I’m too lazy to title this post

By Shamus Posted Tuesday Aug 7, 2007

Filed under: Rants 64 comments

My post on socks from last weekend has somehow degenerated into a ridiculous conversation about “lazy Americans”, because “Americans” use clothes dryers and don’t cook food from scratch. Some people allow that Americans have a “good excuse” for using a dryer because of climate or whatever.

Using a labor-saving device makes you lazy? Let’s think about that for a second. Am I “lazy” because I use a shovel instead of moving snow with my hands? Is it lazy to use an oven instead of chopping down some trees, digging a pit, and constructing an outdoor fire? Speaking about chopping, how about these sissies who use axes and saws instead of gnawing? And don’t get me started on these people who use washing machines instead of hauling their clothes down to the river and beating on them with a rock.

Obviously, everyone’s definition of lazy is, “people who use more time-saving devices than I do.”

Of course, anytime someone begins a statement with “Americans are…” it’s a sort of warning signal that they’re probably about to unload a bunch of vague, indefensible generalizations. There are a lot of people here, you know? They’re pretty different from each other.

It’s not what time-saving devices you use that makes you lazy, it’s what you do with the time saved that makes you lazy. If you spend that time on the couch wishing someone would bring you the TV remote because it’s like, way over there, then yeah: You could probably stand to get a little more done during the day. But if you save a bunch of time and then spend that time doing doing something productive, then the charge of “lazy” is absurd. Bonus absurdity points are awarded for having the discussion on a website with a webcomic written by an American in his free time. Oh! Of course I didn’t mean you are lazy, Shamus. I was only refering to your family and everyone you’ve ever met.

I’m sorry. That’s too silly. I’m going to have to ask you to stop now.


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64 thoughts on “I’m too lazy to title this post

  1. Darin says:

    Makes me glad I didn’t read the comments.

  2. Gieljan says:

    Good definition on lazyness, Shamus. As far as I can tell, you ain’t lazy by any meaning of the word. Three screencapcomics a week, even when you’re undergoing surgery? OotS’s Rich Baker ought to take lessons from you.

  3. Hawkehunt says:

    So… I’m doing more work by spending all day washing by hand, than if I load the dishwasher and washing machine and go off to finish some of the renovations – or earn a living?

    Yeah, I think I can see a SLIGHT flaw in that logic…

  4. Gary's Friend Mike's Friend Jim says:

    People in other countries use bidets. How lazy is that? Americans clean up the old-fashioned way, wiping until we bleed.

  5. Ingvar says:

    Americans are more likely to live in the USA than any other nationality!

    Other than that, I think it’s hard to say too much generalised about Americans (well, most of them do speak English, but)…

  6. Katy says:

    >Gary’s Friend Mike’s Friend Jim

    That made me laugh until I cried (nervous laughter, granted).

    I live in Japan and it’s amazing what people here do to generalize Americans. It’s very homogeneous here, so they don’t actually quite grasp the concept of how incredibly diverse Americans are. I know families who don’t use a dryer, families who insist on no shoes indoors, etc. (And that’s just referring to white people I know.)

    I once had a Japanese person ask me if I owned a gun and sold drugs (quite seriously). My answer: “Uhh… no.”

  7. Aaron says:

    See, in the Sock thread, I only really read the posts about the Sock Portal. I couldn’t have cared less about the “lazy” conversation. What I do with my time in my life is my own business, and I couldn’t care less what anyone says about how I spend it :) That’s just me though :D

  8. Heather says:

    Hmmm, for a time you might say, I did laundry by hand and hung it out to dry–even when it would take all day and night to dry due to our particular weather, because we were too lazy to get the washer and dryer fixed. :)

  9. CJG says:

    But the remote is way over there. :(

  10. Jadawin says:

    I’ve read a lot worse from non-Americans. What you’re seeing there, Shamus, is hair-shirt environmentalism at its finest. The funniest part is that those who do the *most* preaching do the least practicing- think Tipper is out stringing up the laundry?

  11. Rob says:

    That goes for us Cannucks too! :) (Although I do enjoy an evening on the couch every now and then! ;))

  12. I agree with Aaron, the sock portal thread was much more intersting. Being one of the Australians posting in that sock thread, i hope i did not apply Americans were lazy.. i was just happy to find fellow Australians. I dont think i implied all americans were lazy but if did, you can have my apologies.

