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6 types of programmers: Code Written By A CS 101 Student public int fibonacci (int x) { if (x 1) return 1 else if (x 2) ( return 1; ) else fibonacci (x - 2 ) ; return fibonacci (x 1) Code Written At A Hackathon public int getFibonacciNumber (int switch (n) n) case 1: return 1; case 2: return 1A case 3: return 2 case 4 return 3 case 5: return 5 case 6: return B case 7: return 13; default: good enough for the demo, lol return -1 Code Written At A Startup 1TODO add Javadoc comments getFibonacciNumber TODO Should we move this to a different file? public int getFibonacciNumber (int n) /TODO Stack may overflow with recursive implementation, switch over to // iteration approach at some point? if (n0) /TODO This should probably throw an exception. Or maybe just print // a log message? return-1 ) else if (n 0) ( TODO Generalize the initial conditions? return 0 ) else if (n 1) return 1; else /TODO Spend some time with my family and kids, I've been at work for /over 48 hours straight return getFibonacciNumber (n 1) + getFibonnaciNumber (n - 2) Code Written At A Large Company getFibonacciNumber is a method that, given some index n, returns the nth Fibonacci number. eparam n The index of the Fibonacci number you wish to retrieve. return The nth Fibonacci number. public CustomInteger 64 getFibonacciNumber (CustomInteger64 n) FibonacciDataViewBuilder builder FibonacciDataViewBuilderFactory.create FibonacciDataViewBuilder new FibonacciDataViewBuilderParams (n, null, null, if (builder = FibonacciDataViewBuilderConstants.ERROR_STATE) throw new FibonacciDataViewBuilderFactoryException FibonacciDataView dataView builder.GenerateFibonacciDataView (this) if (dataView FibonacciDataViewConstants.ERROR STATE) throw new FibonacciDataViewGenerationException return dataView.accessNext FibonacciNumber (null, null, null) Code Written By A Math Ph.D. public int getFibonacciNumber (int n) return (int) divide (subtract (exponentiate (phi ), subtract (phi , psi ))): n), exponentiate (psi ), n)), public double exponentiate (double a, double b) if (equal (b, zero )) return one () else ( return multiply (a, exponentiate (a, subtract (b, one ())) ) 1 public double phi) return divide (add (one , sqrt (add (one , one (, one , one , one ()))), add (one ( one ())) public double psi () ( return subtract (one (), phi)) Code Written By Your Cat public static final int UNITE - 1; public static final int UNITED= 2 meowwnn meow public int meow (int KITTENS_OF_THE_WORLD) { //MEOW if (KITTENS_OF_THE_WORLD < UNITED) { return KITTENS_OF_THE_WORLD else meeoowwwwwwwnw //meoooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww return meow (KITTENS OF THE WORLD - UNITE) meow (KITTENS OF THE_WORLD UNITED) 6 types of programmers

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demolitonlover: Blunt Magazine, February 2009 (x x) Additional record review which was not scanned and received 8 out of 10:When guitarist for New Jersey pretty boys My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, gets some time away from the band, he likes to relax by getting down in his basement with his other band and screaming till the veins pop out in his forehead. He’s been doing this for the past few years, making recordings with some friends under the banner, LeATHERMOUTH. XO, the full-length debut by the side-project, is brutal hardcore with raw, savage production (it really was recorded in Iero’s basement) and lyrics that are matched for passion and aggression by the guttural delivery. There’s no pop hooks, no emo choruses - nothing to cry over, but plenty to get you fired up. While on one hand it’s sure to attract a lot of curious My Chem fans, mayn of whom are sure to either disappointed or downright frightened, this connection mean it’s also liable to miss its target market slightly due to the fact that regular fans of this type of raging hardcore are sure to be put off by Iero’s day job. Too bad for the snobs who think that way - they’re missing out big time. : LEATHERMOUTH BLUNT # 77 TO BE QUITE FRANK a singer and maybe we'll do a record. So they had a friend they tried out on vocals but it didn't work out because he didn't write any lyrics. So they were just like, "We're probably gonna scrap the band. I was like There's no way you can kill this band!' Iasked them to have one practice with me singing. I convinced them to book a practice studio on a weekend and I wrote a few lyrics and we had a practice and that was it." For a long time LeATHERMOUTH was a studio-only project, recording in lero's basement during times when he wasn't touring the world with The Black Parade. "We recorded everything with me and Rob (Hughes) and couple of other guys. Now it's like two years later and it's just me Rob left. The rest of guys that started the band, a couple went off and started another band, "The world is full of people that are hiding from thestuff that's going on in the world today.I wanted to attack these things head-on."