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Journo wants CNN’s Piers Morgan deported

“Can someone set up a kickstarter to fund deportation of Piers Morgan and the rest of these #jubilee fools drooling over an aging despot?” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton, who previously said he’d rather smoke bath salts with Jeffrey Dahmer than watch the Queen’s Jubilee.

Charges pressed

“I have pressed charges against Tim Scott’s COS Nick Muzin for simple assault & Honeywell PR guy Rob Ferris for false imprisonment.” — Mike Elk of InTheseTimes Magazine. Last Thursday he alleges he was grabbed by Muzin and locked in a room against his will by Honeywell’s Ferris, who did not return a phone call to FBDC on the matter. Elk continued, “The charges will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s office who will decide whether or not to prosecute. I was hesitant to press charges cuz I didn’t want to seem like a crybaby, but precedent of intimidating reporters in Capitol is scary.”

Never a dull moment

“Met a man who legally changed his name to Jehovah Jesus. Had a lot to say about the CIA, Supreme Court Justice Souter, etc.” — CJ Ciaramella, a reporter at Free Beacon.

Democratic operative lashes out at WaPo‘s Rubin

“Unpaid Romney spokesperson Jennifer Rubin also has thoughts on the media. #classy.” — the always thoughtful DNC New Media Outreach Director Greg Greene. He links to this. As you can see, reaching out as usual. Thanks Greg!

Quote taken out of context

“@samyoungman isn’t a wedgie in order?” — FNC’s Ed Henry to Reuter‘s Sam Youngman.

Thanks for the memories!

“Perhaps worst spelling gaffe I can remember, @BashirLive, was when @msnbc gave Niger Innis two ‘G’s in his first name.” — Newsbuster‘s Ken Shepherd.

Journo grants permission to torture him

“If I ever happen to catch a single second of Lifetime TV’s”Dance Moms,” you have permission to waterboard me” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray in an apparent moment of shame about the popular dance show on the women’s network.

Ouch!

“Well, progress is overrated, I’ll just get back to work…work that I am paid less for than a man. #PayCheckFairness” — Erikka Knuti, Democratic strategist who works at Ogilvy.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day: Hat Attack

“I vow to wear hats more often in an effort to bring them back into fashion.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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“I went once and I refused to ever go again.” — CNN’s Anderson Cooper commenting on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this week. The crowds and chaotic nature of the event disturbed him most.

“Enjoying a bloom before getting ready for work.” — WaPo designer Tim Wong.

Roland razzes commentator for pathetic facial hair

“Seriously, S.E. Love ya dearly, but that thing on Will’s face ain’t a beard! It’s random strands of hair.” — CNN and Washington Watch host Roland Martin to S.E. Cupp regarding Will Cain, a contributor to CNN, The Blaze and NationalReview.com.

HuffPost reacts to FNC’s ‘The Five’

FNC’s “The Five” chatted about what they consider the obvious tension between Arianna Huffington and President Obama. They also take turns bashing HuffPost. For example, Gret Guftfeld said Arianna should give Obama the chance to work for her and not pay him.

“HuffPost DC watches The Five talking abt the Huffington Post #euphoria” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“‘The Five’ is attacking HuffPost right now. I’m crying.” – HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.

“As you might imagine, we are LOLing like crazy @ The Five right now.” — HuffPost media writer Jason Linkins.

Journo marvels at neighbor’s tight pants, ties

“Oh hipster man who lives across the street, your tight pants and bow ties never fail to amuse me.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Reporter tries to coax frozen laptop

“#thatawkwardmomentwhen you find yourself audibly coaxing your laptop to unfreeze. Even my most honeyed pleas don’t work with this one.” — NJ‘s Alexandra Jaffe.

Priceless: Conservative reporter rags on Michelle Obama

“Cost of Ann Romney’s shirt to herself: $990. Cost of Michelle Obama’s Spain vacation to taxpayers: at least $467,585.” – NationalReviewOnline‘s Jim Geraghty. (Fab or Fug? Ann Romney would obviously make a fantastic FishbowlDC spokeswoman, but we have to call fug on that shirt.)

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NBC Washington’s Angie Goff poses for a picture with actor David Arquette at the Elle/Lani Hay dinner at The Ritz last night. Partygoers remarked on how good he looks a year plus into sobriety.

