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Born on this day!! Actor Bernie Kopell (“The Love Boat”) is 88. Actor Monte Markham is 86. Actor Mariette Hartley is 81. Comedian Joe Flaherty (“SCTV”) is 80. Musician Ray Davies of The Kinks is 77. Actor Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”) is 74. Actor Michael Gross (Baxter’s co-star on the sitcom “Family Ties”) is 74. Guitarist Joey Molland of Badfinger is 74. Drummer Joey Kramer of Aerosmith is 71. Guitarist Nils Lofgren is 70. Actor Robyn Douglas (TV’s “Galactica,” film’s “Breaking Away”) is 69. Cartoonist Berke Breathed (“Opus,” ″Bloom County”) is 64. Actor Josh Pais (“Ray Donovan”) is 63. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 62. Actor Marc Copage (“Julia”) is 59. Actor Doug Savant (“Desperate Housewives,” ″Melrose Place”) is 57. Guitarist Porter Howell of Little Texas is 57. Actor Michael Dolan (“Hamburger Hill,” “Biloxi Blues”) is 56. Filmmaker Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix,” “Speed Racer”) is 56. Actor Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”) is 54. Actor Paula Irvine (“Santa Barbara”) is 53. Country singer Allison Moorer is 49. Actor Juliette Lewis is 48. Actor Maggie Siff (“Mad Men”) is 47. Bassist Justin Cary (Sixpence None the Richer) is 46. Guitarist Mike Einziger of Incubus is 45. Actor Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” ″Guardians of the Galaxy”) is 42. Singer Brandon Flowers of The Killers is 40. Actor Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) is 39. Actor Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 38. Singer Kris Allen (“American Idol”) is 36. Singer Lana Del Rey is 36. Actor Jascha Washington (“Big Momma’s House” films) is 32. Bassist Chandler Baldwin of LANCO is 29. Singer Rebecca Black is 24.


1527 – Italian statesman, diplomat, and author of “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli died.
1788 – The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify it.
1834 – Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper was patented.
1964 – Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. In 2005, 41 years after the disappearance, Edgar Killen was convicted of their murders.
1982 – John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted murder of President Ronald Reagan.
1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided that burning the U.S. flag was protected under the First Amendment.
1997 – The WNBA made its debut.
2004 – Michael Melvill pilots the first privately-developed spacecraft,SpaceShipOne, into space.

Today Is: Cuckoo Warning Day, Go Skateboarding Day, International Day of Yoga, Make Music Day, National Daylight Appreciation Day, National Day of The Gong, National Energy Shopping Day, National Selfie Day, Tall Girl Appreciation Day, World Giraffe Day, World Handshake Day, World Humanist Day, World Hydrography Day, World Music Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – NCIS New Orleans  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00  – Olympic Trials   /  9:00 – America Ninja Warrior
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette /  10:00 – Celebrity Dating Game
FOX – 8:00 –  Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – House Broken  / 9:30 – Duncanville
CW – 8:00 –  All American  /  9:00 – Republic Of Sarah

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Scarlett Johansson, Questlove, Gucci Mane featuring Pooh Shiesty
Stephen Colbert: Andrew Garfield, Lorde
Seth Meyers: Salma Hayek, Jacqueline Novak, Kristina Schiano
James Corden: Helen Hunt, Black Pumas
Conan: Bill Hader
Watch What Happens Live: “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” Reunion, Part 1
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Leslie Mann, Billy Porter, Eric Ripert
Ellen DeGeneres: Cecily Strong, Ann Dowd
The Real: A Day of Girl Chat (R 2/22/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Peyton Manning, Iain Armitage, Rosanna Pansino, Matt Stell
Drew Barrymore: Katey Sagal, Jenny Mollen, Melissa Gorga, Jimmy Tatro (R 5/3/21)

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: No Father’s Day for HARRY?? His dad (The Prince), reportedly has no intention of meeting with him when he comes home for his mom’s tribute!!!!!!


