Chat Archive 1/25/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for January 25, 2021

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (The Man With a Hundred Faces and Death at High Tide)

The Baffling Murder of Col. Willoughby (Part 4)

angel & Phox

Rush has joined this room


Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Hello, Matt! You are always right on time!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Actually a few minutes late tonight, but…

Rush: I just got off our roof fixing wind damage to our patio roof before it gets worse!

Matt1: Hope you are well?

Rush: Doing well, yes…thank you!

Matt1: Hope it wasn’t too bad?

Rush: I hope the same for you.

Rush: Well, could be worse!

Rush: I think I can fix it myself if I can get the right things.

Matt1: We actually purchased a new condo, close by and have been working on that and getting our place ready for the market. Very busy and tiring

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Matt1: Hello SB!

Rush: I understand!

Rush: llo, Sarabell!


sarabell2: Hey all!

sarabell2: You know I have to figure out how to do this every single time.

Rush: How are you doing this evening?

Rush: No, you are doing great!

sarabell2: Fine, where is Matt’s condo?

sarabell2: How are you Rush?

Matt1: St. Petersburg, FL

Rush: Doing well, thank you, SB!

Rush: had a scare with our bunny, Clover. on Saturday night. had to taker her in to the pet emergency hospital.

Rush: She’s doing lots better now though.

sarabell2: What happened?

Matt1: Oh no….Hope everything is better?

Rush: She suddenly started convulsing.

Matt1: How old?

Rush: Turns out it is something that can happen with rabbits, due to a parasite of some kind.

Rush: 4 1/2.

Rush: It was pretty scarey.

sarabell2: My son has grand mal seizures. Did they do anything for your bunny?

Matt1: I can imagine

Rush: Yes. ran tests, etc., and got her so we could take her home…2:00 am.

Rush: She’s on meds now.

Rush: Getting better each day.

Matt1: Good to hear

Rush: TYSM

Rush: We are much relieved.

Matt1: The girls shook up?

Rush: As you can guess, she’s a part of the family!

Rush: We all were!

sarabell2: To get rid of the parasites? Are they going to give her anti seizure medication?

Rush: We are giving her a medication foer the suspected issue. Further tests will take time to return from the lab…which is in Florida!

Matt1: Wow

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Wow is RIGHT!

Rush: Anyway…two minutes till the radio drama!

Rush: Conclusion of the story.

Rush: Part 4

Matt1: Just curious, is there insurance for pets, like for us?

Matt1: I’m cued

Rush: Yes, but not for “exotic” animals…like rabbits!

Matt1: Ah

Rush: Cued too!

Rush: Took a while to load.

Rush: Let’s say…ONE minutes to go./..

Matt1: I’ll probably leave after the 1st Chan tonight to finish a few things

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: Okay…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: I understand!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: Music….

Rush: Introduction….

Rush: I saw a Chan radio drama on record available on eBay…from 1944.

Rush: One of those BIG 78s.

Rush: Recap…

sarabell2: How much for the record?

Rush: Opening bid $60.

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Rush: “Buy it now” price was around $150.

angel & phox: Hihihi!!

Matt1: Hello A&P!

Rush: Angel…and Phox!


Rush: Just started the radio drama!

angel & phox: Been trying to log in a few mins. How’s everyone? Sarabell, we are policed to meet you!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Pun welcomed!

angel & phox: We have NOT found Part 4. Is it on web?

sarabell2: Pleased to meet you both!

Rush: We have the link above!

Rush: See it, Angel?

angel & phox: YouTube doesn’t have Part 4.

Rush: Use the link above…it’s there!

sarabell2: Click on this site’s link

Rush: Just above the Chat board.

Rush: Here’s the link:


Rush: Assembled suspects…

Rush: Chan will solve the case “within three minutes.”

sarabell2: I do like your running commentary, Rush.

Rush: TYSM, SB!

angel & phox: Thanks!—Rush IS the consummate commentator, Sarabell. He is our Lowell Thomas.

