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dolphy

Lady of Perpetual Responsiblity
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melliethepooh's sig:

"The end of all our journeying will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time".

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Looking forward to my rock moving closer again.

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Jengie jon

Semper Reformanda
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Had to trace that one Dolphy but knew it was not MelliethePooh's original. Tried C.S.Lewis and tried George MacDonald, before I ended up Googling and finding it is from T.S. Elliots The Four Quartets. Strange how that quote stuck with me and quite a chunk of the rest of that quartet though I have rarely read it, or heard it.

Jengie

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dolphy

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Thanks for clarifying that Jengie, I knew I had read it somewhere before but could not place it... until now.

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Chorister

Completely Frocked
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I enjoyed reading the following post by marsupial:

Personally I think Christmas has become too commercialised and we seem to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Did Santa die on the cross for nothing?

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Kelly Alves

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I can't remember who it was, but one sparkling day in Hell we had one of those online tests that told you what your spiritual gifts were, and someone who took the test posted:

quote:
Oh, hoo-freaking-ray. I have the gift of celibacy.
Still gets me giggling.

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KenWritez
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Transferred from closed "Quote of the day" thread in Heaven:

by Rossweise:

From an interview by Warwick Thompson of Bloomberg News with conductor Harry Bicket, on his ability to work at the Metropolitan Opera after spending years as a musician in the Church of England:

quote:

... Thompson: But you come from a cathedral background yourself. Does that mean your instincts aren't theatrical?

Bicket: I was at Westminster Abbey for four years and let me tell you -- the processions! The big occasions! It was pure theater. And frankly, in terms of divadom, working for the clergy of the Church of England at the highest level prepares you for anything you might meet on the operatic stage. And you can quote me on that.

Rossweisse // trusting that if this is in the wrong place, some kindly host will transfer it

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John Donne

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~~The Deep and The Controversial~~

"The great aunt Maud of Bishop Upright who ordained me was a lesbian. Oh my God ... where's the mitzvah bath?! The opportunities for evangelical Soundness Inquisition now know no bounds."
(Fr Gregory, response to Sydney commentary on the contaminated hands of ordinaries)


"As for an openly gay bishop -- all our bishops are celibate. Whether they aren't having sex with men or aren't having sex with women is totally irrelevant. I can't imagine why anyone would care."
josephine


"Are all gardens clearly heterosexual procreative environments? If I found heterosexuals procreating in my garden, I'd be mighty upset (especially if they smashed the basil)."
Mousethief


"... perhaps I unknowingly do harm by accepting homosexuality as a natural variation on human sexuality. But I cannot see how it is better to choose to do demonstrable harm over a possible, mysterious, esoteric harm not apparent to me."
Belle


"In my experience every one who loves the Church is also betrayed by the Church. For to love it is to also desire its heavenly reality to be incarnated NOW and all we get is an earthly monstrosity."
Jengie


"We are all (actually the whole world is) the incarnation of God and we will all die and we will all be resurrected. (I'm sure this belief is some formal heresy and would be glad to have it identified!"
I forgot to write down who wrote this one - anyone know? jlg possibly, it sounds like her [Biased]


"The church is a whore but she is our mother, and we love her...."
Multipara

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John Donne

Renaissance Man
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~ Blind Things ~ (traditional)

"Even a blind chicken can peck a grain of corn every now and again."
Sine


"Every once in a while, even a blind squirrel gets a shiny brass doorknob."
Mad Geo


"Even a blind pig gets an acorn now and then."
Moo


~~ They said it! Religious flavour. ~~

"I don't flirt. It breaks the flow of the liturgy."
Anselmina


"It is unseemly to bear at the mass symbols of our temporal bondage once we have crossed the threshold to that place without time."
The Dumb Acolyte, on wearing watches while celebrating the Mass.


"How is that made up? 5 minutes taking it up? 5 minutes glorying in it? 5 minutes preaching it? 5 minutes marching as it goes on before? 10 minutes clinging?"
Firenze, regarding the 'cross trainer'.


"I ain't had it in years and years, am I not holy?"
Jerry Boam


"I do love the risen Lord but after attending a recent happy clappy service I almost felt as if I'd been assaulted by him!!!"
Dorothea


"If the idea of a few subversive women offering up raisin cakes to God gets your knickers in that much of a twist then you should go and lie down."
Louise

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Gremlin
Ship's Cryptanalyst
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quote:
Originally posted by Balaam:
Marriage - when salad starts filling the space in the fridge reserved for beer.



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Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
Ahhh...I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again...
Oh I get it... like humour... but different.