-Frank lero that broke up, some people got married, moved away, whatever. So when we wanted to tour, we recruited James DeWees (Get Up Kids, Reggie & The Full Effect) to play drums, my friend John Maguire to play bass and my other friend, Eddie Auletta, to play guitar." Signed to indie godhead Epitaph/Shock, LeATHER MOUTH will release their debut full-length, XO, this January. Subscribing to an unwavering musical aes thetic of relentless, heavy hardcore punk, XO's lyrical tirades are directed towards everyone from the cops to drug dealers to the government to school bullies. With very little melodic ambition to speak of, lero screams like a man literally bursting with things to say. On the touring side of things, the band completed a mini US tour in September with Reggie & The Full Effect, followed in December by four dates support- ing Mindless Self Indulgence "That was a thing where convenience came into play," lero says of the brief bouts of touring. "My Chem was on tour, so of course my good friend James DeWees was on tour with us, he plays keyboards with My Chem. We were talking about doing other bands and stuff, we'd been practicing on the road and we decided a LeATHERMOUTH tour would be cool. James HOLD ONTO YOUR FRINGES MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FANS FRANK IERO IS ONE PISSED OFF DUDE AND LEATHERMOUTH IS ONE PISSED-OFF SIDE-PROJECT. BY MATT REEKIE hallenging an audience to think is tanta- mount to commercial suicide in the rock game. So it's a damn lucky thing that shift ing units was the last thing on My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank lero's mind when he conceived LeATHERMOUTH Pissed off at the world and all the evil sons of bitches in it, LeATHERMOUTH is set to inflame debate both musical and political. The group's hardcore punk sound is too brutal and unrelenting to appeal to a mass audience, but that's beside the point as far as My Chem then for one, they would probably be really disappointed and two, very offended. "Another reason I wanted to keep it anonymouUS is because I was a little scared of what people would think. But on the other hand, I don't want to run away from anything or pretend that I didn't say some of the things I've said. The world is full of people that are hid- ing from the stuff that's going on in the world today. wanted to attack these things head-on. People are so PC, parents want to shield their kids' eyes to what's actually going on, and I think that's just adding to the misery that's running rampant in the world today." Formed in New Jersey in 2007 by some friends of lero, including Rob Hughes, LeATHERMOUTH could just as easily have never happened. To hear lero explain the whole story, one starts to understand how much his own personal passion and drive brought the thing to life. Clearly,he needed this outlet "It was actually right before [My Chemical Ro- mance] recorded The Black Parade," he begins. "I was back home, we had taken some time off, and a couple of my friends were thinking of starting a new band. "I remember it like it was yesterday. It was right before we were going to see a movie; we were in the parking lot of the movies and we all crowded into their Volkswagen. They played me this 3 song demo, there were no vocals or anything like that, just simple verse- chorus punk rock, and I was like, Wow, how can I be involved with this band? "I have my record label, Skeleton Crew that Irun with a few friends so I told these guys they should find was going to do a Reggie & The Full Effect tour, so we decided that I'd play in Reggie with him and we'd both do LeATHERMOUTH "We had done a few shows here and there but it never felt real until we did the Reggie & The Full Effect tour. It actually felt like the band was finally doing things after two years of just recording in my basement. All these emotions started to come out and the shows just got better every day. By the time we were like, 'This is turning into something incred- ible,' the tour was over. We were like, "We need to lero is concerned book something else.' But then life comes in and you have to do