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The word “shithole” is being projected onto Trump’s DC hotel tonight

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9.7k points · 6 months ago

I wanted to leave The Emoji Movie back in 2017!

5.3k points · 6 months agoGilded1

Nope, time for emoji movie 2: electric boogaloo!

681 points · 6 months ago

Emoji Movie 2: Are You Bad Enough To Save The President?

Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?


Whose bad? 🕺🏾

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Electric Boogaloo will be remembered for eternity as the greatest name for a sequel in cinematic history (with Jaws III in 3-D right up there).

I haven't seen an electric boogaloo meme in years. Take my upvote

211 points · 6 months ago

Is that a dead meme?

Nope, chuck testa

155 points · 6 months ago

i have chuck testa as a friend on facebook and he wishes me a happy bday every year. its the only one i look forward to

43 points · 6 months ago

He's never going to give you up.

He's never gonna let you down

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The Emoji Movie

2.9/10 IMDb 9% Rotten Tomatoes 0.5/4 Roger Ebert

We may be done with The Emoji Movie, but The Emoji Movie isn’t done with us.


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946 points · 6 months ago

Looks nicer than those christmas laser light things I wasted money on.

This even feels more christmasey.

What’s that at the end? I can’t quite make it out

Trump’s open mouth. Otherwise known as a shithole.

Otherwise known as Putin's cockholster.

Oh yeah you're right. I legit thought it was goatse.

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I'm 99 percent sure that's goatse.

I am pretty sure that is goatse too....but with teeth

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141 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

No, it is not a gaping human butthole, it is Trump's mouth.

Edit: but what's the difference?


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Are we really gonna split hairs here, Dude?

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Hard to tell, but to me it looks like a literal anus.

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495 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Just a note that the Toronto Trump Tower is no longer owned I think by the Trump family and is being transitioned as early as next year.

EDIT: not owned but managed and licensed by

EDIT 2: it's already done apparently!

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They sued to get rid of the Trump branding.

As an American, I wish I could too.

We did, and lost

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136 points · 6 months ago

Last fall, the tower’s development company, Talon International Inc., went bankrupt, unable to repay more than $300 million owing on the construction loan. While the tower’s new owners have removed Trump’s name, the full story of who partnered with Trump to build in Toronto has never been told.

Trump involved in a company that went bankrupt, and screwed over contractors? Say it ain't so.

"Putin on the Ritz!"

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Those projectors are junk. Their actual output is like 800x600, though they accept any HDMI source, so they put 1080p on the box since it'll accept a 1080p input then downscale.

They're commonly used in "white van speaker scams" where some guy in a bestbuy parking lot says for some reason he has to get rid of this $5000 projector for only $200.

Get something made by a real company. BenQ, Acer, Epson, Sharp, ViewSonic, Toshiba, all have good cheap 1080p projectors. Never buy something from a brand called GOODEE.

Hey dude, my asshole boss has me driving his truck all over the place for installations and I just noticed we have two extra sets that I'm sure they won't notice if it goes missing. No bullshit, I'll open the box up so you can check it out if for sure you're willing to buy. Fuck my boss man, making me drive this fucking Tahoe doing installations on my day off. Look, I'd hate to go back with this extra set of (Speakers, TV, etc) only to have him flip it and make money for himself, that ass hole. I'll tell you what, I'll sell you this for $500, look, the magazine here says they are worth $10,000 but I know there's no way in hell I'll get that, but at least I'll make your day and you'll make mine.

Source: I had "friends" in the White Van Speakers circle and holy shit were they the saddest individuals to be around with. All that money they scammed only to be all alone with no real friends.

Resolution is not an issue for this GIF since it's vector graphics, simple shapes and fills. Luminosity absolutely is if you wanted to recreate this so that it comes through on camera, and people are telling me 1800 wouldn't do the job.

It also won't be 1800 lumens. This is literally a scam projector. It may technically work, and project a blurry 5 foot screen you can only see with the lights out, but it is NOT a real projector in any sense of the word.

