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In other news, here is a quote from the website of the Canadian band Sexually Attracted to Fire, from the FAQ section:

"Why would someone want to be Sexually Attracted to Fire? It's a mixture of too much alcohol, poor judgement, and the dream of going where no man has gone before. It's like being an astronaut, except without requiring any skill or training. It's about mystery and exploring the unknown. The SATF credo is, 'It burns but it feels so good!'"

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