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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1A: EDITORIAL: Meet us at L.A. Zine Fest, Sun Feb 15! Intv w/Jorg Buttgereit by NSU’s Kevin Rhea. Review of Patti Smith by Stephane von Stephane.
1B. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: Penny Rimbaud, 300 copies made. Monte Cazazza Zine (2 left). LSD MUSEUM zine – 3 left!
2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat FEB 14, 2015 6pm
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: Feb 15: RE/Search will be at L.A. Zine Fest; come meet us!
4. OUR PAST LIFE: LAABF.
5. Recommended Links – send us some!
6. QUOTES from Keith Haring (show at deYoung Museum)
7. Letters from Readers
8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this possible!)
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1A. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR: Just got back from 5 great days at L.A. Art Book Fair – The most amazingly huge collection of people in the same room at the same time, planetarily…Why didn’t it start 30 years ago?!? We’re talking like 5,000 “visitors” daily; surely the largest event we’ve ever “tabled.” We flew on Southwest Air for this trip, but in two weeks we’re sharing a rental car to attend the L.A. Zine Fest – a much more “grass roots” event organized by fellow-fanatical-zine-creators Rhea Tepp and her “tribe” of pushing-the-envelope cultural innovators-and-“curators.” (Have to admit that we tried hard to find a synonym for “curator”…) Rhea just “turned us on” to the haunting voice and songwriting of Trish Keenan who died in 2011 at age 42 of pneumonia—couldn’t help but recall J.G. Ballard‘s wife who also died prematurely (1964) of pneumonia—like, maybe pneumonia is much “more serious” and prevalent than we think?
As we are somewhat in “recovery mode” from lack of sleep and intense “socializing,” in lieu of the usual monthly editorial (aka “rant’), we are printing a small but important interview sent to us by Kevin Rhea [pronounced RAY], vocalist for our favorite “live” band of young people, NASA Space Universe. Without a doubt, NSU are the most intelligent and literate (i.e., very well-read) “band” who have visited our office in many a year. If we can ever, ever find the money to reprint our Incredibly Strange Films book (a classic, people tell us), we intend to include the below as an “extra” in a new printing. But until then, here it is, below…
Jörg Buttgereit is best known for his work Nekromantik, released in 1987. It explores sex and death, without turning away or flinching, even during the subject’s most painful illuminations. Filmed in 8mm, it is famous for graphically depicting necrophilia and murder, in a realistic, even artful way, considering the filmmakers limitations. Gore hounds maintain the movie’s popularity by perpetuating the excitement of its gory mythos, helped by the films gritty docudrama quality and its morally ambiguous, somewhat sympathetic, approach in depicting those who kill and embrace death. It is not just exploitation, however and I think any film snob worth their salt can see that. All of Jörg Buttgereit’s pictures beg important questions about humanity. They create a palpable suspense and fear, that movies made on multi-million dollar budgets never capture. Frankly, I think he’s tired of being labeled as a shock director. He’s an artist, with a brutal and challenging message about man’s ultimate fate. Nekromantik is the greatest horror film since Night of the Living Dead and remains unsurpassed. The following is a transcription from an interview I was granted with him last Halloween at a screening of his films in Los Angeles.
K: Has there been any occult or unexplained influence on your work? How do feel about the idea of producing art in a state of limited self-control? Spontaneous work that is hard to relate to your ego?
J: The nature of the work is spontaneous. As I said before, I was never fully aware of what I or the crew was doing. I could only say what we could or should try to do, but never had a clear reason. I had a niche to do something, but no answers of my own. I was looking for answers. I never felt I was in control of anything. The production and circumstances were completely uncertain.
K: Have dreams influenced your work?
J: My movies are dreams. There are a lot of dreams and hallucinations in my films, but I can rarely remember my own dreams and if I can they’re boring. I deal with my subconscious in an artistic way, so it’s all cleared out of my system before it can enter my dream world.
K: What is your view of the afterlife, if any?
J: I don’t have any hope for an afterlife and I think that even if you were to become a part of nature, you would have no awareness of it. I think consciousness is lost at death and that’s what keeps us together, what we are.
K: Is that a comforting thought?