“Heard at Midway after flight quarantined over passenger with rash: ‘I’ve had it with these mfing rashes on these mfing planes!’” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Haitian journos welcomed to WH briefing

“Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for coming to the White House for your daily briefing.  I want to welcome — we have a group of Haitian journalists here visiting.  I want to welcome you to the White House briefing room.” — White House Spokesman Jay Carney.

Prostitutes and Take Your Kids to Work Day rarely mix

“The roughly half-dozen kids were models of decorum. There they sat, on the sidelines of the briefing room, staring down at the floor. None asked a question. But they might have been thinking “Mom, Dad, when we get home tonight, you’ll have some explaining to do.” — ReutersMary Milliken in their late-afternoon “Washington Extra” newsletter.

Journos are people too?

“Puppy power. OK tweeps, who is the cutest ABC Pup? @winstontapper or @eliwalterwoof? @jaketapper” — ABC News Political Director Amy Walter, who appears to be a part of a bizarre journo trend of creating Twitter accounts for pets.

Reporter, ahem, laps up her evening

“Hill Country consisted of lots of dancing and shots and country music. My night ended w/ sitting on guy’s lap (dare), but #embash goes on.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Overheard at the Elle/Lani Hay party at the Ritz last night: “Those balls are gynormous!” No word on whether the person was referring to a baby or a donkey.

Spotted at Elle party: Actor Robert Duvall‘s nephew, Teddy. He showed up last year, too.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


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Tweet of the Day: “Lethargic”Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

A piece of advice

“Savvy therapists should run digital ads targeting those who run Google analytics on their inboxes.” — communications specialist Tracy Sefl.

Inspiration…

“Redemption is a real thing. It took me years, but I’m starting to resemble the man I want to be.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jason Howerton.

Ali annoyed by snorer

“Hey! Man snoring like a jack-hammer next to me- STOP IT!” — Ali Wentworth, comedian and wife to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Free Beacon Managing Editor on Hilary Rosen Crisis PR

“On the ropes, it would’ve been the perfect time for Ms. Rosen to take a nap, take a vacation, take a trip to the moon, anything to get out of the spotlight.” — Free Beacon Managing Editor Sonny Bunch in an op-ed in TWT Monday regarding RosenGate in which he denounces how she handled her own “scandal.”

On ABC Jake Tapper’s animals…

“An animal house divided” –NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in reaction to this: RT @jaketapper: “RT @WinstonTapper: ???? RT @WalterTapper for those asking re: @winstontapper…. MEH.” In explanation, Tapper, an avid tweeter, now has his new dog, Winston, and his cat, Walter, on Twitter.

President Obama on Jimmy Fallon

“Pres Obama’s first stop today is UNC in Chapel Hill. Besides a speech at 115P, he’ll tape a segment for Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

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The Stickler: CNN’s Blitzer kicks SNL’s Ass

“I hate to tell #SNL announcer it’s correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name.” — Wolf Blitzer.

Doug Heye turns 40 today: Birthday wishes to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) new Deputy Chief of Staff. He and a cadre of friends celebrated over the weekend in Manhattan. Names in the crowd: Sam Dealey, journalist/media-consultant, formerly with Qorvis, NRCC Spokesman Brian Walsh, Ron and Sara Bonjean, Dan Ronayne, NBC’s Erika Masonhall, CNN’s Matt Dornic, Sen. John Thune’s Spokesman Kyle Downey. Some 20 friends attended a Yankees home game Saturday afternoon. The evening was spent in the Village. Doug got a custom T-shirt at PJ Clarke’s. It read: “I am turning 40. If I am lost, call 911. Shots appreciated!”

Also in Manhattan this weekend: Politico‘s Jake Sherman attended a Furthur concert at the Beacon Theatre. Colleague Maggie Haberman remarked on Twitter, “Walked by the theater earlier…quite a scent.” Jake replied, “Must be from citarella [sic].” Yeah, riiiight!

Noteworthy: Politico‘s Mike Allen filed at some of the latest times we’ve seen in recent Playbook history. Saturday: 11:35 a.m. Sunday: 12:25 p.m.

Pooler burns calories during Pool Duty

“Your pooler was able to cover the family photo after all and is hoping the huge amount of running involved burnt off last night’s dinner.” — WSJ White House Correspondent Laura Meckler in a weekend Pool Report.

