we gross out the audience by torturing nearly every major character in the movie?"

Nice job, Sam Raimi.

Actually, it was Richard Roeper who wrote that. Sadly, he is still with us.
2013-04-04 05:21:22 PM  
1 vote:

lepton68: Looking forward to reading his review of Heaven.

Considering he really didn't have anything good to say about the gate, you wonder what he might say about what's inside: V IEWS/101010302/1023
2013-04-04 05:17:45 PM  
1 vote:

Gaseous Anomaly: Roger was a Farker for a time; should this be crossposted to FarkUs?

At this point it'd be a waste for us to send WIE/BIE of ourselves to raise money for his new jaw.
2013-04-04 05:06:49 PM  
1 vote:
Today we will be reviewing Roger Ebert's death....

I thought the death was rather forced and it seem to come about with no proper context as you would expect in a big budget death. The lack of dramatic music was a mistake by the director as I really feel the audience would have appreciated it and it would have helped the audience prepare for the twist ending.

So, even though it had its dramatic points, I still must give this death a thumb down as I feel the director didn't really put his heart into it.....
2013-04-04 05:05:23 PM  
1 vote:
I loved him in 'Hellraiser'. There will NEVER be another Chatterer, as far as I'm concerned.
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2013-04-04 05:04:26 PM  
1 vote:

Raging Whore Moans: [ image 749x534]RIP ROGER DALTREY

...and my ability to input a carriage return apparently

2013-04-04 04:53:49 PM  
1 vote:
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Herb Alpert
2013-04-04 04:49:41 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-04-04 04:48:11 PM  
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RIP Ebn Ozn

2013-04-04 04:46:38 PM  
1 vote:
A challenger appears...
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2013-04-04 04:44:31 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Rich Seubert
2013-04-04 04:44:23 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Thumb Man
2013-04-04 04:34:06 PM  
1 vote:
It sometimes seemed like they had very rigid views about what a movie was supposed to be, and had a very hard time getting out of that box.   The review that sticks in my mind is Siskel and Ebert both turning thumbs down on a quirky little number called A Christmas Story.   I think if it had been exactly the same movie but in French, they would have stepped over each other saying how much they loved it.
2013-04-04 04:26:28 PM  
1 vote:
He's updating his review of Heaven's Gate now.

Rest easy, thumbslinger.
2013-04-04 04:19:55 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Engelbert Humperdinck

2013-04-04 04:14:00 PM  
1 vote:
Well, guess he got his jaw back now. Hopefully he'll keep it shut.
2013-04-04 04:10:27 PM  
1 vote:

moops: Thanks goodness we still have Michael Medved to review movies.

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2013-04-04 04:07:48 PM  
1 vote:

gunga galunga: No. Ebert stopped slagging on Rob Schneider after Rob sent him some flowers when he was first diagnosed with cancer with a card reading "from your least favorite actor".

Rob is one of those great schticky actors that really realizes he talent range and doesn't have a single farking problem with it. He owns his niche. I remember seeing him on cribs where in front of his place he turned to the camera, raised his arms and proudly said "This is the house that Sandler built....thanks Adam!"
2013-04-04 04:07:06 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Mr. E. Bert

2013-04-04 04:00:57 PM  
1 vote:

Redfire29: The last movie he reviewed was "The Host".

So thanks Stephanie Meyers, you killed Roger Ebert. I hope you're proud of yourself.

Technically speaking he contracted cancer in 2006, and if I remember correct Snake on a Plane came out that year.

So direct your hatred towards David Ellis, someone who deserves said hatred
2013-04-04 04:00:49 PM  
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                            RIP Sherbert
2013-04-04 04:00:31 PM  
1 vote:
Couldn't stand him.

2013-04-04 04:00:03 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-04 03:59:56 PM  
1 vote:

DemonEater: That was quick, we just had the "Ebert cuts his workload" article about his cancer returning yesterday.

He wasn't lying.
2013-04-04 03:58:51 PM  
1 vote:
I Hated, Hated, Hated, HATED This News
2013-04-04 03:58:34 PM  
1 vote:
I can already hear him at the Gates, pushing St. Peter aside because he wants to go argue with Gene.
2013-04-04 03:57:14 PM  
1 vote:
I guess now we'll never know if video games can be art or not
2013-04-04 03:56:25 PM  
1 vote:
rest in peace film cricket
2013-04-04 03:56:24 PM  
1 vote:
Was about to submit as "Ten toes up".

Damn, I really liked his reviews.  I didn't always agree, but I enjoyed them regardless.
2013-04-04 03:56:22 PM  
1 vote:

Cortez the Killer: [ image 500x500]

RIP Eggbert

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2013-04-04 03:55:17 PM  
1 vote:
2013-04-04 03:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
The Critic should have ran for more than 2 seasons. Just sayin'...
2013-04-04 03:53:58 PM  
1 vote:
First Leno, now this?   Two chins down in as many days.
2013-04-04 03:53:11 PM  
1 vote:
I jaw what you did there subby
2013-04-04 03:52:48 PM  
1 vote:

Wadded Beef: I love the thought of Gene Siskel and Ebert reuniting at this very moment and Siskel giving Ebert a hard time for liking "Carnosaur."

Ebert was just early on proper appreciation of the SyFy original movies.
2013-04-04 03:51:40 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP Hebert

2013-04-04 03:51:22 PM  
1 vote:
Chin up, Farkers. Armond White is healthy as an ox.
2013-04-04 03:50:59 PM  
1 vote:
Looking forward to reading his review of Heaven.
2013-04-04 03:50:32 PM  
1 vote:
Friends don't let jackasses get jaw cancer and die
2013-04-04 03:50:03 PM  
1 vote:
An absolute Icon, but his work seemed to get soft towards the end.
2013-04-04 03:48:37 PM  
1 vote:
If this is a start of a "Celebrity Triple" of deaths, I hope this guy is next.

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2013-04-04 03:48:35 PM  
1 vote:
Somehow I would think "the balcony is now closed"  would be a better headline.
2013-04-04 03:47:07 PM  
1 vote:
is is farked for anyone else?
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