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Indiana great Steve Downing acknowledges the crowd as he takes the podium Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame banquet. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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If there is one thing to come from all the events since Bob Knight was announced as an inductee, it’s that Fred Glass and Indiana wants Knights back. Here is Bruce Springsteen’s “I’ll Work For Your Love.”

81 comments

  1. Is that not the one of the nicest looking smiles you’ve ever seen?…heart of gold. I’m really happy for the big guy. Congrats to Downing!

  2. Brings back great memories of my Dad telling me stories about Downing and Knight’s early teams….I have to put up a sentimental goal line stance to hold back the tears…Oh, that reminds me…UCLA vs. Washington…How did the Huskies do today?

  3. re: huskies, i have no idea. where is husky tom? he should know.

    interesting take on knight’s decision not to come. i liked what they wrote.

    and you were right: the ids blog is virtually dead. they aggregate stories much better, but they also make it much harder for readers to comment. it’s the start of a new era. (tberry the lone bright spot, as always.)

  4. Thanks for the link…enjoyed the article and found considerable agreement.

    I particularly like this paragraph near the conclusion:

    It’s all a shame. It’s all a needless shame, too. Knight wasn’t at the Bobby Bowden stage of staying long past his usefulness. Instead, Knight remained effective enough to retain the right to leave Indiana University on his own terms.

    A little different take on “shame” than Matt Dollinger’s version at the IDS.
    _______________________

    re: Where is husky tom?

    He’s always peering from around corners. Since I came on this blog, he floats around using many aliases to post his true feelings..Then, we he desires to court the conservative inhabitants of Hampton Scoop, he uses the name “Husky Tom”…. continually attempting to make Downing look treasonous and call for his Hoosier beheading…Pretty much the same royal BS except his steps are more careful and calculated here. I miss the free-spirited banter we all used to exhibit on the Basketblog.

  5. ^ Your writing is as refreshing. I read your lines and they remind me of the best moments of Gordon as a Hoosier. As for the part that I liked most from the article I quoted, that was

    According to Glass, a corporate attorney in his native Indianapolis before returning to campus, the last time he encountered Knight was never.

    No wonder then. Krzyzewski tried to explain the IU needs to do a bit more before Knight can feel comfortable coming back here but the wholesome “squeaky crean” nation jumped up and down with indignation. But hopefully Glass will follow up on this and maybe in a couple of years some of the bitterness will go away.

  6. I think the Hoosier Hype blog too, in time, might eventually start coming together. It’s getting more and more tolerant only it remains painfully slow in that regard: post today, get it approved tomorrow.

    This basketblog wormhole courtesy of Bullwinkle.
    Based on an idea by D-5. For an explanation of wormhole see wikipedia entry. It’s a shame
    though one can’t link straight to the a post. Posts by Etch-a-sketch and Sit-n-spin on that page are among my favorite Basketblog posts ever.

  7. Wish I could agree with you…I think the IDS is near the end. There’s obviously some very stubborn egos at work…fixed to their failed idea…Makes me wonder what was behind the motivation to sink the Basketblog in the first place(especially when many of their “award winning” journalists seemed against it)

    Was always hoping to go home again…Doesn’t appear it will ever happen. When I’m on The Scoop, it feels like my every step is scrutinized…my words are straigtjacketed and passionate thoughts never gel…It feels fake…It’s like Thanksgiving dinner conversation at the mother-in-law’s house….The turkey is wonderfully moist….please pass the jarred gravy…Delicious!

  8. 🙂 I still think we gave them a good run for their money and there are still a few things one could do to them but I tired a bit since… Do you remember when you asked me to the prom and I answered with big fonts that I’d gladly come only I want to rattle their cage(s) a bit more? Let me explain how that was possible so quickly and maybe this might put you in your state of mind of not so long ago.

    First off many of the ascii art I took from here. Second ascii pictures in large fonts can be generated automatically .
    Finally there is a simple script to convert characters so they’d appear right in the page if you post them. The script is here. The conversion is almost right, and virtually painless.

    You were the first to post big letters on the basketblog, a long time ago. Then you had that nice two spartans in a group of hoosier fans, with smilies. Then I posted some ascii pictures and I have been under the imression ever since that you wanted to know how I did it. That’s how.

    Take it easy. Posting big fonts (Jack Handy stuff and what not) was fun. Childish but fun. Whereas they are also childish but more sour than a slice of lime.

  9. I see I forgot to add the link to big fonts. Duh!

    I mean…


    88888888ba,                 88           88  
    88      `"8b                88           88  
    88        `8b               88           88  
    88         88  88       88  88,dPPYba,   88  
    88         88  88       88  88P'    "8a  88  
    88         8P  88       88  88       88  ""  
    88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a88  88       88  aa  
    88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP'Y8  88       88  88                                        

    BTW I have a simple way to convert that works even better than the simplebits script. I can describe it here if you are interested…

  10. Damn….The end of a great mystery..I was hoping you were The Font God…or maybe the last giant letter ‘A’ from Sesame Street living as recluse in the mountains of Montana…Or maybe you were Arthur ‘Fontzie’ Fontzarelli…a guy that never fit in at Microsoft but had the uncanny ability to just kick a processor like a jukebox and big fonts rolled onto the screen…Damn..and double damn!

    Thanks…You’re very kind to offer such secrets. And extra kind for all your nice giant compliments…May we sail forever the hidden seas surrounding the Island of Basketblog… when thoughts moved free as gentle breezes guiding us to ports of fondly kept memories.

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    ) ( | ) ( || ( \/ | ( \/ ) ( | ) ( |
    | | | (___) || (__ | (____ | | | (___) |
    | | | ___ || __) (_____ \ | | | ___ |
    | | | ( ) || ( ) ) | | | ( ) |
    | | | ) ( || (____/\ /\____) ) | | | ) ( |
    )_( |/ \|(_______/ \______/ )_( |/ \|


  12. ______                    _            
    |  _  \                  (_)            
    | | | |_____      ___ __  _ _ __   __ _
    | | | / _ \ \ /\ / / '_ \| | '_ \ / _` |
    | |/ / (_) \ V  V /| | | | | | | | (_| |
    |___/ \___/ \_/\_/ |_| |_|_|_| |_|\__, |
                                       __/ |
                                      |___/


  13. _______ _________            _______  ______   _______ _________ _______
    (  ____ \\__    _/  |\     /|(  ____ )(  __  \ (  ___  )\__   __/(  ____ \
    | (    \/   )  (    | )   ( || (    )|| (  \  )| (   ) |   ) (   | (    \/
    | (__       |  |    | |   | || (____)|| |   ) || (___) |   | |   | (__    
    |  __)      |  |    | |   | ||  _____)| |   | ||  ___  |   | |   |  __)  
    | (         |  |    | |   | || (      | |   ) || (   ) |   | |   | (      
    | (____/\|\_)  )    | (___) || )      | (__/  )| )   ( |   | |   | (____/\
    (_______/(____/     (_______)|/       (______/ |/     \|   )_(   (_______/


  14.                         ____               _            
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                          | |  _ / _ \| '__/ _` |/ _ \| '_ \
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                           \____|\___/|_|  \__,_|\___/|_| |_|
                                                            

  15. I can see you were going to write EJ Update.

    The effect would be colossal.