Rush: (blushing)

sarabell2: That is cute.

Rush: They listen to an incriminating recording…

angel & phox: What’s our “time”?

Rush: 9:15

Rush: 9:45

Rush: Colored silk scarf….

angel & phox: I could USE that shoe. Just before we gathered, i stepped in bear feet on a glass sliver from a platter-smash last nite.

Rush: OUCH.

angel & phox: I called for transfusion, & was directed to the Nervous Norvous record by that title. Are we all familiar with that?

Rush: Fingerprints on a statuette.

Rush: Willoughby’s nephew is the killer.

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Rush: He killed his uncle.

Rush: Hounder!


angel & phox: I heard Dick Tracy tell Wm.F.Buckley you can’t get prints off a statuette. A statue, yes, but not a statuette.

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: Sponsors break…

angel & phox: Hounder killed his uncle??

hounder: hi everyone. hope you all had a good week

angel & phox: YOUR ADVERT HERE

Rush: “Good point”, Angel!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Cannot complain, Hounder. I hope that yours was a good one.

Matt1: You too Hounder

angel & phox: Hounder, any week that leads to you is one i won’t rip from the calendar.

Rush: Hopefully your mother is well?

hounder: it was a roller coaster. but we made it through.

Rush: Yes?

angel & phox: The new Congress really ought to clear up the statue/statuette thing. Or at least establish a statuette of limitations.

Rush: Hopefully the ride is over for a while…

angel & phox: And good night. Take Uncle with you.

Rush: Next week: “Murder in cabin 15.”

sarabell2: Hello Hounder

hounder: oh i hope so rush. boring is better

angel & phox: I would think a statutette would be a singing group. Maybe Emmylou, Dolly & Linda.

hounder: hi sb

Rush: Boring is MUCH better, yes!

angel & phox: Phox is under the weather & under the table. I’m going to get him some phlox.

Rush: 🙂

hounder: beb. moms ready for bed

Rush: Okay.

Rush: The first one we will be watching tonight is, “The Man With a Hundred Faces.”

Rush: This adventure offers a fun mystery, danger, subterfuge, and…some nice shots of Venice in 1957!

Rush: Parts were filmed on location as is the case with much of this TV series!

Rush: Again, the link is located right above us if you don’t have the DVD set.

sarabell2: Venice Italy or that beach in CA?

Matt1: Cued to “Venice”

angel & phox: I suppose a two-faced man is not king in a land where Mister Hundred-Face is about.

Rush: The one in Italy!

Rush: 🙂

angel & phox: I love subterfuge.

sarabell2: OK my bad.

Rush: No….I would think the same as a possibility!

Matt1: Can you imagine CC on rollerskates in Venice Beach?

Rush: The first five episodes of the TV series do take place in the Los Angeles area.


Rush: yes, matt!

sarabell2: That was some profound Chan talk, Angel.

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Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Rush: Here is the link in case anyone needs it:


Godwinshelley2: trying to find the correct discs

Rush: Hello, GS!


Rush: Disc 9 for the first one.

sarabell2: Hello Godwinshelley2

Godwinshelley2: I guess it’s disc 9 & 3 from my Nostaliga set

Rush: “The Man With a Hundred Faces”

Rush: Ah, yes!

Godwinshelley2: That is the disc 9 one

Rush: I have tghe same set.

Godwinshelley2: Might be going back to Indiana soon – will keep you posted

Rush: SEVEN minutes to go…

Rush: Okay.

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Rush: To help your parents, of course.

Godwinshelley2: Hello Marcy

Rush: Marcycloud!

marcycloud: Happy New Year!

Rush: GREAT to see you again!

Rush: Welcome back!

sarabell2: Are you wanting to go to Indiana?

Rush: How have you been?

