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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, March 10, 2006

My girls got my Back

You know, when Tomanbay went after me in his post, I wasn't very surprised, because it's not the first time this happens to me, especially from an egyptian male blogger. You see, the funny thing I have noticed about the sandmonkey egyptian readers demographic is that it is very much divided along gender lines: The majoirty of the guys have serious issues with me, if not outright hate me, while the girls, ehh, how do I put this, they LOVE ME. This phenomenon is not limited just to egyptian girls either; it's middle-eastern girls in general. And all things considerd, I am glad this is the way it is, because it means I am appealing to the thinking segment of the egyptian- and arab- society. Not to mention the cutest segment too. However, when I am just web-surfing and I stumble upon something like the open letter that Yasmina and A Pair of Borwn Eyes wrote in my support and posted on both their blogs, it just makes my heart warm up. Thank you girls for the the thought and effort put in this. Thank you very very very much.


At 3/10/2006 01:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then again it may be just a guy thing. Guys can spot a duplicitous self indulgent and egotistical little sandmonkey from a mile away and even over the net. The same may not be said for the other half of the equation who's egos you are stroking(while thinking of other things that....oh well, you know)and are luring into your trap. Guys are more balanced, having both an X & Y chromosone whereas women are deficient in the Y area, pure biological fact and it makes them susceptible to sandmonkeys. BW48

At 3/10/2006 02:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you, I love you... and I'm a MAN...


At 3/10/2006 02:28:00 AM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

Pheh, BP will be indignant.

At 3/10/2006 02:32:00 AM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

Oh, you included a qualifier, never mind.

I've been wondering for a while though, what is your estimate for the amount of support for your position in Egypt? As in, what is the theocrat/liberal ratio?

At 3/10/2006 04:18:00 AM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

Well enough is enough and it's stupid. Arab men can't even get along on a blog and they wonder why they can't get girls to like em.

I was reading the comments on Tomanbays post. Do they even realize what they are saying? They are crusing your readers yet they are reading your blog religously! They curse them seleves than they pat themselves on the back for going after you! WTF

If your jelous of the monkey thats fine but don't think you can take him down because your ego is sad that there is actually one Arab man that is liked.
Grrrr!! Arab MEN , you all never seem to amaze me..

At 3/10/2006 04:41:00 AM, Blogger Pazuzu said...

lol it's not just about arabs, in general women are more tolerant to differences and to excentric people. Notice the position towards transexuals, at least online, 99% of a transexuals friends are females if not 100%. And look at the anti feminism position of the church, shortly before his death Jean Paul II (who happens to be famous for his tolerance) attacked feminism, accusing it among others of encouraging homosexuals rights and homosexual marriage. I doubt that it'd be a smart v/s idiot thing. It's mainly social roles, men are competitors and women are moderators, men impose the laws and women are the mothers that hold the family together. But on the other hand women are still quitters and they dont shape the face of society as much as men do. I'd still be proud to be a "self-declared neo-feminist" :D or even a "self-declared archeofeminist" I dont care:P Women Rock. And answering the first "anonymous": XY is not a sign of resistance, it's a sign of weakness, the Y chromosome is far smaller then the X Chromosome and it has very secondary function genes such as hair growing out a man's ears. Women are genetically stronger than men→general truth that everyone knows ☺

At 3/10/2006 05:38:00 AM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

True, the Y chromosome is a drastically downsized X chromosome. It lacks most of the genes found on the X chromosome, and thus leaves men without a backup if their one X chromosome fails to code for some protein or other. This is why men are more susceptible to color-blindnes for instance.

At 3/10/2006 06:00:00 AM, Blogger Blogspat said...

Hey - I'm kind of cute too... Despite the fact that I have a Y-chromosome on one side of my balancing scale. Then again I am not Egyptian.
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At 3/10/2006 06:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am soooo disappointed :(, normally the x/y chromosone thing will get a fire lit somewhere, Elengil must be on holidays. I tried Sandy, just losing the touch I guess. BW48

At 3/10/2006 06:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just the Middle Eastern girls who love your mind :)

At 3/10/2006 07:49:00 AM, Blogger Masraya said...

sorry to burst your sandy bubble, there, monkey; not all (cute) egyptian girls agree with you. besides, if there weren't people to intelligently voice some opposition to your points of view, what fun would it be?
but here's the real thing: you are right in many many of your criticisms. but what you don't seem to grasp is how much a large proportion of the population that you want to change, disagrees vehemently with you. your just ranting at them is not going to change much. it's just going to make them turn the other way and label you as having sided with "them". i don't agree with that but as a former ranter, i've learned that there are better ways to convince people than by telling them that they are all mutakhalefeen. in any case, i'm enjoying watching your blog and your opinions evolve.


