Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vince McMahon World’s Best Bad Investor

As I have said in the past, Vince does some incredibly bone headed things, however I have also coincided that regardless of who is more skilled (obviously I am) Vince is surely the more successful one. It may seem odd to criticize a billionaire, but there is no doubt in my mind that Vince has wasted millions with poor investments and missed out on millions more because he wasn’t smart enough to capitalize on a good thing. The most obvious of the bad investments was his World Bodybuilding Federation from the early 90’s. With rumors of a federal steroid investigation already brewing, it was not only a stupid businesses move but also a stupid legal move. Vince’s other famous flop, was of course the XFL while a great investment, Vince unfortunately did not have the foresight to follow through. Luckily for the
fans, Vince has been much more successful in creating stars, however his track record is far from perfect. Let’s take a look at a few:

Hulk Hogan: During a scripted segment Kurt Angle was said “Hulk Hogan became a Real American Hero, because Vince McMahon told him he was going to be a Real American Hero. If Vince wanted Hogan to be a Zookeeper he would have been Zookeeper it's that simple”. This quote is no doubt true, but makes one wonder; why did Vince seek to commit alchemy; the practice of turning lead into gold? Make no mistake, Hulk is lead, if dropped into the harsh environment which is ROH or Dragon Gate, he would have surely sank. While Vince may have turned Hulk into gold and made him the biggest name in all of wrestling, it could have all turned out so much better. Just imagine if he had used these creative juices on an all around athlete, how over could Vince have gotten this Meta-human? Hulk may famous, but it isn’t as one of the world’s best wrestler, it’s as one of the world’s best entertainers. Vince Surely misused a lot of time and effort on this man.

Bryan Danielson: As talked about in my last post, Bryan Danielson is one of themost talented technical wrestlers in the world today. So naturally I think Vince signing him is not only a shocking move (Vince is notorious for hating talented workers) but also a wise business investment. However Vince has horribly misunderstood a time honored practice. Anyone who has taken a business class knows that gold is a stable investment, and in troubled times (such as the wrestling industry is facing currently, at least rating wise) you should hold gold. In this scenario Bryan is gold, and Vince is following the lesson plan, he is keeping Bryan nice and safe in the bank. The only problem here is that Bryan isn’t gold, he’s a human, a human in his prime, and every day he sits on the shelf he is missing out on a potential five star matches. He may claim that he has some ring rust, but I can assure you Bryan is a better worker than anyone on WWE television even on his worst days. Personally I’ll take Danielson v. anybody before I sit through another Mark Henry match.

Check Back later this week as I continue to rip apart Vince McMahon!
Friday, February 19, 2010

Raptors, minus Chris Bosh, devour Nets at Home (ETS Daily Exclusive)

Same shit, different date. Lopez had 22 pts and 8 rebs, Harris had a double double with 19 pts and 11 assists. Everyone on Toronto shot well, the Nets played no defense at all, and Yi Jianlian shot 2-13 from the field. Josh Boone also got 8 minutes, the same amount of time as Kris Humphries. Why anyone still goes to these games is beyond my ability to rationalize.

Role Reversal: WWE’s Latest Move Raises Some Questions

With the debut of former ROH Champion Bryan Danielson a mere four days away, now is a good a time as any to take a look at a bizarre twist of fate. This Tuesday on the Syfy network, Danielson will debut as Daniel Bryans, a rookie wrestler trying to make his debut in the WWE as part of the their NXT initiative (formerly ECW). While I do admit most wrestling fans have never heard of ROH or any of its talent, I would never in my wildest dreams refer to Danielson as a rookie. Danielson has been wrestling since 1999 and has already had a brief stint in WWE developmental in 2001. Throughout his career he has wrestled elite wrestlers such as C.M. Punk, Brian Kendrick, Christopher Daniels, Low Ki, Samoa Joe, Paul London, AJ Styles, and Charlie Hass, as well as shitty yet more famous wrestlers like John Cena. Danielson was trained by some of the best, studying under both Shawn Michaels and William Regal, and has won best technical wrestler every since 2005 and most outstanding wrestler every year since 2006. Not to take anything away from the Miz, who has certainly come into his own since his 2003 wrestling debut (2006 WWE debut), but Danielson is far and away the superior WRESTLER.

