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06/08/2007 7:50 pm
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Well, I was bored last weekend sitting around waiting for the work pager to go off, so I decided I should download World of Warcraft. Very bad idea. It's like crack with a side of nicotine. My only hope is that my 10 day trial runs out and the cheapskate in me keeps from making a purchase. Although that same trait is also my worst enemy since I'd probably have to go with the 6 month subscription to get the best value. But if they'll keep my character around for a while maybe I can at least wait until the fall.
jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
06/08/2007 @ 08:11:29 PM
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You can play a free trial of it? Let me know if you want to play.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
06/08/2007 @ 08:25:51 PM
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Speaking of the word WOW 3.2 gigs!?
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
06/08/2007 @ 10:43:51 PM
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Yeah, it's beasty. I did it over wi-fi I think it took like 5 hours. Totally worth it.
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newalex.jpgAlex - I don't need to get steady I know just how I feel
06/09/2007 @ 07:53:12 PM
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If anyone plans on playing in the next 4 days, I'll help you out if you join the Bladefist realm. This means you Jeremy.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - The pig says "My wife is a slut?"
06/09/2007 @ 08:48:34 PM
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I'll be on later tonight.
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
07/06/2007 @ 07:52:13 PM
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I had to get it.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
07/06/2007 @ 11:41:13 PM
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See, I keep meaning to type up a blog on it, but I guess I'll just put it here.

I'm pretty sure I was playing a different game then the one that's sweeping the nation. I could not have been more bored. I had to force myself to play what little I did. I just don't get it. I'm a fan of the genre, and I understand you aren't going to be battling dragons 30 times your size 3 minutes in, but it was soooooo boring.

It was just so much walking and repetitive killing.
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newalex.jpgAlex - Ignorance is bliss to those uneducated
08/20/2007 @ 09:53:02 PM
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So I probably should've asked this before I ordered it, but has anyone ever used or considered buying a gaming keypad? And by anyone I guess I mean Jeremy or Bret if he ever comes here anymore. I just ordered a Wolfking Warrior from ThinkGeek. I'm hoping it's easier to use than the laptop keyboard plus I don't want to wear out WSAD on the lappy. I still have about 40 lvls to go for my first character.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
08/20/2007 @ 10:46:57 PM
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Neeeeeeeeeeeerd
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
08/21/2007 @ 07:38:47 AM
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What happens when we break out some CS:S and we still own the hell out of you?
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
08/21/2007 @ 12:58:16 PM
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I prefer geek to nerd. It implies more of a technological apptitude. It's GeekSquad not NerdSquad at Best Buy.

Carlos44ec Wrote - 08/21/2007 @ 07:38:47 AM
What happens when we break out some CS:S and we still own the hell out of you?


I'll have something to throw across the room in disgust?
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - Since 1980!
08/21/2007 @ 01:00:46 PM
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No, don't do that, just put it up on ebay

Let me know how it works though
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Carlos44ec messed with this at 08/21/2007 1:02:50 pm
vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
09/05/2007 @ 03:09:24 PM
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Where is that post about Alex's cool new CS game device? I just want to know if it worked for him at all.... and since everyone is looking here...
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This comment originally appeared in Fantasy Football League it was moved on 09/05/2007 @ 03:48:58 PM. Reason: Off Topic
face.bmpCarlos44ec - Knuckle Sammich
09/05/2007 @ 04:01:50 PM
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So.... hows it work?

And thanks, magical internet fairy for moving this for me!
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2887.gifAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
09/05/2007 @ 05:44:23 PM
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Well I haven't CSed with it, only WOWed. I think it puts in a better ergonomic position, but it also allows me to now play for consecutive hours without moving any part of my left hand other than my fingers which might be worse. It's a lot easier to get to all the number keys now as well as hit spacebar. I guess it'd be easier to get to the function keys too although I don't think I've done that yet. It also has push button volume control which I often prefer to the HP laptop scroll volume. So all in all it's maybe not quite as cool as I was hoping for, but I'd say it was worth it.
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
10/16/2007 @ 11:44:47 PM
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I'm probably getting killed right now because I forgot to stealth, but who cares because I finally got riding training and a horse!

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flower .jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
10/17/2007 @ 05:43:10 PM
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Yay Yay I can ride a horse now.
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newalex.jpgAlex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
10/17/2007 @ 07:10:24 PM
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Some of you youtubers may have seen this already but it's kind of funny.

