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    VOTING THREAD FOR TCM CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Congratulations Speedy! A very well deserved win! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the next challenge. Before or after the holidays works fine for me. I also just wanted to extend a big thank you to all the other participants, voters, commenters, and especially LonesomePolecat for stepping up and hosting a great challenge!
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Stevo's Notes TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39 Week of February 10-16, 2019 SOTM: Donald O'Connor THE ESSENTIALS: Great Expectations (1946) SILENT SUNDAY NIGHTS: The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) TCM IMPORTS: The 47 Ronin (1941) FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Unruly Children TCM UNDERGROUND: Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995) NOIR ALLEY: Angel Face (1953) CHALLENGE #39 1. Hayley Mills 2. Stephen King 3. Damn Yankees, What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Charley's Aunt, Walking My Baby Back Home, Butch Minds the Baby, Thank You Jeeves, Where's Charley?, 4. Disney – The Moon-Spinners, That Darn Cat, The Living Desert, The Vanishing Prairie, Zorro TV episodes, Midnight in a Toy Shop, Broken Toys. 5. Saul Bass – Title Sequences PREMIERES: Raider of the Lost Ark (1981) The Mississippi Gambler (1953) The Longest Yard (1974) Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Are You With It? (1948) Amelie (2001) The Princess Bride (1987) Groundhog Day (1993) Lost in Translation (2003) Love Thy Neighbor (1940) The Meanest Man in the World (1943) EXEMPT PREMIERES: The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) Damn Yankees (1958) Where's Charley? (1952) Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Thank You, Jeeves (1936) What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) The Moon-Spinners (1964) That Darn Cat (1965) Charley's Aunt (1941) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) The Thing (1982) Clerks (1994) Mallrats (1995) BREAKDOWN: 1910s: 1 1920s: 0 1930s: 12 1940s: 22 1950s: 30 1960s: 15 1970s: 6 1980s: 4 1990s: 4 2000s: 3 2010s: 2 NOTES: This is coming in at the 11th hour, so I'll try to be brief! Sunday features some Spielberg/Williams collaborations, and a tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi for Silent Sunday Night and TCM Imports. Monday includes some Gwen Verdon contributions, including her acting in Damn Yankees (an LP request!)and Cocoon, choreography for Singin in the Rain and The Mississippi Gambler, and coaching Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. There's even a story straight out of Hollywood lore that claims Verdon “dubbed Russell's and Monroe's swaying bottoms” at one point in the film. That's a story I couldn't NOT include! Monday concludes with some stunning title sequences created by the master, Saul Bass. Tuesday morning and afternoon feature Ray Bolger and some works by Damon Runyon respectively. Both blocks contain an LP request. Tuesday evening highlights our SOTM Donald O'Connor, including another of LP's most wanted. Wednesday kicks off with some memorable butlers, including Thank You, Jeeves. The afternoon brings some happy films, because What's So Bad About Feeling Good? The evening runds out the day with Treasures from the Disney Vault. Thursday features some bittersweet love stories, a Jack Benny birthday tribute, and ends with challenge #1. I chose one of my favorites, Hayley Mills, as an actress I would have liked to have seen more of. I tried to choose some roles that could have challenged her, or were casting against type, as well as some fun inclusions like Beach Party and Harry Potter. As a side note, I think no one could portray Professor McGonagall better than Maggie Smith, BUT if she hadn't filled the role so well, maybe Hayley could have stepped in! Friday begins with a birthday tribute to Cesar Romero, and ends with Deborah Kerr having her hands full with some unruly children (and adults)! For Saturday, I scheduled a whole day's worth of horror and sci-fi films hosted by TCM's newest host, the author Stephen King. The day ends with several Jean Simmons films, including our Noir Alley entry, Angel Face. And a few Kevin Smith movies during the Underground hours. Thanks! Stevo
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    Stevo's Schedule TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39 Week of February 10-16, 2019 --------------------------------SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2019------------------------------- Sunday Morning with Gloria Grahame 5:30am Blonde Fever (1944) Philip Dorn, Mary Astor. Dir: Richard Whorf. MGM, 69min. p/s 6:45am In a Lonely Place (1950) Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Nicholas Ray. Columbia, 94min. p/s 8:30am Crossfire (1947) Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Dir: Edward Dmytryk. RKO, 86min. p/s Noir Alley 10:00am The Big Heat (1953) Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame. Dir: Fritz Lang. Columbia, 89min. p/s The Collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams 11:30am AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (2011) Steven Spielberg, John Williams. AFI, TCM, 40min. p/s 12:30pm Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks, Matt Damon. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Dreamworks, 169min. p/s 3:30pm Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Dir: Steven Spielberg. Columbia, 138min. p/s 6:00PM Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Dir: Steven Spielberg. Paramount, 115min. Premiere #1 An Evening with Mizoguchi 8:00pm A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) Kazou Hasegawa, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Deiei Studios, 102min. p/s 9:45pm Women of the Night (1948) Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 75min. p/s Silent Sunday Night 11:00pm The Water Magician (Taki No Shiraito) (1933) Tokihiko Okada, Ichiro Sugai. