Finding Humor in Tragedy (Updated)
Created on: April 16th, 2007
Finding Humor in Tragedy (Updated)
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/31701/98/ Not a single game found in his dorm. If only Cho had an outlet for his rage, perhaps a virtual simulation where he could act out violent fantasies without hurting anyone. If only such a thing existed...

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April 17th, 2007
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this site is obviously inspired by violent videogames and i suggest you see a therapist to sort out your problems before you let the videogames get the best of you, just like they did in this scenario
April 17th, 2007
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lol jack thompson made a YTMND account
April 17th, 2007
(1)
The most brilliant thing ever. You sir are intelligent and witty. The fine print also caused several spontaneous noises from me, which I call LAWLS.
April 17th, 2007
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If he blamed video games for causing the gunman to go on a rampage without even knowing anything about the gunman, including what influenced him, then that makes Jack Thomson's argument unfalsifiable, and therefore methodologically incorrect. We should give no value to his claims, but you already knew that. We should, however, give him much credit for his outstanding douchebaggery.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
Does this really happen all the time? Someone should make a YTMND of compilations of audio clips of him attacking video games.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
needs more nedm (btw good ytmnd)
April 17th, 2007
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You know, i dont wanna blame video games, and i dont really wanna place a bet on this (theres no telling with this douche), but when i heard the gunman was korean, i automatically assumed he shot that college up because he was angry over losing a starcraft 1v1 match or something. No matter what, starcraft is related. Hes korean. Think about it.
April 17th, 2007
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April 17th, 2007
(1)
wow. douchebag.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
dr phil beat him to the task.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
i saw dr. phil bitches about this and i wanted to smack him
April 17th, 2007
(1)
hahahaa
April 17th, 2007
(1)
lmao. amazing ytmnd.
April 17th, 2007
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Thomson=FAIL
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Dissection of Jack Thompson's lies in his Fox News phone interview: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/feature/feature-dissecting-jacks-lies-252914.php
April 17th, 2007
(2)
thompson is such a f**king *ssh*le, he thinks just because the kid was asian that he likes video games
April 17th, 2007
(4)
Jack Thompson is wasting his time. He should do something worthwhile and go after people who still use Price is Right music in their YTMNDs.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
Lollll the update makes this so much better. That is amazing. Huzzah for *ssh*les
April 17th, 2007
(1)
a fellow Cinci native. Go figure.
April 17th, 2007
(1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weG7A4lTGtg for video of him doing it
April 17th, 2007
(1)
5 DAYS
April 18th, 2007
(2)
jack thompson is a nappy headed ho
April 18th, 2007
(0)
It was only a matter of time.
April 18th, 2007
(2)
It's funny, but YTMND is not a bulletin board and you should refrain from treating it that way. Sure, it underlines a funny joke and yeah, this guy is a moron- but that's no reason degenerate YTMND even more. Let it go... go to a forum and discuss your issues.
April 18th, 2007
(1)
you spelled receive incorrectly
April 18th, 2007
(1)
5'd for... something.
April 18th, 2007
(1)
APPROVAL!
(1)
Tonight at around 6 pm pacific time.
April 18th, 2007
(1)
This will be turned into a fad.
April 18th, 2007
(2)
This dude needs to just die already.
April 18th, 2007
(2)
GREAT!! now lets all throw poo in his face.
April 18th, 2007
(2)
*reads Description* I was gonna say, he probably already mentioned it before this was posted.
April 18th, 2007
(2)
Never... He's in too much legal trouble in the US... He's soon to be debarred
April 18th, 2007
(2)
Too bad it was an Azn and not just some guy that's never played videogames. Because then we could shove it in his face... oh no wait... everybody would forget until the next time he claims it.
April 18th, 2007
(1)
lol
April 18th, 2007
(0)
-2 days
April 18th, 2007
(0)
Great YTMND none the less.
April 18th, 2007
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He is a complete douche. The kid didn't play videogames, he was mentally unstable...There is a difference. He is such a dick. The biggest douche in the universe! There is no other douche as big as him.
April 18th, 2007
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I was gonna guess 24 hours... wow, 8? That's fantastic. What a tool.
