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by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Wow, I have a hangover from Berserker Day. No wine, however, continues to be no problem. Tonight's song for this, the 27th day of Dryuary, is "Crossroads" by Robert Johnson, an obscure delta blues artist who ended up influencing, well, pretty much everyone. Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

I haven't had any wine in January, but boy do I have Berserker Day hangover.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 6:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ocelli Cellars - WA Grenache - BD12 - Sampler Pack Deal and 30% Off
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Ocelli Cellars - WA Grenache - BD12 - Sampler Pack Deal and 30% Off

Hi John - Your label looks familiar. Do you know Mo Ayoub? I think I met you a few years ago in his kitchen.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

Thank you, I had Scherrer on my "keep an eye on" list for today but after already grabbing quite a bit of Pinots that option is out so was leaning towards the zins. Debating if I want to stop myself from going overboard. I am way overboard and would only enable you. Having said that, Fred...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: Zins-Scherrer vs Turley

Hello - I have zero experience with Turley, but Scherrer is well-loved on this board. I have a few bottles of Scherrer Old and Mature Vines. I like them. They are definitely not in the jammy fruit bomb category. Check out this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2904864#p290...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 81
Views: 2627

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

I placed my order in William Kelley's voice. :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Campesino Cellars Old and New School Vibes
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Campesino Cellars Old and New School Vibes

Looking forward to a case of Isa Rose' as my summer rose'.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Shiba Wichern Cellars - BerserkerDay 12 Offers
Replies: 44
Views: 1663

Re: Shiba Wichern Cellars - BerserkerDay 12 Offers

These look terrific! I just ordered a mixed case, heavy on the Lewman.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Erica Landon wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:54 am We are all laughing so hard! Well Done!
Thanks! Laughter is the best medicine.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 139
Views: 5196

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

I think Patrick Taylor ordering a Patrick Taylor would be like a cow eating a hamburger, no? Cheers man! Reminds me of this: "For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us."...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 139
Views: 5196

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

Patrick Taylor here. Wish I could get my namesake, but we all know that would lead to an ass'll Grassl psychodrama of unimaginable horror. :)

So, I limped in with an Open Letter.

(Will send you a PM with a minor request.)
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 27th, 2021, 7:44 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:43 am
If I buy more stemware, my ass’ll be Grassl;
Awesome across the board but this line is genius.
Agreed - that was a LOL moment, to be sure. If Freemott ever reads this, he needs to pay Patrick for the rights to market it.
I should have namechecked more people. You know, for the swag.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 27th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 64
Views: 1677

Re: VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Thank you for offering these. About a year ago, I was driving from Cordoba to Toledo. There were groves of olive trees as far as the eye could see! Good times. I ordered The Elite Selection.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking History and Aeration
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Wine Drinking History and Aeration

My curiosity is not about the value of our very long aeration, but when it started. Thanks for any thoughts. I found a few articles suggesting the Romans decanted their wine. Here's a quote from one: "The remnants of liquid found inside many vessels also support the hypothesis of horizontal st...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Dude, I still have NO idea what 80% of the offers are ok BerserkerDay - seriously.

No time!
They are even better than last year!
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 102
Views: 6124

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Patrick - 100% transparency from me here. The price increase is from the following: ... Matthew buys the glasses and distribution costs from me at a fair market price. The card is not the source of any changes on my offering. -Chris Thank you, Chris. This is another reason why Grassl is the best, b...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

O M G When I moved it, I didn't even read it, and this made me laugh out loud, multiple times. Extraordinary, Patrick, and this needs to live on year after year after year!!!!! Truly extraordinary. Moved without reading it? Now that's what I call living up to your signature. neener Glad you could l...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 8:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Instant Cellar
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Instant Cellar

Calling all ballers! This is the ballerest offer I have seen in a long time.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 67
Views: 2706

Re: Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer!