J: When I was a kid I was totally afraid of it. Now I can kind of relate to it. I saw a positive depiction of death in an issue of Swamp Thing by Alan Moore. He’s lying down, rooted, sort of melting into the ground, which was a picture I found to be very peaceful and then he awakens and has to get up and it’s very exhausting because he’s already where he belongs. You just melt into the ground and it’s ok.
K: So it’s a more comforting thought than an uncertain afterlife.
J: If you are religious you have something to look forward to.
K: Or be afraid of… Would lustmord be an appropriate term to associate with the characters in Nekromantik, because of their love of the idea of death?
J: No, lustmord is the German equivalent of bloodlust, in English, a sexual affection for killing.
K: Do you think that someone with a love of death like the characters in Nekromantik is better equipped for the world or can better adjust to society?
J: If you are looking forward to death you are not a part of life. Perhaps you can deal with death better, but not with life as well anymore.
K: You said the films of John Waters films changed your perspective on cinema. What media has changed your perspective on life?
J: Since childhood I’ve been fascinated by Japanese monster movies. I believed in what I saw. I saw so many of these movies that the surroundings in them felt familiar to me. Of course my surroundings in Germany were completely different. Something strange happened when I went to Japan for the first time, everything, even the forests, looked like they were out of the set of a Japanese monster movie. It felt strange, but everything felt like it was in a movie I’d seen and shaped my feeling of Japan into one of being at home, even though I’d never been there before. Not being able to read or speak the language also made me feel like a child, even though this was just ten years ago.
K: I find Nekromantik to be an uplifting film.
J: Well, it has a happy ending.
K: Were you conscious, while making the film, that it might make someone more at ease with death?
K: Was there an intention to repulse the audience?
J: I just wanted to do it right. I only knew what I was trying NOT to do. I just wanted to avoid clichés. The result of that is what you see. [end]
Patti Smith @The Fillmore 1-23-15 by Stephane von Stephane (who worked on Search & Destroy)
How long had it been since I’d seen Patti Smith perform? I tried to remember. It was probably the show in Oakland in around 94′ with the American flag prop. Great show. One of the first times I saw her was Feb.18th 1976 at the College of Marin Gym. The ticket cost $3.50. ‘Radio Ethiopia’ had just come out. I also remember a show around then at the Longbranch in Berkeley with John Cale on the bill. Super strong pot goin’ around laced with PCP and my buddy collapsed for a bit. That was the show I tossed a tshirt on stage on which I had drawn a flying saucer with a beam of light coming out reaching an androgynous figure who looked somewhat like a random alien punk rocker.
A series of early shows at The Boarding House in S.F. were very memorable to me, as a friend and I had the brilliant idea of going to all the shows and creating a ‘moment’ every time the band played the song ‘Free Money’. The house lights would go out completely as the last note of the song ended, and would stay out for a while; during the blackout we would throw dozens of flowers on stage, so when the lights went back on there would be red and white flowers dotting the landscape. The first time we did it, Patti had a bit of a puzzled look on her face, but by the next show she picked up the flowers and began eating them. The crowd loved it. Later, we threw those gold-foil covered chocolate coins… she would gather ’em up and throw back out to the audience. I doubt anyone could do anything like that today without getting hauled away as some sort of a ‘threat’.
Before she ever toured I had purchased copies of Patti’s poetry books at Rather Ripped Records, north side of UC Berkeley campus somewhere around 1974. She was old school romantic/new school crude. She was androgynous and raw and emotional and poetic. She was a most unique artist 40 years ago and remains so to this day. At that time the whole set was the ‘Horses’ album and some covers and ‘Piss Factory’ the first single before the album. At the Fillmore last week the only song from ‘Horses’ was ‘Redondo Beach’ “the place where women… love… other… women” Us young ambi-sexuals were very happy in those days to have a heroine who was maybe gay, maybe bi, or somthun else? She was a role model for questioning everything about everything. She still is. And for those who want to hear more of the ‘Horses’ album, there will be a 40th Anniversary tour later in the year. I
will be there.
