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He' back! Weird Al Yankovic Parodies Pharrell's "Happy" With "Tacky" —Watch the Hilarious Video!
EONLINE ^ | 07/14/2014 | ALYSSA TOOMEY

Posted on 07/14/2014 1:05:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

We wonder if Pharrell Williams has gotten wind of this... "Weird Al" Yankovic debuted the music video for his first single from his upcoming album, Mandatory Fun, on Monday, and, in anticipation of the record's release, the 54-year-old celeb will be sharing eight new videos over the next eight days.

The first of which is a parody of the Pharrell's hit jam "Happy" and has been cleverly renamed "Tacky" in an effort to poke fun at the tackiest folks in our society with a little help from Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black, who are all featured in the clip.

Among the tacky offenses highlighted in the tune?

"Wear my Ed Hardy shirt with florescent orange pants," Stonestreet lip-syncs. "Got my new resume, it's printed in Comic Sans!"

"43 bumper stickers and a YOLO license plate, bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date," Black adds.

"Practice my twerking skills at the DMV, took the whole bowl of restaurant mints because they said they're free."

The track also calls out the sandals-with-socks wearers and the live-tweeters in addition to the over- Instagrammers and the notorious name-droppers. Oh, and did we mention Jack Black twerks? Yeah, that happens. Yankovic's latest record, which comes three years after his previous album, will also feature parodies of Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Iggy Azalea.


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1 posted on 07/14/2014 1:05:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: sauropod

home


2 posted on 07/14/2014 1:06:44 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Riding dirty" was his best parody, IMO.

Can't believe he's 54...the guy doesn't look a day over 30.

3 posted on 07/14/2014 1:09:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: SeekAndFind

So funny.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 1:12:26 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He looked better with shorter hair and a mustache. Now he just looks like Tiny Tim.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 1:13:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Weird Al is awesome!!


6 posted on 07/14/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Weird Al is always good for a few laughs

A personal favorite - UHF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUi926ses94


7 posted on 07/14/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I liked “Amish Paradise.”

“Even Ezekiel knows that my mind is gone!”


8 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I liked “Amish Paradise.”

“Even Ezekiel knows that my mind is gone!”


9 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:28 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This one’s great, but White & Nerdy is my favorite!


10 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Think goodness something from the good old days is still around.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 1:23:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

I loved Amish Paradise.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 1:25:02 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump for link I can play on laptop.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 1:27:27 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: SeekAndFind

Weird Al’s parody of American Psycho with Huey Lewis is very funny. A little NSFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk15H6PjBis


14 posted on 07/14/2014 1:30:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks! New favorite song. Wish I could find one of those shirts! (Maybe at the county fair next week ... could alternate with my tractor pull T-shirt.)


15 posted on 07/14/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: SeekAndFind

I think “Word Crimes” is also going to be excellent.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: F15Eagle
A personal favorite - UHF

I was one of 3 people in the theater for its Flint, Michigan premiere.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 1:43:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL!

I needed that today! :-)


18 posted on 07/14/2014 1:52:57 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Cool - never knew what it was until a boss told me years and years ago.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It was a good movie sandwiched in one of the biggest blockbuster summers ever. It was dead out the gate because of Batman.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 1:53:49 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Saw him live a few years ago, one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 1:55:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Pharrell would’ve heard it before it was released; Weird Al gets copyright permission for everything he does and most acts WANT to be spoofed by him.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Trapped in the Drive-Thru (parody of R Kelly’s ‘Trapped In the Closet’) is my favorite.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Was just watching it. Love it when they turn on LZ and he flips over in the car with his bunny slippers. Best part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHnTocdD7sk


24 posted on 07/14/2014 1:57:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t have time to watch it again but if I am not mistaken the entire thing looks as if it’s done in one shot.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 2:01:59 PM PDT by golux
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To: Squawk 8888

Dave Grohl said that he knew Nirvana made the big time when Weird Al parodied “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” They all loved it.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I love Weird Al... and Aisha Taylor... but you do not get tackier than Margaret Cho. Kirsten Schaal is pretty damned tacky, too, but I love her character Louise from Bob’s Burgers, so I’ll give her a pass.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 2:04:45 PM PDT by dangus
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, Pharrell Williams knows about it.