At 3/10/2006 08:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


What does that mean? Do Arabs like to be called that? I'll test that the next time in that Libanese grocery store at the main station ...

At 3/10/2006 08:34:00 AM, Anonymous James M said...

Nice harem you have there.

At 3/10/2006 09:05:00 AM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Precisely Masraya, but I don't think he really cares, I'm quiet sure he's quiet content as long as he's got enough hicks and rubes telling him to keep up the "good" work and how much he "rocks".
Not trying to top any of your retarded fans Sandmonkey, but is it ok if you could send me a signed poster of yourself, so that I can start worshiping you properly, I promise I'll be as loyal as Cartman was to Mel Gibson, or Bart to Crusty the clown.

At 3/10/2006 09:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mohamed, what is it about sam's views that you have issues with? There must be many, but clue us retards in, won't you? You have my undivided attention.


At 3/10/2006 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

I think I've stated my issues with him over and over several times before, I think I've made it clear enough in TomanBays blog, go and check it.

At 3/10/2006 09:35:00 AM, Blogger Egypeter said...

I have a weiner and I STILL love you Sandmonkey!

Don't let these jealous chumps bother you! You have a great liberal Egyptian mind. There might be only about 100 of you in Egypt and that's why you get the criticism you get.

Fellow bloggers are just pissed that you get 1000 hits a day while they're inching along with 10 hits a day.


At 3/10/2006 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Christine said...


I ditto what anonymous 6:35AM said. :-)

And also what Egypeter 9:35AM said. Well, except for his first sentence. Ahem.

Considering the risks you are taking and the stress this has to cause you. I do not see you doing it simply for flattery.

At 3/10/2006 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sorry if I don't know where you stand on these issues, but the search feature hasn't been working for me. Your username is so common that searching for it will yield the prophet, the hijacker atta, and several others.

Regardless, since I don't have a dog in this fight, I'll let you and your fellow Middle Easterners hash it out. I won't defend sam because he's more than capable of doing that himself. However, your criticisms raised my interest, so I wandered through your posts at Tomanbay's blog, and I found some illogical arguments that you presented. I will point out some here.

1) In this response, you said you despised Sam (such a strong word) because Sam criticized Raed Jarrar. You admitted you had never read anything written by this Raed Jarrar. How can you despise Sam for criticizing Raed when you know nothing about Raed's views? If you consider yourself to be an intellectually honest person, shouldnt you first investigate Raed's writings before you harbor such disdain for Sam? You then went on to ask a question and responded with your own answer: (and what's his motive for that? I have no idea). By your own admission, you don't even know why Sam criticized Raed, still you loathe him. You even incorrectly ascribed adjectives like Mccarthyism and tyranny. Do you even know what McCarthyism and tyranny mean?

From dictionary.com
1. The practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence.

2. The use of unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition.

The key words here are with insufficient regard to evidence. When Sam criticized Raed, did he not linked to Raed's blog? What evidence is more valid than Raed's own words concerning his views? Raed and his wife are indeed hypocrites. They hate America so much, yet still live off the riches of us infidels. That's hypocrisy, plain and simple. That is not unfair at all, and it is not intended to suppress opposition since this is not the first time Raed has been criticized, yet he still uses his bull horn every chance he gets. This is Sam's criticisms of Raed and also an attempt to inform his readers, and it is not an attempt to suppress Raed. It is Raed who suppresses opposition to his views by turning off the comments section on his blog, lest some readers more logical than he would lay him out like a carpet.

And it is not even close to tyranny using any of the available definitions.

You went on to say...Isn't this hypocricy, to be for absolute freedom of speech only when you like it,...

I see no hypocrisy on Sam's part, because I know for a fact Sam is not for absolute freedom of speech. I have seen anonymous posters who come here to post racist remarks, only to have those posts deleted by Sam. I have also seen critics of the prophet had their posts removed if the views aren't expressed rationally. Thus, no, Sam is not for absolute freedom of speech. You are incorrect yet again.

I have read your other posts in that thread, but I'll just dissect this one post. Lurkers who are interested are welcomed to do their own interpretation of your arguements.

One more thing...you said in a successive post:

One thing I'm sure of though ( and I think that deep inside you know it too, but would never admit it :)), is that non of your Nazi cheerleaders who posted their comments encouraging you to keep up the "good" work did read it too, they're just blindly following you just as long as you completely adopt their nutty viewpoint.