But THIS tour, she did some old stuff; opened with ‘Dancin’ Barefoot’ and some newer; ‘Banga’. I was chatting with a young woman who was seeing Patti for the first time and was obviously very excited. We were talking about music through the decades and she thought nothing from the 90’s was any good. I said ‘What about Nirvana?!’ and on cue the band payed homage to Cobain; covered ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Awesome. Another highlight was ‘Because the Night’. And a cover of ‘Little Red Book’. ‘Pissin’ in a River’ was great, and for an encore: ‘Rock n’ Roll Niggah’. “Outside of Society, if you’re lookin’, that’s where you’ll find me…” might as well be MY motto…
Smith told several stories between songs, a Bob Dylan story, a Jerry Garcia story, and the best story; her and Lenny Kaye at the Golden Globes, which was just earlier this month. They wrote a song for the new Darren Aronofsky film ‘Noah’, which did not win. I was watching on t.v. and when the camera panned to her and Lenny I was surprised, as I hadn’t been keeping up with all that stuff. They looked great and out of place but proud to be there. From the Fillmore stage Patti says: “No one on the Red Carpet asked who I was wearing, or asked Lenny who he was wearin’. Chanel gave me some boots to wear. They looked just like the ones I’m wearin’ now, only 18 hundred dollars worth of boot. They told me to keep ’em. I’m gonna wear ’em to all my Red Carpet events comin’ up.” She laughs and starts improvising a song about “wearing my Chanel boots. My 18 hundred dollar Chanel boots.” It was hilarious. She was having a good time. It was a great show. 40 years on, still breaking guitar strings on purpose as if ripping away the construct of the physical realm. Tryin’ ta get us all on higher level with her. And pretty much succeeding. [end]
1B. We are a fragile CounterCulture endeavor – More than ever we need YOU to order books direct from us to help us keep going! (www.researchpubs.com) A recent book is PENNY RIMBAUD Crass founder. Also, ED HARDY, available from www.researchpubs.com – please buy this treasure trove of unexpected ideas, insights and wisdom from the world’s great tattoo artist, now retired (but Tattoo City Lives On!). We are also offering a ValuPak of (4) books by the techno-futuristic Austrian collective monochrom – It will be $50 plus shipping which is $10 US. Sorry, add $50 for foreign shipping—trés cher.)
() NOTE: Our DATING A.I. book on Artificial Inteligence predated the movie HER w/Joaquin Phoenix. In other words, it’s ahead of its time. So is our book on futuristic biotech: On Intercourse and Intracourse, by monochrom.
() We have a handful of copies left of the zine we made especially for the L.A.A.B.F.: LSD Museum founder Mark McCloud. We only made 20 copies and they are $20 each (yes, a limited edition; it’s a benefit for RE/Search) plus $5 shipping or $10 overseas shipping. Just PayPal $25 or $30 to: email@example.com – we’re so small, we’ll know what it’s for…but be sure to include your address!
() You can now get shipped the MONTE CAZAZZA zine (limited edition, about 3 copies left!, with 8.5×11″ collage reproduction suitable for framing, signed by Monte Cazazza. Price a whopping $25 (plus $5 shipping; just PayPal $30 to: firstname.lastname@example.org). Why? To benefit RE/Search, of course! Look at it this way: you’re buying the signed piece of art, and getting the 64-page limited publication gratis! Monte Cazazza is one of the big mysteries in the RE/Search canon, and we think it is a miracle he has survived to this day, integrity more-or-less intact! Learn & Destroy… NOTE: Overseas orders add $5 MORE SHIPPING. CALIF residents add 8.75% tax ($2.19).
() We also made 3 copies of SEARCH & DESTROY 2014, the 64-page publication made in 3 days at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Sept 2014. It is primarily a visual art and visual language compendium, with the goals of: Black Humor, Anti-Authority, Punk Rock, or Extreme-Personal. $25 plus $5 ship ($15 ship overseas; it’s heavy). Thanks to Julie Peeters and Chris Fitzpatrick for making this possible!