I chose it because of the 4.5 star rating with 248 reviews. Do you not think it would be visible in person at night?

Actually, you know, I looked at a couple youtube videos and it does look sorta somewhat legit for its price. Mind you they had affiliate links in their descriptions, so take that with a grain of salt. It looks like it's pretty dim though, and that's a big problem outside and at a distance.

I think you'd be better off looking for an older, used projector meant for large conference rooms with like 4000+ lumens if you can find it.

Anyway, if you have any plans of watching movies on the thing afterwards, I wouldn't buy any of the cheap chinesium projectors on the market, and there are a LOT of them.

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If that’s a real gif, there is no way that’s a $90 projector. My $600 projector doesn’t work as well I my closed garage.

1800 isn't gonna do much with a lot of ambient streetlight. You also need to consider what type of lens it has and the throw distance you're dealing with. The further away and the bigger the image projected all have deleterious effects on the apparent brightness of the image. There's a good website for calculating throw distance and lens size if you do a bit of googling. Happy shit projecting!

41 points · 6 months ago

Distance has no effect on or relevance to calculations for luminance of projector images. Only the size of the image vs the total lumens. Unless you're in heavy fog. In which case there isnt much point.

The inverse square law does not apply.

Sauce: am video engineer

If you're further away the image is bigger, assuming the same lens. Same amount of light will be spread across a further space which makes it appear dimmer. That's what I meant to imply, I didn't word it well though.

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38 points · 6 months ago

"hd" 480p.

Oops, confused the 1800 with 1080p.

Somehow, though, I feel like this particular GIF would survive 480p.

I'm just going to mention here that if you visit it'll redirect to Trump's website. :-)

I've done this sort of, umm, public service before. I think you need more than 1800 lumens to do it effectively. We used a 5000 lumen projector, though we had a second 5000 lumen projector, we were told to shut down, and one of the crew was arrested for an outstanding warrant, before we got the second one fired up (the projectors we used cost about $4500 each).

That said, the projector used in this case is clearly less than 5000 lumens but almost certainly more than 1800. You can often find low resolution projectors that are quite bright for cheap on the used market. We powered ours with a deep cycle marine battery and an inverter. But, a cheap generator works, too. The closer you can get to the building, the lower your lumens need to be, but also the smaller the projection will be.

72 points · 6 months ago

Let’s get to work team

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Is this a dream?

127 points · 6 months ago

No this is Patrick

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i love this very strongly

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This is just wonderful

its wonderful, wonderful

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10.5k points · 6 months ago

Nice to see someone is making light of this situation.

5.9k points · 6 months ago

Are you sure they aren't just projecting?

787 points · 6 months ago

They really torched him, looks like.

It came out of the blue

341 points · 6 months ago

It sure is brightening my night though.

221 points · 6 months ago

Really illuminates the majority of people who disagree with his comments

116 points · 6 months ago

This thread lit up my day.

Just goes to show: we're only lumen.

I thought we were dancer...

I don't think the song ever really answered that question.

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This pun thread is getting kind of shitty.

42 points · 6 months ago

I actually think it’s lit!

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My thoughts exactly! Trump and his wife both asked Obama to show them his "papers" (birth certificate and college transcripts) even though...

*Trump and his family misrepresented their ancestry as Swedish rather than German so they wouldn't "put pressure on their Jewish customers" who may have preferred not to buy from Germans.

*Melania Trump had to delete her website after her claim of having an architecture degree was debunked.

*Trump claimed to have graduated first in his class at Wharton, however In Gwenda Blair's 2001 book, "The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a President," she said

Trump transferred into Wharton from Fordham University with help from family connections. The president's older brother, Freddy Trump, knew an admissions counselor at Wharton, she said.