    I dont think it’s lazy to use labour saving devices BUT is there an extent – a reasonable line we can cross. Let’s say we look at bushing our teeth as an example.

    1) No toothbrush, i’ll use a stick (i saw that on survivor)
    2) I have a tooth brush
    3) i can use tooth paste and a brush
    4) I have an electric toothbrush…
    5) I hire someone to brush my teeth for me

    Personally i would say 5 is lazy. Some people would argue 4 was an element of lazy but 1-4 are all interpretable by different people, but the reasonable man test would indicate that 5 is lazy?

  13. RibbitRibbit says:

    I’m not lazy, but my valet is.

  14. Alexis says:

    Lazy: looking for ways to save effort, usually short term.
    Not necessarily a bad thing. I perceive many Americans and myself to be lazy in this sense.

    Lazy: makes little positive use of time
    America certainly spends a lot of time on recreation. OTOH that’s culture. Monks are very ‘lazy’, they don’t produce a lot.

    Lazy: not in gainful employment
    Surprisingly popular. Maybe more so over here in the welfare state.

    Lazy: uses more time-saving devices than I do
    The way I wish I’d thought to do it
    Equivalent with Decadent: having more fun than I do

  15. Margaret says:

    See, just another example that you rule the intrawebs Shamus. Who else could instigate wank about socks?

  16. Heather says:

    I had to go back and re-read the comments from the sock thread. Certainly by the time I’d posted in there (#44) there was nothing mentioned about “laziness”. Certainly in my post I indicated that since moving to the US I’ve only ever used a dryer for the reasons I stated in my comment there. :)

    The first sign of the “lazy” argument coming in was only right at the end – and that seemed to be the opinion of only one poster. I don’t fancy being painted with the same brush as that person, and I daresay most of the other people who commented in the sock thread wouldn’t want to be, either.

  17. Telas says:

    As always, the appropriate response to stereotyping is to point out the ridiculousness of the statement.

    When my lower-middle-class Texas grandmother was in England in the early 80s, she was asked how many oil wells her family had. (This was the time of the TV show “Dallas”.)

    Her response: None, they bother the cattle too much.

  18. Nixorbo says:

    The world’s hobby is no longer soccer. The world’s hobby is now making unfair, uninformed generalizations about Americans.


    Also, I don’t like the feel of line-dried clothes. Too stiff.

  19. Luke says:

    Shamus, I can certainly see your point about people making generalisations, and about dryers being time- and effort-savers rather than tools for the “lazy” – hell, I know that I usually throw my clothes in the dryer rather than taking them out to the line.

    I do, however, think that you’ve jumped onto the defensive a bit quickly. I only skimmed the comments from the socks post, but only a couple seemed to openly say “dryers suk lolz u shud use a washing line”. :)
    Most of the Aussie posters were just commenting on the fact that quite often over here it’s very possible to dry things on the washing line because we’ve often got good drying weather (and the Hills Hoist is an institution over here!). It also means that our socks quite often travel further on our feet than off – not counting the distance they travelled to get here in the first place, of course!

    Oh, and I’m from Melbourne, so hi to all of my fellow Melburnians. :)

  20. Dan says:

    Shamus, I’m very disappointed that you stooped to using a computer to communicate. How lazy. You do realize how much more effort you could have put into this post by hand carving it in stone and burying it in your backyard for archaeologists to uncover 3,000 years in the future, don’t you?

  21. Cat Skyfire says:

    I read about the Sock Portal and then drifted away. Wish I’d followed the Lazy aspect, now.

    I’ve got a good reason for not hanging up my laundry. I don’t own a house, I’m in an apartment. Unless I want to sit outside and watch my laundry (which would be a poor use of time), I would likely find a lot of it missing later…

  22. Althanis says:

    Generalizations are, in general, wrong. =)

  23. roxysteve says:

    Bah! Take no notice of jealous people who have to pay too much for their enegry and therefore don’t have an array of manly powered tools for any job.

    Taking a tool that can give you a coronary while using it and strapping on a humungous motor (gasoline is best, electric is okay) so that the job can be done in a tenth of the time is a) manly, 2) American with a capital “Am” and (won’t render here but should be a gamma sign)) a demonstration of Man’s domination of all things.

