Re: Badass

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It's me, and I don't care if you use my name.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:29 PM
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The competitor's pseudonym occasionally contains a link to his blog, whose url is his first initial and his family name.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:35 PM
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Hm. I appear to being drinking a beer and putting off gathering all my tax info, so it's probably not me.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:38 PM
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That';s not EmersonJ's blog, it's his email address.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:39 PM
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Cutting it kind of close with the taxes there, Jesus. Don't believe in rendering unto Caesar anymore?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:44 PM
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Cutting it close? Only once in the past 12 years have I not been one of the great unwashed at the Downtown PO at 11:45 on April 15. It's kind of festive.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:47 PM
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He's done the swimming and the biking and is running now. The crazy fucker.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 4:56 PM
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Ridiculously complicated tax returns are the bane of the self-employed. My reluctance to complete them should be overcome by the prospect of our refund, but somehow it isn't. At least I'm not competing in some crazy-ass race on a hot day.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 5:01 PM
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State taxes are the bane of people who move too often.

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Two of the best people I have ever met just boarded a taxi to the airport, to fly to Baghdad, about 2 minutes ago. As scheduled & as necessary, and yet: fucking hell.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 5:40 PM
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Triathletes are badass.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 5:52 PM
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Oh, so very nice weather then...

I remember running cross-country in Phoenix out in the desert when it was 115. As long as you drink plenty of water and wear lots of sunscreen it's not bad at all.


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 6:03 PM
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Dirty little secret: the IRS doesn't care if you send it on the 16th or even 17th.

That said, I did my taxes two months ago, slackers.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 6:05 PM
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it's not bad at all.

What do you take us for, Doug?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 6:06 PM
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Hey, I'm not trying to sell you real-estate or anything...

When there's no humidity you sweat and it keeps you cool, it feels great (okay, so I'm pining for the desert after being stuck here in a swamp in NJ).


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 6:11 PM
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Taxes suck. Employing a nanny, even just for a few months, makes them suck even more


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 6:51 PM
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The Yankees' shortstop is named Alberto Gonzalez. That's weird.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:12 PM
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16: Yeah, that's taking a little getting used to.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:16 PM
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The commenter has about 5 miles to go.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:27 PM
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16: If you pronounce Gonzales and Gonzalez in the fashion of Spaniards, you'll easily keep them straight. But you could also just file both (shitty former AG and evil Yankee infielder) under "tainted moral scum" in your brain and be done with it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:29 PM
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19: Exactly. The first time I heard Gonzalez' name, I thought, how convenient! Comes with antipathy pre-installed!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:35 PM
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Fenway liveblogging: the press box has accessible wifi! Also, Boston is fuckin' cold in April.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:40 PM
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Are you wearing white tie attire? That might be warmer.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:41 PM
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Do you mean you can access the press box wifi from where you're sitting, or do you have to get near? Or have you exploited some connection to get a seat in the press box?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:46 PM
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Also hahaha Yankees suck.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:49 PM
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23: the former.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:50 PM
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5 BBs and a 6 run lead? That's just freaky.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:57 PM
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He's done!
Swim 2.4 miles: 1:06:57
Bike 112 miles: 6:09:48
Run 26.2 miles: 4:13:05

Overall, 11:38:38.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 7:59 PM
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Huzzah finishing! The very thought of it taxes my frail and delicate system. Way to go anonymous commenter whom I think I met once!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:06 PM
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27: Jesus, I can barely keep my eyes open for 11 and half consecutive hours, let alone swim/bike/run it.

By which I mean, "well done, sir!"


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:10 PM
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27: what a loon


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:10 PM
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I've played Civilization for 11-1/2 hours straight before, and even that was tiring.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:13 PM
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Wow, anonymous commenter finished and didn't pass out or anything? Amazing. Impressive.

I bet he's gonna feel like crap tomorrow.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:15 PM
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You know what sucks? Getting married to a foreigner, who, in the three months he actually worked in the US in FY2007, worked in 3 different states, none of which include the state in which he is a part-year resident.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:26 PM
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way to go, commenter! woo! Go get a commemorative tattoo.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:46 PM
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34 to 33.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:49 PM
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33: Ouch.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:52 PM
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If you wanted to praise this person in a pseudonymous fashion, couldn't you just use their old pseudonym? By which I mean, way to go Magik Johnson.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:53 PM
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Why the fuck did Jon Miller just spell Aardsma's name on TV? To prove he can? Also, don't call it a comeback, but the Yankees are coming back.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:55 PM
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35: Married to Foreigner.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 8:57 PM
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"A construction worker's bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled Sunday when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot. After locating the shirt in a service corridor behind what will be a restaurant in the new Yankee Stadium, construction workers jackhammered through the concrete Sunday and pulled it out."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:01 PM
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The buried jersey story has been big news in the local sports press. It's... more than a little stupid.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:03 PM
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Fenway update: Yankees fans behind us shut up for now, but I concerned. Also this is a long damn game to start late: thanks, ESPN.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:03 PM
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Geez wide enough slide Pedey?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:04 PM
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Peter Gammons thinks Pedroia has small hands.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:07 PM
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Triathlon would be a huge spectator sport with a big television audience if the swimming portion came last.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:09 PM
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If he had 14" fingers that would have maybe worked. Really, seemed like a 3rd base coach fuckup from here but still a dumb slide.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:10 PM
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Small hands -- big glove.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:17 PM
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Fucking Timlin.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:30 PM
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Timlins ERA is 81.00? That's higher than you generally hope for.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:31 PM
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Seriously. Fucking Timlin.