Godwinshelley2: Yes – their healthcare worked is positive for Covid – folks getting tested – and Dad is having some heart issues

Rush: Oh, my…

Godwinshelley2: Not looking forward to the winter driving thru PA & Ohio this time of year

Rush: can your parents get the vaccine?

sarabell2: Hope your Dad is OK

marcycloud: I’m ok. just got over a ‘cold’…..

Rush: No, winter driving is not fun!

Godwinshelley2: Yes – 8 days AFTER the healthcare Covid

Matt1: Hello MC!

Rush: I experienced a little lately!

Godwinshelley2: I bet you have Rush

Rush: 🙂

angel & phox: Hello Marcycloud! Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a man of Chan and taste.

Godwinshelley2: Keep a snow shovel in your car and multiple scrapers – and clear the WHOLE car not just the lights and windows

Rush: I now understand, GS!

Godwinshelley2: The chunk of snow/ice on the roof will fly off and hit the car behind you if you don’t clear it

Rush: Please pause at “VENICE.”

Rush: Yes.

Rush: THREE minutes to go….!

Rush: Everyone ready?

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Rush: DV!


Godwinshelley2: Or your hood full of snow will blow up and cover your cleared windshield if you don’t clear it too. Living on the Mason/Dixon line where northerners meet southerners I’ve seen it all

Rush: How are you tonight?

DanVenture: Alive and well, thank you!

Matt1: Hello dan!

Rush: Do you have tonights adventures on DVD, DV?

DanVenture: I suppose I should appologize for being on time…

Rush: Two wonderful words…alive…well…

Rush: 90 seconds to go…

Rush: 75 seconds…


Rush: That’s the link if needed!

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 45…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


angel & phox: Hey DV!

Rush: “VENICE”

angel & phox: Rush, what’s the current exchange on 70,000,000 lire? Eight cents?

Rush: Pay attention…this one moves pretty fast!

Godwinshelley2: Marcy – have I met you here before – I’ve been on-&-off this last year in attending

DanVenture: Evening, Angel & phox

Rush: 7 cents.

Rush: Actually, they use the Euro now!

angel & phox: This guy reminds me of someone. Not Stan Laurel, somebody else.

Rush: Hm…

sarabell2: You pay too much!

Rush: Opening….

angel & phox: Yeah, i know. I figure the then-value was like $1.24, right?

Rush: Chinese fades to english…

angel & phox: Out of the fog, into the smog!

Rush: CC walks from the fog…


Rush: napoleon!

angel & phox: They’ll tear his bone apart!!

angel & phox: Wolfgang Sodaheim?!

sarabell2: You are too funny

Rush: Wolfgand Sodenheim.

Rush: Yes.

angel & phox: I just heard him mentioned 5 times today, anyway.

Rush: AH!

Rush: Fooled Barry!

angel & phox: PHLOX!

Rush: Soderheim…my error!

angel & phox: Will name my next 10 dogs Sodaheim.

angel & phox: A Federal Reserve Note!

angel & phox: Why am i reminded of Fred Allen’s Wun Long Pan?


angel & phox: Those art books are always arm-stretchers.


hounder: time check pleae

sarabell2: I love Fred Allen

angel & phox: 6:00?

Rush: 5:20

marcycloud: yes Godwin i’ve seen you here before…

angel & phox: Sarabell, you ever read his books?

Rush: Fooled Barry again!

Godwinshelley2: 5:40

Rush: 5:50

hounder: thanks.

angel & phox: I shall pause & count to 30.

Godwinshelley2: 6:00

Rush: Start the violins…

hounder: ugly hood ornamnt on the gondola

angel & phox: “Bad czechs”, yes?

Rush: 🙂

Rush: “The police are always appreciative of help.”

angel & phox: {sung}”You oughta be in robberies….”

Rush: Whhels on studio gondola…

angel & phox: FOILED DEATH. Sounds like a decorating idea.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Or….it could be a deadly pot roast, Angel!

angel & phox: Senor Chan Senior, with Senor Chan Junior.

angel & phox: Some pot roast not pot roast. Not roast.

