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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:55 PM
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How are you going to deal with Inauguration Week?
Just curious how y'all are going to cope with the upcoming Coronation of King George 2.

My own instinct is to unplug the TV and radio, buy no newspapers, keep the damn computer off and possibly find a cave in the woods to hide in until this week of phony patriotism and self-congratulating mandate-claiming, media-Bush-buttkissing, pundit puking, protest-ignoring, liberal-bashing, Democrat-insulting, "will the terrorists attack?" fear-mongering Pomp and Circumstance is over.

But I know out of morbid curiousity, I'll tune in "just for a minute" and get sucked into it and then get so angry, frustrated and demoralized by all the spew that I'll wish I hadn't.

So I am trying to remind myself -- Willpower, lad. Use your willpower. Just Say No.

What are your coping strategies?


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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:58 PM
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1. I feel the need to wear black in mourning of democracy
Unfortunately I can't make it to DC to protest so I will do it in my own special way
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:58 PM
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2. Don't spend a Dime. Stay home from work. Shut the economy down
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:39 PM
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26. Those are my plans
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ally_sc Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:52 AM
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43. same here...here's the link to don't spend a dime day...
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:59 PM
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3. A good time to be really busy at work and go to the gym at night.
However, I will watch Olberman, and the Daily Show
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 03:59 PM
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4. No TV, radio
I'll listen to my CDs instead of the radio, and watch TLC and Discovery. I'll come here on the computer, but other than that I'll stick with Law & Order boards and Sam Waterston boards. I'm coming here to find out about protests.

I plan to wear black on Thursday and to not spend any money.
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:00 PM
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5. going to the video store and load up on DVDs
and come back to live tele in about two weeks. Kinda like the election week and the one after. The old 'major diversion' routine.
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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:00 PM
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6. Wishing for America would come it its senses and call for BUSHCO's
impeachment.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:01 PM
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7. Ignore it.
Prove that Bush got no mandate by absolutely wiping it from my mind.

I will watch Olbermann this week and mute it when he talks about the inauguration (I may rethink this, Keith has been known to get some pretty funny jabs in at Shrubo's expense), wear black on the 20th and not spend a dime that day.
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:02 PM
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8. January 20
I booked a day-long continuing education workshop for January 20 so I wouldn't even be tempted to watch TV. I will take my lunch so I won't have to spend one damn dime that day. I will wear black for mourning, and will wear one of my buttons, probably the "I didn't vote for his daddy, either" one.
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phylny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:03 PM
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9. I've done a pretty good job of avoiding having to see ** on tv, etc.
I'll continue doing what I've always done. Ignore network news, ignore cable news, and watch The Daily Show so I can enjoy watching Jon make fun of **.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:05 PM
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10. I have no idea
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 04:09 PM by Tinoire
but I do know that it won't be healthy at all to pay any attention to it.

It's already starting... CNN just showed the printed orangish tickets to the parade... Said they were the most expensive EVER printed for an inauguration parade. Not sure how much more of this I want to hear anymore. Badgley Mischka luxury gowns, smoking and high-tops, parades, ... during a World War.

All Bush needs is a horse and then the picture will be complete.
Caligula on his horse.

We're going down faster than the Romans.
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:17 PM
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19. All hat
"All Bush needs is a horse and then the picture will be complete.
Caligula on his horse."

No worries there---Bush the faux cowboy is known to be afraid of horses!
:D :dem:
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BigMindTinyHead Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:20 PM
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20. Turn off your TV
Enjoy life, accept the things you can't change and make the most of the short time we have here on Earth with a human body.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:34 PM
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24. Strange... That's what I was thinking this morning
Ignore & Enjoy make the most of the short time we have

In other words... a necessary dysfunction.

How sad we've come to this.

Welcome to DU...
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BigMindTinyHead Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:47 PM
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27. Thanks for the welcome and warmth
Lesser times have caused greater trauma then these that weaken our knees and those that strengthen our foes.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:05 PM
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11. Will power won't come hard for us
since we don't watch much tv anyway. I am contenting myself with
watching * doing about-faces on gay marriage now and pissing off
his 'morals' crowd and reading the stupid things he says:

"As for perhaps the most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the administration has so far been unsuccessful in its attempt to locate the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Asked why, Bush said, "Because he's hiding." http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/011705Y.shtml
Hard to believe the class dunce is in charge of the 'class!'

Truth Out has some excellent reads right now for blue libs. Remember,
Nixon only had one Watergate; Bush has DOZENS of potential Watergates!
History is doomed to be repeated by dumb bunnies who don't learn from
it. Take heart and turn off the television! I predict that people will
be shocked at the wretched excess of the 'coronation' when so many
in this world right now are suffering for the basic necessities of
life. This only makes * look even more like the POS he is.

Oh and, hang out here instead of watching the 'drama.'
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:07 PM
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13. Oh and I'll wear black, with an orange ribbon
and not spend one stinking dime that day!
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thecorster Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:05 PM
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12. I'm going to DC
I'll be protesting in DC for a few days which means I'll have to purchase gas and some food (I'll pack a lot though) ... but I heard a really cool idea from a friend called "buy nothing day." I think there's a website about it, but I can't find it.

I suggest stocking up on gas, food, etc. the days before January 20th and that day just don't buy a damn thing.

