Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Pie: Ain't Nothin' Better
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This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®

I freely admit, the first thing I am grateful for at Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pie I know I will be having for dessert. And for breakfast the next day.  In fact, I might have to say that pumpkin pie for breakfast at 3:30 in the morning or whatever ungodly hour I decide to go shopping on Black Friday is my favorite moment of the entire year.  Anyway, it's pretty clear that I love pumpkin pie.

You can imagine my excitement when I found out that Pop-Tarts has a limited edition Thanksgiving flavor this year: Pumpkin Pie.  My kids and I were given the assignment to use the Pop-Tarts to make something yummy, and not surprisingly, we chose to make an actual pumpkin pie using the Pop-Tarts as the crust.

First, we ripped up 6 Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts and put them in a bowl.



We then melted a stick of butter and mixed it all together.

Second, we smooshed the crust down into the dish.

Then we made our favorite pumpkin pie recipe, poured it over our fancy crust and baked as normal.


Finally, we ate it, which is the best part!


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    148 comments:

    Lacy said...

    My favorite would have to be the Green Bean Casserole with Cream of Mushroom soup and the French Fried Onions... I LOVE that stuff!! oh and pecan pie is my dream :)

    The Atomic Mom said...

    Oh you and I are sympatico on the pumpkin pie. I always make lots of these all thru the holidays, and for just whenever! :) I'd say, my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the green bean casserole....mmmmm!

    Misty said...

    I can't wait to eat pumpkin pie with whip cream! It's my all time favorite fall/winter food! I will have to try the poptarts! golfcourse_designer@yahoo.com

    elle said...

    I can't wait to share that day with family and friends. My favorite food I look forward to is sweet potato casserole and I bet these pop tarts would be great with it! lauwil07 at gmail dot com.

    Chef MAMA Mimi said...

    I most look forward to eating: Caesar Pasta Salad on Thanksgving, and green salad, and then Pumpkin Pie! Yummy! also....

    I am THANKFUL for:
    T - Truth...it will set you free
    H - Heart & Home...without a heart we can't be human nor LOVE..Home
    is where the Heart is!
    A - Amen to the Lord! Thank you for EVERYTHING!
    N - Never giving up the fight for Freedom...Thank you SOLDIERS!
    K - Kindness...Jamie thank you for being so kind to post all these
    amazing recipes for us all and sharing yourself with all of us
    F - Faith, Friend, and Family...Thank you Lord for giving us faith and hope in You, and thank You Lord for all our amazing friends and family.
    U - Undying and Unquestionable Love...Of our Lord and Savior Jesus
    Christ - thank you Lord, as we celebrate the true meaning of
    Christmas...your birthday!
    L - Love...Christ died for our sins, that is true love, thank you oh Lord.

    Let us give thanks unto the Lord this Holiday Season!

    Mami2jcn said...

    I look forward to the turkey and mashed potatoes!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    meeyeehere said...

    Oh,I really look forward to a tasty Pumpkin pie and whipped cream!
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    Erin said...

    I look forward to eating my mom's potato rolls dipped in gravy. Yum!!

    queendeni said...

    Well, you know what? Thanksgiving means family! So when I cook for my family, I am in heaven. Thinking we will be together! I seem to gravitate to sweet potatoes and turkey, plus our little special green jello salad!

    B said...

    I look forward to my mother in law's stuffing
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Jackie said...

    Stuffing. And turkey. And potatoes. And gravy. And Pie. But stuffing. MMM...

    Wendi Thomas said...

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey and homemade stuffing. Yummy.

    wendi7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Audrey said...

    My favorite thing is the pie and this year I am looking forward to figuring out a couple of healthier alternative recipes for my favorites! Man. winning this would REALLY help us out right now!

    Bonnie said...

    I love it all! Just getting together with extended family makes everything taste better. The most unusual thing I look forward to are the homemade sweet pickles that my husband's grandma always brings.

    The Newmans said...

    My mom's stuffing. I only get it once a year and I can't live without it!

    Karina said...

    looks interesting

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

    Kristin, Scott, Emily and Eric said...

    Green. Bean. Casserole. That's all. :) Oh and maybe Pecan Pie. And the stuffing. Wait,and the homemade mashed potatoes. But mostly the Green Bean Casserole. :)

    Derek, Rachel and Cadence said...

