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Jello Biafra

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Come, on, EMPTY-V!! [As] far as I'm concerned, Beavis and Butt-head and Dora (sic) are the only two good things you ever DID! [wild applause from audience] But can't you think of a better way to raise audience awareness of domestic violence, than to make it look COOL?
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On the "Irene Getting Smashmouthed" incident on The Real World)"Become the Media" (Track 10)

 
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