You malign us as Nazi cheerleaders, and that none of us read that long rant Sam wrote. I read it, all of it, as did many others. I don't mind being called retarded as I have pretty thick skins, though. As a further point, I don't consider Sam to be any sort of genius. He is pretty intelligent given his education, his ability to articulate his views without mincing words, and his rational thought process; but he's no genius. You, dear mohamed, are several notches below Sam's level; so before you accuse us of being retards, ya might want to start presenting more articulate, rational arguments if you want to be taken seriously. Just a suggestion.


At 3/10/2006 11:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pazuzu, it was John Paul II not Jean Paul.

Mohamed, do you just come here because this is the only place anyone give you any notice? Perhaps starting your won blog would be better than trying to horn in on SM's party? Of course I doubt if you'd get much attention. I'm tired of feeding the troll though so maybe from now on we all should step over the sh!t and not in it?

SM, it isn't just ME girls who love ya. This American thinks the world of ya.:)

At 3/10/2006 11:27:00 AM, Blogger Nomad said...

interessant to see another point of view ! away from France !

At 3/10/2006 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Jeez Jonas, couldn't you just write a one simple paragraph response ( something like I'm an idiot or that I suck etc.) why did you have to write a mini book to reach the same conclusion anyway, specially that I'm definitely not in a serious mood today, sorry man, no way in hell I'll read it, great waste of time though.
Anon @ 11:04, thanks for using direct and simple words in your attack, that's what I'm talking about girl, plain old Alabama simplicity, try to learn something here Jonas.

At 3/10/2006 11:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that is so typical of you, mohamed. You moan and groan without hearing the other opposing views. No one can take you seriously, bubba.


At 3/10/2006 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why did you have to write a mini book to reach the same conclusion anyway

Oh, sorry, I couldn't help it. I'll try not to do that again. It's like going to a shooting game at the local carnival. All the little ducks are right in front of you. Your posts contain so many errors, it's hard to miss.


At 3/10/2006 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

That's better Jonas, I read the whole paragraph this time, although my lagging brain completely missed the whole duck and the carnival analogy, can you please explain it in another short paragraph?

At 3/10/2006 12:36:00 PM, Blogger . said...

hahahaha, fucking arab men. there are so few of you lot who will actually back the girls of the middle-east up and who will actually defend her that we in turn need to voice our support for the select few who would.
I heart the monkey!

At 3/10/2006 01:03:00 PM, Blogger The Egyptian Observer said...

Visit my blog! The Egyptian Observer.

At 3/10/2006 01:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anon said...

SM: "it's middle-eastern girls in general."

Yeah! Don't shut out us western females! Can't start my day without ya, lover.

At 3/10/2006 02:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah monkeyman, you're a real charmer...... (idiot).

At 3/10/2006 02:52:00 PM, Anonymous Hani said...

The monkey is a nice intelligent charming guy, the real ladies man..
BUT his cheering audience is mostly made up of europeans and americans with superficial knowledge of the mid east and what's actually going on down there, plus some mid easterns with uncompromising extreme ideas.
that's cool, but it sure doesn't mean that the ideas presented here are the most enlighted in the middle east.
the most uncompromising, may be. by the way i don't need any smart ass jumping on his/her keyboard writing that we should be uncompromising in the face of terror, backwardness, bla bla..

one can just say what one thinks the chearing (i won't say nazi chearleaders or nutjobs this time) ignorant crowd wants to hear or present thought through ideas/ solutions that are applicable in the mid east that one grew up in and knows quite well.
a lot has to be changed in the mid east, but i don't think this blog is contributing to change. on the contrary, it's leading readers (i don't mean the ecstatic crowd)to think that the secular alternative is really as extreme as the religious fanatics, just on the other side.

i personally (not that it counts in the greater context of things) think the monkey often doesn't know what he's talking about.
still there is enough room on the net for idiots of every kind and sort (me included here)
there's a lot of other bloggers like tomanbay, pharaoh and alb sayed and others that are balanced and give some hope without playing the role of the martyr or the prophet who's misunderstood amongst his retarded people.


At 3/10/2006 03:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one can just say what one thinks the chearing (i won't say nazi chearleaders or nutjobs this time) ignorant crowd

GEEZ, atleast if you are going to call people ignorant perhaps you could spell cheering right? It's cheer/cheerleader/cheering.

I would also add that the "Nazi" label belongs more with the religious fanatics in the middle east than it does to anyone in the west. Afterall, Arafat's Grandfather was a Nazi. What exactly do you think this is really all about?

At 3/10/2006 04:01:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Mo and Hani, just as long as you guys are having fun! That's all that matters.