    I'm looking forward to my new side dish, squash casserole!

    mali said...

    I most look forward to stuffing and then pecan pie later on!! My most favorite though is a sandwich made with leftover turkey they next day!!

    Mel4Him said...

    I always make my homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving Dinner. Most of the family loves it with the exception of a few who would rather stick to the canned version. LOL.

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    Mel4Him said...

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    TruthHole said...

    Looking forward to a big piece if turkey

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    TruthHole said...

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    Julie said...

    I love my mom's potato rolls. I still can't make them like she does.

    simplyjulieblog@gmail.com

    Geri said...

    I can't wait to eat the Candied Yams. Mmmmm, my all-time fav!! And the rolls are a divine close second fav of mine.

    goozeberry_pie (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Rach said...

    I have to put this Stuffed celery stick. A mouth full of goodness.

    rachel said...

    It's seriously all about the turkey with me. Turkey, turkey, turkey. I never make it any other time of year because the anticipation of Thanksgiving makes it so much more delicious.

    twobubbus at hotmail dot com

    Lacey said...

    This Thanksgiving I'm looking forward to being in Disneyland and eating a buffet lunch on Thanksgiving day at the Disneyland Resort Hotel. SO EXCITED! 1- for all the food I don't have to make and 2- for all the plates I get to use and not clean!!!

    Melanie said...

    Turkey and giblet gravy!! Delicious!

    melduke at gmail dot com

    Hilary said...

    K, was it really good?
    MY personal favorite is rolls and sweet potatoes. :)

    charrette said...

    My turkey -- I got the idea from a Martha Stewart cookbook the first year we were married and have been perfecting it over the years. In a nutshell, loosen the skin and add a pretty pattern of fresh herbs, then douse it all with melted butter. YUM!

    Suburban Correspondent said...

    Stuffing - yum!

    Lesa @ music notes said...

    Homemade creamed corn. That pie you made looks wonderful!

    Melissa said...

    I love eating turkey that I don't prepare myself. If I have to do the bird prep, I can't eat a bite. And I love it all....the perfect mashed potatoes with dried corn, cranberries, stuffing, rolls, and of course pie, pie, pie. Mmmmm.

    Audrey said...

    My favorite has to be making and eating the Ruth's Chris sweet potato casserole recipe. I swear it's like eating dessert for a side dish. MMMM-MMMM!

    Brooke said...

    I love my mom's sweet potato bake. Maybe I can convince her to sprinkle poptarts on top this year...
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

    MCantu1019 said...

    Stuffing with cool whip, yes.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

    gmissycat said...

    Love the SWEAT Potatoes and cannot wait!!!! Love them!!! gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    gmissycat said...

    Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/3191473956716545

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    Jenny said...

    Mashed potatoes. Or as my 5 year old will say "Smashed potatoes" Love them!!

    Amy said...

    Stuffing is my most fav

    avennett AT verizon DOT net

    Kate said...

    I love the homemade rolls, warm. I also look forward to the pies and pies and pies. Thanksgiving is definitely enjoyable and fattening.

    anonymous said...

    My favorite thing is the cranberry salad with the mini marshmallows, Mandarin oranges, and whipped topping, LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

    sassy2 said...

    the hashbrown casserole

    sassy2 said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/flmommy/status/3424372681342976

    sassy2 said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/flmommy/status/3424372681342976

    marybug2 said...

    My favorite food is the pecan pie, but most of all just enjoying dinner with the family.
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    marybug2 said...

    I tweeted
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    marybug2 at yahoo.com

    abitnerdy said...

    Your pictures are amazing! A red dining room, I am in love. <3

    hehe
    Thanksgiving I am most looking forward to some honey ham & CORNBREAD and hopefully cornbread STUFFING! <3 :). My tastebuds can't wait.

    abitenrdygirl [at] gmail [dot] com

    Brian and Kendra said...

    On thanksgiving I look forward most to stuffing. It doesn't even have to be homemade! I will take the stove top! :)

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    Lynn said...

    Definitely the pumpkin pie for me, made with naturals sugars, and with real cream whipped up with maple syrup and cinnamon.

    CrystalsCozyKitchen said...

    For me it is the stuffing and the turkey. YUM!

    Angel Jacklyn said...