QUESTION: What did YOU fight over during the divorce? Now the soaring values of designer goods like ROLEX, LOUBOUTIN and HANDBAGS are starting wars!!!


QUESTION: Can you have a college bowl game named after YOU? Jimmy Kimmel has!! Forget the Little Caesar’s Bowl, December 18th, it’s the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl!!


QUESTION: Why are people PISSED about CRT?? This black father has HIS reasons, and he’s not shy about sharing at a school board meeting!!! Buckle up!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are aliens GOOD LOVERS?? This British actress says she was abducted a month ago, and her alien lover is her “soul mate!!” Still waiting for a second date!!
Alien presses the button on background green screen

“E.T. will call you, baby!! Promise!!!”

Jennifer Hudson Releases Song From Aretha Biopic

Jennifer Hudson and Carole King have released a song from Hudson’s Aretha Franklin biopic.  They released the original song “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home).”  Hudson and King co-wrote “Here I Am,” which will appear on the soundtrack for Hudson’s film Respect. Hudson plays Franklin, who died at age 76 in August 2018, in the new movie.  King co-wrote Franklin’s hit song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” with Gerry Goffin.  Respect follows Franklin’s rise to fame as an international music superstar known as the Queen of Soul. The film is directed by Liesl Tommy and co-stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and Audra McDonald.  Respect opens in theaters Aug. 13.  Listen to the song HERE.
********If she could only sing!!!
*****We were hoping Meryl Streep would play Aretha!!! She can do ANYTHING!!!!
******Jamie Foxx went out for the part and was denied because of his gender!!! Not fair!!!

Chris Harrison Gets Big Payout From ABC

Longtime “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison was paid $9 million in his exit from the franchise, Variety reported Friday — despite demanding a $25 million as previously reported.  In a new report, Variety revealed Harrison, who left the franchise after defending a former contestant’s past racist actions, was paid roughly $10 million — a combination of a $9 million exit settlement and remaining contractual fees.  A source previously said he was ready to spill the dirt if the network didn’t shell out the cash.  Variety also reported that part of the agreement he signed included a public statement about “amicable parting-of-ways.”  A source said earlier this month, “Chris Harrison’s whole life was ‘The Bachelor,’ and he didn’t want to let go. He still is really sad to leave, and there have been very tough and very heated negotiations going on for weeks.”  Harrison’s exit was announced in June, months after he defended “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for attending an Antebellum-themed party in college. Though he was quick to apologize, Variety reported that he was unaware of how much “attention his response was receiving, and did not realize just how problematic the television interview would become.”
*********Ironically, the woman he defended is FINE… in fact, she’s still dating the black “Bachelor!!!!”
*******Chris’s biggest mistake was arguing with a black woman!!!
*****He forgot it was 2021… he thought it was 1921!!!!

Archie Will Never Become Prince

Prince Harry’s son Archie will never become a prince under his grandfather’s plan for a slimmed-down monarchy, a new report said.  Prince Charles, who is likely to be the next British king, is determined to limit the number of key royals in an effort to appease his future subjects — who he believes don’t want to pay for a bloated monarchy, The Daily Mail reported Saturday.  Charles told his son that he will change key documents to prevent Archie from inheriting the title, which would have once been his birthright, the article said. The toddler is currently seventh in line to the throne.  “Harry and Meghan were told Archie would never be a Prince, even when Charles became King,” the tabloid’s source said.  The news has not sat well with Harry and Meghan Markle, even though the Sussexes abandoned their royal duties to live in the US, the report said.  Under Charles’ plan, only heirs to the throne and their immediate families would receive full titles and financial and police support funded by taxpayers, the Mail said.
*********Let’s face it: Charles is a prince!!! That’s P-R-I-C-K, “prince!!!”
********In his demented mind, making the Royalty smaller will save it!! We think just the opposite!!
*******He’s also turning Buckingham Palace into an Airbnb, and trading in the limos for an UBER account!!
*****Now you know why the Queen is determined to outlive him!!!