() Three V. VALE PIANO IMPROVISATIONS available for listening on bandcamp NOW. One features amazing guitarist Will Rogers! https://researchpubs.bandcamp.com
() FINALLY: the newest RE/Search Pocketbook is in stock: PENNY RIMBAUD. CRASS proto-Punk co-founder (with Gee Vaucher), performer-philosopher-poet-writer-bread-maker, Penny has a lot to say about how to navigate through our increasingly-confusing media-sedated world. $14.99 plus $5 ship ($10 overseas)
() Lastly, we need a Bay Area XEROX TECHNICIAN to tune up our Xerox Document Centre 535 (paper jams). Anyone know anybody?
2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat FEB 14, 2015 6pm Pacific Time Watch for it this month as Channel 29 re-airs our shows frequently.
The Counter Culture Hour (aka RE/SEARCH TV) is also simulcast ON-LINE as well as on cable access San Francisco Channel 29 — 6pm Pacific Time, Sat Feb 14, 2015. – see this link at broadcast time: http://www.bavc.org/channel29 You need a fairly decent internet connection and computer to “get it.” USA west coast: 6:00 PM Sat FEB 14, 2015 USA; east coast: 9:00 PM Sat FEB 14, 2015. Tokyo: 10:00 AM Sunday, FEB 15, 2015 If you cannot get this online email us at email@example.com See RE/Search channel on youtube: “researchpubs”
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS (San Francisco unless Otherwise Noted)
() $ http://www.thrillpeddlers.com – our favorite local Grand Guignol Theatre Company at the Hypnodrome – support live local theatre!
() Emerald Tablet in North Beach has lots of fun, low-cost events; go to emtab.org
() Support the Roxie Theater: great programming EVERY NIGHT (our opinion). http://www.roxie.com Feb 2015: Noise Pop Film Series w/Hardcore DEVO Live premiere on Feb 20! Also, Roxie Kids is an age-appropriate film series (kids are FREE; adults only $7.50!)
() $ Now through Feb 16: Keith Haring: The Political Line (art show) at de Young Museum https://deyoung.famsf.org/haring – our Quotes section below is mostly from Keith Haring!
() FREE Thur-Sun Jan 29-FEB 1, 2015, LA ART BOOK FAIR: COME MEET RE/SEARCH! V. Vale will autograph books and even Search&Destroy back issues! We’ll be next to YES PRESS’s Ewa Wojciak – find us in the “Zines area.” Event opens Thur Jan 29, 6-9pm. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-6222 http://laartbookfair.net/about/
() $ Starts Feb 7: SF Indiefest at Roxie Theater! Go to http://sfindie.com/
() FREE Sun Feb 15, 11-5pm **LOS ANGELES**: COME MEET RE/SEARCH! V. Vale will autograph books and zines at the wonderful fabulous L.A. ZINE FEST. This is an event by the people for the people, and promises to be a gathering of the most culturally radical people alive today. As we put it in FaceBook: “FREE! Sun Feb 15, 11-5pm Come meet V. Vale (RE/Search, Search & Destroy) at L.A. Zine Fest, 3347 N. San Fernando Rd, L.A. This is the REAL DEAL by REAL PEOPLE with HEARTS OF GOLD – The Best People On the Planet! RE/Search will be driving down in a shared rental car “road trip adventure” and hope our L.A. friends will all visit us at LAZF 2015 – we anticipate a scintillating stimulating Sunday afternoon! https://www.facebook.com/events/773241662770754/?pnref=story and check out: lazinefest.com
() Fri FEB 20, 7pm Roxie Theater, 16th St/Valencia in SF shows the PREMIERE of HARDCORE DEVO, a film by Keirda Bahruth, with DEVO’s Jerry Casale in person! RE/Search will attend! BTW, V. Vale has a cameo in the film: https://www.facebook.com/val.vale.3994/posts/10204126857425266?notif_t=like
() $ Wed March 11, The Pop Group at Great American Music Hall
4. OUR PAST LIFE: What We’ve Attended or WANTED to Attend/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent/Given, or Seen
() DEEP ENDS: brand-new JG Ballard anthology edited by Rick McGrath, with essential contributions from David Pringle, both of Ballard’s daughters (Beatrice and Fay). We especially loved the long, email interview by David Pringle with Fay Ballard; it was so good we could hardly believe it wasn’t tape-recorded! http://www.culturecourt.com/B/CC_Books.htm
() R.I.P. Tommy Ramone! Back in July 2014. Nobody told us!
