GDB XX: Lunch time on the road

bingofuel
November 15 2009 10:03AM

I don't know about you guys, but these Sunday afternoon PPV games don't provide a very good incentive for me to get out of bed. That's why I'm writing this in my full-body jammies with sewn-on feet from my bedroom. I'm also eating an entire ham in bed, but that's a typical Sunday morning tradtion that really has nothing to do with hockey or PPV games.

Today's game against the Thrashers marks 4 of a 5 games on this road trip, a trip in which the Oilers haven't fared too well. We've lost two out of three so far, and all because some cowboys are ropping cattle and drinking $8 beers inside RX1. Add to that the fact the Wanye has apparently flown the coup — he asked me to drive him to the airport yesterday after he packed himself a small hobo sack and didn't say where he was going — and things haven't been what you'd call "peachy" here in OilersNation.

But don't despair, the Oilers have a few things going for them:

  1. Pat Quinn is getting to the point where he must be scaring the shit out of the players with his rage at their poor play. I'd like to think that this is going to inspire the boys into playing, you know, hockey.
  2. As Brownlee indicated yesterday, Big Sex, Horcoff and Nilsson skated yesterday morning, and there's a chance they'll play today.
  3. Kovalchuk's foot is injured, and although he's been stopping pucks, I can see us making this work to our advantage with some net-crashing (though I certainly don't condone this).

Sure, these aren't game-makers, but I need some hope — something to hold onto. And the Oil? They need a win. Or six. Before Pat Quinn's had explodes.

This won't be an easy win for the boys in copper and blue — but they'll take the "W" 4-3. And they'll do it for Fernando Pisani.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 freeze
November 15 2009, 10:08AM
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That's the spirit BingoFuel!! Go Oilers!!

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#2 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 10:22AM
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Oilers: 4 Thrashes: 2

You can't leave us hangin' like that Bingofuel. S'up at ON?

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#3 Jay
November 15 2009, 10:39AM
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Bingofuel, good thoughts! Pat Quinn must have upped his dose of blood pressure medication this season already.

Yeah, let's win one for Pisani--I can jump on board that!

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#5 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:06AM
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bingofuel wrote:

I wish I knew! Wanye said he needed a vacation. Last week he booked a plane ticket to parts_unknown™, and yesterday, I drove him to the airport. He said he'll be checking in every now and again.

But don't you worry. Willis, Brownlee, Gregor, Amber and I are still here. And there's some cool stuff coming down the pipe in the next few weeks!

So it begins....

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#6 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:08AM
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I know it's early, but, Kovalchuck is putting pucks in the net, not stopping them. I mean he's good, but....

Seriously what time is it?

*scrapes away layers of crust from his eyes*

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#7 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:09AM
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I'm here BOYYYY and the Oilers non-hacking TV feed police have to hive me diplomatic immunity because I can't rent PPV on the surface of the moon here.

My favorite website that cannot be named doesn't seem to have the feed though. What in the deuce?

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#8 SirFozz
November 15 2009, 11:10AM
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@jeanshorts

Can you send that crust the Oilers way...thx.

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#9 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:12AM
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ATDHE has it has Edmonton Oilers VS Edmonton Oilers.

WE CAN'T LOSE!

*they'll somehow find a way*

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#10 BigE57
November 15 2009, 11:14AM
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Bingofuel!!!

One question. Is that a smoked ham or a cooked ham?

Go Oilers.

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#11 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:14AM
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jeanshorts wrote:

ATDHE has it has Edmonton Oilers VS Edmonton Oilers.

WE CAN'T LOSE!

*they'll somehow find a way*

This is extraordinarily troubling. I can't tell you how excited I was to watch the game.

*smashes fist through plate glass window*

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#12 Smokin' Ray
November 15 2009, 11:14AM
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@Wanye

Strangely enough... on my favorite site is says Oilers vs Oilers. I thought Friday the 13th was yesterday???

*shakes fist at hockey gods* PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME PAY FOR THIS!!!

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#13 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:18AM
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@Wanye

Good news everyone! In the event we can't find a feed for the Oilers game we can watch HC Benzina Litvinov take on HC Ocelari Trinec! The day is saved!

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#14 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:18AM
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Wanye wrote:

I'm here BOYYYY and the Oilers non-hacking TV feed police have to hive me diplomatic immunity because I can't rent PPV on the surface of the moon here.

My favorite website that cannot be named doesn't seem to have the feed though. What in the deuce?

Hi bud... Where'd you go? When you coming back? Is this going to be like when Baggedmilk told me he'd be back in a couple months and hasn't been seen since?

Don't you do this to me! I can only handle so much rejection.

Side note: I'm at work today so I can't watch the game. I will be requiring you gents to give me explicit detail what BIG SEX is doing.... on the ice.