April 18th, 2007
(0)
lol
April 18th, 2007
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I'm going to go play GTA right now in honor of the victims.
April 18th, 2007
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I wonder how long it will be until he blames the Holocaust on Pong
April 18th, 2007
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I wouldn't put it past him, even though that's historically inaccurate.
April 18th, 2007
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the fact that he already used video games as a scapegoat again before we knew *ANYTHING* about the killer at ALL (at least we had Doom for Columbine) proves that he is a quick-to-blame *ssh*le.
April 18th, 2007
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F*ck Jack Thompson, and f*ck sidebars.
April 18th, 2007
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he was JUST on msnbc saying that video games made the killer like this; then like a min later his rommie can on saying he never played video games. hopefully we can have a youtube link soon
April 18th, 2007
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5'd for great justice.
April 18th, 2007
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I won a $25 bet with my brother as to how long it would take Jackie Boy to stick his nose into this. What a c*ck-gobbler.
April 18th, 2007
(0)
god he's a douche
April 19th, 2007
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Oh wow, if I ever meet Jack Thompson....it's not going to be pretty.
April 19th, 2007
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Well, it certainly didn't take that tool very long to exploit peoples sufferings for his own ridiculous agenda.
April 19th, 2007
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Jack Thompson has no credability. I find it amazing people still take the man seriously.
April 19th, 2007
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The movie "40 year old virgin" was actually based on Jack Thompson. No, I'm totally serious. Wiki it!
April 19th, 2007
(0)
5
April 19th, 2007
(0)
what about that bitch poet lady who gave a speech about elephant tusks and mexican kids, followed by a "nixon victory hand sign"? she also deserves a "whatever we pin on jack thompson". I don't have the details on her, I just heard her speech on the radio. it's sickening.
April 19th, 2007
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5 for the description of the "prize." We need a voice.
April 19th, 2007
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The guy was Korean. Now they're definitely gonna blame it on video games.
April 19th, 2007
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April 19th, 2007
(0)
Does anyone else think Jack looks a little like John stewart?
April 19th, 2007
(1)
NorthAmericanDangerDuo exploits Jack Thompson exploiting the V-Tech tragedy. Why should I reward that? I'd go into why this is awful more, but judging from the support I'd be wasting my time.
April 19th, 2007
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300TMND: NorthAmericanDangerDuo exploits Jack Thompson exploiting the V-Tech tragedy
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Dude, that's an awesome idea! I'm gonna photoshop Leonidas into this YTMND kicking Jack Thompson into a well! I'M A GENIUS!
April 19th, 2007
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you know you were already working on it
April 19th, 2007
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You can't kill Jack Thompson. Because then he'll think his own murder was because of videogames.
April 19th, 2007
(0)
Derka Derka Mohammed Jihad
April 19th, 2007
(0)
QFT.
April 19th, 2007
(0)
Disclaimer makes this win.
April 19th, 2007
(0)
right now
April 25th, 2007
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No tomaroooooow...
April 19th, 2007
(1)
wow he is suck an *ssh*le. I am going to buy tonnes of E-rated games, play them till they drive me insane then kill him. there in destryoing his idea!
April 19th, 2007
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truth ftw.
April 19th, 2007
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you found no humour.
April 19th, 2007
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gamers arent up at 7:15 AM... and if they are they fall asleep at around 8ish and sleep till 5ish
April 19th, 2007
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Epic win.
April 19th, 2007
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I'll be looking for Jack*ssh*le Thompson in the next Guiness book of World Records under the category of "fastest time to become a total douchebag."
April 19th, 2007
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America's most hated family is going to the funeral http://www.godhatesamerica.com/
April 19th, 2007
(1)
I hate this c*nt
April 19th, 2007
(0)
I hope I never have to use this phrase again: 5 for anal leakage.
April 19th, 2007
(0)
HAHAHHAA awesome.
April 19th, 2007
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AMEN!