*In contrast Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983 with a degree in political science and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991. He was also the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

You're forgetting the big one: his tax returns. For someone who made so much noise about wanting to see all of Obama's documents, that shifty motherfucker won't release his goddamn tax returns.

He raised my taxes, so I will never forget that the bastard hasn't revealed his. He just never asked Obama for them. I hope the midterm brings in some Democrats willing to bring laws to mandate that Congress, Federal nominees and Presidential candidates must disclose their taxes, conflicts of interest and mandate Independence or recusal if any conflicts arise.

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Can I get a watt watt!?

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3.0k points · 6 months ago

I would think if someone tried this where Trump actually was the Secret Service would do something. Trump may be a joke but they aren't.

1.9k points · 6 months ago

really hoping that people respect this fact, also respect the Secret Service.

"Trump may be a joke but they aren't." is a perfect way to describe the situation.

992 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

It could actually be a movie tagline. Kevin Hart as the president with The Rock, Michael Jai White, Mark Wahlberg, and Jason Statham are his secret servicemen.

"The President is a joke ... but we aren't"

368 points · 6 months ago

i actually want to see that now

176 points · 6 months ago

Expendables meets Transporter, and Kevin Hart is the package? I'd watch it.

I'd watch that movie.

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My mother said she fully expected someone in the Secret Service to kill Trump.

My father and I spent a while explaining the level of dedication you have to have displayed to not just be put on protective duty but Presidential protection. These aren't just bodyguards, they're basically (and often are former) soldiers with the one mission of getting their VIP from place to place safely. Political opinion, personal opinion, none of it matters.

I have no idea what the training to be in the Secret Service is like. I don't know what they look for to decide if you're working counterfeit or protection or what. But I know they're the kind of people I do not want to mess with.

The Secret Service is basically a group of body guards with Batman-level training, equipment, and preparedness. The person that tried to project something onto a building the President is in would be detained before they even hit the switch. They don't fuck around.

Considering how many people have gotten into the White House's grounds in the last year, and their issues partying and everything else, it's not an organization a lot of confidence is in at this point.

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171 points · 6 months ago

Yeah, they wouldn’t let anyone near the building with a box(the projector). In their eyes they have no clue if it’s a harmless projector or a bomb

In their eyes they have no clue if it’s a harmless projector or a bomb

A sentiment shared by the Republican voting base about Trump circa 2016.

35 points · 6 months ago

Generally these people are using a high powered light source with a filter over it.

In this case, they could use a light source that can project over a mile and the secret service wouldn’t need to do shit about it.

They would be able to see the beam of light, and I doubt they’d let you fuck with the building the president is staying in

You can’t even point a laser pointer at a plane without federal time. Point a light beam at the presidents current residence and prepare for a very uncomfortable introduction to the some nice men with guns and suits

Pointing a laser at a plane is much more dangerous than using a projector

Definitely different. A projector is just an annoyance

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Even if your case wouldn't hold before a judge, they can still arrest you. There are places I'd prefer to be during the weekend over a federal holding facility.

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136 points · 6 months ago

Secret Service would do something. Trump may be a joke but they aren't.

Are you sure? To take just one incident from a long, long list:

March 23, 2014: Three Secret Service agents are sent home from a presidential trip to the Netherlands after being found passed out drunk in a hotel hallway in Amsterdam.

That is if they're not fucking prostitutes in Colombia, and then don't pay for it. Or take secret service detail away from the White House to babysit a friend's house whose buddy runs the detail. Or... Or... etc.

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I'm sure messing with his businesses constantly takes income away from him seeing as customers don't want to constantly be harassed.

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i can't think of many irritations worse than being donkey punched in the wallet. this works.

It's hardly a "donkey punch" to his wallet if he can just write this sort of thing off and still make millions behind closed doors with his rich buddies he paves the way for. Losing a few hotel reservations isn't enough to phase that bafoon.

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Mar-a-lago is private land so it’s probably off limits. Also I’ve seen something else projected over this same building so I think there’s a special projector that’s permanently across the street from that entrance.

