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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:32 PM

Kathy Griffin "is going down" on Anderson Cooper during New Years broadcast

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I don't know how I missed this until now. What is wrong with her?

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Reply Kathy Griffin "is going down" on Anderson Cooper during New Years broadcast (Original post)
Renew Deal Jan 2013 OP
noamnety Jan 2013 #1
Kurovski Jan 2013 #2
noamnety Jan 2013 #18
snooper2 Jan 2013 #40
Kurovski Jan 2013 #43
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2013 #3
Kurovski Jan 2013 #5
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #4
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #6
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #7
Larrymoe Curlyshemp Jan 2013 #9
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #19
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #32
snooper2 Jan 2013 #41
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #44
snooper2 Jan 2013 #48
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #65
snooper2 Jan 2013 #66
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #67
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #68
Raine Jan 2013 #8
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #29
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #10
cali Jan 2013 #12
Larrymoe Curlyshemp Jan 2013 #15
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #17
cali Jan 2013 #26
cali Jan 2013 #27
Dr. Strange Jan 2013 #58
cecilfirefox Jan 2013 #11
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #13
SouthernDonkey Jan 2013 #14
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #16
noamnety Jan 2013 #20
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #21
noamnety Jan 2013 #23
trumad Jan 2013 #22
noamnety Jan 2013 #24
trumad Jan 2013 #25
noamnety Jan 2013 #33
trumad Jan 2013 #36
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #37
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #45
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #53
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #30
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #35
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #34
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #28
KG Jan 2013 #31
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2013 #38
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #39
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #47
Lex Jan 2013 #57
sadbear Jan 2013 #42
Kurovski Jan 2013 #46
closeupready Jan 2013 #49
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #51
Hosnon Jan 2013 #50
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #52
ecstatic Jan 2013 #56
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 #54
noamnety Jan 2013 #61
Mdterp01 Jan 2013 #62
noamnety Jan 2013 #63
ecstatic Jan 2013 #55
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #59
LWolf Jan 2013 #60
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #64
REP Jan 2013 #69

Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:37 PM

1. I didn't understand why that was allowed.

Can you imagine if a male journalist did that to a woman on air, let alone with her reaction being to shove him away repeatedly?

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Response to noamnety (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:43 PM

2. Journalist?

You mean Barbara Walters Griffin?

On the drunkest night in the universe?

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:38 AM

18. Sorry, late night stupidity on that.

Yeah, I obviously know she's not a journalist.

My point holds - whether it was an attempt on her part to get laughs or not, if some guy had done a similar thing to me, he'd have got a swift knee to the head and if the crew didn't pull him from the set I'd have walked off.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:53 AM

40. Thank you for not hosting any New Years shows LOL

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Response to noamnety (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:01 AM

43. I understand that situation, and that makes sense.

But in the case of Griffin and Coooper, they have a long standing friendship based on Kathy "pushing it". especially on the New Years presentation. It's been their schtick.

I get how it can be off-putting to people. For my part, I thought it was a nice take on both their personal relationship, and even more so, the tediously unimaginative pretense of kissing a dropped plastic sardine as a new years "tradition."

It's not for everyone. As a gay man with some outrageous straight female friends, I get it.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:43 PM

3. She confuses being outrageous with being funny

Actually I see that a lot from the current crop of comedians. I watch the Comedy Channel for the Daily Show and Colbert Report.The rest is pretty unfunny.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:48 PM

5. A common complaint for hundreds of years.

The reality is that comedy is like sex. It works for you or it doesn't.

Still, we can be assured that people all over the world will get brisk and naughty spankings tonight, and all to good effect, despite any dismay from the bleachers.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:45 PM

4. She's not a journalist

And CNN cut away to someone else as soon as possible.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:55 PM

6. If I didn't know Anderson Cooper was gay before...

I know it now.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:34 AM

7. She's so pathetic.

Have any of you seen her self promoting commercial where she opens her legs? Ewww sorry but its gross.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:51 AM

9. Attention Junkie

 

Almost as desperate as Donald Trump!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:39 AM

19. Didn't you flame out in Meta with a GBCW post?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:17 AM

32. Thats from someone with only 1200 posts in 9 years??

LOL! I guess I should welcome "you" back.
Whoever you are. Enjoy your flaming posts, even though they belong in Meta, not here.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:54 AM

41. hey you were calling out Kathy so fair is fair right

LOL

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:03 AM

44. So in your opinion, if we " call out " a public figure, that makes it ok for personal atacks

From other members? I don't think so. You have a problem with me, take it to meta.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:10 AM

48. I have a problem with the usage of "personal attack" language here, but I don't have a problem

with anyone for the most part....