On the converse, The Miz certainly has the advantage on Danielson in terms of public speaking ability; one would have to be oblivious to say Danielson is uncharismatic. During his tenure in ROH Danielson was able to captivate crowds, not only due to his superior wrestling ability but also due to his numerous catch phrases interjected during his matches. Akin to Jericho’s recent addition of “ask him” during submission moves, Danielson has always informed the referee that he has till five! on rope breaks, something he always got the audience to reiterate for him. Danielson has even managed to make a song as cheesy as Europe’s “The Final Countdown” into a cult phenomenon.

WWE needs to realize, that as Danielson himself says, he is “the best in the world”. Pairing him with Miz is just another example of Vince McMahon refusing to accept the fact that a wrestler or company (ECW) could become popular without him and this is his attempt to either recreate Danielson or destroy him. I know Bryan agrees with everything I’m saying, but I urge him not to comment, I would want Vince to derail his push because of something as silly as the truth (we all know Vince hates the truth).
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

That's So Ravens! (ETS Daily Exclusive)

The Baltimore Ravens have long had one of the most dominant defenses in the league, and with the recent additions of Joe Flacco and Ray Rice, the future looks very bright. There is, however, a glaring need for improvement at the wide receiver position. The Ravens' current number one option, Derrick Mason, came very close to retiring in 2009, and Flacco's second option, Mark Clayton, caught just 34 balls last season. These questions make upgrading Baltimore's receiving corps at least the number two priority for the Ravens' front office this offseason.

Their number one priority, on the other hand, hasn't changed for an entire decade: to do whatever they can to distract people from the fact that the Ravens' All-Pro linebacker, Ray Lewis, stabbed Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar in January 2000. Accordingly, we at ETS Daily would like to take a moment to congratulate the Ravens on a job well done. Since the murders, Lewis has participated in eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in tackles three times, and was even named Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl not one year after ending the lives of two innocent people. Through it all, rarely has it ever even been mentioned that the same tackling machine being lauded as a hero and a role model on television sets around the world is nothing short of a cold-blooded killer. Now, that's not to say there weren't any bumps in the road; for example, Lewis was not actually allowed to accept the trip to Disney World awarded to Super Bowl MVPs, and had to rely on teammate Trent "Honky" Dilfer to deliver the famous "I'm going to Disney World!" catchphrase. But the point is, no one really made a big deal of it; after all, Lewis had no interest in hanging around a place with so many witnesses anyway.

So imagine the wave of excitement that went through the Baltimore front office on February 8th when Roger Goodell reinstated former Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth. "Not only are we getting a guy that has proven his ability to take a hit in traffic," Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told ETS Daily, "but he's actually a convicted murderer! Ray is in the clear!" Indeed, although Lewis did plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice, and also made separate, undisclosed settlements with both the Baker family and India Lollar (born months after the brutal death of her father at the hands of the Ravens' signal caller), he was never actually convicted of murder. "In addition, the Ravens Family would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Mario Reyes," Newsome added, in reference to Stallworth's vehicular homicide victim, "for his selfless contribution to the image of our franchise's most recognizable figure."

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Movie Trailers to Get Excited About

In this giant world we call Earth; we rarely encounter people with the ability to judge a movie by its trailer. Lucky enough, one of those select few people writes for ETS Daily and happens to be me (Ricardo Sampson). This time of year is one of the worst for movie-goers, there is rarely a good movie showing (with the exception of James Cameron’s Avatar (2010)). In light of the slow movie season, let’s watch some trailers and get excited about this upcoming Spring/Summer! Who knows, maybe I’ll even throw in some terrible movies…

Iron Man II (Jon Favreau)

In theaters May 7, 2010

This is one of those rare trailers that takes a movie that everyone is nervous about, and completely relieves all their anxiety. When I saw the cast list for Iron Man II, I couldn’t help but gasp at the enormous amount of characters the movie was trying to incorporate. Some might ask why the inclusion of so many characters is bad, and I reply to them with Spider-Man III (Sam Raimi, 2007). My heart was sunk at the bottom of my stomach until I saw this trailer, so feel free to get pumped and tell your friends!