    Use your dryer with pride, Shamus, as do I. I’m even prouder than usual ‘cos I just fixed it, and have been running it non-stop since a week last Tuesday to “shake it down”.

    Believe me, if gas and electricity didn’t cost an arm and a leg in Europe, there wouldn’t be half as many “traditionalists” there either.

    Ex-pat Englishman and proud consumer of cheap power to wash and dry his clothes, cut his lawn and saw recalcitrant wood in half.

  24. Rae says:

    I do more during the week between 3 jobs and 3 step-daughters than most other people I know. And I use a dryer for my clothes, which I finally get to wash around midnight most days. ::shrugs:: So, at that point, I am damn proud if I can be lazy about something.

  25. Morgue says:

    “…it's what you do with the time saved that makes you lazy.”


    That is what makes me lazy. Dangit.

    Hell, I feel downright industrious when I use the clothes dryer. Or load the washing machine. Or whatever.

    It’s not because I’m an American, it’s because I’m a lazy person. I would be just as lazy in France, had I the means.

  26. Thijs says:

    I don’t think we europeans think americans are lazy. Ofcourse we have the image of the american who eats fastfood, takes the car to get to the shop around the corner and uses a machine for about everything, but we also see you as the people who work all day and don’t spend any time on the real good stuff in life, like reading a website everyday, or sleeping.

    I know, it’s all prejudice, but well, I’m Dutch and I eat a lot of cheese!

  27. Dave says:

    I’m not sure what part of STOP people don’t understand.

  28. kamagurka says:

    Bless the hassle I am saved since I have a dryer. And the time saved? Yes, it is used exclusively being lazy. I’m German, btw. Remember, we’re renowned for our diligence.

  29. Shamus

    I think you are seeing a half empty glass here.. Yes a couple of people touched on laziness at the end of the thread (my short attention span meant i had moved on by then, my idea to count my socks before washing forgotten even this morning)

    but look at the positive – there are at least 6-7 Melbournne aussies posters comign to your site, plus a Tasmanina, Queenslander and whatever we call people from the capital (I actually dont know if someone wants to tell me).. plus the associated new zealanders.

    given there was 40 odd posts.. that’s say a quarter to a third of people bored enough to comment on socks.

    You are obviously famous in Australia. I say we start a we love Shamus he should come and visit campaign…

  30. NeedsToHeal says:

    I own a dryer and am very proud of it.

    Sorry, I’m too lazy to add anything else.

  31. David says:

    C’mon, Shamus. You didn’t even mention the people who drive places they could walk. I’m not talking about just a few blocks away. I mean, for example, if I wanted to visit my grandparents in Florida, about 900 miles from where I live in Illinois, should I drive? No, that would be lazy. I should, most definitely, walk.

  32. Shamus wrote: “And don't get me started on these people who use washing machines instead of hauling their clothes down to the river and beating on them with a rock.”

    You use a rock?

    Lazy bastard.

  33. Mrs T says:

    I would go back and read those comments but I’m too lazy.

    It’s hard to explain to Europeans that Americans drive everywhere because America is BIG. Really big. Super duper big. Picture the biggest thing you can. Nope, America is bigger than that.

    (Australians understand about Big.)

  34. Ktrenal says:

    I’m European, and I use a dryer. Namely because, while I have a garden, it’s not actually large enough to put a washing line in. At least not one big enough to put more than half a dozen socks on, anyway. Plus, with all the insulation they put in our house when they built it, using the dryer also constitutes free heating for the whole house! Which is a bad thing in the summer, to be sure.

  35. JD says:

    I think the real problem is the word “lazy” being used to describe our attitude toward hard work–our attitude, in fact, being “there are better things to do with this time, so let’s find the fastest, most efficient way to do this drudgery.”

    But I have personally encountered anti-Americanism from Europeans first-hand, on a flight from the Netherlands to the US. Some loud-mouthed gent behind me and to my right spent the better part of two hours going on about how Americans were stupid, fat, and generally a nuisance. I let it slide–but when I saw him at customs, it was *awfully* tempting to point him out to the customs agents. This was before 9/11, though, so anti-American statements weren’t perceived as quite so threatening.

