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Feel like doing business with Ron Artest?

Ron Artest in parade

Would you like Lakers forward Ron Artest to be Santa Claus at your next Christmas party or to attend your child's bar mitzvah? May as well give it a shot at the doing-business-with-Ron link (as noted by ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky).

"Business with Ron" is pretty vague; the possibilities seem endless. Maybe he can be a fill-in on your bowling team, provide security at your overcrowded house party or be a clown at your 5-year-old's birthday party. Which event would you want Artest to attend? Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Note: we're going to have a live chat today at 12 p.m. using a new Scribble It Live Format. Although G-Snap has worked well for us, I promised I'd give the new model a look.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Ron Artest waves to fans from the Lakers' victory parade in June 2010. Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

 
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He can be Santa...I hate to dress like Santa...

This is HILARIOUS!!!

I think we should see if we can get Ron to "do business" here with us. See if he'll come on a live chat or host a blog party before or after a home game (or pre-season). Something like that.


What do you guys think?

I would actually like to start a "clown extermination business" with Ron Artest.


If your home or business became infested with clowns, Ron and I would show up and get rid of them for a reasonable fee.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

He can just stand there and be Ron Freakin Artest. That's good enough for me!!!

Jon K - I concur. I hate clowns. Almost as much as you hate cats.

Jon K - I concur. I hate clowns. Almost as much as you hate cats.

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 09:59 AM


I'm with you guys on the clown thing too. (wow, it's almost a bandwagon.)


And we SO have to hire RonRon for something - anything - for our blog.

I would actually like to start a "clown extermination business" with Ron Artest. If your home or business became infested with clowns, Ron and I would show up and get rid of them for a reasonable fee. Posted by: Jon K. | August 16, 2010 a 09:57 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!! STOP THIS!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!
JON K, Have you lost your freakin mind!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
RCOTD!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!!!

I see the bald-headed geek in a subtle way is making fun of, and running down our man Ron.... Only we can do that.

My company has brought in motivational speakers, and entertainers for dinner. Why not Ron Artest?

Add him to the list of:

Peyton Manning
Cheryl Crow
Sinbad
Rod Stewart

Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.

I'm with you guys on the clown thing too. (wow, it's almost a bandwagon.)And we SO have to hire RonRon for something - anything - for our blog.Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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LASS, I'm shocked! Shocked I say! To enourage this way! Lmao!!
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THE RON & JON CLOWN EXTERMINATION - BANDWAGON
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(01) JON K - OWNER - I would actually like to start a "clown extermination business" with Ron Artest. If your home or business became infested with clowns, Ron and I would show up and get rid of them for a reasonable fee
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Jon K - I concur. I hate clowns. Almost as much as you hate cats.
(03)LAKERLASS - RIDING SHOTGUN - I'm with you guys on the clown thing too. (wow, it's almost a bandwagon.)And we SO have to hire RonRon for something - anything - for our blog.
(04) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a very good morning to Mamba, Justa, Jon K, Magic Phil and Fatty. Oh, and MM, feel better.

By the way, have I ever mentioned that I love that this blog's Mamba clan is a matriarchal clan? Don't know why, just do.

Fatty - as long as you invite your blog buds....!

Yes Mamaba24 is me. Bad eyesight sorry!

Mamaba24 is almost as good as mamaB24.

@Mamba24,:) get ready for another funny little coincidence
Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 09:59 AM
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No, No, No! Lass please No! LMAO!!! OK, I can take it Lass...What?

By the way, have I ever mentioned that I love that this blog's Mamba clan is a matriarchal clan? Don't know why, just do.Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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You know how that came about don't you? She threatened to rip and punch our freakin throats if we didn't make her Mamba family Head!! Lol!

Mamaba24 is almost as good as mamaB24. Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 10:15 AM
LMAO!! Stop this! Stop this right now Lass!

Seriously, do we need to take up a blog collection to get RonRon on a live chat? Let's do this.

Good Morning Fatty sir. Wonderful idea you have. And what pray tell will your percentage of the cut for this enterprise be? Lol!

Seriously, do we need to take up a blog collection to get RonRon on a live chat? Let's do this. Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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I'm Game!!!

@LakerLass, Lass come on now, you expect me to believe
that name story? No, No, No!! LMAO!!!!

Laker Lass - please note - I have NEVER threatened anyone with physical harm in exchange for becoming "head of the mamba clan". That honor was thrust upon me by Mamba24 way back in the day. I had no intention of taking over his duties - I was volunteered. I'm more than happy to have Mamba24 take this "job" back, since it doesn't pay anything and comes with no glory whatsoever. :)

Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?

Justa,
Sometimes greatness is thrust upon you. Seize the opportunity.


Use your powers to get RonRon on a live chat.

Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!

Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?

Posted by: Rick Friedman | August 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM


I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party.

We want RonRon. We want RonRon.

@LakerLass, Lass come on now, you expect me to believe
that name story? No, No, No!! LMAO!!!!

Posted by: mamba24 | August 16, 2010 at 10:24 AM


You can't make that kind of ISH up.