We are teeming with excitement to announce that Nerdist is premiering “Weird Al” Yankovic’s first music video for his #8videos8days project. Feast your eyes on the video for “Tacky,” a wonderfully warped and wacky version of Pharrell’s hyper-bubbly mega-hit, “Happy.”

Featuring guest appearances from comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black, the video was shot on location at the historic Palace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the same space that was used as Julianne Moore’s apartment in The Big Lebowski.

“We’re going to have some fun today!” Al told us before shooting began. “Thank you, Pharrell; I really appreciate it–you’re a cool guy,” he said as he cracked that famously wide smile.

http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weird-al-yankovic-gets-tacky-with-pharrells-happy/


28 posted on 07/14/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: SeekAndFind

If only Weird Al, Bob Rivers, and James@War would do a parody tour together.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dfwgator

Yep, in an interview with the Toronto Sun Al recounted the phone call to Grohl:

“I’d like to do a parody of Smells like Teen Spirit.”
“Cool. Is it about food?”
“No, it’s about how you mumble all the words to the song.”
“Sounds great. Do it!”


30 posted on 07/14/2014 2:11:41 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love his stuff but this is pretty much a bottom of the monkey barrel video.


31 posted on 07/14/2014 2:13:07 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: SeekAndFind
Jack Black twerking is just WRONG! He is entertainly nuts and that's a good thing.
Good work Weird Al.
32 posted on 07/14/2014 2:19:46 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Jack Hydrazine; Norm Lenhart; Salamander; spyone; To Hell With Poverty; ...
This is the Modern Music Ping List. Our topic is music from the 20th and 21st century, from Ravel and Shostokovich through to the Synth Pioneers.


33 posted on 07/14/2014 2:24:53 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: All

BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!

(not to use the song as background music to Obama photo ops)


34 posted on 07/14/2014 2:27:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Too many

One can date themselves

Team picture: Amish Paradise//Like a Surgeon//Dare to be Stupid// UHF/ Fat// Eat it// Cable TV// I Lost on Jeopardy// I think I’m a Clone now// Yoda // Money for Nothing


35 posted on 07/14/2014 2:38:04 PM PDT by slapshot
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Looking forward to that one, too! Weird Al always makes me crack a smile.


36 posted on 07/14/2014 2:41:36 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: sauropod
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Kirk: Enterprise ... Listen carefully .... I want you to fire on THESE coordidates ...


Chekov: But Keptain, we'll be firing DIRECTLY on your position ...


Kirk: FIRE Enterprise !!!



Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - (click)

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37 posted on 07/14/2014 2:49:58 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Weird Al, baseball’s Ozzie Smith, Chuck Liddell, rocket/airplane
designer Burt Rutan, John Madden, and I have one thing in common
.........we all attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Weird.


38 posted on 07/14/2014 2:53:12 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: SeekAndFind

In photo he reminds me of a young Ted Nugent.


39 posted on 07/14/2014 2:53:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: slapshot

My goodness. I hereby consider myself dated.


40 posted on 07/14/2014 3:00:13 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: dfwgator

I like that one also. :)


41 posted on 07/14/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

hair dye keeps him young..

Amish Paradise gives Riding dirty a run for it’s money.


42 posted on 07/14/2014 3:10:08 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: autumnraine

I just played it on my laptop...

so uhh.. not sure why you can’t.


43 posted on 07/14/2014 3:11:06 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

you and the ushers eh?


44 posted on 07/14/2014 3:14:04 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: dfwgator

Weird Al called into their dressing room on SNL to ask if he could do that parody. Heh.


45 posted on 07/14/2014 3:18:39 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: IronJack; Extremely Extreme Extremist; autumnraine; BuckeyeTexan

LYRICS: “Amish Paradise”

As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain
I take a look at my wife and realize she’s very plain
But that’s just perfect for an Amish like me
You know, I shun fancy things like electricity
At 4:30 in the morning I’m milkin’ cows
Jebediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows... fool
And I’ve been milkin’ and plowin’ so long that
Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone
I’m a man of the land, I’m into discipline
Got a Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin
But if I finish all of my chores and you finish thine
Then tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1699

We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
I’ve churned butter once or twice
Living in an Amish paradise
It’s hard work and sacrifice
Living in an Amish paradise
We sell quilts at discount price
Living in an Amish paradise

