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The 'E-nome' ? DNA of an Evertonian

By Peter Stone :  04/10/2008 :  Comments (36) :
(Currently interpreted as): David Moyes - RIP??. Part 1: (of ?)

Objective: To assess David Moyes by four alternative models of veracity judgment protocols, including a normative expectation model, an expectancy model, an expectancy violation sufficient model, a model based on Expectancy Violation Theory, and a norm violation model. To provide additional evidence of the primacy of behaviour over prior expectations in the evaluation of face-to-face communication amongst EFC supporters.

Dreaming is Nature?s solution to the problems emotions cause animals and humans....

.... and from here on, pretty much the entire article Peter Stone submitted was copied almost verbatim from this website, Why do we dream? The expectation fulfilment theory of dreaming.

| | Part 1 concludes that David Moyes has exceeded the normative expectation model, created an expectancy model, then an expectancy violation sufficient model, and has thus landed this season with a model based on Expectancy Violation Theory.


Peter, only if you can actually make some relevant application of this theory to Moyes, Everton, or the fans... Unfortunately, I think it is pretty obvious where you are heading with this.... The Editor

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Beavis Butthead
1   Posted 04/10/2008 at 04:28:28

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Uh hu.... uh hu-hu......err... you said "nipple"!
Jay Harris
2   Posted 04/10/2008 at 04:41:22

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I thought ?Nomes were things you put in the garden.

You lost me after that.

And your point was?
Stephen Stuart
3   Posted 04/10/2008 at 06:44:21

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How?s about providing some links and a complete bibliography for the assertions made here?

A little pretentious, no?
Mike Byrne
4   Posted 04/10/2008 at 07:14:37

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Did I dream this or was it a nightmare?
Burning question for me is whether or not DM was breast-fed - could answer a lot of question.

Don?t think you should bother with part 2!!!
Franny Porter
5   Posted 04/10/2008 at 07:27:31

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I dreamt that Rafael Benitez was a bit of a tit........
Kevin Sparke
6   Posted 04/10/2008 at 07:44:29

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Erm.... bollocks!

Professor Plum, with the candlestick, in the billiard room
Phil Smallwood
7   Posted 04/10/2008 at 09:48:43

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To Infinity and beyond.........Doh
Marc Williams
8   Posted 04/10/2008 at 10:07:49

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Peter - Do yourself a favour mate :

Cancel your subscription to the discovery channel.

Stop attending your open university course.


Oh and just answer me this, all that stuff you wrote, is Moyes shit or not ?
Please just a simple yes or no
Paul Gavin
9   Posted 04/10/2008 at 10:41:13

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What a load of bollocks, waste of a thread
Albert Dock
10   Posted 04/10/2008 at 11:16:39

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Complete plagiarism!

Copied from here.
Paul Dewhurst
11   Posted 04/10/2008 at 11:38:23

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For the 1st time in 18mths of reading TW all readers are in agreement about a thread!
Richard Harris
12   Posted 04/10/2008 at 12:43:00

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"Expectancy Violation Theory".
Does that explain why we get angry when our players can?t pass to each other? Something that you would expect a highly paid Premier League footballer to have mastered.....
Brian Hill
13   Posted 04/10/2008 at 12:46:53

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The word "psychobabble" was coined for just such unsupportable, speculative claptrap as this.
Brian Hill
14   Posted 04/10/2008 at 12:46:53

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The word "psychobabble" was coined for just such unsupportable, speculative claptrap as this.
Garry Martin
15   Posted 04/10/2008 at 13:20:31

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Phew!! Did you really write all that blar blar, blimey, you really do need to get out more & stop taking life so serious; however, perhaps its people like you who are starting to make life really complicated ? it?s only a game!!

Kevin Sparke
16   Posted 04/10/2008 at 15:27:08

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After re-reading this very carefully Peter, I?ve still not got the gist of what it is you are trying to say and who it is aimed at... David Moyes...? Everton.... Everton Supporters ...?