Indiana Jones Filming Upsets Residents

Residents of Hackney, East London, are whipped-up in a frenzy over the filming of the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” series, “Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil” in which Harrison Ford’s archeologist once again takes on the Nazis.  While the production paid one neighbor $75,000 to film in their home, the entire street has been blocked off for days, causing major headaches.  While the compensated homeowner left town, no one else was paid a cent and they claim they’ve endured four days of “24/7 hell,” according to the Sun.  During the filming, 100 parking spots were cordoned off, 6-foot fences were installed around the set, and stage lights brightened the entire street until midnight.  A ferocious WhatsApp residents’ group has slammed the compensated homeowner “for getting rich quick only to ‘leave everyone else to ­suffer’,” the Sun writes, adding:  “A single homeowner has made a mint and the rest of us are left facing the disturbance,” said one 45-year-old woman with severe asthma. “It’s a joke… They closed the road so it caused a lot of disruption. Some people were outside arguing over spaces… I could hear angry voices and lots of cars driving around. People should at least be compensated.”  “My friend got home from work and had to park 15 minutes away. She was f—–g fuming with them,” the woman added.  Another local was irate after receiving a $150 parking ticket, noting: “It was late at night and I couldn’t find a spot anywhere. It’s chaos. The staff haven’t been very helpful either.”
*********Speaking of Nazis… these Hollywood film crews are TOUGH!!!
TOPIC: Ever had a film crew in your neighborhood???

Meghan Talks About Her New Children’s Book

In her first interview since sitting down with Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan Markle shed light on her recently released children’s book, “The Bench.”  For Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day since the couple welcomed their first child, son Archie, Markle gave her husband a bench with a plaque containing a short poem the text of the book expands on.  “I often find — and especially in this past year —I think so many of us realized how much happens in the quiet,” Markle explained to NPR in the interview released on Father’s Day.  “It was definitely moments like that, watching them from out of the window and watching [my husband] just, you know, rock [Archie] to sleep or carry him or, you know,” she continued, “those lived experiences, from my observation, are the things that I infused in this poem.”  One thing that was important to Markle for her children’s book: inclusivity. As children flip through the pages of “The Bench” they will see realistic, diverse fathers with their children in watercolor illustrations by Christian Robinson. They include a father and son wearing pink tutus and practicing ballet around the bench, as well as a military father coming home to greet his child in the yard.  “Growing up, I remember so much how it felt to not see yourself represented,” Markle said. “Any child or any family hopefully can open this book and see themselves in it, whether that means glasses or freckled or a different body shape or a different ethnicity or religion.”
*********Is it just us, or did you just throw up in your mouth???
*******She didn’t write this book!! It was done by a focus group!!!
*****Amazon has a special offer: they’ll pay YOU to buy it!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Gigi Reining In Hothead Beau-(National Enquirer)

Hothead Zayn Malik’s wild street brawl has his baby mama, Gigi Hadid, hopping mad-and she’s put the pop star on a strict curfew, sources squealed.  According to insiders, the 26-year-old model, who gave birth to their daughter, Khai, last September, has ordered the former One Direction crooner, 28, to be home by dark every night-and if he can’t he better have a good excuse!  Sources said Zayn got into a scuffle with strangers outside a NYC billiards club earlier this month, and the singer lost his shirt in the melee!  The tipster claimed the catwalk queen is fuming because she’d expected Zayn to act like a responsible father-not a hard-partying frat boy-and plans to drag him and Khai back to her family’s farm in Pennsylvania!