Spotted at the Nationals game Sunday: NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert, Current TV’s Bill Press and WaPo‘s Tim Carman. A beleaguered Peter Ogburn, producer for the Bill Press Show and FBDC Contributor, begging with his gorilla children to stop kicking the seat of the man in front of them. When Ogburn left the children unattended for 5 minutes to get a beer, an old woman said that he should be “more careful” about leaving children alone in public. He asked her if she was a cop. She replied no and he asked her to please mind her own business.

Is Paul Wharton off his rocker?

Paul Wharton, whose new show “Paul Wharton Style” debuted on the CW Sunday. As many know, he was the wardrobe stylist/image expert on the Real Housewives of D.C. More on the first episode later, but meanwhile, read the crazy sh-t he has been tweeting as of late…Correction — we previously referred to him as a hairdresser. Sorry about that Paul!

From April 11: “Accidentally popped my Ambien, 10 mins before I got a call from my producer to send in a bunch of voiceovers! Omg, this can’t be good!”

From April 12: “My 6:30 hair appointment is on and poppin! Gotta get it in early and look like I woke up this way :-) @salonlynne is a round brush genius!”

What’s Roland Tweeting?

“Fam, it’s a gorgeous day in DC. But prayers for the loss of life in Oklahoma due to the tornadoes.” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin over the weekend.

Unnecessary Tweets of the Day

“Watching 6 yr old nephew’s soccer game in rain. Think this phone may not last mugch llongffgfhjlnffc.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

“Successfully made over easy eggs this morning.” — Greenwire’s Jessica Estepa.

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The Daily Caller is celebrating Good Friday and Passover right now by boarding a bus to the WV casino.” — Quote by the DC’s Alex Pappas; picture taken by Jeff Poor. Absent from the trip: Michelle Fields.

A glimpse of the future

“Entered Apple store. Scanned my purchases with my phone. Paid with my Apple account and walked out. Soon we’ll never have to talk to people!” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.

Question to ponder: “Who is this d-bag on Reliable Sources saying ‘Morning Joe’ leans right?” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor. He was referring to Democratic campaign consultant John Aravosis. They were discussing Mika Brzezinski moderating a women’s forum at the White House and if that crossed any journalistic boundaries. Aravosis remarked on CNN, “I don’t necessarily like it. I think what — I agree with you to some degree, OK?  Mika Brzezinski on a show which leans right, obviously, so maybe the White House thought, hey, we’re getting somebody from a right-wing show, so there’s the balance right there.  I do think that it depends how she carried herself. If she was a real journalist and asked them tough questions, then I think it is good.”

Quote taken out of Context

“When I had my back turn Elijah drank his cup of wine.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

Holiday humor?

“I’d like to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Passover, fellow Christians a Happy Easter, and you atheists the best of luck.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte.

“I am trying out both a sunrise service and my earliest-ever tweet. How are all these people so chirrupy this early?” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Did you hear the good news?

“He is risen!” — An Easter enthused MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Weingarten: Always the charmer

“This guy tweets that I am insulting Repubs by comparing them to dogs. Frankly, I thought I was insulting dogs.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

Oops! “Taking a lap here at the Newseum — these are images of fallen journolists” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper. No readers, these aren’t the members of Ezzy’s infamous Journolist.

Colleague denounces Derbyshire’s work

“For the record, I find my colleague John Derbyshire‘s piece fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn’t written it.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg on his colleague getting dropped over the weekend for writing a racial rant that speaks of parents who urge children to avoid African Americans. His piece appeared in an Internet publication called Taki’s Magazine.

Journo down on tasteless tourist

“Dear tourist lady: There are appropriate places to cut your children’s nails. I really don’t think the metro is one of them.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Birthday screw-up on “Morning Joe”: When asked what he learned today, NBC’s Luke Russert and the gang went on about how weird it is that today is Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough‘s birthday today. But actually it’s just Joe’s birthday. Todd’s was yesterday, which he corrected them at the start of his show, “The Daily Rundown.” Happy Birthday to all.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

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Condolences to Sharpton

This short tweet from ABC News’ Jake Tapper gave us a big jolt this morning: @TheRevAl RIP. Until we then saw this from MSNBC host The Rev. Al Sharpton: “My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning. She was my all. I hope God will give her now, PEACE.I love you, Mom.I am on the flight to Florida and will move forward with our plans to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. My MOM would have wanted me to.”

The Nasty TV Critic

“Why is Michael Steele allowed to appear on TV without the title of failed RNC chair on the chyron?” — New Media Strategies Political Strategist Matt DeLuca. Steele is an MSNBC Contributor.

