Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for December 21, 2016

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    Flash Gordon  over 7 years ago

    One way or another, leslie is on its way to prison, whether it passes a bad check, fake money, stolen money or simply steals the jewelry. What will leslie’s uncle do then? We shall see. I want leslie gone and never mentioned again.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 7 years ago

    yeah, as if Leslie would give a girl a $10 piece of jewelry, ma’am

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    luann1212  over 7 years ago

    Hmmm wonder what the scam is here.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  over 7 years ago

    Good that he wants to impress someone who could never be sexually attracted to him

    (Others are unlikely but aren’t hard-wired to be disinterested.)

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    Argythree  over 7 years ago

    It just seems totally out of character for Les to be interested in anyone other than himself…

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    Sisterdame  over 7 years ago

    LahDeDah Jewelry. LOL!

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member over 7 years ago

    apparently, he is not aware of Pru’s inclinations

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Or he is planning to frame her and take over running things…That seems in character…

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    ai_vin  over 7 years ago

    I think/hope this means Greg is planning an epic fail for the un-lovable Les.

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    MrGoobinski  over 7 years ago

    Well he is paying with money he stole from the collection at the talent show. Pru won’t accept the gift anyway.

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    Partyalldatyme  over 7 years ago

    True Love? Probably more like true lust. Or Pru lust. Leslie is not thinking of someone other than himself, just a way to get access to her nether regions. Apparently, he is unaware, or has such a high opinion of himself he thinks he can “turn” her.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I was expecting the saleslady from “Cathy” again.

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    Dreamdeer  over 7 years ago

    Oh dear. I fear where this is going. Leslie’s the kind of guy who would throw money at an unwilling girl and then hate her for refusing it—didn’t he give Rosa a hard time even without spending money on her? This could get very dark.

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    Mr. Peterson  over 7 years ago

    Maybe it is really for Ox.

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    katzpawz1a  over 7 years ago

    OK – he’s going to spend a wad of dough trying to impress a gal who couldn’t care less. But it WILL make folks start asking “Where did all that money come from?”.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Take a look at the image on this site and see if it reminds you of Les.

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    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/richard-nixon-georgetown-set-118607

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    That is, if you wish to look…

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    I’d post the image, but the damned Pictifier still ain’t working.

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    AnyFace  over 7 years ago

    Leslie Knox and other’s of his ilk are not tolerated.

    His scheme is bound to fail.

    It happens to other’s. Why not him?

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    I used to believe that, but of late we seem to live in a world where bad behavior is not merely tolerated, but in certain circles rewarded. :(

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    hawgowar  over 7 years ago

    Maybe the jewelry is for Ox? Hehe.

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    kenhense  over 7 years ago

    I predict that Pru won’t go for it – but will handle the situation extremely well. Maybe she can find a good quality to bring out.

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    Mikeyj  over 7 years ago

    “And how will we be paying for this?…..” Children’s fund money, perhaps?

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    Mikeyj  over 7 years ago

    Les, you are about as transparent as cling wrap!

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    Airman  over 7 years ago

    This might be the arc where we find out that Pru is trans-gender.

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    wiselad  over 7 years ago

    let me Guess…………………. he is interested in Bern……………… Gunther has to protect her OR he makes a move on Tiff and ox is one defending her when les tries to force himself on Tiff

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    wiselad  over 7 years ago

    just kidding……….saw yesterday’s strip just b4 this one ……………….. would he be surprised she is also interested in ladies

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    sheplives  over 7 years ago

    Uh-oh…

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    CaptainX_99  over 7 years ago

    Why do I have this feeling that he is going to reveal the money he potentially took from the donation bin for the kids.

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    locake  over 7 years ago

    Pru would be very uncomfortable getting expensive jewelry from any of the 3 guys. Very creepy gift to give someone you are not seriously involved with or married to.

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    wreck it ralph  over 7 years ago

    Well if anyone can return Pru to the straight side it would be Les

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    mr , b  over 7 years ago

    Here is my take I love you , from Les but laughter from Pru what will be utter humiliation an laughter from everybody sooo . ok i’m still working it out here . BBL maybe

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    Queen of America  over 7 years ago

    Expensive jewelry is not something you give a girl you haven’t ever gone out with.

    Other than that, I’m willing to see where this Leslie thing goes. Maybe working at Kablooie with the others has turned him into a “not too horrible” person.

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    legaleagle48  over 7 years ago

    @luannfan1212 (from yesterday):

    Speak for yourself. There’s nothing bisexual about me — I’m 100% GAY and am only sexually attracted to and aroused by other men. Always have been, always will be. To imply otherwise is a slap in the face to every purely gay man and lesbian out there like me.

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    I remember that insurance commercial jingle: “Get a piece of the rock!” (♪). In an expensive jewelry store, you might as well get a ‘piece of the rock’, because you aren’t going to be able to get the figurative one, that’s for sure!