    The problem with that script is that the guy who wrote it leaves actual spaces sometimes in the result. He replaces most of the spaces properly with that #160 code but once in a while right before the end of line where he has the breakpoints (<br/>) he leaves spaces unconverted.

    If you can remove any spaces left after conversion your code won’t wrap twist or otherwise suffer. Man I’m so happy. I’ll write a bit more later tonight to clarify what I wanted to say above.

    😀 I’m very happy… LOL.

  16. I came back just briefly to clarify that one last point. I went to the font generator site and typed EJ Update and chose the star wars font. But I made the width 100 so it doesn’t split EJ and Update on two lines. Then I copy the art and place it in the first box at the simplebits site and press Process. I copy, then click in that box and press Control-V then Process. The second box gets stuff in it and the good thing is that at the bottom the converted text is rendered. Now copy all the stuff from the second box in Notepad or some such editor, but I mean really everything from <code> to </code> including. And try not to interfere with it, copy and paste it as a whole. Once in Notepad go to the menu (Edit) and replace all spaces with nothing: Edit, Replace, Find what: (type a space) Replace with what: (leave empty) then press Replace all. Then copy what’s in Notepad here complete with <code> and </code> which is what I am doing now to see how it comes out:


    _______        __      __    __  .______    _______      ___  .___________._______
    |  ____|      |  |    |  |  |  ||  _  \  |      \    /  \  |          ||  ____|
    |  |__        |  |    |  |  |  ||  |_)  ||  .--.  |  /  ^  \`---|  |----`|  |__  
    |  __|  .--.  |  |    |  |  |  ||  ___/  |  |  |  |  /  /_\  \    |  |    |  __|  
    |  |____|  `--'  |    |  `--'  ||  |      |  '--'  |/  _____  \  |  |    |  |____
    |_______|\______/      \______/  |_|      |_______//__/    \__\  |__|    |_______|
                                                                                          

    The point is that regular space allows for wrapping. The #160 code is non breakable space and it keeps things together. The script has that bug, some spaces at the end remain. Now what I expect is that what I wrote above won’t wrap but it will be too wide so it will crop. I am sending it now so let’s see…

  17. That wasn’t too bad. Here’s the same with font doh and width 300. Might appear as wide as the whole screen.


                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                        dddddddd                                                            
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE          JJJJJJJJJJJ    UUUUUUUU    UUUUUUUU                              d::::::d                          tttt                              
    E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J    U::::::U    U::::::U                              d::::::d                      ttt:::t                              
    E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J    U::::::U    U::::::U                              d::::::d                      t:::::t                              
    EE::::::EEEEEEEEE::::E          JJ:::::::JJ    UU:::::U    U:::::UU                              d:::::d                        t:::::t                              
      E:::::E      EEEEEE            J:::::J        U:::::U    U:::::Uppppp  ppppppppp      ddddddddd:::::d  aaaaaaaaaaaaa  ttttttt:::::ttttttt        eeeeeeeeeeee    
      E:::::E                        J:::::J        U:::::D    D:::::Up::::ppp:::::::::p    dd::::::::::::::d  a::::::::::::at:::::::::::::::::t      ee::::::::::::ee  
      E::::::EEEEEEEEEE              J:::::J        U:::::D    D:::::Up:::::::::::::::::p  d::::::::::::::::d  aaaaaaaaa:::::at:::::::::::::::::t    e::::::eeeee:::::ee
      E:::::::::::::::E              J:::::j        U:::::D    D:::::Upp::::::ppppp::::::pd:::::::ddddd:::::d            a::::atttttt:::::::tttttt    e::::::e    e:::::e
      E:::::::::::::::E              J:::::J        U:::::D    D:::::Up:::::p    p:::::pd::::::d    d:::::d    aaaaaaa:::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::eeeee::::::e
      E::::::EEEEEEEEEE  JJJJJJJ    J:::::J        U:::::D    D:::::Up:::::p    p:::::pd:::::d    d:::::d  aa::::::::::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::::::::::::e
      E:::::E            J:::::J    J:::::J        U:::::D    D:::::Up:::::p    p:::::pd:::::d    d:::::d  a::::aaaa::::::a      t:::::t          e::::::eeeeeeeeeee  
      E:::::E      EEEEEEJ::::::J  J::::::J        U::::::U  U::::::Up:::::p    p::::::pd:::::d    d:::::da::::a    a:::::a      t:::::t    tttttte:::::::e          
    EE::::::EEEEEEEE:::::EJ:::::::JJJ:::::::J        U:::::::UUU:::::::Up:::::ppppp:::::::pd::::::ddddd::::::dda::::a    a:::::a      t::::::tttt:::::te::::::::e          
    E::::::::::::::::::::EJJ:::::::::::::JJ          UU:::::::::::::UU  p::::::::::::::::p  d:::::::::::::::::da:::::aaaa::::::a      tt::::::::::::::te::::::::eeeeeeee  
    E::::::::::::::::::::E  JJ:::::::::JJ              UU:::::::::UU    p::::::::::::::pp    d:::::::::ddd::::da::::::::::aa:::a      tt:::::::::::tt  ee:::::::::::::e  
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE    JJJJJJJJJ                  UUUUUUUUU      p::::::pppppppp      ddddddddd  ddddd  aaaaaaaaaa  aaaa        ttttttttttt      eeeeeeeeeeeeee  
                                                                        p:::::p                                                                                            
                                                                        p:::::p                                                                                            
                                                                        p:::::::p                                                                                          
                                                                        p:::::::p                                                                                          
                                                                        p:::::::p                                                                                          
                                                                        ppppppppp                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                      