Finney fills in for Bashir

“Exciting news – I’ll be guest hosting @MartinBashir 3pm est on Thurs and Fri!! Tune in!!” — MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney.

Teaser.

“Big piece on the future of @TheOnion coming out this morning. There will be scoops. There will be laughs. There will be tears. Stay tuned.” — The Atlantic‘s media scribe John Hudson.

On lying politicians….

“Essentially, political reporters praise politicians who lie to them well but rarely point out the obvious — that they are being lied to.” — New York/Moscow Freelancer Peter Savodnik, former political reporter for The Hill.

TRAGEDY STRIKES: Blago’s hair will soon go gray?

“Insult to injury: Blahojevich’s [sic] barber says Rod’s hair is dyed black, will go gray in first weeks in prison #HotlineSort” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I may hate the tour groups that plague the Capitol during this time of year, but I do love their brightly colored T-shirts.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Ick.

“Overheard in the newsroom: ‘I’m disgusting.’” — CNN Anderson Cooper Assoc. producer Devna Shukla. UPDATE: Shukla explains on Twitter that the comment came from a coworker who was talking to himself after eating too many brownies from an office tray.

Happy Belated Birthday to Jonah Goldberg

“Wishing a very happy birthday to @JonahNRO – hope you are celebrating with a cocktail…. Or five.” — Ex-Maj. Leader Cantor flack Brad Dayspring, whose wishes last night for the National Review writer were timely.

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Disturbing headline of the Day: “Fallen Tree Pins Fairfax Woman to Bed” — Washington D.C. News. See story here on MyFoxDC.com. Best line: “Fire officials say this is a good time to do a quick site survey at your home to make sure your trees are stable.”

Fueling the fire

“Four words nobody at @MMFA wants to see: ‘First in a series.’” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher, referencing this story.

Washington media types react to Whitney passing

“@BravoAndy I loved to hear your favorite Whitney Houston song is I Love the LORD!! You have gained even more cool points.” — American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan to Bravo’s Andy Cohen in aftermath of Whitney Houston‘s death. In a series of emotional tweets over the weekend, Ryan expressed her sadness. A sampling: 1) My heart really wants to cry! 2) Girl this will never make sense. 3) My heart breaks for her mother especially as she loved her so much with motherly and tough love to help her family. 4) I actually wiped tears away when I heard her sing I Love The Lord Live. Didn’t we almost have it all is so meaningful.

“Deepest condolences to #Whitney Houston’s entire family, including her young daughter. “Weeping may endure for a night..” Peace out. I’m sad.” — CNN Political Analyst Donna Brazile. In Manhattan over the weekend, Brazile mentioned an outing to visit her Aunt Lu in Harlem. “What’s on your menu? A walk in Central Park and a visit to see Aunt Lu in Harlem. Weight Watchers beware of Southern cuisine up north,” she said, adding, “I plan to watch Aunt Lu cook. She’s my Dad’s last surviving sibling (number 11) and he’s number 12. Will bring my #Whitney Houston music.”

Falling is a good thing?

“Just slipped, slid and fell in the lobby of my office building. Normally, this would be a bad omen, but I just thought it was kinda funny.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Bizarre promo for a story: “Man who locked himself in a toilet claiming he had a bomb arrested at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol Airport” — CBS News. Since when can a person lock themselves in a toilet? Whatever it was, it involved a bomb and caused an entire airport to be evacuated. See the AP story here.

Boybander bleeds for budget cuts

“Gonna say the reason I cut my neck shaving & bled on my collar is to symbolize defense budget cuts.” — Wired’s Spencer Ackerman in a geeky yet gruesome thought of the day. (Note to readers: This isn’t Ackerman, but how we envision he might shave.)

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“.@DonnaBrazile nails it on why WH bungled contraceptive cvgs: “The outer loop couldn’t get into the inner circle.” #ThisWeek @ThisWeekABC” — Brazile retweets a compliment from ABC’s Rick Klein. Thanks Rick!

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Annie and Ezra’s honeymoon breakdown

“To welcome US tourists, hotel in Hanoi is serving pancakes with corn syrup and playing Jack Johnson.” — Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey succumbs to the addictive lure of Twitter during her honeymoon with WaPo‘s Ezzy Klein, who at least retweets her. While Annie at least wrote about the trip. Klein, meanwhile, tweeted about the Eurodeal piece by Sarah Kliff, who writes for his Wonkbook Blog. How romantic.

