r/nottheonion Jan 22 '22

Weber Grills under fire for poorly timed meatloaf recipe

https://vervetimes.com/weber-grills-under-fire-for-poorly-timed-meatloaf-recipe/
731 Upvotes

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u/MillionEgg Jan 22 '22

The fucking comments here. No one was offended, people just made jokes about it on Twitter. Stop making up offended straw men to justify your own rage.

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u/LairaKlock Jan 22 '22

But outage over non-existing drama is one of our main exports

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u/MayaIngenue Jan 23 '22

Yeah! Are you new here?

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u/HockeyPaul Jan 22 '22

I'm outraged that I didn't see the recipe!

/Grabs pitchfork and charcoal to get the grill going.

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u/goliathfasa Jan 23 '22

I’m not seeing anyone offended in these comments either…

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u/death_by_chocolate Jan 22 '22

They're under fire? That's even worse than the meatloaf recipe. That's a double debuff I'm afraid.

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u/BasilExposition75 Jan 22 '22

One guy on Twitter was mad.

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u/dividedconsciousness Jan 23 '22

The latest rage in “journalism” is to cite like 5 random tweets as evidence of the latest wave of outrage over whatever dumbass thing

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u/notacanuckskibum Jan 23 '22

As mad as a bat out of hell?

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u/HawkeyeByMarriage Jan 22 '22

Is the meatloaf going to be cooked until creamated?

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u/jordantask Jan 22 '22

Make sure it’s well done at least….

You know, ground beef.

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u/Nell_Trent Jan 22 '22

Bear Down for Midterms!

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u/highlander2189 Jan 22 '22

IT’S A BEAR DANCE!

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u/smokedstupid Jan 22 '22

just fat dog it

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u/Chili_dawg2112 Jan 22 '22

Oh man, not meatloaf again!

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u/TarondorIX Jan 22 '22

Lol the one person who actually makes the recipes on the back of the box

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u/ANALSPELUNKER9000 Jan 22 '22

Oh ffs, people are upset about this?

It's a goddamn recipe. If you can't separate food from someone named after food, that's a you problem.

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u/MillionEgg Jan 22 '22

No one was upset, people made fun of them.

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u/ety3rd Jan 22 '22

And, by apologizing, Weber gets some PR from it and people asking to see the recipe.

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u/44problems Jan 23 '22

Wait, can you grill meatloaf? How's that work. Crap they're getting me to look up this recipe aren't they

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u/questionfear Jan 22 '22

God this is what I get for just reading the headline, I read it as though they had put out a recipe with shit timing, like “cook 4lbs of meat for 15 minutes”.

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u/GaaraMatsu Jan 22 '22

The all-new Weber napalm injector will cook it straight through.

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u/NoMidnight5366 Jan 22 '22

He’s laughing his ass if at this.

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u/Marshall_Lawson Jan 22 '22

Didn't they have a scene in Rocky Horror where they ate him at a dinner party? His character in the movie wasn't named Meatloaf, but like everyone knew that was the joke

Edit: Yes, i remembered this right. Sorry not sorry for spoilers about a side joke in a 50 year old movie

https://www.bustle.com/articles/190879-the-meat-loaf-joke-in-rocky-horror-was-a-meta-tastic-nod-to-the-movie

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Eddie loaf

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u/dewayneestes Jan 22 '22

Meatloaf would have loved to know this is how he’s being memorialized. You don’t choose the name “meatloaf” as a stage name if you don’t love eating a good meatloaf.

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u/OlympiaShannon Jan 23 '22

It was a childhood nickname from his father, not a stage name, for what it's worth. :)

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u/Actual__Wizard Jan 22 '22

Yes. People need to give them some slack. All of these companies use a content calendar. This recipe was probably planned out 2+ months in advance and just happened to have it's publish date set to one that randomly happened to fall on that day.

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u/SteO153 Jan 22 '22

Probably they are the same people that must be warned to don't put a pet in a microwave to dry it.

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '22

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u/SteO153 Jan 23 '22

It depends by the pet you put in. Was it a guinea pig or a hamster? You need to set the time based on the size of the pet. Check the instructions here

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '22

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u/SteO153 Jan 23 '22

Uhm, do you know the weight? I would use it and compare with the instructions given by the producer of the microwave. Mine came with a double scale, type of pet and weight, so when the animal is not on the scale I can use the weight.

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '22

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u/SteO153 Jan 23 '22

Ah, ok, then check the instructions here

/you are making me feel very old, as I remember playing with these games

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u/Mr3Jays Jan 22 '22

I really hope this is sarcasm

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u/u338pwia Jan 22 '22

It was a marketing decision made weeks ago for people who subscribe to one of their weekly newsletters with recipes. Just so happens to be very coincidental, unfortunate for the Weber company. Now getting flack for sending it, and also for apologizing for something they did inadvertently.

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u/Mr3Jays Jan 22 '22

Yea, that’s why I said I hope it’s sarcasm. That’s like People Magazine and Betty White. This stuff takes time and planning, so there’s no need to apologize for releasing it and then a celebrity dies. No one can to edit these things.

