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Born on this day!! Actor Pat Carroll is 94. Actor Michael Murphy is 83. Actor Lance Henriksen (“Millennium,” ″Aliens”) is 81. Comedian-actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) is 78. Actor John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings,” ″Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 77. Former MTV News correspondent Kurt Loder is 76. Drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath is 73. Actor Melinda Culea (“The A Team,” ″Knots Landing”) is 66. Actor Lisa Eilbacher (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” ″Beverly Hills Cop”) is 64. Actor Richard E. Grant (“Gosford Park”) is 64. Singer Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is 62. Newsman Brian Williams is 62. TV personality Kyan Douglas (“Rachael Ray,” “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 51. Actor Tina Yothers (“Family Ties”) is 48. Singer Raheem DeVaughn is 46. Actor Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”) is 42. Singer Craig David is 40. Actor Danielle Fishel (“Boy Meets World”) is 40. Actor Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” ″The Tudors”) is 38. Bassist Josh Smith of Halestorm is 38. Singer Adele is 33. Singer Chris Brown is 32.


1809 – Mary Kies of South Killingly, Conn., became the first woman to be granted a patent. The patent was for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
1821 – Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena.
1891 – Carnegie Hall (then known as Music Hall) opened in New York City. Peter Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor.
1925 – John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwinism.
1961 – Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
1981 – Bobby Sands of the Irish Republican Army died in a prison hospital on the 66th day of his hunger strike.
2004 – Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with a Pipe” became the most expensive painting ever sold.

Today Is: African World Heritage Day, Cartoonists Day, Childhood Stroke Awareness Day, Cinco de Mayo, Great American Grump Out, International Day of The Midwife, International Roller Derby Day, National Astronaut Day, National Bike To School Day, National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, National (Deaf) Interpreter Day, National Skilled Trades Day, Revenge of the Fifth, Silence The Shame Day, Totally Chipotle Day, World Asthma Day, World Portuguese Language Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Kids Say The Darndest Things  /  9:00 – SEAL Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – The Conners  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Game Of Talents
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Rob McElhenney, Uzo Aduba, Middle Kids
Jimmy Fallon: Channing Tatum, Josh Duhamel, Joyelle Nicole Johnson
Stephen Colbert: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Bebe Rexha (R 4/22/21)
Seth Meyers: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Robin Thede, Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris, Mario Duplantier
James Corden: Billy Porter, Brett Gelman
Lilly Singh: JB Smoove
Conan: Flula Borg
Watch What Happens Live: The Real Househusbands of New Jersey
The View: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish
The Talk: Brian Tyree Henry, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Justin Baldoni
Live with Kelly and Ryan: David Oyelowo
Ellen DeGeneres: Michael Che, Thomas Rhett
Wendy Williams: Lala Kent
The Real: MJ Rodriguez, guest co-host Eboni K. Williams
Kelly Clarkson: Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval
Tamron Hall: Melissa & Doug Bernstein, AnnaLynne McCord
Drew Barrymore: Laura Prepon, Abbi Jacobson

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

QUESTION: Is Bill Gates “different??” Part of his marriage deal was that he could take yearly trips with his EX-GIRLFRIEND!! Try doing that with YOUR wife!!!!


QUESTION: How about a skit about you sleeping with Johnny Depp’s WIFE?? Or… something about exploding spaceships? Elon Musk is brainstorming for SNL!!!!


QUESTION: If she were a superhero, would she be an “Ex-Man??” CAITLYN JENNER runs campaign ads for California Gov election, doesn’t mention Kardashians!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you ready for THIS shocking bombshell out of LONDON?? Prince Phillip’s autopsy results are in… and the 99-year-old consort died of OLD AGE!!!!


QUESTION: What do you do when you notice a “creepy guy” taking pictures of you?? This woman walks up and CONFRONTS HIM, and of course.. there’s video!!!!!!

Conan O’Brien Announces End Date

Conan O’Brien has announced that the final episode of his TBS late night show Conan, will air on June 24th.  He made the announcement Monday to open Conan. He said that over the next two months, Conan will feature special guests and look back at the past 11 years of the show.  WarnerMedia confirmed in November that Conan would be ending in 2021 and that O’Brien will be going on to host a new, weekly variety series on HBO Max.  O’Brien previously hosted Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on NBC before he moved to TBS with Conan in 2010.  “I just want to point that for 11 years the people at Turner have been absolutely lovely to me and everyone here at the staff. They gave me a home when I needed one most and I am eternally grateful. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished here,” O’Brien said.
********So now they can kiss his butt, as he cashes in with HBO Max!!!
*****The Queen called the people at TBS and said, “Never trust a ginger!!!”
*****Conan also announced his entry in the annual Carrot Top lookalike contest!!
******After 11 years, he has more people in the studio than in the TV audience!!!