The Last Airbender (M. Night Shyamalan)

In theaters July 2, 2010

This thirty second can hardly satisfy my thirst for movie trailer action but is successful in officially convincing me to see this movie. However, there is one semi-major problem with this trailer, and the teaser trailer that was released one year ago: M. Night Shyamalan’s name in the trailer. It’s bad enough that I have been biting my nails ever since the Superbowl trying to predict the success of this movie, why did M. Night Shyamalan, one of the most hit-or-miss directors of contemporary Hollywood cinema, have to direct this film? Have somebody photoshop his name out of the trailer and I might spray my shorts a little over this trailer.

Clash of the Titans (Louis Leterier)

In theaters April 2, 2010

I hate to be the guy that ruins a something great, but there is a large amount of hype over this movie; and this movie looks completely average. I’ll tell you exactly what it looks like: a pile of money with no artistic direction. That doesn’t mean the trailer isn’t awesome. I most likely will see this movie, and all of the CGI contained within it, because of this trailer. Just don’t come crying to me after the movie when you are extremely disappointed…

Robin Hood (Ridley Scott)

In theaters May 14, 2010

I would like to go on record and state that the most exciting part of this trailer is not a physical portion of it, but rather an idea brought about by it. And that idea is the thought of Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott teaming up again for another movie. I have heard great skepticism over this movie being “Gladiator II,” and I would like to silence that now. It is true that I will always see Robin Hood as “Maximus” in this upcoming movie, but the story and just about everything else will vary greatly from Gladiator (2000). How bout them “bow and apples?”


Wolfman (Joe Johnston)

In theaters February 12, 2010

This movie is a trap. The trailer can ensnare the average movie-goer into seeing this movie, only to greatly piss them off once they see the movie. There is nothing special about this movie. In fact, it is only a really crappy rip-off of An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981). If you are really itching to see the movie, it’s not a complete waste of money, just don’t expect this movie to stick with you.

The Crazies (Breck Eisner)

In theaters February 26, 2010

For some reason, Hollywood thinks they can remake classic horror flicks and make some money off of the good reputation that movie created. This equation just translates into a really terrible movie. Please, for the love of god, do not waste your money on a movie that has not only been made before, but just does not work in our modern society.

"Fish Out of Water" - February '10 Edition

That's right, sports fans! They tried to keep us apart, but the return of 'The Fish' was nothing short of inevitable. Now, if I may, I'd like to put the whole ugly incident and resulting suspension behind us and move on to more important things. After all, so much has happened since I last posted that it's hard to figure out where to begin. No, I'm not talking about that sleazeball Tiger Woods; it's the WNBA offseason: Where Amazing Happens!

The first development worthy of mention is the triumphant advancement in WNBA player salaries for the 2010 season. Under the current CBA, the maximum salaries of the best players in the WNBA will for the first time in the history of the league be allowed to exceed $100,000! Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi declined to comment on the breakthrough when ETS Daily reached out to the 2009 MVP, but we can only assume she is ecstatic. To put this milestone in perspective, consider that Blake Griffin will receive only $5,000,000 this season for his presence in several preseason games for the Los Angeles Clippers. If elite female players like Taurasi can finally pull down salaries in excess of 2% of what draft-studs like Griffin are making, young women in America can take solace in knowing that, in the words of 2008 NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, "Anything is possible!" (In a related story, Garnett will earn $16.4 M this season).