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Irie Production. Premiere Exempt TCM Imports 1:00am The 47 Ronin (1941) Chojuro Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Shochiku Eiga, 241min. p/s --------------------------------MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2019------------------------------- Remembering Burt Reynolds 5:00am Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Burt Reynolds, Sally Field. Dir: Hal Needham. Universal, 96min. p/s 6:45am The Longest Yard (1974) Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert. Dir: Robert Aldrich. Paramount, 121min. Premiere #2 9:00am Deliverance (1972) Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds. Dir: John Boorman. Warner Bros, 109min. p/s Contributions from Gwen Verdon 11:00am Damn Yankees (1958) Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon. Dir: George Abbott. Warner Bros, 111min. LP Exempt Premiere 12:45pm Singin in the Rain (1952) Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Stanley Donen. MGM, 103min. p/s 2:45pm Cocoon (1985) Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley. Dir: Ron Howard. Fox, 117Mmin. p/s 4:45pm The Mississippi Gambler (1953) Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie. Dir: Rudolph Mate. Universal International, 99min. Premiere #3 6:15pm Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe. Dir: Howard Hawks. Fox, 91min. p/s Optional Challenge #5 What if Gaffers Were Famous? Titles by Saul Bass 8:00pm The Seven Year Itch (1955) Marilyn Monroe, Tow Ewell. Dir: Billy Wilder. Fox, 105min. p/s 9:45pm Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Dir Alfred Hitchcock. Paramount, 109min. p/s 11:45pm Anatomy of a Murder (1959) James Stewart, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. Otto Preminger Films, 160min. p/s 2:30am It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle. Dir: Stanley Kramer. Casey Productions, 205min. p/s --------------------------------TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2019------------------------------- 6:00am Around the World in California (1947) James A. Fitzpatrick. Dir: James A. Fitzpatrick. MGM, 10min. Ray Bolger Movies That AREN'T The Wizard of Oz 6:15am Sweethearts (1938) Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke. MGM, 114min. p/s 8:15am Look for the Silver Lining (1949) June Haver, Ray Bolger. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 106min. p/s 10:15am Where's Charley? (1952) Ray Bolger, Allyn Ann McLerie. Dir: David Butler. Warner Bros, 97min. LP Exempt Premiere Based on the Works of Damon Runyon 12:00pm Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Glenn Ford, Bette Davis. Dir: Frank Capra. Franton Productions, 136min. p/s 2:30pm Lady for a Day (1933) Warren William, May Robson. Dir: Frank Capra. Columbia, 96min. p/s 4:15pm Butch Minds the Baby (1942) Virginia Bruce, Broderick Crawford. Dir: Albert S. Rogell. Universal, 75min. LP Exempt Premiere 5:30pm Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. MGM, 150min. p/s Star of the Month Donald O'Connor 8:00pm Walking My Baby Back Home (1953) Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. Universal International, 95min. LP Exempt Premiere 9:45pm Call Me Madam (1953) Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 114min. p/s 11:45pm Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) Donald O'Connor, Gale Storm. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal International, 86min. Premiere #4 1:15am I Love Melvin (1953) Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Don Weis. MGM, 77min. p/s 2:45am Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan. Dir: Charles Lamont. Universal, 71min. Premiere #5 4:00am Are You with It? (1948) Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan. Dir: Jack Hively. Universal International, 93min. Premiere #6 --------------------------------WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2019------------------------------- Memorable Butlers 5:45am Billy and the Butler (1912) (short) John Steppling, Francis X. Bushman. The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, One reel short. 6:15am Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Charles Laughton, Mary Boland. Dir:Leo McCarey. Paramount, 90min. p/s 7:45am Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson. Dir: Billy Wilder. Paramount, 110min. p/s 9:45am My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell, Carole Lombard. Dir: Gregory La Cava. Universal, 94min. p/s 11:30am Thank You, Jeeves (1936) Arthur Treacher, Virginia Field, David Niven. Dir: Arthur Greville Collins. Fox, 57min. LP Exempt Premiere What IS So Bad About Feeling Good? Movies that Leave You Feeling Happy! 12:30pm Amelie (2001) Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz. Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Claudie Ossard Productions, 122min. Premiere #7 2:45pm The Princess Bride (1987) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. Dir: Rob Reiner. Fox, 98min. Premiere #8 4:30pm Groundhog Day (1993) Bill Murray, Andie McDowell. Dir: Harold Ramis. Columbia, 101min. Premiere #9 6:15pm What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore. Dir: George Seaton. Universal, 94min. LP Exempt Premiere Optional Challenge #4 What if Disney Was on TCM More? Treasures from the Disney Vault 8:00pm The Moon-Spinners (1964) Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 118min. Disney Exempt Premiere 10:00pm That Darn Cat (1965) Hayley Mills, Dean Jones. Dir: Robert Stevenson. Walt Disney Productions, 116min. Disney Exempt Premiere 12:00am The Living Desert (1953) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 69min. p/s 1:15am Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930) (short) Dir: Wilfred Jackson. Walt Disney Productions, 7min. 1:30am The Vanishing Prairie (1954) Winston Hibler. Dir: James Algar. Walt Disney Productions, 71min. p/s 2:45am Broken Toys (1935) (short) Alyce Ardell, Sara Berner, Tommy Bupp. Dir: Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney Productions, 8min. 3:00am Presenting Senor Zorro (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 3:30am Zorro's Secret Passage (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 4:00am The Ghost of the Mission (1957) Guy Williams. Dir: Norman Foster. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. 