THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW. STREAMING MONDAY-FRIDAY 3:00-6:00 EASTERN TIME ON AIRAMERICA.COM. I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU CHECK OUT HER SHOW. The first hour is a forum of other politicos, but from 4:00-6:00 it's all Rachel.
While crude oil surpassed $140 per barrel for the first time ever, Exxon/Mobil raked in the highest quarterly profits ever in the US. The figures made worldwide headlines. Rachel pointed out another interesting figure. Exxon/Mobil also announced it spent 1% of those profits on developing new sources of energy. So by Rachel's calculations, the gas giant spends more on TV commercials which claim that they are developing new fuel sources. This shit is bananas!
Also, a major flaw was discovered during the rescue efforts of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center--the FDNY's radios did not work properly, and didn't communicate with the NYPD's radios. In 2001, Giuliani gave a no-bid contract for new radios to Motorola. With no competiton, the faulty radio's price ten-tupled from $1.4 billion to S14 billion. The new, 10 times-more-expensive-radios failed again during 9/11 rescue efforts.
Rachel announced that the broken-since-1993 equipment has finally been fixed! And Giuliani had the nerve to run as a national security expert!
Giuliani is currently under investigation for wrongdoing in this no-bid contract for faulty equipment. Here's a video of how betrayed firefighters feel about the lives lost due to a problem Giuliani "fixed" with corruption.
As gas prices hover around $4 a gallon, the nation's far-flung suburbs — which have boomed because they could provide larger homes at cheaper prices to those willing to drive farther — are losing their appeal.
MTV just started accepting political ads. And the first political ad that millions of young people will see is a negative attack on Barack Obama—saying he's "worse than a flip-flopper" and accusing him of no longer being against the war.1 It's outrageous.
The Republicans' strategy is clear: kill the hope that's brought millions of new young voters out of the woodwork.
We can't let that happen. And as it turns out, we've got a funny, positive, hopeful way to fight back.
The "funniest ad" award winner in our Obama in 30 Seconds contest is a perfect counterpoint to the cynicism-mongering ad on MTV. Plus, it was made by actor (and MoveOn member) Rider Strong.
We just found out that we can run this ad on MTV and Comedy Central (as their first political ad ever) for $150,000. If 6000 of us contribute $25, we can do it. Can you check out the ad below—and if you like it, will you chip in to get it on the air?
I realize that few of us are exactly flush with cash during a recession, but we have two choices, Obama and McCain. By his own admission, McCain knows little about economics. So maybe you can see it as a $25 investment in a healthier economic future? Things can't turn around by themselves, can they?
CATCH ME SPINNING AT PONYSTEP SUNDAY NIGHT! AND BRING YOUR DANCIN' SHOES!
And speaking of disco, Andy Reynolds of PenetrationInc.com has sent me this insane Paul Jabara video for OCHO RIOS, featuring Pat Ast. I have no idea why I worship Pat Ast, I just do. Paul is in drag for most of the 10 minute video, and he makes a very fun and cute queen. I'd only seen him in drag on the cover of his album DISCO WEDDING, below. He is marrying himself in drag! GAY!
For those of you who don't recognize the name, Paul was the Acadamy Award-winning songwriter who wrote the gay anthems LAST DANCE, IT'S RAINING MEN and NO MORE TEARS--the Donna and Barbra disco duet.
For such a catastrophic topic, click on the link below for a surprisingly fun, fact-filled expose which is illustrated with photos for dummies like who who like to look at purdy pitchers. It's even got big letters for old dummies with poor eyesight.
Set your podcast for next week's guest, NYC artist, model (both genders), make-up artist, and DJ, Billy Beyond. He's skidding in to drop a stack of twisted disco love and talk up his new project Beads On Nude Illusion. This trio has been performing "re-imagined songs with original flair" often appearing in shocking costumes that include Native American make-ups and historic references to early America. Their first video will channel the legendary fashion illustrator, Antonio whose work is pictured below, making it definitely something to anticipate! Also belo, BONI members Billy Beyond, Gina Tay (on the Juno 106) and Meniscus Tock (on incidental percussion and bass).