Where did you cut and paste it from?
Joeynkoo Ludden
17   Posted 04/10/2008 at 16:53:58

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"...Unfortunately, I think it is pretty obvious where you are heading with this...." The Editor

I ain’t got a clue where he was heading with it. Except maybe nowhere. Was that right?
David Kiely
18   Posted 04/10/2008 at 18:40:15

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I’m on the edge of me seat here. When’s part two?
Tony Williams
19   Posted 04/10/2008 at 18:52:34

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Is the answer 42?
Alan Ross
20   Posted 04/10/2008 at 21:10:38

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Deep penetration is the answer for you Peter, and plenty of it.
Tom Campbell
21   Posted 04/10/2008 at 23:01:53

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What is this?
Derek Thomas
22   Posted 05/10/2008 at 05:27:03

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It’s OK Doddy will come on, explain all AND put a positive spin on it.

While we are at it can somebody come on and explain to me;

A) All the cryptic allusions in Don McLean’s American Pie..

B) The point behind behind Patrick McGoohan’s Prisoner.... I think it was all a dream, he was No1 and he really didn’t want to quit.

C) just was the significance if that tune whatsherface was always whistling in Kill Bill.
sean condon
23   Posted 05/10/2008 at 06:51:46

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I can?t help but wonder what might have transpired had Moyesie played Castillo in place of Pip the other night.
John Sreet
24   Posted 05/10/2008 at 08:09:13

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It?s articles like this that make this site worth visiting, and provides a welcome relief to all the squabble..............well done mate.... Total crap.... but thanks for the laugh
Tony Williams
25   Posted 05/10/2008 at 11:26:31

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Who invented liquid soap...and why?
Rob Bryan
26   Posted 05/10/2008 at 11:18:45

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Purple Aki would sort you out la, Pop or Slash la, Pop or Slash!!
Purple Aki
27   Posted 05/10/2008 at 11:39:59

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Show me your Biceps..
Mike Byrne
28   Posted 05/10/2008 at 15:02:06

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Derek Thomas

Among the many questions I haven?t tortured myself over is why do we dream.

I have however wondered about the lyrics of American Pie and come to the following conclusions.

"A long, long time ago..."
American Pie reached #1 in 1972, shortly after it was released. Buddy Holly ; unfortunately, died in 1959.

"I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance,
And maybe they?d be happy for a while."

Sociologists credit teenagers with the popularity of Rock and Roll; as a part of the Baby Boomer generation, they found themselves in a very influencial position. Their shear number were the force behind most of our country?s recent major transitions.

McLean was a teenager in 1959 and he begins by simply commenting that the music had an appealing quality to him as well as the millions of other teens. McLean also had an intense desire to entertain as a musician. His dream, to play in a band at High School dances, was the dream of many young boys who wanted to make people dance to Rock and Roll.

"But February made me shiver,"

Buddy Holly died on February 3, 1959, in a plane crash in Iowa during a snowstorm. It's rumored that the name of the plane was: American Pie.

"With every paper I?d deliver,"

Don McLean?s only job besides being a full-time singer/song writer, was being a paperboy.
"Bad news on the doorstep...
I couldn?t take one more step.
I can?t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride"

Holly?s recent bride was pregnant when the crash took place; she had a miscarriage shortly afterward.

"But something touched me deep inside,
The day the music died.

The same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly also tragically took the lives of Richie Valens ("La Bamba") and The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace.") Since all three were so prominent at the time, February 3, 1959, became known as "The Day The Music Died."

(Refrain) Bye bye Miss American Pie,"

**Don McLean dated a Miss America candidate during a pageant and broke up with her on February 3, 1959. (Unconfirmed interpretation)... So its probably...Just a reference to the plane, "American Pie" that crashed.

"I drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry,
Them good ol? boys were drinkin? whiskey and rye
Singing 'This?ll be the day that I die,
This?ll be the day that I die.'
Driving the Chevy to the levee almost certainly refers to the three college students whose murder was the subject of the film ?Mississippi Burning.? The students were attempting to register as black voters and, after being killed by bigoted thugs, their bodies were buried in a levee. Them good ol? boys being: Holly, Valens, and the Big Bopper, They were singing about their death on February 3. One of Holly?s hits was "That?ll be the Day"; the chorus contains the line "That?ll be the day that I die."

(Verse 2):
"Did you write the book of love,"
The Book of Love by the Monotones; hit in 1958."Oh I wonder, wonder who... who, who wrote the book of love?"

"And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so?