Vergara Hated By the Family Dog!-(Globe)

Sexpot Sofia Vergara has a bone to pick with her dog!  Sofia adopted the chihuahua named Bubbles, but the tiny pooch “hates” her and sleeps with her actor hubby, Joe Manganiello!  “She arrived the completely ignored me.  Went straight to Joe.  She has taken everything that was mine,” the “Modern Family” mom, 48, says.  “She sleeps in bed with Joe.  She’s obsessed with him!  She hates me.”

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I live off of Gwen [Stefani] here and I just hide in the house, so I got it pretty good.”-On his life in L.A., Blake Shelton.

“I held a snake at the VMAs one time but decided to go ahead 20 years later and become the mother**king snake myself!”-On the inspiration behind her snakeskin outfit, Britney Spears.

“Her smile, her patience, her fortitude.  Her devotion, as a mother, as a wife.  Her faith.  Her laugh-even at inappropriate times, like at a funeral or something.  It’s pretty contagious.”-On his favorite things about wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, Chris Pratt.

It’s a Livin’:  Rachel McAdams-(Star)

She was in burger heaven!  The 42-year-old has fond memories of spending summers slinging Big Macs at McDonald’s.  “It was a great place to work,” she’s said, before admitting maybe she wasn’t the best person for the job:  “I was not a great employee-I broke the orange juice machine one day!”

Top Gun:  Delayed Again!-(Life & Style)

What need for speed?  The release date of Tom Cruise’s much-anticipated Top Gun sequel, Top Gun:  Maverick, has been pushed back another four months, from July 2 to Nov. 19.  While it was initially stated for a 2019 box office run, production and pandemic-related issues slowed the movie down by more than a year.  In all, the flick has had six release dates announced-let’s hope, for the sake of Tom’s sanity, this one sticks!

Ben Meets the Family-Again!-(People)

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s romantic redux is deepening.  On June 9 the actor, 48, spent time with Lopez’s mom, Guadalupe Rodriguez, in Las Vegas while directing a project there, as Lopez, 51, shot a music video in Miami.  Then two days after reuniting in L.A. on June 11, the stars celebrated her sister Lynda’s birthday at Nobu in Malibu with Lopez’s 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme (with ex-husband Marc Anthony).  The pair “were very affectionate,” an insider says of the couple, who were engaged for a little over a year before they split in 2004 and reunited in April after Lopez broke off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez.  “Ben and her kids seemed comfortable together.”  Adds a Lopez friend, “The kids are slowly getting to know Ben, and everything seems to be running smoothly.  Jen hasn’t looked this happy in a long time.”

Old Dad of the Week-(In Touch)

Michael Douglas

“It’s a little rough when other parents are saying, ‘You must be so proud of your granddaughter.’”

-on attending daughter Carys’ graduation.



Dog Takes A Tunnel In NYC

A New York dog who fled from a sitter in Manhattan was found seven days later in Queens after crossing between the boroughs via the Queens Midtown Tunnel.  Heather Angus said Indie, a dog rescued three months ago from Kolkata, India, gave a dog sitter the slip on the evening of June 8 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Angus said sightings reported on the Next Door app said Indie was heading south, and just over an hour after her disappearance the canine was spotted by security cameras at the Queens Midtown Tunnel.  “I started to feel hopeless but I received a call that night from a Bridge and Tunnels officer who said she tried to stop a dog with an appearance similar to Indie while she was bolting through the Queens Midtown Tunnel,” Angus told the New York Post.  Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said workers were unable to capture Indie, but they directed tunnel traffic to keep the canine safe during her dash between boroughs.  It wasn’t until seven days later that a worker at a warehouse in Queens’ Long Island City spotted a dog wandering in an area of the building known to be home to a family of feral cats.  “Then he went to lunch and he saw the flier with the phone number, and that’s how he knew that this was the lost dog,” Angus told WNBC-TV.
******That dog is braver than WE are!!!!!
******It had to survive two muggings and kill another dog to get there, but it was worth it!!!
********We’re surprised they didn’t demand a ransom!!!!

