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My copy of Fritz The Cat has that same Avant-Garde Cinema label.

Make of that what you will.

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ps238principal said on January 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Could it have been written for the film as part of the script?

My Google-fu brings up the Kesslee quote, though occasionally it’s listed as “Eight, Eight, the burning hate,” mostly in reference to California’s Proposition 8.

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malakim2099 said on January 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Tank Girl is a very guilty pleasure movie. It can be quite entertaining in the proper context.

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ITs really fun

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Mmmm, Jet Girl.

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I *did* love the kangaroo dance.

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I second the “guilty pleasure movie”. Plus the soundtrack is pretty darned good. No help on the quote though I’m afraid…

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Love the movie. Had the movie poster on my wall through most of my teens and into my 20s. (It became a casualty of ‘redecorating’ according to my girlfriend.)

‘Thief’ on the soundtrack is what got me into Belly and I now have every Belly and Tanya Donelly release available.

Regarding your question, I’m pretty sure it was written for the movie and intended to be bad poetry. It sure feels like something written in 8th grade english class.

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Obviously if there never was an original source, there’s only one thing to do. Recreate the rest of the poem.

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“Eight, eight, the burning eight. Between Sunday and Monday hangs a day so dark it will devastate.”

It’s a clue. There’s a golden rabbit buried under a rock somewhere and this refers to… Henry VIII’s first wife!!! Wait, someone already solved that…

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Huh, I guess maybe it is original to the movie. It’s damn weird, though, out of the blue like that, that the number eight should trigger a poem that doesn’t relate to the situation at all except for the number. So well done, screenwriter, for fooling me.

JamesK: Heh, I actually thought about recreating the rest of the poem as per your suggestion for a moment, and then I decided that it would be more worth my time to do ANYTHING ELSE AT ALL.

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Allan Scott said on May 16th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Gr8 St8 Db8′s Cr8′s Gr8 H8 R8′s M8′s

That’s my theory of Eight :)

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