**In 1955, Don Cornell did a song entitled "The Bible Tells Me So." It was difficult to tell if it was what McLean was referencing. Anyone know for sure? There is also an old Sunday School song that goes:"Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so" McLean was somewhat religious.

"Now do you believe in rock ?n roll?"

The Lovin? Spoonful had a hit in 1965 with John Sebastian?s "Do you Believe in Magic?". The song has the lines: "Do you believe in magic" and "It?s like trying to tell a stranger ?bout rock and roll."

"Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?"
Music was believed to "save the soul" and slow dancing was an important part of early rock and roll dance events. Dancing declined in importance through the 60s as things like psychedelia and the 10-minute guitar solo gained prominence. McLean was asking many questions about the early rock ?n roll in an attempt to keep it alive or find out if it was already dead.

"Well I know that you?re in love with him
?Cause I saw you dancing in the gym"

Back then, dancing was an expression of love, and carried a connotation of commitment. Dance partners were not so readily exchanged as they would be later.

"You both kicked off your shoes"

A reference to the beloved "sock hop." (Street shoes tear up wooden basketball floors, so dancers had to take off their shoes.)

"Man, I dig those rhythm ?n? blues"

Before the popularity of rock and roll, music, like much elsewhere in the US, was highly segregated. The popular music of black performers for largely black audiences was called, first "race music," later softened to rhythm and blues. In the early 50s, as they were exposed to it through radio personalities such as Allan Freed, white teenagers began listening, too. Starting around 1954, a number of songs from the rhythm and blues charts began appearing on the overall popular charts as well, but usually in cover versions by established white artists, (e.g."Shake Rattle and Roll," Joe Turner, covered by Bill Haley; "Sh-Boom, "the Chords, covered by the Crew-Cuts; "Sincerely," the Moonglows, covered by the McGuire Sisters; Tweedle Dee, LaVerne Baker, covered by Georgia Gibbs).

By 1955, some of the rhythm and blues artists, like Fats Domino and Little Richard were able to get records on the overall pop charts. In 1956 Sun records added elements of country and western to produce the kind of rock and roll tradition that produced Buddy Holly.

"I was a lonely teenage broncin? buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck

A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) was a hit for Marty Robbins in 1957. The pickup truck has endured as a symbol of sexual independence and potency, especially in a Texas context. (Also, Jimmy Buffet does a song about "a white sport coat and a pink crustacean.":-) )

"But I knew that I was out of luck
The day the music died
I started singing...

(Verse 3):
"Now for ten years we?ve been on our own"

McLean was writing this song in the late 60s, about ten years after the crash.

"And moss grows fat on a rolling stone

It?s unclear who the "rolling stone" is supposed to be. It could be Dylan, since "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965) was his first major hit; and since he was busy writing songs ex-tolling the virtues of simple love, family and contentment while staying at home (he didn?t tour from ?66 to ?74) and raking in the royalties. This was quite a change from the earlier, angrier Dylan. The "rolling stone" could also be Elvis Presley, although I don?t think he started to pork out by the late sixties. he-he!

It could refer to rock and rollers, and the changes that had taken place in the business in the 60s, especially the huge amounts of cash some of them were beginning to make, and the relative stagnation that entered the music at the same time.

Or, it could refer to the Rolling Stones themselves, many musicians were angry at the Stones for "selling out." I discovered that John Foxx of Ultravox was sufficiently miffed to write a song titled "Life At Rainbow?s End (For All The Tax Exiles On Main Street)." The Stones at one point became citizens of some other country merely to save taxes.

"But that?s not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the King and Queen

The jester is Bob Dylan, as will become clear later. There are several interpretations of king and queen: some think that Elvis Presley is the king, which seems rather obvious. The queen is said to be either Connie Francis or Little Richard. See the next note.
An alternate interpretation is that this refers to the Kennedys ? the King and Queen of "Camelot" ? who were present at a Washington DC civil rights rally featuring Martin Luther King. (There?s a recording of Dylan performing at this rally. The Jester.)

The third interpretation is that the jester could be Lee Harvey Oswald who sang (shouted) before he was shot for the murder of the King (JFK).