Alligator Pulled From Vending Machine

Three sheriff’s deputies in Florida responded to a convenience store to help sort out an unusual problem — an alligator hiding under a vending machine.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the alligator was found hiding under a vending machine at a Circle K gas station in Polk City.  The sheriff’s office said the gator was “freaking people out” at the station.  Three deputies responded to the store and were able to extract the small gator from its hiding spot.  See the video HERE.
*********You know what they call this in Florida??? “Friday!!”
********Someone reached in for their bag of chips and drew back a bloody stump!!!
*******In Florida, they should have a vending machine that sells alligators!!!!

Woodpecker Destroys Camera

A nature reserve in Russia said a nature camera disguised as a piece of bark had an unintended consequence when it was destroyed by a hungry woodpecker.  The Nizhne-Svirsky Nature Reserve in Leningrad Oblast said in a Facebook post that the black woodpecker, nicknamed Zhelna by researchers, apparently was hunting for insects when it unintentionally committed “vandalism” on the camera.  The reserve shared video of the woodpecker methodically pecking away at the camera until it broke.  “Zhelna quickly discovered the camouflaged device and for several days methodically hit the camera,” the post said.  The reserve said the camera has been removed for repairs and likely will be out of commission for some time.  See the video HERE.
*********We’ve never had a woodpecker, but our cousin was a peckerwood!!!
******Being a woodpecker must give you SUCH a headache!!!

Florida Man Pulls Gun On Wrong Starbucks Worker

When a Florida man allegedly pulled a gun at a Starbucks drive-thru, irate over a botched order, he unwittingly brandished the firearm at the local police chief’s daughter, who was working the counter, according to Miami Gardens authorities.  Chief Delma Noel-Pratt told local media that her 23-year-old daughter was berated with verbal and physical threats before she handed the driver his cream cheese and he drove off.  “She felt in fear of her life,” Noel-Pratt said. “It was upsetting to me to know that someone would go to that extreme not having cream cheese on his bagel.”  Separately, she told Local 10 News the incident hit close to home occurring just hours before she delivered remarks at a previously scheduled rally against gun violence.  “Forget about the badge, forget about the title, that’s my child,” she told the Miami-based station. “And I thought about, am I going to see her again? Is she OK? Of course, she was upset, she was crying, and so I had to go into mom mode.”
***********He was arrested and thrown into a meat grinder!!!! (Florida)
********Anyone who brandishes a gun should get the death penalty!! That would cut down on this crap quite a bit!!
********TOPIC: What’s the worst thing you’ve seen in a drive-through line???







The Cost of Living Keeps Rising — How Are We Supposed to Live? 7 Tips to Get Ahead

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Cut Your Food Budget by Planning Ahead

Groceries are a huge part of the high cost of living, so they’re a big target for savings. Try preparing for the week ahead with some meal planning.

This goes beyond just making a shopping list. Real meal planning helps you save money because it helps you use what you buy, preventing food — and money — waste. It also prevents you from spending extra cash on emergency lunches or late-night takeout.

First, figure out how many meals you’re responsible for making every week. If it’s just you, your answer might be 21: seven breakfasts, lunches and dinners. If you have a family, count meals per person — a dinner for three people counts as three dinners, even if you all eat the same thing.

Now figure out how much food you’ll need to buy to make it until your next grocery trip. If you buy the same items repeatedly, you know which ones to stock up on when they go on sale. Stocking up on sale items also helps you freeze meals for the future. If there’s a way to buy in bulk and prep the foods you eat the most often, do it!


  1. Get Paid Every Time You Buy Toilet Paper

No matter how strategic you are, groceries still account for a good chunk of your budget. Everybody’s got to eat. You may as well earn a little money back while your groceries are being bagged up.

A free app called Fetch Rewards will reward you with gift cards just for buying toilet paper and more than 250 other items at the grocery store.