April 20th, 2007
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i do admit i am pissed at you outing fox news (NBC showing the tapes, and who can forget CNN risking their integrity by having nothing but Anna Nicole Smith for 2 weeks)
April 20th, 2007
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amen
April 20th, 2007
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He already did on the first day :/
April 20th, 2007
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the notice gave you a emotional 6. which is just a 5 with a smiley face. :) 2up.
April 20th, 2007
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frbr
April 20th, 2007
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The newest addition to the Douchebags of Liberty.
April 20th, 2007
(0)
but this song should be banned
April 20th, 2007
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Eight hours. Eight f*cking hours.
April 20th, 2007
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THERE HE IS, THE BIGGEST DOUCHE IN THE UNIVERSE, OF ALL THE GALAXIES THERE IS NO BIGGER DOUCHE THEN YOU
April 20th, 2007
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Five, because YTMND elitists seem to not see humor in some things.
April 20th, 2007
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This is actually a bit clever and less offensive than the dozens of other sites.
April 20th, 2007
(1)
It took him that long?
April 21st, 2007
(1)
The real tradgedy here isn't so much that this happened, it's that we will hear more about these f*ckin rich pampered corpses in the coming weeks than we will ever hear about our brave men and women in uniform dying. Regardless of your stance on the war in Iraq, there are brave men and women serving their country valiantly and dying every day. Sadly, none get an ounce of sympathy in the f*cking press unless it serves to make the President look bad. Only then do they move from the last page to the front.
April 23rd, 2007
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The worst shooting in US History isn't last-page news, dumbf*ck.
April 21st, 2007
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Excellent. Video games are the cause of all probems, even TERRORISM! (Eyes shift left then right....)
April 21st, 2007
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3 cheers for the douchebag king!
April 21st, 2007
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I heard on joystiq that he didnt even have a single video game in his dorm
April 21st, 2007
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From cincinnati huh? Channel 9 sucks
April 21st, 2007
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"Uhhh, maybe? Tell me why guns aren't a part of the problem. We both know he wouldn't have fragged 30 something people with a knife." Shut the hell up, whenever a country bans guns crime skyrockets (even gun crime increases). Let's take away peoples right to defend themselves against violent attackers, that makes sense. There's a reason this happened on a college campus, because it's a gun free zone.
April 21st, 2007
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You're a tool if you believe guns aren't easy to obtain in Canada, England, or anywhere else where they're "banned." Banning guns is about as effective as the war on drugs. It brings peace of mind to sheepish people. If people want them, they will get them.
April 21st, 2007
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7 hours and 45 minutes flat. Wow, that's fast douchebaggery!
April 22nd, 2007
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F*cking douchebag. Can't wait he retires.
April 22nd, 2007
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My father thinks it is videogames too.
April 22nd, 2007
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hey jack thompson, I'm a 'loner', I barely talk to anyone except my closest friends and I watch violent movies and play violent video games. But you know what? I'm the nicest guy you'll ever meet and I'd never lay a finger on another person with the intention to do harm to them. The reason why killers play violent video games is because they are attracted to them. that's the only link. it doesn't work the other way around. a video game will not make somone violent unless they are already violent.
April 22nd, 2007
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that is the most perfect explanation i have heard.
April 23rd, 2007
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agreed, people don't seem to realize that
April 22nd, 2007
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i vote we do the oppisite of jack thompson and say shooting are cuase by lack of games! see people are borde of every day life, so they get guns are shoot people to feel the "thrill" of killing people. but with games people can still get the thrill of shooting with out actually kill people! thuse keeping Dangerous people off the street!
April 22nd, 2007
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VTECH just kicked in yo
April 22nd, 2007
(0)
Not so much finding humor in the situation as making a statement, but still good. Perhaps Thompson can explain how the deadliest school massacre in the United States was committed 80 years ago, just a wee bit before video games could have an effect.
April 22nd, 2007
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Hahahaha. Nice update. I was watching the coverage of all this while eating lunch, and was listening to all of the lofty gun control arguments and the anti-FPS game arguments. The people are f*cking dicks. -Steve
April 23rd, 2007
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"...no video game boxes, joysticks, controller pads or software were seized. There were also no game consoles in the dorm room, indeed Seung-Huis roommate has told police and reporters that hes never saw the killer play any video games." http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/31701/98/ lol jack thompson is a dumbass
April 23rd, 2007
(1)
Gunman shouldve headed to thompson's house inste-*is slapped by God for wishing-death-upon joke*
April 23rd, 2007
(0)
Holy sh*t it's milkmanv1
April 25th, 2007
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Hi!....Do I know you?...Im famous, WOO WOOO! YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN?