Another big story this offseason has been the strategic finish of my New York Liberty (13-21) at the bottom of the final standings for the 2009 season. As any current Nets fan is well aware, the best way to build for the future is to lose as many games as possible to get in line for the upcoming draft lottery. As any current Knicks fan is aware, however, when you trade your future #1 picks away, this strategy no longer works. So, in true Isiah Thomas fashion, the Liberty went into November's lottery handing the Minnesota Lynx the best shot at the top overall pick, since they received New York's 26% in addition to their own 17%. So, when New York inevitably won the top overall choice and Minnesota took the fourth overall, it was a big victory for the Lynx. Making this victory even better, however, was the fact that the only team that finished with a worse record than the Liberty, the Sacramento Monarchs (12-22, 42% chance), will not be needing the second overall pick they were awarded. Indeed, the Lynx will select both first and third overall in April's draft.

Which brings us to the good news for the Liberty: it's the 2009 Sacramento Monarchs Dispersal Draft! Held via conference call on December 14th, the Liberty landed All-Star Nicole Powell with the top pick (apperently the Monarchs went under so fast, New York didn't even have a chance to trade away their Dispersal Draft picks). I know what you're thinking: adding an All-Star out of the blue is going to kill our cap space! But, alas, the CBA also allows the salary cap for the 2010 season to be raised from $803,000 to $827,000, allowing more than enough room for a few All-Stars and maybe even a couple maintenance workers so the Liberty players no longer have to clean up the whole arena after every home game.

Finally, before leaving you I must discuss my displeasure with Commissioner David Stern, who, since my last post, just sat around and did nothing while one of the league's most storied franchises was heartlessly bought off by an Oklahoma-based ownership group and shipped away. In complete ignorance of the loyal fans, Mr. Stern did nothing to prevent a proud sports city from losing its most successful team in recent memory. It is not only the fans that have been outraged by this criminal act; the players have also expressed their displeasure. In fact, the team is currently very worried that two of the team's All-Stars will refuse to play in their new city. Indeed, both Deanna Nolan and Katie Smith have said through their respective agents (who presumably have day jobs) that they will not be honoring their contract extensions as they pertain to playing in Tulsa.

R.I.P. Detroit Shock (1998-2009).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Movie Pick of the Week

For the snowed-in people of Michigan, Netflix can be man’s new best friend. That being said, it is only necessary that the people of the world be recommended by the best as to what should be playing on their respective television. And today’s pick of the week…

Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)

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Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.

Lolita Trailer:

The rundown:

This lesser known Kubrick classic hasn’t really been the topic of discussion since its initial release during a Hollywood cinema era marked by a strict movie rating code censoring many ideas in movies that are common today (in Lolita’s case pedophilia). In fact, Kubrick and fellow director Otto Preminger led the forefront of the war against censorship in the 60’s that led to its ultimate collapse.

Lolita, based on the still-controversial book by Vladimir Nabokov, is a hidden cinema gem that I have decided to bring back to life. This is one film that is sure to entertain you on those snowy nights this winter (Especially out here in Michigan!)

TNA Against All Odds (ETS Daily Exclusive)

TNA offered it's most recent ppv installmant last night with Against All Odds. This ppv was focused on a tournament, dubbed the 8 card stud tournament, with the winner receiving a world title shot at their April extravaganze, Lockdown. This show, as a whole, was quite bad. There was only one match worth noting, and the rest was forgettable garbage that is probably best forgotten. Ken Anderson wrestled three matches: nothing else needs to be said, but on for the review (Matches are rated out of 5 stars *****).

1. Quarterfinal Match # 1
Desmond Wolfe vs. D'Angelo Dinero

This was a good opener but it was far too short. Work was good, and Pope got the win with the DDE (running knees to the back). Pope advances to the semi-finals. Until the world title match, it was all downhill from here. **3/4

2. Quarterfinal Match # 2
Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez

Poor match, and the crowd did not care at all. They botched a crossbody so horribly that the fans were too stunned to even chant "you fucked up." Finish came when Hernandez did his supermex dive over the ropes onto Morgan on the ramp, and "hurt" his shoulder. Morgan refused to allow the red to count his tag partner out, so he let him into the ring, threw his "injured" shoulder into the ropes, and pinned him using the tights. Morgan moves on. *1/2

