CNBC-E Offers New Footage from Game of Thrones Season 5

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With the premiere of Season 5 just hours away, CNBC-Europe has posted a trailer with new footage from Game of Thrones on their Facebook page.

The new footage includes scenes featuring Stannis, Davos, and Jon Snow; Varys overlooking Tyrion’s crate; and a glimpse of Alliser Thorne among others.

Link to the video after the jump:

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Unfortunately, the video is not embeddable at this time.  But you can find it here.

Although this is an Oz post, feel free to talk spoilery until your heart is content.  Just use the tags!  New Looking Forward coming up soon.

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    1. Cloaked Stannis and Davos on top of the Wall kinda look like Batman.

      All those scenes are from the first episode, which I saw in Atlanta a few weeks ago.

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    2. Because Melisandre doesn’t feel cold, she can enjoy the benefits of the Wall. Beautiful scenery, atmospheric location. I know the locale is a bit drab but I think she’s going to utilize it with her own special touch. By the way, Davos has been all over Stannis like a bad rash. Looking forward to some more Stan and Mel scenes, alone!

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    3. I can see Tywin 😀
      Charles Dance will be missed, I still find it cool that he returned to play his dead body.

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    4. Anya,

      It’s got regional restrictions.

      “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.”

      I assume it’s essentially the same promo?

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    5. Well of course some of us have to wait until Monday night for season 5…

      blah blah blah Sky Atlantic blah blah bastards

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    6. Sure, Stannis wanted Robb dead, but Robb WAS usurping half of Stan’s kingdom. That’s fair. Distinction is Roose betrayed Robb, Stannis did not.

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    7. Vin Sidious,

      Exactly. I’m not even a major Stannis supporter, but there’s a big difference. In Westeros enemies are one thing (“war is war,” and all) but betrayers quite another. Violating guest right, killing your own Lord… most people are horrified by that, including Stannis.

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    8. TFT,

      Stannis isn’t exactly going to tell Jon Snow, “Oh by the way, The Red Woman had me take part in a blood magick ritual that placed a curse on your brother’s life. Now, will you pacify the Wildlings for me?”

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    9. I love how Stannis is such a player, he and Mel were practically popping champagne corks when news of the Red Wedding came down the Dragonstone wire – and now he’s the righteous ruler come to avenge the Starks! Love it.

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    10. Anyone want to start a Railing Kill counter because yes, the Wall could use a visit from OSHA. Not Osha. There’s a difference. Also not Asha.

      Also it makes me nervous that they show Gilly’s crying tiny little squishy baby when they talk about hating Wildlings. Let’s…let’s not kill any babies this season, ok? Ok.

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    11. Beacon:
      I love how Stannis is such a player, he and Mel were practically popping champagne corks when news of the Red Wedding came down the Dragonstone wire – and now he’s the righteous ruler come to avenge the Starks! Love it.

      That’s GRRMs liking for Machievelli coming out

      Politics have no relation to morals.

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    12. Vin Sidious:
      Sure, Stannis wanted Robb dead, but Robb WAS usurping half of Stan’s kingdom.That’s fair.Distinction is Roose betrayed Robb, Stannis did not.

      Well, didn’t Stannis have his brother murdered in the night, even though he had given him until the next day to hand over his troups? (Please correct me if I’m wrong, things are hazy.)

      If so, that’s not just fratricide but also betrayal. Not sure he can claim the moral high ground here.

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    13. Ahh I love that there’s a scene where Stannis talks to Jon about Robb’s killer now ruling Winterfell. I can’t remember how that conversation happens in the book, but the look on Jon’s face here is great.

      EVERYTHING IS GREAT HURRY UP COUNTDOWN CLOCK.

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    14. dee,

      Well, I don’t think Stannis knew what was going to happen when he screwed Melisandre, so it’s kinda unfair to blame him for that.

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    15. Dragonmcmx,

      You think? I mean, he told Davos to row her over there – you think he did not know what she was going to do? That he didn’t ask her? Because if she had killed Renly against his wishes, he would have been upset with her, as he was upset with Davos smuggling, even so it saved his life.