Hi Adam,

I just ordered:

9 - bottle sampler
3 - bottle "Patrick Taylor" rose'

How could I resist? And that was a great marketing idea to encourage folks to round up to a full case.

Looking forward to the vino this spring-o. Am sending you an email as well.

Cheers,
Patrick
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

What happened to the day? I am in the Berserker Day preview fog. Looking at some of those descriptions really made me think about opening a bottle, but it soon passed. It helped that I got hangry and snapped at my family. Any temptation to have a glass disappeared after that, because I did not deser...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Some wine arrived today, so I took it down to the cellar. I am pretty sure today was the first time I've been in there since January 1! I wandered around for a bit, apologizing to the bottles for leaving them alone for so long. They were all clearly sulking. Except for the champagne, of course - th...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote: January 26th, 2021, 4:21 pm Off to a healthy start. Managed to weave buying time in-between work calls.

I'll re-read Patrick's opus tonight, go to bed with a smile and pleasant dreams tonight.
...while visions of Cabernet dance in your head. :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD12: For the Love of LIQUID FARM!!
Replies: 85
Views: 3904

Re: BD12: For the Love of LIQUID FARM!!

vwsmaltz wrote: January 26th, 2021, 3:54 pm I'm sad no Rose tho....
It should be ready in March or April. I hope.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 102
Views: 6124

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

I have mixed feelings about this. The pull was strong today, but I see there's no more time to get the card approved. That is a bit of a relief. Getting free stuff is great, but those free Grassl stems? Or the free wine cooler? Somebody is paying for them. Full disclosure: I own Grassl stems, and th...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

I also noticed the shop was down. Maybe the whole page is hidden until tomorrow?

[mod edit] this offer was unavailable for early purchase
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 81
Views: 2627

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

William Kelley wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 26th, 2021, 11:56 am I continue to read this in William Kelley's voice. It makes this compelling offer even more compelling. :)
flirtysmile
We need a Euro kiss emoji. Guess this will have to do. [highfive.gif]
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 81
Views: 2627

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

I continue to read this in William Kelley's voice. It makes this compelling offer even more compelling. :)
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

The Browns provided so much enjoyment this year, I have nothing to complain about. We open a vintage port for each victory, and in previous years the stocks were completely safe. But THIS year we put some serious dents in the supply off '85's, '77's, and even a '63. That is a great idea! It's like ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 139
Views: 5196

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

Oh my, this is hilarious. Adam Frisch also has an offer named after me. yeah, he copied me champagne.gif [wink.gif] But, maybe a "Patrick Taylor" should just be synonymous for "amazing deal" (after an amazing poem!). As in, did you see the latest Franny Beck offering? It's a rea...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *EXTENDED* Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer - all the new 2019's!
Replies: 67
Views: 2706

Re: Sabelli-Frisch BD12 insane offer!

OFFER 4: BD PATRICK TAYLOR SPECIAL ROSÉ ONLY 3-PACK: This is a  3  bottle sampler that includes: 3x 2019 "Lanterna" Flame Tokay, Chandler Vineyard, Mokelumne River AVA, CA. Rosé. Regular price: $30/bottle. REGULAR PRICE: $90 + shipping. YOUR PRICE: $69 incl. shipping! 23% price reduction ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I have been doing a soft-peddle of Dryuary, as I allowed myself a glass or 4 during each Browns game this month (for you keeping track at home, there were 3 games total). That way they could let me down in more ways than one when they got kicked out of the playoffs. The Cleveland Browns. Bless thei...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6
Replies: 139
Views: 5196

Re: Franny Beck: The Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever. V.6

Still debating whether or not my spouse would support a $700+ wine purchase.... You only need their support if they find out about it [cheers.gif] The archives from previous Berserker days may hold some tips & tricks on how to hide purchases from spouses/significant others?? [snort.gif] Check o...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 26th, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Pentacle Herbs - Aromatic Bitters
Replies: 29
Views: 895