Tschida continues quest to get rid of House demons

As we already know, ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida‘s household gadgets keep turning on by themselves. An update: “Another technician here to find out why TV’s keep coming on in middle of night. Shook his head and just asked about the history of house!”

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein gets blitzed

“Guess what i did last night? i ‘boozed up’ some sources… in addition to boozing up myself. BUSTED.” (Take that James O’Keefe.)

A “new” idea from “Politico”

“Tomorrow we launch our newest email newsletter! It tracks the latest news in the timber & logging industry; we’re calling it ‘Morning Wood.’” — FakeJimVandeHei.

An Amtrak ticket agent recently said this to NYT‘s Matt Bai: ‘If you had any common sense, you’d have heard me the first time.” If you missed the story earlier in the week by Politico‘s Patrick Gavin on why D.C. journos/pundits can’t stand the Acela,  read here.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I want an adorably tiny pet. Example: teacup pig. Or a hedgehog.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa.

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Quintessential fluffy cloud White House photograph by FNC’s Ed Henry who was spotted milling about the Meridien Ball Friday night with his wife, Shirley Hung Henry.

“Funereal.” — Word used over the weekend to describe the mood inside Politico‘s newsroom on Friday, the day after Kendra Marr was forced to resign for seven instances of plagiarism.

A Suggestion for FishbowlDC

“No need to be uncordial. Perhaps your bowl needs it’s water changed – oxygen helps one think more critically.” — A reader named @MouthWiredShut, whom we scolded after he wrote something unnecessarily crass about Politico‘s Marr. This was his response to the scolding, which involved telling him that he may want to revisit wiring his mouth shut.

Reporter encounters cranky cabbie

“Cab driver looked at me incredulously when I asked him to take me to #dedicatemlk. ‘I came out here so I could avoid traffic from that.’” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa.

The irony

“Left the White House at 12:32, drove past the Washington Monument area of the Mall, where crowds are milling about for the Al Sharpton-endorsed March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, which is meant to show support for the president’s jobs bill, and the offshoot DC voting rights march. It’s a gorgeous fall day, temperature around 65 with light winds. Not unexpectedly, the president has decided to spend it playing golf at Joint Base Andrews.” — Politico White House Reporter Jennifer Epstein in a weekend Pool Report.

Ezzy is headed to Hong Kong

“Headed to Hanoi, Hong Kong, and Singapore in a week. Anyone have restaurant/restaurant guide suggestions?” — WaPo‘s liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein. We will miss you Ez. Please, if you could dispatch restaurant reviews we’d love it. Hope you’re at least doing MSNBC hits from the Far East.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Mika Brzezinksi and Politico’s Patrick Gavin. Gavin once interviewed Mika for a Game Changer video in which they ran up the Exorcist steps in Georgetown.

Mika: “Cmon patrick!!! lets do some steps…. you can bring your cat.”

Gavin: “@morningmika I don’t wanna brag, but I’ve made some serious fitness gains. You. Me. Stadium runs. Name it.”

Mika: “Oh please meeeow Patrick MEEEOW.” With that, she linked to this.

What does Levi think?

“I was a big Obama supporter and kinda, like, believed everything he said he was gonna do, they were all lies ! he’s just another puppet.” — Bristol Palin‘s ex Levi Johnston.

Journo spots a star

Jon Bon Jovi is on my Acela. He is butterscotch-colored, including his hair. Nobody has asked him for an autograph.” — Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey.

Scribe regrets idea

“Trying to get to the DMV today in Georgetown is perhaps the worst idea I’ve ever had. #EmoSOSTweets.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Spotted: Cain’s expanding entourage

“Herman Cain had an entourage of 6 or 7 guys today, as he entered NBC for Meet the Press this morning… staffing up?” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.

Tragedy Strikes: Boybander sleeps through Hazy’s show

“Awww, crap. Slept thru Up with Chris Hayes!” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. Thankfully second-tier Boybander Spencer Ackerman came through and BIG. “If you missed Up W @chrislhayes just now, you missed the most sophisticated discussion of MLK, Obama & institutional politics ever televised,” wrote the Wired reporter.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

Ladies and gentleman, it’s a FishbowlDC first. We have a tie.

“Baking pie. Oh so much pie.” – Roll Call‘s Estepa.

“So I bought myself flowers to match my office.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

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