  18. We’re getting closer but it looks like I am missing something. I’m in a hurry that’s why will figure it out soon.

  19. this is a test

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dddddddd                                                            EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE          JJJJJJJJJJJ     UUUUUUUU     UUUUUUUU                               d::::::d                          tttt                              E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J     U::::::U     U::::::U                               d::::::d                       ttt:::t                              E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J     U::::::U     U::::::U                               d::::::d                       t:::::t                              EE::::::EEEEEEEEE::::E          JJ:::::::JJ     UU:::::U     U:::::UU                               d:::::d                        t:::::t                                E:::::E       EEEEEE            J:::::J        U:::::U     U:::::Uppppp   ppppppppp       ddddddddd:::::d   aaaaaaaaaaaaa  ttttttt:::::ttttttt        eeeeeeeeeeee      E:::::E                         J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::Up::::ppp:::::::::p    dd::::::::::::::d   a::::::::::::a t:::::::::::::::::t      ee::::::::::::ee    E::::::EEEEEEEEEE               J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::Up:::::::::::::::::p  d::::::::::::::::d   aaaaaaaaa:::::at:::::::::::::::::t     e::::::eeeee:::::ee  E:::::::::::::::E               J:::::j        U:::::D     D:::::Upp::::::ppppp::::::pd:::::::ddddd:::::d            a::::atttttt:::::::tttttt    e::::::e     e:::::e  E:::::::::::::::E               J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd::::::d    d:::::d     aaaaaaa:::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::eeeee::::::e  E::::::EEEEEEEEEE   JJJJJJJ     J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd:::::d     d:::::d   aa::::::::::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::::::::::::e   E:::::E             J:::::J     J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd:::::d     d:::::d  a::::aaaa::::::a      t:::::t          e::::::eeeeeeeeeee    E:::::E       EEEEEEJ::::::J   J::::::J        U::::::U   U::::::U p:::::p    p::::::pd:::::d     d:::::d a::::a    a:::::a      t:::::t    tttttte:::::::e           EE::::::EEEEEEEE:::::EJ:::::::JJJ:::::::J        U:::::::UUU:::::::U p:::::ppppp:::::::pd::::::ddddd::::::dda::::a    a:::::a      t::::::tttt:::::te::::::::e          E::::::::::::::::::::E JJ:::::::::::::JJ          UU:::::::::::::UU  p::::::::::::::::p  d:::::::::::::::::da:::::aaaa::::::a      tt::::::::::::::t e::::::::eeeeeeee  E::::::::::::::::::::E   JJ:::::::::JJ              UU:::::::::UU    p::::::::::::::pp    d:::::::::ddd::::d a::::::::::aa:::a       tt:::::::::::tt  ee:::::::::::::e  EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE     JJJJJJJJJ                  UUUUUUUUU      p::::::pppppppp       ddddddddd   ddddd  aaaaaaaaaa  aaaa         ttttttttttt      eeeeeeeeeeeeee                                                                       p:::::p                                                                                                                                                                 p:::::p                                                                                                                                                                p:::::::p                                                                                                                                                               p:::::::p                                                                                                                                                               p:::::::p                                                                                                                                                               ppppppppp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    this was a test


  20.                                                                                                     dddddddd                                                            
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE          JJJJJJJJJJJ     UUUUUUUU     UUUUUUUU                               d::::::d                          tttt                              
    E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J     U::::::U     U::::::U                               d::::::d                       ttt:::t                              
    E::::::::::::::::::::E          J:::::::::J     U::::::U     U::::::U                               d::::::d                       t:::::t                              
    EE::::::EEEEEEEEE::::E          JJ:::::::JJ     UU:::::U     U:::::UU                               d:::::d                        t:::::t                              
      E:::::E       EEEEEE            J:::::J        U:::::U     U:::::Uppppp   ppppppppp       ddddddddd:::::d   aaaaaaaaaaaaa  ttttttt:::::ttttttt        eeeeeeeeeeee    
      E:::::E                         J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::Up::::ppp:::::::::p    dd::::::::::::::d   a::::::::::::a t:::::::::::::::::t      ee::::::::::::ee  
      E::::::EEEEEEEEEE               J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::Up:::::::::::::::::p  d::::::::::::::::d   aaaaaaaaa:::::at:::::::::::::::::t     e::::::eeeee:::::ee
      E:::::::::::::::E               J:::::j        U:::::D     D:::::Upp::::::ppppp::::::pd:::::::ddddd:::::d            a::::atttttt:::::::tttttt    e::::::e     e:::::e
      E:::::::::::::::E               J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd::::::d    d:::::d     aaaaaaa:::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::eeeee::::::e
      E::::::EEEEEEEEEE   JJJJJJJ     J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd:::::d     d:::::d   aa::::::::::::a      t:::::t          e:::::::::::::::::e 
      E:::::E             J:::::J     J:::::J        U:::::D     D:::::U p:::::p     p:::::pd:::::d     d:::::d  a::::aaaa::::::a      t:::::t          e::::::eeeeeeeeeee  
      E:::::E       EEEEEEJ::::::J   J::::::J        U::::::U   U::::::U p:::::p    p::::::pd:::::d     d:::::d a::::a    a:::::a      t:::::t    tttttte:::::::e           
    EE::::::EEEEEEEE:::::EJ:::::::JJJ:::::::J        U:::::::UUU:::::::U p:::::ppppp:::::::pd::::::ddddd::::::dda::::a    a:::::a      t::::::tttt:::::te::::::::e          
    E::::::::::::::::::::E JJ:::::::::::::JJ          UU:::::::::::::UU  p::::::::::::::::p  d:::::::::::::::::da:::::aaaa::::::a      tt::::::::::::::t e::::::::eeeeeeee  
    E::::::::::::::::::::E   JJ:::::::::JJ              UU:::::::::UU    p::::::::::::::pp    d:::::::::ddd::::d a::::::::::aa:::a       tt:::::::::::tt  ee:::::::::::::e  
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE     JJJJJJJJJ                  UUUUUUUUU      p::::::pppppppp       ddddddddd   ddddd  aaaaaaaaaa  aaaa         ttttttttttt      eeeeeeeeeeeeee  
                                                                         p:::::p
                                                                         p:::::p
                                                                        p:::::::p
                                                                        p:::::::p
                                                                        p:::::::p
                                                                        ppppppppp

  21. Ok, so this last one came out right.

    Here’s the deal: once we get what we need from the font generator site we do three things to and then it can be posted.

    (a) at the end of each line we need <br/>
    (b) we need <code> at the top and </code> at the bottom, and
    (c) all the spaces need to be replaced by   (or &nbsp; which means the same thing)

    Then you can post. The simple bits script leaves spaces unconverted behind. The result is that it looks as if the wind has blown through it. By hand conversion as I described is a bit boring. I searched for another (hopefully better) converter and found this. Let’s see if it works any better:

                                                                                                        88888888888         88     88        88                        88                                  88                  88     88        88                        88                ,d                88                  88     88        88                        88                88                88aaaaa             88     88        88  8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYb,88  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,  88"""""             88     88        88  88P'    "8a  a8"    `Y88  ""     `Y8    88    a8P_____88  88                  88     88        88  88       d8  8b       88  ,adPPPPP88    88    8PP"""""""  88          88,   ,d88     Y8a.    .a8P  88b,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,d88  88,    ,88    88,   "8b,   ,aa  88888888888  "Y8888P"       `"Y8888Y"'   88`YbbdP"'    `"8bbdP"Y8  `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  `"Ybbd8"'                                           88                                                                                                 88                 