Except the whole cast of characters on Yo Gabba Gabba...

They scare the fuck out of me for some reason but my 3 year old loves them LOL. I'd rather watch Backyardigans



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:05 PM

65. Youre weird lol!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #65)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:18 PM

66. I'm nowhere near weird, you want to see weird?




I'm warning you .....





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Response to snooper2 (Reply #66)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:33 PM

67. Jeebers ceeepers

Wtf was that??!





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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:23 PM

68. I never made a personal attack

Just asked a question.

As one of the "anti gun, pro drug,... pathetic losers" I was just curious.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:15 AM

8. Every New Years she out does herself on being more and more OBNOXIOUS, not funny at all just

more and more stomach turning.

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Response to Raine (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:28 AM

29. and every year the whiners tune in to get more outraged!!!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:02 AM

10. I love these threads...so eye opening.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:23 AM

12. how so?

please detail that.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:47 AM

15. Yes

 

I would like to see the exposition too.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:56 AM

17. agreed

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:06 AM

26. eye opening in what way?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:08 AM

27. so are you suggesting that those that don't find this funny are

homophobic? That those that don't like it are somehow anti-gay? because that's what it looks like you're inferring.

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Response to cali (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:38 AM

58. Probably the other way around.

Anti-gay people are more likely to find this funny. It seems reminiscent of Jay Leno's "joking" with Ryan Phillippe.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:58 AM

11. I think it's just her type of comedy, honestly. lol.... nt

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:32 AM

13. She drives republicans crazy.

I love to see the rw whine about her.

Keep it up y'all

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:43 AM

14. I'm as far from a prude as you can get

But at one point I was actually saying outloud "sheeeeesh! Give it a rest now!" She kept on with it way too long. It got way rediculous.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:55 AM

16. She did what she was paid to do

I don;t know why a few concerned people are so outraged. That's why they have her on with him every year, for stuff like this. She's supposed to try and embarrass Anderson.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:48 AM

20. I consider grabbing someone's crotch

or putting your mouth on it (even through their clothing) when it's clearly against their will to be sexual assault.
If that means I'm a prude, so be it.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:52 AM

21. You'll be tuned in next year as well

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:58 AM

23. Not sure why you'd think that.

I wasn't tuned into it this year. I saw the youtube here.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:57 AM

22. Oy...

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Response to trumad (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:00 AM

24. I guess people think sexual assault is okay

if you're a comedian. Or it's on tv or something.

A crude joke is one thing if you're a comedian. Physically grabbing people's genitals for a laugh is something else.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:04 AM

25. Sexual Assault?

Double Oy.

On Edit: Watched the video again...I don't see her grabbing anything.

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Response to trumad (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:12 AM

33. I got the impression

that's what she was doing just off camera when they were discussing the sack.
And again, sexual touching with the "kissing the sardine."

If it's sexually touching someone without their consent, I don't know what else to call it.
I interpret pushing her away repeatedly as nonconsent.

If you didn't think it was sexual touching, or read his actions as consent, then I guess I'm confused.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:40 AM

36. Oh come on...

she didn't touch him---they were having fun.

Oy

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Response to noamnety (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:42 AM

37. Of course it was consensual

It was ENTERTAINMENT, and they were both doing what they were supposed to do, and what they were being paid to do.