3. Quarterfinal Match # 3
Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson

Angle bled early after Anderson used Angle's dog tag necklace to spit him open. Match wasn't very long, and it wasn't terrible, but this was far from what you would expect from a Kurt Angle ppv match. Somewhat of a shocking finish as Angle hit his head on an exposed turnbuckle, and was pinned after a Mic Check from Anderson. Would've thought Angle would win for sure in an effort to make the ppv better, but oh well. Anderson moves on. **1/4

4. Quarterfinal Match # 4
Mick Foley vs. Abyss (no dq match)

Eric Bischoff made this a no dq match in a segment before the match started, and made it known that there would be no "shenanigans" and instructed both wrestlers to use Foley's barbed wire bat. Match was bad. They told a story revolving around using the barbed wire bat, but Abyss didn't want to use it on his friend. Foley kept trying to provoke Abyss to use it, so as to keep his job and avoid losing his mask, but they never used the bat. Finish came when Abyss gave Foley a Black Hole Slam on tacks that Foley brought into the ring. Abyss, despite moving on, was devasted by what he did to his friend, and helped foley up and was picking tacks out of his back. This was not good at all. *1/2

5. Team 3D vs. The Nasty Boys

Awful match. They tried, I'll give them that, but this was horrible. Knobs appears to weigh about 600 lbs, and Sags was sandbagging everyone every time they tried to do a move on him. Match went on forever, and there was lots of stalling. Finish came when Jimmy Hart ran in and passed a helmet to Knobs (which the cameras completely missed), who hit Brother Ray over the head and got the pin. They tried, but the work was absolutely horrendous. *

6. Semi-final Match # 1
D'Angelo Dinero vs. Matt Morgan

Morgan just beat on him forever, and the crowd was utterly silent. Pope continued to get destroyed until Morgan missed a big boot in the corner, got tied up in the ropes, and Pope hit him with the running knees for the pin. Not much to this match at all, but for what it was the work wasn't awful. *3/4

7. Semi-final Match # 2
Ken Anderson vs. Abyss

This was better than their match at Genesis, but that's not high praise. Match was boring as sin. Anderson wins after a low blow and a Mic Check. The beat goes on. *1/2

8. TNA World Heavyweight Title Match (w/ Eric Bischoff as Special Referee)
AJ Styles (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Samoa Joe

Very good match, easily the best match on the show. Not a match of the year contendor or anything, but still very good. Bischoff was largely a non factor untill the end. Joe and AJ battles all over the place and it was good. Lots of chops and all the moves they did were crisp, and the crowd was into it. Finish came when Joe hit AJ with the musclebuster, but Flair held Bischoff on the outside so he couldn't make the count. Bischoff then decked Flair, but as he got in the ring Joe confronted him about not making the count. AJ used the distraction to hit Joe with a Pele Kick and a Styles Clash, and Bischoff very VERY slowly counted to three. ***1/2

9. 8 Card Stud Tournament Finals
Anderson vs. D'Angelo Dinero

Before the match took place, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman attacked the Pope backstage. Anderson entered the ring first, and the ref was going to count the Pope out, but he limped his way down to the ring. Anderson beat on Pope forever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, with absolutely zero heat from the crowd. I was falling asleep. Last two minutes were good, as Anderson actually brought a mic down from the ceiling to announce his soon-to-be victory, hit the Mic Check, but Pope kicked out. Crowd got into it at this point. There was a brief exchange, but eventually Pope hit his running knees to the back on Anderson for the pin, which the crowd loved. As good as the finish was, the rest of this was impossibly boring. **

If TNA learns any lesson from this show, it's to never have a ppv where Mr. Anderson has to work more than 1 match. Ths show sucked, do not watch it whatever you do. I'm surprised I even remembered it today enough to write a review.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nets Take Page out of Vince McMahon’s Book……Again (ETS Daily Exclusive)