  22.                                                                                                    88888888888         88     88        88                        88                                  88                  88     88        88                        88                ,d                88                  88     88        88                        88                88                88aaaaa             88     88        88  8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYb,88  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,  88"""""             88     88        88  88P'    "8a  a8"    `Y88  ""     `Y8    88    a8P_____88  88                  88     88        88  88       d8  8b       88  ,adPPPPP88    88    8PP"""""""  88          88,   ,d88     Y8a.    .a8P  88b,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,d88  88,    ,88    88,   "8b,   ,aa  88888888888  "Y8888P"       `"Y8888Y"'   88`YbbdP"'    `"8bbdP"Y8  `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  `"Ybbd8"'                                           88                                                                                                 88                 

  23. I give up. It should work but doesn’t. By hand it’s easy:

    88888888888         88     88        88                        88
    88                  88     88        88                        88                ,d
    88                  88     88        88                        88                88
    88aaaaa             88     88        88  8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYb,88  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba, 
    88"""""             88     88        88  88P'    "8a  a8"    `Y88  ""     `Y8    88    a8P_____88  
    88                  88     88        88  88       d8  8b       88  ,adPPPPP88    88    8PP"""""""  
    88          88,   ,d88     Y8a.    .a8P  88b,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,d88  88,    ,88    88,   "8b,   ,aa  
    88888888888  "Y8888P"       `"Y8888Y"'   88`YbbdP"'    `"8bbdP"Y8  `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  `"Ybbd8"'  
                                             88  
                                             88            

     _______        __      __    __  .______    _______       ___   .___________. _______ 
    |   ____|      |  |    |  |  |  | |   _  \  |       \     /   \  |           ||   ____|
    |  |__         |  |    |  |  |  | |  |_)  | |  .--.  |   /  ^  \ `---|  |----`|  |__   
    |   __|  .--.  |  |    |  |  |  | |   ___/  |  |  |  |  /  /_\  \    |  |     |   __|  
    |  |____ |  `--'  |    |  `--'  | |  |      |  '--'  | /  _____  \   |  |     |  |____ 
    |_______| \______/      \______/  | _|      |_______/ /__/     \__\  |__|     |_______|

    Maybe somewhere some script is just what we need. I don’t have time to look for it now. But I am so thirlled you like the idea and tried here a couple of times.

    Husky Tom is good too! You and him — top notch!

    Take it easy.

  24. 88888888888         88     88        88                        88
    88                  88     88        88                        88                ,d
    88                  88     88        88                        88                88
    88aaaaa             88     88        88  8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYb,88  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba, 
    88"""""             88     88        88  88P'    "8a  a8"    `Y88  ""     `Y8    88    a8P_____88  
    88                  88     88        88  88       d8  8b       88  ,adPPPPP88    88    8PP"""""""  
    88          88,   ,d88     Y8a.    .a8P  88b,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,d88  88,    ,88    88,   "8b,   ,aa  
    88888888888  "Y8888P"       `"Y8888Y"'   88`YbbdP"'    `"8bbdP"Y8  `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  `"Ybbd8"'  
                                             88  
                                             88            

     _______        __      __    __  .______    _______       ___   .___________. _______ 
    |   ____|      |  |    |  |  |  | |   _  \  |       \     /   \  |           ||   ____|
    |  |__         |  |    |  |  |  | |  |_)  | |  .--.  |   /  ^  \ `---|  |----`|  |__   
    |   __|  .--.  |  |    |  |  |  | |   ___/  |  |  |  |  /  /_\  \    |  |     |   __|  
    |  |____ |  `--'  |    |  `--'  | |  |      |  '--'  | /  _____  \   |  |     |  |____ 
    |_______| \______/      \______/  | _|      |_______/ /__/     \__\  |__|     |_______|


  25. _______       ___   ____    __    ____  _______      _______. __  
    |       \     /   \  \   \  /  \  /   / /  _____|    /       ||  |
    |  .--.  |   /  ^  \  \   \/    \/   / |  |  __     |   (----`|  |
    |  |  |  |  /  /_\  \  \            /  |  | |_ |     \   \    |  |
    |  '--'  | /  _____  \  \    /\    /   |  |__| | .----)   |   |__|
    |_______/ /__/     \__\  \__/  \__/     \______| |_______/    (__)


  26.           ______     _   _    _ _____  _____       _______ ______   _
             |  ____|   | | | |  | |  __ \|  __ \   /\|__   __|  ____| | |
             | |__      | | | |  | | |__) | |  | | /  \  | |  | |__    | |
             |  __| _   | | | |  | |  ___/| |  | |/ /\ \ | |  |  __|   | |
             | |___| |__| | | |__| | |    | |__| / ____ \| |  | |____  |_|
             |______\____/   \____/|_|    |_____/_/    \_\_|  |______| (_)
                                                                          
                                                                          

    Out 6 weeks…Yikes. Pulled groin. Ouch…Before injury was averaging just under 19 points/game…

    Notable high point in the dawn of this new NBA seasons was a 50-point combined scoring output with backcourt partner, Baron Davis..(Gordon 25pts/Davis 25pts)…Highlight clips to follow in coming months..

    Notable low point: Gordon kept off the Western Conference All-Star Voting Ballot. Very unfair..Gordon had one of the best debut seasons as a rookie…Though just being sidelined with injury, EJ’s point/game average(18.9) this season is higher than OJ Mayo(18.0), teammate, Baron Davis(13.6), Steve Nash(17.6), Russell Westbrook(15), Allen Iverson(12.3)and many other guards represented on the All-Star ballot…A rookie with Gordon’s type of output should be rewarded….Very disheartening.
    Blake Griffin has not played one regular season game and is on the ballot. I’m confident EJ’s deserved recognition will one day come his way.


  27.                                8888888888 888888
                                   888          "88b
                                   888           888
                                   8888888       888
                                   888           888
                                   888           888
                                   888           88P
                                   8888888888    888
                                               .d88P
                                             .d88P"  
                                            888P"    
      888     888 8888888b.  8888888b.        d8888 88888888888 8888888888    888
      888     888 888   Y88b 888  "Y88b      d88888     888     888           888
      888     888 888    888 888    888     d88P888     888     888           888
      888     888 888   d88P 888    888    d88P 888     888     8888888       888
      888     888 8888888P"  888    888   d88P  888     888     888           888
      888     888 888        888    888  d88P   888     888     888           Y8P
      Y88b. .d88P 888        888  .d88P d8888888888     888     888            "  
       "Y88888P"  888        8888888P" d88P     888     888     8888888888    888

  28. re: fail It does, sometimes.

    I want to post something too, so bear with me a bit.