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u/count023 Jan 22 '22

No point trying to argue common sense, to Timmy Twitch-Stream or that Karyns' collective in chucklefuck, Kentucky, these decisions are made immediately and based off what happened that very morning. So you should get very angry about it the moment it happens and not think it through with any rational though. Hit that hornet's nest as hard as you can and squeal like a piggie until someone placates you.

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u/CandylandCanada Jan 22 '22

Just announced: Hershey’s released a recipe on the day that Gene Wilder died! Tootsie Pop disrespected Shirley Temple by failing to halt production when she died! Werther’s didn’t hang flags at half-mast for Sam Davis, Jr.! If you don’t know any of those people, they were connected to candy in the public consciousness, the first and the third about as long ago as Meatloaf was relevant.

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u/v3ritas1989 Jan 22 '22

there is no such thing as bad marketing

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u/bakepeace Jan 23 '22

Perhaps you mean bad press. There is shit tons of bad marketing.

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u/Lumpy_Technician_393 Jan 23 '22

More like chin music

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u/Alex_Caruso_beat_you Jan 22 '22

I assumed this meant it told you to undercook a meatloaf...

Does anyone think Meatloaf took his namesake that seriously?

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u/le_gasdaddy Jan 22 '22

Weber grills "under fire."

( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)

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u/mname Jan 22 '22

“That’s a rather tender subject…another slice anyone?”

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u/CandylandCanada Jan 22 '22

Calm down, people; it was clearly unintentional. Go direct your unwarranted rage toward something that will make a difference in the world. Do better, not just louder.

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u/Slangin_yay Jan 22 '22

This better be one hell of a Meatloaf recipe.

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u/jordantask Jan 22 '22

More importantly, would it do anything for love?

Too soon?

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u/thereyouarenow33 Jan 22 '22

Yeah a bit, I wouldn't do that

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u/CandylandCanada Jan 22 '22

Too incendiary

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u/jordantask Jan 22 '22

That’s quite the hot take.

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u/clintCamp Jan 22 '22

If you want to have rage at a company, r/fucknestle is a good place to start.

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u/BlooperHero Jan 22 '22

Who's raging and loud? You seem the closest.

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u/jer_iatric Jan 22 '22

Can someone copy that meatloaf recipe for me please?

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u/Ziograffiato Jan 22 '22

INGREDIENTS

1 1⁄4 lbs ground beef 1 1⁄4 lbs ground pork 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 cup onion, chopped fine 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce 1⁄4 cup ketchup

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl using your hands, add ground beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, tarragon, salt and pepper. Mix very well. Divide into two loafs about 4x7 on to a baking sheet. Prepare the grill for indirect heat medium to medium low, about 300. In a small bowl mix the ketchup and barbecue sauce. Top each meat loaf with 3 tablespoons all over the meatloaf. Reserve the remaining sauce for later. Making sure your grill is clean,slide the meatloaf gently onto the grate where there is indirect heat so there are no flare up's. Cook until the interior meat temperature is 160°, this will take around 50-60 minutes. Let them cool on the grill about 10-15 minutes. Then add the remaining sauce equally on each loaf. Remove and cut into 1/2 inch slices. To make meat loaf sandwiches, cut into 1/2 inch slices slather with sauce on both sides with reserved barbecued sauce over medium low heat for 4-6 minutes, turning once. Temp should be between 250-300. Serve on sourdough bread with provolone cheese and more sauce if desired.

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u/jer_iatric Jan 22 '22

Yum! Offensive; yet alluringly delicious!

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u/KingErroneous Jan 22 '22

Geez even THIS meat loaf isn’t vaccinated…

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u/Synthwoven Jan 22 '22

If Weber posted this on Reddit, I would have gilded it.

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u/furry_hamburger_porn Jan 22 '22

BBQ don't care about a fallen rock star. Music trends fade. Hunger doesn't.

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u/ReadontheCrapper Jan 22 '22

A friend of mine got both of the emails from Weber. Our reaction when she shared it was that amused horror - mild shock, some laughter, and many comments on the unfortunate timing.

When they planned their marketing strategy out weeks or months ago - what’d be the odd of that happening?!

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u/Heathens_Cry Jan 22 '22

Meatloaf would appreciate it

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u/Malforus Jan 22 '22

Meatloaf was underseasoned by not getting the right flavor injections.

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u/Cool_Interaction Jan 22 '22

who cooks meatloaf on a grill

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u/grahmzilla Jan 22 '22

People who cook meatloaf on a grill cook meatloaf on a grill, that's why they are cooking meatloaf on a grill.

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u/whuplash Jan 22 '22

You'll be sorry when he comes back like a bat out of hell.

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u/RGeronimoH Jan 22 '22

Have you had the meatloaf at Weber Grill? You’d never complain if you’ve tasted it!

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u/zigzagsfertobaccie Jan 22 '22

Meat Loaf. Well done.