April 26th, 2007
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It's just for deco' rations mayahn!
April 23rd, 2007
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Well, he probably played Starcraft, but only because stereotypes are always true.
April 23rd, 2007
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Well, glad Jack is getting a big smack in the face with this one.
April 23rd, 2007
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If it wasn't video games that were destroying people, it could be gangs putting pressure on them.
April 23rd, 2007
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Hey, Jack, how's the foot sandwiches today? Bahahahahaha.
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Jack Thompson: "Mr. Gates, your company is potentially legally liable (for) the harm done at Virginia Tech. Your game, a killing simulator, according to the news that used to be in the Post, trained him to enjoy killing and how to kill." Score one for Thompson?
April 24th, 2007
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Thompson. What a jackass. 5'd.
April 24th, 2007
(0)
jack tompson can fall in a well and die
April 24th, 2007
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update 2 = owned
April 24th, 2007
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AMAZING!!! You sir, are a GOD and Thompson needs to get his head out of his fat ass.
April 24th, 2007
(1)
*reads Update 2* ...the hell? A Korean that's never touched a video game in his life? This is madness!
April 24th, 2007
(0)
I'm pretty sure I know the difference between shooting a CG alien and a human being. I don't have Schizophrenia, so I prolly won't blame video games on killing. 5 * Funny Post!
April 24th, 2007
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anyone else want to e-mail jack thompson and ask him to make an apology? i know i want to
April 24th, 2007
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taken from wikipedia: Thompson also sent a letter to Bill Gates, saying, "Mr. Gates, your company is potentially legally liable (for) the harm done at Virginia Tech. Your game, a killing simulator, according to the news that used to be in the Post, trained him to enjoy killing and how to kill." I hope thompson gets killed by a pshycopath who has never used video games. only then, maybe, will he understand what an *ssh*le he is. If I was one of the families of the VT victims, i would want him dead.
April 24th, 2007
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Wow, Jack Thompson is a dumbass, especially the fact that Microsoft did not create CS!
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To be fair, they found no videogames in his dorm, but confiscated a PC that could have contained CS or other PC games. That doesn't change the fact that his roommate never once saw him play a single game, so if he ever DID play CS or other PC games, it would have been a very rare occurrence. Wikipedia says that he did play CS back in high school (4 years prior), but that there was no evidence he'd played it since. It's also hilarious that Thompson blames BILL GATES for the existance of CS.
April 24th, 2007
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i originally 4'd this just because it ripped JT apart, the fact that UPDATE 2 came about, just made me 5'd this, gj.
April 24th, 2007
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I hate how so many people in the news=entertainment industry and people like Jack "The Asswipe" Thompson make it their business to try and match the douchebaggery of the killers by exploiting the tragedies for their own personal gain. Oh, I'm sorry? Are you still in shock because you saw a guy kill your friend? Let me shove a microphone in your face and ask you heart-wrenching questions? What was it like watching your friend's brains get blown out? Heartless, souless, tool-ass greedbots.
April 25th, 2007
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The Comments clearly show you have a loyal following of 12 year olds.
April 26th, 2007
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Such a precise number! I'm curious.. how did you come to that specific age? O_o
April 25th, 2007
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Such truth there is to this YTMND.
April 25th, 2007
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So, I was reading the possible side-effect, and I got 4 out of the 5 of them just by looking at Jack Thompson.
April 26th, 2007
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HEY: MORE PRESS FOR GOOD OLD JT http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9712921-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5
April 29th, 2007
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100% agreed. What a total douchebag.
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HAHAHAH NICE!
July 23rd, 2007
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July 26th, 2007
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LONG LIVE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA!
December 2nd, 2007
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The worst part is when he said he was "kidding" after losing a bet against skilled video game designers.
January 10th, 2008
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