    ________                       _____                                 ______
    ___  __ \________      ___________(_)_____________ _   ___________  ____  /____________
    __  / / /  __ \_ | /| / /_  __ \_  /__  __ \_  __ `/   __  ___/  / / /_  /_  _ \_  ___/
    _  /_/ // /_/ /_ |/ |/ /_  / / /  / _  / / /  /_/ /    _  /   / /_/ /_  / /  __/(__  ) 
    /_____/ \____/____/|__/ /_/ /_//_/  /_/ /_/_\__, /     /_/    \__,_/ /_/  \___//____/  
                                               /____/                                  
    ______  __             ______              _________                  ______       
    ___  / / /___  ___________  /______  __    ______  /_____________________  /_______
    __  /_/ /_  / / /_  ___/_  //_/_  / / /    _  __  /__  ___/  __ \  __ \_  /__  ___/
    _  __  / / /_/ /_(__  )_  ,<  _  /_/ /     / /_/ / _  /   / /_/ / /_/ /  / _(__  ) 
    /_/ /_/  \__,_/ /____/ /_/|_| _\__, /      \__,_/  /_/    \____/\____//_/  /____/  
                                  /____/

    Let’s see if this comes out right…


  29.        __                    _                           __         
      ____/ /___ _      ______  (_)___  ____ _   _______  __/ /__  _____
     / __  / __ \ | /| / / __ \/ / __ \/ __ `/  / ___/ / / / / _ \/ ___/
    / /_/ / /_/ / |/ |/ / / / / / / / / /_/ /  / /  / /_/ / /  __(__  ) 
    \__,_/\____/|__/|__/_/ /_/_/_/ /_/\__, /  /_/   \__,_/_/\___/____/  
                                     /____/                             

  30.         
        ( )                          _                               (_ ) 
       _| |   _    _   _   _   ___  (_)  ___     __      _ __  _   _  | |    __    ___ 
     /'_` | /'_`\ ( ) ( ) ( )/' _ `\| |/' _ `\ /'_ `\   ( '__)( ) ( ) | |  /'__`\/',__)
    ( (_| |( (_) )| \_/ \_/ || ( ) || || ( ) |( (_) |   | |   | (_) | | | (  ___/\__, \
    `\__,_)`\___/'`\___x___/'(_) (_)(_)(_) (_)`\__  |   (_)   `\___/'(___)`\____)(____/
                                              ( )_) | 
                                               \___/' 

  31. _________                      _____                                 ______            
    ______  /________      ___________(_)_____________ _   ___________  ____  /____________
    _  __  /_  __ \_ | /| / /_  __ \_  /__  __ \_  __ `/   __  ___/  / / /_  /_  _ \_  ___/
    / /_/ / / /_/ /_ |/ |/ /_  / / /  / _  / / /  /_/ /    _  /   / /_/ /_  / /  __/(__  ) 
    \__,_/  \____/____/|__/ /_/ /_//_/  /_/ /_/_\__, /     /_/    \__,_/ /_/  \___//____/  
                                               /____/                                      


  32. 88888888ba,                                                  88                            
    88      `"8b                                                 ""                            
    88        `8b                                                                              
    88         88   ,adPPYba,   8b      db      d8  8b,dPPYba,   88  8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYb,d8  
    88         88  a8"     "8a  `8b    d88b    d8'  88P'   `"8a  88  88P'   `"8a  a8"    `Y88  
    88         8P  8b       d8   `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   88       88  88  88       88  8b       88  
    88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"    `8bd8'  `8bd8'    88       88  88  88       88  "8a,   ,d88  
    88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'       YP      YP      88       88  88  88       88   `"YbbdP"Y8  
                                                                                   aa,    ,88  
                                                                                    "Y8bbdP"   
                                                             
                             88                              
                             88                              
                             88                              
    8b,dPPYba,  88       88  88   ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYba,       
    88P'   "Y8  88       88  88  a8P_____88  I8[    ""       
    88          88       88  88  8PP"""""""   `"Y8ba,        
    88          "8a,   ,a88  88  "8b,   ,aa  aa    ]8I  888  
    88           `"YbbdP'Y8  88   `"Ybbd8"'  `"YbbdP"'  888  


  33. 88        88                          88                     
    88        88                          88                     
    88        88                          88                     
    88aaaaaaaa88  88       88  ,adPPYba,  88   ,d8  8b       d8  
    88""""""""88  88       88  I8[    ""  88 ,a8"   `8b     d8'  
    88        88  88       88   `"Y8ba,   8888[      `8b   d8'   
    88        88  "8a,   ,a88  aa    ]8I  88`"Yba,    `8b,d8'    
    88        88   `"YbbdP'Y8  `"YbbdP"'  88   `Y8a     Y88'     
                                                        d8'      
                                                       d8'       
                                                                           
             88                                        88                  
             88                                        88                  
             88                                        88                  
     ,adPPYb,88  8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYba,    ,adPPYba,   88  ,adPPYba,       
    a8"    `Y88  88P'   "Y8  a8"     "8a  a8"     "8a  88  I8[    ""       
    8b       88  88          8b       d8  8b       d8  88   `"Y8ba,        
    "8a,   ,d88  88          "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a8"  88  aa    ]8I  888  
     `"8bbdP"Y8  88           `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP"'   88  `"YbbdP"'  888  

  34. So here’s my claim:

    The fonts above, Univers, are the most stable. Try this: use Control and the Plus Key to increase the fonts and Control and the Minus Key to decrease the fonts. All fonts I tried above except Univers have issues. Even your beautiful “All Star Ballot Slight” post is shifted at various sizes. The two posts above: “Downing rules, Husky drools” don’t have any problem. They extend out of the box and look good at all sizes.
    I agree they are too big. But I am not sure why the others are not as stable. Maybe slashes or backslahes act as escape characters? In any event this is what I had to say. Universe for me is the most stable font.

