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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:58 PM
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Check in here if you love asparagus.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 05:02 PM by geardaddy
And it's urological aroma.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:19 PM
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1. I'd eat this stuff all the time if I could tolerate the smell
:D
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:22 PM
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3. ...of what?
Heh, heh...
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:21 PM
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2. I love asparagus AND Brussels sprouts!!!!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:53 PM
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9. Brussels give a similar urine odor.
At least to me.
Not quite as sharp, but definitely distinctive.
;-)
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:33 AM
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28. Huh, I've never noticed that....nt
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:30 PM
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4. I think I was a weird kid
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 05:31 PM by Very_Boring_Name
I loved asparagus, broccoli, beans, all that stuff. The only vegetable I HATED were green peppers. My parents used to make salad and just load it up with raw green peppers (and force me to eat it), to this day I can't stand the stuff. Cooked green peppers I can deal with though.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:56 PM
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5. I only cast asparagus. Why would someone eat it??
:wtf:

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:12 PM
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6. Growing up, I HATED asparagus to the point where it was 1 of only 2 things I didn't HAVE to eat...
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:20 PM by MiddleFingerMom
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Now, it's my absolute favorite veggie. Hated Brussels sprouts
and mushrooms -- love 'em today. ALWAYS loved loved loved
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And I kinda like the urological aroma -- a deep-woodsy smell.
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Ten years ago, I SWEAR there was a TON of poetry on the Intertubes
(especially haiku) about that very subject -- well-written FUNNY stuff).
Some of it was from historically well-known poets!!!
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Once, about 15-20 years ago... I had gone for almost a year without
any asparagus. Had a good 1/2 pound for dinner and went to my job
(third-shift). Went to the bathroom and, when it WAFTED up (in yer
FACE)... I swear I immediately started thinking about my recent sexual
history. Then, I remembered and it was like, "Oh yeah, baby!!!!"
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:51 PM
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7. We've got little purple penises coming up right now - they'll be ready in a few days.
The bed has both green and purple crowns, but the purple ones always come up a week or two earlier. They're thicker, too.

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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:49 AM
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31. I used to grow asparagus until Johnson grass took over the bed.
It was so good that I would eat it raw.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:04 AM
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32. Yeah, that's a problem. We munch a significant amount of it right out of the garden.
Within a couple of weeks we'll have more than enough to munch outside as well as to cook. I like lightly steaming it or using it in a stir fry.

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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:27 AM
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35. I'm jealous. I would love to have homegrown asparagus
I hear it takes several years for it to get the plant to mature. Is that correct?
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 11:55 AM
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40. No. The first year you leave it alone. Second year, skim. Third+ eat all you want.
And they are BEAUTIFUL plants. The ones that grow tall turn into 4' fern-like trees with small reddish-orange berries that look like something out of a fairy forest. I've only got a 4'x8' bed with about 20 crowns and that's more than enough to keep us happy.

Just prepare a bed about 1 1/2' deep - add humus if necessary. Put in the crowns and be patient. They'll keep going for 20 years or so. Oh - now is the time to do it.

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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:43 PM
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43. Cool. Thanks!
I'll have to try that.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:52 PM
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8. Love asparagus and never noticed any urological order.
Roast it in the oven and there is no odor.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:54 PM
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10. I didn't like it
until I went to dinner at a friend's and was served asparagus soup
Had to eat it to be polite but found it very tasty
Hubby and I were just talking about what to have for Easter dinner and we decided on duck
I'll get some fresh asparagus to go with
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:56 PM
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11. I love asparagus.
It grills nicely, too.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:55 PM
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47. Or if you don't have a grill
Put it on a foil covered cookie sheet, brush with olive oil and bake
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:48 PM
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12. Not only do I like the stuff, but so do my dogs.
I give them the end bits that I cut off. I'm sure they must notice the smell change to their pee, but they don't seem bothered by it.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:59 PM
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13. Asparagus is yummy! It makes pee smell funny?
I didn't know that.
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:36 AM
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30. It doesn't affect everyone that way. For me, it is astonishing how little
asparagus I can eat and it has that effect.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:44 PM
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44. me too.
Sometimes I'll be like, "hmm, what's that smell. Oh yeah, there were a few asparagus heads in that pasta dish."
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:03 PM
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14. I love asparagus!
I can do without the odor, but who really cares?