certain things." These "certain things" for lero include his duties with My Chemical Romance, which will almost certainly ensure that LeATHERMOUTH gigs are fewer and farther between in 2009. It remains to be seen whether the thrashy hardcore sound of LeATHERMOUTH will influence lero's con- tribution to the new MCR album. He's fairly certain it won't, but he's not ruling anything out "That's the thing with My Chem, you never say never because anything can come out.I don't know what will "If I kept this inside any longer, I would probably explode," he says flatly of the project, which features himself on vocals alongside an old Jersey friend, Rob Hughes, on guitar LeATHERMOUTH inhabits a completely different realm to the highly commercial one ruled over by My Chemical Romance. Likewise, it's a long way from the singer/songwriter folk ballads, electronica dabbling, or white boy rap that so often rear their ugly heads when members of popular rock bands embark upon side-projects. LEATHERMOUTH is all about hard, fast LEATHERMOUTH and raw punk rock. "It's not better than My Chem, it's not worse than My Chem, it's just different, and I really feel like I need both," lero states. In an effort to soften the blow for MCR fans, he stresses that the two bands could not be more dissimilar. "Originally I thought maybe l'd keep it completely anonymous. I thought if people would automatically check this out solely because they like ATHEAMAUTH Xo happen. Maybe we'll throw a heavy-ass breakdown on the new record? I'd put my money on no, but you never can tell." B XO is out on January 24th on Epitaph through Shock. demolitonlover: Blunt Magazine, February 2009 (x x) Additional record review which was not scanned and received 8 out of 10:When guitarist for New Jersey pretty boys My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, gets some time away from the band, he likes to relax by getting down in his basement with his other band and screaming till the veins pop out in his forehead. He’s been doing this for the past few years, making recordings with some friends under the banner, LeATHERMOUTH. XO, the full-length debut by the side-project, is brutal hardcore with raw, savage production (it really was recorded in Iero’s basement) and lyrics that are matched for passion and aggression by the guttural delivery. There’s no pop hooks, no emo choruses - nothing to cry over, but plenty to get you fired up. While on one hand it’s sure to attract a lot of curious My Chem fans, mayn of whom are sure to either disappointed or downright frightened, this connection mean it’s also liable to miss its target market slightly due to the fact that regular fans of this type of raging hardcore are sure to be put off by Iero’s day job. Too bad for the snobs who think that way - they’re missing out big time.
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nightingem:Justin McElroy is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever seen and his words are so incredibly powerful. I’m crying right now.: Justin McElroy @JustinMcElroy OK, I've been drinking a little bit, it's been a big day, so l'm going to leave vou with the most valuable thing l ever heard 4/26/18, 9:40 PM 67 Retweets 561 Likes Justin McElroy@JustinMcElroy 10m I was at a bar, I think it was Hank's, you know, on 4th Ave? And I was talking with Bob Thompson, who plays piano for Mountain Stage, which is a great public radio show. He was talking about when he was trying to get his career started, playing a demo for a big record label 110 244 Justin McElroy @JustinMcElroy 7m The label rep let the demo finish, and said "This is great, and I can't do anything with you." Bob was, understandably, confused and asked for an explanation 184 Justin McElroy @JustinMcElroy 6m The label rep said "This is great, but I know five people I could call up right now and play this exact demo. Find the thing that only you can do, and then I HAVE to work with you." 267 Justin McElroy @JustinMcElroy 4m Reader, I probably don't know you. But I there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty. I know way deep down in my bones that there is a record only you can play. Figure out what that record is, play it, and they have no choice but to listen O 20 147 503 Justin McElroy @JustinMcElroy 3m It may not be perfect, it may not even be good, but you've GOT to play it, because you're the only one who can 4 198 nightingem:Justin McElroy is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever seen and his words are so incredibly powerful. I’m crying right now.