A local boy kicked me in the butt last week
I just smiled at him and turned the other cheek
I really don’t care, in fact I wish him well
‘Cause I’ll be laughing my head off when he’s burning in hell
But I ain’t never punched a tourist even if he deserved it
An Amish with a ‘tude? You know that’s unheard of
I never wear buttons but I got a cool hat
And my homies agree, I really look good in black...fool
If you come to visit, you’ll be bored to tears
We haven’t even paid the phone bill in 300 years
But we ain’t really quaint, so please don’t point and stare
We’re just technologically impaired

There’s no phone, no lights, no motorcar
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
It’s as primitive as can be

We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
We’re just plain and simple guys
Living in an Amish paradise
There’s no time for sin and vice
Living in an Amish paradise
We don’t fight, we all play nice
Living in an Amish paradise

Hitchin’ up the buggy, churnin’ lots of butter
Raised a barn on Monday, soon I’ll raise another
Think you’re really righteous? Think you’re pure in heart?
Well, I know I’m a million times as humble as thou art
I’m the pious guy the little Amlettes wanna be like
On my knees day and night scorin’ points for the afterlife
So don’t be vain and don’t be whiny
Or else, my brother, I might have to get medieval on your heinie

We been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
We’re all crazy Mennonites
Living in an Amish paradise
There’s no cops or traffic lights
Living in an Amish paradise
But you’d probably think it bites
Living in an Amish paradise


46 posted on 07/14/2014 3:18:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Now post White & Nerdy ... cuz it’s better. :)


47 posted on 07/14/2014 3:20:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“White & Nerdy”

They see me mowin’
My front lawn
I know they’re all thinking
I’m so White N’ nerdy

Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Can’t you see I’m white n’ nerdy
Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy!
I wanna roll with-
The gangsters
But so far they all think
I’m too white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Really, really white n’ nerdy

First in my class here at M.I.T.
Got skills, I’m a Champion of D&D
MC Escher that’s my favorite MC
Keep your 40
I’ll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin to the contrary
You’ll find they’re quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Steven Hawking’s in my library
My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
I got people begging for my top 8 spaces
Yo I know Pi to a thousand places
Ain’t got no grills but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I’m a whiz at minesweeper I can play for days
Once you see my sweet moves you’re gonna stay amazed,
my fingers movin’ so fast I’ll set the place ablaze
There’s no killer app I haven’t run
At Pascal, well, I’m number 1
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain’t got a gat but I got a soldering gun
“Happy Days” is my favourite theme song
I can sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I’ll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I’m fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon
Here’s the part I sing on

They see me roll on, my Segway!
I know in my heart they think I’m
white n’ nerdy!
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Can’t you see I’m white n’ nerdy
Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy
I’d like to roll with-
The gangsters
Although it’s apparent I’m too
White n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
I’m just too white n’ nerdy
How’d I get so white n’ nerdy?

I’ve been browsing, inspectin’
X-men comics you know I collect ‘em
The pens in my pocket
I must protect ‘em
my ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shopping online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized “Holy Grail” really well
I can recite it right now and have you ROTFLOL
I got a business doing web sites
When my friends need some code who do they call?
I do HTML for them all
Even made a homepage for my dog!
Yo! Got myself a fanny pack
they were having a sale down at the GAP
Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
POP POP! Hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky!

I’m nerdy in the extreme and whiter than sour cream
I was in AV club and Glee club and even the chess team!
Only question I ever thought was hard
Was do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?
I spend every weekend
at the renaissance fair
I got my name on my underwear!

They see me strollin’
They laughin’
And rollin’ their eyes ‘cause
I’m so white n’ nerdy
Just because I’m white n’ nerdy
Just because I’m white n’ nerdy
All because I’m white n’ nerdy
Holy cow I’m white n’ nerdy
I wanna bowl with-
the gangsters
but oh well it’s obvious I’m
white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Think I’m just too white n’ nerdy
I’m just too white n’ nerdy
Look at me I’m white n’ nerdy!


48 posted on 07/14/2014 3:29:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I liked ‘another one rides the bus.’


49 posted on 07/14/2014 3:34:30 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

Here’s Weird Al performing that song LIVE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZkouut-9RQ


50 posted on 07/14/2014 3:53:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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