Here’s how it works: After you’ve downloaded the app, just take a picture of your receipt showing you purchased an item from one of the brands listed in Fetch. For your efforts, you’ll earn gift cards to places like Amazon or Walmart.

You can download the free Fetch Rewards app here to start getting free gift cards.

Over a million people already have, so they must be onto something.


  1. Stop Overpaying for Stuff Online

With the cost of everything rising, you have to watch every penny. Wouldn’t it be nice if you got an alert any time you’re shopping on Amazon or and you’re about to get ripped off?

That’s exactly what this free service does.

Just add it to your browser for free, and before you check out, it’ll check other websites, including Walmart, eBay and others to see if your item is available for cheaper. Plus, you can get coupon codes, set up price-drop alerts and even see the item’s price history.

Let’s say you’re shopping for a new pair of shoes, and you assume you’ve found the best price. Here’s when you’ll get a pop up letting you know if that exact pair of shoes is available elsewhere for cheaper. If there are any available coupon codes, they’ll also automatically be applied to your order.*

In the last year, this has saved people $160 million.

You can get started in just a few clicks to see if you’re overpaying online.


  1. Knock $540/Year From Your Car Insurance in Minutes

Every dollar counts here. Cutting necessary expenses can make a huge difference. So when’s the last time you checked car insurance prices?

You should shop your options every six months or so — it could save you some serious money. Let’s be real, though. It’s probably not the first thing you think about when you wake up. But it doesn’t have to be.

A website called makes it super easy to compare car insurance prices. All you have to do is enter your ZIP code and your age, and it’ll show you your options.

Using, people have saved an average of $540 a year.

Yup. That could be $500 back in your pocket just for taking a few minutes to look at your options.


  1. Stop Paying Your Credit Card Company

Talk about the high cost of living: Credit card debt is the most expensive kind of debt, and your credit card company is just getting rich by ripping you off with high interest rates. But a website called AmOne can help you fight back.

If you owe your credit card companies $50,000 or less, AmOne will match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every single one of your balances.

The benefit? You’ll be left with one bill to pay each month. And because personal loans have lower interest rates (AmOne rates start at 3.49% APR), you’ll get out of debt that much faster. Plus: No credit card payment this month.

AmOne keeps your information confidential and secure, which is probably why after 20 years in business, it still has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

It takes two minutes to see if you qualify for up to $50,000 online. You do need to give AmOne a real phone number in order to qualify, but don’t worry — they won’t spam you with phone calls.


  1. Add $225 to Your Wallet Just for Watching the News

Keeping up with the cost of living is a little easier when you can add a little more income. For example:

It’s been a historic time for news, and we’re all constantly refreshing for the latest updates. You probably know more than one news-junkie who fancies themselves an expert in respiratory illness or a political mastermind.

And research companies want to pay you to keep watching. You could add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with InboxDollars. They’ll present you with short news clips to choose from every day, then ask you a few questions about them.

You just have to answer honestly, and InboxDollars will continue to pay you every month. This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $56 million.

It takes about one minute to sign up, and start getting paid to watch the news.


  1. Leave Your Family up to $1M

Since the cost of living keeps rising, have you ever thought about how your family would manage without your income after you’re gone?

How would they pay the bills? Send the kids through school? Now’s a good time to start planning for the future by looking into a life insurance policy.

You’re probably thinking: I don’t have the time or money for that. But your application can take minutes — and you could leave your family up to $1 million with a company called Bestow. Rates for life insurance policies start at just $16 a month.

There’s been a surge of interest in life insurance during the pandemic, as more Americans are realizing they probably need it. Also, more people are seeking out no-exam life insurance because they don’t want to go to a doctor’s office for an in-person exam. Companies like Bestow use algorithms instead of medical exams to evaluate applicants.

If you’re under the age of 54 and want to get a fast life insurance quote without leaving your home, get a free quote from Bestow.

In summary, keeping up with the cost of living is tough. But following these seven steps can give you a leg up.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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