Is Trump DC not private property? What really can be done?

I think it’s a projector that belongs to the building across the street. So it’s their property, not trump’s. And as to what can be done, they can contact police.

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Shouldn't they project it onto Mar-a-Lago? I'm assuming Trumps is there, since it's a day that ends in 'y'

There is no good place to project from, and it is a very bad idea to point anything at a place being protected by the secret service.

Quick story time - I was visiting a company with offices very, very close to the white house. They set up a laser network connection between two buildings. The secret service got involved. Quickly.

102 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Would you project a light on a building actively protected by the secret service looking over a president?

I wouldn’t, but you do you. We sure could use another headline in the news cycle.

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No he's only there on days ending in Y

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Controversial, here i go

Is it that time again?

-Sorts comments by controversial-

-Grabs popcorn-


How does one manage to do this? I would imagine you have to be within a certain proximity and stay off hotel property, but that's a pretty great projection.

Regardless of how it's done, I think it's awesome.

767 points · 6 months ago

You can do this from pretty far, and way off center, but it's expensive.

It is, the throw distance required to do so without distortion at a large distance is going to cost a decent amount for a high end projector and a high end lens.

614 points · 6 months ago

I’m sure there are people in high places who dislike trump enough to make this happen

Oh of course. Honestly George soros could put one in every city where there’s a trump hotel and not even blink an eye at the price tag.

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63 points · 6 months ago

The equipment is expensive, but it's not like they need to purchase it outright. A production rental shop for theatre/events (such as PRG or 4wall) will have this kind of gear available for short term at a fraction of the cost.
Source: I work lighting for theatre/events.

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Just have a strong projector with high lumens.

$10,000-$20,000 will get it done.

That's hardly any money for the illumenati

Charlie Daniels disapproves.

However, Taco Bell does approve

In a thread about shitholes, it was only a matter of time before Taco Bell was mentioned.

It is no frivolous subject.

27 points · 6 months ago

You mean the illumenati?

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$10-$20k? Money well spent, projecting poop emojis at the entrance of DC Trump Tower.

We are all talking about him, so it was money well spent.

high lumens

Got a bit excited and then realised that I wasn’t in /r/cryptocurrency

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The hotel is on a wide street, Pennsylvania Ave NW, in DC. Pull over across the street in a pickup with a generator and a decent projector and there it is.

I think that's the 12th Street side. Not nearly as wide.

4 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Still 4 lanes wide, no? Edit: Just checked and it's 5 lanes, so a decent throw.

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You project it for like 30 seconds before the cops come, take a picture, and then leave.

The you reap the social media benefits.

31 points · 6 months ago

Yea seriously, its like everyone in this thread just collectively forgot that the police exists. Sure you can do this, but you wouldnt last more than 20 minutes before cops shut you down.

My guess is projecting out of a mobile vehicle like a van.

282 points · 6 months ago

as opposed to an immobile vehicle like the pickup truck on my lawn

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This is projected on the Twitter headquarters regularly, and not by rich people. The hardest part is getting line-of-sight, not projecting the image.

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1.9k points · 6 months ago

I can't wait to tell my kids about this moment in history while hiding from mutants created by the nuclear fallout.

can't wait for this section in American history books.

371 points · 6 months ago

Assuming President Pence doesn't burn them all.

108 points · 6 months ago

Shhh don't give them ideas. None of them paid attention in history class so they missed the bit on the guys who did it last time.

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24 points · 6 months ago

Which faction did you choose

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1.4k points · 6 months ago

We did it reddit, we zinged him real good this time

It's over for Drumpf

We got him! Press the button!

159 points · 6 months ago

This guy John Olivers

Oh, oh wait. No we didn't. I'm sorry. I thought he had him.

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Blumpphf BTFO

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Here's how Bernie can still win.....!

72 points · 6 months ago

I am a Bernie guy and this made me chuckle.