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    16. TFT,

      TFT,

      Keep in mind that Ned died trying to protect Stannis’ claim to the throne, and had intended to flee King’s Landing and pledge the North to his cause. Robb instead led the North in rebellion, further fragmenting the Seven Kingdoms. He even attempted to ally with Renly over Stannis.

      I don’t want to spoil the books, but know that Stannis wants the Seven Kingdoms reunited, he wants a Stark to be the Warden of the North, and he can’t abide traitors.

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    17. Its not cnbc-e europe, its cnbc-e turkey. it isn’t even a paid channel, you can have it with a simple antenna and u can watch game of thrones in monday!

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    18. King Tommen,

      That was great. Why do I sadly feel like I need to bookmark this?

      Especially these two simple but crucial gems:

      “Don’t be dicks.”

      “What we are losing in anticipation, we’re gaining in the unknown.”

      However, this article would be much more relevant a year from now, when season six spoils the whole of TWOW, if it hasn’t come out; or in two years if it has, and then season seven will spoil ADOS —there’s no getting around that; it’s the best case scenario. People really should start getting used to the idea.

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    19. Luka Nieto,

      I think the best part was recalling the popular Youtube reaction videos and asking “wouldn’t you like that to be you? Remember how awesome it was to be shocked when you first read the books?”

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    20. King Tommen,

      Yes, it’s a very positive article 😉

      Also, it makes for a shocking contrast with the bitterness in some circles. It’s all rather sad, really. There’s no reason all of us shouldn’t be enjoying this.

      Jared,

      That’s not a bad suggestion, actually. I don’t know if you were, but I’m serious.

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    21. Suzaku:
      TFT,
      TFT,

      Keep in mind that Ned died trying to protect Stannis’ claim to the throne, and had intended to flee King’s Landing and pledge the North to his cause. Robb instead led the North in rebellion, further fragmenting the Seven Kingdoms. He even attempted to ally with Renly over Stannis.

      I don’t want to spoil the books, but know that Stannis wants the Seven Kingdoms reunited, he wants a Stark to be the Warden of the North, and he can’t abide traitors.

      Don’t forget though that there was still hope of a reconciliation between the brothers when Robb sent Catelyn to Renly, it was only when they parleyed at Storm’s End that it was clear Stannis demanded total fealty to his claim over all 7 kingdoms. Stannis told Catelyn he wasn’t interested in a deal with Robb and Robb had no reason to think Stannis wouldn’t simply execute him or make him bend the knee,

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    22. Luka Nieto,

      Oh, I was dead serious. I’m afraid that I don’t have the time or the ambition to do it myself (the Internet is quite a large place, as you may have heard). But if it were to happen, magically or otherwise, I would genuflect to whatever mysterious benefactor did the good work.

      What’s great about that article is that the writer presents and supports his argument in such a positive manner. He’s not calling for censorship. He’s not belittling passionate book readers or their concerns. He’s simply making a plea for civility, asking people to respect the integrity of the conversation that surrounds the show and not ruin the experience for others. That’s something that we should all aspire to (though this website and the people who visit it regularly are already light-years ahead of many others in that regard).

      Many of us are quite looking forward to being Unsullied. We respect that not everyone is. I don’t want those people to be excluded from the discussion, voluntarily or otherwise. But the message that I hope reaches them is that there’s a way to be critical without being condescending, to be apprehensive without being fearful, and to express passion without hurling invective. If we all keep an open mind, we may rediscover some of that which helped so many of us fall in love with this series in the first place – the thrill of the unknown.

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    23. The Mannis is no one to fuck with. My enemies have made my kingdom bleed. I will not forget that, I will not forgive that.

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    24. Dig,

      Agreed. Burning people alive, fratricide, sacrificing foot soldiers by the thousands, complete and utter lack of social skills. I really don’t understand the positive view some people have of him.

      The only redeeming quality I see is the strong sense of duty, which admittedly is a rarity in Westeros.

