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Xárene Eskandar
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    Tue, Apr 10, 2007  Permanent link
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    A0013237932294     Thu, Apr 26, 2007  Permanent link
    Xárene: if you're interested, forty-two hours of Buckminster goodness can be found transcribed and video-recorded here.