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#15 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:21AM
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What is with CTV today? The Vikings/Lions game sounds like they're broadcasting from the inside of a cement truck or something.

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#16 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:21AM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Hi bud... Where'd you go? When you coming back? Is this going to be like when Baggedmilk told me he'd be back in a couple months and hasn't been seen since?

Don't you do this to me! I can only handle so much rejection.

Side note: I'm at work today so I can't watch the game. I will be requiring you gents to give me explicit detail what BIG SEX is doing.... on the ice.

If I told you where I was right now and the rashness with which I decided to sell all of my major organs to fund my vacation you would firstly be amazed, then appalled at how I have shortened my life span, then disappointed that I am still kicking it on a GDB cause this is what I love so much.

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#17 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:26AM
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@Wanye

As long as things remain "Peachy" at the Nation....

I too have sold off much of my dignity for various reasons.

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#18 freeze
November 15 2009, 11:28AM
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@Wanye

rajangan dot net claims to have Oilers v Thrashers so we'll see. I'm in Saskabush and can't dial up the stink (ppv) here. I may have to go ice fishing.

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#19 Milli
November 15 2009, 11:28AM
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Sunday afternoon games suck. But, on adthe, i found a red zone channel, that's great to watch my early pics go up in smoke so I can focus on the Mighty OIL. And, ya, I picke the oil as part of a 4 game combo....So, this game is pretty much a sure thing. 6-3 OIL.

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#20 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:30AM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

As long as things remain "Peachy" at the Nation....

I too have sold off much of my dignity for various reasons.

Oh yeah things will proceed completely normally.

My goal is to watch as many games as I can on this sojourn starting with this matinee clash of the *ahem* Titans. I am also going to find hockey fans and force them to listen to my theories about how the Oil are actually a dominant squadron. I left today and haven't been to sleep yet, but we are posted up with foreign beers and it is actually 7:30 here so I don't consider this to be a boring matinee game.

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#21 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:37AM
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@Wanye

You're in Europe?????????????????

Are you visiting Human Torch for some reason?

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#22 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:40AM
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Wanye wrote:

Oh yeah things will proceed completely normally.

My goal is to watch as many games as I can on this sojourn starting with this matinee clash of the *ahem* Titans. I am also going to find hockey fans and force them to listen to my theories about how the Oil are actually a dominant squadron. I left today and haven't been to sleep yet, but we are posted up with foreign beers and it is actually 7:30 here so I don't consider this to be a boring matinee game.

You're in EUROPE????? AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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#23 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:41AM
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jeanshorts wrote:

You're in Europe?????????????????

Are you visiting Human Torch for some reason?

You figured out that conversion 3 minutes faster than me.... Well played.

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#24 Waynes bastard child
November 15 2009, 11:41AM
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Links... i need links :(

I refuse to pay for this game, so choose instead to follow the road of senior..

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#25 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:42AM
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jeanshorts wrote:

You're in Europe?????????????????

Are you visiting Human Torch for some reason?

He is on my list of people to contact. Of course if we veer near Amsterdam I will lose track of what the rest of the world calls "time" and I will basically become Baggedmilk2.0

I want to do some sort of contest for people to guess where we are as we panhandle our way around. I haven't figured out the fine points yet, but if drinking beers is going to help me think I will be smarter and smarter as the night progresses.

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#26 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:44AM
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Waynes bastard child wrote:

Links... i need links :(

I refuse to pay for this game, so choose instead to follow the road of senior..

THAT'S MY BOY. DAMN THE MAN!!

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#27 MattL
November 15 2009, 11:46AM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Good news everyone! In the event we can't find a feed for the Oilers game we can watch HC Benzina Litvinov take on HC Ocelari Trinec! The day is saved!

And if that doesn't turn your crank, you can watch our beloved Springfield Isotopes- err... Falcons at 3pm! Featuring the likes of...

Schremp, no, Reddox, no, Pouliot, no, Potuln... uh, our hot new AHL defenseman Dean Ars... hmmmm...

Rob Daum!

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#28 Waynes bastard child
November 15 2009, 11:47AM
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@Wanye

*High five*

Now whats a link to use? This is my first time taking it to the man eh...

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#29 Milli
November 15 2009, 11:51AM
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http://www.atdhe.net/

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#30 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:51AM
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Waynes bastard child wrote:

*High five*

Now whats a link to use? This is my first time taking it to the man eh...

I am going to try and use rajangan.net and see if that works

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#31 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 11:51AM
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@Wanye

Wanye said

I am also going to find hockey fans and force them to listen to my theories about how the Oil are actually a dominant squadron.