Adam Sandler Responds To IHop Video

Adam Sandler finally responded to the viral video that captured the moment he was turned away from a Long Island IHOP.   He was praised online for his positive attitude after he and his daughter were told by a teenage employee at the restaurant that there would be a lengthy wait to be seated, prompting the star to politely exit the restaurant. The teen shared a video of the brief encounter on TikTok and noted how embarrassed she was to have not recognized the famous comedian and movie star at the time.  Sandler was quiet about the viral video until Monday when he took to Twitter to make a brief self-deprecating joke about the incident and his diet.   “For the record, I only left the IHOP because the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes,” he joked.   Dayanna Rodas was the “nice woman” who posted security footage from the IHOP chain she works at to TikTok along with a video of herself looking like a clown. The clown filter was there to highlight her embarrassment for not recognizing Sandler, who was wearing baggy shorts, a hoodie and a face mask to protect from the coronavirus at the time.  Although Sandler clearly looks disappointed in the video, many took to the comments section of the now-viral TikTok to praise the actor for not giving the staff member a hard time or flexing his celebrity status in order to get preferential treatment.   Instead, the video shows Sandler simply leaving the restaurant, presumably to find another place to grab a meal with his kid.
********He later bought the restaurant and fired the entire staff!!
*****She’s lucky she didn’t wind up in jail!! “Hassling a celebrity” is a felony in L.A.!!

Meghan Markle Writes Children Book

Meghan Markle has written her first children’s book in honor of her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie.  “Duchess Meghan has written her first children’s book, The Bench, about the special bond between father and son-as seen through a mother’s eyes,” Omid Scobie, royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar and “Finding Freedom” author tweeted on Tuesday.  “It’s out June 8 and is inspired by Prince Harry and Archie’s close relationship,” he shared. “The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson.”  Scobie also noted that she will narrate the audiobook.  “‘The Bench’ started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Meghan says in a statement, as quoted by Scobie. “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.”  “My hope is that ‘The Bench’ resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine,” she added.
********Meghan is the most inspiring person on the planet!! According to her publicist!!
******Everything she does is a public service!!
*******Her poem for Harry: “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m rich and famous, because I caught you!!”

Ben Affleck Goes Viral From Dating App

A video of Ben Affleck allegedly pursuing a woman on a dating app has gone viral.  Tik Tok user Nivine Jay on Monday appeared to leak a video she received from Affleck, 48, on the celebrity dating app Raya.  Jay shared a video of herself reacting to the alleged video from Ben with the caption: “Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram.”  While Affleck has yet to confirm or deny it’s really him in the video, his face appears on the screen and he says to the camera: “Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.”  Jay’s video has been viewed over 3.8 million times and liked nearly 500,000 times. In the video, she stares at the camera and shakes her head before Affleck’s alleged video message to her appears.
*******Did he forget he’s Ben Affleck??
*****Now we get it!! He’s hooking up with J Lo on the rebound!!
******What did he expect?? He’s only a movie star!! SHE’S on Tik Tok!!!

Arnold’s Son Is A Real Estate Agent

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena announced that he has launched a new career in residential real estate.  “Looking forward to growing and learning from my amazing team @aria_properties , but more so looking forward to putting you guys in a new home!” Joseph wrote in a post to Instagram on Monday.  He said he’ll be working mostly in a few locations in California.  “I’ll be primarily based in West LA and Silicon Beach, so if you’re buying, selling or need help shoot me a DM,” he wrote.  He also asked his followers to spread the word so he could start rounding up new clientele.  “Your support means the world-tag someone who needs a home,” he said.  Several of his friends commented on the post to congratulate him.  “Yessir! Well done bro!” one pal wrote.  “Imagine having Terminator Jr selling you a home. Nice. Good luck on this new journey,” added another.
*******If he can’t sell it, he’ll blow it up!!
******His tactic: lock the buyers in until they agree to the deal!!!