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The 7th type of programmer: Code Written By A CS 101 Student public int tibonacci (int x) (x1) else if (x-2) else return 1: return 1 return fibonacci(x- 1) + fibanacci (x - 2)3 Code Written At A Hackathon pubiic int getFibonacciNumber (int n) switch (n) [ case 1: return 17 case 2: return 1: case 3: return 27 case : return 3 case S: returnS case 6: return case 7: return 13 default: // good enough for the demo, 1ol return-1 Code Written At A Startup // TODO add Javadoc comment큐 /I TOD0 Should we move this to a different file? public int getFibonacciNunber (int n) t // TODO Stack may overflow with recursive implementation. ฐพ1tch over to // iteration approach at some point? if n< 0) TODO This should probably throw an exception. Or maybe just print /I a log message? return-1 else if0) I TODO Generalize the initial conditions? return else if (n1) return1 else [ // TODO Spend some time with薑y family and kida, 1.ve been at work tor // over 钅8 hour3 きtraight return getFibonacciNumber (ngetFibonnaciNumber (n2) Code Written At A Large Company i8 a method that, agiven some index n returns the nch get Eibonacei number " eparam n The index of the Fibonacei number you wish to retrieve return The nth Fibonacci number public CustomInteger64 getFibonacciNumber (CustomInteger64 n) FibonacciDataviewBu11dex bui1der FibonacciDataviewBu1lderFactory.createF bonacciDataviewBaiider new F1bonacciDatavievBuilderParana (n, null, null, , ll)) ir (bu1ider-FibonaccibataviewBu1lderConatanta.ERROR STATE) throw new FibonacciDatavievBuilderFactoryException FibonacciDataview dataview-bu1lder.GenerateFibonacciDataview (this) if (datav1e낱--F1bonacc1Datav!ewConstants.ERRORSTATE) ( - throw new FibonacciDatavievGenerationException return dataview.accessNextFibonacciNumber (null, null, null) Code Written By A Math Ph.D. public int geth r(int n) { return (int) divide (aubtract (exponentiate (phi0)xponentiate (ps0, )) subtract (phi0 P:0D public double exponentiate (double a, double b) if (equal (b, zero)) return one else return multiply(a, exponentiate(a, subtract (b, one))) public double phi return divide (add (one() , 8qrt (add (one () , one 《), one {), one (), one ()) ) ) , add (one,one O)) public double pai ( return aubcract (oneo, ph100) Code Written By Your Cat public atatic final Int UNITE-1: public atatic tinal int UNITED-2 public int meow仁nt KITTENS OFTHE WORLD) { - MEOW i (ITTENS OF THE WORLD <UNITED) return RITTENS OF THE WORLD else return ne(IITENS OF THE WORLD UNITE) + meaw (KITTENSOF THE WORLD UNITED) HODOR?! $HODOR: HODOR! Hodor? Hodor oHODOR? HODOR hodor hodor Hodor? HoOodo0orhodor hodor!? Hodor. Hodor! hodor? rHoDoRHoDoR (HODOR?) ( HOdor!! (HODOR? <0) HODOR: HODOR? hodor! Hodor!? Hodor!? HOdor!!! (HODOR?11 HODOR?2) HODOR::1 HODOR:: HODOR! Hodor? Hodor! oHODOR? HODOR hodor hodor Hodor? HoOodoOorhodor hodor!? Hodor. Hodor! hodor? r (HODOR?1) + HODOR! Hodor? Hodor! oHODOR? HODOR hodor hodor Hodor? HoOodoOorhodor hodor!? Hodor. Hodor! hodor? r (HODOR?-2); The 7th type of programmer

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interstellardragon: curlicuecal: hopeology: andreajmars: hopeology: thebuttkingpost: wheel-skellington: crocutalupus: x why this dog look like an nvidia tech demo High spec animal Oh, I KNOW WHY! Rare video game tech knowledge to the rescue! Animation of fur is really really hard, it’s effectively trying to animate, in real time, a few billion little strings. Noone can do that. Most consumer gaming computers would just burst into flame so that isn’t something people will do when modeling fur or hair. Instead, what animators and 3D modelers do in order to get around this is they form the fur into many layers of sheets or interlocking flexible bodies. Notice this animal has stiff fur, matted maybe from sweat or water. So when we watch the fur move our eyes and brains notice something we don’t notice on purpose. The fur isn’t moving individually, it’s moving in sheets and flexible bodies. There’s some slight movement and flexing, but it’s not “fur” like our brains want it to be, it’s “fur” in the way that fur is commonly animated! layers and flexible sheets! Also, light angles like this are common in animation to show the light being calculated across the body when it moves, so it looks familiar in the angle of the light too! BLESS YOU I don’t think I’ve ever gotten such an excited happy reply to an info dump hehehe oh cool i found someone explaining the thing Lmao fun explanation but if anyone bothered to click the source, op already explained that it’s a real hyena clip with the frame rate slowed down. That… Doesn’t negate the explanation? At all? They weren’t saying it wasn’t a real photo, they were saying that the way the fur is matted contributes to the animated appearance.: interstellardragon: curlicuecal: hopeology: andreajmars: hopeology: thebuttkingpost: wheel-skellington: crocutalupus: x why