I watched it live, I always do, because the two of them are hysterical together. This was not shocking in any way. I understand someone not liking that type of interplay and humor, but it wasn't any type of assault.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:06 AM

45. And they have a history together...

If she did something like that with Piers Morgan, it would be shocking. Cooper and Griffin have been doing this schtick for several years now.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:18 AM

53. Exactly -- good point

And, they are friends IRL, too. I think they are very funny together.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:46 AM

30. Try again.

 

This time with more melodrama.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:40 AM

35. It was not sexual assault

Good God.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:39 AM

34. She did what she was paid to do, and so did he

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:12 AM

28. She wants him bad.He is a challenge for her.LOL

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:54 AM

31. all the cool stuff i miss not owning a TV

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:48 AM

38. I really don't like Kathy Griffin.

Her humor just isn't my thing. It seems like she wants to be as outlandish as possible to get attention, and that's okay as far as it goes (she's not the first and won't be the last), I just don't think it's very funny.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:49 AM

39. You're all doing exactly what she wanted you to do. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

47. She wants us to think she's a no-talent assclown?

I somehow doubt that.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #47)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:30 AM

57. Talking about her. Attention.

Any attention is good attention to her.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:58 AM

42. How long will this thread go on?

Mission accomplished. People are talking about her, even here on DU. Well done, Kathy.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

46. +1

She's good enough.

She's smart enough.

And doggone it, people like her...or not

Either way, it's take home pay.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:12 AM

49. I thought the chemistry between them was hilarious.

Cooper trying to project the persona, 'serious personality trying to let his hair down a little at a party but not happy about it' and Griffin's spoil to that, with her 'I'm going to use my overdone make-up and constant smile to get away with everything I can think of' schtick.

It was very funny, IMO.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:17 AM

51. That's why they have the two of them do this every year

It's very popular, and the two are very friendly IRL.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:12 AM

50. For those who don't know,

Kathy Griffin is something of an icon in the gay community, and Anderson Cooper is gay. There's more going on here than just "attention whoring".

They're likely very close friends and just playing around. I would be extremely shocked to find out that he was offended or anything. He surely knows what inviting her on entails.

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:17 AM

52. They are friends

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:29 AM

56. I don't think people are concerned about whether AC was offended

At my NYE watch party, everyone was screaming for her to STFU and I think CNN ended up cutting her mic during the last minute or so because she was ruining the build up to the new year. Her delivery was really fast, shrill, vulgar, and annoying. Again, I'm a fan of her's, but something was off with her that night.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:24 AM

54. Sorry but I thought it was hilarious

 

I'm not a prude when it comes to this kind of thing. Yes Kathy can be a bit over the top sometimes, but it was hilarious watching how far she goes to send Anderson into his giggle spells. I mean whats the harm. Young kids don't understand innuendo if there were any watching with their parents or family, and kids who did understand it probably understood it cuz they've engaged in it. BFD!!!

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:49 AM

61. "What's the harm"

That's exactly my concern. What's the message it sends about feeling entitled to grab people (even friends) inappropriately when it's clear they don't want you to?

To me, the message it sends is: "it's funny when people sexually harass other people, makes for good humor." And the message in the thread is if you don't find it funny, it's because you're a prude.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #61)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:04 AM

62. Hmmm..ok

 

I mean I see that point but I grew up learning that it starts at home. I don't get influenced by what the hell I watch on TV. I am influenced by the values my parents and family instill in me. Would I do that to someone else? No. But it was entertaining for me to watch it. I'm not that sheepish where television can "influence" me. I'm not going to now go to work and try and tickle the sack of my co-worker. Sorry if I offended with the prude comment but I just find Americans way too uptight when it comes to anything sexual.

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Response to Mdterp01 (Reply #62)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:43 AM

63. I think values from parents plays a large role

but what happens when kids and parents watch the cnn show together? The kids see the parents laughing at the hilarious scene of someone dealing with unwanted groping.

When they see the same scene play out on their school bus, what values did they learn at home about whether it's funny?

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:25 AM

55. Not right for CNN, but perhaps Bravo

could do a NYE special with her next time. I usually think she's hilarious, but there's a time and place for everything. Many of her lines were inappropriate for CNN, a channel that many families with teens may have been watching.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:42 AM

59. I would love to hear the director's comments while that was happening.


Love to.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:42 AM

60. Another example of

why I don't watch "new" or talking heads on tv. Ever.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 PM

64. I used to like her, thought she was funny.

Now her plastic surgery has her looking like Joan Rivers, and i think she was drunk.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:27 PM

69. Locking

This does not meet the SoP os this Forum.

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