Rush: Again…this one moves along FAST!

hounder: or a candy

angel & phox: He’s trying to decide whether to get more into the importing & less into the exporting.

Rush: “Traveling seems to be a disease with you, senor.”

Rush: Hotel DiMedici.

angel & phox: About $100k today, yes, Rush?

Rush: CC compliments Barry!

Rush: Yes, probably, Angel!

angel & phox: It’s Oblong Face, the famous talk host!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Digestion destroyer.

Rush: Barry’s getting better as a detective….

angel & phox: This “bumping” is of interest.

Rush: Barry is fooled again!

angel & phox: “Monty”. Monty Hall? Monty Wooley?

Rush: No…Python.

marcycloud: lol

angel & phox: Shhhhh! No one expects the Italian Inquisition!

angel & phox: Larry is gonna need his “halo” back for another Stooges flick.

angel & phox: Spared…or SPEARED?

Rush: Good stuff from Chan coming….

Rush: Follow this….

angel & phox: He’s got a gnu!!

Rush: Ploy by Chan!

angel & phox: Signor Donati is a batrastard, right?

Rush: Mustard, perhaps…

angel & phox: :)!


angel & phox: Remind me, i need to pick up some Bon Vivant Vichyssoise when i go to the grocery.

Rush: Must always remember old saying: “Man who sees dawn sees beauty, but man who sees sunset survives the day.”

angel & phox: Say you saw Dawn Wells at sunset?

Rush: Nice use of location!

angel & phox: Curator is 2nd-rater.

hounder: nice saying rush

Rush: This sequences is what Chan imagines is happening.

angel & phox: Are watercolors safe in Venice?

Rush: unique, I think!

Rush: Not in the drink!

angel & phox: Doesn’t look so great. I’ve seen greater reception rooms.

Rush: Location shot…

angel & phox: He’s got a gnu !!

Rush: You knew the new gnu, Angel?

angel & phox: He’s down with the Count.

Rush: AH!

angel & phox: Phox is rarely outfoxed. Knows gnus newer than news.

angel & phox: Barry is getting to know the full Monty.

Rush: 🙂 🙂

Rush: His ticker starts to flicker…

angel & phox: Not a Continental conniption. Please.

Rush: YES!

angel & phox: An achy breaky heart.

Rush: Nice gun flip by Chan!

angel & phox: But he has realm Corinthian leather!

Rush: Someone else there should be in lots of trouble…for attempted murder.

angel & phox: (sings) Going to leave this brokedown palace

Rush: Closing credits…

Matt1: <yee-haw>

angel & phox: I want a job where i can say “take them away”.

Rush: THE END…

angel & phox: Master of makeup—Prince Matchabelli?

Rush: (applause…)

angel & phox: YAY!!!

Rush: No…Chef Boyardee…

Rush: Okay!

hounder: yay!!

Rush: Next one in FIVE MINUTES, please…

Matt1: On that note, I need to run….Have a great week folks!

Godwinshelley2: OK I just switched my dvds

Godwinshelley2: Night Matt

Rush: I am about to switch mine too…

angel & phox: Matt, gnite!!

Rush: The next one, “Death at High Tide,” is available via the link above!

hounder: nite Matt

angel & phox: Resuming with WAR CRIMINALS.

Rush: Good night, Matt.

Rush: ake care…

Rush: have a good week!

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Rush: I hope that everyone enjoyed the first one!

Godwinshelley2: yes

Rush: I have to admit, i really enjoy this series!

Rush: An “Atomic Age” Charlie Chan!

DanVenture: It was a good diversion for 50s TV

sarabell2: I did, a different Chan but still good

Rush: Please pause at the Chinese writing.

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued to a castle/church

DanVenture: Tough to get through Naish’s simulated oriental

Rush: Yes, DV, but, with “willing suspension of disbelief,” it’s possible…!