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sarah.jpgSarah - How do you use these things?
10/17/2007 @ 08:59:38 PM
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It's also kind of old...emoticon
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
10/25/2007 @ 12:22:41 AM
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I started a mage alt and just need somewhere to store the link to my plan for world domination.
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - Well use me, use me, 'caus you ain't that average groupie.
01/06/2008 @ 05:52:43 PM
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So I have been seeing alot of adds for WOW. I have never played, but am looking for a new game. Can someone give my a brief synopsis of the game and it's purpose?
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
01/06/2008 @ 05:59:52 PM
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PackOne Wrote - 01/06/2008 @ 05:52:43 PM
So I have been seeing alot of adds for WOW. I have never played, but am looking for a new game. Can someone give my a brief synopsis of the game and it's purpose?


To pwn n00bs into oblivion whilst gaining rep, xp, and awesome gear. I'm assuming it's kind of like other role playing games, but I never really played any before this one. It's fun to play with Jeremy until he quits, but I'm in a couple guilds and group up with my brothers every now and then.

Mostly you do quests and kill monsters. But there is a variety of specializations and stuff that keep it pretty interesting.

It's general purpose is to waste time, and it's very good at that. But I might as well be doing something while watching football anyway right?
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
01/06/2008 @ 06:16:30 PM
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I have never played any kind of role playing game. So the pwn'ing of n00bs mean quite little to me. I read that ten of thousands are playing? Is the game just one big universe - ala I create my own dude and build him up, run around alot, and try to avoid death from those ten thousand others that do know what is going on?
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 1.21 Gigawatts!?!?
01/06/2008 @ 06:38:55 PM
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You're all either doing your own thing or working together to kill NPC's.

You can dual (I think) but you have to purposely agree to dual (I think) at least that's the way it is in most games.

At any rate the focus isn't everyone killing everyone else.
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
01/06/2008 @ 06:39:07 PM
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I think there's actually like 9 million players, but there are different servers (like 20 or 30, idk) so not everyone is playing in the same world at that time. And there's 2 main game types, one where you mostly fight the world and do quests, and one where you more fight the other online players. But in either game type you can still do both. I didn't know what I was doing at all when I started.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/06/2008 @ 06:42:03 PM
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Also, if you're looking for a new game the orange box is a no-brainer steal and is a few games in one.
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Jeremy screwed with this at 01/06/2008 6:42:31 pm
l_ad719f619e5ad7f4b593814445bf63ec.jpgRUFiO1984 - 219 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 06:34:20 AM
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WOW is gh3y and kills peoples lives, i saw my roommate get so consumed with the game. Never got into it. Orange Box IS the way to go. So much fun. Or there is always Counter Strike Source. Does that come with the orange box, I dont remember?!
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 07:37:59 AM
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Jeremy Wrote - 01/06/2008 @ 06:42:03 PM
Also, if you're looking for a new game the orange box is a no-brainer steal and is a few games in one.


Looks like a good deal, I just started playing HL2 again this weekend (got bored with the online players)
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 11:30:34 AM
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As far as I know Counter Strike Source is a free mod for half life 2, but I can't find anything to confirm that or deny it. I don't think I payed for it, but I also got HL2 right away and might have been grandfathered in.

I can find lots of places where counter strike costs money, but that's because you can buy it as a stand alone game.

Team Fortress 2 is a freakin' blast, and Portal is one of the funniest/best games I've played in a while. Its only negative is that it's pretty short.
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Jeremy screwed with this at 01/07/2008 11:32:30 am
vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 12:16:20 PM
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You can get CS:S for free, just download Steam, then download it from the games menu. There are a few you can get for free.

I might go get the orange box, partially because of the Episodes One and Two, then because you say TF 2 is "a freakin' blast"
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 01:16:53 PM
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Well, CS:S isn't free, you must have HL2 which would allow you to login anywhere and download CS:S later.

Episodes One and Two are good. I'd say worth $15-$20 each, on their own. TF2 is worth the price of admission by itself. Portal's stand alone value is hurt by the fact that it's so short, but I've never played a funnier game. (It's dark humor, but humor none the less.)

The only thing that hurt the value for me was already having HL2, even though they allow you to give away the "duplicate" copy you paid for to someone else. HL2 is quite possibly the best game ever made, and is also easily worth the $50.

All in all it's a no brainer, unless you don't like first person shooter with puzzles style games.

Edit: Just for helpfulness.

HL2 & Episode One & Episode Two - One Player - HL2 Deathmatch is available as a multiplayer mod to play against others. CS:S and other mods are available - many free. HL2 is really the door to endless gaming.

Portal - One player

TF2 - Only multiplayer, fairly new game so there are lots of noobs and there's not a huge uptake time. Spy is the only class that might take some advanced finessing, I'm pretty good at the game and am a pretty awful spy.



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l_ad719f619e5ad7f4b593814445bf63ec.jpgRUFiO1984 - I put my socks on the wrong feet.
01/07/2008 @ 01:23:48 PM
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i think i laughed the entire time during the ending song of portal...Hilarious!
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 01:29:33 PM
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Also, just for helpfulness/clarification (since it's what the thread was originally about). World of Warcraft has a 10 day trial, so you can see if you like it or not. You can play day and night for 10 days in a limitless trial.