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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From Kiwigoldfish: the kind of attitude that makes Hell the delightful romp it is:

quote:
Perhaps I should change my sig line to "I reserve the right to wilfully misconstrue your posts for my own amusement."



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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Goldfish Stew
Shipmate
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Hallelujah! I've made it™!

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Sinistærial
Ship's Lefty
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This post over in Hell.
quote:
I work in one of those overstuffed vaginas!
Welcome to the ship Sophie Bell!

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I laugh at other people because they are all the same.
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Sioni Sais
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"chive's a girl"

various threads and SoF cafe.

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(Paul Sinha, BBC)

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Dammit, this was funny, and if nobody else is gonna immortalize it, I will:

quote:
Holy Cow, a feminist call to arms? And nobody nudged me awake?

--A brilliant and hilarious person.

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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Kepler's Puppet
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"... reductio ad absurdum doesn't work if the target has achieved such absurdity on their own that no further reduction is possible."-- Timothy the Obscure

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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quote:
Originally posted by josephine:
... between what should be and what is there is a gap wide enough to parallel park an aircraft carrier.


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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Trust Erin to come up with this one:

quote:
You are wronger than a wrong thing that is mistaken.


[ 06. February 2005, 17:48: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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Ronja
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This just in from TrudyTrudy in Heaven:

quote:
References to coffins and dead mothers bring down the mood of a wedding.

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Grits
Compassionate fundamentalist
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If it suited my nature more, I'd adopt this gem from RooK as my new sig:
quote:
...it is painful for me to read you butchering the principles with the tarnished butter knife you call an intellect.


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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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How 'bout one from Gandhi?

quote:
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
--Gandhi



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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Frederick Buechner's Lovechild
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First post in a long time, guys (not that I was ever prolific!). Reading your lines made me smile.

I offer one from a guy I used to work with:

"I only swear when I'm angry. But I'm angry all the time". [Biased]

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Kepler's Puppet
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"See those two holes at the sides? Your arms go in there. Then you've gotta decide where to put your head."-- Amos

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Flausa

Mad Woman
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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:

Work was invented by the Devil to eat your life, sap your will and energy, and stop you doing the things you really want to do.

Amen and amen!
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Mullygrub
Up and over
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Dumbledore Wannabe posted this in the early stages of his sailing (c/- the All Saints newbies board):

quote:
"I have no desire to be a bishop - I would rather go to heaven"
Chorister then adopted it as her sig for a while. Would've done the same, but can't be seen to be a copycat, now can I?

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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I was griping about my family's melodramatic tendancies to my instructor, and she sniffed,"Constipation ain't contagious. That's their problem, you don't need to catch it."

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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Oh, and just because this is such Sine thing to say:

quote:
Originally posted by Sine Nomine:
You don't get over 9800 posts if you care if other people are paying attention.



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"Take your broken heart, make it into art"-- Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

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Trini
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quote:
Originally posted by Spiffy da Wonder Sheep:
Snow is bad. Snow is evil. I believe that the Devil redecorated after reading Dante's 'Inferno'.


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Sophie Bell
Shipmate
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From Trudy-Trudy on the F'ing Flag Wavers thread in Hell
quote:
It's all praise and worship till somebody's baby loses an eye.
I think that's the funniest variation on that old saying I've ever heard!
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Trudy Scrumptious

BBE Shieldmaiden
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My 15 seconds of fame! Thank you Sophie Bell!

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Books and things.

I lied. There are no things. Just books.

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Gill H

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From Kenwritez on the 'Justifying a Christian Hell thread':

The Ship is a community full of lumpty, bumpty people and Alan Cresswell, it's not a frickin' TV show where all our problems are resolved in 22 minutes and four advertising breaks.

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Koovie
Ship's Supply Organist
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quote:
"It's like the donated Plasma of Christ rather than His Shed Blood."
- Elizabeth Anne on White Wine at the Eucharist

[ 09. June 2005, 06:58: Message edited by: Koovie ]

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Mad Geo

Ship's navel gazer
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Best Description of Ship Life award goes to:

quote:
Originally posted by Barnabas62:
My silly answer is that, at this stage of my life, I am an increasingly round couch potato who gets his jollies by considering deep and daft questions on this Board. I really must get out more.

Shouldn't we all!

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Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
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From the Coot:

(see signature below)

Just [Killing me] .

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Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Barnabas62
Shipmate
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LC - Its brilliant isn't it! I'm so glad you made it your signature. I'm trying to work out how to get it into a sermon I'm preparing ...

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Sinistærial
Ship's Lefty
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In the silly things I just found out thread in heaven babybear wrote:
quote:

We were reclined against our pillows during those events. However, Gremlin would like me to inform you that he did experience difficulties in performing as well as he might like. He recommends a more upright position.