    I also made a trip to England in 1995, and had it explained to me by my coworkers from our UK office that American television had taught them that Americans are stupid–particularly sitcoms like the then-popular “Married With Children.” They apologized by pointing out that many people perceived Brits as being stupid and/or spoiled because of “Absolutely Fabulous,” but while “there are people like that here, we’re not all like that.”

    That’s Mankind for you: There are people like that, but we’re not all like that.


  36. Rebecca says:

    I’m pretty sure if my family hung our clothes up to dry, the neighborhood would fine us a kajillion dollars for acting like white trash.

    Plus there’s max 12 people living in this house, so it’s not very feasible anyway, especially with the storms and stuff … Anyway, one of the best things about the Internet is that it brings people together regardless of geography. Let’s learn from this and be happy about it! *Sparkle!*

  37. Sartorius says:

    When I lived in Britain, I had an English friend tell me that he was planning to visit America. He said that he had a good friend who lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but his kids really wanted to see Disney World, so he figured he’d just fly to Orlando and drive to Tulsa.

    (Driving distance from Orlando to Tulsa is approx. 2000 km, or about the same as, say, driving from Paris to Lithuania.)

  38. ArcoJedi says:

    Of course, if what you do with your “lazy” time is measure the inside of your dryer and blog about it…

    Hooray for USA!

  39. RodeoClown says:

    Penguin-> People from the capital are ‘Canberrans’. Or ‘Politicians’.

    Take your pick :)
    (I like my lovely new south welsh Blue Mountains far more than Sydney, where I work).

  40. Hamish says:

    >I once had a Japanese person ask me if I owned a gun and sold
    >drugs (quite seriously). My answer: “Uhh… no.”

    Jeez, turn in your passport already.

  41. roxysteve says:

    Sartorius Says:
    (Driving distance from Orlando to Tulsa is approx. 2000 km, or about the same as, say, driving from Paris to Lithuania.)

    Yeah, but the good news is we have 1) interstate highways that go everywhere and are all joined up somewhere, B) Automatic gearboxes as standard (so-called “standard” manual transmissions are non-standard: go figger) and [won’t render here but should be a gamma sign]) cruise control.

    You can only really appreciate American laziness behind the wheel of an American car on a long journey.

    2000 Kilojoules or whatever that was is about 1500 miles, neh? About the distance from my house in NY to Orlando in Florida. You can do it in about 22 hours street legal if you have a bladder of steel. Mapquest says 18 hours. I compared notes with others who did the journey, one who did it on Christmas Day. Mapquest is full of snot.

    Of course, you don’t want to pull over to a small diner when you’re very tired on such a long journey, or you might end up being chased all over the place by homicidal people who can’t bend their little fingers and who evapourate if you shoot them.


  42. Jeremy says:

    I personally don’t think anybody is really ‘lazy’ for using a dryer, I’m personally far more concerned about the damage done to the environemnt by the large amounts of power a dryer consumes. Personally, I use a clothesline if it’s not raining.

  43. NeedsToHeal says:


    Personally, I use a clothesline if it's not raining.

    The operative word here is “if”.

  44. Jeremy says:

    I’ll change that to “I use a clothesline *when* it is not raining and my weather forecast tells me it will remain so for sufficient time for my washing to dry in an environmentally friendly way”

  45. Lune says:

    Let’s not forget how lazy people buy ready butchered meats (cut and packaged nicely!) instead of rearing their own animals, breaking chicken necks and plucking their feathers. =D

    There’s really nothing lazy about using time saving appliances. I watched this show once where they put this modern family in a house under the conditions of living in the 50s. No dishwasher, no tv, no frozen meals, the father even drove a car from the era… It took the mother the better half of the morning to prepare breakfast (waffles) and wash the dishes after. Doing housework alone took up most of her day.

    As a kid I always wished we had a dryer because I was always stuck with laundry chores. And my mum would always say “No, it will damage your clothes.” Up till today, I use a dryer only occasionally (rain, fog, line is already being used by brother) with the fear that my clothes will be damaged >_>

    And… I don’t know if this is an asian thing or what, I never use my dishwasher. never have, and probably never will. I use it as an additional dish rack.

  46. DoveArrow says:

    Amen, Shamus!