I hated it, but mainly because I didn't know how to do anything and was alone all the time. Now that Alex knows what he's doing (like how voice chat works) it might be more fun. If a few of us join maybe we can start a nutcan guild.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 03:20:20 PM
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I, for one, did the nerdy online role playing thing before, and all I got was ostracism. I played Vampires- the Masquerade: Redemption (or VtMR). It was pretty cool, I dug it.

If I were to have enough time to play my HL2 mods (actually, the newer Vampires- VtM:Bloodlines- is based on the HL2 engine) I might try it. Post the info please.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 03:38:18 PM
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I love Diablo II, Final Fantasy, Crono Trigger, etc and the basic premise of role playing games. I just didn't like WOW for WOW specific reasons.

Half the game is just running from place to place, so much so that there's a "just run until I push this button again" autopilot-type button. It also took the repetitive nature of RPGs and cranked it up to eleven.

I'm really not sure what information Carl wants posted.
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 03:52:51 PM
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I meant to post the nutcan guild info if it ever happens.
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flower .jpgPackOne - Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand...spin it like a helicopter.
01/07/2008 @ 07:03:45 PM
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Well, I have made me decision ... and unfortunately for me, it is going to be none of the above. I usually get a heavy dose of motion sickness from most first person type games. I just don't want to shell out the dough for something I can't play for more than five minutes. Maybe I'll donate the savings.
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 07:37:19 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - 01/07/2008 @ 03:38:18 PM
I love Diablo II, Final Fantasy, Crono Trigger, etc and the basic premise of role playing games. I just didn't like WOW for WOW specific reasons. Half the game is just running from place to place, so much so that there's a "just run until I push this button again" autopilot-type button. It also took the repetitive nature of RPGs and cranked it up to eleven. I'm really not sure what information Carl wants posted.


It does get a little boring at times, yet I've been playing like 6 months and there's a number of things that I haven't even attempted to do yet. So it's tedious at times but there are different things to do. My main is only lvl 60, so I haven't even been to the new continent that comes with the Burning Crusade expansion (although I should go there now), plus I haven't done any arena battles, raids, etc.

I've found that starting multiple characters helps keep it more interesting too. I have 5 now, all of different classes and the strategy for each class is quite different so if I get bored of constant melee I can switch to spell casting or healing or balanced or just be in a different area. Plus they are all different professions, so instead of getting drops that I would just sell before I can send mail between my characters and have one make stuff for another and such.

Hmm...I really spend too much time playing this. I hate technology.
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 07:43:25 PM
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Probably the biggest thing that I like more about WOW than CS:S and others, is that you actually build up towards something over time.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 07:57:57 PM
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PackOne Wrote - 01/07/2008 @ 07:03:45 PM
Well, I have made me decision ... and unfortunately for me, it is going to be none of the above. I usually get a heavy dose of motion sickness from most first person type games. I just don't want to shell out the dough for something I can't play for more than five minutes. Maybe I'll donate the savings.


I do too, terribly, and these aren't a problem for me. Typically it happens if I'm running around in circles in an unknown place, but it doesn't effect me once I learn the maps and know what to expect around the corner.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
01/07/2008 @ 08:02:18 PM
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Is WOW free, other than the monthly charge?

Edit: In other words to go from trial to "real" do you have to pay for more than the first month? Can you even get just one month?
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Jeremy screwed with this at 01/07/2008 8:15:58 pm
newalex.jpgAlex - You've got to trust your instinct, and let go of regret
01/07/2008 @ 08:34:05 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - 01/07/2008 @ 08:02:18 PM
Is WOW free, other than the monthly charge? Edit: In other words to go from trial to "real" do you have to pay for more than the first month? Can you even get just one month?


I think it's $20 to buy the game. Although I think at the time I did that anyway it got me 30 days of game time too. Or did I get a free 30 days for paying for 6 months? I'm not sure, the website isn't the greatest for finding these things out. I think it was for paying for 6 months right away.

I did just find out that if I refer someone and they pay for a month I get a free 30 days. So if anyone is going to start I can hook you up with a recruitment email ;)

Edit: You can pay by the month.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
01/08/2008 @ 07:38:21 AM
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We could also live vicariously through this email thread and posted YouTube videos...
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8986 Posts
02/06/2009 @ 10:28:45 AM
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
02/06/2009 @ 01:08:16 PM
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Level 70 my ass.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Cube Phenomenoligist
02/06/2009 @ 01:24:15 PM
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Level 70 her boobs, you mean.
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
02/06/2009 @ 02:03:46 PM
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No, I meant that my backside is so great I should automatically get level 70.

On second thought, you're right, and I'm full of beans.
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