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BUN-BUN WITH THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK'S COUNTESS DE LESSEPS
Ran into The Countess from that HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK "show" on Bravo. (My mom and sister are housewives and I love them both. But why, oh, why are we making or watching shows about housewives? I'd rather watch a reality show about homeless people.) It was last weekend at a book signing for Simon Donan's new book ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR at the East Hampton's Elie Tahari boutique. Elie is drop dead gorgeous, and her adorable kids warmed up to me once they realized that I wasn't an eccentrically glamorous real woman. The little boy kept shoving a playing card in my face--I assumed from some game--but apparently it was his way of letting me know that he's realized that I was a man! The notion excited him considerably. Hey pal, call me in 15 years! OK, make it 10. Hee hee!
THE TAHARI FAMILY
SIMON'S HUBBY JONATHON ADLER, LIBERACHI, AND SIMON DOONAN
Simon sold 200 books, booze flowed and everyone was happy! These images were yanked from NEWYORKSOCIALDIARY where there are tons more pics. In a towering bouffant and a mini-cowftan from London's Camden Market, I think I summed up eccentric glamour. One salty old Hamptons broad asked me, "How's the show going, Harvey?"--a little HAIRSPRAY joke.
My dj booth was in the window smack dab in the middle of the front window, so I naturally hammed it up for the well-heeled passers-by. Honey, this 'ho know how to work a corner! (Thanks, mom! You taught me well!) I'm sure the Hamptonites were all thinking "This is the kind of NYC trash we pay a fortune to get away from! I guess that makes me a bit like the hijras, those transvestite eunuchs of India, who show up at weddings and other family occasions and sing until they are paid to leave!
HIJRAS--DON'T THEY LOOK FUN?
Well, since I was working a double, I was not yet ready to leave, and a car swirled by to whisk me to the home of The Corcoran Group's CEO Robbie Browne, where I was to dj his 60th anniversary bash. I hope I'm that much fun when I'm 50, much less 60. The crowd included neighbor Elaine Bracco of THE SOPRANO's fame and every single fag in the Hamptons. Robbie has not yet switched to digital cameras so I don't have any pics, but the energy was magic and I held court high above the madras short-wearing set twirling to tunes (Robbie loves disco) from COME TO ME to BORN TO BE ALIVE. Then I got to ride back to Manhattan with the hunky cater waiters. I passed out, and was very dismayed that none of them even tried to rape me! The noive!
I did take hormones when I was with Raven O and I got a little fleshy, but I stopped just before the tits started to pop and that's why my hips grew -- never had 'em before. I was gonna get the tits and be topless for the last Cirque show and Mugler was like, 'That would be incredible!' But after a month, he said, 'You know what? Don't put the tits in. Keep the fantasy and androgyny.' But I'm the last of the chromosomes: there's X and Y and me -- Z!"
Joey and Basil Twist's delicious show ARIAS WITH A TWIST has been extended until 8/31 at Here performance space. I got to catch it with Ebony Jett, who was in town for Florent's closing party, only to find that it was Basil's birthday and a special party followed.
Here has a new entrance around a corner from it's previous one, and I bumped into Suzanne Bartsch where we kvetchd "Here is no longer here! Here is now over there!" But we finally found it and what a find. I was at the premiere of Zumanity in Las Vegas 6 years ago, and I totally thought that his talents were mis-used. So it must be a thrill for him to leave Zumanity and all of the dullness that living--not vacationing--in Vegas has to offer after that lengthy 6-year run of playing femcee to jugglers. To come home and do the show that you knew you had in you and get a great NY TImes review must be awfully satisfying for Miss Thing.
JOEY SURROUNDED BY FAUX-GIRL SHOWGIRL PUPPETS--SORRY ABOUT MY BLURRY PHOTOGRAPHY!