    I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE FOR STUFFING! IT ALWAYS TASTES DIFFERENT EACH YEAR kytah00@yahoo.com

    Angel Jacklyn said...

    2nd ENTRY TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/3549030864920576

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    susan1215 said...

    Stuffing, pumpkin pie and turkey

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    susan1215 said...

    http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/3552732514357248

    Naddez said...

    Cornbread dressing & homemade Banana Pudding! Yum!! :)

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    Naddez said...

    Tweeted - http://twitter.com/Naddez/status/3621157819387904


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    cpevey said...

    That looks soooo good! What an awesome giveaway too!

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    cpevey said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/PeveysGirl/status/3627154847825921

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    Anne said...

    I am looking forward to my mom's pies!
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    Sandyhere said...

    Dressing with giblet gravy is my favorite and what I look forward to the most. I indulge in the decadence and make it with the best and riches ingredients for Thanksgiving. I love the holidays and all the food and presents for the kids. It is the time of year I feel most like a Mom.

    Sandyhere said...

    I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Allhoneyhere/status/3641243133288448

    jakiesmom said...

    my mom's squash hater's casserole!
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    Ailinh Harris said...

    I love love love green beans! I can't wait to chow on T-Day.

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    JC said...

    Pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    JC said...

    tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/3699810095861760

    Mami2jcn said...

    tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/3830188735463425

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    suburban prep said...

    I would love love to try the new pumpkin flavor of Pop Tart.
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    Tabathia said...

    Fried turkey breast and sweet potato pudding
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    Tabathia said...

    tweet
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    lisastassforth said...

    I love any food related to Thanksgiving. but in the last few years we have celebrated with my sister in law's family who provide yummy Armenian food.
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    nancy said...

    My favorite Thanksgiving food is the turkey, no wait it's the stuffing, no no it's roasted veggies, noooo it's PIE.

    marcia goss said...

    I'm looking forward to homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
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    marcia goss said...

    Tweet.
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    Heather said...

    My mother-in-law's copycat of the Cheesecake Factory's Pumpkin Cheesecake. So yummy.

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    Heather said...

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/SecretsofMom

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    LAMusing said...

    I look forward to the turkey and the fresh cranberry relish!
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    LAMusing said...

    tweet!
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    LisAway said...

    Mmmm, pumpkin pie pop tarts and pop tart pumpkin pie! :) I love all Thanksgiving food, but dessert is my favorite part of every dinner, and Thanksgiving is no exception, I think. Mmmmm, pie. Pumpkin, pecan, chocolate.

    Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

    I would be satisfied if Thanksgiving were a buffet of mashed potatoes and pie. The best thing about that meal is its abundance of comfort foods.

    Pam said...

    I really do love the pie (who doesn't?) but my very most fave has to be the turkey and homemade cranberry relish and the sandwiches with leftover dinner rolls which will follow that night and the next day! themoonmom@hotmail.com

    Paula said...

    I can never wait for stuffing!

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    katychick said...

    i look forward to eating the stuffing the most..and the pumpkin pie.
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    Condie Family said...

    Weirdly enough, I look forward to the deviled eggs..yum! Wouldn't be thanksgiving without them!

    Anne-Marie said...

    The turkey and stuffing, especially the next day on a roll with cranberry sauce!!

    Kristy said...

    MAshed potatoes and green beans. Yummy!

    quitecontrary1977 said...

    Pie pie pie! Pumpkin, pecan, chocolate silk. If it's pie,I'm game!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

    angie lilly said...

    ooo that is hard...I look forward to the whole meal...but I love the Quorn Turk'y roast we make...mmmm!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

    angie lilly said...

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/4585915649368064
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

    Scott said...

    I love my wife's homemade organic mac-n-cheese and her veggie sausage stuffing!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

    Scott said...

    my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/4592718986612736
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

    Megan said...

    That's actually a hard question! I think probably the pickled eggs...I know that's weird..but it's family tradition...and pecan pie!

    Heather said...

    I am looking forward to the mashed potatoes and gravy!

    poultrygeist99 said...

    I'll be making a chocolate pudding pie for Thanksgiving. If last year was any indication of child opinion, perhaps I should make two? It occurs to me that this poptart crust might be really good for the pudding pie, though I might use the chocolate flavored ones instead. Oh! Or the strawberry ones... Some interesting possibilities there!

    aplummer @ that place I work with your husband.

    bdiane34 said...