Also, cry in the corner. The fetal position should be most comfortable.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:11 PM
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14. this is a great idea...i got an email about it: BUY NOTHING
i won't spend a cent that day.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:13 PM
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15. Two bottles of Patron tequila and a six-foot bong loaded with
God's green herb.

What inauguration? I heard about this coronation of King George, however....
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BigMindTinyHead Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:13 PM
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16. Going to work and ignore that which does not interfere with my life
Let them have their fun. We sure will the next time we win.
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smbolisnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:14 PM
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17. I go back to classes this week so I will be pretty busy.
I will watch it on TV. I want to see if they show the protestors etc. This just sucks. :mad:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:15 PM
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18. I'll be hanging an upside down flag in my front window
other than that, I will be ignoring it.

RL
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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:22 PM
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21. I'm not doing a damned thing that day
except hang out at DU. :-)
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leyton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:29 PM
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22. I'll remember how low Bush's approval ratings are.
On the other hand, I'll try to forget how much worse Bush is than Nixon and Reagan ever could dreamed of being.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:32 PM
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23. Stick fingers in my ears and sing la la la la la la
and wait them out, the chickens will be coming home to roost by high summer, and then I'm going outside and screaming TOLD YA SO.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 09:52 PM
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39. LOL, That's my favorite
That would be a great protest. A bunch of people with their fingers in ears going "lalalalala"
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 04:36 PM
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25. Live my life n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 06:00 PM
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29. Imbibe and turn off the tube......n/t
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RUMPLEMINTZ Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:08 PM
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30. I'll be
partaking in heavy doses of my screen name!

:hurl:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:14 PM
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32. Hi RUMPLEMINTZ!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:14 PM
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31. ignore it mostly
Don't spend any money on the 20th. Live my life. Refuse to be diminished by those who are attempting to rob me. Write my Senators (or at least the sane one) reminding them to protect Social Security.

The conservation movement is a breeding ground of communists
and other subversives. We intend to clean them out,
even if it means rounding up every birdwatcher in the country.
--John Mitchell, US Attorney General 1969-72


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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:35 PM
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33. Heavy
Medication
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:45 PM
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34. Keep the TV tuned to the H &G channel
which isn't a problem since I watch that most of the time anyway. January 20 I'm taking a nice long drive up the coast and don't plan on obsessing or wasting any thoughts on chimpy and company. :puke:
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:59 PM
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35. Can't go to a cave, it's freezing here.
Edited on Sun Jan-16-05 08:00 PM by Malva Zebrina
I plan to spit and hiss and make obscene fun of it all. I plan to diss all those filthy rich people, and to dissMrs Laura Bush's pink awning dress, as well as the bordello outfits of the spoiled, skanky whore like women who are called the "twins". I plan to sneer, and to shout, at the ostentationess of it all--at snakeskin boots, and lizard boots, and leather adornments studded with jewels on the expensive gown of one of the daughter supporters of a war killer and fancy catering, and jewel bedraggled women past their prime hoping to look as though they are really young and attractive. I plan to spit at Cheney and his stupid wife.

I plan to cheer the protestors, and I plan to endulge in a little fantasy that there will be rain and sleet and snow upon them all and their fur coats.
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:43 PM
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36. Jazz Funeral for Democracy.
A WAKE FOR PEACE:
with Treme Brass Band
Howard Zinn
Rev. Randall Mitchell
Kathy Kelly
Dennis Kyne

After that, live music at
the Alternate Inaugural Ball
The Blue Nile

http://www.jazzfuneralfordemocracy.com/
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:46 PM
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37. I'll probably listen to AAR, but the TV is definitely going off.n/t
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 08:51 PM
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38. ignore
:boring:
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:43 PM
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40. I'll be wearing black that day...
in protest.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:47 AM
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41. Doing what we've been doing all along.
Getting people off their butts for peaceful demonstration in front of our local federal building from the time the swearing in begins until dark.

Bush thinks he has a mandate because, besides the people who voted for him, there are a whole lot of other people who don't care enough to make their sentiments known. This is the most shameful thing the rest of the world sees and notices...that too many people don't care enough to speak out publicly.

Don't just turn off the TV or sit on the computer. Get out there and be seen and heard.

It feels good, too! }(
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 07:51 AM
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42. by burying myself in my work.
Like I have a choice anyway. :eyes:

Hey, Armstead! :hi:
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 01:04 AM
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44. Hi Ulysees you old workhound
But this is a good week to be overworked I guess.

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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 01:31 AM
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45. The way I handle all of it...ignore it as best I can...n/t
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Is It Fascism Yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 01:42 AM
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46. Badly. I will deal with it very badly. Son of a Bush has ruined my mood
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Jacksonb57 Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 01:44 AM
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47. Physical therapy for me...
my CTS was surgically fixed a few months ago but one finger in the middle of my left hand gets stuck open if I hear chimpy noise...:freak:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 01:49 AM
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48. stocking up on Pepto Bismal
nt
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 02:05 AM
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49. I'll be cursing Frodo for letting the ring fall into Chimps hands N/T
...
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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 02:10 AM
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50. making plans to hibernate. getting the food and movies ready.
will not be leaving the house or turning on the TV to watch anything but my movies. don't want to know about ANY of it--unless of course, he gets hit with an egg or something. i'll tune in for that sweet moment of glory. otherwise, hell no. don't want anything to do with this $40 million dollar nonsense.
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