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Rush if we have the same set – Mine starts at a Castle/Church

angel & phox: So we DON’T view the “prologue”, we start at the ideographs?

Rush: Let’s say…2 minutes…

Rush: Make sure it’s the right one…

hounder: i’m cued to war criminal camp?

sarabell2: I am seeing Germans

DanVenture: Yes, me too.

Godwinshelley2: Stratford University??

marcycloud: me too

DanVenture: IS that right?

angel & phox: I was at War Criminal Camp too.

Godwinshelley2: Mine says Death at High Tide and it takes me to this

Rush: Let me check…

angel & phox: If it’s High Tide this must be Death.

sarabell2: POW camp?

angel & phox: Are these their criminals or ours?

Rush: Okay, I see the problem…

Rush: online one does not have the intro.

angel & phox: Ah!!

angel & phox: So!!

Rush: So, let’s start at “War Criminal

angel & phox: So we start with W.C. Camp.


Rush: Yes!

angel & phox: Jawohl.

Rush: Everyone cued to that?

angel & phox: Ja ja ja!

hounder: yessir

Rush: GS?

Rush: Hounder is…

Rush: Angel is…

marcycloud: yup

angel & phox: Leave my zeppelin running.

sarabell2: I am at the german shepherd barking

Godwinshelley2: Start without me – My Disc 3 doesn’t have war criminals – in spite of the labelling

Rush: GS, I kniow we both have the DVD.

angel & phox: WOOF

Rush: It does after the intro, GS.

Rush: Just go past the intro.

angel & phox: His gigabark is worse than his gigabyte.

Rush: We can wait for you.

Rush: It’s just past the intro.

Godwinshelley2: The last one on Disc 3 goes to a story at Stratford

Godwinshelley2: and a man plays the piano

sarabell2: How do you keep coming up with these jokes?

Rush: AH!

Godwinshelley2: so start without me I’ll sort it out somehow

angel & phox: You talkin to me?

Rush: That’s “The Final CurtAIN”, GS

angel & phox: GS, we’ll meet in Germany, that’s sure.

Rush: The episode BEFORE the one we will be seeing.

Rush: “Death at High Tide’ is the fourth one on that disc.

Godwinshelley2: i know but i highlight High Tide and it takes me to this one

Rush: HM!

Rush: Then, perhaps use the link version.

Godwinshelley2: ok

angel & phox: An Ultra decoder might come handy about now.

Rush: We can hold…

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I’m on the link now go ahead

Rush: Okay!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

angel & phox: FUNF…VIER…DREI…ZWEI…EIN…

Rush: GO!!!

Rush: GONG!

hounder: brb dog walk

Rush: Dog barks…

Rush: Man cuts the fence…

Rush: Guard…

Rush: In on it!

Rush: “Schveinhund.”

angel & phox: Lugubrious sort for security, what?

Godwinshelley2: I have 4 different Chans on Disc Three – Starting with Ottawa, Tower of London, Cat eating off an end table while man is on a bed, & Stanford

Rush: “Uninvited guest should always remain unobtrusive.”

angel & phox: Not a Smudge The Cat adventure?

Rush: Interesting, GS.

Rush: A mix-up to be sure.

angel & phox: Lotta Loot. Didn’t she star with William Powell in something?

Godwinshelley2: This is my second TV set and both are missing something

angel & phox: By the beautiful sea.

Godwinshelley2: They were by different manufacturers

Rush: I would guess this one COULD be on the next disc by mistake.

Rush: AH!

angel & phox: It’s always nice to have sizeable holdings. I always tell people i have even if i don’t. Often i get free stuff.

Rush: I see!

Rush: I am a frogman.”

angel & phox: Later i’ll show my etchings.

DanVenture: Historical question: If that was a prison camp, would the prisoner have his naval uniform available to wear on escaping?

Rush: Yes, there is a pun there!