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u/bossy909 Jan 22 '22

That meatloaf should be over the fire.

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u/Abdul_Exhaust Jan 22 '22

Someone will be raked over the coals for this

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u/dman928 Jan 22 '22

Soylent Loaf

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u/DigitalDeath12 Jan 22 '22

I came here thinking that “poorly timed” meant the recipe didn’t have you cook the meatloaf long enough and include safe internal temperature.

I completely overlooked the coincidence here.

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u/summmerboozin Jan 22 '22

Like a bat outta hell that ad's gonna get pulled

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u/Das_Gruber Jan 22 '22

I would cook anything for lunch. But I won't cook that.

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u/irritatingpassenger Jan 23 '22

Better hope Sharon Weiss doesn’t see this.

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u/Mountain_Technician8 Jan 23 '22

I like Meat Loaf. Has anyone tried the recipe?

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u/TheLastRookie Jan 22 '22

Not even going to click the link for Verve. They've never made an article that is worth reading. I have as much fact to back me up on that they do for their drama pieces.

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u/bannacct56 Jan 22 '22

We are not going to eliminate a whole food group (loafs) just because some dumb ass ( red is my hero) was not vaccinated and died Give him a Darwin award and get cooking!!

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u/Emperor_TaterTot Jan 22 '22

Somehow my wife of 14 years made meatloaf for the first time the same day Meat Loaf died. Weird coincidence especially since she plans meals out about a week in advance.

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u/sevenproxies07 Jan 22 '22

The sort of person who gets offended by something like this is the sort of person who is responsible for most of the wrong with the world

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u/synthaetica Jan 22 '22

Weber Grills has found paradise under the dashboard lights for a poorly timed meatloaf recipe. They’re now searching like a bat out of hell for an excuse. Their social media accounts have offered public apologies, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Public outcry remains sharp because heaven can wait. No one knows why they did it; we’re all left in the dark.

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u/Poguemohon Jan 22 '22

It's name was Robert Paulson.

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u/TVLL Jan 22 '22

Who cares? Just the perpetually offended.

Normal people will think it humorous at the timing and then move on.

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u/BlooperHero Jan 22 '22

Probably the people who are perpetually offended by the existence of people they imagine are perpetually offended.

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u/TVLL Jan 22 '22

So, it’s perpetually offended all the way down?

That’s something to think about.

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u/CandylandCanada Jan 22 '22

…..… while the rest will rail against a perceived injustice (it isn’t) perpetrated on a singer (of whose songs they likely can’t name more than three) who was in a movie that came out before the were born (which the only know from theme nights at the local cinema). The best part? If they had bothered to spend the five minutes that the spent throwing a tantrum over this non-story, then they may have found that they didn’t care for his politics in the least.

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u/BlooperHero Jan 22 '22

Look at you, railing against your perceived injustice.

Maybe you should calm down. If you'd've spent five minutes reading the other comments--

Okay, I'm done.

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u/123Fake_St Jan 22 '22

Woof this is tough.

I LOVE my Weber…and equally my meatloaf. Is it time to sail west in search of a new life?

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u/Yatta99 Jan 22 '22

Another slice, anyone?

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u/bossy909 Jan 22 '22

It was an accident, forgive them for not knowing he was dead yet. This is not controversial at all

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u/ElBarbas Jan 22 '22

people are idiots

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u/HauntingNote1 Jan 22 '22

Dear America, Who really cares? It's hilarious.

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u/yellowhatcat Jan 22 '22

Fuck meat loaf, and Meat Loaf.

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u/FreelanceTripper Jan 22 '22

Meatloaf sucks anyway

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u/xisgonnagiveittoya Jan 23 '22

That's a hot take

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u/TheFriskySpatula Jan 22 '22

Holy wow that website is ass on mobile. Can't read three sentences without an ad.

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u/rabidnz Jan 22 '22

That site is a toxic waste dump of ads

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u/Ithxero Jan 23 '22

He said he would do anything for love….

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u/jinxes_are_pretend Jan 23 '22

Listen, there’s a non zero number of people who happened to be having meatloaf the day Meatloaf died, maybe even as they found out, how do you think they feel?!

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u/bakepeace Jan 23 '22

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night, I can see my meatloaf by the grill hood light!

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u/mcapozzi Jan 23 '22

The real irony is that the singer named Meatloaf was a vegetarian…

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u/slobeck Jan 23 '22

Who fucking cares if Weber (or anyone) posted a recipe for meatloaf (the food)

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u/Gilgie Jan 23 '22

Weber Grill's spidey sense is tingling after blah blah email.

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u/akleit50 Jan 23 '22

Why? It’s not like they milked making one grill for forty years and then died from a preventable virus.

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u/Entronico Jan 23 '22

I dunno. This is right up there with Coke 2 in terms of corporate disasters. I expect the Weber CEO to commit seppuku in front of the board.

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u/Bag-ins Jan 22 '22

He just died - please it's too soon!!