Re: Pentacle Herbs

Very interesting. I have a couple of questions:

1) What type of cocktails would you suggest?
2) Is the rum flavor front and center?
3) How long do the bitters keep their strength after opened?
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

It is icy and windy here in Indiana, and the lights have been flickering for an hour. I'll type quickly. No wine, no problem. I am in the groove. Dinner was shrimp sautéed in garlic and lots of Kerry Gold butter. Normally, this would require several slices of bread, but instead we microwaved a bag o...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

General Lardassery
Colonel Mustard
Major A$$hole
Captain Obvious...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 69
Views: 5154

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Legend. I think I might name one of our Berserker Day offerings after this post. This is definitely up there with the helicopter and Screagle thread. The awesome thing is that it references the helicopter and Screagle thread seamlessly. I haven't posted in months here, but that's worthy of a thumbs...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 613
Views: 53805

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

We opened our last bottle of Lichen Estate Pinot Gris (from the Lockdown deal, not BD day), and it was delightful. If they take part in BD day, I will be restocking. We also opened one of the last two bottles of Sabelli-Frisch Flame Tokay , which was my Discovery of the Year and rosé WOTY. The Flam...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 566
Views: 43828

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Welcome to the team! let's do this after the dust settles, 100% into it. Happy to assist. Cheers, Patrick I have a running document on all my BerserkerDay notes, to be used for the year(s) after. I've added these to said document already! Great! That saves me from having to create a new Google shee...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 566
Views: 43828

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Oh, we get feedback. Usually starts like "Hey, you MOTHERF***ERS" [wow.gif] I prefer "FARTFACE." Since you're online... I'd suggest we crowdsource a checklist of things that must be included the Newbie Intros as well as the BD offers themselves. For example, in my opinion all Ne...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 566
Views: 43828

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Oh, we get feedback. Usually starts like "Hey, you MOTHERF***ERS" [wow.gif] I prefer "FARTFACE." Since you're online... I'd suggest we crowdsource a checklist of things that must be included the Newbie Intros as well as the BD offers themselves. For example, in my opinion all Ne...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 566
Views: 43828

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Definitely fair points Larry / Rodrigo. I guess all I'm saying is if you want to keep it at 1 day a year, it seems it's hit a point where you'll have to start saying no to a lot of wineries and have some mechanism for deciding who's in / out (assuming it keeps growing). There's nothing wrong with t...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 613
Views: 53805

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

TGigante wrote: January 25th, 2021, 11:35 am
Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 9:36 am
TGigante wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:17 am
The Rose's were all excellent. I prefer the non-pinot versions
I've been reading about Campesino's Grenache Isa Rose, and plan to purchase it on B-Day.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 25th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 613
Views: 53805

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert - This was my last pre-lockdown wine at a friend's house on 3/14 So far during SIP: 2016 Tercero Mourvèdre Rosé 2014 Zepaltas Chardonnay Russian River Valley... I initially read that as you had a ginormous blowout in a single night! Any standouts among thi...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 24th, 2021, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15378
Views: 788014

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2005 Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi, via Winebid.
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 24th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Three-quarters of the way through! Cheers to those who have made it so far, and no judgment to those taking a break. There are a myriad of reasons for doing Dryuary, and for taking a break. Personally, this is my first Dryuary, so I want to say that I did it. I also want to use this time to remind m...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 24th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I have been dry the month of January for about 10 years now. It's my assurance that I have not become an alcoholic. Week one sucked this year. No booze of any kind, and two of my friends have birthdays. I'm the one sipping tea while the friends all drink - whatever the hell they want. Week two was ...
by Patrick T a y l o r
January 23rd, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8226

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Well done, Patrick. This thread is inspirational. Wine I could go w/o if I had to. I'm not sure about bread. that's the stuff of life. Another great cover is Andrew Bird's rendition of "If I needed you". Thank you, and I'll check out Andrew's cover. There are many ironies in life. One of ...

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