To create a one-woman show is not easy. Joey's character isn't easily defined. Or you need to be a little more sophisticated to get it. When Vegas theater-goers were treated to a man in Betty Page fetish gear who sang like Billie Holiday, I think many scratched their heads in confusion. Not so in New York, where Joey really accomplishes what Zumanity set out to do--transport you into a mysterious world of illusion, sexuality (Joey is a whore to the core both onstage and off, as I am), music and thanks to Basil's on-a-budget ingenuity, beauty. The sets and the puppetry are to die for and I was dying with jealousy as golden fans magically appeared and formed bell sleeves when Joey raised his arms, a chorus of puppet showgirls did high kicks behind their featured star (first pic), and for the finale, the stage exploded into a full-on Busby Berkeley extravaganza (below) with the aid of mirrors and projections.
With original music by Alex Gifford of the Propellerheads, Joey's vocal homage to Lady Day is as strong as ever. Some of those through the stratosphere notes seem to soar even an octave above Mariah Carey! But the song selection isn't a rehash of Joey's classic Bar D'O hits. In fact, I was disappointed that he only sang a snatch of Peggy Lee's IS THAT ALL THERE IS. The songs are woven together into a soundscape with really pulsates but which isn't always delineated into actual songs with a beginning, end, and "thank you." My one complaint is that it's difficult to comprehend the lyrics of songs you've never heard before, especially when they're filtered through the odd, emotive voice of Billie Holiday. So I did not catch a lot of the lyrics, particularly in the opening #, which featured a loud rock accompaniment. Of course, when one is mounted on a revolving circle of neon blue light, you enjoy the sheer spectacle can tap your toe and miss a few words. At the end of the show I couldn't really tell you what the narrative was or if one was intended. But what a thrilling ride!
A BASHFUL BASIL TAKES A BOW ON HIS BIRTHDAY!
EBONEEZER JETT AND SUZANNE BARTSCH AT THE AFTER BASH
SEXY THEATER FAGS WHICH NEED TO BE SUCKED IMMEDIATELY!
BASIL ENJOYING HIS LAVISHLY CATERED B'DAY SOIREE--EBONY AND I ACTUALLY SNUCK TO GO PLATES!
JOEY IN AN APRES-SHOW KIMONO--MUGLER, PERHAPS?
A WORD TO THE WISE! Even though another month and a half have been added o the show's run, the theater is so small that reservations are essential, particularly on weekends.
I caught the truly amazing Richard Avedon retrospective at Jeu De Paum in Paris recently. If this exhibition comes your way, definitely check it out. I am not a gallery type, and normally think, if you like an artist so much, why not just buy the book instead of physically going to an exhibit. Of course there were famous images like the Dovima with Elephants, below. (Dovima was a big Lypsinka influence.)
But much of RIchard's work I hadn't seen, including a whole series of sooty-faced coal miners, a photo of young, slimmer Zsa Zsa looking exactly like Barbara Eden (same nose surgeon?) and a nude of of Candy Darling in a gorgeous 'do with her nasty, nelly nuts swinging free. I know that photos inside museums are against the rules, but not everyone can make it over to Paris to see the exhibit!
The whole city is a gallery. Just take a gander at these creative and well-executed if hideous animal hairdo's. The pic's not that great, but I think you can detect the elephant and dog shaped wigs. The tendrils really stank them up, right? Make a perfect shape, then add messy tendrils to spoil it? Very french. Very fashion-y. Totally rotten!
Thankfully, my friend Martin Kala had his camera with him, as we ran into this confection as fashion window. A candied dress! Sweet!!
The same window also featured a golden pan of beautifully arranged marron glaces (candied chestnuts) and a chocolate stiletto that makes you want to put your foot in your mouth!
I was in Paris for a dj gig for the 75th anniversary of Lacoste and the launch of V 54 Sport. Each V issue costs $250 and contains 3 gorgeous polo shirts with photographic prints on them. I know 3 shirts for $250 may seem a little pricey, but some of these images are stunning. Like this one by Richard Phillips which is covered with model Coco's lovely visage.
I am happy to report that unlike the trim-fitting shirts which were in style for the past few years, the large is actually more like an extra large, so pigs like me who may be wary of plunking down $250 for cotton shirts which don't fit and will shrink if machine-dried, needn't worry. Other designers include Pedro Almodovar, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Michael Stipe, David Byrne and Karl Lagerfeld.