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I laugh at other people because they are all the same.
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John Donne

Renaissance Man
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Just having a rustle through my potential .sig file for quotes since the last time I posted:

~Miscellaneous quotes, some funny, some deep~

"A circle is just a load of very short straight lines that did some bad stuff together."
Julian the Apostate


"It is a mystery, but that doesn't mean we can't try to think about it, if only to end up falling down in worship anew."
Divine Outlaw-Dwarf, on the Trinity.


"We can't stop the Second Coming, it is the consummate Good Thing, and after the "tribulations", the Kingdom will be realized."
Shareman


"Damn right babe. The old bag lady can load up her trolley, especially as she's off it, with whatever junk she likes. Poor dear. Jesus will clean her up to marry her."
Martin PC Not on The Church.


"Is this a less-than-usually-convincing Turing Test?"
Hedonism_Bot on newbie, peepingtom


"how love is lived out varies tremendously from one person to the next"
Ruth


"If Fr Sarducci's numbers are right, we should restrict ourselves to masturbating no more than 41 times a day (if otherwise sinless). It's a bit Spartan, but I think I can live with that..."
IngoB

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John Donne

Renaissance Man
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quote:
Originally posted by kiwigoldfish:
Hallelujah! I've made it™!

Oh, kiwi! I've had one for you that I somehow missed using (possibly waiting for a thematic collection) which I think predates that.


"Well I would provide the evidence Mousethief. Except that I have 2 women, 4 men, 1 sheep and 3 dogs to hump before lunch so can't afford the time."
kiwigoldfish, when asked to provide evidence that liberals' are/are not sexually obsessed.

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Elizabeth Anne

Altar Girl
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quote:
Originally posted by Koovie:
quote:
"It's like the donated Plasma of Christ rather than His Shed Blood."
- Elizabeth Anne on White Wine at the Eucharist
I don't believe it! No one has ever quoted me before.

Edit: Sorry that thread has since been deleted, so the link is broken.

[ 31. July 2005, 16:30: Message edited by: Gremlin ]

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Eliab
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I've just noticed this thread. My favourite quote from a while ago - Mousethief on Calvinism:

quote:
every point a bona fide heresy
I've no idea if the oxymoron was intentional or not, but I love it and have resolved to use it whenever opportunity arises.

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Richard Dawkins

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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In the middle of one of those gross-out threads in Hell, Gloriagloriagloria said this:
quote:
Oh, ick. I think I just threw up into my mouth.


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Sophie Bell
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Because it made me giggle.

On a "calling the new guy to hell" post, Spiffy da WonderSheep had this to say about the ubiquitousness of trolls.

quote:
We seem to have a constant-volume system here with respect to trolls. One leaves, and new one appears.
Spiffy :
quote:
Nature does abhor a vacuum.

So does my cat, now that I think about it...


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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Heh. I was gonna post that, too, but didn't want to double post.

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Chorister

Completely Frocked
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Posted by Chukhovsky:

I vastly prefer to think the worst of people. It's so much more satisfying.

Very sigworthy - aren't I generous passing it on for someone else to use [Cool]

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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From the tag of a tea-bag (keep your anti-tea-bag comments to yourself,please:)

quote:
Books have the same ememies as people; fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.


--Paul Valery.



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Kelly Alves

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Oh, and IMHO Laura currently has the best sig going:

quote:
Why do we always come here?/I guess we'll never know.
It's like a kind of torture/to have to watch the show.

Statler & Waldorf of The Muppet Show



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I'm sorry I did not find this thread earlier (I only visit the Circus now and then.) I believe I just may begin my own file of excellent quotes.

Though there are various Ship mates whose contributions are very enlightening, when it comes to my falling over laughing (as well as thinking!) I would say that ken's posts are tops, with Fr Gregory and Callan coming in soon afterward.

One quote that I love was from FCB. I cannot recall the exact topic we were discussing in Purgatory, but do remember that a number of posts had bewailed the lack of charity, kindness, and so forth that people are shown in the Church. It would not have been as funny had it not come from a theologian: "The Church sucks. The Church always has sucked. And the Church always will suck."

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Kelly Alves

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Never discuss food in Hell.


From RooK:
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Dang. Now I'm hungry.

Mmmm... babies.



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quote:
originally posted by Kelly Alves:
God loves to fuck with people's egos.



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That's sad. That's really sad. Whatever happened to "But soft, my fair Ophelia! Ope not thy ponderous and marble jaws, But get thee to a nunnery; go!"

(Tell me you've read Huck Finn at least once in your life...)

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Dang it! Wrong thread! Don't you hate it when that happens?

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