411 points · 6 months ago

Drumfers will never recover from this sick burn!

Surely this is the end of the cheeto-colored vulgarian.

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Original Poster1.8k points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

This is all done by artist Robin Bell, who creates light projections that serve as acts of protest against the Trump administration. He did another projection at the same hotel in May 2017 which got a lot of media attention. The LA Times published a great piece on Bell and his projects if you're interested in learning more.

I like this. Harmless, temporary, customizable graffiti to make political statements.

Harmless as no physical violence, but still, it is sabotaging someones business. Trump 110% deserves it but I don't think we should just waive it off as harmless. If westboro baptist started projecting their crazy shit onto the businesses of places they were protesting I don't think there would be as many people saying how much they like this type of statements.

500 points · 6 months ago

Whether or not projecting unapproved images on to private property constitutes trespass could make for an interesting free speech test case.

Good point.

The entire point of a protest against a business owner is to make them lose money.

It’s harmless in that it doesn’t destroy property, doesn’t vandalize, and doesn’t even subject anyone to picket lines which can erupt into violence. It’s harmful to profit.... but that’s the entire point.

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215 points · 6 months ago

Thanks for this info. There’s something really appealing about public guerrilla projects like this. My inner DIY punk nods approvingly.

The temporary nature of this technique really sells it for me.

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Rent Free

331 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Let us not forget that shithole is an anagram for "his hotels."


"shitholes" would be an anagram for "his hotels".

This is more apt as it includes all of Trump's hotels. This is also evidence we are living in a simulation. I mean come on, a co-incidence like this?

But his hotels has two s’s and shithole has one?

74 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

his hotel

ftfy edit: ftfh(fixed that for him)

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384 points · 6 months ago

Is this the end of Trump? Can Bernie still win?

Find out next time on Dragon Ball Z.

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390 points · 6 months ago

Every pre-subscribed sub is actually r/politics lmao

Most of reddit is, tbh

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/r/pics is becoming a political shithole

I read somewhere about how they can't stop this? It's not illegal?
I understand that it's a form of protest, and I agree it's funny. But I would think that someone would be arrested for this.

This comment has an article that mentions the legal aspects. Basically as long as they aren’t trespassing or blocking traffic, then it’s fine. Sounds like they’re parking legally on the side of the road and projecting from a van.

241 points · 6 months ago

Arrested for what exactly?

Harassment? If someone shined lights at my place of business or residence, I'd hope I could do something about it. But maybe not?

209 points · 6 months ago

Yea I feel like if you were to do this to a restaurant and have it say "terrible food", it would be dealt with real quick.

This reminds me of the point in his deposition where the lawyer was asking him about acting in good faith, and when asked whether he could picket the restaurant and say they had terrible food and could make people sick, he said yes. If he wanted to. Until they sued.

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Might get a fine for some city / nuisance level ordinance.

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Shining a high lumens light into traffic isn’t exactly the brightest or safest idea. (Pun intended)

Let me shine a big ass light on your house all night that says, "Pedophile"

No idea, but if I owned a business I would sure as shit want this to be illegal.

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Disorderly conduct.

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Probably by tweeting about it

With another tax payer funded trip to Florida.

Based on his twitter feed, it's pretty clear he hasn't recovered. He's screaming about Hillary... again....

I’m not following the news closely. Is she still running against him?

The race is neck and neck.

His obsession with Hillary is pretty disturbing. He should see a therapist. I'm no expert, but I think he's a bit in love with her? He keeps talking about Hillary, and Hillary is just chilling at home watching Judge Judy reruns.

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We're literally living in Idiocracy.

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The poop emojis are a nice touch.

297 points · 6 months ago

r/pics is a shithole.

politics 2.0

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91 points · 6 months ago

Reddit is a shithole.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather spend a night in Trump hotel than a night in Haiti

So would 99% of reddit, though the haters will never admit it.

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135 points · 6 months ago

/r/pics is a shithole

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