"In a coat he borrowed from James Dean"

In the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean has a red windbreaker that holds symbolic meaning throughout the film (see note at end). In one particularly intense scene, Dean lends his coat to a guy who is shot and killed; Dean?s father arrives, sees the coat on the dead man, thinks it?s Dean, and loses it. On the cover of "The Freewheelin? Bob Dylan," Dylan is wearing just such a red windbreaker, posed in a street scene similar to movie starring James Dean. Bob Dylan played a command performance for the Queen of England. He was *not* properly attired, so perhaps this is a reference to his apparel.

"And a voice that came from you and me"
Bob Dylan?s roots are in American folk music, with people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Folk music is by definition the music of the masses, hence the "...came from you and me."

"Oh, and while the King was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown"

Likely a reference to Elvis?s decline and Dylan?s ascendance (i.e. Presley is looking down from a height as Dylan takes his place). Consider that Elvis was in the army at the time of Dylan?s ascendancy and a common Army marching song sings, "Ain?t no use in looking down, ain?t no discharge on the ground". The thorny crown might be a reference to the price of fame. Dylan has said that he wanted to be as famous as Elvis, one of his early idols.


Lee Harvey Oswald being the jester who ended the reign of JFK and "stole his crown."


A third interpretation is the quote made by John Lennon and taken out of context indicating that John felt The Beatles were more popular then Jesus. John and The Beatles took the crown from Christ.

"The courtroom was adjourned,
No verdict was returned."

This could be the trial of the Chicago Seven, but it's more likely to be... The fact that no verdict was returned for the assassination of JFK because the assassin was killed so the court was adjourned.

"And while Lennon read a book on Marx,
Or it could be be...

"And while Lenin read a book on Marx,"?

Someone has to introduce Vladamir Lenin, the father of Marxist communism, to the idealogy of Karl Marx. I love the play on words here... iterally, John Lennon reading about Karl Marx; figuratively, the introduction of radical politics into the music of The Beatles. (Of course, he could be referring to Groucho Marx, but that doesn?t seem quite consistent with McLean?s overall tone. On the other hand, some of the wordplay in Lennon?s lyrics and books is reminiscent of Groucho.) The "Marx-Lennon" word play has also been used by others, most notably the Firesign Theatre on the cover of their album "How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You?re Not Anywhere At All?" The Beatles "Here, There and Everywhere," for example. Also, a famous French witticism was "Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho. " (I?m a Marxist of the Groucho variety).

"The quartet practiced in the park"

There are two schools of thought about this; the obvious one is The Beatles playing in Shea Stadium, but note that the previous line has John Lennon *doing something else at the same time*. This tends to support the theory that this is a reference to the Weavers, who were blacklisted during the McCarthy era. McLean had become friends with Lee Hays of the Weavers in the early 60s while performing in coffeehouses and clubs in upstate New York and New York City. He was also well acquainted with Pete Seeger; McLean, Seeger, and others took a trip on the Hudson River singing anti-pollution songs at one point. Seeger?s LP "God Bless the Grass" contains many of these songs.

"And we sang dirges in the dark"

A "dirge" is a funeral or mourning song, so perhaps this is meant literally... or, perhaps, this is a reference to some of the new "art rock" groups that played long pieces not meant for dancing. In the dark of the death of Holly....

The day the music died.
We were singing...

(Refrain; Verse 4)
"Helter Skelter in a summer swelter"

"Helter Skelter" is a Beatles song that appears on the "White" album. Charles Manson, claiming to have been "inspired" by the song (through which he thought God and/or the devil were taking to him), led his followers in the Tate-LaBianca murders. Is "summer swelter" a reference to the "Summer of Love" or perhaps to the "long hot summer" of Watts?

"The birds flew off with the fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast"
Without a doubt this refers to the Byrds who helped launch David Crosby to super stardom. The Byrd?s song "Eight Miles High" was found on their late 1966 release "Fifth Dimension." They recorded this song when some of the groups members were considering leaving (some of the groups members actually left the group because they refused to fly in an airplane). A fallout shelter was sometimes referred to as the fifth dimension because of the 1950s fascination with sci-fi and the futuristic appearance of a fallout shelter. This was one of the first records widely banned because of supposedly drug-oriented lyrics.

But... Another idea considers The Beatles? "Helter Skelter" ? a line from the song reads, ?I?m coming down fast but I?m miles above you.? The similarity is pretty obvious.