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    25. Pandemonium:
      Dig,

      Agreed. Burning people alive, fratricide, sacrificing foot soldiers by the thousands, complete and utter lack of social skills. I really don’t understand the positive view some people have of him.

      The only redeeming quality I see is the strong sense of duty, which admittedly is a rarity in Westeros.

      One of the writers of the show (Brian Cogman, I think) said something pretty apt about Stannis in an interview a while ago: many of his fans have this built-up superhero image of him that doesn’t actually exist in the text. I think people latch onto him because a) he’s fighting the Boltons, who are pretty easy to beat in the heroism department, and b) male nerds with questionable social skills relate to him I guess.

      The thing that irritates me is that his fans are downright obsessed with Daenerys and will never fail to bombard Daenerys-related videos/interviews/posts with irritating Stannis hysterics.

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    26. Suzaku,

      Part of me hopes book-Stannis would put that aside, because the North as a whole never rebelled against him so much as against the Lannisters (and it was Robb and Catelyn who wanted to side with Renly, and they’re kind of dead now).

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    27. Can’t download the 1080p version because of the region looking, I will wait for a unblocked version for the gifs. The one on fb sucks.

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    28. Pandemonium,

      I can’t speak for others, but in my friend group its a sort of a fake admiration and a running joke. I think that, in part, we find humor in how incredibly stubborn, close-minded and yet confident the character is.

      “Stannis is pure iron, black and hard and strong, yes, but brittle, the way iron gets. He’ll break before he bends.”

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    29. Dig,

      At the end of the day they’re all fictional characters. Don’t let Dany bashers get to you. Every single character has their flaws

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    30. I simply can’t stopp staring at and drooling over the shot/scene of Stannis and Davos on top of the Wall, SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!
      God, how much I love to see my two #1 favourite characters there *___*

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    31. Zish,

      LOL. That does pretty much describe Dany too. But her dragons killing hundreds of thousands is totally cool, so long as Kelly C gets what she wants.

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    32. Dig: One of the writers of the show (Brian Cogman, I think) said something pretty apt about Stannis in an interview a while ago: many of his fans have this built-up superhero image of him that doesn’t actually exist in the text. I think people latch onto him because a) he’s fighting the Boltons, who are pretty easy to beat in the heroism department, and b) male nerds with questionable social skills relate to him I guess.

      The thing that irritates me is that his fans are downright obsessed with Daenerys and will never fail to bombard Daenerys-related videos/interviews/posts with irritating Stannis hysterics.

      I think you have a wrong image of the general, “normal” Stannis fanbase.
      I won’t argue that surely SOME of his fans fit this description of yours (and that might be the loudest ones), but the many, many fellow Stannis fans I know, know way more reasons why to love him as a character than your a); none of them fits your b)*; and those fans aren’t the Dany-bashing ones.
      Again, the most vocal ones don’t make the majority.

      (*In fact, I actually know more Stannis fangirls than fanboys.)

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    33. I love Stannis like I love Tywin; they’re badass characters played by excellent actors. Hopefully the former will have a better end than the latter.

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    34. All men like stannis , not just nerdy ones with no social skills. Real men work hard and handle there responsibilities . We do our duty no matter how unpleasant it may be

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    35. I had to laugh at some of the salty nerds on r/asoiaf. Last year they were saying ‘season 5 will suck, the writers will ruin it’. Well, now, the reviewers all seem to agree that the show writers have done with S5 what GRRM couldn’t do with two whole books. They’re still in denial and will probably still hate S5 just because it’s different from the books.

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    36. A piece of trivia

      After the first episode (I think), Jaime and Cersei will be on their third scene with a dead person with stones on their eyes. I even think they were present on all scenes with stoney-eyed dead person.

      OK, I have so much time in my hand. Episode 1 cannot arrive soon enough 😀

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    37. Jared,

      Well said

      He’s simply making a plea for civility, asking people to respect the integrity of the conversation that surrounds the show and not ruin the experience for others

      Yes, and that means respect for book readers as well. I am one, and I think I have a very open minded view of the book versus the show, and how they compliment each other. Not all book readers are pompous jerks, I think most readers at least in my circle are very excited about the show and its possibliities. So yes, civility all around please 🙂

      an example of a comment that doesn’t help:

      “Books and book readers are not relevant any more”.