    Besides, if Husky reads that might get him going. 😀


  35.                                                                           
         88888888ba,                                                          
         88      `"8b                                                          
         88        `8b                                                        
         88         88   ,adPPYba,      8b       d8   ,adPPYba,   88       88  
         88         88  a8"     "8a     `8b     d8'  a8"     "8a  88       88  
         88         8P  8b       d8      `8b   d8'   8b       d8  88       88  
         88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"       `8b,d8'    "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a88  
         88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'          Y88'      `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP'Y8  
                                            d8'                                
                                           d8'                                
                                                                        
                        88           88               88            88  
                 ,d     88           ""               88            88  
                 88     88                            88            88  
               MM88MMM  88,dPPYba,   88  8b,dPPYba,   88   ,d8      88  
                 88     88P'    "8a  88  88P'   `"8a  88 ,a8"       88  
                 88     88       88  88  88       88  8888[         88  
                 88,    88       88  88  88       88  88`"Yba,      88  
                 "Y888  88       88  88  88       88  88   `Y8a     88  
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                                                                
       88                            88               ad88                      
       88                            88              d8"                  ,d    
       88                            88              88                   88    
       88   ,adPPYba,    ,adPPYba,   88   ,d8      MM88MMM  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  
       88  a8"     "8a  a8"     "8a  88 ,a8"         88     ""     `Y8    88    
       88  8b       d8  8b       d8  8888[           88     ,adPPPPP88    88    
       88  "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a8"  88`"Yba,        88     88,    ,88    88,    
       88   `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP"'   88   `Y8a       88     `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                  
    88                           88                                              
    ""                    ,d     88                                              
                           88     88                                              
    88  8b,dPPYba,      MM88MMM  88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYba,   ,adPPYba,  
    88  88P'   `"8a       88     88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  I8[    ""  a8P_____88  
    88  88       88       88     88       88  8PP"""""""   `"Y8ba,   8PP"""""""  
    88  88       88       88,    88       88  "8b,   ,aa  aa    ]8I  "8b,   ,aa  
    88  88       88       "Y888  88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  `"YbbdP"'   `"Ybbd8"'  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                              
            ad88                                                  ad88888ba  
           d8"                              ,d                   d8"     "8b  
           88                               88                   ""      a8P  
         MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,          ,a8P"  
           88    a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a   88     I8[    ""         d8"      
           88    8b       d8  88       88   88      `"Y8ba,          ""      
           88    "8a,   ,a8"  88       88   88,    aa    ]8I         aa      
           88     `"YbbdP"'   88       88   "Y888  `"YbbdP"'         88      
    :mrgreen:


  36.                                                                                     
                   88888888ba,                                                          
                   88      `"8b                                                          
                   88        `8b                                                        
                   88         88   ,adPPYba,      8b       d8   ,adPPYba,   88       88  
                   88         88  a8"     "8a     `8b     d8'  a8"     "8a  88       88  
                   88         8P  8b       d8      `8b   d8'   8b       d8  88       88  
                   88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"       `8b,d8'    "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a88  
                   88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'          Y88'      `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP'Y8  
                                                      d8'                                
                                                     d8'                                
                                                                                  
                                  88           88               88            88  
                           ,d     88           ""               88            88  
                           88     88                            88            88  
                         MM88MMM  88,dPPYba,   88  8b,dPPYba,   88   ,d8      88  
                           88     88P'    "8a  88  88P'   `"8a  88 ,a8"       88  
                           88     88       88  88  88       88  8888[         88  
                           88,    88       88  88  88       88  88`"Yba,      88  
                           "Y888  88       88  88  88       88  88   `Y8a     88  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                                    
       88                            88               ad88                          88              
       88                            88              d8"                  ,d        ""              
       88                            88              88                   88                        
       88   ,adPPYba,    ,adPPYba,   88   ,d8      MM88MMM  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM     88  8b,dPPYba,  
       88  a8"     "8a  a8"     "8a  88 ,a8"         88     ""     `Y8    88        88  88P'   `"8a  
       88  8b       d8  8b       d8  8888[           88     ,adPPPPP88    88        88  88       88  
       88  "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a8"  88`"Yba,        88     88,    ,88    88,       88  88       88  
       88   `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP"'   88   `Y8a       88     `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888     88  88       88  
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                  
                                  88                                              
                           ,d     88                                              
                           88     88                                              
                         MM88MMM  88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYba,   ,adPPYba,  
                           88     88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  I8[    ""  a8P_____88  
                           88     88       88  8PP"""""""   `"Y8ba,   8PP"""""""  
                           88,    88       88  "8b,   ,aa  aa    ]8I  "8b,   ,aa  
                           "Y888  88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  `"YbbdP"'   `"Ybbd8"'  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                        
                      ad88                                                  ad88888ba  
                     d8"                              ,d                   d8"     "8b  
                     88                               88                   ""      a8P  
                   MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,          ,a8P"  
                     88    a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a   88     I8[    ""         d8"      
                     88    8b       d8  88       88   88      `"Y8ba,          ""      
                     88    "8a,   ,a8"  88       88   88,    aa    ]8I         aa      
                     88     `"YbbdP"'   88       88   "Y888  `"YbbdP"'         88      
                                                                                        


  37.        ____            _    _             _      _                        
          (|   \          | |  | |           | |    | |            o          
           |    | __      | |  | |  __   __  | |    | |  __, _|_       _  _  
          _|    |/  \_  _ |/   |/  /  \_/  \_|/_)   |/  /  |  |    |  / |/ |  
         (/\___/ \__/   \_/\/  |__/\__/ \__/ | \_/  |__/\_/|_/|_/  |_/  |  |_/
                                                    |\                        
                                                    |/                        
                     _                    _                         __
                    | |                  | |                       /  \
                _|_ | |     _   ,   _    | |  __   _  _  _|_  ,      _/
                 |  |/ \   |/  / \_|/    |/  /  \_/ |/ |  |  / \_   |  
                 |_/|   |_/|__/ \/ |__/  |__/\__/   |  |_/|_/ \/    o  
                                         |\                            
                                         |/                            


  38.        _____          _____   _             _       __      _     _      
          |  __ \        |_   _| | |           | |     / _|    | |   (_)      
          | |  | | ___     | |   | | ___   ___ | | __ | |_ __ _| |_   _ _ __  
          | |  | |/ _ \    | |   | |/ _ \ / _ \| |/ / |  _/ _` | __| | | '_ \
          | |__| | (_) |  _| |_  | | (_) | (_) |   <  | || (_| | |_  | | | | |
          |_____/ \___/  |_____| |_|\___/ \___/|_|\_\ |_| \__,_|\__| |_|_| |_|
                                                                              
                                                                              
                _   _                       __            _         ___  
               | | | |                     / _|          | |       |__ \
               | |_| |__   ___  ___  ___  | |_ ___  _ __ | |_ ___     ) |
               | __| '_ \ / _ \/ __|/ _ \ |  _/ _ \| '_ \| __/ __|   / /
               | |_| | | |  __/\__ \  __/ | || (_) | | | | |_\__ \  |_|  
                \__|_| |_|\___||___/\___| |_| \___/|_| |_|\__|___/  (_)  


  39.             ______        _____   _             _       __      _  
                |  _  \      |_   _| | |           | |     / _|    | |  
                | | | |___     | |   | | ___   ___ | | __ | |_ __ _| |_
                | | | / _ \    | |   | |/ _ \ / _ \| |/ / |  _/ _` | __|
                | |/ / (_) |  _| |_  | | (_) | (_) |   <  | || (_| | |_
                |___/ \___/   \___/  |_|\___/ \___/|_|\_\ |_| \__,_|\__|