Also, Joe Morgan's comments on steroids are a special kind of stupid.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:35 PM
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the press box has accessible wifi!

All of PacBell SBC that park down by the water in San Francisco has wifi.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:37 PM
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34 to 31, though I've done better.


Posted by: hypnotizingchickens | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:37 PM
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Yes, the Joe Morgan kind. I of course disagree with 50.1.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:37 PM
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Woo Dustin!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:38 PM
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Notcandlestick Park has fucking thai food. Unclear on the concept, the lot of them.


Posted by: hypnotizingchickens | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:39 PM
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Notcandlestick Park

They changed it back.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:41 PM
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Dammit


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:43 PM
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Yankees fans are verrrry quiet now. Musta run out of beer?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 9:54 PM
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LET'S GO YANKEES !

That's as loud as I can be from here.

On preview: Ogged turned <blink> back off?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:00 PM
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Delcarmen has weird intro music. "Here comes my girl"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:00 PM
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There will come a time, and soon, when Sox fans will be as reviled and disgusting as those of the Yankees. But it ain't happened yet, so get back in your hole 59. Woo.


Posted by: hypnotizingchickens | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:03 PM
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I was just trying to do a good turn for Sifu, who complained about the lack of noise from the Yankees fans. For this I'm consigned to a hole, and not just any hole, but hole 59, well known to be among the dankest?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:05 PM
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But it ain't happened yet

Sez you.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:06 PM
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w/d, I didn't know you were evil. That's too bad.

Oh, and w00t!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:09 PM
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A satisfactory conclusion.


Posted by: NĂ¡pi | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:09 PM
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There's no chance someone can acrostic his pseudonym for me, or something?


Posted by: sam k | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:10 PM
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66: Between the time apo posted, and the results link ogged posted, you should be able to figure it out.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:12 PM
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That gets me his real name. I was hoping to make the Unfogged connection.


Posted by: sam k | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:18 PM
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My name is Jordan Vance, my bib number was 197, and I'm fucking shelled right now.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:31 PM
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Congratulations, tweedlevance. Well done.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:34 PM
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Congrats, tweedledopey!


Posted by: sam k | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:34 PM
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Congrats!


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:36 PM
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That was a great game. Slightly shorter than tweedledopey's ironman time, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 10:54 PM
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That's awesome, tweedle. We'll leave up your comment, even if you're not in a proper state of mind right now.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 11:11 PM
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My name is Jordan Vance, my bib number was 197, and I'm fucking shelled right now.

They give bibs at AA now?

Congrats!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 11:19 PM
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TD, seriously great.

JMcQ, we all have our secrets, though my love for the evil empire isn't actually one of mine.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-13-08 11:59 PM
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Congratulations tweedle! Very impressive. Hope you don't feel too bad today.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 12:30 AM
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Heartfelt congratulations, Tweedledopey. I'm such a sedentary slob, I got winded the other day showing my daughter how to use the Lemon Twist toy she got as a birthday present.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 5:55 AM
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Well, now that td has outed his (probably wrecked) self, I'll note that it was only 90 days ago that he listed this as a "long term goal".

Meanwhile, I've been saying I would get some baskets of clean laundry put away for nearly three weeks.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 7:29 AM
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Congrats!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 7:40 AM
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Hook 'em, tweedle!


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:12 AM
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Hook 'em, tweedle!

If you have the strength to lift your arms!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:14 AM
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Wow. The accomplishment, yes, but also 79. This can only inspire me to read less Unfogged. But I like it here so much!


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:14 AM
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79 brings me much comfort.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:16 AM
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Congrats TD!


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:19 AM
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78: Back in ye olden days, when I had a LemonTwist, the ball at the end was an actual little plastic lemon. With clackity bits inside.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 8:21 AM
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um, regarding the pseudononymity or whatever, i never really cared. in fact, back in teh day, ogged, i tried to change my name to jvance, but you said it was confusing and made me stick with tweedledopey.

as for me, today, i've got really bad sunburns on both shoulders, and i'm probably going to lose my left big toe toenail, but other than that, only sitting down is a chore. still shelled, but getting better.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 11:43 AM
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were you happy with the result?

Is this your first Ironman?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 11:44 AM
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Will, yeah it was my first. Definitely not my last. I was happy with the result, though I feel with a lot more training (especially more focused training on the bike), I could do better. But my swim was a hell of a lot better than I expected


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 2:15 PM
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Definitely not my last.

Crazy fucker.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 2:17 PM
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The problem is, apo, that I don't feel horrible enough today to justify that being my last one. Any I get way too much positive attention today.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 4:16 PM
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tweedle it's all fun and games into you find yourself running the death valley ultramarathon: then you'll know it's an addiction.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 4:18 PM
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i'm probably going to lose my left big toe toenail

Gosh, I wish *I* could run a triathlon. Not.

I mean, congratulations and all for meeting your goal, since it's basically a victimless crime. But you're completely insane.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-14-08 4:45 PM
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