What a bash! Bureau Betak really knows how to throw one, and models in sailor suits greeted each of the tony guests.
But roll down the gangway, gals! There's a new poisson in town. Meet Bun-Bun, the catch of the day!
Regardez-vouz cette poulet francais adorable! That golden skin color is so appetizing!
I'll be the first to admit that while I admire eccentricity, I don't always cotton to french style.
This photo of Karl Lagerfeld and I (with YSL designer Stefano Pilati in between and an incredulous James Kaliardos of V on the right) from the launch party has been circulatiing on fashion blogs. Elle.com referred to the image of us two nuts as "Couture has been gorgeous and all, but my pick for the most satisfying image of the week comes from off the runway." (I also enjoyed a commenter on Ele.com who simply wrote "Too much lash, not enough eye." I've met Karl a few times and I'm not sure he gets my sense of humor. I immediately and enthusiastically thanked him for designing my dress, which in my mind was kind of a good-natured "read", since I'm fairly sure that my nautical-themed micro-mini with rhinestone-encrusted nude illusion was not exactly his idea of chic. The dress was actually fashioned by former Boybar beauty Miss Glamamore about 7 years ago--and it till fits! (Thank god for stretch fabrics!)
The party was a blast, especially once the notorious Christine Mingo Steinitz Kennedy arrived in a haute wig and designer jewelry of some sort. Also seen, DJ producer Mark Ronson, Martin Kala, studly puerto rican designer Angel Figueroa, my Wigstock partner Scott Lifshutz, and the always bubbly shutterbug Ellen von Unwerth. There were also several trendy young dancers doing a new dance called the techtronic or technotronic? It's kind of like a hip-hop meets vogue meets those fluid glow-stick raver movements.
Here's the real gagger. The boat was docked with the Eiffel Tower shimmering blue in the background. I think this had something to do with Sarkosy's acceptance as head of the EU? (I heard a different explanation each time I asked.) And then the tower magically began to twinkle! Christine and I were so overcome with delight that we simultaneously vomited into each other's assholes! Ooh la la! Mais oui! Paree! Sometimes I have to admit, I LOVE MY JOB!
During America's Mayor's ill-fated presidential campaign, he complained that lawsuit-happy people were crippling businesses. Of course, we've all heard about the woman who successfully sued McDonald's when she herself spilled hot coffee in her fool lap. Some people are looking for an excuse to sue for profit--no doubt about it. But isn't the trend really big business being protected against citizens' valid claims, like the mortgage fiasco, trying to squeeze $ out of your insurance company, and new laws which make it tougher to declare bankruptcy?
HE'S A SENIOR IN COLLEGE? HE LOOKS 50!
Well, according to Thom Hartman (the Air America Radio host who now fills Randi Rhodes' slot), Giuliani's son doesn't share his dad's dim view of lawsuits. Today, he filed a 198 page suit against the Duke University golf team. The team had kicked him off after he flung his golf club and zoomed out of the golf course's parking lot. Andrew Giuliani ranked 12th on a team of 13. But the poor thing dreamed of being a professional golfer. Awww. Like father, like son. Dreams don't always come true.
Dennis Kucinich was my first choice for the democratic nominee, but his messages were so radical (ie: we can't handle the truth), that he wasn't even allowed to speak at the MSNBC debate. While Clinton and Obama were setting a time table of 2009 for withdrawal of troops, Kucinich was advocating immediate, phased withdrawal of our troops to be replaced by international peace-keeping troops.
He was forced to drop out of the presidential race, not only because of low poll numbers, but also because the national republican party swung their support behind the opponent for his seat in Ohio. If Kucinich lost, then he couldn't be in the House to bring up pesky things like articles of impeachment.
Unfortunately, it wasn't only the diabolical republicans who are trying to silence him. IT'S OUR OWN DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS. We all know that Nancy Pelosi dashed all of our hopes of an effective democratic House by pushing for few of the causes she was elected for. She also said the impeachment was "off the table."