this dog look like an nvidia tech demo High spec animal Oh, I KNOW WHY! Rare video game tech knowledge to the rescue! Animation of fur is really really hard, it’s effectively trying to animate, in real time, a few billion little strings. Noone can do that. Most consumer gaming computers would just burst into flame so that isn’t something people will do when modeling fur or hair. Instead, what animators and 3D modelers do in order to get around this is they form the fur into many layers of sheets or interlocking flexible bodies. Notice this animal has stiff fur, matted maybe from sweat or water. So when we watch the fur move our eyes and brains notice something we don’t notice on purpose. The fur isn’t moving individually, it’s moving in sheets and flexible bodies. There’s some slight movement and flexing, but it’s not “fur” like our brains want it to be, it’s “fur” in the way that fur is commonly animated! layers and flexible sheets! Also, light angles like this are common in animation to show the light being calculated across the body when it moves, so it looks familiar in the angle of the light too! BLESS YOU I don’t think I’ve ever gotten such an excited happy reply to an info dump hehehe oh cool i found someone explaining the thing Lmao fun explanation but if anyone bothered to click the source, op already explained that it’s a real hyena clip with the frame rate slowed down. That… Doesn’t negate the explanation? At all? They weren’t saying it wasn’t a real photo, they were saying that the way the fur is matted contributes to the animated appearance.
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festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 1991: MARIAH CAREY Not Another White Girl Trying To Sing Black' Daughter of Black father and White mother is hottest new artist By Lynn Norment ARIAH CAREY has a score to settle. Last summer, soon after her debut recording started racing up the record charts, she says a music critic referred to her as "another White girl trying to sing Black." Carey, indisputably the hottest new artist of the year, was infuriated A hit on Black and White charts, Mariah Carey is biggest new pop star since Whitney Houston 54 EB NY March 1991 Continued on Page 56 Denying reports that she is a White star imitating Blacks, talented singer-lyricist poses (left) at New York luncheon. "My father, Carey says, "is Black and Venezuelan, my mother is Irish. That makes me a combination of all those things." MARIAH CAREY Continued sing a certain way. I'm just trying to be Because she and her mother moved And now, here at a luncheon at Lolas me. And if people enjoy my music, often, she didn't have many close n Manhattan, she has the then they shouldn't care what I am, so friends or get involved in high school music programs. Instead, she spent af- straight and "tactfully" correct the Carey says she has always loved to ter-school hours writing songs and ing, and she gives credit and thanks to making demo tapes with longtime ac- perfect opportunity to set the record it shouldn't be an issue erring critic. "Im not a White girl trying to sing her mother for the "genes. Her quaintance Ben Margulies Black," the 20-year-old singer says in mother started giving her vocal lessons I 1987, right after finishing high an interview soon after. “My father is when she was four years old, and she school at age 17, she moved from her Black and Venezuelan, my mother is spent considerable time around her mother's home on Long Island into a Irish. That makes me a combination of mom's musically talented friends, one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan all those things. I am a human being, a soaking up the sounds of Billie Holiday with two other struggling performers During this exceptionally lean period, As a kid, she also spent a lot of time she slept on a mattress on the floor and Though barely out of her teens, Ma- listening to the radio and her sister's worked as a waitress, hat checker and riah Carey is indeed her own woman records. The soulful sounds of Gladys restaurant hostess to make ends meet She grew up in New York with her Knight, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Before and after work, she diligently mother, Patricia Carey, a vocal coach Wonder and Al Green were constant shopped her demo tapes from record and former singer with the New York companions. She sang along and stud- company to record company, but was person. What I am not is a White girl trying to sing Black. and Sarah Vaughan City Opera. Her parents divorced ed the lyrics and arrangements. By basically ignored when she was three, and Carey had an the time she was in high school, Carey ther, Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautica which appear on her recordin a brother, 29, and a sister, 30.) back on-and-off" relationship with her fa was writing her own songs, several of up to Brenda K. Starr, and she was reg ularly