Laker Lass - please note - I have NEVER threatened anyone with physical harm in exchange for becoming "head of the mamba clan". That honor was thrust upon me by Mamba24 way back in the day. I had no intention of taking over his duties - I was volunteered. I'm more than happy to have Mamba24 take this "job" back, since it doesn't pay anything and comes with no glory whatsoever. :)Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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And you're sticking to that story right? LMAO!

Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.

Posted by: Fatty | August 16, 2010 at 10:04 AM

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Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(04) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!


Well - I just sent an email via the link above to Ron (or whoever). Hopefully I'll hear something back!


Keep your fingers, toes and anything else you can cross, crossed!


Mamba24 - yes. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

LOL!!

Larry, we need a GET RON ARTEST ON THE LIVE CHAT BANDWAGON!!!!!!

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(04) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!
(05) FATTY - Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.
(06) THE SNAKE - Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY/LIVE CHAT - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) MAGIC PHIL - ALT. DRIVER - We need a GET RON ARTEST ON THE LIVE CHAT BANDWAGON!!!!!!
(04) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(05) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!
(06) FATTY - Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.
(07) THE SNAKE - Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U

Mamba24 - yes. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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Well Mam I'm not going to argue with you because...I treasure my vocal cords and windpipe!!! LMAO!!!!!!

@LakerLass, Lass come on now, you expect me to believe that name story? No, No, No!! LMAO!!!! Posted by: mamba24 | August 16, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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You can't make that kind of ISH up. Posted by: LakerLass | August 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!!!

I seem to be getting a bad rap on here lol! I'm non-violent - not a pacifist - but I do NOT go around punching people in the throat.

At least not if they don't absolutely deserve it.

LMAO!!

good morning laker fam! back after a weeks vac..I'll try and cram all this in to one msg.... draft picks signed, niiiice. let's get this trifecta done... as far as Ron and a live blog party... o most definitely!

I seem to be getting a bad rap on here lol! I'm non-violent - not a pacifist - but I do NOT go around punching people in the throat. At least not if they don't absolutely deserve it.
LMAO!! Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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Yes this is true, I can attest to it. This woman is a finely tuned weapon, she does not just go off willy nilly throat punching people. Of course if their happens to be a price on your head or this was a Vodka & percocet day then all bets are off. Other than that, you have nothing to fear...That's why I'm running for my life after I finish posting this!! OH THE HUMANITY!!! Just playing folks don't be alarmed. Lol!

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY/LIVE CHAT - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) MAGIC PHIL - ALT. DRIVER - We need a GET RON ARTEST ON THE LIVE CHAT BANDWAGON!!!!!!
(04) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(05) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!
(06) FATTY - Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.
(07) THE SNAKE - Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U
(08) RAIDERLAKER1980 - as far as Ron and a live blog party... o most definitely!

Jon K:

Looks like you already have your first blog clown below as a customer:

I would actually like to start a "clown extermination business" with Ron Artest. If your home or business became infested with clowns, Ron and I would show up and get rid of them for a reasonable fee. Posted by: Jon K. | August 16, 2010 a 09:57 AM
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ROTFLMAO!!! STOP THIS!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!
JON K, Have you lost your freakin mind!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
RCOTD!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!RCOTD!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mamaba24 |

Mamba24 - ummmmmm thanks - I think... :)

Man, the blog is FUNNY this morning. I'm at work and poking my head in here and I start howling laughing (Justa and her throat punching always does that, lol). Don't you hate that when everyone in the office looks at you funny when you bust out laughing for a reason they can't understand?

Yeah, we are DEEP in the offseason now. I was all for another episode of the Seinfeld 1,000 thread. I think the record ended up at 1130?

Edwin Gueco:

Man you are one of the blog's icon, in your post below you show excellent command of written prowess and not to mention the complex words of choice. Every time I read your post, I have to look up the webester.

Wow, dalliance, septuagenarian, efficient utilization of hybrid energy all very impressive. I think MM should be worried as I can see you taking over the blog's writer. Keep em coming O Famous One!!

Old post from Edwin:

Edwards, Sanford and Clinton were drawn into messy dalliance with their uncontrolled sensual appetite.
Dr. Buss is just one septuagenarian, (without meeting him, Justa already fell in love) playboy Hugh Hefner is another one, they have no problems with their love life or lives.
They are not really good looking men at age 76 but they have the "it" at that age, how can you please a super hot babe every night? That alone is another HOF category in efficient utilization of hybrid energy.

posted by Edwin Gueco.

Mamba24 - ummmmmm thanks - I think... :)Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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As always I have my trusty apology ready. Forgive me Justa for I have sinned. I apologize Mam. Is that good enough? Now I can do better but Justa...Pleaseeeeeee I just got back from the Dr. and they said my throat will be good as new in about 3 months. So if that apology aint good enough...I can do much, much better!!!! Just playing folks! JustAnotherMambafan is a fine upstanding member of Laker Nation. Was that good enough Justa? LMAO!!