() We saw “The Unknown Woman” and it was too “heavy” and “real life” for us—we like escapism, ha ha! But it was beautifully filmed. It was a TRUE horror film. Some people we know really liked the movie.
() At LAABF we saw Véronique Bourgoin‘s new publication mixing drawings and photographs and was reminded of that quotation: “Mystery is the essential element of a work of art.” Beautiful! For a copy, write Veronique Bourgoin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
5. RECOMMENDED LINKS (send some!)
() from Jerry C: http://www.amazon.com/TV-Party-Glenn-OBrien/dp/B000CQM2MG
() from Karen: http://vimeo.com/115082758
() from Darren: Burroughs Photo Book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patrickclement/7786-burroughs-wm
() from Loren N: Mickey McGowan (featured in RE/Search #14: Incredibly Strange Music, Vol One: http://www.dustandgrooves.com/mickey-mcgowan-san-rafael-ca/
() from Phil G: intv w/Paul Krassner (featured in our PRANKS book, still available from us): https://archive.org/details/RagRadio2015-01-16-PaulKrassnerDavidHamiltonSteveWeissman
() from Ed H: “Music: Ron Nagle’s ’70 album, popular flop and cult hit, returns
() from Gloria K: Great quotes! http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Douglas_Coupland
() “I write to figure out something that’s confusing, or bothers me.”—Atul Gawande
() “4 million people pick up infections in US and European hospitals every year.” (ibid)
() Keith Haring Journals (1978): “The silicon computer chip has become the new life form. Eventually the only worth of man will be to service and serve the computer. Are we there? In a lot of ways we are. Computer banks control information that we are incapable of dealing with. Are we controlling computers, or are we merely helping them to control us? This is “1984” and it has been for the last ten years. If the computer continues to make the important decisions, store information beyond our mental capabilities, and program physical things (machines), what is the role of the human being? To service our computer? And what is the role of [a human]? Should the situation be resisted or accepted?”
() “It appears to me that human beings have reached an end in the evolutionary process. We will, if we continue on the same path, eventually destroy ourselves. We are creating technologies to destroy ourselves. We are self-destructive. Possible the computer will save us. Maybe it is a good thing that we have created a life form that can continue to evolve and grow beyond our capabilities.”
() “The major question is, though, are we going to be able to control the evolution of the computerized mind, or can it evolve and grow by itself? Will computers be able to decide their future and make it happen without our aid? Computers can do more and more every day. I think we are capable (with our minds, our technologies, our computers) of creating computers as a form of life that can function more efficiently than us in almost every aspect of life.”
() “The role of the arts in human existence is going to be tested and tried. It is possibly the most important time for art the world has ever seen. The artist of this time is creating under a constant realization that he is being pursued by the computers. We are threatened. Our existence, our individuality, our creativity, our lives are threatened by this coming machine aesthetic. It is going to be up to us to establish a lasting position of the arts in our daily lives, in human existence.”
() “If humans are expendable, then emotions, enjoyment, indulgence, creative aesthetic, and personality of human beings are expendable.”
() “Question: As an artist aware of this situation, what should my position be? Answer: I agree, to an extent, that if human beings are incapable of evolving further, we should evolve in the form of creating a new life form that can survive the human condition and transcend it. The question that I have trouble with is: Should the new life form be completely oblivious to the aesthetics of human beings? Is it forced, because of its very nature, to be a new life form with no traits of the human being? Have we created a new life form “in our own image” or is it a completely different form?”
() “Life is not only definable in human terms. It is time that we realize this. We (humans) are a necessary step in an evolutionary process. We cannot know what the end of the evolutionary process is or if there is an end… For us to stop the evolutionary process of life simply because we are so vain that we believe we are an “end,” and to believe that we can evolve no further, would be disastrous. Life is more valuable than human beings. It is the living force that is within human beings as well as other animals, sky, water, energy, gravity, space. It must be continued at any cost… The destruction of this planet, this solar system, by human beings would not be an end to life. It would go on without us… We have a choice, whether we wish to continue evolution on this planet or not… I vote “yes.”