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    It also seems humorous that those jewelry store commercials tell you, in one shape or form or the other, that: “You don’t really love them…unless you get them an expensive shiny object to wear. And you don’t know quality, unless you buy it at our store!”… more or less, this is what they tell you, in essence…

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    Wesley_B  over 7 years ago

    “OTHERS”No apostrophes are permitted in plurals, unless the plural is also a possessive.

    This has been a public service announcement.

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    “The Ice Age”

    “Stone Cold Crazy” (♫)

    “Rock And IRA Rollover”

    “Expensive? Fur Sure!”

    “Live And Let Diamond”

    “A Penchant For Pendants”

    “Sell Your Teeth For Some Floss”

    “Blingin’ In The Rain” (♫)

    “How Much Is That Dogstar, In The Window?” (♫)

    “Love Means Never Having To Say ‘Sorry! We’re All Out!”

    “Peppy, Le Jewelry”

    “Boss Level Shopping”

    “…And You Don’t Mess Around, With Gem!” (♪)

    “Give ‘Em The Old ’Razzle!’ ‘Dazzle!’ "(♫)

    “Put Your Brights On”

    “25 Karats Are Bad For Your Eyes”

    “The Snowblind Collection”

    “Glitter Bug”

    “Love, Don’t Take Your Rubies To Town!” (♫)

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    “Knit One, Pearl $2,000”

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    31768  over 7 years ago

    Man, he has an evil smirk to him that I don’t like at all. He makes the Grinch look like a saint. I wonder if he was able to grab a few gift envelope$ from Brad & Toni’s wedding. Greg is very good at drawing. He makes Les so snaky.

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    31768  over 7 years ago

    he may be trying to pass some “funny monny.”

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 7 years ago

    “The incoming POTUS is good example of bad behavior being rewarded.”

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    Yes, sadly, we seem to have become a country where many people are proud of behaving like schoolyard jerks. They call it being “not politically correct.” We used to just call it “bad manners.”

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    And we will soon have a President who behaves like we tell our children NOT to. And it makes it very hard to tell them not to.

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    terrieann.schmearer  over 7 years ago

    Maybe he will shoplift an expensive necklace, get arrested, get probation along with counseling and over time end up making some much needed changes in his life.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Don’t go down this road Evans, don’t make Pru go from gay to straight. She’s the only character I like.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Hey Needle! Not that I care that you end up in the Hoosegow, but now would be a Good time to Remind You that those over-priced necklaces are in a LOCKED case. AND Unlike at the Fuse, there are cameras all around WATCHING Your EVERY move….,

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    Aibohphobia  over 7 years ago

    Love the name of the store and how the saleswoman is drawn.

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    Tyge  over 7 years ago

    Tell me when this arc is over.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 7 years ago

    Poor Leslie will be ripped to pieces, in more ways than one – since he doesn´t take rejection well.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 7 years ago

    Also I guess that is what the money for donations went to.

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    Frank Farkel Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Still waiting to see Pru’s significant other. She only told Luann she is gay; Quill never talked about it.

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    jrankin1959  over 7 years ago

    Oh, this is gonna be a hard fall…

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 7 years ago

    So wrong in so many ways.

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    1. Pru is a lesbian

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    2. Most women are creeped out by gifts that are too costly. They come w a price and with implications. The saving grace for Les on that score is the Pru might assume the piece is either artificial or a less expensive piece of “bridge jewelry” rather than fine jewelry, given the price limit.

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    3. In that case Mr. Grey or someone else might not be so easily fooled, leading to that person or people asking the question, “Where the heck did Les get the money for that?”

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    4. Alternatively, even if Pru assumes the piece is inexpensive, Les might not catch onto to that and try to extract his “price”.

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    This is going to get very messy.

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    The people here who love inserting conflict, griping, and whining are going to have to work harder to find their starting points. (Preferrably not. Maybe they will see it as a holiday gift for them.)

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    Try, try again. Bad eye day combined w getting up early and GoComics horrid revisions is messing w spacing. When i get it right i will erase the earlier versions. This part was supposed to be on top, but people w bad eyes sometimes can not be picky about where pastes wind up…

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    JPuzzleWhiz  over 7 years ago

    @locake:

     

    I left you one at the end of yesterday’s.

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 7 years ago

    $20 limit protects the givees as well as the givers. What a quandry this would produce for Pru— refuse it and lose an employee (& his sponsor) or accept it and…?

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Lesley’s rage will be fearsome when he is rejected, no matter how gently. Ox may have to come to the rescue again.

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    capricorn9th  over 7 years ago

    Uh-oh. Oh my, what will Pru say when he presents her with a piece of jewelry? “Ummm…thanks? I think jewelry is not the usual Christmas gift exchange item but my girlfriend will be delighted as she enjoys jewelry more than I do.” I predict Les will get angry and want to retaliate.

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    tom_gilmartin35  over 7 years ago

    Maybe this time he doesn’t have a scam, maybe he just really like Pru

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Of course, Les COULD be getting the piece for his mother, but that, too, could lead to his uncle wondering where the money came from if he spend a lot.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member over 7 years ago

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    Surprisingly odd. I REALLY did not expect that Leslie was going to want to buy Pru an expensive gift. But what sorts of things could this lead to? Here are some hypotheses I have with my probabilities of how likely I think they are to happen:

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    1. Leslie is sincerely attracted to Pru, does not realize her orientation is homosexual. Likelihood scale IMO 2/10.