doing studio session work. "We engineer in Washington, D.C. (She has Gospel music was also a great influ became good friends, and she helped ence. On occasion, she accompanied me out a lot," she says of Starr. "She Some people look at me and they her paternal grandmother, who is was always saying, Here's my friend see my light skin and my hair," she says Black, to a Baptist church. Even today, Mariah, here's her tape; she sings Eventually she began running a slender, neatly manicured she says, "I get up and go to bed listen- writes..。。.. hand through her long, semi-curly, ing to gospel music." Her favorites i It was Starr who took Carey to the honey-colored tresses for emphasis. "I clude the Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar CBS party where she was discovered can't help the way I look, because it's and Edwin Hawkins, in addition to Ar me. I don't try to look a certain way or etha Franklin and Al Green 56 At t Sony Music Entertainment) president Continued on Page 58 EBONY March 1991 ways felt kind of different from every one else in my neighborhoods. I was a different person-ethnically. And sometimes that can be a problem. If you look a certain way everybody goes White girl, and I'd go, No, that's not Carey chose to express her inner- most feelings in her songs rather than become depressed and bitter. You re ally have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, Im proud of what I am and who I am and I'm just going to be myself And for Carey, that translates into being a "respected" singer and song writer. But her phenomenal success has not inflated her head or her bank account, for she has yet to realize any monies from the album's success. The days when she and two struggling roommates stretched out a boxed mac aroni dinner for a week are still too Vivid, she says And, no, I don't let stuff like this go to my head, because success isn't a scale for talent," says the singer. I don't want to be a big star,' but I want to be respected as an artist. I'm de- Black singers, Carey lighted and very thankful [that people Influenced by Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and other started writing songs ike her work] in high school. She is a big gospel musio fan. "This is my love," she says emphat ically. "I want to sing for the rest of my MARIAH CAREY Continued more than two million copies. In At this point, she sings every chance Tommy Mottola a demo. In return, he ically, Carey wrote "Love Takes Time" she gets. In the studio. During promo gave her a Great-another demo for a second LP. But when Mottola tional stops. In the shower. Around her tape" smile, and Carey assumed it was another dead end. But on leaving the heard it, he insisted on stop g the one-bedroom Upper East Side Marn hattan apartment. To the boyfriend/ affair, Mottola popped the demo into but album, even though some record singer she's known since high school presses and adding the song to her de- his limo's tape deck. He liked what he ings were already in record stores heard so much that he immediately re- To her two Persian cats Carey says she was just as startled as Singing makes me incredibly turned to the party to find Carey. But anyone that Vision of Love" hit so big happy," she says. "Music makes me im she had already left because "it isn't hip-hop music, it isn't measurably h Having no address or telephone house music, and it isn't rap. But I am number did not deter Mottola from so glad and thankful," she says. That tracking her down. Ironically, another song really represents everything in record company had expressed mild interest in Carey, and a bit of a biddii war evolved my life. It is a song from the heart. ing Consider the lyrics: "Prayed through the nights/Felt so alone/Suf In December 1988, she signed with fered from alienation/Carried the CBS Columbia Records. Within a weight on my own/Had to be strong/So week she wrote Vision of Love" for I believed/And now I know I've suc- her debut album. In fact, she wrote ceeded/In finding the place I con- lyrics for all l songs on her self-titled ceived LP, and she even produced Vanish- the lissome artist with the clear, passio- inging "America The Beautiful" at the Just why would such a seemingly tender womanchild write these words Columbia went all-out to promote of despair and sing them with suclh deep passion? nate seven-octave voice, flexing a little "Well, just because you are young clout to get her the coveted task of doesn't mean that you haven't had a hard life," she says with a knowing lit 1989 NBA finals, where she was ex- tle smile. "It's been difficult for me, posed to 16 million people. Both "Vi moving around so much, having to sion of Love" and "Love Takes Time grow up by myself, basically on my have gone gold, and the album has sold own, my parents divorced. And I al EBONY March 1991 festivemomentspow:Mariah Carey, 1991

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