           _         _   _                       __            _         ___  
          (_)       | | | |                     / _|          | |       |__ \
           _ _ __   | |_| |__   ___  ___  ___  | |_ ___  _ __ | |_ ___     ) |
          | | '_ \  | __| '_ \ / _ \/ __|/ _ \ |  _/ _ \| '_ \| __/ __|   / /
          | | | | | | |_| | | |  __/\__ \  __/ | || (_) | | | | |_\__ \  |_|  
          |_|_| |_|  \__|_| |_|\___||___/\___| |_| \___/|_| |_|\__|___/  (_)  


  40.                                                                               
    88888888ba,                    88     88                            88        
    88      `"8b                   88     88                            88        
    88        `8b                  88     88                            88        
    88         88   ,adPPYba,      88     88   ,adPPYba,    ,adPPYba,   88   ,d8  
    88         88  a8"     "8a     88     88  a8"     "8a  a8"     "8a  88 ,a8"    
    88         8P  8b       d8     88     88  8b       d8  8b       d8  8888[      
    88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"     88     88  "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a8"  88`"Yba,  
    88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'      88     88   `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP"'   88   `Y8a  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                      
       ad88                          88              
      d8"                  ,d        ""              
      88                   88                        
    MM88MMM  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM     88  8b,dPPYba,  
      88     ""     `Y8    88        88  88P'   `"8a  
      88     ,adPPPPP88    88        88  88       88  
      88     88,    ,88    88,       88  88       88  
      88     `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888     88  88       88  
                                                      
                                                      
                                                            
             88                                              
      ,d     88                                              
      88     88                                              
    MM88MMM  88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYba,   ,adPPYba,  
      88     88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  I8[    ""  a8P_____88  
      88     88       88  8PP"""""""   `"Y8ba,   8PP"""""""  
      88,    88       88  "8b,   ,aa  aa    ]8I  "8b,   ,aa  
      "Y888  88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  `"YbbdP"'   `"Ybbd8"'  
                                                            
                                                            
                                                                        
       ad88                                                  ad88888ba  
      d8"                              ,d                   d8"     "8b  
      88                               88                   ""      a8P  
    MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,  MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,          ,a8P"  
      88    a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a   88     I8[    ""         d8"      
      88    8b       d8  88       88   88      `"Y8ba,          ""      
      88    "8a,   ,a8"  88       88   88,    aa    ]8I         aa      
      88     `"YbbdP"'   88       88   "Y888  `"YbbdP"'         88      



  41.                                                                                         
              88888888ba,                    88     88                            88        
              88      `"8b                   88     88                            88        
              88        `8b                  88     88                            88        
              88         88   ,adPPYba,      88     88   ,adPPYba,    ,adPPYba,   88   ,d8  
              88         88  a8"     "8a     88     88  a8"     "8a  a8"     "8a  88 ,a8"    
              88         8P  8b       d8     88     88  8b       d8  8b       d8  8888[      
              88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"     88     88  "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a8"  88`"Yba,  
              88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'      88     88   `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP"'   88   `Y8a  
                                                                                            
                                                                                            
                                                                    
                                          ad88                      
                                         d8"                  ,d    
                                         88                   88    
                                       MM88MMM  ,adPPYYba,  MM88MMM  
                                         88     ""     `Y8    88    
                                         88     ,adPPPPP88    88    
                                         88     88,    ,88    88,    
                                         88     `"8bbdP"Y8    "Y888  


  42. You don’t look fat. I found a size where what you wrote came out nice. But I think you’re leaving spaces behind unconverted to &#160; or &nbsp;
    (see here) and that wrapping happens.

    You were right, Creek much much better than Hulls. However I expect both to grow with Hulls eventually proving himself as useful as Alford 20+ years ago. One can dream, right?

  43. I think you still leave spaces unconverted.

    See here for non breakable spaces.

    Wrapping occurs on vanilla spaces.

    Take it easy. You were right Creek appears to be much better than Hulls. But I expect both to grow with Hulls eventually playing a big role, perhaps like Alford 20+ years ago? One can dream…

    See you around. 😀

  44. Thanks…I don’t believe I have the patience(nor the intellect) to figure this all out…Wow, nice clip…And to think Fonz is being joined by big-time movie director, Richie Cunningham, and Robin Williams before he he seized Dead Poets and went Good Will Hunting….Henry Winkler is now working at a Dog ‘n Suds…

    See you on the other side of vortex…I leave you with one of my favorite movie scenes ever. …Nanoo, nanoo.


