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Earnest, thy name is Jasun Wurster. He's the spokesman for the Recall Sam Adams Committee. And with the recall effort gearing up to begin July 7, he has put up this training video to instruct wanna-be recallers how to gather signatures safely when they go door-to-door.

Among the vital tips: carry water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. And oh yeah, take a cell phone. That way, if you feel threatened by Adams supporters or anybody else unhappy to see you on their doorstep, you'll be able — as Wurster puts it — to "try and walk away from it and dial 9-1-1."

To be fair, wearing sunscreen has long been considered good advice.