Coming off their second 34-48 season last year, the Nets were ranked near the bottom for both attendance and viewership and the Nets were desperate for attention. Entertainment mogul and part owner Jay-Z was no help, so the Nets looked to another source; attention glutton Vince McMahon. While there was no official meeting or even a statement of inspiration, the results speak for themselves. Before the season even started, the Nets had been promoting their 10 game match-up plan. Not only was this an absurd publicity stunt, but it also pissed off die-hard lifelong fans; a key aspect of McMahon’s business plan (see John Cena and Hornswoggle). Allow me to elaborate, the ten game match-up consists of ten games, in to getting 10 tickets you also got five reversible jerseys. Conventional wisdom might lead you to think that these jerseys would perhaps consist of a home side and an away side, or perhaps a modern day side and a retro side. Conventional wisdom would be wrong, rather these jerseys promoted on one side a current Net and on the reverse a star player of another team (such as Kobe or Lebron). What was the result of this promotion, well it was twofold; 1) outrage the fans who this as an admission that the Nets weren’t worth supporting 2) drawing more fans of the opposing teams than fans of the Nets. As an added twist of the knife, the Nets decided to put these same stars (i.e Kobe and Lebron) on the tickets. Shit on your loyal fans than question where fan support is? Yup sounds like a classic Vince move.

As their record breaking 18th season starting loss approached the Nets entered a dead panic. Rather than simply offer discounts, the Nets went all or nothing, issuing free tickets to almost every single home game. Yet this still wasn’t the most ridiculous of all their promotions. As if to mock their own lack of ability, the Nets also ran a contest in which the winner could call one play at a future game. Although the play did not result in a score, the player did manage to get the shot off unblocked; he just missed. To build off this the Nets decided they should instead allow fans to coach an entire game, the results of this has yet to be seen. In a last ditch effort to garner interest, the Nets take a page straight out of WWE circa 2007-2008. Just as McMahon faked his death in 2007, the Nets too are coming up with ridiculous rumors, 1) John Wall is lock to join the Nets (wrong: The NBA employs a draft lottery) 2) Duke’s Coach K is joining the Nets next season 3) Lebron is joining the Nets during free agency. To further the Lebron rumors, Dominos has announced that once Lebron joins the Nets they will have one lucky fan get a pizza delivered by the Nets, Nets dancers, and Sly. If that isn’t McMahon’s Million Dollar Giveaway (in which McMahon personally called the lucky winner) I don’t know what is. To top it all off, the Nets recently acquired their own eccentric billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.

It’s not only ridiculous promotions that the Nets borrowed from Vince either, but also actual performance. In the past few years, Vince has been known to push stars with limited wrestling ability such as the Great Khali, John Cena, Koslov, and Mark Henry, while firing young talented and entertaining athletes such as Brian Kendrick, Elijah Burke, and Charlie Haas. Similarly, the Nets continually put in garbage players such as YI Jianlian (worst defense in the league), while their bench mainly Kris Humphries dominates all aspects of the game.

Move Over LeBron

"Really good," those were the only word Texas Tech coach Bob Knight could come up with after Texas Freshman, Kevin Durant, dropped 37 points on his team while also getting 23 rebounds... that was in 2007. Since then Durant has become one of the most prolific players in the NBA, averaging 29.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. I don't know if you can really call this a breakout year since he averaged 25.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season, but he is definitely on pace for a phenomenal NBA career.

Durant is currently in the middle of an amazing streak of consecutive 25-point games, he is at 25 consecutive games. NBA legend Michael Jordan currently hold the record which is 40 games, Durant is certainly well on his way there, but we need to see if opponents will try to shut him down with more authority in the weeks following the All-Star Weekend. Thus far, there has been very little respect toward Durant as far as defensive assignments go, he should be covered in much the same way Kobe and Lebron are, however most teams are sticking a single defender on him, and that strategy clearly hasn't stopped his dominance on the floor.

Durant participated in the 2nd annual All-Star H.O.R.S.E. game last night and defended his title from last year. He won in a shoot-off against fellow competitor Rajon Rondo due to time constraints, each took 3-pointers, and each miss was a letter. Tonight marks his All-Star game debut, he is playing for the Western All-Stars along side great NBA talent such as Melo, Dirk Nowitzki, and Steve Nash. Hopefully a surge of extraordinary talent around this gifted player really sparks something, and he has a huge game to really make people remember that he isn't going anywhere for a while.


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