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    38. ash:
      Jared,

      an example of a comment that doesn’t help:

      “Books and book readers are not relevant any more”.

      You have to read that in context of conversation.

      Someone said that after very good comments by critics he/she is waiting for the reaction on S5 from westeros.org and reddit, because they are mostly book purists.

      And I said that their opinion is not relevant any more (for me it never was), because there are large deviations from the books, and after S5 there are no more books.

      Someone who has read books is not some kind of expert any more, because show won’t be faithful as before.

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    39. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Eh, what? Dany was horrified when her dragons killed someone and locked them up immediately. Stannis has never had a second thought about his actions or the consequences of them. What do you even mean?

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    40. Brendon,

      Burning people alive – How many people do you think will burn, if she is to take Westeros? 100,000? 200,000? More? The dragons are monsters of mass destruction.

      “I will take what is mine with fire and blood.”

      – Daenerys

      Fratricide – Sat by and gave the go ahead to kill Viserys.

      Sacrificing soldiers – Every leader who goes to battle does this.

      Lack of social skills – Not as bad as Stannis, but her arrogance shines through when she has met with other leaders so far.

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    41. Suzaku,
      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Regardless of Stannis’ view of “abiding traitors”, one has to wonder how Jon would react to Stannis/Mel if he ever discovers that they directed their R’hllor leech ritual against his “brother”. (not that the barbequed leeches were ever a real factor in that matter… 🙂 )

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    42. I recall a post a couple weeks ago titled, ‘What if Season 5 Sucks?’ I’m afraid it’s inevitable. It’s a shame the show has dipped so much in quality since season 1. What it has lost in genuine story quality, it has gained in mass appeal. It’s become easier to consume and better suited for the layman. The cliches and unnecessary deviations from the source material have drastically weakened story arcs and character identities. I feel almost sad that the show runners have taken George’s gift and dragged it through the mud. I can only imagine what the show could be. Instead, we will have to settle for another season of ‘Sword Fights and Cliches.’

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    43. Young Griff,

      Yes. Mass appeal. Layman. Easier to consume. Cliches. I bow down to thee, o arbiter of sophistication and exquisite tastes! If you were Hannibal, I would gladly offer myself on the altar of your refined palate! Or better yet, make a cello out of me!

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    44. Yivo,

      That Dude or dudette doesn’t have to agree with you and can voice displeasure with the show, a show that is an amazing adaptation yet mediocre overall compared to others. Come off your high horse and allow others to freely speak without being put down and labeled.

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    45. Rygar,

      I’d like to see where I said he couldn’t voice his opinion, and I never said he had to agree with me. The way he presented his opinion happened to be incredibly annoying and condescending. And speaking of high horses, his whole spiel was about how the show is dumb fodder for the masses and he’s above it all.

      I also don’t see how Game of Thrones is mediocre. Could you name 10 better shows on the air?

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    46. Rygar,

      It is a show that has consistently been placed amongst the very top of its field when it comes to TV awards and has almost universal appeal when it comes to critical acclaim, which has not wavered over 5 seasons so far.

      If your measure of success is “Greatest television show of all time” then I guess you’ll never be satisfied. Perhaps groundbreaking critically acclaimed cultural phenomenon is not good enough?

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    47. @Rygar Look who is talking,the same creepo who is always making dumb sexualised jokes that no one thinks they are funny,keep to your 12 year old humor and let the real adults discuss ,ok ?

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    48. Have a beer, bong rip, or something….show is show…book is book…as I read the books they appear to be better but the shows what got me into GOT and now it consumes my life…so there’s that

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    49. Yivo,

      So is name calling.

      King Tommen,

      Being a cultural phenomenon has no bearing on its quality, although I agree that popular opinion is against me. And I have always stated that its my opinion that the show has only recently improved its quality of writing, which I felt it was sorely lacking in previous seasons. Most times I feel that the directing also is sub par. However I love the subject matter and overlook these flaws and still find the show immensely enjoyable.