    I think it should also be mentioned that while Americans spend more money on labor saving devices and activities (anyone here own a Roomba?), they spend more time in the workplace, and therefore have less free time to do things like laundry and chores. That’s not to say that Europeans are lazier because they work less, but simply that you can’t make a one-to-one comparison so easily. It’s like North Americans who used to say that Southerners were lazy because they spent all their time sitting around during the day. Nevermind the fact that the days are hotter in the south and so intense in the South that if you tried to work during the day, you’d die of heat exhaustion. Anyway, here’s an interesting article about the subject, for anyone who cares.


  47. bmgcanuck says:

    Speaking as a private contractor, i would gladly revert to using nothing but the most primitive tools to complete the projects on your houses.

    And i would also gladly charge you a thousand times as much for the extra man hours I put in.

  48. FuguTabetai says:

    6 Katy Said:
    > I live in Japan and it's amazing what people here do to generalize Americans. It's very homogeneous here, so they don't actually quite grasp the concept of how incredibly diverse Americans are. I know families who don't use a dryer, families who insist on no shoes indoors, etc. (And that's just referring to white people I know.)

    (Long time listener, first time caller here.)

    I also am an American living in Japan. I know of no people here that use dryers because they are expensive, and everyone here hangs their clothes out on the balcony. Or inside during the rainy season. I kind of like it because, lazy as a I am, I hang the clothes up, then just use the hanging clothesline as a closet to grab clothes from. No folding!

    I also was once denied an apartment for rent because “wearing your shoes will scuff up the floor.” Of course, since I live in Japan, it took maybe all of one hour to adjust to taking my shoes off at the convenient shoes-taking-off-place (genkan.)

    I have also been asked about how many guns I own, but not about drug dealing yet.

  49. Osvaldo Mandias says:

    This was one of the top 5 funniest things I read here, which is saying a lot. I didn’t exactly laugh out loud, but that’s because I pinched my nose, bit my lip, and turned red.

  50. ArchU says:

    I liked that socks post, it was hilarious. Consquently I’m estimating that my socks also do more work going through the washing cycle than when being worn.

    I’m one of those guilty hypocritical generalisationists. Yeah, I ought to work on cutting back…shame I’m also a procrastinator XD

  51. Osvaldo Mandias says:

    Oh, and I’m an American and I’m lazy.

  52. Evan says:

    *sigh* judgeing a hole country is just plain stupid, and should never be done, i my self am an american and so what we use machines to make our lives easyer. that makes us lazy? if it dose,I’m lazy so what. if thats true, then germans are agressive and fat, brittish are snotty, australiens all go crock restleing, french all think there better, mexicans are all lazy border jumpers, christans are all out to destroy us, jews are all ruch, and canadians are all… well canadians.

    so what if some one uses a dryer. that dosen’t make the hole country lazy, fat, stupid people. my god grow up people, people are difrent from each other, culters differ. some one or thing might seem difrent or lazy to you, might seem practical or normal to another person.

    i guess what I’m trying to say is that people are difrent, get used to it, and grow up.

  53. Steve says:

    Gosh you poor Americans…Somebody made a generalised comment about you *gasp* I’m English and married to an American lady from Va, so far I have had to hear about how bad EVERYBODY in the UK’s teeth are,how our beer is warm etc etc. Ignorance is a fairly world wide occurance *shrug* Most of us just move on. Shamus I’ve loved what you have done with LOTR and most of your other rants and posts but honestly this one is kinda beneath you IMO.


  54. Laithoron says:

    Bah! As far as we elves are concerned, You humans are all short-lived and power-hungry… and those are Your *good* qualities! ;)

  55. Ravs says:

    Thanks DoveArrow (post #46), that New Yorker article was a very interesting read.


  56. Heather says:

    I see a few level-headed people in here who seem to have actually gone and read all the comments on the afore-mentioned sock post – and I see a whole lot more people jumping on the “let’s bash American bashers” bandwagon.

    I have no idea where Shamus got the idea that the comments in there had “degenerated” into mud-slinging about “lazy Americans”, because quite frankly, it didn’t. One or two posters made remarks that might be construed to say that, but by far the majority of us were content to discuss the relative usefulness of line-drying vs dryer drying based on climate conditions, living arrangements and so on.

    Will people please stop leaping to conclusions that we non-Americans think all Americans are lazy? Talk about making generalisations… that’s what you lot are doing. I’ve been enjoying Twenty Sided up until now, but this has gone way beyond a joke. Enough already!