True story, I was in Greece this past summer. I was on some tour and a guy sees me and asks if I'm from Canada. He was from London Ontario. It took me 5 minutes to figure out how he could tell I was a Canadian just by looking at me. I was wearing my Oilers hat(Yes I am an idiot)

So I am walking along and I hear these two American couples talking. One group from LA the other from New York and they are talking about how they haven't seen any Americans. I am sitting by myself waiting for my tour group to catch up, and I say to them that they are about to run into a whole bunch of Americans up the road. They ask me where I am from and I say Canada. They say to me with absolute seriousness... "Wow, you speak really good English for a Canadian."

My lady and I were the only ones from Canada on the tour and NOBODY we ever talked to liked or even knew ANYTHING about "Ice hockey". It's crazy.

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#32 Jeremy
November 15 2009, 11:54AM
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what is the suffix for this atdhe thing? dot net? dot ca? dot com?

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#33 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 11:54AM
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When I was flying home from Europe in grade 12, I was sitting beside this lady from Minnesota or something, and she commented on how I "didn't have a Canadian accent". And Americans wonder why they're not universally liked by the rest of the world.

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#34 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:54AM
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Milli wrote:

http://www.atdhe.net/

Of course we don't condone interweb piracy and everyone should get the PPV game feed.

*wink*

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#35 freeze
November 15 2009, 11:55AM
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lol, americans.

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#36 Waynes bastard child
November 15 2009, 11:56AM
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Milli wrote:

http://www.atdhe.net/

JS was correct Oilers vs Oilers!!

WE CAN'T LOSE BWAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA

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#37 Wanye
November 15 2009, 11:57AM
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jeanshorts wrote:

When I was flying home from Europe in grade 12, I was sitting beside this lady from Minnesota or something, and she commented on how I "didn't have a Canadian accent". And Americans wonder why they're not universally liked by the rest of the world.

See, I have no stories or frame of reference whatsoever for these types of travel stories. Thus why I am down a kidney and up a plane ticket. I want to be able to keep up when the conversation veers towards "ever been east of Castledowns?"

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#38 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 12:02PM
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Simple touch of pride for everyone. My friends went to the Corb Lund show in Abbotsford this weekend and I guess he is a huge Oilers fan (didn't know this). In between songs he would randomly ask, "so how 'bout those Oilers" and then proceed to finger the jeering trogs in the crowd. Pretty funny and kinda makes the heart happy.

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#39 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 12:02PM
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Wanye wrote:

See, I have no stories or frame of reference whatsoever for these types of travel stories. Thus why I am down a kidney and up a plane ticket. I want to be able to keep up when the conversation veers towards "ever been east of Castledowns?"

Most people I found were really interested in us Canadians. Nobody knows a thing about us. I always thought it was some BS that they thought we lived in Igloos and all rode a dog sled to school but it is surprisingly what many believe.

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#40 Waynes bastard child
November 15 2009, 12:03PM
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Dammit... Edmonton Oilers vs Edmonton Oilers ain't working..

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#41 Milli
November 15 2009, 12:03PM
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shuit, anyone with a link that works?

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#42 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 12:03PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

When I was flying home from Europe in grade 12, I was sitting beside this lady from Minnesota or something, and she commented on how I "didn't have a Canadian accent". And Americans wonder why they're not universally liked by the rest of the world.

I hate to break it to you but we really do have an accent. I even find some people from Washington state have a different accent from us in BC while only being separated by a border.

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#43 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 12:03PM
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So I go to check for a stream on Ustream.TV and the "Featured Channel" that pops up on the front page is a delightful young black woman smoking a blunt. Awesome.

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#44 Gunner
November 15 2009, 12:04PM
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Geno with hot ice girls. Lucky guy. Seriously though, how do the Oilers not have ice girls yet?

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#45 Gerald R. Ford
November 15 2009, 12:06PM
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"You are watching Edmonton Oilers vs Edmonton Oilers"

Finally, an opponent we can beat...

Wanye has flown to the Czech Republic to BEG 83's parents to tell him to SHOOOOOOOOOT.

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#46 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 12:06PM
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@Shaun Doe

I'd call it a cadence, rather than an accent. And I can see your point, but still.

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#47 VK63
November 15 2009, 12:06PM
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.... gregor must have offered up some advice to the oilers brass. Well done Geno!!!!!!!

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#48 jdrevenge
November 15 2009, 12:07PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

So I go to check for a stream on Ustream.TV and the "Featured Channel" that pops up on the front page is a delightful young black woman smoking a blunt. Awesome.

lol. did you find an active stream? ATDHE isnt working...

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#49 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 12:08PM
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Shaun Doe wrote:

I hate to break it to you but we really do have an accent. I even find some people from Washington state have a different accent from us in BC while only being separated by a border.

You really notice our accent when listening to an American talk show on the radio like Howard Stern or Bubba the Love Sponge. A bunch of Americans sitting around talking and then they take a call from Canada and it jumps out at you just like they joke in the movies. Eh... Yes b'y.

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#50 Wanye
November 15 2009, 12:08PM
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I am listening on CHED now. It's better than nothing, but only JUST.

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