And Mo, youa re right. I don't really care what you think. The day I will need your opinion I ...hmm..forget it, I will never need your opinion.

Lovin the attention though. Keep reading me guys and pretending that you don't like my blog. ;)

At 3/10/2006 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Coward said...

Monkey, dude ...

One reason the young ladies like you is that you appreciate them as HUMAN BEINGS!

Yes, you push the abrasiveness meter way over into the red zone at times, but somebody has to.

At 3/10/2006 04:49:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

Mohmmed like seriously get a life and stop reading if it’s that bad! You hate something don't read it. You have right to voice your opinions but dude stop being so hateful cause of the monkey! Did your girl leave you for the monkey or something? Is that why you hate him so much? Or is it just Arab jealousy? Like I said before if Monkey's readers are idiots what does that make you?

At 3/10/2006 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous ArmenianSensation said...

This is very funny!

CanadianPharaoh has an article about this "War between Tomambay and Sandmonkey" and offers to be the mediator. Check it out:


At 3/10/2006 04:58:00 PM, Anonymous Hani said...

Anon @ 3:58,
u're so smart, Bevis. no kidding, very observant. i'm so disgraced, going back to school soon to take some extra english classes, then may be one day i'll come back and dare to contribute to the comment section.
But anyway, u probably know a bit more than me when it comes to cheer/cheerleader/cheering stuff.
can we grow up please?

about the nazi thing, come on. i've seen nazis (in what u chose to call the west) and religious fanatics (who are by no means a mid eastern invention) and they're not that different.

arafat who? why? ...so?
do u actually think he's an arabic national hero or something?

i'm happy u're one amused monkey, sandmonkey. we're not on different sides u know. we just disagree on how to fight the same retardednes and how we percieve basic essential rights. u say u're an extremist, i am not. i enjoy ur blog (most of the time), but i'm starting to get a bit fed up with the monotonus nature of ur chanting choir.
Good night...

At 3/10/2006 05:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course many egyptian males hate you. You critize the extreme patrialcal system that they love.

At 3/10/2006 06:05:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Brown eyes, seriously, how come your favorite movies are the Corporation and fahreheit 911, and your favorite books are anything by Edward Said, which are the exact opposite of everything SM stands for and at the same time you support him so strongly.
Anonymous tool @ 3:58, thanks for correcting hani's gross misspelling of cheer or chear,
however,I'd like to know hombre, when you pronounce the word
geez, what's the reaction of the people around you, do they suddenly fall silent and their faces turn red and try to cover
their mouths and
avoid eye contact with you so they don't burst into laughter at your awesomeness.

At 3/10/2006 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous 5:12 PM - you hit it on the nail

...can Canadian women love you too....

At 3/10/2006 06:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, I mean

...hey, Canadian women love you too....

...the other one sounded more like a question...

At 3/10/2006 06:29:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

At 6:26 AM, Anonymous said...

I am soooo disappointed :(, normally the x/y chromosone thing will get a fire lit somewhere, Elengil must be on holidays. I tried Sandy, just losing the touch I guess. BW48

HUH WHO WHAT?!? what did I miss?? Do I know you?!?

*looks over shoulder* *feels unbalanced* :(

Great, now I'm all paranoid!

At 3/10/2006 06:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lot has to be changed in the mid east, but i don't think this blog is contributing to change.

How do you measure change, Hani? Did he effect change when he and a group of other young egyptians held a candlelight vigil after that bombing in (sharm el-sheiK?)? Is he for peace or for violence? Logic or stupidity? Did he effect change when, thanks to a tip fromFreedom for Egyptians, he published scanned images of the egyptian newspaper that had published the mohammad cartoons months earlier? Did his actions helped quell the senseless insanity coming from the muslim world or did it inflame it? Can you not think before you make such ridiculous statements?

we just disagree on how to fight the same retardednes and how we percieve basic essential rights.

Sam fights stupidity by providing facts and reason. Tell us idiots and retards again how you do it?


At 3/10/2006 06:49:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

Guys are more balanced, having both an X & Y chromosone whereas women are deficient in the Y area, pure biological fact and it makes them susceptible to sandmonkeys. BW48

*will refrain from admitting that I do hold a general weakness for men of middle-eastern or indian descent*



At 3/10/2006 06:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hani, "enlighted in the middle east"

Do you even know what enlightenment is? How about a hint, blowing people up because your imaginary friend commands it has nothing to do with it.

At 3/10/2006 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Gateway Pundit said...

Sandmonkey Rules!

At 3/10/2006 11:25:00 PM, Blogger Pazuzu said...