  45.                                         
      ,ad8888ba,                                                                                                                     
     d8"'    `"8b                                                                                                                    
    d8'                                                                                                                              
    88             ,adPPYYba,  8b,dPPYba,  8b,dPPYba,  8b       d8      ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,      88,dPYba,,adPYba,   8b       d8  
    88             ""     `Y8  88P'   "Y8  88P'   "Y8  `8b     d8'     a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a     88P'   "88"    "8a  `8b     d8'  
    Y8,            ,adPPPPP88  88          88           `8b   d8'      8b       d8  88       88     88      88      88   `8b   d8'   
     Y8a.    .a8P  88,    ,88  88          88            `8b,d8'       "8a,   ,a8"  88       88     88      88      88    `8b,d8'    
      `"Y8888Y"'   `"8bbdP"Y8  88          88              Y88'         `"YbbdP"'   88       88     88      88      88      Y88'     
                                                           d8'                                                              d8'      
                                                          d8'                                                              d8'       
                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                      88                                          
                                                                                                      88                                          
                                                                                                      88                                          
    8b      db      d8  ,adPPYYba,  8b       d8  8b      db      d8  ,adPPYYba,  8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYb,88     ,adPPYba,   ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,   
    `8b    d88b    d8'  ""     `Y8  `8b     d8'  `8b    d88b    d8'  ""     `Y8  88P'   "Y8  a8"    `Y88     I8[    ""  a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a  
     `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   ,adPPPPP88   `8b   d8'    `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   ,adPPPPP88  88          8b       88      `"Y8ba,   8b       d8  88       88  
      `8bd8'  `8bd8'    88,    ,88    `8b,d8'      `8bd8'  `8bd8'    88,    ,88  88          "8a,   ,d88     aa    ]8I  "8a,   ,a8"  88       88  
        YP      YP      `"8bbdP"Y8      Y88'         YP      YP      `"8bbdP"Y8  88           `"8bbdP"Y8     `"YbbdP"'   `"YbbdP"'   88       88  
                                        d8'                                                                                                       
                                       d8'                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                  
    888888888888  88                                                                      88  88  88     88                       
         88       88                                                                      ""  88  88     88                       
         88       88                                                                          88  88     88                       
         88       88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYba,     8b      db      d8  88  88  88     88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  
         88       88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  88P'   "Y8  a8P_____88     `8b    d88b    d8'  88  88  88     88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  
         88       88       88  8PP"""""""  88          8PP"""""""      `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   88  88  88     88       d8  8PP"""""""  
         88       88       88  "8b,   ,aa  88          "8b,   ,aa       `8bd8'  `8bd8'    88  88  88     88b,   ,a8"  "8b,   ,aa  
         88       88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  88           `"Ybbd8"'         YP      YP      88  88  88     8Y"Ybbd8"'    `"Ybbd8"'  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                        88                                    
                                                                                        88                                    
                                                                                        88                                    
    8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYYba,   ,adPPYba,   ,adPPYba,     8b      db      d8  88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  8b,dPPYba,   
    88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  ""     `Y8  a8"     ""  a8P_____88     `8b    d88b    d8'  88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  88P'   `"8a  
    88       d8  8PP"""""""  ,adPPPPP88  8b          8PP"""""""      `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   88       88  8PP"""""""  88       88  
    88b,   ,a8"  "8b,   ,aa  88,    ,88  "8a,   ,aa  "8b,   ,aa       `8bd8'  `8bd8'    88       88  "8b,   ,aa  88       88  
    88`YbbdP"'    `"Ybbd8"'  `"8bbdP"Y8   `"Ybbd8"'   `"Ybbd8"'         YP      YP      88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  88       88  
    88                                                                                                                        
    88                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                              88                                        
                                                                                              88                                        
                                                                                              88                                        
    8b       d8   ,adPPYba,   88       88     ,adPPYYba,  8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYba,      ,adPPYb,88   ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  
    `8b     d8'  a8"     "8a  88       88     ""     `Y8  88P'   "Y8  a8P_____88     a8"    `Y88  a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a  a8P_____88  
     `8b   d8'   8b       d8  88       88     ,adPPPPP88  88          8PP"""""""     8b       88  8b       d8  88       88  8PP"""""""  
      `8b,d8'    "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a88     88,    ,88  88          "8b,   ,aa     "8a,   ,d88  "8a,   ,a8"  88       88  "8b,   ,aa  
        Y88'      `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP'Y8     `"8bbdP"Y8  88           `"Ybbd8"'      `"8bbdP"Y8   `"YbbdP"'   88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  
        d8'                                                                                                                             
       d8'                                                                      
                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                        
    88                                                                                                                                                                  
    88                                                                                                                                                                  
    88                                                                                                                                                                  
    88           ,adPPYYba,  8b       d8     8b       d8   ,adPPYba,   88       88  8b,dPPYba,     8b      db      d8   ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYYba,  8b,dPPYba,  8b       d8  
    88           ""     `Y8  `8b     d8'     `8b     d8'  a8"     "8a  88       88  88P'   "Y8     `8b    d88b    d8'  a8P_____88  ""     `Y8  88P'   "Y8  `8b     d8'  
    88           ,adPPPPP88   `8b   d8'       `8b   d8'   8b       d8  88       88  88              `8b  d8'`8b  d8'   8PP"""""""  ,adPPPPP88  88           `8b   d8'   
    88           88,    ,88    `8b,d8'         `8b,d8'    "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a88  88               `8bd8'  `8bd8'    "8b,   ,aa  88,    ,88  88            `8b,d8'    
    88888888888  `"8bbdP"Y8      Y88'            Y88'      `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP'Y8  88                 YP      YP       `"Ybbd8"'  `"8bbdP"Y8  88              Y88'     
                                 d8'             d8'                                                                                                           d8'      
                                d8'             d8'                                                                                                           d8'       
                                                                                                                             
    88                                            88                                                                         
    88                                            88       ,d                                                         ,d     
    88                                            88       88                                                         88     
    88,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYYba,   ,adPPYb,88     MM88MMM  ,adPPYba,      8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYba,  MM88MMM  
    88P'    "8a  a8P_____88  ""     `Y8  a8"    `Y88       88    a8"     "8a     88P'   "Y8  a8P_____88  I8[    ""    88     
    88       88  8PP"""""""  ,adPPPPP88  8b       88       88    8b       d8     88          8PP"""""""   `"Y8ba,     88     
    88       88  "8b,   ,aa  88,    ,88  "8a,   ,d88       88,   "8a,   ,a8"     88          "8b,   ,aa  aa    ]8I    88,    
    88       88   `"Ybbd8"'  `"8bbdP"Y8   `"8bbdP"Y8       "Y888  `"YbbdP"'      88           `"Ybbd8"'  `"YbbdP"'    "Y888  
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                     
                                                                                                                                       
    88888888ba,                                                                                                                        
    88      `"8b                              ,d                                                                                       
    88        `8b                             88                                                                                       
    88         88   ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,  MM88MMM     8b       d8   ,adPPYba,   88       88      ,adPPYba,  8b,dPPYba,  8b       d8  
    88         88  a8"     "8a  88P'   `"8a   88        `8b     d8'  a8"     "8a  88       88     a8"     ""  88P'   "Y8  `8b     d8'  
    88         8P  8b       d8  88       88   88         `8b   d8'   8b       d8  88       88     8b          88           `8b   d8'   
    88      .a8P   "8a,   ,a8"  88       88   88,         `8b,d8'    "8a,   ,a8"  "8a,   ,a88     "8a,   ,aa  88            `8b,d8'    
    88888888Y"'     `"YbbdP"'   88       88   "Y888         Y88'      `"YbbdP"'    `"YbbdP'Y8      `"Ybbd8"'  88              Y88'     
                                                            d8'                                                               d8'      
                                                           d8'                                                               d8'       
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
    8b,dPPYba,    ,adPPYba,      88,dPYba,,adPYba,    ,adPPYba,   8b,dPPYba,   ,adPPYba,       
    88P'   `"8a  a8"     "8a     88P'   "88"    "8a  a8"     "8a  88P'   "Y8  a8P_____88       
    88       88  8b       d8     88      88      88  8b       d8  88          8PP"""""""       
    88       88  "8a,   ,a8"     88      88      88  "8a,   ,a8"  88          "8b,   ,aa  888  
    88       88   `"YbbdP"'      88      88      88   `"YbbdP"'   88           `"Ybbd8"'  888  
                                                                                               
                                                                                               


  46.                                                                   ,ad8888ba,                                                    d8"'    `"8b                                                   d8'                                                             88             8b,dPPYba,  ,adPPYba,  ,adPPYYba,  8b,dPPYba,   88             88P'  "Y8  a8P_____88  ""     `Y8  88P'  `"8a  Y8,            88          8PP"""""""  ,adPPPPP88  88       88 &#160Y8a.    .a8P  88          "8b,   ,aa  88,    ,88  88       88 &#160  `"Y8888Y"'   88           `"Ybbd8"'  `"8bbdP"Y8  88       88  
                                                                    
                                                                    
                                                                                        
    88b           d88                          88           88                          
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