  57. DoveArrow says:

    No offense, Steve, but British beer is warm. It’s been warm since before the fall of the Roman Empire. That’s not a stereotype, it’s a product of the fermentation process used to make it.

    As far as the discussion is concerned, I don’t think anyone’s upset that a generalisation was made about Americans. I’m certainly not. If anything, I think Shamus brought it up because he was trying to make a clarification. Getting upset about that is like getting upset at your third grade English teacher because she tried to clarify the theme of a story you just read.

    As far as your points about ignorance are concerned, I think you’re right; ignorance is worldwide. Sometimes, we’re amused by it. Sometimes it’s really not a big deal. Sometimes, of course, it’s hurtful, and it’s right and important that people speak out against it. Even when it’s not, though, I don’t think that means people can’t (or shouldn’t) say something.

    As far as moving on, I don’t think that anybody here is so traumatized that they feel like they can’t. It was an inconsequential comment, and our American egos are not so fragile that they’re likely to be shattered by it. If you want to know the honest truth, I think most Americans would agree and say that we’re lazy. So don’t assume that just because the people on this board are discussing the issue, that it’s because we can’t deal with the thought of being called lazy.

    Oh, and sorry that we say your teeth are bad. Believe me, I know your pain. I’m from California, and whenever I travel out of state, I find that the assumption is Californians never work hard, that they spend all of their time tanning and surfing, and that they’re living in constant fear of the next earthquake. Personally, I burn whenever I’ve tried to tan, I wouldn’t know what to do with a surfboard if you gave one to me, the last earthquake that I remember not sleeping through was the Northridge Earthquake. I don’t know about not working hard, but I know that everyone I’ve ever talked to who has moved out of state comments on how much slower things seem to move.

  58. ShadoStahker says:

    33 Mrs T Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 11:57 am

    I would go back and read those comments but I'm too lazy.

    It's hard to explain to Europeans that Americans drive everywhere because America is BIG. Really big. Super duper big. Picture the biggest thing you can. Nope, America is bigger than that.

    (Australians understand about Big.)

    As do Canadians.

    …we’re bigger than Malaysia, almost as big as Asia,
    we’re bigger than Australia, and it’s a continent…

  59. ShadoStahker says:

    That link may not be clear there…

    Here we go.


  60. Dave says:

    Hmm.. I’m a Californian.. I surf.. I’m purdy darn lazy.. or I try to be.. ‘cept I’m a stay-at-home dad with two kids under 5 runnin’ ’round the house… The words I’ve always heard about Calilfornia is that it is “the land of fruits and nuts.”

  61. Jeff says:

    I tend to ignore comments, but your latest post referenced this and I read over this post…

    I have to say that not cooking food from scratch isn’t a labour saving device. Indeed, it is in fact unhealthy and one of the factors for weight-related health issues plaguing America (the continent).

    Using an electric stove top instead of gas is labour saving. Buying McDonalds isn’t. It’s a entirely different choice. (In fact, it’s the difference between washing your clothes and drying them via washboard/washing machine and clothesline/dryer and discarding and buying new ones all the time.)

  62. Evan says:

    sorry about my comment i was pissed off that day, but my pouint reamains the same. i got pissed off after almost crying about how funny the original post was, funny how that works? enyways, i probably don’t have to say this but SORRY.

  63. LadyDyani says:

    Today, my hubby took the wood from our old king sized waterbed and made a twin sized platform bed for my son. And he plugged in a saw and sucked down a whole bunch of electricity to do it. Think of how long it would have taken if he’d been using manual saw, sander, drill and screwdrivers.

    He wouldn’t have bothered.

    But thanks to my husband being lazy, my son has a very nice new bed that he helped paint. Though the friggin thing is heavy as hell.

    As for the clothesline, ours is only used for sheets and comforters. I can get seven or eight loads of laundry done in one day using the dryer. Using the clothesline, it would take me a week to get all of that done. I’d say I only use the clothesline two or three times per summer. Rest of the time all that stuff goes in the dryer. Does it make me lazy if I read a book instead of cooking while the clothes are drying?

  64. dyrnwyn says:

    I can’t be too lazy becouse I wasn’t going to post this useless comment but I had to share it.

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