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    2. Leslie is really trying to do something nice for Pru for a reason not related to sexual attraction he may have. Likelihood scale IMO 1/10.

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    3. Leslie is planning some sort of scheme to get Pru into “hot water” at The Fuse, and this “gift” somehow plays into that scheme. Likelihood scale IMO 6/10.

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    4. Leslie is actually most angry at his Uncle for making him work at The Fuse, and whatever this gift exchange plan is all about is really designed to put his Uncle in a bad light. Likelihood scale IMO 4/10.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 7 years ago

    When Les finds out he will blow a gasket.

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    Hoodude  over 7 years ago

    The investigation,where’d he get the $$?,leads to his downfall,but MrGray gets involved somehow..saves his azz again. This cud take a while,so let’s leave Toni/Brad alone,ok?But the brad/****(roommate,I’m having a senior moment can’t think of it)reunion will be epic…

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    When I first saw the sales clerk, I thought she had serious scoliosis.

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 7 years ago

    And a word to all the men out there (Les included): Some of us women are more impressed by a well-chosen, novel, bit of inspired costume jewelry than by a jewel dripping money.

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    RSH  over 7 years ago

    clearly Les is staging this whole thing so he can give Pru a present, which he would be too embarrassed to do on his own… finally we see some weakness and sensitivity in him. But Les’s face is still drawn in that resentful, sneering, dishonest way and I am afraid he may steal a necklace that he can’t afford or maybe he is using the $ from the kids fundraiser to by it.

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    bryan42  over 7 years ago

    I walked out on a snotty bi+@# salesperson that pulled that on me once. I’ll admit I did not look the part but I had been eyeing a painting for my wife and had in my pocket the several hundred needed to buy it. The salestramp would barely acknowledge me presence and when I told her I was interested in buying a painting she pointed to the prints bin and said I might find something I liked there.I informed her I had been planning on buying a particular painting, pointed it out to her, and then told her I’d be spending my money someplace that did not employee elitist .My wife ended up with a lovely silver and amber set that she still wears and cherishes 20+ years later.Oh, the owner was in the art gallery when this happened and I never saw Mrs Elite in there again.

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    locake  over 7 years ago

    A good jeweler would never assume someone could only afford the cheapest items. Even a child looking for something for mommy could have daddy paying for it and want something expensive.

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    RSH  over 7 years ago

    When the gifts are exchanged will people know who their ‘secret santa’ is?

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    ToetagProductions  over 7 years ago

    Listen he is gonna get caught trying to steal one and Uncle wont be able to get him off the hook this time. We wont see Lesli for a very long time.

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    Airman  over 7 years ago

    Politics, religion, and now sexuality: who really cares? I just think that Les is a sleeze and Pru is about to be victimized. (Although, I have to admit that the lesbians I’ve met kind of scare me).

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    JanLC  over 7 years ago

    Does Les know that Pru is gay?

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    Scoutmaster77  over 7 years ago

    Les has been raising a lot of money for charity…

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    rimshot22  over 7 years ago

    So is the outgoing one.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Ox and Les will have similar incomes IF Les stopped pocketing Ox’s tips. Ox suggested the $20 limit, so it might be that it would not make sense for Les to spend above that IF he did not have additional sources of income (donations, and possibly much of Ox’s fair share of the tips). How much more than $20 he spends will be interesting.

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    tcayer  over 7 years ago

    I don’t think this is a scam. I think he’s smitten, and in for a big surprise!

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    Luanaphile  over 7 years ago

    Now I am wondering if Les made his cash appropriations thinking all along that he would play Secret Santa to Pru.

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    Airman  over 7 years ago

    The cartoon stands on its own, but the comments remind me of two unrelated stories. 1. In the movie Goldfinger, James Bond throws Pussy Galore, the lesbian leader of a pack of lesbian fliers into the hay and (2) in the words of C. S. Forester, in The African Queen………“does his will, HER WILL, unto her.” Luckily, Mr. Bond didn’t meet my cousin because she would have kicked the crap out of him.

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    RSH  over 7 years ago

    These arcs involving Les and his sly dishonest behavior are so unsatisfying. Nothing is ever resolved; he is never observed. There is no closure on any of his actions. I guess it took a year to get Toni and Brad married off. Will it take a year to solve Les’s problems or else put him back in some form of juvenile criminal rehab?

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Crooked Les Knox is about to spend his ill-gotten gains in the mistaken belief that he can impress Prudence!

    The stage is set for massive doses of irony!

    Bad Boy is going down!

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    ekke  over 7 years ago

    I do like the “Lah Di Dah Jewelry” name!

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    Argythree  over 7 years ago

    You are an optimist.

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    Argythree  over 7 years ago

    SPOILER

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    Les seems to be invovled in a ‘step’ program. Too bad it’s the wrong one…

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    JayBluE  over 7 years ago

    JPW: Well done!

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