Check this out from Wikipedia:
"A report suggested that representatives of Nancy Pelosi and American Israel Public Affairs Committee would "guarantee" Kucinich's re-election if he dropped his bid to impeach Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, though Kucinich denies the meeting happened."
REPUBLICANS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES PLAYING DIRTY TRICKS.
More from WIkipedia:
"Democratic leaders Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi opposed it and she announced that “she would not support a resolution calling for Bush's impeachment, saying such a move was unlikely to succeed and would be divisive."
Universal health care is also unlikely to succeed, but does that mean we shouldn't try for what is right? And as far as being divisive, don't we want to divide ourselves from the crooks who are running (and ruining) this nation and from democrats who don't have the courage to stand up to them because they're more concerned with their own political futures to raise a ruckus?
Luckily, Kucinich won his back his seat in the House of Representatives. And while Obama is on a photo-op tour of the war-torn Middle East in an attempt to look presidential, Kucinich is busting Bush and Cheney's withered balls. With your help, maybe we can even demonstrate to "democrats" like Pelosi that WE WANT JUSTICE SERVED. AND WE WON'T STOP UNTIL BUSH AND CHENEY ARE BEHIND BARS. OR AT LEAST IMPEACHED.
For christ's sake! Clinton was impeached for a blow job. This administration has sent thousands to their deaths unnecessarily and stripped US citizens of their civil liberties. Or if politics don't interest you until the price of gas goes up, well, BUSH AND CHENEY ARE OIL MEN! Two terms of them and no wonder gas prices are sky high.
In this video, Kucinich is thanking us for the support that we've given him through signing petitions, phoning representatives, making donations, etc. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Please take the time to watch this video and if you agree with him PLEASE sign the petition. (It asks for your phone # but I did not include mine, so it's not required. You can also uncheck "I want to receive more buletins" if you like. But please watch and please sign. ASAP. Kucinich's impeachment claims will be set in motion this Friday. IE TOMORROW! And check this out. Your support may even be softening up Pelosi!
"On July 14th, 2008 Kucinich introduced a new resolution of impeachment against George W. Bush with only one count. Kucinich charged Bush of manufacturing evidence to sway public opinion in favor of the war in Iraq. Speaker Pelosi said in a CBS interview on July 14th that this resolution of impeachment should be looked at more closely."
NOW IT'S TIME TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT WE BELIEVE THAT KUCINICH IS RIGHT ON TRACK! PLEASE SIGN AND FORWARD TO ANYONE WHO HAS A BRAIN. KUCINICH MAY LOOK LIKE AN ELF, BUT HE'S THE ONE WHO IS ROARING LIKE A LION RIGHT NOW AND NEEDS YOUR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT.
And just for a goof, have a look at Kucinich's platforms for his '08 presidential bid. Setting up a new department for peace? Legalizing same-sex marriage? De-criminalizing marijuana? How radical! How revolutinary. How FUCKING BRILLIANT! Maybe this is the candidate we should have been paying attention to all this time.
Creating a single-payer not-for-profit system of universal health care that provides full coverage for all Americans by passage of the United States National Health Insurance Act.
The immediate, phased withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq; replacing them with an international security force.
Guaranteed quality education for all; including free pre-kindergarten and college for all who want it. Immediate withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Immediate repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Fostering a world of international cooperation.
Abolishing the death penalty.
Environmental renewal and clean energy.
Preventing the privatization of social security.
Providing full social security benefits at age 65.
Creating a cabinet-level "Department of Peace"
Ratifying the ABM Treaty and the Kyoto Protocol. I ntroducing reforms to bring about instant-runoff voting.
Protecting a woman's right to choose while decreasing the number of abortions performed in the U.S.
Ending the War on Drugs.
Legalizing same-sex marriage.
Strongly promoting workers' rights.
Ending the H-1B and L-1 visa Programs
Restoring rural communities and family farms.
Strengthening gun control.
Legalizing medicinal marijuana and decriminalizing non-medical possession
Residents claim using the term to refer to gay women insults their identity
Three residents of the Greek island of Lesbos have lost an attempt to ban the use of the word "lesbian" to describe gay women. The residents argued that using the term in reference to gay women insulted their identity.