Sign me up for the Blog party/live chat...sing? ok no Celine Dion or Raul Pierce serenade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD796H08J7w

Don't you hate that when everyone in the office looks at you funny when you bust out laughing for a reason they can't understand? Posted by: JohnnyV | August 16, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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JohhnyV I got news for you, when I'm at work they look at me funny even when I don't burst out laughing for no reason! Of course it could be because I have my Purple & Gold thong on and nothing more but....No, I don't think that's it! LOl!

Let's unleash Ron Ron on the trolls. Ron Ron's Troll Patrol.

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY/LIVE CHAT - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) MAGIC PHIL - ALT. DRIVER - We need a GET RON ARTEST ON THE LIVE CHAT BANDWAGON!!!!!!
(04) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(05) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!
(06) FATTY - Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.
(07) THE SNAKE - Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U
(08) RAIDERLAKER1980 - as far as Ron and a live blog party... o most definitely!
(09) LROB - Sign me up for the Blog party/live chat...sing? ok no Celine Dion or Raul Pierce serenade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD796H08J7w

Let's unleash Ron Ron on the trolls. Ron Ron's Troll Patrol.
Posted by: LRob | August 16, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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Stop that! Trolls are Fecal too!

JohnnyV - the original throat puncher is, in fact, Jon K. It was so very effective, I guess I've adopted the technique. It's difficult to master, but if you're persistent and dedicated, it can be done. Of course I would never advocate it's use. Unless, like I stated before, someone really really really really really really deserves it. Then all bets are off.

JohnnyV - the original throat puncher is, in fact, Jon K. It was so very effective, I guess I've adopted the technique. It's difficult to master, but if you're persistent and dedicated, it can be done. Of course I would never advocate it's use. Unless, like I stated before, someone really really really really really really deserves it. Then all bets are off. Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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I promise Justa...I'll be out of town by sundown!!!! Lol!

LOL! Oh my gawd... that does seem like something Jon K would be adept at. Glad you have learned to use the power of the punch when necessary Justa.

Since Mamba does so much for our blog here, you think you could give him a shot at explaining himself before ultimately deciding whether or not to end his ability to speak or breathe? Just.... think about it.....ROFL.

@ MAMBA24;

Add DBDH to the list, sir.

DBDH!

JohnnyV - no worries - I would never use the power of the throat punch on Mamba24. He's delusional.

I forgot to add that being delusional does not necessarily exempt you from a good, solid throat punch. But in Mamba24's case it does, because he's also harmless and good blog entertainment!


LOL!!!!!

Since Mamba does so much for our blog here, you think you could give him a shot at explaining himself before ultimately deciding whether or not to end his ability to speak or breathe? Just.... think about it.....ROFL. Posted by: JohnnyV | August 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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OH Bless you kind sir! Yes I think really and truly the woman can be reasoned with but...Just in case I'm keeping my bags packed! LMAO!!

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DRAFT RON ARTEST TO HOST A LAKERS BLOG PARTY/LIVE CHAT - BANDWAGON
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(01) RICK FRIEDMAN - OWNER - Forget having Ron do a live chat. Let's see how much it costs to have him host a blog party. Bandwagon, anyone?
(02)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - DRIVER - Rick - my BFF - OH HELL YEAH!! Count me in! But only if he wears his championship pink feather hat!
(03) MAGIC PHIL - ALT. DRIVER - We need a GET RON ARTEST ON THE LIVE CHAT BANDWAGON!!!!!!
(04) LAKER LASS - RIDING SHOT GUN - I was going for the live chat as a kind of starter session, then figured we could go for the blog party. We want RonRon. We want RonRon.
(05) MAMBA24 - SO SAY WE ALL!!!
(06) FATTY - Ron could fit in quite nicely. He could share stories, tell jokes, and sing.
(07) THE SNAKE - Sing? Well, OK, as long as it none of that Celine Dion stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpHOVO0aS1U
(08) RAIDERLAKER1980 - as far as Ron and a live blog party... o most definitely!
(09) LROB - Sign me up for the Blog party/live chat...sing? ok no Celine Dion or Raul Pierce serenade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD796H08J7w
(10) DONT'BLAME DELL HARIIS - Add DBDH to the list, sir.

1992 Dream team vs NBA ALL-LEGENDS


Magic- Oscar Robertson
Jordan- Kobe Bryant
Bird- Elgin Baylor
Karl Malone- Tim Duncan
David Robinson- Kareem Abdul Jabbar


Stockton- Isiah Thomas
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Pippen- James Worthy
Barkely- Moses Malone
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7 game series! Who wins?

Hey guys we got a chat up

MM

Seriously, how could Ron Artest turn down hosting a L.A. Times Lakers blog party? How could he?


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

Throat punch = effecient.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

I AM IN on the Ron Artest blog party bandwagon!

Rick F. - awesome idea! He would totally do that if he knew about the late night crazies that would show up to talk all things Lakers.

And BTW - I did ask him on his site to join us for a live chat before I read this. I said anytime, day or night, off-season or during any road trip.

I have a good feeling about this one!

PLG


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