() “Alex Garland (2014): Any thought about AI very quickly becomes a thought process about us humans, about consciousness and where the mind is and what the mind is. Stephen Hawking made some alarmist statement the other day about AI [that we will one day be replaced by intelligent robots], and maybe that could all be true, but there’s nothing in the creation of a consciousness that’s unusual. People do it. They have children. All the anxiety surrounding the issue doesn’t seem to me to be remotely reasonable. To be scared of AI is just an act of self-destructive parenthood.”
() “Keith Haring (1978): There is no choice except the choice of how to deal with it. To be a victim of your own knowledge is not understanding what your knowledge is and what its result is. To be a victim of change is to ignore its existence. To be a victim of “living by what you think” is to ignore the possibilities of “another way to live” or the possibility of “being wrong about the way it is” or ignoring the possibility of “not knowing what you think.” (above quotations from Keith Haring selected by Gloria K.)
() “You feel chilled because you have no character. You’re a depressing assemblage of pop culture influences and cancelled emotions, driven by the sputtering engine of only the most banal form of capitalism. You spend your life feeling as if you’re perpetually on the brink of being obsolete — whether it’s labour market obsolescence or cultural unhipness. And it’s all catching up with you. You live and die by the development cycle. You’re glamorized drosophila flies, with the company regulating your life cycles at whim. If it isn’t a budget-driven eighteen-month game production schedule, it’s a five-year hardware obsolescence schedule. Every five years you have to throw away everything you know and learn a whole new set of hardware and software specs, relegating what was once critical to our lives to the cosmic slag heap.”—Douglas Coupland
7. LETTERS FROM READERS:
() “What was so interesting about the “Visit from Monte Cazazza” book was the root of a lot of the conversation—it’s all very good and well to be a groundbreaker and bring people together—as he said re: Re/Search publications and the work you’re doing—but what if one can’t survive fiscally by it? I mean yes, people can congratulate you on your good work, but they won’t support you to keep the lights on, as it were.
“I’ve found this more with music—you make an announcement about a release, everyone “wants” it but nobody (well, very few) want to actually pay for it. I teach at a couple community colleges (composition, rhetoric) and use music as the backdrop—we talk about the ethics / creativity of sampling, image, and how one can hate an artist as a person but support what they do as an artist (or vice versa). It’s interesting to hear what my students (mostly in their 20s) say about that…—Blake E.”
() “Hi Monsieur V., The books arrived. Wow, that is very quick delivery. Thanks a lot for the extra-book. Supercool. Superthanks. Supergreetings. Matt (Germany)”
() “Read your made-for-LAABF-zine “LSD MUSEUM” on the bus back to Santa Monica. Really liked the way you let the LSD Museum founder just talk. It was funny. I liked it.”—Pablo C from Los Angeles
() “Back in the day, your RE/Search books formulated my sexuality…” [LAABF visitor]
() “Your book Angry Women changed my life!” [LAABF worker at the front counter]
() “Just a quick note to say ‘hi!’ – I’m the guy who got the 2 Ballard books at the LA Art Book Fair. We chatted a few minutes and I told you how influential I’ve found the Re/Search project on my own work (in particular Incredibly Strange Films / Industrial Culture Handbook / Pranks / and the 1st Ballard one!)
“It sounded like you hadn’t seen it so I thought you might also be curious to see the poster for the upcoming film of High-Rise – I don’t have any special knowledge of what it’ll be like but I do like the poster a lot so that’s a good sign anyway!
“I hope you had a great trip down to LA – best! Rodney Ascher www.rodneyascher.com
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9. New release from Koenig’s Road—Single: “Love Supermarket”—”It’s the best damn Country north of Nashvile.” http://koenigsroad.com (x/12/31/14)
10. D. Mickey Sampson. (x4/30/15). BillyH. (x10/31/15). We thank Lucas Reiner for support!
11. Reid Mukai – Seattle WA (x7/30/15) Reid offers the Vuber Cosmos (beautifully made): http://www.mrsniceguy.com/cosmos-vaporizer-review/ CascadiaVape.net – Re-usable devices for e-liquids, herbs and herb concentrates. Less harmful and more affordable than smoking cigarettes. We don’t support big tobacco!
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