But an Athens court ruled there was no justification for their contention that they felt slighted, saying the word did not define the islanders' identity.
Greeks often refer to the island as Mytilene, after its capital.
"This is a good decision for lesbians everywhere," Vassilis Chirdaris, lawyer for the Gay and Lesbian Union of Greece, told Reuters news agency.
The island's name was applied to gay women in acknowledgement of the female poet Sappho, who wrote love poems about both women and men in about 600 BC.
Actually, Hillary just posted a great blog on Huffpo about a really dirty trick from the Bush camp, where he's trying to sneak contraception into the definition of abortion. I read about this a few days ago, but admit that I didn't fully understand all of it's implications until I read Hill's informative post. Clinton fans will also be happy to know that she is, along with others, being vetted for VP.
An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights by Hillary Clinton
The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them "abortion." These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can't let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women's health and that's why I am sounding the alarm.
These rules pose a serious threat to providers and uninsured and low-income Americans seeking care. They could prevent providers of federally-funded family planning services, like Medicaid and Title X, from guaranteeing their patients access to the full range of comprehensive family planning services. They'll also build significant barriers to counseling, education, contraception and preventive health services for those who need it most: low-income and uninsured women and men.
A little boy about 12 years old is walking down the street dragging a flattened frog on a string behind him. He came up to the doorstep of 'a house of ill repute' and knocked on the door.
When the Madam answered it, she saw the little boy and asked what he wanted.
He said, 'I want to have sex with one of the women inside. I have the money to buy it, and I'm not leaving until I get it.
The Madam figured, why not, so she told him to come in. Once in, she told him to pick any of the girls he liked. He asked, 'Do any of the girls have any diseases?'
Of course the Madam said 'No'.
The boy said, 'I heard all the men talking about having to get shots after making love with Amber - THAT'S the girl I want.'
Since the little boy was so adamant and had the money to pay for it, the Madam told him to go to the first room on the right.
He headed down the hall dragging the squashed frog behind him. Ten minutes later he came back, still dragging the frog, paid the Madam, and headed out the door.
The Madam stopped him and asked, 'Why did you pick the only girl in the place with a disease, instead of one of the others?'
He said, 'Well, if you must know, tonight when I get home, my parents are going out to a restaurant to eat, leaving me at home with a baby-sitter. After they leave, my baby-sitter will have sex with me because she just happens to be very fond of cute little boys. She will then get the disease that I just caught. When Mum and Dad get back, Dad will take the baby-sitter home. On the way, he'll give her one in the car and he'll catch the disease.
Then when Dad gets home from the baby-sitter's, he and Mum will go to bed and have sex, and Mum will catch it.
In the morning when Dad goes to work, the Milkman will deliver the milk, have a quickie with Mum and catch the disease, and HE'S the prick who ran over my FROG!'
ALSO FROM ESTHER: YOU ELECT THE NEXT MR. SAO PAOLO! The winner will represent his city in the Mr. Gay Brazil contest.
Ms. Williams is a tough cookie, but she met her match on Monday, when Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, the bad girl of “The Apprentice,” went on the show to promote her new book, “The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off.”
Omarosa, who goes by one name, like Cher or Stalin, had her switch turned on high. Ms. Williams took her to task. “But, Omarosa, while you and I both have demanding ways, I’ve found that you show the honey, and it works a little better.”
Omarosa retorted, “You didn’t get here by being sweet,” noting that Ms. Williams’s radio career was built on, as she put it, “talking smack” about people.
Ms. Williams, visibly irked, said, “I feel like in many ways you are the stereotype of the angry black woman.”
Omarosa replied, “I’d rather be an A.B.W. than a buffoon.”
The last straw, however, was about bouffants. Ms. Williams slyly worked in a mention of her guest’s recent breast augmentation surgery; Omarosa retaliated by asking Ms. Williams if she had had her nose fixed. Ms. Williams, who said she has only used Botox, suggested that Omarosa plump up her lines with Restylane.
“And I would suggest a wig that doesn’t stuff my head three inches,” Omarosa snapped back.
At long last a breakthrough in daytime programming: the backtalk show.