    I look forward to the dressing
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    bdiane34 said...

    I tweeted
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    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/4759250559574017

    Heidi said...

    I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but I do look forward to the whipped cream. I usually like to break it up with a piece of chocolate pie. Now, that's heaven!
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    swoodsonshoeclips said...

    Loving this recipe, thanks! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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    Andrea said...

    I'm definitely with you on the pumpkin pie. Although, I do prefer it refrigerator cold.

    frisbyfamily at you know the rest. :)

    The Crave to Save said...

    I love my mother's homemade apple pie with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream!
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    The Crave to Save said...

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    Cindi said...

    I love the turkey & stuffing with gravy on it!

    Soupy said...

    My Mom's Green Bean Casserole and sweet potatoes! AND A NAP! :)

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    PauleyD said...

    I am looking forward to pumpkin pie.

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    PauleyD said...

    tweet

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    UtahJenny said...

    Best part of the meal ... seriously, the stuffing!!!!!! Can't get enough of it! (but pumpkin or pecan pie chase it down every time) :)

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    Tara said...

    I look forward to my grandmas homemade rolls and bacon wrapped smokies, now I really can't wait!
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    Tara said...

    I read the official rules.
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    Susan said...

    I am most looking forward to eating the deviled eggs. My sister probably makes the best ones in the world.

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    Susan said...

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/rsmstahley/status/5790044405112832

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    duckstrawberry said...

    I look forward to the pecan pie.

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    amandawk said...

    Pumpkin pie!
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    amandawk said...

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/5813338558701569

    Kerry said...

    I look forward to the sweet potatoes!
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    Kerry said...

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/5816078231932928
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    Kristen said...

    My favorites are bread stuffing (made with sourdough) and baked sweet potatoes.

    The Sunshyn said...

    I most look forward to the cranberry sauce. Its the only time of year we eat cranberry sauce. I wonder why that is...
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    The Sunshyn said...

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/5880030181720064

    sodahoney said...

    Stuffing, I love stuffing this year I am making 2 different kinds.

    sodahoney said...

    http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/5952641918050305

    shirley said...

    Can't wait for the stuffing and pie.
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    shirley said...

    tweet-http://twitter.com/COUNTRYNEST/status/5988836093984768
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    ape2016 said...

    My Grandma's stuffing is my all time fav. When I was little, I would get up early to watch her prep the turkey and then make her amazing stuffing.

    Deb said...

    My mom's dressing! She makes the best dressing in the world!

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

    Deb said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6036987718934528

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    The Murray Crew said...

    Really looking forward to Mashed Taters!

    bradley.g.murray(at)gmail.com

    Deb said...

    Overall, we have a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner with one exception...for a first course, my mom always makes her Matzo ball soup....a favorite in our family!

    AStarrA said...

    I'm all about the turkey!!!
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

    tattgiff said...

    I look forward to mom's stuffing.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

    Just call me "B" said...

    Pumpkin pie!!!

    Mom2anutball said...

    I look forward to Pumpkin Pie the most!!

    Thanks!
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    Debbie said...

    I do love the pumpkin pie. I also love the potatoes!
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    Debbie said...

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/6882085096656896
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    Mom2anutball said...

    I blogged about it!
    http://mom2anutball.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogherpoptart-giveaways.html

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    MFD said...

    Is there really one favorite on Thanksgiving? I can tell you what my least favorite is.....the turkey! I like turkey just as much as the next person but when there is stuffing (my Mom's recipe), sweet potatoes, cranberries, apple and pumpkin pie - there is not much room on my plate for turkey.

    DoughGirl said...

    Pecan pie is my favorite!

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    KaHolly said...

    Turkey!! I like the moist, delicious dark meat the very best.

    dlhaley said...

    The Turkey, of course.

    skkorman said...

    I love sauteed green beans!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    codi said...

    As if Pumpkin Pie couldn't get any better...then you added Pumpkin Pie poptarts! Love it! Please consider me entered to win the $100 Visa GC. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

    codi said...

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    Eve said...

    MY mom's cornbread stuffing is always a delight
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    Eve said...

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    Eve said...

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    Shel said...

    My grandmother's cheesy potatoes topped with corn flake crumbs.

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    Shel said...

    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/7684823980183552

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