"It landed foul on the grass"

One of the Byrds was busted for possession of marijuana.

"The players tried for a forward pass"

Obviously a football metaphor, but about what? It could be the Rolling Stones, i.e., they were waiting for an opening that really didn?t happen until The Beatles broke up. With regard to the next idea, the players may be other musicians who received the opportunity to shine when Dylan was injured...

"With the jester on the sidelines in a cast"

On July 29, 1966, Dylan crashed his Triumph 55 motorcycle while riding near his home in Woodstock, New York. He spent nine months in seclusion while recuperating from the accident. This gave a chance for many other artists to become noticed (see the next interpretation).

"Now the half-time air was sweet perfume"
Drugs, man. Well, now, wait a minute; that?s probably too obvious (wouldn?t want to make it easy). It?s possible that this line and the next few refer to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The "sweet perfume" is probably tear gas. It could be the fact the since Dylan was temporarily out of the picture, the future looked bright for many artists. The Stones, for example, may have been given a brief chance.

"While sergeants played a marching tune"

Following from the second thought above, the sergeants would be the Chicago Police and the Illinois National Guard, who marched protesters out of the park where the Convention was being held and into jail. Alternatively, this could refer to The Beatles? "Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band." Or, perhaps McLean refers to The Beatles? music as "marching" because it?s not music for dancing. Or, finally, the "marching tune" could be the draft.

**(What did the Stones release in ?66??)

"We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance"

The Beatles? 1966 Candlestick Park concert only lasted 35 minutes. But at this point The Beatles were not "Sgt Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967).

Or, following on from the previous comment, perhaps he was considering the hippies who were protesting the Convention. They were known for playing their own folk music.

"?Cause the players tried to take the field,
The marching band refused to yield."

Some folks think this refers to either the 1968 Democratic Convention or Kent State. If the players are the protesters at Kent State, and the marching band the Ohio National Guard...

This could be a reference to the dominance of The Beatles on the rock and roll scene. For instance, the Beach Boys released "Pet Sounds" in 1966 ? an album that featured some of the same sort of studio and electronic experimentation as "Sgt Pepper" (1967). The album sold poorly because of The Beatles.

The other Beatles reference here refers to the Monkees. The Monkees were merely actors (or players), they were not a true band but a fabrication attempting to replicate The Beatles. The players tried to take the place of the Fab Four but the band wouldn?t step down.

Or finally, this might be a comment that follows up on the earlier reference to the draft: the government/military industrial-complex establishment refused to accede to the demands of the peace movement.

"Do you recall what was revealed,
The day the music died?"

[BTW think this proves I can cut and paste with the best of them! lol]

Joe Walsh
29   Posted 05/10/2008 at 21:43:41

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Fuck! We’ve run out of coke, can we have some of your’s ’cos it’s clearly coming out of your fucking arse...
Sean Patton
30   Posted 06/10/2008 at 00:38:19

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I think you are giving Don McLean far too much credit.
Derek Thomas
31   Posted 06/10/2008 at 05:35:10

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Re Don McLean, I wish I’d never asked

Any ideas on the Kill Bill one???
Kevin Jones
32   Posted 06/10/2008 at 10:02:32

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The song "Killing me softly with his song" by Fox & Gimbel and made famous by Roberta Flack, was a tribute to Don Mclean?s American Pie.

Third verse, second line says "embarrassed by the crowd" subliminally means "Neville, you're shit!"
Andrew Brown
33   Posted 06/10/2008 at 13:07:29

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Don McLean............................Wasn’t he the one who used to run about in a stuffed bird suit?????
Richard Harris
34   Posted 06/10/2008 at 17:29:55

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Andrew Brown wrote " Don McLean....Wasn't he the one who used to run about in a stuffed bird suit?".
Richard Harris
35   Posted 06/10/2008 at 17:37:24

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Andrew Brown wrote " Don McLean....Wasnâ??t he the one who used to run about in a stuffed bird suit?".
Don Maclean was on Crackerjack and has far more cultural significance in the U.K. to the American Pie, Don McLean and his whingeing maudlin songwriting. I don’t remember either of the Dons in a stuffed bird suit but I do recall Bernie Clifton with his ostrich suit routine :0)
Andrew Brown
36   Posted 06/10/2008 at 20:20:52

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I knew it was some sort of

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