Joe Exotic’s Ex Says Marriage Was A Fake

Joe Exotic’s ex-husband claimed this week that his marriage to the Netflix star and another man was a “fake” to help wrangle a reality TV show — revealing that he’s now married to a woman.  John Finlay told the Sun that he was “young and dumb and didn’t know a nail from a hole in the wall” at 19 when he first met the flamboyant “Tiger King” star on his first day at work at his Oklahoma big cat zoo.  He insisted that now-infamous scenes of their 2014 three-way wedding with Travis Maldonado — all wearing garish bright pink shirts — was just a publicity-generating scam.  “The fake one was basically a publicity stunt so Joe could get his own reality TV series,” he insisted.  Finlay — who has had his teeth fixed since finding fame on the show — has since cut off contact with Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence. He is now married for real after finding his true love — a woman named Stormey, he said.  “I’ve never felt this way about anyone before. I had no idea what it is like to marry your rock, your soulmate, the person you spend every minute of the day with,” he said.  “Stormey completes me and we are deeply in love,” he said, revealing he wore “a button-up black Western shirt, jeans and my rattlesnake boots” for his special day.  Finlay can never forget his time with Exotic, however — because he still has several tattoos of his name.  “My only short-term goal is to get all my tattoos covered up,” he said. “It helps get rid of old memories and I will feel a lot freer when they are gone.”
*******Joe prefers his men with no teeth!!!
*****They got divorced for “irreconcilable similarities!!!”
*******He married a WOMAN?? What kind of sick, twisted crap is THAT??

Mark Wahlberg Shows Off His Dad Bod!

Mark Wahlberg revealed he has already gained 20 pounds and is “going up another 20” for his new movie, “Father Stu.”  “From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now,” he captioned shirtless before-and-after photos on Instagram Monday. “Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking.”  The weight gain hasn’t turned off the “Spenser Confidential” star’s wife, Rhea Durham, who gushed over her husband.  “And it looks just as hot in person baby,” she commented.  Even Mario Lopez thought Wahlberg still looked handsome, writing, “Yo. You wear mad chubby well homie!” For fans concerned about the rapid weight gain, Wahlberg’s company Performance Inspired Nutrition clarified he was going about it in a smart way.  “Doing it the healthy ‘weigh’ and keeping strong with hard #workouts!” the company wrote.
********First Will Smith and now Mark! Is the “Dad Bod” about to become “a thing??”
********If they needed a tubby guy for the movie, they could have called… about 100 million other guys!!
New look: Wahlberg showed off his dramatic body transformation, after trying to 'put on as much weight as possible' for his role as a boxer-turned-priest in the upcoming film Father Stu


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Danica Driving Into Sunset With Carter-(National Enquirer)

Retired race car babe Danica Patrick, 39, has revved up with businessman Carter Comstock.  She shared an Instagram photo of Carter, founder of the meal-prep company Freshly, giving her a smooch on April 16.  The former NASCAR driver dated NFL star Aaron Rodgers, 37, for more than two years before they parted ways in July 2020.  He’s now engaged to Shailene Woodley.

TV Doc’s Praying MDs Can Save Wife-(Globe)

Sadly, Anupam Kher, who plays kindhearted New Amsterdam doc Vijay Kapoor, has left the popular NBC medical series-with the shocking news coming just days after he revealed his real-life wife, 68-year-old actress Kirron Kher, is battling killer cancer.  “Kirren has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer,” says the actor, 66.  “She is currently undergoing treatment and we are sure she will come out of this stronger than before…..We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors.”  Kirron, an elected member of Indian parliament is reportedly undergoing treatment in Mumbai.

Nina & Shaun:  Next Steps-(Us Weekly)

Nina Dobrev and Shaun White are in it for the long haul.  “They’re very happy together,” a source says, noting that their loved ones “wouldn’t be surprised” if the snowboarder, 34, proposes to the actress, 32, soon.  While they’ve only been together for a little over a year, the pair are “really excited about how far this relationship has come,” adds the source. “They’re gradually taking steps to starting a future together.”

Inside ScarJo & Colin’s Low-Key Wedding-(Star)

Like many planning their vows during the pandemic, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost had to get strategic when it came to their big day.  “We wanted it to feel like it had an intentional intimacy as opposed to being something that felt like we were restricted by all these things,” the actress, 36, recently revealed about the “intimate and small” event the pair threw at their $4 million Palisades, N.Y., home in October.  “Scarlett and Colin both like to steer clear of the spotlight,” says the pal.  “Which makes them perfectly suited for each other.”