Rush: Good question!

angel & phox: Dan, you have hit on something. You shall go to ze coolah!

angel & phox: ETCHINGS!

Rush: Maybe someone helping him escape provided it for him!

Rush: “Nature always most interesting.”

Rush: Barry: “Suppose a Nazi shows up?”

angel & phox: “SON in Honolulu”

Rush: What did Barry expect there!

angel & phox: I always want to see my sandwich.

Godwinshelley2: OK – I took the disc from my other Incomplete TV set with High Tide and I’ll put it in my Nostalgia Merchent set for next time – it’s on that one

Rush: Very good!

Rush: Would that other one be from Old Time Radio U.K.?

angel & phox: Yikes!

Rush: Sound sleeper!

hounder: sorry guys. i can’t keep my eyes open. see you next week.

Godwinshelley2: night Hounder

sarabell2: Goodnight hounder. Hope you have a good week

Rush: Okay, Hounder!

Rush: take care…

Rush: see you next week…

Rush: And…

Rush: Get that rest!

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Rush: Barry “gets to the point.”

Rush: The one person in the world who does not know Charlie Chan!

Rush: A seabird???

Rush: How does Barry stay so thin?

Rush: Attacked!

Rush: That was either a blackjack or a drumstick!

angel & phox: I have NEVER met anyone to whom i could say “Blank Blank, the famous blahblahblah?”

Rush: Me neither…

angel & phox: You have to have a lotta gall to play a Gallic role.

Rush: “Hungry man never quarrels with cook.”

Rush: It is said, “He who has patience to wait will catch small fish if not large.”

angel & phox: I want to sit on a promontory.

Rush: There’s a good one in this scene…

angel & phox: He stole that hat from DeGaulle.

Rush: 🙂

angel & phox: “Fish / dry nets”—that appears elsewhere in the Canon, does it not, Rush?

Rush: “A time to fish and a time to dry nets.”

angel & phox: “Now are engaged in tedious task of drying nets”.

Rush: Maybe you are thinking of; “Fish in sea like flea on dog – always present, but difficult to catch”

angel & phox: Black gold! Texas T!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Barry comes through.

Rush: Great action by CC there.

Rush: The “seabird.”

Rush: NEXT WEEK: “Charlie Chan in London.”

Rush: Chan does it again!

angel & phox: Another one for the books, Danno!

Rush: Gold in the casks!

sarabell2: That was very good. Thank you. Angel & phox I enjoyed your jokes you are very funny

Rush: Closing credits…

DanVenture: That was fun! To see Charlie actually in combat, using judo and karate. WOW.


Rush: (applause…”

angel & phox: Happy to meet SaraB & MarC, looking to next week! Good wishes from me, Phelicitations from Phox!!!

angel & phox: Gnite!

Godwinshelley2: Hopefully I’ll be better prepared next time

Rush: Tonight we marked the birthday of the TV Charlie Chan…

Rush: J. Carrol Naish.

Rush: Thank you ALL as ALWAYS!

sarabell2: I will bring a dictionary A % p

DanVenture: Is it his birthday?

Rush: GREAT evening!

Godwinshelley2: Have a safe week everyone

Godwinshelley2: I may (or may not) be here next week

Rush: within a day or so…yes.

sarabell2: Thank you Rush, as always. Bye everybody

Rush: Okay, GS…just come if you can!

Godwinshelley2: Night everyone

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Rush: Please give our best to your parents!

marcycloud: see you all the next time!

Rush: may they both be healthy and happy!

marcycloud: Have a good one!

Rush: Thank you, SB, Angel, MC, and DV1

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Rush: I hope that you enjoyed these adventures!

DanVenture: Thanks again, Rush!

Rush: have a very safe and happy week!

DanVenture: Ditto.

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Rush: You are more than welcome, DV!

Rush: Take care…

Rush: Good night, DV and Angel…

Rush: And…Phox!

Rush: 🙂

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Rush: Until next week…

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