4:30am The Well of Death (1958) Guy Williams. Dir: Charles Lamont. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. 5:00am An Affair of Honor (1959) Guy Williams. Dir: Hollingsworth Morse. Walt Disney Productions, 26min. 5:30am Auld Acquaintance (1961) Guy Williams, Ricardo Montalban. Dir: James Neilson. Walt Disney Productions, 30min. --------------------------------THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019------------------------------- Bittersweet Love for Valentine's Day 6:00am Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 86min. p/s 7:30am Waterloo Bridge (1931) Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 81min. p/s 9:00am Lost in Translation (2003) Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson. Dir: Sofia Coppola. Focus Features, 102min. Premiere #10 10:45am Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Dir: Michael Curtiz. Warner Bros, 102min. p/s Happy Birthday Jack Benny 12:30pm Love Thy Neighbor (1940) Jack Benny, Fred Allen. Dir: Mark Sandrich. Paramount, 82min. Premiere #11 2:00pm The Meanest Man in the World (1943) Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane. Dir: Sidney Lanfield. Fox, 57min. Premiere #12 3:00pm George Washington Slept Here (1942) Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan. Dir: William Keighley. Warner Bros, 93min. p/s 4:45pm To Be or Not to Be (1942) Carole Lombard, Jack Benny. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. Romaine Film Corporation, 99min. p/s 6:30pm Charley's Aunt (1941) Jack Benny, Kay Francis. Dir: Archie Mayo. Fox, 80min. LP Exempt Premiere Challenge #1: What if They Had 100 Years? - Hayley Mills 8:00pm The Bad Seed (1956) Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Dir: Mervyn Leroy. Warner Bros, 129min. p/s 10:15pm Beach Party (1963) Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone. Dir: William Asher. American International, 101min. p/s 12:00am Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes. Dir: Roman Polanski. William Castle Productions, 137min. p/s 2:30am Network (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Dir: Sidney Lumet. MGM, 121 min. p/s 4:30am Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Daniel Ratcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Dir: Chris Columbus. Warner Bros, 152min. Casting Exempt Premiere --------------------------------FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2019------------------------------- Happy Birthday Cesar Romero 7:00am Happy Go Lucky (1951) David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero. Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone. Associated British Picture Corporation, 97min. p/s 8:45am Batman: The Movie (1966) Adam West, Burt Ward. Dir: Leslie H. Martinson. Fox, 105min. p/s 10:30am Lost Continent (1951) Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke. Dir: Sam Newfield. Sigmund Neufeld Productions, 83min. 12:00pm The Little Princess (1939) Shirley Temple, Richard Greene. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 93min. p/s 1:45pm Ocean's 11 (1960) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Dir: Lewis Milestone. Dorchester Productions, 127min. p/s 4:00pm Two on a Guillotine (1965) Connie Stevens, Dean Jones. Dir: William Conrad. William Conrad Productions, 107min. p/s 6:00pm Donovan's Reef (1963) John Wayne, Lee Marvin. Dir: John Ford. John Ford Productions, 109min. p/s Friday Night Spotlight Deborah Kerr Wrangles Unruly Children 8:00pm Black Narcissus (1947) Deborah Kerr, David Farrar. Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. The Archers, 101min. p/s 9:45pm The Chalk Garden (1964) Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills. Dir: Ronald Neame. Universal, 106min. p/s 11:45pm The King and I (1956) Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr. Dir: Walter Lang. Fox, 133min. p/s 2:00am The Innocents (1961) Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde. Dir: Jack Clayton. Fox, 100min. p/s 3:45am Edward, My Son (1949) Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr. Dir: George Cukor. MGM, 112min. p/s --------------------------------SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2019------------------------------- Challenge #2 What if You Could Pick TCM's Host? Special Host: Stephen King Presents Classic Horror & Sci-Fi 5:30am A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) Stephen King. Dir: Laurent Bouzereau. TCM/Amblin/Dreamworks, 58min. p/s 6:30am The Thing from Another World (1951) Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan. Dir: Christian Nyby. RKO, 87min. p/s 8:00am The Thing (1982) Kurt Russel, Wilford Brimley. Dir: John Carpenter. Universal, 109min. Host Exempt Premiere 10:00am Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler. Dir: Tod Browning. Universal, 75min. p/s 11:15am 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. MGM, 149min. p/s 1:45pm Frankenstein (1931) Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff. Dir: James Whale. Universal, 70min. p/s 3:00pm Alien (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. Dir: Ridley Scott. Fox, 116min. p/s 5:00pm The Wolf Man (1941) Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr. Dir: George Waggner. Universal, 70min. p/s 6:15pm The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal. Dir: Robert Wise. Fox, 92min. p/s The Essentials 8:00pm Great Expectations (1946) John Mills, Valerie Hobson. Dir: David Lean. Cineguild, 118min. p/s 10:00pm Uncle Silas (1947) Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney. Dir: Charles Frank. Two Cities Films, 103min. p/s 11:45pm Sports Day (1944) (short) David Anthony, Ernest Borrow, Jean Simmons. Dir: Francis Searle.GB Instructional Films, 24min. Noir Alley 12:15am Angel Face (1953) Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons. Dir: Otto Preminger. RKO, 91min. p/s TCM Underground 2:00am Clerks (1994) Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 92min. Exempt Premiere 3:45am Mallrats (1995) Shannon Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee. Dir: Kevin Smith. View Askew Productions, 94min. Exempt Premiere
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    REALLY? TWO-DAYS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN?