Back In Action-(Life & Style)

Yorkshire, U.K., April 22

Training day!  Tom Cruise is well known for doing his own stunts-no matter how difficult they may be.  But during a location shoot for Mission Impossible:  7, Tom’s co-stars Hayley Atwell and Esai Morales proved they were no slouches, either:  All three actors wowed onlookers with their daredevil moves aboard a train that was in motion.  The heavily hyped flick is set for release in May 2022.


“People always ask me how I got my glow, and I say God and Fenty Skin.”-DJ Khaled, on using Rihanna’s skin-care line.

“I’m a successful woman.  I work hard, and yet it is impossible to have consistent dependable WiFi in my home and that’s my cross to bear.”-Mindy Kaling.

“I wanted to be Sandy pretty Bad.”-Amy Adams, on wanting to go into acting because of Grease.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Downton Abbey Fans

-A second film based on the hit show and featuring most of the main cast is coming to theaters this Christmas.



Marshmallow Record

A pair of Utah men broke a Guinness World Record when one launched a marshmallow from a slingshot and the other caught it in his mouth 225 feet, 10 inches away.  Dallas Anderson and Jon Paleka, the YouTubers behind the Thrive On Vibes channel, said experimenting with catching marshmallows with their mouths for an earlier video inspired them to seek the world record for distance.  A video posted by the men shows Anderson launching marshmallows from a slingshot while Paleka attempts to catch them.  The pair ended up with their successful attempt spanning a distance of 225 feet, 10 inches, capturing the Guinness record for farthest marshmallow propelled and caught in the mouth.  See the video HERE.
********Let’s HOPE that was marshmallow!!!!!
*****He’s now playing right field for the Yankees!!!
******They’re officially classified as “Long Distance Diabetes Bombs!!!”

Baby Delivered On Delta Flight

A doctor and three nurses aboard a flight from Utah to Honolulu helped a fellow passenger deliver her baby in mid-flight.  Lavinia Mounga was aboard the Delta Airlines flight late last week when she unexpectedly went into labor after only 29 weeks of pregnancy.  Dr. Dale Glenn with Hawaii Pacific Health Family Medicine was on board the plane, as were North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurses Lani Bamfield, Amanda Beeding and Mimi Ho.  The baby was born quickly, and the nurses, who specialize in caring for premature babies, went into action.  “I don’t know how a patient gets so lucky as to have three neonatal intensive care nurses onboard the same flight when she is in emergency labor, but that was the situation we were in,” Glenn said in a news release from Hawaii Pacific Health Family Medicine. “The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together and everyone helped out.”
*******Coincidence?? We don’t think so!!!
******The baby’s gender??? They’ll decide later!!
*******The baby’s name is “Delta!!”

Galaxy Quest Plays During Subcommittee Meeting

A House Appropriations subcommittee hearing was delayed Monday when 22 minutes of audio from the movie Galaxy Quest played while members were speaking.  The House Appropriations subcommittee on energy and water meeting was held via Zoom and livestreamed online, where viewers noted the audio from 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest — and, later, some disco music from The Village People — was playing in the background.  The members of the subcommittee were apparently unaware of the audio issue until a recess was called to address the problem.  Appropriations committee spokesman Evan Hollander said the audio issue was the result of a problem with the House Recording Studio feed, not a member loudly watching TV with their microphone on.  See the video HERE.
*******There is no movie comedy as funny as the House of Representatives!!
******The should appropriate enough money to buy a clue!!!

Guy Catches HUGE Sturgeon!

Conservation officials in Michigan shared a photo of a “once in a lifetime catch” — a lake sturgeon measuring 6 feet, 10 inches long.  The Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office said researchers on the Detroit River reeled in the 6-foot, 10-inch lake sturgeon last week and the fish weighed in at a staggering 240 pounds.  Biologists estimated the sturgeon, believed to be a female, is likely more than 100 years old and is one of the largest lake sturgeon on record in the United States.  “We knew it was big in the water, but when we saw it on the deck of the boat, we were all like, ‘yep, this is very large,'” Paige Wigren, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist who was on board the boat, told WWMT-TV.  Officials said the massive sturgeon was returned to the river.
*******That sturgeon was bigger than The Rock!!!
******Just think: that fish is older than Queen Elizabeth!!!








