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Here is an Ascii-art rendition of The Lips,
a stalwart of TBTF's email edition for its first 100 issues. The email
edition was redesigned beginning with
TBTF for 1997-02-11.
Layer of ash separates morning and evening milk.
Enough people asked me about my .sig that I put up
this page to tell the story.
The "Pucker" image
is © Photodisc, Inc., 1996.
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