    The only other film for which he received a composer credit was West Side Story. No, the two composers were not related.
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    I say let's just keep it for now. I don't think it will really affect our scheduling too much either way. Since an "essential" is somewhat subjective anyway, we should be able to fit one into our theme for the night without too much trouble.
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    TCM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE #39: WHAT IF?

    This is fantastic, LonesomePolecat! Thank you again for hosting!
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    Filmic Ailurophobia

    You'll have to endure the title card, and avert your eyes for a scene or two during this little gem from 1934. However, the amazing art deco mansion (built over a mass grave, of course), the back and forth between Vitus Werdegast and Hjalmar Poelzig, and a hint of devil-worship and human-flaying make it totally worth the risk! 😉
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    Extra Credit Credits Question

    When your movie is over and the credits start to roll, and the next program cues up, normally the original movie is minimized to the top left of the screen, sort of like a small picture in picture. If you click on that, it will return your original program to full screen and you can watch the credits to their completion. Hope this helps!
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    Swamp Films

    Hmm, maybe Jean Renoir's Swamp Water (1941) with Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, and Walter Brennan?
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    Janus Films

    I, too, am a fan of Janus Films, and feel like the above quote perfectly sums up the main reason why. It was by way of Janus that I was initially introduced to the films of Bergman and Kurosawa (two of my faves), as well as many others, including some of those you mentioned. Regardless of the subject matter of these movies, you were almost always guaranteed a thoughtful, unique, and entertaining experience. Janus Films certainly helped to broaden my movie-viewing horizons. Thanks for mentioning them!
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    August 2018 Schedule is up

    So true! It's nice to see him get a day. I'm especially excited to finally see Secret of the Blue Room (1933). That's right. It was shown only once before in 2016, and I'll definitely second the recommendation. Other high points for me include Audrey Totter, Peter Lorre, and Agnes Moorehead. Overall it seems like a good lineup. Looking forward to it!
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    Word of Mouth collage pictures

    Hi. I'm fairly certain she says "Best role that I ever had", albeit in a slightly garbled manner. As to the identity of the actress, there I'm at a loss. Quite a few of the Word of Mouth segments can be found on Youtube, so you might be able to peruse those and catch that phrase in there somewhere.
  13. The TCM Programming Challenge #38 has come to a close. I'd like to thank everyone who participated this time around, from our six wonderful schedule programmers, to all those who voted. The competition was so close and came right down to the wire, which I think speaks to the high quality of schedules submitted. So, without further ado, our winner is... JamesStewartFan95 Congratulations JSF! You now get the honor of hosting the TCM Programming Challenge #39. I look forward to seeing what you'll come up!
  14. Got it, Speedracer. Thanks!
  15. Thank you for voting, and for the kind words Capuchin.

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