5 Effects Of The Pandemic You’re Only Just Now Feeling At Work

Huffington Post

  1. You have no motivation left to do your job.

When you reach a breaking point, your mental health suffers, and this can show up as feeling generally overwhelmed at your job and thinking, “Ugh, when is this going to be over?” Horsham-Brathwaite said.

Consequently, feeling that you have too much to deal with during an indefinite pandemic can also lead to being bored and disengaged, she said.

This lack of motivation can lead to being easily distractible, unable to concentrate and feeling “checked out” at your job, said Yesel Yoon, a psychologist who specializes in career transitions and job uncertainty.

What could be causing this disengagement? By this stage of the pandemic, we may be acutely missing the wins that raises or bonuses gave us, or much-needed breaks in the day that commuting or socializing with co-workers gave us, Yoon said.

“We’re social creatures, we’re not robots. We want things to evolve and change, and want to adapt,” she said. “And not having that much in the work space, is what is leading to this malaise … that feeling of ‘Oh, I’m so over this.’”


  1. You feel resentful when others act like it’s business as usual.

Resentment can fester when the reality between what you experience differs widely from what your bosses are saying. For many outside the C-suite, the status quo isn’t working. A Microsoft survey released in March found that 61% of business leaders say they’re “thriving” right now, while only 38% of workers without decision-making authority say the same. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 professionals in the survey said their employer doesn’t care about work-life balance, and most said they were overworked.

If people are being asked to do the same level of work without recognition that this is still a stressful time, they can feel resentment, Horsham-Brathwaite said. “What I’m hearing from people is that their employers have gone back to business as usual when it’s not business as usual.”


  1. You feel anxiety about returning to the office.

The transition to remote work was disruptive at first, but now that employees have crafted new ways of working, there may be a hesitancy to return to the office, Jessica Methot, an associate professor in Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations, told HuffPost.

More companies are either planning a return to their office spaces or actively calling workers back to their buildings. This may bring excitement for some, but for others it can prompt a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about what the post-pandemic office will look like, and whether your boss’s version of a safe communal workplace aligns with your own.

Those who are not eager to return to the office may be feeling especially wary when receiving notices for reopening plans and phases, Yoon said. “I’ve definitely heard and felt the anxiety coming up from other people of ‘Oh my gosh, what is that going to look like? How are we even going to all interact?’”


  1. You are seriously considering a job switch.

A majority of Americans surveyed by LinkedIn in March said they had put career moves on hold, citing the need to collect a steady paycheck during the pandemic and wanting to wait for a more favorable job market. For some people, the time to make a career change might be now as states announce reopening plans and vaccine availability is becoming less of an issue.

Yoon noted that professionals who initially made the choice to hunker down at their jobs may now be thinking, “‘Maybe I will go back to taking a look at my job application material and really get to work on this, because clearly this isn’t changing and I’m still unhappy,’” she said. ”I think delayed plans have reemerged back to the surface.”

Though restrictions remain in place in parts of the country, many Americans are eating at restaurants and traveling again as the U.S. economy reopens. As a result, professionals “get mixed messages,” Yoon said. “Things are still hard, but then they’re also seeing, ‘Well, the economy is moving a little bit, so there are actually jobs starting to open up’ … I think that has spurred people’s hope.”


  1. You view your career totally differently now — especially if you lost your job as a result of the pandemic.

Losing a job was an unfortunately common event last year. One Gallup poll conducted in the second half of 2020 found that over a billion people worldwide lost their jobs or business due to COVID-19.

That may be impacting how you view your career now in unseen ways. When you are laid off or fired, you not only lose a steady source of income, but you can also lose purpose and a sense of security.

People who experience job loss may internalize a risk-adverse mindset as a defense mechanism and think, “You never know what’s going to happen, so you better be happy,” or “I’m lucky for what I get, even if I’m unhappy,” Yoon said.

“If you let those messages go unchecked for too long, it can start to pervade all senses,” Yoon said. “You don’t really ever try to take any risks, you don’t question anymore. … I can imagine [for] this cohort or generation of people who have gone through this, that’ll be a ripple effect going forward. It could potentially make an impact in how they think about change in their career.”

Even if you didn’t experience job loss, you may be feeling uncertain about the future, too. But either way, you shouldn’t let thoughts like “It’s too risky” stop you from considering the career or role you want.

Yoon suggests that if you’re experiencing this sort of risk-adverse mindset about your job, you should ask yourself what exactly is risky about it so that you can begin to figure out what you need to do to reduce the risk. That way, fear is not in the driver’s seat of your career.



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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