Try eating it with a bit of butter and lemon juice! Damn is that good!

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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:08 PM
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15. I can eat it straight, raw or cooked, anytime
Too bad my hubby dislikes it, so I don't buy it as often as I would otherwise.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:14 PM
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16. big fan.. also brussels sprouts, brocolli, spinach, beets . . ALL
that stuff.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:20 PM
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17. I totally love it and don't care what kind of smell happens
nobody around most of the time anyway
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:23 PM
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18. My grandfather hated asparagus as a kid and his mom made him
grow it in the garden. So he salted it to try and kill it. It flourished. LOL!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:26 PM
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19. I know it's spring when I'm eat asparagus risotto.
Which I did earlier this week, with a bottle of wine. OH YES.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:39 PM
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21. ooh, that sounds good!
recipe? :)
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:36 PM
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20. love asparagus....
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:41 PM by shanti
but the urine smell...not so much! brussell sprouts?-yuck!

asparagus, peas, and strawberries - the best things about spring! :woohoo: i do believe that there's an asparagus festival coming up soon nearby, hmmm....
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:44 PM
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22. On the urination issue
Hi,
I like the stuff myself. Did some roasted a week or so ago with some good olive oil and salt and pepper. My understanding is that it only effects 50% of the population or so, or at least not everyone. I know it effects mine. I only get it a few times of the year when it is cheap.

Peace
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:46 PM
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23. cheap
is possible! my local 99 cent store has it a lot.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 PM
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24. I don't have the bad smelling pee
after eating asparagus, so that is not a problem.

The best is walking out to the garden and picking a couple of stalks and eating them on the spot. Nothing is as delicious as freshly picked asparagus!!
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seaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:55 PM
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50. Asparagus Festival
in Stockton, CA this weekend
http://www.asparagusfest.com/
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:48 PM
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25. It takes a light touch
Like Brussels Sprouts you don't want to overcook. I steam them for five minutes, maybe a touch more. Better undercooked than overcooked.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:17 AM
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26. I do love asparagus - regarding the other issue I shall remain silent!
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:00 AM
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27. Charcoal-grilled is my favorite.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 08:01 AM by MiddleFingerMom
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Simply mist with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and grill.
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The best veggie from on the grill that there is.
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Soak some wooden skewers in water and build rafts from them
as in the picture. It makes them easier to turn on the grill.
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Butter and lemon, like CaliforniaPeggy said.
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:35 AM
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29. YES!!!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:29 AM
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36. Oh man. That is THE way to eat it.
Yum!
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:11 AM
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33. Love it! And since I only rarely ask others to smell my urine* it's not an issue
*It has to be a REALLY intimate relationship

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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:56 PM
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49. We're obviously at VERY opposite ends of the spectrum. Sniff?
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Anybody?
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:12 AM
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34. I had some on a pizza last night
Ham, sauteed baby bella mushrooms, green pepper, onions and asparagus. It was excellent!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:30 AM
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37. That sounds the delish.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:31 AM
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38. Grilled please
and I try not to smell my pee ;)

:hi:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:48 AM
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39. I grow purple and green ones!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:05 PM
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41. Love it. Used to pick wild asparagus every spring. Yum! nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:11 PM
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42. Republican Stepdad and Dem Stepsister love it
and yup, they both have the odiferous gene. Luckily, I do not.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:39 PM
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45. Love the former, not the latter.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:56 PM
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46. Bad for gout.
I love it but I cannot have any.
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yankeepants Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:47 PM
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48. Oh god! sauteed with butter!!!!!!!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:10 PM
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51. just had asparagus soup at a Thai restaurant last night!
love it!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:13 PM
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52. I can't eat it. It gets in my mouth.
I like most veggies, but that shit is FOUL.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 07:50 PM
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53. I love asparagus, but
I don't get the urological odor. Maybe my sniffer's broken...
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