>Pazuzu, it was John Paul II not Jean Paul.

Sorry, said it in french, but that only means that I am "right" cause I said it right just in a different language :P

At 3/10/2006 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's OK Elengil, no need to feel paranoid, I just keep a list of posts where in the past I feel that you have savaged me unfairly. just kidding, as for any leanings towards men of a particular region or culture....'s cool, proves my point. BW48

At 3/11/2006 06:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guys are more balanced, having both an X & Y chromosone whereas women are deficient in the Y area, pure biological fact and it makes them susceptible to sandmonkeys. BW48"

English is my second language. I apologize for spelling errors and any grammatical mistakes.
And sorry to be off the original topic, but I need to answer.

XX combinations aren't deficient in the Y-area.
An Y is an X missing a leg.
The X chromosome is a little heavier than the Y, explaining the 50.1/49.9% newborn XY/XX or boys/girls ratio.
The XY is a more fragile combination, a little more susceptible to diseases, disorders and accidents, so when reaching the reproductive age, the XY equals the XX combination in ratio.

I can't tell whether the XX combination is more susceptible for sandmonkeys but in general the XX favours male partners.
You may be right since most heroes in love stories in the "west" are tall, dark, "macho" men - the popular generalisation of a "latin lover" or males with ME origin.

Calling the XY a more balanced combination must be your opinion, since the XY combination statistically seems to be overrepresented in prisons, violent crime, domestic violence, terror and disagreements leading to war.

Scandinavian person

At 3/11/2006 06:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this world there are always some things that I can count on to make me smile :) BW48

At 3/11/2006 07:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In this world there are always some things that I can count on to make me smile :) BW48"

I will be happy to make you smile anytime ;-)

Scaninavian person

At 3/11/2006 08:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou. Did anyone notice that I was only tagged for the X/Y chromosone jibe but not for the duplicitous, self indulgent, egotistical little sandmonkey portion of the statement ? XOXOXO BW48

At 3/11/2006 08:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pazuzu, just so you know, I realized that it was French but John Paul II always made it a point to make sure it was spelled offically the way he liked it spelled, As in "JP2, we love you". :) As you can tell I'm a catholic girl.

At 3/11/2006 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The first part of your post was your opinion regarding SM. I think he can defend himself.

The second part about the XX/XY, was incorrect but you called it pure biological fact.
What I reacted upon, was the "defiency in the Y area" part.

Defenceless young souls could think you were right and qoting you, they would utterly fail their biology exams.
So for the education of the youth, I took it upon me to correct you.

Don't be grateful - my reward was to read, that you smiled ;-)

Scandinavian person

At 3/11/2006 09:55:00 AM, Blogger Pazuzu said...

hihi, he did? um wow. And btw I'm a catholic girl too :P, I like "jean paul" better, I had a crush on a guy named jean paul that's why hihi.

At 3/11/2006 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"defenceless young souls...etc". Really sad indictment if they pin their hopes on passing Biol 101 from the information gained from Sandy's blog sight let me tell you right now. "pure biological fact....deficiency in the Y area", sorry that there's no pictures to go with the post but you have been 'got at'...rotfl. BW48

At 3/11/2006 08:47:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

It's OK Elengil, no need to feel paranoid, I just keep a list of posts where in the past I feel that you have savaged me unfairly. just kidding, as for any leanings towards men of a particular region or culture....'s cool, proves my point. BW48

I've savaged you?!? .. hmmmm. I'll have to look into that. anyway, as for my leanings, they're purely physical. I admit, I like how it looks to have a dark skinned guy holding my hand. ;) Of course, given all the right other attributes, I'd be happy with any guy, colour not withstanding :D

At 3/11/2006 09:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going home...I give up on trying to inject any humour at all into this..settle petal, the "you have savaged me..." was said with tongue firmly in cheek, not with head firmly up...ah well, I've had a really good time but this wasn't it(Groucho Marx)..BW48

At 3/12/2006 01:00:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

I think you missed the humour in my reply.. either that or I just sucked at conveying it, and given my general ... erm... drunkeness, I'd not put it past me at the moment.

No hard feelings.. well.. not in *that* way anyway.. damn i'm gonna regret that comment, I can tell.. and yet somehow, I don't go and erase it. Surely this must be a mental defect on some level...

At 3/12/2006 02:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, reply as follows:yes: no: lucky you: no: no: don't: why, it's funny:anyone else I might believe it. BW48

At 3/12/2006 09:25:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...


Even sober I had a hard time following that! LOL


At 3/13/2006 03:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the women LOVE you man ;)


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