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TINA; The Official Newsletter of the Church of Tina Chopp The San Francisco Earthquake issue
Osiris Ranebo, Bellingham, WA 1989 - [20] pp. including color paper covers. a xerox printed zine, illustrated with line drawings and photocopied artwork. Laid in loose is ALs from Ranebo. "In approximately 1981, two freaks lived on the seventh floor of an eight story rabbit hutch in Bellingham, WA, USA. Another freak (the Prophet Ian) who lived in a disgusting hovel with no heat asked the two freaks if they would care for his pet snake, named Ebeneezer Squeezer, who was (at the time) quite ill. The two freaks agreed, and after several weeks of living with the snake (who recovered rapidly once in an environment with reliable heating), they discovered that the snake was more than just a snake. He was able to communicate very complex messages by crawling around their apartment. They began to take notice of these messages when he spent a week or so repeating the message TINA CHOPP IS GOD! PRAISE HER OR DIE!!! Shortly after that they told some "friends" of the revelatory nature of these snake-messages and the "friends" proceeded to scrawl the phrase, in chalk, on every flat surface they could find, all over town. Subsequently, most people in Bellingham (including, significantly, the police) came to know the phrase. Since then, this has come to be known as the infamous "grafitti incident". Few realized that the snake was truly the Son of Tina, the Holy Snake, in fact, few even knew of the existence of the snake. However, the snake continued to teach the two freaks a doctrine which has come to be called Snake Destiny. The Books of Tina were written by the Prophets (the two freaks) while under the intense training of the snake, practicing The Three Rituals on a daily basis and following, as well as they were able, the doctrines taught them by the Snake."Mean-spirited bullying and teasing zine. I don't think you should like it. Saddle-sewn zine. Light shelfwear. Very good.
      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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