      Rygar Sucks,

      You are adorable! I could pinch your cheeks!

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    50. Yivo,

      I have never encountered a book purist. Not once, not ever, not for any show or movie adaption of any book by any author. Everyone understands that page-to-screen requires adaption, combination, and simplification. Criticizing particular choices that D&D have made does not make someone a “purist”, whatever that is.

      Ultimately, there is only so much time in each season, and that implies about the same number of characters and POV / arcs can be maintained. At the start of this season, we are losing Bran’s arc but gaining Dornes, while Stannis and Jon are combining (generally less time needed for a combined arc) and Tyrion’s is splitting off from the rest of the King’s Landing crew (generally more time needed for a split arc). Later in the season Sansa’s arc is combining with Theon’s apparently, while Jaime’s is shifting to Dorne. This all more or less balances out in terms of screen time and the number of concurrent settings and story arcs. Likewise in terms of characters. We lost about eight major characters last year depending on who you count. This year, we gain the Dornish crew plus the High Sparrow, which keeps the character count roughly intact.

      It is patently obvious that if D&D plan to finish in seven seasons (even if the last is split) after having only covered a bit over three books in four seasons, major cuts would have to be made. I only hope they go about it in a way that leaves the remaining story as similar as possible to the spirit of the past and future books. In some cases, I really don’t see how this is going to work (Theon, Brienne, and Jaime in particular) but I am open to giving D&D the benefit of the doubt until I see what they have made. The Sansa-in-Winterfell thing worries me the most. It neither seems logical (the Boltons defying the crown?) nor something that can be squared away with Theon’s book arc, which was arguably the best of ADWD.

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    51. Chad Brick: I have never encountered a book purist. Not once, not ever, not for any show or movie adaption of any book by any author. Everyone understands that page-to-screen requires adaption, combination, and simplification.

      Then you clearly haven’t been looking very hard, because there absolutely are people that don’t allow for any changes, combination or simplification in various hardcore fandoms. These people exist. Look up Linda Antonsson.

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    52. Can you show me the quote from Linda where she claims that the TV series should mirror the books exactly?

      Criticizing D&D for making too many, ill-thought-out, inconsistent, or poorly-executed changes does not mean that one is demanding “purity”. Nor does the general feeling of many book readers that we would like the TV show to reflect one of our favorite books as closely as practical.

      So far, we have had four seasons of the Lord of the Rings. It very well looks like we are getting a Hobbit season next. We have every right and reason to be suspicious.

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    53. Chad Brick,

      Over at westeros.org, an entire thread was created over the change from “Only Cat” to “Your sister”, and book readers still use that example to criticize the show, even though it changed absolutely nothing about the scene. So, yes, book purism is real.

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    54. Young Dragon:
      Chad Brick,

      Over at westeros.org, an entire thread was created over the change from “Only Cat” to “Your sister”, and book readers still use that example to criticize the show, even though it changed absolutely nothing about the scene. So, yes, book purism is real.

      This is the kind of change that irritates me the most. Cutting the Ironborn plot in AFFC and ADWD because there isn’t enough screen time to include that many new plots and characters? Perfectly understandable, if a tad disappointing. Randomly changing lines from the book because you presume your audience has the IQ of a slug? Yeah, that’s a tad more questionable.

      I don’t think you understand “purists”. We (I count myself among them from your perspective) due not object to changes that are justified by the contraints of the media and are consistent both with the character’s overall story arcs as well with each other and themselves. We do get annoyed by changes that seem random, unnecessary or worse yet contradictory. D&D have already had a few of the latter, and I worry quite a bit that S5 will have even more. Particularly Sansa-in-Winterfell seems hard to square with the AFFC/ADWD/early TWOW plots and character arcs. Maybe D&D have a rabbit up their sleeve in this respect, but I have my doubts. I think we are more likely to get another Jaime-rapes-Cersei contradiction that later episodes just ignore.

      And to Yivo: I can assure you I have plenty of brain. No need to get personal, though.

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